20 Days Kharta(Khangshung)Valley Trek-Hiking in Tibet Everest

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1. Based on double occupancy.
2. Comfortable hotels in cities and guesthouses in some remote places.
3. Flight and train are not included.
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Trip Length: 20 days / 19 nights Trip outline: Highlights of this tour: 1. The valley has a gorgeous area filled with many wildflowers as well as forested slopes at the lower elevations. 2 You can experience the diverse landscapes ranging from snowcapped peaks to fertile valley, rocky mountain to alpine meadow and glacial lakes during the thrilling Khata trekking .3. You can see the five marvelous majestic peaks.Namely; Makalu (8463m), Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest (8844.43m), Mt.Cho Oyu (8201m) and Mt. Shishabama (8012m). Activity: Cultural Spiritual Experienc, Everest Base Camp Tours, Plateau Trekking tours Season: Summer, Autumn, Spring Trip Level:      Explain>>

In order to make it easier for you to choose the right trip, we have graded our trips with certain Trip Level System from 1 to 4 according to the degree of activities and altitude. We have also suggested the most suitable groups or individuals for each Trip Level.
In the Trip Overview of each itinerary there is also a brief description of what the Trip is like.
Our staffs at the Explore Tibet are always happy to answer any questions you have and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests and level of fitness.
1. Easy
Light walking and hiking that is suitable for all level of fitness, generally altitude range between 3500m/9800ft to 4000m/13000ft. Hotels and guesthouses accommodation.
Suitable for family with kids and senior groups.

2. Moderate
May included moderate level of hiking, biking, horse riding and maximum altitude of 5000m/16000ft. Hotels and guesthouses accommodation.
Suitable for family with kids bigger than 12 years, individual having average level for fitness.

3. Moderate to Strenuous
May include high altitude hiking up to 6 hours, long hour driving and sometimes overnight at around 5000m/16000ft, require a moderately high level of fitness, camping and basic lodging facility.
Suitable for adult family, individuals physically fit and have experiences of high altitude trekking.

4. Strenuous
May include high altitude trekking and mountaineering, camping and basic lodging facilities, altitude range from 3600m/9800ft to 6000m/19000ft.
Suitable for adventures and individual with physically fit and healthy.

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The Kharta valley trek within the alpine terrain of mighty Himalayan is best Trekking Tibet choice for experienced trekkers and adventurers, for this  Khata Trekking Tour, you should be physically fit and should be well acclimatized before starting the Kama Valley Trek. So after couple of days acclimation and resting in Lhasa with a mild visit to mystical Potala palace, some divine temple and monasteries, we gradually extend the way into the soaring peaks of great Himalayan. Finally the bumpy road along the Bumchu river trace the road to Kharta Valley Trekking, the thrilling but challenging hiking traverse several high passes and beautiful glacial lakes, then through the fertile Karma valley to Khangshung Everest Base Camp and blooming Khangshung glacier in the Pethang Ringmo meadow, it offers dramatic close-up views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lotse. Then youi can climb across the alpine valleys and passes back to Kharta and descend down to Lhasa. The Kama Valley Trek is a very special trek and will give you opportunity to savour a region of astonishing natural beauty and detail route of the trek could be checked through the Kharta Trekking Map at the right side.
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Days Trip Outline Activity Accommodation
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa Pick up and transfer to hotel, rest at hotel. Hotel in Lhasa
Day 2 Lhasa sightseeing Bakhor streetJohkang TemplePotala Palace Hotel in Lhasa
Day 3 Lhasa sightseeing Sera MonasteryDrepung Monastery Hotel in Lhasa
Day 4 Lhasa-Gyangtse (3900m), 270km, approx 5.5hrs Yamdrok Lake, Nojin Kangsang Glacier, Kumbum Stupa Hotel in Gyantse
Day 5 Gyangtse-Shalu-Shigatse (3800m), 100km, approx 2hrs Tashi Lhunpo monastery, Shalu monastery Hotel in Shigatse
Day 6 Shigatse-Sakya-Shegar (4300m), 290km, approx 5hrs Sakya monastery Local gueshouse
Day 7 Shegar-Kharta valley (4400m), 70km, approx 2.5hrs Kharta valley Camping
Day 8 Kharta-Yulba (4450m), 5km, approx 3hrs Rivers, glaciers              Camping
Day 9 Yulba-Lhangma pass (5100m), 9km, approx 6hrs Himalayan ranges              Camping
Day 10 Lhangma-Joksam-Cave (4600m), 8km, approx 6hrs Conifer forest              Camping
Day 11 Cave- Ringmo ( 4550m), 6km, approx 4.5hrs Qomo Lhunzo              Camping
Day 12 Ringmo-Hoppo (4520m), 7km, approx 5hrs Khangshung face              Camping
Day 13 Hoppo-Hoppo, 9km, approx 7.5hrs Mt.Makalu              Camping
Day 14 Hoppo-Langma la (4900m), 7km, approx 5hrs East face of Everest              Camping
Day 15 Langma-Lhundrubling (4500m), 12km, approx 8hrs Mt.Lhotse              Camping
Day 16 Lhundrubling-Kharta (4400m), 5km, approx 3hrs Kharta valley              Camping
Day 17 Kharta-Lhatse (4000m), 170km, approx 5hrs Landscapes        Local guesthouse
Day 18 Lhatse-Lhasa (3680m), 430km, approx 8hrs Yarlung river             Hotel in Lhasa
Day 19 Rest day in Lhasa City views             Hotel in Lhasa
Day 20 Depart from Tibet    

