Lhasa Overland Tour (Drive In/Fly Out) - 8 Days

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  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate Moderate
  • Country: China
  • Region: Tibet (Xizang)
  • Max. Altitude: 5220M m/ 17125 ft
  • Best Season: Spring & Autumn
  • Group Size: 2-12 Pax
  • Trip Start/Ends: Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Land & Air Transport

Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland tour is inspiring with Tibetan culture, history and Natural vista. The Tour gives you the ample time to explore the vistas of Tibet including the Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Drepung monastery, Jokhang Tempale, Barkhor market and Norbulingka Palace, Summer Palace of Dalai Lama

Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland tour through Kerung Border begins with drive over the Himalayas by Kathmandu – Rasawa - Kerung High way which connects Kathmandu with Lhasa, Enjoying wonderful Tibetan mountain scenery on the way to Lhasa, you will have a tour to mystic Buddhist monasteries along the way plus you will visit Yamdrok - Tso Lake and the Tibetan lifeline river Brahma Putra (Yarlung Tsangpo).

Yamdrok-Tso Lake (4441m/14570ft) is over 72 kilometers long situated in Nagarze County, Shannan District, which is about 70 km away from Lhasa,  surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and fed by numerous small streams. 


Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Drive Kathmandu to Kerung (3499m/11479ft, 8-9 Hrs)

Day 2: Drive to Tingri (4300m/14107ft, 5Hrs)/Lhatse (4,350m/14271ft, 6 Hrs)

Day 3: Drive to Xigaste (3900/12795ft, 5Hrs)

Day 4: Drive to Gyantse (3950m/12959ft, 2 Hrs)

Day 5: Drive to Lhasa (3650m/11975ft, 6-7Hrs)

Day 6 & 7: Two full days sightseeing Tour of Lhasa City (3650 m/11975 ft)

Day 8: Final departure

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Early in the morning you will have a scenic drive to Rasuwagadi (154km) on Nepal-Tibet border. After immigration formalities, meet with our Tibet guide who will transfer you to Kerung (23Km). Overnight stay at Guest House.

After breakfast drive uphill to the highest plateau of the world offering sheer feeling of standing on the roof of the world from where we can breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt Cho Oyu (8201 M) & Mt Xishapagma (8012M) and Mt. Everest(8848m). Overnight stay at Guest House.

After breakfast drive continues crossing over Gyatchu La (5220m/17125ft) which is the highest pass enroute to Lhasa. Overnight stay at Hotel.

After breakfast in the morning, a short sightseeing to Panchen Lama's Tashi Lhumpu Monastery and drive to Gyantse and visit Phalkor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa. Overnight stay at Hotel.

After breakfast drive to Lhasa via crossing Yamdrok Lake (4441m/14570ft) and Karola Glacier. Yamdrok Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance you have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar. And it is one of the three Holy Lakes in Tibet with Lake Namtso, Lake Mansarovar. Karola Glacier is located in Lang Kartse County right next to the main road. Just about 30 minutes drive from Yamdrok Lake. Karola Glacier has a total of almost 10 square kilometers, with length of 5 kilometers or slightly less. The glacier which can be seen is at around 5200 meters high. Overnight stay at Hotel.

After breakfast, you will have a full day Lhasa city tour. You'll visit the UNESCO-listed Potala Palace, a focal point for Tibetan Buddhism and home to the Dalai Lama for many centuries, you’ll also explore the 1300-year-old Jokhang Temple with its sacred golden Buddha, the spiritual epicenter of Tibetan Buddhism. Explore Barkhor Street to witness daily lifestyle of Tibetan Monks. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Transfer to Airport for your connecting flight to Kathmandu or onward.


Trip highlights

  • Visit top Lhasa attractions including the UNESCO-listed Potala Palace and the 1,300-year-old Jokhang Temple
  • Sightseeing tour around Barkhor Bazaar and Gyantse city
  • Trip to Lake Yamdrok, one of the largest and most sacred lakes in Tibet 
     

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