Mt. Kailash & Mt. Everest - Journey to Tibet’s sacred mountains

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• Visit the Potala Palace in Lhasa
• Explore Jokhang Temple and Drepung and Sera Monasteries
• See the holy Lake Manasorovar
• See and explore two holy mountains, Kailash and Everest
• Hike the 3-day Kora at Mt. Kailash
• Visit the Tibetan Everest Base Camp

Fact File

• 27 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start and finish in Kathmandu
• All meals included
• Activity Level: 5


The spiritual draw of Tibet's holy mountains has long been the inspiration for millions of Tibetans to make the harsh overland pilgrimage to Mt. Kailash and Mt. Everest. Join our challenging hiking adventure to the rooftop of the world. This trip includes scenic drives on rough roads, long hikes at high elevation and several nights of camping.

For Buddhists and Hindus, the circumambulation of Mt. Kailash is said to erase the sins of a lifetime. At 6,714 meters (22,022 ft) high, with its four sheer walls and snow-capped peak, it is an awe-inspiring sight. A supremely sacred site of four religions and billions of people, Mt. Kailash is seen by only a few thousand pilgrims each year due to its extreme, remote location in northwestern Tibet.

Mt. Everest, also known as Mount Chomolongma (Mother Goddess of the Universe in Tibetan), is the highest peak in the world, at 8,844 meters (29,017 ft). It has long been a holy pilgrimage for Tibetans, and more recently, travelers from all over the world.

Our journey is not just about these must-see destinations. This arduous adventure includes some of Tibet's most famous attractions, including the impressive Potala Palace, the holy Jokhang Temple, Sera, Drepung and Tashilhunpo Monasteries and Khumbum Stupa. Drive over high mountain passes and marvel at the brilliant blue waters of Yamdrok Tso Lake. For many, a true highlight is the cultural encounters with nomadic Tibetans on their religious journey of enlightenment.

We invite you to take your own personal pilgrimage to a magical land filled with the highest peaks on earth, while encountering some of the world's friendliest and most devout people.

Please note: due to high elevation and strenuous, physical activity, this is an application trip. Please call the ElderTreks office for more information.

FROM: $6995



Most accommodation in guesthouses is very basic, share rooms and share facilities. 5 or more nights camping with no toilet facilities or washing facilities.

Comfort notes

20 days at over 9,000 feet. Many long, dusty drives. Hiking is at high elevation. Participants must be very fit.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal
Day 2: Kathmandu — old city
Day 3: Fly to Lhasa, drive to Tsedang
Day 4: Tsedang — Yambu Lakang Fort, Samye Monastery
Day 5: To Lhasa, Norbulinka
Day 6: Lhasa — Potala, Dragon Pool, Chagpori Hill
Day 7: Lhasa — Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Drepung and Sera monasteries
Day 8: To Gyantse — via Kamba La and Karo La Pass
Day 9: Palcho Monastery, Khumbum Stupa, Tashilhunpo Monastery, to Shigatse
Day 10: Shigatse to Lhatse
Day 11: Ronguk Monastery — in the Shadow of Mt. Everest
Day 12: Hike to Everest Base Camp
Day 13: Rongbuk to Tingri
Day 14: Tingri to Saga
Day 15: Saga to Paryang
Day 16: Paryang to Lake Manasorovar
Day 17: Lake Manasorovar to Darchen
Day 18: Mt. Kailash
Day 19: Mt. Kailash Kora
Day 20: Mt. Kailash Kora, Darchen
Day 21: Darchen to Paryang
Day 22: Paryang to Saga
Day 23: Saga to Tingri
Day 24: To Zhangmu
Day 25: To Dulikhel through the Himalayas
Day 26: Bhaktapur, to Kathmandu
Day 27: Depart Kathmandu
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