Take part in rituals and haggle for a bargain in the markets. From modern Beijing, travel back in time across scenic countryside 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 journey to Kathmandu. Wake up to views of Everest and enjoy a window into the heart of this remote land. A local guide and CEO will show you the region's hidden gems and make sure your trip burns brightly in your memory long after you've climbed down from the roof of the world.
Visit incredible monuments and palaces, explore the bustle of Beijing and hike the Great Wall, ride the rails on the Trans-Tibetan railway, experience monk debates in Sera Monastery, set eyes on Everest Base Camp
Train, private bus, plane, walking.
Hotels (11 nts), guesthouse (1 nt, multi-share), sleeper train (2 nts).
Great Wall entrance. Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City guided tour. Trans-Tibetan Railway. Lhasa orientation walk. Potala Palace entrance. Sera or Drepung Monastery visit. Jokhang Temple entrance. Pelkor Chode, Gyantse Kumbum, and Tashilhunpo Monastery visits. Shegar Dzong visit. Everest National Park entrance and hike. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 1 Beijing
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Beijing
Visit the Great Wall of China with time in the late afternoon to explore Beijing.
Days 3-4 Beijing/Lhasa
Take a guided tour of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square before boarding the Trans-Tibetan Railway to Lhasa.
Day 5 Lhasa
Arrive in Lhasa in the evening. Take an orientation walk around and start acclimatizing to the altitude.
Days 6-8 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 Lhasa/Gyantse (1B)
Drive to Gyantse along beautiful Yamdrok Tso lake.
Day 10 Gyantse/Tingri
Visit the Pelkor Chode Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum before travelling to Shegar.
Day 11 Tingri/Rongpu Si
Visit Shegar Dzong in the morning before travelling to Rongbuk. Explore Rongbuk Monastery and hike (or drive) to Everest Base Camp.
Day 12 Rongpu Si/Shigatse
Drive from Rongbuk to Shigatse.
Day 13 Shigatse/Lhasa
Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery before travelling back to Lhasa.
Day 14 Lhasa/Kathmandu
Transfer to the airport and fly to Kathmandu, Nepal. Enjoy some free time to get to know the city.
Day 15 Kathmandu
Depart at any time.