Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour - 12 Days

Trip facts

Trip Code: GHA-KLOT-04
Duration: 12 Days
Best Season: Mar - May/Sep - Nov
Max. Altitude: 5000 M
Trip Grade: Moderate
Accommodations: Hotel, Lodge
Transportation: Flight, Private Vehicle

There are mixed bags of tours you can consider on Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour. A few alternatives incorporate trekking and visits to more remote parts of the nation, which take a touch longer to get too. These visits can take from 15 to 30 days and can cost extensively more. The best alternative that remaining parts is an overland group of tour crosswise over what we call the 'Friendship Highway' in Tibet from Kathmandu to Lhasa.

The Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge joins Kodari of Nepal with Zhangmu of Tibet. The whole Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour will take seven to eight days and give both of you entire days in the city of Lhasa. On the eighth day you'll fly back to Kathmandu.

Our 12 days Kathmandu - Lhasa overland visit is a budget plan approach to see the best of what Tibet brings to the table. If you are arranging your excursion from Nepal better commute in and fly out from Lhasa. Your trip starts with a beautiful 4-5 hour drive to Kodari, close to the Nepal-China border. After crossing bridge you make a beeline for the town of Nyalam which is 40 km from the Nepal border. From Nyalam, a wonderful ride/drive takes you over an infertile and remote Tibetan scene before you stop in Lhasa.

Two entire days in Lhasa, gives you a lot of time to visit all the famous places there, including the Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and the Norbulingka palace. These landmarks are spots of extraordinary social and religious centrality to Tibetan Buddhists. Among these spots, the rich history and magnificence of the Potala Palace is unparalleled as it keeps on commanding the horizon of this sacred city.

Itienery Overview

Day 01: Arrival at Kathamndu.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing Tour.
Day 03: Visa and Trip preparation day.
Day 04: Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam.
Day 05: Drive Nyalam to Tingri.
Day 06: Drive Tingri to Shigatse.
Day 07: Drive Shigatse to Gyantse.
Day 08: Drive Gyantse to Lhasa.
Day 09: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
Day 10: Sightseeing in Lhasa.
Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 12: Transfer to Airport for final departure.

[NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate  your specific requirements.]

Useful Informations

During the trip such thing weather, local Politics, transportation and other factors are beyond our control which can change our itinerary. However it is unlikely that the itinerary would be changed. If the cases alternative itinerary is needed the leader (Guide) will decide what is the best alternative itinerary for the whole group. Whether the change of itinerary is does not matter, we can do everything and minimized it effect but we can not be responsible for the result of delay.

If something is happened or return back earlier due to the high altitude or any reasons. You have to pay for all extra expenses like Transportation, medical expenses, accommodation that occur while returning. Our company is not able to refund your tour cost because the Chinese government doesn't consider any refund or adjustment to us.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, o/N at hotel with BB basis.
After arrival at Kathmandu airport Our company representative's will welcome you and then transfer to hotel. After time to get refreshed, evening we'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip. Overnight at hotel with BB basis.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1300 m).
Today, After morning breakfast you'll visit different historical and cultural sites of the Kathmandu valley with our professional guide. You will go for the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, the world biggest Boudhanath stupa and visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple. After exploring the surrounding areas visit historical Kathmandu Durbar square with temple, unique architectures and kumari (living goddess).Overnihgt at hotel with BB basis.

Day 03: Visa and Document preparation for trip, O/N at hotel with BB basis.
Today, this is day for visa preparation and other legal documentation. Normally it will take two days for urgent visa and if top urgent visa we can take within one days but it will be little expensive.

Day 04: Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam (3600 m), 4-5 hours, O/N at Guesthouse.
Today, the trip commences from Kathmandu driving along the Arniko Highway enjoying the beautiful Nepalese countryside to Kodari on the Nepal Tibet border. After completing the necessary border formalities at the both the Nepalese and Tibetan sides you will change your vehicle and start the two hours adventurous uphill drive to Nyalam.

