Mount Kailash & Lhasa

Sacred spaces and stunning landscapes! Magnificent temples, mountain passes, snow-capped peaks, nomad camps & pilgrims. This is truly a journey to stir the senses and nourish the soul. Explore the holy city of Lhasa, a city of marvels where history and art, commerce and religion meld into an unforgettable experience. Marvel at the great monastic complexes of Gyantse, Shigatse and Sakya. The 3 day circumambulation of the world's most sacred mountain is tough, but cleanses you of the sins of a lifetime. Relax afterwards beside Lake Manasarovar, legendary source of the four great rivers of South Asia. Of all the destinations in Asia, this is the most sacred and sublime.


  • Jokhang Temple: The spiritual heart of Tibet
  • Potala Palace: The residence of the Dalai Lamas
  • The towering Maitreya and ornate reliquary stupas in Tashilumpo Monastery, Shigatse
  • Pelkor Choede and the unique Gyantse Kumbum, Gyantse
  • The fortified monastery at Sakya: once the political heart of Tibet
  • The incredible landscapes of western Tibet
  • Sacred Mount Kailash and a 3 day kora
  • Lake Manasarovar: legendary birthplace of the great rivers


Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu or Chengdu.
Day 02: Kathmandu or Chengdu.
Day 03: Fly Lhasa (3,658m) - 1 hr, Arrive Lhasa - 1hr 30mins.
Day 04: Lhasa.
Day 05: Lhasa.
Day 06: Lhasa.
Day 07: Gyantse (3,950m) - 8 hrs.
Day 08: Shigatse (3,900m) - 3 hrs.
Day 09: Shigatse.
Day 10: Sakya (4,050m) - 6 hrs.
Day 11: Saga (4,600m) - 7 hrs.
Day 12: Paryang (4,750m) - 6 hrs.
Day 13: Darchen (4,675m) - 6 hrs.
Day 14: Trek Dira Phuk (5,120m) - 6 to 7 hrs.
Day 15: Trek Drolma La (5,636m) & Zutrul Phuk (4,810m) - 9 hrs.
Day 16: Trek Darchen (4,675m) - 3 hrs & Lake Manasarovar (4,560m) - 1 hr.
Day 17: Paryang (4,750m) - 6 hrs.
Day 18: Saga (4,600m) - 6 hrs.
Day 19: Nyalam (3,750m) - 8 hrs.
Day 20: Kathmandu (1,300m) - 7 hrs.

NOTE: Tour to Lhasa can be added in this tour and trek

Please note: The published itinerary is a statement of intent and to be used as a guide only. The guide in charge of your trip will alter the schedule if conditions necessitate and any/all such alterations are at our discretion and your guide. You can book a private departure for dates that suit you or we can tailor-make a tour to fit your dates & interests. Private departures (minimum 4 travelers) available April to October.

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation as per itinerary, Chengdu, Kathmandu, Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse are twin share. Other accommodation twin or multi share
  • Land transport as per itinerary
  • All airport transfers
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung, Sera, Pelkor Choede, Tashilumpo, Sakya and Mt Kailash
  • English speaking interpreter/guide
  • Permits & vehicle fees

Cost Excludes

  • Personal expenses such as drinks, postage, laundry and souvenirs
  • Meals
  • International flights and departure taxes
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Costs arising from unforeseen events outside of our control (e.g. Landslides)