7Nights 8Days Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour


Trip Facts

Trip Code
HWT091
Trip Duration
8 Day(s)
Activities
Culture and Heritage
Start Point
Kathmandu
End Point
Lhasa
Max Altitude
3950
Group Size
2-12 Pax
Best Season
Apr to Nov
Difficulty Level
Demanding
Accomodations & Meals

  • 4 Nights budget hotels
  • 3 Nights 3-Star hotels (Lhasa)
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • Lunch and Dinner (Pay Extra)
Trip Highlights

  • Classic Itinerary for Kathmandu to Lhasa overland
  • The most popular Kathmandu Lhasa budget Tour 8 Days
  • Economic way to explore Tibet with a multi-country group
  • Explore the historic Lhasa and Dalai  Lama’s Potala Palace
  • Scenic drive through Tibetan highland and Yamdrotso

Overview


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, 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. 7Nights 8Days Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour via Kerung is one of the popular travel itineraries to travel to Lhasa from Kathmandu overland economically. The bus tour from Kathmandu to Lhasa is the best and economic way to explore the Tibetan highland and Lhasa, a city of temples and monasteries. An approx. 1000 KM drive through Friendship Highway between Lhasa…

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, 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.


7Nights 8Days Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour via Kerung is one of the popular travel itineraries to travel to Lhasa from Kathmandu overland economically. The bus tour from Kathmandu to Lhasa is the best and economic way to explore the Tibetan highland and Lhasa, a city of temples and monasteries. An approx. 1000 KM drive through Friendship Highway between Lhasa and Kathmandu is a classic overland journey and the most popular travelers’ route.

The Kathmandu Lhasa tour starts from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and drives through the Rasuwagadi Kerung route (150KM). After completing the necessary border formalities at the Kerung border crossing; you will be met by a Tibetan guide and proceed with the Kathmandu Lhasa tour 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 a visit to the impressive Tashilhunpo Monastery and Khumbum and Phalkhor monasteries in Gyantse are the major attractions. 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 include the Potala Palace (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.


7Nights 8Days Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour FIXED DEPARTURES 2021

We organize a group join-in fixed departure Kathmandu Lhasa overland budget tours to Tibet from Kathmandu mostly on Saturdays. 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 a low season to travel to Lhasa from Kathmandu overland.

 

Please read: It is a MUST to arrive in 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 for 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 required.

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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), Colorful Yamdrok- Tso Lake, and the Tibetan lifeline river Brahma Putra (Yarlung Tsangpo). Stay Overnight at Hotel.

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 a hotel for you.

Overnight at the 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.

Date & Cost


Apr 03, 2021 - Apr 11, 2021
US$ 675
Apr 10, 2021 - Apr 18, 2021
US$ 675
Apr 17, 2021 - Apr 25, 2021
US$ 675
Apr 24, 2021 - May 02, 2021
US$ 675
May 01, 2021 - May 09, 2021
US$ 675

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What's Included


  • Twin Sharing room (hotel) and dormitory rooms (guest houses) for Budget Fixed departures
  • Daily Breakfast
  • English Speaking Tibetan Guide
  • Private Transportation(Van/Mini Bus)
  • Monastery Entrance Fee as per an itinerary
  • Tibet Travel Permit

What's Excluded


  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Tibet Group Paper Visa Fee ($85 & Extra $90 for US and Canadian)
  • Train or Air Fare of any Sector
  • Insurance of any Kind
  • Natural or Political Disturbances which are beyond our Control
  • Personal Expenses such as Drinks, Tip