NOTE: Hotels can be upgraded or downgraded based on your requirement, please check more hotels in Tibet HERE
Tour Cost Included:

Tour Cost Includes:

- All necessary travel permits to Tibet;

- Entrance ticket fees for all the sight spots listed in the program;

- Private transportation in Tibet: Ranging from 4WD land cruiser to bus depending on the group size and trip route (car gasoline is included), SEE VEHICLE PHOTOS HERE;

- Private guide: English speaking local Tibetan guide;

- Lodging: available from 5 star hotels to budget guesthouses, SEE HOTEL PHOTOS HERE;

- Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour;

- Oxygen canisters: 2 canisters for each person;

- Lodging and meals for guide and drivers;

- First aid kit;

- Liability travel insurance;

- Basic camping gears: tents, mattresses and sleeping bags;

- Yaks and porters during the trekking days;

- Cook and cooking gears; (Optional)

- Full board meals during the trekking days; (Optional)

Tour Cost Excluded:
Tour Cost Excludes:

- Travel insurance covers trip cancellation and emergency evacuation(recommended);

- Expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc.);

- International and domestic flight/train.(Note: we accept flights and train tickets bookings in advance, please check the updated cost and ticket availability with your travel consultant);

- Meals that are not specified in the itinerary (Averagely a meal in Tibet cost USD5 per person);

- Gratuities for the guide and driver:

DAY 01. ARRIVAL IN LHASA EITHER BY AIR OR TRAIN.
A short flight to Tibet give you a panorama of the snowy Himalayan ranges or the days of the train ride over high plateau by crossing the mighty Thangu la ranges get you to Lhasa with beautiful sceneries along the route. At your arrival at the Gonggar airport or Lhasa Train Station. Our Tibetan guide and driver will greet and transfer to your hotel in Lhasa city. From the airport it is about 70km to Lhasa and it takes 1:30 hrs, from the train station it is only 25km and it takes about half hour, check in the hotel and take it easy for the rest of the day to acclimatize and alleviate the jet lag. Overnight in Lhasa.
 
DAY 02. LHASA ESCORTED TOUR.
Attractions; Potala palace, Jokhang temple and bustling Bakhor street.
Today is your first day on the high plateau and some of you may have little headache which is very common for travelers by the high altitude, so drinking enough water and mild activity on the first few days is important. In the morning, our guide will meet you at the hotel and take an easy visit to Jokhang Temple in the Centre of the Old Lhasa city. Jokhang temple is the most sacred temple in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims. After you visit inside the temple you have time to walk around the Bakhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as well as crowded central market of Lhasa since from long time, in the early days it is the most famous local market but now it is changed to tourist gift shopping Centre. In the afternoon we will visit the famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, it was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in 7th century and later in 17th century rebuilt by 5th Dalai Lama, since then it was home to the Dalai Lama and his government. Continues acclimatize and alleviate jet lag rest of the day. Overnight in Lhasa.
 
