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15 Days EBC - Kailash - Lhasa group tour
Lhasa- Tibet- China
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15 Days
15 Persons
Chinese/English
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Brief

Tibet Highland Tours has been arranging high quality tours and treks across Tibet for nearly 25 years. We are Tibetan-owned, Tibetan staffed and are based in the heart of Old Town Lhasa. We have been listed in all of the major guidebooks on Tibet for more than 15 years and have many excellent reviews on Trip Advisor.

Tour Detail

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa
Upon arrival in Lhasa you will be welcomed by your English-speaking Tibetan Guide and Tibetan Driver who will bring you to your hotel. Acclimatization to high altitude: please, drink lots of water and take plenty of rest in order to minimize altitude sickness.

Day 2: Lhasa Sightseeing 
We begin visiting Jokhang Temple, the most sacred monastery in Tibet. It was founded in the 7th century by the first great Buddhist king Songtsen Gampo. Later you can explore the surrounding Barkhor old quarter and spend time walking around Jokhang Temple following pilgrims from all over the Tibetan plateau. In the afternoon we go to Sera Monastery, one of three great universities of Gelugpa Sect. We will attend the debating session of the monks.

Day 3: Lhasa Sightseeing 
Today we visit the beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces. Potala winter palace was built in the 17th century by the fifth Dalai Lama. Provides amazing views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Norbulingka Palace is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, built in the 18th century by the seventh Dalai Lama. It’s tradition to do picnic in its beatiful garden and perform opera dances during Shoton Festival (August-September).

Day 4: Lhasa – Shigatse [354Km, 3840m]
Adventure starts: we drive West to reach second largest city in Tibet. First we cross Kampa-la Pass [4797m] and then Karo-la Pass [5050m], where Mt. Noijin Kangsang [7206m] glacier lies near the road. In the middle, we enjoy the unreal turquoise waters of holy lake Yamdrok-Tso. Then we stop in Gyantse town, where we visit the considered best tibetan art paintings in Kumbum Stupa inside Pelkor Chode Monastery. Also, we admire the majestic Gyantse Dzong (fortress) overlooking the valley. Finally, we reach Shigatse before dinner.

Day 5: Shigatse – Lhatse [250Km, 4300m]
Today we will visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery in morning and guide will make his/her time to obtain the ATP permit from the local PSB, Tashi Lhunpo monastery is one of the largest functioning monastery in the western part of Tibet which has more than 600 years of history, it is a different experience by walking with local pilgrims through temples and twisted lanes within the old buildings in the campus. Then drive to Lhatse for the night, en route we will drive off the main road to Sakya monastery which is located in a small village, this area and monastery has a different architectural design and color. Sakya monastery was an important scholastic study center in the 13th century and under the leadership of Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen, Sakyapa ruled Tibet for decades during that period of time. Overnight in Lhatse

Day 6: Lhatse  – Saga [340Km, 4500m]
Today we will drive straight to Saga through a long valley of Brahmaputra tributary, compare to the last few years, the road condition is much better as it is recently reconstructed and paved. Overnight at Saga

Day 7: SAGA – DARCHEN (5000m), 520km
Today the thrilling journey across the dry and vast plain with stunning views of great Himalaya in the south and Trans-Himalayan in the north, the moonscape plain of the region is home for sparse lone nomads whose lifestyle remains close to what it has been for centuries, and numbers of plateau wild lives. Different natural landscapes like sand dunes and picturesque mountain views are not only the great beauty of the day but also the holy lakes and mountains. Then we will reach to the Manasarovar Lake (victorious lake) in the late afternoon, which is one of the holiest lakes in Tibet and every year it receives hundreds of hundreds of pilgrims from all corner of Tibetan plateau, India and Russia. The lake is surround by several prominent peaks like Gurla Mandata (7760m). Then we will further drive to Darchen which is the starting point of the Mt Kailash (7762m) trekking, you will also have great view of the Kailash from the front. Darchen is a small nomadic village and now increasing number of guesthouses and restaurants make it more commercial. At your arrival you have plenty of time to explore around the town and prepare for the trekking, you can also hiking around the hills to get physically ready for the trekking. In the afternoon, your guide will arrange others trekking necessities like porters and yaks for your luggage transportation. You can find different restaurants according to your taste or your guide will help you to find some better ones.Overnight at Darchen.

Day 8:1st DAY TREKKING TO DIRAPUK. 20km.

Today our trekking start from Darchen and tracing the small trail in the clockwise circuit around the Peak on an average altitude of 4700m. You will encounter numbers of local Buddhist pilgrims doing along your way and several Bon believers in the anti-clockwise direction. After 4hours trek we will reach to Tamdin(4780m) where a nomadic tents serves simple lunch and boil water. From there it is only 4km to Dirakpuk monastery but between this stretches has the some of the best scenery of the entire kora. Dirakpuk was rebuilt in 1985 located
on the north side of the Lha-chu River facing to the north face of the Mt. Kailash. Dirakpuk name originally comes from a word Dira that means female yak horn and Puk means cave that in a mythical story says a female yak opened the cave. Overnight at Dirapuk guesthouse

Day 9: 2nd DAY OF THE TREKKING TO ZULTUL PUK(4790m) 18km.

Today is the most challenging part of the trekking where we will cross two passes, though there are not too steep but the altitude make is more tiring and slow, after we cross Dikpala (5000m) & Dormala (5600m), the passes are remarked by heaps of prayer flags and cairns, It is worthwhile to spend some minutes on the pass to view and relax, as you are right backside of the Mt. Kailash and offers great view of the holy peak. Then we will climb down into the long valley and stop lunch at Shabjay Dakpo nomadic tent for lunch. Zuktul puk monastery (4790m) also calls the miracle cave that is built by two religious figure Milarepa and Naro Bonchung. And still you can see the footprint and handprint of Milarepa inside the cave. Overnight at Zultul Puk

Day 10: LAST DAY TREKKING AND DRIVE TO LAKE MANASAROVAR. (12km trekking and 80km drive).

Today is an easy day trek to complete the circuit and your driver will pick you up from Tashi Do (which is also called as Dzongsar). Then continues drive to Lake Manasarovar and overnight at guesthouses near the lake.

Day 11: TRACE THE ROAD BACK TO SAGA
Today we will trace the road back to Saga for the night.

Day 12: SAGA – EBC (5150m).
Today we will drive straight to EBC by driving along the Pekutso Lake, you will have a picturesque of Mt Shishapama and other peaks of mighty Himalayans too. Continues drive towards south-east, from Old Tingri you will amaze the spectacular Himalayan Ranges and its mighty peaks beyond 8000m, Mt.Makalu (8463m), Mt.Lotse (8516m), Mt.Everest (8844m) and Mt.Cho Oyu (8201m) from Left to right, drive off the main road and head into the valley to the south to the day’s destination – Everest Base Camp located in the Rongbuk valley. Rongbuk is the highest monastery in the world and it consist both monks and nuns. Afternoon you have an option to do a short trekking from the tent guesthouses community to E.B.C, it will take you about 2 hours or more per your physical condition (6Km). Or you can take the dedicated minibus instead. We suggest you to bring your own sleeping bags for the night if available as the local tent guesthouses reuse the blankets for several weeks due to their poor facility. Overnight at local tent guesthouses except from Nov – Mar where the tent guesthouses close and only Rongbuk monastery guesthouse is available.

