Kathmandu Gyirong Lhasa Overland Group Tour

7 Days
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In this itinerary, you can explore different cultures and natures in both Nepal and Tibet. By an overland drive from Kathmandu to Tibet via Gyirong port, you will enjoy breathtaking landscapes along the road. Visits to Mt. Everest, Karola Glacier, and Yamdroktso Lake will show you the natural beauty of Tibet, while Tashilumpo Monastery, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street will offer you a close encounter with mysterious Tibetan culture.

1 Kathmandu to Gyirong, 210km
2 Gyirong to Tingri, 300km
3 Tingri to Shigatse, 240km, Approx. 9hrs
4 Shigatse - Gyantse - Lhasa, 375km
5 Lhasa sightseeing
6 Lhasa Suburb
7 Lhasa departure
Day 1 Kathmandu to Gyirong, 210km

Our local operator will pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu and get together around 6:00am, and then we will drive from Kathmandu to Rashuwaghadi (the border between China-Nepal), en-route, you’ll enjoy the marvelous scenery along the way, the rush green mountains, valleys, rivers, etc. After immigration formalities at Gyirong port, you will meet our Tibetan tour guide and driver, then continue drive to Gyirong town.

Stay overnight in Gyirong, Guesthouse

Day 2 Gyirong to Tingri, 300km

Drive along the Highway to Tingri where you can get wonderful view of Himalayan ranges, specially Mt. Shisha Pangma and before Old Tingri 40km from where you can get lovely view of highest peaks on the world, such as Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest(8848m), Mt. Qowowuyag (8201m), Mt. Makalu (8463m).

Stay overnight in Tingri, Guesthouse

Day 3 Tingri to Shigatse, 240km, Approx. 9hrs

Drive from Tingri to Shigatse today, which takes abt 7hrs. Please feel free to ask your driver to stop at any time if you want to take a photo of the fantastic view along the way

Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3★ / 4★

Tashilhunpo Monastery is located at the foot of Drolmari (Tara's Mountain), Shigatse
Tashilhunpo Monastery covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters
Day 4 Shigatse - Gyantse - Lhasa, 375km

Drive Shigatse to Lhasa via Gyantse by Southern Friendship Hwy. You will pass by the fertile Nyangchu Valley, a wide agricultural plain where colourfully decorated yaks and horses are used by Tibetan farmers to till the land, and Khamba-la Pass (4794m). 

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★ / 4★

Pelkor Chode Monastery
The white glacier looks spectacular for visitors passing by.
Day 5 Lhasa sightseeing

In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and first take you to visit the famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, it was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and rebuilt it later in the 17th century by 5th Dalai Lama, now it is a museum and world heritage site.

In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the old Lhasa city. Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred temples in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since from early days. After that you will take a walk around the Barkhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as well as a crowded central market of Lhasa, located in the old area of Lhasa City Tibet, it is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★ / 4★

The Potala Palace is the world's highest palace, castle and monastery.
khang Temple has a beautiful golden roof, which will attract you when you get close to it. The golden roof of Jokhang Template. Ancient wooden beams and rafters can be found under the roof.
Day 6 Lhasa Suburb

Today’s first attraction is to visit Drepung Monastery which is the world's largest monastery that housed for more than 10,000 monks; it was the resident of the Dalai Lama. After lunch, you will continue to visit the Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive thing of Sera Monastery is the Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard between 15:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★ / 4★

Drepung Monastery was the largest monastery in Tibet, with over 10,000 monks. Now, this monastery houses about 700 monks.
Sers Monastery, a best place to see the colorful debates on Buddhist doctrines
Day 7 Lhasa departure
Your Tibet tour ends today. After breakfasts, you will be free for the morning. Our staff will collect you at your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway Station.

All prices are in US Dollar / Person

Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

2019-07-01 ~ 2019-10-10 2019-10-11 ~ 2019-12-31
USD1880 USD1400

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2019-07-01 ~ 2019-10-10 2019-10-11 ~ 2019-12-31
USD1920 USD1450

Discount Policy

You may only enjoy one of the advantageous policy, not both.

Option A:3 or More to Join the Same Group $30 / person
Option B:Tour in Apr~Oct
  • To book 6-month prior tour starts 5% Off / person
  • To book 3-month prior tour starts 3% Off / person

Booking Policy

A minimum of 2 people for opening a new group is required.

Confirmed DatesBook at least 12 working days ahead of time
Dates Listed2 Persons or above, 45-day prior
Dates Not Listed2 Persons, 90-day prior
3 Persons or above, 45-day prior


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No desired date of departure? Please send us an inquiry and we will try to arrange your tour according to your plan.

Our Service


*Transfer from Kathmandu to Gyirong border(you don't have to wait for the bus for hours on Gyirong border!)

*Lodgings: 4 Nights, a twin room in 3★/4★;   2 Night, a twin room in Guesthouse;

*Travel-licensed vehicle according to group size & season as itinerary needed including gas and parking fee;

*Drop-off from your hotel to Lhasa Gonggar Airport at 6:00 am,8:30 am and 12:30 pm on the last day;

*Guide: experienced local English-speaking tour guide;

*Attractions: all entrance fee mentioned in itinerary;

*Permit: Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB); Alien's Travel Permit(PSB);

*Travel Agency Liability insurance;

*Government Tax;

*Food & lodgings for guide & driver;

*Oxygen tank for emergency use;

*Two bottles of mineral water per person per day;


* China Group Visa

* International or domestic flight out of Tibet; (We can book the domestic flight/train ticket at the BEST price. Please contact us for details.)

