Satisfy your sense of adventure and spiritual curiosity on this true overland odyssey. From the great capital of China, travel across the vast Tibetan Plateau, through remote villages and the mountain kingdom of Nepal, and into the heady chaos of India. Ride the world's highest railway all the way to Lhasa and witness the intense spirituality of the Tibetan people in their remote monasteries, traditional homes and colourful marketplaces. Spot exotic creatures, explore temples and palaces, and view icons such as Mt Everest, the Great Wall and the Taj Mahal on this epic travel experience rich in history, spirituality, culture and local interaction.
TRIP CHANGES FOR 2016:
As a result of the Nepal earthquake that occurred in April 2015, the Kathmandu-Tibet highway near Lamosanghu remains closed. Unfortunately word from our local suppliers and authorities is that this road will remain closed for the majority of the 2016 season. This means that no overland travel between these two countries is possible in 2016. All CBSXC trips will be re-routed to fly between Lhasa to Kathmandu resulting in an increase in cost. Trip Notes have been updated to reflect the new itinerary.
TRIP CHANGES FOR 2017:
From 1st January 2017 this trip will be dropped due to the China/Nepal border remaining closed for the foreseeable future preventing overland travel between the two countries. If you are interested in travelling this region please check our website in coming months for some new itineraries. If you are currently booked on this tour for 2017 we will be in contact with you to discuss your options once 2017 itineraries are confirmed.
Travel on the highest railway in the world, traversing some incredibly mountainous and remote terrain.
Visit the incredible Great Wall of China, enjoy a couple of hours here exploring this mighty wall.
Explore Lhasa and the former home of the Dalai Lama.
See monks, temples and cliff side Monastery's where the scenery will quite literally leave you breathless.