Overland Tour to Tibet

* A mesmerizing journey on the Trans-Himalayan highway dramatic landscapes, rich Buddhist culture
* Isolated rolling valleys, traditional villages, crossing of thrilling pass,
* Enriched with flora and fauna amidst the towering  peaks and breathe-taking views

An adventurous and remarkable journey which covers most of the best parts of Tibet, Truly a fabulous trip which offers awesomely beautiful rock formation, cascades and canyons, tranquil lakes, numerous high passes with stunning views of the picturesque landscape. Enriched by the ancient most lavishly decorated monasteries and temples with chanting saffron colored monks, ever smiling faces of people and their typical lifestyle all contributes to this trip a memory of your lifetime. A land so rich in culture, tradition and steeped in religion with its unique landscape cast an enchanted spell that holds you in thrill and excitement, a sweeping panoramic flight over the mighty Himalayas which has it all for you to witness it.

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Half day tour at places of interest in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Zhangmu (2,300 m)-123 Kms.
Day 04: Drive to Shegar or Xegar (4,350 m)-244Kms.
Day 05: Drive to Shigatse (3,900m)-150 kms.
Day 06: Drive to Gyantse (3,950m) -90 kms.
Day 07: Drive to Lhasa (3,650m) - 261 kms.
Day 08: In Lhasa with sightseeing tour to Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar.
Day 09: In Lhasa – sightseeing tour of Potala Palace & Drepung Monastery
Day 10: Fly Lhasa to Kathmandu
Day 11: In Kathmandu free day.
Day 12: Depart Kathmandu
 Departure Dates  Availability
 20 Apr-01 May  Available
 04 May-15 May  Available
 08 Jun-19 Jun  Available
 14 Sep-25 Sep  Available
 19 Oct-30 Oct  Available
Day 01:

Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

  On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport you will be received by our staff and transfer you to respective Hotels, where our guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu and Tibet portion, do's and don't and other related information that you might require while in Nepal-Tibet.
Day 02:

In Kathmandu with half day tour.

  After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest.
Day 03:

Drive to Zhangmu (2,300 m)-123 Kms.

  Departure at 05.30 a. m. from hotel at Kathmandu. Drive towards Kodari (Tibet/Nepal border) through scenic countryside, After completion of immigration formalities at Kodari and Zhangmu, we check in at hotel in Zhangmu or continue drive to Nylam(3600m) for another one and half hour  through windy uphill road.
Day 04:
Drive to Shegar(Xegar)  (4, 350 m)-244Kms.
  From Nylam, the drive passes through traditional Tibetan farm villages to Lalung-la Pass (5050m) with outstanding view of Mt. Shishapnagma (8013m highest within Tibet). The drive continues towards Xegar via; a town of old Tingri, where you can have a good view of Mt. Everest (8848m) on a clear fine day.
Day 05:

Drive to Shigatse (3,900m)-150 kms.

  Our journey today takes us to the highest pass on the tour at Gyamtsola 5,220m. Further, the drive descends to Lhatse town situated on the route to Mt. Kailash and continue towards Shigatse; the second biggest city in Tibet honored by famous Tashilumpo Monastery; the seat of Panchen Lama.
Day 06:

Drive to Gyantse (3,950m) -90 kms.

  After visiting Tashilumpo Monastery and Shigatse bazaar, the drive continues to Gyantse, a small bustling town steeped in history. It lies 261 kms to southwest of  Lhasa. We visit Kumbum Chorten here which was built around 1400 AD.  It later became the main center for trade with British India.
Day 07: Drive to Lhasa (3,650m) - 261 kms.
  Drive to Lhasa includes crossing the Karo La Pass (5,010m),Kamba La Pass (4,795m) and Yamdrok Tso-lake  well known as turquoise lake.At leisure you will have time to immerse yourselves in the crowd of colourful people.
Day 08:

In Lhasa – sightseeing tour to Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar.

  Tour to Sera Monastery, one of the most important and old Monastery of Tibet as well a school for Tibetan Buddhism. The Jokhang Temple is another interesting place to visit as it boasts a lot of historic importance and tales. Conclude the day tour by visiting Bharkor Bazaar.
Day 09:

In Lhasa – sightseeing tour of Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery.

  Tour to Potala Palace, originally built during 640 A.D, The 13 storied palace stands 117.19m high with 1000 rooms, big and small. Afternoon we visit Drepung monastery, the largest of all monasteries in Tibet.
Day 10: Fly Lhasa to Kathmandu
  After breakfast early morning drive for 2 hrs to Gonggar Airport with an hour scenic flight to Kathmandu by Air China over the majestic Himalayan range offers the spectacular view of Everest and some of its adjoining peaks. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport our staff will transfer you to the Hotel.
Day 11:

In Kathmandu.

  A free day in Kathmandu, please inform our staff if you would like to go on another short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley or for scenic mountain flight.
Day 12:

Transfer to airport for departure.

  Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, and your passport handy. Our staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.
Price includes following services:
1. Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.
2. Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Tibet for 4 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.
3. Airport transfers in Kathmandu & Lhasa.
4. Guided sightseeing tours of Kathmandu & Tibet as per itinerary with applicable entrance fees.
5. Internal flight Kathmandu / Lhasa / Kathmandu.
6. Transportation as per itinerary by private vehicle.
7. All applicable Travel Permit and Entry fees in Tibet.
Our price does not include followings:
1. International flights to / from Kathmandu.
2. Nepal & Tibet entry visa fees.
3. Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu & Tibet Hotels.
4. Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
5. Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.
6. Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
7. Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc

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Bardia National Park:

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River Rafting:

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Mount Everest Flight:
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Bungy Jumping:

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Ultralight Flight:

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Hotel Yak & Yeti:

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Hotel Shanker:

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Hotel Malla:
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Hotel Marshyangdi:

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Name : Overland Tour to Tibet
  • Trip Duration : 12 Days
  • Trip Grade : Moderate
  • Trip Date :
  • Activity : Cultural Tour
  • Highest Altitude : 5220 m
  • Month : Apr-Nov