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Nepal Tibet Overland Tour

Nepal Tibet Overland Tour

Nepal Tibet Overland Tour Package has designed for those who has interest to travel by Overland from Nepal to Tibet. This tour has covered the most popular and historical places of both Nepal and Tibet including Unesco world heritage sites.

Nepal Tibet Overland Tour will be an incomplete one if one doesn’t visit Durbar squares and ancient palaces in Kathmandu. We, Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks taking you the most popular – Patan city, Bhaktapur City, Swyambhunath Stupa (Moneky Temple), Nagarkot (the beautiful sunset and sunrise spots and many more in Nepal as well as Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyntase, Tingri, Everest Base Camp, Rongbuk and Kerong in Tibet.

 Visiting Potala Palace (Home of Dalai Lama) in Lhasa is one of the very interesting day for everyone. You will be visiting more popular monastery such as Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery including Barkhor Street in Lhasa. You will have sightseeing tour of popular Kumbum Monastery in Gyantse and Tashilhumpo Monastery in Shigatse. Gyantse and Shigatse are other major biggest cities in Tibet after Lhasa. Major attraction of Nepal Tibet Overland Tour is visiting Everest Base Camp by overland. Many people have a dream to see the spectacular view of world highest Mountain - Mt. Everest (8848m) from the base camp as well as Tibet. But many of them has not much time, many of are not interested to trek, for them we, Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks designed this itinerary to full fill their dream to see Mt. Everest in Tibet. So visiting these places would be the most unforgettable one once in a life time.

Nepal Tibet Overland Tour starts mostly one-way flight and one way overland through the friendship highway along with typical Tibetan villages and towns. Fly in Drive out or vice versa.

The length of this Natural, Historical and Cultural tour is for 14 days. We can customize this tour as per the time and request. We provide our best English speaking local tour guide. We use best hotels in city and best guest house en route as per available and request. This tour has difficult Tibet visa and permit but we make it easier because we are the expert.

The best season of Nepal Tibet Overland Tour along with Everest Base Camp is the months of April to November.

 Please do not forget to bring your best camera to capture of the beauty of Nepal Tibet Overland Tour.

Nepal Tibet Overland Tour - Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Tour of Swyambhutnath/Patan/ Kathmandu Durbar square
Day 03: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour and drive to Nagarkot
Day 04: Back to Kathamndu from Nagarkot

Day 05 Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa (3660m)
Day 06 Lhasa sightseeing tour
Day 07 Lhasa sightseeing tour
Day 08 From Lhasa drive to Gyantse and then to Shigatse (3860m)
Day 09 Drive Shigatse to Shegar
Day 10 Drive Shegar to Rongbuk and hike or take a bus to Everest Base Camp (5150m) then back to Rongbuk
Day 11 Drive Rongbuk to Kerung (2425m)
Day 12 Drive Kerung to Kathmandu (1400m)
Day 13 Kathmandu - free day on your own
Day 14 Departure for your onward destination.




1) 4 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu with good Breakfast
2) 2 Nights Hotel in Chitwan with good Breakfast
3) 1 Night Hotel in Pokhara with good Brekafast
4) English speaking expert Tour guide along the Tour
5) All sightseeing Entrance fees
6) All accommodation Twin sharing basis
7) All ground Transportation by Private Toyota Car with driver, all fuel and car parking fee


1)  Tibetan English speaking tour guide
2)  Accommodations as specified as above
3)  Private vehicle for all transfer per the itinerary in Tibet
4)  Private driver
5)  All necessary Travel permit
6)  Entrance tickets for all the sights per the itinerary
7)  Petrol for the tour vehicle
8)  Everest Region protection fee
9)  Car entry fee for Everest. B.C region



Cost Excludes

Lunch & dinner, drinks, snacks (You can easily explore on your own, 2-15 US$ per meal) 
Tibet group visa, USD175 for US citizen, USD90 for other nationalities
Nepal visa, $30 for a 15 days multiple entry tourist visa
 Personal Natural expense like Laundry, IDD calls, etc
Bank Telex wire transfer processing fee
Tips for your guide and driver
Porter at Border if used
Tipping and all not mentioned above
Airfare KTM/LXA inclusive of Airport Tax

Nepal Tibet Overland Tour - Detailed Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m.)
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, you will be geet and meet by our representative and transfer to hotel. Check in to the Hotel, You will have short briefing of Nepal Tibet Overland Tour, fill up Tibet Visa form. Evening walk to the Nepali Restaurant for welcome by Typical Nepal Dinner with live perfamances of culture programs. Overnight Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour (Swayambhunath/Patan/ Kathmandu Durbar square)
After Breakfast, your day starts by guided sightseeing tour by our expet english speaking Tour guide to Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple). Soon after, you will be headed towards one of the beautiful city of Kathmandu valley, Patan, rich in its prehistoric culture and tradition, especially the very famous Durbar Square, After our lunch, you will visit beautiful Kathmandu Durbar Square. All places are historic and enlisted in the UNESCO’s world heritage list. Overnight Hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour – Nagarkot (2915m.)
After Breakfast, we offer you a sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath temple, famous Hindu shrine in Nepal with different varieties of Temple, cremation of dead body on the bank of Bagmati River, devotees and so on. Then you will continue the tour of Patan to visit the remaining spots missed on the earlier day study numerous striking and fascinating arts and architecture and cultural and historic phenomena. Subsequently, you will move to Bhaktapur City which is 14 km east of Kathmandu. Bhaktapur, the city of devotees is a center of intriguing masks and potters. The major attractions are: Nyatapola, Durbar Square with 55 windows palace, Dattatreya Temple, Bhairavnath Temple, etc. Later in the evening, you will drive to Nagarkot and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04: Nagarkot – Kathmandu (1350m.)
Early morning, you start the day with a beautiful sunrise view including the panorama of Great Mt. Everest. After your breakfast, you gradually drive down to Kathmandu. Today you have a free afternoon, therefore you can either go for shopping or explore around the city. The night will be spent at the hotel.

