Tibet

May 12-30, 2025

Take a unique spiritual adventure with Angelique through Tibet’s capitol Lhasa and Mount Kailash, also known as the Stairway to Heaven. Read on for more information or book your trip today.

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Lhasa, Tibet

Tibet’s remote capital Lhasa lives up to its name, the “place of the gods.” One of the world’s highest cities, Lhasa is the utmost of exclusive destinations, with more than 1,000 years of cultural and spiritual history. Home to the world-famous spiritual leader, The Dalai Lama, it holds awe-inspiring views, some of the world’s highest mountains, unparalleled high-altitude walks, mesmerising monasteries and one of the most unique and inviting cultures in the world.

Located in western China between the indomitable peaks of the Himalayan range to the south and the Taklamakan Desert to the north, it’s in the Tibet Autonomous Region, upon the Tibetan Plateau. The city of Lhasa is at the bottom of a small basin surrounded by the Himalaya Mountains, and features mostly uninhabited marshlands to the North and an area of great scenic beauty to the south, where the Kyi River, also known as the “merry blue waves,” flow through. Lhasa is surrounded by three parks, the Norbulingka – the largest man-made garden in Tibet, the Shugtri, and the Lukhang. Time within these parks is not to be missed and an integral part of life in this city.

Nearby and noteworthy are: Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the previous chief residence of the Dalai Lama; the graceful Lhasa Zhol Pillar, which is inscribed with what may be the oldest known example of Tibetan writing; the Norbulingka Palace, once the Dalai Lama’s Summer Palace; and the Jokhang temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Barkhor pilgrim circuit and for some, the most sacred and important temple in Tibet.

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Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash—the Stairway to Heaven—is the most intriguing mountain range in the whole of the Himalayas. It is believed to be the Axis Mundi aka. the cosmic axis, world axis, world pillar, centre of the world, the world tree and the navel of the world. It is the point where heaven meets earth, as shown on Google Maps. Located in the remote South-West corner of Tibet in the Himalayan Mountain Range, Nasa scientists stated that the face of Lord Shiva appears on the holy Mount Kailash. At 22,000 ft in altitude from the Tibetan Plateau, it is largely considered to be inaccessible. According to the Buddhist and Hindu scriptures, around the Mount, ancient monasteries and caves exist, wherein the holy sages reside in their material and subtle bodies. These caves can be seen by only a few fortunate ones. The pyramid-shaped Mount is said to be the result of the technical expertise of some superhuman divine beings. Every year, thousands of pilgrims enter Tibet for pilgrimage to and around Mount Kailash. A few make it to the region and a very few manage to finish the 3-day circumambulation of the hallowed peak. As for climbing up the summit, some daring mountaineers have attempted to do so, but with no luck. Trekking all the way up to the peak of Mount Kailash is held to be a forbidden act among Hindus for the fear of trespassing the sanctity of the mountain and disturbing the divine energies residing there.Two beautiful lakes, Mansarovar and Rakshas Tal, are located at the base of Mount Kailash. Of the two, Mansarovar, which lies at an altitude of 14, 950 ft, is considered the highest freshwater body in the world. While Mansarovar has a deep spiritual significance, its antithesis, Rakshas Tal, was born of the intense austerities performed by the demon King Ravana to please Lord Shiva. For its close association with a demonic entity, the Rakshas Tal Lake is endowed with salty water and deprived of aquatic plant life and marine life. Lake Mansarovar’s holy water stays true to its nature by remaining placid whether it is windy or not. Its neighbouring lake, Rakshas Tal, is steadily, more or less turbulent.

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Be sure your U.S. passport and visa into China are valid. You will need to acquire a Chinese Visa/China Group Visa for approximately $200 per person. We can help you by providing the hotel or domestic flight reservation copies for your Chinese Visa or the invitation letter for your China Group Visa. For more information, click here and here. Make three printed copies of all travel documents: leave one in a suitcase, one in a carry-on bag and one with a trusted friend or relative.