DAY 03. LHASA ESCORTED TOUR.
Attractions; Drepung monastery and Sera monastery.
Today we will visit Drepung Monastery in the morning, once the world's largest monastery that housed for more than 10,000 monks. It was a resident of the Dalai Lama prior to Potala Palace, destructions were taken place in different time but still you have lots things to see, walking through numbers of narrow and twisted lane through the monks apartments is more like a typical village. The amazing day will end with a visit to the Sera Monastery that is built in the fifteenth century by the Jamchen choji Sakya Yeshi. Who is disciple of Tsongka pa, few different monastic colleges in Sera is home to several hundred monks from different part of Tibet, the famous Buddhist philosophical debates among the monks are happening every day in the afternoon except Sunday. Continues acclimatize and alleviate jet lag rest of the day. Overnight in Lhasa.
 
DAY 04 LHASA(3600m) - GYANTSE (3900m), 270 km, 5 and half hrs.
Attractions; Yamdrok lake, Mt.Nyechen Kangsar glacier, Gyantse Khubum stupa and Pelkhor Choede monastery.
In the morning we are driving to Shigatse where you are visiting the Turquoise lake, Yamdrok (4300m) crossing the zigzag high Khamba pass (4990m). Then lunch stop at Nakartse town(4400m) drive via Karo pass (5039m) you are going to see the Nyenchenkhangsar glacier (7191m) and another road driving to Gyangtse(3900m) or sometime its called the Hero’s Town where you are going to visit Kumbum monastery under the yellow hat sect. Moreover, you can see the Palchoe stupa erected during 1427 at the time of 1st Panchen Lama. That is kind of magnified stupa containing 100 thousand of wall paintings, murals, statues with the height of 32.4m itself around five floors to climb up in clock wise... O/n Gyangtse.
 
DAY 05. Gyangtse-Shigatse (3900m) via Shalu monastery. 100km. 2hrs.
Attractions; Shalu monastery and Tashilhunpo monastery.
Today we will drive from Hero’s town of Gyantse to Shigatse via Shalu monastery. This established in the 11th century. The monastery is the only one in Tibet that designed in Tibetan and Chinese style since in the 14thcentury the most part of the monastery was damaged by the earthquake. When the time of renovation, there are many Chinese artisans were employed in the reconstruction at that time. Otherwise, the design of the monastery represents the paradise of Chenresig (compassionate Buddha), a heaven from all worldly sufferings. After the short visit to Shalu we are driving to Shigatse. There we will visit the Tashi Lhunpo monastery, which is the one of the biggest functioning monastery in the western Tibet, it was build in 1447 and treasury tombs of successive Panchen Lamas are preserved in the monastery and it is great pleasure to walking into the twisted lanes through the aged buildings in the monastery, if you like hiking it is worth to make the circumambulating around the monastery following the footstep of pilgrims. Overnight in Shigatse.
 
DAY 06. Shigatse-Sakya-Shegar (4250m). 240km. 3 and half hours.
Attractions; Tsola pass (4500m) and Sakya monastery.
We drive via Tsola pass (4500m) and able to reach the Sakya monastery (4280m), another sect of Tibet and checking the ATP there. This monastery is unique that all ash grey with white and red vertical stripes. As the name, Sakya means grey color in Tibetan. As the coloring symbolizes the Rigsum Gonpo (the trinity of bodhisattvas) .Where, the monastery is divided into two parts dividing by the river called Zong chu or Trum chu. Then after lunch there, you are driving to Old Tingri by crossing one of the highest pass called Gyatso (5147m) leads you to Shegar. While driving downstream we are crossing so many shifts and some of the Nayak (wild goat) can be there near by the riverside. There is a hot spring near the road before getting to Shegar, locals coming here to take bath and specially to cure some small disease. Passing many of the local villages and some nomadic tents, we reach to Shegar, the gateway to the Everest region.  Overnight Shegar. 

