Follow a Pilgrim’s Path to the Holy Mountain of the West

Mt. Kailash, which is known as the “Precious Jewel of Snows” in Tibetan, is considered by Buddhists to be the abode of the deity Chakrasamvara. It is said that if one does 108 circumambulations, one will reach enlightenment. The great Tibetan poet-saint Milarepa once declared, “There is no place more powerful for practice, more blessed, or more marvelous than this. May all pilgrims and practitioners be welcome!”

On this journey, begin in Lhasa. Visit the great Potala Palace, the holy Jokhang Temple, and the colorful marketplace known as the Barkhor. Watch monks debate at Sera Monastery, visit the summer palace of H.H. the Dalai Lama, and then explore Drepung Monastery and Ramoche Temple. On the way out of the city, drive to Yamdrok Lake and then on to see the giant Buddha in Shigatse. Following a pilgrim’s path, drive through the Tibetan countryside and over high mountain passes on the way to Ngari. Once in Western Tibet, visit holy Lake Manasarovar and the local town of Darchen. Trekking around sacred Mt. Kailash, walk along beautiful rocky cliffs and stand before breathtaking waterfalls. Enjoy a feast in Dechen as soon as you complete your journey.


  • Lhasa, the cradle of Tibetan civilization
  • Yamdrok Lake and Lake Manasarovar
  • Trekking Mt. Kailash


  • 18-day trip begins and ends in Lhasa, Tibet
  • 17 nights in hotels and guesthouses
  • Altitude from 3000-5600m

Tour Costs


  • May-Octobe