Mt. Kailash Kashgar

Mt. Kailash Kashgar

The highlight of this trek is Kailash, the “Center of the World” as the Tibetans call it. 6,714m above sea level, the mighty peak towers over the area with its scenic, snowy pyramid. Prayer flags on the Dolma La (5,600m) greet you on your circumambulation of Kailash, which takes three days. Traditionally, Tibetans then pay a visit to Lake Manasarowar and conclude their pilgrimage with a visit of Tirthapuri.

The highlight of this trek is Kailash, the “Center of the World” as the Tibetans call it. 6,714m above sea level, the mighty peak towers over the area with its scenic, snowy pyramid. Prayer flags on the Dolma La (5,600m) greet you on your circumambulation of Kailash, which takes three days. Traditionally, Tibetans then pay a visit to Lake Manasarowar and conclude their pilgrimage with a visit of Tirthapuri. We begin in Kathmandu then fly over the vast peaks of Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Mt. Everest to Lhasa, the spiritual center of Tibet. This area is visited by pilgrims from all parts of the country. We will encountering them as we wander around Jokhang, Tibet’s holiest temple. The impressive Potala Palace is our nest stop. Perched high above the old city it is the landmark of Lhasa. Then we embark on a journey along the southern route to western Tibet by jeep. Incredible views of the Himalayas and the Trans-Himalayas make up for the long, up to 12-hour drives on rough roads. Enroute we visit Tashilunpo in Shigatse and the Kumbum Chorten and be sure to take time to study the many amazing murals and statues, in Gyantse. The canyons of the Sutlej River, the ruins of Tsaparang, and the grand mountain scenery of Kunlun round out this tour. Experience the charm of the Kashgar bazaar before completing the trek and heading to Beijing.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel (B)
Day 02: Flight: Kathmandu – Lhasa, transfer to Lhasa (BLD)
Day 03: Lhasa: S/S – Potala, Barkhor, hotel (BLD)
Day 04: Lhasa: S/S – Norbulinka, Sera Monastery hotel (BLD)
Day 05: Drive to Gyantse via Yamdrok Tso Lake, S/S, hotel (BLD)
Day 06: Drive to Shigatse – visit Tashilunpo, hotel (BLD)
Day 07: Drive to Sangsang, camp
Day 08: Drive to Saga, camp
Day 09: Drive to Zongba, camp
Day 10: Drive to Mansarovar, camp
Day 11: Mansarovar – rest day, camp
Day 12: Drive to Darchen, camp
Day 13: Trek to Drira Phuk, camp
Day 14: Trek to Zuthul Phuk, camp
Day 15: Trek ends and 4wd drive starts to Tirthapuri, camp
Day 16: Drive to Tholing, camp
Day 17: Visit Tsaparang, overnight in Tholing, camp
Day 18: Drive to Ali, camp
Day 19: Drive to Droma, camp
Day 20: Drive to Dahongliutan, camp
Day 21: Drive to Mazar, camp
Day 22: Visit Mazar – END THE SERVICES FROM TIBET PART
Day 23: Drive to Yecheng, guesthouse (BLD)
Day 24: Early morning drive to Kashgar for fly from Urmchi, hotel (BLD)
Day 25: Flight from Urumchi to Beijing, hotel (BLD)
Day 26: Final departure, transfer to airport

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