Day 05: Drive Nyalam to Tingri (4350 m), 6-7 hours, O/N at Guesthouse with BLD basis.
Today, After breakfast, the exciting day starts with an adventure drive through lush, green lower hills into the dry, arid landscapes of the Tibetan Plateau. The drive crosses several high passes including the Lalung La 5050 meters from where you can have a breathtaking panorama of the himalayan range including Mt. Everest.

Day 06: Drive Tingri to Shigaste (3900 m, 245 km), 6-7 hours, O/N at Guesthouse with BLD basis.
Today, After breakfast you will continue your adventure dirve passing by lonely monasteries  and the camps of nomadic herder. The drive crosses the highest pass of your JOurney, the Gyamtso La 5220 meters before descending once more to the barren splendor of the plains. O/N at Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 07: Drive Shigatse to Gyantse (3,950 m, 90 km), 5-6 hours, O/N at hotel with BB basis.
Today, you will have a great chance to visit stunning Tashilungpo Monastery, one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet, just before short and scenic drive to Gyantse, another historical city in Tibet. In Gyantse, you will visit the Pelkor Chode Monastery and the Gyantse Kumbum. Kumbum is a large gold-domed stupa. It is a famous for its many chapels house an impressive array of Tibetan Buddhist murals.

Day 08: Drive Gyantse to Lhasa (3680 m, 265 km), 7-8 hours, O/N at hotel with BB basis.
Today, After breakfast start a long drive crossing the Karo La Pass 5045 m, from where your are treated to the awesome sight of a huge glacier tumbling down to within a few hundred meters of the road. The road follows the bank of a beautiful turquoise lake, the Yamdrok-tso, for about 20 km. The trip crosses the Khamba La 4794 m, and continues on to Lhasa the capital of Tibet.

Day 09: Sightseeing in Lhasa (3680 m), O/N at hotel with BB basis.
Today, After morning breakfast in the morning, you will have an easy visit to Jokhang temple. This temple is the most revered shrine in all of Tibet and is constantly bustling with devout worshippers. After lunch in the afternoon, you will visit Sera Monastery, a fifteenth  century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls. The well preserved monastery is located just a few miles North of Lhasa and home to several monks.

Day 10: Sightseeing in Lhasa (3680 m), O/N at hotel with BB basis.
Today, After morning breakfast group will be led by Tibetan guide to visit the vital Potala Place. The palace is Lhasa's cardinal landmark and is a wonderful of Eastern architecture. Your first site of this massive structure will be a magical moment remembered for years to come. It has been a palace since the fifth or sixth century and was once home to the Dalai Lama. In the afternoon you will visit to the Drepung Monastery.

Day 11: Fly back to Kathamandu, 1 hour , O/N at hotel with BB basis.
Today, After morning breakfast you will drive 2 hours to Gonggar airport, then you will have 1 hour wonderful flight to Kathmadnu. Evening its time for shopping soviniours for your friends, relatives and families.

Day 12: Transfer to Airport for final departure.
Today, our company representative will drop you to the Kathmandu airport for your final departure for your home country or onward  destination.

[NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.]

Price Include

  1. International & Domestic Airport transport as per the program.
  2. All ground transportation as per the itinerary.
  3. Standard twin sharing Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu as per the program.
  4. Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  5. Welcome & Farewell Dinner in typical Nepali Restaurent with cultural dance show ( Complementary).
  6. Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  7. Guided sightseeing in Lhasa with all entrance fees included.
  8. Hotels in Tibet (including breakfast and all taxes) as per our itinerary.
  9. Temple and monasteries Entry Permit Fees.
  10. All Camping Equipment (such as Two-Man Tent, Dining Tent, Kitchen Tent, Shower tent, Toilet Tent, Tables, Chairs, Mattresses, etc.
  11. Support Truck to carry your luggage and a Land Cruiser for assistance. Available at all times (while in Tibet).
  12. Three times hot, fresh meals per day while camping, prepared by our very professional kitchen crew.
  13. Daily wages and insurance for staff and guides.
  14. Global Holidays Adventure's T-shirt ( Complementary).
  15. Kathmandu - Lhasa Flight Ticket.

