Tibet overland tour


Two wonderful Himalayan cities listed under UNESCO Heritage include the tour Namely Kathmandu and Lasha. Traverse the Himalayas from lush southern slopes of Nepal to alpine plateaus of Tibet and drive to the Rongbuk, the northern base of Mt Everest. Nepal to Tibet tour is the best way to experience the ‘Dharma’ centers and the majestic landscape of Tibet organized for you by Nepal-Eco-Adventure. The tour takes you up to 3,000 meter to 5,000 meter across the high and cold Gobi desert.

Ample of opportunities to explore the age old monasteries and caves along with the visit to the historical towns including Lhasa is fascinating and adventurous moment of your entire life with us Nepal-Eco-Adventure. Potala palace, Norbulingka , the great Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple, and walk with the crowded Tibetan market – the bustling Barkhor Market in Lhasa are what we can explore during this relaxing guided tour. The comprehensive tour package is considered to fit for all level traveler and as much as comfortable journey in high plain land.

The tour starts from Kathmandu which leads to about 5-6 hrs drive on lush green highway of Himalayan nation Nepal. After all the immigration formalities are done in Kodari and from there you will start the actual tour to Tibet which covers an approximate distance of 1000 km. After experiencing the day by day new taste of different place and exploring variety within few days we either fly back to Nepal from Lasha or again Drive back with joyful moment in Private Car (as per your wish) along Bhotekoshi River Bay.


Day 1
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu, transfers to hotel.

Welcome to Kathmandu. Once you reach the airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly received by our airport representative who will help you with the transfer to the hotel on a private car or a bus. After Checking into your hotel (we usually book rooms of Hotel Access Nepal, Hotel Bouddha, Hotel Arts Kathmandu…), you can either rest or stroll around to explore your vibrant surrounding at your convenience.

Day 2
Day 2 : Apply for Visa Tibet permit.

We apply for China visa and Tibet permit. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3
Day 3 : Guided tour of Historic Kathmandu Valley.

Guided Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour exploring Culture and architect of Kathmandu is included this day. We cover the Kathmandu Durbar square, Swoyambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa. Tonight briefing about your Tibet tour at your Hotel.

Day 4
Day 4 : Bhaktapur and Patan sightseeing tour.

On this day you start your tour of two more UNESCO World Heritage site cities – Patan and Bhaktapur. Patan is also known as the city of Fine arts as Patan Durbar Square still houses the medieval arts and architecture in their original state. The Durbar Square is full of ancient places, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings, mostly the Hindu and Buddhist monuments. Similarly, the medieval town of Bhaktapur is a popular tourist destination especially for devotees as it also preserves medieval arts, architecture, culture and lifestyle. Most interesting thing to see in Bhaktapur is wood carving and pottery square. Overnight at Kathmandu. (B)

Day 5
Day 5 : Kathmandu-Kerung Border | 145km

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 immigration, we will check-in to hotel. Otherwise, we will keep driving to Kerung and stay overnight there.

Day 6
Day 6 : Kerung-Tingri (4300m)/Lhatse (4350m) | 225km/244km

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.

Day 7
Day 7 : Tingri/Lhaste-Xigatse (3900m) | 244km

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.

Day 8
Day 8 : Xigatse-Gyantse (3950m) | 90km

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.

Day 9
Day 9 : Gyantse-Lhasa (3650m) | 261km

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.

Day 10
Day 10/11 : Sightseeing in Lhasa.

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.

Day 11
Day 12 : Fly Lhasa-Kathmandu.

Early in the morning, we will drive towards Gonggar aiport or train station for your departure to Kathmandu or to your onward destination to Mainland China. Upon arrival we drive to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Thamel.

Day 12
Day 13 : Fly back to home.

It is finally time to bid farewell to this amazing country. Our representative will transfer you to the airport from where you will catch your flight. Bid goodbye to this beautiful nation as you fly to your next destination.

Cost Include(s)

  • Arrival and departure transfers from/ to Kathmandu airport to the city
  • Chinese visa and permit arrangements
  • Guided tour in Kathmandu
  • All entry fees.
  • 3* hotels 5 night Hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast plan, twin sharing rooms.
  • Transfer from Lhasa city -Lhasa airport.
  • Three star standard hotel in Lhasa/ Shigatse / Gyantse and best
  • available hotels on Shegar and Zangmu. Rooms on twin sharing, bed and breakfast plan. Please note that Shegar and Zangmu have only basic hotels and no luxury.
  • Transportation by 4WD land cruiser, driver and gasoline charges
  • Sightseeing tours with English speaking local Tibetan guide
  • All entry fees, Tibet travel permit/visa
  • Lhasa-Kathmandu flight ticket.

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Single supplement charges (compulsory if no one to share the room with)
  • Kathmandu Lhasa airfare
  • Airport tax, personal clothing & equipments
  • Nepal reentry visa fee (USD 25 and requires one photograph)
  • Any unforeseen expenses like due to landslide, evacuation etc.
  • Any additional tour services which are not mentioned above
  • Porter if used near Nepal Tibet boarder, Tips for guide and driver is expected.

