Wild Yak Expeditions propose a tour to roof of the world "Tibet" and to Everest base camp
WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS brings you to discover the beauty and mysteries of the highest Plateau of the World: Tibet.
Tibet has long been known as Shangri-La, the land of eternal snows and the Roof of the World. The Tibetan Plateau is simply one of the most remarkable, memorable and fascinating places in Asia. Our Tour starts from eastern Tibet, Nyingrtri region, which is full of spectacular skylines of majestic mountain peaks, breathtaking canyons, scattered highland lakes, rolling pastures and farmland, and pristine forests. The population of such region consists mostly of Tibetans, Monbans and Lhobans, who are cultivating for centuries very unique ethnic traditions and glorious culture.
Our Tour takes you further to central Tibet, with the historic capital of Tibet Lhasa. Century’s old forts, magnificent monasteries, prayer halls of chanting monks, religious institute and remote cliff side retreats are part of your journey.
Besides it Buddhist art and cultures, Tibet offers stunning views of some of the world’s highest mountains: Mount Everest, Mount Cho-Oyu, Mount Shishapangma and an exceptional panorama on the Himalayan ranges with its glaciers and glittering turquoise lakes. We drive across huge plains dotted with grazing yaks and nomad’s tents and cross high passes draped with colorful prayer flags.
The flight to Nepal offers the most spectacular view of the Himalayan Range. We spend a short stay in the colorful city of Kathmandu where we enhance your spirit with a UNESCO Heritage sites sightseeing.
WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS proposes this tour in Tibet by providing an experienced leader, excellent food and lodges, the appropriate medical emergency aids and best means of transportation.
Day 1 : International flight from Geneva/Zurich to Chengdu
Day 2 : Arrival in Chengdu (512m), drive to Lunang (3100m), 3 hrs
Day 3 : Lunang to Bayi (3050m), 2 hrs drive
Day 4 : Bayi to Lhasa (3650m), 10-11 hrs drive
Day 5 : Potala Palace, hiking to Papongka (3980m) 3 hrs
Day 6 : Sightseeing Gyantse and Sera
Day 7 : Lhasa to Shigatse (3840m) via Khampa La pass (4990m), 7 hrs drive
Day 8 : Shigatse to Lhasa (4050m), 4 hrs drive
Day 9 : Flight to Kathmandu (1350m), Nepal
Day 10 : Sightseeing of the UNESCO Heritages sites
Day 11/12 : International flight back to Geneva/Zurich
The given prices are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ philosophy is: as much as possible is included in the quoted price so that customers know the total costs of their tour in advance!
*Please note that WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS reserves its right to adapt the prices for the flights, in case of price fluctuation of the air taxes, and in case of a departure from any other airport as mentioned above (upon request).
During our Tour: we stay in good standard hotels, on a sharing basis as per defined itinerary destination.
Please note that depending on the availability, single rooms might be booked upon request and towards additional costs. Breakfasts and dinners are served from the hotels where we lodge.
During the Tour, local cuisine is mainly served, except in Kathmandu where we can enjoy all different kinds of cuisine from the traditional one to the Indian, Continental and Mexican in very good restaurants in town.
All beverages are on each participant’s own charge.
Tour leader and his role: WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ experimented tour leader is enthusiastic and familiar with the local cultures and traditions about Tibet and Nepal and speaks several languages. Our leader leads you all the way through Tibet and accompanies the group to Nepal. Our leader provides you interesting information about the people, mountains, culture, traditions and landscapes of Tibet and Nepal. Our leader takes care, in a possible extent, of your needs throughout such Tour. Though most of the hotels are booked by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS, it is one of the leader’s duty to manage the accommodation and meals places. The leader ensures that the clients are satisfied, supervises the local tour guide and the drivers. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS is frequently informed about the group during the entire Tour.
Local Tour guide: Our Local Tour guides are appointed by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS. They assist the Leader by providing the necessary cultural information about the local people and traditions. They further make sure that the Tour runs according to the defined program.
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