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8 Days Driving Across Himalaya Overland Adventure from Kathmandu to Lhasa

Tour Route: Kathmandu - Gyirong - Everest Base Camp - Tingri - Shigatse - Gyantse - Lhasa

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Overland from Kathmandu to Lhasa View of Mount Everest Group Photo at Gawula Pass Jokhang Temple Yamdrok Lake Flat Road to Lhasa Tashilhunpo Monastery Sera Monastery Monk Debates Potala Palace
Overland from Kathmandu to Lhasa View of Mount Everest Group Photo at Gawula Pass Jokhang Temple Yamdrok Lake Flat Road to Lhasa Tashilhunpo Monastery Sera Monastery Monk Debates Potala Palace

Tour Code: SG007B

Tour Type: Join-in Small Group Tour (Min 1 to Around 12) i

Tour Service: Tibetan Local Tour Guide & Driver

  Time to Vist: Available All Year Around i

Trip Level: Easy Trip for All Ages i

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Overview & Highlights of this Trip

There's no more thrilling and adventurous way to enter Tibet than by traveling overland from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Our 8-day overland expedition from Kathmandu takes you through the stunning Great Himalayas, showcasing high peaks, pristine alpine lakes, ancient glaciers, and Buddhist sites all the way to Lhasa, the spiritual heart of Tibet.

Upon entering Tibet, you’ll wander in Gyirong Valley, a secret place known as one of the most beautiful valleys in the world. Along the winding mountain road, you will visit the Everest Base Camp, appreciate the majesty of Mount Everest from three distinct platforms, and marvel at the magic of nature. Then, the visit to Tashilhunpo Monastery will take you to explore the real life of local monks, and a stroll by Yamdrok Lake will bring you a different kind of tranquility. Finally, the journey will lead you to Lhasa, the holy city on the plateau. In Lhasa, you will have the opportunity to visit the ancient Jokhang Temple and the world-famous Potala Palace to experience Tibetan life and beliefs.

For a safer and more enjoyable journey, we've extended the original 7-day tour to 8 days. This includes a day in Gyirong Town (2700m), which reduces the risk of altitude sickness when going from Kathmandu (1400m) to Tingri (4300m).

As the only local Tibet travel agency with offices based in Kathmandu, Lhasa, and Chengdu, our Tibetan and Nepali staff will help you to get the Tibet Permit (for free) and the China Group Visa for Tibet entry from Kathmandu.

Embark on a truly hassle-free overland adventure through the best of the Himalayas, awaiting your discovery.

  • Drive overland from Kathmandu to Lhasa

    Highlight 1 of this Trip: Drive overland from Kathmandu to Lhasa and enjoy the beauty of snow-capped mountains on both sides of the Himalayas.

  • Mount Everest Distant View

    Highlight 2 of this Trip: Admire the beauty of Mount Everest from different viewing platforms.

  • Pelku Tso Lake

    Highlight 3 of this Trip: Appreciate the tranquil and peaceful Pelku Tso Lake at the foot of Mt. Shishabangma.

  • Everest Base Camp

    Highlight 4 of this Trip: Visit Everest Base Camp at an elevation of 5200m above sea level and witness the summit of the world.

  • the Potala Palace in Lhasa

    Highlight 5 of this Trip: Admire the Potala Palace, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and the landmark of Lhasa.

  • the Potala Palace in Lhasa

    Highlight 6 of this Trip: Experience the daily life of local Tibetans in the traditional Tibetan Teahouse.

  • Sera Monastery

    Highlight 7 of this Trip: Witness Monks debate in Sera Monastery.

  • Yamdrok Lake

    Highlight 8 of this Trip: Appreciate the turquoise Yamdrok Lake at different platforms.

  • Drepung Monastery

    Highlight 9 of this Trip: Explore the lives of Tibetan monks and their practices by visiting monasteries with our Tibetan guide.

