Trans Himalaya specialise in Buddhist pilgrimage routes, such as the following:

1. Mt Kailash and Gu-ge Kingdom (27 days)

This arduous pilgrimage follows the overland route from Nepal, taking time to acclimatise near Mount Everest, before driving through the Jangtang Plateau in Northern Tibet to reach the ancient civilisation of the upper Indus and Sutlej valleys around Toling and Tsaparang, and then onwards to the sacred axis mundi Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar.

D1 Kathmandu-Dram, D2 Dram-Dingri, D3 Dingri-Dzarongpu-Everest Base Camp, D4 Everest Base Camp-Sakya, D5 Sakya-Zangzang, D6 Zangzang-Tsochen, D7 Tsochen-Gertse, D8 Gertse-Gegye, D9 Gegye-Senge Tsangpo, D10 Senge Tsangpo-Tsamda, D11 Tsamda-Tsaparang, D12 Toling-Tirthapuri, D13 Tirthapuri-Darchen, D14/17 Kailash Circuit-Lake Manasarovar, D18/20 Lake Manasarovar-Purang, D21 Purang- Mayum La, D22 Mayum La-Baryang, D23 Baryang-Saga, D24 Saga-Nyalam, D25 Nyalam-Dram, D26 Dram-Dhulikhel, D27 Dhulikhel-Kathmandu.

2. A Buddhist Pilgrimage of Ancient India (20 days)

Visit the capital-in-exile of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan diaspora, followed by a north Indian & Nepal journey in the footsteps of Shakyamuni Buddha

D1 Delhi-Dharamsala, D2-3 Dharamsala, D4 Dharamsala - Pathankot-train Delhi, D5 Delhi-Lucknow -Shravasti , D6 Shravasti- Kushinagara, D7 K ushinagara , D8 Kushinagara-Varanasi , D9 Varanasi -Sarnath-Varanasi, D10 Varanasi, D11 Varanasi- Sasaram- Bodh Gaya, D12-14 Bodh Gaya , D15 Bodh Gaya-Rajgir , D16 Rajgir-Nalanda- Odantapuri-Vaishali- Patna , D17 Patna - fly Calcutta-Kathmandu, D18 Kathmandu-fly Bhairava-Lumbini, D19 Lumbini, D20 Lumbini-Kathmandu-Exit

3. Buddhist Heritage in China (15 days)

Visit the temples and monasteries of Thailand, Cambodia and Burma - exemplified by Ankhor Wat

D1 Arrive Beijing, D2 Beijing-Datong, D3 Datong, D4 Datong-Mu Ta-Wutaishan, D5 Wutaishan, D6 Wutaishan-Xinzhou-Taiyuan, D7 Tiayuan-Pingyao, D8 Pingyao, D9 Pingyao-Lingshi-zhangbi-Jiexiu-Dingcun-Linfen, D10 Linfen-Yuncheng-Sanmenxia, D11 Sanmenxia-Luoyang, D12 Luoyang, D13 Luoyang-fly Beijing, D14 Beijing D15 Departure


4. Buddhist Heritage of South East Asia (15 days)

Visit the temples and monasteries of Thailand, Cambodia and Burma - exemplified by Ankhor Wat

D1 Bangkok, D2 Bangkok-Ayuthaya, D3 Ayuthaya-Narai Raja Nives Palace-Sukhothai, D4 Sukhotha fly Bangkok, D5 Bangkok-fly Siem Reap-Angkhor Wat, D6 Angkhor Wat, D7 Angkhor Wat-Siem Reap-fly Phnom Penh, D8 Phnom Penh, D9 Pnom Penh-fly Bangkok-Yangon, D10 Yangon-fly Mandalay, D11 Mandalay-boat Bagan, D12 Bagan, D13 Bagan -fly Yangon, D14 Yangon, D15 Yangon-fly Bangkok-Exit

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