Tibet Overland Tours

Though it is a challenge way to travel to Tibet by overland, it is the best way to explore the Qinghai-Tibet plateau. Recently, there are four highways to Tibet from mainland China, namely the Sichuan-Tibet highway from Chengdu to Lhasa, the Qinghai-Tibet highway from Xining to Lhasa, the Yunnan-Tibet highway from Kunming to Lhasa and the Xinjiang-Tibet highway from Yecheng to Lhasa. The only international highway connecting Tibet with the world is the Sino-Nepal friendship highway from Kathmandu to Lhasa.

No matter which way you choose to go, a Tibet overland tour will take you deeply explore this mysterious land. Driving through the highway to Tibet, you will enjoy the landscapes changings along the way, be amazed by the snow-capped mountains and closely see the local villages. It could be a memorable Tibet tour by overland to Lhasa, during which you will not only appreciate the beauty of the Nature, but also experience the most colorful local cultures in the wild area of China Tibet.

Nepal and Tibet Overland Tours

With the assistance of staff from our Lhasa and Kathmandu office, you can travel seamlessly and comfortably between Nepal and Tibet along the Friendship Highway. Besides the classic group itinerary, you can omit the high altitude EBC (5200m), trek around Mt. Kailash, or cycle to Kathmandu during a private tour.

Qinghai and Tibet Overland Tours

Starting from Xining in Qinghai Province and ending in Lhasa, Qinghai-Tibet Highway is the highest and relatively shortest road to Tibet with its Golmud-Lhasa section paralleled by the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. Besides taking our car tour, you can also join our Qinghai-Tibet train or bike trip.

Sichcuan and Tibet Overland Tours

Sichuan-Tibet Highway, the most beautiful highway in China, extends from Chengdu in Sichuan Province to Lhasa, and traverses along the breathtaking landscape of precipitous gorges and rugged peaks, turbulent rivers and tranquil lakes, lush forests and majestic glaciers. Escorted by our professional guide, this will be one of the most wonderful overland tours in your life.

Xinjiang and Tibet Overland Tours

As one of the world's highest roads, Xinjiang-Tibet Highway, or China National Highway 219, connects Yecheng in Xinjiang and Latse in TAR with an average altitude of over 4,500 meters. During our tours, you can explore Mt. Everest, trek around Mt. Kailash in Tibet, pass through solitary plains, and traverse among the boundless Taklamakan Desert.

Yunnan and Tibet Overland Tours

Built along the "Tea-Horse Ancient Road", Yunnan-Tibet Highway runs through the China-Burma Basin and the Hengduan Mountain Range with spectacular landscape like thick forests and mild climate on the way. You can join our car tour from Lijiang to Lhasa or take our bicyle trip from Lhasa to Shangarila.

Tibet Overland Tour Travel Guide

  • Tibet Travel Permit

    Please make sure you have got the Tibet Travel Permit before you entering Tibet. It will be check while you enter Tibet, and during your trip in Tibet. If you plan to continue your trip in Tibet to further areas, like the Everest Base Camp or Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar, you need to apply for extra travel permits, such as the Aliens’ Travel Permit and Military Permit.

  • Best Time to Go

    The best time to take an overland trip to Tibet is spring and autumn, during which you can enjoy the most beautiful scenery en route. Summer is also a good time, but the rich rainfall may make the road in the mountain areas in Sichuan and Yunnan muddy and even trigger landscapes. Please check the weather forecast frequently for your overland tour.

  • Altitude Sickness

    Travelling through the Xinjiang-Tibet highway is the most challenge way to enter Tibet for the average altitude along the way is over 4500 metres. Even through other highways to Tibet, you may need to pass through several mountains with high altitude. But as the altitude increases slowly during the overland tour to Tibet, you will feel less uncomfortable when you arrive in Lhasa.

  • Our Support

    Our professional travel advisor will answer all your questions about overland to Tibet and help you arrange your Tibet overland tour. During you journey, our experienced support team will lead you to explore the real beauty of Tibet at best safety guarantee. Whatever happened on the way, you can contact us immediately. A 24/7 service is available any time.

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