This overland tour connects two old capital cities, Lhasa in Tibet and Kathmandu in Nepal. Tibet, which boasts of spectacular mountain scenery and a rich cultural heritage, is a place worth visiting. As you drive across the Tibetan plateau, you will be expertly guided around all the Tibetan monasteries, temples, monuments and important tourist sites by expert local Tibetan guide. In Lhasa you explore the Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery and the busy Barkhor Square.
Day 1: Kathmandu to Nyalam (3750 m). (drive)
An early start for approx. 6 hrs drive to Kodari. On clear mornings some great views of Mt. Langtang, Mt. Gaurishankar, Mt. MeLungtse and Khumbu Himal rang e can be seen. After completion of customs and immigration formalities further two and half hours drive to Nyalam. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Nyalam/Lhatse (4350 m).
We continue drive via Lalung La (5050 m). Splendid views of Mt Langtang (7245 m), Mt Xixapangma (8013 m), Mt Dorje Lakpa (6980 m) can be seen from here. Hotel
Day 3: Lhatse/Shigatse (3900 m).
Continue drive to Shigatse, site of the famous Tashilungpu Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama until his death in 1989. Its huge Thanka wall is clearly visible from the North side of the road. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4: Shigatse/Gyantse (3950 m).
After visiting Tashilungpu Monastery in the morning, drive to Gyantse two hours away. Gyantse is a small bustling town steeped in history. It lies 264 kms. southwest of Lhasa on the northern bank of Nyang Chu river. In the 15th century it served as the capital of a small kingdom. Visit Kumbum Chorten, Palkor Chode Monastery, Gyantse Dzong. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5: Gyantse/Lhasa (3650 m).
Eight hours drive bring us to Lhasa crossing Karo-La (5010 m) and Kamba-La (4794 m) on the way. Karo-La climbs between two awesome mountains, Nozing Khang Sa (7223 m) and Ralung (6236 m). We pass the Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake) en route. After passing Kamba-La, Lhasa valley can be seen to the North. We cross the Brahmaputra River before reaching Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel.
Days 6: In Lhasa.
Guided sightseeing tour of Lhasa including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, surrounding Barkhor market, Drepung and Sera monasteries. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 7: In Lhasa
Continuoue to sightseeing the rest of place in Lhasa all over the day.
Day 8: Lhasa to Kathmandu. (by flight)
Transfer to airport for departure flight to Kathmandu or onward destination.
Cost Includes on:
- Tibet travel permit and entrance fees wherever applicable
- Twin sharing accommodation with breakfast in standard hotel
- All guided sightseeing tours & transfers as per given itinerary
- English speaking Tibetan guide.
- Tibet visa fee
- Airfare of Lhasa / Kathmandu
Cost does not Includes on:
- Insurance & emergency rescue charges
- Additional transportation & porter charges in the event of landslides
- Expenses of personal nature such as tips, bar bill, telephone calls etc.
- Meals in Kathmandu and any other cost not specified in the above cost inclusions list