Set off on a 15-day photo exhibition, that will take you into the heart of the Tibet and Nepal. Discover fascinating landscapes, age-old traditions and local cultures whilst visiting the fabled cities of Lhasa, Shigatse, and Kathmandu. From extraordinary mountain vistas to grand palaces and sacred lakes, see this remarkable corner of the world with National Geographic. This is a photography expedition, led by a National Geographic photographer.

Trip highlights

Mountaineer Peter Hillary, son of the late Sir Edmund Hillary, joins select departures, sharing insight gained from his climbing expeditions in the Himalaya.

Venture to the seldom visited Tibetan side of Mount Everest, and gaze up at its soaring crags from the storied North Face Base Camp.

Participate in a private butter lamp ceremony at Rongbuk Monastery, thought to be the highest monastery in the world.

Itinerary - 15 Days

1 Beijing, China

Arrive in Beijing this morning and check in to our hotel.
Four Seasons Beijing

2 Lhasa, Tibet

Take a scenic flight to the holy city of Lhasa and gather for a welcome dinner tonight.
Shangri-La Lhasa (B/L/D)

3-5 Lhasa

Listen for chanting monks at Drepung Monastery and explore the myriad halls and chambers of the
magnificent Potala Palace. Visit Ganden Monastery and the Jokhang—Tibet’s holiest temple—and wander through the Barkhor market.
Shangri-La Lhasa (B/L/D)

6 Gyangzê

Drive over two spectacular mountain passes to Gyangzê, stopping to view a magnificent hanging glacier up close.
Gyangzê Hotel (B/L/D)

7-8 Gyangzê/Shigatse

After visiting the temples of Pelkor Chode, travel to Shigatse. Explore Tashilunpo Monastery and, if you wish, hike up to the Chak La pass.
Tashi Choe Ta (B/L/D)

9-10 Xêgar

Weather permitting, catch a glimpse of Mount Everest on the way to Xêgar, and take in majestic vistas of the peak from the 17,000-foot Pang La pass. Venture into Rongbuk Monastery on the way to the North Face Base Camp.
Qomolangma Hotel (B/L/D)

11-12 Shigatse/Lhasa

Drive to Shigatse, stopping in small villages and taking in rugged landscapes along the way. Continue the drive to Lhasa the following day. Enjoy a final evening in Tibet, with dinner overlooking the floodlit Potala Palace (weather permitting).
Tashi Choe Ta; Shangri-La Lhasa (B/LD)

13-15 Kathmandu, Nepal

Fly to Nepal this morning. Walk through the heart of Kathmandu, and visit the 2,500-year-old shrine at Swayambhunath. The next day, explore the ancient temples and palaces of Bhaktapur, the enormous Buddhist stupa of Bodhnath, and the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath. The following day, depart for your flight home.
Hotel Yak & Yeti (Days 13 and 14: B/L/D; Day 15: B)

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