Arrival in Kathmandu.
Full day of guided
sightseeing in Kathmandu (including
Pashupatinath and Bhodnath. Hotel.
Kathmandu Free day. Hotel.
Lhasa Mountain flight over the
to Tibet. Hotel.
Guided sightseeing in Lhasa (including Sera Monastery and
the Jokhang Temple). Hotel.
Guided sightseeing in Lhasa (including the Potala
Palace, Drepung Monastery and the Norbulingka). Hotel.
Acclimatisation guided daytrip to Ganden Monastery. Hotel.
Scorpion Lake to Gyangtse. Explore Gyangtse Fort and
Kumbum Monastery. Hotel.
Drive to Shigatse. Visit Tashilunpo Monastery.
Driving via Saga and Paryang to arrive on day 12 at the
shores of Lake Mansarovar. Camp.
Lake Mansarovar Full
day to relax and explore the area around this highly holy
Drive to Darchen at the foot of Mount Kailash and
prepare for our trek. Camp.
||Trek around Mount
In the company of Tibetan pilgrims
we have four days to make the sacred circumambulation of Mount
Kailash. On day 16 we explore a side valley that gives
unparalleled views of Kailash's stunning North Face. On day
17 we cross the Drolma La Pass at 5600m, for Tibetans a
symbolic act of rebirth. On day 18 we return to our camp and
prepare for the celebrations of the Saga Dawa festival. Camp.
Dawa Festival This
morning we join the throngs of pilgrims to attend this
ancient fertility ceremony which involves the raising of the
Tarboche flagpole and which is accompanied by lively and
exceedingly colourful celebrations. After the ceremonies are
over we return to the shores of Lake
Drive eastwards leaving the main road at Saga and making our
camp near the shores of beautiful Lake Pelkhu with its dramatic
views of Mount Shishapangma. Camp.
breathtaking day's drive as we pass over the Lalung Leh pass
and 'through' the Himalayas to arrive at Nyalam or Zhangmu
close to the Nepalese border. Hotel.
Tibet we cross the Friendship Bridge and make the short journey
back to Kathmandu. Hotel.
A free day or spare day in case there have been any
delays en route. Hotel.