Cancelled due to Chinese Embassy. The Chinese embassy in Kathmandu is not allowing visas for travel to Tibet at this time.
We suggest trekking in Mustang, Nepal or visiting Ladahk, India for cultural experiences similar to those you would find in Tibet.
Kathmandu to Tibet (Lhasa) Overland Tour
DEPARTS ON TUESDAY AND SATURDAY ONLY - $1250
Day 01 Kathmandu to Nyalam - 3,750m (12,300ft) 162 Km
Early morning drive (Approx. 5 hours) from Kathmandu to Kodari (1,873m/6,140ft). After completing immigration and custom formalities, we’ll drive uphill to Zhangmu (2,300m/75,44ft). This is Tibetan border town. The Tibetan Guide will meet the Group on arrival at the check post and we drive further road climbs and climbs to Nyalam for overnight. On the way you will see a fantastic view of a deep valley with some overflowing waterfalls.
Day 02 Nyalam to Lhatse – 4,350m – (14,270ft) – 220Km
Drive (Approx. 7 hours) to Xegar crossing two spectacular passes. Nyalam pass (3,800m/12,464ft) and Lalung La pass (5,082m/16,670ft). This drive offers a fantastic view of the high mountains including Mount Everest (8,848m/29,021ft), Jugal Himal, Mt. Makalu (8464m), etc. Overnight in Lhatse.
Day 03 Lhatse to Shigatse -3,900m – (12,790ft) – 244Km
Drive (Approx. 6 hrs) to reach Shigatse, the place of famous Tashilunpo Monastery and seat of Panchen Lama until his death in 1989 with its huge Thangka wall, which is clearly visible from the north side of the road. Overnight in Shigatse.
Day 04 Shigatse to Gyantse – 3,950m – (12,955) – 90km
In the morning visit the Tashilunpo Monastery and the free bazaar of Xigaste. After lunch embark on a pleasant 2 hour drive to Gyantse. Here you visit the Khumbum Stupa and Phalkot Monastery. Overnight in Gyantse.
Day 05 Gyantse to Lhasa – 3,650m – (11,970) – 259km
The drive to Lhasa takes 8 hours, crossing 2 passes: The Karo La (5010m) and Kamba La (4794m) pass and Lake Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake). You will cross the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahamaputra) river and see the distant views of the Potala Palace. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 06 and 07 Lhasa Sightseeing Tour
Visit the Potala Palace, Norbulinka Palace, Drepung and Sera Monastery, Lokhang Temple, and Markhor Bazaar. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 08 Lhasa to Kathmandu Trans Himalayan Flight
Transfer to Gonggar Airport, which takes 2 hours driving. The flight duration is 1hr and 10 minutes and it is one of the most beautiful flights in the world. On your flight (don’t forget to get right side seat) you shall see the Yalung Tsangpo River, Lake Yamdruk, kancenjunga (8,586m/28,160ft), Makalu (8,463m/27,760ft) and Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,021ft).
* Tibet Tour participation is subject to approval of Visa by Chinese Government. Our agency will attain you visa in Kathmandu. Visa must be applied for 30 days prior to departure to insure inclusion on this tour. If participant is denied entrance to China for any reason, TREKT Himalaya, LLC is not responsible and no refund will be given for this tour. Common reasons for entry denial to China include carrying paraphernalia, weapons, “Free Tibet” slogans on bags, clothes, etc., photos of the Dalai Lama, or anything objectionable by the Chinese government. Your guide will inform you of items forbidden by Chinese Border Patrol on the Nepal side of the border and give you the opportunity to double check your things, and have anything questionable returned to Kathmandu and kept in our office for pick-up when you return.
All land transfers
Flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu
All airport transfers
All accommodation in Hotel or Guest House including Breakfast (lunch/dinner on your own)
English speaking Tibetan Guide
Tibet Travel Permit
Entrance to all sights and national park entrance fees