Day 13: EBC (5150m) – SHIGATSE, 350km.
After we enjoy the sunrise view of the Mt Everest, we will gradually drive back to Shigatse through the friendship highway, you will have beautiful hot shower at the hotel and rest. Overnight at Shigatse.

Day 14: SHIGATSE – LHASA, 450km/280km
Today we will drive back to Lhasa, in the afternoon you have sometime to explore around the town and buy some gifts for your family and friends at home.

Day 15: LHASA AIRPOR/TRAIN STATION SENDS OFF.
Today our guide and driver will send you to the airport or train station and it is time to say your good bye and depart to your next destination.

Price Detail
Inclusions

All travel permits for Tibet
English speaking Tibetan tour guide
All transportation in Tibet as per the itinerary
Pick up and drop off by airport bus
All administrative fees
All meals and accommodations for your driver and guide
Vehicle tolls and vehicle repairs (if necessary)
All lodging listed in the itinerary; If you travel individually, you will need to share one room with another tourist; while if you prefer to stay in one room by yourself, you will have to pay the single room supplement.
Breakfast each morning
Entrance fees for the places listed in the Itinerary
One time welcome meal for the group
One box of mineral water, shared Oxygen tank in car.

Exclusions

Transportation costs to and from Tibet
Chinese visa fees and passport fees
Lunch and dinner
Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs etc)
Tips to the driver and guide

Cancellation Policy

You will get

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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Reviews

ritatojal

2019-06-11 04:16:18

"12 day trip Tibet Autonomous Region" I did a wonderful 12 day trip in the TAR, spending 4 days in Lhasa and a week exploring around Tibet. It was wonderful! This was my 4th time in Tibet and have tried different agencies. Tibet...

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Magdalena S

2019-06-10 17:00:34

"Customized Central Tibet Tour" We've traveled with THT 11 days through Tibet and had a wonderful, very insightful trip. We've learned a lot about Buddhism, our guide explained us everything in a very ambitious way. Everything was...

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Renée D

2019-06-05 21:18:51

"Excellent 15 day private trip in Tibet organized by Tibet Highland Tours !" We had a very nice trip (on a private basis) organized by Tibet Highland Tours. Choices of destinations/towns and points of interest (e.g. Potala Palace and other palaces, monasteries, Everest Base...

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ghoshashokk

2019-05-29 22:03:47

"Great Days in Tibet with Friends" We were greeted warmly by our guide Lobsung at the Lhasa Railway Station. We were overwhelmed at being honored with khada being hung around our neck. Then We were very efficiently checked in at our...

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2019-05-28 14:48:59

"18 Days kailash trek" We started our trip with a couple of problems but the guys from Tibet Highland tours were there to help us from the first minute to the last,Especially Passang Tserin and our guide Damdul Tenzin with...

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2019-05-27 19:40:29

"15 day tour in Tibet including Mt Kailash kora and Mt Chomolungma sightseeing" We took a 15 day tour in Tibet including the Mt Kailash kora and Mt Chomolungma sightseeing, with the Tibet Highland Tours. Overall, it was a great travel with many new experiences. Our tour guide...

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Erika9999999

2019-05-26 05:09:37

"19 days Tibet – Unforgettable experience" We opted for 19 days in Tibet, starting from Lhasa reaching west till Darchen and then trekking around Mount Kailash. The travel agency provided excellent services, with Damdul being an exceptional...

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Costis_Nick

2019-05-26 03:31:53

"Excellent 18 days trekking mt Kailash and monasteries" Though our trip started with group troubles that were not agency's fault, Passang Tserin and Damdul Tenzin help us to start our journey and stay in schedule. The amazing experience started and Dambul...

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2019-05-18 07:31:22

"Great!" Awesome experience! Thank you to the team and friendly tour guide, Lobsang who is really helpful & caring. He got us the best stay after a day of long travel and always share with us the history and...

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HaukeGH

2019-05-07 19:23:29

"10 Days Private Tour Xining Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse EBC Lhasa" Well, not much to add to what has been written by all the other travelers, but to add: 1. We have been doing this together with our 9 year old son. The whole tour organization has been very...

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2019-05-06 21:55:21

"Incredible 14 day journey from Everest BC to Mount Kailash sacred Trek to Lhasa" I am not a review writer in any platform, but my experience with this company and guide deserve one, so I can share with the world the beautiful experience I had with Tibet Highland Tours. From the...

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2019-04-30 01:45:50

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2019-04-29 13:55:26

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2019-04-29 00:07:25

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2019-01-09 19:41:57

"great tour" I did 6 days tour in Lhasa and traveling to Shigatse. Everything was really good. The hotel accommodations were higher than my expectations (maybe because I am a backpacker sleeping always in hostels...

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2019-01-05 23:22:16

"8 Day Lhasa - EBC - Kyirong Border (21-29 DEC 2018) Don't just stop at EBC keep going!!" Our group tour turned out to be a private tour! We booked this tour 4 months prior to our dates of departing and was ok to be part of a group. However when the date came, we were the only ones who...

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2018-12-28 00:47:49

"Lhasa to Nepal border 8 days tour" The tour was a great experience. Both on a cultural and a natural level. Very interesting monasteries and beautiful landscapes. Our guide Yongphel was very professional and very knowledgeable on...

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2018-12-20 12:15:29

"Wonderful four days in Lhasa" Tibet Highland Tours arranged a great time for our family in Lhasa. We had four adults and two children and ranged in age from 5 to 72. Our guide picked us up at the airport and took us to our hotel...

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2018-12-12 00:21:50

"Wonderful, individually planned 18 days form Lhasa to Westtibet" We (four women) went for wonderful 18 days in Westtibet during September 2018, guided by Tsewang Tashi and driven by Demchok. We planned an individual itinerary with Tibet HIghland Tours which also...

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2018-11-20 12:54:44

"Great tour and people" I went on the 10 days highland tour with my friend last month. It was a memorable experience and I like to thank our tour guide Sonam and driver Ngodu who took care of me when I had car and altitude...

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2018-11-13 04:29:00

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2018-11-07 17:40:14

"10 Days easier acclimatation and Everest Base Camp" We had planned this trip with Highland Tibet Tour as part of our honeymoon. We had a lot of exchange with Passang who efficiently helped us planning our trip (Incl. booking train tickets for us) and...

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2018-10-31 05:10:16

"Truly amazing experience with the best local travel agency and best tour guide and driver!!!" We joined the 10 day easier acclimatisation group tour and had the best experience of our lives!! We chose Tibet Highland Tours after extensive research of other tour agencies, as they are an...

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2018-10-30 07:31:20

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David L

2018-10-28 14:22:53

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2018-10-23 08:51:53

"6 Day Tour - Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse - great tour!" Great tour- would recommend to anyone! Lobsang the guide was excellent in both looking after our needs and making sure we had a great time - 10/10 for him! The sites we were taken to were...

