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Kathmandu to Lhasa Fly in & Out Tour - 8 Days

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Kathmandu to Lhasa Fly in & Out Tour - 8 Days

US $ 1599per person



Trip Duration

8 Days

Max Altitude

3656 M

Trip Grade



Best Season

Kathmandu to Lhasa Fly-In and Out Tour is one of the finest selective and best-selling Tibet tour packages of South Asia which covers major attractions and the historical sites in Tibet and Nepal. This itinerary package is best suitable for those travelers who are short on time but still want to explore Nepal and Tibet.
Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is the only international gateway city to Lhasa because of which Nepal has become the major tourist hub for Nepali, Indian, and other European tourists to enter Tibet. Each year thousands of tourists take a trip from Kathmandu to Lhasa because of easy access from Nepal. There are two ways to enter Tibet from Nepal; overland and flight.

Our 8-days Kathmandu to Lhasa Fly-in & out Tour begins with Kathmandu sightseeing. We will explore the major cultural and historical sites of Kathmandu such as Pasupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
From Kathmandu, we will take a 2 hours scenic flight to Lhasa. On the way, we will get a glimpse of low hills to the high Tibetan plateau along with a view of giant peaks. We will continue our tour to Lhasa and explore the major sites such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Barkat Market, etc.

From Lhasa, we will drive to Drak Yerpa and trek to visit the entire caves and chapels of this holiest site. After exploring Lhasa, we will return to Kathmandu by flight.
A tour to Lhasa by air from Kathmandu allows you to enjoy the two different beautiful landscapes within a brief period of time. So, hurry up and register with us to undertake this tour with our experienced and local guide. Don't hesitate to contact us for further more information about this tour.

Kathmandu to Lhasa Fly-in & Out Tour Highlights

• Explore the UNESCO Listed World Heritage Sites such as Pasupatinath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Boudhanath

• Roaming around the bustling places of Kathmandu such as Ason, Thamel, etc.

• Explore the highest and holiest city of the world, Lhasa

• Visit Potala Palace which was the winter residence of Dalai Lama and Norbulingka Park which was the summer residence of Dalai Lama

• Interact with the Tibetan People, learning about their pristine Buddhist culture, and visit the various monasteries such as Ganden monastery, Drepung monastery, Sera monastery, Rating monastery, etc.

• Trek around Drak Yerpa and mediating in ancient caves


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Arrival: Kathmandu Nepal > Departure: Kathmandu Nepal


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Max. Altitude: 1,300m
Overnight at Kathmandu (Hotel)
Meals Included: Dinner

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu's airport, our representatives will help in fulfilling the document's formalities and escort you to the hotel. You can take shower and rest in a hotel.
In the evening, you will be provided with a 'Welcome Dinner' from Greater Himalaya. You will be served authentic Nepalese dishes. If possible, some programs can also be arranged for entertainment purposes. Also, the local guide will briefly explain the following days' Nepal Tour.
Don't forget to chat with the locals by practicing a few Nepali words. This will help you to observe the unforgettable smile on the innocent faces of Nepalese.


Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Max. Altitude: 1,300m
Overnight at Kathmandu (Hotel)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlights: Pasupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath & Kathmandu Durbar Square

Today is the important day of our Nepal tour where we will explore the 4 major UNESCO Listed World Heritage Sites of Nepal.

We will start our journey early in the morning by visiting one of the major sacred Hindu temples, Pasupatinath Temple. It lies on the bank of the Bagmati River and God Shiva is worshipped in this temple. Several small and big statues of gods and goddesses around the premises of this temple will help you to calm your soul and mind.
From Pashupatinath Temple, we will head towards Bouddhanath Stupa. This stupa is a famous Buddhist shrine that has been home to Tibetan refugees. It is the largest stupa in the world which is 131ft. It is designed in mandala style and was built in the 5th century.

