Tibet - Dach der Welt

Abenteuerreise über das prächtige Himalaya Gebirge zwischen Kathmandu und Lhasa

  • Atemberaubende Pässe & umwerfendes Panorama vom "Dach der Welt"
  • Erlebnisreise zwischen Lhasa und Kathmandu
  • Farbenprächtige Kulisse in den Gassen von Kathmandu
  • Lhasa - die ehemalige Heimat des Dalai Lamas erkunden
  • Gyantse - Kumbum Chorten, eindrucksvolles Beispiel tibetischer Kultur
  • Wanderung zum Everest Base Camp
  • Der Mount Everest zum Greifen nah
  • Mongolische Architektur des Sakya Klosters
  • Shigatse - Sitz des Panchen Lama
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen
  • Einreisebestimmungen

15 Tage Nepal

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Sonderkonditionen

Von der früheren Heimat des Dalai Lama in Lhasa, bis zu Nepals farbenfroher Hauptstadt: In Lhasa kannst du neben dem beeindruckenden Potala Palast, der ehemaligen Residenz des Dalai Lama, zahlreiche Klöster und Tempel besichtigen. Weiter geht es nach Gyantse, wo u.a. das Kumbum Chorten, ein eindrucksvolles Beispiel tibetischer Kultur, wartet. Besichtige den Sitz des Panchen Lama in Shigatse und reise über Sakya und sein berühmtens Kloster weiter in den Everest Nationalpark. Eine Wanderung zum Everest Base Camp und zum Kloster Rongphu, das höchste Kloster der Welt, erlaubt uns einen spektakulären Ausblick auf den majestätischen Mount Everest. Zurück in Shigatse besuchen wir das Kloster Trashilhünpo, ehe wir über Lhasa nach Kathmandu zurückkehren und unsere Abenteuerreise durch China und Nepal ausklingen lassen.

1. Tag: Kathmandu
2. Tag: Kathmandu
3. Tag: Bhaktapur - Changu Narayan - Kathmandu
4. Tag: Lhasa
5. Tag: Lhasa
6. Tag: Lhasa
7. Tag: Drak Yerpa - Lhasa
8. Tag: Gyantse
9. Tag: Gyantse - Shigatse
10. Tag: Sakya
11. Tag: Everest Nationalpark
12. Tag: Shigatse
13. Tag: Lhasa
14. Tag: Kathmandu
15. Tag: Kathmandu

Leistungen enthalten

  • Tibet Rundreise gemäß Programm
  • Transporte, Unterbringung und Verpflegung gemäß Programm
  • Flüge Kathmandu > Lhasa > Katmandu (max. 23kg)
  • Ausflüge, Aktivitäten und Besichtigungen gemäß Reiseverlauf
  • Stadtspaziergang in Kathmandu
  • Besuch von Bhaktapur und Changu Narayan
  • Besuch des Sera Klosters in Lhasa
  • Momo (Klöße)-Kochkurs
  • Besuch bei einer tibetischen Familie mit Mittagessen
  • Eintritt Potala Palast und Jokhang Tempel
  • Besuch des Tashilunpo Klosters in Shigatse
  • Besichtigung Pelkor-Chöde-Kloster
  • Besuch des Sakya Klosters
  • Besuch des Rongbuk Klosters im Everest Nationalpark
  • Besuch des Basiscamp-Monuments im Everest Nationalpark auf chinesischer Seite
  • Aufenthalt am Yamdrok See bei Gyantse

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Flughafentransfers, Flughafen- und Ausreisesteuern
  • Persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgelder
  • Optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
  • Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke

Unterbringung

13x Mittelklasse-Hotel
1x Zelt
Unterbringung im Doppel- und Mehrbettzimmer. Alleinreisende teilen sich das Zimmer mit Mitreisenden gleichen Geschlechts. Gegen Aufpreis ist auch die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer möglich (vorbehaltlich Verfügbarkeit, keine Einzelunterbringung im Everest Nationalpark möglich). EZ-Zuschlag bitte anfragen.

