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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?
 

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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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boroangel said:
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.php?p=78199&postcount=91
 

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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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boroangel said:
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/pages/mount_kailash_and_sagadawa.htm
 

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