What is there to say about the Himalaya's? They are amazing. Stunning. Breath taking. No one who sees them is dissappointed. With Mt. Everest topping out at 8848m, it is the highest peak in the Himalaya's and in the world. From the Pang La mountain pass (above) on the Tibet side of the Himalaya, you can see not only Everest, but Lhotse (8516m /27,940 feet), Makalu (8463m / 27,766 feet) and Cho Oyu (8201m / 26,906 feet). On a clear day, there are few places on earth more beautiful.
The best time to see the Himalaya's are in the winter. The winter months usually have a lot of sunny days. Summer is also a good time to go, though the weather is not as clear and sunny as in the winter. Winter is also a good time to go because there are less tourists at places like base camp and Tingri which have good views of the mountains.
The Himalaya's are a dream destination for many people. If you are a solo traveler or are looking for people in Lhasa to help share the costs of a trip to see the Himalaya's, it would be best to check all the reader boards at the popular guesthouses and hotels to find others to go with you. If you are traveling with a group of 3 or more, we can arrange train travel from Xining to Lhasa and then arrange a trip to the Himalaya's. A typical journey from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp going through places like Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse, Shigatse and Sakya Monastery takes about 7 days.