TIBET – The top of the world, closed for the public for a long time.
Driving across the Himalayas, monasteries, over 5000 m in height, a journey full of adventure …
Departing from the Zagreb Airport (or from the nearest airport for destination Doha (Dubai), to be agreed, joining the group from Zagreb to continue the journey together).
Departing from Zagreb by the flight Zagreb – Doha (Dubai). Arrival in Doha (Dubai) and transfer for the flight to Kathmandu.
Arrival in Kathmandu, as scheduled. Transfer to the hotel. Free time and walking round the city, getting ready for the three-day trip to Pokhara and the Australian Camp (during which time we wait to obtain our visas for Tibet).
Early in the morning departure for Pokhara. Arrival early in the afternoon, while stopping along the way by the river, tour of hanging bridges, tasting local bananas … Afternoon walks along the lake, Pokhara tour and getting ready for trekking. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast departing for the starting point where we begin trekking towards the Australian Camp (3 to 4 hours). Upon arrival having lunch, enjoying the nature and views of the tops of the Himalayas – Annapurna. Dinner, overnight stay.
After early waking and enjoying the sunrise, breakfast and going back (2 to 3 hours). Arrival in Pokhara and departure for Kathmandu. Arrival in Kathmandu in the evening, getting ready for departure to Tibet.
After breakfast heading towards the Kathmandu Airport to take the flight to Lhasa. Arrival in Lhasa late in the afternoon, transfer to the hotel. Going sightseeing round the old part of Lhasa and enjoying the view of Potala Palace at night. Dinner at a nearby restaurant, overnight stay.
After breakfast the whole-day sightseeing of Lhasa and its sights (Potala Palace, Jochang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery) and all other interesting places. Dinner at a local restaurant, overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast taking the morning tour of Lhasa and the places we did not manage to see the day before. Afternoon is free for shopping and enjoying the old part of the town. Dinner and overnight stay.
Lhasa – Gyantse (3950 m) – Shigatse. Driving towards Gyantse through Yamadroke Lake and crossing the high plateaus: Kora La 5040 m, Kamba La 4794 m. Tour of Gyantes including the Pholkor & Kumbum monasteries. In the afternoon driving to Shigatse through the beautiful typical Tibetan landscape. Arrival in Shigatse in the evening, dinner at the hotel and overnight stay (about 450 km of driving).
Shigatse -Kerung. Driving (500 km), visiting Panchen Lama from Tashilhump Monastery, riding through the Himalayas experiencing magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Makala and other peaks (5240 m), driving towards Kerung to arrive there in the evening. Dinner at the hotel and overnight stay.
After breakfast heading towards the state border that opens at 10:00 am and crossing into Nepal (Rasuwagadi Border). The jeeps will be awaiting for us there and we are going to experience an unforgettable ride to Kathmandu (140 km – about 10 hours’ drive!). This road belongs to one of the “craziest” roads in the world and it really offers a unique experience. Arrival in Kathmandu in the evening. Overnight stay.
After breakfast, going for the tour of Thamel, having tea at a hotel (the Potala Hotel), getting ready for departure to the Airport and going back home. Afternoon flight to Doha, arrival in Doha.
Night flight Doha – Zagreb. Arrival in Zagreb in the morning.
The price includes:
All the flights (Zagreb-Doha-Kathmandu, Lhasa-Kathmandu) with all expenses, overnight stays in Kathmandu and all the tours, all-inclusive package covering the trip to Tibet, all accommodation facilities according to the programme (with breakfast), transfers, transports, guides, permits, visas for China (to be obtained in a Nepal agency), taxes, fees, all the tickets, food as specified in the programme, organized programme in Tibet with all the tickets.
The price does not include:
Visa costs for Nepal (USD 25,00) – to be issued at the Kathmandu Airport, lunches and dinners (when not included in the programme), personal expenses. Tips are expected in this part of the world. They amount to EUR 50,00 per person, the amount to be given to the Agency representative before the trip.