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PBTMS World Tours home    YUNNAN OVERLAND TO TIBET
Kunming to Lhasa with an option of EVEREST BASE CAMP onto KATHMANDU

Tibet enjoys fame as "The Roof top of the World" - and the road from Yunnan to Lhasa is the toughest road in the world, offering surprising views and varied ethnic cultures along the way. This trip covers all 'must-sees' in Northwest Yunnan and southeast Tibet. This road was saturated with different cultures and religions. The ancient Tea Horse Road of this area was once busy in transporting goods. If Tibet is the untouched area of the world, the eastern part of Tibet, bordering Yunnan Province, is the untouched area of Tibet. Decorated with virgin forests and crystal blue lakes, this formerly inaccessible route offers spectacular scenery as well as an opportunity to come in contact with primary village cultures of Yunnan and Tibet. This journey is one of those least travelled routes into Tibet, starting with rich cultural encounters in the non-Tibetan Himalayas, driving through the breathtaking eastern region of Tibet, finally ending the trip with the ultimate Tibetan experience in Lhasa, its holy capital. The long drive on unpaved roads is very challenging and sometimes dangerous, but the reward is equally high and unforgettable.

 

Kunming-Lhasa 4WD Expedition  18 Days
 from AUD$7850 pp  ex Australia
Departures  April-June, September-October.   Easy-moderate
A surcharge applies for 2-3 participants  $1900 pp & 4-6 participants  $1400 pp

 

OPTIONAL ADD ON
Lhasa-Mt. Everest Base Camp-Kathmandu Overlanding
6 Days AUD$2950 pp
April-June, September-October.   Easy-moderate
Minimum participant suppliment applies.2-3 participants $900 pp. 4-6 participant supplement $700 pp



 ancient tea horse road expedition

25 day TEA HORSE ROAD EXPEDITION
One of toughest and most scenic roads in the world.
View the roof of our world.
An unforgettable journey along the ancient Tea Horse Road that was once used to transport goods to Tibet and India from China.
The route passes through the untouched region of East Tibet, decorated with virgin forests, crystal blue lakes and dramatic mountains.
There are many opportunities for cultural encounters with the colourful villages of Yunnan and Eastern Tibet.
NOTE: This is a long and winding journey on challenging and dangerous unpaved roads

All inclusive package cost from AUD$12930 pp twn sh ex Australia
Departs  Sept

Visit Kunming, Dali, Lijang, Zhongdian, Deqen, Zugong, Ranwu, Bomi, Basong Lake, Gongbujiangda, Lhasa, Chigatse & Chengdu.

IF YOU EVER WANTED TO MEET A YAK ON THE HIGH ROAD - book now!!!!!


Mt. Qomolangma (Everest), situated in the southern part of Tingri county of Tibet in the middle section of the Himalayas, is 8,848.13 meters above sea level, known as the highest mountain on earth.

The peak is covered by snow, together with many awe-inspiring glaciers and sharp ice precipices, for all the year.  Below the snowline, visitors will be fascinated by ice block line, winding glaciers and treacherous ice holes.

The rise of Mt. Qomolangma took place two million years ago. It used to be beyond the reach of human beings.In fact the locals were convinced that only gods were powerful enough to live on the towering peak. Today,  Indian pilgrims consider the mountain as the embodiment of a god while the Tibetans regard it as the Goddess Snow, give this majestic peak a sacred quality and many enchanting myths.

When you pay a visit to the mountain, you will truly understand the tangible meaning of greatness: the absolute serenity, the force of life, the ethereal beauty of the changing scenes of a mountain at sunrise, the beautiful myth and the brutal force of wildness.

 The best months for a journey to Mt. Qomolangma are April to June, with favorable weather.

 

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Tibet is officially a part of China. But until China invaded them in 1950, Tibet had its own defined culture and
way of life. China forced them to follow their practices, and since then, the Tibetan life has changed dramatically.
But the fundamental culture of Tibet cannot be changed by anyone. Tibetans have managed to live during many
harsh times in its long history, and their cultural values remain deeply rooted in the hearts of the people.





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