This overland tour is designed for those who prefer to soak in the sights by driving around. This tour gives you an opportunity to discover the real Tibet. From the bustling old cities to the ancient villages and settlements, you get to observe Tibetan lifestyle at close quarters. Tibet, which boasts of spectacular mountain scenery and a rich cultural heritage, is a place worth visiting.
As you drive across the Tibetan plateau, you will be expertly guided around all the Tibetan monasteries, temples, monuments and important tourist sites by expert local Tibetan guide. In Lhasa you explore the Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery and the busy Barkhor Square.
Leaving Lhasa on a 4WD, you will be driven past picturesque Tibetan settlements where nomadic herdsmen can be seen wandering across the wide arid plateau. This overland journey takes you over several high mountain passes with spectacular mountain views, including those of the majestic Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Shishapangma. Your adventure tour continues to the historic cities of Shigatse and Gyantse. As you explore the ancient monasteries, forts and citadels you get an insight into the rich Tibetan culture and history.
KATHMANDU OVERLAND TO LHASA
Day 01:Drive from Kathmandu to Kodari (4 hrs.) after immigration farmalities in Zhangmu-2300 m, continue drive to Nyalam-3450m, Guest house
Day 02: Drive from Nyalam to Lhatse, Guest house
Day 03: Lhatse - Shigatse (3900 m.),Overnight Hotel
Cossing the Lalung-La (4500 m) and continuing across the plains to Shigatse.
Day 04: Shigatse - Gyantse (3950 m.) tour. Overnight Hotel
After visiting the Tashilimpu Monastery, it's a short drive to Gyantse with its amazing sights - Khumbum, Palkor Chode Monastery.
Day 05: Gyantse - Lhasa (3650 m.) tour
The highlight of this day is the beautiful turquoise lake, Yamdruk - Tso. After crossing the Kamba- La and the Yarlung (Brahmaputra) River, the journey ends in Lhasa.
Day 06: Lhasa Sightseeing (visit Potala palace, Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery)
Day 07: Lhasa Sightseeing (visit Jokhang temple and Barkhor Street/Bazaar)
Day 08: Transfer to the airport and fly out.