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Tibet Overland Tour to Kathmandu

11 Days 5,040m/16,535ft
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Quick Facts

Trip Duration 11 Days Trip Grading Moderate
Max Altitude 5,040m/16,535ft Best TimeApr-Nov
Trip ModeHotel Group SizeMin 2
Overview

Trip Highlights

  • Overland tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu
  • Cultural and historical tour
  • 2 full days sightseeing of Lhasa
  • Kathmandu and it's highlights

Trip Overview

Tibet Overland Tour to Kathmandu is a classic Tour that allows deep insight into the culture of two fabulous destinations. The tour starts from Lhasa- the spiritual center of Tibet and crisscrosses over approx. thousand kilometer of rugged path to reach Kathmandu.   Overland from Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour is the perfect package for those who wish to learn about Buddhist traditions, customs and beliefs. You will be guided by highly experienced and fluent English speaking guide who will take you through Buddhist masterpieces in mystical towns of Lhasa, Shigatse, Shegar, Zangmu and Kathmandu. Visiting Rongbuk Valley is another highlight of this tour. Rongbuk Valley is famous for the Rongbuk Monastery and the Base Camp of Mount Everest.

Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Tour is the best introductory tour to Nepal and Tibet. We invite you to make the most out of one of the best overland tour in the world over the vast expanses of Tibetan plateau that allows unrivalled views of world’s highest mountains. Experience lifestyle of bygone era in Gyantse, witness some of the masterpieces of Tibetan thankas and arts inside monasteries, visit Tibet’s largest lake of Namtso and take UNESCO Tour in Kathmandu. Group size is of no issue at Highland Expeditions. Ultimate fun is guaranteed whether you come as an individual or with family and friends. Contact us for best deals on Tibet Overland Tour to Kathmandu cost.

Note

There might be changes in last days of itinerary as the border in between Nepal and India has remained interrupted after the big earthquake of April 2015. Under such case, the only alternative is to fly to Kathmandu via Gongar Airport in Lhasa. We will stick up to the itinerary as soon as the border in between Nepal and Tibet resumes.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Lhasa [3,650m/12,000ft]
  • Day 02 : Lhasa sightseeing [3,650m/12,000ft]
  • Day 03 : Lhasa sightseeing [3,650m/12,000ft]
  • Day 04 : Namtso Lake and overnight at Lhasa [3,650m/12,000ft]
  • Day 05 : Drive to Shigatse [3,800m/12,467ft]
  • Day 06 : Drive to Shegar [4,150m/13,615ft]
  • Day 07 : Drive to Zangmu [2,800m/9,186ft]
  • Day 08 : Drive to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
  • Day 09 : Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
  • Day 10 : Free day [1,350m/4,430ft]
  • Day 11 : International departure
Map & Itinerary
  • Day 01 - Arrival in Lhasa [3,650m/12,000ft]

    Lhasa can either be reached by flight or through train via mainland China. If you choose flight, you will arrive at Gongor Airport of Tibet. You will meet the representative from Highland Expeditions and the representative will take you to comfortable hotel in Lhasa for accommodation. You will be introduced to other tour members and given brief explanation of itinerary. Relax for the rest of the day. You can take casual stroll around the hotel for acclimatization. Stay overnight in hotel in Lhasa.
    • Accommodation : Hotel
  • Day 02 - Lhasa sightseeing [3,650m/12,000ft]

    Lhasa is the spiritual center of Tibet. We will visit Norbulinka Palace early in the morning. The colossal Palace sparkles as jewel in Lhasa. Pretty garden of wild flowers adorns the premise. Norbulinka served as the summer palace for seventh to fourteenth Dalai Lama, the most revered spiritual priest of Tibet. Our next stop will be at Sera Monastery. You will immediately feel the spiritual sensation awaking inside you once you step inside this Monastery. Soothe your ears with the rhythmic humming of words from scripture by the monks. Take close observation of statues, scriptures and murals. Circumambulate around the sacred Jokhang Temple along with other devotees through the pilgrimage circuit around old street. Take the tour of Barkhor Bazaar before returning to hotel in Lhasa.
    • Accommodation : Hotel
  • Day 03 - Lhasa sightseeing [3,650m/12,000ft]

    Early in the morning after breakfast, we will start the second day of Lhasa Tour by visiting Potala Palace which is the residence of Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetans. Explore its halls and chapels before heading towards Dreprung Monastery. This is the largest Monastery in Tibet which was established in 1416. This is also the richest monastery in Tibet. From Dreprung Monastery, we will return to hotel where we will stay overnight.
    • Accommodation : Hotel
  • Day 04 - Namtso Lake and overnight at Lhasa [3,650m/12,000ft]

