The tour route from Lhasa to Kathmandu is the most popular tour in Tibet after visiting Lhasa. But how to get to Kathmandu from Lhasa, by railway, by air or by road?
In fact, there is no railway connecting Lhasa and Kathmandu at present. But a railway between Lhasa and Kathmandu is in offing. It is said that the famous Qinghai-Tibet Railway
will be extended from Lhasa to Kathmandu. Currently, the first extension of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway from Lhasa to Shigatse is under construction. In the near future, it is possible to take a train from Beijing to Lhasa and then to Kathmandu or from other big cities of mainland China to the capital of Nepal.
By air is the easiest way of travelling from Lhasa to Kathmandu. The flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu originally starts from Chengdu, then to Kathmandu with a stop over in Lhasa. The number of seats is limited in airplane so the price is high. Its normal price is 450USD including tax for one way and raises to more than 650USD during Chinese National Holiday (Oct 1st-7th) and Chinese Spring Festival( Jan to mid Feb).
By road from Lhasa to Kathmandu is the most interesting way, but takes more time, normally for three days. But if you would like to pay a visit to the Mt. Everest Base camp, it takes two more days. The road condition from Lhasa to Kathmandu is quite good.
You can first drive to Shigatse for accommodation on the first day. Driving from Lhasa to Shigatse via Gyantse is recommended for you can visit the beautiful Holy Lake Yamdrok, grand Karola Glaciers and famed Gyantse Kumbum on the way, and visit Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse in the next morning.
On the second day, drive from Shigatse to Old Tingri, then to Rongbuk Monastery which is close to Mt. Everest Base Camp
and offers accommodation for tourists.
On the third day, drive to Chinese border, Zhangmu, after viewing the scenery of the world’s highest Mount.
On the last day, drive across Sino-Nepal Border to Kathmandu. You can get Nepal visa when you arrive at Nepal Border, with a passport size photo and 30USD.
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