Tibet Unplugged

From the serene former home of the Dalai Lama in Lhasa to the ancient narrow laneways of Kathmandu, traverse the world's highest mountain range and delve into the heart of Tibetan Buddhism. Mingle with locals and share their incredible stories, add plenty of to-die-for scenery and delicious food and this is most definitely Tibet unplugged - come and roam across the top of the world.

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Kathmandu

In Nepal's colourful capital, the constant stream of traffic includes monks, goats and sacred cows. Explore the many unique Kathmandu temples, chaotic markets or sit back with a chai at a rooftop restaurant.

Day 13 Zhangmu

Leaving the Tibetan plateau, travel across the border into Nepal and follow the Arniko Highway as it snakes its way above the raging Sun Kosi River.

Days 3-7 Lhasa

Travel to Tibet by airplane and visit the awe-inspiring Potala Palace in Lhasa. Join Tibetan pilgrims as they prostrate themselves along the holy Barkhor circuit and shop for prayer wheels and carpets at the market outside the Jokhang Temple.

Day 9 Shigatse

Home to the best-preserved monastery in Tibet, Shigatse is the seat of the Panchen Lama, who ranks second to the Dalai Lama. Check out the town's ancient bazaar, buzzing with local life.

Day 8 Gyantse

Located in the green farmland of the Nyang-chu Valley, Gyantse's imposing Dzong, or fortress, dominates the town. Perhaps visit the amazing Kumbum Chorten, decorated with thousands of colourful murals.

Day 10 Sakya

With a magnificent monastery exhibiting medieval Mongolian architecture, Sakya is a wonderful place for local interaction. Meet the monks and discover some intriguing Tibetan artwork.

Day 11 Everest National Park

Travel to Rongphu, one of the world's highest monasteries, on an exhilarating drive through the mountains. For the energetic, there is an optional two-hour trekking experience up to Everest Base Camp.

Day 12 Tingri

Get a feel for Tibetan life in the tiny settlement of Tingri. Be sure to keep an eye out for yaks, these creatures were domesticated in Tibet in 1000 BC. Look beyond the colourful prayer flags and vast landscapes to towering Mt Everest.

Days 14-15 Kathmandu

Back in Kathmandu, chill out in a cafe and reminisce about an incredible adventure tour across the high peaks of magical Tibet.

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