Tibet Overland Tour drive in fly is forever most admired one among the nomad discover Buddhism spiritual heritage tour to Tibet. The projected Tibet Overland tour allows travelers to experience an adventure delight about roof of the world.
Our 7-Night 8-Days Tibet Overland Tour group joining trip starts from Kathmandu every Saturday and Tuesday by overland transfer to Nepal between China borderland with spectacular landscape and follows end to capital of Tibet’s Lhasa.
Tibet Overland Tours offers us wonderful mountain vista and permit us crossing some of the challenging high passes with magnificent views of Himalayas, stunning lakes and diverse local cultural heart tows.
Nepal Spirit Adventure comprehensive Tibet Overland Tour package is designed to fit for all average level explorer and as much as possible comfort journey in high plain land to learn actual Tibetan history with their diversity cultural heritage.
Universal seven night eight days Tibet overland tour acquire you to glimpse day by day new cultural part of life there. You will visit various magnificent destinations and major attraction of the areas- Tibet’s most thriving other towns Xigatse, Gyantse and Lhatse and Sakya reveal not always peaceful history the riches within testament to past glory.
During Tibet overland tour, we will be visiting beautiful monasteries and other historical places. In Lhasa at end of the tour days you will permit to visit outstanding architecture Potala palace, Bharkhor Tibetan Market, Jokhang temple and various attraction then Tibet overland journey conclude swift scenic flight to Kathmandu.
Best season Travel to Tibet tour for April to mid December the temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip and customize tour itinerary is available as per your travel holiday require contact at Nepal Spirit Adventure.
Day 01 : Kathmandu to Kyirung border 145km 8-9 hours journey
Day 02 : Kyirung to old Dingri via Pekutso (4,300m/14,107ft) 230km drive
Day 03 : Old Dingri to Lhatse-Shigatse (3,900m/12,795ft) 300Km drive
Day 04 : Shigatse to Gyangtse (3,950/12,960ft) 90km drive
Day 05 : Gyangtse to Lhasa via Yamdrok lake (3,650m/11,975ft) 270km drive
Day 06 : Lhasa city sightseeing tour
Day 07 : In Lhasa sightseeing tour
Day 08 : Departure from Lhasa
Tailor-Made Trip & Departure
7-Night 8- Days Tibet Overland Tour departs from Kathmandu every Saturday and Tuesday as per our group joining departure date. Private tour can be arranged any time of the year. If our set departure dates are not convenient for you, you may choose alternate departures dates. Private treks are best suited for couples, families, work colleagues and small groups of friends. Customized itineraries are available as per your travel needs. Further sharing information please kindly contact your trekking agency at Nepal Spirit Adventure.
we will be staying at Lhasa three start category hotel and guest houses along the route as per Tibet Overland Tour. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis we can also arrange the single room as per your require with paying single supplementary cost.
We provide breakfast basis meals for 7-Night 8-Days Tibet Overland Tour. Lunch and dinner you can pay and chose by yourself most of the foods are Chinese and Tibetan cuisines are common choices in the menu.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Tibet Overland Tour is an easy trip. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the tour by jogging and exercising regularly at least a month prior to the start of the tour. Tour to Tibet should be relatively easier for those who have experience hiking and long driving in a high altitude environment. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this tour. It is also important that we consult our doctor. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Nepal Spirit Adventure before booking the trek.
Best Time to Tibet Overland Tour
The best time to tour to the 7-Night 8-Days Tibet Overland Tour April to December and the temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views along the journey.
Tibet Visa Travel Permit & Flights
We provide Tibet visa and travel permit in group join basis its cost $85 dollars per person it is included. For the American nationality require to pay $90 dollars additional cost. Lhasa to Kathmandu airfare is included in package but flight fare could be subject to change.
