Tibet Overland Tour

Trip Overview

Tibet Overland Tour is an interesting and one of the most popular tours in Tibet with spectacular of the Himalayas, high mountain passes, ancient monasteries, fortresses and culture of time immortal, the high plateau of Tibet and culturally rich city Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse.  The tour takes you up to 3,000 meter to 5,000 meter across the high and cold Gobi desert viewing some of the most picturesque scene of breathtaking mountains including Mt. Everest (8848m). Tibet Overland Tour offers you the most relaxing and adventurous journey within very short span of time. It is equally fascinating in cultural point of view with ample of opportunities to explore the age old monasteries and caves along with the visit to the historical towns including Lhasa. A visit to culturally attractive city of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse is another remarkable feature of this tour to discover ancient Buddhist culture, overwhelming landscapes, exotic cities, hidden valleys, artistic monasteries, dominant inhabitant and the rest. Tibet Overland Tour starts from Kathmandu itself from where you take 5-6 hours’ drive following the friendship highway exploring some of the most amazing landscapes on the earth.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: By Bus: KATHMANDU – KYIRUNG BOARDER (145km, 8-9hrs).
Our staff will pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu in the morning and then we will drive along small mountain road to the border at Nepalese side; on the way you can enjoy the waterfall, river, gorges, forest. Finally, we will arrive border Overnight in  Nepal side at Guest House .

Day 02: KYIRUNG – OLD TINGRI (4300m – 230km).
Nepalese country side and border Tibet Immigration on formalities of Nepalese Immigration  an one hours .Drive to adventures uphill Drive to Kyirung (Make the PSP permit )Lunch break than after around 40km drive, you will reach Kyirong county, on the way visit beautiful waterfall Mila Repa cave. You need hike to Mila Repa cave from the main road which takes you between half an hour or forty minutes. Continue driving through Kyirong pass at the elevation of over 4900m and then drive along Pekutso lake and continue to Old Dingri at the distance of around 180Km from Kyirong county. The scenery is extremely beautiful with Shisha Bangma snow mountain on the right and Pekutso on the left .

Day 03: OLD TINGRI – SHIGATSE (3900m – 300km).
If the weather is nice, you will enjoy a great view of Mount Everest from Old Dingri and continue driving through friendship highway, passing the highest pass called Gyatso la at the elevation of 5200m, seeing beautiful prayer flags and continue driving towards Shigatse, pass by Lhatse county and then continue to Shigatse at the distance of 150Km. You will enjoy seeing beautiful Tibetan farmers villages with their beautiful Tibetan traditional houses with prayer flags on the roof top.

Day 04: SHIGATSE – GYANTSE (3950m – 90km).
After visiting Tashi Lumpo Monastery in the morning, drive to Gyantse of 02 hrs. Gyantse is small busting town steeped in history. It lays 264 kms of south-west of Lhasa on the northern bank of Nyang Chu River. In the 15th century it served as the capital of a small Kingdom. Visit Kumbum Chorten which was built around 1400 AD. Overnight in Gyantse.

Day 05: GYANTSE – YAMDROK – LHASA (3650m – 261km).
You will start your tour at around 9am from your hotel and then drive towards Lhasa via 3 big mountain passes, Simila, Karo La, Kampa La, respectively. Karola is the highest pass among them which is over 5000Mts with it’s most beautiful glaciers, beautiful Yamdrok lake emerged as coral color from the top of Kampala pass. You will have your lunch at Nakartse country which is just between the Yamdrok lake and Karola glaciers.

Day 06 & 07: Sightseeing in LHASA

  • POTALA PALACE, the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama
  • NORBULINKA PALACE has been mostly identified with the 13th and the 14th Dalai Lamas who commissioned most of the structures seen here now.
  • JOKHANG TEMPLE is the most sacred and important temple in Tibet.
  • BARKHOR BAZAAR is an area of narrow streets and a public square located around Jokhang Temple
  • DREPUNG MONASTERY is one of the “great three” Gelukpa university monasteries of Tibet. The other two are Ganden and Sera. Drepung is the largest of all Tibetan monasteries and is located on the Gambo Utse Mountain, five kilometers from the western suburb of Lhasa.
  • SERA MONASTERY is attributed to a fact that the site where the monastery was built was surrounded by wild roses bloom.

Day 08: By Plane: LHASA – KATHMANDU.
After breakfast, you will transfer to Gonggor airport of 02 hrs drive. You will have a flight to Kathmandu from Lhasa would be approx. 10.00hrs Air China. During the flight you will see the following: Yarlung Tsangpo River, Lake Yamdrok, Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m) and Mt. Makalu (8463m) and Mt. Everest (8848m). Weather permitting).

Cost Included

  • Twin sharing hotel accommodation in Lhasa
  • Best available Guest House and Hotel enroot on BB (Bed and breakfast) plan
  • Necessary transportation for Tibet tour and border transfer from Kathmandu to Kyirung.
  • Sightseeing tour as per the program
  • An English speaking Tibetan Guide
  • All monuments and monasteries entrance fees.
  • Airport drop (Lhasa) and pickup (Kathmandu) from Lhasa and transfer to Hotel

Cost not Include

  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses
  • Airfare: Lhasa to Kathmandu
  • Tibet or China visa fee.

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  • Trip Duration:08 Days

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