Nepal Tibet Overland Tour

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  • Duration: 14 days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Tour Type: Privated Guided tour
  • Max altitude: 5200m.
  • Transportation: Land & Air
  • Best Time: April to November

Experience the Ultimate tour to Nepal and Tibet

Embarking on a comfortable overland tour of Nepal and Tibet is the perfect way to create cherished holiday memories. This journey encompasses the must-visit destinations of Nepal, including the Kathmandu Valley, Chitwan National Park, and Pokhara, while also introducing you to Tibet's enchanting landscapes and cultural treasures.

Your adventure commences with a day exploring the cultural gems of the Kathmandu Valley. From there, you'll venture into Chitwan National Park, renowned for its thrilling elephant-back safaris, offering glimpses of diverse wildlife and the iconic one-horned Rhino. In the evenings, immerse yourself in the vibrant stick dance performances of the local Tharu community. After indulging in jungle adventures, your journey proceeds to the serene "Lake City" of Pokhara. Here, boating on Phewa Lake provides a sense of tranquil relaxation. As morning breaks, you'll journey to Sarangkot, a renowned hill station, to witness the mesmerizing sunrise over the Himalayas. Following more explorations, you'll return to Kathmandu, a scenic 6-hour drive away. After your captivating Chitwan and Pokhara escapades, a day dedicated to touring the ancient and historic cities of Patan and Bhaktapur in Kathmandu awaits.

Upon crossing into Tibet, your overland tour embarks from Kerung (Gyirong) and culminates in the vibrant city of Lhasa. The essence of this journey lies in its captivating encounters with Tibetan Buddhism, mountain communities, monks, monasteries, temples, rivers, and waterfalls. Lhasa, with its rich historical significance, beckons you to explore its cultural heritage for two memorable days. Here, the influence of Buddhism is palpable, and modern amenities in Tibetan hotels ensure your comfort. As you journey towards Lhasa from Gyantse, relish the awe-inspiring vistas of Yamdrok-Tso Lake. Gyantse Dzong and Kumbum Monastery are the highlights of Gyantse Valley, while Shigatse boasts the ancient Tashilhunpo Monastery.

Throughout this Nepal Tibet overland tour, you'll traverse various mountain passes, each offering unique scenic wonders. Your remarkable journey culminates in Lhasa, leaving you with a profound sense of fulfillment. This world-class overland tour transforms every traveler's dream of visiting Nepal and Tibet into a breathtaking reality.

Nepal Tibet overland tour highlights

  • Best opportunity to enjoy overland trip to Nepal and Tibet and enjoy the beautiful scenery
  • Visit most attractive UNESCO heritage sites of Kathmandu city
  • Enjoy wildlife safari at Chitwan National Park
  • Explore the beauty of Himalayan Panorama from Pokhara and Sarangkot
  • Visit splendid heritage sites of Lhasa city, Tibet
  • Explore the traditional arts and crafts of Tibetan culture in the monasteries of Shigatse, Gyantse & Lhasa city
  • Enjoy pristine lakes, serene mountains, mighty Himalayan panorama through overland tour from Kathmandu to Lhasa
  • Visit the base camp of world’s highest mountain “Mt. Everest” by a drive (in Tibet side)
  • Visit Rongbuk Monastery and learn Tibetan Buddhism
  • Taste Nepali and Tibetan foods
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Trip Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal

Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, meet our representative and transfer to hotel, after getting to hotel, briefing about trip and evening freetime for relax.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: None Place: Kathmandu Maximum Altitude: 1400m.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Full day guided sightseeing around Kathmandu city- Historical Kathmandu Durbar Square area, Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Swyambhunath Stupa which will take you to visit Nepal’s most popular attractions.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Kathmandu Maximum Altitude: 1400m.

Day 03: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Full day guided sightseeing around ancient Patan & Bhaktapur Durbar Squares - Historical Durbar Square area including many other famous monuments of around- Krishna Temple, Golden Temple, Kumbheswor Temple and Bhaktapur city’s old place popular Nyatapola Pagoda, temples, unique peacock window and medieval town.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Kathmandu Maximum Altitude: 1400m.

Day 04: Kathmandu to Pokhara

At hotel in Kathmandu after breakfast meet your guide and drive to Pokhara (240km, 6 hours). In Pokhara you will enjoy a boat trip to Phewa Lake and visit Tal Barahi Temple. Evening drive to World Peace Pagoda which offer beautiful Pokhara city, mountain and lake view.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Pokhara Maximum Altitude: 820m.

