Mysterious places are rare to be found in the world, but Tibet is an exception. With an average elevation of 14,000 feet, Tibet is literally the highest nation on earth. Nearly half the world’s population lives downstream from Tibet with five of Asia’s great rivers including the Indus, Mekong and Brahmaputra having their headwaters in the “Roof of the World”.
Combine snow capped Himalayan Peaks touching cobalt blue skies, and majestic turquoise coloured lakes with the spiritual energy of country that embraced Buddhism in the 8th century AD. Since then, a paramount objective of Tibetan culture has been the cultivation of a good heart and a calm, clear mind. Embrace life in the same way Tibetans view Mount Everest, “From the other side”.
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Land Cost: $1780 (Kathmandu-Lhasa airfare: $470)
Departs every Thursday | April through November
Length: 11 days
| Max. Altitude: 17,100ft / 5220m
This non-trekking trip starts with an incredible mountain flight over the Himalayas from Kathmandu to Lhasa. After time to acclimatize and explore the Potala Palace and other sights of Lhasa, you take a spectacular drive across the vast arid Tibetan plateau to the lush valleys of Nepal. Along the way you explore fascinating monasteries and towns and see Everest’s north face (weather permitting).
Land Cost: $2295 (Kathmandu-Lhasa airfare: $470)
Departs any day April to November
Length: 13 days
| Max. Altitude: 18,400ft / 5600m
This non trekking trip starts with an incredible mountain flight over the Himalayas from Kathmandu to Lhasa. After time to acclimatize and explore the Potala Palace and other sights of Lhasa. On your return to Kathmandu you divert to the region of ‘Mount Everest’ which is simply called Sagarmatha, the “sky head” by the Nepalese. Shortly after leaving Shegar, we head south over the Pang La (5150m) towards the main Himalayan range. The view from the top is incredible with uninterrupted views stretching from Makalu to Shishapangma. Below the pass, Everest initially is hidden from view, but as we turn the corner into the Rongbuk Valley it reappears, more impressive than ever.
Land Cost: $3570 (Min. 5 participants)
Jul 07 - Jul 23, '12
Aug 11, – Aug 27, ’12
Sep 15, – Oct 01, ’12
Oct 06, – Oct 22, ’12
May 11, – May 27, ’13
Jun 08, – Jun 24, ’13
Jul 06 - Jul 22, '13
Aug 10, – Aug 26, ’13
Sep 14, – Sep 30, ’13
Length: 17 days
| Max. Altitude: 18,532ft / 5650m
High on the remote western Tibetan plateau, in the northernmost region of the Himalayas, sits the mystical mountain - Mount Kailash. The very fact one considers making a pilgrimage to Kailash and Manasarovar is considered a “call from within”! Thousands of Sages, ordinary mortals, philosophers and even Gods have submerged in blissful trance at the very sight of Kailash's divine grandeur!