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    I m planning a trip to Tibet , backpacking and trekking trip lasting about 3 weeks. Just wondering if anyone has gone on the 18 day or 22 day trips with BOAC Online b4?
    Or know of any reliable local tour agencies in Lhasa or Kathmandu which provide 3 week backpacking trips for Tibet?
    Last edited by boroangel; 22nd December 2005 at 01:02 AM.

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    Hmmmm just did some search online and it seems more worth it (cheaper by quite few hundreds with a longer duration itinerary) to book packages instead from the local tour agencies. This is one recommended by people from Loney Planet forums.

    http://www.shigatsetravels.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by boroangel
    Hmmmm just did some search online and it seems more worth it (cheaper by quite few hundreds with a longer duration itinerary) to book packages instead from the local tour agencies. This is one recommended by people from Loney Planet forums.

    http://www.shigatsetravels.com/
    Maybe you would like to take a look at here:
    http://offstone.com/photo/showpost.p...9&postcount=91

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    Quote Originally Posted by scanner
    Maybe you would like to take a look at here:
    http://offstone.com/photo/showpost.p...9&postcount=91
    Thanks Scanner. I have been reading up on Lonely Planet and Virtual Tourist too. I think I saw your pics on Tibet b4? Mind sharing your itinerary and cost layout if possible?

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    i used these guys... http://www.tibet-tour.com/route/ . it's easier to get things fixed up with the official tour agencies, since there're travel permit requirements from the chinese government - of course, it costs more. 12 days cost about 2k+. flew in through chengdu to lhasa, down south (gyantse, shigatse) by 4x4, crossed the nepal border to kathmandu on day 10, flew back from there. trekking's going to be tough going: i got hit the first 3 days by extreme altitude sickness, was on a liquid drip...

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    Quote Originally Posted by boroangel
    Thanks Scanner. I have been reading up on Lonely Planet and Virtual Tourist too. I think I saw your pics on Tibet b4? Mind sharing your itinerary and cost layout if possible?
    Maybe you saw my photo before, as a group of us did a photo exhibition this year March.
    As for the cost, it will depends on season, during off peak season the accomodation and will transport will cost less.

    Currently I don't have any information at hand now, as I'm now at overseas.
    You might want to drop Simon a mail.

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    Ok....been very attracted by this Kailash & the Guge Kingdom which will take aboout 26 days into Western Tib...or the 20 days Tibet Overland trip (which is a more standard route)

    (Kailash & the Guge Kingdom)
    Kathmandu or Chengdu
    Lhasa
    Gyantse
    Shigatse
    Sakya / Lhatse
    Saga
    Paryang
    Lake Manasarovar
    Tirthapuri
    Tsada
    Tsaparang / Tsada
    Darchen
    trek Dira Phuk
    trek Drolma-La
    trek Zutrukphuk
    trek Darchen
    Drive Chiu Gompa
    Paryang
    Saga
    Lao Tingri
    Rhongphu (Base camp)
    Nyalam
    Kathmandu

    To look at the itinerary in more detail:
    http://www.royalmt.com.np/tibet/tf-kai-guge.htm

    Might not be joining the same group but just to use some of their great itineraries as reference.1 of the forum members here did warn me that Kailash has very harsh conditions.

    I believe this is the more popular routes taken.
    http://www.royalmt.com.np/tibet/tf-disc.htm

    Mt Kailash is so awesome...
    http://www.theorientalcaravan.com/pa...d_sagadawa.htm
    Last edited by boroangel; 22nd December 2005 at 11:12 PM.

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