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: 00977-98510- 72590
Day 01Kathmandu to Kyirung border 145km 8-9 hours journeyNepal Spirit Adventure’s staff will pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu in the morning then we will drive along small mountain road to the border at Nepalese side on the way you can enjoy the waterfall, river, gorges and forest. Finally we will arrive border between Nepal and Tibet overnight in guest house. (Nepal side)
Included meals: Brekfast
Day 02Kyirung to old Dingri via Pekutso (4,300m/14,107ft) 230km driveNepalese country side and border Tibet Immigration on formalities of Nepalese Immigration an one hours drive to adventures uphill Drive to Kyirung (Make the PSP permit )Lunch break than after around 40km drive, you will reach Kyirong county, on the way visit beautiful waterfall Mila Repa cave. You need hike to Mila Repa cave from the main road which takes you between half an hour or forty minutes. Continue driving through Kyirong pass at the elevation of over 4900m and then drive along Pekutso lake and continue to Old Dingri at the distance of around 180Km from Kyirong county. The scenery is extremely beautiful with Shisha Bangma snow mountain on the right and Pekutso on the left.
Included meal: Breakfast
Day 03Old Dingri to Lhatse-Shigatse (3,900m/12,795ft) 300Km drive While the weather is nice, you will enjoy a great view of Mount Everest from Old Dingri and continue driving through friendship highway, passing the highest pass called Gyatso la at the elevation of 5200m, seeing beautiful prayer flags and continue driving towards Shigatse, pass by Lhatse county and then continue to Shigatse at the distance of 150Km. You will enjoy seeing beautiful Tibetan farmers villages with their beautiful Tibetan traditional houses with prayer flags on the roof top.
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 04Shigatse to Gyangtse (3,950/12,960ft) 90km drive You will start your tour at around 9Am from your hotel and visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery which is the seat of the Penchen Lama and it is the largest Gelukpamonatery in the western Tibet, known as Tsang region. After visiting Tashi Lhunpo, you will be driving to Gyangtse. Have lunch in Gyangtse and then Visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa. In the afternoon, explore the old town of Gyangtse.
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 05Gyangtse to Lhasa via Yamdrok lake (3,650m/11,975ft) 270km drive You will start your tour at around 9Am from your hotel and then drive towards Lhasa via 3 big mountain passes, Simila, Karo La, Kampa La, respectively. Karola is the highest pass among them which is over 5000Mts with it's most beautiful glaciers, beautiful Yamdrok lake emerged as coral color from the top of Kampala pass. You will have your lunch at Nakartse country which is just between the Yamdrok lake and Karola glaciers.
Day 06Lhasa city sightseeing tourAfter breakfast processed for full days Sightseeing of Potala PalacePotala Palace is one of the most beautiful monuments in Tibet with 1,000 room and 13 stores to explore this is probably the most popular tourist attaraction in Tibet and Jokhang templeJokhang temple which was constructed back on 07 th century attracts hundred of tourists every years. This temple has a very huge sakyanumi Buddha statue and is considered the holiest place in Tibet .Barkhor Market Palace, Barkhor Street is the centrifugal tide of pilgrim then you can see the several small, fascinating temple into the route.
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 07In Lhasa sightseeing tourAfter breakfast full day sightseeing of Sera Monastery Sera Monastery specialized in the fundamental precepts of Buddhism. Sera survived the ravage of the cultural revolution with the light damage although many of the lesser colleges were destroyed .Drepung Monastery Drepung Monastery was one of the world’s Largest monasteries it was founded in 1416.
Included meals: Breakfast
Day 08Departure from LhasaAfter the breakfast transfer to Lhasa airport then flight to Kathmandu or to your onward destination.
Included meals: Breakfast
You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly; Passport with Photostat copies Photographs, Identity card Diary for addresses, contacts, small notes etc. Ball pens with spare refills Maps/Charts/Books etc. Cash is king, credit cards & Currency. Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers. Any other document for personal purposes.