Price Exclude

  1. International Airfare and necessary Airport taxes.
  2. Tibet Visa and Travel permit.
  3. Nepal Entry Visa Fees (bring accurate USD cash and two Passport photographs).
  4. Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
  5. Tibet travel permit, Visa fee, All monastery entrance fees wherever applicable.
  6. Travel Insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  7. All Personal & Bar Expenses.
  8. Tips for trekking staff
  9. Personal Necessary equipment.
  10. Any others expenses which are not mentioned above.

01. HOW CAN I GET TIBET VISA ?
Now individual travelers are allowed into the Autonomous Region of Tibet. The Chinese Embassy will issue the visas. Visas can be arranged from Kathmandu ( Global Holidays Adventure Pvt. Ltd ) easily and we can help you. It is necessary to obtain a travel permit for travel in Tibet. Please carry some passport size photographs plus smaller denomination of US dollars cash for the completions of visa formalities.

This is to notify you for change in the rule of visa applying through Chinese embassy for this year 2013 than of previous year. Unlike previous year there will not be same day visa and visa for individual traveler. We can get visa on normal policy receiving on 4th morning of the applied day; semi-urgent policy receiving on 3rd morning of applied day; and top-urgent policy receiving on 2nd morning of applied day. In case of any emergency to get visa on same day we can manage but you have to pay additional service charge for the emergency assist depending in the situation and feasibility.

02. IS INDEPENDENT TOUR IS ALLOWED in TIBET ?
Independent tour is prohibited in Tibet. You should take part in an organized ground group or have the local travel operator to arrange for you.

03. WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT TIBET ?
It is said the suitable time for traveling to Tibet is from April to October while the gloden time in August and September.

04. WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED IF IAM PLANNING TO TIBET ?
You need to have valid china visa and a Tibet permit (sometimes people call it Entry permit or TIB, or Tibet Visa).

05.DO I NEED MULTI-ENTRY VISA IF I COME TO TIBET FROM CHINA MAINLAND AND RETURN CHINA MAINLAND AFTER THE TRIP ?
No, because Tibet is a part of China, If enter Tibet from other cities in China mainland and after the trip in Tibet, get back to China mainland again . only single entry visa is required.

06. WITH TIBET TRAVEL PERMIT< WHERE CAN I GO IN TIBET ?
Tibet Travel Permit only endorsees you to enter Tibe.

07. WHAT SORT OF CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES IS SUGGESTED FOR THE TRIP ?
As the Tibet is at high altitude the climate is cold so it is recommended that you have warm clothes with you, thermo coat, monkey cap, comfort shoes, masks, walking sticks, sunscreen lotions, sun glasses are also  recommended accessories for the trip.

08. IS IT OK FOR ME TO BATHE EVERY DAY ?
It is not a good idea to bathe immediately you arrive in TIbet in case you catch cold or loss or loss Of energy. You Can bath 1 or 2 days later when your body have acclimatized to the conditions. In fact it very gry and cold at night, so travelers  usually choose not to bath.

09. ARE CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED IN TIBET ?
Credit cards are not recommended as a way of payment in Tibet because they are only accepted by the bank of China, Up-market hotels and large shopping department Lhasa and some other Cities.

10. WHAT ARE THE HOTELS LIKE IN TIBET ?
In Tibet hotel facilities and service stander may not be as you would expect from a hotel iN other parts of world. Staff will probably not speak much English. Hotel In small cities and Everest Base Camp area or such areas are basic. The will usually have sharing bathroom.

11. IS THERE INTERNET FACILITIES IN HOTEL ?
Some Hotels rooms, not all, in Lhasa have internet facilities. So you should Inquiry your travel advisor before making decision.

12. IS THERE 24 HRS HOT WATER RUNNING ?
Due to basic condition in Tibet, sometimes with the poor pressure, the water flow may small and water sometime is not hot but just warm. In remote area, the condition can be even worse.

