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High Road to Tibet

14 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Kathmandu
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Kathmandu 
Take an orientation walk in Durbar Square before visiting the Sisterhood of Survivors Project, a grassroots organization. Meet some of the women and learn how to make Nepalese momos (dumplings) before enjoying an authentic local lunch. In the evening, enjoy free time to explore the fascinating city. (1L)

Day 3 Kathmandu/Panauti 
Depart for a community homestay in Panauti. Choose to disembark in Sanga and hike the remaining way to the village or continue via private vehicle. Explore the village then help cook an authentic Nepalese dinner. (1D)

Day 4 Panauti/Lhasa
Take an afternoon flight to Lhasa and spend three days exploring Lhasa, adjusting to the altitude, and learning more about the unique culture here.

Days 5-7 Lhasa
Enjoy an orientation walk around Barkhor Square and guided tour of the Jokhang Temple. In the afternoon explore Sera Monastery.

Day 6 Lhasa
Explore the grounds of Potala Palace where the Dalai Lamas would meditate. Later, visit the Dalai Lama's Summer Palace, Norbulingka.

Day 7 Lhasa/Gyantse
Drive to Gyantse along beautiful Yamdrok Tso.

Day 8 Gyantse/Xêgar
In the morning, visit Pelkor Chode Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. After breakfast, depart for X?gar. On the way, make a stop in Sakya and explore the Sakya Monastery.

Day 9 Xêgar/Rongpu Si
Visit Rongbuk, the highest monastery in the world. Hike to Everest Base Camp for a closer view of this magnificent mountain.

Day 10 Rongpu Si/Shigatse
Travel from Rongbuk Si to Shigatse.

Day 11 Shigatse
Enjoy a visit to the Tashilunpo Monastery and opt to complete the surrounding kora. In the afternoon, enjoy free time visiting the local market or exploring the scenic city.

Day 12 Shigatse/Lhasa
Travel back to Lhasa.

Day 13 Lhasa/Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu and enjoy a final evening in the city.

Day 14 Kathmandu
Depart any time.
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All This Included
From the sacred peaks of Tibet to lush green Nepalese valleys, explore the best of the Himalaya on this two-week tour. Discover mighty temples and small outposts on a journey that offers incredible vistas at every turn of the trail. Our expert CEOs will take the hassle out of planning and help you find the secluded spots only the locals know—and leave you with time to explore. In the thin mountain air of Rongbuk, the highest monastery in the world, you'll enjoy unparalleled views of Mt Everest. So make sure your camera is charged—you're going to need it.
  • G Adventures for Good: Sisterhood of Survivors Project, Kathmandu Local Living: Panauti Homestay, Panauti Local Living: Rongbuk Monastery Visit and Stay, Rongpu Si
  • Kathmandu orientation walk
  • Lhasa orientation walk
  • Potala Palace entrance
  • Sera Monastery visit
  • Jokhang Temple entrance
  • Pelkor Chode, Gyantse Kunbum, and Tashilhunpo Monastery visits
  • Everest Base Camp entrance and hike
  • Border crossing support
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hotels/guesthouses (12 nts), very basic guesthouse (1 nt, limited facilities).
  • 1 lunch, 1 dinner.
  • Transportation: Plane, local bus, air-con bus, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Highlights
  • Experience the Tibetan cultural capital of Lhasa
  • Witness monks in debate and prayer
  • Explore rural villages and lunar landscapes
  • Hike to Everest Base Camp
Accommodations
Hotels/guesthouses (12 nts)
Very basic guesthouse (1 nt, limited facilities)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 14, avg 12
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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