Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Tour

7 Days, from AU $1,811

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Monk strolling down Lhasa

Potala Palace

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Pay a visit to the Potala Palace, winter palace of Dalai Lama, enter the Johkang temple representing the spiritual center for the Buddhists in Tibet, and get a hold of the Namtso Lake looking like a pool of liquid silver when the sun is reflecting on the water.

This 7-days trip through Tibet will allow you to experience a visit to the Everest Base Camp creating life-time memories as it is one of the places you should have visited. Travel overland following the Sino-Nepal highway, driving along the old cities of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse which you will get to visit. This is the perfect trip to get a complete impression of Tibet’s religion, cultural treasures and dreamlike landscape.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Lhasa

After arriving in Lhasa, you will be met by a local tour guide who will welcome you at the airport/train station after which he will transfer you to the hotel. Here, you have the chance to acclimatize the high altitude.

Day 2: Lhasa

Your tour today will begin from UNESCO World Heritage site - Potala Palace, which is also the winter palace of Dalai Lama. It's situated at 12,139 feet above sea level. It's a 13-story high building that contains over 1,000 rooms, various statues, stupas, murals and artefacts.

Then continue onwards to Jokhang Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a spiritual centre for Buddhists in Tibet. Next to the temple there is Bakhor Street, filled with pilgrims and street vendors, selling traditional Tibetan items such as prayer wheels and jewellery. After the tour through Lhasa, you will be taken back to your hotel for your overnight stay.

Day 3: Lhasa

In the morning, tourists are going to visit Drepung monastery which was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416. Ganden palace is used as Dalai Lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace.

In the afternoon, there will be paid a visit to the Sera Monastery---It was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419. The highlight is the Monks debating at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon.

Day 4: Lhasa to Shigatse

In the morning, you will drive from Lhasa to Shigatse . Along the way you will drive over the Gampala pass (4790m) and you will be able to get a glimpse of the Tamdrok-tso (4400m). The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains leaving you with a spectacular view of the Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar (7191m) which is the highest mountain near Lhasa.

There will be a stop in Gyantse to visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. Gyantse was historically Tibet's third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).

After one and a half driving, you will arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, you will visit Tashilunpo Monastery, the seat of Tibet's second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama. You will stay in Shigatse for the night.

Day 5: Shigatse to Everest via Tingri

Today, you will start with a drive back to Lathse where you can enjoy your lunch. Then, head onwards to Shegar where you will most likely be able to have a view of the Mount Everest in the distance, if the weather is clear enough. Along the way, you will pass one of the highest passes in Tibet, Pang La Pass (5050m) and a stunning view of all the five highest peaks in the world are presented to you at this point. After a 4 to 6 hour drive, you will arrive at Rongbuk monastery where you will stay at a dorm or big tent nearby.

Day 6: Everest to Kyilong Town

If the weather is good, you will be able to see the sunrise on the top of Mount Everest in the morning after which you will pay a visit to the Everest Base Camp. Continue with a drive to the Tongla pass to see the panoramic view of the Himalaya mountain range. Then drive onwards down to Kyilong which is surrounded by forest and has a lower altitude (2600m).

Day 7: Departure Kathmandu

In the morning, you will drive to the new tourist border, Kyilong, where your tour guide will assist you in crossing the border. This is where your journey will end. It is optional to arrange an overland transfer between Kyilong border to Kathmandu.

Travel Styles

All Get About Asia trips have been designed to make sure you have an unforgettable travel experience. We have developed several trip styles to cater for our diverse range of travellers. Read what your ideal Get About Asia experience might look like here.

Standard:from AU $1,811

All GetAboutAsia prices are based on twin share and depend on availability and season. All our itineraries can be customised including international flights and extra nights. For questions or further information, Enquire Now!

Important Information

Accommodation:

Hotels/dorm room each night of the itinerary (excluding your departure day). All GetAboutAsia accommodation is handpicked by us.

Inclusions:
  • All necessary travel permits for Tibet (excluding the Chinese visa)
  • Tourist bus/minibus transportation with experienced local driver during tour
  • Tourist bus/minibus transportation between airport/train statin and Hotel at designated period of time
  • Experienced Local Tibetan private guide
  • 4 nights of Economy Hotel twin sharing accommodation with breakfast (B.B), 1 night Dorm or Big Tent with humble accommodation near Rongpuk Monastery, 1 night at Local Basic Hotel in Kyilong.
  • One welcome or welfare dinner
  • All admission fee of tourists sites listed in the itinerary
  • Oxygen bottles/Oxygen tank cylinder provided during the tour days in Tibet

Info Exclusions:

  • Chinese visa
  • Lunches and Dinners, Breakfast at Rongpuk Monastery
  • Tips to driver and tour guide
  • Single room supplement if clients request a private room in hotels
  • Kyilong border to Kathmandu land transfer, if clients need this service, please make a reservation in advance at about 50-100USD/person according to group size.
Price Dependent:

Availability of accommodation and season.

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