Verpflegung

5x Frühstück, 2x Mittagessen
Dies soll dir die größtmögliche Flexibilität bei der Wahl der Mahlzeiten sowie die Möglichkeit geben die einheimische Küche des bereisten Landes kennenzulernen.

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachige Reiseleitung, lokale Tourguides

Hinter jeder Reise steht ein großartiger Reiseleiter. Der Enthusiasmus und das fast unschlagbare Wissen unserer einheimischen und englischsprachigen Reiseleiter werden deine Reise unvergesslich machen. Mit Rat und Tat stehen sie den Reisenden zur Seite. Vom Anfang bis zum Ende der Tour sind sie vor Ort für die Gruppe da, wissen nicht nur, in welchen Restaurants man gut isst und wo die besten Shops zu finden sind, sondern zeigen dein Reisenden mit Kompetenz und voller Begeisterung ihre Heimat.

Transportarten

öffentlicher Bus, Flugzeug

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

Bitte kontaktiere uns - wir beraten dich gerne!

Flughafentransfer

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Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

Kathmandu
Swayambhunath Tempel - NPR200
Rickshaw Night Explorer Urban Adventure - USD68
Spiritual Nepal Urban Adventure - USD80

Bitte beachte, dass die angegebenen Aktivitäten und Preise der Orientierung dienen und sich jederzeit ändern können.

1. Tag: Kathmandu

Namaste! Welcome to Nepal. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 2 pm. Those who have pre-booked an arrival transfer can meet their driver outside the airport terminal, a few metres from the exit door – look out for the Intrepid signboard. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception for the location of this 2pm meeting. We'll be collecting your insurance details, next of kin information, visa application fee and passport photo fee, and you will need to fill in the application forms for the group visa at this meeting. Please ensure you have all these details handy to provide to your leader. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, we advise you to arrive a day early so you're able to attend and finish the paperwork in time for the visa application. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please call our local emergency number and inform our local team immediately.
This group meeting will be longer than your normal Intrepid meeting as there are a fair bit of paperwork to go through for the visa application inc. a 6-page form to fill. Then your tour leader will take you to take the photos needed for the visa application (5 USD per person) to make sure all the photos submitted are in line with the embassy requirement. Afterwards, your evening is free, but your trip leader will usually organise an (optional) evening meal at one of Kathmandu's fine Nepali restaurants.

Notes: Remember not to obtain a Chinese visa in advance, as you will use a group visa when entering Tibet from Nepal. Any other valid Chinese visa in your passport will be cancelled if you do obtain one. Please see the 'Visa' section of these trip notes for more information.
When you fill in the application form, please do not use any abbreviations. You will be asked to fill in your place of work with detailed address and contact info too. If you are unemployed or still studying, you can fill you your workplace from the past or your school details. Please make sure all the information you have filled in the form is accurate, particularly all matching your passport. Any inaccurate info including spelling mistakes etc may result in denial of China visa from the authorities.

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

2. Tag: Kathmandu

This morning, our local partner will take all the necessary documents to go to China embassy and submit them for the group visa application. In the meantime, you’ll have to be ready to be called into the embassy for any further enquiry about the group visa, so your tour leader will take you for short walks near the hotel and sites but please note that we don’t advise you to be separate from your group and your tour leader in case that an urgent embassy visit is required. It’s possible for you to visit the monkey temple nearby (at your own expense). After 2 pm when the embassy procedures are finished, your tour leader will take you on a walking tour (2-3 hrs) to explore the excitement and allure hidden in the lanes and alleys of Kathmandu. Step out into the streets of Kathmandu, whose mixture of ancient architecture and modern development, and rich artistic and cultural heritage, means it remains the legendary destination it has been for decades. Crowded markets and bazaars are the centre of Nepali life and the narrow streets are home to holy men, monks, bicycles, incense, goats and sacred cows. Experience these all on the walking tour with your tour leader.

