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Tibet Highland Tours, though not the largest company around, we are among the most experienced around. Our office managers have been working in tourism in Tibet for over 20 years and know all areas of Tibet extremely well. The company was started by...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
No.1 Dan Gay Ling Road | Just 200 meters from Barkhor Square in Old Lhasa, Lhasa 850000, China
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Great tour- would recommend to anyone! Lobsang the guide was excellent in both looking after our needs and making sure we had a great time - 10/10 for him! The sites we were taken to were breathtaking and led to a fantastic experience, with a...More
I had a wonderful experience with the very knowledgeable Small Tenzin. The itinerary was well planned and well paced. I particularly love the Potala Palace and the views en route to Shigatse. I learned so much about the history of Buddhism. We visited many monasteries...More
Passang is a Rockstar!
We booked a 13-days private tour with Tibet Highland Tours. Without Passang it would not be possible to get into Tibet. He managed the handover of the travel permit on a chinese airport and planned our trip fabulous. Originally we planned...More
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HIGHLAND_Tenzin, Manager at Tibet Highland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago
Thank you very much for taking your golden time to write us reviews and we really appreciate it. In the future, if you ever prefer to visit Tibet again then feel free to contact us and we will do our best as we could to...More
Attempted to book a tour from USA prior to arriving into Kathmandu...originally, I had told them I would be in Kathmandu 9 days before trip. Small Tenzin said it must be done 14 days prior and so I arrived unexpectedly into Kathmandu 16 days prior...More
If you want to see a lot of the country in a few weeks, the 17 days tour might be perfect. It included highlights such as Everest basecamp and the Potala palace. But we also went to the lesser known Guge Kingdom, set in an...More
For me it was really important to use a tour company run by Tibetans, and that's how I ended up with these guys. I recommend them highly! The guide, Tashi, was great, and introduced us to his country with a genuine personal touch. The indefatigible...More
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HIGHLAND_Tenzin, General Manager at Tibet Highland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for the wonderful review and we really appreciate it. If you ever Tibet again. We are very much glad to welcome you again.
i did the 10 days tour with my family and friends. from lhasa, shigatse, the mount everest base camp, namtso lake and etc. guess what, we made it to the everest base camp haha! . the tour give us a good advice on how to...More
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HIGHLAND_Tenzin, Public Relations Manager at Tibet Highland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
Thank you very much for taking your precious time writing wonderful reviews and we really appreciate it and its means alot for us.
I did an 8 day tour to Tibet from Lhasa to the Nepali border through Shigatse and Everest. It was a great experience and this tour is a great value for for money compared with similar tours. The accommodation was nice, the tour guide very...More
We are a group of 3 adults (my parents and myself) and did a customized tour (Lhasa + Yamdrok Lake). Everything was perfectly smooth - Small Tenzin helped us in making the itinerary while being clear on the essentials, including the price and facilities. The...More
Well, It was a great tour in my life. I travel with my friend and one of my classmate.
Itinerary plan average. 2 days in Ningchi visited 2 spots. We wish to go Ran Wu Lake, but they said too far.
The route go to...More
Tibet has two types of trips. One is group tour which is you joining a group of probably 6 to 12 people. This is the cheapest way to explore Tibet. Group tours operate on fixed departure dates and you can join which one you... More
Tibet has two types of trips. One is group tour which is you joining a group of probably 6 to 12 people. This is the cheapest way to explore Tibet. Group tours operate on fixed departure dates and you can join which one you like.
The private tours can be done whenever you want and the travel company can help you with the tour itinerary and the schedule. Private tours are quite expensive compared to the group tour costs.
Both tours can be done but have to be pre booked and fixed with a Tibetan travel comapny.
Normally Tibet is closed on the months of February and March every year. So its not likely that it could be possible. This is done by the Chinese government which the local tour companies have to abide by and have no other options. These months Tibet is closed for all Foreigners.
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Currency: Bring a debit card that has support in Tibet. We did not, only bringing cash. There was one cash conversion machine near our hotel-- which broke after the first night after which we converted cash with other... More
Currency: Bring a debit card that has support in Tibet. We did not, only bringing cash. There was one cash conversion machine near our hotel-- which broke after the first night after which we converted cash with other members of our tour. Many debit card machines in Lhasa.
Traveling alone: No problem, as you must sign up with a tour. THT had someone meet us at the airport and with us most of the rest of the time, otherwise we usually did things with other members of the tour. Three people on our tour were travelling alone.
Ticket: We got ours through OneTravel, and I had to search a lot to find an agency that could book us on the flight I knew existed coming back from Lhasa to Kathmandu. This is either due to a requirement to provide a passport picture to book the flight or software unable to book a flight ending before it starts ( due to time zone change).
Visa: Work with Small Tenzin at Tibet Highland Tours on visa. We came and went from Kathmandu, which has a different visa process than from anywhere else, but more straight forward in important ways. Be prepared to spend a few days in Kathmandu getting the visa. We arrived during a week long Chinese holiday, so check their holiday schedule. THT had a private contractor work the visa with the Chinese Embassy--far more informal than we were comfortable with, but it worked.
We flew Air China in the end, but had booked another airline at first-- which changed by a day. Give yourself some room on either end of your trip in Kathmandu for schedule changes. Four of the 8 that did you the 8-day trip had to make adjustments just before or during the trip for this reason. There's but one direct flight a day for some parts of the year.
Items needed: Toilet paper, good cold weather gear like gloves for the night and morning at Everest Base Camp, flashlight, notebook for record of trip, medicine for colds, headaches, just in case-- I had the former. Good walking shoes. Things to do on a bus-- book, card games, etc...
Money: Meals ran 42Y to 110Y for two people, so half that for you per meal, 11 meals. My records show we (2 of us) spent 1289Y on meals, tips, gifts-- I probably missed a couple of items. We skimped a bit while searching for a cash machine, so give yourself some room above that. At the time ( Oct'16) $1 equaled about 6.5-7Y.
Learned: Many things about Tibetan culture and Buddhism, also got a great visual impression of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalayas-- not quite what I had expected. Ask the guide about Tibetan family structure and education, as these are unusual for Americans.
Good luck with your trip!