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Can I get Nepal visa on arrival or online?

Yes, you can get on arrival tourist visa at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Most of people can obtain visa on entry to Nepal. There are some countries visa will needed to be organize prior to travelling. $25 for 15 days of visa from the date of issue, $40 for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days tourist visa. You need two photos.

You can apply online visa from 1st of March(http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/).

Does your company pick up from airport on arrival ? is that included pick up and drop?

Yes, our agency airport representative will pick you up from airport. We will be displaying our name card of Nepal Eco Adventure with your name on it. and when you finished you trip we will drop you to airport. Pick up and drop is complimentary from our company.

 When is the best time to visit Nepal?

Trekking at Nepal will be best during the seasons of spring and autumn. But according to the will of the trekkers, the trekking and visiting in Nepal can be managed. The trekking at the high altitude should be done during the summer time or September to November and March to May but the trekking at the low lands can be done at throughout the year.

 How difficult is trekking in Nepal?

The trekking in Nepal is one of the most interesting things that the visitors in Nepal want to do. The trekking will take the visitors of Nepal to different parts of Nepal. Generally, trekking in Nepal will goes for about 5 to 7 hours per day in every trekking but the toughness of the trekking will differ from its grade. There are different types of trekking grading from the easy, medium, challenging and demanding. Normally in Trekking covers 3000 meters to 8848 meters which has categories in various stage of grade. Expedition is challenging but trekking is normal and easy.

How fit do need to be for trekking? wil i be able to do it?

It depends on you; if you’re reasonably fit and enjoy walking then trekking is certainly  for you. Choose  the trekking route suites your fitness level. Obviously shorter treks are easier then longer ones, longer and bigger treks require a better standard of fitness. If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should try some longer day hikes.

 How long will be the trekking?

The trekking at the different parts of Nepal will be different according to the distance of the trekking destinations. Generally, there are different places where one can go for trekking and the duration of the trekking will generally goes for about 1 to 4 weeks. But the trekking at the different places like in city tours will be short but the trekking towards the base camp of the high hills will be generally long.

What is teahouse and camping trekking in Nepal?

In Nepal, generally we can do two types of trekking. In the teahouses trekking, we will do the trekking by resting the night at the lodges or the teahouses at different places of the trekking trails. The teahouses trekking at Nepal will be comfortable than the camping trekking because the trekkers should not have to take any tensions regarding the accommodation and foods.  But besides the teahouses trekking, camping trekking in Nepal is also equally popular. The camping trekking will be based on the trekking where the night will be resting at the camps, where we will set up our camps at the different parts of the trekking trails for our convenience.  We will have our meals at the camps and will rest the night at camps. As compared to the lodging trekking, camping trekking is a bit difficult.

What types of food will be served during the trekking?

While trekking in Nepal, meals are prepared in tea houses, good standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetable soaked in iodine water before cooked. The food along the trail will be simple and a mix of local and international cuisine. If the trekking is camping trekking, then the trekkers will mainly be served with the local foods of Nepal and as well as continental and western foods. Due to the lack of electricity and refrigerators along our trekking route you will eat a largely vegetarian diet. In Kathmandu you will find meals in good quality tourist restaurants. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

Does your company organize domestic flights, hotel booking and other services?

Yes. Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home. But domestic flight ticket, Kathmandu city tour, and you accommodation will be included in our package. If you like to organize individually river rafting, sightseeing tour, mountain flight, jungle safari can be organized according to your interest.

 Do I really need trekking guide?

While visiting to Nepal, trekking guides is almost mandatory to trekking in Nepal for everyone. When you hired one your trip will lot more informative and memorable. You get lots of knowledge about country. But if the trekkers is well experienced and have visited at different places of Nepal many times then s/he may not need the trekking guides. But trekking guide can play big role to make  your trekking They will provide information about the trekking destination along with its surroundings. Similarly, if any problems will arise during the trekking, then the guides will solve it easily and it will be rather difficult for the trekkers themselves to solve them.

Is trekking and travel safe in Nepal?

Yes Nepal is safe to Travel. Safety during the trekking or travel in Nepal is one of the prime concerns that every trekker or traveler want to know. In the past, Nepal has experienced political unrest, however since November of 2006, the signed Nepal Peace Agreement, between the Government of Nepal and the Nepal Communist Party (Maoists) has brought this unrest to a close. but now there is the situation of peace and tranquility in the field of trekking as well as in whole Nepal.

Besides, the trekking stakeholders in Nepal are also forwarding several steps for the safety of the trekkers. Now after election democratic parties will lead the government and rule the nation that’s why the huge possibility has seen in safety. Yes. . There are pick pockets here, as you find in other countries so keep your belongings safe at all times. You need to take usual precautions as you would traveling anywhere in the world.

Do I need insurance for travel and trek in Nepal? Can I get it there?

