The itinerary for this small group tour of Tibet is designed to touch the deep spiritual, natural, and cultural beauty and history of the nation. Our journey through the highest Himalaya begins with four days exploring Lhasa, the magical capital of Tibet. Here, we visit the majestic Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor bazaar, and secluded monasteries. Leaving Lhasa, we explore the turquoise waters of holy Yamdruk Lake on our way to Gyantse, where we visit historic Kumbum chörten. Continuing via Shigatse and the monastery at Tashilhunpo, home of the Panchen Lamas, we reach Everest’s North Base camp. We spend two nights at Everest’s base camp in a small lodge, visiting the local temple and enjoying sunset and sunrise on Everest, before driving down a dramatic gorge to the border of Nepal. From here, we travel to the colorful city of Kathmandu, Nepal, where we end our tour.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1  Chengdu

Welcome to Chengdu!

Days 2-4  Lhasa

Spend the next few days in and around Lhasa, the legendary Tibetan capital visiting the top sites, including Drepung Monastery, Jokhang, the Potala Palace, and the Barkhor bazaar.

Day 5  Gyantse

This small group tour of Tibet continues to Gyantse along the old trade route.

Day 6  Gyantse

Visit Gyantse’s Kumbum chörten, located at the Pelkor Chöde Monastery.

Day 7  Shigatse

Enjoy a hike over a 14,000 ft pass, in the environs of Ngor Monastery, in the hills outside of Shigatse.

Day 8  Shegar

Visit the small town of Shegar at 14,300 ft., where the early Everest expeditions took a break.

Day 9  Everest Base Camp

Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp.

Day 10  Nepal

Cross the spine of the Himalaya and descend into Nepal.

Day 11  Kathmandu

Your tour of Tibet ends in legendary Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city.

Day 12  Departure

 

Trip Dates & Pricing

Dates:

TBD
Land:

$6,200 per person/double occupancy

Internal Airfare (Chengdu to Lhasa):

$320 per person

Single Supplement:

$650 per person

Airfare for International Flight to Chengdu and from Kathmandu is not included. Please contact us for details.

Activity Level

Please note that we will reach altitudes of more than 17,000 feet as we drive over high passes with sleeping elevations consistently above 11,500 ft. This tour is subject to mountain weather (snowfall, storms, ice, rain, wind) and other high mountain hazards. Anyone with a medical history of cardiac or respiratory issues, should consult a doctor before considering this tour. The overnight at Everest North base camp area will be cold with wind chill temperature possibly down to the teens. A release of liability and a medical certificate signed by a physician will be required from all participants. Flexibility, a good sense of humor, and an adventurous spirit are essential on this tour.