Tibet Overland Tour - 8 Days

Tibet Overland Tour package is an 8 days adventure to a beautiful territory of Tibet. On the highest plateau of Earth is the mountainous kingdom of Tibet, particularly known for the historic built, Buddhism, and surrounding snow-capped mountains.

This 8 days Tibet overland tour package is ideal for those who want to explore the Tibetan culture, monastery, and observe the highest peak, Mount Everest, from the vicinity. We will mostly cover the Lhasa city, popularly known as a trading hub among the Tibetan and some Asian countries.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the major city of Tibet including Lasha
  • Immerse into the beauty of gigantic monasteries
  • Discover the lifestyle, culture, and tradition of Tibetan people
  • Enjoy the comfortable ride in the 4WD jeep.
  • Vistas of dramatic landscapes, waterfalls, and mountains

Tibet Overland Tour Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Nyalam (3,750 m/12,300 ft) – 162 kms
Day 02: Drive From Nyalam to Lhatse (4,350 m/14,270 ft) – 302 kms
Day 03: Lhatse to Shigatse (3,900 m/12,790 ft) – 244 kms
Day 04: Shigatse to Gyantse (3,950 m/12,955 ft) – 90 kms
Day 05: Gyantse to Lhasa (3,650 m/11,970) – 259 kms
Day 06: Explore day
Day 07: Explore day
Day 08: Lhasa to Kathmandu Trans Himalayan Flight (1,300 m/4,264 ft)

Overview

Lhasa city, being the capital city of Tibet has a lot to offer in terms of Tibetan culture and Buddhism for exploration. There are a number of huge monasteries in Lhasa that holds great Buddhist significance and influence.

Tibetan influence can be hugely seen at the border part of Nepal such as Upper Mustang, Dolpo, etc. Nepal and Tibet have a great history of bonding and friendship. King Songten Gampo married the Nepali princess Bhrikuti which strengthened the bond of Tibet with Nepal.

Still holding to its roots, Tibet has preserved its Tibetan culture and tradition to date. We will witness the ancient monasteries, statues, festivals, and culture being proudly preserved. The enticing unique charm of Tibetan can be appreciated within these 8 days and achieve a memorable experience of Tibet.

Day 1
Kathmandu to Nyalam (3,750 m/12,300 ft) - 162 KM

We will start our journey of Tibet Tour from Kathmandu to Nyalam early in the morning. Nyalam is approximately 6 hours far from Kathmandu. This small town resides at the border of Nepal-Tibet. Upon reaching Kodari, we will cross the friendship bridge between Nepal and China. Hop into the bus heading to Zhangmu which is half an hour away from the border. It is must to fulfill the immigration formality before driving to Nyalam. We will drive on a smooth road alongside the arid land as well as beautiful pastures. On our way, we will get our first glimpse of the Tibetan lifestyle and culture.

Nylam is a small town housing few concrete building and lodges. Upon reaching Nyalam, we will check into the hotel, freshen up and head out to discover the ancient culture, lifestyle, and beauty of this heavenly place. We will call it a day after a mouthwatering Tibetan dinner.

Day 2
Drive From Nyalam to Lhatse (4,350 m/14,270 ft)-302 KM

A good night sleep will prepare us for today’s tour. A delicious morning Tibetan breakfast is followed by a scenic drive to Lhatse. We will start by climbing on the road to the top then drive on the flat land. As we move forward, we will get the opportunity to have a first up-close view of the snow capped peaks. The road passes through Lalung La at an elevation of 5050 meters. The view is amazing and provides us with lots of photo opportunities. 6 to 7 hours drive will leave us exhausted, so first, we check into the hotel, freshen up then explore the place.

Day 3
Lhatse to Shigatse (3,900 m/12,790 ft)-244 KM

Lhatse’s breakfast will fuel us for today’s journey to Shigatse. Shigatse is 244 km away from Lhatse and it will take us around 6 to 7 hours to cover this distance. The drive begins on the smooth road beside arid landscapes and small villages. In a few hours, we will be in one of the most popular landmarks in Tibet, Sakya Monastery. The mesmerizing architecture, monuments, and shrines are sure to take your breath away. After dwelling into this beautiful plaza for a while, we will continue our journey to Shigatse. A few hours of drive-through Tsola Pass at an altitude of 4,500 meters and the flat scenic road will take us to Shigatse. It is a beautiful city housing several monasteries including Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. Explore the monastery, stroll around the city, learn the local life and have dinner before calling it a day.

Day 4
Shigatse to Gyantse (3,950 m/12,955 ft)-90 KM

After a leisurely morning breakfast, we will get ready for our today’s destination Gyantse. Since it is merely 90 km away from Shigatse, it won’t take us more than two hours to reach our today’s destination. The road is smooth and the farming lands beside it make the trip interesting. Discover the beautiful Tibetan valley and enjoy the comfortable ride. Like every other villages and town in Tibet, Gyantse too holds some of the most attractive stupas and monasteries. We will explore the Kumbun stupa and then head out to discover this small settlement.

Day 5
Gyantse to Lhasa (3,650 m/11,970)-259 KM

Today’s journey will be quite hectic as we will be covering 259 km of distance. This easy ride will give us the opportunity to witness several Tibetan villages along with vistas of a majestic glacier named Nojin Kangtsang. The road passes through Karo La. We will come across a small town named Nangkartse then drive beside a pristine lake called Yamdrok Tso Lake. A brief drive through Kanga La will take us to the bank of Yarlung Zangbo River. From here it will take us a few minutes to reach our today’s ultimate destination. Lhasa is the heart of Tibet. This beautiful city holds lots of wonders. If you want to take rest, you can do that but if you are willing to explore the city briefly, we will head out after refreshing. Enjoy the hospitality of local people, eat the most delicious dinner then take rest.

