TIBET- the roof of the world; Every travel enthusiast has a dream to visit this wonderful Himalayan destination. Tibet is a huge land and you can’t see all of it in a single trip. Almost everyone visits Lhasa, the Tibet’s holy city, which still has a lovely old town despite being at the forefront of Chinese-led modernization. Tibet is simply one of the most remarkable places in Asia. It offers fabulous monasteries, stunning views of the world’s highest peaks and one of the most likable peoples you will ever meet.
7 Nights 8 Days Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour via Kerung is one of the popular travel itineraries in Tibet. The approx 1000Km Friendship Highway between Lhasa and Kathmandu in Nepal is a classic overland journey and easily the most popular travelers’ route.
The trip starts from Kathmandu and drives through the Rasuwagadi Kerung route (150KM). After finishing the border formalities at Kerung border crossing; you will be met by a Tibetan guide and proceed with your trip to Tibet officially. The 7 nights 8 days Kathmandu Lhasa overland Tour goes through Tingri county with a wonderful view of Mt. Cho Oyu. A drive to Shigatse and visit of impressive Tashilhunpo Monastery and Khumbum and Phalkhor monasteries in Gyantse will take your breath away. From Gyantse, you can head straight to the coiling scorpion-lake of Yamdrok-Tso.
The Lhasa sightseeing for two days gives you another impression of Tibet. There’s enough to see in and around Lhasa; Highlights includes the Potala Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Pilgrimage circuit. The huge monastic institutions of Drepung and Sera lie on the edge of town.
We are organizing group joining fixed departure Kathmandu Lhasa overland budget tours to Tibet from Kathmandu mostly on Saturdays in 2020/2021. Now, 7 Nights 8 Days Tibet overland Budget tour Without EBC; Drive in Fly out is running as a budget group join-in tour. You are requested to book this trip at least a month prior to the departure date. The overland Tibet tour via Kerung/Gyirong border is operated mostly during the month of April, May, June, July, August, September, October, and November. December, January, February, and March as likely to be low season for this kind of Kathmandu Lhasa overland budget tours.
Note: It is a MUST to arrive Kathmandu on Tuesday in order to join the Tibet overland group joining the tour on Saturday. The Embassy of China in Kathmandu holds your original passport at least 3 working days (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) to process the Tibet Group Visa (TGV). Therefore, your arrival in Kathmandu at least on Tuesday or early Wednesday is requested.
Early in the Morning scenic drive to Kerung Border Nepal Tibet Border through the beautiful Nepalese countryside and after necessary border formalities at Nepali immigration and cross the bridge process for all necessary formalities in Chinese immigration continue drive to Kerung Town. Stay Overnight at Guest House.
After Breakfast drive uphill to the height plateau of the world with the typical view of Tibetan landscape offering sheer feeling of standing of the roof of the world from where weather permitting, breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m) and Mt.Xishapangma (8,012m) but dwarfed by the vastness of the Tibetan plateau. From Tingri, one can enjoy the magnificence of Mt. Everest (8,848m) Stay Overnight at Guest House.
After Breakfast continue to drive scenic crossing over Gyatchu La (5,220m), the highest pass en route to Lhasa via Lhatse from where a road to Mt.Kailash Bifurcates to the west. Stay overnight at Hotel.
After Breakfast Morning Sightseeing to the Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. Drive to Gyantse and visit Kumbum Stupa and Phalkhor Monastery. Stay Overnight at Hotel.
After Breakfast full day picturesque drive crossing over Karo La (5,010m), Kambala (4,749m)
After breakfast, we proceed for a full day sightseeing tour of Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace; this legendary palace built atop a single hill is synonymous with Tibet by the first foremost king Songtsen Gompa. Jokhang Temple; situated in the heart of Old Lhasa, houses Tibet’s most precious religious relic, a golden Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought as a gift by the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng on the occasion of her wedding to the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gompo. After Sightseeing, you will be transferred to hotel for your Overnight at hotel in Lhasa
After breakfast full day sightseeing tour of Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Barkhor Market. Sera Monastery; 5 Km north of Lhasa, Sera Monastery setting is one of Lhasa’s prettiest monasteries. Once a community of more than 5,000 monks resided here and was virtually extinguished by the Chinese. Drepung Monastery; On the slope of the Wuze Hill in Genbei Five kilometers northwest of Lhasa, the Drepung monastery was built in 1416 and is the largest of the monasteries of the Gelug Sect. Barkhor Market (Bazaar); the best-preserved street in Lhasa, Barkhor Street surrounds the Jokhang Monastery.
Some free time for shopping or your own activities. Overnight at hotel
After Breakfast drive to Gonggar Airport or Train Station for your departure flight to Kathmandu or to your onward destination.
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