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2018-10-22 05:45:48

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2018-10-19 18:34:45

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2018-09-28 06:46:27

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2018-09-11 16:55:47

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2018-09-11 07:43:20

"Amazing Experience" This company really handled everything to make sure my experience in Tibet was memorable and as comfortable as possible. The tour was well organized and very reasonably priced, and everything went...

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Dominique R

2018-08-29 20:19:47

"An excellent tour Operator in Lhasa" As we are back home now in Germany, it is time for thanks to all the people from TIBET HIGHLANDS TOURS for the great 17-days tours we made throughout Tibet. First of all, we have to thank the...

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2018-08-23 05:21:22

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2018-08-21 21:44:19

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Gavin D

2018-08-03 11:13:52

"Excellent, flexible Tibetan Tour Company" My wife and I traveled to Tibet at the end of May. We were looking for a company that was reasonable, flexible, and thoughtful - as well as Tibetan-owned and run. We found all of these in THT...

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Carly C

2018-08-01 03:10:36

"15 Day Mt Kailash Tour" It was very important for me to find a Tibetan run company for my visit and Highland Tours did not disappoint. From the first contact over email to being waved goodbye at the airport, Small Tenzin...

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Nate T

2018-07-15 09:27:05

"These folks are the real deal. 11 Night custom tour: Lhasa, Everest, Nepal border, and points between" I don't post many reviews online; really only when I feel like I have something new to contribute, like in this case. What's not new, reading other reviews here, is that Tibet Highland Tours turned...

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2018-07-04 01:00:17

"Best Choice!" We did the 10 days easier acclimatiscation Everest Base Camp tour with Tibethighland Tours and we absolutely can recommend it. Our Guide was Damdul and our Driver was Cilou, both are absolute...

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2018-07-03 22:51:13

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Kylie M

2018-06-23 02:46:28

"Excellent hiking/cultural tour" My husband and I spent 10 days in Tibet on a combined cultural/hiking tour (Tsurphu Monastery/Yangpachen). I really highly recommend Tibet Highland Tours. They were fantastic from initial email...

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2018-06-11 07:39:06

"A 15 days trip from Lhasa to Mt. Kailash and EBC" We had an interesting trip through Tibet. Start from Lhasa to Mt. Kailash included the Kora ring in 03 days. We have a very good trip with Tibet Highland Tour, from the young man tour guide ( Mr...

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2018-05-30 03:19:46

"Tibet highland tour" We enjoy our Tibet highland tour. Our guid Losang was very helpful and looks after during our time in Lhasa.

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2018-05-28 02:26:00

"Great time in Tibet!" I went to Tibet for 21 days with Tibet Highland tours. I was traveling from Lhasa to the Mount Everest base camp with Choedak, the guide, and Triley, the driver. Choedak and Triley are both good...

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Henny H

2018-05-25 20:21:42

"Best trip with the best tour company" Trip to Tibet include the EBC has been my best trip ever, and it makes even better with Tibet Highland tour company. As I heard from people that Tibetan are generally friendlier, indeed they are...

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Robert D

2018-05-23 06:59:33

"Jamyang rocks!" Typically not a fan of guided tours - conjures mental images of large groups of safety yellow windbreakers and umbrellas getting corralled onto a bus. Highland (specifically Small Tenzin) did a...

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rainertischler

2018-05-09 14:25:36

"Exciting Tibet well guided by Tibetians" The Tibetian highland tour pros made our trip from the booking to the drop off at the airport an enjoyable experience. The were flexible during the trip (easyier since we were a 2 people private...

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JasminLovesToTravel

2018-05-08 16:45:41

"15 days Mt Kailash & EBC tour starting at Lhasa" After months of deliberation between tour groups, The best decision we could have made was choosing Tibet highland tours. Small Tenzin was always in contact and made himself very available even...

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MoniqueLua

2018-03-03 14:41:47

"The best trip!!" I spend 8 days in Tibet with this company that exceeded my expectations. These were wonderful and unique days. Our guide was Tenzin, a very polite and patient. Made our trip more special than we...

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Jaren C

2018-02-07 19:59:02

"Great travel agency" There are many tour operators in Tibet. Majority are operated by the mainland Chinese since Tibet is in China while a few are run by Tibetans. Tibet Highland Tours is one of the very few. I would...

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worldlywisenz

2018-01-07 20:58:17

"Casual and Poor Organisation of Trip" We had been working with this company for 6 months on our trip to Lhasa and Tibet. Three months prior to our departure when I emailed them with dates, they told us in an email they had applied for...

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Wong S

2017-12-26 23:11:04

"A wonderful trip to Tibet" We joined an 8 days group tour to EBC in December 2017 and had a wonderful trip. I first made contact with Mr Passang and he was really very helpful on every inquiries I had for him. He replied...

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Chantal S

2017-11-30 18:01:38

"7-days in Tibet with professional, reliable, Tibetan guide" The Tibet Highland Tours team is professional and reliable. If you want to have an excellent experience in Tibet and support a local Tibetan business that cares about and gives back to its people...

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Aaron H

2017-11-28 20:02:16

"20 days in Tibet, Amazing trip and the BEST guide Tenzin" We had a wonderful tour through Tibet. We were also trying to support local Tibetans through this agency which they are 100% Tibetan run and operated! They were professional and very warm and...

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BiziSr

2017-11-11 02:21:22

"11 days private tour" Initially we (group of 6) planned to take 20 days tour (Kailash, Guge Kingdom, EBC, Namtso Lake...). Unfortunately we had to change our plans because of sudden Tibet closure between 18th and 28th...

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agnesr95

2017-11-04 14:44:13

"A fantastic trip, lhassa, treck around KAILASH and GUGE kingdom.we visited small temple with TENZIN the smilly guide." A fantastic trip, who be remembered We were 7, 2 people organised the trip, 18 days, with the agency TIBET HIGHLAND TOURS, and we visited LHASSA, TSURPHU, GYANTSE, did few KORA, discovered small...

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Pei L

2017-11-02 19:27:18

"8DAYS EBC TOURS" Tashi delek (greeting in Tibet). We booked out tour through Passang, he was quite responsive. We were guided by a Tibetan tour guide, Damdul. He always helpful and ensured we got what we asked for.

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HK_Paul2013

2017-10-30 18:40:25

"8 Day EBC Tour + 2 Day Namtso Lake" We booked the tour with Tibet Highland Tours as we really wanted to use a Tibetan owned and run tour company in order to support the local population and economy. After witnessing the numerous...

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TheLuxeVoyager

2017-10-27 21:03:17

"Excellent 4 day customized tours around Lhasa from experienced Tibetan tour company" We spent 4 days going on various day tours during our stay in Lhasa and our tour guide, Jam, from Tibet highland tours met us at the airport and took us to the top attractions over the next 4 days...

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nichelino

2017-10-24 16:03:12

"Lhasa Shigatse and EBC" My experience didn't start in the best possible way. Just 36 hours before departing from Korea I was told that without having the Tibetan permit in my hands, I wouldn't have been able to catch the...

