Kailash Adventure Overview

Experience the real Tibet on this amazing adventure travel experience. Visit Kathmandu, Lhasa, the Himalayas, Everest Base Camp and trek on Mt Kailash.

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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.

  • Covet a colourful trinket in a Kathmandu market
  • Discover small Tibetan villages
  • Drive through spectacular Himalaya scenery
  • Experience the ancient traditions of Tibet
  • Mingle with pilgrims in spiritual Lhasa
  • Take in spectacular views while trekking on Mt Kailash
  • Visit Rongphu - the world's highest monastery
  • Visit the towering Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Finish:

    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 14
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (12 nts), Hotel (8 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Jeep, Plane
  • Included activities:

    Drepung Monastery, Gyantse - Pelkor Chode Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Kathmandu - Durbar Square, Kathmandu - Swayambhunath Temple, Lhasa - Potala Palace, Norbulingka, Sakya - Sakya Monastery, Sera Monastery, entrance, Lhasa, Shigatse - Tashilhunpo Monastery

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    697kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. During 2012, due to government permit rules, there may be restrictions on nationalities that can travel on specific departures. Bookings will need to be requested and your sales or Intrepid agent will provide more information. 2. Please provide Intrepid or your booking agent with a scanned colour copy of the personal details page from your passport at time of booking. 3. A Single Supplement is available on this trip, please ask your booking agent for more information.

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Days 1-2 Kathmandu

Buy everything from Buddhas to bangles in Kathmandu's busy markets. Walk to Durbar Square and enjoy an early-morning visit to Swayambhunath Temple.

Days 3-6 Lhasa

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 and Drepung monasteries.

Day 7 Shigatse

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.

Day 8 Sakya

Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa in Tibet, before heading to the fortified Sakya Monastery.

Day 9 Saga

Travel onwards towards holy Mt Kailash with a scenic drive to Saga.

Day 10 Paryang

See where the four great rivers of south Asia diverge from their glacial sources around Mt Kailash.

Day 11 Darchen

Take in views of the Himalayas on an overnight stay in the settlement of Darchen.

Days 12-14 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.

Days 15-16 Paryang/Saga

The journey continues south towards Mt Everest.

Day 18 Everest National Park

Be humbled by the evening prayer-time rituals of the monks and nuns who reside in Rongphu Monastery. Take the chance to trek up to Everest Base Camp

Day 19 Nyalam

Travel past stunning scenery and small villages en route to town of Nyalam.

Days 20-21 Kathmandu

Farewell Tibet and travel back to Nepal. Enjoy a final feast and a cup of spicy chai in lively Kathmandu.
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