Tibet Overland Tour from Nepal (Drive in Drive Out)- 8 Days

Trip Facts

  • Duration 8 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Destination Tibet
  • Transportation Tourist Bus, Jeep & Van
  • Activity Cultural and Historical Tours
  • Best Season march - May & Sept - Dec
  • Group Size Min. 2, Max. 12 people
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 3,650m/11,976ft

Highlights

  • Day tours in Tibet, the roof of the World.
  • Visit the monasteries of Tashilhunpo and Sera Monastery in Lhasa.
  • Drive along scenic lakes, old palaces, and local markets, including the Potala Palace.
  • Experience the trans-Himalayan lifestyle and surreal landscapes of Tibet.
  • Fully Guided Tibet Tour with Fixed Departures 2024

Tibet Overland Tour from Nepal Overview.

The Nepal Tibet Overland Tour is one of the most incredible trips you can take for many reasons. Many people want to visit Tibet because it has fantastic scenery and you can learn much about its culture. In 2024, going on a Tibet Tour is a great idea because you get to see beautiful mountains, visit old places, go on exciting adventures, and have a spiritual journey.
 
Join us on our fixed departure Tibet Overland Tour from Nepal to experience the breathtaking landscapes of Nepal and Tibet. This journey is full of cultural encounters and beautiful natural sights. The 8-day itinerary provides a seamless trip, beginning and ending in Kathmandu.

Before embarking on your epic adventure, you will be welcomed with warmth. As you leave Kathmandu's busy streets and enter the Himalayas, prepare to be mesmerized. As you travel into the mountains, you will see Mount Everest and other towering peaks. Travel through rugged terrain and winding mountain roads. You will also stop at picturesque villages and remote settlements. These stops provide a glimpse into the way of life in this region. Amid breathtaking natural beauty, ancient traditions and customs still exist.

Crossing Nepal-Tibet signifies entering Tibet, the mysterious land. You will be immersed in an atmosphere of spirituality and tranquility. The landscape is dotted with ancient monasteries, holy sites, and temples. Potala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a testament to Tibet's rich culture.

The Overland Tour includes visiting the Jokhang temple, Barkhor Street, and Norbulingka Palace. Each landmark offers a glimpse of Tibet's rich history. Be amazed by this revered site's ornate decoration, intricate architecture, and spiritual significance. The tour is about cultural immersion and offers plenty of opportunities for exploration and adventure. There's something to suit everyone, from thrilling Jeep rides in rugged terrain to strolls through pristine landscapes. Enjoy breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountain ranges, tranquil lakes, and verdant valleys.

At the end of the tour, you'll return to Kathmandu, where you can reflect on all the unique experiences and unforgettable memories you shared. You will say goodbye to your newfound friends and bring home special memories.

Please Note: Most Tour companies don't include the cost of getting a Tibet Travel Permit and visa. It's $120 for European citizens, and for US citizens, it's $176. But don't worry—we've included these expenses in the total tour cost, which you can see in the price includes and Excludes. 
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To Book Your Trip:

Booking a fixed departure group joining the Tibet Overland tour (Fly in/Drive Out) from Nepal is simple. Let us know your preferred date and share your details so we can confirm your booking. We can help you choose the right time for your trip. As mentioned below, you can contact us via email or phone through social media.

For 24/7 direct assistance, call Mr. Birendra at +977-9851025658 (WhatsApp and Viber).

You can also contact us via email at info@adventureclubtrek.com.

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How is food During the Tibet Overland Tour from Nepal?

On this trip, only breakfasts are provided. You'll need to pay for your lunches and dinners. Breakfast will be served where we stay overnight, and dinner arrangements can be similar. Lunch will be eaten while we're traveling to the next place. We suggest budgeting around Yuan 60 to Yuan 100 (US$10 to US$16) daily for lunch and dinner. Our meals will include Tibetan bread, dal (lentil soup), bhat (rice), tsampa porridge, and other essential local dishes.

Visa, And Paperwork Process For Tibet Overland Tour

It would help to have a Chinese Visa and a Tibet Travel Permit to travel to Tibet. You can get both of them from Kathmandu, with the help of a travel agent. You must obtain a Tibet Travel Permit even with a Chinese Tourist Visa. A permit is required for those who travel from mainland China into Tibet. You must book a guide for your whole trip and pre-arrange private transport for trips outside Lhasa. You also have to get additional permits for a trip outside Lhasa. These permits are arranged by the company you are traveling with.