Itinerary Details

Trip at a Glance

Day 1: Kathmandu - Rasuwa Gadi

Day 2: Rasuwa Gadi - Gyirong

Day 3: Gyirong - EBC - Tingri

Day 4: Tingri - Lhatse - Shigatse

Day 5: Shigatse - Gyantse - Lhasa

Day 6: Lhasa Day Tour

Day 7: Lhasa Day Tour

Day 8: Lhasa Departure

Day 1: Kathmandu to Rasuwa Gadi

Today, you’ll drive to the Sino-Nepal border along the southern side of the Himalayas!

In the morning, we will pick you up at your hotel in Kathmandu and drive to the Sino-Nepal border. After about 7 hours of driving (130km) you will reach the border town - Rasuwa Gadi.

The scenery along the way from Kathmandu to the border will make you almost forget the bumpy road. Along the way, you will see many magnificent snow-capped mountains at the southern foot of the Himalayas, covered by vast forest, towering into the clouds.

When pass through Langtang National Park, you will go through a very bumpy road section, with the vehicle swinging on the muddy road. But the exciting thing is that you may encounter some interesting wild animals on the way.

Upon arrival in Rasuwa Gadi, check in at your hotel and have a good rest.

Stay overnight in Rasuwa Gadi.

Insider Tips:
1. For Chinese Group Visa application, make sure you arrive in Kathmandu in advance and please visit Tibet Vista’s office in Kathmandu at least 4 working days before you go.

2. You need to provide the original passport and pay the visa fee and service fee, so that our staff can apply for the Chinese Group Visa on your behalf.

Overnight in Rasuwa Gadi
  • Passing through the Langtang National Park while overland from Kathmandu to Lhasa

    Passing through the Langtang National Park while overland from Kathmandu to Lhasa

  • Admire magnificent snow-capped mountains at the southern foot of the Himalayas

    Admire magnificent snow-capped mountains at the southern foot of the Himalayas

Day 2: Rasuwa Gadi to Gyirong (B)

Enjoy a day excursion at Gyirong to acclimatize the altitude rise to 2800 meters above sea level.

After breakfast, you’ll take a 15-km drive to the border and enter China via the Gyirong border. Our Tibetan guide will meet you at Gyirong side and take you to Gyirong town within a 1-hour drive.

Upon arrival, you will explore Gyirong Valley described by British explorer Howard-Bury as the most beautiful valley in the world in his book 'Mount Everest: The Reconnaissance'.

Here, you can visit the Sherpa villages and admire dense forests, serene villages, and beautiful snow peaks above the woods.

Stay overnight in Gyirong.

Overnight in Gyirong
Breakfast
  • The picturesque scenery of Gyirong Town

    The picturesque scenery of Gyirong Town

  • Immersed in the local way of life here in Gyirong Valley.

    Immersed in the local way of life here in Gyirong Valley.

Day 3: Gyirong to Everest Base Camp to Tingri (B)

Today, you’ll head from the border to Everest Base Camp and enjoy the wonderful changes of landscapes from 2800 meters to 5200 meters above sea level.

After breakfast, you will leave Gyirong, which is densely covered with forests and snow-capped mountains, and officially head to Mount Everest region with an altitude of more than 4500 meters.

On this 380-kilometer journey, you will see the scenery along the road changing as the altitude increases.

First, you will be attracted by the forests, waterfalls, and bottomless canyons at an altitude of 2800 meters. Then cross the Kong Tang Lamu Pass at an altitude of 5236 meters and enter the plateau.

When passing by Mt. Shishabangma (8027m) and Pelku Tso Lake at its foot, you will be shocked by the tranquil and peaceful beauty.

After that, you will enter the Mount Everest area. When passing through the world's most beautiful Everest viewing platform - Gawula Pass (5198m), you will see five peaks above 8000 meters in the Himalayas lined up. The world-famous Mount Everest stands among them, and beneath the peaks is the churning sea of clouds.

Later, you will arrive at Everest Base Camp (5000m), which is the second observation deck of Mount Everest. Here, you'll admire the world's highest peak from the foot of Mount Everest's North Slope and visit the world's highest temple, Rongbuk Monastery (5154m).

