Lhasa to Kathmandu Tours

Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via the China-Nepal Friendship Highway is one of the most epic overland tours on earth recommended by many travelers’ books. It’s busy and popular not only because the highway is the only international road in Tibet that connecting it to other counties, but also because of the vast arrays of views the highway provides. Starting from Lhasa, the 943 km well paved Friendship Highway travels all the way along the Himalayas and ends at Kathmandu; in between, it passes Gyantse, Shigatse, Lhatse, Tingri, Gyirong Port and Rasuwa.     

Connecting the most two holy cities (Lhasa and Kathmandu) in the Himalayas, the road has become a vital natural and cultural bridge that brings travelers up close to the Himalayas and its unique cultures. You will meet the most devoted pilgrims in the world while visiting the most influential temples and monasteries; you will see the most diverse landscapes while passing turquoise holy lakes, shining glaciers and beautiful farming valleys; you will marvel at the grandeur of Mother Nature while standing in front of the highest mountains in the world. 

The Lhasa to Kathmandu overland tour is your best lifetime adventure if you still have no idea what’s your next move. It’s a tour of wonder and discovery!

Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Small Group Tours

Small Group Tour: 8 days Lhasa to Mt.Everest & back to Lhasa
8 Days
From 730 USD
Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Shigatse - Lhasa
Tour features:
1. Visit all the holy cultural landmarks in Lhasa
2. Four days’ acclimation before reaching EBC
3. Half day to explore base camp of the highest mountain in the world.
4. Cheapest way to travel to the highest place you might reach in your lifetime
Small Group Tour: 8 days Lhasa to Nepal (border)
8 Days
From 850 USD
Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Tingri - EBC - Nepal border
Tour features:
1. Visit all the holy cultural landmarks in Lhasa
2. Discover the secrets of ancient Gyantse town
3. Five days’ acclimation before reaching EBC
4. One and half day to explore Everest Base Camp
5. Cheapest way to travel Tibet and into Nepal
6 Days Exploration of Legendary Ancient Cities
6 Days
From 660 USD
Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa
Tour features:
1. Tour all the holy cultural landmarks in Lhasa
2. Passy by the holy lake of Yamdrok
3. Discover the secrets of ancient Gyantse town
4. Visit the Panchen Lama’s seat monastery-Tashilumpo Monastery
5. Stroll around old market in Shigatse that is the second largest city in Tibet.

Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Tour FAQ

How far is from Gyirong port to Kathmandu? How many hours it takes by car?
It’s around 175 km away from Gyirong border to Kathmandu, but the ride takes about 8-9 hours on the zigzag and not well paved road. There are mini 4WD vehicles and buses from the border to Kathmandu, but we only advise you to take 4WD as that is much safer and faster.
When can I cross the Gyirong border?
The Gyirong border opens at 10 AM each day and closes at about 5:30 PM each day; in the morning on the last date of our tour, our guide will bring you to the Customs, waiting for the opening of the border; all the immigration works can be done within about 1 hour depends on also how many travelers there. Our guide will just see you off at Chinese border side.
Can I get my Nepal visa at the Nepalese border? And how?
After crossing the China-Nepal border, you literally arrive in the Kingdom of Nepal. Nepal uses arrival visa system, that is to say, you can get your Nepal visa at the immigration office of Nepal near Rasuwa that is around 2-3 KM from (Nepal-China border); it only takes USD 25 per person, it’s very easy and all the paper works only take about 0.5 hour depends on also how many travelers there. Remember to bring some passport size photo.
At what time can I arrive at Kathmandu regularly? And can I catch my flight in the evening if I book my flight leaving Kathmandu on the same day?
It will be about 7 PM (Kathmandu time) when you arrive at KTM. Kathmandu time is 2 hours later than the Chinese time, so even after all the time on immigration and driving, you can arrive no later than 8 PM in Kathmandu. So as long as you book your flight after 10 PM, it’s quite secure you won’t miss your flight. But since the Gyirong to Kathmandu road is quite newly open and often affected by heavy rain and mudslide in summer, so we do not advise you to book your flight on the same day in case of any delay on road.

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