Kathmandu to Tibet (Lhasa) Overland Tour 08 Days
Along roads of white and blue, the journey to Tibet begins anew. Join us on our Kathmandu Lhasa overland tour departure and explore the roof of the world. An easy, convenient, and affordable Lhasa tour from Kathmandu, Nepal.
Kathmandu Lhasa overland tour is an eight-day program that lets you explore four Tibetan historical towns, including the two biggest cities in Tibet- Shigatse and Lhasa. Kathmandu Lhasa overland tour is the easiest and most affordable way of exploring Tibet. You will be using a comfortable to drive between the cities and historical sites throughout the tour.
Tibet is known as the roof of the world. During the Kathmandu Lhasa overland tour, you will feel standing at the top of the world while you cross high mountain passes. This tour introduces you to Tibetan culture, tradition, art, architecture, and history. You will be visiting palaces and monasteries built centuries ago by great Tibetan kings.
We have a few other Tibet tour packages like the Nepal Tibet tour and Tibet Lhasa Tour 4 days. Some of the packages also involve trekking and are quite demanding. However, our Kathmandu Lhasa overland tour is the most convenient one. Even though you will be going above 5,000 meters at some point during the tour, we have designed our Kathmandu Lhasa overland tour itinerary in a way that will keep you safe and away from altitude sickness.
The Kathmandu Lhasa overland tour goes across the famous Friendship Highway. You will spend a night in Kerung, Tingri, Shigatse, and Gyantse and two full days in Lhasa before flying back to Kathmandu from Goggar Airport. The tour lets you witness breathtaking Tibetan landscapes along with stunning views of the Himalayan mountains like Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Shishapangma (8,027 m), and the northern side of Mt. Everest (8,489 m).
You can customize the Kathmandu Lhasa overland tour and include the Nepal tour in the itinerary if you have a few extra days to explore. It will make your tour furthermore adventurous and memorable as you will be touring two Himalayan nations and their ancient heritage. You can join our Kathmandu Lhasa overland tour with your family and friends. This tour does not have long walking or strenuous hiking, so anyone can join us.
Why go on Kathmandu Lhasa overland tour
Discover the magic of Tibet with Outfitter Himalaya on a Kathmandu Lhasa overland tour. Our expert guides will show you the best of what this remarkable region has to offer, from its stunning natural beauty to its rich cultural heritage.
One of the biggest attractions of our Kathmandu Lhasa overland tour is the chance to witness the majesty of the Himalayas up close. Our journey takes us over the towering mountains and along the beautiful valleys, giving you a front-row seat to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world.
As we travel, we'll also immerse ourselves in the rich culture and history of Tibet, visiting ancient monasteries, meeting local communities, and exploring the bustling streets of Lhasa, the historic capital of Tibet.
At Outfitter Himalaya, we believe that travel should be a truly enriching experience, and that's why we offer only the very best in terms of service, comfort, and safety. Our expert guides are knowledgeable and passionate and will ensure that your journey is both memorable and enjoyable.
Find the major attractions of Kathmandu Lhasa overland tour
Tashilhunpo Monastery is one of the largest and most important monasteries in Tibet, located in the city of Shigatse. The monastery was built in the 15th century. It is the seat of the Panchen Lama, one of the most important figures in Tibetan Buddhism.
Visitors to Tashilhunpo can explore its many buildings and temples, which are adorned with beautiful sculptures, frescoes, and thangkas. The monastery is also home to a number of significant religious artifacts, including a giant statue of the Maitreya Buddha, which is said to be the biggest gilded bronze statue in the world.
Kumbum Stupa, also known as Ta'er Monastery, is one of the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist temples in China. The stupa was built in the 15th century to commemorate the birthplace of Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Visitors can climb the many levels of the stupa, each of which is adorned with intricate carvings and sculptures, and admire the beautiful views from the top.
Phalkor Monastery is a beautiful and remote Buddhist temple located in the Tibet Autonomous Region. The monastery is set on a hilltop surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. It is one of the most important centers of the Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Visitors to Phalkor can explore its many temples and shrines, observe the monks as they engage in their daily rituals, and soak up the peaceful atmosphere of this truly magical place.
This magnificent palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was once the winter residence of the Dalai Lama. The palace sits atop a hill in the center of Lhasa. It is a towering structure with 13 stories and more than 1,000 rooms. Visitors can admire the stunning architecture and learn about the history of Tibetan Buddhism as they explore its many halls and shrines.
Jokhang Temple is the spiritual heart of Lhasa. It is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world. Jokhang temple dates back to the 7th century. It is a stunning example of traditional Tibetan architecture and is home to numerous sacred artifacts and images of the Buddha.
Barkhor Bazaar is a bustling market located in the old quarter of Lhasa. Here, visitors can purchase traditional Tibetan crafts, clothing, and jewelry, as well as sample local street food. The market is also a great place to observe local life and get a feel for the city's vibrant cultural atmosphere.
Sera Monastery is located on the outskirts of Lhasa. It is one of the three largest monasteries in Tibet. Visitors can tour the beautiful monastery grounds, observe the monks as they engage in their daily rituals and debates, and learn about the history and practices of Tibetan Buddhism.
Visa and Permit for Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour
Permit: You need to have a travel permit to travel to Tibet, We at Outfitter Himalaya apply and get a travel permit for you to travel to Tibet once you book the trip with us.
Visa: A China visa is required to travel to Tibet, and a China visa is not included in our price. We need a color scan copy of your passport within a month to apply for a permit and visa. And, We need your passport for a few days, and you also need to attend once to do biometric while applying and getting a Chinese visa.
China visa cost
It cost US $125.00 for visa to China for other nationals and extra US $ 90for USA, Canadian, Argentina & Romania nationals.
Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Trip Departure
We Departure the Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour every Saturday from Kathmandu. And, this tour is a small group departure and we also call it a budget tour. You will travel with other people as there should be a minimum of 4 people to apply and get travel permits and visas for the tour.
If you are 4 or more people, you can do the private tour on your date too. We suggest you follow the following schedule to join this tour.
- Monday: We suggest you arrive in Nepal at least on Monday (if you would arrive earlier, that is your choice).
- Tuesday: We apply for Visa with your passport. (You may go on a tour in Kathmandu)
- Wednesday: You will attend the Chinese embassy for biometrics. After this, you will be free to do your own activities/tours.
What to do before to join the Kathmandu Lhasa overland tour?
We suggest you to take Glimpse of Nepal tour or Taste of Nepal tour before to Join the Tibet Lhasa Overland tour. Or, We propose you do the following tours on these extra days while you are applying a visa.
Saturday: We start the overland tour early in the morning and you will return to Kathmandu next Saturday.