Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour

  •   Destination: Tibet
  •  Group size: 02-08
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Trip Level: Easy
  •  Max Altitude: 5248m/17217ft
  •  Activities: Tour and Trekking
  •   Transportation: Private Vehicle and International Flight

  Meals: Breakfast during the tour

  Accommodation: Hotel and guest house basis

Trip Introduction

We have exclusively designed this central Tibet tour package to assist ardent travelers explore cultural wealth of Tibet. You will enjoy with Tibetan architecture, cultural heritages and historical places, you will also find a perfect getaway to cleanse yourself spiritually. As you bask in the grandeur of Potala palace, you bond with Tibetan culture and history. You can stroll along Barkhor markets to observe colorful mosaic of Tibetan arts, culture, custom, tradition, lifestyle and cuisine. Visits to Jokhang temple and Drepung Monastery further heighten your excitement and zest. In the towns of Gyantse and Shigatse you have an exclusive opportunity to explore monasteries and fully immerse yourselves in the Buddhist culture. On this tour, you are in for an experience of a lifetime.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu (1300)-Kyirung Border (145km) 8-9 hrs drive. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 02: Kyirong-Pekutso-Old Dingri (4300/230Km). Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Old Dingri –Lhatse-Shigatse (3900m/300Km). Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Shigatse-Gyangtse (3950Mts/90Km). Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Gyangtse-Yamdrok lake-Lhasa (3650Mts/270Km). Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Lhasa Full day Sightseeing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Lhasa Full day Sightseeing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Lhasa to Airport.

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Service included in the cost:

  • Accommodation in twin sharing room on bed and breakfast basis
  • Transportation by Land-cruiser / Mini coach as per group size
  • Sightseeing with Tibetan guide as per itinerary
  • Monastery entrance fees
  • Tibet visa and travel permit


You will be staying at 3 star hotel in Lhasa and guest house at some place while driving to Lhasa. All rooms are on twin-shared basis. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional.



Breakfast will be provide during tour. We will take Lunch at local restaurants can be arranged while driving and dinner you can take at the hotel restaurant. There will also be welcome dinners taking place for guests. Authentic Tibetan and Continental meals are common choices in the Tibetan menu.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Kathmandu Lhasa Overland Tour is an easy tour. Travelers who can sit 5-6 hours a day on an uphill and downhill drive will consider this trip fulfilling and enjoyable. It is a good idea to prepare for the tour by jogging and exercising regularly at least for a month prior undertaking the trip. Touring in Tibet should be relatively easy for those who have experience in trekking in high altitudes. Determination, good physical health and positive attitude are good preconditions for a successful accomplishment of the trek. Past hiking experience in high altitude would definitely be an asset but no particular technical skills are required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Utmost Adventure before booking the trip for their own safety reasons.

Best Time to Travel

The best time for Tibet cultural tour is during Autumn, Spring, Summer (February to December) and The temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip.

Day 01: Kathmandu (1300) – Kyirung Border (2800m) – 145km:

Our staff will pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu in the morning and then we will drive along small mountain road to the border at Nepalese side; on the way you can enjoy the waterfall, river, gorges, and forest. Finally, we will arrive at the border (Nepal Side). Overnight at Guesthouse.

  •  Accommodation: Guest House
  •  Hours: 7
  •  Altitude: 2800m
  •   Meals: Breakfasts

Day 02: Kyirong (2800m) – Pekutso – Old Dingri (4300m) – 230Km:

After the breakfast, completion of the border formalities in Nepal and Tibet side. We travel onward to the highest plateau of the world; it offers beautiful Tibetan landscape that you can feel of standing on the roof of the world. While driving we can see breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt Xishapagma (8012M) and Mt Cho Oyu (820. From TINGRI, one can enjoy the magnificence of Mt. Everest (8,848 M). Overnight at Guest House.

  •  Accommodation: Guest House
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 4300m
  •   Meals: Breakfast

Day 03: Old Dingri –Lhatse-Shigatse (3900m) – 300Km:

You will enjoy a great view of Mount Everest from Old Dingri and continue driving through friendship highway, passing the highest pass called Gyatso la at the elevation of 5248m, seeing beautiful prayer flags and continue driving towards Shigatse, pass by Lhatse county and then continue to Shigatse at the distance of 150Km. You will enjoy seeing beautiful Tibetan farmer villages with their beautiful Tibetan traditional houses with prayer flags on the roof top. Overnight at Guest House.

