Trip reference number: Mountains & Monasteries
Trip Operator: Selective Asia
This 18-day journey from Tibet to Nepal is a road trip like no other! There’s no denying there are long journeys involved and overnight€commodation is simple and un-glamorous. However, the spectacular scenery (and it is genuinely awesome) makes it all worthwhile and there will be plenty of opportunity to get out into the mountains and stretch your legs.
Your journey begins in Lhasa, Tibet’s spiritual and political capital, where there will be time to€climatise to the high altitude, and finishes in the charmingly chaotic capital of Nepal, Kathmandu.
You’ll travel through a diverse, changing landscape that ranges from stark plains to dense, green forests, with the mighty mountains an ever-present backdrop. En-route you’ll visit some of the world’s largest Buddhist monasteries and important sacred temples, get a close up view of the mighty Mount Everest from Base Camp and meet some of the friendliest, welcoming people.
Day 1 - Arrive Lhasa. Overnight in Lhasa
Day 2 - Lhasa, Drepung & Sera Monasteries, Ganden Palace, Norbulingka. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 3 - Lhasa, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 4 - Lhasa, Yamdrok Tso Lake, Gyantse. Overnight in Gyantse
Day 5 - Gyantse, Pelkor Chode Monastery, Sakya Monastery, Sakya. Overnight in Sakya.
Day 6 - Sakya, Qomolangma NP, Rongbuk Gompa, Mt Everest views. Overnight at Rongbuk Guesthouse.
Day 7 - Qomolangma NP, Kyrong. Overnight in Kyrong.
Day 8 - Kyrong, Nepal: Trishuli. Overnight in Trishuli.
Day 9 - Trishuli, Bandipur. Overnight in Bandipur.
Day 10 - Bandipur exploration. Overnight in Bandipur.
Day 11 - Bandipur, Pokhara, Phewa Lake boat ride. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 12 - Pokhara, Annapurna trek: Lumle to Birethanti. Trek time 3-4 hours / moderate / elevation: 1610m to 1150m. Overnight at Sanctuary Lodge
Day 13 - Annapurna trek: Birethanti to Majgaun. Trek time 2 hours / moderate / elevation: 1150m to 1400m. Overnight at Gurung Lodge.
Day 14 - Annapurna trek: Majgaun to Dhampus, via Australia Camp. Trek time 4-5 hours / moderate / elevation: 1400m to 1525m. Overnight at Basanta Lodge.
Day 15 - Annapurna trek: Dhampus to Ghattekhola, Pokhara, Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 16 - Kathmandu, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 17 - Kathmandu, Bhaktapur. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 18 - Depart Kathmandu
As with all our itineraries, we have created lots of free time for you to enjoy as you please. If you would prefer a more ‘complete’ travel programme, we will be happy to oblige. We can also tailor this holiday to meet your exact needs - your holiday, your way.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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