Lhasa Overland Tour

Himalayan Wonders offers the 7 night 8 days Lhasa overland tour which is one of the celebrated packages as it grants a miraculous insight into the life, culture and religion of the local people residing here. From the very old monasteries covered by prayer flags and monks chanting their prayers to the peaceful shores of pristine Lake Yamdrok this package has got it all for the nature admirers. Our tour starts with the tourist vehicle journey from Kathmandu toward Kodari Boarder for immigration formalities to cross the Nepal-Tibet border and Starts the travel toward Lhasa via Nyalam, Tingri, Shigatse and Gyantse. As you reach Lhasa you will be transferred to the hotel and there will be brief description about the sightseeing in Lhasa. In this tour we will pay our visit to monasteries like Gyantse, Shigatse, Sakya Monastery and Lhasa with English speaking Tibetan guide in a comfortable 4WD vehicle. Lastly, we will fly back to Kathmandu from Lhasa.

    What's Included?

  • 4 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • 7 nights Hotel accommodation in Tibet on B/B basis.
  • Tibet visa, road permit and Travel Permit.
  • English speaking guide in Nepal sightseeing and during Tibet Tour.
  • Surface transportation as per itinerary in Nepal.
  • Surface transportation as per itinerary in Tibet.
  • All sightseeing in Tibet as per Itinerary.
  • Staff's daily wages and Insurance if required.
  • All entry fees of Monasteries in Tibet side.
  • Cultural Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight reconfirmation and visa extension (if necessary).
  • Our service charges.

Day 1 - Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1350m)

Upon your arrival a representative of Himalayan Wonders will give you reception in our International Airport (TIA) and transfer to your confirmed accommodation in a private/ tourist car/van/hiace/bus (Depending on group size) for overnight in BB Plan.

Day 2 - Rest, sightseeing, preparation, assignment and briefing

Himalayan Wonders organizes a half day city tour in and around Kathmandu Valley to make you live touch with the monuments, temples and monasteries such as durbar square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath or Swayambhunath etc. and provide you leisure time for rest and preparation for next trip to Tibet and evening briefing at your hotel or at the office. Your overnight accommodation is set in BB Plan at same Hotel.

Day 3 - Kathmandu to Kodari/Zhangmu or Nyalam Drive

This morning we leave Kathmandu by surface on a charming drive to Kodari (Nepal-Tibet border), through the beautiful Nepalese countryside. We leave our vehicles here and cross the border after immigration formalities and drive by Tibetan Vehicle up to Zhangmu 8km ascending with hangs on a rock face its bang town architecture having a temporary look even the monastery roofs are enclosed in ribbed flatten sheets and is sited at elevation of 2500m, overnight at Hotel in BB Plan.

Day 4 - Zhangmu/Nyalam to Shegar/Xegar (3800M) "The New Tingri"

Today we drive ascending to the highest plateau of the world with the typical view of Tibetan landscape, crossing over Nyalam Pass 3800m and Lalung-La (Pass) at 5045m with views of stunning Himalayan ranges panorama including the Mt. Everest (8,848 m) to Zhangmu 244km also known as NewTingri. Even in carcass it is majestic apparent to grow out of the rocky brown rock, its sinuous wall bristle with watchtowers like stegosaurus spines. Isolated in 1851 by Nepalese in search of booty, the Gurkhas cut off the Dzong's water contribute and established in for a long cordon, overnight at Hotel in BB Plan.

Day 5 - Segar/Xegar to Shigatse/Xigatse Drive

We keep on our drive to Lhatse (T-cross to Mt. Everest) and crossing over the Gyatsola Pass at 5248m which is the highest reroute to Xigatse (240 Km). Xigatse is the second largest town in Tibet and the capital of Tsang, lying 352 Km. west of Lhasa at an elevation of 3950m, overnight at Hotel.

