China travel map - Overland Tour of Tibet to Nepal

This is one of the world's most spectacular road journeys, from the icon of Lhasa Potala Palace through the Himalaya to Kathmandu! This 7-day overland tour from Tibet to Nepal doesn't include activities in Nepal. But you will visit many famous scenic spots along your trip, such as Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Drak Yerpa, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Yamdrok Lake, Palkor Monastery, Rongbuk Monastery.

Duration: 7 days & 6 nights

Destinations: Lhasa - Shigatse - Rongbuk Monastery - Kyilong

Starting Point: Lhasa

Ending Point: Zhangmu

Customize Your Tour:
☑  Travel Dates  ☑ Your Interests  ☑ Your Travel Style


Welcome to Lhasa, Tibet, the roof of the world. Upon arrival, your Easy Tour China guide will meet your at the airport/train station. Transfer on a comfortable spacious vehicle to the hotel, the rest time free for acclimatization to the high altitude and plateau climate.

  You May Want to Know  

  • You’re suggested to take a morning flight to Lhasa, so as to better adapt the altitude.
  • Please feel free to advise us if you prefer hotel with special oxygen supplies.

Wake up in fresh and a bit thin air. Escorted by your guide, visit Potala Palace. If you know something about Tibetan, you may have known that Potala means Buddhist shrine. Built in the 7th Century by Tibetan King Songtsen to marry Princess Wencheng from the Tang Dynasty, it is one of world’s most magnificent and legendary ancient castles. From the White Palace to Red Palace to admire Tibetan architecture, as well as numerous incredible Buddhist relics, antiques, jewels, pearls and Dalai Lamas' holy stupas. After lunch at a local restaurant, head for Sera Monastery, where an intense debate is gonging on. Of course, the monk debating is something you may have never seen before. They debate over classics, with “odd” body language, like dancing.

Meal: B, L

Potala Palace

Today, you will further experience the timelessness of mysterious Tibetan Buddhist culture and lifestyle. Stand in awe before Drak Yerpa embedded firmly in the cliff. With a history of 1500 years, the monastery of Drak Yerpa was also built by King Songtsen but for his Tibetan princess. It is a mythic hermitage in Tibet, with tens of ancient meditation caves. Drive back to Lhasa city center, be deeply moved by devoted Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims who have walked a long way from different places, and finally prostrate themselves before Jokhang Temple – the sanctuary. Jokhang Temple integrates the architectural styles of Tibet, Tang Dynasty, Nepal and India, and has become an eternal model of Tibetan religious architecture. If you’re interested in, mingle with the locals on their kora, walking clockwise along Barkhor Street. Here you can also witness the local way of life and find many Tibetan souvenir shops.

Meal: B, L

Jokhang Temple

Bating in the warm sunlight, all the way to the west, drive for 2 hours through villages and wilderness along 150km road, getting to Yamdrok Lake. One of the four holy lakes in Tibet, Yamdrok features a purified blue color and dotted with lovely islands. Here you may also encounter yak. How about enjoy a picnic lunch beside this peaceful, gorgeous lake? Don’t hesitate tell us if you wish to do that. Continue driving, and arrive at Gyantse town to explore the majestic Gyantse Dzong or named Gyantse Fortress on a mountaintop. This well-preserved ancient Tibetan fortress used to be the local government office and a temple simultaneously. Nearby is the famous Palkor Monastery (Baiju Temple), where Tibetan Buddhism sakya school, xialu school, gelug school co-exist. Arrive in Shigatse later today.

Meal: B, L

Yamdrok Lake

This morning, visit Tashilumpo Monastery, located at the foot of Drolmari Mountain. It is the biggest temple in Shigatse, and one of the six temples of Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism. People say that Tashilumpo is as beautiful as Potala Place. Its main hall can accommodate 2000 monks. Tashilumpo is a trove of Buddhist treasures and a lot of jade and golden jewels. Drive about 6 hours over the bumpy road to Rongbuk Monastery – the highest altitude temple in the world - with dramatic views on the north face of Mount Everest. Rongbuk Monastery itself is unique as monks and nuns live together in this temple. Overnight at local basic guesthouse of Rongbuk Monatery.

Meal: B, L, D

Tashilumpo Monastery

Wake up early on Rongbuk Monastery, you can possibly enjoy the brilliant sunrise over Everest - the highest peak in the world. It must be one of the most unforgettable and most peaceful moments in your life. Then go down and drive to Zhangmu of Nyalam County, a small town on the Sino-Nepal border, in the south piedmont of Himalayas. Let's fully breathe the air, and enjoy yourself the exotic culture and atmosphere in the town.

Meal: B, L

After breakfast, cross the border to the Nepal side. End of your 7 days Tibet & Everest trip. You may continue your exploration in Nepal.

Meal: B

What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suite Your Preference

    In each place, we hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our China tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

  • Internal Transportation

    Based on your needs, we could make bookings of internal transportation, including domestic flights, inter-city trains, long-distance bus, etc.

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