Optional Activities:
Kathmandu - Swayambhunath Temple - NPR200
Kathmandu - Rickshaw Night Explorer Urban Adventure - USD68

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

3. Tag: Bhaktapur - Changu Narayan - Kathmandu

Today, we leave in the morning on a private bus to visit one of the most highly rated ancient town near Kathmandu – Bhaktapur. 14 KM away from Kathmandu, Bhakatapur was one of the 3 royal cities in Kathmandu valley, and remains a living museum with stunning architecture and art, rich history and fascinating religion of Buddhism and Hinduism. Take a stroll with your leader through the zigzagging alleys and learn about the stories of the kings and the saints of the past, say hi to the locals and admire the intricate wood carvings and pottery making. Continue on to Changu Narayan, a hidden gem in Kathmandu’s religious scene, being one of the oldest Hindu temple in the region. Enjoy some time of tranquillity and nature here before heading back to the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Kathmandu - Bhaktapur tour
Kathmandu - Changu Narayan tour

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

4. Tag: Lhasa

Fly to Tibet's capital, Lhasa (approximately 2 hours) (3,650 m). Colourful and historic, the holy city of Lhasa is situated in a small valley. Unknown to the outside world for years, even the most adventurous and hardy of explorers rarely reached the city without being turned away, either by the treacherous terrain or the fierce warrior monks that protected Tibetan territory from intruders. Nowadays it welcomes tourists, but remains an enchanting city, steeped in culture and mythology. In Lhasa you will stay at a basic but centrally located hotel with twin-share accommodation decorated in traditional Tibetan style.

Special Information: Your flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa will be unaccompanied. You will be farewelled in Nepal by your Nepalese leader and met on arrival in Lhasa by a Tibetan leader.
Due to Chinese government regulations, all foreign tour groups in Tibet must be accompanied by an official licensed Tibetan guide.
Altitude sickness and oxygen deprivation may be felt while travelling in Tibet, particularly when arriving in Lhasa. So we've allowed more time here to allow for acclimatisation.

Fahrzeit: ca. 2 Std.

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

5. Tag: Lhasa

This morning, take it easy to adjust to the altitude. At noon, take a cooking class and learn the fine art of preparing momo, traditional Tibetan dumplings for lunch.Though the dish appears in neighbouring countries Nepal and Bhutan, it’s believed to originate in Tibet. In the afternoon, we'll visit Sera Monastery where the fascinating Buddhism debate takes place between the Tibetan monks. We won't understand a thing that they are debating about, but it's purely joy to see how they heatedly discuss the philosophies in a very exaggerated and eye catching manner.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Lhasa - Sera Monastery
Lhasa - Momo cooking class

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen

6. Tag: Lhasa

In the morning, visit the Potala Palace, the incredible former home of the Dalai Lama that’s perched 130 metres above the city. The palace is divided into two parts, the White Palace (secular and used as offices and the like) and the Red Palace (home to chapels, shrines, and tombs of Dalai Lamas). Although you must stick with your guide while exploring Potala Palace, this in no way lessens the impact of seeing what is truly a wonder of the architectural world.
Then visit Jokhang Temple, considered the spiritual heart and most sacred temple of Tibet. It always attracts a steady waves of pilgrims. Spend some time exploring this 6-acre World-Heritage listed site and learn a thing or two about its history. According to legend, the temple was built on top of a lake after many failed attempts to build monasteries in other nearby locations. Feast your eyes on golden Buddha which stands in the centre.
If you still feel energetic enough, perhaps join the pilgrims walk around the Barkhor Street or around the Potala palace (clockwise direction), both of which are considered sacred Koras by the Tibetan Buddhists.

Special Information: Potala Palace is the most popular attraction in Lhasa, especially among Chinese tour groups. It can become very crowded, and every visitor is only allowed a limited amount of time inside the Palace so your tour leader and guide will have to strictly manage the group visit according to the time frame they are given by the site management office.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Lhasa - Potala Palace
Lhasa - Jokhang Temple

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

7. Tag: Drak Yerpa - Lhasa

Take a private bus to the Drak Yerpa Monastery. Known variously as Brag Yer-pa, Yerpa, Dagyeba, Dayerpa or Trayerpa, this is one of the holiest cave retreats in Tibet, the 'life tree' of Lhasa. It’s located in the spectacular limestone cliffs of the Yerpa Valley, with views of prayer flag-covered mountains. Here you can explore some of the caves, including ones where pilgrims sip holy water or slip through a small gap in the rock, and perhaps talk with the few remaining monks that live there. Monks have begun to return to Yerpa, but numbers are strictly controlled by the government, which carries out regular patriotic study sessions.

