Tibet's mountain landscape is dotted with turquoise lakes, remote communities and magnificent monasteries.

Evocatively known as 'The Roof of the World', Tibet is one of the most mysterious, exotic and charming places on the planet. Surrounded by the world's highest mountains and for so long off-limits to visitors, the resulting isolation kept Tibet largely hidden from the world and shrouded in mystery and intrigue.

Venture out of the capital Lhasa, en-route to Mount Everest Base Camp, and you will follow winding mountain roads to the shimmering turquoise waters of the sacred Yamdrock Lake, sopping to appreciate its beauty from above and on its shores. Dramatic mountain passes are adorned with colourful prayer flags fluttering in the wind and backed by glorious snow-capped peaks and glaciers. Herds of yaks, sheep, goats, cows and horses graze the open pastures as locals tend to their crops and gather for late-afternoon picnics by the side of the flourishing Yarlung Tsangpo River. 

At the small city of Gyantse you can admire the magnificent dzong fortress architecture and climb the unique circular stupa, sticking your head into the many small chapels of its outer shell and enjoying find views across to the fort and the old town. In Shigatse, Tibet's second city, you can explore the beautiful Tashilumpo Monastery, seat of the controversial Panchen Lama.

Turn off the Friendship Highway that runs to Nepal and you will enter the Mount Everest National Park. The roads winds its way over and across the world's highest mountain pass and back down again, arriving at the Rongbuk Monastery Guest House or Everest Base Camp tents, where you will stay the night. Rise early the next day and you'll hopefully enjoy stunning views of the north face of the world's biggest and most fabled mountain.

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Tibetan Discovery Tour

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Venture into Tibet to admire historic monasteries, lavish palaces and breathtaking landscapes and discover how this mysterious and holy land is adapting to…

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  1. Day 1 - Welcome to Beijing

    Day 2 - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven

  2. Day 3 - Great Wall & Ming Tombs

  3. Day 4 - Beijing Summer Palace

  4. Day 5 - Bullet Train to Xi'an

    Day 6 - Xi'an City Tour

    Day 7 - Terracotta Army

  5. Day 8 - Transfer to Tibet

    Day 9 - Jokhang Temple & Drepung Monastery

    Day 10 - Potala Palace, Norbulingka & Sera Monastery

  6. Day 11 - Yamdrock Lake & Gyantse

    Day 12 - Tour of Shigatse Monastery & Palace

    Day 13 - Return to Lhasa by road

  7. Day 14 - Overnight scenic train to Xining

    Day 15 - Xining & Qinghai Lake

    Day 16 - Transfer to Beijing

    Day 17 - Return flight to UK

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  9. Two night extension to Mount Everest Base Camp

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