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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.

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

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Finish:

    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 14
  • 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:

    1415kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. During 2012, due to government permit rules, there may be restrictions on nationalities that can travel on specific departures. Bookings will need to be requested and your sales or Intrepid agent will provide more information. Tibet may also be closed to tourists at any time without warning. 2. Please provide Intrepid or your booking agent with a scanned colour copy of the personal details page from your passport at time of booking. 3. In 2013 the itinerary will change as follows (Day 12 only) Day 1 - Kathmandu Day 2 - Kathmandu Day 3 - Lhasa Day 4 - Lhasa Day 5 - Lhasa Day 6 - Lhasa Day 7 - Lhasa Day 8 - Gyantse Day 9 - Shigatse Day 10 - Sakya Day 11 - Everest National Park Day 12 - Nyalam Day 13 - Zhangmu/Bhote Kosi River Day 14 - Kathmandu Day 15 - Kathmandu

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Days 1-2 Kathmandu

Kathmandu is like an alluring whirlwind of sights, sounds, smells and colours. Almost overwhelming, its charm and history peaks out from the most unexpected places rendering most visitors enamoured.

Days 3-7 Lhasa

Colourful, historic and with a deeply fascinating culture, the holy city of Lhasa is situated in a small valley high on the Tibetan Plateau.

Day 8 Gyantse

Gyantse is an agricultural town set in the Nyang-chu Valley, famed for its wool carpets and the Pelkhor Chode Temple complex.

Day 9 Shigatse

Sitting at the confluence of two rivers, Shigatse is a bustling, dusty city home to some fantastic monasteries, fortresses and palaces.

Day 10 Sakya

Located in a valley off the Friendship Highway, Sakya is a small town with unique architecture and a beautiful monastery.

Day 11 Everest National Park

As one of the world's big challenges, Mount Everest evokes visions of beauty, danger, awe and triumph. Standing close to this mountain is certain to leave you breathless.

Day 12 Tingri

Close to Mount Everest, Tingri is often used as a base on the way to the mountains. Needless to say, the views from this sleepy town are spectacular.

Day 13 Bhote Kosi River

Clinging perilously to the sheer mountainside, Zhangmu separates Tibet from Nepal by a cascading river that spans the famous Friendship Bridge.

Days 14-15 Kathmandu

With the two sister cities of Bhaktapur and Lalitpur (Patan) close by, Kathmandu has a wealth of sights to explore, markets to discover and places to relax in.
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