Trip Facts
  • Duration
    10 Days
  • Grade
    Moderate
  • Country
    Tibet
  • Group Size
    2 - 15
  • Max Altitude
    1,310m - 5,220m

Tibet Cultural Tour

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 highlights

  • Culturally attractive city of Lhasa
  • Visit the Potala palace in Lhasa the holy land and landmark of Tibet
  • Explore ancient monasteries
  • Hometown of Tibetan
  • Spectacular Scenery
  • Typical Tibetan villages
  • Fabulous scenery of turquoise Lake
  • Spectacular views of the Himalayas
  • High mountain passes
  • Fortresses and culture of time immortal
  • The high plateau of Tibet
  • Gyantse and Shigatse

Your Safety is our concern

The safety and the well being of our groups are of paramount importance to us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional guides, who are well trained by our Government. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go, because your holiday is ours. In this regards, we work honestly and effectively to provide you the Himalayan experience that suits your interest. We encourage you to question us freely and contribute in the planning stages of your adventure.

Tibet Cultural Tour glimpse

Itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer we will follow accordingly.

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  • Day 01

    Arrival at Airport and transfer to Hotel.

  • Day 02

    Sightseeing Tour to Kathmandu Valley

  • Day 03

    Scenic drive to Kodari (Nepal /Tibet Border) through the beautiful Nepalese countryside.

  • Day 04

    Nyalam / Tingri (4300M) / Lhatse (4350M): 225Km /244Km

  • Day 05

    LHATSE /XIGATSE (3900M): 244KM

  • Day 06

    XIGATSE /GYANTSE (3,900M): 90KM

  • Day 07

    GYANTSE /LHASA (3,650M): 261KMFull day picturesque drive crossing over KAROLA (5,010m)

  • Day 08

    Two full days sightseeing tour in LHASA.

  • Day 09

    Drive to Gongar airport for departure flight.

  • Day 10

    Departure

  • 01 Day
    Arrival Day

    Arrival day, our office representative greets you at Airport and transfer to Hotel , in the evening Briefing about tour.

  • 02 Day
    Sightseeing Tour to Kathmandu Valley

    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.

  • 03 Day
    Scenic drive to Kodari (Nepal /Tibet Border)

    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).

  • 04 Day
    Nyalam / Tingri (4300M) / Lhatse (4350M)

    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).

  • 05 Day
    LHATSE /XIGATSE (3900M)

    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)

  • 06 Day
    XIGATSE /GYANTSE (3,900M)

    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).

  • 07 Day
    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).
    The drive today, only 90 km, takes us to the second largest city in Tibet. Shigatse is a laid back city that provides excellent opportunity for both relaxation and exploration. As a group we will explore the local market and the Tahilhumpo Monastery. Tahilhumpo Monastery is one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet and was able to last through the Cultural Revolution nearly unscathed. It is a great pleasure to spend some time exploring the busy cobbled lanes twisting around these ancient buildings. O/N Shenkang Hotel (***) or Manasarover Hotel (***) or similar.

  • 08 Day
    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).

  • 09 Day
    Lhasa / Kathmandu

    Early morning drive to Gongar airport for departure flight to KATHMANDU.

  • 10 Day
    Departure

Note: BD Plan, BL Plan, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch content will appear here. Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter.

Trip FAQ

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  • How can I enter in Nepal?

    Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.

    There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

  • Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

    Yes, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of Unique Path trekking company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

  • Do I have pre-departure meeting?

    Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

    While briefing, please bring Passport, 3 copies of Passport size photos, travel Insurance, writing pen and notepad.

  • What is our daily routine while in trekking?

    We wake-up call at 7 am an early morning. After a breakfast, we repack our duffel bag and leave it with our Sherpas.

    We are normally on the trail before 8 a.m. Trek at your own pace; all you need carry is a daypack and camera. Sherpa guides hike along to point out interesting flora, fauna and sights. Along the trail are spots to relax, purchase a snack or soda, use toilet facilities and shop for souvenirs.

    We will have lunch between 11:30 am to 12:30 afternoons. A typical day’s hike usually ends in the early afternoon about 3:30 pm to 4 pm. Time to read or nap before dinner.

    After dinner there is time to play cards, reflect on all the wondrous moments of your day and talk about tomorrow plan.

  • Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

    There are telephones service in all trekking routes and internet service in Everest, Annapurna and Langtang areas.

  • Can I re-charge camera batteries along the trek?

    Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

client references

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alwyn

Thank you so much for the enjoyable trek and tour of the Annapurna Base Camp, as well as the rest of Kathmandu itself. We had a great time and will be back for more!

Alwyn LohSingapore

Seasons & deals

February to May and September to November are the high seasons in Nepal. In this regards, we need to book hotel, purchase domestic flight tickets and arrange good guide and porter in advance. So we kindly request to confirm your trip an early as possible for the best deal and good trip management.

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For the price of Tibet Cultural Tour on full board basis, please contact us.

Short Description Mode Of The Packages: What Are Included In The Packages

Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 2 to 3 stars level, Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking, both ways domestic flight tickets from KTM/Lukla/KTM, necessary permits, all the ground transportation by tourist vehicles, an experienced guide and porter and all the necessary permits.

Service includes in details

  • Private transportation by jeep/van as per the group size.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Lhasa side in Tibet at 2 stars level with breakfast.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Tibet standard categories on twin sharing bass with breakfast.
  • China/Tibet Visa Fee.
  • Necessary Tibet Travel Permit
  • Sightseeing and Entrance fee as per the itinerary
  • English speaking Tibetan guide.
  • Flight tickets from Lhasa to Kathmandu.
  • All the Government and local taxes.

service excludes in details

  • Lunch and Dinner.
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Personal expenses like beverage, mineral water and tips.
  • Natural and political disturbance and unforeseen circumstance.

Want to customize above package?

Above package is based on standard full board. Beside standard full board package, we do offer budget package according by your desire. Price can be varied with a number of the participants, we kindly request to inquire for the latest pricing and up to date information.

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