Customer Reviews


JU
John UY . Jul 24, 2019
3 Country Tour - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my wife was really surprised! Thanks for that one, sir! Our only interest was Bhutan and they offer everything including visas. Then, he was kind enough to suggest Tibet and we were like, why not? Since it’s a neighboring country and we haven’t visited it either. We ended up booking the 3 Country tour. Including Nepal yes! Nepal was very entertaining and with our very educated guide Anish! He knew his stuff. Smiling fella! Minus the rain coz we missed our helicopter ride to see up close and personal the all-mighty Mt Everest. But don’t get me wrong. Even if Anup knew that our helicopter ride would be canceled he still showed up, at 6 am! He kept trying and calling constantly if there could be any possibility that we could do the tour but sadly no. That is customer service at its finest. Haven’t encountered such customer service like his. 5 stars on that! Tibet was something else. Altitude sickness yes but we managed. Karma our guide was very accommodating and will give us time to wander around on our own. Knows how to manage time especially visiting the Potala Palace. When he said he’ll meet us at 7 am. He was at the hotel right on the dot. Talk about punctuality! Bhutan was magical! The moment when you land. Everything is just a breeze. Even immigration was very friendly! I have no complaints! Sangay our guide was great! We felt like we weren’t tourists. More like friends. He explained everything perfectly. He even told us to roll down our windows coz of the fresh air. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is no joke but Sangay was there all the way. We have no negative feedback the whole time we were there in the kingdom of Bhutan. A must place to visit! Our only concern was the breakfast at Shambhala Palace in Tibet. To us, it was a cool experience to have Tibetan breakfast such as the tsampa but to the others, they might not be able to enjoy it. Fewer choices of food but that didn’t bother us. Eggs, toast coffee, and tea. No continental breakfast here but we were happy about it. The hotel is nice though! Loving the touch of every piece of furniture they have. Hi-tech shower! When we had dinner they have to fetch it from the other hotel coz the cook wasn’t there anymore. They didn’t say the kitchen is closed. They still provide. We were shocked! We felt bad for the guy delivering the food to us but we gave him a decent tip. Wish we knew all their names coz they were all very nice to us from the beginning when we arrived greeted with a smile and the day we left. The security guard even gave us bottled water on the way back to Nepal. We will surely miss those hardworking folks over there! Keep smiling! One word. Anup will do anything to make your trip a memorable one coz ours was. Even side trips such as having breakfast and having us tried all the dishes or snacks that we wanted to try! Also, even if we were at other Countries he keeps in touch thru WhatsApp just to make sure everything was still in order. He even kept on checking the helicopter ride when we were away! Thumbs up, sir! Hope your business will continue to grow and may you have more customers and friends to come! You are indeed an amazing travel consultant. Thanks again for having us and making our trip a memorable one! Thank   you all, Mr and Mrs. Uy
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Trip Information


PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance can be paid 3 days before the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.

Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS 

Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.

Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa before traveling to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross country tours.

Check the latest update and requirements to enter Nepal post-COVID-19

Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance before the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more about Bhutan travel info.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before the travel date t process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.

BEST TIME TO VISIT 

Nepal & Bhutan: Nepal and Bhutan share the climate from high mountains to the low land sub-tropical plains and jungles. Both countries have similar weather and ideal to visit at the same time of the year. March to April (spring) & October to December (autumn and early winter) are the best time to visit as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder and June, July, and August (summer) are monsoon season.

Tibet: The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October as the weather is warmer, fresh, and sunny skies. November to March are usually very cold, but still possible to visit if the route is not blocked by the snow, especially in the regions like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, etc.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.

FAQS


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Tibet tour Where is Tibet? Tibet is situated in the South-West of China, also bordering Nepal, India, Burma, and Bhutan. The historical territory of Tibet would make the world’s tenth-largest nation. At present, Tibet is under China’s occupation and has been divided up, renamed, and incorporated into Chinese Provinces. If China refers to Tibet, It means only part of historic Tibet; what it names the… Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nepal Tour and Trekking Do I Need A Visa To Enter Nepal? Yes, all the foreigners, Except Indians need a Nepalese visa in order to enter Nepal. Most of the nationals can get the on-arrival visa at the TIA airport, however, it is advised to consult with your nearby Embassy or Consulate of Nepal. What do I need to get my visa? You need to… Read More »

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