Tibet Unplugged Overview

Enjoy an adventure travel experience between Lhasa and Kathmandu. Tour across the world's highest mountain range, see Everest, visit Tibet and more.

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An adventure travel experience between Lhasa and Kathmandu

Join an adventure across the top of the world. From the serene former home of the Dalai Lama in Lhasa to the ancient narrow laneways of Kathmandu, travel across the world's highest mountain range and delve into the heart of Tibetan Buddhism. Mingle with locals, rub shoulders with pilgrims, take in the spectacular scenery of Everest National Park and sample delicious Tibetan and Nepalese food - this trip is most definitely Tibet Unplugged.

  • Explore colourful Kathmandu city
  • Join the pilgrims in Lhasa, Tibet
  • Admire Gyantse's impressive Kumbum Chorten
  • Visit Shigatse the seat of the Panchen Lama
  • Meet monks in Sakya
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp
  • Experience rural life in Lao Tingri
  • Travel across the Tibetan plateau

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Finish:

    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (13 nts), Permanent tented camp (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Plane, Private Bus
  • Included activities:

    Everest NP - Base Camp visit

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1274kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    Please note you must provide a scanned copy of the personal details page of your passport before your booking can be confirmed as this is required for the Kathmandu-Lhasa flight.

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Days 3-7 Lhasa

Travel to Tibet by airplane and visit the awe-inspiring Potala Palace in Lhasa. Join Tibetan pilgrims as they prostrate themselves along the holy Barkhor circuit and shop for prayer wheels and carpets at the market outside the Jokhang Temple.

Day 8 Gyantse

Located in the green farmland of the Nyang-chu Valley, Gyantse's imposing Dzong, or fortress, dominates the town. Perhaps visit the amazing Kumbum Chorten, decorated with thousands of colourful murals.

Day 9 Shigatse

Home to the best-preserved monastery in Tibet, Shigatse is the seat of the Panchen Lama, who ranks second to the Dalai Lama. Check out the town's ancient bazaar, buzzing with local life.

Day 10 Sakya

With a magnificent monastery exhibiting medieval Mongolian architecture, Sakya is a wonderful place for local interaction. Meet the monks and discover some intriguing Tibetan artwork.

Day 11 Everest National Park

Travel to Rongphu, one of the world's highest monasteries, on an exhilarating drive through the mountains. For the energetic, there is an optional two-hour trekking experience up to Everest Base Camp.

Day 12 Tingri

Get a feel for Tibetan life in the tiny settlement of Tingri. Be sure to keep an eye out for yaks, these creatures were domesticated in Tibet in 1000 BC. Look beyond the colourful prayer flags and vast landscapes to towering Mt Everest.

Day 13 Zhangmu

Leaving the Tibetan plateau, travel across the border into Nepal and follow the Arniko Highway as it snakes its way above the raging Sun Kosi River.

Days 14-15 Kathmandu

Back in Kathmandu, chill out in a cafe and reminisce about an incredible adventure tour across the high peaks of magical Tibet.
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