To Travel Tibet by overland is the best way to deeply explore Tibet Plateau. Recently, there are five highways to Tibet from Sichuan, Qinghai, Yunnan, Xinjiang and Nepal. To enter Tibet Plateau, the Third Pole on the Earth, you will experience the altitude changing from above 1000 meters to over 5000 meters. The poor mountain road, the awful weather, the no man’s area may be a great challenge for you, but the stunning scene of the nature, the marvelous landscape of this highland, the vast prairie and various wild animals can be only seen during the overland tour to Tibet. Also, you will experience different cultures of different ethnic groups en route.
Recommended Tibet Overland Tours
Our travel experts selectes the most classic overland trips to Tibet from Sichuan, Yunnan, Qinghai and Xinjiang, as well as the popular overland adventures from Lhasa to Kathmandu. No matter you want to enjoy the stunning natural beauty along the way or eager to explore the local ethnic groups en route, you can find one from our Tibet Overland Tour Packages that satisfy your needs.
11-Day Xining to Lhasa Overland Tour via Qinghai Tibet HighwayView Details
11 Days & 10 Nights
Xining(1N) - Qinghai Lake (1N) - Chaka (1N) - Golmud (1N) - Tuotuoheyan (1N) - Nagqu (1N) - Namtso Lake (1N) - Lhasa (3N)
13 Days Chengdu to Lhasa Overland Tour via G318 National HighwayView Details
13 Days & 12 Nights
Chengdu (1N) - Kangding (1N) - Litang (1N) - Markam (1N) - Zogang (1N) - Baxoi (1N) - Bome (1N) - Bayi (2N) - Lhasa (3N)
16 Days Chengdu to Lhasa Overland Tour via Daocheng YadingView Details
16 Days & 15 Nights
Chengdu - Xinduqiao - Daocheng - Yading - Daocheng - Benzilan - Feilaisi - Markham - Zogong - Baxoi - Bome - Bayi - Lhasa
17-Day Kunming to Lhasa Overland Tour via Yunnan Tibet HighwayView Details
17 Days & 16 Nights
Kunming (2N) - Dali (1N) - Lijiang (2N) - Shangril (2N) - Feilaisi (1N) - Markam (1N) - Zogang (1N) - Baxoi (1N) - Bome (1N) - Bayi (1N) - Lhasa (3N)
18-Day Lhasa to Kashgar Overland Tour via Xinjiang-Tibet HighwayView Details
18 Days & 17 Nights
Lhasa (3N) - Shigatse (1N) - Saga (1N) - Lake Manasarovar (1N) - Darchen (1N) - Mt. Kailash Trek (2N) - Darchen (1N) - Zanda (1N) – Pangongtso (1N) - Dahongliutan (1N) - Mazar (1N) - Yecheng (1N) - Kashgar(2N)
21-Day Kashgar to Lhasa Overland TourView Details
21 Days & 20 Nights
Urumqi (1N) - Kashigar (2N) - Yecheng (1N) - Dahongliutan (1N) - Rutog (1N) - Shiquanhe (1N) - Zanda (1N) - Derchan (1N) - Manasarovar (1N) - Paryang (1N) - Saga (1N) - Tingri (1N) - Shegar (1N) - Shigatse (1N) - Gyantse (1N) - Tsedang (1N) - Lhasa (3N)
Find the Best Overland Route to Tibet
Overland to Tibet from Mainland China
There are four highways to Tibet from mainland China, including the Sichuan-Tibet highway, Qinghai-Tibet highway, Yunnan-Tibet highway and Xinjiang-Tibet highway.
Taking the overland trip from Sichuan to Tibet, following the amazing G318 highway from Chengdu to Lhasa, you will experience the most stunning landscape from Chengdu flatland to Tibet Plateau. Starting from Xining, Qinghai Province, Qinghai-Tibet highway stretches to Lhasa via Golmud, climbs Kunlun Mountain, Tanggula Mountain and crosses Tongtia River, Tuotuo River and Chumaer River. During your Qinghai Tibet overland tour, you will drive along the Qinghai-Tibet highway, which is parallel to the Qinghai-Tibet railway through the Qiangtang Prairie. Through the forest of Hengudan Mountain and across the Jinsha River, the overland journery from Kunming to Lhasa along the Yunnan Tibet Highway takes you to the famous Dalli, Lijiang and Shangri-la in Yunnan, and joins in the south Sichuan Tibet Highway at Markam county in east Tibet. Xinjiang Tibet Highway is connecting Xinjiang and Tibet together. Passing through the Ngari area in Tibet, you keep north to Kashgar, Xinjiang. You could visit the holy Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar during your Xinjiang Tibet overland tour.
Overland to Tibet from Nepal
The China-Nepal Friendship Highway is and 800 kilometers' scenic route connecting Lhasa with the border at the Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge. The Tibet Nepal Overland trip is one of the most popular trip in Tibet. Getting to Tibet by overland from Kathmandu to Lhasa is also a popular way to enter Tibet.
From Lhasa to Kathmandu, you could witness the stunning view of holy Yamdrok Lake, visit the culture center of central Tibet in Shigatse, and spend a night at Everest Base Camp, the top of the world.
Visiting Tibet along the road through the Tibet Plateau from Lhasa to the Sino-Nepal border and ahead to Nepal, you will meet the best of Tibet, especially the Mount Everest, in just one go.