Kathmandu to Tibet (Lhasa) Overland Tour - 8 Days
Kathmandu to Tibet (Lhasa) overland tour via Kerung border 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, 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.
Since the tragic Nepalese earthquake on April 25th, 2015, the Nepal border Zhangmu port has remained closed but Kerung border is open to go for the Lhasa or Tibet and Kailash visit. Our below given itinerary entry Tibet via Kerung border. Tibet Overland tour from Kerung Border, Kathmandu Overland tour to Lhasa is always best and most popular one among the nomad explores.
Day 01: Kathmandu (1300) -Kerung Border (145 Km) 06-07 hours drive
Early in the morning scenic drive to Kerung Border (Nepal-Tibet Border) through the beautiful Nepalese countryside and after necessary border formalities at Nepalese immigration, an hour adventurous uphill drive by Bus & Van (normally) or 2 hour walks uphill (in case of landslide to Chinese immigration, check-in to hotel or Continue drive to Kerung. Stay overnight at Guest House.
Day 02: Kerung - Tingri (4300m) / Lhatse (4,350m): 225 Km/244 Km
Day drive uphill to the highest plateau of the world with the typical view of Tibetan landscape offering sheer feeling of standing on the roof of the world. from where, weather permitting, breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt Cho Oyu (8201 M) & Mt Xishapagma (8012M) but dwarfed by the Vastness of the Tibetan plateau. From TINGRI, one can enjoy the magnificence of Mt. Everest (8,848 M). Stay overnight at Guest House
Day 03: Tingri/Lhaste - Xigatse (3,900 M): 244 Km
Continue scenic drive crossing Over Gyatchu La (5,220M), the highest pass en route to Lhasa via Lhatse from where a road to Mt Kailash bifurcates to the west. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Xigatse - Gyantse (3,950m): 90 Km
Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama's Tashilhumpu Monastery. Drive to Gyantse and visit to the Kumbum Stupa & Phalkor Monastery. Stay overnight the Hotel.
Day 05 Gyantse - Lhasa (3,650m): 261 Km
Full day picturesque drive crossing over Karola (5,010m), Kambala (4,749m), Colorful Yamdrok-Tso Lake and the Tibetan lifeline river Brahma Putra (Yarlung Tsangpo) – Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 06-07: Sightseeing In Lhasa
Two full days sightseeing tour to Lhasa including Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, And Potala Palace Drepung & Sera Monasteries. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 08: Lhasa - Kathmandu
Early morning drive to Gonggar airport or train station for your departure flight to Kathmandu or to your onward destination to Mainland China.
FIXED DEPARTURE EVERY SATURDAY
GROUP JOIN TOUR COST: US$ 690.00 Nett. Per Person
CHINA/TIBET VISA FEE: US$ 85.00 per person (Extra US$ 90.00 for USA and US$ 70.00 for Canadian, US$ 80.00 for Brazilian, US$36 for Romanian)
Flight Fare ( Lhasa to Kathmandu) US$ 390 to 550.00 Per Person ( Subject to available)
- PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION BY VAN
- TIBET TRAVEL PERMIT
- ENGLISH SPEAKING TIBETAN GUIDE.
- ACCOMMODATION ON TWIN SHARING ROOM BASIS
- SIGHTSEEING AND MONASTERY ENTRANCE FEES AS PER OUR ITINERARY
- DAILY BREAKFAST.
- KATHMANDU TO KERONG TRANSFER BY JEEP
- LUNCH AND DINNER
- INSURANCE OF ANY KIND
- CHINA/TIBET VISA FEE
- NEPAL RE-ENTRY VISA
- KATHMANDU PART SERVICE
- PERSONAL EXPENSES SUCH AS A DRINK, TIPS and ETC.
- ANY ADDITIONAL COST DUE TO NATURAL CALAMITIES AND UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCE
(Note: If you want to make above tour on private basis please email to us. )