Overland Tour to Tibet

About Trip:

Overland Tour to Tibet starts from Kathmandu. It is 7 nights 8 days tour known as group joining and Budget tour to Tibet. Tibet Kailash Travel operates this tour Everest Saturday throughout the year accept March month. Tour is driving in first from Nepal and flying out from Lhasa Tibet. It is option to travel further to mainland china from Lhasa after finishing 8 days group tour.

Tour starts early in the morning from Kathmandu. It is 7 hours driving to Nepal Tibet boarder called Rasuwagadi. Enter Tibet and reach at Kerung within same day. Drive to Lhasa via Tingri, Lhatse, Shigatse and Gyantse. Picturesque scenic landscape of Tibetan plateau with panoramic Himalayan views including world’s highest peak Mount Everest north face from several high passes of over 5,000 miters. Visit major historical places Tashilampo Monastery in Shigatse, Potala Palace in Lhasa, Norbulinka palace, Drepung monastery, Jokhang temple. Walk inside old and typical Tibetan market Barkhor squire of Lhasa. At the end of tour, our representative drop either to Lhasa train station or to Gonggar Airport. Further exit from Tibet. 

Special note of Tibet Visa: Tibet visa and Chinese visa is different. When you travel Tibet from Nepal, you only need Tibet visa that comes in paper and we do look after this entirely. Tibet visa also called group visa but it can make separate paper individually so that after 8 days of our tour, peoples can travel separately to mainland China and back to Kathmandu by flight. The maximum duration of this visa is for a month. If you already have a Chinese visa in your passport that get cancelled by Chinese Embassy Kathmandu when we apply for Tibetan visa. Visa procedure takes three working days and for this purpose we need your original passport, recently taken visa picture and fill an embassy form. Once we get Tibet permit from TTB we only than allow to go for visa. Minimum 2 week time is require to get Tibet travel permit. With this reason. we require your booking confirmation with passport copy at least before a month. With this same Tibetan visa, you also can travel mainland China up to its valid date, if you need more days in China than valid Tibetan visa, you have to extend it immediately after you land at China. There are 31 nationalities which are not able to get Tibetan visa and permit from Nepal. 31 nationalities who does not get Tibet travel permit and Visa.      

Add Everest Base Camp with this 8 days trip: You have option to add Everest Base Camp in this tour. Extra cost of USD 200 per person including extra transportation and EBC permit. There should be at least 4 peoples group ready to share EBC tour. Tibet overland tour group is collection of travelers from Nepal and send them together. So that there could be more numbers of peoples travelling together in this type of tour. Getting 4 peoples interesting for EBC is easy most of the time. It should be inform early before tour staring so that we can make ready EBC permit and so on. Plan it immediately after starting your tour in not able to make it.    

Trip Facts:

  • Duration:8 Days (Description)
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Trip Cost:INR 82000 | USD 999
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Day to Day Itinerary:

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Day 1 : Drive Kathmandu to Kerung 3,700 miters (164 km - 7/8 Hours). Overnight at guest house

Drive starts early in the morning before your breakfast. It is may be good to pack something light from Kathmandu to have on the way as breakfast. Takes long time at Nepal side. Narrow mountain road of about 113 kilometers takes almost 6 hours drive. After reaching at Rasuwagadi, finish custom formalities in both Nepal and Tibet immigration. Nepali guide and driver will handover you to Tibetan guide and driver. Another 24 kilometer drive reach at first Tibetan town Kerung and overnight

Price Include / Exclude:

    • Tibet travel permit 
    • Comfortable and private Nepali transportation from Kathmandu to Tibet boarder
    • Tibetan bus or Van in Tibet site 
    • Immigration formalities in Nepal-Tibet border
    • An English speaking Tibetan guide in entire tour
    • Entrance fees in sightseeing as per mentioned in itinerary
    • 4 nights’ accommodation in hotel on twin sharing
    • 2 nights’ accommodation in local guest house in group sharing
    • Every morning breakfast
    • Departure arrangement from Lhasa city to the Airport or to train station in group  
    • Tibet visa (USD 85 for others, USD 185 for Argentina, USD 165 for Bazilian, USD 175 for American, USD 155 for Canadian, Romanian USD 130) 
    • Lunch and Dinner in entire tour
    • Flight ticket or train ticket from Lhasa to Mainland china or flight back to Kathmandu Nepal
    • Personal equipment, travel insurance, medical expenses, Emergency evacuation cost in case of
    • Tipping to staff
    • Bottled drinks including drinking water/ Bar bills
    • Accommodation upgrading from budget hotel/ Guest house
    • Any extra activities mentioned than itinerary 

