MOUNT KAILASH IS KNOWN AS THE SACRED MOUNTAIN OF TIBET AND THE CENTER OF THE SPIRITUAL UNIVERSE TO MILLIONS OF TIBETANS. THE PEAK IS ONE OF THE WORLDS MOST ELUSIVE AND EXOTIC PILGRIMAGE SITES, AND BECAUSE OF ITS REMOTE LOCATION ON THE PLATEAU, IT’S ONLY VISITED BY APPROXIMATELY FEW HUNDRED PILGRIMS PER YEAR.

FROM KATHMANDU, YOU WILL TRAVEL ALONG THE MAGNIFICENT SUN KOSHI RIVER UNTIL YOU REACH TIBET. CLIMBING HIGH INTO THE TIBETAN PLATEAU YOU’LL PASS SPECTACULAR MOUNTAINS AND BEAUTIFUL PLAINS. AFTER A FEW DAYS ON THE ROAD, YOU’LL GAIN THE FIRST SIGHT OF YOUR DESTINATION, MOUNT KAILASH, AND ENCOUNTER HUNDREDS OF TIBETAN NOMADS, MANY OF WHOM HAVE WALKED FOR MONTHS AND MONTHS JUST TO GET HERE ON THE PILGRIMAGE YOU’LL BE JOINING AT THE MOUNTAIN.

YOU’LL SPEND A DAY CAMPED BY THE HOLY LAKE MANASAROVAR, ALLOWING YOU TO ADMIRE THE SCENERY AROUND THE LAKE, TAKE A DRIP INTO IT, OR SIMPLY MEDITATE, BEFORE COMMENCING THE LONG DRIVE TO SHIGATSE, THE SECOND LARGEST TOWN IN TIBET, AND HOME TO THE MAGNIFICENT TASHILUMPO MONASTERY. AFTER SHIGATSE, WE MOVE ONTO THE LEGENDARY CITY OF GYANTSE, BEFORE REACHING THE TIBETAN CAPITAL, LHASA, WHERE WE SPEND THREE DAYS VISITING THE SIGHTS, INCLUDING THE POTALA PALACE, JOKHANG TEMPLE, AND THE MONASTERIES OF GANDEN AND DREPUNG. WE’LL HAVE SOME FREE TIME IN LHASA BEFORE FLYING BACK TO KATHMANDU, WHERE THE JOURNEY CONCLUDES.

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