We will also visit Swayambhunath Stupa which is an important religious site for both Hindus and Buddhists. It is also known as 'Monkey Temple'. From the top of this stupa, you can see the beautiful view of Kathmandu city and its surroundings. Also, the flapping prayer flags, murals, Mani walls, Buddha statues, etc. make it is surroundings more religious.

After exploring the Hindus and Buddhist sites, we will head towards Kathmandu Durbar Square which is also known as Hanuman Dhoka Palace. This place was ruled by Newari Mallas between the 12th and 18th centuries. We will visit Taleju Temple, Kumari Goddess Temple, Kal Bhairav, Jagannath Temple, King Pratap Malla statue, etc. inside the premises of this durbar square.


Day 3: Fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu

Flight Duration: 1.5 hours
Max. Altitude: 3,656m (Lhasa)
Overnight at Lhasa (Hotel)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Highlights: Scenic flight to Lhasa

Today, you will fly from Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport to Lhasa Gonggar Airport for our Tibet tour. You will enjoy 2 hours long scenic flight with the panorama of the Himalayas range and giant peaks. After your arrival at Lhasa, you will meet our Tibetan guide and driver who will escort you to the hotel.
Lhasa holds important significance to both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. In the evening, we will roam around the city area and enjoy the ethnic Tibetan dishes for dinner. Also, the guide will explain to you about the following days’ Lhasa Tour.


Day 4: Lhasa Sightseeing

Max. Altitude: 3,656m (Lhasa)
Overnight at Lhasa (Hotel)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Highlights: Visiting Potala Palace, Namtso Lake, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka Park, Princess Wencheng Drama, Ganden monastery, Drepung monastery, Sera monastery, etc.

The next two days of the Tibet tour will give you unforgettable memories as you will be exploring one of the highest cities in the world, Lhasa (3,656m). This city has been the religious and administrative capital of Tibet since the mid-17th century.
Lhasa is the holiest city in the world for Tibetan people. This city has become the most visited place in the world as one can feel the essence of exotic Tibetan culture, Tibetan dishes, get to know about the history of Tibet, interact with the friendly locals, etc.

One of the most visited places of Lhasa is the red and white Potala Palace which is situated in the high hill and is the center of Lhasa. This building is incredibly attractive and used to be the winter palace of the Dalai Lama.
Namtso Lake is another must-visit place in Lhasa and is a half-day drive away from the city. This lake is immensely popular for hiking and photography. Surrounded by the vibrant and flapping prayer flags, this lake has turquoise-like blue water and gives heavenly feelings while strolling on the bank of this lake.
Jokhang Temple, the oldest sacred shrine of Tibetan pilgrims, is located at the center of Lhasa. Many pilgrims from around the world visit this temple and pray by bending their bodies and touching the holy land by forehead. The statue of Shakyamuni is worshipped at the main hall of this temple.

On our two days stay at Lhasa, we will also visit Norbulingka Park which is decorated with colorful flowers and consists of a few palaces. It used to be the summer residence of the Dalai Lama. Many Tibetan festivals are celebrated in this place such as Lantern Festival, Shoton festival, etc.

We will also visit the Princess Wencheng Drama where there are live performances of drama, music, dance, etc. held from time to time. We will also roam around Barkhor Street which is popular for shopping. You can also buy souvenirs for your loved ones from this street.

Lhasa is home to several Buddhist monasteries such as Ganden monastery, Drepung monastery, Sera monastery, Rating monastery, etc. where we can notice the pristine Tibetan Buddhism and enjoy the evening prayer held by monks living inside the palace. Similarly, we will also enjoy some of the authentic and delicious Tibetan dishes and interested one can also participate in cooking classes.


Day 5: Lhasa - Drek Yerpa - Lhasa

Max. Altitude: 3,656m (Lhasa)
Overnight at Lhasa (Hotel)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Highlights: Trek around Drek Yerpa

After having breakfast, we will drive to Drek Yerpa which is one of the holiest sites in Lhasa. These sites hold important religious significance among Tibetan Buddhism. It is located 30km away from Lhasa which is on the hillside of Yerpa Valley. This site is home to more than 80 meditation caves and some of them are even sacred Buddhism caves. So, to take a tour of this site, we will trek around and meditate near the cave.
In our leisure time, we will interact with the Tibetan people and learn about their local cultures and traditions.



