14 days tour from £4265
Introduction - Discover Tibet
Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province, serves as our gateway to Tibet. Having seen the pandas and ascended the sacred Taoist mountain of Qingcheng shan outside the city, you’ll fly to Lhasa and spend a couple of days acclimatising with leisurely visits to the Jokhang and Potala Palace. Next up, an epic road trip featuring the cream of Tibet’s monasteries, mountain vistas, villages, market towns and turquoise glacial lakes. You’ll encounter pilgrims measuring their progress to Lhasa by prostrations along the road, herds of grazing yaks, windswept passes festooned with prayer flags and, the icing on the cake, an astounding view of Everest from base camp below the peak’s ice-encrusted north face.
Altitude acclimatisation is essential. We plan all our itineraries to ensure sufficient time is allocated for your body to get used to the thin air, and your guide will make sure you do everything necessary to stay healthy. Aside from negotiating flights of steps in Buddhist monasteries, this trip does not require any strenuous exercise – although you’ll have plenty of opportunities to stretch your legs should you desire!
You travel independently on a departure date of your choice. Internal travel is by air-conditioned car and plane.