Tibet avoided most of the commercial influences of the western world and has remained a hidden world for many centuries. Since it was governed by its Buddhist spiritual leaders, monasteries became the culture's center in every respect. The high regard for them is mirrored by their sheer size, numbers and magnificence. Though many disappeared during China's cultural revolution, the ones that remain give us a glimpse of what once was. Tibetan Buddhism incorporates many of the elements of the older religion, "Bon Po," which worshiped the natural elements of sky, moon, sun, fire and soil. Monasteries and pilgrimage routes are often swarming with pilgrims as they travel great distances in fulfillment of their Buddhist vows.
Tibet is wide and vast. The logistics of touring as well as trekking are more complicated than in many neighboring countries. The late photographer, Galen Rowell, said it best — "If you are trying to decide between a vacation at Club Med and going to Tibet, then by all means go to Club Med... but if you are burning with a passion to see the country and the people then go."
There are three primary entry points for Tibet visitors, each one with its benefits. There are direct flights from Kathmandu, Nepal as well as daily flights from Chengdu and Beijing, China. The flight to Lhasa from Kathmandu is often preferable because the change in altitude is not as drastic as when you arrive from Chinese cities which are often much lower. Kathmandu is a much different culture and location, so it's a unique spot to explore after a long Tibet trip. Driving from Kathmandu is an option as is the new train line from Beijing — both are difficult with high passes to cross before reaching Lhasa. It's often better to take an overland route as a return departing Tibet — by road descending to Nepal or rail back to Beijing. We suggest flying into Lhasa to spend your first few days to acclimatize to the high altitude, while touring the many local sites (and sights) of interest there. After a few days to normalize, you're ready to head to the mountains!
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu / Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu City Sightseeing. / Trek Preparation.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Besisahar (820m) by bus or private vehicle. It takes (6-7 hrs) then next vehicle to Chamje (1470 m) (2 hrs) stay overnight at lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (2113m) or Danaque (2260m) walking (7 hrs) stay overnight at lodge
Day 05: Trek to Koto or Chame (2620m) walking (6-7 hrs) stay overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Meta (3230m) walking (7 hrs) stay overnight at lodge or in camp.
Day 07: trek to Phu village (4050m) walking (7 hrs) stay overnight at lodge or camp.
Day 08: Explore the Phu village and excursion the Himlung base camp.
Day 09: Trek to Nar Phedi (3820m) walking (6 hrs) stay overnight in Gompa Monastery.
Day 10: Trek to Nar village (4150m) walking (4 hrs hrs) stay overnight at lodge or camp.
Day 11: Explore Nar village in Gompa Monasteries and village.
Day 12: Trek to Ngawal along the high pass of Kang La Pass (5130m) stay overnight at lodge or in camp.
Day 13: trek to Chame (2620m) walking (6 hrs) stay overnight at lodge or camp.
Day 14: Back to Kathmandu by vehicle Chame to Besisahar by local jeep takes time (5 hrs) then Besi sahar to Kathmandu (6 hrs) drive and stay at Hotel.
Day 15: Free until airport time and drop to airport for final departure.
All necessary trekking permit
English speaking trekking guide
2 person = 1 porter for baggage supply
Hotels while in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
Full board food during trekking
All guesthouse stays during trekking
Half day Kathmandu guided sightseeing tours
Airport pick up & drop
Travel insurance & other expenses for guide and porters
Kathmandu to Pokhara and VV by bus & Pokhara to Nayapul & VV by Jeep
Any international flight
Any entrace fees during sightseeing
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Travel insurance & Personal expenses
Others which is not mentioned on the above included items.