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Tibet Overland Budget Tour via Kerung

Tibet Overland Tour

Trip Overview

Tibet Overland Budget Tour via Kerung is the most challenging but well-known package tour in Tibet. This scheduled exodus overland tour of Tibet offers astonishing views of uppermost pleatue of the cosmos. The gorgeous background, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, hot spring, monasteries, high passes, nomads, culture, way of life are the most important attraction of this trip. This 7 night’s 8 days budget tour begins from Kathmandu and ends in Kathmandu.
In this itinerary, you can discover diverse culture and vegetations in both Nepal and Tibet. Overland drive from Kathmandu to Tibet via Kerung, you will take pleasure in awe-inspiring landscape along the road. Visits to Mt. Everest, Karola Glacier, and Yamdroktso Lake will show you the natural beauty of Tibet, while Tashilumpo Monastery, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street will offer you a close up stumble upon with mysterious Tibetan culture.
We drive 185 kilometres from Kathmadu via Pasang Lhamu Highway with gorgeous views of countryside all the way to Nepal - China Border (Kerung border). It is roughly 9 hours drive from Kathmandu. Upon getting Nepal - China boundary we workout immigration formalities to enter Tibet known to be roof of the world. All through this overland tour we go by through a places called Lhatse, Tingri, Xigatse, Gyantse and finally to Lhasa.

  • Trip Code: TOT49

    Destination: Nepal

    Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days

    Trip Grade: Moderate

    Activity: Day Tour, Overland Tour

Day to day itinerary

You arrive in Katmandu and transferred to the warmth of your hotel. A per-trek briefing will be scheduled to discuss the trekking program and co-ordinate any last-minute arrangements. Get familiar with your surroundings by going for a hike down the street before we head to a delicious dinner where the cuisine is prepared Nepalese style and is known for its healthy ingredients. This is your first overnight in the valley of the gods.
Meals included: 1 welcome dinner.
Today we explore Katmandu on an organized sightseeing tour. This will include a visit to the Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world. We also visit Pashupatinath, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River and home to the most famous Hindu temple in the country.
Here we will see Hindu holy men (sadhus) and pilgrims performing ritual bathing, and occasionally, funeral pyres burning on the Ghats. The cremation site here is open to all the citizens of Nepal that begins with royalty to the simple man on the street. The early afternoon will be free to relax in the hotel garden or visit Thamel for some last minute shopping. You will be provided with your trek departure information in the afternoon.
Meals included: 1 breakfast.

Our local operator will pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu and get together around 6:00am, and then we will drive from Kathmandu to Rashuwaghadi (the border between China-Nepal), en-route, you’ll enjoy the marvelous scenery along the way, the rush green mountains, valleys, rivers, etc. After immigration formalities at Gyirong port, you will meet our Tibetan tour guide and driver, then continue drive to Gyirong town.

Stay overnight in Gyirong, 3? / Guesthouse

Drive along the Highway to Tingri where you can get wonderful view of Himalayan ranges, specially Mt. Shisha Pangma and before Old Tingri 40km from where you can get lovely view of highest peaks on the world, such as Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest(8848m), Mt. Qowowuyag (8201m), Mt. Makalu (8463m).

Stay overnight in Tingri, 3? / Guesthouse
Drive from Tingri to Shigatse today, which takes abt 7hrs. Please feel free to ask your driver to stop at any time if you want to take a photo of the fatastic view along the way

Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3? / Guesthouse


Tashilhunpo Monastery
Drive Shigatse to Lhasa via Gyantse by Southern Friendship Hwy. You will pass by the fertile Nyangchu Valley, a wide agricultural plain where colourfully decorated yaks and horses are used by Tibetan farmers to till the land, and Khamba-la Pass (4794m).

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3? / Guesthouse


Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum Karola Glacier Yamdroktso Lake
In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and first take you to visit famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, it was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and rebuilt it later in 17th century by 5th Dalai Lama, now it is a museum and world heritage site.

In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the old Lhasa city. Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred temples in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since from early days. After that you will take a walk around the Barkhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as well as crowded central market of Lhasa, Barkhor Street is located in the old area of Lhasa City Tibet, it is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3? / Guesthouse


Potala Palace Jokhang Temple Barkhor Street

Today’s first attraction is to visit Drepung Monastery which is the world's largest monastery that housed for more than 10,000 monks; it was the resident of the Dalai Lama. After lunch, you will continue to visit the Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive thing of Sera Monastery is Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard between 15:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3? / Guesthouse


Drepung Monastery Sera Monastery
Your Tibet tour ends today. After breakfasts, you will be free for the morning. Our staff will collect you at your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport
Today is free to relax until your departure or to commence any additional trips or activities you may have booked. If you are departing, you’ll be transferred to the international airport in time for your return flight home.
Meals included: 1 breakfast.

Trip Cost Details

Cost Include

  •     Twin sharing hotel accommodation in Lhasa,
  •     Best available Hotel/Guest House enroot on BB (Bed and breakfast) basis,
  •     All necessary transportation Kathmandu/Lhasa,
  •     Sightseeing tour as per the program,
  •     An English speaking guide,
  •     And monastery entrance fee.

Cost Exclude

  •     All expenses of personal nature,
  •     Nepal re-entry visa fee,
  •     Airport departure tax.
  •     Air ticket reconfirmation fee,
  •     Insurance,
  •     In case of landslides extra charge for porters and transportation.
  •     Airfare Lhasa/Kathmandu, Tibet/China visa fee and urgent visa charge.
  •     Emergency evacuation.

Trip Note

The itinerary is a guideline pattern which we offer, trekking tour of this type - mountain weather, local politics, transportation etc, beyond Nepal Nomad control can be resulted in a change of trip. It is very unlikely to have such circumstances occurs but our effort is to minimize its effect, however Nepal Nomad is not responsible for the result of delays or changes.

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