A new route has been opened between Nepal and Tibet for the travelers who want to visit Tibet from Nepal. It is the Kerung Border in Rasuwa district of Nepal that has been operational for the overland tour to Tibet. However, the devastating earthquake in Nepal in April 2015 was a disaster to this route for traveling. It was reopened marking it the safe traveling route by the government. Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland tour is a total 8 days drive from Kathmandu to Lhasa of Tibet. The greeneries, stunning landscapes, waterfalls, zigzag rusty roads, the magnificent Himalayan ranges en route will please the travelers. The group of 2 or more than 2 will be more suitable for this trip as you will be on the road traveling and sightseeing around the entire tour. This multi-country overland tour is now becoming popular among the travelers to Nepal and Tibet.
Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour is an exquisite journey either from Kathmandu to Lhasa or vice-versa. The combo of Hinduism of Kathmandu and Buddhism of Tibet will prosper your spirituality. Both the countries have their own religious significance, natural and cultural diversities that enchant every traveler. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal, well-famous as the “Land of Temples”, full of cultural and religious heritages where the fine arts and architectures of the medieval period are demonstrated in beautiful forms. Similarly, Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet where the ancient, prodigious cultural artifacts with diverse natural beauty can be seen. Starting the tour from Kathmandu to Kerung border to Tingri to Lhatse to Shigatse to Gyantse to Lhasa to Kathmandu or the mainland China is the complete route of this Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour for complete 8 days and 7 nights.
Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland tour will let you visit famous places such as Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Barkhor market, Jokhang Temple, Summer Palace, Norbulingka Palace, etc. These places are culturally and historically significant in Tibet. To reach Tibet and do the sightseeing tour in Lhasa is a little difficult. So, Step On Himalaya has brought you this package for 8 days and 7 nights Overland tour from Kathmandu to Lhasa in a comfortable private transport. The representative of Step On Himalaya will take care of you in mainland Nepal as well as in the lands of Tibet. We will make sure of all the complete documentation, visa issuances and proper arrangement of accommodation. This will be a complete hassle-free, memorable, thrilling and unforgettable tour of your lifetime. Keep Faith on Step On Himalaya, we will be together in your every step.
The first day of the Kathmandu-Lhasa Tour. You will take an early morning breakfast and then will be taken to the Bus station by the representative of Step On Himalaya to head towards Kerung Border (famous as Nepal-Tibet Border). On the way, you will be treated with the amazing views of the countryside, greeneries, rivers and the snowy Himalayas. After clearing the necessary procedures at the border for the immigration, you will drive towards Kerung uphill or walk for about 2 hours. At Kerung, overnight stay at Guesthouse.
You will today drive to the world’s highest plateau from where the unique landscape of Tibet along with the beautiful panorama of Himalayan ranges like Mt. Xishapagma and Mt. Cho Oyu can be seen if the weather is clear enough. From Tingri, you can enjoy the view of the top of the world, Mt. Everest. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
Today you will head towards Shigatse. You will drive passing through the Gyatchu La (5220m.), the highest pass on the way to Lhasa via Lhatse. From here, the pathway to Mt. Kailash splits towards the west. Overnight stay at a hotel.
After an early morning breakfast, you will be taken for a sightseeing tour of the Panchen Lama's Tashilhumpu Monastery. After visiting the monastery, you will continue the drive to Gyantse and then pay a visit to the Kumbum Stupa & Phalkor Monastery. Overnight stay at the hotel.
From Gyantse to Lhasa, it is an enchanting drive that crosses over Karola, Kambala, the gorgeous Yamdrok-Tso Lake and the Brahma Putra river (Yarlung Tsangpo). Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 6 and Day 7 are subjected for the sightseeing tour in Lhasa. During this tour, you will be taken to the Potala Palace, the Jokhang temple, the Barkhor Bazaar, the Drepung monastery and the Sera monastery. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 7 and Day 6 are subjected for the sightseeing tour in Lhasa. During this tour, you will be taken to the Potala Palace, the Jokhang temple, the Barkhor Bazaar, the Drepung monastery and the Sera monastery. Overnight stay at the hotel.
You will be driven to the Gonggar airport or the train station after having your breakfast. If you are heading back to Kathmandu, you will be escorted to the Gonggar airport and if you are doing a further tour, then you will be taken to the train station for the further tour in Mainland China.