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Central Tibet Overland Tour – 12 Days
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Central Tibet Overland Tour – 12 Days

(7 Nights 8 Days, Drive in - Fly out: KTM-Lhasa-KTM),

Namtso LakeThousands of years ago Tibet lay under the ancient Sea of Tethys. Eighty million years ago, India crashed into Asia, pushing up the Himalayas, lifting the ocean bottom above water, and creating this magical land. Mystical land, Shangri-La, Forbidden Country: Tibet has many names and inspires an air of mystical dreams. However, Tibet is real and a beautiful place to travel. It possesses a unique culture, firmly rooted in Tibetan religion, but with strong influence from the geography of the Himalayas, and the neighboring civilizations of India and China, Geographically, Tibet can be divided into three major parts - north, south and east.

The eastern part is forest region, occupying approximately one-fourth of the land. Virgin forests run the entire breadth and length of this part of Tibet (China). The northern part is open grassland, where nomads and yak and sheep dwell here. This part occupies approximately half of Tibet. The southern and central part is agricultural region, occupying about one-fourth of Tibet’s land area. All major Tibetan cities and towns such as Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse and Tsetang are located in this area and are considered the cultural center of Tibet.

Our tours provide an opportunity to explore around Tibet, the roof the world in different city sightseeing of Tibet, you will have chance to explore Buddhist Monasteries and Tibetan people life style. Lhasa is end destination of these tours. Tibet tour guide through dry land of Tibet, where you have can observe Tibetan Monks and their life. This is a tour excellent for those who want explore Tibet in less time.


Trip length: Nepal 4 – Tibet 7 Days
Grade: Moderate plus
Starts in: Kathmandu – Zhangmu
Ends in: Lhasa – Kathmandu
Group size: Maximum 12
Accommodation: Hotel and camping
Transportation: Mountain bike, 4WD land cruiser with support truck
Maximum altitude: 5200m.

Tibet Tour Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in KTM airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing: Swyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath temple & Patan Durbar square.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Zhangmu – Nyalam (300m.) 127 Km.
Bus departs at 6AM from Kathmandu for the border at Tatopani. The reporting time for the journey is 5:45 AM. at Cultural Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. Office or in front of Sanchayakosh building at Thamel. Our 4/5 hour journey goes up to Tibet Nepal border through agricultural fields and passes through traditional villages, following the Bhotekoshi River. From the border (Friendship Bridge), after completing immigrations formalities we will drive up hill to Zhangmu imagination the border city of china. And drive to Nyalamu overnight at Guest House.

Lalung-La (5,050m.) passDay 04: Zhangmu – Nyalam – Lhatse (4,350m.) 244 Km.
Rising through the dry, plateau highlands. Offers stunning views of the world's highest mountain range, including: Mt Langtang-7245, Mt. Shisa Pangma 8,013m., Mt. Dorje Lakpa-6,980m., and Mt. Gauri Shankar-7,134m. Mt. Cho Oyu-8,021m., Mt. Everest 8,848m., Mt. Lhotse (8,516m.), Mt. Makalu-8,464m. We will cross Nyalam Pass (3,800m.) and along the way, stopping to enjoy the views. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 05: Lhatse – Sigatse (3,900m.) 244 Km.
Today is our longest driving day via Gyatsola Pass 5,220m. By crossing Lhatse from where the road to Mt. Kailash bifurcates. Overnight at Guest House.

Buddhist Monastery in tibetDay 06: Sigatse – Gyantse (3,950m.) 90 Km.
The morning is yours to relax and explore Tibet’s second largest city, Xigatse, including the world famous Tashilumpo Monastery. In the afternoon, we will arrive in Gyantse, a small, historical town along the banks of the Nyang Chu River and home to monastery of Buddha's 1,000 Images. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 07: Gyantse – Lhasa (3,650m.) 280 Km.
Many busy villages, yaks, mountains sheep, and lakes dot our route today, as we cross the famous Brahma-Putra River (Son of Brahma, the creator. Brahma is a Hindu God). Passing over Karo and Kamba passes, 5,010m. & 4,794m. Respectively, our final destination awaits-Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel

Day 08 & 09: In Lhasa
Sightseeing and excursions of Potala Palace, Norbulinka, The Jokhang and surrounding Bakhor market, Drepung & Sera Monasteries Overnight at Hotel.

Day 10: Lhasa – Kathmandu
Early morning, we will be heading to the Airport (Gongar-96Km.) Southwest of Lhasa. With boundless beauty speed below, this is perhaps the most beautiful flight in the world.

Day 11: Sightseeing in Bhaktapur - back to Hotel then free.

Day 12: Last minute Transfer to airport for onward journey.

Tibet Tour & Trek Cost:       USD Per Person.

Tour Cost Includes:

  • All land transportation by Car, Land Cruiser, Van, Hiace & mini Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & expedition pick up & drop).
  • 1 full day 4/5 hours sightseeing with professional English speaking tour guide & temple entry fees and 3-4 hrs.
  • 4 Night’s Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at Bed and breakfast basis.
  • Best available standard Hotel accommodation in Lhasa & best available en-route on twin sharing with breakfast.
  • All transportation in Tibet by 4 WD Land Cruiser and support truck for the entire trip.
  • 1 English-speaking expert Tibetan guide.
  • Private transportation from Kathmandu - Tibet border (Kodari – Zhangmu).
  • Tibet visa, travel permit and all applicable taxes and entrance fees.
  • Air Ticket: Lhasa – Kathmandu.
  • PAC bag (Portable Altitude Chamber) & first aid medical Kit.
  • All official taxes and service charge.


Tour Cost Doesn’t Include:

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu – Nepal & Tibet.
  • Personal clothing, tour equipments as well as sleeping bags. (required)
  • Personal Nature expenses. (Extra expenses incurred due to unforeseen circumstances such as sickness, accidents, road blockage, and other occurrences beyond our control.)
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: to & from your country.
  • Nepal entry, re-entry visa fees & international airport departure taxes. ((It is suggested you apply for a multiple entry visa for Nepal initially saving you the Nepal re-entry fee).
  • Personal travel insurance. (Liability for insurance against sickness, accidents, loss of baggage, loss of life etc.)
  • Tips for support crews.


  1. We need a name list of each member 60 days before the trip confirmation for flight reservation.
  2. Clear passport photocopy and a passport size photo of each member which should reach us 30 days before client's arrival in Kathmandu at ((jpeg or gif reduced to max. 25Kb per photo).
  3. If you wish to join tours or trekking in Kathmandu you have to arrive as per the given programs and if you wish join in Lhasa can also possible.
  4. If you are traveling in Nepal before going to Tibet, then you must apply for your Chinese visa in Kathmandu. We can get it within 2 days with your original passport.

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