Explore ancient palaces, monasteries and temples; ride on the world’s highest train; journey to (almost) the top of the world, the Everest Base camp – take the Beijing- Lhasa-Kathmandu(train & jeep) 18 days tour and embark on an unforgettable journey.
Beijing – Beijing, an ancient capital and a bustling modern metropolis, a city of amazing contrasts.
The Forbidden City with a history of around 600 years is located in the center of Beijing.This grand palace complex used to be the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Summer Palace , an imperial summer resort of the Qing Dynasty.
Great Wall of China– One of the world’s most remarkable architectural wonders. It was built over 2,000 years ago and stretches to about 6,700km.
Peking Opera– A traditional Chinese drama which combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics.
A vendor at Wangfujing Street in Beijing , selling fried scorpions.
Beijing to Lhasa by train- The world’s highest train journey.
Travel to Tibet presents a picturesque tableau of Tibetan countryside, nomadic herdsmen, ancient monasteries, high mountain passes, wide arid plains and awe-inspiring mountain views.
Potala Palace in Lhasa
Enjoying a ‘colgate’ moment– Monk at Sera Monastery, Lhasa
Art inspired by Piety-at Drepung Monastery
Gyantse Dzong– A 14th century historical fort, overlooking entire Gyantse and the Nyang Chu Valley.
Awesome glimpse of the striated rock summit of Mt. Everest from Rongbuk, Everest Base Camp [5200m].
Presenting a vivid kaleidoscope of incredible travel destinations, magnificent mountains, unique culture, festivals, ancient heritage,picturesque landscapes, exotic wildlife, arid high-altitude meadows, pristine backwaters, and exotic cuisine, Nepal is undoubtedly a travelers delight.
Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu– A temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the holiest Hindu shrines.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu– One of the three Durbar Squares in Kathmandu valley, a UNESCO world Heritage Site .
(Photos courtesy: Andrew K. Sandvik)
Tibet Train Travel with Explore Himalaya
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