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Tibet - Roof of the World

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 13 day(s)
Group Size: 6 - 15 people
Destination(s): Tibet  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Walking Tours  
Season: April - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2850 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3360 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Dates:

* April, 05 - 17
* April 26 - May 08
* May, 10 - 22
* May 24 - June 05
* June, 14 - 26
* September, 13 - 25
* September 20 - October 02
* October, 04 - 16, 18 - 30

Tour Highlights:
- Bodhnath Stupa
- Everest Base Camp
- Explore Kathmandu’s hidden old town
- Bad monks incarnate - the stray dogs of Tibetan monasteries
- North Face of Mount Everest seen from Tibet
- Steep descent to border town, Zhangmu
- Tashilhunpo Monastery, centre of Tibetan scholarship
- The fabled Potala Palace, Lhasa.

Tales of magic and mystery have long attracted travelers to this once-forbidden land. Today, the lure of Tibet remains the same - the fascinating culture, magnificent monasteries and awesome mountain scenery combine to make this journey one of the most spectacular in the world. In Lhasa we explore the magnificent Potala Palace and the lively Barkhor area. Continuing across the arid Tibetan Plateau we reach Gyantse, at the head of the old trading route to India, and Shigatse, home to the famous Tashilhunpo Monastery. The roads we travel are spectacular, crossing the Pang-la Pass to Rongphu Monastery and the base camp of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest - one of the highlights of our trip. The final leg of our extraordinary journey sees us descending through an impressive gorge and winding our way through the terraced hillsides of Nepal back to Kathmandu.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Pashupatinath Temple and Bodhnath Stupa.

Days 3 - 5: Fly to Lhasa. Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery. Free day.

Day 6: Drive to Gyantse via Karo-La. Walking tour of Gyantse.

Day 7: Drive to Shigatse and explore Tashilumpo Monastery in the afternoon.

Day 8: Drive to Shegar via Gyatso-La.

Day 9: Drive to Rongphu via Pang-La (5150m).

Day 10: Explore Rongphu Monastery and Everest Base Camp. Drive to Old Tingri.

Day 11: Drive to Zhangmu via Nyalam.

Day 12: Cross border to Nepal. Drive to Kathmandu.

Day 13: Trip ends in Kathmandu this morning.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices:
- Tour price: $2850 p/p
- Local flight: $510 p/p
- Total Prepaid Cost: $3360 p/p.

Price Includes:
- Local tour leader
- Airport arrival transfer
- Transport
- Porterage on trek
- Sightseeing and entrance fees.

Price Excludes:
- Airport departure taxes
- Airport departure transfer
- Visas and insurance
- Excess baggage charges
- Tips or gratuities
- Items of a personal nature.

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