Yunnan-Tibet Overland Tour 2017-08-07T15:27:03+00:00

Yunnan-Tibet Overland tour

  • Yunnan tibet overland tour
  • Yunnan-Tibet overland tour
  • Destination:- Shangri-la, Dêqên, Markam, Ranwu, Lulang, Nyintri, Basum Tso and Lhasa

  • Duration:- 11 Days and 10 Nights

  • Difficulty: Medium

  • Best Time to Travel:- April to Mid June, Sept to November

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Attractions of Tour to Everest north base camp:

Shangri-la, Dêqên, Markam, Ranwu, Lulang, Nyintri, Basum Tso, Potala palace, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka (the Summer palace), Sera monastery, Drepung Monastery, and Namtso lake.


  • Journey through ancient tea route from Yunnan to Tibet.
  • Explore all the tourist spot along the Yunnan-Tibet highway.
  • Visit Lhasa and explore the daily life of Tibetans in the Lhasa city.
  • Explore the various architecture marvels of Tibet.
  • Drive along with the Yarlung Tsangpo river.
  • Eat different Tibetan fast food with your Tibetan friend.
  • Drive through the lush greenery of eastern Tibet.

Yunnan-Tibet overland tour is the magnificent overland visit from Yunnan-Tibet begins from the legend place that is known for Shangrila. Driving along the River and barren stones over the high ground amongst Mekong and Yangtze River, dynamite perspectives of sacred Mt. Karwa Karpo offers from Feilaisi viewpoint. After Markam you will join the Sichuan-Tibet southern roadway and take after old tea horse road to Tibetan plateau.

The pleasant views of lakes and snow topped tops inside the excellent fruitful valleys of the eastern Tibet extend the route further toward the west to heavenly Lhasa city. A couple of days visit the world legacies and magical sanctuaries inside the city will end the outing with brimming with surprise and appreciation.

By and large, the eastern part is getting a charge out of a gentle atmosphere because of the entrance of rainstorm winds and precipitation from Southeast Asia, so this bold excursion is accessible from April to Mid June and after that Sept to November since monsoon rain could bring heavy damages to the road. (from the end of June to August).
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Day 1) Guided tour in Shangrila 

Today our guide will me meet with you at the lodging per the scheduled time and afterward visit the Sungtsenling Monastery. which was established in 1681 under the prompt ot the Fifth Dalai lama Lobsang Gyatso, this Gelugpa sect monastic college is at one time the biggest complex in the area, comprising of a principle assembly hall and eight residential colleges(Khangsten), as same as different religious communities. Now they are around 600 Monks conveying their rituals. In the afternoon, you have leisure time to explore around the Gyalthang town and get ready for the overland visit to Tibet. Overnight in Shangrila.

Day 2) Shangrila –Dêqên, Altitude 3280m  Distance:190Kms  Drive: 7hrs

Today we drive along the Yangtze river, the road curving inside the prolific valley and stop at Feilaisi, which is the view point of Mt. Karwa Karpo, it is the most noteworthy top in Yunnan with elevation 6740m, the stunning perspective of the zenith pinnacle is one of the heavenly mountains for Tibet Buddhism and consistently several Buddhism pilgrims circumambulating around it. At that point, it is just around 10km to the day’s goal Dechen, from that point you can likewise see the sacred Mt. Karwa Karpo as well. Overnight at Dechen.

Day 3) Dêqên- Markam,  Altitude 3900m,  Distance: 332Kms  Drive: 6hrs

Today we will cross some high passes like Dungala pass(5008m), the roadway disregarding the edges offers stupendous perspectives of Mt. Dungri Karpo(6090m) toward the south, then rapidly cross the Joba la pass (3908m), the crisscross street down through the desolate sandstone vista to Druk connect that traverses the Mekong stream. At long last a steady climb on the east bank leads crosswise over Laoshan pass (4060m) into the snow capped glades of Markham, there we will meet the southern Sichuan-Tibet roadway. Overnight at Markham.

Day 4) Markam-Basho,  Altitude 3280m  Distance: 365Kms  Drive: 8hrs

Today we will traverse the most elevated purpose of the entire trip, the Dongdo-la with height of 5108m, then we take the road along Yachu river which is a tributary of the Salween river and meet spur road to Chamdo at Pamda, from that point the unpaved street traverse the Nujiang mountain(4658m), the dusty street moving down into the valley with 72 twists could be the most exceedingly terrible piece of the street, then the street go through quantities of towns along the stream prompt the residential community of Basho which is found ideal out and about side, it is the best place to spend the night in the locale. Overnight at Basho.

Day 5) Basho-Pomi,  Altitude 2725m  Distance:222Kms  Drive: 6hrs

Today we drive to Pomi by means of Ranwu lake, the continuous plummeting in the height convey atmosphere changes from dry to wet, forest get thicker along the street, once we get at Ranwu, we stop for some time to see the shocking Ranwu lake that gives you wonderful shots with impressions of the snow mountains in the lake, then for couple of kilometers along the lake and drive further to Pomi. Overnight in Pomi.

