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  • Byodo In Temple – The Perfect Byodo In Temple – The Perfect Place to Spend a Day in Serenity at Oahu

    • From: CatherineWatson
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      byodo in templeLast month I went to the Hawaiian Island Oahu with a couple of my friends and it was one of my best summer vacations ever. Our Oahu trip started with a lot of activity. We toured the historic Pearl Harbor, tried our hands at snorkeling in North shore and also visited the Polynesian Culture Center which provided us a deeper insight into Polynesian culture. It was educational and entertaining at the same time.

       

      After all the excitement and activities, we wanted to experience something different, something to pacify our soul and mind in Hawaii. Our friendly chauffeur of Hawaii Taxi and Shuttle Service suggested us to visit Byodo-In Temple, situated at the foot of Koolau Mountain in the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. We googled it to get more information. When we found out that the temple had been featured in ABC’s Emmy Award Winning drama series LOST, as the home of Korean woman Sun’s father, our excitement just doubled. We could not hold ourselves and we visited Byodo-In the very next day.

       

      Some highlights of our Byodo-In Temple visit:

       

      Ringing the Bon-Sho

      Bon- shoAfter a drive through a cemetery, we reached the premises of the temple. As soon as we set foot inside the area of the temple, we could not help but ring the massive three-ton brass bell called Bon-sho. Turns out, apparently, it is customary to ring the bell before entering the temple to purify your mind off of evil spirits. We didn’t know that.

      Close to the bell there was a small donation box where we donated few pennies. Our small effort in contributing to the temple, which in fact helps maintain its grandeur.

       

      Capturing the beauty of Byodo In Temple:

      BEAUTIFUL SCENERY OF BYODO IN TEMPLEByodo-In is truly a hidden gem of Oahu tucked away behind the valley of temples cemetery. The landscaped grounds, postcard perfect scenes and landmarks under the deep lush green hills are so awe inspiring that we could not resist ourselves and took hundreds of photographs. It was our way of trying to capture a bit of the peacefulness and natural beauty that the temple offers.

       

      Praying to the Amida Buddha

      Amida BuddhaThe main attraction of the temple is 9 feet tall, gold lacquer painted, wood carved statue of Amida/Lotus Buddha inside the Phoenix hall. This big statue is surrounded by a series of other small statues of Boddhisattvas (the enlightened beings).

      We had to take off our shoes in order to enter the hall where devotees were praying in front of the statue. They were offering flowers and burning incense to the Amida Buddha. I also got a chance to offer some flowers to the amazingly peaceful looking Amida Buddha.

       

      Enjoying with the Nature’s Critters:

      WILD LIFE OF BYODO IN TEMPLEIn the temple premises, we saw peacocks and black swans roaming in the garden grounds and turtles lounging beside the pond. The ponds of temple are filled with the Japanese fish, Koi. We purchased some fish food from the gift shop and fed them. The gift shop also had some cool Japanese souvenir which I wanted to buy but couldn’t afford it.

       

       

      After wandering around the temple for an hour, we rested in a Meditation House. The atmosphere was so serene that I could literally feel my inner soul. I have seriously never felt so peaceful in my entire life. I wanted to stay there for the whole day but my friends did not let me do that.


      Byodo-In is a perfect spiritual destination to spend a peaceful day, soaking in nature away from the bustling areas of Oahu. Parking is free and it only cost $3 to explore this hidden gem. So, don’t forget to visit this place on your Oahu tour. You will simply find inner peace here.

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  • Amida Buddha Amida Buddha

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      Amida Buddha of Byodo in Temple
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  • Ten Reasons why Phuket Should Ten Reasons why Phuket Should be on your Bucket List

    • From: melldee
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      Attracting young and old, adventurous and relaxation-seeking tourists alike, Phuket has something for everyone. And at less than eight hours from most Australian cities, it’s easily within reach. There are hundreds of reasons why Australians head back to Thailand’s best-loved destination year after year- but here are 10 of the best to whet your appetite.


      1. Buddhist Temples

      Religion is an important part of life in Phuket and the rest of Thailand. To truly immerse yourself in their culture, a visit to at least one of the many Buddhist temples is essential. There are over 40 beautiful Buddhist temples across Phuket, with the most visited being Wat Chalong and Wat Khao Rang. The Phuket Big Buddha is another huge attraction (literally); and at over 45 metres high it’s hard to miss!


      2. Songkran Festival

      Each year the Phuket locals take part in a giant water fight - known as Songkran Festival - and no one’s too young or too old to join in on the fun. With people hiding round corners with super soakers and throwing water bombs from balconies on unsuspecting victims, this is one wet and wild reason to head to Phuket.


      3. More than just beaches and sunshine

      Away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist areas of Phuket you’ll find some of the most beautiful and pristine rainforest in the world. Nearly 70 per cent of Phuket is mountainous so as you can imagine, the scenery is dramatic and perfect for adventurous travellers.


      4. Elephant trekking

      Forget horse-riding, elephant riding is where it’s at in Phuket. It might not be the smoothest ride and it’s certainly not for anyone with a fear of heights, but it is one very cool way to get around. There are a variety of places to go on an elephant trek, both along the coastline and inland amongst dense jungle and spectacular mountain scenery.


      5. It’s always warm in Phuket

      Winter simply doesn’t exist in Phuket - well not in the normal sense of the word (their cool season still averages around 30 degrees Celsius). There is a wet season between May and November, which is the cheapest time to travel to Phuket, but you can still leave your jackets and scarves at home.


      6. Phuket is made up of 33 islands

      Sometimes you just want to escape reality for a day or two. From the main Phuket Island you are in easy reach of dozens of isolated tropical islands where you can have your own piece of paradise. While some of the islands, such as James Bond Island, can get very busy, there are plenty that will offer you a more secluded experience, particularly during off-peak seasons.


      7. Exciting night life on Bangla Road

      Not for the faint-hearted, Bangla Road in the city of Patong is a party-goers paradise. The moment the sun goes down, Patong comes to life. From live music venues to cabaret shows and everything in between, you’ll never forget a night out in Patong.


      8. Postcard-Perfect Sunsets

      Sunsets are always pretty, but Phuket consistently has some of the most photogenic in the world. With rugged islands jutting from the water and longtail boats silhouetted against the orange sunset, you’ll see why many locals and tourists give a round of applause as the sun goes down.


      9. The Food

      If you thought your local Thai restaurant served up a mouth-watering feast, wait until you try the real deal. Not only will you find authentic, fresh Thai food on every corner, but at just a few dollars for a typical meal you’ll have change left for dessert (and a sneaky Singha beer)!


      10. The Beaches

      There are beaches and then there are Phuket beaches. Across Phuket you’ll find more than 15 major beaches and dozens more secluded ones to discover. From the bustling and bar-lined Patong Beach to the more relaxed and romantic beaches of Karon and Kata in the north of the island, you’ll quickly find your favourite.

       

      Thanks to the girls, Melissa and Lara who flew to Phuket via Virgin Airlines for this guest post.

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  • Saga Dawa Festival Tour, the T Saga Dawa Festival Tour, the Top Tibet Pilgrimage Tour 2013

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      If you are feeling lost in your life, make a spiritual tour to Tibet and find yourself, find your dream, find your life. A Saga Dawa Festival Tour, the top Tibet Pilgrimage Tour in 2013, is highly recommended. 

       

      In my high school, a friend told me that Lhasa was a must-visit place in his life and that it should be his last trip in his life. However, he travelled to Tibet after he was graduated from university for he felt lost in the competition of society. He said it was an amazing tour changing his life. When he saw how the devout Tibetan pilgrims kept faith to their belief no matter how hard it was, he realized that he must keep faith to his dream.

       

      It is best to travel to Tibet during Saga Dawa Festival which is the best time to observe Tibetan pilgrims. The Saga Dawa Festival is the most significant event of the year for Tibetan Buddhists as three of the most essential events in Buddha’s life (birth, enlightenment and passing into Parinirvana) took place on the full moon day of the 4th lunar month in Tibetan calendar.

       

      This month is regarded as the holiest time of the year. It is also known as ‘bum gyur dawa’ in Tibetan, meaning (the month which multiplies by 100000 whatever wholesome or unwholesome action is performed during this month has a 100000 times stronger effect than at other times). Therefore, thousands of Tibetans make a Lhasa tour to do ritual walks and ceremonies during the Saga Dawa Festival.

       

      During the whole month Buddhists have celebrations and pay homage for Buddha Shakyamuni. Most auspicious ceremonies are also held in Holy Mountain Kailash region in Tibet as it’s believed that on Saga Dawa day Buddha Shakyamuni is coming from the heaven to the top of Kailash and people get blessed. People put auspicious huge prayer flag known as Darpo Che performing religious ceremonies.

       

      The Saga Dawa Festival in 2013 will fall on May 25th. Since there is lots of preparation work for a Tibet tour, it is time for you to get started now, applying for Chinese Visa and then Tibet Permits, booking air/train tickets, hotels, etc. 

       

      As too many travelers and pilgrims travel to Lhasa during the Saga Dawa Festival, the hotels and air/train tickets are in great demand. In addition, taking Tibet train to Lhasa is a popular way to Tibet. It usually takes two days to Lhasa from mainland China, so soft sleeper berth is at greatest demand. Early booking is highly recommended.

