Tibet: Beijing to Kathmandu Overland

01/03/2023 through 10/04/2024
01/03/2023 through 10/07/2024
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Tibet: Beijing to Kathmandu Overland

Go on an epic 5000-kilometre overland journey from imperial Beijing, through the mystical land of Tibet, to Nepal’s compact capital, Kathmandu. Experience one of the world’s greatest train journeys, discover the highland haven of Lhasa and visit the world’s highest monastery in the heart of the Himalayas. You’ll find temples aplenty, divine landscapes, and, oh, did we mention you’ll get unbeatable views of Mt Everest? Celebrating Buddhist cultures past and present, this insightful journey to the Roof of the World is simply unforgettable.

Activities

  • Beijing – Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Lhasa – Sera Monastery & Monk Debating
  • Lhasa – Tibetan cooking class
  • Lhasa – Old town and Barkhor Street walking tour
  • Lhasa – Potala Palace
  • Lhasa – Jokhang Temple
  • Gyantse – Yamdrok Lake
  • Gyantse – Tibetan family visit & lunch
  • Gyantse – Pelkor Chode Monastery
  • Gyantse – Kumbum
  • Shigatse – Tashilhunpo Monastery
  • Sakya – Sakya Monastery
  • Sakya – Nunery visit
  • Everest National Park – Rongphu Monastery
  • Everest National Park – Base Camp Monument (Chinese side)
  • Rongbu Monastery – Meditation & Tea (at the highest monastery in the world)
  • Thankot – Indradaha hike

Highlights

  • Like everything else it does, China’s ancient history is on a grand scale – see it first-hand, with time to explore and walk the epic Great Wall’s Mutianyu section.
  • Sit back and relax on one of the world’s greatest train journeys – a marathon 45-hour ride to the literal Roof of the World, passing by incredibly mountainous and remote terrain, and the occasional grazing yak!
  • Immerse yourself in Tibetan culture, from the spiritual side – explored on monastery visits, pilgrim trails and a monk-led meditation session – to traditional daily life, experienced at a momo-making class and Tibetan family home.
  • Climb phenomenal mountain passes and thrilling peaks on your scenic overland journey to see the mightiest of them all – Mt Everest – and visit the world’s highest monastery on your way!
  • Relax in lovely Thankot after an epic journey in Tibet and enjoy a short hike to Indradaha, admiring the snowy peaks of Langtang, Ganesha and Manaslu.

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Day 1 Beijing
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Day 2 Great Wall – Train to the Roof of the World
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Day 3 Train to the Roof of the World
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Day 4 Lhasa (3656m)
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Day 5 Lhasa (3656m)
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Day 6 Lhasa (3656m)
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Day 7 Gyantse (4025m)
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Day 8 Shigatse (3890m)
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Day 9 Shigatse (3890m)
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Day 10 Sakya (4310m)
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Day 11 Everest National Park (5200m)
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Day 12 Kyirong (2800m)
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Day 13 Thankot
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Day 14 Kathmandu
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Day 15 Kathmandu
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