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Highlights
  • Experience the tibetan cultural capital of lhasa
  • Witness monks in debate and prayer
  • Explore rural villages and lunar landscapes
  • Hike to everest base camp

From the sacred peaks of Tibet to lush green Nepalese valleys, explore the best of the Himalaya 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 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.

Trip Description
High Road to Tibet
 
Countries
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

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G Adventures Travel Reviews & Ratings
100% Recommend

4.8 out of 5
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Value
4.8 Guide
4.8 Activities
4.8 Lodging
4.8 Transportation
4.8 Meals
4.8
High Road to Tibet

J

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I have enjoyed 3 different G adventure holidays. All excellent experiences of the countries we visited. November 2015

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I am age 58 and far from being the fittest of the group, this holiday was challenging for me. The highlight being Everest Base camp. Even the altitude sickness didn't make this holiday less than a fantastic experience.
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Operator G Adventures

J

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Your tourer guilds were fantasic , they were lovely people very very helpful There knowledge of Tibet , Nepal, Buddhism and temples was unbelievable They made my first trip over seas an unforgettable experience May 2015

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
It was a mind blowing experience to the point I find it hard to put it in words Just how awesome it was , it's changed how I see the world thank you very much

Operator G Adventures

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easy of travel April 2015

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  • Value 5.0
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  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
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Recommends

Not only because I work for G Adventures, but also because this trip was well organized and and incredible experience! I would have no problem recommending this trip to anyone! April 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Absolutely stunning scenery, incredible culture and a fantastic way to see Tibet!

Operator G Adventures

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Good value for the money, and I felt safe traveling eith G. April 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Excellent, everything I expected and I wouldn't change a thing. Would be nice for some of the meals to be included.

Operator G Adventures

Itinerary

Day 1 Kathmandu

There are no planned activities for today except for a welcome meeting in the early evening, followed by an optional dinner. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Kathmandu (1L)

Take an orientation walk in Durbar Square before visiting the Sisterhood of Survivors Project, a grassroots organization. Meet some of the women and learn how to make Nepalese momos (dumplings) before enjoying an authentic local lunch. In the evening, enjoy free time to explore the fascinating city. Included Activities: Durbar Square Orientation Walk Sisterhood of Survivors Project

Day 3 Kathmandu/Panauti (1D)

Many families in Panauti Village have come together to establish a homestay program. Depending on the location, the home offers lovely views across surrounding fields or a post from which to observe street activity. As well as getting to know a local family and exploring this lovely village, you will assist with preparing your evening meal - learning how to cook local dishes - and eat together with your host family. Included Activities: Guided Hike to Panauti Community Homestay Panauti Homestay Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 4 Panauti/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. Transport: Private Vehicle Flight

Days 5-7 Lhasa

Enjoy an orientation walk around Barkhor Square and guided tour of the Jokhang Temple. In the afternoon explore Sera Monastery. Included Activities: Barkhor Square Orientation Walk Jokhang Temple Tour Sera Monastery Tour

Day 6 Lhasa

Explore the grounds of Potala Palace where the Dalai Lamas would meditate. Later, visit the Dalai Lama's Summer Palace, Norbulingka. Included Activities: Potala Palace Tour Norbulingka Tour

Day 7 Lhasa/Gyantse

The drive to Gyantse is a spectacular one, crossing three passes over 5000m (16404ft) and skirting the shores of the beautiful turquoise lake, Yamdrok Tso. Great for photography, prepare to stop at Khambala Pass, Karo La Pass, and Yamdrok Tso to take in the stunning views. Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 8 Gyantse/Xêgar

In the morning, visit Pelkor Chode Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. After breakfast, depart for Xȇgar. On the way, make a stop in Sakya and explore the Sakya Monastery. Included Activities: Sakya Monastery Visit Pelkor Chode Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum Visit Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 9 Xêgar/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. Rongbuk is the highest monastery in the world and its guesthouse offers very basic accommodation, but the views that surround it more than compensate. Lie in bed and watch the moonlight illuminate the mountain. If you're keen and the altitude hasn't gotten to you, make the 7km (4.4mi) hike to Base Camp for a closer view this magnificent mountain. For the rest of the group, take the bus! Included Activities: Rongbuk Monastery Visit and Stay Everest Base Camp (North) Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 10 Rongpu Si/Xigazê

Travel from Rongbuk Si to Shigatse. Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 11 Xigazê

Lined with prayer wheels, follow the pilgrims on their kora around Tashilunpo Monastery. This sacred walk provides stunning views of the monastery and town below. Included Activities: Tashilunpo Monastery Visit

Day 12 Xigazê/Lhasa

Travel back to Lhasa. Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 13 Lhasa/Kathmandu

Fly back to Kathmandu and enjoy a final evening in the city. Transport: Plane

Day 14 Kathmandu

Depart any time.

