Driving tour over the Himalayas by way
of the incredible Arniko Highway that
connects Kathmandu with Tibet. Enjoy
fabulous Tibet mountain scenery on the
way to Lhasa, you will have tour to
mystical Buddhist monasteries of
Tashilungpo at Shigatse, the Kumbum
Stupa at Gyantse, and drive past the
beautiful Turquoise Lake. In Lhasa visit
the famous Potala palace including
Norbulinkha palaces, the great Drepung
Monastery and walk through the bustling
Barkor Bazaar before flying back to
Kathmandu (or onward to China). A choice
of hotels are available in Lhasa and
best hotels in other places. An
unforgettable encounter with forbidden
Fixed Departure: Every Saturday and
Tibet Overland Tour itinerary
Day 01: KATHMANDU-ZHANGMU / NYALAM
Departure from MISSION ECO TREK Thamel,
early morning at 05:30. We drive through
the scenic beautiful Nepalese
countryside for about 5hrs. After
completing the necessary border
formalities at Kodari in Nepal side, we
change our vehicle and start an hour
adventurous uphill drive to Zhangmu
(Chinese immigration) for official entry
in Tibet/China. If time permits the
driving continue to Nyalam (30 km).
Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 02 : NYLAM- TINGRI / LHATSE
While driving uphill to the highest
plateau of the world around Lalung La
pass(5,050 m), one can have the
breathtaking panoramic view of beautiful
Himalayan ranges including Mt. Cho Oyu
(8201m) & Mt. Xixapangma (8012m).From
Tingri, view of Mt. Everest (8,848m).
Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 03 : LHATSE-XIGATSE (3900M)-244
Drive to Xigatse, the place of the
famous Tashilumpo monastery, the second
largest monastery in Tibet and the seat
of Panchen Lama. Overnight at hotel
Samdrupse or similar standard.
Day 04 : XIGATSE-GYANTSE
Visit Tashi Lumpo monastery and Xigatse
Bazaar in the morning. 2hr drive to
Gyantse, which lies 261km southwest of
Lhasa. In the 15th century it served as
the capital of a small kingdom. Visit
Kumbum stupa, which was built around
1400 AD. It later became the main center
for trade with British India. Overnight
Day 05 : GYANTSE-LHASA (3650M)-261
8hr drive takes you to Lhasa crossing
the Karo La Pass (5010m) and Kamba la
pass (4794m). The Karo La climbs between
two lofty mountains, Nozing Khang SA
(7223m) and Ralung (6236m). While
driving you will see the Yamdrok Tso
(Turquoise Lake), which takes approx. 1
hour to drive around. After passing
Kamba La, Lhasa valley is seen to the
north. Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.
Day 06 & 07 : IN LHASA,
These days you will be engrossed with
sightseeing and excursions of the Potala
Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market,
Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery.
Lhasa is now a fascinating modern city.
There are many wonderful things to see
and do around Lhasa, which helps tells
the story of Tibet's unique past and the
intertwining of religion with history.
Most of the holy temples retain magic
and mysticism and demonstrate the
absolute faith in Tibetan Buddhism so
integral to the character of the Tibetan
Day 08 : LHASA-KATHMANDU,
In the very early morning after
breakfast, drive 2hrs to airport. Around
10:00 am (Chinese standard time) fly to
Kathmandu (arriving 09:00am local time).
Air China’s 1hr flight provides great
views of Himalayan peaks including Mt.
Kanchenjunga (8586m), Mt. Makalu
(8463m), and Mt. Everest (8848m).
US $ 400.00/PERSON (Budget)
US $ 550.00/ PERSON (Standard)
US $ 800.00/PERSON (Deluxe)
US $ 114.00 for other nationalities, US$
200 for Americans.
Kathmandu to Lhasa: US$ 379.00
(including Kathmandu air port Tax)
Lhasa to Kathmandu: US$ 369.00
(including Lhasa air port Tax)
House enroot on
BB (Bed and
tour as per the
--All expenses of personal
--Nepal re-entry visa fee,
--Airport departure tax.
--Air ticket reconfirmation fee,
--In case of landslides extra
charge for porters and
Tibet/China visa fee and urgent
Mission Eco Trek
tour in Tibet
On our Tibet
the entire group
tours led by our
guide. All the
fees, bed and
breakfast on the
stay in lodge on
Tour. The Tibet
takes 08 days,
with some time
in Lhasa Tibet.
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