This 8 days Tibet overland tour is a fascinating journey which will let you enjoy some of the best Himalayan scene and cultural settlements of the high lands of the Himalayas. Lhasa (3650m) the capital city of Tibet is rich in cultural and natural beauty along with ancient cultural artifacts. Some of the famous sites of Lhasa are Potala palace, Sera monastery, Drepung monastery, Jokhang Tempale, Barkhor market and Norbulingka Palace, Summer Palace of Dalai Lama.
Enjoy cultural programs, evening sightseeing around the city and delicious dinner. Commencing tour into the Himalayan kingdom of Tibet will let you explore the natural and historical sightseeing and enjoy the warm hospitality of the Tibetan inhabitants.
It is very important that you arrive in Nepal at least 6 days before your trip starts so we can get your Chinese visa on time. Try to arrive on Sunday and we apply for visa on Monday by Friday visa will be ready and Saturday you can start the tour.
Early in the morning, we will take a scenic drive to Kerung Border through the beautiful Nepalese countryside. After necessary border formalities at Nepalese immigration, we’ll go for a 1h adventurous drive by bus and van or a 2h walk uphill. In case of landslide to Chinese immigraton, we will check-in to hotel. Otherwise, we will keep driving to Kerung and stay overnight there.
We’ll drive uphill to the highest plateau of the world with a typical view of Tibetan landscape offering sheer feeling of standing on the roof of the world. From there, weather permitting, you’ll enjoy breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt Cho Oyu (8201m) and Mt Xishapagma (8012m) but dwarfed by the Vastness of the Tibetan plateau. From Tingri, you will admire the magnificence of Mt Everest (8848m). We’ll spend the night in a guesthouse.
We will keep driving crossing over Gyatsu La (5220m), the highest pass en route to Lhasa via Lhatse, from where a road to Mt Kailash bifurcates to the west. We will stay overnight at Yak hotel.
We will go for a morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery, then drive to Gyantse and visit the Kumbum Stupa & Phalkor Monastery. We will spend the night in a hotel in Gyantse.
This day is a full day picturesque drive crossing over Karola (5010m), Kambala (4749m), colorful Yamdrok-Tso lake and Tibetan lifeline river Brahma Putra (Yarlung Tsangpo). We’ll stay overnight at Flora Hotel.
You will have two full days to discover Lhasa, a sightseeing including Jokhang temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Potala Palace Drepung and Sera Monasteries. Overnight in a hotel.
Back to Kathmandu
What is Included
- China/Tibet visa fee
- Tibet travel permit
- Private transportation by jeep/van
- English speaking tibetan guide
- Accommodation on twin sharing room basis
- Daily breakfast
- Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per our itinerary
- Kathmandu to Kerong transfer
- All the government and local taxes
What is Excluded
- Lunch and dinner
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses such as drinks, tips (tipping is expected)
- Any additional cost due to natural calamities and unforeseen circumstance
- Visa extra cost for US and Canadian citizens (90$)