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Kathmandu to Lhasa tour

Kathmandu to Lhasa tour Kathmandu to Lhasa tour is one of the finest selective Tibet tour packages, covers main attractions and all the major cultural and historical sites in Tibet.

As the capital of Nepal and only international gateway city to Lhasa, Kathmandu has become an important city for Nepali and Indian and European tourists to enter Tibet. Each year, a great many tourists take the trip from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Currently, there’s no train from Katmandu to Lhasa. But you may enter into Tibet via Gyilong Port, which is the Sino - Tibet border. Or you may take the direct flight to reach Tibet.

How to get from Kathmandu to Tibet

From Kathmandu to Lhasa tour, you must first obtain Tibet Travel Permit and visa invitation letter from Tibet Tourism Bureau. Then, you may apply for 'Chinese Group Tourist Visa' from the Chinese embassy were located at Katmandu, Nepal. Our Tibet travel agency can assist you to apply all the requested certificates. You only need to provide a scanned passport file, we shall arrange the group visa invitation letter in advance and send to our Nepalese co-worker. They will assist you to get the Group Tourist Visa.

The flight from Katmandu to Lhasa

Katmandu is the only venue that has a direct flight to Lhasa. To fly from Katmandu to Lhasa, the full price costs about USD 275.00, with a short distance of 600km and takes about 1.5 hours. There are two flights each day: CA 408 (12:10 - 16:00) and 3U8720 (11:30 - 15:10), you may wish to check the direct flight detail in advance.

From Katmandu to Lhasa via overland road trip

Compare with flight, the overland road trip is more popular. If needed, our Nepalese coworkers can accompany you to Gyirong Port which nowadays called the border of Sino – Nepal. After you cross the border, you may find the Tibetan guider is waiting for you. Of course, you may wish to rent a car from Katmandu to reach Gyirong Port all by yourself. Due to the raising of the altitude, you shall stay in Gyirong county to get adjust the environment, and progressively move to the north to visit tiny, EBC and Shigatse, and eventually reach to Lhasa.

The classic travel route covers main attractions and all the major cultural and historical sites in Tibet. Join in our Kathmandu to Lhasa tours to see the grandiose Potala Palace, meet devout local Tibetan pilgrims at Jokhang Temple, enjoy the beautiful landscape of tranquil Yamdrok Lake, explore Buddhist culture in Gyantse and Shigatse, conquer the world's highest peak - Mount Everest.


Private Kathmandu and Lhasa Tour Packages

We are not only the experts in Tibet tourism, but also in Nepal tourism. Our local staff will show you the best of Kathmandu and Nepal have to offer at the most competitive price. Select from the following sample itineraries or just tell us your travel plan, we will tailor a trip to your budget and interests.

7 Days Kathmandu to Lhasa Tour By Flight

kathmandu - lhasa - potala palace - jokhang temple - drepung monastery - sera monastery

This is the perfect tour for those who want to explore the classic highlights of both Kathmandu and Lhasa in a leisure way.

7 Days Kathmandu to Lhasa Private Tour v...

kathmandu - gyirong - lhatse - tingri - sakya - shigatse - gyantse - lhasa

This 7-day Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour takes you to travel from the gorgeous Kathmandu Valley to holy Lhasa City via Gyirong Port.

9 Days Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour ...

kathmandu - everest base camp - sakya - shigatse - gyantse - lhasa

travel overland to Tibet high plateau - conquering the Mount Everest, wandering in peaceful Tibetan monasteries, take beautiful pictures of pure lakes, explore the birthplace of Tibetan civ...

9 Days Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour ...

kathmandu - tibet border - everest base camp - sakya - shigatse - gyantse - lhasa

Highlights of Kathmandu Attractions

Kathmandu is always the first destination of your Nepal tour and portal to discover Nepal history and culture. Mixed ancient history and Hinduism and Buddhism, the city assembles all its cultures into corners in the tremendous ancient architecture like squares, palaces, temples…Sure you will be amazed by the artistic carvings and status while visiting historic spots in Kathmandu. Moreover, the beautiful landscape of Kathmandu Valley and view of Himalayas in Nagarkot definitely keep you busy with camera.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Best time to visit: September to November, February to April
Never miss Durbar Square for the discovery tour in Kathmandu. Used to be a royal palace, Durbar Square is a cluster of classic architectures, temples, palaces and courtyards. Exotic and erotic carvings can be found everywhere.

