Join us as we explore the remote and unknown roof of the world.. TIBET
October 1-14, 2019
Yoga, Meditation, Nature, Culture, Adventure, Himalayas, Buddhism, Tibetan Plateau
Join us on this bucket list adventure, on a stunning high-altitude Himalayan roadtrip from LHASA, TIBET to Kathmandu, Nepal, venturing into the remote, spiritual, inaccessable, and virtually unknown frontier and pristine environment of high-altitude Tibet, ‘The Roof of the World.’ Explore captivating Tibetan Buddhism, and even make it to Everest Base Camp, practicing yoga and candlelight meditation along the way on top of the world, immersed in Himalayan nature, empowering your heart and soul, gliding past the highest snow capped peaks in the world, serene open frontiers, turquoise lakes, and flapping prayer flags in the wind. This is what we crave. Raw adventure and nature. Powerful spirituality, ancient history, and unique, living, intriguing cultures. Seeking to see and feel in order to understand. Join us on this most epic once in a lifetime adventure to Tibet.
Join us AS WE EXPLORE TWO CAPTIVATING AREAS IN ONE TRIP: KATHMANDU, NEPAL AND TIBET. Transport yourselves to the bustling Kathmandu streets and ancient spiritual temples, duck in for a warm cafe with monks, shop under prayer flag filled streets, buying yak wool shawls and Buddhist flute music.. greeting the day with rooftop yoga, dining on Nepal dhal bhat local and fresh.. and then hop a flight to Tibet and delve into the charismatic and exotic wilderness of Tibet as we embark on a most incredible road trip adventure across the Tibetan Plateau, all the way to the lap of the top of the world- Mt Everest (8848m or 29,028ft). Lhasa (3650m or 12,000ft) is the capital city of Tibet, and is blessed with ancient heritage sites and Buddhist religious shrines. Venture to the fascinating Potala palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera monastery, and Drepung monastery. Our epic spiritual road trip adventure will take you through snow-capped mountains, exotic cultural settlements, classic and ancient artifacts, desert wilderness and exotic sacred lakes, enormous glaciers, and other natural landscapes, wild animals, and several famous monasteries and palaces in Tibet.
EPIC ROADTRIP Itinerary:
October 1st: Arrival to Kathmandu, Nepal. Rest and acclimate. Dinner and overnight in Thamel hotel
October 2nd: Rooftop Yoga. Breakfast. Opening circle. Rock climbing in Kathmandu, the highest wall in Nepal! Free afternoon of exploration in Kathmandu: roam the eclectic streets of Thamel, pop into hidden cafes, eat Nepali noodles, browse Buddhist art, get a trekker massage, etc. Nepali Cultural Dinner. Rooftop meditation. Overnight in Thamel hotel.
October 3rd: Rooftop Yoga. Breakfast. Cultural day tour of Kathmandu: explore the very important sacred sites of Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambunath Temple, and Pashipatinath. Dinner out in Thamel. Rooftop candlelight meditation. Overnight in Thamel hotel.
October 4th: Early morning drive two hours to Nagarkot to see beautiful sunrise over the Himalayan range. Breakfast in Nagarkot. Trek around Nagarkot. Drive to Bhaktapur/Patan City for culture tour. Return to Kathmandu. Overnight in Thamel hotel.
October 5th: Fly from Kathmandu, Nepal to Lhasa, Tibet. Arrival in Gonngar airport, Drive (11, 710 ft) to Lhasa, the capital of high kingdom Tibet (1hr.) Rest day for acclimatization to high altitude Lhasa. Candlelight meditation. Overnight in Lhasa hotel.
October 6/7th: Two Full Days Sightseeing Tour In Lhasa. Morning Yoga, Breakfast. Visit the very important and magnificent Tibetan Potala Palace, old seat of the Tibetan government, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Bazaar, and the Drepung Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Tibet, and Sera Monastery, home to the great Buddhist philosophical monk debates, and founded in 1419. DInners in Lhasa. Candlelight meditation. Overnights in Lhasa hotel.
