This trip takes you through breathtaking landscapes in the middle of an arid and frozen environment, with the highest mountains in the world as a backdrop. A route that combines a part of the journey by vehicle from Lhasa following the Friendship Route to Nepal with a short four-day trek to the foot of Everest.
17 days / 16 nights full travel (13 days/12 nights in Tibet + 4 days/4 nights in Nepal)
Local guide English-speaking
Medium, no technical difficulty
Maximum altitude Nam-la pass 5300m
Overnight at highest altitude at 4980m
Accommodation in hotels and guest-house, camping in tents during the trek.
Transfers in private vehicle. Long drive journeys in relatively good roads
This journey through the lands of Tibet is a journey full of superlatives in a territory that is already superb in itself. The highest mountain in the world, the highest monastery in the world, the highest school in the world, the biggest book in the world, and one of the biggest palaces in the world, one of the highest roads in the world, …
Tibet is a vast territory located in one of the harshest places on earth to live. However, or perhaps because of it, Tibet has generated and expanded a millenary culture and a way of seeing the world. It is here that Buddhism reaches a degree of mysticism, integration into society and forms of expression not found in other countries.
Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, not only administrative but also religious, is worth the trip alone. With the Potala Palace overlooking it, walking through its streets, neighbourhoods, buildings and temples, one feels transported to another dimension and imbued with its spiritual power. It is also here that the conflict between the Tibetan personality and the Chinese authorities present in the territory since the occupation in 1950 is most vivid. Tibet’s integration into China has brought some economic, technological and modern advantages, but it has not been able or has not wanted, to be respectful of its culture and way of life.
This itinerary is half by vehicle through the highlights of Tibet on the way from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp and includes a four-day trek from Lo-Tingri, also known as Old Tingri, to Rongbuk Monastery, at the foot of Everest on its northern slope. A camping trek for three nights, with all the cooking equipment and everything necessary for this kind of trek. Although Tibet is not a country with the diversity of scenery and number of treks as neighbouring Nepal, four days of trekking amid breathtaking scenery is always an unforgettable experience.
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