After visiting Everest Base Camp, we will continue our journey to Tingri (4300m).

Stay overnight in Tingri.

Insider Tips:
Since today’s itinerary rises sharply from low altitude to over 5000 meters, in order to ensure your travel safety and avoid altitude sickness, we choose to spend the night in Tingri County (4300m) instead of Everest Base Camp (5200m).

Overnight in Tingri
Breakfast
  • You will be transferred to Gyirong Port for your Nepal tour.

    You will be transferred to Gyirong Port for your Nepal tour.

  • A glimpse of snow mountains along the way.

    A glimpse of snow mountains along the way.

Day 4: Tingri to Shigatse via Lhatse (B)

The highlight of today’s journey is to visit the home of Panchen Lama - the Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse.

Start the journey to Shigatse in the morning, you will first visit the 5000m G318 National Highway milestone in Lhatse on the way.

After your arrival in Shigatse in the early afternoon, you will visit the seat of Panchen Lama - Tashilhunpo Monastery, one of the most important monasteries in Tibet. The grand and magnificent halls of the largest local monastery occupy the entire hillside. This is the spiritual home of the Tibetan people in Shigatse, housing the world's largest statue of Maitreya Buddha.

Stay overnight in Shigatse (3900m).

Overnight in Shigatse
Breakfast
  • Tashilhunpo Monastery, the home of Panchan Lama

    Tashilhunpo Monastery, the home of Panchan Lama

  • Yarlung Tsangpo River in autumn

    Yarlung Tsangpo River in autumn

Day 5: Shigatse to Lhasa via Gyantse (B, L)

Today, you’ll visit the ancient Gyantse Town and the sacred lake Yamdrok Yumco, and enjoy a wonderful lunch at a lakeside farmhouse.

In the morning, start the overland journey from Shigatse to Lhasa, which includes visits to Tibet's most beautiful lake, glacier, and a charming Tibetan village.

After arriving in Gyantse, you can spend some time taking photos of the ancient city of Gyantse and visit the Perklor Monastery and Kumbum stupa.

Next, you will pass and enjoy the Korola Glacier on the roadside. It is the largest glacier in Tibet. As you see the ice tongue of the glacier climb the entire hillside, you will feel the magical power of nature.

After that, drive to Yamdrok Lake, one of the ‘top three holy lakes’ in Tibet. The Yamdrok Lake, at 4400 meters above sea level, is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains. In the distance, you can have spectacular views of holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar (7191m), the highest mountain near Lhasa.

Continue to explore the lakeshore from various viewpoints, and at the end of the lake, you could visit a local family in the village and have lunch with the locals.

After a leisurely visit to Yamdrok Lake, continue your journey to Lhasa. Finally, you will arrive in Lhasa. After check in at your hotel, allow yourself a well-deserved rest following today’s lengthy journey.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Overnight in Lhasa
Breakfast | Lunch
  • Yamdrok Lake at Gampala Pass, where you can get a marvelous bird's-eye view of the lake.

    Yamdrok Lake at Gampala Pass, where you can get a marvelous bird's-eye view of the lake.

  • The Karola Glacier is so close that you will appreciate a spectacular view of the white glacier contrasted with blue sky.

    The Karola Glacier is so close that you will appreciate a spectacular view of the white glacier contrasted with blue sky.

Day 6: Lhasa Tour - Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery (B)

Today is Tibetan Monastery Day! You’ll have a full day to explore the largest monastery in Tibet, delve into the knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism, and immerse yourself in the daily life of Tibetan monks.

In the morning, you’ll explore the largest monastery in Tibet - Drepung Monastery, which was once the home to over 10,000 monks. As you walk through the Coqen Hall, your guide will provide detailed explanations of the worldview of Tibetan Buddhism and introduce notable figures in Tibetan Buddhist history.

Next, you’ll visit the renowned Loseling College (or an equivalent), offering a glimpse into the study and life of Tibetan monks. Explore their dormitories to gain insights into the Tibetan monks' daily routines and living conditions.

