Hiking or TrekkingTours in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan
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Sightseeing or FestivalTours in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan
The Thimphu Festival (Tsechu) is one of the grandest of Bhutan's festivals and attracts the largest audience. Featuring dances performed by trained monks and laymen in amazing masks and costumes.
We follow the Friendship Highway after a few days in Lhasa across the Tibetan plateau, through some of the most beautiful and picturesque landscapes on Earth to Gyantse and Shigatse, before returning to Lhasa.
Heading across Bhutan, we visit several monasteries, deep valleys and mountain passes. A highlight is the subtropical area of Wangdue Phodrang and Gangtey, home to the endangered Black Naked Crane.
The cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley is rich, boasting incredible stupas and temples, as is Pokhara known for spectacular mountain scenes. This tour includes time at the Chitwan National Park, home to about 850 bird species
The Paro Tsechu Festival is a wonderful time to visit Bhutan, experience its ancient culture, and get enthralled in the celebrations. The festival comes alive with vibrant colours, music, dances and drama as people gather to enjoy the masked dances, and other sacred rituals.
On this tour we will start in Tsedang and then head off through small Tibetan settlements with nomadic herdsmen wandering across the wide arid plains and awe-inspiring mountain peaks. Our journey takes us across the plateau and back to Lhasa.
After Lhasa, we will head out across the vast Tibetan plateau, through small villages and towns as we head into the spectacular himalayas. The highlight of this trip is the visit to Everest Base Camp - where the view of Mt Everest are unsurpassed. We then head all the way back down to Nepal.
During this festival, a variety of traditional and mask dances are performed and each dance bears significant meaning. The highlight is the fire ceremony named 'Mewang' and the religious dance known as 'Tercham'.
All of our tours have a grading system based on a number, a letter and FP. The letter refers to the technical difficulty of the trip, and the number to the level of fitness required. The higher the grade combination, the more strenuous the trek and the more previous experience of trekking is required. Click on the grade to view the full grading system