Across the third pole of the World 2020

Across the third pole of the World 2020

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Reviews

Ebin Ephrem Elavathingal

It was one of my best experience ever. Whole crew, food, igloo, trekking and the view was so great. Special thanks to Suresh Anna for taking care of us. Will be there again and again. Cheers to whole team for this wonderful experience.

Trip Jodi

Amazing Team! We did Leh winter expedition with Triumph Expeditions and experience was brilliant. we had a really amazing and a great time at Ladakh.

This is a self-driving or motorbike adventure tour via main line china, Tibet, and Nepal. It is one of the most exciting and thrilling road trips on the highest elevation of the world. The tour combines adventure, culture, history of the Himalayan region. You will visit major cities such as Chengdu, East Tibet, Lhasa, Everest BC,Kathmandu in Nepal
This tour will starts from Chengdu (home of panda) and end at Kathmandu (Himalayan back garden) through roof of the world at almost 5000m elevation and eventually drops down to 1400m in Kathmandu. You will have a lot to learn about the religious history from Confucianism in China to Buddhism in Tibet, finally Hinduism in Nepal. Enjoy The most spectacular scenery in the Himalayas along the way. This is a trip of a lifetime that you do not want to miss.

Across the third pole of the World 2020

Trip Overview

  • – 03th May 2020 (Join Tour)
  • – Booking Open
  • – 30th March 2020
  • – Motorbike tour & Self–driving
  • – Moderate to fairly challenging
  • – Cultural sightseeing tour, Motor Biking & Self driving Tour
  • – Kongthang lamu (5,236m)
  • – Chengdu(China)
  • – Kathmandu (Nepal)
  • – 3-4star Hotels and Camp (Twin sharing)
  • – Breakfast Lunch Dinner (Indian food and Western-style food)
  • – 20 Days
  • – min 50-100Pax
  • – Royal en field Himalayan 411cc / Royal en-field classic 500cc, GS8 Jeep leading the way, Emergency Van for staff & Mechanic , Supporting Truck for luggage and all the Camping equipment

Trip Details

Temperature records at route locations : Chengdu 16~25c Yanan 19~20c Kangding 14~19c Lithang 5~17c Markham 5~17c Zuogong 9~21c Baxoi 9~21c Bomi 10~17c Nyingchi 10~19c Lhasa 9~16c Shigatse 5~19c Shegar 2~17c Old Tingri 2~17c Kyirong 15~20c Trishuli 18~21c

Travel route : Chengdu - Ya'an City - Kangding - Xinduqiao - Yajiang - Lithang -Bathang – Markham - Zuogong - Bangda - Baxoi – Ranwu lake -Midui Glacier - Bomi - Lulang Forest – Nyingchi - Gyamda - Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhatse - Shegar - Rongbuk - New Everest BC - Oldtingri - Kyirung Thil - Rasuwa Border – Trishuli - Kathmandu

Itinerary

  • Day 01 – Arrive at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airports, (500m)

    Highlights: Welcome to Chengdu
    Welcome to Chengdu, the hometown of Giant Pandas. Our staff and guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel in a private vehicle. Check in your hotel and have a break. After Dinner, your tour guide will lead to the Jinli Ancient Street to treat yourself to the local snacks and artefacts. The elegant style of the architectures gives you a glimpse at what Sichuan looked like during the Qing Dynasty. Chengdu (also called Rongcheng), the capital of Sichuan Province in the southwest, has been the economic and cultural center of China's most populous province since 400 BC. It is richly endowed with fantastic natural resources and historical heritages. Within the city proper, numbers of ancienttemples, parks and cultural relics are telling you the time-honoured past of the city. Over nights at a comfortable hotel.

    Distance covered: 35kms.

    Altitude: 500m

    Meal Included:Dinner

    Accommodation:Four Stars Hotel (Twin Sharing).

  • Day 02 – Chengdu (500m)

    Highlights: Briefing + Preparation for Motorbike Ride + Jinli Ancient Street
    After breakfast, all our tourists have to go to the traffic police to apply for the driver's license and after Lunch we will meeting and short briefing about your tour followed by short test drive sesson. Evening visit Jinli Ancient Street to treat yourself to the local snacks and artifacts. The elegant style of the architectures gives you a glimpse at what Sichuan looked like during the Qing Dynasty.

    Distance covered: 20kms.

    Altitude: 500m

    Meal Included:Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner.

    Accommodation:Four Stars Hotel (Twin Sharing).

