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Lhasa to Kashgar via Mt Kailash

Overview:

For centuries Tibet remained the inaccessible goal of numerous intrepid, determined and hardy explorers. While Lhasa is no longer a secret city, it remains mystical, and the ancient route west along the top of the Himalayas to the desert oasis of Kashgar is hardly ever travelled beyond the sacred Mountain of Kailash – the source of four great holy rivers, and an opportunity for us to join local pilgrims in a stunning 3-day circumambulation. It is remote and wild with some fascinating sights and truly spectacular scenery.

The long forbidden and desolate Aksai Chin, a corner of the high plateau annexed by China from India, almost without them noticing, has remained a political barrier for years. It is now traversable, and this land of ancient kingdoms where herds of wild ass (Kiang) roam and eagles soar high above the immense landscape is waiting to be explored.

Highlights:

  • The mystical city of Lhasa
  • Everest base camp
  • 3-day circumambulation of the Sacred Mountain of Kailash
  • The lost Himalayan Kingdom of Guge
  • Kashgar, ancient hub of the Silk Road
  • Wild asses of the Tibetan Plateau

Tour Includes:

  • Full services of a Tour Leader with local guides and drivers
  • 21 breakfasts, 20 lunches & 21 dinners (typically in local restaurants where viable)
  • All transport (Coasterbus or Minibus)
  • 21 nights accommodation (10 in Hotels & 11 in Guesthouses)
  • All entrance fees, sightseeing, excursions and activities as per the itinerary
  • A carbon-offsetting contribution to Carbon Clear (if booking international flights through our office)

ALL OUR SMALL GROUP TOURS HAVE NO LOCAL PAYMENTS, HIDDEN EXTRAS OR COMPULSORY SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS

Trip rating:

Adventure Rating
Adventure Rating - 9

Tours that fall into this category will often involve remote, unpredictable and long journeys in emerging destinations. They can be incredibly rewarding but are definitely best suited to experienced travellers.

Comfort Rating
Comfort Rating - 1

You can typically expect most nights to be spent in simple but authentic accommodation. Some nights may be spent in homestays or camping. If you’re specifically looking for luxury this is probably not the trip for you!

Fitness Rating
Fitness Rating - 8

These tours will typically involve several days of moderate/strenuous trekking (5-7 hrs/day) and are intended for the more active traveller with appropriate trekking experience. For ridings trip see the Riding Information section

Culture Rating
Culture Rating - 8

With this rating, you can typically expect a tour with a strong focus on culture. Depending on the trip this could involve exploring ancient sites, medieval architecture, ethnographic museums and/or having tribal encounters.

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