Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Tour - 9 days - Shenature Nepal
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Trip Facts

Arrival on

Lhasa

Accomodation

Standard Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Trip Level

Moderate

Max. Altitude

4640 meters

Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Group Size

1 -10 persons

Trip Style

Cultural, Adventure, Spriitual

Departure From

Kathmandu

Top Seller

Trip Overview

Lhasa, the land of Shangrila, is worth to explore. The world famous Dalai Lama, his palaces–Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace with many monasteries, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, and Barkhor Bazaar is marvelous to explore. Tibetan religious enchanting atmosphere makes you enchanting in this beautiful Lhasa. Himalayan Region of Qomolangma, Choyu, Lakpa Ri and other Himalayan series makes you feel outstanding to experience the thin air at the highest altitude of the earth. Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Tour can be your lifetime achievement in your travel history.

Hightlights:

  • Explore Potala Palace, Norbulingka with many world famous monasteries
  • Educate yourself with Buddhism and His teaching
  • Explore rituals, traditions of Monks and Nuns at Monasteries
  • View Mount Everest from far sight
  • Explore Rongbuk Monastery, which is at the highest altitude in the earth
  • Friendly locals of Lhasa make you feel outstanding
  • Taste the local cuisine of Lhasa

Description:

Lhasa to Kathmandu tour is a beautiful tour. Lhasa is a beautiful country in its natural landscape. You will explore Sera Monastery, Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drayarkpa cave. In addition, there is a tremendous view of Mount Qomolangma, Lakpa Ri, and Choyu in Lhasa. Explore the locals and their hospitality in Lhasa. Local cuisines of Lhasa make you feel full. The overland drive from Lhasa to Kathmandu makes you experience the long hours driving in the autonomous region of Lhasa. Likewise, the smooth road somehow bumpy with the serene en route from Lhasa to Kathmandu makes you feel wonderful. Tranquil lake of Yamdrok Lake makes you feel wonderful in the beautiful landscape of Lhasa. En route, Tashilumpu Monastery at Shigatse and Gyantse Dzong makes you feel wonder.

The view of Mount Everest from the northern side gives you a wonderful view of Everest from the Rongbuk Monastery, which is at the highest altitude in the world. The local cuisines at Lhasa and on the way, the friendly locals and their cultures are worth to explore. Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Tour is worth to explore once in a lifetime that can be your one of the greatest achievement in your travel history. If you have a short time, then Lhasa Short Tour -5 days will be more suitable to you.

Itinerary

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Arriving in Lhasa, the ancient holy city of Tibet and Our Tibet travel guide and driver will be welcomed you at the railway station and transfer to the hotel. Rest in the afternoon. 

After breakfast, travel to Potala Palace, which will take you 10 minutes from your hotel. THE POTALA PALACE is one of the great wonders of the world. It is held sacred by Tibetans as the former residence of successive Dalai Lama, and is one of Tibet’s most holy pilgrimage sites. A palace was originally built in the 7th century by King Songtsen Gampo, and was believed to have been nine stories high, but around the 9th century, it is believed to have been destroyed by a big fire. The present Potala Palace was constructed by the great fifth Dalai Lama in the 17th century after he became ruler of Tibet. The Potala Palace is divided into two sections, the White Palace (completed in 1653) and the Red palace (completed 1694). It has over one thousand rooms and is thirteen stories high. The White Palace was secular and mainly used for government administration, whilst the Red palace was mainly used for religious functions and still has many chapels, including those containing reliquary stupas of the successive Dalai Lama which are richly decorated in gold, silver and semi-precious stones.  

Afternoon, visit Jokang temple and Bharkor. JOKANG TEMPLE the Jokang is Tibet’s most sacred temple, the main point of pilgrims from the entire Tibetan plateau. At the heart of the ancient town of Lhasa, it was built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo’s queen Bhrikuti on a site identified by Queen Wencheng according to her geomantic calculation. The temple is 3 stories high, and it is constructed with enormous chapels, including the most sacred statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, enshrined. It has around 70 monks nowadays.  

NORBU LINGKA is the first summer palace which was founded by the seventh Dalai Lama in 18th century and the first Palace Kelsang Podrang was also constructed as the same name as the 7th Dalai Lama, Kelsang Gyatso. The eight Dalai Lama Jampel Gyatso (1758-1804) did more started work on the Norbulingka, spending the gardens and digging a lake which can be found south of the new summer Palace. The thirteenth Dalai Lama (1876-1933) handled the three palaces in the North-West corner of the park and the fourteen the Dalai Lama built the new summer palace in 1956. Nowadays there are some monks who are taking care of the Palace. 

