Everest High Passes

...we shouldn't finish without mentioning admiration for the endlessly busy Mr Lama. He like all World Expeditions staff we met, was very charming and knowledgable, this characteristic seems to be a requirement for employment with the company

anon. | Kentucky, USA

High Road to Lhasa

This is our classic Tibetan journey - a rugged crossing of the Tibetan Plateau linking the fabled city of Lhasa with the bustling and vibrant Kathmandu. In the company of our Tibetan speaking guides we include the cultural highlights of Lhasa including the Potala Palace, the Jokhang temple, the Norbulingka plus the Drepung and Sera monasteries, with visits to Gyantse (the Kumbum chorten) and Shigatse (the Tashilhunpo). A highlight of the journey is our visit to the famous Rongphu Valley to see Mount Everest's north face from the historic base camp used during the expeditions led by Mallory in the 1920s - an experience shared by only a handful of dedicated travellers each year on this remarkable journey through Tibet.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Kathmandu
DAY 2 In Kathmandu, sightseeing Kathmandu Valley
DAY 3 Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa with spectacular views of Everest
DAYS 4/5 In Lhasa, visit the Potala Palace, the Norbulingka and the ancient Jokhang
DAY 6 Drive to Gyantse, visit the historic fort and Kumbum
DAY 7 Drive to Shigatse, visit the Tashilhunpo
DAY 8 Drive to Shegar
DAY 9 Drive to Rongphu Monastery
DAY 10 At Rongphu Monastery, visit Everest base camp
DAY 11 Drive to Shigatse
DAY 12 Drive to Lhasa
DAY 13 Fly to Kathmandu
DAY 14 In Kathmandu, trip concludes

traveller reviews

Just thought I would drop you a line to let you know I had a marvellous time in Tibet. It did not disappoint and met all my expectations. The scenery was spectacular, I loved the people and was really interested in the culture. It was a truly memorable trip and a lovely way to celebrate my 65th birthday.

Ann B., UK

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Trip Code: HRL
Trip Grading: Adventure Touring
Duration:  14 days
Activities:  Adventure Touring
Next Trip:  27 August 2017
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