- Discover the breathtaking beauty of Tibet with the Classic Tour.
- Experience the thrill of crossing the newly opened Kyarong border town between Nepal and Tibet-China.
- Admire the stunning landscape of the Ganesh and Langtang Himal, including views of the world's three highest mountains-Everest, Shisapangma, and Cho-Oyu.
- The best scenery of magnificent landscapes with snow peaks of Ganesh and Langtang Himal
- Marvel at the grand views of the Tibetan plateau and its range of world-highest mountains as you cross high passes.
- Crossing high passes with grand views of the Tibetan plateau and range of the world's highest mountains
- Explore the magnificent Potala Palace, and Tashilumpo monastery, and immerse yourself in the colorful atmosphere of the Barkhor market.
The Classic Tour of Tibet begins in Kathmandu and takes you through the beautiful landscapes of the Central Himalayas, passing through the Tamang tribe country in Rasuwa around Langtang Himal. This tour offers a unique opportunity to experience the rural far villages and towns in the newly opened frontier of Nepal/Tibet-China.
You will be greeted by a Tibetan guide and drivers at Kyarong village and towns, before embarking on a week-long journey through the vast Tibetan plateau. The first stop is Shigastse, Tibet's second-largest city, home to the famous golden-roofed Tashilum Monastery complex and its bustling market square.
Next, visit the historic and significant Gyantse Kumbum and Palkor Monastry before traveling along a scenic route past the stunning Yamdrok Tsho Lake and crossing the Khamba-la Pass, offering breathtaking views of the Tibetan Landscape and Snow peaks.
In Lhasa, visit the magnificent Potala Palace and explore the old monuments around Drefung Shera monasteries and Jhorkhang Temple, the oldest religious site in Tibet. End your tour at the busy and colorful Barkhor Market Square, where you can observe pilgrims from all over Tibet.
With an early morning vehicle, you will start the drive to Kyarong border. The journey to Kyarong is 10 hours driving journey.At Kyarong afternoon with time to relax and enjoy views of Ganesh and Langtang Himal that borders Nepal and Tibet. Kyarong, also a famous religious, historical place, home of 11th Centaury great saint and Guru Milarepa known for his tantric wisdom as well a poet and folk singer, his song are still remembered by local herdsman and villagers.
From Kyarong we enter the Tibetan part. The fine farm villages to reach on top of Lalung-la Pass (5,050m) with views of Mt. Shisapangma (8013m highest within Tibet). Then Lalung-la drive leads on vast Tibetan plateau with high and dry terrain to Old Tingri with first glimpse of Everest and Cho-Oyo peaks, from here few hours drive to Shegar also known as New Tingri and then transfer to your hotel or lodge for overnight stop.
Larze a growing town located on Nepal-Tibet / China Friendship Highway as well on the road to holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarover towards Tibet's Far South West, which is near to Sakya Monastery and towards our destination at Shigatse.
From New Tingri or Shegar town, morning drive is short of few hours on good road to reach at Tibet's second largest city in Shigatse drive continues past rural farm villages and well tended fields of barley-wheat and yellow mustard.
As drive leads over the highest pass of the trip over 5,220 m at Gyatchu - La pass and then descend to Larze town, located on Kathmandu-Lhasa highway and route Tibet's South West to Mt. Kailash areas.
From Larze few hour reaching at Shigatse where hotels are much better than past few night stops, in Shigatse transfer to excellent hotels with modern facilities of Wi Fi and money change at its exchange counters.
Morning getting refreshed with breakfast, continue drive towards eastward for few hours to reach at Gyantse another large city of Tibet, where in early 19th and 20th century was a flourishing place where trade between Nepal-Bhutan and Sikkim used to take place.
Our next highlight of the journey heading towards the fabled city Lhasa, drive leads past Simi-La pass within great Tibetan plateau.As the ride progress heading towards a scenic Karo-La pass of above 5,050 m with close views of Nzongkhangsa peaks at 7,100 m high where ice falls and glaciers flows near to the road head.
The drive then goes to Nagarktse town and beyond towards beautiful turquoise Lake of Yamdrok Tsho then on high hills to reach another scenic Khamba-La pass at 4,800 m high. Super panorama of Tibetan tableland and landscapes with distant views of snowcapped peaks and of Yamdrok Tsho Lake.Then finally to Lhasa.
These two days engrossed with ever exciting tour around Lhasa important places of immense interest within its historical and religious sites, beginning with short drive west of Lhasa towards a hill top with tour of old Drefung Monastery, in the early day home of all high priest and Dalia Lamas before Potala Palace was built. Potala Palace stands as Landmark of Tibet situated in the hub of the city, where high and superior priests Dalai Lama lived till the last 14th Dalai Lama, at present turn into a museum.
After a grand tour head back into busy and colorful Barkhor Market Square with time to visit Jhorkhang Temple, the oldest religious sites of Tibet.
Final day, today you will get back to Kathmandu again. Trip ends.
Includes & Excludes
All necessary Tibet and Travel Permit, and entrance ticket fees for all listed sites in the itinerary
All ground private Transportation as per itinerary
Private local guide and support staff
All meals as per itinerary
Twin sharing accommodation as per the itinerary
Personal expenses bar bills, laundry, donation phone calls and etc
Tibet Travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost
Tips for guide and drivers
Airfare to Tibet and out
Departure Dates for Tibet Overland Tour - 8 days
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