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 This 7-day overland tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu follows the Sino-Nepal highway, which offers amazing views of the Himalaya and the picturesque of Tibetan countryside.we spend three first days in Lhasa. It is enough time for most visitors to acclimatize and continue the journey to higher areas. Along the way, we will be traveling through various high passes.The visit to the old cities: Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse, will give you a complete picture of Tibet’s religion, cultural treasures, and dreamlike landscape. The road trip to the top of the world, at Everest Base Camp, will be an unforgettable experience.

Tibet to Nepal Overland Tour

Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights

Tour Type: Group Tour   

Difficulty Level: Easy

Group Size: Max 6-12

Total Fair: from $700 


Price varies according to the number of people

in your group, category of hotel, transportation

and other services you request. Please

contact us with these important details first

Tour price for 6-12 people, 700USD per person.

Discounted price of 600USD per person from 

November 1st to April 20th.
– Single room occupancy supplement: 90USD.

Itinerary in short

Day 1: Arrival and pick up, either, at the Gongkar airport or at the Libu train station in Lhasa

Day 2:Lhasa Tour: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

Day 3:Lhasa to Shigatse, Stopping at Gyantse

Day 4: Lhasa to Shigatse, Stopping at Gyantse

Day 5: Shigatse to Mt. Everest Base Camp (EBC), via Tingri

Day 1: Mt. Everest Base Camp (EBC) to Gyirong border

Day 2:  Gyirong to Nepal border

Itinerary in detail

Day 1: When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. The distance from the airport to Lhasa is about 70km, approximately 1:30 hrs. drive. The distance from the train station is only 25km, about 30 minutes’ drive. Tourists may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River / Bhamaputra River (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa River on their way to Lhasa. After arriving in Lhasa, you can take a rest and get acclimatized to high altitude. If you feel like venturing out into the city, then try to visit the Potala Square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala Palace and its surroundings. Insider Tips: For the new comers to Tibet, to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet having a good night sleep in your hotel is the best choice.  Don’t rush to visit attractions inside Lhasa city, there will be plenty of time to do that. ​ Day 2:  Today’s tour brings you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. The most valuable collections of the Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and the meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. After visiting the Potala Palace we will have lunch around there. After lunch, we will head out to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you will see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of the Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is Barkhor Street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market. With time permitting, you may go with your tour guide to visit a Tibetan handicraft art center or a Tibetan Traditional Medicine center. You can upgrade your service to enjoy a Tibetan Culture Show in the evening ($60 for per person) We’ll take you back to your hotel. ​ Day 3:In the morning, you will visit the Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries in Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. You can visit the biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung. In the afternoon, the group will visit the Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries in Tibet. The hot attraction is the monks’ debate at around 3 – 5 p.m. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house; inside the monastery, you will see three sand Mandalas and a colorful Rock Painting of Buddha. ​ Day 4:On that day early in the morning, we will drive from Lhasa (3650 m) to Shigatse (3900 m). We will cross the Gampala pass (4790 m), and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso lake (4400m) . The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance, you will enjoy spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa. Later, we will pass and enjoy the Korola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang a praying flag at Simila Mountain Pass.  Then, we will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet’s third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse). In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the far view of the Gyangtse Fortress. After one and a half hour’s driving, we will arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we may visit traditional Barley Mill and view the landscape of Barley Field (in summer). Overnight stay in Shigatse. ​ Day 5:In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchan Lama – Tashilunpo Monastery. Then, we’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then we will stop for lunch at the small town of Lhatse. Shortly after, we will enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve. The group will be able to enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass (5198m). Then we will drive along the new zigzag road to Everest Base Camp (5200m). If weather permits, you will get closer look at the Mt. Everest sunset peak. We will stay overnight at the Rongbuk monastery guest house. ​ Day 6:In the morning, if weather permits, you will be able to appreciate the sunrise of Everest Peak at the lodging area and then visit the Rongbuk Monstery – the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together. Later, if allowed, we will hike from the lodging place to EBC (4kms) and visit the EBC and take pictures of Mt. Everest at the closes distance in EBC. After that, we will drive from EBC to Kyirong border. On the way, the group will enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Shishapangma and the Pekutso Lake. After passing the Ghungtang Lhamo (5236m), we will arrive, late afternoon at Kyirong. We will stay overnight at the guesthouse in Gyirong ​ Day 7:Your guide will help you exit China through the Gyirong border. Our services will end at the border. Optional: Transfer from Gyirong to Kathmandu ($250 for per car, it is not included in the Package, so you will need pay extra if you choose that option)

