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Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour

Few overland tours offer you a pure sense of adventure than Kathmandu to Lhasa tours. Through our expertly-designed trip, you will follow a gradual and safe ascent from Kathmandu Valley to the sacred Lhasa city by crossing the mighty Himalayas. On the way, the changing landscapes, close-up view of Mt. Everest, and memorable encounters with innocent local Tibetans, etc. will bring back the joy of traveling on the road.

Apart from the exhilarating road trip discovery, our staff in both Kathmandu and Lhasa office will ensure you a hassle-free and safe journey. You can enjoy the reliable Group Visa service, one-stop jeep transfer across the Kyirong border and travel with our best local leaders for the extraordinary natural and cultural splendor along the way.

Kathmandu to Lhasa Small Group Tours

Mee up with a global team of travelers in medieval Kathmandu city and drive north across the mighty Himalayas to the center of pilgrimage - Lhasa. The Kathmandu to Lhasa small group tours offer you an affordable and thrilling way to enjoy the epic road trip adventure with interesting people. With everything being properly taken care of by our expert local leaders, all you need to do is enjoy the epic ride.

Customized Kathmandu to Lhasa Private Tours

If you happen to travel with your family or prefer more private or look for an overland adventure that is more flexible to your personal needs, then tailor-making your Kathmandu to Lhasa tour can be the best option. You can work with our travel consultant to decide the details for which places to visit and how long you want to stay in a particular place and enjoy more choices for hotels,etc., we will help you design an exclusive tour that works best for you.

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Most Asked Questions about Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour

Do I need to worry about the altitude sickness for Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour?

Indeed, traveling overland from Kathmandu to Lhasa is much more challenging than doing it in reverse, due to the huge altitude gain. However, there is no need to panic for it. To ensure our clients’ safety, we extended the original 7-day Kathmandu to Lhasa tour to 8 days. So travelers can spend one night at Syabrubesi (2380m) and Kyirong town (2700m) respectively for the border crossing. And slowly travel to Shigatse (4000m). We provide enough oxygen supply and our seasoned local guide will closely follow each of our client’s health and provide necessary help when needed.
Our designated customer service manager and the professional team in both Kathmandu and Lhasa will closely cooperate with each other to ensure you a safe and pleasant tour.

What’s about the road condition between Kathmandu and Lhasa?

Overall, the road condition is superb, esp. as you enter Tibet from Kathmandu and drive all the way to Shigatse and Lhasa. You can enjoy the newly-built asphalt road along the way. Whereas, most of the bumpy roads occur in mountainous regions (around 10km) of Nepal bordering Tibet. The treacherous road along steep cliff will give you the adrenaline rush.
Meanwhile, since awful lots of winding roads and sometimes up to 9-10 hours of driving are involved, it’s advisable to bring the motion sickness pills or download podcasts just in case you might need it.

Will you be staying overnight at EBC?

Well, the extreme altitude of EBC (5200m) would be too high for the travelers to spend the night there. So, after a brief exploration at EBC and Rongbuk Monastery, you will be heading to Tingri (4800m) for the overnight. Besides, the accommodation is much better than that of EBC.

If you have a Chinese Visa, is it enough for Kathmandu to Lhasa tour?

Nope, it’s not enough. You need to get a Tibet Permit and a China Group Visa for entering Tibet from Nepal. You can email the photos of your passport and Chinese visa to our travel consultant to apply for Tibet Permit. While the China Group Visa, you have to apply for it with your original passport after you land in Kathmandu. The processing of it takes at least 3 business days and our Nepali staff will help you.

What is the most ideal time for the Kathmandu to Lhasa tour?

Since the monsoon season of Nepal in summer often leads to landslide and muddy roads at border regions, so the most ideal time is March to May and Oct to Nov. The offseason from Nov to early Feb is also an option for budget-minded travelers, like students.

Should you travel by overland or air for Kathmandu to Lhasa tour?

If you are a faint-hearted person for the altitude gain or you feel pressed for time, then traveling by air is an option. In this way, you can enjoy the birds’ eye view of the Mt.Everest along the mighty Himalayas. However, what you lose is the real sense of traveling on the road and chances to get close to locals and jaw-dropping landscapes along the way, compared with the epic road trip across the Himalayas.

What should you pack for Kathmandu to Lhasa tour?

Traveling light is preferred. You may carry essential travel documents like passport, photos; preferably dress in multiple layers: thermal underwear, down jacket, shirts, jeans, sweater, beanies, sports shoes; sun-proof gears; toiletries; personal medicines, esp. motion sickness pills, altitude sickness pills, cold relief, etc.

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