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

8. Tag: Gyantse

Continue to Gyantse (approximately 8 hours) (3,977m). The drive is long but rewarding, with spectacular views and plenty of photo opportunities, including at Karo La (5,039m). We will stop out at Yamdrok Lake (4,441m), it is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. Gyantse is a small agricultural town that's famous for its wool carpets. It has a very traditional feel to it, and indeed everyday Tibetan rural life continues here much as it has done for centuries. There are a number of interesting buildings around town, including the Pelkhor Chode Temple complex, a unique structure built in 1414 comprising five stories, each one representing a different stage on the path to enlightenment. The backstreets of Gyantse are a great place to see contemporary Tibetan life, with pilgrims, pop music, cows, 'cowboys' on motorbikes, kids and monks mingling in a lively mixture of cultures.

Special Information: From days 8 to 13 you will be accompanied by an additional local guide. This ensures the trip will continue running in the event that the leader needs to accompany a passenger for medical treatment due to altitude or other sickness.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Gyantse - Yamdrok Lake

Fahrzeit: ca. 8 Std.

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

9. Tag: Gyantse - Shigatse

Today start your day with a visit to the Pelkor Chode Monastery and its Kumbum Tower, aka 'Ten Thousand Buddha Pagodas' with an architecture style featuring Han, Tibetan and Nepali.
Then enjoy lunch with a local Tibetan family at their home before leaving for Shigatse (approx. 2 hours).
Shigatse is home to the massive Tashilhunpo Monastery, traditionally the seat the Panchen Lama. Your leader will take you on a tour through the myriads of the monastery – each building with their own intricate decorations, legends and religious imagery – you can ask for directions to the tranquil Chapel of Jampa and meditate on the world's largest gilded statue. The courtyard outside of the Kelsang Chapel is one of the best places to observe the pilgrims and monks prepare for ceremonies. In the evening, perhaps join the pilgrims on their kora, spinning prayer wheels as you walk around the perimeter of the monastery and take in the lovely views and atmosphere (approximately 1 hour).

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Gyantse - Tibetan family visit & lunch
Gyantse - Pelkor Chode Monastery
Shigatse - Tashilunpo Monastery

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Mittagessen

10. Tag: Sakya

Continue to Sakya (approximately 3 hours) (4,300m). Sakya's monastery and town buildings are quite unique. The monastery is built in medieval 'Mongolian' style. Rather than being whitewashed, the secular buildings are painted in red and white stripes. At first the halls may seem similar to other monasteries you have visited, but after spending some time here you'll see that Sakya has a subtle, ancient beauty unlike any other. You might also like to climb the hill through the Tibetan Village to see what's left of the original monastery complex. Make sure you pick your way through the ruins and remaining buildings in a clockwise direction, as this is a kora route (prayer circuit). You can also hike a little further afield to the nunnery, which sits high on the hill and overlooks the town. For dinner tonight, perhaps try some spicy food at one of the little restaurants run by Sichuanese immigrants. You will stay the night in a basic guesthouse (note that hot water is usually unavailable here).

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Sakya - Monastery

Fahrzeit: ca. 3 Std.

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

11. Tag: Everest Nationalpark

An exhilarating drive (approximately 5–6 hours) brings you to Everest National Park.The road is winding but the you'll be compensated with great view of world's greatest snow capped mountains standing together afar like giants.
Visit the world 2nd highest monastery Rongbuk Monastery. On a clear day you might even get a photo of the monastery's chorten against the backdrop of mighty Everest, or Qomolangma, as it is called in Tibetan. Today, around 50 monks and nuns remain in this relatively modern Tibetan monastery (in the early 1900s, some 500 lived here)
Then a short drive to where you'll stay tonight - the camp ground of the yark hair tents set up by Tibetans to accommodate the travellers who come here for a night close to the Everest.
Enjoy some lunch before taking the gentle walk up to Everest Base Camp monument (approximately 2 hours rtn). The monument is the closest you can get to the Base Camp on the Chinese/Tibetan side but standing in front of the Everest will simply leave everyone speechless as it becomes clear why it's a sacred mountain to the Tibetans. For the more energetic, your leader can take you for a hike to the upper Rongbuk Monastery (the highest!) and visit some caves where the monks meditated in the ancient times.

