Kathmandu to Lhasa tour is the most popular adventure tours by road from Nepal to Tibet. The tour begins from Kathmandu and ends at Lhasa’s incredible Tibetan town. Which fall in the celebrated Pasang Lhamu Highway throughout Langtang National Park that joins Nepal Kerung and Tibet Jilong.
Since you are not allowed to travel alone in Tibet we arrange everything required to travel to this mysterious corner of the globe. The 8 days budget tour to Tibet gives you the ultimate experience of Tibetan Culture, Lifestyle. It also caters to the views of the beautiful and unforgettable landscapes and the world highest mountain Mt. Everest. Moreover, Tibet holds many historical Buddhist monasteries with their ancient monks, and the drive over 5000 meter plus passes is definitely going to be the ride of your lifetime.
You will visit some of the most famous Buddhist landmarks like Potala palace, the house of Dalai Lama, and another ancient monastery with guides, who will provide you all detailed history about the culture and religion of Tibetan People. The tour takes you to the viewpoint where you can take the most beautiful picture of a lifetime. Comfortable accommodation and friendly Tibetan people who will feed you the delicious food and make you feel like the Royals are also the additional highlights of this trip.
- All accommodation in tourist standard hotels with B/B plan in cities and Guest House. Twin /Triple Shearing Basis.
- All private ground transportation.
- Govt. trained Tibetan guide/Driver and necessary, with their insurance, salary and meals
- All sightseeing and Monastery entry fees during the Tibet tour.
- All entry fees and Tibet Visa permit
- Flight according to Itinerary
- Nepal visa and Re entry visa.
- International Flight.
- Major meals in Cities and during the tour.
- All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
- Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
- Personal clothing and gears.
- Tips to guide and driver.
- Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control
Drive from Kathmandu to Kerung.
Drive from Kathmandu to Pasang Lhamu highway – Kerung Border/2000m – 155km. This morning you departure early morning form Kathmandu by bus or private jeep to Pasang Lhamu highway to Kerung bridge. Take about 6 to 7 hours drive 155km, you reach Tibet border, Nepal and Tibet Immegration process than cross the Friendship border than short drive to Zangmu the first Tibet country city or gateway to Tibet After short rest in there drive continue to Nyalam county within 30km more rocky and jungle, along the river Bhotekoshi. Stop night in their local guest house with B/B plan.
Drive to Jilong.
Cross Kerung Border and Drive to Jilong Village of Tibet – 3700m.
Jilong to Thingri/Lhatse.
Jilong to Thingri/Lhatse via Lalung -La Pass Nyalam Thong-La pass. 275km – 4050m. After breakfast in Nyalam village, your Lhasa overland trip goes to Buddhist pilgrimage site Milerapa Cave Just few km drive form Nylam that you can visit . Nearby and along the way beautiful Tibetan farmer villages and paddy fields with Potatoes and Barley. Continue drive up to Nylam Thong-La LalungLa pass (5100m). From the pass, first time you feel you are in roof of the world. Great view of Tibetan dry wide range of landscapes, panoramic mountain view including Mt. Shishapangma and other range. Than continue drive to Thingri village. From Thingri you can see world highest snowy rocky peak Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse ridge and Tso Oyu himalayan range. Continue drive to Lhatse city. Hotel or Guest house B/B plan.
Drive Lhatsse to Xigatse.
Lhatsse to Xigatse drive – 180km. 3900m Today you visit the place of the famous Tashilumpo Monastery with the seat of the Panchen Lama and around other Shakya monastery long the way. Hotel B/B plan.
Drive Xigatse to Gyatse.
Xigatse to Gyatse drive about 90km. 3945m altitude. After visit the TAshilumpo Monastery and including the morning Tibetan Market in Xigatse city, about 2 hours drive you will reach Gyatse city. Gyatse is small bustling Tibetan town steeped in history. The city is 260km south west form Lhasa city. Visit monastery, Khumbum Chorten which was build at 1400AD and village around stay on Hotel B/B plan.
Drive Gyatse to Lhasa.
Gyatse to Lhasa drive – 260km. 3650m altitude. Today drive to Lhasa you will crossing Karo La pass (5050m) which is one of high pass during your kathmandu lhasa overland drive. Another pass Kambala 4800m Karo la pass climb between two lofty mountains, Norzing khang Sa 7223m and Ralung 6236m. On driving you will see Yamdrok Tso (Tibetan Turquoise Lake) which takes an hour to cross. Take a short break on lakeside and after passing Kamba La you will see the Lhasa valley on North and you will enter the Lhasa city after cross Brahmaputra Yarlung Tsampo – The Shangri-La River. Stay on Hotel B/B plan.
Lhasa Sightseeing tour.
Finally you reach in Lhasa after 5 days drive in Tibet. This 2 days you will have sightseeing tour in Lhasa city to visit the Potala Palace Kingdom/palace of Dalai Lama Jhokhang Temple, Barkhor old Tibetan Market and around, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. As well you will observe the modern Tibetan lifestyle, farmer villages and much more. Than get ready to drive Airport for Fly back or Trail or onward destination. Hotel with B/B plan.
Fly or onward destination departure.
After breakfast, Transfer to Airport about 2 hours drive to flight to Kathmandu or onward destination or Train station Drop.