8 Days Tibet Overland Tour

8 Days

Tibet Overland Tour is one of the most amusing overland trips going from Nepal to Tibet, one can ever imagine. Imagine driving past the trans-Himalayan settlements of Tibet, temporary yak herds, serene beauty, and overwhelming high-altitude road drive. Tibet Overland Tour can be considered the most beautiful overland journey in the world and the best option for those travelers willing to travel to Tibet and Nepal.

This Nepal to Tibet Overland tour starts from your arrival in Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, we drive to Keyrung (145 km) and an eight to nine hours journey on a friendship highway, north of Kathmandu. You will go through checkpoints at the Nepal-China border where you will meet our Tibetan tour guide. After completing the necessary formalities, we start our exciting 1000 Km drive to Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet.

Lhasa city ‘the last forbidden city provides deep insight into Buddhism. This ancient city is famous for its architecture. ‘Lhasa’ means land of holiness in Tibet, this place is indeed the spiritual center of Tibet. At an altitude of 3,658 meters, Lhasa city holds numerous ancient Temples and Monasteries.

Along the way to Lhasa, we cross some of the high-altitude passes like Lalung La (5,050m), and Gyatchu La (5,220m). The magnificent trans-Himalayan geography is a highlight of this tour. You will be driving on one of the highest-altitude roads. You will be able to have a glimpse of Mount Everest from the north side (8848m), Mt. Cho-Oyu, and many other major mountains. Passing through the beautiful Yamdrok Tso Lake at an elevation of 4,441 meters is another highlight.

This Tibet Overland tour provides the opportunity to explore Lhasa city also known as the roof of the world. Visit the most beautiful Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Market. Explore the mighty city of Lhasa and experience the culture and traditions of Tibetans. After your brief Lhasa City Tour, you will be transferred to Gongkar Airport for your onward flight to Kathmandu.

What Kind of food to expect in this Tibet Overland Tour?

Due to the high altitude, the main food of Tibet consists of meat as a primary as it is hard to grow vegetables or crops in the harsh and arid land of the Tibetan Plateau. In Nepal, you can find continental and another cuisine.

What currency do we need while traveling in Tibet?

The common currency in Tibet is the Chinese Ren Min Bi (Yuwan). You need to convert your local currency to Chinese Yuan which can be found in major cities.

What is the road condition of the Tibet Overland Tour?

Even being at the highest elevation in the world, the roads in Tibet have been improved so far. The roads in Tibet are well maintained and improved to make tourism easier.
However, in the Nepal section, the road going to Keyrung is not in proper condition. This is due to being in a harsh geographical location and landslides occur frequently which makes the travel a little bit hard.

We, at High Altitude Nomads, have been operating group tours and trekkings in Tibet. We have some of the best ground-handling teams in Tibet.

Also, learn about Altitude Sickness

Trip Highlight:

    • Drive through Friendship highway from Kathmandu to Lhasa.
    • Experience the high-altitude beauty of Tibet.
    • View of Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, and many other mountains.
    • Visit Lhasa city, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Sera Monastery.
    • Experience driving on one of the highest-altitude roads.


    We will start our journey early morning. Drive through the scenic highway passing many villages, and towns. As you go farther you find fewer settlements. After a long day's drive, we will reach the Keyrung border. If everything goes well, we will complete our immigration formalities and drive further away for an overnight stay otherwise we will stay overnight at Guesthouse in Keyrung.

    after breakfast, we will continue our drive along the friendship highway. We will drive uphill to the highest plateau from where you can get an authentic view of Tibet. In good weather, the breathtaking view of Mt. Cho Oyu (8,210m), and Mt. Sisapangma (8,012m) will make you astonished. however, you will see being dwarfed as you drive towards Tingri. Tingri offers one of the best views of Mount Everest (8,848m). Overnight stay at Guesthouse.

    We drive today crossing Gyatsu La Pass at an elevation of 5,220m). We will stay overnight at Lhatse.

    Early morning visit Tashilhumphu Monastery. Later drive to Gyantse for an overnight stay. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Today's drive gonna be a fantastic one as we cross Karo La Pass (5,010m), and Kambala Pass (4,749m). We will get a chance to view the colorful Yamdrok Tso Lake, and Yarlung Tsangpo river (Brahmaputra). Upon arrival in Lhasa, transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

    After breakfast commence a full-day guided sightseeing tour of Lhasa City including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Market. Chat with locals, explore, and learn about the culture and their traditions. Overnight stay at hotel.

    After breakfast visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. These are some of the most important and ancient monasteries in the world. Afternoon free on own.

    Your Tibet tour ends. Our Tibet representative will drop you to Gongkar Airport for your onward flight to Kathmandu or any other place.

    Cost Includes

    • Transportation using a private 4 W/d vehicle.
    • Three nights' twin-sharing accommodation in Tibet using a 3-star category hotel with breakfast in Lhasa and the best possible Guest House/ Hotels in the remaining places.
    • Experienced local English-speaking guide for sightseeing tours in Tibet.
    • Service of English-speaking office representative for arrival and departure transfers.
    • Tibet Travel Permit fees, and necessary monument entrance fees at all places as per the above itinerary.
    • Necessary service charge and Government Tax.

    Cost Excludes

    • Any kind of International Airfare including Kathmandu - Lhasa - Kathmandu flight.
    • Any visa fees (except Tibet travel permits), airport taxes, or Fuel Surcharge.
    • Lunch and dinner wishlist in Tibet as per the above program.
    • Expenses of personal nature, bar bills, camera fees at the monument, beverages, laundry, or any items not mentioned on above include section.
    • Any kind of extra expenses occur due to unforeseen situations like flight cancellation, natural calamities, or political disturbances)
    • Personal Medical/ Travel or Evacuation Insurance.
    • Tips for staff and driver (not mandatory but highly appreciated)

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    8 Days Tibet Overland Tour