In the afternoon, you’ll head to Sera Monastery, another of the ‘great three’ Gelug monasteries of Tibet, to witness the famous Tibetan Monks Debate (15:00 - 17:00, from Monday to Saturday). Your guide will intricately explain how Tibetan monks engage in these debates to acquire knowledge and advance in their academic degrees.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Overnight in Lhasa
Breakfast
  • Drepung Monastery, one of the Great Three Gelug monasteries of Tibet

    Drepung Monastery, one of the Great Three Gelug monasteries of Tibet

  • Monk Debate is a highlight of Sera Monastery

    Monk Debate is a highlight of Sera Monastery

Day 7: Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street (B, D)

Today’s Highlight is a visit to UNESCO World Heritage Sites Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, providing a glimpse into the daily beliefs and lives of the people of Lhasa.

After breakfast, your first stop is the Potala Palace, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Lhasa Old Town. Discover the lives and stories of the Dalai Lamas through history within the palace, and the extraordinary treasures it holds. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and the meditation cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

After touring the Potala Palace, you will visit Longwangtan Park at the foot of the Potala Palace. Here, you can appreciate the majestic Potala Palace from a different perspective and engage in local Tibetan folk activities.

In the afternoon, you will head to the heart of Tibetan religion - the Jokhang Temple. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is Barkhor Street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market.

Next, follow your guide to one of the liveliest indoor Tibetan tea houses in Lhasa. Sip traditional Tibetan sweet tea alongside local Tibetans as your guide shares insights into Tibetan social dynamics and daily life.

Finally, you will have a farewell dinner with your group members. Share your Tibet travel experiences and say your goodbyes at the end of the tour.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Overnight in Lhasa
Breakfast | Farewell Dinner
  • Potala Palace is always the No.1 attraction for travelers visiting Tibet.

    Potala Palace is always the No.1 attraction for travelers visiting Tibet.

  • A Tibetan pilgrim is worshipping  Jokhang Temple

    A Tibetan pilgrim is worshipping Jokhang Temple

Day 8: Depart from Lhasa (B)

Today marks the end of your Tibet tour.

Please make sure to verify your departure flight/train details with our guide in advance. And your guide will take you to the airport or train station.

Thank you for choosing Tibet Vista, and we extend a warm welcome for your return to Tibet in the future.

Breakfast
  • Bid farewell to Lhasa, and may you have a safe and pleasant journey back home!

    Bid farewell to Lhasa, and may you have a safe and pleasant journey back home!

  • Your guide will escort you to Lhasa Railway Station if you depart Tibet by train.

    Your guide will escort you to Lhasa Railway Station if you depart Tibet by train.

Tour Cost & Schedule in 2024

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Price Inclusions:

Tibet Travel Permit and all required local travel documents for this tour (excluding expedited processing fees);

Local tour transfers, 5-29 seats comfortable tourist vehicle according to the group size;

All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary;

All meals listed in the itinerary;

Knowledgeable English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide shared in your group (For prices of tour guides in other languages, please inquire);

All hotels listed in the itinerary or equivalent three-star hotels. Upgrades are available for an additional fee. (Single room supplement required when not sharing the room);

Free shuttle between Lhasa Railway Station/Lhasa Gonggar Airport and the downtown hotel;

Service Charge & Government Taxes;

Arrangements including planning, handling, operational, and communication charges;

Tourist accident/casualty insurance;

Additional services include fine Tibetan souvenirs, a tourist map, portable oxygen, medical oxygen in the vehicle, bottled mineral water, and more.

Price Exclusion:

China Group Visa (Need to be applied through the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu);

International flight to and out of China;

Single Room Supplement: Hotels default to double occupancy with twin-bedded rooms. If you prefer a single room or room sharing isn't possible, a single room supplement is necessary. Please consult the travel consultant for specific pricing details.

