Kathmandu Nepal Mt Everest Lhasa Overland Tour

Duration:
8 Days
Destination:
Kathmandu-Tingri-Shigatse-Lhasa
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Private 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 Rongphu Monastery.

DayRoute
1 Kathmandu to Gyirong, 210km
2 Gyirong-Tingri
3 Tingri - Rongbuk - EBC - Tingri
4 Tingri - Shigatse
5 Shigatse - Gyantse - Lhasa
6 Lhasa City
7 Lhasa Suburb
8 Departure from Lhasa by Flight
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-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).
  • Milarepa's 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.
It is nice to watch the sunrise and the sunset at EBC. And if you couldn’t fall asleep at night, it is worthy to enjoy a spectacular starry sky on a clear night.
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. 

Tashilhunpo Monaster was founded by the First Dailai Lama in 1447
“Tashilhunpo” means “Auspicious Sumeru” in Tibetan language
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

As the capital city, Lhasa is the political, economic, cultural, communication and tourism center of Tibet with a history over 1300 years.

The Potala Palace stands in the ancient Lhasa for centuries and plays an important role in Tibetan people’s beliefs.
In front of the Jokhang Temple, you can see many pilgrims are worshipping and performing their devotions.
Day 7 Lhasa Suburb

Today you will visit attractions in Lhasa suburb. You will stay long hour on sightseeing under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/ hat/ sunscreen, etc.

Drepung Monastery is one of the three greatest Gelug university gompas in Tibet.
Sera Monastery has a rich collection of cultural relics
Day 8 Departure from Lhasa by Flight

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.

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KAMA***

2019-03-03

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.

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nance

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?

Mila***

2019-03-03

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

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nance

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. 

Wend***

2019-02-26

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.

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Cherry

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. 

barb***

2018-12-06

We will be in Kathmandu on 22 aprile and need to return on 4 may for flight home. We nedd 3 or 4 days for the Tibet permiss and Chinese Visa, so we can leave to Kathmandu on 26 april or later. I need to know how much this would cost so that I can plan for it and I can book the flight. Thank you Barbara

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Cherry

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to join the 7 Days Kathmandu Gyirong Lhasa Overland Group Tour with the departure date on Apr.28th. 

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).

Cole***

2018-11-28

I will be in Kathmandu and am looking to go to Tibet. I am willing to share, but am not traveling with anyone. I will need to go back to KTM to return home. I plan on being in KTM April 12 or so and need to return on April 23 for flight home. I have a multiple entry Chinese visa and wonder if that will be enough to enter Tibet? I am also on a budget so need to know how much this would cost so that I can plan for it. Thank you.

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Caroline

In your inquiry, you mentioned that you would like to visit Tibet from Kathmandu in April 2019.

 

Here is the thing, according to the regulation, if you will enter Tibet from Nepal, you don’t need to get the Chinese Visa in your country. Even if you already have one. Because you have to apply for the China Group Visa in Kathmandu, under a Nepali travel agency’s help. We have a long-term Nepali partner who can help you with it. It takes at least three working days and needs your original passport.

 

Besides, the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu only accepts the visa applications from 10:00~11:00 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Moreover, they’ll not work on weekends or holidays. It means, if we get your original passport before 11 a.m. on 12th April (Friday), we can get your visa and passport back around 10 a.m. on 15th. (Monday). Then, you can fly to Lhasa on the same day.

 

Thus, I have to ask you a question first, when will you arrive in Kathmandu on 12 April? Can we get your passport before 11 a.m.?

 

I can only suggest you the available tour package once I get the answer from you.

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