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Tibet Overland Tour - 08 Days

Tibet Overland tour, Kathmandu Lhasa overland tour/Group tour by bus - 08 Days

Tibet Overland Adventure TourTibet Overland tour, Kathmandu Lhasa overland tour - Driving over the Himalayas by way of the incredible Arniko Highway that connects Kathmandu with Tibet. Enjoy fabulous Tibetan mountain scenery on the way to Lhasa, you will have a tour to mystical Buddhist monasteries of Tashilungpo at Shigatse, the Kumbum Stupa at Gyantse, and drive past the beautiful Turquoise Lake. In Lhasa visit the famous Potala and Norbulinkha palaces, the great Drepung Monastery and walk through the bustling Barkor Bazaar before flying back to Kathmandu (or onward to China). A choice of hotels are available in Lhasa and best hotels in other places. An unforgettable encounter with forbidden Tibet.

Fixed Departure: Every Saturday and Tuesday

Tibet Overland Tour itinerary

DAY 01 KATHMANDU-ZHANGMU / NYALAM (3700M)-156 KM
Departure from MISSION ECO TREK Thamel, early morning at 05:30. We drive through the scenic beautiful Nepalese countryside for about 5hrs. After completing the necessary border formalities at Kodari in Nepal side, we change our vehicle and start an hour adventurous uphill drive to Zhangmu (Chinese immigration) for official entry in Tibet/China. If time permits the driving continue to Nyalam (30 km). Overnight at guesthouse.

Tibet Overland Tour

DAY 02 NYLAM- TINGRI / LHATSE (4350M)-244 KMS,
While driving uphill to the highest plateau of the world around Lalung La pass(5,050 m), one can have the breathtaking panoramic view of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m) & Mt. Xixapangma (8012m).From Tingri, view of Mt. Everest (8,848m). Overnight at guesthouse.

DAY 03 LHATSE-XIGATSE (3900M)-244 KMS,
Drive to Xigatse, the place of the famous Tashilumpo monastery, the second largest monastery in Tibet and the seat of Panchen Lama. Overnight at hotel Samdrupse or similar standard.,

DAY 04 XIGATSE-GYANTSE (3950M)-90KMS,
Visit Tashi Lumpo monastery and Xigatse Bazaar in the morning. 2hr drive to Gyantse, which lies 261km southwest of Lhasa. In the 15th century it served as the capital of a small kingdom. Visit Kumbum stupa, 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)-261 KMS,
8hr drive takes you to Lhasa crossing the Karo La Pass (5010m) and Kamba la pass (4794m). The Karo La climbs between two lofty mountains, Nozing Khang SA (7223m) and Ralung (6236m). While driving you will see the Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake), which takes approx. 1 hour to drive around. After passing Kamba La, Lhasa valley is seen to the north. Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.

Tibet Overland TourDAY 06 & 07 IN LHASA,
These days you will be engrossed with sightseeing and excursions of the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Lhasa is now a fascinating modern city. There are many wonderful things to see and do around Lhasa, which helps tells the story of Tibet's unique past and the intertwining of religion with history. Most of the holy temples retain magic and mysticism and demonstrate the absolute faith in Tibetan Buddhism so integral to the character of the Tibetan people.

DAY 08 LHASA-KATHMANDU,
In the very early morning after breakfast, drive 2hrs to airport. Around 10:00 am (Chinese standard time) fly to Kathmandu (arriving 09:00am local time). Air China’s 1hr flight provides great views of Himalayan peaks including Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), and Mt. Everest (8848m).

Tour Cost: USD 1250 per person (including flight and visa)

Visa Fee: US $ 85.00 for other nationalities, US$ 175 for Americans.

Included:

  • 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.

Excluded:

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

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