Kathmandu Nepal Mt Everest Lhasa Overland Tour

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A 4WD overland trip across Nepal & Tibet. From the moist, green oxygen-rich jungles of Nepal to the wild and wholly Tibetan countryside, then finally reach to Lhasa(the Place of the Gods). En route, visit Everest Base Camp, see Mt Everest’s north face framed in the prayer flags of Rongbuk Monastery.

Daily Itinerary

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Day 1 Kathmandu to Gyirong, 160km, Approx.10hrs

After breakfast, your driver will pick you from your hotel(altitude: 1300m) and drive to Gyirong port(altitude: 2000m). Although the distance is only 160km, it takes about 10 hours to Gyirong border due to the muddy road condition. Alternatively, you can choose to take a helicopter to Gyriong from Kathmandu, which only takes 25 mins but the price would be much higher.

After arriving at Gyirong port and getting through the custom, you will meet your Tibetan guide and driver. They will take you to Gyirong town(altitude: 2000m) for acclimatization.

Day 2 Gyirong-Tingri
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).
The entrance of the Milarepa’s Meditation Cave is very secluded.
Milarepa’s Meditation Cave
Day 3 Tingri - Rongbuk - EBC - Tingri

Abt 3km from the Friendship Hwy, you get to the village of Chay. From Chay, it’s a winding drive up to Pang-la (5050m). The view here are stupendous on a clear day, and feature of a huge sweep of the Himalay a range, including Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, Gyachung and Cho Oyu. The road then descends past a couple of photogenic villages and runs done in to the fertile Dzaka Valley and Tashi Dzom village. The dirt road then runs up the wide valley, to Pagsum village. The next main village is Cho Dzom and from here the road turns south towards Rongphu. The first view of Everest appear half an hour before you arrive Rongphu. After sightseeing Rongphu and Everest, return back to Tingri for the night.

Though Rongbuk Monastery is not resplendent and magnificent,it is still one of the holiest monasteries in Tibetans’ mind.
Best place to take a photo of Mt. Everest.
Day 4 Tingri - Shigatse

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 fatastic view along the way. 

Standing on the entrance of Tashilhunpo,visitors can see the grand buildings with golden roofs and white walls
Tashilhunpo Monastery covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters
Day 5 Shigatse - Gyantse - Lhasa

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). 

Pelkor Chode Monastery
The white glacier looks spectacular for visitors passing by.
Day 6 Lhasa City

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 the 33rd King - Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and rebuilt later by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. Now it's a museum and world heritage site. 

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

Stay overnight in Lhasa

far view of Potala Palace.
Many pilgrims are worshipping and performing their devotions at the gate of Jokhang.
Day 7 Lhasa Suburb

In the morning, we will go to visit Norbulingka. Norbulingka park is considered the premier park of all such horticultural parks in similar ethnic settings in Tibet. During the summer and autumn months, the parks in Tibet including the Norbulingka, become hubs of entertainment with dancing, singing, music, and festivities. The park is where the annual Sho Dun or 'Yoghurt Festival' is held.

In the afternoon, you are heading to Drepung Monastery, which means Monastery of Rice Heap in the Tibetan language. The entire monastery is large in scale and the white buildings cluster and covers the hillsides. They look like huge rice heaps in the distance, so it is called Drepung. Drepung monastery is the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery, also the highest-ranking monastery in the Gelug Sect.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

An alley of prayer wheels leading up to a pagoda.
Sera Monastery has a rich collection of cultural relics.
Day 8 Departure from Lhasa

Your tour ends today. Our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway Station for your next destination.

Typically Asked Questions from Our Clients



Hi there, I am interested in your Kathmandu-Lhasa overland tour, but am wondering if you also do this tour in the other direction? Thank you!



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have an overland tour between Tibet and Kathmandu. We can do this tour in the other direction. 7 Days Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour is available. The two packages are very similar except for one night stay in EBC. Because from Kathmandu (2500m) to EBC(5540m), the altitude rises up too quick to make one-night accommodation in EBC. So the 8 days tour will skip it for good for your health. On the other hand, the 7 days tour starting from Lhasa city (3600m). You can spend 3 days in Lhasa to acclimatize the altitude before heading to other higher elevations. Shall you fly from your country to Kathmandu first or to China first? And when do you plan to have this tour? Then we can check the flight availability and find out what will be the most suitable tour route for you.



Hi, 2 person from Slovenia, arrive on 23.06.19 in Kathmandu, departure from Kathmandu on 09.07.19. 10 days Nepal to Tibet overland tour via Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake. What will be a total cost for a Tour per Person? Best whises Jozef



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have the 8 Days Kathmandu Nepal Mt Everest Lhasa Overland Tour which is a private tour. 

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 Vias there within 3 working days). 



5-6 days tour ktm-lhasa fly and lhasa -ktm by car for 3 pax A 4WD overland trip across Nepal & Tibet. From the moist, green oxygen-rich jungles of Nepal to the wild and wholly Tibetan countryside, then finally reach to Lhasa(the Place of the Gods). En route, visit Everest Base Camp, see Mt Everest’s north face framed in the prayer flags of Rongphu Monastery.



According to your request, how about having our 6 days Lhasa Kathmandu overland private tour? 

What do you think of this tour? I will send you the quotation after you confirm the arrangement. Before that, please let me know more about your tour plan.

1. When will you do this tour? Different month, the price is different as well.

2. What kind of accommodation would you like to get? The comfortable (4-star), or the economy class (3-star) hotel?



Interested in this 8 day tour Kathmandu Nepal Mont Everest Lhasa in March - April 2019, what would be the cost and requested from me besides covering the cost? Thank you



Due to Tibet's unique background, apart from a Passport and a Chinese Visa, all foreign tourists allowed to enter Tibet must have Tibet Travel Permits. However, Tibet Travel Permit will not be issued for all tours from February to March.

So how about having our 8 days Kathmandu Nepal Mt Everest Lhasa Overland Tour on April 1st? 

It's a private tour which we will arrange a private car and tour guide just for both of you. 



We would like to travel from Katmandu to Lhasa around second week in May. Same as your tour but not visit Everest Base Camp. How much would that tour cost. We could join small group.



In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have a Kathmandu to Lhasa tour. We have 7 Days Kathmandu Gyirong Lhasa Overland Group Tour with the May.8th. Is it available to you?

I will quote for you after you confirm the itinerary. By the way, which hotel star do you prefer? Economy 3-star hotel or comfortable 4-star hotel. 

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