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Tibet Overland Tour - 7 Nights/ 8 Days

Tibet Overland TourTibet Overland tour is very popular tour in Tibet which is possible to start either from Lhasa( Tibet) and end at Kathmandu( Nepal) or start from kathmandu( Nepal) and End at Lhasa( Tibet).

Tibet overland tour starts from Lhasa and end at Kathmandu without visiting to Everest base camp. This tour is also known as Tibet to Kathmandu or Lhasa to Kathmandu overland trip and it is very relaxed typed tour in Tibet to see dept knowledge and exploration of cultural and religious aspect of Tibet.

Mountain Sherpa trekking (Tibet tour operator) arrange all flights, trains, tour arrangements and make a complete tour package in Tibet.

Tibet, “the Roof of the world”, boasts spectacular mountain scenery and rich Buddhist culture, ancient monasteries making it the most incredible travel destination.

On Tibet Overland tour you will be expertly guided around all the Tibetan monasteries, sights, monuments by expert local Tibetan guide. Two full days in Lhasa is reserved to explore imposing Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Jokhang Temple, colorful Barkhor Markets, and Drepung Monastery etc.

Leaving Lhasa by best 4 wheel drives you will drive past picturesque landscaped Tibetan settlements where nomadic herdsmen can be seen wandering across the wide arid Tibetan Plateau. This adventure overland journey takes you over several 5000+ meter high mountain passes amidst most amazing mountain views including majestic Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Shisapangma and many other numerous peaks.

Overland adventure ride also takes you through Shigatse (Xigatse) and Gyantse are the two other most important towns with full of history and significant ancient monasteries, forts etc.

Tibet overland tour concludes in Kathmandu, the historical and cultural heart of Nepal. A wonderful mixture of Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism and Western influence, Kathmandu offers an exquisite holiday experience.

Tibet Overland Tour - Day to Day itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Lhasa (3660 m)

You have options to arrive Lhasa; you can join the trip in Kathmandu and fly to Lhasa or arrive Lhasa from Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Xian or any Chinese Cities.

You will be met at Gonggar Airport by your Tibetan guide. After immigration formalities take a 1.5-hour drive along 93 km road leading to Lhasa lying at an altitude of 3650 meters. It’s advisable to rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day due to Lhasa’s altitude.

Day 2 Sightseeing in Lhasa

Foremost, your tour begins with a visit to SERA MONASTERY. An experienced tour guide also working as an interpreter escorts you to this preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs. Equally adventurous and exciting tempo builds up while touring NORBULINGKA, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. JOKHANG TEMPLE is another important sacred site which unravels more deep seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. Visit to BARKHOR MARKETS can be quite a change from other visits as you roam around the city savoring every tiny detail from stall hawkers coaxing their clients to purchase their goods to exhibition of Tibetan culture, custom and tradition. Eventually, the tour for the day concludes as you return to the comforts of your hotel.

Day 3 Sightseeing in Lhasa

Like the previous day, you experience invaluable insights during your visits to POTALA PALACE and DREPUNG MONASTERY. This 17th century POTALA PALACE offers an awesome view of entire city and also has private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Ancient history has it that Drepung Monastery which was built in 14th century used to shelter around 10,000 monks but as now there has been quite a declination resulting in only few hundreds. Tibetans’ respect and belief are immensely knotted with this monastery.

Day 4 Drive to Gyantse (3950m) 261 km

Following Friendship Highway, you drive past Khamba La at 4794 meter with a brief halt to savor majestic views of Yamdrok-tso Lake and Nazin Kang Sa standing proud at 7252m. On turning westwards, you come across another Karo La pass at 5045m. If you glance at the road, you can see huge glaciers tumbling down into the road. After hours of driving for 261 km, beautifully landscaped Tibetan villages become visible as you enter the town of Gyantse.

Day 5 Sightseeing & drive to Shigatse (3900m) 90km

Gyantse prides on GYANTSE DZONG and KUMBUM. Gyantse Dzong is a historical fort built in the 14th century and overlooks a mesmerizing view of entire Gyantse and surrounding Nyang Chu Valley. Kumbum has large gold-domed stupa and houses several chapels and Tibetan Buddhist murals. After you enjoy exploring Gyantse, you will take a 90 km drive to Shigatse. Having driven to an altitude of 3900 meter, you find yourself at Shigatse, second largest city of Tibet. TASHILHUNPO MONASTERY being one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet is a major attraction of Shigatse.

Day 6 Sightseeing & drive to Shegar (4050m) 244km.

Today you will transverse along the Friendship Highway amidst picturesque landscape driving past small town of Lhatse and Gyamtso La pass at 5220m. As the route opens into plains, many monasteries and camps of nomadic herders become visible en route to Shegar.

Day 7 Drive to Zhangmu (2300m) 181km

You will drive past Tingri crossing Lalung La pass at 5124m and Shung La pass at 5200m. Savoring the enchanting views of the surrounding peaks of Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Menlungtse and Gauri Shankar, you descend from the arid Tibetan Plateau to verdant Zhangmu on the Nepalese border. After driving for 181 km, you find yourself amidst the lush and verdant vegetation of Zhangmu at 2300 meter.

Day 8 Drive to Kathmandu (1400m) 123km

Few kilometers drive away from Zhangmu to Friendship Bridge across Bhote Koshi River brings you closer to Immigration Control in Kodari where you will say good bye to your Tibetan guide and driver, and walk across the river to meet Nepalese escort to drive to Kathmandu. After 5 hours of driving for 123 km, you finally arrive in Kathmandu.


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