Departures  2020/21 Special Tours & Regular Departures 

All trips can be joined either from Nepal or from Chengdu, China! Every 1-2 weeks departures, either budget or Special tour. The year is not yet fully described and still under construction, please ask by e-mail for further information. Your trip / departure can be added to the list here let us know !

 
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February:


Divers Nepal trekking ask per e-mail or see here http://www.snowjewel.com/Nepal/

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New for 2020! Special Trip,

Mt. Kailash, Tibet

May 10-26, 2020; Price: Euro 2640/2950$ / Plus flight CTU- LXA Euro 360/405$

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Early summer Tour, Mt. Kailash & Samye with Roger & special guest Tom Riddle via Lhasa, Samye, Mt. Kailash & Manasarovar lake; Bookings are open

For this trip, we will be joined by an old friend, whom I met at a Buddhist meditation retreat in India more than 15 years ago, Tom Riddle. This will be Tom’s fourth trip with me to the sacred mountain. After his third trip, he made a Youtube movie, Mt Kailash and the Walk around the Sacred Mountain that has become quite popular. This is my favorite time of the year to visit the sacred mountain... after Lhasa and Samye the first monastery of Tibet - we have an unhurried four-day circuit trek (kora) among Tibetan pilgrims around holy Mt. Kailash followed by a visit of beautiful Lake Manasarovar. We enjoy silence and nature, spectacular panoramic views, as well as interaction within the group. Tour Description


Mt. Kailash, Tibet

May 20- June 07; 2020 / Price CNY 13350 €uro 1775 Bookings are open

Lake kora Budget Trip / Mt. Kailash via Kyirong lake kora Manasarovar                   

this special budget trip with the Manasarovar Lake kora as well as Mt. Kailash and there fore more extensive! For poeple that like to walk ... Details here


Mt. Kailash, Tibet

29 May - 14 June 2020; Price: Euro 2890 /

Saga Dawa Festival - Special Tour,

Mt. Kailash festival & Sacred places Journey with Roger Extensive- with short Nepal trekking, Mt. Kailash & Manasarovar lake, Khyung Lung Kingdom; Bookings are open

The Saga Dawa Festival and after 25 years of traveling to Mt. Kailash I wish to be there at same festival as I was in 1996 when I completed two mountain and one lake kora… but also because in addition to the highlight of our tour, which is the kora (circumnavigation) of this auspicious mountain, we will be visiting two other of the holiest sites in Tibetan Buddhism – Lake Manasarovar, Thirthapury & Kyung Lung the cradle of Tibetan civilization - Due to Saga Dawa time the most sacred month in the Tibetan calendar, we will witness Kailash biggest festival activities ! After that, the core of this journey follows: an unhurried four-day circuit trek (kora) among Tibetan pilgrims around holy Mt. Kailash followed by a visit of beautiful Lake Manasarovar. We enjoy silence and nature, spectacular panoramic views, as well as interaction within the group. Tour Description

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Mt. Kailash, Tibet

June 05-20; 2020 / Price CNY 11500 €uro 1490 Bookings are closed only 4 PAX needed

Budget Tour / Mt. Kailash via Kyirong                    

 
 

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July 03. - 17. ; 2020 / Price CNY 15700 €uro 2090 plus fligth Bookings are open

Samye Festival Tour with Natalia Standard Tour, Visit Samye, Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarovar

Samye is the first monastery in Tibet build around 750 and that is where Guru Rinpoche / Padmasambava gave the first teachings and established the Buddhist belief system….

This summer 2017 when we visited Samye monastery our Tibetan guide told us about the special annual Festival in Samye with Lama Dances. During the Festival days Tibetans spend the nights at Samye and watch religious dances. Many of the pilgrims do also circumambulate sacred mountains nearby by carrying Holy Scriptures on their shoulder all the way in order to wash away sins and earn merits for their present and future life. I immediately made the aspiration to visit Samye monastery during such a special period and now we made this new program for you. After the festival we will circumambulate Mt. Kailash as well as sacred Lake Manasarovar and travel out to Nepal via Kyirong new border crossing.

