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Trans Himalayan between Kathmandu and Xi'an

Visiting: China,Nepal

Code: DHTC

Kitty: As this trip is an overland trip. it has a kitty on top of the tour price. As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.

DHTC Kitty Details

This trip is an overland trip run in an overland truck. In addition to paying for your trip, you're require to make a separate payment to your tour leader at the start of the trip, usually in USD. Kitties are flexible and change as prices are updated. Therefore you should check the latest kitty amount on this website before you depart.

A kitty is a group fund which covers all accommodation, meals while camping (not in hotels) and activities listed as included. It's a system unique to overlanding to provide the maximum flexibility and best value on the road (you get everything at cost price!). The kitty is your money, not ours, so any amount left over is divided among the group as a refund.

Trip CodeStart DateEnd DateCurrencyKitty
HTC1st May 201631st May 2016USD1010.00
HTC2nd Jun 20162nd Jul 2016USD1010.00
HTC2nd Jul 20161st Aug 2016USD1010.00
HTC9th Aug 20168th Sep 2016USD1010.00
HTC30th Apr 201730th May 2017USD1010.00
HTC22nd Jul 201721st Aug 2017USD1010.00
Trans Himalayan between Kathmandu and Xi'an

This is a journey across the ‘Roof of the World’, where you’ll cross high mountain passes – up to 5000m, the highest plateau in the world, encounter an area infused with Tibetan culture before ending in China ‘proper’, with the Terracotta Warriors of Xi’an. Starting in Kathmandu en route for Tibet, you’ll thread your way through the Himalayas. Truly, is there any better scenery on earth, we wonder? You’ll see prayer flags snapping in the wind, visit monasteries with burgundy robed monks and witness a way of life unchanged for centuries. After arriving in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, you’ll see the Potala Palace and have plenty of free time to explore this magical city before heading out on a superb overland route, across the almost lunar landscape of the Tibetan Plateau and arriving in Golmud. The journey continues on to Qinghai Lake and the giant Buddha at Bingling Si before ending this rigorous and challenging trip with a luxurious hotel in Xi’an. Definitely a trip for landscape and culture lovers!


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Trip Itinerary

  1. Day1Kathmandu
  2. Day2 - 3Dhulikhel
  3. Day4 - 5Kodari
  4. Day6Zhangmu
  5. Day7 - 8Friendship Highway
  6. Day9Baipa
  7. Day10Rongbuk
  8. Day11Baipa
  9. Day12 - 13Shigatse
  10. Day14Gyantse
  11. Day15Lhasa
  12. Day16 - 17Lhasa
  13. Day18 - 19Amdo
  14. Day20Golmud
  15. Day21Qinghai Hu
  16. Day22Lanzhou
  17. Day23 - 24Xiahe
  18. Day25Bingling Si
  19. Day26Bingling Si Lanzhou
  20. Day27 - 28Pingliang
  21. Day29Xi'an
  22. Day30Xi'an
  23. Day31Xi'an


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