13. WHAT CAN I EAT IN TIBET ?
In Lhasa you Can Choose Chinese food, western food, Nepali food, Tibetan food as well as Nepalese fod and Indian food. But in remote area, Choice is limited.

14. WHAT VEHICLE DO YOU USE IN TIBET ?
If The tour is mainly around Lhasa, You are suggested to use minivan as the condition of road also minivan cost less as well. If the tour is covering some places with bad road condition, or Long distance we are offering 4WD off road vehicles.

15. WHAT DO YOU PROVIDE US THE TOUR ?
We will be providing you a kitbag, backpack and woolen cap for FREE and down jacket on hire.

16. CAN WE USE INDIAN OR OTHER CURRENCY IN TIBET SIDE ?
No, the currency that is used in Tibet side is Chinese Yuan. For exchange of Chinese Yuan You can contact us on arrival on Kathmandu.
 
17. WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED IF I AM PLANNING TO TRAVEL TO TIBET  ?
You need to have valid china visa and a Tibet permit ( sometimes people cal it Entry permit or TIB, or Tibet Visa).

18.DO I NEED MULTI-ENTRY VISA IF I COME TO TIBET FROM CHINA MAINLAND AND RETURN CHINA MAINLAND AFTER THE TRIP ?
No, because Tibet is a part of China, If enter Tibet from other cities in China mainland and after the trip in Tibet, get back to China mainland again . only single entry visa is required.

19. WITH TIBET PERMIT, WHERE CAN I GO IN TIBET  ?
Tibet Travel Permit only endorsees you to enter Tibe.

Can you tell more about ?
No problem ! whatever you want to know about Tibet tour and guide, just free to ask with Us info@globalholidaysadventure.com

The Personal Equipment and items are individual interest & choice. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas. The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek.

UPPER BODY
1 Cotton t-shirt.
1 cotton long sleeved shirt.
1 cotton headscarf.
1 fleece jacket.
1 wind/waterproof jacket with hood.

HANDS
1 Pair warm poly thermal gloves, with plastic wind shell

HEAD
1 Cotton sun hat
1 cotton head scarf.
1 Fleece balaclava or very warm hat.
1 head torch with extra bettery.

LOWER BODY
2 pair cotton nunderwear briefs.
1 cotton walking shorts.
1 cotton long trousers.
1 pr. wind/waterproof trousers;
1 polypropylene warm but light thermal leggings;
1 pr. fleece/pile/trousers;
1 pr. wind/waterproof trousers;
Your clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks, bin-liners, or large plastic bags. back to top

FEET
2 Pair cotton socks.
1 Pair sandals for use in hotel.
2 Pair med. polypropylene thermal socks.
1 pr. sturdy, 100% leather, top-quality trekking boots with good ankle support.
1 pr. trainers, lightweight running shoes for trekking on flat, easy trails.

SLEEPING
1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C)

Rucksack and Travel Bags
1 medium backpack (40-60 liters, can be used for airplane carry).
1 large kit-travel bag with lock (80-100 liters for checked bag); back to top.

 PERSONAL
1 toothpaste/brush.
1 bar soap/1 small towe.
female or male hygiene supplies.
1 set earplugs

MEDICAL
Medications are inexpensive and readily available in Kathmandu with no doctor's prescription.
1 bottle water-treatment tablets.
2 tubes lip sun cream, 1 tube skin sun cream (min.factor 15)
anti-mosquito cream.
1 skin blister repair kit.
1 bottle anti-diarrhea pills.
1 bottle anti-headache pills.
1 bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
1 small bottle stomach antibiotic, Ciprofloxacin, etc.
1 bottle anti-altitude sickness pills, Diamox, Acetylzolamide.
Any medicine if you need to take every day.

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Trip Highlights

Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour | Scenic drive in Nepal and Tibet part | Visit different of Tibet | Gyantse Monastery | Everest Base Camp | Mountain Views EVerest, Chu Oyu | Ancient City Lhasa | Potala Place | Tibetian Culture | Summer palace Of Dalai Lama | Jokhang Temple | sere Monsery | Scenic fly to Kathmandu

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