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Kailash Adventure Overview
Experience an 'up in the clouds' adventure in Tibet and Nepal.
Discover the beauty of Tibet and uncover age-old traditions of spirituality along the way. Trek on Mt Kailash - Asia's holiest mountain - and spend a night at the famed Mt Everest. Soak up spectacular views of the Himalayas, stay in monasteries, join pilgrims in colourful Lhasa and visit tiny Tibetan mountain villages. Cap off the Kailash Adventure in buzzing Kathmandu and celebrate an amazing journey of discovery.
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Buy everything from Buddhas to bangles in Kathmandu's busy markets. Walk to Durbar Square and enjoy an early-morning visit to Swayambhunath Temple.
Travel to Tibet and be awed by its rich culture and history. Steeped in legend and tradition, colourful Lhasa is Tibet's holy city. Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and the Sera, Drepung and Ganden monasteries and walk around the lively streets, soaking up the unique atmosphere.
Drive through rocky terrain, over steep passes and past beautiful lakes on the journey towards Shigatse. Stop in at Gyantse along the way and admire the complex architecture of a local monastery and Kumbum Stupa.
Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa in Tibet, before making tracks to fortified Sakya Monastery.
Travel onwards towards holy Mt Kailash with a scenic drive to Saga.
See where the four great rivers of south Asia diverge from their glacial sources around Mt Kailash.
Take in views of the Himalayas on an overnight stay in the settlement of Darchen - the pilgrim's gateway to Mt Kailash.
Traverse high passes, take in mesmerising views and admire what is reputedly the highest freshwater lake in the world on this Mt Kailash trekking adventure.
The journey continues south towards Mt Everest.
Travel via the Friendship Highway, past stunning scenery and small villages en route to Rongphu Monastery.
Stop by one of the world's highest monasteries and grab a chance to trek up to Everest Base Camp. Be humbled by the evening prayer time rituals of the monks and nuns who reside in Rongphu.
Farewell Tibet and travel back to Nepal. Enjoy a final feast and a cup of spicy chai in lively Kathmandu.
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