14 Days | Fly in/Drive out to and from Kathmandu | Min. 4 persons. | Max altitude: 5,200m | Accommodation in hotel and guest house
This overland tour is designed for those who prefer to soak in the sights from the luxury of a 4WD jeep. This tour gives you an opportunity to discover the real Tibet. From the bustling old cities of Lhasa to the ancient villages and settlements, this overland tour connects two old capital cities, Lhasa in Tibet and Kathmandu in Nepal. Tibet, which boasts of spectacular mountain scenery and a rich cultural heritage, is a place worth visiting. As you drive across the Tibetan plateau, you will be expertly guided around all the historical Tibetan monasteries, temples, monuments and important tourist sites by our local Tibetan guide.
This tour offers you chance to see most of the popular sights in Tibet including Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor market. After the tour of Lhasa, you will be driven past picturesque Tibetan settlements where nomadic herdsmen can be seen living across the wide arid plateau. This overland journey takes you over several high mountain passes with spectacular mountain views, including those of the majestic Mount Everest, Cho Oyo, Makalu and Shishapangma. Your adventure tour continues to the historic cities of Shigatse and Gyantse.
The tour begins with a comprehensive trip briefing in Kathmandu followed by a sensational trans Himalayan flight to Lhasa that passes over Mt. Everest and many highest peaks of the world.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 02: A halfday sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city and it's historical sites.
Day 03: A full day sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur and Patan.
Day 04: Fly to Gongkar airport in Tibet and drive to Lhasa. Transfer to hotel.
Day 06: Sightseeing tour of Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery and Barkhor Market.
Day 07: Sightseeing of Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery.
Day 08: Drive to Gyantse. Visit Khumbum Stupa.
Day 09: Drive to Shigatse visit Tashilumpho Monastery.
Day 10: Drive to Shegar.
Day 11: Drive to Zhangmu.
Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Day 13: Freeday in Kathmandu.
Day 14: Transfer to airport. Trip concludes!