This tour is operated on group joining basis and using guesthouses with basic facilities. Tibet Overland tour has always been the best and most popular one among the nomad explores. The following drive in and fly out tour allows you to experience an adventure on the roof of the world. The journey begins from Kathmandu by driving to Nepal-China border and concludes in Lhasa. Along the tour you will be crossing some of the challenging high passes with magnificent views, beautiful lakes and various local cultural hub tows. The comprehensive tour package is designed to fit for all average level traveler and as much as possible comfort journey in high plain land.
You will encounter various magnificent destination and major attractions of the areas- Tibet’s most prosperous other towns Shigatse, Gyantse and Lhatse. The highlight of this tour of course is Lhasa where you visit outstanding architecture Potala Palace, Bharkhor Tibetan Market, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka Sera and Drepung Monasteries. Flight back to Kathmandu from Lhasa itself is a wonderful experience.
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Nyalamu. Overnight in guesthouse. 3750 m. 157 km.
Day 02: Drive to Lhatse. Overnight in guesthouse. Drive through Lalungla Pass (5050 m.). Stay at 4050 m. 285 km,
Day 03: From Lhatse drive to Shigatse. Overnight in guesthouse. 3900 m. 183 km.
Day 04: After visiting TashiLumpo Monastery and local bazaar drive to Gyantse. Overnight in guesthouse. 3950 m. 90 km.
Day 05: Drive from Gyantse to Lhasa. Overnight in guesthouse. 3650 m. 261 km.
Day 06-07: Sightseeing tours in Lhasa. Overnight in hotel.
Day 08: Fly Lhasa/Kathmandu.
Day 01: Kathmandu-Zangmu-Nyalamu (3750 mt)-157 km Pick up from hotel for 5 hours scenic drive to Kodari (Nepal-China border). After completion of immigration formalities drive to Nyalamu. It is also very scenic drive with some overflowing waterfalls.
Overnight in guesthouse.
Day 02: Nyalamu-Tingri-Lhatse (4050 mt)-285 km Drive through Lalungla Pass (5050mt) and enjoy the outstanding view of Mt. Xixapangma
(8013mt highest in Tibet) Mt. Makalu (8464mt), Mt. Lhotse (8516mt), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201mt) and Mt.Everest (8848mt).
Overnight in guesthouse.
Day 03: Lhatse-Shigatse (3900 mt)-183 km Drive to Shigatse, second biggest town in Tibet. It has the famous Tashilumpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama (second holiest monk after Dalai Lama). Under the fourth Panchen Lama, it was substantially enlarged and became an important cultural and religious site. The main chapel contains a huge, 26 meter-high statute of the future Buddha. The monastery is grandly decorated with arts, ancient scriptures and scroll paintings.
Overnight at Hotel Shigatse or similar standard.
Day 04: Shigatse-Gyantse (3950 mt)-90 km After visiting TashiLumpo Monastery in the morning also visit the interesting local Bazaar of Shigatse. Then drive for 2 hours to Gyantse, It lies 264 km southwest of Lhasa on the northern bank of Nyang Chu river. In the 15th century it served as the capital of a small kingdom. Today, Gyantse retains a deeply Tibetan character. The principle structures consist of a castle on a ridge overlooking the town and a walled monastic complex. The monastery includes the massive temple of Palkhor Chode and the great multi-chapel Kumbum Chorten. These religious monuments, part of Gyantse's ancient monastic town, contain some of the most extraordinary works of art in Tibet.
Overnight in Hotel.
Day 05: Gyantse-Lhasa (3650 mt)-261 km Drive from Gyantse through Karo-la pass at 5010 meters (16,432ft) and onto the Khambala pass at 4794 meters (15,729ft). The former climbs two lofty mountains, the Nozing khang sa (7223m/ 23,691ft) and the Ralung (6236m/ 20,454ft). This is the day you will see the wonderful Yamdrok Tso (turquoise lake) and the Brahmaputra River as well as the ever-present views of the interesting and unusual landscape. After passing Kamba La pass, Lhasa valley is seen to the north.
Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.
Day 06-07: In Lhasa These two days you will be engrossed with sightseeing and excursions of the Potala Palace, the Jokhang temple, surrounding Barkhor market, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery.
Overnight in hotel.
Day 08: Lhasa-Kathmandu, After breakfast, transfer to airport approximately 1 hour and fly to Kathmandu enjoying the view of Yarlung Tsangpo river, Yamdrok Tso (turquoise lake), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m) and Mt. Makalu (8463m) and Mt. Everest (8848m) from the air before landing in Kathmandu airport.