Mt. Kailash is not only a mountain, but a spiritual attraction for pilgrims of tibetan buddhism and Hinduism. Even without religious purpose, Westtibet will still excite you by its natural magnificence.
Arrival at Gonggar Airport. Meet and Greet by your local tibetan guide. Transfer to Lhasa. The rest of time for free. Acclimatize yourself to the high altitude.
Lhasa Essentail Tour to the Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple. Strolling along the Barkhor Street in the old town.
Visiting the Sommerresidenz Norbulinka and the Sera Monastery, where you may watch monks debate on buddhistic topics.
Transfer by car along the Bhuramaptra-River to Shigatse. En route imposing landscapes of the River valley. Upon arrival visiting the Tashilumpo Monastery.
The adventure towards the vast Westtibet starts today. 8-hour Jeepride to Saga (450KM).
Another 8-hour Jeepride to the Holy Lake Manasarova. Overnight at the Lakeside.
Jeepride around the Manasarova and the neighbouring Sisterlake Rakshas. Afterwards heading to Darchen, the Basecamp for the Parikrama around the Mt. Kailash
One day Hiking at Mt. Kailash (not round) along with the pilgrims.
Jeepride across the the Sutlej Valley to Tsamda on the north side of the Himalaya Rang En route you will drive through a vast "earth forrest", very impressive landform.
From 7th. to 12th. Century there was a kingdom in Tsamda, called Guge. Visiting its ruins in the Tsaprang village.
Jeepride across the Sutlej Valley back again and drive along the Transhimalaya Range to Shiquanhe. The administrative center of Westtibet.
Transfer to airport. Fly to Lhasa. The flight is so exciting as series of 8000m high peaks keep accommpanying the journey. Arrival in Lhasa and transfer to Hotel. Free time at leisure.
Transfer to airport. Depart.