15 days, Grade A
Mountains, Monasteries, and ancient culture. Tibet is a land of extremes – you stand in a sand valley looking up at snow capped peaks; the landscape is harsh and inhospitable, yet the people are the kindest and friendliest you can hope to meet anywhere in the world; the politics are complicated, yet the life is simple and basic. This trip is designed to explore the essence of Tibet with a journey that takes you through the development of the ancient culture, and visits the most mystical and famous sights of this once forbidden land.
We combine the Tibetan Monasteries and Dalai Lama residences with an exciting journey through the Himalaya and an opportunity to get up close to Mt. Everest when visiting the base camp. In Lhasa we visit Potala Palace, the previous winter residence of the Dalai Lamas, the Jokhang built in the 7 th century AD, revered as one of the most holy pilgrimage sites for all Tibetan Buddhists, and finally we visit Sera Monastery to observe the debating of resident monks.
Our overland journey from here to Kathmandu takes us through the rural areas of Tibet to see the nature and culture of this beautiful land, diverting to also pay homage to the largest mountain in the world – Chomolongma, or Everest as we know it! This is truly is a journey of discovery! Discover Tibet Trip Notes
Saga Dawa Festival Special. We are now organising an additional departure date to coincide with the Saga Dawa Festival. Discover Tibet Saga Dawa Festival Special Trip Notes
The Vital Statistics
- 15 days ex Kathmandu
- 4 nights city hotel Kathmandu
- 10 nights Tibetan guesthouses
- 2 days Lhasa sightseeing
- Overland journey by 4 wheel drive jeep includiing: Yamdrok Lake, Kumbum Stupa, Gyanste Fort, Tashilunpo Monastery
- Yarlung Valley & Samye Monastery
- Everest Base Camp (5200m altitude).
If you are interested in trekking & Buddhist Fesitvals please enquire about our special departure to Mustang for the Tiji Festival.
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