Highlights:

“an ever exciting overland adventure on world largest and highest Tibetan plateau,
a unique landscapes of windswept arctic terrain lined with snowcapped peaks,
an amazing experience to witness ancient practices of old Buddhist cultures,
visiting famous Tibetan cities and monasteries of Shigatse-Gyantse and Lhasa cities,

Trip Outlook:

Tour Mode: Hotel / Lodge or Guest -House.
Tour Grade: Moderate with high altitude gain
Activities: Overland drive with fly out and short leisure walks.
Highest elevation: At Gyatsho-la 5,220 m pass.
Tibet Tour: 07 nights & 08 days
Total Trip: 10 nights & 11 days (Kathmandu / Kathmandu)
Season: April to November.

Introduction:

White Hill Adventure Treks runs every week an ever exciting and fascinating “Tibet Overland Adventure” offering great experience on world highest and largest Tibetan plateau bordered by high snow capped peaks.

Tibet Overland Adventure, an overland journey to Lhasa from Kathmandu, leading you from green lush valley and verdant forest to high and dry country in Tibet. Drive passes through many traditional Tibetan farm villages and towns with amazing views of mountains with Mt. Everest-Cho-Oyu and Shisapangma world highest peaks. Tibet Overland Adventure leads over high 5,000 meters passes passing Nomads / Yak herders camps where you can see Yak grazing on large fields. Slowly this fabulous journey leads to Tibet’s 2nd largest city at Shigatse home of holy Panchen Lama 2nd highest after Dalai Lama. Here visiting beautiful Tashilumpo monastery complex with golden roof and its colorful markets. Our journey continues past Gyantse city leading towards emerald turquoise Yamdrok Thso Lake and over high Kamba-la pass with stunning views of Tibetan landscapes.

Tibet Overland Adventure finally reaches our highlight of this journey in fabled Lhasa, one of the world highest cities at 3,660 m high. Here visiting places of interest Drefung-Shera monasteries including majestic and magnificent Potala Palace the land mark of Lhasa.

After an interesting tour around Lhasa and concluding this marvelous Tibet Overland Adventure with a flight back to Kathmandu with panorama of mountains.

Outline itinerary:      

Day 01:            Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02:            In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03:            Drive to Nylam 3,450 m via Zhangmu (2,300 m) -168 Kms – 06 hrs.
Day 04:            Drive to Shegar /Xegar (4, 350 m) – 201 Kms – 04 hrs.
Day 05:            Drive to Shigatse / Xhigatse (3,900m) -150 kms – 05 hrs.
Day 06:            Drive to Gyantse (3,950m) – 90 Kms – 03 hrs.
Day 07:            Drive to Lhasa (3, 650m) – 261 kms – 06 hrs.
Day 08-09:       In Lhasa with tour of Lhasa interesting places and Potala Palace.
Day 10:            Drive to Gongar airport for the flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 11:            International departure for home ward bound.

Day 01:            Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On reaching at Kathmandu international airport where White Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition staff will receive and then transfer you to respective hotels around Kathmandu city. After getting refreshed from the flight our guide briefs you with information of hotel, Kathmandu and Tibet Overland Adventure with welcome dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant.

Day 02:            Sightseeing tour and trek preparation.

Morning our city guide will take you for sightseeing tour at places of interest as Kathmandu valley full of world heritage sites, temples, monasteries, old king’s palaces after an interesting tour back to hotel, preparation for Tibet Overland Adventure.

Day 03:            Drive to Nylam 3,450 m via Zhangmu (2,300 m) -168 Kms – 06 hrs.

Starting our adventure overland to Lhasa with an interesting drive of four hours to reach the border post at Kodari on Nepal side, with Passport and Visa formalities then heading towards Tibet / China entry points, here our Tibetan guides and driver receives you with short drive to Zhangmu the entry point of Tibet / China.

After completion of paper works, visa and permits continue drive following Bhote Kosi River upstream to Nylam town, a nice ride through beautiful forest of pines and rhododendron trees with views of waterfalls.

At Nylam transfer in the best available lodge-hotel or guest house for overnight stop with first night in Tibetan soil with high altitude gain.

Day 04:            Drive to Shegar /Xegar (4, 350 m) – 244Kms – 05 hrs.

