Kathmandu Lhasa Tour

Travelling overland between Kathmandu and Lhasa is a wonderful and amazing trip. Drive over the Tibetan Himalayas by way of the incredible Araniko Highway between Kathmandu and Lhasa that connects Nepal with Tibet. It is an incredible journey in which you can see the worlds highest mountains, travel on the worlds highest plain, meet nomadic Tibetan pilgrims and walk amidst the burning butter lamps and chanting monks of Tibet's ancient and legendary Buddhist monasteries. However if you are not up for a bit of adventure or for accommodation and amenities that may be far from perfect perhaps this trip is not for you while the trip to Tibet is not easy,it is well worth the effort. Tibet was opened for tourism in 1985. Before this it was avoided influence from the western world and developed its unique culture and religion independently. The infrastructure of the tourist industry is still very basic in this remote country. Enjoy the fabulous mountain scenery en route, visit mystical Buddhist monasteries of Tashilhunpo at Shigatse, the Kumbum Stupa at Gyantse and drive to the beautiful Turquoise lake. In Lhasa visit the famous Potala and Norbulinkha palaces, the great Drepung Monastery and walk through the bustling Barkor Bazaar before flying back to Kathmandu (onward to mainland China). There are many choices of hotels available in Lhasa and best hotels in other places. It is indeed an unforgettable encounter with once a forbidden Tibet. 

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Kodari. After immigration and custom formalities drive uphill to Zhangmu Immigration Post. Complete custom formalities. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Xegar crossing Nyalamu Pass(3800m.) & Lalung La Pass (5050m.). This drive offers fantastic view of the high mountains including Everest (8848m.) and Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04: Drive (Approx 8/9hrs) to Xigatse. Xigatse has the famous Tashilunpo Monastery and the seat of Panchen Lama. Overnight at Hotel Xigatse.

Day 05: In the morning visit Tashilunpo Monastery and the free market of Xigatse. In the afternoon drive to Gyantse and visit Phalkor Monastery and Khumbum Stupa. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 06: Drive to Lhasa which takes about 8 hours crossing over two passes - The Karola (5010M) and Kamba LA (4794M) via Yamdrok Tso lake. Overnight in hotel.

Day 07 / 08: Lhasa- Sightseeing tour of Potala Palace, Norbulinka Palace. Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Barkhor Bazaar.

Day 09: Transfer to Gonggar airport for Kathmandu flight.
Day 10:Final Departure. 

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