Tibet Overland Tour

Tibet Overland Tour

Fixed Departure: 

The drive from Kathmandu to Lhasa with views of the majestic Himalayas, takes five-days over the "Friendship Highway" You will witness excellent and momentous opportunity to encounter  the high plateau of Tibet. A visit to culturally attractive city of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse is another remarkable feature of this tour.

Tibet overland tour itinerary

DAY 01 KATHMANDU-ZANGMU / NEYALAM (3600M) - 150 KM
Departure at 0530 hrs from The infront of Sanjayakosh building in Thamel. Approx. 05 hours drive to Kodari (China/Nepal boarder), Half an hour drive to Zhangmu, where after completion of immigration formalities we drive further to Neylam following BhoteKoshi river in a deep valley with some overflowing waterfalls. Overnight in guesthouse.

DAY 02 NEYLAM - TINGRI / LHATSE (4050M) - 285 KMS
Drive through Neyalam Pass (3800m) with the view of Jugal Himal. A continued drive via Lalungla Pass (5150m) has some of the outstanding view of Mt. Xixapangma (8013m highest in Tibet) Mt. Makalu (8464m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m) and Mt.Everest (8848m). Overnight in guesthouse.

DAY 03 LHATSE-XIGATSE (3900M) - 90KMS,
Drive to Xigatse, the place of the famous Tashilumpo Monastery and the seat of Panchen Lama. Overnight at Hotel Samdrupse or similar standard.

DAY 04 XIGATSE-GYANTSE (3950M) - 90KMS,
After visiting TashiLumpo Monastery in the morning including the Bazaar of Xigatse. Drive to Gyantse, which is 02 hrs. Gyantse is small busting town steeped in history. It lies 264 kms. Southwest 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. It later became the main center for trade with British India. Overnight in Hotel.

DAY 05 GYANTSE-LHASA (3650M) - 261KMS,
08-hrs drive takes you to Lhasa crossing the Karo La Pass (5010m) and Kambala Pass (4794m). The Karo La climbs between two lofty mountains, Nozing Khang Sa (7223m) and Ralung (6236). While driving you will see the Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake) which takes approx. 1 hour to cross around. After passing Kamba La, Lhasa valley is seen to the north. You will also cross the Brahmaputra River. Reaching Lhasa and check into hotel. The accompanied guide will reconfirm your onward airline ticket. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 06 & 07 IN LHASA,
These days you will be engrossed with sightseeing and excursions of the Potala Palace, the Jokhang temple, surrounding Barkhor market, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 08 LHASA-KATHMANDU,
In the morning after breakfast, transfer to airport 02 hrs. Drive-Representative will assist you. Departure of flight for Kathmandu would be approx. 10.00hrs, China Standard Time and arriving Kathmandu at 09.00 hrs. Nepal Standard time. Flight Lhasa/Kathmandu lasts for 01 hour's ten minutes. 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: Tour:
US $ .. PERSON (Budget)
US $ .. PERSIN (Standard)
US $ ..PERSON (Deluxe)

Visa:
US $ 58.00 for other nationalities, US$ 145.00 for Americans.
However, if visa has to be issued within 2 days, emergency charges will be US$ 85 & US$ 198.00 net per pax will applicable which is over & above normal visa fee.

Airfare: (including airport tax)
Kathmandu to Lasha : US$ 550.00
Lasha to Kathmandu : US$ 550.00

COST INCLUDES:

  • Twin sharing hotel accommodation in Lhasa,
  • best available Hotel/Guest House enroot on BB (Bed and breakfast) basis,
  • all necessary transportation Kathmandu/Lhasa,
  • sightseeing tour as per the program,
  • an English speaking guide,
  • and monastery entrance fee.

COST EXCLUDES:

  • All expenses of personal nature,
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee,
  • airport departure tax.
  • Insurance,
  • Emergency evacuation,
  • in case of landslides extra charge for porters and transportation.
  • Airfare Lhasa/Kathmandu, Tibet/China visa fee and urgent visa charge.