From the sacred peaks of Tibet to lush green Nepalese valleys, explore the best of the Himalaya on this 2-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 knowand leave you with time to explore. In the thin mountain air of Rombuk, the highest monastery in the world, you'll enjoy unparalleled views of Mt Everest. So make sure your camera is chargedyou're going to need it.
Duration: 14 Days
Activities: Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife
Guide (Language): english
Start City: Kathmandu, Nepal
Guaranteed Departure: No
Physical Demand: Demanding
Trip Rating: 80.0%
Trip ID: 126871
End City: Kathmandu, Nepal
|Duration: 14 Days||Guaranteed Departure: Yes|
|For lovers of: Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife||Physical rating: Demanding|
|Accommodation standard: Budget%||Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%|
|Your Guide: English speaking||Tour code: 126871|
|Starts: Kathmandu, Nepal||Finishes: Kathmandu, Nepal|
There are no planned activities for today except for a welcome meeting in the early evening, followed by an optional dinner.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Opt to cycle around the city ring road to the ghats along the Bagmati River, stroll around the city's ancient streets, or get a cold drink at a rooftop garden restaurant, complete with traditional musicians.
Durbar Square Orientation Walk
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.
Barkhor Square Orientation Walk
Flight (1.50 hour(s))
Spend three days exploring Lhasa, adjusting to the altitude, and learning more about the unique culture here.
Potala Palace Tour
Jokhang Temple Tour
Sera Monastery Tour
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.
Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 267km)
Visit the Pelkor Chode Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum.
Pelkor Chode Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum Visit
Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 270km)
Take an exhilarating drive to reach Rombuk -- 5000m (16404ft) and a mere 7km (4.4mi) below Everest Base Camp. The view from here is utterly spectacular.
Rombuk 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!
Rongbuk Monastery Visit and Stay
Everest Base Camp (North)
Private Vehicle (5.00-5.00 hours, 115km)
Travel from Rongbuk Si to Shigatse.
Private Vehicle (10.00 hour(s), 320km)
Opt to join the pilgrims on their evening kora (Tibetan for “revolution”) around the perimeter of the monastery or pay a visit to the Shigatse Bazaar.
Tashilunpo Monastery Visit
Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 200km)
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.
Border Crossing (Tibet - Nepal)
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 32km)
We drive to Kathmandu by early afternoon.
Completing Nepal immigration: it is only 132kms (82mi) to Kathmandu, but it can be a slow trip – the first section of the road is narrow and winding as it continues down the ravine and is occasionally blocked by landslides.
Sisterhood of Survivors Project
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 50km)
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The tour leader was wonderfully helpful and well informed! The trip was well organized and an amazing experience overall.Overall Rating
Great places, but really remote. I will have never been able to do this trip on my own and enjoyed it as much. Baikunta the guide was awesome, really friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, funny and add certain flavor to the tour. I really enjoyed it.Overall Rating
Overall very good, with a very committed guide who worked hard to make people happy and ensure that we got to see all the sights.Overall Rating
I had an amazing experience. I loved the guide and had a great time with people from all over the world. People respected each other and bonded well throughout the 2 weeks together.Overall Rating
The tour was great, very well organized, with a great guide who was extremely enthusiastic.Overall Rating
overall the tour was excellent, there was a wide range of things to do and places of interest to visit.Overall Rating
Trip Name: High Road to Tibet
Duration: 14 Days
From Price: 3299
Trip Code: 126871
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