Boudhanath Stupa

Best time to visit: September to November, February to April
A must visit site in Kathmandu! As the largest Buddhism Stupa of east Kathmandu, Boudhanath Stupa gains countless good reputation among tourists for its gorgeous appearance, consturction, and holy center of Buddhism.

Pashupatinath Temple

Best time to visit: June to September
An honoured Hindu Temple near Tribhuvan Airport. The best places for tourist to experience Hindu belief through a bunch of historic buildings, delicate carvings and special public cremation caremony by the holy Bagmati River.

Swayambhunath Temple

Best time to visit: Summer & Autumn
Being the oldest Buddhism Temple of Nepal, Monkey Temple is a good viewing place of the whole Kathmandu Valley. Located on top of mountain in west Kathmandu, temples, stupa and Buddha status, monkeys are worth visiting.

FAQS about Kathmandu Lhasa tour

How do I get from Kathmandu to Lhasa?

Drive Overland from Kathmandu to Lhasa Then you can cross Gyirong Port (Rasuwa Port on Nepal Side) and reach Tibet. The overland distance between Lhasa and Kathmandu via Girong Port is about 1,000km and the non-stop driving takes about 20 hours.

How do I get a Tibet Travel Permit?

One need to obtain the Tibet Travel Permit and Chinese Group Visa to travel to Tibet from Kathmandu, Nepal. The Tibet Travel Permit, also known as Tibet Visa, can only be applied through a Tibet local travel agency from the Tibet Tourism Bureau. Your travel information including the entry and departure date, itinerary, tour number will be written on the permit.

The Chinese Group Visa, different from what you might suppose, is a special type of single-entry Chinese Visa. It can only be applied through the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu, and individual application is not permitted. Together with the Tibet Travel Permit, the Group Visa will be obtained by your tour operator.

Can I take a flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa?

Of course. The flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa is available and departs daily from the Tribhuvan International Airport. Covering a shorter liner distance of around 600 km, the Kathmandu to Lhasa flight takes only about 1.5 hours, with no stop on the way. Air China is one of the two airlines that operate the flight, and the Air China Kathmandu to Lhasa flight departs every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday around the noon time. If travelling overland is not your liking or you have a limited time for travel, then taking the flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa could be your perfect choice. Besides, you can also sot the amazing view of Himalayan mountain ranges from the window.

Is it possible to travel from Kathmandu to Lhasa by train?

Currently there is no railway connecting Kathmandu and Lhasa, however there soon will be. Both China and Nepal have agreed to build a complete line that links Kathmandu and Lhasa, via the border crossing at Gyirong Port. This is so-called China Nepal Railway. The first part of this project, Lhasa to Shigatse Railway, has been completed and open since August 2016. And the part from Shigatse to Gyirong is still under construction. Therefore, in the near future, one can expect to take Kathmandu to Lhasa train for travel.

Can a Tibetan Group Visa not be applied in Kathmandu?

Up to now, the Tibet Group Visa can only be applied in Kathmandu. It is necessary to hand over the original passport to the Chinese Embassy in Nepal. Therefore, if foreign tourists enter Tibet from Kathmandu, they must reserve enough time in Kathmandu.

Can a Tibet Group Visa be applied by tourists? The Tibet Group Visa can only be handled by the local travel agency in Kathmandu and cannot be applied by individual. Travel Tibet China has engaged in Tibet tourism for many years and boasts long-term cooperation with local travel agencies in Nepal. If you book a Tibet tour from us, we will handle the visa and offer you a nice journey.

Kathmandu to Lhasa tour Guide

Flights between Lhasa and Kathmandu

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How to Cross Gyirong Border between Tibet and Nepal?

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