Tibet overland tour
1500

Overview

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.

Itinerary

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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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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