Wilderness of Chomolhari Trek

On the Wilderness of Chomolhari Trek and Tour, you will not only embrace an amazing opportunity to trek the hotspots of Bhutan but also get to feast on an incredible diversity of mountains and ecosystems. A hike to Takstang Monastery provides ample acclimatization for a delightful trek from Drugyal Dzong towards the campsite at Shana (2800m) and thereon to Soi, Thangthangkha and then to Jangothang. A rest day in Jangothang acclimatizes you completely for the further trek to LingshiShoduBarshong and finally to Dodina.

Along the trakking trail, Pachu River adorns the magnificent landscape along the trekking trail, offering breathtaking views as you meander through lush forests of pine, oak, rhododendron, juniper, bamboo, and spruce. The Chomolhari trek is a seven day trek, which ranges from the picturesque valleys of Paro and Thimphu, to the incredible mountain vistas of Chomolhari (7326m), Jichu Drake (6794m) and Tshrim Khang. Our tour begins with a visit to the stunning Tiger’s Nest Monastery, located high on the cliffside of the upper Paro valley. If you get lucky, you may get to spot rare fauna like blue sheep and snow leopards. Eventually, after insightful sightseeing in Thimpu, your Bhutan stay will end with indelible trekking experiences, photographs and mementos that intimately bond you to Bhutan and its people throughout your lifetime.

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Upper Mustang Jeep Tour

Upper Mustang Jeep tour drives you to the walled city of Lo-Manthang, capital of Mustang, have attracted tourists since tourists were first allowed to enter the forbidden Kingdom of Mustang. This is a historic place with uncountable cliffs and caves, a mountain desert landscape, and arid and high-altitude land all together. Now, with the advent of a rough jeep road that extends up through the spectacular Kali Gandaki Valley, between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, it is possible to travel between and beyond the Himalayas onto the Tibetan Plateau and reach Lo Manthang by Jeep Drive. The ochre-colored, wind-eroded, untamed wildness of Mustang remains the same.

So far, a special permit is required for the foreigner. On this Upper Mustang Jeep Drive Tour, you can now reach Lo-Manthang and explore this once-forbidden mountain scrape without having to trek hard and long. Our Mustang Jeep Tour from Pokhara to Lo Manthang over land is very much an adventurous Nepal cultural tour. The landscape and the journey are on a bumpy dusty road that remains at the mercy of the mountain gods and the climate.

We carefully considered that it is preferable not to spend “all day, every day” driving while planning our suggested route because it is slow and bumpy trip. On the way to Lo-Mangthang, we will explore some villages and stop at view points. We stayed for some nights in ‘comfort lodges’.

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North Face Everest Base Camp

Trekking to the North & East Faces of Everest leads you to the rarely visited eastern face of Mount Everest (also known as Khangsung Face). A visit to the famous North Face Everest Base Camp is another highlight of this trip. The trail passes through alpine meadows, forests filled with wildflowers, glaciated valleys, high mountain passes, traditional Tibetan villages, ancient monasteries, rich barley fields, picturesque yak pastures, Tibetan nomadic land, emerald green lakes, and so many other captivating sights.

Your North Face Everest Base Camp journey starts in Lhasa, where you have plenty of time to get used to the altitude and take in the distinctive charm of Tibetan cultural heritage. The complexities and mystique of Tibetan Buddhism will be explained to you by a knowledgeable Tibetan guide as you are shown around the most important and historic monasteries in Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse.

Driving along the Friendship Highway you pass through small Tibetan settlements, where you will see nomadic herdsmen wandering across the wide arid plains. You will meet the trekking support crew at the trail head point at Kharta. Yaks will carry the food supplies and trekking equipment. You camp amidst spectacular mountain scenery. Crossing the 5330 meter high Langma La (pass), the highest point of the trek, on your way to Everest’s east base camp gives you an ultimate high altitude experience. Some of the peaks that you get to view on this trek are Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Menlungtse, Gauri Shankar and the Kanchenjunga massif.

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Trek the Loh La – West of Everest

Trek to Loh La is a pioneering high altitude trek to the crest of the Lho La, right on the remote border of Tibet and Nepal. The efforts, and lightweight style final approach, is well rewarded by spectacular views into the Western Cwm, across the great Northern Walls Mt Nuptse, and directly into the moving “Ice River” of the Khumbu Icefall across the border. The Lhotse face and South west face are seen from here too.

This trek affords perspectives of Mt. Everest which have only been the domain of mountaineers in the past, due to access being available only by a mountaineering permit. The route followed takes the trail to the North Side of Everest, but continues past the East Rongbuk Glacier to the site of Tilman’s 1938 “Lake Camp”, (west side base camp today) continuing to the site of his old North Face Camp before breaking out across the glacier under Everest’s West Ridge to the vantage point of the Lho La. This is where in 1922 George Mallory stood and pronounced the Khumbu Icefall as ‘unclimbable’. His legacy here was to name the hanging glacier above the ice fall, the Western Cwm, as a fond memory of his welsh climbs back home in UK.