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Marek L

2017-10-24 03:57:51

"7 day EBC tour plus 1 day trekking" We were with my son a part of small group.Tour was OK.Quality of hotels was very good.In first 3 days we were visited many monasteries in Lhasa.For us personally that was a long part of the...

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glk198111

2017-10-23 13:05:54

"7 day Everest tour " My experience with this tour company was excellent. I dealt with Small Tenzin throughout, the communication was very quick, clear and helpful. I was travelling solo and had to pick up my Tibetan visa...

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Bono V

2017-10-22 02:21:01

"Mixed experience - 16D Tibet Mt Kailash Mt Everest Tour" I was part of a 16 day Mt Kalaish Tour, departing on May 31th. After a thorough search for a good agency, I decided to join Tibet Highland Tours. This search turned out to be quite dificult due to...

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Anandarup_Biswas

2017-10-20 00:44:54

"Excellent 8 days Tibet Tour with EBC" It was once in a lifetime experience for my family and me to be able to travel to Lhasa and EBC and much of interior Tibet. Thanks to Tibet Highland Tours for making it possible in a smooth manner...

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Ackluk

2017-10-18 04:47:53

"8 day ebc tour" I saw many good reviews on this tour company do decided to book with them and they did not disappoint at all :) the booking process was very smooth and accommodating, eventhough we had to start a day...

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Kaisha C

2017-10-08 14:57:58

"Incredible and amazing experience! Would come highly recommended!" My father and I visited Tibet in late April. We highly recommend this company. Between the correspondence prior to arrival, to the actual tour, we enjoyed every second of it. Two days before arriving...

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Richard R

2017-10-06 03:23:40

"Great service, well organized, you get what you pay for" We did a 8-day EBC tour with Tibet Highland Tours. Everything about the tour was great. Passang was very responsive when organizing the tour over emails. We asked to stay few days longer in Lhasa...

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Blakery

2017-10-03 06:45:51

"Fantastic experience with local guides!" Wow, what an awesome experience and tour company - can't recommend enough! I was very keen to use a local Tibetan company to support the local people and culture. Our tour guide and driver were...

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ashtonvanw

2017-09-25 15:18:19

"Lhasa - EBC July" I took the 8 day Lhasa - EBC tour in July 2017, even with food altitude sickness and a stomach bug from China it was fantastic! I was impressed with the hotels, the food and the knowledge of the...

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Alexandra R

2017-09-24 23:32:57

"Tibet Highlands organised a brilliant trip!" We recently went to Tibet for ten days. Tibet Highlands did an outstanding job organising our trip. They were extremely easy to communicate with in advance, and were very willing to accommodate our...

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Jasxy

2017-09-24 18:30:37

"10 days trip to EBC" We had our Tibet tour from 2 Sept to 14 Sept. Kalsang was our tour guide and Sonam was our driver, both of them were local Tibetans. Kalsang speaks English well and we had a great learning...

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hoaster

2017-09-17 04:41:56

"8-Tour to Everest Base Camp" My first time ever writing a Tripadvisor review so here goes! Went from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp over 8 days and had a good time visiting ancient monasteries and beautiful lakes, glaciers and of...

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Nayeli U

2017-09-09 08:14:48

"EBC 8 days tour" Tibet Highland tours were all I expected and hoped for in my first trip to Tibet. Lobsang is a very generous and knowledgeable tour guide and our trip went smoothly thanks to Small's timely responses...

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Dalat M

2017-09-02 21:19:10

"8 days trip to EBC" We enjoyed the full tour to EBC. Nature and culture are amazing. Our guide Damdul shared with us plenty of information about buddhism, people, history... we have really appreciated. We have faced a...

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Jessica L

2017-08-08 19:59:22

"8 Day Tour Lhasa to EBC" Bad company. Unprofessional staff. Guides turned the group against each other to cover up problems with the company. The company tries to be as cheap as possible but the tour price is the same as...

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Emily W

2017-08-04 01:50:57

"Amazing life changing tour! " We have been traveling around Asia for 4 months and have used various guides and companies to learn more about the places we've visited, but none have compared to our experience with Tenzen. He and...

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coopica

2017-08-01 11:24:11

"!!!Highly Highly Recommend!!!" There isn't enough positive things to say about about this company. We did the 8 Days: Lhasa – Everest Base Camp in September 2016 and it was phenomenal! The whole experience felt very special and it...

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masenmao

2017-07-27 00:00:50

"Worth it!" Yes, you CAN go to Tibet as a foreigner, and yes, there ARE still tons of cool things to see, despite what you might hear about Chinese influence, commercialization, etc. Went on the THT 10 day...

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Stephengollan

2017-07-19 06:11:14

"The only way to see Tibet!" It's not often I give such raving reviews. Tibet Highland Tours are great, but that is not why I am giving this review. Tibet Highland Tours is run by Tibetans, meaning Tibetan guides, cooks...

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Margaret T

2017-07-18 15:13:42

"Wonderful trip in Tibet!" My daughter and I joined the 10 day Lhasa-Everest Base Camp-Namtso Lake tour with Tibet Highland Tours and had a wonderful trip. We were thoroughly impressed with the level of service and care...

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Apsi M

2017-07-17 21:21:43

"8 day tour EBC" We had a great time on this tour. Tibet is a fascinating place with many interesting things to see and do. DamDul our guide was fantastic.and gave lots of detailed information about the places we...

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15 Days EBC - Kailash - Lhasa group tour
Lhasa, Tibet, China
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15 Days
15 Persons
Chinese/English
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Brief

Tibet Highland Tours has been arranging high quality tours and treks across Tibet for nearly 25 years. We are Tibetan-owned, Tibetan staffed and are based in the heart of Old Town Lhasa. We have been listed in all of the major guidebooks on Tibet for more than 15 years and have many excellent reviews on Trip Advisor.

Tour Detail

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa
Upon arrival in Lhasa you will be welcomed by your English-speaking Tibetan Guide and Tibetan Driver who will bring you to your hotel. Acclimatization to high altitude: please, drink lots of water and take plenty of rest in order to minimize altitude sickness.

Day 2: Lhasa Sightseeing 
We begin visiting Jokhang Temple, the most sacred monastery in Tibet. It was founded in the 7th century by the first great Buddhist king Songtsen Gampo. Later you can explore the surrounding Barkhor old quarter and spend time walking around Jokhang Temple following pilgrims from all over the Tibetan plateau. In the afternoon we go to Sera Monastery, one of three great universities of Gelugpa Sect. We will attend the debating session of the monks.

Day 3: Lhasa Sightseeing 
Today we visit the beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces. Potala winter palace was built in the 17th century by the fifth Dalai Lama. Provides amazing views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Norbulingka Palace is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, built in the 18th century by the seventh Dalai Lama. It’s tradition to do picnic in its beatiful garden and perform opera dances during Shoton Festival (August-September).

