Tibet & Nepal: Heart of the Himalayas

April 9, 2016
19 Days
Overland Adventure
18 Guests
From $13,980
Chital Deer, Bardia National Park, Nepal

Expedition Highlights

  • Explore important cultural landmarks in Lhasa, including the 1,300-year-old Jokhang Temple; Drepung Monastery, Tibet’s largest; and the magnificent Potala Palace, former home of the Dalai Lama.
  • Search for abundant wildlife in the subtropical forests of Bardiya National Park in Nepal, home to elephants, rhinos, swamp deer, mugger crocodiles, and a huge variety of bird life.
  • Take an awe-inspiring flightseeing tour over the legendary peaks of the Himalayas.
  • Savor the dramatic scenery of Pokhara—surrounded by some of the world’s highest mountains—as you enjoy hikes to view Nepal’s second-largest lake, a plunging waterfall, and the sacred Gupteswar Cave.
  • Visit Tsedang, regarded as the cradle of Tibetan civilization, to view the country’s oldest Buddhist monastery, the first palace, and the tombs of early Tibetan kings.
  • Drive form Lhasa to Shigaste through two mountain passes, enjoying incredible views at the highest altitude of the trip.

Expedition Team

Trip Preparation: Gear Up!

  • NanoPuff Jacket
NanoPuff Jacket

The temps will dip and rise in the heart of the Himalayas, as you tour thousand-year-old temples and drive through high-altitude mountain passes to Shigaste. Keep warm and dry in this windproof, water-resistant, highly compressible jacket, excellent by itself or as an extra layer for those chilly mornings.

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