Road trip in the Himalayas

The best way to travel from China to Nepal through Tibet and explore the Himalayas and Tibet in one road trip. From the crazy Shanghai to the roof of the world.
Distance: 5.300 KM // 4 weeks

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Road trip in the Himalayas

Shanghai // China

Shanghai is the largest city in China, famous historical and cultural city, known for its rich tourism resources, its culinary art and its places of attractions.

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Hangzhou // China

Hangzhou is in Zhejiang Province, China. It is one of the most important tourist cities in China, famous for its natural beauty and historical and cultural heritages and close to Shanghai by train.

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Lhasa // Tibet

The magnificent Potala Palace, was the seat of the Tibetan government and the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas, it is Lhasa’s major landmark. Today Lhasa is more invaded by Chinese people from Beijing and it is still impossible to travel on your own. Lhasa is al the starting point of the Friendship Highway connecting the Tibetan capital to Kathmandu.

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Overland Tour // Tibet

Discover the Friendship Highway also known as the China-Nepal Highway, a 800 kilometres scenic route connecting the capital of Tibet Lhasa with the Chinese/Nepalese border at the Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge between Zhangmu and Kodari. It includes the western most part of China National Highway 318 and crosses three passes over 5,000m before dropping to 1,750m at the border. 

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Base Camp Everest // China

Base Camp Everest, the most iconic base camp of all, at the foot of the greatest mountain in the world, Mount Everest (8848m), this is one of the world’s classic treks. Famous for its spectacular mountain peaks and the loyalty and friendliness of its inhabitants (the Sherpas), the Everest region (Khumbu) is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in Nepal and Tibet.

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Kathmandu // Nepal

Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and the namesake of the Kathmandu Valley which comprises the three ancient cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. Once thought to be the fabled and inaccessible Shangri-La, Kathmandu is now a hub for independent travellers as well as a growing vacation spot catering to all budgets.

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Bhaktapur // Nepal

Bhaktapur is known variously as City of Culture, Living Heritage, Nepal’s Cultural Gem, An open museum and a City of Devotees. Bhaktapur is an ancient city and is renowned for its elegant art, fabulous culture, colorful festivals, traditional dances and indigenous lifestyle of Newari community.

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The best way to travel from China to Nepal through Tibet and explore the best of the Himalayas in one road trip. This journey will bring you into the contrast of our contemporary world. From the vibrant and crazy city of Shanghai to the roof of the world. A 6000 km road trip from the busy Shanghai to the peaceful Kathmandu. The Friendship Highway linking Lhasa with the Nepal border at the Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge remains the most popular overland route in Tibet. Download Free Travel Guides of the itinerary.

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