Tibet Lhasa Overland Tour

Tibet

8 Days

$1,300

This trip includes

Ground transportation in Nepal

Hotels & tea-house accommodation

All meals except in Kathmandu

Local flights cost covered in itinerary

Guided tour & trek throughout the trip

Highlights

The Tibet Lhasa Overland Tour is a popular tour that takes travelers through Tibet’s stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Here are some of the Tibet Lhasa Overland Tour highlights:

Lhasa: The tour starts in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, where travelers can explore the iconic Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street. These landmarks offer a glimpse into Tibet’s rich cultural heritage and spiritual significance.

Yamdrok Lake: One of the most beautiful lakes in Tibet, Yamdrok Lake is 4,441 meters and offers stunning views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains.

Gyantse: A historic town in the Yarlung Valley, Gyantse is home to the impressive Gyantse Kumbum, a stupa with 108 chapels containing murals and sculptures dating back to the 15th century.

Shigatse: The second-largest city in Tibet, Shigatse is home to the Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama, and one of the most important monasteries in Tibet.

Everest Base Camp: Although this tour does not go all the way to Everest Base Camp, travelers can still see stunning views of Mount Everest from several different viewpoints.

Tibetan culture and hospitality: Throughout the tour, travelers can experience the unique culture and hospitality of the Tibetan people, including traditional music, dance, and cuisine.

Scenic drives: Kathmandu to Tibet by road involves scenic drives through stunning landscapes, including high mountain passes, deep valleys, and rolling grasslands.

The Lhasa Overland Tour is a fantastic adventure for those who want to explore Tibet’s natural beauty and rich cultural heritage more relaxedly than some more intense trekking tours.

Overview

Tibet Lhasa Overland Tour {Lhasa to Kathmandu tour} combines a rugged Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour and the classic Tibet Lhasa City Tour. Tibet overland tours start in Kathmandu, where you Rasuwa-Kerung Highway.

Tibet Overland Tour

During the Tibetan part of the journey, you’ll cross Nyalamu Pass (3,800m/12,467ft) and Lalung La Pass (5,050m/16,568ft). You continue the trek to Xigatse by crossing Karo La Pass (5,010m/16,437ft) and Kamba La Pass (4,794m/15,728ft).

Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour

The Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour is a fascinating journey across the Himalayas. Start in the vibrant city of Kathmandu, Nepal, visiting historic sites like Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa.

The adventure begins with a drive to Syabrubesi, then crossing the border into Tibet at Kyirong. Enjoy breathtaking views as you traverse the Tibetan plateau, stopping at Rongbuk Monastery, the highest in the world, for a view of Everest.

The journey continues to Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet, visiting Tashilhunpo Monastery, then onto Gyantse, known for its stunning Kumbum.

Finally, Arrive in Lhasa, the spiritual heart of  Tibet. For two days, explore the iconic Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, and the ancient Drepung and Sera monasteries.

Ensure proper acclimatization and prepare for high altitude. Foreign travelers require a permit to visit Tibet, typically arranged through a travel agency as part of a guided tour. Check with a trusted travel agency for updated information.

Tibet Lhasa Tour offers your Yamdrok  Tso Lake, also known as Turquoise Lake, which is one of the highlights before you go down again to Lhasa. The fan-shaped lake is a 638 km² spread to the south and narrows to the north. Similar to mountains, lakes are considered sacred by Tibetans. Yamdrok Lake is regarded as one of the four holy lakes. The three lakes are Lhamo La-Tso, Namtso, and Manasarovar. Every Tibetan, from the Dalai Lama to local villagers, makes pilgrimages here.

Tibet Lhasa Overland Tour Cost

The cost of a Tibet Lhasa Overland Tour varies depending on factors such as the tour duration, accommodations, and inclusions. On average, a comprehensive 7-night, 8-day tour can range from $1,300 to $2,500 per person. This cost typically covers accommodation in comfortable hotels, all meals during the tour, an experienced English-speaking guide, private transportation, necessary permits for Tibet, and entrance fees to attractions. Travelers are encouraged to choose a reputable travel agency that provides a transparent breakdown of costs and ensures a memorable and enriching experience while exploring the cultural and scenic wonders of Tibet on the Lhasa Overland Tour.

How to Get a Lasha Visa?

To obtain a Lhasa visa, travelers need to apply for a Tibet Travel Permit through a registered travel agency in China. The agency handles the permit process, and travelers must join an organized tour to enter Lhasa.

