Tibet Cultural Tour

Trip Overview

This tour offers you some of the most amazing landscape on Earth and it is an Adventure trip for travelers on a limited time & Budget. The Friendship Highway is an important artery of commerce, it is also Tibet’s most popular tourist route. Enjoy fabulous mountain scenery enroute, visit mystical Buddhist monasteries of Tashilungpo at Shigatse, the Kumbum Stupa at Gyantse, and drive past the beautiful Turquoise lake. This route gives you a glimpse of both the Tibetan and Nepali culture. We'll pass small Tibetan settlements, nomadic herdsmen wandering across the wide arid plains and awe-inspiring mountain peaks. Equally as fascinating is the wealth of cultural interest and we will have plenty of opportunity to explore this side of Tibet, both in Lhasa and the other towns we pass through on our journey.

The Friendship Highway (also known as the Arniko Highway) is an important artery of commerce, it is also Tibet’s most popular tourist route. It was built in the mid-1960s and to link the valleys to the south of the Tsangpo and it follows the ancient trade route from Lhasa to Kathmandu.

Trip Facts

  • country China
  • Destination Tibet
  • Duration 10 days
  • Altitude Min. 1310m/Max. 5,220M
  • Activities Overland Tour
  • Age Limit 18 - 70
  • Best Season Apr - Nov
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)
  • Accommodation Twin sharing attach bath room (mostly 2 - 3 stars level hotel), inclusive breakfast.
  • Meals Included Breakfast in Kathmandu / Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Transportation Flight from Kathmandu/ Lhasa/ Four wheel drive ( Land cruiser ) in Tibet and Nepal part)

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  1. Arrival day, our office representative greets you at Airport and transfer to Hotel , in the evening Briefing about tour.
  2. After Breakfast/ Half day, guided Sightseeing Tour to Kathmandu valley, Places are Pashupatinath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa and Swambunath Stupa, rest of time O/N at Hotel.
  3. After Breakfast/ Half day, guided Sightseeing Tour to Kathmandu valley, Places are Pashupatinath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa and Swambunath Stupa, rest of time O/N at Hotel. Early morning pick up from the Hotel in kathmandu, scenic drive to Kodari (Nepal /Tibet Border) through the beautiful Nepalese countryside and after necessary border formalities at Nepalese immigration, our Nepalese representative (guide) will handover the clients to Tibetan Guide & transportation, (Nepalese guide & vehicle will return from the boarder) an hour adventures uphill drive by truck (normally) or 2 hour walk uphill (incase of landslide) to Chinese immigration. Continue drive to Nyalam. Overnight at Hotel. (Dormitory room).
  4. Nyalam /Tingri (4300M) / Lhatse (4350M): 225Km /244Km Day drive uphill to the highest plateau of the world with the typical view of Tibetan landscape offering sheer feeling of standing on the roof of the world crossing over LALUNGLA (5,050M), from where, weather permitting breathtaking panorama of beautiful Himalayan ranges including Mt. CHO OYU (8201M) & MT XISHAPAGMA (8012M) but dwarfed by the vastness of the Tibetan plateau. From Tingri one can enjoy the magnificence of MT. EVEREST (8,848M). Overnight at Hotel. (Twin sharing room).
  5. LHATSE /XIGATSE (3900M): 244KM Continue scenic drive crossing over GYATCHULA (5,220M), the highest pass en route to LHASA via LHATSE from where the road to MT. KAILASH bifurcates to the west. Overnight at Hotel Utse (Twin sharing room)
  6. XIGATSE /GYANTSE (3,900M): 90KM Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama’s TASHILHMPU Monastery. Drive to Gyantse and visit to the KUMBUM Stupa & PHALKOR Monastery. Overnight at Hotel Utse (Twin sharing room).
  7. GYANTSE /LHASA (3,650M): 261KMFull day picturesque drive crossing over KAROLA (5,010m) KAMBALA (4,794M), colorful YAMDROK LAKE and the Tibetan lifeline river BRAMA PUTRA (YARLUNG TSANGPO). Overnight at Hotel Shambala or Dhood Gu Hotel (Twin sharing room).
  8. In LHASA Two full days sightseeing tour in LHASA including JOKHANG TEMPLE, BARKHOR BAZAAR, POTALA PALACE, DREPUNG & SERA MONASTRIES. Overnight at Hotel Shambala or Dhood Gu Hotel (Twin sharing room).
  9. LHASA /KATHMANDU Early morning drive to Gongar airport for departure flight to KATHMANDU.
  10. Departure.

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 14 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

Trekking Boot One Pairs
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair
Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream  
Sunglasses  
Flashlight Witd Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.  
Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens Witd A Waterproof 1
Insect Repellent
Toilet Articles
Note Book & Pen
Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap
Pocket Knife
Towel
Sewing Kit
Plasters
Binoculars
Camera
Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit

what our previous clients say about us?

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Hello Babu,
Thank you for arranging this beautiful, well organised trip. We enjoyed trekking with Sonam and Ramesh, they are really helpful and they did help to make the trip as comfortable as it can be in the mountains. The Manaslu trek was a great adventure. We did like the beautiful green rice paddies in the lower area, the nice small villages on our way, the yaks, and the rough mountain landscape with ist beautiful views. Also thank you for the warm down jacket and the warm sleeping bag. It kept us alive up in the mountains :) If you are looking about going into the Himalaya, we like to recommend to do the Manaslu trek together with Unique Path Trekking!
Wiebe & Marieke
Netherlands
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Namaste Babu,
We are really very happy with your recommendation to do the Manaslu Trek. It was exhilarating to experience this wonderful part of Nepal especially with our expert guide, Suresh, our patient porters, Tilak & Sunil, they are a great team. They are always looking behind our backs ensuring our safety & comfort which have made this trek easier & unforgetable. Once again, we would like to say a big \"Thank you\" to you & your team for your excellent service. Trekking is a Challenge, Unique Path is the Choice!
Eileen Yap
Singapore
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