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Lhasa to Kathmandu: Journey across the 'Roof of the World'

26th June 2013 Print
Potala Palace

Adventure Worldwide has a new trip entitled Lhasa to Kathmandu which provides a chance to experience one of the world’s great journeys, travelling overland across Tibet, from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp, all the way down to Nepal to the capital Kathmandu.

With the backdrop of breathtaking scenery for the duration of the trip, the itinerary commences with a tour of Kathmandu before a ‘flight of a lifetime’ right over the highest mountain in the world, to Lhasa, the administrative capital of Tibet, where several days will be spent acclimatising.

There is much to engage adventurous travellers in and around Lhasa including the Potala Palace, Jorkhang Temple, Drepung and Sera Monasteries, and the Norbulingka Summer Palace. Before leaving Lhasa there will be a chance to head out of town to explore the Ganden and Drak Yerpa region.

The epic overland journey then commences, across the wild Tibetan plateau to reach Gyanste before continuing to Shigatse and on to Sakya to spend the night.

The group will then take a detour and head for Rongbuk and Everest Base Camp at 5364m, directly beneath the imposing north face of Mount Everest, where two nights will be spent to soak up the scenery and to enjoy some guided day walks.

From Everest, there will be an overnight stop at Old Tingri, before crossing into Nepal and following what is reputed to be the longest road descent in the world, witnessing the scenery changing to lush green and the temperature rising as you descend back to Kathmandu to complete this journey of a lifetime.

The small-group holiday departs from July to October and costs from £2623 pp (two sharing – though single room supplements can be avoided for single people of the same sex who are happy to share a room).

This includes flights, all transportation, 12-nights’ accommodation, some meals and the services of a tour leader.

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Potala Palace