DAY 07. Shegar-Kharta valley (4400m). 70km.
Attraction: Kharta valley.
Today we will drive to the high Phangla pass (5100m), where from the top you can see the five marvelous majestic peaks. All of these five peaks are above 8000m. Namely; Makalu (8463m), Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest (8844.43m), Mt.Cho Oyu  (8201m) and Mt. Shishabama(8012m). Wondering the magnificent mountain scenery, we will continue drive to Tashi Zom village. It is a small traditional village surrounded by high peaks and hiking places for adventure seekers. After taking a short break at the village, we are moving to the Kharta valley from the village. The road on the left side is to Kharta valley and to the right is to Everest region. By driving along the Dzakar Chu (river), and Phung Chu lead us to the campsite.
 
DAY 08. Kharta valley-Yulba. 5km. 3hrs.
Attraction: Rivers and Glaciers. 
Our trekking starts from today and our trek is for 3hours. Crossing the rocky ranges and paths, we will see so much of the snow-covered lands, running rivers at the sides and some of the wild goats and wild asses hang here and there. While crossing the Kharta Yulbaa these wild animals are here and there and be ready for your best shots. Where on our trek we will see the east face of Everest. Lhundrubling is a famous camping spot and many of hikers spent the second night here located at Kharta Yulbaa. Overnight camping. 

DAY 09. Lhundrubling-Shao pass (4970m)-Base of Lhangma pass (5100m). 9km. 6hrs.
Attraction: Everest View and Himalayan ranges.
From Lhundrubling as we move towards the Shao pass, the most attraction is the view of Himalayan peaks and Everest view. The massive Himalayans are at a distance watching your steps getting near to it. However, yak pastures and meandering valleys are today’s special attractions as well. We also pass through the impressive groves and dwarf bushes. Nevertheless, our campsite is not too far, Joksam is our campsite surrounded by pine and fir forests that is one of the most attractive views for today’s trek. Overnight camping.

DAY 10. Joksam camp to Cave. 6hrs. 8km.
Attraction: Conifer forest and herder’s camp.
We will ascend through a wondrous conifer forest ridgeline as we leave the valley. Today if we are lucky and the weather is clear then we will see the wonders of the Mt. Makalu (8463m), and other high mountains. Along which we will also pass some of the herder’s camp and lakes. However, today is going to be a difficult day for us and we will spend the night near the cave that is located in the Khangshung valley. Overnight camping.

Day11 - Khangshung valley to Pethang Ringmo. 4hrs. 6km.
Attraction: Karma valley and river.
Today will be a more relaxed day with less trekking. It will give you a chance to truly appreciate and soak in the beauty that surrounds you. The ancient spirituality of this area as you explore sacred shelters and prayer rooms found in the cave. The silence of this area is truly amazing that you can’t imagine. And here you can find sacred lakes nearby as well. Overnight camping.

Day 12 - Pethang Ringmo to Hoppo. 5hrs. 7km.
Attraction: Views of Everest and Qomo Lhunzo. 
The shepherd trail is the best way to trek for today, as it will take us the amazing ways full of meadows and steep slopes that is a challengeable hiking for all of us. Once we cross the hillside by following the shepherd trail, we will come into the amazing view of Mt.Everest and Qomo Lhunzo (glacier). And we will fix our camp amid yak pastures. Overnight camping. 

Day 13 - Hoppo to Kangshung base camp and back to Hoppo. 7hrs. 9km.
Attraction: Khangshung face. 
Gigantic peaks are not so far from our camping, as we move for some hours we will see the extraordinary peaks starring us. Khangshung face is normally covers by the clouds yet the view is amazing. Wondering around the peaks and also the North East ridge, we will cross to our campsite that is back to Hoppo. Overnight camping. 

Day 14 - Hoppo to Langma La.7km. 5hrs.
Attraction: Makalu and Noth of Langma pass.
Today we are taking the trail in another valley that leads us the north of the Langma pass. Makalu can be seen nearly the entire trip of our trekking day. It is an amazing experience to camp at the base of such a large pass after viewing the unique peaks in our life. Overnight camping. 

Day 15 - Cross Langma La and continue on to Lundrubling
Attraction: Views of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu.
After breakfast, we will climb up the high pass with all our efforts and let us enjoy the way down to the pass after viewing the three of 8000m peaks namely; Makalu, Everest and Lhotse. Then by en routing the Kharta valley we will pass the lines of herder’s camp and the friendly nomadic. We will continue our trek to Lhundrubling. Overnight camping.