Once you finalized your plan to visit the Tibet tour, Holiest Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar, be sure you are holding a valid passport. The copy of your passport should be sent to us at least 1 month prior to start your Yatra. It is advisable to carry extra money [In addition to the tour cost] for personal needs or emergency. Credit card is accepted in Nepal. You can exchange your currency into Chinese currencies at the Chinese border. The unspent Chinese currency can be reconverted on return.
First Aid Kit
Vaseline Facial tissues Dark sunglasses, Ban Aid Toilet papers, Glare protection Cotton Rubber bands Cough drop Bandage roll, Small plastic bag, Chopstick Dettol /Listerine Cologne Antiseptic. Vicks Mouth Freshness Candles/Lighter Cologne Antiseptic. Face Masks Body lotion Nose Inhaler Dust cover Mustard Oil In addition to above one should carry glucose-based items [mints, toffees, and mini chocolate bars for periodical consumption at high altitudes for energy. Multi vitamins and vitamin-C tablets are required for daily consumption as a routine. Make a separate pouch for the First Aid Kit with a list of Medicine and their appropriate usage. Saving is not advisable since any cut or bruise may not heal quickly and may irritate with nagging discomfort.
General Effective Medicines
We would like request you to bring following effective medicines with you for successful of Tibet and Mt. Kailash toure. The entire Tibet Everest Base Camp tour begins after flying in to Lhasa from Kathmandu, Chengdu or Beijing OR arriving by train to Lhasa as per convenience linked route. Up on arrival there you will allow for rest at hotel and from next day commences your tour following exploration visit with cultural and historic sites of Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse, Rongbuk Monastery and Mt. Everest base camp. A short excursion to Everest base camp visit enjoys awe-inspiring views and joins for onward journey. Fever, Chest congestion’s, Loose motion Body & Joint pains, Sore throat, Indigestion, Stiffness, Headache Constipation, Cold Acidity, Diarrhea, Cough Stomach cramps, Swellings Sneezing, Vomiting, Muscle Pulls, Nose Blocks, Dysentery, Store eyes.
If you are planning Tibet tour and Holy Kailash tour, you should be aware that it is rigorous and challenging trip where we have to spend all the time at high altitudes. So, at least 2 month regular practice is recommended either 2 hour daily running, swimming, or joining on a health club may help to complete the Journey successfully. Reduce drinking alcoholic beverage & smoking habits. Consult your Doctor to assess the state of your health to function safely within your own limitations. In addition to the personal prescriptions by your physician a fist aid kit is essential for the travel.
People in Tibet
He majority of Tibet’s population of 1,890,000 is Tibetans. Tibet is so thinly populated thaat it averages out 1.6 8 persons per square kilometers. About 90% of the people live on farming and husbandry. Farmers live in the valleys of Tsangpo River (Brahmapotra) and its major tributaries Kyichu and Nuuang-chu. This area produces barely, wheat, peas and rape-seed, the great northern grassland which occupies a good half of tibet is the home of nomads, yaks and sheep. Nomads have no fixed abodes, and keep roaming along fine pasture together with all their belongings-tents and Livestock. The remaining population,approximately 10%, live in towns earning their living mainly On business and handicraft, and many are factory workers and government officials.
Ideology of people in this land differs greatly from any other nationality both at home in china and in the world. Religion seems almost everything. Many live for the next life, rather than for the present. They accumulate deeds of virtue and pray for the final liberation-enlightenment. Lips and hands of the elders are never at still, either busied in murmuring of the sixsyllable mantric prayer OM Ma Ni Pad Me Hum (Hail the Jewel in the Lotus) or in rotation of hand prayer wheels, or counting of the prayer beads. Pious pilgrims from every corner of Tibet day to day gather at jokhang Temple and bharkor Street offering donations and praying heart and soul for their own Selves, for their friends, and for their friends' friends.
