Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour

Travellers Rating:

Starting From



  • Overview
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Includes/Excludes
  • Dates/Cost
  • Informations
Package Duration : 09 Days
Accommodation : Hotel
Departure : Upon Request

Start Point : Kathmandu
End Point : Kathmandu
No. of Person : Minimum 04 Person

Seasons : Spring Autumn Winter Summer

Explore Lhasa, Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour

  • Parikrama Mansarovar Lake
  • Mount Kailash
  • Scenic Drive to Mansarovar

The best option that remains is an overland group tour across what we call the ‘Friendship Highway’ in Tibet from Kathmandu to Lhasa. The Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge connects Kodari of Nepal with Zhangmu of Tibet. The entire trip will take seven to eight days and give you two full days in the city of Lhasa. On the eighth day, you’ll fly back to Kathmandu.

There are a variety of tours you can consider when entering Tibet from Nepal. Some options include trekking and visits to more remote parts of the country, which take a bit longer to get to. These tours can take from 15 to 30 days and can cost considerably more. 

Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour is a budget way to see the best Tibet has to offer. If you are planning your trip from Nepal better drive in and fly out from Lhasa. Your trip begins with a scenic 4-5 hour drive to Kodari, near the Nepal-China border. After crossing the Friendship bridge you head to the town of Nyalam situated 40 km from the Nepalese border. From Nyalam, a pleasant drive takes you across a barren and remote Tibetan landscape before you stop in Lhasa.

Outline Itinerary of Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu (1300m) - Zhang (2,500m) - Nyalam (3700m) 156km
  • Day 03: Nyalam - Tingri (4390m) 147km
  • Day 04: Tingri -Lhatse - Xigatse (3900m) 90km
  • Day 05: Xigatse - Gyantse (3950m) 95km
  • Day 06: Gyantse - Lhasa (3650m) 261km
  • Day 07: Explore Lhasa
  • Day 08: Lhasa – Kathmandu
  • Day 09: International departure homeward bound.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by our staff with warm welcome and transfer to respective hotels with briefing regarding Everest trek, hotels, lodge on route with do and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.

Day 02: Kathmandu (1300m) - Zhang (2,500m) - Nyalam (3700m) 156km

The trip begins with a 4-5 hour drive to Kodari, near the Nepal-China border. The Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge connects Kodari of Nepal with Zhangmu of Tibet. After crossing the bridge we head to the town of Nyalam situated 40 km from the border.

Day 03: Nyalam - Tingri (4390m) 147km

From Nyalam we drive uphill, cross the famous La-Lungla Pass (5050m), enjoying the beauty of the Tibetan landscape through out our journey. La-Lungla offers an unsurpassed panoramic view of the Cho Oyu (8201m) and Shishapangma (8012m) peaks. Our ride comes to a stop in Tingri where we stay at a local guesthouse.

Day 04: Tingri -Lhatse - Xigatse (3900m) 90km

Today we continue our road journey as we cross the Gyatchula Pass (5220m), arrive in Lhatse and head to Xigatse. We stay in a hotel in Xigatse.

Day 05: Xigatse - Gyantse (3950m) 95km

Before leaving for Gyantse we visit the Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. On reaching Gyantse we visit the Kumbum Stupa and Phalkor Monastery. Overnight in hotel.

Day 06: Gyantse - Lhasa (3650m) 261km

A long drive from Gyantse to Lhasa takes us across Karola (5020m), Kambala (4794m), the mighty Bramhaputra river and the colorful Yamdrok lake.

Day 07: Explore Lhasa

Two full days in Lhasa gives us enough time to visit the Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, and Potala Palace. We also visit the Drepung and Sera Monasteries. Overnight in hotel.

Day 08: Lhasa – Kathmandu

After breakfast, a scenic flight takes us to Kathmandu from lhasa.

Day 09: International departure homeward bound.

Today, your last day in amazing Nepal with great experience and fond memories of Everest Base Camp trekking, as per your time for international flight, our staff transfer you to airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.

Cost Includes:

  • Land Transportation costs(Jeep, 4WD Land Cruiser or Bus)
  • Monastery entrance fees
  • Bed and breakfast on a twin sharing basis
  • English speaking Tibetan Guide
  • Group Tibet Permit

Cost Excludes:

  • Flight ticket USD $480 per person
  • Airport taxes
  • Personal travel insurances
  • Lunch and dinner during the trip
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for staff and any unforeseen expenses in case of emergencies
  • Visa Fee for Europeans $114 per person .Visa Fee for Americans $198 per person.
Trip DateAvailabilityPriceBook
Mar 14, 2019Open $ 1170 Book
Mar 18, 2019Open $ 1170 Book
Mar 22, 2019Open $ 1170 Book
Mar 28, 2019Open $ 1170 Book
Apr 2, 2019Open $ 1170 Book
Apr 7, 2019Open $ 1170 Book
Apr 11, 2019Open $ 1170 Book
Apr 17, 2019Open $ 1170 Book
Apr 21, 2019Open $ 1170 Book
Apr 26, 2019Open $ 1170 Book
Apr 30, 2019Open $ 1170 Book
Not really satisfied with this itinerary ? Make your own Customize it !

Client Reviews Write Review

David - USA -
David reviews

I had a fantastic time that I will remember for the rest of my life! The guides and…

Anderson - New Zealand -
Anderson reviews

It was a great time and unique experience while we successfully complete 6 days Poon…

You May Also Like

Mt Kailash & Mansarovar Lake Tour

Mt Kailash & Mansarovar Lake Tour

Mount Kailash is a holy mountain, which is also known as Tisea and Kang Rinpiche. It holds…

Read More
Tibet Cultural Tour

Tibet Cultural Tour

Our Tibet cultural tours are designed to give you the best possible chance to unlock some…

Read More
Tibet & Everest Base Camp Tour

Tibet & Everest Base Camp Tour

Those who are keen to visit Tibet Everest Base Camp (North face) are welcome to join our…

Read More