Everest from Tibet Discovery Tour
Tibet & Nepal, Discovery, 16 days - from £2,495 (land only) - from €2,995 (land only) - from $4,115 (land only)
- The classic overland journey from Lhasa to Kathmandu
- Lhasa and the fabled Potala Palace
- Everest`s breathtaking north face
- Experience the `real` Tibet
- Views of Mount Everest
Providing a range of rich experiences and an insight into one of the world's most fascinating countries, this unbeatable Tibetan discovery holiday will excite even the most seasoned traveller. After a day's exploration of colourful Kathmandu in Nepal, we fly over Mount Everest to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. We spend 4 days here, acclimatising and visiting all of the city's highlights, including the Jokhang Temple, the astonishing Potala Palace and many other important Buddhist monasteries and buildings. Then, crossing the Tibetan Plateau in comfortable transport, we will stop off at roadside villages, make short afternoon walks and also have the chance to meet the Tibetan people, most of whom are nomadic herdsmen living in yak-hair tents. We overnight at the magical monastery towns of Gyantse and Shigatse and camp for 2 nights in the Rongbuk Valley beneath the singularly spectacular north side of Mount Everest. This is unquestionably one of the world's great journeys and a superb adventure travel holiday.
Is this holiday for you?
This Classic touring holiday from Lhasa to Kathmandu traverses some very remote country, on roads which are sometimes only suitable for rugged vehicles. The type of vehicle(s) that we use will depend to some extent on the number of people in the group. We will either use fully enclosed Land-Cruiser jeeps or a larger bus. The majority of the roads used on this holiday are smooth tarmac but sections of the route, particularly near the North side of Everest Base Camp can be rugged and dusty. This holiday is priincipally a discovery tour but does include several days when the group will be exploring in and around Lhasa on foot. Also, during the spare time that we have in some of the other Tibetan towns, for instance at Shegar, there will be the chance to do some exploration on foot. In the Rongbuk Valley, there will be the opportunity to do some hiking in the vicinity of our camp. The walking element of the holiday is not sustained or strenuous (except on account of the altitude) and we will be following good paths at all times. The walking elements of the holiday are also entirely optional.