FIXED DEPARTURE BUDGET TIBET OVERLAND TOUR 2018, Tibet Overland Tour in 2018, Budget Tibet Tour, Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour

Budget Tibet Tour


Tibet Overland Budget Tour is the most demanding and famous package tour in Tibet. This fixed departure overland tour of Tibet offers a wounderful views of highest pleatue of the universe. The beautiful landscape, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, hot spring, monasteries, highpasses, nomads, culture, lifestyle are the major attraction of this trip. This 7 nights / 8 days budget package tour begins from Kathmandu and ends in Kathmandu. This fixed departure tour departs every Tuesday and Saturday from Kathmand.


We drive 119 kilometers from Kathmadu via Araniko Highway with a beautiful views of landscape following a bhotekoshi river all the way to Nepal - China Border (Kodari border). It is around 5 hours drive from Kathmandu. Upon reaching Nepal - China border we workout on some immigration formalities to enter Tibet (roof of the world). During this overland tour we passes through a places called, Zhangmu, Nyalam, Lhatse, Tingri, Xigatse, Gyantse and finally to Lhasa (a capital city of Tibet). This is a drive in and fly out package tour. We enter Tibet via overland and after finishing a tour in Lhasa fly back to Kathmandu.



General Facts of Tibet Overland Fixed Departure Budget Tour:
Trip Days: 8 Days.
Departure Day: Every Tuesday and Saturday.
Starting From: Kathmandu.
Ending at: Kathmandu.
Accommodation: Budget Guest House or dormitory.
minimum Group size: 1 person.
Maximim Altitude:5045m (Karo-la Pass).
Trip Code: TOT09.


Summary of Tibet Overland Fixed Departure Budget Tour:
Day 01 Kathmandu - Zhangmu.
Day 02 Zhamgmu - Xegar/Lhatse.
Day 03: Drive Lhatse/Xegar - Xigatse.
Day 04: Drive Xigatse - Gyantse.
Day 05: Drive Gyantse - Lhasa.
Day 06: Guided Sightseeing Tour of Lhasa City.
Day 07: Guided Sightseeing Tour of Lhasa City.
Day 08: Departure.


Please Note: 

  • You need to arrive kathmandu atleast 2 days before to join.
  • Passport should be minimum 6 months Valid.
  • 2 copies of passport size photo.

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 01: Drive Kathmandu - Zhangmu.
Departing at 0530 am from Alps Adventure Trek/ Tours office, approx. 05 hrs drive along the Arniko Highway, will take us to Kodari (China / Nepal Border). We cross the Friendship Bridge at the border & drive to Zhangmu by jeep (or truck) where after completion of immigration formalities, we will enter to the Chinese Autonomous Region & start the first night in the Tibetan plateau. We will be staying at the hotel/guest house nearby Zhanmgu. Overnight at Zhamgmu.


Day 02: Drive Zhamgmu - Xegar/Lhatse.
From Zhangmu, we drive to Lhatse, following the Bhote Koshi River valley with the plenty of waterfalls on our eyes. This route is the most adventurous route among the others as it offers the panoramic views of the high mountains including the highest peak Everest (8848m) with Langtang (7367m), Xixapangma (8012m), Makalu (8464m) Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8153m). We get chance to pass by the high passes like Nyalam Pass (3750 m), Tong-La (5120m) La Lung-la (5124m) & Gyatso-la (5220 m). We continue our drive passing Tingri (4390 m) & stay at Xegar (also known as New Tingri,). Overnight at Xegar.


Day 03: Drive Lhatse/Xegar - Xigatse.
From Xegar, we continue our drive to Xigatse, tibet's second-largest city, lying near the union of the Nyang Chu and the Tsang Po, on the main route between Gyantse and West Tibet. It is the place of famous Tashilumpo Monastery. Overnight at Xigatse.


Day 04: Drive Xigatse - Gyantse.
In Xigatse, we visit Tashilumpo Monastery, one of the four great Gelug monasteries renowned as the seat of the Panchen Lama until his death in 1989. After visiting Tashilunpo Monastery in the morning including the Bazaar of Xigatse, We drive to the capital of the small kingdom in 15th century. Gyantse. Visit Gyantse Kumbum (the highest Chorten in Tibet) & Pelkor Chode Monastery founded in 1418. Overnight at Gyantse.


Day 05: Drive Gyantse - Lhasa.
Drive to Lhasa, crossing the Karo-la Pass(5045m), we pass by the Yamdrok Tso, the turquoise lake & one of the four holy lakes in Tibet. Then after passing the Kamba-la Pass(4794m), we find ourselves close to theLhasa Valley. After crossing the Brahmaputra River, we reach Lhasa, our final destination. Lhasa lies in the Kyichu river valley at 3,595m and is dominated by the magnificent Potala Palace, built in the 17th century by the Great Fifth Dalai Lama. The accompanied guide will reconfirm your onward airline ticket. Overnight at Lhasa.


Day 06: Guided Sightseeing Tour of Lhasa City.
After having breakfast your lhasa sightseeing begins. You will be visiting: Potala Palace (A great museum with its proportions and priceless treasures), Jokhang Temple (the holiest of Tibetan shrines, houses two images of the Buddha brought as dowry by Songtsen Gampo's Nepali and Chinese queens) along the bustling street of Barkhor Market. Overnight at Lhasa.


Day 07: Guided Sightseeing Tour of Lhasa City.
Today during your Lhasa city sightseeing tour you will be visiting: Norbu Lingka (the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas), Drepung and Sera Monasteries. Overnight at Lhasa.


Day 08 Lhasa Departure.
Transfer Gongkar airport for the onward flight to Kathmandu.

Include & Exclude

 The Above Cost Includes:

Transportation from Kathmandu to Tibet border by Bus.
English Speaking Tibetan Guide.
Monastery entrance fee and all necessary travel permit.
Accommodation in Tibet part in Budget Guest house/dormitory.
Daily Breakfast.


Above Cost Doesnot Includes:

Airport pickup and Drop in Kathmandu.
Chinese Visa Fees US $ 85.00 per person (US Citizens US $ 175.00).
Lhasa - Kathmandu domestic flight tickets.
Kathmandu accommodation.
Lunch and Dinner throughout the trip as per itinerary.
Bar, Beverages and mineral water.
Personal expenses.
Photography charges.
Insurance of the clients
Tips for staff.
Any cost which is beyond our package.