Tibet

Tibet overland tour

This is a journey for non-trekkers which begins in the Kathmandu valley with sightseeing in Hindu and Buddhist monuments, temples, arts which show 6th century history of Malla era culture and traditions. We fly to Lhasa. Visit to understand Buddhist culture and history of religious Kings like Srongtsen Gompo, who over power over various tribes and conquered many neighboring lands. After he invited Buddhism to Tibet.

Tibet is the place where Guru Rinboche, Lotus born, Padma Sambhava, Milarepa, Tsong Khapa, Atisha Dipankara Mahayan Bajrayana Acharya Scholars contributed to influence the local natives. Re-incarnated Tulku, Rinboches as Gurus and Siddhas / hermits who have different roles to bring up Buddhist philosophy, known as Northern Himalayan Buddhism.

We visit the market of Barkhor which is the local market, still feel the earlier touch and very special monastery, Jhokang. A lot of people with extreme devotion by doing kora (circle around by walking, chanting mantras), by prostrating whole body on one sport or around is the special spiritual experience. Explore the popular Potala Palace, Norbulinka and Drepung monastery. Different school of Buddhism Ningmapa, Kagyupa, Gelugpa etc.

Drive towards Nepal border via Gyantse and Shigatse. Visit the Tashi Lungpo, views of Turquoise color lakes and another highlight of panoramic view of Himalaya. Optional drive and hike at Mt. Everest Base Camp and experience the coldest temperature and basic need experience in extreme climate. After drive back to Lhasa to fly out back to Kathmandu or overland drive across the Nepalese border and have an overnight stay at Bhaktapur. It has lots of temples, monuments, open courtyards, narrow alleys as a treat. Frequent Newari community holy parade takes place early in the morning with local musical instruments like Dhime (drum), wooden flute; bells etc. circle around the temples. Early morning interesting local activities can be seen near Taumadhi Square, en-route to Pottery Square. Devotees are all around with flowers or offerings. Every morning, bell rings since 18th century as a homage to Goddess Taleju. Explore around. Next day we drive back to Kathmandu.

Duration

7-10 DAYS

Grade

MODERATE

Altitude

4000-4500 M

Group Size

2-15 PAX

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