Around 600 kilometres from Lhasa set amongst some of the world’s most starkly beautiful and extreme landscapes is the mighty Mount Everest. Towering to 8,848 metres above sea level, the earth’s highest mountain is an once-in-a-lifetime sight, and there is no better place to view it than base camp. Located under the gaze of its north face, on the Tibet side, the sweeping views of Everest and its massif are unsurpassed. Visit the monks at Rongbuk Monastary before following the gravel track to base camp itself, where you’ll find unobstructed views, nomad tents and the world’s highest post office.
Journey through the diverse landscapes of Yunnan Province up to ‘the roof of the world’ where you will experience the many wonders of Tibet. Admire ancient monasteries and Himalayan vistas before taking in the ultimate view of Everest.
Embark on a journey of extremes, striking across the starkly beautiful landscapes of Tibet, on the roof of the world. Then discover the verdant and chaotic valleys of Nepal under the ever watchful gaze of the mighty Himalayas.
Time difference: China is 4 hours behind New Zealand (5 hours during daylight saving) Flight Time: Approx 11 hours Visa Required: Yes Currency: Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY) Tel Code: +86+891 Population: 223,001 Official Language: Tibetan Main Religion: Buddhism Airlines: Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, China Southern Airlines