Day 4: Lhasa – Shigatse [354Km, 3840m]
Adventure starts: we drive West to reach second largest city in Tibet. First we cross Kampa-la Pass [4797m] and then Karo-la Pass [5050m], where Mt. Noijin Kangsang [7206m] glacier lies near the road. In the middle, we enjoy the unreal turquoise waters of holy lake Yamdrok-Tso. Then we stop in Gyantse town, where we visit the considered best tibetan art paintings in Kumbum Stupa inside Pelkor Chode Monastery. Also, we admire the majestic Gyantse Dzong (fortress) overlooking the valley. Finally, we reach Shigatse before dinner.

Day 5: Shigatse – Lhatse [250Km, 4300m]
Today we will visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery in morning and guide will make his/her time to obtain the ATP permit from the local PSB, Tashi Lhunpo monastery is one of the largest functioning monastery in the western part of Tibet which has more than 600 years of history, it is a different experience by walking with local pilgrims through temples and twisted lanes within the old buildings in the campus. Then drive to Lhatse for the night, en route we will drive off the main road to Sakya monastery which is located in a small village, this area and monastery has a different architectural design and color. Sakya monastery was an important scholastic study center in the 13th century and under the leadership of Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen, Sakyapa ruled Tibet for decades during that period of time. Overnight in Lhatse

Day 6: Lhatse  – Saga [340Km, 4500m]
Today we will drive straight to Saga through a long valley of Brahmaputra tributary, compare to the last few years, the road condition is much better as it is recently reconstructed and paved. Overnight at Saga

Day 7: SAGA – DARCHEN (5000m), 520km
Today the thrilling journey across the dry and vast plain with stunning views of great Himalaya in the south and Trans-Himalayan in the north, the moonscape plain of the region is home for sparse lone nomads whose lifestyle remains close to what it has been for centuries, and numbers of plateau wild lives. Different natural landscapes like sand dunes and picturesque mountain views are not only the great beauty of the day but also the holy lakes and mountains. Then we will reach to the Manasarovar Lake (victorious lake) in the late afternoon, which is one of the holiest lakes in Tibet and every year it receives hundreds of hundreds of pilgrims from all corner of Tibetan plateau, India and Russia. The lake is surround by several prominent peaks like Gurla Mandata (7760m). Then we will further drive to Darchen which is the starting point of the Mt Kailash (7762m) trekking, you will also have great view of the Kailash from the front. Darchen is a small nomadic village and now increasing number of guesthouses and restaurants make it more commercial. At your arrival you have plenty of time to explore around the town and prepare for the trekking, you can also hiking around the hills to get physically ready for the trekking. In the afternoon, your guide will arrange others trekking necessities like porters and yaks for your luggage transportation. You can find different restaurants according to your taste or your guide will help you to find some better ones.Overnight at Darchen.

Day 8:1st DAY TREKKING TO DIRAPUK. 20km.

Today our trekking start from Darchen and tracing the small trail in the clockwise circuit around the Peak on an average altitude of 4700m. You will encounter numbers of local Buddhist pilgrims doing along your way and several Bon believers in the anti-clockwise direction. After 4hours trek we will reach to Tamdin(4780m) where a nomadic tents serves simple lunch and boil water. From there it is only 4km to Dirakpuk monastery but between this stretches has the some of the best scenery of the entire kora. Dirakpuk was rebuilt in 1985 located
on the north side of the Lha-chu River facing to the north face of the Mt. Kailash. Dirakpuk name originally comes from a word Dira that means female yak horn and Puk means cave that in a mythical story says a female yak opened the cave. Overnight at Dirapuk guesthouse

Day 9: 2nd DAY OF THE TREKKING TO ZULTUL PUK(4790m) 18km.

Today is the most challenging part of the trekking where we will cross two passes, though there are not too steep but the altitude make is more tiring and slow, after we cross Dikpala (5000m) & Dormala (5600m), the passes are remarked by heaps of prayer flags and cairns, It is worthwhile to spend some minutes on the pass to view and relax, as you are right backside of the Mt. Kailash and offers great view of the holy peak. Then we will climb down into the long valley and stop lunch at Shabjay Dakpo nomadic tent for lunch. Zuktul puk monastery (4790m) also calls the miracle cave that is built by two religious figure Milarepa and Naro Bonchung. And still you can see the footprint and handprint of Milarepa inside the cave. Overnight at Zultul Puk

Day 10: LAST DAY TREKKING AND DRIVE TO LAKE MANASAROVAR. (12km trekking and 80km drive).

Today is an easy day trek to complete the circuit and your driver will pick you up from Tashi Do (which is also called as Dzongsar). Then continues drive to Lake Manasarovar and overnight at guesthouses near the lake.

Day 11: TRACE THE ROAD BACK TO SAGA
Today we will trace the road back to Saga for the night.

Day 12: SAGA – EBC (5150m).
Today we will drive straight to EBC by driving along the Pekutso Lake, you will have a picturesque of Mt Shishapama and other peaks of mighty Himalayans too. Continues drive towards south-east, from Old Tingri you will amaze the spectacular Himalayan Ranges and its mighty peaks beyond 8000m, Mt.Makalu (8463m), Mt.Lotse (8516m), Mt.Everest (8844m) and Mt.Cho Oyu (8201m) from Left to right, drive off the main road and head into the valley to the south to the day’s destination – Everest Base Camp located in the Rongbuk valley. Rongbuk is the highest monastery in the world and it consist both monks and nuns. Afternoon you have an option to do a short trekking from the tent guesthouses community to E.B.C, it will take you about 2 hours or more per your physical condition (6Km). Or you can take the dedicated minibus instead. We suggest you to bring your own sleeping bags for the night if available as the local tent guesthouses reuse the blankets for several weeks due to their poor facility. Overnight at local tent guesthouses except from Nov – Mar where the tent guesthouses close and only Rongbuk monastery guesthouse is available.

Day 13: EBC (5150m) – SHIGATSE, 350km.
After we enjoy the sunrise view of the Mt Everest, we will gradually drive back to Shigatse through the friendship highway, you will have beautiful hot shower at the hotel and rest. Overnight at Shigatse.

Day 14: SHIGATSE – LHASA, 450km/280km
Today we will drive back to Lhasa, in the afternoon you have sometime to explore around the town and buy some gifts for your family and friends at home.

Day 15: LHASA AIRPOR/TRAIN STATION SENDS OFF.
Today our guide and driver will send you to the airport or train station and it is time to say your good bye and depart to your next destination.

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Price Detail

All travel permits for Tibet
English speaking Tibetan tour guide
All transportation in Tibet as per the itinerary
Pick up and drop off by airport bus
All administrative fees
All meals and accommodations for your driver and guide
Vehicle tolls and vehicle repairs (if necessary)
All lodging listed in the itinerary; If you travel individually, you will need to share one room with another tourist; while if you prefer to stay in one room by yourself, you will have to pay the single room supplement.
Breakfast each morning
Entrance fees for the places listed in the Itinerary
One time welcome meal for the group
One box of mineral water, shared Oxygen tank in car.

