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8 DAYS LHASA GROUP TOUR.
Lhasa- Tibet- China
( 363 )
8 Days
15 Persons
Chinese/English
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Brief

This journey will start by exploring the holy city of Lhasa. You will see the main Buddhist sites in the city including Jokhang Temple, Ramoche Temple, Sera Monastery and the Potala Palace. You will also be able to explore the Old Town of Lhasa and rub shoulders with some of the thousands of pilgrims who are here each day. Altogether, you will spend 3 nights in Lhasa. Next, you will make the scenic drive to Shigatse going via Yamdrok Lake, Karo La Glacier and the Gyantse Kumbum Stupa. From Shigatse, you will then drive to the North Face Base Camp of Mt. Everest where you will be rewarded with an up-close view of the world’s highest peak! From Everest, you will then return to Lhasa via Shigatse. On the morning of the 8th day, you will be transferred to the Lhasa airport or train station. This will be an amazing journey that will allow you to see many of the best places Tibet has to offer!

Tour Detail

Day 1: Arrive to Lhasa by flight or train.

You will be met at the Lhasa airport or train station by your Tibetan guide and transferred to the 4 Star Gang-Gyen Hotel located in the Old Town of Lhasa, elevation 3600 meters. You can then explore the nearby Old Town of Lhasa and the markets lining Barkhor Square. Overnight in Gangyan hotel.

Day 2: Lhasa sightseeings: Jokhang temple and barkhor street – Sera monastery.

After breakfast, you will visit the Jokhang, the holiest Buddhist temple in all of the Himalaya. Each day, many thousands of Buddhist pilgrims come here to worship. Many have traveled well over a thousand kilometers by foot to see this 1400 year-old temple. After lunch, you will visit the 600 year old huge monastery complex of Sera. While at Sera, you watch the monks engage in entertaining Buddhist philosophical debates. In the evening, you will have free time to wander around the Old Town on your own. Overnight in Gangyan hotel.

Day 3: Lhasa sightseeings: Potala palace – Ramoche temple.

Today you will start your day by visiting the massive 1000 room Potala Palace, the most iconic building in Tibet. You will work your way up the steps of the Potala and then go through the most important rooms in this famous UNESCO site. After lunch, you will explore another one of Tibet’s important monasteries. Ramoche Temple is famous across Tibet for the 8 years old statue of Buddha Shakyamuni and is a great place to observe Local Tibetans. In the late afternoon and evening, you will have free time to explore Lhasa
on your own or do some souvenir shopping. Overnight in Gangyan hotel.

Day 4: Lhasa—Yamdrok Lake—Karo La Glacier—Gyantse—Shigatse

You will depart Lhasa in the early morning and drive through the scenic Yarlung River Valley towards Yamdrok Lake. Yamdrok is one of Tibet’s 4 main holy lakes and is regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in the Himalaya. From the Kamba La Pass, you get a panoramic view of this spectacular lake with the nearby mountains. Next, you will drive along the lake shore to Nankartse, where you will stop for lunch.

Next, you will begin ascending again to the stunning Karo La Glacier. Here, you can get an up-close view of Mt. Nojin Kangtsang and the glaciers coming off of it. Your next stop is the pleasant town of Gyantse where you will visit the massive Gyantse Kumbum Stupa as well as the Pelkhor Chode Monastery. You will then continue to Shigatse, elevation 3840 meters, and stay at the 4 Star Gesar Hotel. Total driving distance is 350 kilometers. Total driving time is 7 hours

Day 5: Shigatse—Gyatso La Pass—Everest Base Camp

This day will take you from Shigatse to Tibet’s North Face Everest Base Camp. Along the way, you will be passing through several small Tibetan farming villages that you will be able to photograph. You will
cross over the 5248 meter high Gyatso La Pass, which
offers a sweeping view of the rolling Himalaya Mountains.
You will continue on to the Everest Region crossing over another high pass. This pass, the Geu La, offers a panoramic view of the glacier-covered Himalaya. From
here, you can see 5 of the world’s 15 highest peaks, including Everest. From the Geu La, you will then go to Rongphu, the highest monastery in the world at just under 5000 meters in elevation. The iconic view of Everest from here will be a high point of your journey! You will then continue on to the Tent Hotels, which operate from mid April through mid October. The Tent Hotels are the closest that travelers can stay to Mt. Everest and are located 2 kilometers before base camp. If you are traveling outside of this time frame, you will stay at the Rongphu Monastery Guesthouse. From the Tent Hotels, elevation 5050 meters, you will take a separate bus the remaining 2 kilometers to base camp. If you’d like, you can also hike this last short distance. The driving distance from Shigatse to Everest Base Camp is 350 kilometers with the driving time being 7 hours.  Overnight in Tea tent guest house.