  • Day 03 – Chengdu(500m) - Ya'an City (630m)

    Highlights: Giant Panda Breeding and Research Centre
    After breakfast, all our tourists have to go Giant Panda Breeding and Research Centre. The Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base specializes in baby pandas and their care. It's one of the most popular destinations for foreign travellers. And it's a must-go place when you go to Chengdu. Then we will continue drive to Ya'an City. Located at the intersection of Sichuan Tibet highway, Ya’an City is the transition zone of the combination of Sichuan Basin and Qinghai Tibet Plateau. It is the gateway and only way of the ancient Southern Silk Road, as well as the ancient tea house road.Arrive at Ya'an, check in hotel,

    Distance covered: 140kms.

    Altitude: 630m

    Meal Included:Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Accommodation:Three Stars Hotel (Twin Sharing).

  • Day 04 – Ya'an City (2560m) - Kangding(2560m)

    Erlangshan Mountain, scenery of Hailuogou Glaciers, Mountain Gongha0
    After Breakfast, we drive to Khamding via Erlangshan tunnel to Khamding. We pass by Hailuogou Glaciers, located on the eastern side of Mountain Gongha. After arriving in Kangding, and continue drive to Zhiduo Mountain pass (4298m), Tibetan villages, check in hotel followed by rest and relaxation.

    Distance covered: 195kms.

    Altitude: 2560m

    Meal Included:Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Accommodation:Camp (Twin Sharing).

  • Day 05– Kangding(2560m) - Xinduqiao(3460m) - Yajiang (2570m) - Lithang(4020m)

    Highlights: Zhiduo Mountain pass 4298m、exotic Tibetan villages、Yajiang Rive & forest
    After Breakfast, we ride/drive to Lithang via Xinduqiao and Yajiang. En route, you will enjoy the Zhiduo Mountain pass (4298m), Tibetan villages, lush pastures, and grazing yaks and horse, Yajiang River and exuberant forest. Lithang is birth land of 7th and 10th Dalai Lama. Grazing yaks, sheep and nomad’s tents dotted across the massive pasture are the most common scene. Upon arrival in check in hotel followed by rest and relaxation.

    Distance covered: 280kms.

    Altitude: 4020m

    Meal Included:Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Accommodation:Camp (Twin Sharing).

  • Day 06 – Lithang(4020m) - Bathang (2580m) - Markham (4320m)

    Highlights: Lithang Monastery, Grazing yaks, nomad’s tents, Haizi Mountain Pass (4685m), Sister Lake, Jingsha river.
    After After breakfast, start tour and visit: Lithang Chöde Monastery Lithang Chöde Monastery lies at the north of the town and was built in 1580, honouring the third Dalai Lama (Sonam Gyatso, 1543-1588). The Lithang Monastery is the biggest Gelukpa monestary in the Kham region making it important to Tibetan Buddhists. After visiting Lithang Chode Monastery, we drive to Haizi Mountains. Your journey will continue to Bathang located at the bank Jingsha river. After crossing the Jinshajiang river, you will be in Tibetan Autonomous Administration District or gateway to Tibet(Markham County) Check in hotel followed by rest and relaxation.

    Distance covered: 275kms.

    Altitude: 4320m

    Meal Included:Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Accommodation:Three Stars Hotel (Twin Sharing).

    Day 07 – Markham (4320m) - Zuogong (3750m) - Bangda (4080m)

    Highlights: Lhawu mountain & Jiuba mountain & Dongda mountain pass | Lancangjiang River
    After breakfast, we driver to Zuogong via Lhawe Mountain (4367 m.), Dongda Mountain (5130m). You will have amazing road trip while you are driving from Markham to Zuogong on high altitude road. After arriving in Zuogong, check in hotel followed by rest and relaxation.

    Distance covered: 260kms.

    Altitude: 3750m

    Meal Included:Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Accommodation:Camp (Twin Sharing).

    Day 08 – Bangda (4020m) - Baxoi(3260m) - Ranwu lake (3850m)

    Highlights: Bangda Grasss land, yaks, horses, and sheep and other wild life, Yela mountain pass(4658m), Nu River
    After Breakfast, we drive/ride to Baxoi via Bangda. On the way you will pass by and enjoy the views of huge Bangda grass land, Yaks, horses, sheep and other highland animals, Yela Mountain (4830 m.), Nu river and Rawu lake. After arriving in Baxoi, check in hotel followed by rest and relaxation.

    Distance covered: 200kms.

