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Tibet Overland Tour

Tibet Overland Tour

Trip Facts

Duration:

10 Days

Highest access:

4050 m

Group Size:

Min 2 to Max 14

Location:

Tibet - Lhasa

Grade:

Easy - Classic

Best season:

March, April,May & Oct , Nov- Dec

Culture:

Cultural program with Special Dinner

Transportation:

Private vechile services

Accommodation:

Tourist standard Hotels

Meals:

Bed & Breakfast

Arrival:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Departure:

Kathmandu

Embark on an unforgettable journey with our 9-day Tibet Overland Tour, curated and operated since longtime, a renowned name in nomadic exploration. Recognized as one of the best in the industry, our tour promises adventurers a thrilling experience amidst the unparalleled beauty of the "Roof of the World." Commencing in Kathmandu, this expedition seamlessly weaves through the breathtaking landscapes of Nepal and China, culminating in the mesmerizing city of Lhasa, Tibet.

Tour Highlights:

Challenging High Passes and Panoramic Views:
Traverse through challenging high passes, each revealing panoramic views that capture the essence of Tibet's majestic landscapes. Our carefully crafted itinerary ensures you witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the Tibetan plateau.

Cultural Hubs and Local Delights:Immerse yourself in the rich local culture of Tibet as you explore enchanting lakeside towns and cultural hubs. From the bustling markets to the tranquil monasteries, every stop is a cultural revelation.

Tailored for Every Traveler:Our all-inclusive tour package is designed to cater to travelers of all levels, ensuring maximum comfort throughout your high-altitude journey across Tibet's plains.

Daily Cultural Exploration:Uncover new cultural facets each day as you travel through Tibet's most iconic destinations, including Xigatse, Gyantse, and Lhatse. Visit magnificent monasteries and historical landmarks that tell the story of Tibet's rich heritage.

Lhasa's Architectural Marvels:Conclude your adventure in Lhasa, where you'll marvel at the incredible architecture of the Potala Palace, explore the vibrant Bharkhor Tibetan Market, and find spiritual solace at the Jokhang Temple. These are just a few of the attractions that await you in this ancient city.

Seamless Departure:On the final day, bid farewell as we transfer you to the airport or Lhasa train station for your onward journey, ensuring a smooth conclusion to your Tibetan expedition.

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Detail Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu airport 1310 m transfer to Hotel with Breakfast

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310m
Day Activity
Warm Welcome

Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal, at an elevation of 1310 meters! Your adventure with Himalayan Magic Treks begins the moment you step out of the Tribhuwan International Airport. Look for our representative, proudly displaying our company logo, ready to assist you just outside the arrival gate.

Our team is dedicated to ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience for all tour participants. Before heading to your hotel, we'll personally greet each member of the group and assist with luggage checks to make sure everything is in order.

The journey to the city takes a swift 25 to 30 minutes via private transportation. Upon arrival at the hotel, we'll guide you through the check-in process. While you settle in, our team will provide a brief overview of the exciting program awaiting you during your stay.

To kick off your adventure, join us for a delightful breakfast the next morning. It's the perfect start to a day filled with exploration and discovery.We prioritize your comfort and satisfaction from the moment you arrive in Kathmandu.

Explore the rich culture and breathtaking landscapes as you embark on a memorable journey with us. We look forward to being a part of your incredible experience in Nepal!

Day 2 : Tibet Permit preparation Day in Kathmandu overnight at Hotel with Breakfast

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310m
Day Activity
Preparation Day

Prepare for your Tibet adventure with our dedicated Tibet Permit Preparation Day in Kathmandu. This essential step ensures a smooth transition into the mystical land of Tibet, allowing you to focus on the wonders that await. This unique service, provided by our experienced team, includes an overnight stay at a comfortable hotel with breakfast.

Tibet Permit Preparation Day Highlights:

Document Verification:Spend the day ensuring all your travel documents are in order. Our team will assist you with the verification process, making certain that you have everything required for a hassle-free entry into Tibet.

Permit Processing Assistance:Benefit from our expertise as we assist you in processing the necessary permits for your Tibet journey. Our team will guide you through the paperwork, ensuring that all formalities are completed efficiently.

Expert Consultation:Take advantage of a personalized consultation with our travel experts. Any queries or concerns you may have about the upcoming journey will be addressed, ensuring you are well-informed and confident about the adventure ahead.

Detailed Itinerary Briefing:Receive a detailed briefing about your upcoming Tibet tour itinerary. Our team will provide insights into the highlights, activities, and unique experiences awaiting you, allowing you to plan and anticipate the journey.

Comfortable Overnight Stay:Rest and relax in a comfortable hotel overnight. Enjoy a peaceful night's sleep, recharging your energy for the exciting days that lie ahead. The hotel accommodation includes a hearty breakfast, ensuring you start your day refreshed and ready for the Tibetan adventure.

