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Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour

For anyone who has an idea to visit Tibet, taking a Lhasa to Kathmandu tour will never be out of style. Since you will get a rare chance to experience diverse topography and the full grandeur of great Himalayas from its both sides. And you can enjoy world-class cultural heritages and understand unique lifestyle in both deeply-religious tour destinations.

With merely around 1,300km, the proximity to Kathmandu makes Lhasa a popular traveler’s choice for an epic trans-Himalayan tour to Nepal. In our thrilling Lhasa to Kathmandu tours, you will discover the exotic lives of local Tibetans and explore premium Buddhist sites from Lhasa to Shigatse and stroll along turquoise holy lakes, and closely marvel at the world’s highest peak at EBC, etc. before descending to Kathmandu.

Lhasa to Kathmandu Group Tours

Join a small group of like-minded global travelers for a rollercoaster ride across Himalayas to Kathmandu. The Lhasa to Kathmandu small group tours are filled with laughter and life-enriching experiences.

The 7-day Lhasa to Kathmandu tour is the perfect choice for tourists who want to enjoy an overland tour in Tibet. It follows a world-class route and includes top destinations of Tibet you should not miss, like Gyantse, Shigatse and Everest Base Camp. You will also enjoy excellent services at favorable cost. If time allowed, you can also add more experiences to your trip by joining in a longer Lhasa to Kathmandu tour as follows.

Private Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour Packages

For those of you who prefer maximized flexibility and freedom, customizing a private Lhasa to Kathmandu tour is definitely your best option. No matter, this is a honeymoon tour or a family visit or a photography tour or cycling, etc., To meet different needs of our clients, we collect the most recommended Lhasa to Kathmandu private tours as follows. From 9 days to 18 days, you can choose to add more destinations, like Namtso Lake, Pokhara, Chitwan etc. we make sure to make it happen for you based on your inspiring ideas. Check the following sample tours and tailor-make one that fits you best.

Explore Tibet by More Themes & Adventures

Keen to engage in a particular activity such as highland trekking, cycling or family tour, photography journey, etc.? We also offer the thrilling thematic tours in Tibet and Nepal for you. Of these diverse travel themes and activities, you got to find the right one for yourself.

Lhasa to Kathmandu Travel Guide

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FAQs about Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour

1. What is the best time for Lhasa to Kathmandu journey?
April to mid-June and Sept. to Nov are the best time for Lhasa to Kathmandu overland tour, regarding the Himalayan vista. If you happen to only have a holiday in summer like June and Aug., chances are that the Mt. Everest may be hidden by the dense clouds. If you are a lucky dog, you still have a window of opportunity to see it. While the landslide and downpour close Kyirong border on both sides can make winding mountain roads more treacherous. Please be extremely careful about the drive. If you travel on a budget, winter season from Nov to early Feb can be a good option since it saves you lots of money and you may enjoy least-crowded attractions.
2. What is the best way to travel from Lhasa to Kathmandu?
The most efficient way is to take the direct flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu, which takes only about one and a half hour. However, if you are not in a hurry, you are strongly recommended to enjoy a road trip from Lhasa to Kathmandu. Following one of the world’s most popular overland routes, you can travel beyond Lhasa to explore more of Tibet, like Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse’s Pelkor Kumbum, Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse, as well as the splendid Mount Everest. Though the whole journey will require about 4 to 5 days to complete, but it worth your time to indulge in the best of Tibet has to offer.
3. How is the road condition from Lhasa to Kathmandu?
Different from what many have supposed, the road condition from Lhasa to Kathmandu is actually pretty good, due to the blossom of Tibet tourism and economic development of the region. Most part of the route is well-paved asphalt road, suitable for normal vehicles. Only for the side trip to Everest Base Camp, the 4WDs are required. And the smooth road will stretch about 820 km from Lhasa to Gyirong Port, the Sino-Nepal border. From Gyirong Port to Kathmandu, the road is relatively poor, being dusty and bumpy, for which it is suggested to rent an SUV for a comfortable drive. But this part only covers about 180 kilometers, and the scenery along the way is very beautiful.
4. How to cross Gyirong border when I travel from Lhasa Kathmandu by road?
The Gyirong border opens at 10 am each day and closes at around 15:30 pm. Usually, on the last day of your tour, our guide will drop you off in the morning at the border bridge. You are kindly required to walk on your own to cross the 50m-long border bridge, after all the immigration works are done. Our guide will just see you off at Chinese border side. Once you cross the border to enter Nepal side, you can get the Nepal visa upon arrival which takes about $30 per person. Remember to bring some passport photos.
5.How much is the flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu?
The flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu departs every day from Lhasa Gonggar Airport, and is separately run by Sichuan Airline on Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun and Air China for the rest days of the week. It takes only one hour and a half to cover the liner distance of 600 kilometers. The flight fare from Lhasa to Kathmandu will vary a lot in different periods. Generally, the cheapest days of a week to fly are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. And Sunday is the most expensive. And it is suggested to book your Lhasa to Kathmandu flight at least two months in advance to get a cheaper one.
6. What travel documents you needed to prepare for Lhasa to Kathmandu tour?
Well, actually very simple. All you need to do is firstly apply for a Chinese Visa and then email the photos of your passport and Chinese Visa to us. Later, we will help you get a Tibet Permit for Tibet entry. We will deliver it to your hotel in mainland China.
After you land in Lhasa, there is no need to worry about other travel permits, since our Tibetan guide will help you get the rest, such as Alien’s Travel Permit before you travel to the next destinations.
7. What to pack for Lhasa to Kathmandu tour?
For clothing, it’s better to dress in multiple layers, since the weather of Tibet varies dramatically in a single day. Bring your thermal underwear, down jacket, fleece jacket, sweaters, shirts, jeans, multiple socks, comfy sport shoes, beanie, gloves and sun-protection gears like sunglasses, sunscreen, sun hat; other gears like toiletries, slippers, vacuum flask, and personal medicines, esp. cold relief and altitude sickness pills, motion sickness pills,etc.