High Road To Tibet

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Run by: G Adventures

Reference number: ANRT

From: £1874.25

From the sacred peaks of Tibet to lush green Nepalese valleys, explore overland the best of the Himalayas on this two-week tour. Discover mighty temples and small outposts on a journey that offers incredible vistas at every turn of the trail. Our expert Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) will take the hassle out of planning and help you find the secluded spots only the locals know — and leave you with time to explore. In the thin mountain air of Rongbuk, the highest monastery in the world, you’ll enjoy unparalleled views of Mt Everest. So make sure your camera is charged — you’re going to need it.

Day 1 Kathmandu

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Kathmandu (1L)

Take an orientation walk in Durbar Square before visiting the Sisterhood of Survivors Project, a grassroots organization that trains survivors of human-trafficking to become certified paralegals. Meet some beneficiaries of the program and learn how to make Nepalese momos (dumplings) with some of the women before enjoying an authentic local lunch. In the evening, enjoy free time to explore the fascinating city.

Day 3 Kathmandu/Panauti (1D)

Depart for a community homestay in Panauti. Choose to disembark in Sanga and hike the remaining way to the village or continue via private vehicle. Explore the village then help cook an authentic Nepalese dinner.

Day 4 Panauti/Lhasa

Take an afternoon flight to Lhasa. With a relaxed pace to allow for the effects of altitude, explore this fantastic city on ’the roof of the world’ over three days. Don’t miss one of the evening debating sessions with the monks and the opportunity to learn more about the unique culture here.

Days 5-7 Lhasa

Enjoy an orientation walk around Barkhor Square led by your CEO before taking a guided tour of the Jokhang Temple, the "spiritual heart" of the city where a stream of pilgrims visit daily. In the afternoon explore Sera Monastery and witness the monks debating.

Day 6 Lhasa

Explore the grounds of the magnificent Potala Palace. Set upon Marpo Ri (Red Hill), the impressive 17th century structure was where the Dalai Lamas would meditate and take residence during the winter months. This afternoon, visit the Dalai Lama’s Summer Palace, Norbulingka. Stroll the palace grounds and depending on the time of year, enjoy the outdoor festivities held in the park.

Day 7 Lhasa

Enjoy a free day in Lhasa. Opt to visit the local markets or find a teahouse to spend a few hours relaxing with a warm cup of chai.

Day 8 Lhasa/Gyantse

Set off early this morning for Gyantse, enjoying a visit to the ancient Buddhist site of Gyantse Kumbum on arrival. The drive to Gyantse is a spectacular one, crossing three passes over 5,000m (16,404 ft) and skirting the shores of the beautiful turquoise lake, Yamdrok Tso.

Day 9 Gyantse/Shigatse

Today provides another opportunity to visit a sacred Tibetan Buddhist site in Gyantse. Visit Pelkor Chode Monastery this morning to admire the many sculptures and paintings lining the walls. Later, travel to Shigatse and enjoy some free time to get€quainted with the city.

Day 10 Shigatse/Tingri

Travel from Shigatse to Tingri and visit the Sakya Monastery. The monastery is one of the oldest in Tibet and home to thousands of ancient Buddhist scriptures and many paintings. Gain a fascinating insight into Tibetan history and enjoy the views from this hillside structure.

Day 11 Tingri/Rongpu Si

Take an exhilarating drive to reach Rongbuk – 5000m (16404ft) and a mere 7km (4.4mi) below Everest Base Camp. The view from here is utterly spectacular.

Day 12 Rongpu Si/Kyirong

Travel to Kyirong. This border town is known for it’s warmer climate and green landscape. Soak in the views on the long but incredibly scenic drive from Rongbuk.

Day 13 Kyirong/Kathmandu

Today, cross the border back into Nepal. The overland journey from Tibet to Nepal is considered one of the most stunning drives in Asia. Once€ross the border, travel to Kathmandu to enjoy a final evening in the city.

Day 14 Kathmandu

Depart any time.

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
05/05/2019 18/05/2019 5 £2055.20
19/05/2019 01/06/2019 5 £1999.20
09/06/2019 22/06/2019 0 £2499.00
23/06/2019 06/07/2019 11 £1874.25
07/07/2019 20/07/2019 11 £1874.25
21/07/2019 03/08/2019 3 £2499.00
04/08/2019 17/08/2019 14 £2499.00
18/08/2019 31/08/2019 14 £2499.00
01/09/2019 14/09/2019 9 £2499.00
08/09/2019 21/09/2019 14 £2499.00
22/09/2019 05/10/2019 10 £2699.00
06/10/2019 19/10/2019 12 £2699.00
13/10/2019 26/10/2019 12 £2699.00
20/10/2019 02/11/2019 14 £2699.00
05/04/2020 18/04/2020 14 £2699.00
12/04/2020 25/04/2020 14 £2699.00
19/04/2020 02/05/2020 14 £2569.00
03/05/2020 16/05/2020 14 £2569.00
17/05/2020 30/05/2020 14 £2499.00
31/05/2020 13/06/2020 14 £2499.00
14/06/2020 27/06/2020 14 £2499.00
28/06/2020 11/07/2020 14 £2499.00
12/07/2020 25/07/2020 14 £2499.00
26/07/2020 08/08/2020 14 £2499.00
09/08/2020 22/08/2020 14 £2499.00
23/08/2020 05/09/2020 14 £2499.00
06/09/2020 19/09/2020 14 £2499.00
13/09/2020 26/09/2020 14 £2499.00
20/09/2020 03/10/2020 14 £2699.00
04/10/2020 17/10/2020 14 £2699.00
11/10/2020 24/10/2020 14 £2699.00
18/10/2020 31/10/2020 14 £2699.00

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