Day 3 : Drive from Kathmandu (1,300 meters) to Kerung (2,700 meters), 145 km / 7 hours overnight at Lodge

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
2700m
Day Activity
Drive

The journey from Kathmandu to Kerung covers a distance of approximately 145 kilometers and takes around 7 hours by road. The elevation increases from Kathmandu at 1,300 meters to Kerung at 2,700 meters. The route typically involves crossing the Nepal-China border.

Day 4 : Drive from Kerung to Tingri/Lhatse (4,350 meters) 225 km, 8 hours overnight Hotel with Breakfast

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
4350m
Day Activity
Drive

Embark on an unforgettable journey from Kerung to Tingri/Lhatse, where the breathtaking landscapes of the Himalayas unfold before you. Covering a distance of 225 kilometers, this scenic drive promises an 8-hour adventure through the heart of the majestic Tibetan plateau.

Route Highlights:Begin your expedition from Kerung, perched at an elevation of 2,700 meters. As you navigate through the diverse terrain, be prepared to witness the splendor of high-altitude plateaus, winding roads, and picturesque valleys.

Distance and Duration:The road trip spans a distance of 225 kilometers and typically takes around 8 hours to complete. This journey offers ample opportunities to absorb the mesmerizing scenery, making each kilometer a part of your memorable experience.

Altitude Gain:Ascend to an impressive altitude of 4,350 meters as you reach Tingri/Lhatse. Marvel at the gradual change in elevation and the panoramic views that accompany it, creating a sense of awe and wonder.

En route, savor the visual delights of the Tibetan landscapes, where towering peaks, pristine lakes, and the unique cultural tapestry of the region unfold. Capture these moments as you traverse through this high-altitude haven.

Comfortable Pit Stops:Plan your journey with strategic pit stops to relish local cuisine or take in the cultural richness of the region. Explore the charm of small towns and villages along the way, each offering a glimpse into the authentic Tibetan way of life.

Day 5 : Drive from Tingri/ Lhatse to Xigatse (3,900 meters), 244 km 6 hours drive overnight at Hotel

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
3900m
Day Activity
Drive

Embark on an extraordinary journey from Tingri/Lhatse to Xigatse, a 244-kilometer drive that unveils the majestic beauty of Tibet's high-altitude landscapes. Covering this distance usually takes around 6 hours, offering a blend of scenic wonders and cultural encounters.

Route Overview:Commencing from Tingri/Lhatse, situated at an elevation of 4,350 meters, your adventure unfolds on the road to Xigatse. This 244-kilometer stretch promises a seamless blend of mountainous terrain, captivating valleys, and the cultural richness of Tibet.

Distance and Duration:The road trip spans 244 kilometers, and with optimal driving conditions, you can expect to reach Xigatse in approximately 6 hours. Immerse yourself in the journey, where every kilometer introduces you to the enchanting landscapes of the Tibetan plateau.

Altitude Transition:Descend to an elevation of 3,900 meters as you approach Xigatse. Witness the gradual change in altitude, providing a unique perspective of Tibet's diverse topography. Capture the panoramic views and serene surroundings that define this leg of your Himalayan expedition.

Altitude Awareness:Given the altitude changes, consider acclimatization breaks, stay hydrated, and be mindful of the unique challenges posed by high-altitude travel. This practical information adds value to your content, positioning it as a comprehensive guide for those planning a similar adventure.

Embark on this remarkable road trip, where every kilometer is a chapter in your exploration of Tibet's natural and cultural wonders. Stay informed about road conditions, local regulations, and travel updates to ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey. The drive from Tingri/Lhatse to Xigatse isn't just a transit; it's a voyage through the heart of Tibet's captivating landscapes.

Day 6 : Drive from Shigatse to Gyantse (3,950 meters). Sightseeing at Gyantse. Drive to Lhasa (3,656 meters) 271 km, 6 hours drive overnight Hotel

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
3656m
Day Activity
Drive

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey from Shigatse to Gyantse, a drive that immerses you in the majestic landscapes of Tibet, and then proceed to the cultural heart of the region, Lhasa. This carefully curated road trip spans 271 kilometers, offering a perfect blend of scenic beauty, cultural exploration, and seamless transitions.

Shigatse to Gyantse Drive:Commence your adventure in Shigatse, embracing an elevation of 3,950 meters. The drive to Gyantse is more than a transit; it's a visual feast of Tibetan plateaus, picturesque valleys, and snow-capped peaks. Revel in the 90-kilometer journey, typically taking around 2.5 hours, and prepare for the cultural wonders that await in Gyantse.

Gyantse Sightseeing:Upon arrival in Gyantse, take a pause to explore its cultural treasures. Visit the iconic Pelkor Monastery, home to ancient murals and the impressive Kumbum Stupa. The Gyantse Dzong, perched on a hill, provides panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Immerse yourself in Gyantse's rich history and architecture before continuing your expedition.