Day 16 - Lundrubling to Kharta. 3hrs. 5km.
Attraction: Rivers and Glaciers. 
Our last day of trekking is a somewhat relaxing one as we make our way to Kharta and take in the local sights and sounds. So enjoy your every step on this altitude. Overnight camping. 

DAY 17. Kharta to Shegar to Lhatse. 170km. 5hrs.
From today, we are driving back to Lhasa. Therefore, everything is already visited and you can stop for shots if you miss on the way to Kharta. Overnight Lhatse. 

DAY 18. Lhatse to Shigatse to Lhasa. 510km. 8hrs.
After breakfast, we drive back to Lhasa via Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. Gyangtse, the hero’s town. Yamdrok, the turquoise lake. Today is long driving day for all of us. Overnight Lhasa. 

DAY 19. Lhasa tour
Today is your second last day of your trip you are going to visit Norbulingka and buying gifts for you dear and near ones. There is no guide and driver for you today. Overnight Lhasa.

DAY 20, Send-off day.
Now you are leaving from Tibet and you are going to send off by our staff to train station or Lhasa Airport.
Tour Cost Includes:

Tour Cost Includes:

- All necessary travel permits to Tibet;

- Entrance ticket fees for all the sight spots listed in the program;

- Private transportation in Tibet: Ranging from 4WD land cruiser to bus depending on the group size and trip route (car gasoline is included), SEE VEHICLE PHOTOS HERE;

- Private guide: English speaking local Tibetan guide;

- Lodging: available from 5 star hotels to budget guesthouses, SEE HOTEL PHOTOS HERE;

- Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour;

- Oxygen canisters: 2 canisters for each person;

- Lodging and meals for guide and drivers;

- First aid kit;

- Liability travel insurance;

- Basic camping gears: tents, mattresses and sleeping bags;

- Yaks and porters during the trekking days;

- Cook and cooking gears; (Optional)

- Full board meals during the trekking days; (Optional)

Tour Cost Excludes:
Tour Cost Excludes:

- Travel insurance covers trip cancellation and emergency evacuation(recommended);

- Expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc.);

- International and domestic flight/train.(Note: we accept flights and train tickets bookings in advance, please check the updated cost and ticket availability with your travel consultant);

- Meals that are not specified in the itinerary (Averagely a meal in Tibet cost USD5 per person);

- Gratuities for the guide and driver:

Tibet is a country, which is totally different from any other places around the world, just because of its political sensitivity, rich culture diversity and peculiar geographical formation. Although this means it is not the easiest place to travel, which is also what makes it so special.
In order to make your trip worry free and indisputable, here we have carefully collected all the essential information that will give you a clear image of the trip as well as logistics during your stay in Tibet, this also will be helpful for your trip preparation before you leave, so please go through it and make sure you are well prepare for the trip, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our tour consultant or write us on sales@exploretibet.com

Legitimate Claim;
As we mentioned above, Tibet is politically very sensitive and any political activities are restrictedly prohibited, so we always advising our clients to keep away from any political conversations or activities that bound against the policy of People’s republic of China. Your involvement in such activities would influence the whole group as well as future of all your guides, driver and the company. If any one does, then we have the full right to cancel the trip and we are not responsible for so caused hassle and costs.
 
Emergency contacts:
Being a responsible company, we are always available for 24 hours a day, in case if you need any emergency help. It is best to first call your designated travel coordinator or sales person (whose contact numbers are will be listed on your tour agreement), for any reason if you are not able to reach to him/her then please ring us on the below numbers;
Lhasa Head Office: (0891)-6329441 (the area code 0891 is not necessary if you are calling from Lhasa)
Chengdu Office: (028)-86262365
Note: office working time is 9am – 7pm from Monday to Friday.
Sonam Jamphel (Sales Manager) 0158890904080 or 013398000993 (Available for 24 hours a day)
 
Chinese Visa
Every one should have the valid passport (with minimum 6 months validity) and Chinese visa to travel into China and the Chinese visa is also valid in Tibet, generally the Chinese visa is can be applied either by your self or use a visa service agency in your home country, but the visa application and requirements are little vary in different countries, so please check with your regional Chinese Embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements.
NOTE; It is your responsibility to obtain the Chinese visa, so just for your information it is better not to list Tibet as your travel destination on your visa application form, just list Chengdu or Beijing, whichever your in-bound city is as your travel destination. If you enter Tibet from Nepal then you don’t need the Chinese individual visa and please check the next line for what you need.
 
