TIBET- the roof of the world; Every travel enthusiast has a dream to visit this excellent Himalayan destination. Tibet is a vast 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 people you will ever meet. 7Nights 8Days Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour via Kerung is one of the famous itineraries to travel to Lhasa from Kathmandu overland economically. The bus tour from Kathmandu to Lhasa is the best and most economical 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 excellent Himalayan destination. Tibet is a vast 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 people you will ever meet.
7Nights 8Days Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour via Kerung is one of the famous itineraries to travel to Lhasa from Kathmandu overland economically. The bus tour from Kathmandu to Lhasa is the best and most economical 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 famous 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 beautiful view of Mt. Cho Oyu. The major attractions are a drive to Shigatse and a visit to the impressive Tashilhunpo Monastery and Khumbum and Phalkhor monasteries in Gyantse. 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 massive monastic institutions of Drepung and Sera lie on the edge of town.
We organize a group join-in fixed departure Kathmandu Lhasa overland budget tours to Tibet from Kathmandu 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 before the departure date. The overland Tibet tour via Kerung/Gyirong border is operated mainly during April, May, June, July, August, September, October, and November. December, January, February, and March are likely low seasons to travel to Lhasa from Kathmandu overland.
Please read: It is a MUST to arrive in Kathmandu on Tuesday to join the Tibet overland group joining the tour on Saturday. The Embassy of China in Kathmandu holds your original passport for at least three 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.
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 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.
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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: 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.
Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. A Nepal Tourist 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.
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.
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 are 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 seasons.
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.
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.
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 it the world's tenth-largest nation. Tibet is under China's occupation and has been divided, renamed, and incorporated into Chinese Provinces. If China refers to Tibet, It means only part of historical Tibet, which it names China's Tibet Autonomous… Read More »
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nepal Tour and Trekking Do I Need A Visa To Enter Nepal? Yes, all foreigners, Except Indians, need a Nepalese visa to enter Nepal. Most nationals can get an 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 have a valid passport, some… Read More »