Tibet Overland Tour
Duration: 7 Nights/8 Days
Fixed Departure Budget Tour
Total no. of days:
Every Tuesday & Saturday
US$ 411/Per Person ~ Single Supplement: US$ 120
Friendship Highway (Kathmandu, Nepal to Lhasa, Tibet )
The Friendship Highway (also known as the Arniko Highway) is an important artery
of commerce, it is also Tibet's most popular tourist route. It was built in
the mid-1960s and to link the valleys to the south of the Tsangpo and it follows
the ancient trade route from Lhasa to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Kathmandu (1300) /Zhangmu (2,500m)/Nyalam (3700m): 123 KM/ 156KM
Early morning scenic drive to Kodari (Nepal /Tibet Border) through the beautiful
Nepalese countryside and after necessary border formalities at Nepalese immigration
an hour adventures uphill drive by truck (normally) or 2 hour walk uphill (incase
of landslide) to Chinese immigration. Check -into hotel or continue drive to
Nyalam. Overnight at Hotel. (Nyalam Guest house or similar G. House).
Day 02: Zhangmu / Nyalam /Tingri (4300M) / Lhatse (4350M): 225Km/244Km
Day drive uphill to the highest plateau of the world with the typical view of
Tibetan landscape offering sheer feeling of standing on the roof of the world
crossing over LALUNGLA (5,050M), from where, weather permitting breathtaking
panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt. CHO OYU (8201M) & MT
XISHAPAGMA (8012M) but dwarfed by the vastness of the Tibetan plateau. From
Tingri one can enjoy the magnificence of MT. EVEREST (8,848M). Overnight at
Hotel. (Lhatse Guest House).
Day 03: TINGRI/LHATSE /XIGATSE (3900M): 244KM
Continue scenic drive crossing over GYATCHULA (5,220M), the highest pass en
route to LHASA via LHATSE from where to road to MT. KAILASH bifurcates to the
west. Overnight at Hotel. (Everest Friendship Hotel or similar)
Day 04: XIGATSE /GYANTSE (3,900M): 90KM
Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama's TASHILHMPU Monastery. Drive to Gyantse
and visit to the KUMBUM Stupa & PHALKOR Monastery. Overnight at Hotel. (Utse
or Similar Hotel).
05: GYANTSE /LHASA (3,650M): 261KM
Full day picturesque drive crossing over KAROLA (5,010m), KAMBALA (4,794M),
colorful YAMDROK LAKE and the Tibetan lifeline river BRAMA PUTRA (YARLUNG TSANGPO).
Overnight at Hotel. (Kailash, Snow Land or similar Hotel).
Day 06 - 07: In LHASA
Two full days sightseeing tour in LHASA including JOKHANG TEMPLE, BARKHOR BAZAAR,
POTALA PALACE, DREPUNG & SERA MONASTRIES. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 08: LHASA /KATHMANDU
Early morning drive to Gonggar airport for departure flight to KATHMANDU or
to your onward destination.
** TOUR ENDS **
All transportation from Kathmandu to Kodari and Zhangmu to Lhasa by private
coach, all sightseeing admissions as per our outline, guide, all hotel &
guest house accommodations on Bed & Breakfast basis, and all necessary travel
permits. Airport tax.
Cost does not include:
Lhasa/Kathmandu flight fee US280(if desired), Tibet/China Visa Fee(US45), Nepal
re-entry visa(US50), lunch/dinner/refreshment, cancellation of flights, extra
cost due to unforeseen events (i.e. landslide, etc) and expenses of personal
This tour is designed for budget travelers based on basic accommodation only.
For those who like to up-grade to standard or deluxe Hotels please let us know.
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