Explore Tibet and discover its hidden soul on this journey across the roof of the world.
Travel across three spectacular regions - China, Tibet and Nepal. The beauty of Lijiang, the remoteness of the Tibetan Plateau, the awesome Potala Palace, the stunning scenery of Everest and rich Buddhist history make this trip a true adventure.
Day 1 Kunming
Filled with cafes and street markets, Kunming is an ideal place to try some fiery foods.
Days 2-3 Lijiang
Wander the walkways and canals of the Old Quarter, home of the colourfully dressed Naxi people.
Days 4-5 Zhongdian
Get a taste of Tibetan life in Zhongdian, considered to be Shangri-La by its residents.
Day 6 Deqin
Stop in Deqin, site of the sacred snow-capped mountain of Kawa Karpo.
Day 7 Markham
Enjoy a day's drive through fertile valleys, following the course of the Mekong River.
Day 8 Pasho
Ascend the Gama La Pass and then descend to the Salween River, beside alpine forests.
Day 9 Pomi
A sunrise over the Nagan-Tso Lake is worth waking early for.
Days 10-11 Bayi/Basum-tso
Glimpse the enormous peaks of Gyala Pelri and Namcha Barwa mountains.
Days 12-15 Lhasa
Marvel at colourful Lhasa, the spiritual home of Tibet. Sit back and watch the pilgrims go about their prayers.
Day 16 Gyantse
Retaining a feel of old Tibet, the fascinating Gyantse Kumbum, meaning 100,000 images, is a unique temple designed as a three-dimensional mandala. Make the pilgrim route through tiny Buddha-packed chapels.
Days 17-18 Shigatse
Join pilgrims on their evening kora, a circular walk around the perimeter of the monastery.
Day 19 Samya/Tsetang
Visit Samye and learn about about one of Tibets oldest Monastaries.
Days 20-21 Kathmandu
Maybe enjoy a final feast.