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Following is a sample itinerary for Dragons' Mt. Kailas Summer Program 2007-2008. Our sample itineraries are based on past courses; in order to meet instructor team goals, as well as the goals and interests of particular student groups, future itineraries are subject to change. Please keep an eye on the course's Yak board for additional itinerary-related postings and updates.


Week One:
Orientation in L.A.; layover in Chengdu; arrive in Lhasa: visit sacred sites – the Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace, Sera and Drepung Monasteries; prepare for overland journey and depart for Ngari Region.

Week Two:
Landcruiser travel: explore the monastic cities of Gyantse and Shigatse; trek around Yamdrok Tso sacred lake; full-day solo; arrive at Lake Manasarovar: prepare for khora trek.

Week Three:
Trek around Manasarovar (alternatively, group may elect to trek to a base camp along the slope of the Himalayas, or another locale between Lhasa and Kailas); intensive discourse on Tibetan Buddhist philosophy.

Week Four:
Mt. Kailas trek: complete khora around sacred mountain; cross Drolma la pass at 18,200 feet; overland Landcruiser travel back east.

Week Five:
Camp at Drigung Monastery and Terdrom Nunnery, hot springs (dependent upon student interest - other possible options may be considered, such as: visit to Shishapangma base-camp, sacred Lake Namtso, or Reting Monastery).

Week Six:
Explore Ganden Monastery; 5-day trek to Samye (oldest monastery in Tibet): Chimpu retreat caves; fly home to U.S.

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Mt. Kailas: Sample Itinerary 2007-2008

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Following is a sample itinerary for Dragons’ Mt. Kailas Summer Program 2007-2008. Our sample itineraries are based on past courses; in order to meet instructor team goals, as well as the goals and interests of particular student groups, future itineraries are subject to change. Please keep an eye on the course’s Yak board for additional […]

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01/1/07

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