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Kerung to Lhasa Overland Tour

Trip Overview

Kerung overland Lhasa starts with a drive from Kathmandu with the scenic view of Nepal countryside, its landscape until check into the border of Nepal and Tibet. Continue to drive towards Tingri, land of Tibet after border formalities. The tour from Kathmandu to overland to Lhasa enhance wider Buddhism perspective, considering the transformation of Buddhism in Tibet from Nepal and marriage of prince Bhirkuti to King Tsongtsen Gonpo of Tibet. Tibetan culture, art and history and eventually Lhasa city, Tibetan plateau, great monasteries, caves murals, Yamdrok-Tso and giant mountains, Mt.Everest, Mt.Cho-Oyu, Mount Sisaphangma will be the highlights of the tour. At Lhasa, you will get to visit the imposing Potala Palace, the summer retreat of Dalai Lama, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and the busy Barkhor square. Lhasa city, blessed with matchless landscapes and history, fascinates visitors with extraordinary myths and mysteries and rich cultural and spiritual heritage becoming one of the best destinations for travelers to have an amazing experience.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:  Kathmandu to Kerung 165km

Day 2: Kerung to Tingri 300km

Day 03: Tingri to Ronbuk(4980m) 70Km – Everest Base Camp – Ronbuk

Day 04: Ronbuk to Shigatse 360km

Day 05: Shigatse to Lhasa via Gyantse. 271km.

Day 06: Lhasa Full day Sightseeing.

Day 07: Lhasa Fullday Sightseeing.

Day 08: Lhasa to Airport.



Day 01:  Kathmandu to Kerung 165km

Our staff will pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu in the morning and then we will drive along small mountain road to the border at Nepalese side; on the way you can enjoy the waterfall, river, gorges, forest. Finally, we will arrive at Kerung

Day 2: Kerung to Tingri 300km

Early in the morning drive to Kerung then you enter Tibet, you will be meeting the Tibetan tour guide at Kyirong border and then you will get transferred from Kyirong to Old Tingri (4300m). On the way, you will enjoy the view beautiful border line and snow-capped mountain and evergreen forest. As you pass Tongla Pass (5100m) , you can appreciate the epic mountain vista of Himalayan range.Stay overnight in hotels in Tingri. 

Day 03: Tingri to Ronbuk(4980m) 70Km – Everest Base Camp – Ronbuk

Drive to Ronbuk and hike and explore around Everest Base Camp.

Day 04: Ronbuk to Shigatse 360km

Today you will drive about 360km to Shigatse. On the way, tourists view the vast plain of Shigatse appreciate the mgnificent murals and biggest Library of Buddhist scriptures in Tibet. In addition, you can also have far view of Mountain Everest. Stay overnight in hotels in Shigatse 

Day 05: Shigatse to Lhasa via Gyantse. 271km.

In the Morning visit Panchen Lama’s Tashilompo Monastery and drive to Gyantese vistit Khumbum stupa and Phalkhor Monastery Overnight at Hotel. 

Day 06: Lhasa Full day Sightseeing.

After breakfast processed for full days Sightseeing of Potala Palace Potala Palace is one of the most beautiful monuments in Tibet with 1,000 room and 13 stores to explore this is probably the most popular tourist attaraction in Tibet and Jokhang tstrongple Jokhang tstrongple which was constructed back on 07 th century attracts hundred of tourists every years. This tstrongple has a very huge sakyanumi Buddha statue and is considered the holiest place in Tibet. Barkhor Market Palace, Barkhor Street is the centrifugal tide of pilgrim then you can see the several small, fascinating tstrongple into the route. 

Day 07: Lhasa Fullday Sightseeing.

After breakfast full day sightseeing of Sera Monastery Sera Monastery specialized in the fundamental precepts of Buddhism. Sera survived the ravage of the cultural revolution with the light damage although many of the lesser colleges were destroyed .Drepung Monastery Drepung Monastery was one of the world’s Largest monasteries it was founded in 1416. Overnight at Hotel. 

Day 08: Lhasa to Airport.