Meals not listed in the itinerary;

Tips for the guide and driver. If you are satisfied with their service, it is suggested to tip $7 (50 RMB) per day per person to be shared between the driver and the guide;

Other expenses caused by force majeure events (such as natural disasters, traffic control, loss of valuables, visa delays, flight delays or cancellations, etc.);

Personal expenses, like laundry, phone calls, snacks, soft drinks (please do your best to avoid alcoholic beverages during your Tibet trip), optional tour activities, etc.

Kathmandu to Lhasa Trip Notes

1. How far in advance should I book the tour from Kathmandu to Lhasa?

To ensure a smooth journey, it is recommended to book the tour at least 15-20 days before departure.

Of course, booking 1 or 2 months or even earlier will help us apply for necessary travel documents on your behalf and make advance reservations for accommodations.

Additionally, early booking provides the opportunity to enjoy early bird discounts.

The earlier you book, the better prepared you'll be, and you won't be troubled in a rush.

2. What are the necessary travel documents for traveling from Kathmandu to Lhasa?

First, you need to apply for a Chinese Group Visa from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. Make sure you don’t have a Chinese Visa, or your former visa will be canceled once the group visa is issued.

Then, you also need the Tibet Travel Permit to enter the Tibet Autonomous Region from Nepal.

Some other local travel documents, like the Alien’s travel permit for visiting the Mount Everest area, are also required for the overland journey from Kathmandu to Lhasa.

We’ll take care of Tibet Travel Permit, as well as other local travel documents as part of our tour package. Simply follow our guidance, and there’s no need to worry about the process.

3. How to apply for a Chinese Group Visa?

Whether you already have a Chinese visa or not, you need to apply for a group visa through the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu if you are going to enter Tibet from Nepal.

Our local office in Kathmandu provides visa assistance services. After booking your Nepal to Tibet tour with us, it is suggested to visit our Kathmandu office at least 4 working days before you enter Tibet.

You need to provide the original passport with 6 months of validity. Our travel consultants will arrange time reasonably and assist in processing visa matters to ensure that you can successfully obtain a group visa. The visa fee and service fee need to be paid on-site.

Important Notice: If you already hold a Chinese visa, it is not recommended to enter Tibet from Nepal as your original Chinese visa will be canceled due to the issuance of a group visa.

4. How to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit and how long can I get my Tibet Permit?

Once you book your Kathmandu to Lhasa tour with us, simply provide scanned copies of your Chinese Visa and a valid passport (with at least 6 months of validity).

Generally, it takes 7-14 working days to process the Tibet Travel Permit. Our Tibetan local guide will send the permit to you once you cross the border at Gyirong Port.

5. When is the best time to take this Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour?

The best time to travel from Kathmandu to Lhasa is in Spring (April to early June) and Autumn (September to October) with fine weather, pleasant temperatures, and less rainfall. This means you have more chances to enjoy a clear view of the summit of Mt. Everest during your trip.

Winter is also an excellent season to witness the Himalayas and appreciate the clear mountain views in the Everest region. As the off-season for Tibet tourism, winter provides more affordable tour prices, making it a more cost-effective time for your visit from Kathmandu to Lhasa.

Summer (July to August) is the rainy season in Tibet. While most rainfall occurs at night, it doesn't impact daytime activities. The only inconvenience for visiting in summer is that roads on the Nepal side are often affected by heavy rains, potentially causing landslides and road damage.

6. Is there a chance of not seeing Mount Everest on this tour? What should I do if it's not visible?

Because of the high altitude and unpredictable weather, you might not always see the top of Mount Everest in bad weather. But don’t worry. We’ve designed this route that gives you four chances to witness Everest on your way, so you’re likely to catch a good view.

To increase your chances, consider visiting Mount Everest during spring or autumn when the weather is more stable. Feel free to check with our travel experts for the latest weather updates when planning your Everest Base Camp tour in Tibet.

Most importantly, stay positive, relax, and enjoy the journey. Don’t get too hung up on seeing the peak of Mount Everest. Even if you miss it, you’ll still experience amazing natural views and the unique landscapes of the Himalayas.