Natalia Sander, born 1974 in Russia, Translator & Tour guide, Journalist. Since 2006 she is living in Asia and travels to Mt. Kailash since 2009 this will be her 10th year of traveling to the sacred mountain!. I will be glad to accompany you on this great journey! Details here


 
 

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Mt. Kailash, Tibet

04. - 23. September, 2020; Price: 3450 US$ / Euro 3080 Euro/ Plus fligth KTM- LXA around Euro 200-290

Special Tour via Lhasa, Mt. Kailash, Mt. Everest & The ancient Guge Kingdom with Roger Extensive - Guge, Mt. Kailash & Manasarovar lake; Bookings are open

This is the only Special Tour that includes the Ancient kingdom of Guge in this year! We drive from Lhasa through central Tibet vist Everst Base Camp and move on to Mount Kailash and we will be visiting two other of the holiest sites in Tibetan Buddhism – Lake Manasarovar, Thirthapury. After that, the core of this journey follows: an unhurried four-day circuit trek (kora) among Tibetan pilgrims around holy Mt. Kailash followed by a visit of beautiful Lake Manasarovar. We enjoy silence and nature, spectacular panoramic views, as well as interaction within the group. Tour Description


Mt. Kailash, Tibet

September 05. - 21.; 2019 / Price: CNY 14'900 / approx. Euro 1910  bookings are open

Standart Tour via Lhasa, Mt. Kailash kora & Lake Manasarovar visit Details here


Nepal Trek

September 17.- 02. October; 2018/Price 1380 Euro small group 2 to max 4 PAX Bookings are open

Upper Mustang Kingdom Tour in Nepal English speaking Nepalese Guide:This is, arguably, the most popular and fascinating trekking in Nepal . Mustang opened to trekkers only in 1992. The ancient kingdom is located in the very north of Nepal , close to the Tibetan border, amidst Himalayan snow peaks. A vast expanse of rock, wilderness of huge proportions, the region formerly belonged to Tibet and the area remains are strongly influenced by Tibetan culture. Mustang offers a truly exceptional opportunity to explore an area rich in ancient tradition and mythology. Mustang is one of the oldest kingdoms in the Himalayas and its capital, Lo Manthang, has been a major trading site for many centuries. Experience one of the last ancient places of Tibetan Buddhist culture – the culture of the Lopas, who still practice ancient daemon rituals. pictures & more  



Mt. Kailash, Tibet

September 27. - OCtober 12., 2019; Price: Euro 2890 Euro

Special Tour via Kodari, "OM - Only Mountains" Photo Gallery

Mt. Kailash -Gurla Mandata - Everest Base Camp & Lake Manasarovar with Roger; Bookings are cosed!

We will circumbulate the most important mountain (Kailash: 6714m ) and visit the highest (Everest 8850m) and in between we will rest at the foot of the Power mountain (Gurla Mandata 7728m). At the center of this journey are the mountains and nature, so while walking and just being we can feel the strength of the Himalaya in silence.  With this in mind, within the group companionship and friendliness are of great importance. September is the best time, when we can expect cloudless blue skies.  We plan to see the mountains from the best side in very clear light.  After a slow Kailash kora/trekking (four days) we will have a rest day beside Lake Manasarovar at the foot of  Gurla Mandata. On our way back we will travel to Rombuk and from there to EBC (Everest Base Camp).. Tour Description

 
 

October:


Mt. Kailash, Tibet

October 11. - 25.; 2019 / Price: CNY 14'900 / approx. Euro 1940  bookings are open need 3 more PAX

Standart Tour via Lhasa, Mt. Kailash kora & Lake Manasarovar visit Details here


Nepal Trek; Manaslu

October 12.- 27.; 2019/Price 540 Euro + 190$ permits small group 2 to max 4 PAX Booking are open

