Kathmandu To Tibet Tour: Travel from Nepal to Tibet is easy by joining our fixed departure, we are operating this Kathmandu to Lhasa fixed departure join in overland tour on every Saturday. Nepal Tibet Tour starts from Kathmandu to Kyirong border and will end in Lhasa, Tibet.
Please note to travel to Tibet from Nepal, we need your passports to be emailed to us at least 21 days before departure date, and you need to pass us your passports in Nepal, and you need to be at Nepal at least for 5 working days before departure to Tibet.
Please note Everest Based Camp was closed in Tibet for the year of 2019 until further notice. We can’t visit Everest Base Camp in Tibet.
We will send you to Kyirong border at 8am in the morning with Jeep, and you will arrive at Kyirong border from Kathmandu at around 2pm.
After 150Km drive from Kathmandu, you will arrive at Nepal Tibet Kyirong Border (It was newly opened for tourists on August 2017). Your Tibetan guide and driver will pick you up at the border and make the necessary immigration paper work. You will continue the driving to Kyirong town, which is 20km away from the border.
Today, you will travel 170km in total on a rough road.
After breakfast, you will start your journey to Old Tingri (4300m).
You will drive pass the the most sacred cave of Milarepa Yogi which dates back to the 11th century and also the birth place of Milarepa.
We will drive through Kyirong Pass (4900m), and drive along the beutiful Peikutso Lake (4600m) and continue to Old Tingri (4300m) which is 180km from Kyirong(2800m).
The scenery is beautiful with Shisha Bangma snow mountain on the right and Peikutso Lake on the left . If the weather is nice, you can see the clear faces of the giants on the Himalaya Range – Mt. Everest(8848m), Mt. Shishapangma(8012m), Mt. Qowowuyag (8201m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Mayalu(8463m). The beautiful Peikutso Lake can be seen easily too.
You will be driving on the Friendship Highway and reach Lhatse after crossing the highest pass called Gyatsola at the elevation of 5200m.
After breakfast, start early morning, we will drive towards Shigatse via 3 big mountain passes named:
Arrive Shigatse (3900m) in the evening and rest in hotel.
In the morning: You will start your tour at around 9am from your hotel and then drive to Gyangtse – the third largest city in Tibet.
In the afternoon: Have lunch in Gyangtse and check in hotel. We will visit Palchoe Monastery and Kubum Pagoda Stupa. In the afternoon, explore the old town of Gyangtse.
Descriptions: Palcho Monastery
Palchoe Monastery is founded in the year 1436. This monastery is famous for its Kubum Pagoda Stupa, a magnificent stupa and symbol of the monastery. The Myriad Buddha Stupa consists hundreds of chapels arranged in layers, housed 100,000 images of Buddhas.
It’s one of the top four Buddhist holy lakes in Tibet. It’s about 150 kilometers from Lhasa and takes 2½ hours to get there by car.
The most interesting thing in this monastery is the “One Hundred Thousand Buddhas Pagoda”. It has nine floors, 77 chambers, and 108 doors. Each of the chambers has a very low doorframe and people have to bow to enter.
In the morning: You will start your tour at around 9am from your hotel. We will drive towards Lhasa via 3 big mountain passes named:
Karo La is the highest pass among them which is over 5035m with it’s most beautiful glaciers, beautiful Yamdrok Lake can be seen as coral color from the top of Kampa La Pass.
NOTE: Yamdrok Lake is one of the top four Buddhist holy lakes in Tibet. It’s about 150 kilometers from Lhasa and takes 2½ hours to get there by car. Taking photos with a yak or Tibetan mastiff by the lakeside costs around 20 yuan per person.
In the afternoon: You will have your lunch at Nakartse Country which located between the Yamdrok Lake and Karo La glaciers.
In the evening: Drive to Lhasa after the visits, and we will overnight in Lhasa.
In the morning: After breakfast, we will visit the must go attraction in Tibet – Potala Palace. It is known as the highest palace in the world standing on the Red Hill of Lhasa. The Potala Palace is a house of Tibetan history, culture, religion and art.
NOTE: You should be physically ready for the Potala Palace, which has a lot of steps. Prepare to enjoy the resplendent chambers and exquisite wall paintings.
In the afternoon: There are two attractions for you to visit in the afternoon – Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Street.
Potala Palace: Known as the Dalai Lamas’ Winter Palace, it houses countless treasures including eight Dalai Lamas’ holy stupas. The most luxurious stupa is the 5th Dalai Lama’s, which comprises 3,721 kilograms of gold, 52 tons of silver, and over 15,000 jewels and pearls.
The Potala Palace is composed of a white palace and a red palace, and the walls of the white palace taste sweet! This is due to the coating, which contains milk, honey, and white sugar, and these ingredients make the coating bright and stable.
Before entering the Potala Palace, you will need to climb about 360 steps, which takes about 30 minutes. Take it easy and have a short break if you like, and take some photos on the way.
Jokhang Temple: It is “Mecca” for Buddhists as it preserves the life-sized golden sitting statue of Sakyamuni when he was 12 years old.
In the morning: Enjoy breakfast in your hotel and start your day with a trip to Norbulingka. Then drive for 15 minutes to see Drepung Monastery, where you will climb the stairs up to the hill and visit the delicate temples. If you are lucky, you will hear the monks chanting together, which sounds just like singing.
In the afternoon: Have lunch in a local restaurant and try some Tibetan food, such as yak butter tea, which will help you to adapt to the altitude.
In the evening: After lunch, visit Sera Monastery and watch the monks’ debate. Guess the meaning of their gestures and grasp the chance to take photos.
General rules for visiting temples in Tibet: –
After breakfast, you will catch your train/international flight to Kathmandu/Chengdu. Tour ends. Bye Bye!
USD 850 per person, 1 to go. We have fixed departure group on every Saturday, confirmed departure.
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