    Altitude: 3260m

    Meal Included:Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Accommodation:Camp (Twin Sharing).

    Day 09 – Ranwu lake (3850m) - Midui Glacier - Bomi (2700m)

    Highlights: Anjiu la mountain pass (4475m), Ranwu Lake, Palung River, Midui glacier (Probably the most beautiful glacier in Asia).
    After Breakfast, start drive to Bomi via Ranwu lake and midui glacier. Ranwu Lake is the clean, amazing, outstanding view of shadow of the forest and famous high land glacier lake which is located at dense forest in Pomi country. Also ranwu lake is the source of Palung Tsangpo and Midui Glacier (Probably the most beautiful glacier in Asia). Midui Glacier is known the only glacier with the lowest altitude in the world. After arriving in Bomi, check in hotel followed by rest and relaxation.

    Distance covered: 165kms.

    Altitude: 3260m

    Meal Included:Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Accommodation:Three Stars Hotel (Twin Sharing).

    Day 10 – Bomi (2700m) - Lulang Forest(3700m) - Nyingchi (2950m)

    Highlights: Lulang Forest , Mt. NamchaBarwa(7782m & Siji la Mountain Pass (4728m)
    After Breakfast, start ride to Nyingchi(2950m) via Lulang forest and Siji La pass(4728m.). On the way to Lulang forest land, you will witness the primeval Menba and Luoba nationality (their ways of living are much similar with the Tibetans). Your journey will continue to Lulang Forest Land (15 sq. km) of idyllic beauty, with vibrant shrubs, spruces and pine trees. In Lulang, you will be enjoying the panorama of Mt. Namcha Barwa(7782m.) We will make a brief stop at Siji la Mountain Pass (4728m) before heading to westward and arrive in Nyingchi. After arriving in Nyingchi, check in hotel followed by rest and relaxation.

    Distance covered: 230kms.

    Altitude: 2950m

    Meal Included:Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Accommodation:Four Stars Hotel (Twin Sharing).

    Day 11 – Nyingchi (2950m) - Gyamda(2950m) - Lhasa(3650m)

    Highlights: Kading waterfall, Nyiyang River & Mila Pass (5013m)
    After Breakfast, start ride to Lhasa Tibetan capital, passing through some of the most stunning landscapes in eastern Tibet, and crossing over the beautiful Mila Mountain Pass, with its three stone yak sculptures at the crest. After arriving in Lhasa, check in hotel followed by rest and relaxation.

    Distance covered: 420kms.

    Altitude: 3650m

    Meal Included:Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Accommodation:Four Stars Hotel (Twin Sharing).

    Day 12 – Lhasa Sightseeing (3650m)

    Highlights: Potala Palace, Barkhor street
    After Breakfast, Today we will visit famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, it was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in 7th century and later in 17th century rebuilt by 5th Dalai Lama, since then it was home to the Dalai Lama and his government. Walking though the long steps are quite challenging but it is worthwhile to leave your foot steps in the spiritual palace of God of compassion which listed in the world. After sightseeing, back to hotel followed by rest and relaxation.

    Distance covered: 5kms.

    Altitude: 3650m

    Meal Included:Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Accommodation:Four Stars Hotel (Twin Sharing).

    Day 13 – Lhasa(3650m) - Gyantse(3950m

    Highlights: Brahmaputra Rive、Khamba La Pass4794m、Yamdrok-tso Lake、Nyichen Kang Sang7252m、Karo La pass 5045m、Karo La Glaciers、Semila pass 4353 m
    After breakfast, Moving along the Friendship Highway, you will drive past Khamba La, at 4794m, with a brief halt to savor majestic views of Yamdrok-tso Lake and Nyichen Kang Sang, standing at 7252m. On turning westwards, you will come across another pass, Karo La at 5045m. If you look at the road, you can see huge glaciers tumbling down. After driving 265 km, beautifully landscaped Tibetan villages become visible as you enter the town of Gyantse. visit Gyantse Kumbum has a large gold-domed stupa and houses several chapels and Tibetan Buddhist murals. After exploring Gyantse, you take a 92 km drive and arrive at Shigatse (3,850m), the second largest Tibetan city. Tashilhunpo Monastery, being one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet is the major attraction of Shigatse.

    Distance covered: 265kms.

    Altitude: 3950m

    Meal Included:Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Accommodation:Three Stars Hotel (Twin Sharing).

