Overland Tibet Tour

Trip Duration: 8 Days      

The Overland Tibet tour is an overland tour from from Kathmandu to Lhasa or vice versa. The first part of this tour fascinates everyone with the incredible formation of the Tibetan landscape as the drive starts to gain the height to the top of the  plateau unfolding awesomely beautiful rocks, cascades and canyons slightly hidden in the thin flying mists at the border area between Nepal and Tibet. This tour is also popular by the name of Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour. In fact, it is an Adventure on the Roof of the World.

The second part of the Overland Tibet tour offers unforgettable visit to Lhasa (the capital of Tibet), Xigatse (the second biggest city in Tibet) and Gyantse (cultural and strategic city located very near to Sikkim) that brings you so close to the Shangri-la in Tibet making you feel yourself as being a part of a rich tapestry of unique culture woven with legends, myths, rituals and festivals..

The last part the Overland Tibet tour takes you over the majestic Himalaya offering you the long cherished breathtaking view of the Himalayan ranges including Mt Everest (8,848 m) by an hour long Trans-Himalayan flight on your way back from Lhasa to Kathmandu.

The lingering impression of the most lavishly decorated huge monasteries & temples, saffron colored monks, ever smiling Tibetan people & their typical lifestyle and above all, the challenging Himalaya will remain in your memory for a long time.

However, until September 2017, this overland tour got suddenly postponed as a result of the heavy destruction of the road and other infrastructure caused by the massive earthquake of 25 April 2015. Only since September 2017, the tour got resumed, but via Kerung (a new transit point between Tibet & Nepal), not via Zhangmu/Tatopani (old transit point).

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic drive to the high Himalaya in 6-7 hours gaining height from 1,300 m to 3,200 m (Kerung).
  • The first 2 days drive offers an educative tour offering unique and incredible information on the 60 million years old geological formation of the highest plateau of the world.
  • The continuous uphill drive itself keeps on telling you how high and why the plateau got so high.
  • You will enjoy the view of Mt Everest (8,848 m) from Old Tingri
  • The amazing view of Mt Shishapagma (8,012 m) on your left hand side during the drive on a clear day is unforgettable.
  • The majestic Potala Palace (Dalai Lama’s winter palace), Jokhang Temple (central Buddhist Cathdral), Drepung Monastery (the biggest monastery in Tibet) are the major sightseeing spots in Lhasa.
  • Your visit to Shigatse comprises a classic visit to the Tashilhumpu Monastery belonging to Panchen Lama.
  • Yamadroke Lake on the way from Gyantse to Lhasa is another never-to-miss spot. It is so picturesque that the whole lake looks like a turquoise lake.
  • One of the longest rivers of Asia: Brahmaputra River, a lifeline river of the Tibetan people has to be crossed over the bridge to reach Lhasa on the last part of the tour.


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Day 01:KATHMANDÚ – SYANBRUBESI (135 km: 2,380 m) – RASUWAGADHI/ KERUNG (18 km: 3,200 m) (7-8 hr total)

Our overland journey starts early morning with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Kerung using about 50 km drive on the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway (Prithvi Highway) or 30 km via Tokha road. Then, at Galchi continue drive with a right hand side turn to Trishuli from where our uphill drive starts by using popularly used route by the trekkers going for the Langtang Valley & Goshainkunda exploration. Our drive passes by Dhunche and Syabrubesi townships on our way to Rasuwagadhi (Nepal side immigration point) and Kerung (Tibet side immigration point). After completing custom and immigration formalities, our Tibetan guide will take you to the Kerung township where you will have overnight in hotel/guest house.

Trip Information

  • Trip Duration 8 Days
  • DestinationTibet
  • Trip StyleTour

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