Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal (Local tour/trekking agency in Nepal)
Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour
  • Total Duration:8 Days
  • Trip Grade: Easy to Challenging
  • Max Elevation:4958 Mtr.
  • Best Time:April to October

Drive over the Himalayas by way of the incredible Arniko Highway that connects Kathmandu with Lhasa. Enjoy fabulous mountain scenery enroute, visit 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 in other places. An unforgettable encounter with forbidden’ Tibet.

we Organise Lhasa-Kathmandu Overland Tour as well. if Kodari Border is closed we operate tour from Rasuwa Gadhi Border.

Trip Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive, Kathmandu to Nyalam (3750 m.): 7 hours
Early morning drive, from Kathmandu to Nepal-Tibet border (Kodari) by private vehicle. After finishing immigration formalities both Nepal & China side, the group will continue up the steep, winding road to Nyalam.Overnight at Nyalam Guesthouse OR similar (dormitory room with common toilet)

Day 02: Drive, Nyalam to Lhatse (3950 m.): 7 hours
After breakfast, the group will commence the journey to Lhatse. Immediately after passing the Nyalam (after 10 km), the convoy will stop for approximately 15 minutes to visit Milareppa cave (Cave Monastery, where it is said that the famous Tibetan poet and Yogi learned to fly after years of meditation in solitude. After visiting the Cave Monastery, the group will continue the journey to Lablung-La Pass (also called Nyalam Thong-La: 5100 m). There will be a stop on this pass to allow the group to observe the rugged beauty of the Himalayas. Shisapangma, the highest mountain in Tibet, is also visible from the pass. Its mass and majesty inspires the traveler with a sense of humility and awe, which is only to be matched by the glistening waters of Yamdruk Tso.
The group then passes through Lao Tingri, where we will have a lunch break. If the weather is clear, Mt. Everest and Mt. Cho-Oyu can be seen from here. After Lao Tingri, the group will continue drive to Lhatse via Xegar (Tingri) and Gyajo-La Pass.Overnight at Farmer Guesthouse OR similar (dormitory room with common toilet)

Day 03: Drive, Lhatse to Shigatse (3900 m.): 5 hours
Immediately following breakfast, the group will embark on the journey to Shigatse. Today, you will drive through only one high pass, which follows from Lhatse. Shigatse is the second largest city of Tibet, and is home to the famous Tashilungpo Monastery and throne of the Panchen Lama.Overnight at Hotel Qomolangma Friendship OR similar (twin sharing room with attached bath)

Day 04: Drive, Shigatse to Gyantse (3950 m.): 3 hours
After visiting Tashilhunpo Monastery in the morning, it is a short drive to Gyantse, which is known for its cultural significance – Palkhor Chode Monastery, Khumbum Stupa, and Gyantse Dzong. Gyantse was once the ancient trading hub of Tibet. You will visit monuments in Gyantse in the afternoon, and the group will enjoy free time for personal activities in the evening.Overnight at Hotel Wutse OR similar (twin sharing room with attached bath)gyantse

Day 05: Drive, Gyantse to Lhasa (3650 m.) via Yamdruk Lake: 7 hours
Early morning after breakfast, you will start your journey to the capital city of Tibet. The highlight of this day is the beautiful turquoise lake (Yamdruk Tso, the largest fresh water Lake in Tibet) and Karo-La Pass (Glacier Pass). After crossing Kamba-La and the Yarlung River (River Brahmaputra), the journey ends in Lhasa.Overnight at Trichang Labrang Hotel OR similar (twin sharing room with attached bath).

Day 06: A full day Lhasa tour
Lhasa tour – you will visit Jokhang temple, Barkhor Square and Potala Palace (the residence of Dalai Lama).Overnight at Trichang Labrang Hotel OR similar (twin sharing room with attached bath)

Day 07: A full day Lhasa tour
Lhasa tour – today the group will visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery.Drepung Monastery is situated on the Western part of Lhasa city. The Monastery was built on 1416, and has served as the spiritual and political center of Tibet. During the reign of 5th Dalai Lama, the Monastery was occupied by over 10,000 Monks.
Sera Monastery was founded in 1419 and is considered the most influential monastery in Tibetan history, as each Dalai Lama received his education and training from the ancient institution. The monastery is situated on the northern corner of Lhasa, and is characterized by its extensive collection of deity statutes and sprawling galleries.Overnight at Trichang Labrang Hotel OR similar (twin sharing room with attached bath)

Day 08: Departure from Lhasa
You can fly out from Lhasa to Kathmandu or any other major city in China (and beyond). Alternatively you can also make a memorable train journey from Lhasa to mainland China.
Cost Includes


Cost Includes:

  • All accommodation standard hotels and Guest House on Twin Saring Basic with Breakfast.
  • All Ground transportation.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide.
  • Govt. trained guide with insurance, salary and meals.
  • All Tibet visa fees and permit.
  • Entrances Fees.

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal Visa Fees.
  • Tibet Visa fees.
  • International/ Domestic Flight.
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
  • Airport tax.
  • Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Tips to guide and supporter.
  • Lunch Dinner.
  • Single Supplement.
  • Cost raised by cancelation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control.
  • services other then mentioned above.

Trip Dates and Costs

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Note: If the above departures dates are not matched for you may request own your suitable date!

Useful Info

Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Nepal
Department of Immigration Nepal
Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN)
Nepal Association of Tour & Travel Agents(NATTA)
Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA)
Nepal Tourism Board
Village Tourism Promotion Forum-Nepal
Kathmandu Environmental Education Project Nepal
Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal
National Trust for Nature Conservation Nepal
Department of national Park in Nepalx
Trip Advisor
Travel Insurance
Arrange Tibet,Bhutan Visa & More
Online Application form for Nepal Tourist visa 

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