* If you miss the free transfer schedule due to flight delay or cancelation, then you are required to pay private transfer from USD 80/vehicle/time.

* Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are not included but we will recommend some good ones for you according to your requirements. Usually, it takes 3-10 USD per person for each meal.

* While Gratuities for guide and driver is NOT mandatory, it is expected. Based on their service, you can tip them on the last day of the tour. Each of you is suggested to tip them 5-10 USD/day in total;

* All the commission and tax charged by PayPal, Bank, and government when making payment. (e.g. PayPal --- 4.2%. Wire transfer --- 2%);

* Personal expenses;

* Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions.


*On day 01, we will start about 6:00 am since the road condition is poor and it takes us about 8-9hours to reach the border.

*Considering the increasing high altitude from 1370m of Kathmandu to 5200m of the EBC, to avoid the high altitude sickness, we will arrange the sightseeing of Mt. Everest on the way from Gyirong to Tingri, instead of driving to Everest Base Camp.

*Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB) usually takes about 12-working-day to apply. If you couldn't provide the required docs & info on time, an extra handling fee will be charged. Please consult your travel consultant for details;

*We reserve the right to change the itinerary order and attractions in Lhasa;

*If you prefer to book your own hotels over those included in our group tour, please meet the rest of the group at their daily hotel on time. We don't include the transfers to your own hotels;

*We need to pick up and drop off all members of the group on first & last day from Lhasa Airport/Railway, please book the flight or train as your travel advisor's suggestion;

*Due to the special nature of Tibet travel, any unforeseeable and unavoidable objective circumstances, including but not limited to natural disasters, war, terrorism, riot, civil commotion, strikes, public health emergencies, government action, major traffic jams, delay or cancellation of flight/train, attractions temporarily closed. etc., resulting in a change of itinerary, the increased cost will be paid by travellers; if any attraction visits have to be cancelled due to the same reasons above, GTT won't be held responsible for a refund except certain attraction entrance fee which will be solely decided by GTT.

*Single Supplement: our quote is based on twin rooms. For single travellers, single supplement is required at the time of booking. If later we manage to match you with another traveller to share the twin rooms, the single supplement will be refunded.

* From Nepal to Tibet, you are required to apply for China Group Visa at China embassy in Nepal with our assistance even if you have had China Visa already. After you book your Tibet tour with us, we will send an official invitation letter for you to our partner in Kathmandu. After your arrival in Kathmandu, our Nepali partner will meet you for your original passport. With invitation letter, your original passport and one photo(passport photo size with white background), our Nepali partner could help you get your China Group Visa there in 3 working days.

Asked Questions from our Clients



We're from Malaysia. Looking for a casual and relaxing trip to Tibet with no heavy activities (hiking, trekking).



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have a casual and relaxing trip to Tibet. Considering your preference, below I recommend 6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Group Tour and  8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt. Everest Group Tour for you.



Hello, I am looking for a trip that lasts about 7 days beginning on 4/28. I will be traveling with a friend and we both live in Shanghai. What is the process like in terms of getting all of our documents in order, I know that because we live here we need a permit to travel there. I am from the USA and my friend is from Colombia. What is the process like? How long will it take? Thank you, I look forward to your response.



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Group Tour.  May I suggest you consider our Lhasa Kathmandu Overland Group Tour instead? There are 2 reasons,

#1. If you enter China from Kathmandu, even if you have China Visa(it would be invalid if you go to Tibet from Kathmandu), you need to apply for China Group Visa. Right now, there're 5 minimum traveler numbers for applying it. So fewer and fewer travelers choose this route.

#2. Kathmandu to Lhasa group tour has to omit Everest Base Camp, as the altitude would suddenly rise from 1200m(Kathmandu city) to 5200m(Everest Base Camp) in 3 days. It's possible for group members to suffer altitude sickness. For the rest attractions, the 2 itineraries are the same.



Hello, Me and my partner are arriving in Kathmandu the night of April 10 and would like to do the 7-day overland tour of Tibet as soon as possible after arriving. I understand you need 3 days to process our Visa for entering Tibet. Please let us know if you have availability for this tour starting April 14th. Thanks, Jeanne



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have the 7 Days Kathmandu Gyirong Lhasa Overland Group Tour with the departure date on Apr.14th. According to our company's booking policy, we can open a new group tour to you if two of you book the tour with us 45 days in advance. There are less than 45 days before the departure date.

So we can't open this group tour to you. 

How about having this group tour as a private tour? 

May I know your nationality? The cost of China Group Visa is different from a different nationality.

I will quote for you after you confirm the itinerary. 



Je regarde Kathmandu Gyirong Lhasa Overland Group Tour. Qui me correspond bien. Avez-vous de dates de prévues au départ de Katmandou ? Nous sommes deux adultes. Bien cordialement



In your inquiry, you mentioned two of you would like to join the 7 Days Kathmandu Gyirong Lhasa Overland Group Tour. We have this group tour with the departure date on May.7th, May.25th, Jun.7th, and Jun.19th. Which departure date do you prefer?



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In your inquiry, you said “I am ltonser. I need help. What can I do it?” I am sorry, what’s Itonser? I don’t understand.


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