9 days
Central Tibet

Discover Tibet the way ancient travelers did! The horse riding tour package includes not only a horse riding experience in the vicinity of Yamdrok Lake, but also a one-day hiking trip from Pabongka to Sera Monastery. Not many travelers can say that they got to discover central Tibet experiencing a sensational horse riding tour and a visit of the fascinating Sera Monastery.

Book the Tibet Horse Riding Tour and you will be able to say you truly embraced the authentic charm of Tibet!

Details about Tibet horse riding tour

ARRIVE Lhasa airport/train station
DEPARTURE Lhasa airport/train station
TOUR COST Contact us for exact trip cost.
  • Sights in Lhasa city
  • An impressive day hiking
  • Horseback riding 3-4hours near Yamdrok lake
  • Sights in and out of Gyangtse cultural town
  • Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Shigatse
  • 1-2hours hiking to Mt. Everest Base Camp
  • The best Tibet tour
Tibet travel permits Transportation
Accommodation Entrance fee
Pick-up & drop-off Professional guide
A welcome dinner 2bottles of mineral water/day (1liter)
Oxygen cylinders First aid & kit
Travel insurance
Any domestic & international train/flight fare
Guide gratuity

Additional information

DestinationLhasa and Beyond
MonthApril, August, December, July, June, May, November, October, September

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa

Upon arrival at Lhasa, you will be met by our guide and transferred to your hotel downtown. In the evening, you will have the opportunity to go for a walk along Barkhor Street and meet local pilgrims. Overnight: Shambala Palace or similar

Day 2: Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Monastery and Barkhor Street

The day starts with a visit of the Potala Palace and Johkang Temple, and continues with a stroll along Barkor Street. Overnight: Shambala Palace or similar

Day 3: Visit Drepung and Sera Monasteries

Visit two of the largest gelugpa institutions in Tibet, Drepung and Sera Monasteries, dating back to the 15th century. Don’t miss the Buddhist monks debating held in Sera Monastery! Overnight: Shamble Palace or similar

Day 4: Pabongkha to Sera Monastery Day Hiking

Visit the Pabongkha Monastery, an important historical monastery dating back to 7th century, and the place where Tibetan calligraphy was firstly designed by Tonmi Sambhota.

The day continues with hiking over the active Sky-burial to the Tashi Choling Monastery, and a stop at the Takten Mediation Cave (4,200m) for lunch (packed lunch. You will also enjoy the unique chance to drink from the cave’s blessed spring-water.

We will then continue our hiking adventure towards Sera Monastery, from where we will admire breathtaking views of the Lhasa city. Overnight: Shambala Palace or similar


Day 5: Set out to Gyangtse (Horse Ridring 3-4hours)

Following a 110-km drive to the Kambala pass (3,975m) we will get to be overwhelmed by the spectacular view of Yamdrok Lake and Mt. Nyenchen Gangsang. The stop here will last for about 30 minutes, and is followed by a horse riding experience down to the lake and further to the shore towards Nagarze.

After a 3-4 hour horse riding adventure, we will continue our driving experience and stop for lunch at Nagarze. We will then take you to visit the cultural town of Gyangtse through Karola glacier, Semi-la pass. Overnight: Jianzang Hotel


Day 6: Set out for Lhatse

Visit the marvelous Gyangtse Stupa and Pekoe Choede Monastery. Then we will drive for more than 90 km to Shigatse to visit Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, the seat of successive Panchen Lamas. The day ends with a 150 km-drive to Lhatse. Overnight: Shanghai Hotel or similar

Day 7: Drive to Rongphu Monastery

We will drive for about 5-6 hours to Rongpu Monastery, crossing rapid rivers and high mountain passes with altitudes over 5000 meters, and catch a glimpse of 4 majestic mountains with peaks that reach over 8000 meters (Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Qowo O-yag 8201m, and Mt. Makalu 8463m). Overnight: Tented Guesthouse

Day 8: 1-2hrs Hiking to Everest Base Camp and Drive to Shigatse

The day starts early in the morning, so we can enjoy the sunrise over the top of Mt. Everest. Then, we prepare for a 1-2 hour trek to the base camp. Everest Base Camp is really a spectacular place, so be ready to embrace all it has to offer. We will then set out for Shigatse, but not before having lunch at Rongphu.

Overnight: Gangjian Hotel or similar


Day 9: Drive to Lhasa and Transfer to Airport or Train Station

On the last day, we will drive you to Gorges, along the Yarlung Tsangpo River, to Gonggar Airport. Your local guide and driver will transfer you to the airport, so you can get to the next destination and be ready for your afternoon departure.
Tibet horse riding tour

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
February 13, 2016

We had an impressive Tibet tour with 3hrs horse riding near Yamdrok lake, which is one of five holy lakes across central Tibet. We also adventured to EBC and day-hiking to Sera Monastery. Adventures in Tibet travel agency had offered us really nice tour package that fulfilled our dreams come true! We suggest people to book this tour for a honeymoon vacation.

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