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august 14

Drive through Tibetan villages and across the high Tibetan plateau. Camp near the banks of the Tsangpo-Brahmaputra River. O/N Camp (ca. 14,900’)


august 15

Drive through spectacular landscapes inhabited by nomadic yak herders and over the Maryum La pass from where we will first see Mount Kailash, rising above the Trans-Himalayan range. Continue westward to Darchen, the traditional gateway for the ritual journey around the sacred mountain. O/N Darchen Himalayan Hotel (15,092’)

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august 16

Today we begin a four-day circuit around Kailash, camping on the first night above Drirapuk Monastery, with stunning views of Kailash’s northern face. On the way, we will share the path with Tibetan pilgrims from far corners of the Tibetan plateau. O/N Drirapuk Camp (16,666’)