    Day 14 – Gyantse(3950m) - Shigatse(3850m)

    Highlights: Kumbum stupa & Tashilunpo monastery
    After breakfast, visit Gyantse Kumbum has a large gold-domed stupa and houses several chapels and Tibetan Buddhist murals. After exploring Gyantse, you take a 92 km drive and arrive at Shigatse (3,850m), the second largest Tibetan city. Tashilhunpo Monastery, being one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet is the major attraction of Shigatse.

    Distance covered: 92kms.

    Altitude: 3850m

    Meal Included:Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Accommodation:Three Stars Hotel (Twin Sharing).

    Day 15 – Shigatse(3850m) - Lhatse(4050m) - Shegar(4270m)

    Highlights: High passes: Tso La pass at 4500m & Gyatso La pass at 5220m | Camps of nomadic herders
    After breakfast, start road drive to Shegar, the Friendship Highway amidst picturesque landscape driving past small town of Lhatse and Gyatso La pass at 5220m. En route you will witness many monasteries and camps of nomadic herders. Upon arrival at Shegar, check in hotel and followed by rest and relaxation.

    Distance covered: 240kms.

    Altitude: 4270m

    Meal Included:Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Accommodation:Three Stars Hotel (Twin Sharing).

    Day 16 – Shegar(4270m) - Rongbuk(5000m) - New Everest BC(5100m) - Oldtingri (4250m)

    Highlights: Pang La pass at 5150m, Mt. Everest basecamp and views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho-oyu & Lhotse
    After breakfast, start drive to Old Tingri(4200 m.) via Rongbuk(5100 m.) and Mt. Everest base camp(Tibet side). 100km long road drive from Shegar to Rongbuk offers you amazing panoramic views of mountain from Shishapanma to Makalu including Everest. You will also have chance to cross the Pang La pass at the height of 5250m. After the pass, you will arrive in Rongbuk(5100 m). After the lunch break, we will make side trip to Everest basecamp before heading to Old Tingri(4200m)Upon arrival in Tingri, check in hotel followed by rest and relaxation.

    Distance covered: 170kms.

    Altitude: 4250m

    Meal Included:Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Accommodation:Three Stars Hotel (Twin Sharing).

    Day 17 – Old Tingri (4200m) - Kyirung Thil(2900m)

    Highlights: Mt.Shishapangm, Cho Oyu, Pekutso Lake, Menlungtse & Gauri Shankar | Kongtang Lhamo pass(5236M) | Kyirung waterfal
    After breakfast, start drive to Kyirung, border city of Nepal and Tibet. The adventurous and scenic high altitude road drive offers panoramic views of Mt.Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, Menlungtse & Gauri Shankar. You will pass Kongtang Lhamo(5236M) pass before heading to Kyirung. Upon arrival in Kyirung, check in hotel followed by rest and relaxation.

    Distance covered: 265kms.

    Altitude: 2900m

    Meal Included:Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Accommodation:Three Stars Hotel (Twin Sharing).

    Day 18 – Kyirung Thil (2900m) - Rasuwa Border(1800m) - Trishuli (1800m) - Kathmandu(1400m)

    Highlights: Driving in deadliest road of Nepal
    After breakfast, start drive to Trishuli via Kyirung border (Kodari). After few kilometers drive away from your hotel in Kyirung, you will cross the border after immigration clearance and continue the drive to Trishuli along Pashang Lhamu highway of Nepal. Kyirung to Trishuli road drive is one of the most adventurous road journeys due to physical condition of road. Upon arrival in Trishuli, check in hotel followed by rest and relaxation.

    Distance covered: 92kms.

    Altitude: 1500m

    Meal Included:Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Accommodation:Four Stars Hotel (Twin Sharing).

    Day 19 – Kathmandu Sightseeing

    Highlights: Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath stupa
    After breakfast, Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu includes visit Pashupatinath Temple—a shrine that honors Lord Shiva—both sacred sites designated by UNESCO. Finish at the imposing Bouddhanath stupa, the largest in Kathmandu Valley. There will be a team to finish the party in the evening

    Distance covered: 20kms.

    Altitude: 1400m

    Meal Included:Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Accommodation:Four Stars Hotel (Twin Sharing).

    Day 20 – Departure from Kathmandu (1400m)

    AIRPOR/ Today our guide and driver will send you to the airport, it is time to say your good bye and depart to your next destination. Before your departure, we will appreciate if you can spend a short time to evaluate our services either by filling the feedback form or simply send us an email. The trip ends

    Distance covered: 15kms.

