Tibet - Top of the World and the Land of Snows!

Tibet is for the adventurer, the person of acceptance and flexibility.  It's spirituality far exceeds any preconceived ideas you may have had and leaves in you in a complete state of wonder, awe and intrigue.


Depending on how much time you have available you can do this overland in either direction, fly into Lhasa and start your trip here or start in Kathmandu and proceed overland through to Lhasa and fly back to Kathmandu.  I prefer the overland from Kathmandu and fly back from Lhasa.

Tibet offers a very different landscape to Nepal.  Architecture of homes and a spectacular insight into the life and culture of the Tibetan people is experienced throughout this journey.  The Potala Palace,  Jokhang Temple and the Bhakor are thriving with pilgrims.  The lighting of butter lamps and the twirling of prayer wheels all the while a constant mumble of chanting  is like nothing else on earth.   Finding yourself caught up in the many numbers of Tibetans daily ritual is an experience I cannot articulate.

Visiting  ancient monasteries some of which housed up to 10,000 monks at one time, are still filled with incredible statues and multitudes of rooms filled with exquisite artifacts surrounded by robed monks and pilgrims chanting and prostrating themselves - a feat not to be taken lightly. 

Visiting Mt Qomolangma (Everest) and a  stop at the highest monastery in the world Rongbuk.  The Turquoise Lake - Yamdrok is a most beautiful sight and don't miss the debating monks at Sera monastery, quite a sight to behold, different monasteries each have their own appeal uniqueness and the history here in Tibet is both beautiful and sorrowful.

The people I can tell you, were fascinating, friendly and hospitable.  "Smile and the world smiles with you" could not ring more true. 

Completing our journey at your chosen border (Zhangmu to/from Kathmandu or flying back from Lhasa into Kathmandu - depending on how long you have - we'll collect you and transport you to your hotel in Kathmandu to complete this exquisite journey.

Typical Itinerary could be as follows or in the opposite direction:

Day 01:   Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa.  Meet & Greet by our representative and transfer to your hotel for two nights.  Acclimatization to the high altitude is necessary.  

Day 02:  Lhasa Visit the Potala Palace the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas of Tibet ; Norbulinka, the Summer Palace; Drepung & Sera, two of the biggest Buddhist monasteries in Tibet; the Jokhang Temple, the holiest shrine in Tibet surrounded by the Barkhor Tibetan Bazaar. Overnight hotel.

Day 03 - Free day to explore the Barkhor and the city. 

Day 04  Lhasa - Gyantse (3650m / 260 Kms). Drive to Gyantse passing besides the beautiful Yamdrok the Turquoise Lake, crossing the Kamba La pass ( 4794m) and Karo La pass ( 5010m). O/n hotel.

Day 05 Gyantse - Shigatse (3900 / 90 Kms).
Visit The Khumbhum Stupa & Phalkor Monastery at Gyantse.   Drive through Tibetan farmlands and settlements to the Tashilumpo Monastery and the free Tibetan market. O/n hotel in Shigatze.

Day 06  Shigatze  (3900m / 244 Kms). via Sakya monastery, drive for approx 8hours over  Gyatso La pass5220m) Xegar. O/n hotel in Xegar (Qomolangma)

Day 07  Xegar - Rongbuk Monastery (4920m.) - 100 Kms. it takes 2 hrs, and explore around Everest base camp 3/4 hrs (5200m) Mr Qomolanga - Overnight Hotel or Guesthouse.

Day 8  Drive Tingri to Nyalam3750m.) - 340 Kms. Drive downhill to Nyalam crossing two spectacular passes - The Lalung La (5082m.) & Nyalamu (3800m.) PASS. Overnight Guest House.

Day 9   Zhamgu - Kathmandu (1200m.) - 150 Kms. Drive  to Zhangmu and to The Friendship Bridge where  the border crossing formalities take place and meet up with transport to Kathmandu.

Prices per person, will depend on group size, length of stay. Quotes will include visa costs, flight into or out of Lhasa to Kathmandu.  Accommodation, private transfer, English speaking guide and entrance fees.