Lhasa Overland Tour

Duration: 9 Days
Price: US $1550
  • DestinationTibet
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • ActivityTour
  • TransportationNA
  • AccomodationHotel + Lodges
  • Min Person4
Know more

Tibet is rightly located at the center of Asia with a population of some 6 million people. This ancient trading center having an average altitude of 13,000 feet above sea level compasses an area of 2.5 million square kilometers. The earth's highest mountains, a vast arid plateau and great river valleys have associated Tibet to be the most sought tourist destination among the world. One who visited will be rewarding with its enriched culture and impressive natural beauty as a bonus. Wilderness Excursion operates Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour. For more information, please kindly write us and send your tour requirements with details such as group size, travel duration, arrival date etc.

Trip Highlights of Lhasa Overland Tour

Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Backhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera monastery, Pelchor Monastery, Kumbum Stupa, Yamdrok Lake, Syaka Monastery, Tashilump Monastery, Drive to Tibet from Kathmandu 

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Join Kathmandu 1300m
  • Day 02: City sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Kathmandu — Zhangmu—Nyelam (3700) 160 km drive, about 6 hours on wheel
  • Day 04: Nyelam—Old Tingri –Lhatse (4200m) 260 km, about 6 hours on wheel
  • Day 05: Lhatse—Syaka—Shigatse (3700m) 230 km, about 5 hours on wheel
  • Day 06: Shigatse—Gyantse—Lhasa (3650m) 360 km, about 7 hours on wheel
  • Day 07: Lhasa Tour of the world heritages and Tibetan history
  • Day 08: Lhasa Sightseeing (Tour of the most important monasteries in Tibet)
  • Day 09: Departure from Lhasa or next destination

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Join Kathmandu 1300m Arrive in Kathmandu and you will be received by our company representative and transferred to the selected hotel. And a short brief about your trip. Stay overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02 :City sightseeing in Kathmandu Full day Sightseeing in UNESCO listed historical sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath(monkey temple), and Pashupatinath in Kathmandu Valley with experience Tour Guide by private car/van, Stay overnight in Hotel.
  • Day 03 :Kathmandu — Zhangmu—Nyelam (3700) 160 km drive, about 6 hours on wheel Early morning, drive from Kathmandu to Nepal-Tibet border (Kodari). After finishing immigration formalities at Nepal side, our Tibetan guide at China side will pick you up at the border with the permit. And then, along the longest valley—Zhangmu valley in Tibet, you will continue drive up the steep switch back road to Nyelam town.
  • Day 04 :Nyelam—Old Tingri –Lhatse (4200m) 260 km, about 6 hours on wheel After Lablung-La pass (5050m), the journey continues across the Tibetan plateau with fabulous peak view of Mt. Shishapangma (Alt.8012m). Old Tingri is an old town from which you can see Mt. Everest and Mt. Cho-Oyu, Afterwards, continue drive to Shegar.
  • Day 05 :Lhatse—Syaka—Shigatse (3700m) 230 km, about 5 hours on wheel After breakfast, we set off for Shigatse, one of the most historically significant cities in Tibet. On the way, we visit Sakya Monastery which was built during the Yuan Dynasty when Syaka School dominated Tibet Buddhism. Syaka Monastery is reputed as the Second Dunhuang Grotto in China, the murals said to be the most beautiful in Tibet, and also in Syaka Monastery you can find the largest book written in gold at its Buddhism library. In the afternoon, visit Tashilumo Monastery which is the seat of Panchen Lama, the equally important religious figure in Tibet as Dalai Lama. The monastery was built by the first Dalai Lama in 1447.
  • Day 06 :Shigatse—Gyantse—Lhasa (3650m) 360 km, about 7 hours on wheel In the morning, drive to Gyantse, there you will visit the largest stupa in Tibet—Kumpa Stupa (Ten-thousand stupa), just next to the Stupa is the Pelchor Monastery (optional). Another important site in Gyantse is Dzong Castle which once was a battle field where Tibetan fought against British invasion. Afterwards, drive to the holy city Lhasa via Yamdrok Lake, according to local mythology, Yamdrok Lake is the transformation of a goddess, on the Gangbala Pass, you will have a clear picture of this Tibetan holy lake in turquoise, in distance you can also see the snow capped Summit of Ninjingkangsang.
  • Day 07 :Lhasa Tour of the world heritages and Tibetan history In the morning, visit the symbol or landmark of Lhasa—Potala Palace, the successive Dalai Lama's winter residence. In the afternoon, visit the center of Tibetan Buddhism—Jorhkang Temple, where you will come across lots of devoted pilgrimages coming from every corner of Tibet. Both sites are under the list of the world cultural heritages by the UNISCO.
  • Day 08 :Lhasa Sightseeing (Tour of the most important monasteries in Tibet) In the morning, we will visit Drepung Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan Buddhism College with the biggest number of monks in Tibet. The monastery used to be the winter residence of the Dalai Lama before the 5thDalai Lama moved his residency to the Potala Palace. And in the afternoon, we will visit another influential Gelugpa Monastery—Sera Monastery, where the largest scale of scripture debating among monks is famous all across Tibet. We will watch the debate session and you may join in too with the help your guide.
  • Day 09 :Departure from Lhasa or next destination Tour ends, our guide and driver will drop you off at airport in Lhasa. Welcome to Tibet next time. Departure from Lhasa or next destination

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers by private car/van depending on group in Kathmandu
  • Guided culture tour in UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley.
  • 2 Nights deluxe bed room in 3/4/5 star hotel in Kathmandu on double occupancy..
  • Accommodation 3/4 star hotel in Lhasa and rest in normal teahouse during the Tibet Tour
  • Pick up and drop off service by our Tibet tour guide from Zhangmu and Lhasa Gonggar Airport.
  • Meal: all breakfast during the tour in Nepal and Tibet.
  • English speaking local Tibetan Guide.
  • Kathmandu – Zhangmu by private car/jeep/van depending on group size
  • well maintained private vehicle throughout the whole tour according to group size.
  • China Visa and Tibet entry permits.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner during the tour (that costs extra U$ 12-+ per person/lunch/dinner)
  • Personal expenses like shopping, phone calls, bar and beverage drinks, laundry etc.
  • Any additional expenses, rescheduling or cancellations, accidents etc caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities, flight delays
  • Personal travel insurance, international air ticket, Nepal visa
  • Personal tour equipment and rescue operation charge in case of emergency
  • Transportation leaving Lhasa (air tickets or train ticket or drive back to Nepal)
  • Your personal entrance fees to all the scenic spots or you can skip some if you do not visit all.
  • Any expenses which arise due to a change of the itinerary or tour extensions
  • Tips for the tour support staffs.
  • Bank charge of payment when pay deposit in our company bank account.  

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Why Wilderness Excursions

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…

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