Day 6: Everest—Shigatse

After watching the sunrise on Mt. Everest, you will make the journey back to Shigatse. You will stop again at Rongphu Monastery and at the Geu La passes for some final views of Mt. Everest. In Shigatse, you will stay again at the 4 Star Gesar Hotel. Driving distance from Everest base camp to Shigatse  is 270 kilometers and the driving time is 7 hours.

 

Day 7: Shigatse—Lhasa

After breakfast, you will explore Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, the main attraction in Shigatse. This is the largest monastery in area in central Tibet. You will then follow the beautiful Yarlung River back to Lhasa. You will arrive in Lhasa in the late afternoon with enough time to wander the Old Town one last time and to do any last minute shopping. In Lhasa, you will stay at the 4 Star Gang-Gyen Hotel. The distance from Shigatse to Lhasa

Day 8: Depart Lhasa

In the morning, you will be transferred to the Lhasa airport or train station.

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 with 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
  • Single Supplement fee : 100 US Dollar per person 

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

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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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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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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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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Honey D

2018-10-09 22:07:38

"UNETHICAL DO NOT TRUST" Attempted to book a tour from USA prior to arriving into Kathmandu...originally, I had told them I would be in Kathmandu 9 days before trip. Small Tenzin said it must be done 14 days prior and so I...

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avrieworld

2018-10-09 03:45:56

"Beautiful 17 days tour through Tibet" If you want to see a lot of the country in a few weeks, the 17 days tour might be perfect. It included highlights such as Everest basecamp and the Potala palace. But we also went to the lesser known...

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pavlovsfrog

2018-10-07 10:53:39

"Truly memorable trip to western tibet" For me it was really important to use a tour company run by Tibetans, and that's how I ended up with these guys. I recommend them highly! The guide, Tashi, was great, and introduced us to his country...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2017-09-24 05:18:58

"Life's Experienced Tour" Travelled to Nyingzhi and following by Lhasa then Everest Base Camp, most of the time we are in private van but with nice scenery along the way, on and off will drop by attractions spot. Nyingzhi...

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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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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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2017-08-31 08:06:22

"Fantastic 8-day-tour in Tibet" Our trip to Tibet was everything we hoped for and more thanks to our great guide Tenzin! We came to Tibet hoping to see as much as possible of the local culture and nature. He made his full effort to...

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2017-08-08 19:59:22

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2017-08-04 01:50:57

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2017-08-01 11:24:11

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2017-07-28 05:28:44

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8 DAYS LHASA GROUP TOUR.
Lhasa, Tibet, China
( 363 )
8 Days
15 Persons
Chinese/English
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Brief

This journey will start by exploring the holy city of Lhasa. You will see the main Buddhist sites in the city including Jokhang Temple, Ramoche Temple, Sera Monastery and the Potala Palace. You will also be able to explore the Old Town of Lhasa and rub shoulders with some of the thousands of pilgrims who are here each day. Altogether, you will spend 3 nights in Lhasa. Next, you will make the scenic drive to Shigatse going via Yamdrok Lake, Karo La Glacier and the Gyantse Kumbum Stupa. From Shigatse, you will then drive to the North Face Base Camp of Mt. Everest where you will be rewarded with an up-close view of the world’s highest peak! From Everest, you will then return to Lhasa via Shigatse. On the morning of the 8th day, you will be transferred to the Lhasa airport or train station. This will be an amazing journey that will allow you to see many of the best places Tibet has to offer!

Tour Detail

Day 1: Arrive to Lhasa by flight or train.

You will be met at the Lhasa airport or train station by your Tibetan guide and transferred to the 4 Star Gang-Gyen Hotel located in the Old Town of Lhasa, elevation 3600 meters. You can then explore the nearby Old Town of Lhasa and the markets lining Barkhor Square. Overnight in Gangyan hotel.

Day 2: Lhasa sightseeings: Jokhang temple and barkhor street – Sera monastery.

After breakfast, you will visit the Jokhang, the holiest Buddhist temple in all of the Himalaya. Each day, many thousands of Buddhist pilgrims come here to worship. Many have traveled well over a thousand kilometers by foot to see this 1400 year-old temple. After lunch, you will visit the 600 year old huge monastery complex of Sera. While at Sera, you watch the monks engage in entertaining Buddhist philosophical debates. In the evening, you will have free time to wander around the Old Town on your own. Overnight in Gangyan hotel.

Day 3: Lhasa sightseeings: Potala palace – Ramoche temple.

Today you will start your day by visiting the massive 1000 room Potala Palace, the most iconic building in Tibet. You will work your way up the steps of the Potala and then go through the most important rooms in this famous UNESCO site. After lunch, you will explore another one of Tibet’s important monasteries. Ramoche Temple is famous across Tibet for the 8 years old statue of Buddha Shakyamuni and is a great place to observe Local Tibetans. In the late afternoon and evening, you will have free time to explore Lhasa
on your own or do some souvenir shopping. Overnight in Gangyan hotel.

