Adventure Metro Everest

Tibet Overland Tour

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Max. Elevation
4350 m / 14271 ft
Group size
Min 1+
All ground transportation and flight as per itinerary.
Best Season
Mar to May, Oct to Nov
Starts at / Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Hotel/Lodge during the trip.
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trip.


  • Traverse the dramatic landscapes of the Tibetan Plateau, including high mountain passes and vast valleys.
  • Explore Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street, the heart of Tibetan culture and spirituality.
  • Visit Gyantse’s Kumbum Stupa and Shigatse’s Tashilhunpo Monastery, centers of Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Witness the stunning turquoise waters of one of Tibet's sacred lakes.
  • Engage with Tibetan locals, experiencing their unique traditions and way of life.
  • Encounter traditional Tibetan nomads and their yak herding lifestyle.


Adventure Metro Everest is a premier travel company specializing in high-altitude adventures and cultural explorations. Our Tibet Overland Tour offers an unparalleled journey through one of the most remote and spiritually rich regions of the world. We pride ourselves on delivering unforgettable experiences with a focus on safety, cultural immersion, and breathtaking landscapes.

Tour Overview
The Tibet Overland Tour by Adventure Metro Everest is a remarkable journey through the majestic landscapes of the Tibetan Plateau. This tour combines stunning natural beauty with profound cultural experiences, offering travelers a unique glimpse into the heart of Tibet.

Major Attraction Places
The tour includes visits to some of the most iconic and revered sites in Tibet. You will explore the spiritual heart of Tibet in Lhasa, visiting the grand Potala Palace and the sacred Jokhang Temple. The journey continues through the ancient city of Gyantse, home to the stunning Kumbum Stupa, and the vibrant monastic life of Shigatse, where the Tashilhunpo Monastery resides. The ultimate highlight, of course, is the North Base Camp of Mount Everest, offering an unparalleled view of the world's highest peak.

The capital city of Tibet, home to the iconic Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. Lhasa is a spiritual center and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Yamdrok Lake:
One of Tibet's three largest sacred lakes, known for its stunning turquoise waters and surrounding snow-capped peaks.

A historic town featuring the Gyantse Kumbum, a magnificent multi-storied chorten (stupa) with elaborate murals and sculptures.

The second-largest city in Tibet, home to Tashilhunpo Monastery, the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama.

Everest Base Camp (EBC):
The starting point for mountaineers climbing Everest, offering spectacular views of the world’s highest peak.

Rongbuk Monastery:
The highest monastery in the world, located near Everest Base Camp and providing stunning views of Mount Everest.

Location and Route
The Tibet Overland Tour typically starts in Lhasa and follows a scenic route through the heart of Tibet, ending at the Everest Base Camp. The route includes:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,320 m and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
Day 3: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,470 m via Dhunche town 1,950 - 06 hrs.
Day 4: Drive to Kyirong in Tibet near Nepal border 2,890 m - 03 hours.
Day 5: Drive to Shegar / New Tingri 4, 350 m - 06 hrs.
Day 6: Drive to Shigatse 3,900 m - 05 hrs.
Day 7: Morning visit to Tashilumpo Monastery, drive to Gyantse 3,950 m -03 hrs.
Day 8: Drive to Lhasa 3,650 m via Yamdrok Tsho Lake - 05 hrs.
Day 9: Day 09-10: In Lhasa with sightseeing tour at places of great interest.
Day 11: Drive to Gongor Airport, fly to Kathmandu - 01 hour.
Day 12: International departure for homeward bound.

Best Experience
Travelers consistently highlight the cultural immersion and natural beauty as the best aspects of the tour. The spiritual aura of Tibetan monasteries, the hospitality of local people, and the serene yet dramatic landscapes combine to create a deeply enriching experience. 
Travelers will experience:
  • The spiritual ambiance of ancient Tibetan monasteries and temples.
  • The breathtaking natural beauty of high-altitude lakes and the Himalayan ranges.
  • The vibrant Tibetan culture and hospitality.
  • The adventure of overland travel in one of the world's most remote regions..
Major Trips
Lhasa Exploration: Including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street.
Gyantse Kumbum: The multi-tiered stupa with exquisite murals and a panoramic view of Gyantse.
Shigatse and Tashilhunpo Monastery: Home of the Panchen Lama.

Best Season
The ideal time to embark on this tour is from April to June and September to October. During these months, the weather is relatively stable, and the skies are clear, offering the best views of Mount Everest and other scenic highlights. The temperatures are also more moderate, making travel more comfortable.

Rapids and Difficulty
The overland tour is designed for travelers with a moderate level of fitness. The highest altitude reached is at the Everest Base Camp, approximately 5,200 meters (17,060 feet). Acclimatization days in Lhasa help mitigate the effects of altitude sickness. The roads can be rugged, but our experienced drivers and well-maintained vehicles ensure a safe and comfortable journey.

Is it possible to visit Tibet during the winter?
While it is possible, winter travel (December to February) is not recommended due to extremely cold temperatures and challenging travel conditions.

Do I need a visa for Tibet?
Yes, you need a Chinese visa and a Tibet Travel Permit. Adventure Metro Everest will assist with the necessary permits.

Is acclimatization necessary?
Yes, acclimatization is crucial. Our itinerary includes acclimatization days to help you adjust to the high altitude.

What kind of physical condition is required?
A moderate level of fitness is recommended due to the high altitudes and potential hiking activities.

