In July 2007, Explore Himalaya had three big groups from Kipling Travel, Denmark who took the route from Beijing – Lhasa – Rongbuk – Kathmandu. This tour was especially organized with an objective to experience the highest train of the world called “The Qinghai Tibet railway” that drove from Beijing to Lhasa at the height of 5000 meters.
All three groups consisted of Danish tourists and had the mixed aged group ranging from 11 year boy to women of 75 year. And the ratio of female to male was 60: 40. The first group which was led by Mr Claus Andreasen together with Ms Annette Benedicte Gallaus consisted of 16 Pax. The second group consisted of 17 Pax and was led by Mr Anders Ellemann Kristensen and likewise the third group led by Mr Mathias Severin Boyer also consisted of 17 Pax.
The tour started their journey from Copenhagen and flew to Beijing, where there were met by the guide and transferred to the Hotel. The group stayed in Beijing for 3 days where they were toured the magnificent, The Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, Summer Palace and The Temple of Heaven. Later after Completing their sightseeing in Beijing They boarded the Train to Lhasa of 48 Hours.
After reaching Lhasa they followed 11 days rongbuk tour. This consisted of 4 days in Lhasa with sightseeing places like Potala Palace, Norbulinka, Jokhang Temple, Sera and Deprung monasteries. Visiting Gyantse dzong & kumbum in Gyantse, Tashilampo monastery in shigatse and everest base camp are the few highlights while taking this tour.
After completing Tibet, the group drove from Zhangmu to Kathmandu, Nepal where they were picked up at the border by staff from EH and than transferred to Hotel Malla after reaching Kathmandu. They stayed for 4 nights in Kathmandu and did a sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Darbuar Square.
After completing 18 days of tour they left Kathmandu for Delhi from Sahara Airlines and later to Copenhagen, Denmark. The first group started their tour and arrived Beijing on 05 July 2007, the second group on 06 July 2007 and the third group on 09 July 2007.
Every individual from the group was very happy to have done this Tour and the group leaders appreciated the service which they received from staff of Explore Himalaya.
When asked about the tour, following was the comment received.
“It was my very first time and I loved it, just amazing, we were very lucky to get the view of the mountains in tingri”.
Mr Mathias Severin Boyer (Tour Leader – 3rd group)
|TIBET TRAIN||Beijing to Kathmandu by train and jeep||18 days|
All the staff was extremely helpful and friendly. They accommodated all requests to the best of their ability. The trek was a good level of difficulty for our students. Meals have been excellent, especially on the trek. Porters were extremely polite and helpful. Service was very good.
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