Tibet or Tibet Autonomous Region of China is located on the Tibetan plateau. It’s is also known as the Roof of the World because of its geographic proximity. It is the highest region in the world with an average elevation of 4,900 meters.
The desert like landscape and harsh weather condition makes Tibet mostly inhabitable; however, the local tribesmen have survived for millenniums in the same condition, therefore, giving birth to their unique culture, lifestyle and art. The first Tibetan empire was founded by King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century by annexing smaller kingdoms.
Spanned across 1.228 million km², the Greater Tibet region is home to ancient East Asian cultures, history and varying natural landscapes. The southern terrains are covered with high towering Himalaya peaks. Most lakes and rivers originate in Tibet and pass down towards the South Asian nations. These qualities make it a unique destination for travel.
Lhasa, Everest Base Camp (North), Kailash and Mansarovar are some of the worth visiting places inside Tibet. During the Tibet overview tour, you get to visit and briefly explore handful of provinces of Tibet, namely; Nyalam, Gyantse, Shigatse and Lhasa.
The first detailed exploration of Tibet came from the adventurer Heinrich Harrer and his travelogue, “7 Years in Tibet.” Heinrich, along with his friend, entered Lhasa in a disguise. He was later instated as the tutor of the 14th Dalai Lama.
An overland tour doesn’t require any physical or mental exertion, therefore, this trip is basically easier and can be done by anyone.
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu and Lhasa!
|Day 1||Kathmandu to Nyalam 3,750 m (12,300 ft)||–|
|Day 2||Nyalam to Lhatse 4,350 m (14,207 ft)||–|
|Day 3||Lhatse to Shigatse 3,900 m (12,790 ft)||–|
|Day 4||Shigatse to Gyantse 3,950 m (12,955)||–|
|Day 5||Gyantse to Lhasa 3,650 m (11,970 ft)||–|
|Day 6||Lhasa Sightseeing Tour Day I||–|
|Day 7||Lhasa Sightseeing Tour Day II|
|Day 8||Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu||–|
The Kathmandu in February can still be cold. I had to carry double layers of clothing. You helped me find a short trip to spend a quality time in Nepal. Few days on the road and a holy tour of Muktinath temple was gold! The entire trip from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Jomsom was amazing. Once you get off the plane you jump into a jeep and the whole bandwagon begins.
I found Muktinath to be tranquilizing. The old temple, countless stone taps, pilgrims bathing in the cold water was truly inspiring. I’d love to go on a longer trip with you guys the next time I visit Nepal. ~Sarah Thorpe (Brisbane, Australia)
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
Currently, we help raise fund and donate it to help build schools and shelters at the Earthquake stricken regions of Central Nepal province. You can join the cause help donate or volunteer to teach at the primary level schools. Visit Community Center for more information.
|Trip Length||8 days|
|Activities||Tour and Sightseeing|
|Tour Style||Hotels, Lodges|
|Meal||Full board on Tour|
|Transportation||Private Vehicle & Trans-Himalaya Flight|
|Best Month||April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November|
|Group Size||2-10 Persons|