Tibet Overland Tour

A most beautiful journey over the picturesque Tibet Himalayas from Lhasa to Kathmandu overland. Explore the highlights of the Tibetan heartland driving overland from Lhasa (Tibet) to Kathmandu (Nepal).On these trips, we will travel in Land cruisers 4WD, following the Friendship Highway through some of the most amazing landscape on Earth and staying in the best traditional hotels Tibet has to offer. We'll pass small Tibetan settlements, nomadic herdsmen wandering across the wide arid plains and awe-inspiring mountain peaks. Equally as fascinating is the wealth of cultural interest and we will have plenty of opportunity to explore this side of Tibet, both in Lhasa and the other towns we pass through on our journey.

Facts of This Trip

  • Duration: 08 Days
  • Activities: Tour
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Region: Nepal / Tibet
  • Grade: Easy
  • Group size:Min. 1- Max.12
  • Season: Nov-Jan
  • Max. Altitude: 3650m
  • Transport: Fly in -Drive Out

Tibet Overland Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu/Nyalam (3750 m).
An early start for approx. 6 hrs drive to Kodari, friendship bridge (Nepal/Tibet border). On clear mornings some great views of Mt. Langtang, Mt. Gaurishankar, Mt. MeLungtse and Khumbu Himal range can be seen. After completion of customs and immigration formalities further two and half hours drive to Nyalam. Overnight Guest House.

Day 2: Nyalam/Lhatse (4350 m).
We continue drive via Lalung La (5050 m). Splendid views of Mt Langtang (7245 m), Mt Xixapangma (8013 m), Mt Dorje Lakpa (6980 m) can be seen from here. Overnight Guest House.

Day 3: Lhatse/Shigatse (3900 m).
Continue drive to Shigatse, site of the famous Tashilungpu Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama until his death in 1989. Its huge Thanka wall is clearly visible from the North side of the road. Overnight Hotel.

Day 4: Shigatse/Gyantse (3950 m).
After visiting Tashilungpu Monastery in the morning, drive to Gyantse two hours away. Gyantse is a small bustling town steeped in history. It lies 264 kms. southwest of Lhasa on the northern bank of Nyang Chu river. In the 15th century it served as the capital of a small kingdom. Visit Kumbum Chorten, Palkor Chode Monastery, Gyantse Dzong. Built around 1400 AD, later it became the main centre for trade with British India. Overnight Hotel.

Day 5: Gyantse/Lhasa (3650 m).
Eight hours drive bring us to Lhasa crossing Karo-La (5010 m) and Kamba-La (4794 m) on the way. Karo-La climbs between two awesome mountains, Nozing Khang Sa (7223 m) and Ralung (6236 m). We pass the Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake) en route. After passing Kamba-La, Lhasa valley can be seen to the North. We cross the Brahmaputra River before reaching Lhasa. Overnight Hotel.

Days 6 - 7: In Lhasa.
Guided sightseeing tour of Lhasa including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, surrounding Barkhor market, Drepung and Sera monasteries. Overnight Hotel

Day 8: Lhasa/Kathmandu.
Transfer to airport for departure flight to Kathmandu or onward destination.

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