High Road to Tibet

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High Road to Tibet - G Adventures
High Road to Tibet - G Adventures
2 reviews
+6 Destinations
Western China


Start and end in Kathmandu! With the in-depth cultural tour High Road to Tibet, you have a 14 day tour package taking you through Kathmandu, Nepal and 6 other destinations in Asia. High Road to Tibet is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
12 to 70 year olds
Hotel, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus, Local Transport, Plane
Physical Rating
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Local Living, Historical

2 Reviews

Rather Poor
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  • IK
    Written on October 15, 2016
    1.5 - Rather poor

    G Adnevtures High Road to Tibet starts at Kathmandu Nepal. You fly over there on your own for a lot of money just to hear that the Tibet 'magical' tour in not exactly what is cracked up to be. First off they tell you, which they keep quiet before you sign up, that you will be under constant police surveillance all the time. There will be police blockades and check up points throuout the entire country -sorry the entire Chinese province. And at some points you have to line up for 'checking' according to a number you get at the airport like sheep. You feel like in Palestine. You cannot buy a single shirt or ball cap anywhere since it seems that even mentioning the word Tibet is forbidden. The entire country is under a severe police oppression and those of you who are grown up under 'normal' democratic rule should think twice come near. You are also forbidden to bring any book, photo, article etc. about the Dalai Lama or even to talk about him. 95% of the Tibetan people is denied a passport because the first thing they would do with one is to go to India to visit the Dalai Lama. A simple good man, a hotel owner was jailed for life by the Chinese because he supported some Buddhist youth organization in India. Also half way in the trip we were notified that we cannot leave the country on our original exit day because they will shot down the only airport for 'military exersizes'. We were forced to buy new tickets from Kathmandu to go home. True, G Adventure, finally, paid us back the difference. My point is that G Adventure and other tour operators have known for the longest time that the Chinese do not want western tourists in Tibet and do everything to make our stay there miserable, but out of pure greed, the trip is extremely expensive and nothing justifies it by the way with all most basic services and accommodations, G Adventure will still keep this trip on their menu. The second half of our trip was spent in anxiety about when to leave since we got conflicting info about leaving practically in every few hours for days on and on. It was terrible and of course G Adventure did not refund us for all those 'lost' days either.
    G Adventures commented on this review
    Thanks for the post Istvan. Seems like Tibet was not what you had anticipated. Information on travelling in Tibet is freely available, and most travellers travel to this unique destination with at least a basic understanding of the political climate, and the flexibility required when travelling there. Indeed, the logistics of operating tours in Tibet is far from smooth sailing - we can attest to this. Sometimes it can be difficult for those travelling through no fault of their own (our ours). Such was the case here when we were advised without notice that flights would be shut down for an extended period. You incurred cost because of this, and we made this right with you, as you have kindly noted. Helping to facilitate travel to this unique destination is the best tool we have for helping people to make informed decisions, and have engaging discussions around Tibet it's history and its future. Tourism provides a window for the people of Tibet to the outside world.
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  • High Road to Tibet reviewer 2
    Written on August 24, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    Although some distances between some towns were huge , it was worthwhile. Guide Puskar was always looking for the best to the group. While the group was stopped at Lhasa due to airport closed , it was a stressful situation, but somehow and with his contacts he solved the problem just in time.
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  1. Day 1 Kathmandu
  2. Day 2 Kathmandu (1L)
  3. Day 3 Kathmandu/Panauti (1D)
  4. Day 4 Panauti/Lhasa
  5. Days 5-7 Lhasa
  6. Day 6 Lhasa
  7. Day 7 Lhasa/Gyantse
  8. Day 8 Gyantse/Xêgar
  9. Day 9 Xêgar/Rongpu Si
  10. Day 10 Rongpu Si/Xigazê
  11. Day 11 Xigazê
  12. Day 12 Xigazê/Lhasa
  13. Day 13 Lhasa/Kathmandu
  14. Day 14 Kathmandu

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    Rated Rather poor by past passengers
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  • Transport

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Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Recommended for Nepal and China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Nepal and China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for Nepal and China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for Nepal and China. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Nepal and China. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Meningococcal meningitis
Recommended for Nepal. Ideally 1 week before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Nepal and China. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for Nepal and China. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Recommended for China. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Tick-borne encephalitis
Recommended for China. Ideally 6 months before travel.


Start and end in Kathmandu.
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No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $3455 for High Road to Tibet, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. But, the deposit is fully transferable to future bookings with G Adventures.
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Covering a total distance of approx 1,251 km.
  • Kathmandu (Nepal)
  • 606 km
  • Lhasa (China)
  • 170 km
  • Gyantse (China)
  • 80 km
  • Shigatse (China)
  • 93 km
  • Sakya (China)
  • 91 km
  • Tingri (China)
  • 120 km
  • Zhangmu (China)
  • 91 km
  • Kathmandu (Nepal)

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