Transportation costs to and from Tibet
Chinese visa fees and passport fees
Lunch and dinner
Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs etc)
Tips to the driver and guide

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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Reviews

ritatojal

2019-06-11 04:16:18

"12 day trip Tibet Autonomous Region" I did a wonderful 12 day trip in the TAR, spending 4 days in Lhasa and a week exploring around Tibet. It was wonderful! This was my 4th time in Tibet and have tried different agencies. Tibet...

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Magdalena S

2019-06-10 17:00:34

"Customized Central Tibet Tour" We've traveled with THT 11 days through Tibet and had a wonderful, very insightful trip. We've learned a lot about Buddhism, our guide explained us everything in a very ambitious way. Everything was...

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Renée D

2019-06-05 21:18:51

"Excellent 15 day private trip in Tibet organized by Tibet Highland Tours !" We had a very nice trip (on a private basis) organized by Tibet Highland Tours. Choices of destinations/towns and points of interest (e.g. Potala Palace and other palaces, monasteries, Everest Base...

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ghoshashokk

2019-05-29 22:03:47

"Great Days in Tibet with Friends" We were greeted warmly by our guide Lobsung at the Lhasa Railway Station. We were overwhelmed at being honored with khada being hung around our neck. Then We were very efficiently checked in at our...

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ge0rgechr

2019-05-28 14:48:59

"18 Days kailash trek" We started our trip with a couple of problems but the guys from Tibet Highland tours were there to help us from the first minute to the last,Especially Passang Tserin and our guide Damdul Tenzin with...

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and44bor

2019-05-27 19:40:29

"15 day tour in Tibet including Mt Kailash kora and Mt Chomolungma sightseeing" We took a 15 day tour in Tibet including the Mt Kailash kora and Mt Chomolungma sightseeing, with the Tibet Highland Tours. Overall, it was a great travel with many new experiences. Our tour guide...

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Erika9999999

2019-05-26 05:09:37

"19 days Tibet – Unforgettable experience" We opted for 19 days in Tibet, starting from Lhasa reaching west till Darchen and then trekking around Mount Kailash. The travel agency provided excellent services, with Damdul being an exceptional...

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Costis_Nick

2019-05-26 03:31:53

"Excellent 18 days trekking mt Kailash and monasteries" Though our trip started with group troubles that were not agency's fault, Passang Tserin and Damdul Tenzin help us to start our journey and stay in schedule. The amazing experience started and Dambul...

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cxueying

2019-05-18 07:31:22

"Great!" Awesome experience! Thank you to the team and friendly tour guide, Lobsang who is really helpful & caring. He got us the best stay after a day of long travel and always share with us the history and...

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HaukeGH

2019-05-07 19:23:29

"10 Days Private Tour Xining Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse EBC Lhasa" Well, not much to add to what has been written by all the other travelers, but to add: 1. We have been doing this together with our 9 year old son. The whole tour organization has been very...

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tatvamasidj

2019-05-06 21:55:21

"Incredible 14 day journey from Everest BC to Mount Kailash sacred Trek to Lhasa" I am not a review writer in any platform, but my experience with this company and guide deserve one, so I can share with the world the beautiful experience I had with Tibet Highland Tours. From the...

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qwertyling

2019-04-30 01:45:50

"8 Days Lhasa and EBC Tour" We just completed 8 Days Lhasa and EBC Tour which I booked through Itibet , Tenzin Woaber helped me with the planning , I have Itibet travel on Instagram for a couple years and after some research...

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Selvi G

2019-04-29 13:55:26

"9 days Lhasa and EBC" Fantastic and a memorable trip. Tenzin was great in making this trip a memorable and once a lifetime trip especially for Everest Base camp. Damdull was also a great guide and took good care of...

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75JoJo1

2019-04-29 00:07:25

"Lhasa to the Nepalese border" Its was important to me to use a Tibetan company for our family trip and a chance conversation with a nurse caring for my dad in hospital in Australia led me to Tibetan Highland Tours. Passang helped...

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vale_osburne

2019-01-09 19:41:57

"great tour" I did 6 days tour in Lhasa and traveling to Shigatse. Everything was really good. The hotel accommodations were higher than my expectations (maybe because I am a backpacker sleeping always in hostels...

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betty_voyager

2019-01-05 23:22:16

"8 Day Lhasa - EBC - Kyirong Border (21-29 DEC 2018) Don't just stop at EBC keep going!!" Our group tour turned out to be a private tour! We booked this tour 4 months prior to our dates of departing and was ok to be part of a group. However when the date came, we were the only ones who...

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P-Bos_1986

2018-12-28 00:47:49

"Lhasa to Nepal border 8 days tour" The tour was a great experience. Both on a cultural and a natural level. Very interesting monasteries and beautiful landscapes. Our guide Yongphel was very professional and very knowledgeable on...

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Patricia31569

2018-12-20 12:15:29

"Wonderful four days in Lhasa" Tibet Highland Tours arranged a great time for our family in Lhasa. We had four adults and two children and ranged in age from 5 to 72. Our guide picked us up at the airport and took us to our hotel...

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Doris S

2018-12-12 00:21:50

"Wonderful, individually planned 18 days form Lhasa to Westtibet" We (four women) went for wonderful 18 days in Westtibet during September 2018, guided by Tsewang Tashi and driven by Demchok. We planned an individual itinerary with Tibet HIghland Tours which also...

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joukln

2018-11-20 12:54:44

"Great tour and people" I went on the 10 days highland tour with my friend last month. It was a memorable experience and I like to thank our tour guide Sonam and driver Ngodu who took care of me when I had car and altitude...

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Bernadette1982

2018-11-13 04:29:00

"Great time in Tibet . . . with Tibet Highland Tours" From late September to mid-October 2018, I spent 20 wonderful days in Tibet. Normally I travel as an independent traveler and backpacker, which is not possible in Tibet for non-Chinese people. I...

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Navigate46352747207

2018-11-07 17:40:14

"10 Days easier acclimatation and Everest Base Camp" We had planned this trip with Highland Tibet Tour as part of our honeymoon. We had a lot of exchange with Passang who efficiently helped us planning our trip (Incl. booking train tickets for us) and...

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Marmar2121

2018-10-31 05:10:16

"Truly amazing experience with the best local travel agency and best tour guide and driver!!!" We joined the 10 day easier acclimatisation group tour and had the best experience of our lives!! We chose Tibet Highland Tours after extensive research of other tour agencies, as they are an...

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cindy n

2018-10-30 07:31:20

"6 days group tour in Tibet" I was travelling solo so they recommended me to do the group tour in Tibet for cheaper option.. and I only be able to do 6 days.. I booked with Tibet highlands tour then the actual tour was with...

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David L

2018-10-28 14:22:53

"10 day easier acclimatisation tour to EBC" My brother and myself did the Tibet Highland Tours 10 day easier acclimatisation group tour to EBC in August 2018. After looking at a number of companies and tours we chose Tibet Highland Tours as...

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silascampbell

2018-10-23 08:51:53

"6 Day Tour - Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse - great tour!" Great tour- would recommend to anyone! Lobsang the guide was excellent in both looking after our needs and making sure we had a great time - 10/10 for him! The sites we were taken to were...

