Kamis, 21 Juni 2012

SHANGRILA ADVENTURE eNewsletter - June2012

SHANGRILA ADVENTURE eNewsletter - June2012

devotee outside Jokhang temple

Dear Friends,

Tashi Delek!  (greetings from 3650m Lhasa Tibet)

In April issue, we featured our most popular QingHai-Tibet Train Tour + Mount Everest base camp.  
As you may have seen our updates on our Facebook page by now, Tibet has imposed new restrictions that need min. 6pax for foreign groups (4pax to go rule was already an outdated information since mid-May).

We are currently in Tibet with our cycling expedition as well as 2 other groups that is doing the normal sight-seeing train tour & Mount Everest base camp journey.  More groups are due to arrive in the months ahead till Oct. 

If you would like to travel to Tibet but could not find enough people, do contact us as we have confirmed departures that are still open for participation.


1) Updates on : Tibet to Nepal Cycling Expedition Jun2012
2) Updates on : Cycling Tour to YunNan Shangrila & LiJiang Sep2012
3) More Upcoming Trips
1) Updates on : Tibet to Nepal Cycling Expedition Jun2012
We are all set & ready to go!

Our team of cyclists, photography enthusiats, and those simply joining in for the fun & experience will arrive to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet on 04June. 
This year marks the biggest cycling group so far to embark on this beautiful journey from Tibet to Nepal, crossing The Himalayas range, along the friendship highway into the Nepali capital of Kathmandu. 
The group is also privileged to be the first to use our brand new fleet of GIANT mountain bikes, and logistical support that involves 2x 17-seater aircon mini-bus & a truck.

We will reach the base camp of Mount Everest (Tibet north face) on 11Jun, cycling all the way to the 5200m monument.  

If you are keen to follow us on the group's journey,  do Like Us and view our regular
postings/updates/trip photos up at our Facebook page ShangrilaAdventure.Outdoors.

LiJiang old townTo follow our journey

view of The Himalayas range enroute

Other highlights
in this trip also include:  Yamdrok tso lake (羊湖), Karo la glacer (卡若冰川), Palchoi
monastery in Gyantse (江孜-白居寺), Tashilungpo in Shigatse (日喀则-扎什伦布寺), and of course
the iconic building of Tibet, Potala Palace (布达拉宮) & Jokhang monastery (大昭寺).

Note: This journey is also done in the normal version on vehicle (mini-bus or MPV) and caters to non-cyclists


2) Updates on : Cycling Tour to YunNan Shangrila & LiJiang Sep2012

Tiger Leaping Gorge  
Now confirmed with flights!
We are pleased to annouce that this new cycling trip is now confirmed for 09-16Sep (limited seats)
What's more? our partnership with SilkAir has enabled us to secure firmed bookings for flights to KunMing.Cycling route: Shangrila --> DeQin --> BaiShuiTai  --> HaBa village --> Tiger Leaping Gorge --> LiJiang
Physical Grading: 3/5 (moderate) fully -supported with vehicle (participants can also join as non-cycling trip)
Altitude: 3450m to 2400m (with highpass at BaiMa Snow Mountain at 4300m)
Terrain: 85% tarmac, with some sections 10-20deg inclination (some road works may be present, and thus actual road conditions may be subjected to changes)
Starting from Shangrila, participants will get to cycle towards DeQin & FeiLaiSi (飞来寺) to snow the highest peak of YunNan Kawakarpo of MeiLi snow mountain (梅里雪山), en-route crossing the BaiMa snow mountain (白马雪山), then following along the JinSha river (金沙江), passing by HaBa village/HaBa snow mountain (哈芭雪山), Tiger Leaping Gorge (虎跳峡), before ending in the UNESCO town of LiJiang (丽江). 
sunrise on MeiLi Snow Mountain    LiJiang old town
sunrise @ MeiLi Snow Mountain                                                    morning @ LiJiang old town   

Cost: S$2590/pax 
Cost inclusions:
01) return international direct flights on SilkAir SIN-KMG-SIN
02) 2x domestic flights to LiJiang
03) 24-speed MTB bike + helmet
04) support/logistics vehicle
05) airport transfers
06) 1x lead cyclist + 1x mechanic (rear cyclist)
07) accommodation
08) meals/drinks during cycling
09) local insurance
10) 1x celebration dinner

Note: There will be a trip briefing on 30Jun 1300hrs at our office
3) More Upcoming Trips
Below are some of our trips that we have confirmed travelers looking for more companions or are open for participation! 
3.1) Mount Bromo & Sukamade                    08-12Jun (closed)
3.2) Kinabalu + via ferrata                            28Jun0-01Jul (open)
3.2) Mount Semuru & Bromo trek                 03-08Jul (closed)
3.1) RuoErGai grasslands & HuangHe JiuQu    04-12Jul (open)
3.2) Mount Chola Climbing Expedition            30Jul-10Aug (restricted)
3.3) Tibet train tour & Mount Everest             Jul-Aug (open)
3.4) Tibet to Nepal with Mount Everest BC      09-21Sep (open)
3.5) Shangrila Tiger Leaping Gorge & YuBeng 07-16Oct (open)
3.6) DaoCheng YaDing + Western SiChuan     20Oct-04Nov (new add-on vehicle, 3seats more)
3.7) Mount Genyen + Yala trek                      14-28Oct (open)
3.8) Cycling Tibet to Nepal                            18Sep-02Oct (open)
3.9) Cambodia AngkorWat cycling                  09-14Nov (open)

More confirmed/schedule trips at http://www.shangrila-adventure.com/upcoming-trips/
email us to find out more or call 65471455.


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