From Nylam starts high Tibetan plateau as morning drive leads past Tibetan farm villages to reach on top of Lalung-la Pass (5,050m) with views of Mt. Shisapangma (8013m highest within Tibet).

After Lalung-la driving on vast Tibetan plateau with high and dry terrain to Old Tingri with first glimpse of Everest and Cho-Oyo peaks, from here few hour drive to Xegar also called New Tingri with moderate and basic lodge for overnight stop.

Day 05:            Drive to Shigatse / Xhigatse (3,900m) -150 kms – 05 hrs.

From Shegar our scenic overland drive leads to high pass over Gyatsho-la Pass, highest point of this trip at 5,220m. Drive further descends to Lhatse town located on the road to Mt. Kailash and Shigatse.

After refreshing stop drive continues for few hours towards Shigatse; second largest city in Tibet honored by famous Tashilumpo Monastery; the seat of Panchen Lama. Here in hotels are much better than other few nights.

Day 06:            Drive to Gyantse (3,950m) – 90 Kms – 03 hrs.

Morning visit of famous Tashilumpo Monastery and markets place, after an interesting tour few hour drive to Gyantse; a small bustling city steeped with history as main centre for trade with British India. After checking in at respective hotel visit Khumbum Chorten built around 1400 AD.

Day 07:            Drive to Lhasa (3, 650m) – 261 kms – 05 hrs.

Today our adventure leads to our main destination at Lhasa, crossing over Karo- La Pass (5,010m), Kamba- La Pass (4,795m) and along the shore of beautiful Yamdrok Tsho Lake known as turquoise Lake.

Drive continues with gorgeous views of landscapes and snowcapped peaks then reaching Lhasa after an interesting drive of 5-6 hours. Lhasa at present a blend of modern and old, the old areas located east around colorful Barkhor market square, where our hotels located.
Afternoon with time for short walk and soaking in with crowd of Tibetan of different areas within Tibet, visiting Lhasa on holy pilgrimage.

Day 08-09:      In Lhasa with tour of Lhasa interesting places and Potala Palace.

In Lhasa for another two nights busy with tour activities visiting Drefung Monastery the largest of all and old monastery of Tibet, as well school for Tibetan Buddhism. Visit of Jorkhang Temple is another interesting place as it boasts a lot of historic importance and tales of old days. Conclude the day tour by visiting Bharkor Bazaar.

After Drefung, tour of Jorkhang Temple which is another important and interesting site to visit as it boasts historic importance and tales of old days. The tour concludes for the day visiting Bharkor Bazaar.

Next morning guide will take you on tour to famous and magnificent Potala Palace, originally built during 640 AD. Potala Palace the landmark of Lhasa and Tibet dominates the Kyuchi or Lhasa valley.
The 13 storied palaces with 1,000 room stands at 117.19m high include 1000 rooms. Afternoon tour of another interesting and important Shera monastery and watch young monks in debates one of the high light of the visit.

 

Day 10:            Drive to Gongar airport and fly to Kathmandu.

Having early breakfast for the drive to Gongar Airport and then fly back to Kathmandu if heading back to Nepal, (for others not returning back to Kathmandu can take a flight or train to other parts and cities of mainland China)

Farwell to our Tibetan guides and river on reaching at Gongor airport before flight to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu airport received by View Nepal staff for transfer back to your hotels after a fabulous time in Tibet.

Day 11:            International departure for home ward bound.

After a memorable time and great journey on Tibet Overland Adventure, with excellent services of White Hills Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition guides, as per the flight time our staff transfers you for the final departure homeward bound.

Please Note:

Tibet time as per Beijing Standard Time, 2 hrs and 15 minutes ahead than Nepal standard times, currency  is Chinese Remimbian Yuan which is about US$ 1 = Yuan 6-7 and NRS 17 for 1 Yuan.

Overland drive from Nepal to reach Tibet entry point from Kodari (Nepal) to Zhangmu (Tibet-China) not possible at present due to broken road from landslide of 25th April & 25th May earthquakes.

The road might open for travel in near future we will keep in touch with us for updates regarding this situation.

The only means of entering Tibet is by air to and from Lhasa or from Kyarong of Langtang region which is just opened for foreign visitors.

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