Tibet Adventure

Resort: Tibet Adventure
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: China
Price From: £2079.20

Over View

From modern Beijing, travel back in time across scenic countrysides to Tibet on this well-packed overland adventure. Witness the splendour of the Potala Palace and the majesty of remote monasteries and then celebrate the stunning overland journey to Kathmandu. Wake up to views of Everest and enjoy a window into the heart of this remote land. A local guide and Chief Experience Officer will show you the regions hidden gems and make sure your trip burns brightly in your memory long after you’ve climbed down from the roof of the world.

Itineraries

Day 1
Beijing

Arrive at any time.

Day 2
Beijing

Set out early for the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. Spend the day wandering from watchtower to tower along this magnificent feat of construction. The late afternoon is yours to continue exploring Beijing.

Day 3
BeijingLhasa

Learn about Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City on a guided tour before using some free time to explore more of the capital. In the evening, depart on a 48-hr train journey to Lhasa. Enjoy watching the scenery completely change as you climb onto the Tibetan Plateau.

Day 4
BeijingLhasa

Learn about Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City on a guided tour before using some free time to explore more of the capital. In the evening, depart on a 48-hr train journey to Lhasa. Enjoy watching the scenery completely change as you climb onto the Tibetan Plateau.

Day 5
Lhasa

Arrive in the evening to Lhasa, Tibet’s peaceful capital in a Himalayan valley nestled along the river, once the winter home of the Dalai Lama. Take an orientation walk around and start acclimatizing to the altitude.

Day 6
Lhasa

Over three days, explore all Lhasa and the surrounding areas have to offer. Visit Barkhor Square, the Jokhang Temple, the Potala Palace, and either Sera or Drepung Monastery. With free time, opt to visit the local markets or find a teahouse to spend a few hours relaxing with a warm cup of chai.

Day 7
Lhasa

Over three days, explore all Lhasa and the surrounding areas have to offer. Visit Barkhor Square, the Jokhang Temple, the Potala Palace, and either Sera or Drepung Monastery. With free time, opt to visit the local markets or find a teahouse to spend a few hours relaxing with a warm cup of chai.

Day 8
Lhasa

Over three days, explore all Lhasa and the surrounding areas have to offer. Visit Barkhor Square, the Jokhang Temple, the Potala Palace, and either Sera or Drepung Monastery. With free time, opt to visit the local markets or find a teahouse to spend a few hours relaxing with a warm cup of chai.

Day 9
LhasaGyantse

Enjoy the spectacular drive to Gyantse, crossing three passes over 5,000m (16,404 ft) and skirting the shores of the beautiful turquoise lake, Yamdrok Tso.

Day 10
GyantseShigatse

Visit the 14th-century Pelkor Chode Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum before travelling across the plains to Shigatse, Tibet’s second-largest city.

Day 11
ShigatseTingri

Take some time to explore Tashilhunpo Monastery founded by the First Dalai Lama in the 1400’s. This amazing structure of history has been expanded over the centuries and is also known as the ‘Heap of Glory.’ Once you’ve experienced all its beauty, jump in a private vehicle and make your way to Tingri.

Day 12
TingriRongbuk

Explore the ruins of Shegar Dzong in the morning before travelling to Rongbuk 5,000m (16,404 ft) and a mere 7km (4.4 mi) below Everest Base Camp. Here you can opt to go into the Rongbuk Monastery and take in the utterly spectacular views as you settle into the monastery’s guesthouse.

Day 13
RongbukKyirong

Pack up and head out for the long, yet incredibly scenic drive from Rongbuk to Kyirong which serves as the main border crossing between Tibet and Nepal. Soak in the passing views from your private vehicle window with a couple stops along the way.

Day 14
KyirongKathmandu

Get ready for a scenic overland border crossing today. Soak in your last views from Tibet and say hello to beautiful Nepal. Enjoy some free time to get to know the city.

Day 15
Kathmandu

Depart at any time.

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