How to get to Lhasa from Kathmandu?
Two ways. Take a flight to Lhasa from Kathmandu. There is one direct flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa every day (others are connecting flights). It takes around two hours to arrive in Lhasa, which should be the quickest way to reach Tibet from Nepal. However, the flight is always delayed due to the unstable weather condition. Sometimes, it will be even canceled and put off to the next day, that could disrupt your original tour plan indeed. So, travelers should have known this possibility in advance.
Or, you can take the second option. Kathmandu – Gyirong Border – Tibet, by car. Since Gyirong border reopened on 29th. August 2017, foreigners could enjoy the amazing scenery along with the famous Friendship Highway, i.e. Sino-Nepalese Highway once again. We offer both group and private tours from Kathmandu to Lhasa for travelers with different needs. The basic route is Kathmandu – Gyirong border (Nepal) – Gyirong Town (Tibet) – Tingri – Shigatse – Gyantse – Lhasa. Considering the altitude sickness, we will have a far view of Everest instead of visiting Everest Base Camp. But this is only the itinerary of the group tour. If you want to visit EBC as well, please contact our travel consultant for a customized Kathmandu Gyirong EBC Lhasa overland tour.
Documents in need
Foreigners have to apply for the China Group Visa in Kathmandu, even if you already have a valid China Visa. It’s a compulsory regulation. We have long-term partners in Kathmandu who can help you with it. You just need to send us the passport copy by email. Then, we will handle the rest things.