Day 4: Lhasa—Yamdrok Lake—Karo La Glacier—Gyantse—Shigatse

You will depart Lhasa in the early morning and drive through the scenic Yarlung River Valley towards Yamdrok Lake. Yamdrok is one of Tibet’s 4 main holy lakes and is regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in the Himalaya. From the Kamba La Pass, you get a panoramic view of this spectacular lake with the nearby mountains. Next, you will drive along the lake shore to Nankartse, where you will stop for lunch.

Next, you will begin ascending again to the stunning Karo La Glacier. Here, you can get an up-close view of Mt. Nojin Kangtsang and the glaciers coming off of it. Your next stop is the pleasant town of Gyantse where you will visit the massive Gyantse Kumbum Stupa as well as the Pelkhor Chode Monastery. You will then continue to Shigatse, elevation 3840 meters, and stay at the 4 Star Gesar Hotel. Total driving distance is 350 kilometers. Total driving time is 7 hours

Day 5: Shigatse—Gyatso La Pass—Everest Base Camp

This day will take you from Shigatse to Tibet’s North Face Everest Base Camp. Along the way, you will be passing through several small Tibetan farming villages that you will be able to photograph. You will
cross over the 5248 meter high Gyatso La Pass, which
offers a sweeping view of the rolling Himalaya Mountains.
You will continue on to the Everest Region crossing over another high pass. This pass, the Geu La, offers a panoramic view of the glacier-covered Himalaya. From
here, you can see 5 of the world’s 15 highest peaks, including Everest. From the Geu La, you will then go to Rongphu, the highest monastery in the world at just under 5000 meters in elevation. The iconic view of Everest from here will be a high point of your journey! You will then continue on to the Tent Hotels, which operate from mid April through mid October. The Tent Hotels are the closest that travelers can stay to Mt. Everest and are located 2 kilometers before base camp. If you are traveling outside of this time frame, you will stay at the Rongphu Monastery Guesthouse. From the Tent Hotels, elevation 5050 meters, you will take a separate bus the remaining 2 kilometers to base camp. If you’d like, you can also hike this last short distance. The driving distance from Shigatse to Everest Base Camp is 350 kilometers with the driving time being 7 hours.  Overnight in Tea tent guest house.

Day 6: Everest—Shigatse

After watching the sunrise on Mt. Everest, you will make the journey back to Shigatse. You will stop again at Rongphu Monastery and at the Geu La passes for some final views of Mt. Everest. In Shigatse, you will stay again at the 4 Star Gesar Hotel. Driving distance from Everest base camp to Shigatse  is 270 kilometers and the driving time is 7 hours.

 

Day 7: Shigatse—Lhasa

After breakfast, you will explore Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, the main attraction in Shigatse. This is the largest monastery in area in central Tibet. You will then follow the beautiful Yarlung River back to Lhasa. You will arrive in Lhasa in the late afternoon with enough time to wander the Old Town one last time and to do any last minute shopping. In Lhasa, you will stay at the 4 Star Gang-Gyen Hotel. The distance from Shigatse to Lhasa

Day 8: Depart Lhasa

In the morning, you will be transferred to the Lhasa airport or train station.

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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 with 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
  • Single Supplement fee : 100 US Dollar per person 

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

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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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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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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Honey D

2018-10-09 22:07:38

"UNETHICAL DO NOT TRUST" Attempted to book a tour from USA prior to arriving into Kathmandu...originally, I had told them I would be in Kathmandu 9 days before trip. Small Tenzin said it must be done 14 days prior and so I...

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avrieworld

2018-10-09 03:45:56

"Beautiful 17 days tour through Tibet" If you want to see a lot of the country in a few weeks, the 17 days tour might be perfect. It included highlights such as Everest basecamp and the Potala palace. But we also went to the lesser known...

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pavlovsfrog

2018-10-07 10:53:39

"Truly memorable trip to western tibet" For me it was really important to use a tour company run by Tibetans, and that's how I ended up with these guys. I recommend them highly! The guide, Tashi, was great, and introduced us to his country...

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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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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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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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Be Y

2017-09-24 05:18:58

"Life's Experienced Tour" Travelled to Nyingzhi and following by Lhasa then Everest Base Camp, most of the time we are in private van but with nice scenery along the way, on and off will drop by attractions spot. Nyingzhi...

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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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Heini H

2017-08-31 08:06:22

"Fantastic 8-day-tour in Tibet" Our trip to Tibet was everything we hoped for and more thanks to our great guide Tenzin! We came to Tibet hoping to see as much as possible of the local culture and nature. He made his full effort to...

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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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AngelaWB7

2017-07-28 05:28:44

"One of the best tours I have so far!" My friend, my sister, and I joined the Tibet Highland 6 days 5 nights tour starting on June 29, 2017. As non-Chinese citizens, we were required to have a permit to enter Lhasa. The tour company...

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