This mysterious land has been the epitome of remoteness and mysteriousness for centuries, a land of high, windswept plateaux, cliff-top monasteries and the stronghold of Tibetan Lamaism. You will see wild-looking but hardy and hospitable Tibetans, yak caravans journeying over snowy passes, and the great peaks of the Himalaya, maybe with a foreground of grazing herds, yak skin tents and a glittering turquoise lake. This tour drives overland from Kathmandu to Lhasa across the Himalayas by way of the incredible Arniko Highway that connects Nepal with Tibet. Enjoy fabulous mountain scenery enroute, visit mystical Buddhist monasteries of Tashilungpo at Shigatse, the Kumbum Stupa at Gyantse, and drive past the beautiful Turquoise lake. In Lhasa visit the famous Potala and Norbulinkha palaces, the great Drepung Monastery and walk through the bustling Barkor Bazaar before flying back to Kathmandu (or onward to China). A choice of hotels are available in Lhasa and in other places. An unforgettable encounter with forbidden' Tibet.
Drive from Kathmandu to Tibet Border. Cross Friendship Bridge into Tibet and meet Tibet Guide. Drive to Zhangmu or continue to Nyalam. Hotel in Zhangmu or Nyalam.
Drive to Xegar crossing NYALAMU PASS (3800m.) & LALUNG LA PASS (5050m.). This drive offers fantastic view of the high mountains including Everest (8848m.). Hotel in Xegar or Tingri.
Drive (Approx 8hrs) to Xigatse. Shigatse has the famous Tashilunpo Monastery and the seat of Panchen Lama. Hotel in Shigatse.
In the morning visit Tashilunpo Monastery and the free market of Shigatse. In the afternoon drive to Gyantse and visit Phalkor Monastery and Khumbum Stupa. O/nt at Hotel Gyantse.
The drive to Lhasa takes 08 hours, crossing two passes - THE KAROLA (5010M.) and KAMBA LA (4794M.) via Yamdrok Tso lake. Hotel in Lhasa.
Guided sightseeing tour of Potala, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama; Drepung, the biggest monastic university of Tibet & Nechung Monastery, temple of the State oracle of Tibet. Hotel in Lhasa.
Guided sightseeing tour of Jokhang, the central cathedral of Tibet, Barkhor, the bustling Lhasa market encircling the Jokhang Temple, Tibetan Medical Center & Norbulinka Palace. Hotel in Lhasa.
Transfer to airport for flight to Kathmandu, Chengdu or Beijing. End of Kathmandu to Lhasa Tours.