Frequent visitors to Tibet can make out folks from different regions judging by costumes and dalects. Floks from agricultural regions drss in woolen home-woven gowns, and those from the grassland clad in sheepskin. Men folk from campo wear huge tassels of black or red silk which were used in old days for protection in fight, while the Lhasa residents are more stylish and modrn. Dialects in tibetan are in variety, but mainly can be categorized into four: lhasa., Tsang (Shigatse and Gyantse), Chamdo and Amdon.
Presenting Hada: tibetan-customPresent hada is a common practice among the Tibetan people to express their best wishes on many occasions, such as wedding ceremonies, festivals, visiting the elders and the betters, and entertaining guests. The white hada, a long narrow scarf made of silk, embodies purity and good fortune.
Proposing a Toast and Tea: Proposing a Toast and Tea When you come to a Tibetan family, the host will propose a toast, usually barley wine. You should sip three times and then drink up. To entertain guests with tea is a daily etiquette. The guest has not to drink until the host presents the tea to you.
Greetings: Greetings don't forget to add "la" after saying hello to the Tibetan people to show respect. Make Way to others. Try not to make any sounds while eating and drinking.
Sky Burials: Sky burial is a common form in Tibet. There are many prohibitions. Strangers are not allowed to attend the ceremony. Visitors should respect this custom and keep away from such occasions.
Tibetan Buddhism: Also known as the Lamaism, the Tibetan Buddhism was introduced to Tibet from the mainland and India in the seventh century. The Tibetan Buddhism consists of four major sects, the Ge-lug-pa (Yellow) Sect, the Nying-ma-pa (Red)Sec, the Saturday-kya-pa(Variegated) Sect, and the Ka-gyu-pa(White) Sect.
Pilgrimage: The immediate motivations of pilgrimage are many, but for the ordinary Tibetan it amounts to a means of accumulating merit or good luck. The lay practitioner might go on pilgrimage in the hope of winning a better rebirth, cure an illness and end a spate of bad luck or simply because of a vow to take a pilgrimage if a bodhisattva granted a wish. In Tibet there are countless sacred destinations, ranging from lakes and mountains to monasteries and caves that once served as meditation retreats for important yogin. Specific pilgrimages are often proscribed for specific ills; certain mountains for example expiate certain sins. A circumambulation of Mt. Kailash offers the possibility of liberation within three lifetimes, while a circuit of Lake Manasarovar can result in spontaneous Buddha hood.
Tibetan history can be traced thousands of years back. However, the written history only dates back to the 7th century when Songtsan Gampo, the 33rd Tibetan king, sent his minister Sambhota to India to study Sanskrit who on his return invented the present Tibetan scriptA based on Sanskrit. Tibet's history can be divided into four period:
1. The Tsanpo's Period: This period starts from Nyatri Tsanpo, the first of the Tsanpos, in 127 B.C(historians differ in view of the date, but this date is taken from the White Annales, a reliabl book on Tibetan history) and ends in 842 A.D. at the death of Lang Dharma, the last of the Tsanpos, who was assassinated by a buddhist monk owing to Lang Dharma's ruthless persecution of Buddhism. During this period some 42 Tsanpos had ruled over Tibet among which Songtsan Gampo's rule was considered as the zenith. Songtsan Gamoi was an outstandingruler, he unified Tibet, changed his capital to Lhasa, sent Sambhota to India to study Sanskrit and promulaged a script for the Tibetan on the latter's arrival to tbiet, married Princess Wencheng of the tang Court and Pricess Bhrikuti Debi of Nepal, built the Potala and the temple and the temple of Jokhang.
2. The period of Decentrailzation: This period began in 842 A.D. the year of Lang Dharma's assassination, and ended in about 1260 A.D, when Pagpa, the Abbot of Sakya monastery, became a vassal of Kublai Khan, the first Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty. During this period a little is known in history except that Tibet vecame decentralized into a number of petty principalities.