After the breakfast fly bank to Kathmandu or to your onward destination

Equipment List

Useful Info

Visa Information:

Flying out to Tibet requires a Chinese visa and a Tibet Travel Permit which can both be acquired in Kathmandu with the help of a travel company (Tibet via Nepal). A valid visa for China isn't the same as a Tibet Travel Permit. Those with a Chinese traveler visa will at present need to apply for a Tibet travel permit. The permit is still required for remote foreign traveler travelling to Tibet from territory China. To obtain the permit you have to book a guide for your whole trip and pre-organize private transport for trips outside Lhasa. The trip outside Lhasa likewise requires extra permits which are arranged by the travel agent you are going with.


All who intend to enter Tibet must hold at least 6 months valid passport.

Passport - valid for 6 months

Chinese Visa — you can apply for one from a Chinese Embassy or through China Highlights (who entry from China)

Group Visa — who entry from Nepal to Tibet after Tibet tour traveler can visit China mainland with valid group visa.

Individual Visa will be cancel when we apply for group visa (if visa is in the passport)

Tibet Entry Permit — it is issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau and is an absolute necessity for outsiders entering Tibet.

A few people who wish to travel to specific areas in Tibet must also obtain:

Travel Permit — it is required when you are planning to movement to closed areas in Tibet. These are issued after you land in Tibet.

Military Permit — it is acquired to travel to some militarily sensitive regions.

Safety Guidelines:

Have at least 2 copies of Tibet Permit.

When you feel uncomfortable due to altitude change or have any troubles, report to your guide promptly.

Shop around but avoid undue bargaining with street vendors and never buy wildlife and unknown Tibetan herbal medicine and fake products.

Take your money and important belongings with you all the time.

Respect the religion, customs and avoid taboos in Tibet.

Keep necessary medicines at the consult of your doctor.

In most places, cash is only accepted. Do prepare enough and small change.

If an emergency arises, report it to your guide promptly.

Don’t carry any documents or papers related to Dalai Lama or free Tibet.

We also recommend not carrying any guide book to Tibet.


When do I do the final payment?
The final payment must be done before the start of the trek  after arriving in Kathmandu.

What happens if I have to cancel or postpone my booked trip?
On cancellation, depending on time duration before the cancellation of the trip, cancellation charge will be charged. A trip can be postponed only up to 6 months at maximum.

Can I customize trips to make them suit me?
We always try to be flexible with our trips for our client’s convenience. 

Before a trek:
What do I need to bring for the trek?
On confirmation of a trek, full lists of required gears would be sent to you or please view our Gear List section on website.

What kind of insurances do I need?
Proper travel insurance is necessary before confirming a trek. At times of emergency cases like evacuation, it will cover your expenses. Make sure to consult with your insurance company about the coverage of the insurance that you have bought.

How do I prepare myself for the physical requirement of the trek?
An average physical fitness should be maintained on prior of booking a trek. Any sort of illness or recent medical problems should be mentioned while booking a trip. Most of our itineraries are prepared to give you a maximum time to acclimatize and pace setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience.

How long will be an average day on the trek?
On average, a day on a trek would be 5-6 hours long. The longest day can be up to 10 hours and 3 hours is the shortest day. It all depends on the region that your are trekking.

How safe are the treks?
Our main objective is your safety. Safety is never compromised and all our guides are properly trained and equipped to take care clients safety in even the wildest region of the country.

On a trek:
How are the food and the logistics on the trek?
All the lodges used on the treks are frequently used and trusted by our company. We take our clients review very seriously and never repeat any lodges with complaints on their food.

How is the standard of the lodges that we use on treks?
Most of the lodges in the mountains are quite basic. On few major towns or settlements, when possible we provide the best lodges possible. There are luxury lodges but it’s not included on the standard treks.

How much luggage is allowed on treks?
The luggage must not exceed 20 kilos. A trekking helper carries a baggage of less than 15 kilos. This bag can be received at the end of each day’s trek and you should carry the rest of the weight as a day bag with all your money and valuables inside it.


From USD650pp

  • The trip can be easily booked
  • We provide budget friendly trips
  • We provide the best price in comparision
Duration 8 days
Transportation Private Van/ Tourist bus
Group Size + 2
Max Elevation 4350 m
Accomodation Budget Hotels
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