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Tibet Overland with EBC: the traditional route

Discover the highlights of central Tibet and make the classic overland journey across the Roof of the World.

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. 

In the heart of central Tibet the great temples, monasteries, forts and palaces of Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse 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 Yamdrok Tso, cross mountain passes topped by prayer flags, pass glaciers, barren hillsides and fertile valleys. Stunning views of Qomolangma (Mt Everest) and a trip up to base camp are a fitting finale to this incredible journey before we leave the Tibetan Plateau behind, plunging abruptly into a lush green world as we descend almost 2000 meters in just 30kms to the border town of Zhangmu.

The historic cities of the Kathmandu Valley reveal a vibrant world of color and life. The markets, bazaars and narrow streets are home to holy men, sacred cows, bicycles, street sellers… you name it, it is here.

 

Group Departures 2018
July 04 / July 21 (full moon at Everest)
August 08 / August 20 (full moon at Everest)
September 05 / September 19 (full moon at Everest)
October 07 / October 24
November 07

 

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: Drive to Gyantse via Yamdrok Tso / hotel
Day 5: Visit Pelkor Choede & Gyantse Kumbum.  Drive to Shigatse - visit Tashilumpo / hotel
Day 6: Drive- via Sakya & visit Sakya Gompa to Shegar/ hotel
Day 7: Optional visit to Shegar Dzong - Drive to Rombuk / overnight Rombuk guest house
Day 8: Hike toward Everest Base Camp - drive to Kyirong / hotel
Day 9: Cross border & drive to Kathmandut

Highlights
* Jokhang Temple
* Potala Palace
* Drepung Monastery
* Sera Monastery
* Pelkor Choede & Gyantse Kumbum
* Tashilhumpo Monastery
* Sakya Gompa
* Mount Everest & Qomolangma National Park

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

Tibetan Expeditions - Journeys on the Roof of the World
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