Tibet Lhasa Overland Tour
Tibet Lhasa Overland Tour is a splendid combination of a rugged overland tour from Kathmandu to Lhasa and the classic Tibet Lhasa City Tour. This Tibet Lhasa Overland Tour starts in Kathmandu, where you Rasuwa-Kerung Highway.
During the Tibetan part of the journey, you’ll cross Nyalamu Pass (3,800m/12,467ft) and Lalung La Pass (5,050m/16,568ft). From there you continue the trek to Xigatse by crossing Karo La Pass (5,010m/16,437ft) and Kamba La Pass (4,794m/15,728ft).
Yamdrok Tso Lake, also known as Turquoise Lake, is one of the highlights along the route before you go down again to Lhasa. The fan-shaped lake is a 638 km² and spreads to the south and narrows up to the north. Similar to mountains, lakes are considered sacred by Tibetans. Yamdrok Lake is considered one of the four holy lakes. The three lakes are Lhamo La-Tso, Namtso, and Manasarovar. Every Tibetan, from the Dalai Lama to local villagers, makes pilgrimages here.
The classic 8-days Tibet Lhasa Overland Tour is a drive-in and fly-out tour from Kathmandu via Rasuwa-Kerung Highway to Lhasa. At your request, we can also arrange this tour in the opposite direction.
We operate the Tibet Lhasa Overland Tour in both groups and private tours. Customized itinerary with customized travel and accommodation plan is also available on request.
Day 01: Kathmandu (1300) -Kerung Border (145 Km) 06-07 hours drive
Early in the Morning scenic drive to Kerung Border (Nepal-Tibet Border) through the beautiful Nepalese countryside and after necessary border formalities at Nepalese immigration, an hour adventurous uphill drive by Bus & Van (normally) or 2 hour walks uphill (in case of landslide to Chinese immigration, check-in to the hotel or Continue drive to Kerung. Stay overnight at Guest House.
Day 02: Kerung – Tingri (4300m) / Lhatse (4,350m): 225 Km/244 Km
Day drives uphill to the highest plateau of the world with the typical view of the Tibetan landscape offering the sheer feeling of standing on the roof of the world. from where, weather permitting, breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt Cho Oyu (8201 M) & Mt Xishapagma (8012M) but dwarfed by the Vastness of the Tibetan plateau. From TINGRI, one can enjoy the magnificence of Mt. Everest (8,848 M). Stay overnight at Guest House
Day 03: Tingri/Lhaste – Xigatse (3,900 M): 244 Km
Continue scenic drive crossing Over Gyatchu La (5,220M), the highest pass en route to Lhasa via Lhatse from where a road to Mt Kailash bifurcates to the west. Stay overnight at Yak hotel.
Day 04: Xigatse – Gyantse (3,950m): 90 Km
Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. Drive to Gyantse and visit the Kumbum Stupa & Phalkor Monastery. Stay overnight at the Hotel.
Day 05 Gyantse – Lhasa (3,650m): 261 Km
Full-day picturesque drive crossing over Karola (5,010m), Kambala (4,749m), Colorful Yamdrok-Tso Lake, and the Tibetan lifeline river Brahma Putra (Yarlung Tsangpo) – Stay overnight at Flora Hotel.
Day 06-07: Sightseeing In Lhasa
Two full days sightseeing tours to Lhasa including Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, And Potala Palace Drepung & Sera Monasteries. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 08: Lhasa – Kathmandu:
Early morning drive to Gonggar airport or train station for your departure flight to Kathmandu or to your onward destination to Mainland China.
- China/Tibet Visa Fee
- Airport Pickup/ drop service
- Hotel Accommodation on twin sharing basis
- Daily Breakfast
- Private Transportation by jeep/van as per the group size
- Necessary Tibet Travel Permit
- Sightseeing and Entrance fee as per the itinerary
- English speaking Tibetan guide
- All the Government and local taxes.
What's not included
- Lunch and Dinner.
- Insurance of any kind.
- Personal expenses like beverage, mineral water, and tips.
- Natural and political disturbance and unforeseen circumstances.
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Without My Everest Trip, this wonderful Tibet trip would not have been possible. To enter Tibet the trip must be prearranged and you should always be accompanied by a guide. My Everest Trip has many years of experience in arranging Tibet tours which is very important for a trip like this. There are many formalities connected to this tour but Puru takes care of all the permits required and offered me great assistance in order to be well prepared for everything. My guide was a kind spirit as Puru only hires the best people.
This tour was an amazing experience. The roof of the world and the peaks of the Himalayas scattered around make you feel small and insignificant yet connected to the higher powers. The five days drive offers scenic views of great beauty leading to two days of sightseeing in Lhasa. Just magnificent.
Choosing a reliable operator for this kind of tour is of paramount importance, therefore I would at all-time recommend My Everest Trip. They offer a great experience and the best service you could wish for, always make you feel special. I would not hesitate for booking a tour in the future with Puru and his team at My Everest Trip.
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