Note: In summer months, the group will stay at Rongphu in the tent city that is set up along the road to Everest Base Camp. Accommodation here is in nomad-style tents. Tents sleep up to seven people with basic mattresses and bedding provided, but we recommend using a sleep sheet and preparing some warm clothes, as it can get quite cool in the evenings. There are basic pit toilets nearby. For heating there is a yak dung stove in the central open area of each tent. At such close proximity to the tallest mountains in the world, the surroundings more than make up for the basic sleeping conditions. In colder months, when the tent city is not operational, the accommodation will be a monastery guesthouse, or lodgings in a nearby town. Rooms here are quad-share with very simple, shared facilities. Also note that Everest Base Camp can close without any prior notice because of political issues and/or bad weather. Prior notice will be given where possible. When it's closed, passengers will stay in Old Tingri (4,300m) where a beautiful view of Everest is still possible on a clear day.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Everest National Park - Rongphu Monastery
Everest National Park - Base Camp Monument (Chinese side)

Fahrzeit: ca. 5.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Permanentes Zeltcamp oder Gästehaus

12. Tag: Shigatse

A full day travelling ahead after breakfast. If you would like to, wake up early and get some last shots of Everest during sunrise time. Afterwards, say goodbye to our hosts and return to Shigatse (approximately 8 hours).

Fahrzeit: ca. 8 Std.

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

13. Tag: Lhasa

Journey back to Lhasa (approximately 6 hours). Though it's a long day of driving, the scenery along the way is spectacular, so sit back, relax and enjoy it. There will be stops for lunch and to take photographs of the mountains.

Fahrzeit: ca. 6 Std.

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

14. Tag: Kathmandu

Head back to the airport to board your flight to Kathmandu (approximately 1.5 hours). Your journey comes to an end where it all began, back in Kathmandu. You'll check back into your hotel, then head out for a final (optional) group dinner. Boasting a delicious array of international and local cuisine, Kathmandu is lovely place to dine, especially after your adventure across the 'Roof of the World'.

Special Information: Your flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu will be unaccompanied. You will be farewelled in Tibet by your Tibetan leader and met on arrival in Kathmandu by a Nepalese leader.

Optional Activities:
Kathmandu - Spiritual Nepal Urban Adventure - USD80

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

15. Tag: Kathmandu

Your trip comes to an end. There are no activities planned, and you are free to depart the hotel at any time before 12 noon. If you are departing later, luggage storage can be arranged at the hotel.

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Hinweise
Für die Tibet-Einreisegenehmigung und den Flug nach Lhasa benötigen wir spätestens 40 Tage vor Tourstart eine Farbkopie des Reisepasses.

Die Einreise nach Tibet wird von der chinesischen Regierung reguliert und ist seit April 2013 für Touristen wieder zugänglich. Diese Regelung kann sich kurzfristig und jederzeit ändern.

Bitte beantrage vorab kein Visum bei der chinesischen Botschaft, da wir mit einem Gruppenvisum von Nepal nach Tibet einreisen.

Bitte bring ein Passfoto mit zum Willkommenstreffen an Tag 1.

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Die Übernachtungen sind vorwiegend in ausgewählten Mittelklasse-Hotels und landestypischen Gästehäusern, die von Einheimischen geführt werden. Die Beförderung ist eine Mischung aus privaten, öffentlichen und lokalen Transportmitteln. Die lokalen Transportmittel werden nur genutzt, um etwas Besonderes zu erleben. Das authentische Erleben der Region, Kultur und Menschen im besuchten Reiseland steht im Vordergrund.

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