       

      As for the permits, if you just want to make a Lhasa tour, a Tibet entry permit is enough, but if you want to make a Kailash tour, Alien’s travel permit and military permit are also needed except the Tibet entry permit. Actually, it is not necessary to worry about the Tibet permits as the policy on Tibet travel permit 2013 makes it is quite easy for foreigners to get Tibet permits. 

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  • Top five attractions in Lhasa Top five attractions in Lhasa recommended by Tibetan tour guide

    • From: tibettravel
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      Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, is the economic, cultural and religious center of Tibet. There are dozens of tourist attractions in Lhasa, but most tourists only stay at Lhasa for three or four days. The following is a list of the top five attractions in Lhasa recommended by Tibetan tour guide is a great reference for you to make a wonderful Lhasa tour plan. It is very easy to visit these tourist sites in Lhasa as you only need to apply for Tibet entry permit. The policy on Tibet travel permit 2013 makes it easy for all travelers to get the Tibet permit.  

       

      1. Potala Palace 

       

      As a world’s famous tourist site in Tibet and one UNESCO World Heritage site, the Potala is always the first must-see attraction for most travelers travelling to Tibet. Originally built by King Songtsen Gampo in the seventh century, Potala Palace is located on the Red Hill of Lhasa. The awe-inspiring Potala Palace, perched high above much of Lhasa, is the landmark of the city. The Potala Palace includes various chambers for worshipping Buddha and chambers housing the eight stupa that contain the remains of fifth through thirteenth Dalai Lama. The Potala Palace also has treasured a large number of sculptures, murals, scripture and other valuable cultural relics.

       

      2. Jokhang Temple

       

      As the spiritual center of Tibet, travelers have no reason to refuse the Jokhang Temple when travel to Tibet. The Jokhang was also inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list as part of the historical assemblage of the Potala Palace. With a history of more than 1,300 years, the Jokhang is the fine product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architecture techniques. Visitors will be treated to the sight of various exotic and sacred sculptures. Jokhang Temple also houses many invaluable cultural relics. 

       

      3. Barkhor   

       

      When travelling to Lhasa, do not miss this ancient street in the traditional city of Lhasa. The Barkhor Street circling the Jokhang Temple is a place where Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts assemble. Tourists can see Tibetan pilgrims walking or prostrating along the street clockwise every day into deep night. It is also a famous commercial street consisting of more than 120 handicrafts shops and more than 200 stalls. After visiting the Jokhang temple or during your free time in Tibet, having a walk along this street will make your Tibet tour more wonderful.

       

      4. Namtso Lake

       

      Known as heavenly lake in Tibetan, the Namtso Lake ranks to one of the top must-see attractions in Tibet due to its breathtakingly beautiful sights. With the lake surface assuming sky blue, the lake and the sky seem to be one and undivided, which may make visitors feel themselves in a fairy land if they have a stroll by the lake.

       

      5. Sera Monastery

       

      Located about two miles north of Lhasa, and occupying an area of about one-third of a square kilometer, Sera Monastery is one of the three great monasteries in Lhasa of the Geluk school of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery was named Sera which means wild rose in the Tibetan language, because the hill behind it was covered with wild roses in bloom when it was built.

       

      The highlight of the Sera Monastery is the Buddhist Scripture Debate held at its courtyard by monks in this monastery. As a part of their study, lamas must participate in debates to further their comprehension and proceed to more advanced levels of study. The debating traditions in the Sera Monastery are unique among the three famous monasteries in Lhasa. In a battle of words, they supplement their efforts by using a variety of gestures including clapping their hands, pushing their partners for an answer, or plucking their prayer beads to win the virtue of the Buddha.

       

      If you travel to Tibet, do not miss the exciting and interesting debate. It is usually held around 3:00pm. For a clear view of this unique event, an early arrival is recommended.

       

       

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  • Hong Kong Delicacies Hong Kong Delicacies

    • From: Lux
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      Buddies said that during my four day journey in Hong Kong; my weblog was all about Hong Kong’sdelicacies, which lured them. Hong Kong’s special treats are really attractive. You will discover them everywhere in all the methods and walkways. Hong Kong is a position converging gourmets all over the globe. European, Southern, Cantonese, Japanese people, Shanghai taste, etc…. all types of special treats can be discovered in Hong Kong. Strolling in Hong Kong, like walking in the heaven of “eaters”.

       

      The first day in Hong Kong, we were residing in a resort not far away from manchester international airport terminal. It was practical for purchasing, and energetic. Otherwise there was easy to take Anping caber car to see the biggest brown seated Buddha on the globe. We went to see the Buddha and had our lunchtime here. There was a position can eat monk meals. Though the dishes here were all veggie, they were very delightful and relaxing. As we had veggie lunchtime, we made the decision to have supper in an French cafe. The meals here is easy and beautiful. In the candle light, everything seemed so fantasizing. The most attribute of the supper was DIY crushed beans. The breads with French olive oil and crushed beans is so delightful.

       

      The second day in Hong Kong, we had our lunchtime in the first airport terminal of manchester international airport terminal. The crab-flavor seafood and Cantonese drinks here are worth the suggestions. After lunchtime we went to Kowloon, and residing in a resort of this region with Forehead Road, ladies’ street, Australia Dairy Company in close by. Delicacies can be discovered everywhere, and our supper was fixed when we stepped here. If you are a “Eater”, you will discover your pleasure here.

       

      The third day in Hong Kong, we had lunchtime in Hotel Novotel, seafood food, 198 Hong Kong Money per person. The seafood here is very clean. Fish, oyster and prawn are all my preferred. After lunchtime we went to Hong Kong Middle District. Out supper was Tai dishes. It was suggested by my buddy. It is said that the primary of the cafe Apple Shrub used to provide in Tai elegant.

       

      The brief 4 times journey was just making one day. The lunchtime of the last day is simple: breads, French Fried seafood, white-colored bottles, and special-made dessert of the position. The taste is so good as it is successive flavored. After lunchtime, we loaded our baggage and ready to go home. In the bathroom of manchester international airport terminal, we had deserts and clean fruit. Remembering the brief 4-days Hong Kong exquisite journey, oh, I think I drop madly in love with Hong Kong.

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  • Tree trunk in Asia Tree trunk in Asia

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  • Carving Buddhas Carving Buddhas

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  • Buddha Tooth Relic Temple Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

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      The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is a Buddhist temple and museum complex located in the Chinatown district of Singapore. The temple is based on the Tang dynasty architectural style and built to house the tooth relic of the historical Buddha.

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  • Beautiful brahmas at Big Buddh Beautiful brahmas at Big Buddha

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      You can't visit Hong Kong without meeting Big Buddha. As magnificent as the giant statue is, the elegant brahmans offering gifts at the base of the statue just about steal the show.

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  • Bangkok- A traveler friendly m Bangkok- A traveler friendly must visit destination

    • From: Brianmcquillan
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      Bangkok, a tropical metropolis is one of Asia’s most cosmopolitan cities which will surely impress you with its magnificent Buddhist temples, authentic canals, busy markets and vibrant nightlife. The city is now turned out to be a hub of Thailand’s spiritual, cultural, political, commercial, diplomatic and educational activities. All these make Bangkok as one of most traveler- friendly cities in Asia. Just take a bangkok Cheap flights and visit Bangkok city which is full of hidden gems waiting to be explored.

      Saim Niramit

      While enjoying Bangkok holidays guests can come across several amazing things that they can’t afford to miss. The high levels of humidity and warm temperature helps in growth of exotic orchids and delicious fruits everywhere makes it even more beautiful. The city offers its guests a sophisticated dining experience. Thai cuisine is justifiably famous, varied, and affordable .Various cooking style traditions, exacting chefs, aromatic ingredients and demanding consumers have contributed to make Bangkok a great food city. Don’t forget to enjoy a memorable dinner cruise adrift the Chao Phraya River. Tuck tuk ride, Ladyboy show, Thai Massage, Muay Thai are some amazing things that you can only enjoy in Bangkok.

      Temple of Emerald Buddha

      A cycle tour is the best way to explore the corners of Bangkok. With little more than the clank of your bicycle gears, a cool breeze touching your face and company of locals, there is nothing more adventurous then this two wheeler journey.

      Floating Market

      So book your cheap Flight London to Bangkok and do visit

      • Temple of Emerald Buddha
      • Saim Niramit
      • Damneon Saduak Floating Market
      • Chinatown
      • Candle light Dinner by Grand Pearl Cruise
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  • 11 Days Experience China Tour 11 Days Experience China Tour to Beijing-Xian-Guilin-Shanghai

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      Day 1

      Arrival Beijing
      Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China. Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
      Meals: No Meals 
      Accommodation: In Beijing

      Beijing, China capital and one of the great travel destinations of the World, offers sights and cultural relics found no where else on Earth. The city has a character all its own; there are quadrangles, small alleys, tricycle, boiled mutton, roasted duck, arts and crafts, Peking Opera, The Great Wall, the 2008 Olympics venue and a vibrancy that is the distinctive flavor of Beijing.
       

