Overland Track

The knowledge of the guides was brilliant and really made the trip a great success. The effort they put into everything from our safety to dessert was amazing - I am very impressed. This walk was above and beyond all of my expectations!

Chris Horn - Australia - March 2010 | Australia
 
 

Journey to Mount Kailas

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Mount Kailas is said to be the mythical Mount Mera, the centre of the universe. It is revered in both Hindu and Buddhist legends, while its location, close to the sources of the four main rivers that flow across the Indian sub-continent, contributes to its mystique. Our adventure includes a week long journey from Lhasa (via Gyantse and Shigatse) across the vast Tibetan plateau. We plan to reach Mount Kailas at the time of the Saga Dawa festival when many thousands of pilgrims from throughout Tibet gather to pay homage to the mountain. After the festive celebrations we will undertake a three day trek around Mount Kailas before a final night's camp alongside the shores of Lake Manasarovar.

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Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Kathmandu
DAY 2 In Kathmandu, sightseeing Kathmandu Valley
DAY 3 Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa
DAYS 4/5 In Lhasa, visit the historic Potala Palace, the Norbulingka and the ancient Jokhang
DAY 6 Drive to Gyantse with its historic fort and Kumbum
DAY 7 Drive to Shigatse visit the Tashilhunpo
DAYS 8/11 Rugged drive across Tibetan Plateau to Mt Kailas
DAY 12 At Mt Kailas
DAYS 13/15 Celebrate Saga Dawa festival, commence trek around Mt Kailas to Lake Manasarovar
DAYS 16/18 Drive beneath Himalayan range to San Kosi Gorge, descend to Zhangmu
DAY 19 Transfer to Kathmandu
DAY 20 In Kathmandu, trip concludes

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Trip Code: JTK
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  20 days
Activities:  Trekking Adventure Touring
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Next Trip:  21 May 2015
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price: $4,590.00 USD

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Internal flights valued at: $490 USD
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