Tibet or Tibet Autonomous Region of China is located on the Tibetan plateau. It’s is also known as the Roof of the World because of its geographic proximity. It is the highest region in the world with an average elevation of 4,900 meters.

The desert like landscape and harsh weather condition makes Tibet mostly inhabitable; however, the local tribesmen have survived for millenniums in the same condition, therefore, giving birth to their unique culture, lifestyle and art. The first Tibetan empire was founded by King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century by annexing smaller kingdoms.

Spanned across 1.228 million km², the Greater Tibet region is home to ancient East Asian cultures, history and varying natural landscapes. The southern terrains are covered with high towering Himalaya peaks. Most lakes and rivers originate in Tibet and pass down towards the South Asian nations. These qualities make it a unique destination for travel.

Lhasa, Everest Base Camp (North), Kailash and Mansarovar are some of the worth visiting places inside Tibet. During the Tibet overview tour, you get to visit and briefly explore handful of provinces of Tibet, namely; Nyalam, Gyantse, Shigatse and  Lhasa.

The first detailed exploration of Tibet came from the adventurer Heinrich Harrer and his travelogue, “7 Years in Tibet.” Heinrich, along with his friend, entered Lhasa in a disguise. He was later instated as the tutor of the 14th Dalai Lama.

Is This Trip for me?
Trip Difficulty: None

An overland tour doesn’t require any physical or mental exertion, therefore, this trip is basically easier and can be done by anyone.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu and Lhasa!


Day 1 Kathmandu to Nyalam 3,750 m (12,300 ft)
Day 2 Nyalam to Lhatse 4,350 m (14,207 ft)
Day 3 Lhatse to Shigatse 3,900 m (12,790 ft)
Day 4 Shigatse to Gyantse 3,950 m (12,955)
Day 5 Gyantse to Lhasa 3,650 m (11,970 ft)
Day 6 Lhasa Sightseeing Tour Day I
Day 7 Lhasa Sightseeing Tour Day II
Day 8 Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu

Includes
  • Airports pick and drop
  • Entire Transportation during the tour.
  • Flight to and from Lhasa
  • Tibet Permit/Visa
  • Entire Meals ( B, L, D)
  • Certified, Experienced & Language versed Tour Guide
  • ★★★★ Standard Accommodation in Kathmandu/Tourist Standard Hotels in Lhasa
  • Heritage Sites/National park Entrance Permits
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as per applicable
Excludes
  • Nepal re-entry Visa fee
  • Evacuation Charges( In case Of Emergency)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Bar bills/Refreshments
  • Guide/Porter Tipping

Testimonials

The Kathmandu in February can still be cold. I had to carry double layers of clothing. You helped me find a short trip to spend a quality time in Nepal. Few days on the road and a holy tour of Muktinath temple was gold! The entire trip from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Jomsom was amazing. Once you get off the plane you jump into a jeep and the whole bandwagon begins.
I found Muktinath to be tranquilizing. The old temple, countless stone taps, pilgrims bathing in the cold water was truly inspiring. I’d love to go on a longer trip with you guys the next time I visit Nepal. ~Sarah Thorpe (Brisbane, Australia)

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Additional information

The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Responsible Tourism

Being a responsible tourism stakeholder, we strive to offer our utmost help to the under-privileged and impoverished community. We work along with the Pioneer Foundation, a non-profit entity based in Kathmandu.

Currently, we help raise fund and donate it to help build schools and shelters at the Earthquake stricken regions of Central Nepal province. You can join the cause help donate or volunteer to teach at the primary level schools. Visit Community Center for more information.

  1. Kathmandu to Nyalam -162 km
    The trip to Tibet starts with a scenic drive through Kodari to the Nepali-china border. After completing immigration and customs, you drive up hill to Zhangmu 2,300 m (7,544 ft). Zhangmu is the Tibetan border-town. You continue driving towards Nyalam crossing the Himalayan range. You Tibetan Guide will meet you on arrival at the check post. The night will be spent at Nyalam.
  2. Nyalam to Lhatse -220 km
    After breakfast, you drive towards Xegar crossing two spectacular high passes. It takes approximately 7 hours to reach Lhatse via crossing the Nyalam pass 3,800 m (12,464 ft) and Lalung La Pass 5,082 m (16,670 ft). En trail, you can take a close glimpse of the Mount Everest, Jugal Himal, Mt. Makalu and other Himalaya peaks. The night will be spent at Lhatse.
  3. Shigatse to Gyantse -90 km
    In the morning, you may visit the Tashilunpo Monastery and the open market of Shigaste. After a hearty lunch, you can start your short drive towards Gyantse, where you ca visit the Khumbum Stupa and Phalkot Monastery.
  4. Lhatse to Shigatse -244 km
    Today, the tour will lead to the famous Tashilunpo Monastery and the seat of Panchen Lama, until his death in 1989, with its huge Thangka wall which is clearly visible from the north side of the road. The day ends at Shigatse after approximately a 6 hour drive.
  5. Gyantse to Lhasa -259 km
    Day 5 of the tour will take you to the capital of tibet, Lhasa. You will reach Lhasa after a lengthy drive while crossing the Karo La 5,010 m (16,432 ft) and Kamba La 4,794 m (15,724 ft) and Lake Yamdrok Tso.While crossing the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahamaputra) river, you may see the high-rising Potala Palace in a distance. The night will be spent at Lhasa.
  6. Lhasa Tour Day I
    After a hearty breakfast, you start the tour with the complete sightseeing of Potala Palace and Norbulinka. Potala Palace atop a hill is synonymous with the living god “Dalai Lama.” It is also known as the winter palace, because, Dalai Lama was used to transferred to Potala palace during the winter season in Tibet. Norbulingka is another major tourist site in Lhasa. It’s the former summer palace of the Dalai Lama. It means ‘Treasure Park’ and covers an area of around 360,000 sq. m, and is considered to be the biggest man made garden in Tibet.
  7. Lhasa Tour Day II
    The next on the tour is the sightseeing of the Sera Monastery, Jokhang Monastery and Barkhor Market. Sera Monastery, 5 km north of Lhasa, 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 occupation. Jokhang Temple, situated at 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, Tsongt Tsen Gompo. Barkhor Market is a social place and a popular historical site. You can roam around the market and explore the ancient architectures.
  8. Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu
    To catch a flight back to Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the Gongkar airport. The Trans-Himalaya flight may last an hour. On your flight, try to get a right side window seat, from where you can see the Yalung Tsangpo River and Lake Yamdruk, along with Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Mt. Everest.
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Trip Length 8 days
Activities Tour and Sightseeing
Tour Style Hotels, Lodges
Meal Full board on Tour
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Transportation Private Vehicle & Trans-Himalaya Flight
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Group Size 2-10 Persons
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