      Day 2

      Beijing
      Depart from your hotel in the morning to visit Tiananmen Square, the World largest urban square and the Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon. Peking Opera is available for your optional night entertainment.
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
      Accommodation: In Beijing

      Forbidden CityAs the biggest city center square in the world, Tiananmen Square covering 44 hectares in the heart of Beijing. It is the place where history-changing events and ceremonies occurred. A few steps away, come to visit the Forbidden City, which was the Imperial Palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties and, it is one of the largest, and certainly the most completely restored, ancient architectural complex in the world. Walk in the footsteps of Emperors; come to the museum and see with your eyes, and feel with your hearts; you'll begin understand what life in this richest of feudal realms was like for the Imperial Rulers, their concubines and their slaves.

      After enjoying a delicious lunch, continue on to the Temple of Heaven. Departing from the Imperial vermilion and gold hues of the Forbidden City, The Temple of Heaven is decorated in blue, the color of the Heavens. The perfect harmony between the architectural environment and nature can be felt here; you might easily imagine the vivid spectacle of a great sacrifice to the Heavens for a good harvest. The magnificent Hall of Prayer of Good Harvest is one of the most important and impressive building in China.

      In the evening, we offer you an opportunity to enjoy Peking Opera as an optional activity. Expert performers convey powerful emotions to the audience through song, dance, facial make-up, exquisite masks and costume, skilled use of body language and sympathetically integrated musical accompaniment.
       

      Day 3

      Beijing
      Today you will have the opportunity to traverse the ancient steps of Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall first, then Ming Tombs (Changling Tomb), the once lavish burial chambers of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. Peking Roasted Duck is available for your optional dinner.
      Meals:
      Breakfast, Lunch
      Accommodation:
      In Beijing

      Mutianyu Great WallMutianyu Great Wall was first built in the mid-6th century during the Northern Qi, making it older than the Badaling section.  It is connected with Jiankou in the west and Lianhuachi and Jinshanling in the east. In 1569, the Mutianyu Great Wall was rebuilt, mainly with granite and is one of the best-preserved sections with the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall, being 7-8 meters high and 4-5 meters wide with 22 watchtowers on this 2,250-meter-long section. It served as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs.

      Then, you will have chance to visit the Ming Tombs which located in the northern suburbs of Beijing. Altogether there are thirteen tombs of Ming Dynasty Emperors from the period after the capital was moved from Nanjing to Beijing. You visit the Changling Tomb, burial site of Emperor Yong Le, the biggest and first built at this historic site. The Lingsi Palace in Changling Tomb's second yard really deserves a visit. This is unique, a magnificent palace made of camphor wood. The ceiling is colorfully painted and supported by sixteen solid camphor posts. The floor is decorated with gold bricks.

      For today dinner, how about taste the famous Peking Roasted Duck, as it is the best-known dish in Beijing. It is very tender and unforgettably delicious. You will visit a local restaurant to enjoy a full meal and learn the proper way to experience Peking Roasted Duck. From the whole roasted duck to the soup of duck bones, you will enjoy a banquet made from every part of the duck. Moreover, the chef will demonstrate his skill of cutting the skin of the duck for your entertainment.
       

      Day 4

      Beijing    Xian
      In the morning, take a Hutong Tour by rickshaw to visit the ancient lanes and alleyways of Beijing. Be transferred to the airport for the flight to Xian in the afternoon.
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
      Accommodation: In Xian

      HutongIf exploring the Forbidden City has improved your understanding of the lifestyles of China ancient Imperial Court, then this relaxing Hutong Tour will give you an insight into the lives of ordinary Chinese people and reveal their social culture in today Beijing City. The narrow streets of old Beijing are known as Hutongs. You will take a pedicab tour along the Hutongs and see the 100-year-old houses, courtyards and a vanishing way of life in today's Beijing.

      Wonderful time always passes so quickly, in the afternoon, you have to take a flight to Xian, the city that steeped in history and still giving up secrets, is your gateway to ancient Chinese civilization. In its 3,100 recorded years of evolution, it has been home to 13 dynasties. Xian was also the end of civilization for those setting out on the famous Silk Road. Today Xian is a vibrant, modern city, but surrounded by history, even underfoot! So there can be no underground railways due to the obligation to preserve the wealth of ancient treasure still awaiting discovery.
       

      Day 5

      Xian
      Enjoy your full day visit to the Terracotta Warriors, one of the world most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation and the massive City Wall. Before dinner, have a nice walk in the North Square to view the fully illuminated Big Wild Goose Pagoda. There is also the option to attend fantastic Tang Dynasty Show (dinner included).
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
      Accommodation: In Xian

      Terracotta WarriorsAs an ancient capital city to 13 dynasties, Xian has a rich recorded history, frequently enhanced by the evidence of new discoveries, like the 1974 unearthing of the fabulous Terracotta Warriors, the long forgotten army created to guard Emperor Qin Shihuang's tomb. In accordance with ancient beliefs, this grand project was mounted at enormous cost by the cruel and tyrannical Emperor, only to be attacked, plundered, burnt and buried after his funeral by the peasants who'd labored under the whip to build it. Then, over two thousand years later, this 'Eighth Wonder of the World' was rediscovered by farmers digging a well. The fine troops, horses and carriages in battle formation are a National ancient art treasure. Three excavation pits are now opened to the public and a fourth is nearing completion. You can, like US President Clinton, now gaze in wonder upon this historic site, listed by UNESCO in 1987 as a world cultural heritage.

      The first landmark visitors will encounter in Xian is the ancient City Wall, which stretches round the old city. Xian was always a walled city, and today wall represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. The first city wall of Chang'an was begun in 194 BCE. The existing wall was started during the Ming Dynasty in 1370; it is massive, measuring 13.7 km in circumference, 12 m in height, and 15–18 m in thickness at the base. The South Gate and North Gate are the two main entrances to the inner city. The city itself is neatly arranged along the city wall. This impressive structure is just a precursor to the remarkable discoveries awaiting visitors to Xian. 

      The Big Wild Goose Pagoda was built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty and originally had five stories, although the structure was rebuilt in 704 during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian and its exterior brick facade renovated during the Ming Dynasty. One of the pagoda's many functions was to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India by the Buddhist translator and travelers Xuanzang. Now this well-preserved holy place for Buddhist has been the symbol of Xian. 

      Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner that was created for "emperors only" in ancient China. You can enjoy the sumptuous dinner while watching a fabulous dancing and singing performance of the Tang Dynasty. This is not only a performance of Chinese traditional dancing and singing, but a re-enactment of Chinese ancient ceremony and culture.
       

      Day 6

      Xian    Guilin
      Finish up your Xian tour by visiting the famous Shaanxi History Museum. After lunch, you will be transferred to the airport to board a short flight to Guilin.
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
      Accommodation: In Guilin

      Shaanxi History MuseumAs the regional capital and doorway to the Silk Road, Xian was one of the richest, most well-protected cities in all of China. The famous Shaanxi History Museum introduces the visitor to area rich culture, from Emperor Qin Shihuang to the present day in this walled city. The museum is house in a striking Tang Dynasty-style pavilion and features an enormous collection of 113,000 historic and cultural relics. This is where you experience history, with chronological dynasties exhibits that take you through the ancient dynasties.

      After the tour in Xian, you will have a different experience for the visiting in Guilin, which is famous for its serene landscape, Karst limestone formations, mist-covered hills and bamboo groves. It is home to more than ten ethnic groups. On the way from the airport to your hotel, you will find dozens of pretty hills everywhere in the city of Guilin. It is a city of hills and green trees and boasts one of the most photographed areas of China.
       

      Day 7

      Guilin      Yangshuo
      In the morning you will be driven to the Pier for the Li River Cruise (about 4 hours, lunch served on board). Savour the fairy-tale scenery while cruising down the meandering river to Yangshuo. After disembarkation, have a walk along the famous West Street. In the evening you can enjoy the optional night show of Impression of Liu Sanjie.
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
      Accommodation: In Yangshuo

      Li RiverIn the morning, be driven to Pier for your Li River Cruise. A double-decker river boat is waiting for you. The landscape from Guilin to Yangshuo is truly a masterpiece of nature. The crystal waters, straight-out-of-a-painting mountains, peaceful farm fields, hard-working-but- ever-smiling fishermen and wandering water buffaloes inspire poetic musings of Guilin charming life. Under the blue sky, your river boat transports you in an unending daydream.

      You will end up your cruise in Yangshuo, is a small oriental but Western-influenced town with a history of 1000 years. The West Street in the town earns its name since almost every one in West Street can speak fluent English and every restaurant or bar offers menus in several languages. You will feel no borders or distance here and will soon fall under the spell of this charismatic, welcoming small-town atmosphere. Moreover, West Street is flanked by fascinating little shops and vendor stands selling a broad variety of superior quality souvenirs, perfect gifts for friends and relatives. West Streets charms increase when night comes; countless bars, cafés and bistros open till midnight with dynamic music and live bands to ensure you can have a really memorable night with your new-found friends.

      Some guests may also hear about the night show- Impressions of Liu Sanjie performance. The site is only one mile from West Street in the world's largest natural theatre which utilizes the waters of the Li River as its stage, flanked by twelve mist shrouded hills and the heavens as its backdrop. Mist, rain, moonlight, the hills and their inverted reflections in the river all become the ever-changing natural background, so you will enjoy a unique experience each time you attend. In the 'Impressions of Liu Sanjie', you will be presented with stylized scenes and events from the daily life of the Zhuang people living around the Li River. From these pageants, you will gain a realistic sense of Sanjie's birthplace and appreciate the beauty of the folk songs. If you are able to take photographs under low-light conditions, you are assured of some stunning images from this performance.
       

