Overland Trip Kathmandu to Lhasa

Overland Trip Kathmandu to Lhasa

TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Duration:

11 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

Sakya 4100m

Group Size

Minimum 2 pax

Trial Access:

Comfortable drive and flight.

Best Season:

All over the year.

Don't you want to experience two spots in the same package? Just try it and make it. This combined tour will quench your thirst... Try new and get the best experience ever from Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour Package.

Many People love to combine the trip of Tibet with Nepal and drive overland from Kathmandu to Lhasa. The Tibetan border is just 110 Km from the capital of Nepal and goes through China built Araniko Highway. This Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour of 10 days takes you to some of the well preserved heritage of Tibet including the Taishi Lumpo monastery at Xjgatse, the historic town of Gyangtse, the old Bon Po monastery at Shakya, the wonderful lake of Yaindrok Tso, the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Drepung monastery, Barkhor market and many settlements which are the living museums to study Tibetan Buddhism and Lifestyle of the Tibetans.

The Drive to Lhasa itself is an amazing adventure as it goes through unique topography and landscape through rivers, lakes, fields, and hills. The drive also offers a view of the highest peaks Cho Oyo, Everest Shisapangma and many more. The return flight is more exciting as it ends in Kathmandu...

Starting Price

USD 2149 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu.

Departure from: Kathmandu.

Day 1

Arrival in city of temples; Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

A representative from Himalayan trekkers with your nameplate will be waiting for you at the airport. After meeting, greeting and welcoming, you will be transferred to the hotel.

In case of early arrival sightseeing to Pashupatinath temple area and Bouddhanath stupa area. Otherwise, stroll around Thamel and rest in the hotel.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive.

Day 2

Full Day Sightseeing of Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, we have a full day sightseeing of the Kathmandu valley including Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swoyambhunath.

Pashupatinath is one of the sacred Hindu temples in Nepal and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Boudhanath is also renowned as the little Tibet in Kathmandu. This is a spiritual place with the two eyes of Buddha conveying the message of peace to you. Kathmandu Durbar Square lies in the center of the Kathmandu valley and has some of the most interesting monuments in Nepal. The Kasthamandap, the building from which Kathmandu derived its name, the Kumari Ghar, the House of the Living goddess Kumari, the Taleju temple and the most interesting the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, now a museum are some of the interesting buildings in Kathmandu Durbar Square. Swoyambhunath is also popular as "Monkey Temple" situated at the height of Kathmandu valley.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Scenic drive to Syabru Besi (1600m).

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, we will have a scenic and amazing off-road drive to Syabru Besi for overnight stay by enjoying the amazing views of rivers, hills, mountains and smiling local people. 

Syabru Besi is the town located in the northern part of Nepal in the Langtang region which is 20 km far from the Nepal-China border. 

In free time you can explore around and interact with local people of that area.

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house/ local lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs drive.

Day 4

Drive to Tingri (4050m) via Kayrong.

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, we will continue our drive to the border area, complete the immigration procedure and enters Tibet. Our representative on that side will be there to welcome and assist you.

Furthur drives to Tingri for overnight stay. 

(Note: You can also spend one more night at Kayrong to get proper acclimatization).

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs drive.

Day 5

Drive to Sakya (4100m) via Everest base camp (northern side).

Meals included: BB

Today after breakfast we move towards Sakya through driving. The drive is exploratory and scenic while we move to Rongbuk. We explore Rongbuk Monastery at Rongbuk, which is taken as the elevated monastery of Tibet.

After that, we drive to the Everest Base Camp (EBC)(5250m). We can also see the superb views of the different mountains like Sishapangma (8,013m), Cho Oyu (8,201m) and the impressive and almighty Everest also renowned as Chomolungma Mountain. It will be your lifetime experience to have face to face with the highest peak in the world as well as the earth. We will complete about a 17 km round excursion of the Everest Base Camp. The base camp is shrunken and unproductive rather the scenery of Everest is mouth-watering.

Overnight stay at Sakya.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs drive

Day 6

Scenic drive to Shigatse (3900m).

Meals included: BB

Today we explore the Monastery called Sakya, which is also the ancient temple of the Sakyapa section of Tibetan Buddhism.

After that, we drive to Shigatse which is the second major town of Tibet. In Shigste we can see the renowned monastery called Tashilhunpo. It was discovered by the first Dalai Lama known as Gendun Drup in 1447. It is equally important from both prospectuses either culturally or historically.

Overnight stay at Shigatse.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs drive

Day 7

Scenic drive to Lhasa (3660m) via Gyantse.

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, we will continue our drive to Lhasa via Gyantse.

On the way, we will explore the amazing glacial lakes named Yamdork lake, Manak Dam Lake and  Perklor Monastery, Kumbum stupa and amazing mountains too. 

After reaching Lhasa, we will explore the market and overnight stay at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive

Day 8

Sightseeing of Lhasa including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, we will visit the Potala Palace, the Palace of the Dalai Lama. This architectural masterpiece is the symbol of unity of the Tibetans. This palace was built by King Soongtsan Gampo, who was married to Princess Wen Cheng Tang in 641 A.D. It has got 999 houses built on Hongshan Hill with a red building on top. It is one of the grandest palaces in the world to date.

After lunch, we will drive towards the Jokhang Temple, the most sacred temple for Tibetan Buddhists. After spending some time at the Jokhang temple we will walk through Barkhor Street, a traditional old street in Lhasa.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 9

Full day Sightseeing of Lhasa covering Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery

Meals included: BB

We will start the sightseeing today from Norbulingka - the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, located along the Kyichu River and two kilometers west of the Potala Palace. This Palace has a huge garden covering 360,000 square meters, making it the biggest man-made garden in Tibet. It has got 374 rooms.

The second site is Drepung Monastery, made by Chojey Tashi Palden in the 14th Century. It had four departments, of which Loseling, or "The Hermitage of the Radiant Mind," was the largest, housing more than three-quarters of Drepung's ten to fifteen thousand monks. Now it is one of Tibet’s premier monastic educational institutions.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 10

Scenic flight to Kathmandu.

After breakfast, A scenic flight to Kathmandu by observing the majestic mountains.

After arriving Kathmandu, sightseeing of Bhaktapur durbar square and Patan durbar square. 

In the evening, farewell dinner with the team of Himalayan trekkers.

Overnight.

Day 11

Departure from the land of Everest and city of thousand temples.

A representative will assist and transfer you to the airport, 3 hours earlier your scheduled flight.

Have a safe journey and please remember us for any kind of activities in the Himalayas. We (Himalayan trekkers) will always be on your side to convert your leisure into a memorable holiday.

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Syabrubesi, Tingri, and Lhasa, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.
For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome and Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Permits and Visa Applications for Tibet.
  • Hotel with breakfast.
  • English speaking Tibetan guide per as the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Guide Fees.
  • Land cruiser for transportation.

Whats Not Included

  • Drinks, Tips, Insurance and any extra cost occurring from the Unfavorable Circumstances such as weather, road blockade, flight cancellation Etc
  • All personal nature expenses such as tips, donations, bar bills, etc.
  • Meals.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Nepal visa fee.
  • Airfare to Lhasa and back.


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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