Everest High Passes

...we shouldn't finish without mentioning admiration for the endlessly busy Mr Lama. He like all World Expeditions staff we met, was very charming and knowledgable, this characteristic seems to be a requirement for employment with the company

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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. Please note: The land border between Nepal and Tibet has remained closed since the Nepal earthquakes. Due to this, we have amended the final few days of our Tibet itineraries and all groups will now return to Lhasa and fly to Kathmandu. This alternative will be in place until the land border reopens, which we are hopeful will be in 2016. 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 At Mt Kailash
DAYS 13/15 Celebrate Saga Dawa festival, commence trek around Mt Kailash 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
Next Trip:  10 May 2016
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price: $4,590.00 USD

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