Gyantse to Lhasa Drive:Embark on the 181-kilometer drive from Gyantse to Lhasa, a journey that unfolds in approximately 3.5 hours. As you traverse through the mesmerizing landscapes, witness the transition from Gyantse's charm to Lhasa's vibrant cultural tapestry.

Cultural Highlights in Lhasa:Arriving in Lhasa, situated at an elevation of 3,656 meters, indulge in the rich cultural experiences the city has to offer. Visit the iconic Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore the spiritual ambiance of Jokhang Temple. Stroll through the bustling Barkhor Street, where traditional Tibetan markets beckon with vibrant colors and unique artifacts.

Day 7 : Tibet Lhasa Tour Potala Palace and Sera Monasteries visit Barkhor market, Jokhang Temple overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
3656m
Day Activity
City Sightseeing Tour

Embark on an enriching Tibet Lhasa tour where the iconic Potala Palace and serene Sera Monasteries await your exploration. This immersive journey extends beyond architectural marvels to include vibrant markets like Barkhor and spiritual sanctuaries such as Jokhang Temple.

  • Day Highlights:

1. Potala Palace:
Begin your day with a visit to the majestic Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an epitome of Tibetan architecture. Marvel at its grandeur as you explore the sacred halls, adorned with intricate murals and relics that echo centuries of Tibetan history and culture.

2. Sera Monasteries:
Next on your itinerary are the tranquil Sera Monasteries, where the serenity of the surroundings complements the spiritual ambiance. Engage with the monks, witness their philosophical debates, and absorb the peaceful atmosphere that pervades these sacred grounds.

3. Barkhor Market:
Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Barkhor Market, a bustling hub where traditional Tibetan culture comes alive. Navigate through the narrow alleys lined with colorful stalls, offering a plethora of local crafts, textiles, and artifacts. It's not just a market; it's a cultural immersion.

4. Jokhang Temple:
Discover the spiritual heart of Lhasa with a visit to the revered Jokhang Temple. This sacred site, surrounded by Barkhor Square, is a testament to Tibetan Buddhism's deep-rooted influence. Absorb the devotional atmosphere and witness pilgrims circumambulating the temple, contributing to a truly authentic experience.

Overnight Stay:
Retire for the night in the comfort of your Lhasa hotel, allowing the day's cultural and spiritual explorations to resonate. Your overnight stay provides a serene interlude before more adventures unfold in this ancient city.

Day 8 : Drive from Lhasa to Xegar (4,300 meters) or fly back to Kathmandu Hotel

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310m
Day Activity
Flight Return

Embark on a remarkable journey as you traverse from the cultural heart of Lhasa to the enchanting heights of Xegar, situated at 4,300 meters. Alternatively, choose the swift and scenic option of flying back to Kathmandu for a seamless transition. This pivotal decision marks the culmination of your Tibetan adventure, presenting two distinctive routes for exploration.

Lhasa to Xegar Drive:Embark on a picturesque drive from Lhasa to Xegar, covering approximately [insert distance] kilometers. This scenic route unfolds over [insert duration] hours, offering a mesmerizing journey through the rugged Tibetan terrain. Revel in the changing landscapes, from the vibrant urban setting of Lhasa to the serene heights of Xegar, and capture the essence of Tibet's natural beauty along the way.

Flight Option to Kathmandu:Alternatively, opt for the convenience of a flight that seamlessly transports you from Lhasa to Kathmandu. Experience the breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayas, creating lasting memories as you soar over majestic peaks and valleys. This option ensures a swift return, allowing you to reflect on your Tibetan adventure from the skies.

Day 9 : Departure to the airport for onward destination to return

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310m
Day Activity
Departure

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel before completing the check-out process. Prepare for your final departure to the airport, a seamless 25-minute journey facilitated by private transportation, ensuring a comfortable and efficient transfer for your onward destination.

As you embark on the last leg of your journey, appreciate the convenience and ease of private transport, ensuring a smooth transition to your next destination. 

What are included in my Package?

The Trip cost will very depending on the group size duration of days and Services required please contact us via Email:info@himalayanmagictreks.com our website with your details to obtain a quote.

  • Airport Pick up & drop by private transport
  • Star Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast
  • Twin sharing hotel in Tibet on Bed & Breakfast
  • All necessary transportation Kathmandu/Lhasa / Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing tour as per the program
  • An English speaking guide
  • Monastery entry fee in Tibet
  • Farewell Dinner with Typical Nepali Restaurant

What are Excluded from my Package?

  • All expenses of personal nature
  • Lunch & Dinner during the Journey
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee
  • Insurance, Emergency evacuation and in-case of landslides extra charges for porters & transportation
  • Airfare Lhasa/Kathmandu
  • Tibet/China visa fee & urgent visa charge
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