  •  Accommodation: Guest House
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 3900m
  •   Meals: Breakfast

Day 04: Shigatse-Gyangtse (3950m) – 90km:

You will start your tour at around 9am from your hotel and visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery which is the seat of the Penchen Lama and it is the largest Gelukpamonatery in the western Tibet, known as Tsang region. After visiting Tashi Lhunpo, you will be driving to Gyangtse. Have lunch in Gyangtse and then Visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa. In the afternoon, explore the old town of Gyangtse. Overnight at Guest House.

  •  Accommodation: Guest House
  •  Hours: 3
  •  Altitude: 3950m
  •   Meals: Breakfast

Day 05: Gyangtse-Yamdrok lake-Lhasa (3650m) -270km:

You will start your tour at around 9Am from your hotel and then drive towards Lhasa via 3 big mountain passes, Simila, Karo La, Kampa La, respectively. Karola is the highest pass among them which is over 5000 Mts with it’s most beautiful glaciers, beautiful Yamdrok lake emerged as coral color from the top of Kampala pass. You will have your lunch at Nakartse country which is just between the Yamdrok lake and Karola glacier. Overnight at Hotel.

  •  Accommodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 3650m
  •   Meals: Breakfast

Day 06: Lhasa Full day Sightseeing:

After breakfast processed for full days Sightseeing of Potala Palace, it is one of the most beautiful monuments in Tibet with 1,000 room and 13 stores to explore this is probably the most popular tourist attraction in Tibet and Jokhang temple. Jokhang temple which was constructed back on 07th century attracts hundreds of tourists every years. This temple has a very huge Sakyanumi Buddha statue and is considered the holiest place in Tibet .Barkhor Market Palace, Barkhor Street is the centrifugal tide of pilgrim then you can see the several small, fascinating temples into the route. Overnight at hotel.

  •  Accommodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 3650m
  •   Meals: Breakfast

Day 07: Lhasa Full day Sightseeing:

After breakfast full day sightseeing of Sera Monastery Sera Monastery specialized in the fundamental precepts of Buddhism. Sera survived the ravage of the Cultural Revolution with the light damage although many of the lesser colleges were destroyed. Drepung Monastery – Drepung Monastery was one of the world’s largest monasteries it was founded in 1416. Overnight at Hotel.

  •  Accommodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 3650m
  •   Meals: Breakfast

Day 08: Lhasa to Airport:

After the breakfast fly bank to Kathmandu or to your onward destination. Flying back to Kathmandu offers beautiful an hour trans-Himalayan flight that takes us over Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,536m) and other Himalayan peaks and glaciers.

  •  Accommodation: No
  •  Hours: 2
  •  Altitude: 3650m
  •   Meals: Breakfast


equipment list

Date And Costs

The given cost is per person and excludes international flights. We have every Tuesday and Saturday Fixed Departure from Kathmandu. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

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NOTE:Trip Status

Booking Open: Anyone travelling solo or with groups the given date is available for join.

Join a Group: Anyone travelling solo or with groups interested in join. The given date travelers already have booked the trip.

Limited Space: There are limited seat available for the given date. Therefore, we suggest you to make your decision as early as possible.

Sold Out: The given date has reached max numbers. Please contact usif you still want to travel on this particular date.

Service included in the cost:

  • Accommodation in twin sharing room on bed and breakfast basis
  • Transportation by Land-cruiser / Mini coach as per group size
  • Sightseeing with Tibetan guide as per itinerary
  • Monastery entrance fees
  • Tibet visa and travel permit

Service not included in the cost:

  • Food (Lunch and dinner)
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Air fare (Lhasa / Kathmandu US$515 approx) one way

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Utmost Adventure has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during trekking / peak climbing. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.

Your document to travel to Nepal and Tibet:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport)
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines
We will arrange all necessary visa, tour permit for the Tibet tour

Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles
Small wash towel
Rain coat

Personal Clothing items
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get a sunburn
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.