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Tibet Adventure

14 nights from £2,459 per person

  • Included:
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Overview

This 15-day journey takes you from China to Tibet and then on to where the tour ends in Nepal. On the way you’ll enjoy some truly amazing experiences including climbing to the iconic Mount Everest Base Camp and taking in the spectacular scenery from the Trans Tibetan Railway. You’ll also get the chance to look around two of Asia’s most amazing capital cities, Beijing and Kathmandu. (GCL)

Highlights:

  • See the Great Wall of China
  • Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City in Beijing
  • Ride the Trans Tibetan Railway
  • Climb to Mount Everest Base Camp
  • Rongbuk Monastery visit and stay
  • Explore Kathmandu

Details

Day 1

Beijing

Arrive in Beijing and transfer to the hotel where you will meet with the tour group, followed by an optional dinner.

Day 2

Great Wall

Today you’ll travel north from Beijing to a section of China’s famous Great Wall at Mutianyu. Spend your time marvelling at this engineering masterpiece and get a sense of the history of this incredible country.

Day 3-4

Trans Tibetan Rail Journey

On the morning of the third day you’ll visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City with a little free time to shop in markets throughout the city, take a tour of the alleyways or visit a monastery. You will then transfer to the train station in the evening for your journey on the Trans Tibetan Rail Journey which takes around 48 hours. This long trip rewards you with awe-inspiring scenery as you glide through northern China and across onto the Tibetan Plateau.

Day 5-8

Lhasa

You’ll arrive in Lhasa in the evening of the fifth day where you will take a short orientation walk to acclimatise to the altitude. You’ll be here for three nights and during which you’ll explore the Barkhor Square with your tour group, visit the resplendent Jokhang Temple, tour the Potala Palace and then head to witness the monks engaged in philosophical practice at the Sera Monastery. With plenty of free time take a visit to the local markets or spend the afternoon in a teahouse relaxing with a cup of Chai.

(Three breakfasts included)

Day 9-10

Gyantse/Tingri

Today you’ll drive to Gyantse crossing three amazing passes and weaving along the edge of the stunning turquoise lake of Yamdrok Tso on your way. Here you’ll have a leisurely day enjoying the scenery and visiting the Pelkor Chode Monastery. By evening you are invited to join the pilgrims on their evening kora around the monastery before heading by private vehicle to the next destination – Shegar.

(Two breakfasts included)

Day 11

Tingri/ Rogpu Si

On your arrival you can explore the ruins of Shegar Dong aka the ‘Crystal Fort’. You can then hike or drive to the Everest Base Camp where the view will be absolutely spectacular. Rongbok monastery which is 7km below the base camp (making it the highest in the world) is where you will reside for the night – the nuns are good fun and will be delighted for you to join their evening prayers.

Day 12

Shigatse

Today you will move onto Shigatse, Tibet’s second largest town and the seat of Pachen Lama (second rank in importance after Dalai Lama). You can take a look around the Tibetan Bazaars and watch the locals barter. Later in the evening you’ll have another opportunity to join the pilgrims on their Kora.

Day 13

Lhasa

Today you’ll visit the Tashilhunpo where you can see the gold-plated statue of Buddha before driving back to Lhasa.  

Day 14

Kathmandu

After a short flight you’ll reach Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Here you’ll have time for sightseeing and shopping before a final dinner with your tour group.

Day 15

Kathmandu

Depart Kathmandu at your leisure. (Transfer is not included)

  • International flights
  • Internal travel: train, private bus, plane, walking
  • Hotels (11 nights), guesthouse (1 night, multi-share), sleeper train (2 nights)
  • 4 breakfasts (allow USD360-470 for meals not included)
  • Great Wall entrance, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City guided tour, Trans Tibetan Railway, Lhasa orientation walk, Potala Palace entrance, Sera or Drepung Monastery visit, Jokhang Temple entrance, Pelkor Chode, Gyantse Kunbum and Tashilhunpo Monastery visits, Shegar Dzong visit, Rongbuk Monastery visit and stay, and Everest National Park entrance and hike
  • Tour guide throughout plus local guides
  • Small group experience; maximum group size of 15, average of 12

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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