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“Top shelf service”

Tibet Highland Tours
Ranked #11 of 53 Outdoor Activities in Lhasa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 local Tibetans, most of whom had been working for over 20 years already as tour guides, managers, and route builders. We can work with you to create the perfect itinerary suited specifically for you. Unlike many travel agencies that arrange tours to Tibet, we are not based in Beijing, Chengdu or Shanghai. We are based right in the heart of Lhasa, less than a 1 minute walk from Barkhor Square. All of our office staff, guides and drivers are Tibetans who are intimately familiar with Tibetan culture, language and religion. This gives us an advantage over most companies arranging travel to Tibet. Our company is not out just to make money. Our goal is to give back to as many poor Tibetan communities as possible. Several of our office staff are from remote, poor villages at the base of the Himalaya Mountains. A portion from each tour goes towards projects that we carry out in these communities.
Reviewed October 26, 2015

We had some difficulty - our fault - getting our Lhasa permit and the folks at Tibet Highland Tours company went out of their way to make sure our trip was successful. Everything about the planning was aided by their friendly staff and very quickly responded to. We have traveled in China for many years and this was a first class experience.

3  Thank mikenjanet
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Reviewed October 25, 2015

We had a wonderful trip in Tibet, organized and tour guided by the Tibet Highland Tours company. When we looked at the photos taken during the tour, we are still excited and proud of our decision to use the Tibet Highland Tours company.
We visited all of the most important and wonderful temples/monasteries, such as Jokhang Temple, the Potala Palac, the seven-story tall Kubum Stupa and Pelkor Chode Monastery, Tashilhunpo Monastery (In Shigatse), PELBAR–RONGBUK MONASTERY. We also visited the most famous EVEREST BASECAMP with the best view of the Mount Everest and the beautiful breath-taken sparkling turquoise lake of Yamdrok-Tso lake! Furthermore, we went to the Tibet Museum in Lhasa to grasp the culture , the nature and the development of Tibet. Tibet is a wonderful and very special place with rich culture to visit.
The Tibet Highland Tours provided us with an excellent English speaking tour guide who was very knowledgeable and reliable person. He was the best English-speaking tour guide we had in China, comparing to all other English-speaking tour guides we had used for our other tours in China (e.g. the English speaking tour guide from Spring and Fall tour company for our tour in Zhangjiajie, who could barely utter English sentences, not mentioning about introducing the local culture). We also appreciate our excellent driver who was tirelessly drove us around. The whole tour was very well organized by Tibet Highland Tours. We highly recommended this tour company.

5  Thank Zhicheng S
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Reviewed September 30, 2015

Just back from the trip a few days ago, yet my mind still lingering with the rhythm of the Tibetan song that the driver played repeatedly along the way... so memorable... I'm happy that I made a good decision for choosing THT as my private tour agency. Although experienced some discomfort at the EBC, the overall experience was amazing and inspiring. Thanks to our tour guide, 战堆 (I hope I don't write your name wrongly) who is experienced, humurous, and highly uphold the Tibetan culture. We learned interesting and special Tibetan history, religion and culture from him which tended to be mysterious to us before we landed in this fascinating land. We are glad that we have such a resposible guide who is insisting in providing the accurate infromation as compared to the information that we heard accidentally from some Chinese tour guides which could be misleading. We enjoyed our trip so much and hope we will see again... Once again thanks for the service and wish everyone in THT, especially our tour guide and driver life long happiness!

Yours sincerely,
Lee, Malaysia

9  Thank 923Lee
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Reviewed August 13, 2015

Had a great time with my guide, got to see the Bakhor Square, take photos from the Jokang Temple with the Potala Palace in the distance, experience all sound, colours and smells as I walked around the temple watching the pilgrims prostrate, has an amazing lunch at a local tibetan restaurant, and spent the afternoon at the Sera Monastery watching monks debate - a must see when you're in Lhasa!

7  Thank David R
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Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Me and some Chinese friend of mine booked a day trip with Tibet Highland Tours to Namtso lake on August 1st... Agency is near Jhokang... We leave at 6:30 am .. It's around 4-5 hours drive from Lhasa. Road is good and we have good weather at there. Lake was Amazing ... I highly recommend THT...

4  Thank Qingrong R
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