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Kathmandu Lhasa Tour FAQ'S

1. What is the Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour?
The Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour is an adventurous journey that takes you from Kathmandu, Nepal, to Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet (China), overland via the scenic Friendship Highway. This tour offers a remarkable opportunity to experience the diverse landscapes, cultural heritage, and breathtaking views of the Himalayas.

2. What is the route of the Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour?
The main route of the Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour is the Friendship Highway, which spans approximately 900 kilometers and passes through several picturesque locations in Nepal and Tibet. It includes crossing the Nepal-Tibet border at the Rasuwagadhi checkpoint and traveling through towns like Syabrubesi, Kerung, Shigatse, and Gyantse, before finally reaching Lhasa.

3. What are the major highlights of the Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour?
The major highlights of the Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour include enjoying scenic drives through the Himalayas, exploring ancient monasteries like Tashilhunpo and Sera, visiting historical towns, such as Gyantse and Shigatse, and experiencing the unique culture and traditions of Tibet.

4. How long does the Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour take?
The duration of the Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour is 7 nights and 8 days.

5. What are the altitude and acclimatization considerations for the overland tour?
The overland tour involves traveling through high-altitude regions, with some passes exceeding 5,000 meters above sea level. Proper acclimatization is essential to avoid altitude sickness. Tour operators usually plan the itinerary in a way that allows travelers to gradually ascend and spend some time at lower altitudes for acclimatization.

6. Do I need special permits for the Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour?
Yes, you will need both the Tibet Travel Permit (issued by the Chinese authorities) and the Group Visa (a single-entry visa for China) to enter Tibet from Nepal. These permits and visas are usually arranged by us

7. What is the best time to go on the Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour?
The best time for the Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour is during the spring (April to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer relatively stable weather, clear skies, and better road conditions, ensuring a more enjoyable journey.