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Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour (8 Days/7 Nights) Drive-in/Fly-out

Lhasa TourTour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): Tibet China Nepal
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History
Season: April - November
Airfare Included: 342 US$ per person
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 550 USD
Maximum Per Person Price: 80 USD

Tour Highlights
- Drive over the Himalayas from Nepal to Tibet.
- Explore the highlights of the Tibetan heartland.
- Fly over Mt. Everest from Lhasa to Kathmandu.
Tour Overview
Drive over the Himalayas by way of the incredible Arniko Highway that connects Kathmandu with Lhasa. Enjoy fabulous mountain scenery enroute, visit mystical Buddhist monasteries of Tashilungpo at Shigatse, the Kumbum Stupa at Gyantse, and drive past 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 (or onward to China). A choice of hotels are available in Lhasa and best hotels in other places. An unforgettable encounter with forbidden Tibet.

Tour Departures:
Saturday and Tuesday from Kathmandu (April to November).
Your Itinerary
Day 1: Saturday: Drive Kathmandu to Kodari (6 hrs). After immigration and custom formalities drive to Zangmu. Overnight Hotel.

Day 2: Sunday: Drive to TINGRI (4342m/8 hrs) crossing two passes NYALAM (3800m) and LALUNG LA (5050m) with excellent views (weather permitting) of the lofty Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest. Overnight Hotel.

Day 3:
Monday: Drive from TINGRI to XIGATSE (3900m/8 hrs) crossing two passes LHAKPA LA (5200m) and TSUO LA (4500m). Overnight Hotel.

Day 4:
Tuesday: Sightseeing tour of TASHILUNGPO MONASTERY and XIGATSE MARKET. Afternoon drive to GYANTSE (3950m/3 hrs). Sightseeing tour of Phalkor Monastery, Kumbum Stupa and Gyantse Market. Overnight Hotel

Day 5:
Wednesday: Drive Gyantse to Lhasa (3650m/8 hours) crossing two passes KARO LA (5010m) and KAMBA LA (4794m) via YAMDROK LAKE (Turquoise Lake).Overnight hotel.

Day 6:
Thursday: Sightseeing tour of DREPUNG adn JOKHANG MONASTERIES and BARKHOR MARKET. Overnight hotel.

Day 7:
Friday: Sightseeing tour of POTALA and NORBULINGKA PALACES and SERA MONASTERY. Overnight at hotel.

Tibet Overland TourDay 8:
Saturday: Drive to GONGGAR airport for departure flight.

Fly to Kathmandu, Hong Kong, Beijing or Chengdu.

End of Tour. (B) Notes: Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Tibet travel permit, breakfast everyday, entrance fees, twin sharing accommodation, all guided tours and transfers. Kathmandu/Lhasa or Chengdu/Lhasa airfare extra as Shown.

China/Tibet visa fee, 45 AND FOR AMERICAN AND CANADIUAN US$ 100 P.p. China Visa rush fees (if applicable), Airport Tax, lunches and dinners, photography charges in monasteries / temples, Nepal Visa

Cost Included
- Tibet Travel Permit Feees, Tibet Visa fees (including all visa procedures / embassy formalities)
- Airport drop, Kathmandu – Lhasa airfare
- Hotel accommodation in Tibet for 7 nights as in itinerary (twin sharing)
- Daily breakfast at hotels
- Sightseeing tours as in itinerary ( Major entrance fees included)
- Guide, driver / staff required on tour (their wages and insurance included)
- Transportation in Tibet by Deluxe Tourist Bus
- Pickup at Nepal / Tibet border and transfer back to Kathmandu
- Tour flyer / information documents

Cost not Included
- Departure tax at Kathmandu airport
- Personal expenses such as bar bill, laundry, telephone, mineral water etc
- Personal medical and travel insurance , photo graphy fees
- Meals except breakfast ( Lunch and dinner)
- Transportation and extra entrance fees outside the package
- Tips to guide / driver and etc
- Extra services / and cost of emergencies if occurred due to nature (such as roadblock, sickness)

Cost: Tour cost USD 1150 per person
- Air Fare Kathmandu/ Lhasa USD 327 Per person
- Visa Fee USD 48 Per person