7 nights 8 days Lhasa Drive Inn Drive out Tour

Experience the enchanting beauty of Tibet with our 7-night, 8-day Lhasa Drive-In, Drive-Out Tour. Begin with Lhasa’s cultural gems—Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street. Explore Gyantse’s historical sites and visit Shigatse’s Tashilhunpo Monastery. Drive through picturesque landscapes to Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp, marveling at the world’s highest peak. The journey continues through Tingri back to Lhasa, offering captivating Himalayan views. Our comprehensive package includes accommodation, meals, a knowledgeable guide, and all necessary permits. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Tibetan culture and landscapes on this unforgettable adventure.

Best time for the Tibet Overland Tour

The best time for a Tibet Lhasa Overland Tour is during the late spring to early autumn, from April to October. This period offers the most favorable weather conditions and allows for a more comfortable and enjoyable journey. In spring (April to June), the landscapes are adorned with vibrant wildflowers, and the temperatures are mild, making it an ideal time for sightseeing and cultural exploration.

Summer (June to August) brings warmer temperatures, but it’s essential to be prepared for occasional showers. This season is optimal for trekking and outdoor activities, with clear skies offering stunning views of Tibet’s unique landscapes.

In autumn (September to October), the weather remains pleasant, and the skies are generally clear, providing excellent visibility for scenic views. The autumn months also coincide with many local festivals, offering travelers the opportunity to immerse themselves in Tibet’s rich cultural celebrations. It’s advisable to avoid the winter months due to harsh weather conditions and road closures, impacting the overall travel experience.

Lhasa Overland Route

The Lhasa tour package or {Tibet tour package}from Kathmandu is the classic 8-day Lhasa Overland Tour, Which is a drive-in and fly-out tour from Kathmandu via Rasuwa-Kerung Highway to Lhasa. Lhasa to Kathmandu by road can also arrange this tour from {Kathmandu to Lhasa flight} in the opposite direction at your request.

We, Tibet tour Packages both group and private tours. A customized itinerary with a travel and accommodation plan is available upon request.

Tibet Lhasa Overland Tour Itinerary

Day 01

Kathmandu (1300) -Kerung Border (145 Km) 06-07 hours drive

Day 02

Kerung - Tingri (4300m) / Lhatse (4,350m): 225 Km/244 Km

Day 03

Tingri/Lhaste - Xigatse (3,900 M): 244 Km

Day 04

Xigatse - Gyantse (3,950m): 90 Km

Day 05

Gyantse - Lhasa (3,650m): 261 Km

Day 6-7

Sightseeing In Lhasa

Day 08

Lhasa - Kathmandu

Itinerary

Day 01

Kathmandu (1300) -Kerung Border (145 Km) 06-07 hours drive

Early in the Morning scenic drive to Kerung Border (Nepal-Tibet Border) through the beautiful Nepalese countryside and after necessary border formalities at Nepalese immigration, an hour adventurous uphill drive by Bus & Van (usually) or 2-hour walks uphill (in case of landslide to Chinese immigration, check-in to the Hotel or Continue drive to Kerung. Stay overnight at the Guest House.

Day 02

Kerung - Tingri (4300m) / Lhatse (4,350m): 225 Km/244 Km

Day drives uphill to the world’s highest plateau, with the typical view of the Tibetan landscape offering the feeling of standing on the world’s roof. From where weather permitting, there is a breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges, including Mt Cho Oyu (8201 M) & Mt Xishapagma (8012M), but dwarfed by the Vastness of the Tibetan plateau. From TINGRI, one can enjoy the magnificence of Mt. Everest (8,848 M). Stay overnight at the Guest House

Day 03

Tingri/Lhaste - Xigatse (3,900 M): 244 Km

Continue scenic drive crossing Over Gyatchu La (5,220M), the highest pass en route to Lhasa via Lhatse, from where a road to Mt Kailash bifurcates to the west. Stay overnight at Yak Hotel.

Day 04

Xigatse - Gyantse (3,950m): 90 Km

Morning sightseeing at the Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. Drive to Gyantse and visit the Kumbum Stupa & Phalkor Monastery. Stay overnight at the Hotel.

Day 05

Gyantse - Lhasa (3,650m): 261 Km

Full-day picturesque drive crossing over Karola (5,010m), Kambala (4,749m), Colorful Yamdrok-Tso Lake, and the Tibetan lifeline river Brahma Putra (Yarlung Tsangpo) – Stay overnight at Flora Hotel.

Day 6-7

Sightseeing In Lhasa

Two full days of sightseeing tours to Lhasa, including Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, And Potala Palace Drepung & Sera Monasteries. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 08

Lhasa - Kathmandu

Early morning drive to Gonggar airport or train station for your departure flight to Kathmandu or your onward destination to Mainland China.

