12 Days Tibet Overland Tour

"The Tibet Overland Tour is the most popular tour in Tibet. In this trip, you will get a chance to explore Nepal and “The Roof of the World"
Good to Know
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5010m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Tibet Tours
  • Best Season March to November

Trip Introduction: 12 Days Tibet Overland Tour

Tibet is the highest region on the earth, with an average elevation of 4,900 meters. Its capital Lhasa is the site of Potala Palace. Although Tibet is part of China, it has its distinct culture.

Tibet Overland Tour starts from Kathmandu. Here in Kathmandu, you will visit several UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Boudhanath. After a full day of sightseeing in Kathmandu, our representative will transfer you to Nepal – the China border and introduce you to our Tibetan guide. The drive to the border is through scenic countryside with nice views of the Himalayan Mountains.

After the completion of all immigration formalities, the actual Tour to Tibet starts. In our Tibet Overland Tour, you will enjoy sightseeing in Lhasa. Potala Palace is the highest ancient palace in the world. Norbulingka palace is the largest man-made garden in Tibet.

Drepung Monastery is the largest of all Tibetan monasteries. Sera Monastery is located at the foot of Tatipu Hill. Jokhang temple is the most celebrated temple in Tibet because the temple is not controlled by any particular sect of Tibetan Buddhism. You can also browse Tibetan Barkhor Street in Lhasa. It is a magical place full of exotic and religious items. This tour can be any time of the year. However, March to November is the best time to go.

Along with tours in Nepal, Trekking Planner also organizes Tibet overland tours. We will provide all the necessary information for visiting Tibet and suggest the main places to visit in Tibet as per your interest. Feel free to contact us for your hassle-free and memorable holiday in Tibet and Nepal.

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    Upon arrival, you will be picked up at the International Airport in Kathmandu and transferred to the hotel by our driver. After refreshments, you have a free afternoon to explore the town. Later on this evening, you will be picked up from your hotel for a cultural dinner. Stay overnight at the hotel.

      Today you have a full day of guided sightseeing tours to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu: first Durbar Square, then a visit to “Swyambhunath” a Holy site for Hinduism and Buddhism. It is also known as “the monkey temple” due to a large number of holy monkeys living in the north-west part of the temple.

      Next, you will be taken to “Pashupatinath, a sacred Hindu temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River. You will then be driven to “Boddhanath Stupa” one of the biggest and oldest stupas in the world.

      Later in the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip meeting with our representative in your hotel, and we will brief you regarding the Tibet Tour as well as providing you the opportunity to ask any questions of the upcoming trip. Second overnight in Kathmandu.

        In the early morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Kodari at the border. We will stop for Breakfast somewhere on the way.

        After completing Nepali emigration and customs formalities, we drive uphill to the Zhangmu immigration post. After completing customs formalities, we drive to Nyalam. Stay overnight at hotel.

          From Nyalam, the road follows the Bhote Koshi River in the deep valley with plenty of Waterfalls. After 1.5 hrs, our drive brings us to the Nylam Pass (3800m) with the Jugal Himala in view. Driving further past Lalungla (5050m), we will see Mt. Dorje Lakpa (6980m), Mt. Makalu (8464m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m) & Mt. Shigatse.

            Today after breakfast you will start your drive with nice views of the mountains, until we stop at Shigatse, and visit famous Tashilunpo, a small but very nice and historical town which is located on the northern bank of the Nyang Chu River. Stay overnight at the hotel.

              After a wonderful visit at the Tashilunpo Monastery in Shigatse, we drive to Gyantse, passing through several towns. Gyantse is a small but very nice historical town which is located on the northern bank of Nyang Chu River. Stay overnight at the hotel.

                Today after an 8-hour drive, we reach the Lhasa crossing, the Karolap Pass (5010m) and Kambala Pass (4794m). Today you will have a nice view of the Turquoise Lake and Brahmaputra River. After reaching Lhasa we will check into the hotel. Your guide will ask you about your onward flight ticket for reconfirmation. Stay overnight at the hotel.

                      After your wonderful visit to Tibet, today after breakfast at the hotel you will transfer to the Gonggar Airport and fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport you will be picked up by our driver and driven to the hotel.

                        Today you will have free time to further explore the city and surrounding area.

                          Today you will transfer to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight, or perhaps join us for your next trip.

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                          Inclusions
                          What's Included
                          • All airport Pick up drops by private vehicle
                          • 04-night twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
                          • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle and necessary entrance fee
                          • Kathmandu to Border by tourist bus and border to Lhasa 4WD drive.
                          • Tibet special permit and visa and an English-speaking Tibetan guide in Tibet with all the entrance fees in Lhasa and en-route.
                          • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
                          • First aid kit box
                          • Nepal Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
                          • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
                          • 04 nights stander accommodation en route to Lhasa and 03 nights twin share accommodation on BB in Lhasa.
                          What's Excluded
                          • The international flight ticket with airport departure tax
                          • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Tibet tours
                          • Nepal re-entry visa fee
                          • Travel and health insurance, insurance for helicopter evacuation.
                          • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
                          • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, or any event out of our control
                          Essential Info

                          Suggested Equipment List

                          • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip)
                          • Day pack
                          • Trekking shoes
                          • Sports shoes or sandals
                          • Sun Hat/cap
                          • Warm woolen cap
                          • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
                          • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
                          • Pullover or warm sweeter
                          • Raincoat
                          • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks
                          • Hand gloves
                          • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers
                          • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
                          • 3/4 pairs of underwear (noncotton preferred)
                          • Sunglasses
                          • Water bottle
                          • 4-season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip)
                          •  Flash or Torch light
                          • Camera and batteries
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