Day 6: Fly to Kathmandu from Lhasa

Flight Duration: 1.5 hours
Max. Altitude: 1,300m (Kathmandu)
Overnight at Kathmandu (Hotel)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Highlights: Short and Scenic flight, exploring Ason and Thamel

After having breakfast, we will explore Lhasa and bid goodbye to the Tibet tour. Our Tibetan representatives will drop you at the Lhasa airport from where you will fly back to Kathmandu. On the way, you will enjoy the view of the high Himalayas and hills. After your arrival at Kathmandu’s airport, our representatives will escort you to the hotel.
In the evening, you can utilize your leisure time by strolling around the bustling Thamel and Ason Bazaar. These two places are famous shopping destinations for Nepalese. Also, Thamel is popular as a major tourist hub where you can find a vast number of markets selling local Nepalese products. You can also get an insight into Nepal's arts and architecture from all those small markets.

In Ason Bazaar, you can find clothing, stationery, decorative, household, electronics, etc. items at reasonable prices. If you have forgotten to bring anything needed for a tour from your home country, then you can buy them here. Also, remember to try spicy street foods being sold in Ason.
After a short exploration of nearby places, you will be served authentic Nepalese dishes as Farewell Dinner from Greater Himalaya. 


Day 7: Departure from Kathmandu

Meals Included: Breakfast

This is the last day of the 8-Days Kathmandu to Lhasa tour by air. We will bid goodbye and our office representatives will drop you at the airport for a flight to your home country. We hope that you will visit Nepal, Bhutan, and other destinations in the future and give us a chance to serve you again in the coming days. Happy Journey!!!


Best Time for Kathmandu to Lhasa Fly-in & Out Tour


Kathmandu to Lhasa tour by air is possible throughout the year. However, to experience the best of this tour, spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) is the best time for the Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour.

During this time, the sky is cloudless which offers a clear panorama of the scenery, temperature is also very warm, there is little or no rainfall and also the chance of snowfall is very low. Also, the environment is very pleasant and warm which makes your trip more wonderful.

Besides these, winter (December to February) is suitable for this tour. It is regarded as off-season and you can complete your trip on a low budget.

Summer/Monsoon season (June to August) causes high rainfall in the Himalayas region which may lead to landslides, muddy and slippery roads, and blockage of the route. So, this season is not ideal for Lhasa sightseeing.


Visa Requirements for Kathmandu to Lhasa Fly-in & Out Tour

1. Nepal Visa

To visit Nepal, you need to obtain a Nepal Visa. It is mandatory for every traveler from any country except India. This visa can be obtained after your arrival in Nepal. You need to submit your passport having at least 6 months of validity from the start date of the tour.

If you are planning for cross-country tours, then remember to obtain a multi-entries Nepal visa.


2. Chinese Group Visa

To travel to Tibet from Nepal, you need to obtain a China Group Visa and Tibet Travel Permit. China Group Visa allows foreign travelers to fly or drive to Tibet. Since you are traveling from Nepal, this group visa will be obtained only from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal.

It takes around 3 to 5 days to issue this visa. So, we recommend you arrive in Kathmandu in advance and submit the documents i.e., a passport with a validity of 6 months from the starting date of travel and one passport-sized photograph.


3. Tibet Visa

Tibet Travel Permit is mandatory for any foreign traveler to visit Tibet. Also, solo travel to tibet is not allowed. So, the permit must be issued through a registered travel agency and licensed guide. It takes around 8-9 working days to issue a Tibet visa.

Book your Kathmandu to Lhasa tour with Greater Himalaya and we will assist you to obtain both Chinese Group Visa, Nepal Visa, and Tibet Visa to provide hassle-free traveling.


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