What To Expect?

What's included

  • China/Tibet Visa Fee
  • Airport Pickup/ drop service
  • Hotel Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Private Transportation by jeep/van as per the group size
  • Necessary Tibet Travel Permit
  • Sightseeing and Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • English-speaking Tibetan guide
  • All the Government and local taxes.

What's not included

  • Lunch and Dinner.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Personal expenses like beverage, mineral water, and tips.
  • Natural and political disturbance and unforeseen circumstances.

Review

Without My Everest Trip, this wonderful Tibet trip would not have been possible. To enter Tibet the trip must be prearranged and you should always be accompanied by a guide. My Everest Trip has many years of experience in arranging Tibet tours which is very important for a trip like this. There are many formalities connected to this tour but Puru takes care of all the permits required and offered me great assistance in order to be well prepared for everything. My guide was a kind spirit as Puru only hires the best people.

This tour was an amazing experience. The roof of the world and the peaks of the Himalayas scattered around make you feel small and insignificant yet connected to the higher powers. The five days drive offers scenic views of great beauty leading to two days of sightseeing in Lhasa. Just magnificent.

Choosing a reliable operator for this kind of tour is of paramount importance, therefore I would at all-time recommend My Everest Trip. They offer a great experience and the best service you could wish for, always make you feel special. I would not hesitate for booking a tour in the future with Puru and his team at My Everest Trip.

Thank You!

Andrea
United States

FAQ

Tibet Lhasa Overland Tour By Road / By Flight

How to rich Lhasa ?

To reach Lhasa from Kathmandu by road or flight, focus on opportunities in the thriving tourism sector. Develop transport services, such as buses or taxis, catering to travelers. Establish partnerships with local accommodations to create comprehensive travel packages. Invest in road infrastructure or explore air travel connections to enhance accessibility. Engage in cross-border trade, transporting goods and fostering economic ties between the two regions. Embrace digital platforms for efficient marketing and bookings. Align with sustainable practices and respect cultural sensitivities for enduring success. Leveraging both road and flight options creates a holistic approach to wealth generation in the unique context of Kathmandu to Lhasa connectivity.

Why US

MyEverestTrip is a Nepalese Travel and Trekking Agency based in Kathmandu. We have been operating in different trekking regions for over a decade, traveling with hundreds of travelers worldwide.

With the pure intention to bring trekkers to Nepal’s safety and comfort, we have an entire team of travel planners, guides, and porters. We also have connections to hotels and restaurant lines all over Nepal to ensure that our trekkers get the best possible facilities.

So, here is the reason why you should travel with MyEverestTrip.

Customize Your Itinerary:

We have designed a well-planned Itinerary for all travel destinations around Nepal. However, this Itinerary is customizable as per the needs and requests of our trekkers. Just let us know when and how long you are staying so we can arrange the rest.

Our Expert Guide:

Although all travel agencies claim to have a good guide, many are not informed about the place you are traveling to. However, MyEverestTrip has its licensed guide in Nepal. They have been working in this field for over three decades, collecting all the information about the place/ culture and learning to keep the travelers safe. Also, our guide is good at the English language. We can even hire a guide who can speak Chinese and other European languages for trekking in Nepal upon special request.

Fair and reasonable Cost:

MyEverestTrip has been known for its very economic trek packages in Nepal. You can compare the price we offer with any other travel agency in Nepal and only book with us if you are satisfied with our cost. We try to include all needed expenses during the tour so that you will not be overwhelmed with hidden expenses after the packages are booked.

Your safety is our priority:

Obviously, the safety of our trekkers and team is the utmost priority of MyEverestTrip. Our guide and porters who shall accompany you for the trip will have their insurance. We also encourage Travel insurance for our trekkers. Our treks and trips have been so designed that you only walk an appropriate distance. In any case of emergency, you will always have our back.

Responsible and Eco-Friendly

MyEverestTrip operates with the belief in responsible tourism. This includes

  • We are transparent about the services covered on the trip. There shall be no hidden cost (informed in advance if there’s any)
  • We cover all the places promised before the trek (the trend of skipping places once you book the package has to be discouraged).
  • All our guides and porters are above 18yrs. We highly discourage child labor in the tourism industry
  • We do not leave any wastage behind on the trekking routes. We either dispose of the waste appropriately or carry it back with us and send it to the municipality
  • We do not engage in any activities that affect the people in the trek places of Nepal where we stay.

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