Nepal Tibet Overland Tour (Drive in - Drive out) - 16 Days

Nepal Tibet Overland Tour (Drive in - Drive out)

Trip Info

Trip Duration

16 Days

Max Altitude

Gyatchu La Pass 5220 m



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Nepal Tibet Overland Tour (Drive in - Drive out) Overview

Nepal Tibet Overland Tour is an exciting journey that offers you some of the best Himalayan landscapes and cultural settlements of the Himalayan highlands. It's a tour package that reflects traveling and passing overland while experiencing the pilgrimage centers in Kathmandu and the majestic views of Tibet.

This 15 nights 16 days trip takes you to Kathmandu, its world heritage sites, followed by a trip to Lhasa (Nepal-Tibet border). The maximum altitude you gain on your trip is 5220 meters (Gyatchu La Pass).

Touring in Kathmandu takes you to the famous temples and monuments giving you closer insights into the pre-historic civilization.

Our tour begins with sightseeing the UNESCO Heritage Site of Kathmandu. First, we will explore the popular palace - Kathmandu Durbar Square, an ancient squared palace surrounded by unique architectures as well as the palace of authority (former King) for ruling the country. 

Next, we will visit the Pashupatinath temple, the most sacred site for the Hindus. Devotes from around the world make a visit to this temple all year round. Next is the Boudhanath Stupa (largest Stupa in South Asia) and the Swayambhunath temple, the chief pilgrimage site for the Buddhists. 

Tibet, on the other hand, in the lap of the Himalayas is a plateau with great monasteries and the center to rediscover self. The mysticism of monks of Tibet has now been known to outsiders and no wonder if anyone is amazed when science is defied by the practice of Tibetan Buddhism.

This autonomous region of China is an open museum for understanding Tibetan Buddhism. The friendly people and great monuments display Tibet as an interesting place to visit.

This trip includes an overland trip from Kathmandu to Lhasa across the border between Nepal and Tibet. During your days in these cities, you will encounter some great mountain views, magnificent monuments, important and sacred landmarks, friendly people and their hospitality. 

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US$ 3,269 P/P

US$ 3,269.00

US$ 147.11


Note: This expense includes bank charge of 4.5%

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Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu & half-day Sightseeing
1 Hour

Arrival at Kathmandu International airport. Be received, welcomed & assisted by our representative & get transferred to hotel. After a brief rest, your half-day Kathmandu sightseeing begins. You will be guided to 2 out of 7 UNSECO World Heritage Sites in the valley.

Boudhanath Stupa - Boudhanath Stupa is one of the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley and one of the first monuments with a written history. One of the biggest pilgrimages for Tibetan Buddhism, the area around this stupa is also known as the little Tibet in Kathmandu. 

Pashupatinath Temple - Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important Hindu shrine all over the world. It is located in the banks of holy Bagmati River and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1979 this area has a lot of Sadhus/Hindu holy men who are center of attraction for many foreigners. 

Meals: BB
Accommodation: Hotel
Day 2: Full day Kathmandu Tour
1 Hour

After a warm and delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will have a full day Kathmandu valley tour. Today's sightseeing spots will be Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. 

Enjoy on your own in the evening. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Day 3: Drive to Nyalam (3700m) - 157km
4-5 hrs drive

Early morning, we will drive to KODARI, the Nepal Tibet border. After completing border formalities, we will further drive to Nyalam for an overnight stay. We will explore the surrounding in the evening. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Day 4: Drive to Lhatse (4,100m) - 214km
8 hrs drive

Today, we will have a scenic drive to Lhatse through Lalung La Pass, from where the mountain peaks such as Mount Everest, Shishapangma, Melungatse, and many smaller peaks of the area can be witnessed.  

Overnight stay at the hotel. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Day 5: Drive to Shigatse (3,900m) - 244km
6-7 hrs drive

We will start our journey after breakfast. Our drive continues through the highest pass en route i.e. Gyatchu La Pass at 5,220 meters. 