Important  notice when you visit the Potala palace

To protect the Potala Palace, a limited number of tourists can go inside. The palace is made of clay and wood, and has become very fragile over the years, thus it is very easy to damage it if too many tourists enter at the same time. Visiting time inside the Palace is restricted to no more than two hours. Due to crowding conditions, tickets are very limited, especially during the summer high season. Sightseeing may also be changed from morning to afternoon, or switched from one day to another according to the situation or the space available.

Please be flexible to this possibility.

 1Please bring your passport

 2Tickets should be booked one day in advance

 3: The visit cannot be scheduled ahead of time, the ticketing officer will let your tour guide know when there is availability

 4You should be at the first security checkpoint one hour ahead of the scheduled time of visit, if you are late then you will not be allowed to re-book a ticket for one week

 Service included and Excluded in the group tours

The following 15 services are included:

 1Payment for Tibet travel permit and all other necessaries    permits to Tibet

 2All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the  itinerary

 3: Meals as specified in the itinerary.

 4Local tour Transfers, 5-29 seats comfortable tourist vehicle  to accommodate Group Size.

 5Professional English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide

 6Comfortable hotel accommodations

 7: About your hotel accommodation: you will need to share  

 a room with another member but if you prefer to be by  yourself, you will need to pay a single room supplement.

 8Breakfast in hotels

 9Arrangements including planning, handling, operational  and communication charges.

 10Welcome Group dinner at a local restaurant in Lhasa.

 11: Transportation between Lhasa Gongkar airport or train  station and your hotel.

 12Welcome dinner is only possible in Group tours after    your arrival in Tibet.

 13:Tibet Handy Map.

 14Drinking water at the tour bus during travel.

 15: Shared oxygen tank inside the tour bus.

The following 6 points are excluded:

 1International flight in and out of China

 2Domestic flight/train in and out of Lhasa. (We can provide you the  domestic flight/train ticket booking service at the BEST discount price, please contact our travel experts for further details)

 3: Lunches and dinners are not included, please pay on site by yourself. Usually it costs about $3-15 per person for one meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region).

 4Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please avoid alcoholic beverages during your Tibetan trip), optional tour activities, etc

 5Tip to tour guide and driver

 6Travel insurance covers trips cancellation cost in emergency evacuations, due to bad weather condition, avalanche, or natural disasters


Contact Information

107, Beijing East Road Cheng Guan District Lhasa,Tibet China

Zip code 850000

+86 139 890 15156 

+86 139 890 15156 


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What to bring


Warm Clothing

Tibet features a large temperature

difference between morning and

evening, even in June and July.

Please carry sufficient clothes,

such as down jacket and sweater.

Sleeping Bag

It is necessary for those entering

Tibet by road or visiting outside Lhasa.

Ginger Powder

Hotels in most locations outside Lhasa may have less-than-sanitary beds and bedding. Sprinkling some ginger powder on your bed can prevent louses from disturbing your sleep.


Ultraviolet rays are strong on the

Tibetan Plateau.Therefore,sunglasses

and sunscreen products are required.

Ration and Beverage

It is best to prepare sufficient

highcaloric rations,such as biscuits, chocolates and candies, as well as plenty of drinking water. Incidents such as car breakdowns happen from time to time in Tibet.

In case of emergency, please bring

with you enough food and water.

Hotel imformation


Food imformation

Other trips you may be interested in


Lhasa Highlights Tour


Everest Base Camp Tour

Mount Kailash Tour


Ganden-Samye Trek


Lhasa-Namtso Tour

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