Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour – 12 days

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Overview

HIGH ROAD TO LHASA – an overland journey from Kathmandu to roof of the world Tibet
Kathmandu to Lhasa highway drive, offers amazing views of the Himalayas and the picturesque Tibetan countryside greet you on this overland journey. En route, visit Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet and the Tashihunpo monastery. The seat of the Panchen Lama, Tashihunpo is a vast complex with golden rooftops and impressive chapels. Although having suffered the ravages of man and time, Gyantse, our next stop, with its unique Palkor Chode temple and Kumbum Chorten, offers a glimpse of an irretrievably lost era in some of the most extraordinary works of art found in all of Tibet.

In the mystical capital of Lhasa, there is ample time to explore the former home of the Dalai Lama, Potala Palace, Tibet’s world famous resplendent landmark with over 1,000 rooms and 10,000 shrines. There is also Jokhang, Tibet’s holiest temple with its priceless statues and frescoes and the Norbulinka or the Summer Palace, from which the present Dalai Lama fled in 1959.
Shoppers mustn’t miss Barkhor, the bustling bazaar of old Lhasa which is right on the pilgrim’s circumambulating route around Jokhang and Laden.

Eventually, you will fly back to Kathmandu from Lhasa in a mountain flight that treats you to close-up views of the mighty Himalayas including Everest. This adventure begins and ends with two days in Kathmandu, with plenty of time for discovering the city’s many attractions.

Brief ItineraryView full

  • Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu.
  • Day 2 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu - Nagarkot.
  • Day 3 : Nagarkot - Bhaktapur - Kathmandu
  • Day 4 : Drive to Tibet border to start Tibet overland tour
  • Day 5 : On Tibet overland tour.
  • Day 6 : Xegar / Lhatse to -Xigatse
  • Day 7 : Xigatse-Gyantse
  • Day 8 : Gyantse - Lhasa
  • Day 9 : Two full days sight seeing tour in Lhasa
  • Day 10 : Fly Back to Kathmadnu
  • Day 11 : Departure
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Arrive in Kathmandu.

Arrival day ( This must be morning of monday, wednesday or friday before 9:30 am), we come to receive you at the airport, check into Hotel rest day, and briefing of the program.

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Sightseeing in Kathmandu - Nagarkot.

Sight-seeing of Kathmandu: Leave for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes The Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO world heritage site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Shyambhunath ( 2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city, later drive to Nagarkot ( at 7200ft), a beautiful hill station from here we can see the magnificent Himalayan view in a clear day.

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Nagarkot - Bhaktapur - Kathmandu

After sunrise and mountain view from Nagarkot hike down to Benepa for 4 hours and drive back to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur ( a historical town) , overnight in Kathmandu, B

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Drive to Tibet border to start Tibet overland tour

Early morning drive to boarder (Kerung) complete immigration and custom formalities in both border Nepal and Tibet. This is a group join tour, there will be at least 7 or more people in the trip. Please remember the guest house in Tibet is quite simple, specially until Xegar

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On Tibet overland tour.

There are couples of attractions such as ruins of dzongs, on the way we can see beautiful mountains including mount Everest. We have to go through a high pass about 5200 ( Nayalu -La) , please drink at least 3 liter of water each day while you are in Tibet. The road is bit rough, the views are great. O / N in Xegar / Lhatse

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Xegar / Lhatse to -Xigatse

Xigatse city the house of the Famous Tashi Lhunpo Monastery with its golden roof, the seat of the Panchen Lama until his death in 1989. O / N in Shigatse

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Xigatse-Gyantse

Morning sight seeing to the Tashilhumpu Monastery (seat of Panchen Lama), It has three big Temples with golden Pagoda. One of them have statue of forthcoming Buddha 13th wide and 26th ft. in height. An ample example of the Tibetan rich architectural and cultural heritage with hundreds of monks walking around chanting Om Mane Padme Hum for the world peace. Drive to Gyantse and visit to the Kumbum Stupa ( the temple which have 3 style architecture , Nepali, Chinese and Tibetan) with 108 rooms decorating 108 different deities statue. The Gyntse Dzong have Ate British war museum decorated with many old weapons, statute with their great stories.

