If you are someone who is fascinated by the snow-covered peaks, the glories of nature, the delights of winding roads, and the high altitude, then Tibet will welcome you with open arms! This quaint little region tucked in the confines of the Great Himalayan Range presents itself differently to every visitor who had the opportunity to come and enjoy its warmth.
Yes, we say warmth because although it can be bitingly cold, the hospitality and love of these local crowd gives a warm and glorious feeling that can very well beat the weather. Even the purpose of the visit- the tours and treks take a second place when you land here in this magical place. Since the travel agents take care of a whole lot of arrangements and everything else you require, you are left in peace to just experience the magic.
That is what the Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour provides you with – a sort of engaging, enchanting and simply beautiful encounter with everything that is there to experience. Since the trip specifies ‘Kathmandu- Lhasa’ it is an overland tour. Here, you will be witnessing the delights of Tibet, and finally, pass over the friendly border of both countries. This is a special tour to ensure you get to see both Tibet and Nepal, which share a common border and also those snow-covered peaks showing their heads at the most unexpected occasions.
So, here is what you can expect from a Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour:
Nepal – Tibet friendly gateway
Tibet autonomous region and Nepal share a common border of about 830 kilometers at and is connected through the Sino—Nepal friendship bridge. This makes it convenient for the tour operators to arrange trips and treks along the border for people who visit Tibet from Nepal and vice versa.
The Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour starts from the city of Lhasa, the highest city of the world, secluded serenely in the Himalayan plateau. The city, with its famous attractions and the buzzing atmosphere, makes up handsomely for the sudden surge in altitude our blood experiences.
The delightful historic city of Lhasa is well-known for its Palaces or rather the one palace people cannot resist visiting and exploring – the Potala Palace. The palace is shrouded with history and mystery, thereby making the beginning of the tour a splendid experience.
It is said that when the beginning is auspicious and good, the whole tour proceeds along in similar lines. The same happens with the Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour. You take a long and scenic route to the borders, passing along some very captivating places such as the Karola glacier, the Yamdrok Lake, and the quaint little towns. Every place you visit has a history and a story to tell of their own. The Yamdrok lake, for instance, is considered to be one of the holy lakes of Tibet and has some interesting stories to narrate. The monasteries along the way, such as the Sakya, Palchoe and the Drepung and Sera, all come with their very own attractive presence.
The whole tour, therefore, is not just an ‘overland’ trip across the uninterrupted and well-laid highway. The trip takes you to the valleys below and climbs up the peaks to take a dip again along the passes.
There are snow-covered giants to see, the stupa and other religious factors to experience, and of course, local delicacies to be had, when you are on this exploration tour. Both Lhasa and Kathmandu have their own religious and cultural beliefs and significance. But what makes it interesting is to encounter them in person and the gradual shift from Buddhism to Hindu cultural beliefs as we go along from Lhasa to Kathmandu.
And, if those monasteries and valleys and lakes have not fascinated you enough, have a look at the spectacular view of Mount Everest at its best to satisfy your curiosity! If this is not a historical moment or a moment of a lifetime, then nothing more can be said on this account!