A Classic Overland Tour From Tibet To Nepal

Many people combine a Tibet tour with a tour of Nepal as it is one of the best ways to experience the unique culture and the breathtaking landscape of both the neighboring countries. This trip enables you to view several world cultural heritage sites, the beauty of holy lakes, the prestigious Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, snow-capped mountains, and the majestic glaciers. The Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Yamdrok Lake, Karola glacier, Mount Kailash, and Everest base camp are some of the magnificent places. An all-time favorite route for Tibet and Nepal tour is travelling from Lhasa to Kathmandu. You can either opt for Lhasa to Kathmandu overland tour or by air with the leading Tibet Tours   advisor. Let’s read on to know more about both the options.

The classic Lhasa to Kathmandu overland tour

An overland tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu combines the best of Tibet and Nepal so that you can enjoy all the highlights in a single trip. This overland tour will allow you to soak in the sights by driving around the old cities to the ancient villages and observe the Tibetan lifestyle from close quarters. The route connects the two capital cities, Lhasa in Tibet and Kathmandu in Nepal beginning in Lhasa and ending in Kathmandu. After exploring the holy city of Lhasa when you drive past the picturesque Tibetan settlements, you can see the nomadic herdsmen wandering across the wide plateau. With several high mountain passes, you get spectacular mountain views of the majestic Mount Everest and the historic cities of Shigatse and Gyantse. As you move towards the Nepal-China highway and cross China-Nepal border, you Travel from Tibet to Nepal  situated in the foothills of the Himalayas. Kathmandu is a huge metropolis and hosts palaces, mansions and gardens and Kathmandu valley has tropical lowlands full of dense jungles. Nepal is also an interesting trekking destination.

Lhasa to Kathmandu by air

Travelling from Lhasa to Kathmandu by air is the most convenient and efficient way to reach Nepal from Tibet if you have a tight schedule or have just completed touring Tibet. Travelling by air gives you a bird’s eye view of the mighty Himalayas, specially the summit of Mount Everest.

When to go

Months from April to June and then again from September to November are recommended for travelling to Tibet. The months from June to August is the monsoon season and winter months are usually very cold with possibility of heavy snowfall in places like Mount Everest, Mount Kailash, Namtso Lake and others. The ideal time to visit Tibet is spring and autumn.

Visa and Tibet permit

Except tourists from Singapore, Japan, and Mongolia who do not need China visa for up to 15 days, all foreign tourists are required to have China visa when entering Tibet Autonomous Region or TAR via China. You will also require a Tibet travel permit which is arranged by the leading Tibet travel advisor as part of their service. For other sensitive border areas like EBC and Mt. Kailash, Alien Travel Permit and Military Permit are needed.


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