Kathmandu Lhasa Tour-The Great Trans-Himalayan Journey
Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Jeep Tour gives you an opportunity to witness the Magical Tibetan Landscape. Discover the real Tibet “The Roof of the World”. Observe from close quarters the Culture and the lifestyle of the Tibetan People the bustling old cities to the ancient villages. Tibet, which boasts of spectacular mountain scenery and a rich cultural heritage, is a place worth visiting. Get a Guided Tour of the Monuments, Monasteries and Temples As you drive along the Tibetan Plateau. Explore the Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple , Drak Yerpa caves and the busy Barkhor Square when in the Forbidden City of Lhasa.
NOTE : Participants will have to arrive in Kathmandu at least three days before the start of the Tour
TRIP FACTS :
- Total No. of Days: 7 Nights and 8 Days.
- Type of Tour : Jeep Tour.
- Minimum No. of Participants : 4 Persons.
- Starting Point : Kathmandu.
- Ending Point : Lhasa.
- Best Season : April to November.
- From December to February Tours are available on Request.
- Tour Availability : Group Departures every Saturdays
- Customized private tour are available for a minimum of 4 Persons.
Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Jeep Tour Itinerary
Day 01: Kathmandu (1300) – Kerung Border (145 Km) 06-07 hours drive
Early in the morning scenic drive to Kerung Border (Nepal-Tibet Border) through the beautiful Nepalese countryside and after necessary border formalities at Nepalese immigration, an hour adventurous uphill drive by Bus & Van (normally) or 2 hour walks uphill (in case of landslide to Chinese immigration, check-in to hotel or Continue drive to Kerung. Stay overnight at Guest House.
Day 02: Kerung – Tingri (4300m) / Lhatse (4,350m): 225 Km/244 Km
Day drive uphill to the highest plateau of the world with the typical view of Tibetan landscape offering sheer feeling of standing on the roof of the world. from where, weather permitting, breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Cho Oyu (8201 M) and Shishapangma (8012M) but dwarfed by the vastness of the Tibetan plateau. From TINGRI, one can enjoy the magnificent view of Mount Everest (8,848 M). Stay overnight at Guest House
Day 03: Tingri/Lhaste – Xigatse (3,900 M): 244 Km
Continue scenic drive crossing Over Gyatchu La (5,220M), the highest pass en route to Lhasa via Lhatse from where a road to Mount Kailash bifurcates to the west. Stay overnight at Yak hotel.
Day 04: Xigatse – Gyantse (3,950m): 90 Km
Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. Drive to Gyantse and visit to the Kumbum Stupa & Phalkor Monastery. Stay overnight the Hotel.
Day 05: Gyantse – Lhasa (3,650m): 261 Km
Full day picturesque drive crossing over Karola (5,010m), Kambala (4,749m), Colorful Yamdrok-Tso Lake and the Tibetan lifeline river Brahma Putra (Yarlung Tsangpo) – Stay overnight at Flora Hotel.
Day 06-07: Sightseeing In Lhasa
Two full days Lhasa Tour that includes Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Potala Palace, Drepung & Sera Monasteries. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 08: Lhasa – Kathmandu:
Early morning drive to Gonggar airport or train station for your departure flight to Kathmandu or to your onward destination to Mainland China. End of Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Jeep Tour.
Note: The above itinerary is a sample, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort and general well being.
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