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Classic Tibet tour

14 days from £4,940pp

Includes flights
What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Experience Tibet's unique culture and warm hospitality.

  • Explore the stunning Potala Palace.

  • Visit Tibet's oldest monastery at remote Tsetang.

  • View beautiful Lake Yamdrok-Tso.

  • Watch monks debating at Sera Monastery.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
In destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
All accommodation
  • Kathmandu
  • Lhasa
  • Tsetang
  • Gyantse
  • Tingri
  • Shigatse
  • Lhasa
  • Kathmandu

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Kathmandu.

Day 2 Kathmandu

Day 2 Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Upon arrival into Kathmandu, you'll be met by your local guide who will travel with you to your hotel, where you can check-in and relax.

Day 3 Kathmandu

Day 3 Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Today you tour Kathmandu with your guide, taking in the city's temples and historic sites.

Day 4 Tsetang

Day 4 Tsetang

Kathmandu , Lhasa , Tsetang

You fly into Tibet today, where your guide will meet you for the drive to the town of Tsetang. The journey from the airport gives you a feel for how beautiful Tibet can be as you pass through mountain valleys.

Accommodation

Day 5 Tsetang

Day 5 Tsetang

Tsetang

Your guide will accompany you to Samye Monastery, Tibet's oldest, today before a visit to remote Yumbulagang Palace.

Accommodation

Day 6 Gyantse

Day 6 Gyantse

Tsetang , Gyantse

You drive to Gyantse today along the scenic Southern Friendship Highway. You'll reach a 5,000m pass which affords stunning views of the surrounding lakes. On arrival you'll visit Gyantse Monastery with your guide before wandering the traditional lanes of Gyantse's old town. An example of traditional Tibetan life and village architecture.

Accommodation

Day 7 Tingri

Day 7 Tingri

Gyantse , Tingri

You drive west along the Friendship Highway today, with the Himalaya to your left, to the remote village of Tingri. This is your base from which to visit Everest.

Day 8 Tingri

Day 8 Tingri

Tingri

You have a long day today as you drive south across a combination of tarmac road and gravel track, with the Himalaya and Everest in front of you. Once at Rongbuk Monastery you will be able to walk up to the viewing point for a breathtaking vista of Everest itself.

Day 9 Shigatse

Day 9 Shigatse

Tingri , Shigatse

Today you drive to Shigatse, where you will visit Tashilunpo Monastery on arrival.

Day 10 Lhasa

Day 10 Lhasa

Shigatse , Lhasa

You take the Northern Friendship Highway to Lhasa today, following the mighty Brahmaputra River for much of the journey, as well as the China-Lhasa-Shigatse railway, which is a magnificent feat of engineering.

Day 11 Lhasa

Day 11 Lhasa

Lhasa

This morning your guide will take you to visit the sacred Jokhang Temple before continuing on to the monasteries of Drepung and Nechung. You will also visit the Dalai Lama's former Summer Palace.

Day 12 Lhasa

Day 12 Lhasa

Lhasa

This morning your guide will take you to visit the stunning Potala Palace. Afterwards you drive out to Ganden Monastery, set on a mountain side and offering spectacular views. Here you can follow the pilgrims as they walk the Kora up the hills behind the monastery.

Day 13 Kathmandu

Day 13 Kathmandu

Lhasa , Kathmandu

You fly back to Kathmandu today for a final overnight stay in Nepal's capital city.

Day 14 International return flight

Day 14 International return flight

Kathmandu , International return flight

You will be transferred to the airport for your international flight(s) home. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

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