A sacred land of myths and mysteries inhabited by the ever smiling people, has not only exerted a magnetic pull upon travelers for centuries but also spies, missionaries, scholars, geographers, mystics, soldiers and cranks, etc. Yet, only a few intrepid, serious and determined have been able to make it.
Tibet was opened to tourism in 1985. Before this, it avoided influence from the West and this country developed its unique culture and religion independently. Since Tibet was governed by the spiritual leaders, monasteries and religious institutions were the backbone of power so the importance and prestige were shown by the size and magnificent architecture of these buildings. Tibetan Buddhism contains many elements of their older religion,” Bon Po” which worshipped the sky, moon, sun, fire, soil and even evil spirits and this is why a monastery such as Tashilhunpo contains thousands of unique statues, paintings (thangka), religious and historical books that to visit in detail would take weeks. The Monasteries are crowded by pilgrims who often travel long distances to fulfill their vows and wishes and their emotions show that religion still holds a very important place in their daily lives.
TIBET- extremely remote and isolated by the most formidable Himalayan ranges is a fascinating world of timeless splendor, unique tradition and breathtaking scenery awaits all travelers to the Roof of the World.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu (Visa Processing Day)
Day 03: Ride to Syabrubesi (approx. 153 Km)
Day 04: Ride to Syabru besi to Kyirong Town (2700m) (Approx. 44 Km)
Day 05: Ride to Kyirong Town to Saga (4500m)(Approx. 170 Km)
Day 06: Ride Saga / Shakya (4280m) (Approx. 323 km)
Day 07: Ride Shakya / Gyantse (Approx. 235 km)
Day 08: Gyantse to / Lhasa (3,650m): 261 Km via Lake Yamdrok.
Day 09: In Lhasa / Full Day Sightseeing tour of Potala Palace / Jokhang Temple.
Day 10: Ride Lhasa to Lhatse Via Shigatse (Approx. 355 Km)
Day 11: Ride Lhastse to Rongbuk (Approx. 255 Km)
Day 12: Excursion to EBC (8 kms) and Rongbuk Monastery (Overnight at Rongbuk)
Day 13: Ride Rongbuk to Kyirong Town via Tingri (approx.366 Km) (Long Day Ride)
Day 14: Ride Kyirong Town to Kathmandu (Approx. 161 Km)
Day 15: Free Day in Kathmandu
Day 16: Final Departure