For many adventurous people, the Lho La is a more prized (and achievable) goal than the summit of Everest itself due to its historical importance, remoteness, and its unspoilt and pristine condition as an objective; all this without the inherent risks and dangers associated with higher altitude.

The journey begins with an acclimatisation phase in the Kathmandu Valley, before flying to Lhasa and visiting the Potala Palace, the Norbulinka and other Lhasa sites before crossing in 4 x4 vehicles the Tibetan Plateau to the monasteries and forts of Gyantse, Shigatse and Shegar.

Ganden Monastery Trek

The Ganden Monastery Trek in Tibet offers you an altogether different experience. As you hike along the rugged Tibetan terrain, you will be greeted with sights so different and new: from the arid Tibetan topography that resembles a lunar landscape, however, to the ancient villages, colorful prayer and magnificent monasteries. As you traverse along the 80-kilometer trekking trail that skirts barley fields and nomadic pastureland, you get an opportunity to observe Tibetan lifestyle at close quarters and experience the real Tibet. Before your Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery trek commences, you will be taken on a sightseeing tour to Lhasa.

During the trek you will be supported by an expert and dedicated trekking crew. With them you cross two high passes in the Tsotup Chu Valley, Shug La (5250m) and Chitu La (5100m). You will also get to explore various monasteries that lie along the trekking trail. The chief highlight of this trek is the trekking trail which connects the two important monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism, Ganden and Samye. Ganden Monastery, which lies 45 km east of Lhasa, is the first monastery of the Gelugpa sect. Built by Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa order, the monastery is renowned as one of the biggest and most important Gelugpa monasteries in Tibet. The Samye monastery with its gleaming facade, is reached by crossing the Tsangpo River.  Founded in 779 AD by Trisong Detsen, the monastery has a collection of pagodas and temples.

Excursions to the Tandruk Monastery (which holds a wonderful specimen of Tibetan art) and the Yambulakang Castle (the home of the Yarlung Kings) are also included in your itinerary.

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Advanced Base Camp Trek

After an insightful sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, you will take a flight to Tibet – the Forbidden Land. Tibet, with an average altitude in excess of 3500 meters, is the highest plateau in the world. Lying to the north of the great Himalayan range, Tibet is more or less an untamed land of nomads (drokpas), monasteries and high altitude desert that seem to stretch endlessly. Driving overland past the Tibetan plateau (‘Roof of the world’), you encounter a picturesque mosaic of Tibetan settlements, nomadic herdsmen, ancient monasteries, high Mountain passes, wide arid plains and awe-inspiring mountain views.

After reaching Rongbuk, you prepare yourself for the world’s highest trek, Advanced Base Camp Trek that takes you as close to the summit of Mount Everest as any non-climber can go without using any technical climbing gears and without mountaineering skill. This is an incredible adventure trek along surreally sculpted Rongbuk Glacier to the Advance Base Camp for the north Col route up Mount Everest (8848m). As there won’t be any expeditions during Autumn, the Base Camp and Advance Base Camp of Mount Everest (North side) will be virtually empty, devoid of the usual climbing crowd. It may be just you and your guides trekking alone on the mountain. So savor this special moment of having the entire mountain to yourself!

Lhasa Tour

Lhasa is the capital city and regarded as the heart and soul of Tibet. It is is most popularly known as ‘Sunlight City”. Lhasa sits at an impressive altitude of over 3,600 meters (11,800 feet) above sea level, making it one of the highest cities on Earth. Its rich cultural heritage and spiritual significance draw travelers from all corners of the globe. It is the most sought after tourist destination in Tibet.

The Lhasa Tour includes two blissful days in your trip for exploring the charismatic wonders of Lhasa. Visits to the white and ochre fortress of Potala Palace and Jokhang temple can be a spiritually rejuvenating experience. Potala Palace, a UNESCO world heritage, features an overwhelming array of intricate murals, temples, stupas, tombs of eight past Dalai Lamas, exquisite Tibetan mandalas and other relics of Tibetan history. Jokhang temple lying 2 km to the east is another Tibetan religious site. In the Buddhist monasteries of Sera and Drepung will get to see the monks and get an insight into their lifestyle.

Exploring Barkhor markets gives you an insightful glimpse into Tibetan culture. As you wander around the markets, you witness Tibetan art, culture, custom and tradition. With so much to see and explore in Lhasa, this will truly be an unforgettable experience.

