Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour

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  • Duration: 08 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Tour Type: Guided overland tour
  • Max altitude: 5220m.
  • Transportation: Land
  • Best Time: April to November

Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour is one of the finest selective tour packages among the Tibet travelers. It is always best highlighted one which covers main attractions and all the major cultural and historical sites in Tibet. Kathmandu Lhasa tour allows you to explore tranquil shores of the Turquoise Lake, ancient monasteries and beautiful cultural reflection of Tibetan Buddhism life style. In Lhasa you will be visiting famous Potala Palace as well popular other spots of around and Tibetan market.

Himalayan Mentor assists this comprehensive tour package to Tibet first transfer to Nepal-Tibet border from Kathmandu. After completion of all immigration formalities your tour will continue overland journey with place to place overnight stops and finally end the trip in Lhasa city. You will be visiting most popular spots of Tibetan towns along the while overland journey. Thus, this is Tibet overland tour from Kathmandu.

At the moment we are using Kerung borader for overland holiday. So if you want fly in - fly out tour, you may choose Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour or Tibet Lhasa Tour.

Tibet overland tour (Kathmandu to Lhasa) trip highlights

  • Starts from Kathmandu, the city of world heritage
  • Cross border tour between Nepal and Tibet (China)
  • Drive through Gyatchu La pass (5,220M) and many Himalayan passes to the Lhasa city
  • Drive by peaceful plateau lakes, cross vast grasslands and Nomadic hamlets
  • Enjoy the most beautiful Himalayan view including Mt. Everest (8848m.)
  • Explore Tibetan cities and culture in Shigatse, Gyantse and Lhasa
  • Visiting Potala Palace, guided sightseeing to explore main attraction of around and excellent overland journey with amazing views and beautiful cultural experience of nomad land.
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Trip Itinerary

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Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Kerung (Tibet border)

Early in the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and have a scenic drive to Kerung town (Nepal Tibet Border). When you leave Kathmandu the drive goes through the beautiful Nepali countryside as you cross many small towns. In border (Rasuwagadi), Tibetan guide will welcome you and help you to complete the immigration formalities. Then take a short drive to Tibetan town Kerung (Gyirong).

Accommodation: Guest House Meals: None Place: Kerung (Gyirong) Maximum Altitude: 2700m.)

Day 02: Drive from Kerung - Tingri (4300m)/Lhatse (4,350m): 225 Km/244 Km

After breakfast drive through uphill road to the Tibetan town Lhatse& Tingri. The drive goes through the highest plateau of the world which offers the typical view of Tibetan landscape and provides sheer feeling of standing on the roof of the world. The most beautiful moment of the day will be when you wil witness of breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt. Cho Oyu (8201 M), Mt Shiishapangma (8012M) and from Tingri you will enjoy the stunning Mt. Everest view (8,848 M).

Accommodation: Guest House Meals: Breakfast Place: Tingri/Lhatse Maximum Altitude: 4350m.

Day 03: Drive from Tingri/Lhaste to Shigatse (3,900 M): 244 KM

After breakfast you will enjoy the scenic drive crossing over Gyatchu La (5,220M) Pass, the highest pass en route to Lhasa via Lhatse from where a road to Mt Kailash bifurcates to the west. Around 4 hours drive takes you to the second largest city of Tibet “Shigatse”.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Shigatse Maximum Altitude: 5220M.

Day 04: Drive from Shigatse to Gyantse (3,950m): 90 Km

After breakfast you will make a cultural sightseeing to the Panchen Lama's Tashilhumpu Monastery which is one of the major attractions of Shigatse town. Then around 3 hours drive takes you to the Gyantse city where you will visit to the Kumbum Stupa & Phalkor Monastery. The design of the stupa tells you how intelligent were ancient Tibetan people.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Gyantse Maximum Altitude: 3950m.

Day 05: Drive from Gyantse to Lhasa (3,650m): 261 Km,

This is one of the most beautiful days throughout the trip as you will drive through scenic Karola (5,010m), Kambala (4,749m), and turquoise Yamdrok Lake and the Tibetan lifeline river Brahma Putra (Yarlung Tsangpo) to reach Tibetan capital Lhasa City.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Lhasa Maximum Altitude: 5010m.

Day 06: Sightseeing tour in Lhasa

Today’s visit will begin from Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by Tibetan Kings. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. Then you will drive to Jokhang temple which was founded in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is Barkhor Street, where you can do Kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old Tibetan market.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Lhasa Maximum Altitude: 3656m.

Day 07: Guided Sightseeing in Lhasa

After breakfast at hotel drive to Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. You can visit biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung. Then the visit continue to Sera Monastery which is also one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and it’s most attraction is the Monks debate later afternoon. Beside that you will visit Tibetan religious scripture printing house, and witness of three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Lord Buddha.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Lhasa Maximum Altitude: 3656m.

Day 08: Final Departure

After breakfast drive to the Gonggar airport or train station for your departure flight/train journey to Kathmandu or to your onward destination to Mainland China.

Accommodation: None Meals: Breakfast Place: - Maximum Altitude: 3656m.

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Above itinerary for Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour might not be suitable for everyone. So please feel free to send us your requirements to info@himalayanmentor.com or call us at +977 9841 875661 (Direct Call/Whatsapp/Signal) to customize as you wish.

Inclusion in the Package


  • Travel alien permit fee of Tibet
  • Guided tour as per program
  • All Monastery entrance fee
  • Hotel accommodation, 3 star standard in the cities and guest house in remote areas on BB basis
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Oxygen incase needed


  • Lunch and dinner along the trip
  • Photography charges
  • Any cost arising from Landslides, road blockage & additional transportation cost.
  • Any exppenses in Nepal side beside the drive from Kathandu to Kerung border
  • Flight ticket (Kathmandu-Lhasa) and airport taxes
  • Personal travel insurance, emergency rescue evacuation cost & other personal expenses tips, donation, laundry, call and bottle drinks


This trip is a private guided one and can be arranged on your requested date. The group size for this trip is one to above.

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