      Day 8

      Yangshuo    Guilin
      In the morning, have an excursion (if you are interested, can have a biking) around the countryside of Yangshuo to admire some of the most stunning scenery like the Moon Hill and the Big Banyan Tree. Drive back to Guilin after lunch
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
      Accommodation: In Guilin

      Yangshuo's scenic and quiet countryside- flora, fauna, rice paddies, small bridges and so many awaits you to see. Taking mini van or bicycle is an ideal way. Besides the beautiful rural scenery, you can also enjoy farm food and explore the ancient way of planting rice, which has been practiced by Chinese for thousands of years. 

      Day 9

      Guilin    Shanghai
      Before flight to Shanghai, you will have a half day city tour to Elephant Trunk Hill, the symbol of Guilin City and then the colorful Reed Flute Cave, the showcase of distinctly-colored stalactites and stalagmites. After lunch, be transferred to Shanghai in the afternoon by air.
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
      Accommodation: In Shanghai

      Elephant Trunk HillReturn to the city center for the next tour attraction, pagoda-capped Elephant Trunk Hill, or Xiangbishan, the symbol of Guilin. Observed from a distance, you will see an elephant-like form standing majestically at the confluence of the Li and Yang Rivers, with its trunk arching into the clear waters, a fantasy elephant eternally quenching a gargantuan thirst; lifelike in shape and energetic in posture.

      Reed Flute Cave is named for the special reeds, used for making flute instruments that grow near the cave entrance. The caves are a feast for the eyes. The natural beauty of a profusion of stalactites and stalagmites, stele, stone pillars, stone curtains and stone flowers creating an infinite variety of extraordinary scenes, creatively illuminated, is bound to evoke gasps of admiration. It is fitting then, that Reed Flute Cave is commonly praised as Nature's Grand Art Palace.

      Wonderful time always passes so quickly, in the afternoon, you have to take a flight to Shanghai. From scenic place Guilin to that modern city, you have a lot to expect. It is the bustling economic heartbeat of China that enjoys all of the comforts and amenities of a fully modern metropolis. But at the same time, it still has scenic ancient sites reminding the rich history of old Shanghai
       

      Day 10

      Shanghai
      Today, enjoy your full day city tour that start with the visit to the Jade Buddha Temple, then move to Yuyuan Garden, a Chinese classic garden in city downtown, and the nearby old street. Next have a bird-eye view of the city after ascending Oriental Pearl TV Tower, which is the third tallest TV and radio tower in the World. The highlight of the day is perhaps the stroll along Shanghai's famed waterfront promenade, the Bund, to admire the illuminated buildings lining the Huangpu River.
      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
      Accommodation: In Shanghai

      Today you'll find a Buddhism shrine - Jade Buddha Temple, which is located in a crowd of Shanghai City. It was first built in 1882 in Jiangwan on the southern outskirts of Shanghai. In order to make it convenient for the adherents to visit, it was bodily moved to Shanghai City at the present sire in 1918. It is named for its two bejeweled white jade Buddha. It receives thousands of visitors and worshipers everyday while keeps its sanctity and charming. Carved from a whole piece of white jade, the sitting jade Buddha statue is translucent with a solemn expression, displaying the excellent skill and extraordinary art of Chinese people.

      Oriental Pearl TV Tower Night ViewYuyuan Garden has a lot of stories for it was severely damaged in the 19th century and was restored in 1961. This garden was first built in the 16th century by provincial governor, Pan Yunduan, in honor of his father who was the then government minister. It has many scenic courtyards decorated with baroque rockery, pools, and flora that are all connected by corridors and passageways. The delicate design and exquisite layout of the whole garden reveals a strong impression of 'garden in the garden, whole in the part.

      Completed in 1995 to a highly innovative design, Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower has become a symbol of excellence in architecture and is a favourite sight for tourists in Shanghai. At 468 meters, it is the third tallest TV and radio tower in the World.

      The tower is composed of the tower base with three batter posts, and three standing pillars, within which are elevators, holding 11 steel-structures creates the poetic conception as described in the old line "large and small pearls dropping onto a jade plate".

      The Bund is the showcase with the old buildings of colonial-era leftover along Huangpu River. The renowned waterfront district is the city's most famous landmark. The word BUND is of Anglo-India origin meaning embankment on the waterfront. It is also the popular site to enjoy the night view of the city
       

      Day 11

      Departure Shanghai
      Your China Experience is over all too soon as you transfer to the airport and board the homebound international flight, bidding a fond farewell to this ancient land.
      Meals: Breakfast

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  • 10 things to do in Luang Praba 10 things to do in Luang Prabang, Laos

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      Luang Prabang in Laos is one of the most visit places in Asia before it turns into another common tourist place. On my visit there, I had a chance to explore and experience the best of Luang Prabang which is also an UNESCO World Heritage Site, so here are 10 things you can do in Luang Prabang in no particular order.

       

      1. Luang Prabang Town in General

      Explore this beautiful and well maintained town by foot to see the amazing  heritage buildings in traditional Lao and Dutch designs which take you back in history. Hotels, restaurants, cafes and guesthouses utilize these buildings for their businesses around Luang Prabang Town and one can easily do all of this by foot. There are absolutely no modern buildings or anything above 2 floors in this unique town.

       

      Wats in Laos

       

      2. Pak Ou Caves

      Or simply known as the Buddha Caves, this is a must-visit for all travelers as the 25 kilometer scenic river journey will be one to remember. Seeing everyday life along the great Mekong River on route to the caves is something special here. At the Pak Ou Caves, thousands of Buddha statues are placed inside the caves which is an amazing sight. Entrance fees are separate here.

       

      Pak ou Caves

       


      3. Luang Prabang Markets

      There are 2-3 markets around Luang Prabang town but the most popular would be the daily night market which is another must-visit for everyone. Unlike the common markets we are used too, the Luang Prabang Night Market is filled with lots of craft and silverware. This is also your best place to get souvenirs. Alternatively, there is the Hmong Market in the day which is in town where you can also get some decent souvenirs too. For art lovers, do check out some of the local paintings sold around town.

       

       

       

      4. Eat local Lao Food

      Lao Food in Luang Prabang is relatively safe for everyone's consumption. Try the local baguettes that are sold around town. Tasty and filling for a very decent price. Make sure you get it with the local Lao Coffee which is reputed to be one of the best in the world. Try various local Lao restaurants along the Mekong River roadside. For some fusion of French and Lao, try the upmarket L'Elephant Restaurant in town.

       

       

      5. Whisky Village

      Known as Ban Xang Hai, this Lao village is on route to Pak Ou Caves where boats make a 30 minute stop here. You can also visit this interesting craft village via road from Luang Prabang town. Highlights here are the local whiskey or Lao Lao where all sorts of snakes, insects and bugs are fermented and mixed with the whiskey and sold in various shaped bottles. Lao Silk is also woven live in front of you by the locals. You can also buy fabrics and other crafts here.

       

       

      6. Phu Si Hill

      Also known as Chomsy Hill or Mount Phousi, this easy to climb hill serves as one of the best spots in Luang Prabang to catch the amazing sunsets or view the entire city. A temple is also located up top while there are two ways of getting up here. One from the main street in town while the other is a trail behind the Ethnic Museum in town. Best visited in the evenings just before sundown and there is a minimal entrance fee.


      7. Temples and Wats

      There are 30 or more Temples or Wats located around Luang Prabang Town so you can easily visit any of them by foot. The most popular of them would be Wat Mai which is on the main street of town where it was recently refurbished.A walk around town will also take you to various other temples and Wats there. Check out some of the temples with schools for the younger monks where they learn woodwork, painting and also English.

       

      8. Tad Sae Waterfalls

      For the nature explorers, various tours or trips are offered to this beautiful waterfall which is located in a park and about 13 kilometers from town. There is an entrance fee of KIP 8,000 into the park where restaurants and facilities are available. The best time to visit the waterfalls is after the rainy season. During the dry season, the waterfall often has not much water so you may be disappointed.

       

      9.  Wat Xieng Thong

      The Golden City Temple probably one of the oldest and most important temple in Luang Prabang which was built in 1560. Entry fee of KIP 5,000 (US$0.50) into the temple grounds where you see fascinating architecture here. Check out the detailed work on the main temple structure while various wall paintings have been restored to look amazingly beautiful. 

       

      Wat Xieng Thong

       

      10. Elephant Riding and Trekking or Elephant Village

      The Elephant Park Project Area is located about 15 km out of town and in the middle of a wonderful mountainous surrounding. Easy half day trekking (about 3-4 hours) will lead you out into a local Khammu village where you get an insight in every day life and culture of this ethnic minority.

