A remarkable program that will appeal to the avid trekker who is also seeking an appreciation of the rich cultural heritage of Tibet. Essentially this expedition includes all the highlights of our ‘High Road to Lhasa’ journey (including time in Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse) with a short trek. in the Gandan Samye area. This is a beautiful trek tracing ancient trails where Tibetan herdsmen can still be found. The accent is on the ancient culture with many monasteries in the region. We follow trails through conifer and rhododendron forest, and across the verdant yak grazing pastures. After the trek we journey along the friendship highway through historic Gyangtse and Shigatse to Old Tingri where we gain views of Everest and Cho Oyu before crossing the border into Nepal and on to.