Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour

Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour

Activities:
Overland Tours
Duration
10 days
Destination
Tibet
  • Trip Grade
    Easy 
  • Max Altitude
    5220 m
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 People
  • Best Time
    April - November 

Trip Overview

Lhasa, the administrative capital of Tibet is a city of wonders! It’s cultural richness and absolute location is beyond any words of description. The views of the mountains like Xixapangma, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Langtang, etc. from this place is spectacular. The Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour offers art, architecture and craftworks manifested in the monasteries of the city takes us back to time and lets us endeavour the peace that the Buddhist culture preaches for.

The literal meaning of Lhasa is place of Gods. The place is considered holy as it has many places of cultural significance namely Potala palace, Jokhang temple, Norbulingka palace, Sera monastery and Drepung monastery. Placed upon the Red Hill, Potala palace is an impressive palace that dominates the entire Lhasa city! This large palace is divided into two parts – red palace and white palace. White palace which was once the house of local Tibetan government is now a living quarter of Dalai Lama. It was constructed in the 17th century and features the Dalai Lama’s quarters and many vital chapels.

Jokhang temple is the oldest temple in Lhasa and is well decorated with the Tibetan features. The temple is surrounded by the Bakor Street. Visit to Jokhang temple helps you get the unique taste of Tibetan culture. Drepung monastery is the largest monastery in Tibet and Sera monastery has been able to preserve the Tibetan culture very well. Talking about, Norbulingka palace, it is a palace of the Dalai Lama that is grand and artistically phenomenon.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

Day 02: Obtain Chinese Visa and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tours

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa

Day 04: Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa

Day 05: Second day sightseeing tour in Lhasa

Day 06: Drive to Shigatse (3900m/12792ft) – 350 K.M. 7 hrs

Day 07: Sightseeing & drive to Shegar (4050m) 244km

Day 08: Drive to Zhangmu (2300m) - 245 K.M 5 hrs

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu (1337m) 123 K.M 5 hrs

Day 10: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • All fees for sightseeing and visits to monasteries as per itinerary
  • Accommodation with breakfast at a 3 star category hotel in Lhasa and Shigatse
  • Best available guesthouses with breakfast at Shegar, and Zhangmu
  • Tibet travel permits and Chinese Visa fees
  • Kathmandu to Lhasa flights in economic class
  • Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) approved Tibetan guide including his salary, foods, accommodation, insurance etc
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary”
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal entry or re entry visa
  • Personal shopping and laundry
  • Tips for guide and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

Reviews

Bogdan Ilie, USA My wife and I were lucky to have chosen Nepal Hiking Team to plan our trip. We opted for a private guide and had a porter as well. We waited at the airport, and we were dropped off there as well when we left Nepal. Our guide, Ram, made sure that our trip was organized flawlessly and that we were doing well and happy at all times. He chose the best available teahouses, and we were allowed to chose the food from the menu in all of them (there seem to be agencies that say you can either choose dal bhat or pay out of pocket). We were even served, during dinner, sliced apples carried by the porter. Ram was very knowledgeable, and he shared information related to mountain peaks, vegetation, and animals. As we saw, his English skills are excellent. Above all, he is friendly and has a positive attitude, so we enjoyed talking and interacting with him. The porter, Bhola, was also very friendly. He looked like he was 50 kg but carried 55-65 kg easily. Overall, it was a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience to which Ram, Bhola, and Nepal Hiking Team contributed substantially. One of the owners, Ganga, even offered free rides to do the PCR tests or other purposes. We couldn't have hoped for better treatment from this agency. Note: Read Original Review on Trip Advisor (Click Here)
Lucie H, UK In May this year - some friends and I joined the NHT For 16 days. Every fine detail was considered, with our guides and porters going above & beyond to ensure we were comfortable and happy. Their knowledge and experience created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us all. I have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone! They made this experience perfect, thank you, guys.  
Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.
Megan Y., China Ganga, Balaram, and the team were fantastic; even when we had a 24-hour flight delay, they re-scheduled everything without fuss or fee. We had an excellent driver for just us (and guide where we had them). We even changed things along the way, and whether the driver, guide, or agent, they were more than willing to help and be flexible. :) The trip took in some hiking, some sightseeing, some relaxing, the jungle, and for each occasion and location, we were provided a specialist guide for the event/location. The hotels they chose for us were precisely our requirements based on the activity we were experiencing on any given day. Balaram even met us many times in person to round off the experience and ensure all was well and take honest feedback in person - the personal touch makes you feel even more appreciated and welcome as a customer. We would recommend anyone contact the team if they are planning a trip to Nepal. Thank you, guys, for a memorable vacation.
Jonathan, USA The team NHT provided the best possible service. They were attentive in every aspect in the months leading up to the trek through emails and were responsive and thorough in addressing my questions and concerns. During our tour, Bheg (our guide) and our porter were there to take care of our (myself and one other trekker) needs and always smile and graciously. I have used other more expensive and well-known trekking teams in the Himalayas in the past and would rank NHT on an equal or higher plain. Bheg has many years of experience, as did our porter, and was very competent in their roles and Bheg in his knowledge of the area and the trek. Though our porter did not speak very much, Bheg was kind enough to translate when asked, and our porter was equally attentive in assisting Bheg and us to ensure a successful trek. Very competitive price and an excellent team and experience. I highly recommend them.