    Namtso is the biggest Lake in Tibet and the second largest saltwater lake in China. In fact, Namtso is the highest altitude saltwater lake in the world. This lake holds religious significance among Tibetans. It takes about 4hrs of driving to reach Namtso Lake which is one of the five most beautiful lakes in China. Namtso in English is translated as heaven and this is definitely the heavenly lake that exists at an elevation of4720m. The lake is spread over 1961 sq.km. of an area. It is a great delight to observe the clear blue water of Namtso Lake. From Namtso, we will return to hotel in Lhasa for overnight stay.
    • Accommodation : Hotel
  • Day 05 - Drive to Shigatse [3,800m/12,467ft]

    Leaving Lhasa, we will proceed to Gyantse which is located 261km far from Lhasa. Gyantse is the pretty tiny town that exists near to the Friendship Highway. The route to Gyantse from Lhasa stretches through Himalayan Passes. We will stop by the holy turquoise blue lake of Yamdrok Yumtso and continue driving to Shigatse which is the second largest city in Tibet. This city is located 90km far from Lhasa. We will stay overnight in Shigatse.
    • Accommodation : Hotel
  • Day 06 - Drive to Shegar [4,150m/13,615ft]

    Early in the morning, we will visit Tashilhunpo Monastery which is the big monastery of Gelupga sect. This Monastery is located at the base of Drolmari Mountain. We will visit Maitreya Chapel and then begin our drive to Shegar. Enroute, we will visit Sakya Monastery. This Monastery is divided into two sections by Trum River. We will explore this 13th century built Monastery before heading towards Shegar (New Tingri). We need to cross High Passes of Tropu La (16236ft) and Gyatso La (17122ft). We will visit Shegar Dzong and take the tour of this historic fort. Stay overnight in Shegar.
    • Accommodation : Hotel
  • Day 07 - Drive to Zangmu [2,800m/9,186ft]

    Leaving Shegar, we will head towards Zangmu which is the town located in Friendship Highway, near to Nepal- Tibet bridge. Our first stop will be at Rongbuk Monastery. The Monastery is located near to Everest Base Camp. We will enjoy the close-up views of Himalayan panorama. We will pass through Tingri. Crossing Lablung La and Tong La Pass, we will arrive at Nyalam. Following the road along river, we will reach Zhangmu where we will stay overnight.
    • Accommodation : Hotel
  • Day 08 - Drive to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    The small Tibetan town of Zhangmu is located few kilometers far from Friendship Bridge. The bridge exists over Bhote Koshi River and it links China with Nepal. After custom and visa formalities, we will enter Nepal and follow Araniko Highway to Kathmandu. Upon your interest, we can arrange for Bungee Jumping in Last Resort.
    • Accommodation : Hotel
  • Day 09 - Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Full Day Kathmandu Tour will be organized on this day during which you will be exploring different UNESCO sites in Kathmandu. There are altogether 10 UNESCO sites in Nepal and you will find it amazing that seven UNESCO sites exist in Kathmandu Valley alone at mere radius of 20km distance. We will begin our tour with visit to Pashupatinath which is the most sacred Hindu temple of Nepal. We will witness Hindu cremation ceremony on the Aryaghat that is located at the edge of Bagmati River. We will visit Nepal’s largest Buddhist stupa of Bouddhanath. We can see rich Tibetan culture in Bouddhanath. Our next stop will be at Kathmandu Durbar square which is the ancient Royal Residence of Nepal. Kumari Ghar- the home of Living Goddess, Kasthamandap Temple, Kal Bhairav Statue and Hanuman Dhoka Museum are places of interest in Kathmandu Durbar Square. We will take leisure walk in the tourist hub and ultimate shopping destination of Thamel via notoriously busiest Ason market before returning back to hotel for overnight stay.
    • Accommodation : Hotel
  • Day 10 - Free day [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Enjoy a leisure day. You are on your own. If you wish, we can arrange for short tour in Kathmandu. You can also go for shopping in Thamel, a tourist hub where you can buy souvenir items like handicrafts and arts to your family. Farewell dinner will be served in the evening.
    • Accommodation : Hotel
  • Day 11 - International departure

    This day marks the end of Tibet Overland Tour to Kathmandu. You can either choose for extended trip or depart for your onward destination.
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    • Accommodation : None
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