From the sacred peaks of Tibet to lush green Nepalese valleys, explore the best of the Himalaya on this 2-week tour. Discover mighty temples and small outposts on a journey that offers incredible vistas at every turn of the trail. Our expert CEOs will take the hassle out of planning and help you find the secluded spots only the locals knowand 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 chargedyou're going to need it.
There are no planned activities for today except for a welcome meeting in the early evening, followed by an optional dinner.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Take an orientation walk in Durbar Square before visiting the Sisterhood of Survivors Project, a grassroots organization. Meet some of the women and learn how to make Nepalese momos (dumplings) before enjoying an authentic local lunch. In the evening, enjoy free time to explore the fascinating city.
Durbar Square Orientation Walk
Sisterhood of Survivors Project
Many families in Panauti Village have come together to establish a homestay program.
Depending on the location, the home offers lovely views across surrounding fields or a post from which to observe street activity. As well as getting to know a local family and exploring this lovely village, you will assist with preparing your evening meal - learning how to cook local dishes - and eat together with your host family.
Guided Hike to Panauti Community Homestay
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 32km)
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.
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Flight (1.50 hour(s))
Enjoy an orientation walk around Barkhor Square and guided tour of the Jokhang Temple. In the afternoon explore Sera Monastery.
Barkhor Square Orientation Walk
Jokhang Temple Tour
Sera Monastery Tour
Explore the grounds of Potala Palace where the Dalai Lamas would meditate. Later, visit the Dalai Lama's Summer Palace, Norbulingka.
Potala Palace Tour
The drive to Gyantse is a spectacular one, crossing three passes over 5000m (16404ft) and skirting the shores of the beautiful turquoise lake, Yamdrok Tso. Great for photography, prepare to stop at Khambala Pass, Karo La Pass, and Yamdrok Tso to take in the stunning views.
Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 267km)
In the morning, visit Pelkor Chode Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. After breakfast, depart for Xȇgar. On the way, make a stop in Sakya and explore the Sakya Monastery.
Sakya Monastery Visit
Pelkor Chode Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum Visit
Private Vehicle (8.00-9.00 hours, 330km)
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.
Rongbuk is the highest monastery in the world and its guesthouse offers very basic accommodation, but the views that surround it more than compensate. Lie in bed and watch the moonlight illuminate the mountain.
If you're keen and the altitude hasn't gotten to you, make the 7km (4.4mi) hike to Base Camp for a closer view this magnificent mountain. For the rest of the group, take the bus!
Rongbuk Monastery Visit and Stay
Everest Base Camp (North)
Private Vehicle (4.00-4.50 hours, 115km)
Travel from Rongbuk Si to Shigatse.
Private Vehicle (10.00 hour(s), 320km)
Lined with prayer wheels, follow the pilgrims on their kora around Tashilunpo Monastery. This sacred walk provides stunning views of the monastery and town below.
Tashilunpo Monastery Visit
Travel back to Lhasa.
Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 200km)
Fly back to Kathmandu and enjoy a final evening in the city.
Plane (2.00 hour(s))
Depart any time.
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Trip Name: High Road to Tibet
Duration: 14 Days
From Price: 3425
Trip Code: 126871
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