Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tibet Overland Tour (7 nights/8 days)
Tibet is indeed a very rich and beautiful land, located on the highest plateau on Earth at an average altitude over 4000 meter. It is nowadays the South west frontier ofChina. Aptly called the Root of the World. Let the age old Tibetan myths & mysteries cast an enchanted spell that holds a visitor in thrill and excitement.
Tibet overland tour 8 day overland adventure in Tibet with one way Trans Himalayan breathtaking flight. This tour is for those who love to Himalayas and high altitude lands. Anyone who is seeking for adventure can take this tour package and fulfill their adventure fetish. The tour includes loads of driving in the high altitude lands and can really answer the curious questions about the Tibet and its high Plateaus.
The first part of the tour offers fascinating views of the incredible formation of the highest plateau of the world with awesomely beautiful rocks, cascades and canyons slightly hidden in the flying mists amidst the mighty presence of MT XISHAPAGMA (8,212 m) and the 2nd part brings you so close to the Shangri-La of Tibet making you feel yourself as being part of a unique culture, a rich tapestry woven with legends, myths, rituals and festivals. The last part takes you over the majestic Himalayas offering you the long cherished breathtaking view of the Himalayan ranges including MT EVEREST (8,848m) by an hour long Trans - Himalayan flight on your way back from LHASA toKATHMANDU . Most interesting , this tour offers a lifetime opportunity to admire and compare the magnificence of the lofty Himalayas from three dimensions - from south, north & sky. Your memories of holiday in TIBET is enriched by the lingering impression of the most lavishly decorated huge monasteries & temples, saffron colored monks, ever smiling people & their typical lifestyle and above all , the challenging Himalayas.
Tibet Overland Tour Highlights:
Adventurous drive by the best 4Wd land cruiser thought the world beautiful highway, Inspiring landscapes, superb mountain views, rich Buddhist history & culture & Tibetan Nomads, Visit the), Explore the cultural highlights of the historic capital cities of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse Spectacular flight to Lhasa passing right over Mount Everestand many of the highest peaks in the world (if you fly to Kathmandu from Lhasa)
Tour Name: Tibet Overland Tour
Tour Duration: 8 days
Autumn (August, Sept, & Oct), spring (March & April) & summer (May, June & July)
Trip Grade: Moderate
Maximum Altitude: 5,082m/16,670ft
Accommodation: Hotels and Guest Houses
Transportation: Land Cruiser (4WD TOYOTA) for private tour / Van or Mini Bus for Group Tour
Group Size: Min 2 pax up to 10, this tour can be arranged for both individuals and small group travelers any time on your request. Budget tour group size is up to 40 pax
Tour Price: For the most up-to-date and competitive price, please Contact Us
Tibet Overland Tour Itinerary
Day 01:Day 01: Kathmandu (1320m) – Zhangmu (2,500m) Nyalam (3,700m): 123km / 156km
Leave Kathmandu early in the morning to cover the123km to reach the Nepal-: Tibet Border. After completing the immigration formalities at the border, we drive towards Nyalam. Moving up a series of incredibly steep switchbacks, which passes through a mossy gully with cascading waterfalls, we reach Nyalam. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 02: Zhangmu / Nyalam – Xegar (4,050m): 244km/200km
Day drive uphill to the highest plateau of the world with the typical view of Tibetan landscape offering sheering sheer feeling of standing on the roof of the world crossing over LALUNG LA (5,050M) weather permitting with breath taking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt. CHO OYU (8,201m) & Mt. Xishapagma (8,012m) but dwarfed by the vastness of the Tibetan plateau. . Overnight at Guest House.
Day 03: Xegar – Xigatze (3,900m): 244 km
Continue scenic drive crossing over Gyatchu La (5,220m), the highest pass en route to Lhasa via Lhatse from where a read to Mt. Kailash Bifurcates to the west. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Shigatse to Gyantse – (3950m) 90kms.
In the morning visit the Tashilunpo Monastery and the free bazaar of Xigaste. After lunch embark on a pleasant 2 hours drive to Gyantse. Here you visit the Khumbum Stupa and Phalkot Monastery. Overnight in Gyantse at a hotel.
Day 05: Gyantse to Lhasa - [(3650m) 216 kms.
the full day picturesque drive crossing the 2 passes The Karo La (5010m) and Kamba La (4794m) pass and Lake Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake). You will cross the Tibetan lifeline river Bramha Putra(Yarlung Tsangpo) and see the distant views of the Potala Palace. Overnight in Lhasa at a hotel.
Day 06: Lhasa Sightseeing Tour
Foremost, our tour begins with a visit to Sera Monastery. An experienced tour guide also working as an interpreter escorts we to this preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs. Equally adventurous and exciting tempo builds up while touring Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Jokhang Temple is another important sacred site which unravels more deep seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. Visit to Barkhor Market can be quite a change from other visits as we roam around the city savoring every tiny detail from stall hawkers coaxing their clients to purchase their goods to exhibition of Tibetan culture, custom and tradition. Eventually, the tour for the day concludes as you return to the comforts of your hotel.
Day 07: Another Sightseeing Day in Lhasa
Like the previous day, you experience invaluable insights during your visits to Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery. This 17th century Potala Palace offers an awesome view of entire city and also has private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Ancient history has it that Drepung Monastery which was built in 14th century used to shelter around 10,000 monks but as now there has been quite a declination resulting in only few hundreds. Tibetans' respect and belief are immensely knotted with this monastery.
Day 08: Final departure from Lhasa
Early morning drive to airport for departure flight to Kathmandu or to your onward destination.
Extend your Holiday
Tibet Overland Tour do not included any services in Kathmandu like hotels, tour and trekking in Nepal, but on your request we can help you to get any level of accommodation, Airport pick up, arrangements of Trekking, Day Hiking, Sightseeing and Cultural Tour , Rafting, Jungle Safari, Flight, Paragliding, Car Rental and more.
Accommodations in Tibet
All accommodation lodgings have been chosen for their standard of hygiene, standard of service, location and food quality. All accommodation is based on twin sharing basis, During your tour we will use Hotel Flora or Snowland in Lhasa, Everest Friendship Hotel in Xigatse, Hotel Utse in Gyantse, Snow Leopard hotel in Tingri, Everest View Hotel or similar hotel in Ronbuk, Nyalam Hotel in Nyalam, Sherpa/Ganggyal Hotel hotel in Zhangmu. Single supplement will be provided on request it cost US$ 190 single supplement fee.
if clients want to use deluxe and best accommodations available we can upgrade the accommodation on the tour as per your request, in Lhasa can use 5 star hotel, Xigatse and Gyantse ¾ star hotel and rest of the places best hotel available to upgrade the tour please contact us
Meals in the Tour
Every day's breakfast is included in the package. This will be a dish of Tibetan or continental origin cooked by the lodgings you stay at. Lunch, dinner and any extra food are up to you; as a rough guide, budget USD 12 to USD 18 per day.
Hotel, arrival/departure transfer
All necessary Tibet travel permits
Getting Chinese visa and Tibet Travel permit
Kathmandu - Tibet boarder transportation by comfortable vehicle
Tibet Overland Transfer by Private Land Cruiser (4WD Toyota)
Accommodation in Tibet on twin sharing basis
English speaking Tibetan guide
All fees for sightseeing and Monasteries as outlined in the itinerary
All applicable taxes and service charges
Accommodation and any services in Kathmandu
Chinese visa fee, Air Fare, Travel insurance
Meals other than breakfast in Tibet
Extra expenses if incase political and natural problem
Tips for guides and driver
Nepal visa fee