October 8th: Yoga. Breakfast. Time to head out on our epic roadtrip!! Drive 261 km from Lhasa to Gyantse via stunning turquoise Yamadroke Lake and jaw-dropping high passes: Kora LA (5,010m) & Kamba La (4,794m). Dinner in Gyantse. Candlelight meditation. Overnight in Gyantse hotel.
October 9th: Yoga. Breakfast. Sight-seeing in Gyantse including Pholkor & Kumbum Monasteries. Scenic drive to Shigatse (1.5hrs) through the breathtaking Tibetan high-altitude desert. Dinner in Shigatse. Candlelight meditation. Overnight at Shigatse hotel.
October 10th: Yoga. Breakfast. Visit Panchen Lama’s Tashilhumpu Monastery. Drive to Xegar, crossing over Gyatchula (a high mountainous pass of 5,200m or 17,600ft) – Scenic mountainous drive to Ronbuk through the beautiful pristine Tibetan scenery. At the base of Mt Everest, explore Ronbuk Monastery (highest monastery in the world - 16,340 ft). DInner and candlelight meditation. Overnight in Ronbuck guesthouse.
October 11th: Yoga. Breakfast. Today is the day we Trek up to Everest Basecamp! Reach Everest Basecamp and CHILL. Take in the sights and sounds of being at Basecamp. Trek back to Ronbuk. Drive to Kerong. Dinner and candlelight meditation. Overnight in Kerong hotel.
October 12th: Drive from Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal. Early Yoga in the Himalayas. Breakfast. Drive to Rasuwagadi Tibetan Border, and onto Kathmandu, Nepal. Dinner. Rooftop candlelight meditation. Overnight in Thamel hotel.
October 13th: Rooftop yoga. Breakfast. Rooftop closing circle ceremony. Wander through Thamel, Kathmandu. Shopping, massages. Dinner and night out together in Thamel. Overnight in Thamel hotel.
October 14th: Breakfast. International Departures.
Your Adventure Yoga Guide for this trip will be Annika!
This Retreat Includes
ALL AIRPORT TRANSFERS IN NEPAL AND TIBET
DAILY MORNING YOGA (ALL LEVELS WELCOME)
DAILY EVENING CANDLELIGHT MEDITATION
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION BY VAN OR BUS IN NEPAL AND TIBET
TIBET VISA PERMIT AND EVEREST BASE CAMP PERMIT
ENGLISH SPEAKING NEPALI AND TIBETAN GUIDES
ACCOMMODATIONS IN HOTELS AND GUESTHOUSES ON TWIN SHARING ROOM BASIS IN NEPAL AND TIBET
ALL SACRED SITES AND MONASTERY ENTRANCE FEES IN NEPAL AND TIBET AS PER OUR ITINERARY
DAILY BREAKFAST. THROUGHOUT TRIP
DINNERS IN NEPAL
This Retreat does not Include
VISA ON ARRIVAL FOR NEPAL ($25)
LUNCHES AND DINNERS IN TIBET
MANDATORY TRAVEL INSURANCE
DRINKS BESIDES COFFEE/TEA/JUICE/WATER AT BREAKFAST
ROCK WALL CLIMBING EXPENSES ($7 usd)
TIPS FOR GUIDES, DRIVERS (10%, EXPECTED)
ANY ADDITIONAL COST DUE TO NATURAL CALAMITIES AND UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCE
So how much will this priceless soul shaping expedition experience cost me?
$3250 usd for All Roadtrippers
$500 nonrefundable deposit to reserve your space. Payment Plans!
Children 10+ are invited to join this expedition
Please note that this is a high-elevation adventure. One must be in appropriate physical condition to adapt easily.
Please note that there will be long car rides through the beautiful Tibetan Plateau and we will be sitting staring out the window with jaws dropped… Afterall it is a #ROADTRIP!!
All diets can be accommdated. Typical meals on this trip are: traditional Nepali dhal bhat - rice, beans, spinach, and Tibetan thukpa noodle soup and veggie momos.