       
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  • rotate shift jumpsubroutines o rotate shift jumpsubroutines of monkies at ktm 300 step shrine

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      rotate shift jumpsubroutines of monkies at ktm 300 step shrine

       

      300 stairs up past the buddha what not statues at to one of the sides there they be waiting and looking around

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  • Gorkha- Dharche- Barpak Trek - Gorkha- Dharche- Barpak Trek - 15 Days

    • From: redpandatravel
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      Gorkha DubarGorkha DubarGorkha Dubar

      This is one of the most spectacular treks in the Gorkha region, central western part of Nepal. This it remote bitten track provide you an opportunity to have Himalayan panorama as well as Gurung cultural experience. You are unlikely to see many other trekking parties even in the high season. In terms of scenery and diverse culture, no area of the Himalaya is better. Virtually every campsite has a good potential for mountain views. The scenery ranges from the Gorkha region with its panoramic views of Annapurna, Machhapuchchhre, Fungi Himal, Manasalu, Himal Chuli, Peak 29, Buddha Himal, Ganesh Himal to the picturesque Gurung villages Barpak, Laprak & Gumda, Dharje Lake, Sulikot and Rupakot, Gyaji Khani. No other trekking routes have such a unique combination of Nature & untouched/unspoiled authentic Nepal's Mid Hill culture.

      Barpak Village

      Maximum Elevation: 3200 mtrs.

      Trek Duration: 15 days

      Mode of Operation: Home stay and Camping

      Trip Grade: Easy

      Season: Mar, Apr, May, Jun-Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec.

      Attraction: The palace of ancient kingdom, Spectacular views of the Himalayas, Exciting ethnic encounters and village, Abundance of wildlife, Majestic water falls, Beautiful shining rivers, Bamboo forest with abundance of wildlife, Spiritual Buddhist monasteries, Amazing cave, Didi Bahini Danda (Sisters Hill-Sulikot and Rupakot.) Snow covered mountain, Tibetan refugees camp, Nepal biggest copper mine. Beautiful mountain market ‘Samagaon’.

       

      Gorkha- Dharche- Barpak Trek Day to Day Itinerary

      Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu; Greet and meet you at airport; Transfer to hotel; Overnight at hotel.

      Day 02: Half day guided city tours (Include world heritage sites: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati Nath Temple, Swayambu Nath and Buddha Nath Stupa); Afternoon pre-trip discussion of the trek; Overnight at Hotel.

      Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Gorkha; (5-6 hrs.). 1010 mtrs.

      Day 04: Drive from Gorkha Bazzar to Ghampeshal and walk up to Bahakot - Gurdum; (3½ hrs).

      Day 05: Trek from Bahakot - Gurdum to Swara; (6½ hrs.).

      Day 06: Trek from Swara to Mathar; (4-5 hrs.).

      Day 07: Trek from Mathar to Gumda V/A Dharche Danda; (3200 mtrs.) (6-7 hrs.); 2720 mtrs.

      Day 08: Trek from Gumda to Laprak; (5½ hrs.); 2200 mtrs.

      Day 09: Trek from Laprak to Kharka; (2750 mtrs.)Barpak; (6½hrs.); 2060 mtrs.

      Day 10: Trek from Rest day in Barpak and visit around the Barpak village and Ancient palace of Ghale Raja or Ghale king.

      Day 11: Trek from Barpak to Baluwa; (4 hrs.); 900 mtrs.

      Day 12: Trek from Baluwa to Arkul; (4-5 hrs.);800 mtrs.

      Day 13: Trek from Arkul to Gorkha Bazzar; (4-5 hrs.); 1010 mtrs.

      Day 14: Drive back from Gorkha to Kathmandu (5-6 hrs.); Transfer to Hotel, Overnight at hotel.

      Day 15: Drop to airport for your final flight departure.

      (Note: This is full trip Itinersary, If anyone interested for the half trip after arrival in Nepal, we can arrange half trip itinerary also)

      Trip Cost Includes

      • All airport/Hotel transfers
      • 3 Star level Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
      • Welcome and farewell dinner.
      • All lodging and fooding during the trek.
      • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees.
      • Domestic flights and Airport taxes.
      • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, Assistant trek guide and Porters to carry luggage (2 Trekkers:1 porter ) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
      • All necessary paper work and Trekking permits or National park permit, TIMS Card)
      • All government and local taxes if necessary.

      Trip Cost Excludes

      • Nepal visa fee.
      • International Airfare to and from Kathmandu.
      • Excess baggage charges.
      • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, Late departure, Early return from mountain (Due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
      • Lunch and Evening meals in Kathmandu (And also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
      • Travel and Rescue insurance.
      • Personal expenses (Phone Calls, Laundry, Bar bills during the trekking, Battery recharge, Extra porters, Bottle or Boiled water, Shower etc).
      • Tips for Guides and Porters.
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  • Upper Mustang Trek - 17 Days Upper Mustang Trek - 17 Days

    • From: redpandatravel
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      Upper Mustang

      Maximum Elevation: 3850 mtrs.

      Trek Duration: 17 days

      Mode of Operation: Tented Camping

      Trip Grade: Moderate

      Season: Mar, Apr, May, Jun-Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec.

      Attraction: Incredible Jomsom valley, Panoramic mountain views, Barren places, Seven hundred years oldest monastery, Delightful apple kingdom and Pure apple distillery, Ethnic peoples’ tradition and life style, Salt mine, Wall Kingdom and Palace of Upper-Mustang, Flora and Fauna, Taste of Tibetan Culture.

      Jomsom

      Upper Mustang Trekking Day to Day Itinerary

      Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu; greet and meet at airport and transfer to hotel; over night at hotel.

      Day 02: Half day guided city tours (Include world heritage sites: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati Nath Temple, Swayambu Nath and Buddha Nath Stupa); Afternoon pre-trip discussion of the trek; Overnight at Hotel.

      Day 03: Drive or Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara; pick up at airport and transfer to hotel; Afternoon sightseeing; free in Pokhara; overnight at hotel.

      Day 04: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and walk up to Kagbeni; (3½ hrs.); 2800 mtrs.

      Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele; (5-6 hrs.); 2858 mtrs.

      Day 06: Trek from Chele to Syanbochen; (6-7 hrs.); 3475 mtrs.

      Day 07: Trek from Syanbochen to Ghyami; (5-6hrs); 3850 mtrs.

      Day 08: Trek from Ghyami to Charang; (4-5 hrs.); 3500 mtrs.

      Day 09: Trek from Charang to Lho-Manthang; (5-6 hrs.); 3850 mtrs.

      Day 10: Explore to Lho-Manthang and visit to around Lho-Manthang.

      Day 11: Trek from Lho-Manthang to Ghar Gumpa; (4-5 hrs.);

      Day 12: Trek from Ghar Gumpa Ghiling; (5-6 hrs.); 3806 mtrs.

      Day 13: Trek from Ghiling to Chele;(5-6 hrs.);3050 mtrs.

      Day 14: Trek from Chele to Jomsom; (6-7 hrs.); 2700 mtrs.

      Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara, Free in Pokhara in the afternoon.

      Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu; (6-7 hrs.).

      Day 17: Drop to airport for your final flight departure.

      (Note: This is full trip Itinerary, If anyone interested for the half trip after arrival in Nepal, we can arrange half trip itinerary also)

      Lo-Manthang, Mustang

      Trip Cost Includes

      • All airport/Hotel transfers
      • 3 or 4-star level Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
      • Welcome and farewell dinner.
      • All lodging and fooding during the trek.
      • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees.
      • Domestic flights and Airport taxes.
      • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, Assistant trek guide and Porters to carry luggage (2 Trekkers:1 porter ) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
      • All necessary paper work and Trekking permits or National park permit, TIMS Card)
      • All government and local taxes if necessary.

      Trip Cost Excludes

      • Nepal visa fee.
      • International Airfare to and from Kathmandu.
      • Excess baggage charges.
      • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, Late departure, Early return from mountain (Due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
      • Lunch and Evening meals in Kathmandu (And also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
      • Travel and Rescue insurance.
      • Personal expenses (Phone Calls, Laundry, Bar bills during the trekking, Battery recharge, Extra porters, Bottle or Boiled water, Shower etc).
      • Tips for Guides and Porters.
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  • Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Ev Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Everest Base Camp 10 Days

    • From: redpandatravel
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      EBC From Tibet-1

      The Buddhist Kingdom of Tibet has captured the hearts and minds of the western world since long. Lost in its historical and spiritual treasures, we could spend happy weeks in the home of the Dalai Lama and the target of devout pilgrimages. This 10 day Tibet overland tour by 4 wheel drive (Toyota Land cruiser), from Lhasa to Kathmandu via Everest Base Camp offers a unique mystery and allure. This tour covers a vast tract of this ancient land, crossing spectacular passes, through unforgettable landscapes and spiritual heart of the country. Over ten days, our tour manages to take in a little bit of everything of the attractions this country has to offer.

      BEC Tibet

      You will fly or drive to Lhasa and spend four nights in Lhasa, so that you could get time for acclimatization and sightseeing. We will visit the holiest Jokhang temple, see the legendary eighth wonder Potala Palace, Norbulinka Palace (the summer palace of the Dalai Lama), Drepung, Sera Monastery and many more.After sightseeing program, you will leave Lhasa in our 4 wheeler for Kathmandu along the way stopping at quietly enchanting Buddhist monasteries like Sakya, Shalu, Natang, Rongbuk and remote villages untouched by modern civilization. Rongbuk is the home of the highest monastery in Tibet. Leaving plenty of time to explore this historic treasure, you go ahead to the highlight of the trip, Everest Base Camp, where the sheer grandeur of Everest's north face has to be seen to be believed. We will continue drive via 'Friendship Highway' to Kathmandu. The mountain views and inspiring landscapes, rich Buddhist culture and history complementary with the recent development makes your Tibet visit a truly unforgettable experience.