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Usefull Info

  1. Accommodation
    Accommodation in Tibet Tour is in hotels and Guest house. 4 nights of accommodation is in twin sharing hotels and 2 nights at Xegar and Nyalam is in local guest house. Deluxe and super deluxe accommodation in main cities of Tibet is available. You also have option to upgrate your accommodation with extra cost. 
  2. Transporation
    Transportation is in private bus or van. It depend on group size. Nepali transporation from Kathmandu to Kodari boarder. Tibetan transporation in Tibet part. 
  3. Foods
    Overland Tibet Tour package included every morning breakfast. You will get breakfast from the same hotel you staying. Restaurant for Lunch and Dinner can choose by your own. our Tibetan guide may suggest you good place as per your interest. Tibetan cities have choices of Chinese and continental restaurants. First day at Nyalam and second day at Xegar may get only Chinese and Tibetan style restaurants. 
  4. Drinking Water
    You can buy bottled mineral water in the entire tour. Although water at Lhasa is more reasonable cost. We suggest you to buy water packets of your entire tour in Lhasa. It is good in high altitude to drink at least 3 litters water per day. 
  5. Toilet facilities
    Clean toilets are inside of your rooms in Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse. Similarly clean toilets are in Xegar and Nayalam but outside of room. 
  6. Staffs
    There will be Guide and Driver as a staffs. The entire trip is handled by a professional Tibetan Guide. Guide speaks enough English. 
  7. Trip insurance 
    We do not need trip insurance for official Tibet permit and visa. Travel insurance may need to cover your own expenses in the case of any emergency evacuation. It may more helpful in case of returning from middle way due to the health problem. Or may cover your expenses in the case of emergency evacuation.
  8. Emergency evacuation 
    Due to the health problem or any other problem, if anyone needs emergency evacuation that cost is the extra cost and all the expenses go to the person. We arrange all the needful services. Helicopter rescue in Tibet part is not allowed. Rescue have to done by driving.
  9. Hospital and Medical facilities  
    There are hospitals in main cities like Lhasa and Shigatse. Ronbuk doesn't have any facilities of hospital and medical.
  10. Group size
    Tibet Tour group size can by any in number. it is group joining tour mixed all nationalities.  
  11. Age limitation
    There is no any age limitation getting permit and visa. Any aged peoples can join our Tibet Group Joining Tour. 
  12. Communication facilities 
    The entire tour is facilitated with local telephone. Wifi services available at hotels in main cities but not in the guest house in Ronbuk. You also can buy Chinese SIM card in your own name for your mobile.
  13. Physical fitness and health certificate
    Physical fitness is an important factor to make your trip success. But we do not need any doctor or medical certificate to obtain your Tibet permit and Visa. 
  14. Acclimatization
    Acclimatization in this tour is important and need before reaching at high altitude immediately or so fast. Our overland tour itinerary have short driving and spend more time in every cities so that it is helpful to acclimatized in hight altitude. 
  15. Extra activities  
    Tour in Tibet and its itinerary is fixed in group joining tour. Individually, you can not extend your Tibetan visa to stay longer in Tibet. Extra activities in Lhasa can fixed by any tourist group, but there should be present of Tibetan guide. it may contain extra cost. 
  16. Best season for Tibet  Group Joining Tour 
    Best season for Tibet tour is from April till September month. Although rest of the months like Octoberbet to February still suitable. 
  17. Extra Expenses
    Extra expenses in this tour is your Lunch and Dinner. Accept that personal shopping and personal expenses. Bottle drinks including drinking water is also in your extra expenses. 
  18. Packing List
    You need one big bag to put your stuff, that goes separately in back side or roof of the bus/ Van. One another small bag need to put your important documents, water bottles and other accessories that you need during day time. 
    Shoes and Shocks 
    You need comfortable warm shoes for entire Tour. Another spare shoe or sandal is needed to wear while staying at Hotel/guest house. 3 pairs of warm shocks are enough for entire trip. You can wash it in middle of your tour.
    Wearing clothes
    Warm Head cover hat, Mouth covering muff, Warm down jacket,  Wind proof jacket, Warm inner thermal, 2 pairs light T shirt, Warm sweeter or light weight jacket, Inner down thermal, Water and wind proof trouser, One long wear warm paint, Water/ wind proof warm glove, 3 pair comfortable underwear, Down sleeping bag.
    Other accessories
    UV protective sun glass, Medium size quick dry towel, Head torch light with extra batteries, Lip care, Sun cream, Trekking stick, 2 litters’ water bottle, One small thermos water bottle. 
    Toiletries: Hand soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, Toilet paper, bathing shop and Shampoo 
    First Aid kit box containing Paracetamol, bandage, antiseptic cream, Diamox or other tablet for altitude sickness. Small trekking knife, Some dry foods, Camera and its extra batteries, Mobile, and charger with small multi pins. 


  • Booking procedure
    - At least 6-month valid passport scan copy by mail 
    - Trip confirmation amount USD 200 per person. You can ask our bank details to deposit it.
    - Trip booking form with your signature in term and condition
    - We need your original passport before two days of tour starts in Kathmandu.   
  • Payment
    - USD 200 per person at the time of confirming your tour. Rest of the amount can pay before starting off your trip. we can discuss mode of payment. 
  • Original passport for final visa
    - We need your original passport at Tuesday to prepare final Tibetan visa. Lately at Wednesday first hour. Original passport, a picture for visa and fill an Embassy form (we will provide you)  
  • Term and condition
    -This is group tour, and activities and days are fixed as per itinerary
    - Rules from Tibet is not stable. It may change even at last hour of our tour starting. In this case whatever expenses we spend for your tour arrangement is not refundable. Rest of other amounts can refund. We are not able to bear you any cost in this case. 
    - Accommodation in this tour is the budget type of. upgrading it is possible with your extra cost. 
  • Cancellation policy 
    Canceling your tour before 2 months is free cancellation but if we need to issue your air ticket from Lhasa to Kathmandu, there will be cancellation charge. 
    - USD 200 per person is non-refundable if you cancel the trip less than 2 months time
    - USD 500 cancellation charge per person at last hour less than 72 hours time
    - No any refund if you drop your tour on the way from group 

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