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Now Full – HANOI TO EVEREST BASE CAMP – An adventure with NZCFS – CLOSED

This tour is now full

With the end of the pandemic, we are now confident that we can undertake this adventure!

Starting in the North of Vietnam, this tour takes us from Hanoi, the exotic and bustling second city of Vietnam, to the unique karst structures in Halong Bay and up to the hill town of Sapa, and the Hmong people, related to the Miao of SW China.

Crossing the nearby border into China’s Yunnan Province, we pass through the Yuanyang rice terraces and old town of Jianshui to Kunming.

Then begins the epic journey on to Lhasa. By bullet train to Lijiang, the UNESCO Heritage town that is always an exciting place to visit with its diverse attractions, and on by coach to Shangrila (Zhongdian).

From here, with road conditions unstable, and uncertain whether they will be passable, we will opt for the certainty of flying from Shangrila to Lhasa, and take a road trip back to the South-east of Tibet before circling back to Lhasa. This will take in the beauty of SE Tibet in some comfort.

After experiencing the unique attractions and delights of the magical Lhasa, there is an optional extra to carry on for four days return journey to the Rongbuk Monastery, within view of the North Face of Everest. Passing through Gyantse with its ancient fortress protecting the city, and Shigatse, the second city of Tibet, this journey will truly present the vastness of the high Tibetan plateau, with the road crossing passes over 5000masl, small villages, and grazing yaks.

The timing and order of the itinerary is to start at sea level and head upwards, to allow plenty of time to acclimatise to altitude. We can also expect to skip the onset of monsoonin North Vietnam and southern Yunnan (although with the impact of climate change nothing can be guaranteed).

For all enquiry and expressions of interest, please email are sought, No commitment is required at this stage. Please indicate if you are interested in the extension to Everest.

Key Locations:

  • Vietnam – Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa
  • Yunnan – The border with Vietnam to Kunming
  • Kunming – Lijiang – Shangrila
  • Shangrila Fly to Lhasa
  • Excursion to SE Tibet
  • Lhasa to Everest Base Camp return (optional)

View the draft itinerary here (PDF)

  • International Flights
  • All costs in Vietnam and China
  • Accommodation
  • All meals – enjoy a diversity of regional food experiences
  • Entry Tickets

* Visa application and travel insurances not included

$8500 (estimated)

Duration: 21 days, or 22 days with extension
From: March 20, TBC
To: April 12, TBC

Experience the real China with Dave Bromwich.

Dave Bromwich has been designing and taking tours to China for more than a decade. His over 50 visits have taken him to every province and his knowledge of the country are clear in these specialty tours. Unlike many commercial tours currently available, Dave’s NZCFS quality tours provide depth, engagement, culture, scenic wonders, history and unforgettable experiences.

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