The overland expedition from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp is more than just about the mountain; it's an adventure into the wonders of the Tibet Plateau.

7. What is the road condition from Kathmandu to Lhasa?

The first section from Kathmandu to the border, covering around 180 kilometers, transforms into a dusty and bumpy terrain.

After entering Tibet, especially across the Mount Everest area in Tibet, the roads boast good conditions. A major part of the route is comprised of well-paved asphalt roads suitable for regular vehicles, spanning approximately 820 km from Gyirong Port at the Sino-Nepal border to Lhasa City.

Although the road conditions are a little different and challenging., the scenic beauty along the segment is truly captivating. Additionally, our experienced local drivers, who know Tibet’s roads well, are here to make sure your overland journey in Tibet is as safe and comfortable as possible.

8. Where to stay during the overland journey from Kathmandu to Lhasa?

In the border areas, both on the Nepal side and the Chinese side, accommodation options are quite limited and basic. The local hotels offer very basic facilities that cannot be compared with hotels in Kathmandu, Lhasa, and Shigatse. Please understand the limitations in this remote border area.

As you get closer to the big cities, the accommodation along the way gets progressively better.

In cities like Lhasa and Shigatse, accommodation options range from luxury 5-star to economic 3-star, allowing you to choose based on your budget and preferences.

9. What to eat during this tour?

The meals involved in this package include hotel breakfasts, a welcome dinner, and two lunches - one at the Drepung Monastery and the other at a local restaurant in a Tibetan village near Yamdrok Lake.

While traveling, you’ll have the flexibility to explore a diverse range of dining options for other lunches and dinners. Tibetan and Sichuan restaurants are quite common.

If you have specific dietary needs, such as vegetarian preferences or any other requirements, please inform your travel consultant in advance so that we can make the necessary preparations.

10. What to wear when visiting Everest Base Camp?

Whenever you visit Tibet, especially visit the Everest Base Camp, you need to prepare warm clothing for cold weather at such a high altitude.

It's advisable to wear outerwear that is easy to put on and take off, allowing you to adjust your clothing according to temperature changes.

For your upper body, consider layering with thick autumn clothing (or thermal underwear), a sweater or fleece, and a thick down jacket or windbreaker. Opt for windproof trousers and warm autumn trousers for the lower body. Choose non-slip sports shoes or hiking boots for your footwear.

Don't forget essentials like a scarf, gloves, and a hat.

11. What to pack for the overland trip from Nepal to Tibet tour?

Besides the clothes to take, here are some more things to prepare for your trip from Kathmandu to Lhasa.

Personal Care: Pack your essentials such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, facial cleanser, towels, and other personal toiletries. Since there are no shower facilities at Everest Base Camp, consider bringing wet wipes for convenience.

Skincare: Due to the dry climate in Tibet, pack lip balm, moisturizing cream, and hydrating masks to prevent skin dryness and cracking.

Sun Protection: Don’t forget to bring sunscreen and sunglasses for effective sun protection against the strong UV rays in Tibet.

Additional Necessities: Considering the long distances between attractions in Tibet, bring a U-shaped pillow for a comfortable journey. Also, having a thermal flask ensures you have hot water whenever needed.

Common Medications: Take essential medications like motion sickness pills, gastrointestinal medicine, anti-inflammatory drugs, cold medicine, and other medications for emergencies. Include adhesive bandages and eye drops. (Consult your doctor and carefully follow medical advice when taking medication.)

Electronic Devices: Bring your phone, camera, power bank, and any other necessary electronic devices. If you plan to bring a drone, check with our travel consultant in advance. Tibet operates on a 220V voltage.

Cash and Cards: In the Tibet Autonomous Region, the Chinese yuan (RMB) is the primary currency. Alipay and WeChat Pay are commonly accepted in major cities such as Lhasa and Shigatse. While credit cards are usable in some large hotels, restaurants, and shopping malls in Lhasa, it's important to note that in remote areas, cash might be essential. To ensure convenience, it's recommended to carry a small amount of Chinese yuan and at least one bank card with you.

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