      Potala Darbar

      Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Everest Base Camp Day to Day Itinerary

      Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa (3650 m/11972ft) Your tour starts with your arrival in Lhasa today. There are two ways to arrive Lhasa—one is via Nepal and another via mainland China. If you choose to fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa you will have 1 hour 10 minutes Trans-Himalayan flight which is considered one of the most beautiful air route in the world that takes you over the Everest (8848m), Kanchenjunga (8536m) and other Himalayan peaks. If you are coming via mainland China, you might fly from any major cities or take the world’s highest train route to reach Lhasa. You will be received by our Tibetan guide at the airport/train station. Approximately 1.5 hours drive along 93 km road, from the airport/train station, you will reach Lhasa. It's advisable to rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day due to Lhasa's altitude. Overnight in Lhasa

      Day 02: Sightseeing in Lhasa (3650 m/11972ft) Foremost, our tour begins with a visit to Sera Monastery with an experienced tour guide also working as an interpreter escorts. This is a preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs. Equally adventurous and exciting rhythm builds up while touring Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Jokhang Temple is another important sacred site which unravels more deep seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. Visit to Barkhor Markets can be quite a alter from other visits as you roam around the city testing every details around the stalls and you may purchase some goods that displays Tibetan culture, custom and tradition. Overnight in Lhasa. Day 03 Sightseeing in Lhasa (3650 m/11972ft)

      Today your visit to Potala palace and Drepung monastery will bestow invaluable insights. From the Mar Po Ri Hill where the Potala Palace, the 17th century great monumental structure stands, you can get an awesome view of entire city. Potala Palace, an immense structure, its interior space being in excess of 130,000 square meters has private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Your next visit will be to Drepung Monastery, a residence of Dalai Lama before Potala Palace which was built in 14th century and used to shelter around 10,000 monks some time ago. Tibetans' immensely believe and respect this monastery. Overnight in Lhasa.

      Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa (3650 m/11972ft) In morning you will visit Tibet Museum. Officially inaugurated in October of 1999 the museum houses a rich collection of prehistoric cultural relics including Buddha statues in different postures, imperial jade seals, gold albums, gifts granted by emperors, colorful Thankas, and various printed Sanskrit and Tibetan scriptures. You can also see variety of folk art such as unique Tibetan handicrafts, costumes, jewelry, and adornments made of gold, silver, and jade, as well as fine Chinese pottery. Despite the collections the museum holds, the museum building complex with its ornamented beams, pillars, lintels, banners and wall hangings exhibit traditional Tibetan architectural styles. In the afternoon, you will be free for shopping. Over night in Lhasa.

      Day 05: Drive to Gyantse (3950m/12956ft) -265 km Following Friendship Highway, while driving past Khamba La (4794 m), you will have a break to appreciate majestic views of Yamdrok‐Tso Lake, a lake deep blue in color and Nazin Kang Sang glacier standing proud at 7252m. Ahead to westwards, you come across another Karo La pass at 5045m. Glance through the road, you can see huge glaciers tumbling down into the road. After hours of driving for 261 km, you enter town of Gyantse where you will see beautifully landscaped Tibetan villages. Overnight in Gyantse

      Day 06: Sightseeing & drive to Shigatse (3900m/12792ft) -92km Gyantse prides on Gyantse Dzong and Kumbum. Gyantse Dzong is a historical fort built in the 14th century and overlooks a mesmerizing view of entire Gyantse and surrounding Nyang Chu Valley. Kumbum has large gold domed 35m high chorten(stupa ) and houses with several chapels and Tibetan Buddhist murals. Kubum means 100,000 images in Tibetan. After enjoying and exploring Gyantse, you will take a 90 km drive to Shigatse. Shalu monastery built with Han, Tibetan and Indian style architecture is about one and half hour away from Gyantse on the way to Shigatse. After a brief observation of the monastery you drive further to Shigatse, second largest city of Tibet. Tashilhunpo Monastery is the major attraction of Shigatse being one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet. Overnight in Shigatse.

      Day 07: Drive to Shegar (4150m/13612ft), visit Natang and Sakya Monastery en route-274km Today you will transverse along the Friendship Highway amidst picturesque landscape driving past small town of Lhatse and Gyamtso La pass at 5220m. You will visit Natang Monastery which is 12 Kms far from Xigatse, again you drive to Sakya Monastery, where you can see the largest book in the world in Sakya's great library written in gold. In the evening time we reach in Shegar. As the route opens into plains, many monasteries and camps of nomadic herders become visible in route to Shegar. Overnight in Shegar

      Day 08: Drive to Rongbuk (5050m/16564ft)-Explore Everest Base Camp (5250m/17,220 ft)-85 km Away from Shegar, you drive to the south crossing Pang La pass at 5150m/16890. Along the drive, you can laze around in the splendor of majestic views of snow capped peaks such as Makalu and Shishapangma. After driving for 85 km, you eventually reach Rongbuk from where you get spectacular sight of Mt. Everest. The program today is to explore to Everest Base Camp through the day. Drive to EBC is allowed only for expeditions, so you need to walk 8 km (one way) or take a horse or local bus to reach the Everest Base Camp. You will also visit Ronbuk Monastery, a Buddhist pilgrimage site founded in 1902 by a Nyingmapa Lama in an area of meditation huts that had been in use by monks and hermits for over 400 years. Hermitage meditation caves dot the cliff walls all around the monastery complex and up and down the valley. Many walls and stones, carved with sacred syllables and prayers, line the paths. Overnight in Rongbuk

      Day 09: Drive to Zhangmu (2300m/7, 544ft)-245 km In case, on Day 08 due to bad weather or some consequences, if you are not able to explore around Everest Base Camp, today’s first light will be utilized to explore around Everest Base Camp and to watch sunrise on Mt. Everest. It is a truly awe inspiring place with the absolute north face of the highest mountain in the world soaring above you. You return back to the Friendship Highway to continue drive to Zhangmu. Driving past Tingri crossing Lalung La pass at (5124 m/ 16068 ft) and Shung La pass at (5200 m/ 17056 ft), Nalyam Pass (3800m/12464 ft) which offer enchanting views of the surrounding peaks of Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Menlungtse and Gauri Shanker, you tumble down from gradually from the dry Tibetan Plateau. Now, you find yourself amidst the verdant and fertile vegetation of

      Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4428ft)-123km Few kilometers drive away from Zhangmu to Friendship Bridge across Bhote Koshi River brings you closer to Immigration Control in Kodari where you depart with your Tibetan guide and driver, and walk across the river to meet Nepalese guide to drive to Kathmandu. After 4 hours of driving through deep valleys, you finally arrive in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu (hotel not included in Kathmandu).Zhangmu at 2300 meter in the Nepalese border.Overnight in Zhangmu.

      Trip Cost Includes

      • Sightseeing by Land Cruiser as per program.
      • English speaking guide, Sherpa staff comprising of guide, cook and helper.
      • Camping equipment (tents, mattress, Sleeping bags, Dining tent & Table/ Chairs).
      • Freshly cooked full board vegetarian meals during trek.
      • Upper Humla trek permit.
      • Yak & Yakmen during Parikarma.
      • Tibet / China Visa fee.
      • Oxygen & Gamow Bag.
      • Full board in Kathmandu.
      • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
      • Donation includes

      Trip Cost Excludes

      • Domestic airport taxes and excess baggage.
      • Riding Yak or horse.
      • Liaison officer Rs. 2500.
      • Tips for trek staff.
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  • Kathmandu to Lhasa, Kailash an Kathmandu to Lhasa, Kailash and Garuda valley Tour 21 Days

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      Kathmandu to Lhasa, Kailash and Garuda valley Tour Day to Day Itinerary

      Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,355m/4,457ft) Welcome to the Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport one of our representatives will welcome and assist you with your transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. You can take some time to get refreshed, and in the evening you’ll meet your travel manager for your welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu. Over dinner you will receive a briefing about your trip. Overnight at Hotel.

      Day 02: Kathmandu, sightseeing Take rest, familiarize, and make a sightseeing tour to Kathmandu’s World Heritage Sites. The tour includes Katmandu Durbar Square, Syambhunath Stupa, Pashupati Nath, & Bouddha Nath - the biggest Buddha Stupa in ancient Katmandu. The day will also be for finalizing official procedure and other necessary arrangements. You can also make your last minute buying of personal items as you will be flying to Lhasa tomorrow. Overnight at hotel.

      Day 03: Flight to Lhasa (3,650m/11,972ft). Accommodation. Sightseeing. Fly to the highest capital in the world Lhasa of Tibet. Relish the astonishing views of the Himalaya, including Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and the Tibetan valleys. We will be greeted at Gonggar Airport by our Tibetan guide. After immigration formalities take a 1.5-hour drive along 93 km road leading to Lhasa lying at an altitude of 3,650m/11,972ft. It's advisable to rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day due to Lhasa's altitude. In Lhasa, your accommodation would be in a good standard hotel near the city centre

      Day 04: Lhasa - Sightseeing We spend some days in Lhasa for sightseeing and acclimatization purpose. While we acclimatize with the high altitude, we also visit important landmarks in Lhasa. Our tour begins with a visit to Sera Monastery. Equally adventurous and exciting tempo builds up while touring Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Jokhang Temple is another important sacred site which unravels more deep seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. Visit to Barkhor Markets can be quite a change from other visits as we roam around the city.