Day 6
Explore day

Today we will explore the heart of Tibet, Lhasa. The city has lots of wonders on display. The important part of the country as well as our tour, Lhasa visit begin right after a delicious breakfast. Today we will visit major places of this city; Potala Palace, the former adobe of Dalai Lamas and Jokhang Temple. Both of the plazas are quite massive and it will take a lot of time to explore, so today we will visit only two palaces.

Potala Palace: The adobe of former Dalai Lamas, the palace is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is now turned into a museum. The beautiful plaza sits on the hillock at an elevation of 3,700 meters. The gigantic plaza houses two major palaces: White Palace and Red Palace. The white palace was constructed in 1648 whereas Red Palace was built between 1690 to 1694. The complex reflects the Tibetan arts and culture. From the top of the monuments, we can see a very beautiful view of Lhasa city below and Tibetan plateau on the distance. If you are a photography enthusiast, you will get a lot of picture opportunities in Chakpori III, Potala Palace Square, and Zong Jiao Lu Kang Park. After strolling around the palace and delving in its architectures and beauty, we will head to Jokhang Temple.

Jokhang Temple: Spiritual world to every devotee, Jokhang Temple sits on the heart of Lasha. Incepted in 647, the plaza is a perfect blend of Nepali, Han and Tibetan architecture. Apart from the magnificent temple, the plaza houses other cultural relics. The beauty of this complex is enhanced by exotic rooms, shrines and statues of King Songtsan Gambo, Padmasambhava, Chenresig, Wen Cheng and Bhrikuti, Avalokitesvara Hall, The Maitreya Hall, Tara Hall and Grandparent and Grandchildren Three Princess of Dharma hall. Stroll around the complex, take pictures, and learn the history of the temple before marching back to the hotel.

Day 7
Explore day

The seventh day of our Tibet Tour is reserved to explore the two prominent historical and religious heritages in Lhasa. We will start our tour by visiting Sera Monastery and then the later part of the day is for exploring Drepung Monastery.

Sera Monastery: Popular among the monk as a Buddhist university, the plaza holds three major colleges teaching Buddhism. Constructed in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey Sakya Yeshe, people visit this place to experience Monk Debate and get insight on the Buddhist culture. Thanka painting, arts, and other precious relics make the visit more interesting. The complex is made of Choding Khang, Ho-dong Khantsang, Ngakpa Dratsang, Sera Je College, Sera Me Dratsang, Great Assembly hall, and multiple nunneries and hermitages. Sera Bengqin Festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm every year in the month of February. In August, we will get to witness another major festival of Tibetan ‘Sho Dun Festival’. Explore every nook and corner of this heavenly place, delve into the peace and beauty it has to render and offer prayers before treading to another major monastery in Tibet, Drepung Monastery.

Drepung Monastery: The complex built in 1416 holds a great significance among the Tibetan and Buddhist. The magnificent plaza is popular among tourists for its exotic architecture and remnants of history. Rich in arts and crafts, the plaza features attractions such as assembly hall, debating courtyard, Ngagpa College, Ganden Palace, Gomang College, Loseling College, Jamyang Choje Meditation Cave, Jampelyang Temple, Lubum Kangtsang, Deyang College, Lamba Mitsang, Jurche Mitsang, and Samlo Kangtsang. Wander around the plaza, enjoy the view of architectures, arts and monuments and immerse into the peace then trace our footsteps back to the hotel. After a delicious local meal, take rest in a hotel room.

Day 8
Lhasa to Kathmandu Trans Himalayan Flight (1,300 m/4,264 ft)

Today is our last day in Tibet. We will rise early in the morning, pack all the belongings, have Tibetan breakfast then hop into the vehicle. We will drive to the airport and board on Trans Himalayan flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu. The flight above 1,300 m will give us an opportunity to witness the amazing view of the Lhasa city while floating above it. The exclusive view of majestic Himalayas and the entire Lhasa city from Trans Himalayan Flight will mark the end of the 8 days Tibet Overland Tour package. After we reach Kathmandu, you will be transferred back to the hotel.

Includes

  •  Twin Sharing Accommodation as per the Itinerary on Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  •  English Speaking Tibetan Guide
  •  Transpiration as per the Itinerary by Van and Bus.
  •  Monastery Entrance Fee.
  •  Tibet Travel Permit.

Excludes

  •  Lunch and Dinner
  •  Your travel Insurance of Any Kind.
  •  Natural or Political disturbance Which Beyond our Control.
  •  Personal Expenses such as drinks, tips, Porter charge etc.

Season: Other than rainy season, you can visit Tibet anytime. If you visit Tibet in the month of August, you will get the opportunity to witness one of the major festivals of Tibetans, Shoton Festival.

Cost: The cost of the 8 days Tibet Overland Tour package depends upon various factors including season, group size and trek and tour package. Our local tour agency has tried to maintain the standard rate of Tibet Overland Tour that is cost effective. However, the standard rate does not cover all your expenses but we assure you that there are no any hidden charges either. For more details, please contact us or check our cost excluded and cost included section.

Permit: You have to acquire multiple permits if you want to Tour Nepal and Tibet. You don’t have to worry if you are having trouble taking permits. If you join our tour program, our guides will arrange every kind of permit needed before your arrival in Nepal. We need permits such as Tibet Entry Permit. We will need a Tibet Entry Permit before arriving at the border. So, we should acquire it beforehand. After entering Tibet, we will have to issue another permit called Alien’s Travel Permit. In Nepal, we will need the Nepal Travel Permit.

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