What should I pack for the trip?
Warm clothing, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and personal medications.

Is there medical assistance available en route?
Basic medical facilities are available in larger towns like Lhasa and Shigatse. We recommend carrying a personal first aid kit and ensuring your travel insurance covers high-altitude trekking and evacuation.

Can dietary preferences be accommodated?
Yes, we can cater to various dietary requirements with prior notice.

How do I prepare for the high altitude?
We recommend spending a few days acclimatizing in Lhasa before traveling to higher altitudes. Staying hydrated, avoiding strenuous activity initially, and taking prescribed medication can help prevent altitude sickness

Is it safe to travel in Tibet?
Yes, Tibet is generally safe for tourists. Adventure Metro prioritizes your safety with experienced guides, reliable transportation, and comprehensive planning..

Join Adventure Metro Everest for an extraordinary Tibet Overland Tour, where cultural discovery meets the thrill of high-altitude adventure. Explore the spiritual heart of Tibet, witness the majestic Himalayas, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Book your tour today and embark on an unparalleled journey through the Roof of the World.

Trip Itinerary

Your Tibet overland tour begins with your arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal's vibrant capital city, situated at an altitude of 1,320 meters. Upon landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, you'll be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. After settling in, take some time to relax and acclimate to the new environment. Depending on your arrival time, you may choose to explore the bustling streets of Kathmandu or simply unwind at your hotel, gearing up for the exciting journey ahead.

Today, immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Kathmandu through a sightseeing tour to some of the city's most iconic landmarks. After breakfast, your guide will take you to UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), and Boudhanath Stupa. In the afternoon, attend a trek briefing and complete any necessary preparations for your journey into Tibet. Enjoy a traditional Nepali dinner and a restful night at your hotel.

After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, located at an altitude of 1,470 meters. The journey takes you through picturesque landscapes and charming villages, with a stop at Dhunche Town (1,950 meters) along the way. Dhunche serves as the gateway to the Langtang National Park and offers stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. Upon reaching Syabrubesi, check into your hotel and relax, preparing for the adventure ahead.

Today, cross the Nepal-Tibet border and continue your journey into Tibet. After breakfast, drive to Kyirong, located near the Nepal border at an altitude of 2,890 meters. The drive offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau. Upon arrival in Kyirong, check into your hotel and take some time to acclimate to the higher altitude. Enjoy dinner and rest up for the days of exploration ahead.

After breakfast, continue your journey through Tibet, driving to Shegar (also known as New Tingri) at an altitude of 4,350 meters. The drive takes approximately six hours and offers stunning views of the Tibetan landscape, including vast plains and towering mountains. Upon arrival in Shegar, check into your hotel and relax, taking in the serene surroundings. Dinner will be served at your hotel, where you can enjoy a hearty meal before retiring for the night.

Today, embark on a scenic drive to Shigatse, Tibet's second-largest city, located at an altitude of 3,900 meters. The journey takes approximately five hours and offers panoramic views of the Tibetan Plateau. Upon arrival in Shigatse, visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama, and explore the vibrant local markets. Check into your hotel and enjoy dinner before resting for the night.

After breakfast, visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery to admire its magnificent architecture and learn about its rich history. Then, embark on a scenic drive to Gyantse, located at an altitude of 3,950 meters. The drive takes approximately three hours and offers stunning views of the Tibetan countryside. Upon arrival in Gyantse, visit the iconic Kumbum Stupa and Gyantse Dzong. Check into your hotel and enjoy dinner before retiring for the night.

Today, continue your journey to Lhasa, Tibet's capital city, situated at an altitude of 3,650 meters. En route, you'll pass by the breathtaking Yamdrok Tsho Lake, one of Tibet's sacred lakes. Take in the stunning scenery as you drive through mountain passes and expansive valleys. Upon arrival in Lhasa, check into your hotel and take some time to rest and acclimate to the higher altitude. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before retiring for the night.

Spend the next two days exploring the cultural and historical treasures of Lhasa. Visit iconic landmarks such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street. Explore the bustling markets, interact with friendly locals, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Lhasa. Enjoy traditional Tibetan cuisine and take in the sights and sounds of this ancient city.

After breakfast, transfer to Gongor Airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you'll be transferred to your hotel, where you can relax and unwind after your journey through Tibet. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, reflecting on your experiences and perhaps doing some last-minute souvenir shopping. Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant, reminiscing about your adventure.

Your unforgettable Tibet overland tour comes to an end today. After breakfast, you'll be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport for your international departure. As you board your flight, you'll carry with you cherished memories of the majestic landscapes, rich cultures, and warm hospitality experienced during your journey. Safe travels homeward bound!

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  • All airport/hotel transfers in Nepal and Tibet
  • 3-star hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Tibet
  • Sightseeing tours per itinerary
  • Tibet Permit & Entry Visa Fees
  • City guides in Tibet, daily wages, and medical insurance
  • Comprehensive medical kits and re-confirmation of international air tickets
  • Private vehicles for overland drives in Tibet
  • Private transportation from Kathmandu to Tibet/Nepal border
  • Airfare from Lhasa to Kathmandu as per itinerary

Doesn't Include

  • Nepal Visa
  • Personal travel and medical insurance
  • Personal expenses, tips, and drinks
  • Personal gear and medical kit
  • Emergency evacuation costs
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Tibet, except breakfast
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