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Tibet Unplugged 2014-2015

15 days with Intrepid Travel   Rating: Budget

800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Days 1-2 Kathmandu
Kathmandu is like an alluring whirlwind of sights, sounds, smells and colours. Almost overwhelming, its charm and history peaks out from the most unexpected places rendering most visitors enamoured.

Days 3-7 Lhasa
Colourful, historic and with a deeply fascinating culture, the holy city of Lhasa is situated in a small valley high on the Tibetan Plateau.

Day 8 Gyantse
Gyantse is an agricultural town set in the Nyang-chu Valley, famed for its wool carpets and the Pelkhor Chode Temple complex.

Day 9 Shigatse
Sitting at the confluence of two rivers, Shigatse is a bustling, dusty city home to some fantastic monasteries, fortresses and palaces.

Day 10 Sakya
Located in a valley off the Friendship Highway, Sakya is a small town with unique architecture and a beautiful monastery.

Day 11 Everest National Park
The site of the world's highest monastery, Rongphu is home to around 50 monks and nuns who live and worship in this stunning location. As one of the world's big challenges, Mount Everest evokes visions of beauty, danger, awe and triumph. Standing close to this mountain is certain to leave you breathless.

Day 12 Nyalam
With a name that means 'gateway to hell' in Tibetan, Nyalam is a fast-growing town not far from the Nepali border.

Day 13 Bhote Kosi River
Clinging perilously to the sheer mountainside, Zhangmu separates Tibet from Nepal by a cascading river that spans the famous Friendship Bridge.

Days 14-15 Kathmandu
With the two sister cities of Bhaktapur and Lalitpur (Patan) close by, Kathmandu has a wealth of sights to explore, markets to discover and places to relax in.
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800-680-2858 800-680-2858 All This Included
Join an adventure across the top of the world. From the serene former home of the Dalai Lama in Lhasa to the ancient narrow laneways of Kathmandu, traverse the world's highest mountain range and delve into the heart of Tibetan Buddhism. Mingle with locals, rub shoulders with pilgrims and take in spectacular scenery - this is most definitely Tibet unplugged.
  • Everest NP - Base Camp visit
  • Transport: Bus, Plane, Private Bus
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Highlights
  • See mighty Everest from Base Camp
  • Meet monks in mysterious Sakya
  • Travel overland across the Tibetan plateau
  • Experience rural life in remote Nyalam
  • Join the pilgrims at Lhasa's Potala Palace
  • Explore colourful Kathmandu city
  • Walk the holy kora around Tashilhunpo Monastery
  • Climb to the top of Gyantse's impressive Kumbum
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Accommodations
Guesthouse (13 nts)
Permanent tented camp (1 nt)
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Notes
  • Group size: Min 1 , Max 14.
  • Ages: Min 12.
  • No meals included.
  • In order for us to apply for your Tibet entry permit and purchase your flight to Lhasa, you must provide a scanned colour copy of the personal details page of your passport to your booking agent no later than 30 days prior to the start date of your trip.
  • Please be aware that in recent years there have been times when restrictions on nationalities being able to travel on specific departures have been implemented or Tibet has been closed to foreign tourists without warning. 
  • The comforts of home are more of a rarity. English isn't common and the food will be quite different to home. It's important to observe some of the local customs to not cause offence. Many of the locals’ standard of living may be confronting. This is a demanding, overland travel trip, which is suitable for the experienced traveller. The affects of altitude, long days of travel in cramped conditions over extremely rough roads, accommodation in shared dormitories that vary in quality from the basic to the very basic and the possibility of severe and sudden climate changes means that this is definitely not a trip for the armchair traveller. Be prepared for no showers for several days, and in the event of a landslide or heavy snow blocking the road you may be required to walk carrying your own luggage for unspecified distances or the itinerary may change.
  • Be prepared for some serious physical activity. The majority of activities included on this trip will be challenging. The fitter you are, the more you'll enjoy your holiday.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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