Important Notice For Tibet Overland Tour From Nepal

According to the new rules from the Chinese Embassy in Nepal, at least 05 people are needed to receive a Tibet visa. The original passport is also required for the visa application in Kathmandu. The process may take up to 05 working days. Clients who wish to apply for a Tibet Group Visa must also visit the China Visa Application Center in person and provide their biometric data.

Please note that regulations and requirements for visas can also change often. We also want to point out that visa regulations and requirements for Tibet can change frequently. Please check with Dream Tibet Travel before booking your Tibet tour.

Safety Guidelines

We recommend you go through our safety guidelines and stay tuned with the latest happenings.

  • Have at least two copies of the Tibet Permit.
  • Keep your belongings properly.
  • When you feel uncomfortable due to altitude change or troubles, report to train staff promptly.
  • Take your time visiting attractions shortly after you arrive in Lhasa.
  • Shop around but avoid undue bargaining with street vendors and never buy wildlife and unknown Tibetan herbal medicine and fake products.
  • Take your money and essential belongings with you all the time.
  • Spend a few days in Lhasa for acclimation and consistently follow a gradual ascent when traveling to higher places to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Refrain from heavy drinking and smoking.
  • Respect the religion and customs and avoid taboos in Tibet.
  • Pay special attention to the unique alpine climates (such as sunburn, dramatic temperature change, etc.)
  • Keep the necessary medicines at your doctor's consultation.
  • Travel alone at night or venture into unknown places without informing your guide.
  • In most places, cash is only accepted. Do prepare enough and minor changes.
  • If an emergency arises, report it to your guide promptly.
  • Don't carry any documents or papers related to the Dalai Lama or feel Tibet.
  • We also recommend not carrying any guidebook to Tibet.

Itinerary

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After breakfast, we'll begin this tour in the early morning with a drive to the Kerung Border. You will drive through Dhunche and Syabrubesi before reaching Rasuwagadhi and Kerung. Your permits will be checked by the immigration center after you reach the Kerung border. You'll drive uphill for two hours after completing immigration. After completing the immigration, you'll drive two hours uphill to Kerung. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse.
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude2,700m

After breakfast, we will drive to the Qinghai plateau-Tibetan, the highest plateau in the world. You'll see the Tibetan landscape from here. You can also see Mt. Shishapangma and Cho Oyu on a day with clear skies. This 8-hour journey is always beautiful, peaceful, scenic and breathtaking. Mt. From Tingri, you can see Mt. You'll spend the night at Tingri Hotel after this spectacular view. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse.
  • MealsBreakfast.
  • Max. Altitude4,350m

After breakfast, you will be on the road. Gyatso La (5,220 meters) is the highest pass you will cross after leaving Lhatse. The route is scenic all day—the west road to Mt. Kailash. The Yak Hotel at Xigatse is where you'll spend the night.

  • AccommodationHotel.
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude3,900m

As you travel through the Himalayan passes and stunning freshwater lakes, this 4th day of your Tibet Overland Tour is one to remember. You'll visit Panchen Lama Tashilhunpo Monastery in the morning. You will observe rituals, prayer, and other aspects. You'll visit Kumbum Stupa & Phalkor Monastery and other famous sites in Gyantse. You'll then drive to Karola (5.010 meters), Kambala (4.749 meters), Yamdrok Tso, and the Tibetan River Brahmaputra. The hotel in Lhasa is where you'll spend the night.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude3,650m/11,976ft

You'll visit the most serene and beautiful places in Lhasa today. Today, you will see the Sera Monasteries and Potala Palace. Barkhor Market and Jokhang Temple are also included in your itinerary. You will spend the night at a hotel in Lhasa.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude3,650m/11,976ft

After breakfast, you will visit Drepung Monastery. The Dalai Lama also considers it a holy place. It was the Dalai Lama's palace before he moved to Potala Palace. You'll visit Sera Monastery on this day. It is one of the "great Gelung Monasteries in Tibet." This monastery's main attraction is the debate between the monks from 3 to 5 pm. Overnight in Lhasa.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude3,650m/11,976ft

You'll then prepare to return to Kathmandu after you visit Lhasa. Two options are available: a 2-day road trip via Xegar and Kerung to Kathmandu or a direct flight between Lhasa and Kathmandu. You can take a road trip, return to Xegar, and stop at a hotel overnight.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse.
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude4,300m

You'll depart Xegar for Kathmandu on this day. You'll have to go through immigration in Kerung before you leave Tibet. You'll then drive for 10 hours back to Kathmandu. This is the final day of your 8-day Overland Tibet Tour.

