When I was in China, I realized how close I was from Tibet.  I didn’t have enough time to stay around longer, but it’s still on the bucket list!  If you travel to Tibet, you might want to consider taking a tour with Tibet Vista.

Hiking in Tibet is a wonderful and lifetime achievement for hikers. As it’s the highest land on the earth and it surrounded by a vast Himalayan range. By hiking Tibet, hikers can enjoy the spectacular scenery in secret places of Tibet and have a full insight of Tibetan culture. Wondering what the most wonderful hiking tours are in Tibet?  Here is a quick look at the top two classical hiking tours in Tibet.

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8 Days Ganden to Samye Trek in Tibet

This classic 8 days hike between two of Tibet’s best monasteries: the Ganden monastery and the Samye Monastery. It is known as one of the most popular routes of hiking in Tibet. This trip takes you past herders’ tent, amazing high alpine lakes, stunning Yarlung Valley.

The best time to take the Tibet tour is from Mid-May to Mid-October, summer can be wet but the mountains are at their greenest and you can see wildflowers.

Trip Outline 

Day 1  Arrival-Lhasa(3650m)

Day 2  Lhasa Sightseeing -Visit Potala Palace and Johkang Temple

Day 3  Lhasa sightseeing-Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery

Day 4  Hike to Tsotup Chu Valley (4 to 5hours)

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Day 5  Hike to Herder's Camp (5 hours)

Day 6  Hike to Samye (6 hours):Changtang village,Yamalung Hermitage


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Day 7  Explore the Yarlung Valley and Samye Monastery, back to Lhasa

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Day 8  Depart from Tibet


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15 Days Kailash and Manasarova Hiking Tour in Tibet 

Mount Kailash hike is one of the most demanding and challenging of hikes for pilgrims in the world. This hiking route in Tibet is widely known as the kora around the Mt. Kailash which is sacred to four religions and a deeply numinous place. Pilgrims throng to the mountain: not just Tibetans, but Hindus and Buddhists from India to Japan, joined by Western and Chinese travelers who travel to Tibet to visit this holy mountain and the nearby sacred Lake Manasarovar.

Trip Overview

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa. 

Day 2: Lhasa City, Potala Place and Barkhor Street 

Day 3: Monasteries in Lhasa (Drepung and Sera) 

Day 4: Lhasa - Yamdrotso Lake - Shigatse (10 hrs, 370km)

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Day 5: Shigatse - Sakya - Tingri (10hr, 290km)                            

Day 6: Tingri to Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp (3 hrs, 90km)

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Everest Base Camp

Day 7: Rongphu Monastery - Everest Base Camp - Saga (13hrs, 460km)

Day 8: Saga to Lake Manasarova to Darchen(14hrs, 550km)

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Day 9: Hike Day One - Darchen to Drirapuk (6.5 hrs, 11km)                          

Day 10: Hike day two - Drirapuk to Dzultripuk (22km, 12 hours)

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Day 11: Hike day three- Dzultripuk to Darchen (11km, 7hours)

Day 12: Drive from Darchen to Saga (530Km, 14 hours)

Day 13-14: Saga to Shigatse to Lhasa (2 days, 750km)

Day 15: End the tour, Airport drop off

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