Mount Kailash & Lhasa - 20 days

Mt. Kailish Mt. Kailish Mt. Kailish
Mt. Kailish Mt. Kailish Mt. Kailish
Mt. Kailish Mt. Kailish Mt. Kailish

A Pilgrimage to the sacred mountain of Tibet

Departing From Kathmandu or Chengdu and returning back to Kathmandu
Sacred spaces and stunning landscapes! Magnificent temples, mountain passes, snow-capped peaks, nomad camps & pilgrims. This is truly a journey to stir the senses and nourish the soul. Explore the holy city of Lhasa, a city of marvels where history and art, commerce and religion meld into an unforgettable experience. Marvel at the great monastic complexes of Gyantse, Shigatse and Sakya. The 3-day circumambulation of the world's most sacred mountain is tough, but cleanses you of the sins of a lifetime. Relax afterwards beside Lake Manasarovar, legendary source of the four great rivers of South Asia. Of all the destinations in Asia, this is the most sacred and sublime.

Highlights: Click for DETAILED ITINERARY
  • Jokhang Temple: The spiritual heart of Tibet
  • Potala Palace: The residence of the Dalai Lamas
  • The towering Maitreya and ornate reliquary stupas in Tashilumpo Monastery, Shigatse
  • Pelkor Choede and the unique Gyantse Kumbum, Gyantse
  • The fortified monastery at Sakya: once the political heart of Tibet
  • The incredible landscapes of western Tibet
  • Sacred Mount Kailash and a 3-day kora
  • Lake Manasarovar: legendary birthplace of the great rivers
Day 01 - Arrive Kathmandu or Chengdu
Day 02 - Kathmandu or Chengdu
Day 03 - Fly Lhasa (3658m) - 1 hr, Arrive Lhasa - 1hr 30mins
Day 04 - Lhasa
Day 05 - Lhasa
Day 06 - Lhasa
Day 07 - Gyantse (3950m) - 8 hrs
Day 08 - Shigatse (3900m) - 3 hrs
Day 09 - Shigatse
Day 10 - Sakya (4050m) - 6 hrs
Day 11 - Saga (4600m) - 7 hrs
Day 12 - Paryang (4750m) - 6 hrs
Day 13 - Darchen (4675m) - 6 hrs
Day 14 -Trek Dira Phuk (5120m) - 6 to 7 hrs
Day 15 -Trek Drolma La (5636m) & Zutrul Phuk (4810m) - 9 hrs
Day 16 -Trek Darchen (4675m) - 3 hrs & Lake Manasarovar (4560m) - 1 hr
Day 17 - Paryang (4750m) - 6 hrs
Day 18 - Saga (4600m) - 6 hrs
Day 19 - Nyalam (3750m) - 8 hrs
Day 20 - Kathmandu (1300m) - 7 hrs

Please note: the published itinerary is a statement of intent and to be used as a guide only. The guide in charge of your trip will alter the schedule if conditions necessitate and any/all such alterations are at our discretion and your guide. You can book a private departure for dates that suit you or we can tailor-make a tour to fit your dates & interests. Private departures (minimum 4 travelers) available April to October.

Tour Cost: Please contact us for the latest prices.
Trip Grade: Moderate to challenging
Best time to go: May to October

Tour cost will includes:
  • Accommodation as per itinerary, Chengdu, Kathmandu, Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse are twin share. Other accommodation twin or multi share.
  • Land transport as per itinerary
  • All airport transfers
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung, Sera, Pelkor Choede, Tashilumpo, Sakya and Mt Kailash
  • English speaking interpreter/guide
  • Permits & vehicle fees
Not included in the tour cost:
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, postage, laundry and souvenirs.
  • Meals
  • International flights and departure taxes
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Costs arising from unforeseen events outside of our control (e.g. Landslides).
Book your trip via email:

Please supply for each traveler: Full name (exactly as it appears in the passport), Sex, Date of Birth, Nationality and Passport Number.

Payment: To book a trip you need to pay a nonrefundable deposit of USD100 per person at least 30 days prior to departure. Until your deposit is received your booking cannot be confirmed.

The deposit of USD100 must be made by bank transfer to the Account of Waypoint Adventures Trekking (P) Ltd.

Account Number: 269180A
Bank Name: Himalayan Bank Ltd.
Swift code: HIMANPKA
Bank address: Tridevi Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal

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