Travel to Tibet from Nepal
The overland travel to Tibet from Nepal connects two capitals. One is Lhasa in Tibet and the other is Kathmandu in Nepal. The Tibet to Kathmandu overland tour starts in Lhasa and ends in Kathmandu. The overland tour is for the people who love to witness the beautiful sights of the journey while driving around. And this tour is definitely going to give you the opportunity to find out the real Tibet. You are going to observe very closely the lifestyle of the Tibetan, the geographical diversity, the hustling and bustling of the old cities, the ancient villages and many more things. So, before planning for this adventurous and beautiful trip, here is the article, in which we have discussed everything one needs to know before the overland tour from Tibet to Kathmandu which is in Nepal.
Stunning Scenery from Tibet to Kathmandu
In the way of travelling from Tibet to Kathmandu, you can see spectacular scenery of mountain. This trip is definitely going to be a worthy one. In the overland tour of Tibet to Kathmandu when you will go across the plateau of Tibet, you can visit Tibetan monasteries, monuments, temples and many important tourist sites. In this overland journey you can have the view of the majestic Mount Everest. In your way you are going to have the view of the other high mountains too – these are Cho oyu, Shishapangma,and Makalu and Lhotse and Mount Nyenchen Tanglha. The adventurous tour from Tibet to Kathmandu will continue to the historical cities like Shigatse and Gyantse. And in this journey when you will leave Gyirong and enter Nepal via Rasuwagadhi. And this is final destination of this adventurous overland tour.
Explore the Buddhist culture and its source and development
Due to the presence of diverse geographic and climate condition of Tibet, it has developed a distinct culture. Since the introduction of Buddhist culture in the 7th century, Buddhist culture put a strong and huge influence on the culture of Tibet. Buddhist missionaries mainly came here from china, India and Nepal. The art, music and literature of Tibet has adopted its unique form which contains the beliefs of Buddhism.
And as a part of the multi – ethnic country like china, the Tibetans have developed their unique culture brilliantly. The characteristics of the culture of Tibetan people are very distinctive. And in this long time of the development of the Tibetan culture, not only culture of Tibet but also the architecture art of Tibet, the plastic arts like painting, sculpture, handcrafts, decoration etc. have also hugely developed. The literature, music, drama, dance, Tibetan language, folk literature, medicine, pharmacology and astronomy – these all have also reached to high level. As the written and spoken language of Tibet has developed, it is widely used and also studied. The ancient books of Tibet and the records and also the cultural relics are preserved very well and utilized it too. In Tibet the freedom religious belief can be seen. The Tibetan people also respect and protect the folk customs. The culture and art of Tibet are being developed by these Tibetan people in an all – round way. The studies of Tibetan are now flourishing. And the medicine and pharmacology of Tibetan have also taken on a new charter of life.
In the old Tibet there were no schools. So the government have always regarded education as a very important thing. As education is the only thing that can help to develop the cultural quality and scientific quality of Tibet. So in this all years, education has taken a huge leap in Tibet. The film and television industry, news and publishing industry and broadcasting industry are developing day by day in Tibet.
In all these historic years the culture of the Tibetan people has found a new modern shape. And it has not stopped developing. Rather, it is developing rapidly. So in the overland journey from Tibet to Nepal you are going to explore the Buddhist culture of the Tibetan people and also its source and development throughout.
Enjoy the full view of Mt. Everest from both northern EBC camp and southern EBC camp
The highest mountain in the world is the Mount Everest. The famous Everest is about 8844.43 metres above the sea – level. In Tibet mount Everest is called as chomolungma, where in Nepal it is known as sagarmantha. Every year many tourists come here to trek the southern ridge in Nepal and also to climb the summit from north in Tibet. The weather climate of EBC, that is Everest base camp is always at extreme level. Here the temperature is always below freezing point. The climbers face the harshest feature of it – which are the chill winds and the hurricane winds. In this trip you can enjoy the full view of mount Everest from both the northern Everest base came and the southern Everest base camp. The geographical features vary hugely between northern Everest Base Camp and southern Everest Base Camp.
In spite of being barren landscapes in Tibet, it looks still very beautiful. When you are in such high altitude, you feel like you are on the top of the world. And just for your information, Tibet is also referred as the roof of the world. You will experience the beauty of the white and dense clouds which will feel like they are crowning your head. And the mountain range carpet will be at your feet.
On the other hand, in the southern Everest Base Camp in Nepal you can see much diversity to fauna and flora. When you will cross through the alpine zone, the sub – alpine zone and the forested temperate zone in the tour of Everest Base Camp in Nepal, you can see a huge dramatic change in altitude. Touring Everest Base Camp in Nepal also offers a sense of biodiversity by musk deer, black bear of Himalayan, firs, birch, blue pines etc. In this tour you visit many mountains such as Mount Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Khumbila, Nuptse etc.
In Tibet the highest peak Mount Everest are Rongbuk Monastery, Gawu la pass and Everest base camp itself. and the best time to visit Everest base camp is May to early of October. As the weather in not that cold regarding the other time of the year. And in general in winter, it is very cold and snowy – which is definitely not suitable for camping in Everest Base Camp. But visiting EBC is perfectly fine and safe. You will enjoy the highest visibility in an entire year. Besides, the other places such as Lhasa, Shigatse and Gyantse are suitable for everyone to visit all the time of a year.
Easier for altitude acclimatization (Tibet to Kathmandu)
In the starting days in your Tibet trip, you may notice the subtle physical response to high altitude, and thin air on Tibetan Plateau . But you do not have to worry about this too much as you will acclimatise within maximum 2 to 3 days in Lhasa. The average altitude in Tibet is about four thousand metres above the sea – level. In Lhasa it is 3700 metres above the sea – level, in the Everest base camp it is 5200 metres above the sea – level and in Namtso it is 4718 metres above the sea – level. So if you have not had before any experience of high plateau travel, then we will suggest you taking physical examinations. And before starting your trip you also need to get suggestion from any doctor and bring some medicine with you in this trip. Just in case if you suffer from high altitude sickness.
When you are in Tibet you need to keep yourself warm all the time. It would be better if you do not take shower on the first 2 days of your trip. In this trip you need to eat more carbohydrates and more vegetables. You also need to drink more water. And always keep in mind that, if you ever do not feel well, then you must need to take help from the tour guide. If it gets serious then without delaying, you need to go to hospital immediately. By the end of your trip, as you travel from Qinghai-Tibet Plateau to Kathmandu Valley, you will find it much easier to cope with the altitude descent.
The Amazing end to the journey – long waited
The time period of this beautiful overland journey is 7 days. This journey will provide you with the best of views of natures. The historical sights, many adventurous arid landscapes, everything, you can witness in this journey. So, there is no doubt that the experience of this journey will be one of the best anyone can ever get. Hence, everyone needs to at least plan once to have this trip in their lifetime. And you can also discuss with your travel consultants and plan everything for you for this trip. They can arrange the visas and all that are needed for the journey from Tibet to Nepal. Hopefully, you are going to have a safe and beautiful journey when you will plan the tour of Tibet to Kathmandu.