ANCIENT BHARKOR STREET is the most sacred pilgrimage site in Lhasa and it is full of pilgrims from down till dusk. There are four huge prayer flags in Bharkor street which surround the Jokhang, known respectively as Gadhen Dharchen in the northeast, Juyak Dharchen in the west, Kelsang Dharchen in the southwest and SharKyaring Dharchen in the southeast. The Bharkor street is the most active market in all Tibet and it is possible to purchase traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, modern goods, books, music, clothing, spices, fresh meat, and vegetable. 

After breakfast, drive to Drepung monastery which will take you a 15-minute drive from your hotel. DREPUNG MONASTERY is the largest monastery in Tibet, built in the 15th century by Jamyang Choeje, one of Tsongkhapa’s foremost disciples. The monastery is beautifully located up in a hill at the distance of 7 Km from the old section of the city and it is the biggest monastery in Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery has four major colleges with many small chapels and house chapels, known as Khangtsen in Tibetan. There are around six hundred monks nowadays.  

SERA MONASTERY was founded in around the 15th century by Jamchen Choeje, who is another famous disciple of Tsongka pa and it is the second-largest monastery of Tibet. There are three big colleges with many chapels and house chapels. The most attraction to visit this monastery is to see the monks debating which hold from 3 to 5 Pm every day apart from Sunday.  

Drive Lhasa to Gyantse (260 KM) southeast of Lhasa on the northern bank of Nyangchu River. It takes around 8 hours to reach Gyantse crossing the Kampala Pass (4800m) via Yamdrok Lake and Mt. Noejing Kangsar Glacier. Hotel in Gyantse 

Morning sightseeing in Gyantse Khubum and Pelkor monastery then drive to Shigatse. (Khubum Choten and Monastery were built in the 15th century by Rabten Kunsang and first Panchen Lama. Afternoon sightseeing, Tashilonpo Monastery was built in 1447 by the first Dalai Lama. Continue to Sakya monastery at a distance of 150km. Hotel in Sakya 

Morning, visit the Sakya monastery. The Sakya Monastery tradition is one of the four main Buddhist schools in Tibet. It was the monastery from where the whole of Tibet was governed during the period of the Sakyapa hegemony (1268- 1365) and even now there are buildings of historic importance to be seen. Drive to Ngamring County, the county capital of Ngamring is located to the northeast of Gekha village on a turnoff, (60 KM) from Lhatse, and (240 KM) from Saga and to the northeast of mount Yakri (Yakpo Gangri, 5614 meters,) and to the south of Lake Langtso. 

Drive Ngamring to Chung Riwoche (60 KM) it takes about 2 hours to Chung Riwoche. Sightseeing of Chung Riwoche stupa. (The stupa of Chung Riwoche overlooks the Brahmaputra, from its vantage point at the base of mount Pal Riwoche and the ruins of Chung Riwoche monastery. It was constructed during the period 1449-56 and had associations with both the Sakyapa School and Tangtong Gyelpo’s own Chang Tsammpa tradition. Drive to Saga (166km) it takes around 4 hours. (Saga country in North Lato is the region occupied by the upper Brahmaputra and its tributaries: the Rukyok Tsangpo and Kyibuk Tsangpo. The country’s capital is at Kyakyaru, 58 km from the Raga junction on the North Lato or Lhatse road, 105 Km from Dzongka on the Zhangmu or south Lato road, and 146 Km from Drongpa on the southern route Mount Kailash.

Drive to Kyirong Zongka(197KM) it takes 4 hours. Kyirong country in South Lato occupies the valleys of the Kyirong Tsangpo River (Trishuli) and its tributaries, and the adjacent Gungtang-Chu headwaters and the basin of Lake PelkhuTso. To South straddling the Tibet – Nepal border lies the mighty snow peaks of the Himalayan range.  

Drive from Kyirong Zhen to the friendship bridge for 30Km distance. Walk across Friendship Bridge, meet by our representative from Nepal, clear immigration procedure and get your Nepali visa & transfer to Kathmandu. Driving up and down in the forested mountain with beautiful villages on the slope of both side mountains. 

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Includes

 

  • Airport and Hotel Pick Up/Drop off
  • Standard Hotels
  • Breakfast in Hotels
  • Private Comfortable Vehicle
  • Professional English Speaking Local Tour Guide
  • All Taxes and VAT

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