Lhasa to Kathmandu overland tour

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  • Duration: 08 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Tour Type: Guided overland tour
  • Max altitude: 5010m.
  • Transportation: Land
  • Best Time: April to November

Lhasa to Kathmandu overland tour provides you an opportunity to explore Tibet culture, heritage and lifestyle of the Tibetan people. The trip will start when you fly from Kathmandu and ends drive back to Kathmandu from Tibet border Kodari.  Ever since Tibet opens its doors in 1985 to travelers “Tibet Overland Tour” becomes one of the most popular tours in Tibet. Tourist visit here to explore its hidden beauties in mysterious lands many people are attracted and tourist are increasing every year. Though are many options of accessibilities to travel Tibet, overland journey to visit Tibet is always popular. The overland journey to Tibet made ever easy because of the direct road connection from Kathmandu to Lhasa and well facilities hotels and lodges are available along the tour stops in Tibet’s different cities. In Overland Tour mainly travelers can involved in package basis operation which also handle all the necessary official legal logistics of regarding tour package.

In fact Lhasa Kathmandu overland tour can be operated both ways either fly in to Lhasa and drive back to Kathmandu or drive to Lhasa via several main places are included in tour package. The tour package commences drive from Kathmandu via Zhangmu, Nyalam, Tingri, Xeger, Shigatse,Gyantse and to Lhasa end the trip finally then fly out or fly in and dive out as respectively vice-versa. The overland tour into Tibet itself is more interesting because you will be exploring various interesting historical heritage and typical cultural encounter of different palaces in nomad lands. The driving journey allows travelers to cross high plain deserts to challenging passes with glimpse of incredible peaks of Tibetan Himalayan ranges.

At the moment this itinerary is not applicable as border between Tibet and Nepal is closed since devastating earthquake of 2015 April. So we want to suggest you Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour or Tibet Lhasa Tour.

Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Tour highlights

  • Overland tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu for 8 days
  • Sightseeing at Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, and Sera Monastery in Lhasa
  • Enjoy splendid views of Yamdrok-Tso Lake and Nazing Kang Sa (7252m) peak
  • Visit Gyangtse Kumbum Stupa, Palcho Monastery in Gyantse & Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse
  • Explore Tibetan nomadic land, people and observe the culture
  • Enjoy the stunning Himalayan view from Gyamtso La Pass 5220m
  • Trip extension option to visit Nepal after the Tibet tour
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Trip Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa (3656 m) Tibet, Gonggar Airport

Up on arrival at Gonggar Airport meet our Tibet tour official representative, complete the custom and immigration formalities and drive to Lhasa city (3656m). It takes around 45 minutes to reach the main city center. Checking in your hotel, be refresh, rest for acclimatization to get fit with Lhasa’s high altitude.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: None Place: Lhasa Maximum Altitude: 3656m.

Day 02: Guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa

Early morning after breakfast brief on the day’s program by your guide and proceed tour to Norbulingka, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Square. Drive to visit the Norbulingka palace which is summer retreat of the Dalai Lama. The palace building construction completed in 1956 and it is elaborately decorated with Tibetan wood carvings and paintings. After visiting this historic monument head to the famous Sera Monastery allows you to get an insight into the important aspects of Tibetan Buddhism. You can observe the monks are taking the part of religious chanting and discourse there. Then visit Jokhang Temple and explore rich Tibetan cultural heritage of this site as well visit city center of Barkhor market and after visiting of the day back to hotel.

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

Day 03: Guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa

After breakfast meet your guide transfer to visit Potala Palace. This is the main attraction of Tibet forever and it is an impressive structure of Tibetan architecture. The Potala Palace has various types of Tibetan arts and crafts collection which are some many centuries of old. After visiting this outstanding Dalai Lama’s palace transfer to visit popular Drepung Monastery which located at the foot of Mount Gephel, is one of the "great three" Gelug university gompas (monasteries) of Tibet. Drepung Monastery used to be the largest monastery and most powerful monastey in Tibet.

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

Day 04: Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m) - 261 km

Pick up from the hotel and join for overland day, the journey continue through the main highway via Karola (5,010m), Khamba La Pass (4795m). Enjoy splendid views of Yamdrok-Tso Lake and Nazing Kang Sa (7252m) peak. After this pass the road turns the westwards and come across another Karo La Pass (5010m), and after driving long day finally you will arrive at Gyantse town. Up on arrival transfer to hotel be refresh, rest and enjoy exploring wonderful landscaped Tibetan villages and cultural activities.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Gyantse Maximum Altitude: 4795

Day 05: Gyantse sightseeing and drive to Shigatse (3950m) 90km

After breakfast, you will be at Gyangtse Kumbum Stupa and Palcho Monastery on the way and explore 14th century old historical fort at Gyantse and golden stupa of Kumbum. These two places have also huge collection of traditional arts and crafts of Tibetan culture. After visiting again continues the journey and finally you will be in Shigatse city, it is second largest one in Tibet. Visit the oldest Tashilhunpo Monastery of Tibet and other Tibetan monuments there.

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

Day 06: Drive from Shigatse to Tingri (4300m)/Lhatse (4,350m): 244 Km/244 Km

After visiting this nomadic city your overland journey continue again passing through the picturesque landscape to small town of Lhatse via Gyamtso La Pass 5220m. From Tingri you will enjoy the stunning Mt. Everest view (8,848 M) along with other many Himalayan peaks view.

Accommodation: Guest House Meals: Breakfast Place: Tingri/Lhaste Maximum Altitude: 5220m.

Day 02: Drive from Tingri (4300m)/Lhatse (4,350m) to Kerung (2700m.): 225 Km/244 Km

After breakfast drive to Tibet Nepal border town Kerung (Gyirong). 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.You will enjoy the breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt. Cho Oyu (8201 M), Mt Shiishapangma (8012M), Everest (8,848m.) and many more.

Accommodation: Guest House Meals: Breakfast Place: Kerung Maximum Altitude: 2700m.

Day 08: Drive from Kerung (Gyirong) to Kathmandu: 123 KM

Early morning drive to the Tibet Nepal border Rasuwagadi and clear the immigration stuff in Tibet side. Take Nepal visa in Nepali immigration section and continue drive to Kathmandu through scenic Nepali countryside mountains and hamlets. Once you reach to the Kathmandu, the trip will be concluded.

Accommodation: None Meals: Breakfast Place: - Maximum Altitude: 1400m.

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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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