Day 05: Pokhara Sightseeing & drive to Chitwan National Park

Early morning drive to Sarangkot (1610m) to view the sunrise view. Sarangkot is the major tourist attraction in Pokhara as its offer magnificent Himalayan view. After sunrise view back to Pokhara for breakfast. Then you will visit Davi’s fall & Gupteshwor cave. Then you will drive to Chitwan National park to experience wildlife safari in Nepal. Up on arrival in Chitwan have a welcome drink for refreshment, briefing about afternoon program; have a lunch and join for the safari activities – elephant back safari/ Jeep safari and evening Tharu cultural dance show and dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Chitwan Maximum Altitude: 150m.

Day 06: Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu

Early morning jungle activities like; jungle walk, bird watching, Elephant breeding center visit and dugout canoe ride. Then drive to Kathmandu. Evening free time in Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Kathmandu Maximum Altitude: 1400m.

Day 07: Drive from Kathmandu to Kerung / Gyirong (175km) (Tibet)

Begin your journey by embarking on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to the Tibetan border town of Kerung/Gyirong, covering a distance of 175 kilometers. Start your day early in the morning to make the most of this exciting adventure. Upon reaching the border, you'll need to go through custom clearance and complete immigration formalities.

Afterward, you'll meet our official representative from Himalayan Mentor and continue your journey towards the Tibetan town of Gyirong. This leg of the trip will take approximately 6-7 hours, during which you'll be immersed in the stunning landscapes of the region. Finally, upon arrival in Kerung/Gyirong, you'll be transferred to your hotel for a well-deserved rest.

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

Day 08: Drive from Kerung to Tingri (4300m)/Lhatse (4,350m): 225 Km/244 Km

Kickstart your day with a hearty breakfast, and then hit the road for a thrilling drive to Tingri or Lhatse, which are situated at altitudes of 4,300 meters and 4,350 meters, respectively. This leg of the journey spans a distance of 225 kilometers to Tingri and 244 kilometers to Lhatse. As you ascend, you'll traverse the highest plateau in the world, treating you to the iconic Tibetan landscapes that make you feel like you're standing on the roof of the world.

One of the day's most memorable moments will be the breathtaking panoramas of the Himalayan ranges, including the majestic Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 meters) and Mt. Shishapangma (8,012 meters). When you reach Tingri, you'll also be treated to the awe-inspiring view of Mt. Everest (8,848 meters).

Accommodation: Guest House Meals: Breakfast Place: Lhasa Maximum Altitude: 4350m.

Day 09: Drive from Tingri to Everest Base Camp (5200m) and Continue to Shigatse (3,900 M): 315 KM

Rise and shine early to embark on an extraordinary side trip to Everest Base Camp. You'll witness one of the most amazing views of Mt. Everest, making this an unforgettable experience. Following this awe-inspiring detour, you'll continue your scenic drive, crossing over the Gyatchu La Pass (5,220 meters), the highest pass en route to Lhasa via Lhatse. After about 4 hours on the road, you'll arrive in Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet, located at an elevation of 3,900 meters.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Shigatse Maximum Altitude: 5200m.

Day 10: Drive from Shigatse to Gyantse (3,950m): 90 Km

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before embarking on a cultural sightseeing adventure in Shigatse. Your first stop will be the Panchen Lama's Tashilhumpu Monastery, one of the town's major attractions. This serene visit will provide insight into the rich Tibetan culture and spirituality.

Following your visit to Tashilhumpu Monastery, you'll embark on a roughly 3-hour drive to Gyantse. In Gyantse, you'll explore the Kumbum Stupa and Phalkor Monastery, marveling at the architectural intelligence of ancient Tibetan people. The day promises to be an enriching cultural experience.

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

Day 11: Drive from Gyantse to Lhasa (3,650m): 261 Km

Prepare for one of the most scenic days of your journey as you drive through the picturesque landscapes of Tibet. The route takes you through the high-altitude Karola Pass (5,010 meters) and the Kambala Pass (4,749 meters). Along the way, you'll be captivated by the beauty of the turquoise Yamdrok Lake and the mighty Tibetan lifeline, the Brahmaputra River (Yarlung Tsangpo). This leg of the journey covers 261 kilometers and culminates in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa City.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Lhasa Maximum Altitude: 3650m.

