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15 Days
Availability : Feb~May Aug~Dec
Kathmandu
Tibet
Min Age : 20+

Kathmandu to Lhasa Tibet Overland Jeep Tour

Trip Overview

“Embark on an Unforgettable Journey: Tibet Jeep Overland Tour from Kathmandu”

Discover the enchanting beauty and cultural richness of Tibet with our meticulously crafted Tibet Jeep Overland Tour from Kathmandu. From the ancient streets of Kathmandu to the awe-inspiring landscapes of Tibet, this journey promises an adventure of a lifetime, brimming with cultural immersion and breathtaking vistas.

Highlights:

  1. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu: Begin your journey by exploring the historical and cultural treasures of Kathmandu, including its UNESCO World Heritage Sites, offering a glimpse into Nepal’s rich heritage.
  2. Drive and Cross the Border: Traverse the Himalayas with a scenic adventurous drive to Lhasa or one of the border crossings, treating you to panoramic views of snow-capped peaks and verdant valleys.
  3. Palaces and Monasteries: Delve into the grandeur of Tibetan architecture as you explore ancient palaces and monasteries, each steeped in history and spirituality, offering insights into Tibet’s rich cultural heritage.
  4. Local Markets, Museums, and Zoo: Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Tibetan life by wandering through bustling local markets, perusing museums showcasing Tibetan art and history, and discovering unique wildlife at the local zoo.
  5. Rich Culture and Tradition: Engage with the warm hospitality of the Tibetan people as you delve into their daily lifestyle, traditions, and customs, gaining a deeper appreciation for their resilient spirit and profound spirituality.
  6. Fantastic Scenery and Snow-Capped Mountains: Marvel at the majestic beauty of Tibet’s landscapes, adorned with sprawling valleys, pristine lakes, and towering snow-capped mountains, creating a surreal backdrop for your journey.

Tibet Jeep Overland Tour Experience:

Embark on a transcendent jeep journey through the heart of Tibet, where every moment is a testament to the region’s unparalleled beauty and cultural richness. Whether you opt for a leisurely exploration or an adrenaline-fueled adventure, Tibet offers something for everyone.

Why Choose Tibet Jeep Overland Tour from Kathmandu?

Nepal serves as the perfect gateway to Tibet, offering convenient access via direct flights or scenic overland routes. With its proximity to Tibet and hassle-free visa procedures, Kathmandu provides the ideal starting point for your Tibetan odyssey.

Visa Process:

Obtaining a Chinese Visa and Tibet Travel Permit is essential for your journey to Tibet. Our experienced team will assist you in securing these permits, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free travel experience. We handle all the necessary arrangements, including booking guides and private transport, so you can focus on savoring every moment of your journey.

Departure Dates and Transport:

Join our group departure from Kathmandu, where you’ll embark on an unforgettable adventure with fellow travelers. Whether you prefer the convenience of air travel or the thrill of a road trip, we offer multiple options to suit your preferences.

Travel Agencies in Nepal:

With Parikrama Treks, you can rest assured of a seamless and enriching travel experience. Our team boasts years of expertise and a deep understanding of Tibet’s laws and geography, ensuring that your journey is nothing short of extraordinary.

Important Notice:

Please note that visa requirements and regulations are subject to change, and it’s essential to stay updated on the latest developments. Our team at Parikrama Treks is committed to providing you with accurate information and guidance throughout your journey.

Embark on a transcendent journey to the mystical land of Tibet, where every moment is an adventure waiting to unfold. Join us and create memories that will last a lifetime. Contact Parikrama Treks today to begin your extraordinary Tibetan odyssey.

DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU

Upon arrival meet and assist by Parikrama Treks representative. Transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing and Tibet Visa Preparation

Today you will visit the cultural sites of Kathmandu. We will also submit your passport for our Chinese group visa. We will provide a short briefing about the Tibet Jeep Overland Tour.

Day 03:  DRIVE FROM KATHMANDU TO SYABRUBESI 2400 M (126 km / 7 hrs)

Early morning we leave our hotel to reach Syabrubensi. We will take our trail through the rough roads of Langtang National Park.

Day 04: DRIVE SYABRUBESI TO KERUNG 3700 M (28 km / 1 hrs)

We complete all the customs formalities on both sides (Nepal & Tibet China). We start driving to the small town of Kerung in Tibet.

Day 05: DRIVE KERUNG TO SHEGAR 4280m (340 km / 7 hrs)

Today we will cross over a few mountain passes. Kungthang la pass 5236m is one of the highest and you will bypass it.

Day 06: DRVE SHEGAR TO SHIGATSE 3950m (240km / 6 hrs)

Today Is a scenic drive from Shegar to Shigatse. Shigatse is the second largest city of Lhasa.

 Day 07: DRIVE SHIGATSE TO GYANTSE 3900m (90 km / 2 hrs)

Gyantse is a pastoral town and still retains the charm of a traditional Tibetan town. This town is still untouched by modern expansion.

