Kathmandu to Lhasa
Currently, there're two ways to get to Lhasa from Kathmandu.
Taking a flight to Lhasa from Kathmandu. There is at least 1 direct flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa every day (during peak tourist season, there're 2 flights). It takes around 1.5 hours to arrive in Lhasa, which is the quickest way to reach Tibet from Nepal. However, the flight is always delayed due to unstable weather conditions. Sometimes, it will be even canceled and put off to the next day, which could disrupt your original tour plan indeed. Travelers should have known this possibility in advance.
Or, taking a car from Kathmandu to Tibet via Gyirong Border, across the Himalayas. Since the Gyirong border reopened on 29th August 2017, travelers could cross the magnificent Himalayan mountains and enjoy the amazing scenery along with the famous Friendship Highway, i.e. Sino-Nepalese Highway. We offer both group and private tours from Kathmandu to Lhasa 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(EBC). If you want to visit EBC as well, please contact our travel consultant for a customized Kathmandu Gyirong EBC Lhasa overland tour.