An Epic Journey to an Ancient Mountain Kingdom

Starting in Lhasa, visit the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple, and the traditional 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. After hiking, visit the mountain ruins of the Guge Kingdom and drive over the remote Changtang Plateau. On the way back to Lhasa, take a detour to the Nepal border.


  • Lhasa, the cradle of Tibetan civilization
  • Lake Manasarovar
  • Trekking Mt. Kailash
  • Ruins of the Guge Kingdom
  • Tirthapuri monastery and hot springs


  • 19 day trip begins and ends in Lhasa, Tibet
  • 18 nights in hotels and guesthouses
  • Altitude from 3000-5700m

Tour Costs


  • May-October