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.

Start
Kathmandu, Nepal
Finish
Kathmandu, Nepal
Countries
China,
Nepal
Themes
Walking
Code
HNXK
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 4, Max 14
Carbon offset
697kg pp per trip


Highlights

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

Itinerary

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 and Drepung monasteries.
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 heading to the 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.
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.
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
Travel past stunning scenery and small villages en route to town of Nyalam.
Farewell Tibet and travel back to Nepal. Enjoy a final feast and a cup of spicy chai in lively Kathmandu.
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Inclusions

Meals
11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
Transport
Bus, Jeep, Plane
Accommodation
Guesthouse (12 nights), Hotel (8 nights)
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

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Important 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.

Trip notes

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