There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Tibet Unplugged.

Days 1-2 Kathmandu

Arrive in Nepal's colourful capital, where the constant stream of traffic includes monks, goats and sacred cows. Explore brightly painted temples, chaotic markets or sit back and drink chai at a rooftop restaurant.
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Days 3-7 Lhasa

Board a flight to Lhasa and visit the awe-inspiring Potala Palace. Join Tibetan pilgrims as they prostrate themselves along the holy Barkhor Circuit, and shop for prayer wheels and carpets at a market outside the Jokhang Temple.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Day 12 Nyalam

Get a feel for Tibetan life in the tiny settlement of Nyalam. Look beyond the colourful prayer flags and vast landscapes to see a towering Mt Everest.
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Day 13 Bhote Kosi River

Leaving the Tibetan plateau, head for the cliff-hugging town of Zhangmu. Travel across the border into Nepal and follow the Arniko Highway as it snakes its way above the raging Sun Kosi River.
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Days 14-15 Kathmandu

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