Explore Himalaya recently organized the ‘Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu overland trip’ for the group of 5 persons from Russia. The trip was accompanied by our Executive officer Mr. Samundra Subedi.
Group at Potala Palace
The group drove to Nylam from Kathmandu to commence their trip to Lhasa. Enroute to Lhasa, the group visited different interesting places and monasteries. After visiting Lhasa, the group drove back to Kathmandu just in 3 days stopping in Shightse and Zhangmu.
View from Naylamthungla
Although, there were some hiccups on the way, the group was greatly satisfied and found the tour to be “excellent and memorable one’.
Here is what they had commented concerning their trip and experience:
“We are very glad for the tourt to Tibet which was organized by Explore Himalaya! All journeys were nice and we like it! We are in Moscow now and full of impressions! Thank you! We’ll keep it in our memory during long time!” – Anna
“Thank you for a wonderful trip to Tibet in July of this year, for help and support. Impressions are very bright and with time do not fade”. Lyudimila
Karo la Glacier
Yam drok tso Lake
Photos: Lyudimila, Samundra
During the recently held fourth meeting of Tibet-Nepal Joint Tourism Coordination Committee in Lhasa, Tibet, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the representatives of both the respective nations. According to the pact,the Tibetan authorities have agreed to resume the Kathmandu-Lhasa bus service and provide visa to international tourists.The Tibetan authorities have also decided to promote Nepal Tourism Year 2011 in Tibet through media and hoarding boards and allow regular helicopter services from Nepal to Mansoravor Lake area.
Australian travel company ‘Travel Directors’ and Explore Himalaya organized a road trip across the Tibetan plateau for 25 Australian bikers from 18th to 30th May 2010.The bikers riding on Bullet Enfields hit the road from Lhasa, speeding across Friendship Highway traversing the Tibetan cities of Gyantse, Shigatse and Shegar. The chief highlight was the bikers ride to Rongbuk(Everest Base Camp). From Rongbuk the team sped down to Zhangmu and finally from there to Kathmandu.The group was led by Tony Evans from Travel Directors, Australia.3 Nepalese road captains and a support vehicle accompanied the group.
Nepali and Chinese officials have agreed to operate Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu flights. Nepal Airlines Corporation will start the direct flight to Lhasa, while China Airlines will operate Canton-Lhasa-Kathmandu flights.
The agreement was reached during the Third Joint Tourism Coordination Committee Meeting on November 9. The meeting also decided to promote a joint rafting industry by the private sector of both sides, develop an action plan to establish a trekking route from Lomanthang of Nepal to Mansarovar of Tibet.