Overland Lhasa Tour 7 nights 8 Days

This kind of over land Lhasa tour is one of the most popular tours for those people who have keen interest to explore Lhasa, Tibet. This tour may start either by flight to Lhasa and drive out all the way to Kathmandu or drive in to Lhasa first and then fly out. The choice depends on our clients’ interest. We mostly organize this kind of tour on group joining basis to make the Lhasa tour cheaper but we can arrange private trip upon request.

Day 1
Kathmandu to Lhasa by flight: Lhasa tour starts from Kathmandu airport. We take a flight to Lhasa on Air China. This is one hour flight which gives a great aerial view of Mt. Everest and other high Himalayas. We arrival at Gongar airport at around 13.30 (china time). After the immigration and customs we take about two hours drive to reach Lhasa at an altitude of 3650 m. Upon arrival at Lhasa we go to the hotel and spend rest of the day for acclimatize.

Day 2
Lhasa Sightseeing: We start Lhasa sightseeing with one of the Tibet’s most important and biggest monasteries Drepung which is beautifully located on a mountain slope 12 km out of Lhasa. The next go to place will be Norbulinkha, the former summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Surrounded by a lush green garden, it is a favorite place for Tibetan people to celebrate their festivals. In the afternoon, we visit the Jokhang temple, the most sacred and oldest temple in Tibet. Then we walk around the Barkhor Street which is most popular place for Tibetan pilgrims. It is also a famous bazaar (marketplace) for Tibetan handicrafts and antiques.

Day 3
Lhasa Sightseeing: We visit the Potala Palace in the morning. It is one of the famous marvels of Tibet. This palace is the former house of Dalai Lama and you will have a great time during Potala palace tour. In the afternoon we go to Sera Monastery located at about 5 Km outside Lhasa.

Day 4
Lhasa to Shigatse:  Scenic drive to Shigatse, the west of Lhasa via Yamdrok Lake crossing over the 4,800 m. Kambala Pass and 5010m. Karola Pass. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5
Shigatse to Gyantse: Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. Drive to Gyantse and visit to the Kumbum Stupa and Phalkor Monasteries. Overnight in hotel.

Day 6
Full day drive to Tsedang with beautiful and scenic view and overnight at hotel.

Day 7
Sightseeing tour to Samye Monastery, Yumbu Lakang and Tombs of Tibetan Kings, etc. Overnight at hotel

Day 8
Tsedang to Kathmandu: This is the last day of the tour and we have to get up early to transfer to Gonggar airport to catch the flight back to Kathmandu or continue to your onward journey via mainland China. We arrive Kathmandu around 9 0’clock in the morning because of the 2 hrs and 15 minutes time difference with Tibet, Of course we enjoy the spectacular views while we fly over Himalayan range.

Lhasa is the administrative capital of Tibet and it is the 2nd most populated city on the Plateau. It is located at an altitude of 3,490 m and is one of the city located on the highest altitude. Instead of fly in/out of Lhasa, this tour this is much more adventurous because of beautiful flora and fauna Himalayan scenery, crossing over high passes etc along the way. When we get to Lhasa, we will have a chance to visit historical sights of Lhasa such as Norbu Linka (the former summer palace of Dalai Lama), Potala (the former winter palace of Dalai Lama), Bharkor bazaar (the biggest market of Tibetan people), Drepung Monastery (biggest monastery in Lhasa), Sera monastery (The popular Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet, Jokhang temple, the most sacred and oldest temple in Tibet etc.

 

 

Accommodation in twin sharing basis as per the itinerary on BB basis

English speaking Tibetan Guide

Transportation as per the itinerary by necessary vehicle

Monastery entrance fee

Tibet Travel permit

Emergency portable oxygen cylinder

Trip Information pack

Tibet Visa Fee

Airfare KATHMANDU – LHASA – KATHMANDU on economy class

Nepal re-entry visa fee

Lunch and Dinner in hotels

Alcoholic beverages and bar bills

All expenses of personal nature, phone calls, laundry etc.

Services not mentioned herein.