Day 6)Pomi-Nyintri,  Altitude 2930m,  Distance:234Kms  Drive: 6hrs

Today we travel through excellent green valleys, yet snow mountains showing up long ways behind the forested mountains and beautiful wild blooms are known as Tibetan Switzerland, the street follow upstream of the Parlung stream and Rongchu waterway, we will traverse the photogenic suspension connect over the Yigong Tsangpo and afterward additionally up to Rongchu valley, the virgin woods and subtropical atmosphere of the range is one of a kind on the Tibetan level, then a short drive get us to the dazzling high valley with rich rhododendron and cypress backwoods is known as Lulang timberland ocean and after that climb through a progression of bands from pleasant Rongchu valley to the Serkym la pass(4582m), we will stop at the Serkym la picturesque recognize that give you a flawless perspective of intensive Rongchu valley and Mt. Namcha Barwa(7787m) and Mt.Gyala Palri(7151m) out of sight, then it is just around 60km to Nyintri town. Overnight in Nyintri.

Day 7) Nyintri-Basum Lake- Lhasa,  Altitude 3650m,  Distance:480Kms  Drive: 8hrs

Today we will drive along the Nyanchu waterway upstream, inside the elevated valley we will go by quantities of towns, in transit we will drive to Basum lake which is around 50km kill from the fundamental street, aside from the sheer magnificence of the lake it is associated with semi-legendary ruler of the Kham-Lord Gesar and Indian abbot Master Rinpoche, there are likewise a few people stories about the encompassing snow topped pinnacles, stroll no matter how you look at it gliding extension to visit the authentic Nyinmapa cloister in the midst of the island. Evening we will follow back to the principle street and proceeds with drive toward west, traverse the Mila pass(5000m) and it will increase a few hundred meters in elevation, step by step you will feel the dry level atmosphere and the exposed mountains are the genuine element of the focal and western Tibet. Additionally drive along the Lhasa stream, you will be inspire by look at Potala Royal residence from the far off that roosting up from whatever remains of the city. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 8) Lhasa City tour; Jokhang temple and Sera Monastery 

Today is your first day in Lhasa and some of you may have a little headache which is extremely basic for voyagers by the high elevation, so drinking enough water and mellow movement on the initial few days is recommendable. In the morning our guide will meet you at the inn and take a simple visit to Jokhang Sanctuary in the focal point of the Old Lhasa city. Jokhang Temple of the most sacred temple in all over Tibet and it is continually clamoring with sincere neighborhood pioneers since from early days. After that, you have room schedule-wise to stroll around the Bakhor road which is the standout amongst the most reverential circuit and additionally swarmed focal market of Lhasa, amid the days of yore it is the most celebrated nearby market however now it is changed to traveler blessing mall. The astonishing day will finish with a visit to the Sera Religious community, it is inherent the fifteenth century by the Jamchen choji Sakya Yeshi who is follower of Tsongka dad, couple of various devout universities in Sera is home to a few hundred ministers from various piece of Tibet, the renowned Buddhist philosophical level headed discussions among the friars are occurring ordinary toward the evening aside from Sunday. Proceeds adjust and lighten stream slack rest of the day. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 9) Lhasa City tour; Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery

Today we will visit the famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, it was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in 7th century and later in 17th century rebuilt by 5th Dalai Lama, since then it was home to the Dalai Lama and his government. Walking though the long steps are quite challenging but it is worthwhile to leave your foot steps in the spiritual palace of God of compassion which listed in the world heritage in 1994. And in the afternoon, we will visit the Drepung monastery, once the world’s largest monastery that housed for more than 10,000 monks, it was resident of the Dalai Lama prior to Potala Palace, but several destructions were taken place in different time but still you have lots of things to see by walking through numbers of narrow and twisted lane through the monks apartments is thrilling. Continues acclimatize and alleviate jet lag rest of the day. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 10) Lhasa City tour; Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery

Today we drive to north-west of Lhasa by means of Qinghai-Tibet thruway, following the Tibet prepare track till damxung and afterward cross the Lagen la go by driving further west to Namtso lake, north-western piece of Tibet is incomprehensible fields for the level wanderers since from a long time and we call it Jiangthang (Northern migrants arrive), from edge of the Lagen la(5190m) it gives you the primary perspective of the astounding Namtso lake vista, the cleared street slice through the traveler prairies and dark tents of migrant families can be seen along the street side amid summer season, Tashi promontory is the last goal of the day, toward the evening you have enough time to investigate around the Tashi Do landmass and environment.

Namtso lake is one of the Tibet’s three most sacred lakes and Tibetans makes journey circumambulation around the lake on some custom time which takes about a month or less to finish the entire circle, it is the world most elevated saltwater lake and second biggest salt water lake in China with 70km long and 30km in breadth(1st biggest salt water lake in China is Korkornor lake in Qinghai territory). Late evening, drive back to Lhasa, on the way you will visit a migrant family to encounter the yak fleece tent from within and get you the opportunity to see minimal more about their way of life. Overnight in Lhasa.

Day 11) Lhasa Departure

Today our guide and driver will send you to the airport or train station and it is time to say your good bye and depart to your next destination. End the trip officially.

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