Across the Roof of the World

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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.

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