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Tibet Overland Tour

8 Days Trip Code NSTR260

This is an adventure trip for travelers on a limited time. The breathtaking trans-Himalayan flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa & the overland route from Lhasa to Nepal border offers truly spectacular views of the Himalayas, high mountain passes, ancient monasteries, fortresses & a people & culture from a bygone era.

Our tour itinerary is better designed & additionally include visits to Shalu Monastery, Sakya Monastery & Milarepa Caves.


  • Day 1: KATHMANDU-LHASA (3650 M), 90 KMS
    Transfer to airport to connect CA 408 KTM-LXA flight. Upon arrival meet & transfer to hotel.
  • Day 2: LHASA
    Guided sightseeing tour of Potala, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama; Drepung, the biggest monastic university of Tibet & Nechung Monastery, temple of the State oracle of Tibet.
  • Day 3: LHASA
    Guided sightseeing tour of Jokhang, the central cathedral of Tibet, Barkhor, the bustling Lhasa  market encircling the Jokhang Temple, Tibetan Medical Center & Norbulinka Palace.
  • Day 4: LHASA-GYANGTSE (3990 M), 350 KMS
    Drive via Yamdrok, the Turquoise Lake to Gyangtse across Kampa la pass 5050 m & Karo la (5045 m)passes. Visit Kubum stupa & Pelkor Chode Monastery.
    Drive to Shigatse. En route visit Shalu Monastery. Visit  Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama who is the 2nd in the Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy & Shigatse open market.
    Drive to Shegar across Tsoula pass (4500 M) & Gyatso la pass (5220 M).  En route visit Sakya Monastery.
  • Day 7: SHEGAR-ZHANGMU(2300 M)
    Drive to Zhangmu. En route visit Milarepa Cave.
  • Day 8: KATHMANDU- Walk across Friendship Bridge & transfer to Kathmandu.

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