      Day 05: Lhasa. Sightseeing Lhasa life certainly offers glimpses into one of the most preserved ancient cultural heritages. Like the previous day, you experience invaluable insights during your visits to Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery. This 17th century Potala Palace offers an awesome view of entire city and also has private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. Ancient history has it that Drepung Monastery which was built in 14th century used to shelter around 10,000 monks but as now there has been quite a declination resulting in only few hundreds. Tibetans' respect and belief are immensely knotted with this monastery.

      Day 06: Transfer Lhasa — Gyantse — Shigatse (3,840m/12,590ft, 367km, 8-9 hours). Sightseeing: Pelkor-Chode, Khumbum chorten. Depart Lhasa for Shigatse, Tibet’s second largest city. Reach the banks of the Tsang Po, which becomes the Brahmaputra River in India. Drive up-stream for a while before turning southwest through barren desert-like valleys. Along the way, you will have opportunity to visit the Yomdrok Lake, one of the Holy Lakes in Tibet. Visit Pelkor-Chode Monastery and Khumbhum Stupa with 100,000 images. Continue driving to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. Overnight stay in the hotel.

      Day 07: Morning time: sightseeing os Shigatse. Evening: transfer Shigatse — Lhatse (3,950m/12,664ft, 200km, 5-6 hours). Shigatse is an attractive tourist resort in Southern Tibet. Lying at the foot of the northern slope of the Himalayas, it is endowed with fertile farmland, vast grassy meadow, wooded forest and snow mountains. About 2 kilometer west of Shigatse city lies a very influential monastery in Tibet - the Tashilhunpo Monastery. Tashilhunpo Monaster was founded by the first Dalai Lama and is situated at the base of a hill. The Tashilhunpo is a 15th century seat of the Panchen Lama, also regarded as the reincarnation of the Buddha. The monastery consists of Asia’s largest bronze image of Buddha. In the evening drive to Lhatse On the way, we visit the Sakya Monastery.

      Day 08: Transfer Lhatse — Saga (4,600m/15,131ft, 8-10 hours). Today we drive to Saga along Brahmaputra River. Pass several high plateau lakes, towns, herders tents and along the route with plateau mountain ranges. The scenically rewarding drive provides plenty of opportunities for photography.

      Day 09: Transfer Saga — Darchen (4,560m/15,000ft, 510km, 10-12 hours) Today, a long journey from Saga to Darchen. Pass by the small towns of Zhongba and Paryang. It’s 255 km from Saga to Paryang and another 250 km drive takes us from Paryang to Darchen. We continue driving crossing the Mayum La pass (5200 m) and arrive at Hor Quo. Finally, we will have the first sight of Holy Kailash and Mansarovar.

      Days 10: First day of kora: hiking to Dira-puk (4,760m/15,675ft, 20km, 6 hours by walk). Today is first day of kora. Lush green meadows and murming mountain springs follow with us along our walking through Lhachu valley. At the end of this day north face of Kailash arises in front of us and we reach Dira-puk monastery.

      Day 11: Second day of kora: hiking to Dzutul-puk (4,790m/15,765ft, 18km, 6-7 hours by walk) via Drolma-la pass (5,750m/19,910ft). Today we are going to climb at Drolma-la pass (Pass of Tara), filed with five-colored praying flags. This is the most difficult part of our way. Then we start the descending to Dzutul-puk. Very attractive lake Thugje Zinbu (Lake of Compassion) opens to our eyes. Some ancient meditative caves are visible here

      Day 12: Third day of kora: hiking to Darchen (4,560m/15,000ft, 14km, 3-4 hours) and transfer to Tritapuri (60km, 1-2 hours). Today we are finishing our pilgimage to Kailash. After easy walking we reach Darchen and depart to Tritapuri one of "Places of Power" of Tibet and an important site for the Buddhists. Get blessed by the mystical sights which uphold the tantric traditions of Buddhism. Visit the white and red hot springs and the retreat caves including the Padmasambhave or Guru Rimpoche’s Cave. Taking a bath in the hot springs is supposed to cure sickness and wash away negative karma.

      Day 13: Sightseeing of the Garuda Valley. The Garuda Valley or Kyunglung lies to the southwest of Mt Kailash. The Garuda Valley contains mysterious caves some of which have never been explored. The valley is the source of an ancient kingdom of Shangshung, the ruined cave cities in the valley are remains of early Tibetan civilization. For those interested in the archeological and historical sites, Garuda Valley offers a magnificent exploration. Return back to Tritapuri in the evening. Overnight in Tritapuri.

      Day 14: Tranfer to Tholing (240км, 7-8 часов). A long and winding road takes us to Tholing. The side valley opens into the wider Sutlez Valley. The Jiangla pass at 5100 meters is one of the biggest pass in the journey. Cross a bridge, and arrive at the town of Zanda. Tholing which lies near Zanda has an 11th century monastery and stupas. Tsaparang lies 21 km further west down the Sutlez River

      Day 15: Sightseeing of Lost Kingdom of Guge Valley. Today, we make an excursions of the ruins of the lost Guge kingdom. The 10th century Guge Kingdom’s citadel lies on a giant cliff. This place asks a low of questions even now: how its inhabitants could live here without water surrounded by rocks? Why did they leave theit ciry? Explore the ruins of Tholing and Tsaparang monasteries.

      Day 16: Transfer to Manasrowar (4,560m/15,000ft, 240km, 7-8 hours). Today we start our way back to civilization. First our stop is sacred lake Manasarowar. As we near the sacred Mansarowar lake, the historic Chiu Monastery becomes visible on the north-west shore. Finally, we will have the first sight of this wondeful lake.

      Day 17: Manasarovar lake, full day. Lake Manasarowar has a circumference of 90 kilometers. It’s the highest fresh water lake in the world. Circling of the Mansarovar Jeep takes about 4 - 5 hrs. Also visit the Chiu Gomba, a small monastery perched on a rocky hill.

      Day 18: Transfer Mansarovar – Saga (4,600m/15,131ft, 535km, 10-12 hours). Today, we have a long drive from Mansarovar to Saga. It’s the same route we came by, via Paryang and Zhongba. However, from Saga instead of going toward Lhasa, we drive along a different route toward Kathmandu.

      Day 19: Transfer Saga – Nyalam (3.750m/12335ft, 232km, 7-8 hours) Cross the Yarlung Tsangpo or Brahmaputra River and then drive to Nyalam. Pass by a huge lake Paigu-Tso with Mt. Shishapangma (8027m) in the background. Don’t miss the sight of Everest as the road climbs the Lalung La at 5124m. After crossing another pass, the Tong La at 5120m, we finally reach Nyalam.

      Day 20: Transfer Nyalam – Kathmandu (1,355m/4,457ft, 156km, 7-8 hours). Drive to Zhangmu, the border town on the Tibet side. Go through the custom formalities. After reaching Friendship Bridge, we'll be leaving our Tibet side vehicles, and will walk for approximately 15 minutes towards Nepal. From Kodari it takes another 8-9 hours drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

      Day 21: Farewell Himalayas! Your adventure in the Himalayas comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. A representative from Himalayan Glacier Trekking will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight.

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      Trip Cost Includes

      • Sightseeing by Land Cruiser as per program.
      • English speaking guide, Sherpa staff comprising of guide, cook and helper.
      • Camping equipment (tents, mattress, Sleeping bags, Dining tent & Table/ Chairs).
      • Freshly cooked full board vegetarian meals during trek.
      • Upper Humla trek permit.
      • Yak & Yakmen during Parikarma.
      • Tibet / China Visa fee.
      • Oxygen & Gamow Bag.
      • Full board in Kathmandu.
      • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
      • Donation includes

      Trip Cost Excludes

      • Domestic airport taxes and excess baggage.
      • Riding Yak or horse.
      • Liaison officer Rs. 2500.
      • Tips for trek staff.
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  • Manasalu Larkya Pass Trekking Manasalu Larkya Pass Trekking - 22 Days

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      Mt.Manasalu 8165 Mtrs.

      The main journey here is around Manasalu, reaching north of the Himalayas and circling the great Manasalu-Himalchuli-Buddha massif. Since Manasalu is a special area for trekkers and was only officially opened from 1991 onwards for trekking. Since then, the region has been opened up for organized groups. The major trekking seasons are between March-May and September-November. It needs special permits. Three-week complete treks will give you an exciting, adventurous and once in a life time experience. The seven Villages Development Committees (the smallest political unit) within the conservation area are: Sama, Lho, Prok, Bihi, Chumchet, Chhekampar and Sirdibas covering 1,663sq.km. Over 9,000 local inhabitants reside here and their main occupation is marginal agriculture, animal husbandry and seasonal migration for labor and trade during the winter months.

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      The region offers visitors a glimpse of pristine natural and cultural traditions that are fast disappearing from other parts of Nepal. Due to the prolonged isolation and contact with other urban people, the major ethnic groups, the Bhotiyas still have a strong sense of attachment towards their traditional local culture and rich natural heritage. The region harbors a mosaic of habitats for 33 species of mammals, including the elusive snow leopard, musk deer, Himalayan Thar, Blue sheep, with over 110 species of birds, 11 species of butterflies and 3 species of reptiles. There are approx 200 species of plants, 11 types of forests and over 100 species of useful plants. The bio-climatic zones vary from sub-tropical to Nival. This trek starts from Gorkha, home to legendry Gorkha soldiers and follows the meandering Budhi Gandaki River of the Daraudi River before reaching Larkya Pass (5,106 m) and crossing over into Manang district of ACAP. The altitude rises from a Mere (600 m.) to the summit of Mt. Manasalu (8,163 m.), the eight highest peak in the world.