You should buy medical and mountain evacuation insurance for trekking up to 5500m. General travel and medical insurance for traveling in Nepal. We suggest you to buy insurance policy in your country as we don´t have mountain rescue insurance over here in Nepal. Check with your home country travel insurance company which covers the rescue helicopter from the mountain up to 5500m.

 Is there any telephone/internet facilities, when we are on the mountain?

 In the way in most villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephone for international call. Popular trekking area like Annapurna, Everest and Langtang area there good coverage of cell phones. and there internet cafe some lodges have wifi service.

What doI need to carry on trek?

A porter will carry your luggage and that belonging to your room-mate. Your clothing and sleeping bag must be placed in plastic bags inside your rucksack which must not weigh more than 25 pounds (12 kg) in total. You will be able to leave clothes and other baggage at our hotel in Kathmandu while away on trek.

Each trekker will carry a small day-sack, fleece jacket, water proofs, warm hat, sunhat, sun-cream, water bottle (or camel back system), first aid kit and water purification kit.

 What in case of altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness is one of the major problems while you will trek high altitudes trekking destination of Nepal. But there are certain measures that can be applied while trekking at the high altitudes which help the trekkers to avoid the altitude sickness. Besides, if it will affects to any trekkers then there are several provisions for the first aid and other medicines to recover. If the condition of the trekkers gets worst, then he will immediately transfer to the nearby hospitals.

What happens if there is an emergency?

Our guides are trained with first aid and have basic knowledge about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

 Do I need to bring First Aid Kit?

Our Guides carry a comprehensive medical kit. But you should bring your own personal kit and carry it with you when on the trek. It should contain antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, headache pills, diarrhoea treatment, re-hydration salts eg Dioralite, Lemsip, plasters and Compede for blisters.

How safe Women traveling alone with your company?

we are aware about safety of female travelers. we completely guarantee the safety of the women travelling or trekking with us. We will give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking. we provide female friendly guide and porter. we are female friendly Company.

what currency should I bring to Nepal?

We advise you to bring US dollars /British pound s/Euros to pay for your visa, trip cost and other expenses. most major currencies are usually accepted also. It is always better to travel with US dollars.

Does Nepal has good quality banking facilities?

Nepal has reasonable banking facilities having branches of some international local commercial banks Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as Visa and Master card are broadly accepted. ATM is widely available in Kathmandu and pokhara. There are some ATM in bigger town on treks. when you go remote area idea to carry enough cash. some trekking area has bank and ATM, they might not be reliable.

How early should I book my trip?

We recommend you to book your trip in few month advance. Even you arrive and want to organize your trip we accommodateLAST MINUTE BOOKINGS. However, for Trekking like Everest region we need to reserved the flight so we highly recommend earliest is best for us.

 What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 30% of total price as advance deposit to confirm reservation before arriving to Nepal and remaining balance of the payment shall be paid when you  arrive to kathmandu.

What essential documents/items do I need to bring with me?

You must bring a valid passport (must be valid for up to 6 months, keep an extra photocopy just in case), a copy of your travel insurance, cash, flight tickets, emergency contact numbers of insurance and family members and any medications.

How much  extra spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will travel or trek. There is something you spend your money on throughout the trek other than the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, Hot shower on the trek, Tipping and shop round on the trek. On the other hand Kathmandu is a shopper’s paradise.. Frequently purchased items include hand-woven Tibetan carpets, hand knit woollen goods, hats, outdoor clothing and equipment, cashmere clothing, shawls, pashminas, Buddhist memorabilia, carved masks, puppets, wood carvings and jewellery etc. we suggest you to bring $200-$350 US dollar. You can only buy Nepalese Rupees in Nepal. There are ATM’s in Kathmandu where you can withdraw Nepalese Rupees Credit cards can be used to purchase expensive items but there will be an additional charge for this service.

 Is Nepal Eco Adventure guides/porters insured?                        

Yes our company trekking staff including guides, porters, cooks, Sherpas all of them are insured. we have bought insurance for all our staff from Neco Insurance. Their insurance cover up to $5000 USD.

 How much should I tip to my guide and porter?

Tips do not form any part of thewages of guides,porters and other trekking crews. but they are expected by the porters, guide, Sherpa and cook. it is a nice way of saying thank-you to someone who will play a large part in your trekking experience and who will prove invaluable to you on this trip. Our porters  and guides will be paid more than working for other big tour and trek companies. we suggest to tip 10-20% of total trip cost. This amount must be given in Nepalese rupee. The porters live in small hill villages several days walking from the nearest bank or money changer. I will suggest you to be generous about tipping job they have done for you.

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Trip Facts

  • 13 days Tibet overland tour
  • Moderate
  • Minimum 01 person.
  • Apr/ May/ June/July/August/ Sep/ Oct
  • 5200m
  • Jeep for private tour or Mini bus for group joining basis, necessary transportation depends on
  • NEA-TT-02

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