Kathmandu - Lhasa Overland Tour  

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Deposit $500 per person - paid at the time of signup; fully refundable up to 90 days prior to departure

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This Tibet Overland Tour gives you the opportunity to discover the real Tibet and Nepal.  From the bustling old cities to ancient villages and settlements, you will observe the Tibetan lifestyle up close and personal. This overland tour connects two old capital cities, Lhasa in Tibet and Kathmandu in Nepal. The tour begins in Lhasa and ends in Kathmandu.


Tibet presents its visitors with spectacular mountain scenery and rich cultural heritage.  It is a fascinating place to explore.  As you drive across the Tibetan plateau, you will be guided by a local Tibetan expert through Tibetan monasteries, temples, monuments and important landmarks.  In Lhasa, you will explore the Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery and the busy Barkhor Square.


Leaving Lhasa in a 4WD Toyota land cruiser, you will drive through picturesque Tibetan settlements where nomadic herdsmen can be seen wandering across the wide arid plateau. This overland journey takes you over several high mountains passes with spectacular mountain scenery, including views of the majestic Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Shishapangma.  Your adventure continues touring the historic cities of Shigatse and Gyantse.  As you explore the ancient monasteries, forts, and citadels you will gain insights into Tibet's rich culture and history.  As you leave Zhangmu and cross the Friendship Bridge, you enter back into Nepal.  The trip ends in Kathmandu.



Day 1  Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 2  City Tour

Day 3  City Tour

Day 4  Arrive in Lhasa (3,490m/11,450ft)

Day 5  Sightseeing in Lhasa

Day 6  Sightseeing in Lhasa

Day 7  Drive to Gyantse (3,950m/13,035ft) 261 km

Day 8  Sightseeing and drive to Shigatse (3,900m/12,870ft) 90km

Day 9  Sightseeing and drive to Shegar (4,050m/13,365ft) 244km

Day 10  Drive to Zhangmu (2,300m/7,590ft) 181km

Day 11  Drive to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,620ft) 123km

Day 12  Rest day in Kathmandu, shopping

Day 13  Departure



» Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast

» Hotel in Lhasa and during travel with breakfast

» All Transportation according to the itinerary

» One-way Kathmandu-Lhasa flight

» 4WD land cruiser and driver

» Sightseeing tours with English speaking Tibetan guide in Lhasa

» Sightseeing tours with English speaking Nepali guide in Kathmandu

» All temple and museum entry fees

» Tibet travel permits

» Airport to hotel transfers

» A supply of bottled oxygen during the drive



» Lunch & dinner (approximately $7-10 USD per meal)

» Personal clothing and equipment

» Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation or roadblocks of any kind

» Travel and medical insurance

» International flights from and to home country

» Nepal visa fee

» Tips for guides and drivers


Please contact us for more information.

Imperial Expedition 

218 S. Main Street,
​Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Office: (734) 997-7229

Direct: (303) 834-5512

E-mail: info@imperialexpedition.com