9 days
Duration
4/10
Physicality
US$ 296.00
Single Supplement

Lhasa Kathmandu Overland Trip is one classic Tibet tour that travel from Lhasa to Kathmandu via the friendship highway.

Preciously, Lhasa Kathmandu Overland Trip start from Lhasa, and ends at Zhangmu County. Ever Since the earthquake happened in 2018, Zhangmu has been closed for rebuilding. Thus, Gyirong county, which is 240 kilometers northwesr from Zhangmu, becomes the new port for entering Tibet or Nepal, now it ends at Gyirong county, the last town of Tibet before entering Nepal.

During this 9 days trip, we will not only visit to the religious site of Gelug Pa, and Sakya pa, we will also visit to the highest mountain on this planet – the Mt Everest. You can choose to start this trip from Lhasa, or You can choose to begin this journey from Kathmandu

Departure Date Overview

MonthDeparture dateDeparture dateDeparture date
2019 July10th
2019 August10th
2019 September10th
2019 October10th
2019 November10th
2019 December10th
2020 January10th
2020 February10th
Arrive Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Departure Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Activity Culture sightseeing
Group size

Minimum 8 people, maximum 16 people

INCLUDED
Licensed English-speaking guide
Tibet Travel Permits
Accommodation based on double occupancy
Entrance fees to all sites listed in the itinerary
Arrival and departure airport transfers
Transportation
Walking and driving tour per itinerary
Breakfast
NOT INCLUDED
Medical costs China visa fees
Personal expenses Lunch and Dinner
Single supplement The journey from Gyirong to Kathmandu
D1

Arrive in Lhasa

Arrive in Lhasa airport, meet your guide, and then drive to your hotel. En route, we’ll visit to Nie-Tang Buddha, a Buddha image engraved in the face of the mountain. In the afternoon we’ll take a walk to Norbulingkar, the former summer palace of Dalai Lama.

Overnight: Dekang Hotel | Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
D2

Lhasa

We’ll visit Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and Barkhor Street.
Potala Palace , the winter palace of the Dalai Lama dominates the skyline of Lhassa atop the crest of Marpo Ri hill, the seventh-century Potala is considered Lhasa’s holiest destination for a pilgrimage. Going up the hill, a stone path leads to the 14-story, 1,000-room. Each day, thousands of pilgrims give the prayer wheels a clockwise spin as they make their way to the entrance.
The Jokhang Temple is the home of the statutes of the revered Buddha, Shakyamuni. While all Buddhist statues are adorned with colorful brocade, pearls, turquoise, coral, and silver, solid gold bowls of holy water rest before Shakyamuni as well as offerings of Yuan (money) and khatas (scarves) left by pilgrims.

Then after we will stroll around in the Barkhor street


Overnight: Dekang Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D3

Lhasa

Visit Sera, Drepung, and Nechung monasteries.
Sera Monastery, one of the Six Great Monasteries of Gelug Pa, located at the foot of Hill Tatipu. It is as prestigious as Drepung and Ganden, which had a longer history. Sera in Tibetan means “Wild Rose Garden” since opulent wild rose woods once grew around it.
Drepung monastery once housed 10,000 monks and if we’re lucky, we’ll ease into a dark columned hall to see and hear the lilting, booming chanting of the sutras, or sit under a willow tree and watch the monks engage in theatrical debate.
Nechung Monastery the seat of Nechung, Tibet’s State Oracle. Major decisions of the state are made in consultation with the Nechung Oracle.

Overnight: Dekang Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D4

Lhasa to Gyantse

We’ll depart in the morning to the first site at Yamdrok lake, which is one of the 4 holiest lakes in Tibet. After enjoying the view of the lake, descending from Kampa La (5,050 meters), stop by Karo La Glacier (4,750 meters) to visit the glacier, then head southwest to Simila pass, which is near Gyantse city. After arriving at Gyantse city, you will have your time free to rest

Overnight: Yeti Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D5

Gyantse to Shigatse

In the morning we will visit to Palcho Monastery; then departure for Shigatse. We will visit Tashilhunpo Monasteryafter arriving in this 2nd large city of Tibet

Overnight: Tashi Choeta Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner
D6

Shigatse to Shegar

Today, we will depart early, heading southwest to a road juntion where turn to due south into a narrow valley, which leads to Sakya village, in which the “Mother” monastery of Sakya Pa is located in, we will spend about 2 – 3 hours to explore the village and Sakya Monastery; then after, we will return to the main road and heading to Shegar. We will spend one night in county before heading to Mt EVerest Base Camp;

Overnight: local hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D7

Shegar to Mt Everest then to Tingri

Today, we will depart early around 5:30 am, appximately 15 kilometers from our hotel, we will make a left turn heading east towards Mt Everest. Gyawula Pass would be the best spot for view the great view of Sunrise of Mt Everest, and other 3 mountains with altitude of more than 8000 meters; including Mt Makalu (8463 meters), Mt Lotze (8516 meters), Mt Everest (8844 meters) and Mt Cho Oyo (8201 meters); once enjoying the great nature view, we will continually drive to Rongphuk Monastery, which shall be the “Terminal” for us to approaching Mt Everest; we will spend 1 -2 hours hiking around Rongphuk monastery, and then we will be on our way back; We will arrive at the small town of Tingri, esperience the ethnic culture here, overnight;

Be advised: since 2019, according to new regulation of Mt Everest Nature Reservation, visitors can only reach Rongphuk monastery, and it is forbidden to approaching Base Camp of Mt Everst


Overnight: local hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D8

Tingri to Gyirong

In the morning, we will get to the View-platform of Tingri,from which we could view Mt Everest from disntance if wheather would be permit; then after we will hit the road again. En route we will enjoy the beautiful landscape of Xi-Xia-Bang-Ma mountain; if wheather permit, Mt Everest would be visible from the view – platform of the Old Tingri;

Overnight: local hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D9

Gyirong departure

Today you tour will ends in the Tibet side; our guide and driver will assist you to get to the international port for custom check; Tour ends at the entrance of Custom.

Overnight: Not included | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner


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Lhasa Kathmandu overland tour
Yamdrok lake in winter
athmandu monk
gyantse pelkhor monastery
friensdhip way between Kathmandu and Lhasa
drak yerpa white chorten

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