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AnneB2919

2018-10-22 05:45:48

"Potala Palace was incredible." I had a wonderful experience with the very knowledgeable Small Tenzin. The itinerary was well planned and well paced. I particularly love the Potala Palace and the views en route to Shigatse. I...

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MoritzSchlieb

2018-10-19 18:34:45

"Best Tour Operator you Can Get!" Passang is a Rockstar! We booked a 13-days private tour with Tibet Highland Tours. Without Passang it would not be possible to get into Tibet. He managed the handover of the travel permit on a...

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anzn_oranges

2018-09-28 06:46:27

"the greatest trip in my whole life, ever!" i did the 10 days tour with my family and friends. from lhasa, shigatse, the mount everest base camp, namtso lake and etc. guess what, we made it to the everest base camp haha! . the tour give us a...

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Mobile814616

2018-09-11 16:55:47

"12 days Tibet & Ningchi Tour" Well, It was a great tour in my life. I travel with my friend and one of my classmate. Itinerary plan average. 2 days in Ningchi visited 2 spots. We wish to go Ran Wu Lake, but they said too far. The...

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Matt H

2018-09-11 07:43:20

"Amazing Experience" This company really handled everything to make sure my experience in Tibet was memorable and as comfortable as possible. The tour was well organized and very reasonably priced, and everything went...

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Dominique R

2018-08-29 20:19:47

"An excellent tour Operator in Lhasa" As we are back home now in Germany, it is time for thanks to all the people from TIBET HIGHLANDS TOURS for the great 17-days tours we made throughout Tibet. First of all, we have to thank the...

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hannes968

2018-08-23 05:21:22

"Great 10 day tour from Lhasa to EBC ÷ Namtso Lake" We just finished our 10 day tour in Tibet, we were 12 people in total, great bunch of people. Tour schedule is nice, enough time to acclimatize to the height and a good balance between cultural and...

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mark h

2018-08-21 21:44:19

"Overland Tour Lhasa to Kathmandu" A Tibet tour and its associated bureaucratic paperwork requires an efficient and well informed tour operator to fulfil the task. I contacted half a dozen tour operators about my initial enquiries and...

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Gavin D

2018-08-03 11:13:52

"Excellent, flexible Tibetan Tour Company" My wife and I traveled to Tibet at the end of May. We were looking for a company that was reasonable, flexible, and thoughtful - as well as Tibetan-owned and run. We found all of these in THT...

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Carly C

2018-08-01 03:10:36

"15 Day Mt Kailash Tour" It was very important for me to find a Tibetan run company for my visit and Highland Tours did not disappoint. From the first contact over email to being waved goodbye at the airport, Small Tenzin...

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Nate T

2018-07-15 09:27:05

"These folks are the real deal. 11 Night custom tour: Lhasa, Everest, Nepal border, and points between" I don't post many reviews online; really only when I feel like I have something new to contribute, like in this case. What's not new, reading other reviews here, is that Tibet Highland Tours turned...

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Kaaroo

2018-07-04 01:00:17

"Best Choice!" We did the 10 days easier acclimatiscation Everest Base Camp tour with Tibethighland Tours and we absolutely can recommend it. Our Guide was Damdul and our Driver was Cilou, both are absolute...

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Ashoksah68

2018-07-03 22:51:13

"Great 15 days with Lakhpa Tsering" 15days Isa is a lot of time to spend in Tibet but it you are in good Company you hardly notice how time flows. This time I was wilts two other guys from St. Petersburg Russia and our well packed team...

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Kylie M

2018-06-23 02:46:28

"Excellent hiking/cultural tour" My husband and I spent 10 days in Tibet on a combined cultural/hiking tour (Tsurphu Monastery/Yangpachen). I really highly recommend Tibet Highland Tours. They were fantastic from initial email...

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hoangquangnhuan

2018-06-11 07:39:06

"A 15 days trip from Lhasa to Mt. Kailash and EBC" We had an interesting trip through Tibet. Start from Lhasa to Mt. Kailash included the Kora ring in 03 days. We have a very good trip with Tibet Highland Tour, from the young man tour guide ( Mr...

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dmglobal123

2018-05-30 03:19:46

"Tibet highland tour" We enjoy our Tibet highland tour. Our guid Losang was very helpful and looks after during our time in Lhasa.

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yinghatang

2018-05-28 02:26:00

"Great time in Tibet!" I went to Tibet for 21 days with Tibet Highland tours. I was traveling from Lhasa to the Mount Everest base camp with Choedak, the guide, and Triley, the driver. Choedak and Triley are both good...

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Henny H

2018-05-25 20:21:42

"Best trip with the best tour company" Trip to Tibet include the EBC has been my best trip ever, and it makes even better with Tibet Highland tour company. As I heard from people that Tibetan are generally friendlier, indeed they are...

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Robert D

2018-05-23 06:59:33

"Jamyang rocks!" Typically not a fan of guided tours - conjures mental images of large groups of safety yellow windbreakers and umbrellas getting corralled onto a bus. Highland (specifically Small Tenzin) did a...

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rainertischler

2018-05-09 14:25:36

"Exciting Tibet well guided by Tibetians" The Tibetian highland tour pros made our trip from the booking to the drop off at the airport an enjoyable experience. The were flexible during the trip (easyier since we were a 2 people private...

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JasminLovesToTravel

2018-05-08 16:45:41

"15 days Mt Kailash & EBC tour starting at Lhasa" After months of deliberation between tour groups, The best decision we could have made was choosing Tibet highland tours. Small Tenzin was always in contact and made himself very available even...

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MoniqueLua

2018-03-03 14:41:47

"The best trip!!" I spend 8 days in Tibet with this company that exceeded my expectations. These were wonderful and unique days. Our guide was Tenzin, a very polite and patient. Made our trip more special than we...

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Jaren C

2018-02-07 19:59:02

"Great travel agency" There are many tour operators in Tibet. Majority are operated by the mainland Chinese since Tibet is in China while a few are run by Tibetans. Tibet Highland Tours is one of the very few. I would...

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worldlywisenz

2018-01-07 20:58:17

"Casual and Poor Organisation of Trip" We had been working with this company for 6 months on our trip to Lhasa and Tibet. Three months prior to our departure when I emailed them with dates, they told us in an email they had applied for...

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Wong S

2017-12-26 23:11:04

"A wonderful trip to Tibet" We joined an 8 days group tour to EBC in December 2017 and had a wonderful trip. I first made contact with Mr Passang and he was really very helpful on every inquiries I had for him. He replied...

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Chantal S

2017-11-30 18:01:38

"7-days in Tibet with professional, reliable, Tibetan guide" The Tibet Highland Tours team is professional and reliable. If you want to have an excellent experience in Tibet and support a local Tibetan business that cares about and gives back to its people...

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Aaron H

2017-11-28 20:02:16

"20 days in Tibet, Amazing trip and the BEST guide Tenzin" We had a wonderful tour through Tibet. We were also trying to support local Tibetans through this agency which they are 100% Tibetan run and operated! They were professional and very warm and...