Day 6 - Xigatse to Gyantse Drive (Gyantse Dzong Castle, Tibet)

This morning we will visit the Panchen Lama's Tashilhumpu Moanastery and keep on our drive to Gyantse (87 Km) - is a pastoral town between Lhasa and Xigatse. It is 260 Km. southwest of Lhasa and still retains the fascination of a traditional Tibetan town safe and sound by modern development. As a crossroad on the principle trade route to India, it used to be renowned for the fineness of its carpets. The compound, encircled by on impressive wall, once limited nineteen monasteries, presided over by the still intact fortress perched atop a nearby mountain. Later in the day visit the Kumbum Stupa and Phalkor Monastery, overnight at Hotel in BB Plan.

Day 7 - Gyantse to Lhasa Drive

We continue on a full day picturesque drive crossing over Karola Pass at 5015m, Kambala Pass at 4785 m and a colorful Yamdrok Lake, sometimes along the Tibetan lifeline river Brahmaputra also known as Yarlung Tsangpo, to the capital town Lhasa (260 Km), overnight at Hotel with BB Plan.

Day 8 - Sightseeing in and Around Lhasa

Today the Tibetan English speaking guide will take you to visit Potala Palace, Ramoche Monastery and the Norbulingka. Potala Palace, the erstwhile home of the Dalai Lama, was built in 637 AD atop a single hill by the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo. Norbulingka, the erstwhile summer palace of Dalai Lama meaning ‘Jewel Park', is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and covers an area of around 3,60,000 sq. m making it the largest man-made garden in Tibet. Your overnight accommodation with BB Plan will be at the same as previous day.

Day 9 - Sightseeing in and Around Lhasa

In the second day of Lhasa sightseeing, you will be taken to visit Sera Monastery, Jokhang Monastery and Barkhor Market. The Sera Monastery, 5 km north of Lhasa, is one of Lhasa's prettiest monasteries and once upon a time sheltered a community of more than 5,000 monks. Jokhang Monastery, situated in the heart of Old Lhasa, houses, Tibet's most precious religious relic, a golden Sakyamuni Buddha which was brought as a gift by the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng on the occasion of her wedding to the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. Your overnight accommodation with BB Plan will be at the same as previous day.

Day 10 - Lhasa to Kathmandu Fly Back

Early in the morning the guide will assist you to check out from hotel in Tsedang and drive to Airport to fly from Lhasa (3650m) to Kathmandu (1350m). In your morning flight you may assemble enjoy with wonderful Himalayan views of Nepal and Tibet. Himalayan Wonders represent will receive you in TIA and transfer to your confirmed hotel for your overnight accommodation at about late morning then you will have leisure time for shopping or rest in Kathmandu.

Day 11 - Kathmandu Sightseeing

Himalayan Wonders organizes a half day city tour in and around Kathmandu Valley to make you live touch with the monuments, temples and monasteries such as durbar square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath or Swayambhunath etc. and provide you leisure time for rest and preparation for final departure of your destination to the next day. Your overnight accommodation remains unchanged in BB Plan. Himalayan Wonders also offers farewell dinner at a typical Nepali cultural restaurant.

Day 12: Kathmandu to Your Port of Destination

With the farewell gift, our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) to assist you for your final departure to your home or alternatively the next destination.

Note: Transfer from Kodari (Nepal/Tibet border) to Kathmandu we will use appropriate vehicle as per the number of clients. Any cost arising from political disturbances, strikes, cancellation of flights, changes in program, delays due to landslides, road blockade etc (clients are requested to pay extra expenses directly to the spot).


  • Lunch and Dinner in whole trip except farewell dinner (in Kathmandu and Tibet).
  • International Flight Ticket (Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu).
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required and Personal accident insurance.
  • Rescue jeep if someone has to be back earlier than other group member.
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu and Tibet other than Itinerary.
  • Radio, Walkie - talkies and Filming permit.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Nepal re entry visa cost.
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