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 Monastery (4,300m)

Group Size

Minimum 2 pax

Trial Access:

Comfortable flight and drive

Best Season:

All around the year

Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Trip is an amazing journey to gain the knowledge about the cultural, tradition, arts, and architecture of the temple city-Kathmandu and the forbidden city-Lhasa. Spending a few days into the culturally and naturally abundant Himalayan nations will be an incredible lexperience of a lifetime. 

This fascinating 11 days trip takes you to some of the well preserved heritage of Tibet including the Taishi Lumpo monastery at Xigatse, the historic town of Gyangtse, the ancient 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 the way of life of Tibetans. 

This classic overland tour commences from the Kathmandu valley and ends with a scenic flight from Lhasa to Kathmadu. It an amazing adventure as it traverses a unique topography and landscape through rivers, lakes, fields, and hills. 

Let us turn your leisure into the memorable experience for a lifetime. 

Starting Price

USD 2149 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

On arrival in Trivuwan International Airport, a representative from Himalayan Trekkers will greet you and transfer you to the hotel. 

You will check-in at the hotel and relax. In the evening, you may stroll around the streets and fooderies in the Thamel area. 

 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

Day 2

Full-day Kathmandu sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will have a full-day guided sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu valley including Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swoyambhunath.

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the sacred Hindu temples in Nepal which 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. 

Swoyambhunath is also popular as "Monkey Temple" situated at one of the hilltops in Kathmandu valley.

Back in the hotel by the evening. 

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

Day 3

Drive to Syabru Besi (1,600m)

Meals included: Breakfast

Early morning breakfast and we will have a scenic and amazing off-road drive to Syabru Besi while enjoying the amazing views of rivers, hills, mountains, and terraced farms. 

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.

Overnight. 

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

Day 4

Drive to Tingri (4,050m) via Kerung

Meals included: Breakfast

Leaving behind Syabru Besi, we will continue our drive to the Nepal-China border area, complete the immigration procedure, and enter Tibet. Our representative on that side will be there to welcome and assist you.

Further, we drive to Tingri for an overnight stay. 

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

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

Day 5

Drive to Sakya (4,100m) via Everest Base Camp (northern side)

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, we move towards Sakya while driving past the hills and landscapes. The drive is exploratory and scenic while we move to Rongbuk Monastery which is taken as the elevated monastery of Tibet.

After that, we drive to the Everest Base Camp (EBC)(5,250m). We can also see the superb views of the different mountains like Sishapangma (8,013m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), and the almighty Everest also known as Chomolungma Mountain in Tibetan. 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.

Further, we continue our drive to Sakya for an overnight stay. 

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

Day 6

Drive to Shigatse (3,900m)

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, we explore the Sakya Monastery 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 will exlplore 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

Drive to Lhasa (3,660m) via Gyantse

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, we leave for the capital, Lhasa via Gyantse.

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

After reaching Lhasa, we will explore the market and spend a comfortable night at the hotel. 

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

Day 8

Full-day Lhasa sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, we will visit the Potala Palace, the winter Palace of the Dalai Lamas. It was built by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 16th century with 1,000 rooms.Therefore, 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 Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 9

Another day of Lhasa sightseeing

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, we will cover another top attractions of Lhasa. After breakfast, we will start the sightseeing from Norbulingka - the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, located 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. 

After that, we pay a visit to Drepung Monastery, established in the 14th Century. It is the largest Tibetan monastery and one of the Great Three Monasteries of Lhasa along with Sera Monastery and Ganden Monastery. 

Another beautiful night awaits in the city of Lhasa. 

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

Day 10

Fly to Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Soon after a delicious breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for a scenic flight to Kathmandu by observing the majestic mountains.

Upon arriving Kathmandu, sightseeing of other two World Heritage Sites- Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Suare. 

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

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 1 hour+ flight

Day 11

Final departure

Meals included: Breakfast

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

We bid farewell and wish you the best wishes for upcoming days!

Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

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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 or 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 accommodation with breakfast
  • Professional guide in Kathmandu 
  • English speaking Tibetan guide per as the itinerary
  • All required entrance fees
  • Land cruiser for transportation
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner 
  • All taxes and service charges 

Whats Not Included

  • International Airfares and Taxes
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner) and Beverages
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls, tips to guide and driver, liquor, etc.)
  • Any costs occurred under unavoidable circumstances (flight delay or cancellation, road blockade, etc.)
  • Anything not mentioned in the INCLUSION section


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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