You have two viable options to travel from Lhasa to Kathmandu. You can either make an overland tour from Lhasa to Kathmandu or book a flight from Lhasa's Gonggar Airport to that of Tribhuvan International Airport of Nepal. Each option brings in different scenic highlights and itineraries. For travelers who can’t decide to choose which one of the transportation modes, this guide will show you the details of these options.
The Friendship Highway from Lhasa to Kathmandu curves around the Yarlung Tsangpo on the highest plateau in the world to the valley plain. The holy city of Lhasa at an altitude of 3700 meters, is the starting point of this highway. Along the road, you can pass the holy Yamdrok Lake, the ancient Gyantse Dzong with the legend of heroes, Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse, the unique Sakya Temples, and Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. It extends via Gyirong port out of Tibet and finally gets to Kathmandu, at an altitude of 1000 meters.