Explore the Mystical Land of Tibet with Overland Tour

10 Days

Embark on an overland tour of Tibet, the “Roof of the World,” and discover its captivating blend of culture, history, and natural beauty. This tour takes you through the historic cities of Lhasa, Shigatse, and Gyantse, where you will visit iconic landmarks such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Tashilhunpo Monastery. Along the way, you will witness breathtaking views of the majestic Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchanjunga, and Mt. Makalu.

Begin your journey with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Kodari, the China/Nepal border, before proceeding to Zhangmu for immigration formalities. As you travel to Nyalam, you will pass through the Nyalam pass and be treated to mesmerizing views of the Jugal Himal. You will also cross the Lalungla Pass, offering a glimpse of Mt. Sisapangma, the highest mountain in Tibet, and other peaks such as Mt. Makalu and Mt. Cho-Oyu.

In Xigatse, you will have the opportunity to visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery and the ancient market, while in Gyantse, you will see the remarkable Kumbum Chorten, a Buddhist stupa built in the 15th century. Finally, the tour concludes with a scenic drive to Lhasa, where you will explore the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and other noteworthy landmarks.

Don’t miss this chance to experience the enigmatic and captivating beauty of Tibet, its rich culture, and fascinating history with this unforgettable overland tour. Book your journey today!

Trip Info


Tibet is a land of mystery, with a unique culture, breathtaking landscapes, and friendly people. Isolated from the rest of the world by the Himalayas, Tibet has managed to preserve its ancient culture and monuments, as well as its traditional way of life. The Tibet Overland Tour takes you to some of the most beautiful and famous cities in Tibet where you will visit many noteworthy places such as gompas, ancient markets and trading centers, turquoise lakes and get the chance to see the spectacular mountain views of the mighty Himalayas like Mt. Sisapangma, the highest peak in Tibet, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, and Mt. Everest.

The Tibet Overland Tour offers an opportunity to visit the fascinating city of Lhasa, the most celebrated city in Tibet. In Lhasa, you will have a chance to see many worthy places such as the Potala Palace, Barkhor market, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery and many more. Additionally, you will have the chance to explore other beautiful and historical towns like Shigatse (or Xigatse) and Gyantse where you can visit famous places like Tashilhunpo Monastery and Yamdrok Tso lake. From the lake, you will have a spectacular view of the mighty Mt. Everest(8,848m.), Mt. Kanchanjunga(8,586m) and Mt. Makalu(8,463m)..

Trip Highlights

  • Visit the iconic Potala Palace, the former residence of the Dalai Lama in Lhasa
  • Explore the Jokhang Temple, a sacred Buddhist site in the heart of Lhasa's Barkhor market
  • Visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama in Xigatse
  • See the Kumbum Chorten, a 15th century Buddhist stupa in Gyantse
  • Experience the stunning mountain views, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho-Oyu
  • Explore the culture and lifestyle of the Tibetan people
  • Visit ancient markets and trading centers
  • Drive through the Nyalam Pass and Lalungla Pass, with views of the Jugal Himal
  • Learn about Tibetan Buddhism and its role in daily life
  • Enjoy the tranquility of tranquil turquoise lakes
  • Explore the ancient monasteries and other historical sites
  • Enjoy a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan 360 where you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine.


Day 1:
Arrived in Kathmandu

When you arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, a representative from Himalayan 360 will be there to greet you and take you to your hotel. After checking in, you can either rest or, with the guide, visit Himalayan 360’s office located in Thamel, a bustling tourist destination in Kathmandu. Thamel offers many shops and restaurants, where you can find colorful pashminas, slippers, trekking equipment, and felt items. The restaurants in Thamel serve European, Chinese and Nepalese meals. There are also many ATMs available in case you need them. In the evening, Himalayan 360 will host a welcome dinner for you, where you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine, giving you a great introduction to Nepalese food.
OverNights in hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2:
Drive from Kathmandu (1400m) to Zhangmu/Nyalam (3600m)-153km:

We will depart at 06:00 hours from Thamel. It will take approximately 05 hours to drive to Kodari, which is the China/Nepal border. After a short drive of half an hour, we will reach Zhangmu. Here, we will complete the immigration formalities and then continue our drive to Nyalam, following the Bhotekoshi River through a deep valley with some beautiful waterfalls. We will spend the night at a guesthouse in Nyalam.

Day 3:
Drive from Nyalam (3600m) to Tingri/Lhatse (4050m)-285km:

We will drive through the Nyalam Pass (3800m) with views of the Jugal Himal and continue driving via the Lalungla Pass (5050m). Along the way, you will have the opportunity to see some of the most spectacular views of Mt. Sisapangma (8013m), the highest peak in Tibet, Mt. Makalu (8464m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Cho-Oyu (8201m) and Mt. Everest (8848m). We will spend the night at a guesthouse, resting overnight.

Day 4:
Drive from Lhatse(4050m) to Xigatse (3900m)-90kms:

Today we will drive to Xigatse, home to the famous Tashilhunpo Monastery and the seat of the Panchen Lama. We will spend the night at a hotel, such as Samdrupse or similar standard.

Day 5:
Drive from Xigatse(3900m) to Gyantse (3950m)-90km:

Today, we will visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery and the ancient market of Xigatse in the morning. In the afternoon, we will continue to Gyantse, a small bustling town rich in history, located 264km southwest of Lhasa on the northern bank of Nyang chu river. We will also visit the Kumbum Chorten, which was built around 1400 AD. We will spend the night at a guesthouse.

Day 6:
Drive from Gyantse (3950m) to Lhasa (3650m)-261kms:

Today, we will embark on an 8-hour drive to Lhasa, crossing the Karo La Pass and climbing between two majestic mountains, Nozing Khang Sa (7223m) and Ralung (6236m). After passing Kamb La, the Lhasa valley will come into view to the north. We will also cross the Brahmaputra River.
Overnight at hotel

Day 7:
Day in Lhasa (Sightseeing)

Today, you will have the opportunity to go on sightseeing and excursion tours of some of Lhasa’s most famous landmarks including the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, the surrounding Barkhor market, Drepung Monastery, and Sera Monastery.
Overnight at guest house.

Day 8:
Fly from Lhasa (3650m) to Kathmandu (1400m)

Today, we will have an early breakfast and then take you to the airport for your flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 9:
Final Departure

Today is the last day of our trip. It’s time to say goodbye and return to the real world. If you have some time before your departure, you can do some souvenir shopping or sightseeing around the hotel. A representative from Himalayan 360 will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the airport 3 hours before your flight.

Cost Info

Cost Includes

  • Twin sharing hotel accommodation in Lhasa
  • Best available Hotel/Guest house enout on BB(Bed & Breakfast basis)
  • All necessary transportation Kathmandu/Lhasa
  • Sightseeing tour as per the program,an English speaking guide
  • Monastary entry fee.

Cost Excludes

  • All expenses of personal nature
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee, airport departure tax
  • Insurance
  • Emergency evacuation
  • In case of landslides extra charges for porters & transportation
  • Airfare Lhasa/Kathmandu
  • Tibet/China visa fee & urgent visa charge.
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Explore the Mystical Land of Tibet with Overland Tour