If You Enter Tibet From Nepal
If you enter Tibet from Nepal, then the permit and Chinese visa formalities are slightly different, to enter from Nepal, you don't need the Chinese individual visa and instead you should obtain the Tibet group visa from Chinese Embassy in Nepal, you can’t apply it directly and you should have a local Nepalese agency to apply for it, so our Nepalese partner agency will assist you for that application, normally the application takes 2 to 5 working days for different cost and it only can be applied when you arrive in Nepal, because your original passport is needed along the application. More about the Tibet Group Visa and cost please check here
 
Tibet Travel Permit and Its Process
Tibet travel permit is compulsory for all the travelers to visit Tibet and it can be obtained within 15 days prior to the trip starting dates, once you have booked the tour with us, we will obtain it for you which is included in the tour package. We need clear scan copies of your Chinese visa and passports to apply for the permit.
For more detail and latest permit updates, please check here
 
Etiquettes and Taboos:
Cultural Considerations: Be aware that your cultural values may differ from those of locals. These may include different concepts of time, personal space, communication, etc., which are not wrong or inferior, just different. Making the extra effort to respect local customs and cultural differences will enhance your interactions with locals during your time in Tibet and contribute to building mutual respect between locals and tourists.
Appropriate attire: Most Tibetans are pretty conservative from our western perspective so it is always polite to wear long pants at all times (guys and girls). If you wear shorts in rural villages or in the Bakhor district in Lhasa you will definitely get stranger looks than normal! Women should wear long pants or skirts. Shirts should not be revealing and bras should be worn. Unfortunately, many tourists ignore these cultural norms and can be seen in towns and villages wearing shorts and revealing summer attire; while it may be comfortable, it is not appropriate, especially when visiting monasteries. Don’t be shy to inform other tourists of the proper dress for monasteries; perhaps they are not aware of the cultural considerations and etiquette.

Itinerary Disclaimer
Generally we adhere to the original itinerary that we described but sometimes little alterations can be born due to the situations that are beyond our control. On the other hand, in order to make our trip for your personal experiences and flexible, we allowed our clients to make minor changes by discussing with us (office staff) and guide (field staff). The trip detail itinerary is a general guide to the tour and region, and any mention of specific destination or activities is by no means of guarantee that they will be encountered or carried due to the local circumstances and climate.
 
Keeping in touch with folks at home
If your family members or colleagues or friends want to connect with you during the tour, then you can either provide your guide mobile number to reach you during the trip or if you don’t know your guide number at the time, please don’t feel hesitate to provide our company contact numbers listed in the Emergency Contact section and we can find a way to reach you through guide mobile.
 
Meals
In order to provide you the maximum flexibility of what, where and when to eat, we generally doesn’t include meals in the tour cost except breakfast included at the hotels, but our local guide will suggest you good local restaurant per your requirements. In the cities like Lhasa, Tsedang, Gyantse, Shigatse and Zhangmu you can find good restaurants serve wide range of Tibetan food, continental food, Nepalese food, Indian food and Chinese cuisine, but in Tingri, EBC and in remote places, there is a limited choice for noodles and pan cakes. Approximate cost of a meal in Tibet is USD3 – USD10 per person/meal depending on your individual requirement.
 
