There are several ways from Kathmandu to Lhasa by overland. The most common and also economical way is the group tour, several people will travel together, and our agency will provide the guide and vehicle to pick up people at the border then go on the Tibet tour. If you would like to do it as private tour, that is OK too. In one word, travel agency will provide the whole tour package.
You can drive on your own too, but in this way, the special self-driving permit needs to be applied at least 3 month beforehand. Motorbike will be in the same process. We still need to arrange the guide to take care your group well in this way.
Bicycling the China Nepal Highway
Sometimes even you can ride bikes in this way, but this will take about 15 days or even more time from the border to Lhasa. Do not overestimate your ride ability in such high altitude place, so take it slowly is better.
The last but seldom people would take is on foot, trekking from the border to Lhasa would be more than a month to complete, as it is more than 800km to go. At present except the pilgrims who did the kowtow along the way, hardly the travelers would try it in this way.
The questions raised by our past customers can help you get a more clear picture about tours to Tibet, read them or tell us your own questions via the form on the right side, our specialists will reply you within 24 hours.
I heard that a new road had been opened in June this year to Mt Kailash. I am interested in a 20 day package to Mt Kailash , Mansa rover in October 2020. I am convinced of the new road, pictures showed that we can reach Mt Kailash by jeep. I ask coz my husband is a triple by pass heart patient, he wont b able to trek. please reply with cost and Inf. Regards
Dear Ms. Pa***,
Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. At present we do not set any date in Oct 2020, and we can set any date based on yours, and if possible I hope you can come in next half of Oct as all the cost would be cheaper and less people there.
There is environment bus in Kailash, and people can take about 10 km with bus taking, but after that, no vehicle will be available during the trekking, so if your husband cannot take trekking, he has to rest in hotel with our driver and wait all of you come back. And also there is horse hire, people can hire a horse to ride, but as the road off mountain, because it is quite cliffy, so people are not allowed to ride a horse and need to take foot on own. And also the highest mountain pass will be around 5300meters high. So better for him to rest in hotel. But we will visit the holy lake without problem. I will send you more details by email, please check it there, best regards.
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