      Manasalu Trek

      Maximum Elevation: 5106 mtrs.

      Trek Duration: 21 days

      Mode of Operation: Tea House and Camping

      Trip Grade: Moderate and Strenuous

      Season: Mar, Apr, May, Jun-Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec.

      Attraction: The palace of ancient kingdom, Spectacular views of the Himalayas, Exciting ethnic encounters and village, Abundance of wildlife, Majestic water falls, Beautiful shining rivers, Bamboo forest with abundance of wildlife, Spiritual Buddhist monasteries, Snow covered mountain, Tibetan refugees camp, Beautiful mountain market ‘Samagaon’.

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      Manasalu Larkya Pass Trekking Day to Day Itinerary

      Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu; Greet and meet you at airport; Transfer to hotel; Overnight at hotel.

      Day 02: Half day guided city tours (Include world heritage sites: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati Nath Temple, Swayambu Nath and Buddha Nath Stupa); Afternoon pre-trip discussion of the trek; Overnight at Hotel.

      Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Gorkha; (5-6 hrs.);

      Day 04: Drive from Gorkha Bazzar to Arughat Bazzar; (4½ hrs.); 570 mtrs.

      Day 05: Trek from Arughat Bazzar to Soti Khola; (6½ hrs.); 530 mtrs.

      Day 06: Trek from Soti Khola to Machhi Khola; (6 hrs.); 890 mtrs.

      Day 07: Trek from Machhi Khola to Jagat; (6 hrs.); 1350 mtrs.

      Day 08: Trek from Jagat to Philim; (4 hrs.); 1700 mtrs.

      Day 09: Trek from Philim to Deng; (6½hrs.); 2095 mtrs.

      Day 10: Trek from Deng to Namrung; (5½ hrs.); 2900 mtrs.

      Day 11: Trek from Namrung to Lho-Gaon; (4 hrs.); 3100 mtrs.

      Day 12: Trek from Lho-Gaon to Sama-Gaon; (4 hrs.); 3390 mtrs.

      Day 13: Acclimatization day at Sama-Gaon, Short hike around Sama-Gaon and Manasalu Base Camp.

      Day 14: Trek from Sama-Gaon to Samda; (4½hrs.); 3690 mtrs.

      Day 15: Trek from Samda to Larkya Phedi; (3½ hrs.); 4460 mtrs.

      Day 16: Trek from Larkya Phedi to Bimthang V/A Larkya Pass; (7½ hrs.); 5135 mtrs and 3590 mtrs.

      Day 17: Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani; (4 hrs.); 1860 mtrs.

      Day 18: Trek from Dharapani to Jagat; (6 hrs.); 1360 mtrs.

      Day 19: Trek from Jagat to Beshi Sahar; (7 hrs.); 760 mtrs.

      Day 20: Drive from Besi Sahar to Kathmandu.

      Day 21: Drop to airport for your final flight departure.

      (Note: This is full trip Itinerary, If anyone interested for the half trip after arrival in Nepal, we can arrange half trip itinerary also)

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      Trip Cost Includes

      • All airport/Hotel transfers
      • 3 or 4-star level Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
      • Welcome and farewell dinner.
      • All lodging and fooding during the trek.
      • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees.
      • Domestic flights and Airport taxes.
      • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, Assistant trek guide and Porters to carry luggage (2 Trekkers:1 porter ) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
      • All necessary paper work and Trekking permits or National park permit, TIMS Card)
      • All government and local taxes if necessary.

      Trip Cost Excludes

      • Nepal visa fee.
      • International Airfare to and from Kathmandu.
      • Excess baggage charges.
      • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, Late departure, Early return from mountain (Due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
      • Lunch and Evening meals in Kathmandu (And also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
      • Travel and Rescue insurance.
      • Personal expenses (Phone Calls, Laundry, Bar bills during the trekking, Battery recharge, Extra porters, Bottle or Boiled water, Shower etc).
      • Tips for Guides and Porters.
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  • Around Dhaulagiri Trek - 26 Da Around Dhaulagiri Trek - 26 Days

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      Mt.Dhaulagiri 8197 Mtrs.

      White mountain, separated from the Annapurna region by Kali Gandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, includes some fifteen peaks above 7000m. This region, considered to be one of the most remote places of the Federal Democratic Re-public Nepal, has abundance of Himalayan peaks, hidden valleys, high passes and sweeping vistas. The Trans-Himalayan journey is quite, peaceful and full of adventure and excitement. Trekking in this area is relatively strenuous but trekkers willing to spend their holidays amid nature and natural surroundings full of peace and tranquility chose this ‘off the beaten track’ trekking destination.

      Mt.Dhaulagiri 8197 Mtrs.

      Maximum Elevation: 5200 mtrs.

      Trek Duration: 25 days

      Mode of Operation: Camping

      Season: Mar, Apr, May, Jun-Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec.

      Trip Grade: Strenuous

      Attraction: Spectacular views of Himalayan, Hidden valley, Barren places, Panoramic mountain views, Fossil river, Seven hundred years oldest monastery, Second biggest Hindus temple, Delightful apple kingdom and Pure apple distillery, Hot spring, World biggest rhododendron forest, Ethnic village and life style, World’s deepest george between Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.) and Mt.Annapurna I (8091m.)

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      Around Dhaulagiri Trek Day to Day Itinerary

      Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu; Greet and meet you at airport; Transfer to hotel; Overnight at hotel.

      Day 02: Half day guided city tours (Include world heritage sites: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati Nath Temple, Swayambu Nath and Buddha Nath Stupa); Afternoon pre-trip discussion of the trek; Overnight at Hotel.

      Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Beni; (8-9 hrs.).

      Day 04: Trek from Beni to Babiyachaur; (5-6 hrs.); 1000 mtrs.

      Day 05: Trek from Babiyachaur to Dharapani; (6-7 hrs.); 1565 mtrs.

      Day 06: Trek from Dharapani to Muri; (5-6hrs.); 1850 mtrs.

      Day 07: Trek from Muri to Bagar; (5-6 hrs.); 2050 mtrs.

      Day 08: Trek from Bagar to Dovan; (5-6 hrs.); 2630 mtrs.

      Day 09: Trek from Dovan to Italian Base Camp; (5-6 hrs.); 3500 mtrs.

      Day 10: Acclimatization day. It is a day of relax because next day will be tough day.

      Day 11: Trek from Italian Base Camp to Glacier Camp; (5-6 hrs.); 4250 mtrs.

      Day 12: Trek from Glacier Base Camp to Dhaulagiri Base Camp; (4-5 hrs.); 4650 mtrs.

      Day 13: Acclimatization day. Next day will be constantly at an altitude of 5,00-6000 m, so this day is essential.

      Day 14: Trek from Dhaulagiri Base Camp to Hidden valley Camp; (3-4 hrs); 5000 mtrs.

      Day 15: Hidden Valley Camp, A rest day to admire the surrounding peaks and perhaps do some exploring.

      Day 16: Trek from Hidden Valley Camp to Yak Kharka; (5-6 hrs.); 5200 mtrs.

      Day 17: Trek from Yak Kharka to Marpha; (4-5 hrs.); 2670 mtrs.

      Day 18: Trek from Marpha to Kalopani; (5-6 hrs.); 2500 mtrs.

      Day 19: Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani (Hot spring; 6-7 hrs.); 1190 mtrs.

      Day 20:. Rest day and Relax in Hot spring.

      Day 21: Trek from Tatopani (Hot spring) to Ghorepani; (7-8 hrs.);2870 mtrs; Poon Hill (Sunrise and Sunset view point);3210 mtrs.

      Day 22: Trek from Ghorepani to Hille; (4-5 hrs.); 1500 mtrs

      Day 23: Trek from Hille to Nayapul; (2½-3 hrs.); 1100 mtrs. And drive back to Pokhara; Overnight at hotel.

      Day 24: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu; free in Kathmandu; Overnight at hotel

      Day 25: Drop to airport for your final flight departure.

      (Note: This is full trip Itinerary, If anyone interested for the half trip after arrival in Nepal, we can arrange half trip itinerary also)

      Trip Cost Includes

      • All airport/Hotel transfers
      • 3 or 4-star level Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
      • Welcome and farewell dinner.
      • All lodging and fooding during the trek.
      • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees.
      • Domestic flights and Airport taxes.
      • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, Assistant trek guide and Porters to carry luggage (2 Trekkers:1 porter ) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
      • All necessary paper work and Trekking permits or National park permit, TIMS Card)
      • All government and local taxes if necessary.

      Trip Cost Excludes

      • Nepal visa fee.
      • International Airfare to and from Kathmandu.
      • Excess baggage charges.
      • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, Late departure, Early return from mountain (Due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
      • Lunch and Evening meals in Kathmandu (And also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
      • Travel and Rescue insurance.
      • Personal expenses (Phone Calls, Laundry, Bar bills during the trekking, Battery recharge, Extra porters, Bottle or Boiled water, Shower etc).
      • Tips for Guides and Porters.
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