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BiziSr

2017-11-11 02:21:22

"11 days private tour" Initially we (group of 6) planned to take 20 days tour (Kailash, Guge Kingdom, EBC, Namtso Lake...). Unfortunately we had to change our plans because of sudden Tibet closure between 18th and 28th...

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agnesr95

2017-11-04 14:44:13

"A fantastic trip, lhassa, treck around KAILASH and GUGE kingdom.we visited small temple with TENZIN the smilly guide." A fantastic trip, who be remembered We were 7, 2 people organised the trip, 18 days, with the agency TIBET HIGHLAND TOURS, and we visited LHASSA, TSURPHU, GYANTSE, did few KORA, discovered small...

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Pei L

2017-11-02 19:27:18

"8DAYS EBC TOURS" Tashi delek (greeting in Tibet). We booked out tour through Passang, he was quite responsive. We were guided by a Tibetan tour guide, Damdul. He always helpful and ensured we got what we asked for.

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HK_Paul2013

2017-10-30 18:40:25

"8 Day EBC Tour + 2 Day Namtso Lake" We booked the tour with Tibet Highland Tours as we really wanted to use a Tibetan owned and run tour company in order to support the local population and economy. After witnessing the numerous...

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TheLuxeVoyager

2017-10-27 21:03:17

"Excellent 4 day customized tours around Lhasa from experienced Tibetan tour company" We spent 4 days going on various day tours during our stay in Lhasa and our tour guide, Jam, from Tibet highland tours met us at the airport and took us to the top attractions over the next 4 days...

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nichelino

2017-10-24 16:03:12

"Lhasa Shigatse and EBC" My experience didn't start in the best possible way. Just 36 hours before departing from Korea I was told that without having the Tibetan permit in my hands, I wouldn't have been able to catch the...

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Marek L

2017-10-24 03:57:51

"7 day EBC tour plus 1 day trekking" We were with my son a part of small group.Tour was OK.Quality of hotels was very good.In first 3 days we were visited many monasteries in Lhasa.For us personally that was a long part of the...

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glk198111

2017-10-23 13:05:54

"7 day Everest tour " My experience with this tour company was excellent. I dealt with Small Tenzin throughout, the communication was very quick, clear and helpful. I was travelling solo and had to pick up my Tibetan visa...

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Bono V

2017-10-22 02:21:01

"Mixed experience - 16D Tibet Mt Kailash Mt Everest Tour" I was part of a 16 day Mt Kalaish Tour, departing on May 31th. After a thorough search for a good agency, I decided to join Tibet Highland Tours. This search turned out to be quite dificult due to...

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Anandarup_Biswas

2017-10-20 00:44:54

"Excellent 8 days Tibet Tour with EBC" It was once in a lifetime experience for my family and me to be able to travel to Lhasa and EBC and much of interior Tibet. Thanks to Tibet Highland Tours for making it possible in a smooth manner...

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Ackluk

2017-10-18 04:47:53

"8 day ebc tour" I saw many good reviews on this tour company do decided to book with them and they did not disappoint at all :) the booking process was very smooth and accommodating, eventhough we had to start a day...

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Kaisha C

2017-10-08 14:57:58

"Incredible and amazing experience! Would come highly recommended!" My father and I visited Tibet in late April. We highly recommend this company. Between the correspondence prior to arrival, to the actual tour, we enjoyed every second of it. Two days before arriving...

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Richard R

2017-10-06 03:23:40

"Great service, well organized, you get what you pay for" We did a 8-day EBC tour with Tibet Highland Tours. Everything about the tour was great. Passang was very responsive when organizing the tour over emails. We asked to stay few days longer in Lhasa...

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Blakery

2017-10-03 06:45:51

"Fantastic experience with local guides!" Wow, what an awesome experience and tour company - can't recommend enough! I was very keen to use a local Tibetan company to support the local people and culture. Our tour guide and driver were...

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ashtonvanw

2017-09-25 15:18:19

"Lhasa - EBC July" I took the 8 day Lhasa - EBC tour in July 2017, even with food altitude sickness and a stomach bug from China it was fantastic! I was impressed with the hotels, the food and the knowledge of the...

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Alexandra R

2017-09-24 23:32:57

"Tibet Highlands organised a brilliant trip!" We recently went to Tibet for ten days. Tibet Highlands did an outstanding job organising our trip. They were extremely easy to communicate with in advance, and were very willing to accommodate our...

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Jasxy

2017-09-24 18:30:37

"10 days trip to EBC" We had our Tibet tour from 2 Sept to 14 Sept. Kalsang was our tour guide and Sonam was our driver, both of them were local Tibetans. Kalsang speaks English well and we had a great learning...

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hoaster

2017-09-17 04:41:56

"8-Tour to Everest Base Camp" My first time ever writing a Tripadvisor review so here goes! Went from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp over 8 days and had a good time visiting ancient monasteries and beautiful lakes, glaciers and of...

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Nayeli U

2017-09-09 08:14:48

"EBC 8 days tour" Tibet Highland tours were all I expected and hoped for in my first trip to Tibet. Lobsang is a very generous and knowledgeable tour guide and our trip went smoothly thanks to Small's timely responses...

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Dalat M

2017-09-02 21:19:10

"8 days trip to EBC" We enjoyed the full tour to EBC. Nature and culture are amazing. Our guide Damdul shared with us plenty of information about buddhism, people, history... we have really appreciated. We have faced a...

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Jessica L

2017-08-08 19:59:22

"8 Day Tour Lhasa to EBC" Bad company. Unprofessional staff. Guides turned the group against each other to cover up problems with the company. The company tries to be as cheap as possible but the tour price is the same as...

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Emily W

2017-08-04 01:50:57

"Amazing life changing tour! " We have been traveling around Asia for 4 months and have used various guides and companies to learn more about the places we've visited, but none have compared to our experience with Tenzen. He and...

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coopica

2017-08-01 11:24:11

"!!!Highly Highly Recommend!!!" There isn't enough positive things to say about about this company. We did the 8 Days: Lhasa – Everest Base Camp in September 2016 and it was phenomenal! The whole experience felt very special and it...

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masenmao

2017-07-27 00:00:50

"Worth it!" Yes, you CAN go to Tibet as a foreigner, and yes, there ARE still tons of cool things to see, despite what you might hear about Chinese influence, commercialization, etc. Went on the THT 10 day...

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Stephengollan

2017-07-19 06:11:14

"The only way to see Tibet!" It's not often I give such raving reviews. Tibet Highland Tours are great, but that is not why I am giving this review. Tibet Highland Tours is run by Tibetans, meaning Tibetan guides, cooks...

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Margaret T

2017-07-18 15:13:42

"Wonderful trip in Tibet!" My daughter and I joined the 10 day Lhasa-Everest Base Camp-Namtso Lake tour with Tibet Highland Tours and had a wonderful trip. We were thoroughly impressed with the level of service and care...

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Apsi M

2017-07-17 21:21:43

"8 day tour EBC" We had a great time on this tour. Tibet is a fascinating place with many interesting things to see and do. DamDul our guide was fantastic.and gave lots of detailed information about the places we...

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