High Road to Lhasa

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  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +10
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Journey over the Tibet Plateau to Rongbuk Monastery and Mt. Everest
  • Absorb the dramatic views of the north face of Everest
  • Explore Lhasa and visit Potala Palace, former home of the Dalai Lama
  • Delve into the rich cultural traditions of Tibet, visiting Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse
The "High Road To Lhasa" tour starts and ends in Kathmandu. The "High Road To Lhasa" tour is an adventure trip that takes 13 days taking you through Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Shigatse, Bhaktapur and 7 other destinations in China and Nepal. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

A stunning overland journey through Tibet with a visit to the historic Everest Base Camp. 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.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 08 2018
5 - Excellent
“The support from World Expeditions to expedite our Tibet visa was nothing short of amazing.”
  • Anonymous
  • On May 29 2018
5 - Excellent
“This trip ticked all the boxes for me. Everest in all its glory was the highlight for me, but understanding the Tibetan history, and current political situation was also enlightening. Guides and their care, accommodation, food all excellent.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 01 2017
4 - Very Good
Very Good
“Overall, a fantastic trip. All the guides were excellent and had fantastic knowledge of the places we visited. They went out of there way to make sure we were comfortable at all times and were very attentive when my wife started to show signs of altitude sickness. We were blessed with good weather and got some amazing views of Everest and the surrounding mountains when we visited base camp. The food and accommodation was better than expected and generally good service was received.”
  • Day 1 : Arrive Chengdu, China
  • Day 2 : Fly Chengdu to Lhasa (3,670m)
  • Day 3-4 : In Lhasa (3,670m)
  • Day 5 : Drive to Gyangtse via the Khamba Pass (4,900m) and Karo La (5,200m).
  • Day 6 : In Gyangtse, drive to Shigatse (3,845m)
  • Day 7 : Drive to Shegar (4,330m)
  • Day 8 : Drive to Rongbuk (5,000m) via the Pang La (5,150m)
  • Day 9 : Rongbuk Monastery then drive to Tingri (4,300m)
  • Day 10 : Drive to Kyirong (4,130m)
  • Day 11 : Drive to Kathmandu (1,400m)
  • Day 12 : In Kathmandu (1,400m)
  • Day 13 : In Kathmandu, trip concludes
  • Radisson Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Comfortable hotels in Chengdu & Lhasa, best available guesthouses across Tibet
  • 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 6 dinners
  • Airport transfers in Chengdu, Lhasa and Kathmandu
  • Private transportation
  • Expert bilingual guide
  • Use of a World Expeditions trek pack which includes a quality sleeping bag, down or fibre fill jacket and insulated mat
  • Souvenir World Expeditions 80l kit bag
  • Sightseeing and site entrance fees as listed in itinerary
  • Portable altitude chamber for group use
  • Bottled Oxygen for emergency use
  • Group medical kit
  • International flights
  • Chengdu-Lhasa flight. Please contact your local World Expeditions office to arrange your flights.
  • Meals not included in the daily itinerary
  • Alcoholic and bottled drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc
  • Airport & departure taxes
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this High Road to Lhasa tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 30 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 30 November 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

High Road to Lhasa tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this High Road to Lhasa tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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