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Gyantse - Lhasa

A scenic drive through the Karo La Pass and Kamba La Pass with a very good view of the Yamdrok Tso Lake. Then you cross the mighty Brahmmaputra River to arrive in Lhasa

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Two full days sight seeing tour in Lhasa

In the mystical capital of Lhasa, there is ample time to explore the former home of the Dalai Lama, Potala Palace, Tibet\'s world famous resplendent landmark with over 1,000 rooms and 10,000 shrines. That has over 3500KG gold with its golden roof. There is also Jokhang, Tibet\'s holiest temple with its priceless statues and frescoes, and the Norbulinka, or Summer Place, from which the present Dalai Lama fled in 1959. Jokhag is the oldest temple that has the statue of 11 years old Buddha which was given to Tsrongchang Gompo on the 7th century by the family of her Chinese queen. We will take you to Sera and Derphung monasteries around Lhasa. Shoppers mustn\'t miss the Barkhor, the bustling bazaar of old Lhasa, which is right on the pilgrim\'s circumambulating route around Jokhang. Laden with souvenirs and memories of Tibet

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Fly Back to Kathmadnu

You fly back to Kathmandu or free on your own or Optional sightseeing, free day , Evening Join Nepali cultural show and Dinner

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Departure

Airport drive for flights to home

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This is our second trip to Nepal with Earthbound Expeditions. If you are looking for the best value and the best experience you can have in Nepal whether you are trekking or touring - choose Earthbound! We spent five glorious weeks this time trekking the Annapurna Circuit; going overland from Kathmandu to Lhasa via Everest Base Camp; and visiting the fabulous Chitwan National Park. All of our plans were executed flawlessly and perfectly thanks to Earthbound. Our guide, Gopal, and porter Kaji on the Annapurna Circuit were simply the best! Our overland trip to Tibet was awesome and winding down with a few days at Chitwan was the perfect way to end our adventure. Thanks to Rajan and his incredible staff we had another spectacular tour. We are returning to Nepal for a "three-peat". The beauty of the Nepalese people and the Himalayan mountains take your breath away :) Try it with Earthbound Expeditions. You'll see what we mean.

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Includes

  • All airport pickups and drops, services in Kathmandu.
  • 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
     (Depending on the package you choose)
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing with guides and entrance permits.
  • Tibet Visa and permit.
  • Hotel in Tibet from day 03 - 11 on twin share basis and tented camp or simple hotels.
  • All entrance fees in Tibet along with sightseeing.
  • Transportation by Bus / Van or Jeep 

Exclude

  • Meals in Kathmandu and in Tibet (Lhasa, Gyantse, Xigatse or if you travel further)
  • Bar bills (soda pop, beer, water etc) and other personal expenses.
  • Nepal re-entry visa [For NRIs, European and Americans]
  • Emergency rescue charges if necessary.
  • Tips and gratitude’s to staffs.
  • Photography charges, where applicable in Tibet.
  • Riding yaks and porters during Kailash Kora ( Parikrama)
Thamel Eco Resort

Thamel Eco Resort

Thamel Eco Resort is an eco-friendly boutique hotel with a beautiful quiet courtyard garden away from the noise and traffic of Kathmandu. We are an authentically styled Nepalese hotel delivering international standards. We maintain 43 rooms including suites, family rooms, deluxe and standards rooms to meet the needs of any traveler. Our multi-cuisine restaurant, bar, and Yoga hall are on site to make your stay complete.

Renown for our friendliness and hospitality, we offer affordable prices in a convenient location in the heart of the tourist district of Thamel. You are walking distance to countless restaurants, shops, and the entertainment of Thamel. Just a short walk from Kathmandu Durbar Square, King’s Palace Museum, and Swayambhunath – the most revered Buddhist stupa in Nepal, we provide easy access to the sights of the City.

Enjoy complimentary wireless internet access, safe drinking water (we maintain eco-friendly re-fill stations), and tea/coffee. Thamel Eco Resort makes for an excellent to stay in Kathmandu.

We are only 8 km from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and don’t miss the panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding hills. We are here to make your stay in Nepal excellent.

http://www.thamelecoresort.com/ +977 1 4257505

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