Your journey begins from the calm, serene and exotic city of Lhasa, Tibet. Admire the magnificent and mysterious architectural wonders of the city: Potala Palace, once the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas. Explore Tibetan culture, centuries old Buddhist monasteries which include the Jokhang Temple, Drepung, Sera and Norbulinka Monasteries. This excursion allows you to experience the remote Tibetan high plateau, holy lakes, glaciers and connects you to Mount Everest Base Camp through Rongbuk monastery. Enjoy the incredible North face of Mount Everest. Isolated, yet serene, natural and mystical Namtso Lake in Tibet is a revelation. The bewildering and un-navigable waters (due to religious reasons) of the Lakes in Tibet have allowed this region to keep its spiritual heritage largely intact. Being the second largest saltwater lake in China only after Qinghai Lake, the turquoise blue Namtso Lake is the biggest in Tibet. It always provides the visitor with awesome and spectacular vistas and photographic opportunities.
Spend a few nights exploring the rich cultural aspects of the Tibetan heritage in Lhasa including Potala Palace and the many incredible monasteries. The main highlight of the trip is Mount Kailash (6, 714m/22, 028ft.) situated to the north of the Himalayan Plateau and the amazing landscape of the region. Mount Kailash is said to be the mythical Mount Meru, the spiritual centre of the universe. The four great rivers of Asia, the Indus, Pramaputra, Ganges and Sutlej flow through this holy region.
Further, within the heavily eroded sandstone canyon and valleys of the upper Sutlej River are numerous ruins of ancient cities that once comprised the kingdom of Guge. Temples in that area are still intact and contain exquisite murals and decorative motifs reflect a history of more than 10,000 years. Tholing and Tsaparang are the ruined former capitals of the ancient Guge Kingdom of western Tibet and rarely visited by western travelers.
As you espy the snow capped mountains from your arriving plane, or standing at Lake Fewa in Pokhara where the mountains tower over the scenery like the sets painted for a movie.
From the breathtaking views of Mt. Everest as you fly to Bhutan, to the stunning sights of the Dochula Pass, experience the serenity of Buddhist monasteries and the spectacular scenery of this mountain kingdom. Be touched by the warmth of its people and wonder at the unique character and abilities of the architecture and the desire to create a serene and magical kingdom. From the forested mountains of Bhutan watch the scenery change to the windswept hills of Tibet. Here the Potala Palace sweeps upward to the sky and the aura of peace pervades this religious Buddhist haven high up in the Himalayas. Be inspired by the serenity of its people and the spectacular grandeur that comes from the stark and beautiful countryside. Lastly, plunge into the bustle and eclectic variety of the Kathmandu Valley. Monasteries, motor bikes and a thousand different experiences await the visitor to this bustling Nepalese capitol city. Tour the ancient Thamel, shopping bazaar, see the many different aspects of Nepalese life as you explore and enjoy the excitement and activities that mark this interesting place. Conclude your trip with the thrill of a jungle adventure deep in the jungles of Chitwan. You will come away with memories to last a life time. Himalayan Dreams for an unforgettable trip!