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.

Start
Kathmandu, Nepal
Finish
Kathmandu, Nepal
Countries
China,
Nepal
Themes
Explorer
Code
CFRE
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 4, Max 16
Carbon offset
1 274kg pp per trip

An adventure travel experience between Lhasa and Kathmandu


Highlights

  • 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

Itinerary

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Bus, Plane, Private Bus
Accommodation
Guesthouse (13 nights), Permanent tented camp (1 night)
Included activites
  • Everest NP - Base Camp visit

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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.

Important notes

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Reviews

Our Tibet Unplugged trips score an average of 4.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews in the last year.

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