Day 08: DRIVE GYANTSE TO LHASA 3,650m (350 km / 10 hrs) VIA LAKE YAMDROK

Today we set out of Gyantse for Nagartse (100kms) near Lake Yamdrok. We will also cross Simi La (4200 m) Karo La (5010 m) and ride to Nagartse. We will also explore Yamdrok Lake before riding further.

Day 09: LHASA SIGHTSEEING 3,650 m

There’s a lot to see and do in Lhasa. It’s one of the highest cities in the world at 3,650 meters. We visit the famous Potala Palace which is included in your package. Some say it’s the icon of Tibet, and over the years, it’s been home to 14 Dalai Lamas. You may also want to take a trip down to Barkhor Street and spend time at the Dreprung monastery. Or sample some of the many restaurants whilst chilling out with a cool beer.

Day 10: DRIVE LHASA TO SAKYA 4,025m (410 Km/ 9 hrs)

The route today is straight forward but scenic at the same time. We will ride along the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra River).

Day 11: DRIVE SAKYA TO RONGBUK 5,100m (255 Km / 6hrs)

Today is what you’ve come for. We drive to one of the most famous places on the planet. We tackle a 5,200 metre high pass and endless switchbacks with more than 117 curves before riding up a wide and dry valley. We arrive in plenty of time to visit Everest Base Camp at an altitude of just over 17,000 feet. (5,200 metres) We have to dismount, leave our jeep securely parked and travel the remaining few kilometres to Visitor’s Base Camp by Electric bus transport. This is due to environmental issues and for the preservation of this sensitive area. The world’s highest mountain now looms majestically in front of you. We spend this afternoon and evening taking photographs and watching the sun go down over her peak. I can assure you that these moments will stay etched in your memory forever. The next time you’re at this altitude, you’ll be on your flight home..

Day 12:  EVEREST EXCURSION, DRIVE TO KERUNG (286 Km / 7 hrs)

It’s a chilly start to the day as we wake very early for a final view of Base Camp and to watch the sunrise over Mount Everest. Another high pass and back down towards the highway. We are now leaving the high altitude desert of the Tibetan Plateau behind and riding to our final night’s stay in Tibet at Gyirong..

Day 13: DRIVE KERUNG TO KATHMANDU (161 Km/ 7 hrs)

Complete Chinese Immigration and then cross the friendship bridge. We will change our jeep and take a drive back to Kathmandu. We’ll have our farewell celebration, a few drinks or two, maybe more, and reflect on the amazing adventure we have just completed.

Day 14 KATHMANDU REST DAY

Today is a day to relax or explore around the town for the final minute souvenir shopping.

Day 15: DEPARTURE

Tibet Jeep overland tour from Kathmandu Journey Ends.

Cost Details

Tour Cost: US$ 4,550.00 per person, sharing a twin/double room.

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: US$ 450.00 Per Person

Extra: Tibet/China Visa fee: US$ 215.00 per person.

2024 Tour Starts
| 7th May – 26th May | 
| 1st October – 10th October |

2025 Tour Starts
| 7th May – 26th May | 
| 20th October – 30th October |

Price Includes

  • Arrival and Departure Airport transfer in a private car, accompanied by an English-speaking representative.
  • 3 nights' accommodation at a 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu on a twin-sharing basis, inclusive of breakfast and all applicable government taxes.
  • Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu as per the itinerary, including a private vehicle and an English-speaking guide.
  • Accommodation in 3-star standard Hotels/Guesthouses in Tibet on a twin-sharing basis.
  • Meals, including breakfast at Hotels/Guesthouses or local restaurants during stopovers in Tibet.
  • Entry fees to sites and monasteries for members.
  • Everest Conservation fee for members, crews, and vehicles.
  • Necessary Tibet entry and road permits.
  • Local Tibetan English-speaking guide.
  • Transfer by jeep as per the itinerary for the entire trip.
  • Accommodation, meals, and daily wages for one staff.

Price Excludes

  • Air ticket and Air tax if needed.
  • Lunch in Kathmandu and throughout the tour in Tibet (approximately $10-18 per meal).
  • Nepal entry & re-entry fee of $40.00 for 30 days upon arrival at Kathmandu airport or Nepal Border.
  • China/Tibet Visa fee ($215 per person, extra $95 per person for American nationals).
  • Photography charges for still and video cameras at Monasteries in Tibet.
  • Emergency and Evacuation costs, travel/medical insurance, personal insurance for riders.
  • Any extra costs in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses.
  • Bank transfer fees, cancellation fees in unforeseen situations, political disturbances in any region, or Visa rejection by the Chinese Embassy.
  • Personal expenses such as bar bills, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, extra mileage, and gratuities for guides, drivers, and mechanics.
  • Costs incurred due to natural calamities, strikes, breakdowns, and beyond control and its associates.
  • Tips of gratitude for the staff including guide.
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