    Altitude: 1400m

    Meal Included:Breakfast

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Cost Include & Exclude

Two people use one Toyota Prado Land cruiser Cost

  • Driving Toyota Land cruiser 5000 $US Per Person

One people use one Royal Enfield Motor bike Cost

  • Driving Motor bike 4000 $US Per Person

Cost Include :

  • Tibet Permits and visa invitation letter
  • Motorbike Permits
  • Toyota prado Land cruiser Permits
  • Motorbike Customs clearance fee and deposit
  • Toyota prado Land cruiser Customs clearance fee and deposit
  • Temporarily Chinese motor bike driving licence.
  • Temporarily Chinese Toyota prado Land cruiser driving licence.
  • Each Person 500 CC …………… Motorbike
  • Two Person Toyota prado Land cruiser(2Pax Exchange to drive )
  • Fuel for Motor bike.
  • Fuel for Toyota prado Land cruiser
  • All airport transfer as per the itinerary.
  • All accommodation twins shearing basis.
  • English speaking Tibetan Guide.
  • All the monastery entrance fee
  • Everest entrance fee for the Motor bike
  • Everest entrance fee for Toyota prado Land cruiser
  • Everest environments fee
  • Lead vehicle
  • Support Van
  • Support Truck for whole trip.
  • All the food during all tour
  • Fully catered camping supported by Nepalese (Sherpa) crew
  • All the Camping equipments
  • All the kitchen equipments
  • First aid medical kit.Portable oxygen cylinder in vehicle.
  • Two bottle of mineral water per person per day
  • Mechanic (…………. specialist) and his all expenses (food, accommodation, wages, visa, permits etc)
  • Spare parts (tube, wires/cable, bolts, light bulb etc) *Note: Charges may applicable for major parts damaged during bike rides (Insurance recommended)

Cost Exclude :

  • Any airfare
  • Travel Insurance (must cover all risk undertaken including motor bike accidental damage cost).
  • Liquor beverages (hard and soft drinks).
  • Major spare parts cost.
  • Expenses of personal nature, phone calls, laundry etc
  • Gratuity to staff.
  • All other things which are not in inclusion are excluded

Things to Carry

  • Shirts/t-shirts, trousers/track pants
  • Windproof jacket, raincoat/poncho
  • Fleece/full-sleeve woollen sweater
  • Thermal inner wear (upper and lower)
  • Woollen cap, woollen gloves, scarf woollen socks along with extra pairs
  • Comfortable shoes with a thick sole
  • Towel, water bottle
  • Caps/hats and sunglasses
  • Walking stick/trekking pole
  • Sunscreen lotion, lip balm
  • Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Personal medication
  • Personal toiletries

Tour Type

  • This is a solo / group tour

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Why with us

We know that you have many options to choose from for adventure travel. There are companies out there that offer essentially the same trek and the same Road Trips for around the same price.

What makes travel with Triumph Expedition different?

We simply offer you more! More Culture, Value, Personal service, Experiences and Safety.

For ” Triumph It’s Not More A Business ,It’s Our Passion”.

Better Insight Into Culture

Going on one of Triumph Expedition means you’ll have the opportunity to:

Intimately know the people: Guides ,porters, their familiar and friends in the local communities.

Directly contribute to support of local economies.

Experience a variety of local foods.

Travel to special interest areas and new regions off the beaten path.

Personal Service

Triumph Expeditions has been in operation since 2015, Where we look back into our past the passion started 25 Years Back.

Our fully staffed operational office in India is working year round to assure you receive the best service.

Our guides specialize in the areas they know and love. They are expert in preventing and solving problems.

You will be treated as the member of Triumph Family.

You are welcome to speak with those who have previously traveled with us.

More Value For Your Money.

We offer true adventure at a competitive price. We do not cut corners. The services you receive are simply the best.

We keep our group size small (our favorite is around 6 to 8), which allows for flexibility, independent time, rest, exploration
and interesting side trips.

Once you have booked the trip with us , we guarantee the price will not increase and the trip will definitely run!

We provide the best possible group equipment (e.g. tents, sleeping bags and pads).

we Charge no single supplements, whenever possible.

A Safety Record Second to None

Our Team have completed trekking and mountaineering school. We have an ongoing training program to keep all our guides up-to-date on wilderness first aid and hygiene.

We always carry a group first aid lit and oxygen for our higher altitude treks and climbs.

In the unlikely event of a serious injury, we have on deposit funds that will allow for immediate helicopter dispatch.

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