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Tibet Unplugged Overview
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.
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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.
Tibet Unplugged Reviews
Our Tibet Unplugged trips score an average of 4.5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews in the last year.
Tibet Unplugged, May 2014
Leader was great - positive, very approachable and a very good person, but difficult to understand. Much information was lost due to his lack of speaking English clearly.
Review submitted 25/06/2014
Tibet Unplugged, April 2014
This is a very expensive tour for the what you get in terms of tour guide information and accomodation. However the itinary and organisation were good. We had 2 tour guides subcontracted by Intrepid. Such a shame we could not get further information while travelling long distance. Nepalese guide had good knowledge and understanable english level while it was very difficult to understand the tibetan one. It would have been good to receive general information about country, culture, religion...and not entering too much in details while going to Monastries
Review submitted 22/06/2014
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