Lhasa Kathmandu Overland Tour – 7 Days
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The 7 days Lhasa Kathmandu overland tour starts from Lhasa follows the China/Nepal friendship highway that offers you the amazing views of the Himalaya and the picturesque Tibetan countryside. The visit to the old cities: Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse will give you a complete impression of Tibet's religion, cultural treasures, and dreamlike landscape. The highlight of Lhasa Kathmandu overland tour is to be at Everest Base Camp en route will be a life-time memory to overcome you and get higher to the top of the world
Lhasa Kathmandu Overland Tour Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa(3650m)
Arrive in Lhasa either by flight or train. Tibetan guide will greet, receive you there and drive to your hotel. You may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River / Brahmaputra River (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa River on their way to Lhasa. Take a rest to acclimatize in high altitude after check in hotel. It also possible to walk around Potala Square, and get amazing photos of Potala Palace. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 2: Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street.
Breakfast, and sightseeing tour first visit the Potala Paalce is the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. Tibet Potala palace has 1000 chambers, the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. After lunch, tour to Jokhang temple built by the 33rd great kind of Tibet in 7th century to promote the Buddhist religion. Barkhor Street is the local Tibetan street around Jokhang temple; you can walk with pilgrims and locals, and shopping local Tibetan souvenirs there.
Day 3: Lhasa Tour - Drepung and Sera Monastery.
Breakfast and continue Lhasa tour to visit Drepung monastery, one of the great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet built in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. Ganden palace used to be Dalai Lama’s palace in the Drepung before he moved to the Potala palace. In the Afternoon, we visit Sera Monastery, one of the “great three” Gelugpa monasteries of Tibet built in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. The Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon is the main attraction of Sera Monastery. Stay overnight in Lhasa
Day 4: Lhasa to Shigatse (3900m) 270KM, 6hours
Breakfast and drive to Shigatse cross over the Kambala pass (4790m) with the view of Yamdrok Lake (4400m) is surrounded by many snow capped mountains. Lunch in Gyantse, the third largest historical city of Tibet, and visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum here, and then continue drive to Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet. You will visit Tashilunpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama, the second largest incarnation lama in Tibet. Stay overnight in Shigatse
Day 5: Shigatse to Rongbuk Everest (5200m) 365km,7-8hours. via Tingri (4330m)
Breakfast and drive to Rongbuk monastery Everest via Lhatse ad Shegar, the small town we stop for lunch. The view of the Mount Everest can see in the distance if the weather is clear from Shegar. Driving on the way to Rongbuk Monastery, we will cross one of the highest pass in Tibet called Pang La pass (5050m) that offers the top five highest mountains in the world including Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Shisapangma. Stay overnight at tent or Rongbuk monastery guest house.
Day 6: Rongbuk to Old Tingri (4300m) 74 Km, 6-7hours
Morning enjoy the sun rise on the top of mount Everest, and it’s magnificent full view standing like a snow capped pyramid in front of you at Rongbuk. This is the vantage point to see the grand view of Mount Everest. Breakfast and you may trek to Everest Base camp 4km one way. It is also possible to go by local bus. After base camp, you can visit Rongphu Monastery which is the highest monastery in the world (5000m) and then drive to Old Tingri where you can enjoy the beauty of whole Himalaya range. Stay overnight in Tingri.
Day 7: Old Tingri to Kathmandu (1300m) via Zhangmu (2300m)333Km, 9-10 hours
In the early morning, we will drive to Tibet/Nepal border – Zhangmu/Kodari. On the way to Zhangmu, you will pass a Lalung La pass (5,150m) where the Friendship Highway connects Kathmandu, Nepal and Lhasa, Tibet. In the afternoon, you will arrive in border – Kodari and leave to Kathmandu. Your Tibetan guide will drop you off at the border bridge and say you good bye.
- Airport pick up and departure transfer
- Tibet travel permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet
- All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary
- English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide shared in your group
- Comfortable, clean and safe vehicle with reliable Tibetan local driver; vehicle ranging from 4WD land cruiser to minibus depending on the group size Twin Sharing accommodation with breakfast and if you travel individually, you will need to share one room with another tourist; while if you prefer to stay in one room by yourself, you will have to pay the single room supplement.
- Tourist accident/casualty insurance
- First aid kit
Cost Not Included:
- Flight or Train ticket
- Lunch and dinner during Tibet tour, it costs about USD 3-15 per person for one meal in Tibet.
- Tips for tour guide and driver
- Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic
- beverages during your Tibet trip), optional tour activities, etc.
- Tibet China group paper visa