Sikkim Bhutan Trek

What a wonderful time we had on our trip! It was so well organised...from all World Expeditions' help at the planning stage to the actual trip itself. In particular, we absolutely loved the trekking and that was largely due to our fantastic guide Norboo. He was so focused on our having a great experience...from the food (our requests were always fufilled) to our comfort on the trek, and our safety.

Michelle | New South Wales

Journey to Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash is said to be the mythical Mount Meru, 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 Kailash 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 Kailash before a final night's camp alongside the shores of Lake Manasarovar. This trip, which we have operarted successfully for many years, is without doubt one of the world's most compelling adventures. Please note: The land border between Nepal and Tibet has remained closed since the Nepal earthquakes. Due to this, we have been forced to amend the final few days of our Tibet itineraries and, for the time being, all groups will return to Lhasa and fly to Kathmandu, rather than return to Kathmandu via the land border. This itinerary amendment will be in effect until the land border reopens. No other changes to the trip highlights have taken place. The cost of the Lhasa to Kathmandu flight is not included in the tour cost. Please contact us for more details.

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 Kailash
DAY 12 Saga Dawa Festival and commence trek around Mt Kailash
DAYS 13/14 Trek around Mt Kailash
DAYS 15/18 Drive to Lhasa
DAY 19 Fly 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
Next Trip:  06 June 2017
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price: $4,959.00 USD

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Meals valued at: $560 USD
Internal flights valued at: $490 USD
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