|Lands of Silk and Snow: Luang Prabang to Lhasa
Laos - Yunnan - Tibet
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Lands of Silk and Snow: Luang Prabang to Lhasa is a discovery of the world’s most stunningly beautiful scenery: From subtropical Laos via Yunnan to the valleys and mountains of the Tibetan Plateau. ...Read More
Setting out from Luang Prabang you will drive through Laos rainforest and past sleepy villages to some of Yunnan’s best loved destinations – Dali and Shangri-La – as well as some of its most remote, before driving onwards and upwards to Lhasa.
En route, drive past Yunnan’s highest peak, Mount Kawakarpo (6,740 metres). Join Tibetan worshippers as they sing hymns in a remote Catholic church on the border of Yunnan and Tibet. Cross high mountain passes near Dzogong, before driving through the lushly forested valleys around Pomi and along the banks of the Brahmaputra. Finish your journey in Lhasa, and join scores of other modern-day pilgrims around the Jokhang, Tibetan Buddhism’s holiest shrine.
Join this spectacular journey and discover why mysterious Tibet has captured the imagination of explorers for centuries…See less
Arrival in Laos
Preparing for Your Journey
Luang Prabang to Muang Xai
Along sleepy villages through Laos countryside
Muang Xai to Menglun
Cross the border into China
Menglun to Lake Dianchi
On superb highways to Yunnan’s capital
Lake Dianchi to Xizhou
Back to the countryside
Xizhou to Lijiang
Yunnan’s UNESCO world heritage town...
Lijaing to Shangri-La
Via the Tiger Leaping Gorge to the Edge of Tibet
Shangri-La to Deqin
Gorgeous scenery and glaciers
In and around Deqin
Exploring the foot hills of Meili Snow Mountain
Deqin to Markham
Onto the ‘Roof of the World’ and into Tibet
Markham to Zogang
Adventure on the high plateau
Zogang to Rawok
Mountain passes and riverside roads...
Rawok to Pomi
Through the spectacular Sundzom Valley
Pomi to Bayi
The road to Lhasa - the best and worst of the G318
Bayi to Lhasa
Arriving in Lhasa at last!
Life must go on....or continue?
Next Departure Date:
Oct/07/2017 - Oct/22/2017
Distance: 3200 KM
High Altitude: For more information on how to travel safely at altitude, please read our High-Altitude Travel Briefinging Paper
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