TIBET THE ROOF OF THE WORLD
This absolutely mind blowing 7 day Sacred Mythic Journey takes us rom Katmandu in Nepal and then all the way by road to Lhasa in Tibet, a truly spiritual kingdom dominated by Tibetan Buddhism. Here we get to explore the religious and culture heritage developed from Nepal and experience this sacred pilgrimage of alpine lakes, lofty mountains and unique Tibetan monasteries on the roof of the world.
A ONCE SMALL, PEACEFUL, RELIGIOUS AND INDEPENDENT NATION
Tibet has a rich history as a nation, existing side-by-side with China for centuries. In 1950, the newly established Chinese Communist regime decided that Tibet must become a permanent part of the People’s Republic of China and launched an invasion. For China, possessing Tibet gave access to rich natural resources and allowed it to militarize the strategically important border with India. With 40,000 Chinese troops in its sparsely populated country, the Tibetan government – led by the still teenaged Dalai Lama – was forced to recognize China’s rule in return for promises to protect Tibet’s political system and Tibetan Buddhism.
ON THE ROAD TO LHASA
Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), has a prefecture area of 30,000 square kilometers and its Tibetan name means “The Land of the Gods”. It sits on the north bank of River Lhasa, a tributary of the Yarlung Tsangbo River, at an altitude of 3,700 meters. The total population of the city is around 373,000 and the total population in the urban area only is close to 130,000. People of 31 nationalities live in the city and Tibetans take up 87% of the total population. With more than 3,000 hours of sunshine annually, Lhasa is famed as “the City of Sunshine”. It is the center of Tibet’s political, economic, cultural and religious activities.
THE DALAI LAMA AND TIBET
Tibetan Buddhists believe that the Dalai Lamas are the manifestation of the Buddha of Compassion and are enlightened beings, who have chosen to take rebirth (reincarnation) in order to serve humanity. The first Dalai Lama was identified in the 15th century. The current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, was born on 6 July 1935 in Amdo, Tibet. He was recognised as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama when he was two years old. When China invaded Tibet in 1950, he was forced to assume political power even though he was still a teenager. After fleeing to India in 1959, the Dalai Lama became the highest-profile global advocate for Tibet and a highly respected religious and moral leader. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 and continues to travel the world giving teachings on spiritual and ethical issues.
GODDESS MOTHER OF THE WORLD
Mountain Everest is located in the Mahalungur mountain ranges(Part of Himalayas ranges) situated on the boundaries of both Nepal and Tibet. Mount Everest has long been revered by local peoples. Its most common Tibetan name, Chomolungma, means “Goddess Mother of the World” or “Goddess of the Valley.” The Sanskrit name Sagarmatha means literally “Peak of Heaven.” Its identity as the highest point on the Earth’s surface was not recognized, however, until 1852, when the governmental Survey of India established that fact.
TRACING THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE ANCESTORS
The 1000 kilometer overland route connecting Lhasa, Tibet with Kathmandu, Nepal is considered one of the most epic and most beautiful road trips on the planet. Traveling from Nepal to Tibet is to trace the footprints of ancient Nepalese Buddhist masters and scholars who trekked over Himalaya Mountains to spread Buddhism and other knowledge, to find out the hidden connection between these two greatest lands on Himalaya, also to enjoy the fantastic landscape that you can only see on the mysterious Roof of the World.
LHASA A CITY OF WONDERS
Lhasa is the cultural and religious heart of Tibet. Lhasa is home to Tibet’s most famous and holiest temples. Each day, thousands of pilgrims prostrate around Jokhang Temple, Tibet’s most important temple. Along with the famous monasteries of Sera and Drepung.
- Comfortable accommodations throughout the journey
- All in-country local ground transportation
- Healthy and balanced fresh food diet, juices and herbal teas
- Welcome celebration meal and farewell meal
- Local national park entrance fees
- Transformational workshops and/or ceremonies
- Inspirational facilitators, guides and shamans
- Private one-on-one consultations (if requested)
- 15% of your total contribution goes towards supporting local indigenous communities
What’s NOT IncludedInternational and in-country domestic flights
Personal travel and medical insurance (optional)
Essential kit list items
Private taxi to/from local airport before and after the journey
Terms & Conditions
Cancellations made more than 2 months from the journey start date will be fully refunded but excluding a 50% cancellation fee.
Cancellations made within 2 months of the journey start date are fully non-refundable.
Up and Coming Journey Dates
Full Moon of the 23rd September – Last Quarter Moon of the 29th September 2021
SO WHAT’S NEXT?
STEP 1: Schedule Your Sacred Mythic Journey Interview Below
STEP 2: Secure Your Place
STEP 3: Prepare For The Journey Ahead!