Dates & Pricing

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$ 2,999

Price Per Day:

$ 214 per person
 
Start DateFinish DateBase PriceDeparture GuaranteedAvailability 
May-06-2018May-19-2018$ 3,499Yes2 spots left Reserve
May-27-2018Jun-09-2018$ 2,889Yes7 spots left Reserve
Jun-17-2018Jun-30-2018$ 3,399Yes8 spots left Reserve
Jul-08-2018Jul-21-2018$ 3,399Yes8 spots left Reserve
Jul-29-2018Aug-11-2018$ 2,889Yes9 spots left Reserve
Aug-12-2018Aug-25-2018$ 3,399Yes13 spots left Reserve
Aug-26-2018Sep-08-2018$ 3,399Yes11 spots left Reserve
Sep-02-2018Sep-15-2018$ 3,399Yes13 spots left Reserve
Sep-09-2018Sep-22-2018$ 3,399Yes2 spots left Reserve
Sep-16-2018Sep-29-2018$ 3,599Yes14 spots left Reserve
Sep-23-2018Oct-06-2018$ 3,599Yes10 spots left Reserve
Oct-07-2018Oct-20-2018$ 3,599Yes12 spots left Reserve
Oct-14-2018Oct-27-2018$ 3,599Yes1 spots left Reserve
Oct-21-2018Nov-03-2018$ 3,599Yes8 spots left Reserve
Apr-07-2019Apr-20-2019$ 3,599Yes12 spots left Reserve
Apr-21-2019May-04-2019$ 3,499Yes13 spots left Reserve
May-05-2019May-18-2019$ 3,499Yes14 spots left Reserve
May-19-2019Jun-01-2019$ 3,399Yes14 spots left Reserve
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Details
Trip Includes
  • G Adventures for Good: Sisterhood of Survivors Project
  • Kathmandu Local Living: Panauti Homestay
  • Panauti Local Living: Rongbuk Monastery Visit and Stay
  • 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
  • Everest Base Camp entrance and hike
  • Border crossing support
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Meals Included: 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportPlane, local bus, air-con bus, walking.
Local Flights All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: Max 14, avg 10
Max 14, avg 12

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Accomodations
Hotels/guesthouses (12 nts), very basic guesthouse (1 nt, limited facilities).
A variety of styles of hotels/guest houses are used on this trip. In many instances they might not be like what you are used to back home as service and efficiency can vary. In some areas we stay in simple local guest houses in stunning locations - rooms are small and simple and there may only be shared toilet facilities and showers. A sleep sheet/bag is recommended as whilst there is plenty of bedding and (in most cases) it does get washed, it can be dusty and cold especially in winter/Spring.
Start City
Kathmandu
End City
Kathmandu
Guides Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

1. This trip operates at altitudes over 3500m (max altitude 5630m). Whilst we travel slowly allowing plenty of time to acclimatise you may experience headaches, nausea, lethargy on arrival in Lhasa. It is important to be aware of the affects of altitude on one's tolerance especially on long driving days. 2. Accommodation in western Tibet (particularly at Everest Base Camp) is extremely basic - only multishare rooms may be available and little or no running water. Basic pit toilets. 3. The sun is intense - hat and sun screen are essential as well as drinking plenty of water as altitude exacerbates dehydration. 2. DRONES IN NEPAL Please note that drones and the flying of drones are prohibited in Nepal. If you violate these regulations the police may take you into custody.

Meals

Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your group CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

Dossier Disclaimer

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Physical Requirements Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. The medical questionnaire can be found online at: www.gadventures.com/medical-form.
Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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