Check-in at the hotel and relax. Explore the surrounding in the evening. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Day 6: Drive to Gyantse (3950m) - 90km
2 hrs drive

In the morning, we will visit the Tashilumpo monastery after breakfast and then drive to Gyantse.

After checking in at the hotel in Gyantse, we will have some rest and then proceed for the sightseeing of Khumbum Stupa and Palkor monastery in Gyantse.

Overnight stay in Gyantse.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Day 7: Drive to Lhasa (3650m) - 259 km
5 hrs drive

Today we drive past the high passes Korala (5010m) and Kambala (4794m) and lake Yamdrok Tso. We will also cross the Great Yarlung Tsangpo also known as Brahma Putra River. 

Upon reaching Lhasa, check-in at the hotel and have a nice rest. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Day 8: Sightseeing of Lhasa including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street
1 Hour

Your guided sightseeing begins from the Potala Palace which was the winter palace of the Dalai Lamas from 1649 to 1959. It is one of the holiest complexes of Tibetan Buddhism and also the highest palace on the globe. 

Then, we will move to Jokhang Temple, the holiest Buddhist temple in Tibet which hoses a life-sized image of Lord Buddha. It was built in the 7th century at the center of the old Lhasa town surrounded by Barkhor Street, an ancient round street. 

After exploring the temple, we will take around at the must-see Barkhor Street that offers the original outlook of Lhasa. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Day 9: 2nd day of Lhasa tour
1 Hour

Today we will visit Norbulingka Palace, the summer residence of the Dalai Lamas. This UNESCO World Heritage Site palace has a complex different from most of the monasteries in Tibet. 

We will also visit the popular Drepung Monastery, the most significant monastery in Tibetan history, It is one of the three great Gelug monasteries along with Sera and Ganden monasteries. 

The last sightseeing spot will be Sera Monastery, one of the most beautiful monastery complexes. It was the second-largest monastery in the world which resided more than 9,000 monks. 

Another beautiful night in the city. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Day 10: Drive to Gyantse (3950m)
5 hrs drive

Leaving Lhasa behind, we will drive further to Gyantse. In the 15th century, it served as the capital of a small kingdom. Kumbum Chorten, a 14th-century monument is a place worth visiting here.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Day 11: Drive to Shigatse (3,900m)
2 hrs drive

Early morning breakfast and we will head back to Shigatse. Upon arrival, we check-in and relax.

Today, we will explore this second largest city, Shigatse in fullest. 

Overnight at the hotel. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Day 12: Drive to Tingri (4,350m) - 300km
7-8 hrs drive

After breakfast, we will have a long scenic drive to Tingri. We will visit the monasteries in the evening if we have enough time.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Day 13: Drive to Nyalam - 75 km
2-3 hrs drive

The drive is interesting today as we drive past the Lalung La and Tongla pass, both of which are above 5000m. The top of these passes offers a great view of the Himalayan range including the highest peak Mount Everest and Shishapangma another peak above 8000 m. 

Overnight at the hotel in Nyalam. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu
4-5 hrs drive

After breakfast, we will drive towards the border which is 35 km from Nyalam. After completing the formalities at the border we will head towards Kathmandu. In the evening stroll around Thamel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu
1 Hour

This is a free day but we can arrange local sightseeing in Kathmandu if you are interested.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Day 16: Final departure.
30 min private drive

3 hours before your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to your onward destination. 

We bid farewell to each other and part our ways. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotels

What is included / not included


  • Permits and Visa Applications for Tibet
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast as per the itinerary
  • English speaking guide per as the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide and driver fees 
  • Land cruiser for all the ground transportation
  • A mineral water bottle
  • Welcome/farewell dinner
  • All government/applicable taxes and office service charges 


  • Nepal Visa Fee 
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) 
  • 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 mentoined in the INCLUSION section 


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

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Lhasa, Gyantse, Xigaatse and Nyalam, 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. 


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.

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