Day 12: Guided Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa

Start your day with a delicious breakfast before embarking on a guided sightseeing tour in Lhasa. Your tour will take you to several iconic destinations, including:

Norbulingka: Begin your day at the Norbulingka Palace, the summer retreat of the Dalai Lama. This palace, completed in 1956, boasts intricate Tibetan wood carvings and paintings.

Sera Monastery: Explore the Sera Monastery, a significant center of Tibetan Buddhism founded in 1419. The monastery's charming rose gardens and the famous monk debate sessions make it a captivating visit.

Jokhang Temple: Visit the Jokhang Temple, a site brimming with Tibetan cultural heritage. Stroll through the Barkhor Square, located in the heart of the city.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Lhasa Maximum Altitude: 3650m.

Day 13: Guided Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa

Following a hearty breakfast, your guided sightseeing tour continues with visits to two more remarkable destinations:

Potala Palace: Explore the iconic Potala Palace, a stunning masterpiece of Tibetan architecture. Marvel at the centuries-old Tibetan art and crafts collections within this magnificent structure, a symbol of Tibet.

Drepung Monastery: Head to the ever-largest Drepung Monastery, home to over 10,000 monks. Witness nuns and monks engaged in chanting and religious discourses, immersing yourself in the spiritual atmosphere of this significant Tibetan monastery.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast Place: Lhasa Maximum Altitude: 3650m.

Day 14: Final Departure

This captivating expedition across the landscapes of Nepal and Tibet guarantees an exquisite fusion of breathtaking natural wonders, cultural opulence, and profound spiritual discoveries. As you conclude this exceptional adventure, your journey will culminate with a drive to Lhasa's Gonggar Airport, ensuring that the memories etched during this unique experience will remain with you for a lifetime.

Accommodation: - Meals: Breakfast Place: - Maximum Altitude: 3650m.

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Inclusion in the Package

Included

Tour Cost: Please contact us for cost details

Nepal Tibet Overland Tour Cost Includes

In Nepal

  • Admission fees to sightseeing spots & activities specified
  • Tour guide-excellent English-speaking guide
  • Hotel accommodation wtih breakfast (but in the Chitwan national park full board basis)
  • Transportation by private vehicle, Car, van or mini bus as per group size

In Tibet

  • Travel alien permit fee of Tibet
  • Guided tour as per program
  • All Monastery entrance fee
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Lhasa
  • Transportation by private vehicle, Car, van or mini bus as per group size

Excluded

Tour Cost Excludes

  • All flight costs for specified destination
  • Tibet Group Visa fee
  • Nepal entry and re-entry visa fee,
  • Meals- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Tibet part
  • Costs extra-in case of bad weather forecast, road blockage and extra days stay except package
  • Travel Insurance and expenses of personal nature
  • Tips & gratuity for guide, driver and staffs

Availability

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.

Useful Travel Information for Nepal and Tibet

Useful information for a Nepal and Tibet tour includes:

Best time to Travel: For those considering a combined tour of Nepal and Tibet, we highly recommend planning your visit between April and November. Visiting during the winter months, from December to February, is less advisable, especially if you intend to reach altitudes of 5200 meters.

Travel Documents and Visas: Make sure your passports are up to date. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, you can easily obtain a Nepal visa, and we'll assist you in obtaining a Tibet Group visa.

Travel Insurance: Purchase comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unexpected situations.

Vaccinations and Health Precautions: Consult your healthcare provider for recommended vaccinations and take necessary health precautions. Altitude sickness can be a concern, so acclimatization is crucial.

Currency: Currency exchange is readily available in Kathmandu for most currencies. However, for your Tibet journey, we recommend carrying Chinese Yuan. While credit cards are accepted in many places, having cash on hand is a convenient way to navigate these regions.

Altitude Considerations: Be prepared for high altitudes, especially in Tibet. Acclimatize gradually to minimize the risk of altitude sickness.

Weather and Clothing: Pack clothing suitable for the weather during your visit. Nepal and Tibet can experience extreme temperature variations, so dress in layers.

Internet and Communication: Internet access may be limited in remote areas. Purchase local SIM cards or international roaming plans if needed.

Responsible Tourism: Respect the environment and local communities. Dispose of waste properly and avoid activities that harm the natural beauty and culture of the region.

Remember that travel requirements and conditions can change, so it's essential to stay updated and plan accordingly before embarking on your Nepal and Tibet tour.