Lhasa Kathmandu Overland tour

Lhasa Kathmandu Overland

Lhasa Kathmandu Overland

Lhasa to Kathmandu overland route is a world famous classic tourist route attracting numerous tourists to go through the road from Lhasa to Kathmandu each year.This is one of popular trips in Tibet which offers most of the attractions of Tibet. This highly pleasing overland trip through the central Tibet starts in Lhasa and ends in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu ( or vice versa ).It starts with a brilliant mountain flight across the Himalayas from Kathmandu to Lhasa which offers views of mountains like Mt Everest.On the way, you can visit beautiful Yamdrok Lake that is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet, the Karuola Glaciers lying on the roadside, the Pelkor Chode Monastery with unique style taking in several sects of Tibetan Buddhism, the famous Tashilhunpo known as the Panchen Lama’s seat, the Sakya Monastery supposed as the “Second Dunhuang” for its magic murals.Here,you can make a diversion to drive 100km south of Friendship Highway to visit Everest Base Camp and the world’s highest monastery Rongbuk Monastery which is 5,000 m in altitude.

In the spiritual capital of Lhasa, there is sufficient time to explore the former home of the Dalai Lama, Potala Palace, Tibet’s world famous glorious landmark with over 1,000 rooms and 10,000 shrines. There is also Jokhang, Tibet’s holiest temple with its priceless statues and frescoes, and the Norbulinka, or Summer Place, from which the present Dalai Lama fled in 1959. Shoppers mustn’t miss the Barkhor the busy bazaar of old Lhasa which is right on the pilgrim’s route around Jokhang.

During back to Kathmandu from Lhasa in a mountain flight you can view the mighty Himalayas closely.This trip usually takes 6-7 days, staying 2-3 days in Lhasa before you leave to Kathmandu.

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