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Updated: May 5, 2011 20:59 IST

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WOW takes women to the Everest Base Camp

Women on Wanderlust is organising a tour for women keen to visit the Tibet Everest Base Camp (north side) Lhasa and other exciting places in Central Tibet.

The tour begins in Kathmandu with a spectacular trans-Himalayan flight, followed by a two-day sightseeing tour of Lhasa. You will then take a jeep tour to Everest Base Camp via Gyantse, Yamdruk Tso, and Shigatse, the Central Tibetan highlights. The EBC tour, as it is commonly referred to, is ex-Kathmandu, that's on through till the end of October.

The first of the 12-day tour takes off on August 16. In Kathmandu you get to visit Bhaktapur-Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple (the holiest temple of Hindus), Baudhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square, rounded off with a shopping spell at Thamel. In Lhasa you get to see Potala Palace, which is now on the list of Chinese national key protected cultural relics and the most valuable storehouse in Tibet. The Palace is widely known for the precious sculptures, murals, scripture, Buddha figures, murals, antiques, and religious jewelry treasured up, they are of great cultural and artistic value. Visit Norbulingka Palace on the bank of the Kyichu River. The garden covers an area of 360,000 square meters (about 430,000 square yards), with 374 rooms inside. It is the biggest man-made garden in Tibet Autonomous Region. Also on the cards is a visit to Jokhang temple, Drepung Monastery and The Sera Monastery. The penultimate destination (Rongbuk – base of Mt. Everest) will be accessed via Pangla pass. Rongbuk, where the highest Monastery in the world is established is near Everest Base Camp.

The package cost per person on twin share is Rs. 93,000. The early bird offer is Rs. 5,000 less if you pay the full amount latest by June 30. Single Room surcharge is Rs. 30,000 extra. For details call 0-98916-55054 or check www.wowsumitra.com

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