  • AccommodationHotel.
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude1,300m

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Airport Pickup/ drop service
  • Hotel Accommodation on a sharing basis with Breakfast
  • All necessary China/Tibet Visa Fee
  • Private Transportation by jeep/van as per the group size
  • Necessary Tibet Travel Permit
  • Sightseeing and Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Tibet Potala Palace entrance fees
  • English-speaking Tibetan guide
  • All the Government and local taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa for entry or reentry
  • Lunch and Dinner on the Tour
  • Any type of insurance
  • Personal expenses such as beverages, mineral water, and tips
  • Unexpected circumstances and natural and political disturbances

 

Note: Most tour companies don't include the Tibet Travel Permit and visa fees, but we have included them in the total cost of the tour.

Date & Prices

     
Start DateStart: SaturdayApril 20, 2024End DateEnd: SaturdayApril 27, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1239
Start DateStart: SaturdayApril 27, 2024End DateEnd: SaturdayMay 04, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1239

All our published dates are guaranteed departures. If the dates don’t match your travel plans, we are happy to create your desired date. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for, and our travel experts will help you plan your tailor-made trips to your dream destination.

Useful Info

When is the Best Time to Visit Tibet?

Tibet is most famous from May to September, with warm weather and clear skies. Snow/ice melting in April has cleared the roads, making it easier to visit various Tibetan townships. Prices are high because it is peak season.

Tibet is cold, but only a few tourists visit, so you have more options for hotels and vehicles. There are fewer tourists and a colder climate, so there are more choices for hotels and cars. Winter (Dec.-Feb.) is the lowest season for tourists in Tibet. You can still enjoy the sights and attractions even though it is cold. You can save up to half on hotels and transportation.

How to get to Tibet

From Nepal:

By Air. So far, Air China and Sichuan Airlines have two direct flights from Lhasa to Kathmandu. Flying to Tibet from Nepal offers a stunning view of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world.

By Road: The most common method of entering Tibet is by road. Many tourists prefer to fly into Kathmandu to enter Tibet by land. This is because there are many direct flights from abroad to Kathmandu. If you're already in Nepal, you can still enter Tibet through the Kerung, Simikot, or Kodari borders. Kodari is temporarily closed due to the 2015 earthquake in Nepal. The Kerung border, which is 3 hours from Kathmandu, is used instead. The Simikot border, however, is mainly used by tourists who wish to trek/tour Kailash. The Kerung border is a popular destination for cars, vans, and buses.

Passports and Visa Information

A Chinese visa is required to travel to Tibet. This can be obtained through a travel agency in Kathmandu (Tibet via Nepal). The Tibet Travel Permit is different from a valid passport for China. Those with a Chinese visa must apply for the Tibet Travel Permit. The permit is still needed for foreigners traveling from mainland China to Tibet. You must arrange a guide to accompany you throughout your trip and book private transportation for any trips outside of Lhasa. For trips outside of Lhasa, you will also need additional permits that your travel company arranges.

What is the drinking water in Tibet?

It is not a good idea to drink tap water or ice that has been made with tap water. In urban areas like Lhasa, most hotels boil water before serving it hot or cold. When trekking in remote regions, boiling your water or using water purification tablets before drinking is best. You can drink tea without problems, but avoid drinking locally brewed alcohol because it is often made from contaminated water. Most supermarkets sell large 5-liter bottles of water.

You must boil the water for 10 minutes in Tibet because it is "hard water." For long trips, consider purchasing a water purifier (which is often more cost-effective than bottled drinking water). Total filters can remove all bacteria, viruses, and parasites from water, making it safe for drinking. Puritabs and Steritabs (e.g.) are chlorine tablets that kill most pathogens but not amoebic cysts or giardia. Iodine tablets (Potable Aqua, for example) and liquids (Lugol's solution) are more effective at purifying water. Remember to follow the instructions and not use too much iodine.

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