Everest High Passes

...we shouldn't finish without mentioning admiration for the endlessly busy Mr Lama. He like all World Expeditions staff we met, was very charming and knowledgable, this characteristic seems to be a requirement for employment with the company

anon. | Kentucky, USA
 
 

Beijing to Kathmandu

We begin our journey in Beijing - a contrasting metropolis of the imperial capital and 21st century architecture. In Xian the Terracotta Warriors are a highlight, and we also visit the Muslim quarter with its hidden mosque and food stalls. We take time to explore remote sections of the Great Wall, before boarding the train to Lhasa which links us with the Tibetan Plateau. In Lhasa our Tibetan speaking guides immerse us into the culture and the highlights including the Potala Palace, Norbulingka and Jokhang. To complete our journey we travel by vehicle to vibrant and chaotic Kathmandu, diverting enroute to the famous Rongpu Valley to view the immense north face of Mount Everest.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Beijing
DAY 2 In Beijing
DAY 3 Visit Great Wall
DAY 4 In Beijing, overnight train to Xian
DAYS 5/6 In Xian
DAY 7 Overnight train to Lhasa
DAY 8 Arrive Lhasa
DAYS 9/10 In Lhasa, visit the Potala Palace, the Norbulingka and the ancient Jokhang
DAY 11 Drive to Gyantse, visit the historic fort and Kumbum
DAYS 12/13 Drive to Shigatse, visit the Tashilhunpo
DAY 14 Drive to Shegar
DAY 15 Drive to the famous Rongpu Monastery, view the North Face of Everest
DAYS 16/17 At Rongpu, drive across Tibetan Plateau, descend Sun Kosi Gorge to Zhangmu
DAY 18 Drive to Kathmandu
DAY 19 In Kathmandu, trip concludes

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Trip Code: BTK
Trip Grading: Adventure Touring
Duration:  19 days
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