3. The period of Sakya, Pagdu, and Karmapa's Rule: This period began with Sakya's rule over Tibet, followed first by Pagdu's rule in Lhaoka and then by Karmara's rule in the Tsang region(Shigatse). The sakya period was the time whten tbiet officially became an inseparable part of China. This period lasted from 1260 A.D to 1642 A.D during which political powers centered in the three regions of Sakya, Pagdu, and tsang successively ruled over Tibet.
4. The period of the gandan Podrang's Administration: This period is the period in which the Dalai Lama ruled Tibet. It started in 1642 A.D. when the 5th Dalai Lama overtook the ruling power from the Tsang ruler. It basically ended in 1951 when tibet was liberated and came to a complete end in 1959 when rebellion led by the Dalai Lama was pacified and the People's Government of the Tibet, Autonomous Region was set up.
Clothing & Equipments are very important for all Tibet, Mt Kailash and Everest Base Camp travels so we are recommending you following equipment for your own protection and safety
• Sleeping Bag down with inside extra cove
• Down Jacket, Polar fleece: Light quilted
• Pure wool and thick cotton socks
• Thermal underwear (Inner-full fitting) wool or mixed combination
• Wool pullovers-polo neck, Flannel shirts
• Warm light gloves, Snowcap(with ear covering)
• Wool monkey cap, Sun hats & scarves
• Comfortable Trekking boots and Sandals
• Sun / Snow glasses
• Towels-including small hand towel
• Hot water bottle
• Light Trek bag (for camera, and very essential things.) and duffel bag to keep your personal belongings
• Rain coat with hood
• Ladies can select other clothing materials as per her interest
• Torch with spare cells & bulbs
• Video camera: - as per the interest
• Plastic mug/ whistle
• Swiss knife (multipurpose)
• First aid box / personal medicine
• Walking stick
Tibet Weather Information
Basically, the Tibetan climate is not as harsh as many people imagine it to be. The best time of year to be in Tibet is from April to the beginning of November, after which temperatures start to plummet. The central Tibet, including Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and Tsedang, generally has very mild weather from April to November, though July and August can be rainy - these two months usually see around half of Tibet's annual rainfall. October and November often bring some dazzling clear weather and daytime temperatures can be quite comfortable at Tibet's lower altitude.
The coldest months are from December to February. It is not impossible to visit Tibet in winter. The low altitude valleys of Tibet (around Lhasa, Shigatse and Tsedang) see very little snow. Spring does not really get under way until April, though March can have warm sunny days and is not necessarily a bad month to be in Tibet. More specific information in different areas :
Lhasa - the border of Nepal/China: The Friendship highway is basically in good conditions year around. But from December to February, the thawed road could make some trouble Besides, try to avoid August - landslide could happen in the rainy season.
Mt. Everest Region: Early May and early October are the best time to visit Mt. Everest. Due to the clear weather, you have great chance to see Mt. Everest's true face. From December to February, it's too cold to go to this region. But the magnetism of Mt. Everest always attracts people anytime of the year.
Ali (Mt.Kailash): Even without climate restrictions, this area is already inhospitable. Big rain and snow could make the journey worse. However, for those determined tourists, the appropriate time is May, June, July, September and October.
Eastern Tibet: Don't touch this area in July or August, the rain could ruin the road, and make terrible landslides. While in winter, the road could be frozen.
Northern Tibet: With the average altitude of 4,500m, this area offers very limited time for tourists. Summer is the prime time to enjoy the great plain in northern Tibet.
Temperature in Lhasa
Month 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
The Highest (°C) 6.8 9.2 12 13.7 19.7 22.5 21.7 20.7 19.6 16.4 11.6 7.7
The Lowest (°C) -10.2 -6.9 -3.2 0.9 ?5.1 9.2 9.9 9.4 7.6 1.4 -5 -9.1
Trip Cost: 1090 Per Person Group Join Tour
Mode Of Tour: 7-Night 8-Days Group Join | Private
Group Size: 5-20 People In Group
Best Season: April - December
Accommodation: Hotel & Guest House
Meals: Breakfast Basis
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