Tibet Budget Tour

Duration: 8 Days   |   Based on 1 Review
  • Destination: Tibet
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Accommodation: Hotel And Guest House
  • Group Size: 2-16
  • Max Elevation: 5,100 m

Tibet is a land of chanting monks, ancient monasteries, and the highest mountains. It is the dream of everyone to visit Tibet at least once in a lifetime!

Tibet overland budget tour goes to the highest plateau of Tibet encircled by the high Himalayas. Known as the roof of the World! Lhasa is the capital city of Tibet and is highly populated by Tibetan tribes with their culture. Discover Tibet through our Tibet Budget Tour by visiting the major cultural, religious and natural sites of Tibet. The major highlights of the Tibet Tour include exploration of Lhasa, visiting the north base camp of Mt. Everest and the turquoise Yamdruk Lake, and the drive up to Ronbuk Glacier near the base camp of Mt. Everest.

How to go to Lhasa (Tibet)?

As per the latest development of the road, driving goes through the Langtang National Park (north of Kathmandu) to the Gyirong (Kerung) border and spending a night here. Afterward, keep following the itinerary which is mentioned below. There are a few options to enter Lhasa either via road or direct flight to Gonggor Airport from Kathmandu International Airport.

The trip starts from Kathmandu by road to Lhasa via Gyirong, Tingri, Shigatse, Gyantse, and Lhasa. It will take 5 days to reach the capital city of Tibet-Lhasa. Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa and drive back to Kathmandu. The most scenic trans-Himalayan flight allows you to witness the world’s highest peaks including Everest 8848m, Kanchenjunga, and Cho Oyu, Xishapangma while you are flying. Once in Lhasa, which is Tibet's cultural and political center, you will go on a guided tour of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, etc.

What you can visit while on this tour?

On the journey through Tibet, you will visit Kichu valley, Tsedang city in Yarlung valley, Kumbum Stupa in Gyantse, and Tashi Lumgpo monastery in Shigatse. Among them, Samye Monastery holds more significance because it is the oldest Buddhist monastery in Tibet.

The last leg of the travel brings you to Rongbuk (4980m) for a breathtaking view of the north face of Mt. Everest along with Rongbuk Glacier and Rongbuk monastery. The 7N/8D tour will confidently give the best test of Tibet.


  • Catch great views of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu and Shisapangma on trans Himalayan flight
  • Visit Lhasa to see Potala Palace, Drepung, Sera and Jokhang monasteries
  • Explore turquoise Yamdruk Lake, Tsedang City, Tashi Lungpo monastery and oldest Samye monastery
  • Drive to Tingri for the close-up view of Mt. Everest
  • Cross three high passes: Karola Pass (5010m), Kambala pass(4794m) and Gyatchu La pass (5200m)

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: KATHMANDU 1,400 m./4,600 ft. to KERUNG Border 2,700 m./8,900 ft. 145 km./90 miles/ 7 hours drive

Early in the morning scenic drive to Kerung Border (Nepal-Tibet Border) through the beautiful Nepalese countryside and after necessary border formalities at Nepalese immigration, an hour adventurous uphill drive by Bus & Van (normally) or 2-hour walk uphill (in case of landslide to Chinese immigration, check-in to hotel or Continue drive to Kerung. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel/Guest House
  • 2,700 m./8,900 ft.

Day drive to the highest plateau of the world with typical landscape offering the sheer feeling of being on the roof of the world crossing over the 5,050 meters LALUNGA pass, from where you can view the breathtaking mountain range from Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m.26900 ft.) Mt. Xishapagma ( 8,012 m./26,268 ft.) dwarfed by the vastness of Tibetan plateau (if weather permits). One can also take a magnificent view of Mt. Everest (8,848 m) from Tingri/ SHEGAR.

  • Breakfast
  • Guest House
  • 4,350 m./14,268 ft.

The journey from Shegar to Shigatse offers a fascinating glimpse into the diverse landscapes and cultural heritage of Tibet. As you depart from Shegar, also known as New Tingri, you'll likely pass through vast stretches of high-altitude plateaus, adorned with rugged mountains and dotted with occasional nomadic settlements.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 3,900 m./12,792 ft.

Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama’s Tashilumpu Monastery. Drive through the Tibet’s biggest Agricultural field to Gyantse and visit to the Kumbum Stupa & Palkor Monastery. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Hotel
  • 3,950 m./12,956 ft.

Full day picturesque drive along the turquoise lake Yamadrok, crossing over Kampala Pass (4,794 M) and the Brahma Putra River (Yarlung Tsangpo).

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 3,650 m./11,972 ft.

Two full day sightseeing tour to Lhasa including JOKHANG TEMPLE, BARKHOR BAZAAR, POTATLA PALACE, DEPRUNG AND SERA MONASTERIES. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 3,650 m./11,972 ft.

Early morning drive to Gongar airport for departure flight to Kathmandu or to your onward destination

  • Breakfast

What's included

  • English Speaking Tibetan Guide throughout the trip.
  • Tibet Group visa and permit arrangements in Kathmandu
  • Lhasa city to Lhasa airport (Gongor Airport) by transport
  • All private transport throughout the trip
  • Tibet Travel Permit
  • Monastery Entry permit in Tibet part.
  • Sightseeing tour as per itinerary
  • All Land transport by Jeep/Van
  • 7-night accommodation tourist category in Tibet B/B plan (twin sharing basis)
  • Lhasa to Kathmandu by flight
  • Lunch and Dinner throughout the trip
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Personal expenses such as tips and drinks
  • Any additional cost due to natural calamities or political unrest
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Useful Info

Permit Processing:

You need to submit once scanned passport copy of all the members wanting to join this tour 15 days prior to the tour date. The permit for Tibet takes minimum 15 days to process. We apply the permit on your behalf to Tibet.

Visa Processing: 

We expect all our guest to be available in Kathmandu Nepal 4 working days prior to the tour date for the visa processing as it take minimum 4 working days here in Kathmandu for the visa to process. After visiting our office you will have to fill up the visa form along with one white background MRP photo  size  of (35mm x 45mm) no accessories no glasses no makeup. Your passport must have the validity of minimum 6 months along with at least with 2 blank pages. After all the paperwork is done full payment should be done of the tour along with visa fee after which we will apply the visa on your behalf. 

Risk & Responsibility

Your safety and enjoyment is our prime concern. We, therefore, carry out our responsibility honestly & sincerely to ensure your holiday trouble–free as well as you have desired. Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, the trip may be changed under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents, etc. Any extra cost incurring there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.

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