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1. Posted by kevo1 (Budding Member 28 posts) 7y

Hi guys,
I was all set to book my RTW ticket and decided to to completely re-arrange evrything!
Instead of doing America first,I have decided to start the journey in Tibet. I just realised that I was going for quantity instead of quality. We are more interested in the eastern side,so thought that it made sense to spend more of our money there getting to as many places of interest as possible instead of blowing all of it on flights and over priced cities e.t.c in the U.S.
We are currently looking into flying to Tibet, (or close to), then going on the 8 day everest tour before going over land to India and and following a rough route south to Oz.
When we get to Oz we are hoping to get a work visa for 1 year to see what its like to live/work. We have free accommodation for a while untill were settled. Then we will have the option to do the U.S from there if we feel that we still want to!
Has anybody been on the tours to Tibet that are arranged over the web? Are they any good (reliable)? Also has anybody done a version of the route I am proposing, still wondering if it is doable overland or will we have to incorparate some internal flights? If anyone has any ideas from experience how much this could cost on a years budget I would be extremely greatful for some input! Cheers everybody!

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 7y

When we get to Oz we are hoping to get a work visa for 1 year to see what its like to live/work.

Check when and where you need to apply for the work visa. IIRC you had to apply for a WHV while you were still in the UK.

3. Posted by fussy (Inactive 208 posts) 7y

Have not been to Tibet but noticed that many tours are arranged from China. Some RtW tickets include a stop at Beijing or Shanghai, you could search these options on the internet or a lonely planet guide.

We were in Xian and beijing last october, hostels full of trip to tibet options.

Aust govt do not like change in visa status from inside the country, check thier website for full details.