Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour 8 Days

This 8 days overland tour will follow the friendship highway to Lhasa. On the way, we will stop at the major highlighted places of Tibet, Shigatse and Gyantse. Shigatse is the second largest city of Tibet as well as the seat of Panchen Lama. Gyantse is another attraction of this tour, the city used to be one of the major trading hubs of Tibet. We visit Khumbum stupa, Gyantse Dzong and Palkor Chode Monastery in Gyantse. From Gyantse we drive to Lhasa via Yamdruk Tso (turquoise Lake). In Lhasa, we will make a two days sightseeing tour which will cover Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Sera and Drepung Monastery.

On day 8th, you will fly back to Kathmandu or onward to mainland China. This tour can be operated in reverse (fly in/drive out) too.



Day 1 

Day 2 

Day 3 

Day 4 

Day 5 

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8 

Kathmandu / Nyalam (3750 m.) 

Drive from Kathmandu to the Tibetan border at Kodari (Zhangmu). Continue up the steep switch back road to Nyalam.  

Nyalam / Lhatse (3950 m.) 

A remarkable day's drive across the Tibetan plateau with Spectacular Mountain views from Lalung-La pass (5050m). Passing through the town of Tingri there is more views of Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu. 

Lhatse / Shigatse (3900 m.) 

En route, visit Shakya Monastery before crossing the Tso-La (4500m) and continuing across the plains to Shigatse. 

Shigatse / Gyantse (3950 m.) 

After visiting the Tashilimpu Monastery, it's a short drive to Gyantse with its amazing sights - Khumbum, Palkor Chode Monastery and Gyantse Dzong. 

Gyantse / Lhasa (3650 m.) 

The highlight of this day is the beautiful turquoise lake, Yamdruk - Tso. After crossing the Kamba- La and the Yarlung (Brahmaputra) River, the journey ends in Lhasa. 


Guided sightseeing tour of Lhasa - Sera Monastery, Jokhang temple and Barkhor Bazaar. 


Guide sightseeing tour of Lhasa - Drepung Monastery and Potala Palace. 


Drive to Airport and fly back to Kathmandu.