Nowadays, with the development of tourism industry, more and more people are interested in traveling around the world. Among the great number of scenic spots, Lhasa to Kathmandu tour is popular for most international tourists who are willing to have a trip from Tibet to Nepal. Taking flights and traveling overland are the two main ways for tourists from Lhasa to Kathmandu. Lhasa to Kathmandu by bus and Lhasa to Kathmandu by vehicle are included in the travel overland, and they are provided by your travel agency. International tourists will have an impressive view of the landscape, mountains, and lakes from Lhasa to Kathmandu, which makes your trip be more wonderful and funny.
Lhasa to Kathmandu by Bus
You can also take the commuter bus running from Lhasa to Kathmandu. This kind of bus starts from Lhasa’s Liuwu Bus Station and arrives in Kathmandu. During the peak season, it runs twice a week on every Tuesday and Friday, while in during the low season, it only runs once a week on every Friday. You will pay RMB580 for the bus ticket, and it takes you two and a half days to finish the whole distance.
Lhasa to Kathmandu by Vehicle
From Lhasa to Kathmandu, the total liner distance is about 609km, while the kilometers of the overland is nearly 1,300km. The capital city of Nepal – Kathmandu is connected with Lhasa – the capital city of Tibet by Friendship Highway. Recently, many international tourists have regarded this route as the most popular one when traveling from Lhasa to Kathmandu. Driving on this road is very easy because it is an asphaltic road. There are a lot of beauty spots along this road, such as holy temples, high mountains, and tranquil lakes. You could have a rest and visit there when you arrive at those places.
Lhasa to Kathmandu by Train
A pity for travelers is that there is no direct train running from Lhasa and Kathmandu. However, the governments between China and Nepal are sparing no effort to build the direct railway. It is said that the Qinghai-Tibet Railway will be added one route from Lhasa to Shigatse, and the Lhasa and Kathmandu railway is just around the corner. Definitely, this route will benefit tourists who are traveling to Lhasa and Kathmandu.
Lhasa to Kathmandu by Air
Apart from bus, vehicle, train, and air, tourists can take direct airplanes from Lhasa to Kathmandu. There are two main airlines at present. The one is Sichuan Airlines, the other is Air China. And China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines are available for tourists.
The flight of Sichuan airline is on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The fare of the airplane ticket is about USD 400-800, and the flying time is only 1.5 hours. While Air China has more flights. It flies every day. The fare of the airplane ticket is about USD 450-530, and the flying time is about 1.5 hours. Because of the limited seats in airplanes, tourists will cost more money when they travel during Chinese festivals.
To be honest, taking air from Lhasa to Kathmandu is a convenient and time – saving way. But if you focus on the road trip, you’d better take a bus or vehicle.