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Hiking in Tibet

Tibet is a land full of adventure. There are a lot of places for hiking on the "roof of the world". China Highlights has listed below some of the most popular hiking routes in Tibet. However, not all the people are suitable to hike in Tibet, because of the harsh weather conditions there. Only those who are well-prepared are encouraged to take the folloing tours.

Popular Tibet Hiking Routes

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Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery

Hiking from Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery is one of the most popular adventure trip in Tibet. The trail was created by local pilgrims. The hiking trip demands 4-5 days, over a distance of 80 kilometers and crossing two high passes of 5,000 meters above sea level. Scenery seen on the way include lakes, snow-capped mountains, alpine forest and meadows.

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Tingri to Mt. Everest Base Camp

Tingri to Mt. Everest Base Camp is regarded as one of the world's classic hiking trails. The route demands about 4 days, over a distance of 80 kilometers. People who prefer a short trail can walk the stretch from Rongbu Monastery to Mt. Everest Base Camp. This part is 8 kilometers long, and takes about 3 hours.

Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarovar Hiking

It is one of the favorite routes and most travelers who have some acquaintances with Tibet will choose this route.


Lhasa to Yangbajing

The journey is 220 kilometers in total, which demands 4 days. During the trip, tourists can not only enjoy the beautiful Chubu Valley, Alpine Meadow, glorious Nyenchen Tanglha Mountain, brilliant rape flowers, magical terrestrial heat but also get the opportunity to have a close contact with mysterious Tibetan Buddhism and rich Tibetan culture.