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Tibet Overland with EBC

Explores the cultural heart of Tibet; its great monasteries, temples and palaces; remote religious centers as well as the incredible beauty of the landscape.
Beautiful riverside samye is an important pilgrimage center; and the great historic centers of Gyantse and Shigatse are not to be missed.
Historic and cultural highlights and an absolutely stunning landscape. 

Explore a very special area of central Tibet and make the classic journey across the Roof of the World.

In the heart of central Tibet the great temples, monasteries, forts and palaces of Lhasa, Gyantse and Sakya are powerful testaments to a long and volatile history and to the spiritual and artistic traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

Skirt the turquoise lake of YamdrokTso, cross mountain passes topped by prayer flags, pass glaciers, barren hillsides and fertile valleys - green, pink or brilliant yellow depending on season.

From the tiny monastery of Rombuk there are stunning views of Qomolangma (Mt Everest) and a trip up to base camp (5200m) brings you even closer.

Overnight in Shigatse and visit the huge, elaborate monastic complex of Tashilumpo before returning to Lhasa via the route along the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra River) for a last night dinner together.

 

Group Departures 2018
April 26
May 10 / May 17 / May 24
June 14 / July 05 / July 19
August 02 / August 16 / August 30
September 06 / September 20
October 11

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Lhasa & transfer to hotel
Day 2: Lhasa sightseeing: Visit Drepung, Norbulinka & Sera Monasteries.
Day 3: Lhasa sightseeing (walking): Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor area
Day 4: Free day or optional day trip to Ganden Monastery
Day 5: Drive to Gyantse via Yamdrok Tso / hotel
Day 6: Visit Pelkor Choede & Gyantse Kumbum.  Drive via Sakya & visit Sakya Gompa to Shegar/ hotel
Day 7: Drive to Rombuk & hike to Base Camp (5200m) / overnight Rombuk guest house
Day 8: Drive to Shigatse / hotel
Day 9: visit Tashilumpo Monastery—drive to Lhasa/ hotel
Day 10: Transfer to airport & depart

This itineray can be arranged as a private tour at any time and may be customized for you. This tour may easily be made as a 9-day option by skipping day 4.
or - if you are short on time, an 8-day trip is possible with some longish days.

"thank you and the boys again for an amazing trip around Tibet - it will be unforgettable forever!!!"

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