Day 05: Kathmandu - Lhasa (3660m) 
After your breakfast, transfer to Airport for your secnic flight to Lhasa. This is the most thrilling day of your Nepal Tiber Tour as you fly over the stunning Mountains. In an hour, you will be reaching at Gongar Airport. Soon after you step off the Plane, our Tibetan guide will welcome you and drive to your Hotel. Overnight Hotel in Lhasa.

Day 06: Lhasa
Today's Tour start from Jokhang Temple after your breakfast. Jokhang Temple is one of the most famous Temples in Tibet that grasp many astonishing history. After some sightseeing of the great Jokhang Temple, you leave for Barkhor Street and Drepung Monastery. Tonight, you will be staying overnight in a Hotel thinking about the beautiful places you visited.

Day 07: Lhasa
The Nepal Tibet Overland Tour will be an incomplete one if you doesn’t visit and experience the vital Potala Palace which is Lhasa’s prime landmark and is also a wonder of Eastern architecture. Potala Palace was once home to Dalai Lama and it has been there since the fifth or sixth century. Not only this, you will also be visiting the great Sera Monastery after that. O/N at a Hotel.

Day 08: Lhasa - Gyantse – Shigatse (3900m)
After your breakfast, you make a ride to another antique city of Tibet, Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m). Along the way, you can see the huge Khamba La Pass and Yamdrok Lake. Soon after that, we will be leaving for Gyantse Kumbum and Tashilhumpo Monastery (3900m). This trip takes a lot of effort because visiting all these places is really a big deal so you will be spending your night in one of the Hotels in Shigatse.

Day 09: Shigatse – Shegar (4050m)
The view of this wilderness highland offers you the phenomenal entertainment as you bypass along the Friendship Highway which is one of the most spectacular landscapes in Tibet. After passing through the small city of Lhatse, you will cross the great Gyatmso La which is the longest pass of your journey. The land quickly falls after Gyatmso. On the way through the Plains, you will be viewing different isolated Monasteries, calm countryside and itinerant herders. After the long day, you will be staying in a Hotel to get some sleep.

Day 10: Shegar - Rongbuk - Everest Base Camp (5100m) – Rongbuk (5000m)
This day, you will be gazing upon the great Mount Everest from our eye level. Today, you either drive from Shegar to Rongbuk (8kms) or walk or can take a bus from Rongbuk to Everest base Camp which is the most underline of the tour. After Everest Base Camp, you will be driving back to Rongbuk where you will have your dinner and get some sleep.

Day 11: Rongbuk – Kerong (2450m)
Drive Rongbuk to Kerong. O/n Hotel.

Day 12: Kerong – Kathmandu
This is the final day of your Nepal Tibet Overland tour. After your breakfast, you start a drive from Kerung to Kathmandu. After you reach Kerung, you will be said good-bye by your Tibetan driver and guide and you meet up with our Nepali representative who will assist you with official procedures. You drive back to Kathmandu which is about 7-8hrs drive. overnight Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 13: Kathmandu
Free day on your own, shpping, taking rest as a relaxing day after your adventure trip of Tibet overland Tour. O/n Hotel.

Day 14: Departure
Desolately, this is the end of your Nepal Tibet Overland Tour and you will be transfer to Airport for your final departure.



Trip Duration: 14 days
Country: Cross Country
Area: Tibet, Nepal
Trip Start from: Kathmandu
Trip Ends at: Kathmandu
Trip Grade: Easy
Activities: Historical, Cultural and Natural Tours
Meals during Trip:  Breakfast in City & all meals during Trekking
Accommodation during Trip: Hotels in Cities, Lodges/Guest Houses or Camping in Trek
Mode of Transportation:  Private Comfortable Jeep/ Car/Van/Hiace/Tourist Bus or Domestic Flights
Trip Route:  Kathmandu- Chitwan- Pokhara- Kathmandu- Lhasa- Gyantse- Shigatse- Shegar- Rongbuk- Everest Base Camp- Kyrong- kathmandu


Clothing and equipments

Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.


1. Boots

Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.

2. Track shoes

A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.

3. Jacket

Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.

4. Shirt and Sweaters

Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.

5. Trousers

A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.

6. Underwear

Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.

7. Tracksuit

A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.

8. Sleeping Bag

As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)

9. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve

Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.

10. Personal First Aid Kit

You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)

11. Hat/ Glove/ Sandle/ Shocks/ Underwear

a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.

Equipments and Accessories

a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph


Trip Photos

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