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Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan tour suggestions

May 20th, 2013, 10:35 AM
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Just look down the list of recent posts, and you 'll see one called "Beijing To Tibet, Mt. Everest And Nepal All In 10 Days" by DMBTraveler.
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May 20th, 2013, 10:51 AM
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If you are going in July, and are constrained by time and/or money I would forget Bhutan and Tibet and look at northern India. July is a good time for Ladakh, for instance.
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May 21st, 2013, 04:28 AM
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thhanks kathie!
and thursdayd, thanks for the idea! But i REALLY REALLY REALLY want to go to tibet..it's one of my dreams, and i know that if i don't go now i'm goig to resent not going a week after i come back from nepal XD i will find a way! Bhutan is off the list now though..that was just an idea i had shortly after looking at pictures and maps and stuff..but tibet i REALLY want to go!! and i've found something with a really great price for just over a week. now it's just to figuire out if the company is trustworthy..because it's so much cheaper than everything else i've found..
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May 21st, 2013, 04:55 AM
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If I was that convinced I wanted to go to Tibet I would be visiting from China, not Nepal. And I would either have plenty of time to arrange things in Kunming, or I would make arrangements ahead of time with a well-known company. In other words, you either need plenty of time or plenty of money or both, and you are still subject to the whims of the Chinese government. At least check on which anniversaries the government usually blocks access.

Note that there are also Tibetan areas in China proper.

If you want a cheaper but reputable company look at Intrepid, Imaginative Traveler or Peregrine/Gecko.
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May 22nd, 2013, 06:11 AM
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thanks for the information and the companies.

do you know footprint-adventures.co.uk ?
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May 22nd, 2013, 07:02 AM
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Never heard of them. The only Footprints company I know about is the one that publishes guidebooks.
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May 22nd, 2013, 07:08 AM
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Also, you might find this interesting:

http://www.prweb.com/releases/latest...eb10575107.htm

Looks like the visa situation is currently good, but there is no guarantee that will continue.
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May 23rd, 2013, 04:11 AM
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wohoo! thank you so much! I just heard from DMBT travel that they also had no trouble with visas.
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