Tibet Overland Tour

Tibet Overland Tour
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    Round The Year
  • Package Type
  • Elevation
  • Group Size
    2 pax+
  • Tour Hours
    Approx 5-6 hrs tour

Central Tibet Overland Tour covers most famous cities of Central Tibet including Shigatse, Gyantse and Lhasa. One can enjoy the tourist destinations and ancient cultural sites of central Tibet. Due to the strict travelling rules imposed by the Chinese government, travelers are not allowed to make any independent tour inside Tibet. So, once you complete the package tour, you are not allowed to remain in Lhasa or in Tibet independently. This trip combined of Historical, Cultural and Spiritual sight of Central Tibet. This a week long Central Tibet Overland Tour start from Kathmandu driving newly opened Rasuwagadhi border to Kyirong “the valley of Happiness” crossing several passes like Jerkhyung La, Gyatso La, Karo La and Khambha La. Sight two beautiful Lake Pelku Tso (Lake) and Yamdrok Yumtso Lake. Three big monasteries Sakya Monastery, Tashilunpo monastery and Pelkhor monastery and a big stupa Khumbum Zampaling before you reach to Lhasa. Shambhala Holidays run private and group joining trips from Kathmandu, Nepal. Traveler can join with us this trip throughout the year with sightseeing of Kathmandu capital city of Nepal.

  1. Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Rasuwaghadi – Kyirong 2800m

    The trip commences from Kathmandu around 4.30 AM, driving along the Pasang Lhamo Highway enjoying the beautiful Nepalese countryside to Rasuwagadhi via Trisuli, Dunche and Syabru 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 one-hour drive to Kyirong. Overnight at Guesthouse

  2. Day 02:  Kyirong Acclimatization day

    Acclimatization day and excursion around Kyirong. Overnight at Guesthouse

  3. Day 03: Drive Kyirong to Sakya 4500m

     After breakfast at guesthouse the exciting day starts with an adventure drive through lush, green lower hills into the dry, arid landscape of the Tibetan Plateau. The drive crosses several high passes including the Jerkhyung La and Gyatso La from where you can have a breathtaking panorama of the Himalayan range. Beautiful Lake Pelku Tso and Massif Mount Shishapangma a fitting backdrop to the vastness of the Tibetan Plateau. Overnight at Guesthouse

  4. Day 04: Drive Sakya monastery to Gyantse 3950m

    After breakfast you will visit Sakya monastery the largest monastery of Sakya sect and seat of Sakya Konma. Continue your drive passing Sakya township to Shigatse the second largest city of Tibet and visit Tashilunpo monastery seat of Panchen Lama the second highest Lama of Tibet. Tashi Lunpo monastery is one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet. Afternoon scenic drive to Gyantse. Overnight at Hotel

  5. Day 05: Drive Gyantse to Lhasa 3650m

    After breakfast you will visit Gyantse another historical city in Tibet. In Gyantse, you will visit the Pelkhor Chode Monastery and the Khumbum Zampaling stupa. Kumbum is a large gold-domed stupa. It is famous for its many chapels house an impressive array of Tibetan Buddhist murals. Then you will drive scenic drive along the Yamdrok Lake and cross Karo La and Khamba La pass before enter to Lhasa valley.  Overnight at Hotel

  6. Day 06: Sightseeing in Lhasa

    After breakfast at hotel, your journey to Tibet would not be complete without exploring the great Potala Palace. This palace is Lhasa’s prime attraction and is a truly wonder of Tibetan architecture. Your first site of this enormous structure will be a glorious moment remembered for years to come. This palace was once home to the Dalai Lama. And visit to Norbu Lingkha Jewel Park and summer resident of the Dalai Lama. In the afternoon you will have easy visits to Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Market. Overnight stay at hotel.

  7. Day 07: Sightseeing in Lhasa

    This really amazing day visit to the Drepung – once the world’s largest monastery, housing more than 5000 monks which situated hidden in rocky ridges just several miles beyond the city. Afternoon, you will visit Sera Monastery which located just a few miles North of Lhasa city and is home to several hundred monks. Overnight stay at hotel.

  8. Day 08:  Fly to Kathmandu / Chengdu / Beijing

    After breakfast at hotel, your guide and driver will drop you to Airport for your next destination.

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Package Cost inclusions
  • Drop to Rasuwagadhi border
  • Tibet alien Travel Permit fee
  • Guided tour as per program
  • All monument entrance fee
  • Double sharing Guesthouse / Hotel with breakfast
  • Transportation by Van or Mini bus as per group size
  • All arrival and departure in airport
Package Cost exclusions
  • Tibet China visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner during tour in Tibet
  • Flight ticket Lhasa- Kathmandu / Lhasa – Chengdu / Lhasa – Beijing
  • Other personal expenses tips, donation, laundry, call and bottle drinks
  • Photography charges
  • Personal travel insurance
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