High Road to Lhasa
This is our classic Tibetan journey - a rugged crossing of the Tibetan Plateau linking the fabled city of Lhasa with the bustling and vibrant Kathmandu. In the company of our Tibetan speaking guides we include the cultural highlights of Lhasa including the Potala Palace, the Jokhang temple, the Norbulingka plus the Drepung and Sera monasteries, with visits to Gyantse (the Kumbum chorten) and Shigatse (the Tashilhunpo). A highlight of the journey is our visit to the famous Rongphu Valley to see Mount Everest's north face from the historic base camp used during the expeditions led by Mallory in the 1920s - an experience shared by only a handful of dedicated travellers each year on this remarkable journey through Tibet.
|DAY 1||Join Kathmandu|
|DAY 2||In Kathmandu, sightseeing Kathmandu Valley|
|DAY 3||Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa with spectacular views of Everest|
|DAYS 4/5||In Lhasa, visit the Potala Palace, the Norbulingka and the ancient Jokhang|
|DAY 6||Drive to Gyantse, visit the historic fort and Kumbum|
|DAY 7||Drive to Shigatse, visit the Tashilhunpo|
|DAY 8||Drive to Shegar|
|DAY 9||Drive to Rongphu Monastery|
|DAY 10||At Rongphu Monastery, visit Everest base camp|
|DAY 11||Drive to Shigatse|
|DAY 12||Drive to Lhasa|
|DAY 13||Fly to Kathmandu|
|DAY 14||In Kathmandu, trip concludes|
Just thought I would drop you a line to let you know I had a marvellous time in Tibet. It did not disappoint and met all my expectations. The scenery was spectacular, I loved the people and was really interested in the culture. It was a truly memorable trip and a lovely way to celebrate my 65th birthday.