The Tibet Overland Tour is 8 days adventure tour in Tibet with one way Trans Himalayan breathtaking flight. Drive from Kathmandu to Lhasa and fly back to Kathmandu from Lhasa city or vice versa is possible in this trip. Overland tours to Tibet are for those who love to Himalayas and high altitude lands. Our overland Lhasa city tour offers the great opportunity to feel the driving experience in high altitude and this tour can really answer the curious questions about the Tibet and its high Plateaus.
The first day of this tour begins with a 123 Km of drive from Kathmandu to Zhangmu or a 156 Km drive from Kathmandu to Nyalam through stunningly beautiful country sides of Nepal in to the China through the Friendship Bridge. Second day passes with excitement as you will drive uphill to the high Tibetan plateaus to Xegar where you will get to see the true Tibetan landscape. From the high plateaus you can observe and photograph high mountains like Mt. Cho Oyu & Mt. Shishapangma. Day three of the tour from Xegar to Xigatse passes in a scenic drive crossing over Gyatchu La Mountain. On this road you will find a route to the Mt. Kaikash. You will have to wait for the morning sightseeing and Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu monastery visit after which you will drive to the Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu monastery and come back to your hotel to stay overnight. On the fifth day you will drive full day crossing over Karola, Kambala, and colorful Yamdrok Lake and the Tibetan lifeline river Bramha Putra to the holy city of Lhasa. Lhasa deserves two full days of your attention and visit. Here you will visit Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Potala Palace, Drepung & Sera Monasteries. Don’t forget to buy something for your people back home in the Lhasa streets. The 8th and the final day of your tour take you to the airport for your departure flight back to Kathmandu or other destination as you have planned. You will enjoy your Tibet tour by traveling overland from Kathmandu to Lhasa and scenic mountain flight over the Himalayas.
8 day overland adventure in Tibet
Day 01 (sat)- Kathmandu (1,3000m) – Zhangmu (2,500m) Nyalam (3,700m): 123km / 156km
Early morning scenic drive to KODARI ( Nepal - Tibet border)through the beautiful Nepalese country side and after necessary border formalities both at Nepalese and Chinese immigrantion, check in to hotel. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 02 (Sun) Ahangmu / Nyalam – Xegar (4,050m): 244km/200km
Day drive uphill to the hightst plateau of the workd 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/Hotel.
Day 03 (Mon) – 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 (Tue) – Xigatze – Gyantse (3,950m): 90km
Morning sight seeing to the Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu monastery. Drive to Gyantse and visit to the Kumbum stupa & Pholkor Monastery. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 (wed) – Gyantse – Lhasa (3,650m): 216km
Full day picturesque drive crossing over Karola (5,010m), Kambala (4,794m), and colourful Yamdrok Lake and the Tibetan lifeline river Bramha Putra (Yarlung Tsangpo). Overnight at hotel.
Day 06-07 (Thu-Fri) – In Lhasa:
Two full day sight-seeing tour to Lhasa including Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazzar, Potala Palace, Drepung & Sera Monasteries. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 (Sat) Lhasa – Kathmandu:
Early morning drive to airport for departure flight to Kathmandu or to your onward destination.