This exotic 7 days Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour offers amazing views of the Himalaya and the picturesque Tibetan landscape and scenery. The visit to the old cities such as Lhasa – the capital city of Tibet, Gyantse and Shigatse, will give you a complete insight of Tibet's religion, cultural treasures, and dreamlike landscape. The most highlighted point of this Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour by Road is Everest Base Camp en route will be a life-time memory to overcome you and get higher to the top of the world. Kathmandu to Lhasa distance is 700 miles drive by bus or 4WD drive.
The friendship highway, which runs all the way from Lhasa to Kathmandu via Zhangmu – Kodari border has remained closed due to Nepal earthquake April 2015. Now we follow the newly opened Pasang Lhamu high way from Kathmandu to Rasuwa Gadhi boarder for Lhasa road trip from Kathmandu. The total length of the road drive will be 1125km. Monsoon rain may affect the road in Nepal section if one is driving during rainy season. If you have viewed the scenery of Himalayas in Nepal, the Everest Base Camp in Tibet can be ignored from the tour itinerary. It takes 3 nights 4 days to get to Lhasa then stay in Lhasa for 2-3 days to visit Lhasa’s cultural heritages highlights. It is said that Kathmandu to Lhasa distance via Kerung is to be shorter. Now tourist can enter Tibet by land driving from Kathmandu to Rasuwa Border (Kerung).
The Overland drive in tour had been closed since 2015 earthquakes but it is the boarder reopened between Nepal and China (between Rasuwa and Kerung also spelled Gyirung by Chinese) and travel agencies operate Lhasa tour by road drive from Kathmandu. It could be ideal for adventure lover and keen budget travelers. After visiting Tibet, one can return to Kathmandu by flight or take the new Qinghai-Tibet train to Xi'an, Beijing, Shanghai to reach China Mainland.
Visa and Permits: from Kathmandu to Tibet, you must firstly obtain Tibet Entry Permit and visa invitation letter from Tibet Tourism Bureau, then to hand in the documents to the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu for group tourist visa, tourist visa is valid up to 30 days. We wilderness Excursion – a Nepal based certified travel and trekking agency in Kathmandu can handles all your travel needs for Kathmandu to Tibet tour by overland and flight transportation.
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Wilderness Excursion (P) Ltd is a government certified fully and licensed best adventure trekking agency based in Kathmandu Nepal and documented by the tourism authority of the government of Nepal to run tours, travel, trekking, mountaineering expeditions, and other travel related activities. Wilderness Excursion is proud member of TAAN (Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal) NTB (Nepal Tourism Board) NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project) HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association etc. Committed and dedicated. Wilderness Excursion is run by committed and dedicated professionals with decades long experience in trekking and climbing having passion to our work. Our guide and field support staff are highly experienced, helpful and friendly to take care of all your trekking holidays needs in the Himalaya that enhance for your memorable trip. We are specialized for effectively planned trekking tours to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, India and Pakistan and beside this we arrange Cultural Tours, Village Excursion, Short Adventure Activities like; Bungee Jump, Paragliding, Ultra…Read Review