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Lhasa and Tsetang Tour

This Lhasa and Tsetang Tour We have exclusively designed this central Tibet tour package to help ardent travelers explore the cultural wealth of Tibet. Besides witnessing the stunningly well-preserved architecture of cultural heritage and historical places, you also find a perfect getaway to cleanse yourself spiritually. As you bask in the grandeur of the Potala Palace, you bond with Tibetan culture and history. You can stroll along Barkhor markets to observe the colorful mosaic of Tibetan arts, culture, customs, traditions, lifestyle, and cuisine.

Further, you will visit Tsetang, Tibet’s “cradle of Tibetan civilization. Tsetang is famous for its historical and cultural significance. The Yumbulagang Palace, the oldest building in Tibet, is located on a hilltop overlooking the Yarlung Valley. It is believed to be the first palace in Tibetan history. It was the legendary home of the first Tibetan king, Nyatri Tsenpo. Yumbulagang offers visitors a chance to get in touch with the origins of Tibet. They observe the architectural style that has influenced numerous nearby structures.

The Samye Monastery, the first Buddhist monastery established in Tibet, is of immense significance to Tibetan Buddhism. Padmasambhava and King Trisong Detsen built this monastery in 8th century. It is an architectural marvel representing the three-dimensional mandala of Buddhist cosmology. Visitors can explore its sacred halls and gain insight into Tibetan Buddhist practices and rituals.

Aside from these historic landmarks, the natural beauty of the Yarlung Valley surrounding Tsetang is a highlight in itself. The valley’s lush green landscapes, snow-capped mountains and the meandering Yarlung Tsangpo River, create a breathtaking backdrop for exploration and relaxation. This stunning scenery allows visitors to connect with nature, offering opportunities for hiking, trekking, and serene contemplation amidst the tranquil beauty of Tibet’s countryside.

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Glimpses of Tibet

Glimpses of Tibet is a journey to the Tibetan plateau’s heartland. Lhasa, the spiritual heart of Tibet, is an ancient city adorned with captivating sights. As one strolls through its vibrant streets, the air resonates with the mesmerizing chants of Buddhist monks and the aroma of incense wafting from sacred temples. The Potala Palace, with its towering white walls and golden roofs, stands as a majestic symbol of Tibetan culture and houses precious relics from centuries past. Jokhang Temple, the spiritual epicenter of Tibetan Buddhism, bustles with fervent pilgrims prostrating in devotion. The Barkhor Street surrounding the temple is a bustling marketplace where one can find traditional handicrafts and explore local life. As the sun sets over the distant Himalayan peaks, casting a warm glow on the city, the serene beauty and spirituality of Lhasa leave a lasting impression on every visitor fortunate enough to glimpse its wonders.

You will visit Gyantse and Shigatse, the two most important cities, after Lhasa. Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet, and Gyantse is the third largest. While touring the central Tibetan plateau, you will see the ancient forts and citadels of the Tibetan kings as well as magnificent monasteries with exquisite murals.

Central Tibet Tour offers an opportunity to visit the Potala Palace, Norbulingka, Sera monastery and Jokhang Temple in Lhasa Valley. Additionally, you will get picturesque views like the one at Yamdrok-tso Lake and the snow-covered Nazin Kang Sa (7252m). Tibet is a good location for capturing memorable images at high altitude. Tibet always awaits you with stunning natural scenery, colorful festivals, and unique cultural experiences.

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Lhasa-EBC-Kathmandu Overland Tour

This Lhasa-EBC-Katmandu Overland Tour is a combined Nepal – Tibet tour. The first 3 days you will stay in Kathmandu Valley, applying for a Tibet visa and exploring major sightseeing places in Kathmandu Valley. Then you will proceed to Lhasa, Tibet.

Tibet is the highest plateau in the world with an average altitude in excess of 3500 meters. Lying to the north of the great Himalayan range which separates it from its neighbors, India, Nepal and Bhutan. Tibet is more or less an untamed land of nomads (Drokpas), monasteries, yaks, sand dunes and high altitude desert.

On this Tibet overland tour, your first night will be acclimatizing in Lhasa, as the altitude is 3660m above sea level. During the sightseeing tour, you will absorb the exoticism of Tibetan heritage and explore this history-laden city to its core. Lhasa is one of the most important cultural and religious centers for Tibetan Buddhism and has a rich history dating back over a thousand years. It houses the most iconic landmarks in Lhasa: the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka, and Monasteries. Thus, you will be expertly guided around the most significant and ancient Gompas (monasteries) of Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse by your Tibetan-English-speaking guide. He will guide you with his knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism and mysticism. With its spectacular mountain scenery and rich Buddhist culture, Tibet would certainly be a unique and mystical destination to visit.

After visiting major cities of Tibet, you will proceed to the Everest Base Camp from Tibet side. The altitude of Everest Base Camp (EBC) from the Tibet side is approximately 5,200 meters above sea level. This is the primary starting points for mountaineers attempting to climb Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world.

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