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Forbidden Cities Tour – Journey to Lhasa
 

Private trips available on request based on your preferred dates of travel. Best times to visit are in Spring from April throughout the summer months to the end of October.

From To
early April end of October
Best times to visit April to October

 

Grade: Easy to Moderate

Max Elevation: 3190m

 
 

10 days – Immerse yourself in the colour and vibrancy of Kathmandu with its ancient temples, beautiful World Heritage Sites, colourful bustle and unique flavours before the scenic mountain flight on to the holy city of Lhasa. Explore the birthplace of Tibetan civilisation when you visit the Yarlung Valley and tombs of the ancient Kings. Walk the halls and chapels of impressive Potala Palace, former home of the Dalai Lamas and an awe inspiring landmark that towers over Lhasa. Visit the most revered religious structure in Tibet – Jokhang Temple, that bustles with pilgrims and worshippers and echoes with mystery and ritual. Lose yourself in the ancient streets and pilgrimage circuit of Barkhor Bazaar in the Old Town surrounding the Jokhang, both spiritual heart and center of commerce. Travel to Drepung monastery, a solemn glory of white chapels and halls on the hillside with wide ranging views of Lhasa and the distant mountains. Journey on to Sera monastery, with its serene temples and famous home to the serious business of debating the Buddhist scriptures. Return to Lhasa and your scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Visit in mid August for a chance to attend the wonderful Shoton Festival in Lhasa. During the festival open picnics and other festivities including opera performances at Norbulingka take place with bonfires at nighttime.

Land only price per person (join in Kathmandu). Includes use of down jacket during days in Tibet. Luxury five star hotel in Kathmandu and good quality 3 star hotels in Tibet. Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 2 persons. Private trips for individuals or groups available on request.

 
  Group Size Minimum 2 persons  
  Luxury hotel in Kathmandu. Local hotels in Tibet From £2855  
  Flight From £600  
   
  Single hotel supplement throughout £465  
   

 

 


Sacred Paths - Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar
 

Private trips available on request based on your preferred dates of travel. Best times to visit are in Spring from April throughout the summer months to the end of October.

From To
early April end of October
Available on request April to October

 

Grade: Moderate-Strenuous

Max Elevation: 5630m

 
 

18 days – Follow the centuries old Tibetan pilgrimage route to two of the most revered and sacred places in Asia. From heady and colourful Kathmandu, enjoy a scenic drive that takes you across the Tibetan plateau via the Friendship Highway. Encounter pilgrims who have travelled huge distances to visit legendary Mount Kailash, believed by Buddhists and Hindus to be the centre of the universe from which spring fourof Asia’s most important life giving rivers. Trek along the shore of Lake Manasarovar, the holiest lake in Asia, believed by Hindus to be created by Brahma as a reflection of the depth of his soul. Meet Tibetan nomads grazing livestock on high Himalayan pastures. Follow the Matseng Tsangpo River west through picturesque traditional Tibetan villages. Experience scenic drives through beautiful Tibetan countryside. Trek past colourful prayer flags, through the moraine and over meadows to cross high Himalayan passes. Experience wonderful close encounters of holy Mt Kailash and Lake Manasarovar . Enjoy stunning panoramic views of Mt Cho Oyu and Xishapagma from the Lalung La before a scenic return drive through beautiful Nepalese countryside and back to colourful Kathmandu.

Land only price per person (join in Kathmandu). Includes use of down jacket and 4 season sleeping bag in Tibet. Luxury hotel in Kathmandu. Good quality local hotels guesthouses and tented camps in Tibet. Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 2 persons. Private trips for individuals or groups available on request.

 
  Group Size Minimum 2 persons  
  Luxury hotel in Kathmandu. Local hotels guesthouses and tented camps in Tibet From £6155  
  Flight From £600  
   
  Single supplement £730  
   

 

 


Everest from Tibet - Classic Tour
 

Private trips available on request based on your preferred dates of travel. Best times to visit are in Spring from April throughout the summer months to the end of October.

From To
early April end of October
Available on request April to October

 

Grade: Moderate-Strenuous

Max Elevation: 5150m

 
 

15 days – Visit Everest Base Camp from Tibet. This adventure tour takes you into the heart of Tibet before travelling on to explore the Base Camp of the highest mountain in the world. Begin your journey with visits to the ancient palaces, temples and World Heritage sites of the Kathmandu Valley. Enjoy a dramatic and scenic flight from Kathmandu over Everest to Lhasa. Absorb the sights and sounds of Lhasa including Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Barkhor Bazaar and Drepung and Sera Monasteries. Drive through starkly beautiful Tibetan countryside past high Himalayan lakes and mountain passes. Visit ancient monasteries including Ronbuk, the highest monastery in the world. Explore Everest Base Camp and enjoy views of the north and east sides of the world’s highest peak. Travel on to Nyalam and Zhangmu to enjoy magnificent views of Mt Cho Oyu (8201m) and Mt Xishapagma (8212m), towering peaks dwarfed by the height of Tibet. Cross the border for a scenic drive back to Kathmandu through the beautiful Nepalese countryside.

Land only price per person (join in Kathmandu). Includes use of down jacket in Tibet. Luxury five star hotel in Kathmandu on half board basis or good 3 star hotel on bed and breakfast basis according to pricing options. Good quality local hotels and guesthouses iin Tibet on bed and breakfast basis. Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 2 persons. Private trips for individuals or groups available on request.

 
  Group Size Minimum 2 persons  
  Luxury five star hotel in Kathmandu. Good 3 to 4 star or best available local hotels and guesthouses in Tibet From £3955  
  International flights from £600  
   
  Single supplement £755  
   

 

 


Mountain Biking – Lhasa to Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu
 

Private trips available on request based on your preferred dates of travel. Best times to visit are in Spring from April throughout the summer months to the end of October.

From To
early April end of October
Available on request April to October

 

Grade: Very Strenuous

Max Elevation: 5045m

 
 

24 days – An epic cycling journey from the ancient Tibetan capital of Lhasa across Tibet via the base of Mount Everest Base Camp into the Kingdom of Nepal and the Kathmandu Valley. Enjoy some of the highlights of these two ancient Himalayan Kingdoms. Experience close personal contact with the mysterious nomadic people of Tibet as you travel across the Tibetan plateau, before the exhilarating two and a half day downhill taking you through beautiful Nepalese countryside into Kathmandu Valley. This fully supported mountain biking expedition allows time to explore many of Tibet’s most fascinating cities and ancient monasteries as well as a chance for a close encounter with the highest mountain in the world, Everest. Support vehicles carry all equipment and provide a rest station if needed and your guide will ensure you don’t miss any highlights on this fantastic adventure. This is non-technical mountain biking with 16 full days cycling and 2 half days on rough, dirt and pot holed roads with 100% vehicle support. We ride 90% off road, around 45-65 km
per day on flat, undulating or downhill terrain.

Land only price per person (join in Kathmandu). Includes use of down jacket and 4 season sleeping bag in Tibet. Luxury hotel in Kathmandu. Good quality local hotels guesthouses and tented camps in Tibet. Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 2 persons. Private trips for individuals or groups available on request.

 
  Group Size Minimum 2 persons  
  Luxury hotel in Kathmandu. Local hotels guesthouses and tented camps in Tibet From £6265  
  Flight From £600  
   
  Single supplement £1010  
   

 

 
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