Destination Guide Recommended Reading List:
Tibet is a unique travel destination with some special considerations. It is highly recommended that you undertake some background reading before travel to Tibet. The more you learn about your destination, the more rewarding your travel experience will be. While we include a recommended reading list, which you can refer to for in-depth information, the following is a recommended reading list that might be helpful for you.
Tibetan History | Tibetan Culture & Arts | Tibetan Religion |
 
Lhasa and the TAR:
  • Tibet: The Lonely Planet Country Guide
  • Trekking in Tibet: A Traveler's Guide by Gary McCue
  • Tibet Handbook: Moon Travel Guide
  • Fodor's Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan: Expert Advice and Smart Choices: Where to Stay, Eat, and 
Explore On and Off the Beaten Path
  • To a Mountain in Tibet by Colin Thubron
  • The Mount Kailash Trek by Constance Roos/Sian Pritchard-Jones
  • Trekking Tibet by Gary McCue/George Schaller
  • The Heart of the World, A Journey to the Tibet's Lost Paradise by Ian Baker
  • My Journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David-Neel 
 
Kham and Amdo regions:
  • Footprints Tibet Handbook by Gyurme Dorje
  • Lonely Planet China (See Yunnan, Sichuan, Qinghai and Gansu Provinces)
  • Bradt Guide Tibet by Michael Buckley
 
Domestic Flights and Trains to Tibet
There is only one international flight to Tibet, which is from Kathmandu (Nepal), and then there are lots of flights from different cities in Mainland China like Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai and so on. Please Check Flight Schedule and Cost Here
There is no international train to Tibet and all the trains are from Mainland China like Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Xining and so on. Please Check Train Schedule and Cost Here
 
Responsible Tourism Initiative: 
Tourism has the potential to have positive and negative effects on the local environment and peoples. Making a conscious decision about how you travel can make a difference. Whether you are traveling to the Amazon rainforest or to Mt. Everest Base Camp, taking the initiative to reduce negative impacts and help sustain local communities is the responsible thing to do. Read more how we practice Responsible Travel
 
How & What To Pack
It is important to pack light and effectively, specially when you travelling to a new place, you need to know some necessary items should be carry with, depending on the length of your trip and where you go, you can get away with a minimal amount of clothing. One medium-large backpack or rolling duffle and a day pack should be just right for a 2-4 week trip. We suggest you to check our packing guideline here

Complaint & Feedback
We are always trying to provide the best service that can achieve a memorable Tibet tour for you, but sometimes you might be dissatisfied with some arrangement as different people has various aspirations and requirement, so please let us know instantly and we will try to solve everything right away to avoid repeating mistakes unknowingly. As we are looking for every single opportunity to improve our services, so your valuable suggestions and constructive complaints are very much appreciated. 

“We enjoyed our trip and the experiences were above expectations. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!!”

 ---From Paola Erba & family (Italy) , traveled on 8th August, 2012.

 

“Our guide and driver were excellent always glad to help, went out their way to make our experience the best”. 

----From Alberto Zuniga (Costa Rica), traveled on 24th May, 2012.

 

“Visiting Tibet was a dream comes true for us, and particularly for Colin, who has wanted to visit the Potala Palace since he was a child. We've been to other Buddhist countries and regions -- Sikkim, Nepal, and all over Southeast Asia -- but Tibet seems particularly remote and starkly beautiful. We don't know anyone else who has been to Tibet."

-- From James & Colin (USA). Traveled in Oct 2012. 

 

“We were extremely pleased with our guide and itinerary, our guide gave us good suggestions for activities when we were on our own, responded well to our requests and was adaptable, and was good company for these few days. he talked with local people and monks to give us more interesting experiences.”
----From Ruth Rosenfeld and her son (USA), traveled in May, 2011.

 

“Overall very enjoyable experiences, thanks to our knowledgeable and caring guide. We look forward to coming back next time.”

----From QuynhTien Cao & Gia Chan Vuong (Australia), traveled in December, 2011.

 

“Base camp was very nice. The stay with a Tibetan family very interesting. “

----From Silke Neumann (Germany), traveled on 15th May, 2012.

 

“Overall had a great trip and were very happy with the driver and the guide. Especially Phurtse was always available to help and was very knowledgeable, especially on the monasteries and temples. Greatly enjoyed the personal touch on my birthday from Phurtse and Explore Tibet. Thank you.”

----From Janie Neumann (Germany), traveled on 15th May, 2012.

 

“We had a wonderful time travelling in Tibet and i thank you for making our trip so fabulous.”

----From Margaret (Australia), traveled in April, 2012.

 

“We had a wonderful time traveling in Tibet and i thank you for making our trip so fabulous. You are an amazing and special man Sonam Jamphel.”

 ----From Amon Clerc  (Australia), traveled in April, 2012.

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