Witness pilgrims replace the Tarboche flagpole, hike the ancient Kailash kora, visit spectacular palaces and incredible monuments, arrive at Everest Base Camp
Journey overland to Tibet and cross the ‘roof of the world’ to Kailash—Asia's most sacred mountain—in time for the amazing Saga Dawa Festival. You'll join pilgrims and celebrate the renewal of the Tarboche flagpole, then embark on a demanding multi-day trek around the holy mountain which is said to bring good luck to whomever completes it. Explore Lhasa and experience unparalleled vistas of Mt Everest at its base camp. Full of cultural treasures, remarkable Buddhist monasteries and the colourful markets of Kathmandu, this adventure truly is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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Visit the Great Wall at Mutianyu.
Take a guided tour of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. On Day 3 in the afternoon depart on a 48-hour train journey to Lhasa. Enjoy the views while watching the scenery completely change as you climb onto the Tibetan Plateau.
Orientation walk around Barkhor Square. Visit Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace and either Sera or Drepung Monastery from Lhasa.
This is one of the 'great three' Gelukpa teaching monasteries of Tibet. There is a beautiful kora where you can circulambulate the the mountain ridge, it is a trek that will never be forgotten. Return to Lhasa for the overnight.
Staying in basic guesthouses, the full kora takes two and half days to complete.
Today enjoy the Sagadawa festival.
Visit Pelkhor Chode in the morning before continuing to Shigatse. Enjoy a visit to Tashilumpo monastery and hike the kora.
Visit the Sakya Gompa.
Hike to Everest Base Camp and visit the world's highest monastery.
Cross one of the most spectacular mountain passes, topped with prayer flags and wind-driven prayer wheels to the border town of Zhangmu. Cross the border and continue to Kathmandu.
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