This is the classic tour on Friendship Highway between Lhasa to Kathmandu in Nepal as it covers most of Tibet's main historical sights, offers superb natural scenery of the great Himalayan range and features a spectacular roller-coaster ride down into the Kathmandu valley. This Tour will allow tourists to experience exotic Tibetan culture and spectacular lakes and mountains.
What to see
This classic overland route on Friendship Highway between Lhasa to Kathmandu is around 1000 km and this well-organized trip can be done in just 7 days and its takes tourists to the Lhasa’s historical sites - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera monastery and Drepung Monastery. You can head straight from Lhasa to the beautiful scorpion-lake of Yamdrok and the glacier-draped Karo la Glacier pass to Gyantse. Then a 90-minutes drive away from Lhasa brings Shigatse with its impressive Tashilumpu Monastery. The most popular excursion from the road is to Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp. A new paved road has cut down driving time to just a few hours. The highlight of this classic overland route takes tourists to central Tibet’s most important monasteries, plus views of the world’s highest peak.
When to go
The golden travel season starts from April to June and all the way to early September and late Oct. July and August is the rainy season in Tibet with the exception of southeastern region, where there is little rain.
This cultural tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu begins from Lhasa, to Tsedang - the "cradle of Tibetan civilization", Gyantse - Tibet's traditional town and Shigatse - Tibet's second largest city, and ends at Kathmandu, capital of Nepal.
This natural scenery tour covering Tibet and Nepal will show you the amazing landscape of Himalayas, turquoise lakes, vast grassland dotted with sheep and yaks, magnificent mountains, primeval forest, grand valleys.
Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse-Sakya-Shegar-Everest Base Camp-Nymlan-Zhangmu route, Starting from Lhasa, travel along the friendship highway to Kathmandu, You can also pay a visit to the Himalaya Natural reserve to see Everest base camp and other high mountai
This trip takes in all the famous monasteries and sacred sites in Tibet and hot tourist sites in Kathmandu. After this trip, you will get a full idea about Tibetan culture and Buddhism, and its landscape.
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