GLOBAL VILLAGE TOURS

€945

TRAVEL TO TIBET TOUR + OPTIONAL EVEREST BASE CAMP EXTENSION (SUMMER 2018)

TRAVEL TO TIBET TOUR (JULY 15TH – JULY 20TH 2018)

 

Make 2018 the year you finally Travel to Tibet and join us for your sensational Tibet Tour. Blending all the key sights, sounds and smells of Lhasa – taking in some of the world’s most remarkable scenery and with an adventure to Namba Villages and Namtso Lake. This tour can be combined with our Everest Basecamp Extension Trip!

After several days of exploring Lhasa and discovering the wonders of Potala Palace and some outlying monasteries, you will take in the Tibet Museum learning about the history of Tibet from a Chinese perspective and the role of British influence in this place.

Next, we move on to the magnificent Namtso Lake which is the uppermost salt water lake in the whole world. Some of the most inspiring landscapes on earth are located here and you will spend the night at a lakeside guesthouse where we can spend the evening drinking Tibetan wine.

Round off the tour by taking the highest train in the world back from Lhasa to Beijing or Xi’an depending on your own schedule.

If the dates of our Travel to Tibet Tour itinerary don’t suit your schedule – be sure to check out our bespoke tailor made Tibet tours.

 

Price:
€995 from Beijing or €945 from Xi’an (Do let us know if you intend to travel to or from Xi’an/Beijing or elsewhere.) Discounts available if you are doing both the Tibet Tour and Everest Base Camp Extension
Inclusive Of:
  • All Accommodation
  • Transport (incl. Flight to Lhasa from Beijing or Xi’an)
  • Tickets
  • Permits
Exclusive Of:
  • Lunch and dinner in addition to extra payments for horse riding or other activities at Namtso Lake.
At a glance: Beijing – Lhasa – Namtso Lake – Lhasa – Beijing /// Xi’an – Lhasa – Namtso Lake – Lhasa – Xi’an 5 nights, 6 days

 

ITINERARY > TRAVEL TO TIBET TOUR

 

Sunday 15th July

  • Arrival by flight Lhasa
  • Meetup in Lhasa with your fellow travellers who have made the jump and have decided to travel to Tibet themselves.  This will give you a chance to acclimatise to the altitude and get have a couple of Lhasa Beers.
  • Sleep the night in Lhasa.

 

Monday 16th July

  • The famous mountain top Potala Palace, former home of the Dalai Lama until he escaped to India in 1957, and the high seat of Tibetan government for hundreds of years.
  • You can join in and discover the Pilgrims Path and make your way around the area.
  • Check out Jokhang Temple –the most significant of Lhasa’s temples.
  • Norbulingka Palace, a former summer home of the Dalai Lama with its surrounding park complex
  • Time to explore Barkor Street market before having a few drinks at the hotel
  • Spend the night in Lhasa.

 

Tuesday 17th July

  • Epic 100km journey by road from Lhasa to Namtso Lake with truly incredible sights along the way with plenty of stops en route.
  • Namtso Lake – so many ways to explore! You can hike around the area and then take a horse ride down to the lake if you wish.
  • Sleep the night in our lakeside guest house, bring comfortable and warm clothes and of course drink ample amount of Tibetan wine to stay warm.

 

Wednesday 18th July

  • This morning we will make the return journey to Lhasa.
  • The Tibet museum to learn about the history of Tibet from a Chinese perspective and the role of British influence in this place.
  • Sera Monastery, if we get here at the right time you can usually see monks deep in afternoon discussions about various topics.
  • Sleep the night in Lhasa.

 

Thursday 19th July

  • See what life is like outside of Lhasa at the Namba Tibetan villages. At this place, we can get an image of exactly what life is like for the people that live here. There are places where you can buy some items to take home with you and also where we can eat, have a drink and talk with the locals.
  • Explore the whole the area with further opportunities for hiking and horse riding if you wish.
  • Make our way back to Lhasa for a final night out with the group and your new friends.
  • Spend the night in Lhasa.

 

Friday 20th July

  • Take a final browse around Lhasa with some free time and an opportunity to get stocked up with items for our epic train ride.
  • Board the train from Lhasa heading to Xi’an/Beijing. This is one of our favourite train journeys here at Global Village Tours and a few beers usually add to the enjoyment so feel free to pick up some local brew earlier in the morning. This marks the end of our Global Village Tibet Tour.

 

 

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