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High Road to Tibet

14 days, Kathmandu to Kathmandu

From the sacred peaks of Tibet to lush green Nepalese valleys, explore overland the best of the Himalayas on this two-week tour. Discover mighty temples and small outposts on a journey that offers incredible vistas at every turn of the trail. Our expert Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) will take the hassle out of planning and help you find the secluded spots only the locals know — and leave you with time to explore. In the thin mountain air of Rongbuk, the highest monastery in the world, you'll enjoy unparalleled views of Mt Everest. So make sure your camera is charged — you're going to need it.

14 days

Kathmandu to Kathmandu

From$27979HKD
Valid on Jul 10 2022
Trip Code: ANRT

Need a flight? We can help.

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From the sacred peaks of Tibet to lush green Nepalese valleys, explore overland the best of the Himalayas on this two-week tour. Discover mighty temples and small outposts on a journey that offers incredible vistas at every turn of the trail. Our expert Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) will take the hassle out of planning and help you find the secluded spots only the locals know — and leave you with time to explore. In the thin mountain air of Rongbuk, the highest monastery in the world, you'll enjoy unparalleled views of Mt Everest. So make sure your camera is charged — you're going to need it.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 14, avg 12

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

Countries visited during this trip have special visa requirements applicable to many nationalities.

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14 days

Kathmandu to Kathmandu

From$27979HKD
Valid on Jul 10 2022
Trip Code: ANRT

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Creating ripples that change lives

The Ripple Score is an honest evaluation of how often we use local businesses and services to create each tour. With this score you can see the percentage of our local expenses that stay in the communities you visit. Learn more

Ripple Score

100

Map of the route for High Road to Tibet

Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Kathmandu

Arrive at any time.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2Kathmandu

Take an orientation walk in Durbar Square before visiting the Sisterhood of Survivors Project, a grassroots organization that trains survivors of human-trafficking and at-risk women to become certified paralegals. Meet some beneficiaries of the program and learn how to make Nepalese momos (dumplings) with some of the women before enjoying an authentic local lunch. In the evening, enjoy free time to explore the fascinating city.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your G for Good Moment Sisterhood of Survivors Project

Meals included:

Lunch

Day 3Kathmandu/Panauti

Depart for a community homestay in Panauti. Choose to disembark in Sanga and hike the remaining way to the village or continue via private vehicle. Explore the village then help cook an authentic Nepalese dinner.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your G for Good Moment Panauti Homestay

Meals included:

Dinner

Day 4Panauti/Lhasa

Take an afternoon flight to Lhasa. With a relaxed pace to allow for the effects of altitude, explore this fantastic city on 'the roof of the world' over three days. Don't miss one of the evening debating sessions with the monks and the opportunity to learn more about the unique culture here.

Day 5Lhasa

Enjoy an orientation walk around Barkhor Square led by your CEO before taking a guided tour of the Jokhang Temple, the "spiritual heart" of the city where a stream of pilgrims visit daily. In the afternoon explore Sera Monastery and witness the monks debating.

Day 6Lhasa

Explore the grounds of the magnificent Potala Palace. Set upon Marpo Ri (Red Hill), the impressive 17th century structure was where the Dalai Lamas would meditate and take residence during the winter months. This afternoon, visit the Dalai Lama's Summer Palace, Norbulingka. Stroll the palace grounds and depending on the time of year, enjoy the outdoor festivities held in the park.

Day 7Lhasa

Enjoy a free day in Lhasa. Opt to visit the local markets or find a teahouse to spend a few hours relaxing with a warm cup of chai.

Day 8Lhasa/Gyantse

Set off early this morning for Gyantse, enjoying a visit to the ancient Buddhist site of Gyantse Kumbum on arrival. The drive to Gyantse is a spectacular one, crossing three passes over 5,000m (16,404 ft) and skirting the shores of the beautiful turquoise lake, Yamdrok Tso.

Day 9Gyantse/Xigazê

Today provides another opportunity to visit a sacred Tibetan Buddhist site in Gyantse. Visit Pelkor Chode Monastery this morning to admire the many sculptures and paintings lining the walls. Later, travel to Shigatse and enjoy some free time to get acquainted with the city.

Day 10Xigazê/Tingri

Travel from Shigatse to Tingri and visit the Sakya Monastery. The monastery is one of the oldest in Tibet and home to thousands of ancient Buddhist scriptures and many paintings. Gain a fascinating insight into Tibetan history and enjoy the views from this hillside structure.

Day 11Tingri/Rongpu Si

Take an exhilarating drive to reach Rongbuk – 5000m (16404ft) and a mere 7km (4.4mi) below Everest Base Camp. The view from here is utterly spectacular.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Local Living Moment Rongbuk Monastery Guesthouse

Day 12Rongpu Si/Kyirong

Travel to Kyirong. This border town is known for it's warmer climate and green landscape. Soak in the views on the long but incredibly scenic drive from Rongbuk.

Day 13Kyirong/Kathmandu

Today, cross the border back into Nepal. The overland journey from Tibet to Nepal is considered one of the most stunning drives in Asia. Once across the border, travel to Kathmandu to enjoy a final evening in the city.

Day 14Kathmandu

Depart any time.

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What's Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Sisterhood of Survivors Project, Kathmandu
  • Your G for Good Moment: Panauti Homestay, Panauti
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Local Living Moment: Rongbuk Monastery Guesthouse, Rongpu Si
  • Kathmandu orientation walk
  • Lhasa orientation walk
  • Potala Palace entrance
  • Sera Monastery visit
  • Jokhang Temple entrance
  • Pelkor Chode, Gyantse Kunbum, and Tashilhunpo Monastery visits
  • Border crossing support
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels/guesthouses (12 nts), homestay (1 nt, multi-share).

Meals

1 lunch, 1 dinner
Allow USD435-565 for meals not included.

Transportation

Plane, local bus, air-conditioned bus, walking.

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

My Own Room - From $4189.00

If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.

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High Road to Tibet

| 14 days - Kathmandu to Kathmandu - from $27979 HKD