Mansaslu Tea house trekking in Nepal English speaking Nepalese Guide: pictures & more  


New Special

23rd October - 1st November 2019 / 830 Euro - TIHAR, “Festival of light”. Bookings are open

“Blessings of Kathmandu and Hyolmo” tour leader Federico A spacious ten-day journey into the sacredness of a unique land, among temples, monasteries and nature. Thought out for those wishing for a direct contact with sacred places, landscapes and Nepali culture with preference for alternative paths and perspectives. Limited to a maximum of ten people, the itinerary will take you through several contemplation spaces in Kathmandu to then continue with a light trek in one of the sacred valleys of Tibetan Buddhism, where pristine nature and meditation caves meet.

Federico is strongly connected to Tibetan Buddhism and interested in culture and religions of the world. He works as a freelance project manager and did so in Nepal for three years, exploring its beauty and contradictions. He keeps on travelling the less beaten tracks and sharing the gems that come its way, particularly in the Himalayan region: Detailed description  


New Special

23 ottobre - 1 novembre 2019/ 830 Euro - TIHAR, “Festival della luce”.

“Viaggio nei luoghi sacri della valle di Kathmandu” tour leader Federico Un viaggio senza fretta di dieci giorni nella spiritualità di una terra unica, tra templi, monasteri e natura. Pensato per chi desidera un contatto diretto con luoghi sacri, paesaggi e cultura nepalese privilegiando percorsi e punti di vista alternativi. Limitato a un massimo di dieci persone l’itinerario si articola tra i diversi luoghi di contemplazione di Kathmandu per proseguire con un trekking leggero in una delle valli sacre del buddhismo tibetano, tra natura incontaminata e grotte di meditazione.

Federico è fortemente legato al buddhismo tibetano e interessato alle culture e religioni del mondo. Lavorando come project manager freelance ha esercitato anche in Nepal per tre anni, esplorandone bellezze e contraddizioni. Ama viaggiare privilegiando percorsi meno frequentati e condividere le gemme trovate, specialmente nella regione himalayana: Descrizione dettagliata  


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New Special

Trip 2 - 23rd November - 2nd December 2019/ 830 Euro Booking are open

Trip 3 - 4th December - 13th December 2019 / 830 Euro

“Blessings of Kathmandu and Hyolmo” tour leader Federico A spacious ten-day journey into the sacredness of a unique land, among temples, monasteries and nature. Thought out for those wishing for a direct contact with sacred places, landscapes and Nepali culture with preference for alternative paths and perspectives. Limited to a maximum of ten people, the itinerary will take you through several contemplation spaces in Kathmandu to then continue with a light trek in one of the sacred valleys of Tibetan Buddhism, where pristine nature and meditation caves meet.

Federico is strongly connected to Tibetan Buddhism and interested in culture and religions of the world. He works as a freelance project manager and did so in Nepal for three years, exploring its beauty and contradictions. He keeps on travelling the less beaten tracks and sharing the gems that come its way, particularly in the Himalayan region..:
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Viaggio 2 - 23 novembre - 2 dicembre 2019/ 830 Euro

Viaggio 3 - 4 dicembre - 13 dicembre 2019/ 830 Euro

“Viaggio nei luoghi sacri della valle di Kathmandu” tour leader Federico Un viaggio senza fretta di dieci giorni nella spiritualità di una terra unica, tra templi, monasteri e natura. Pensato per chi desidera un contatto diretto con luoghi sacri, paesaggi e cultura nepalese privilegiando percorsi e punti di vista alternativi. Limitato a un massimo di dieci persone l’itinerario si articola tra i diversi luoghi di contemplazione di Kathmandu per proseguire con un trekking leggero in una delle valli sacre del buddhismo tibetano, tra natura incontaminata e grotte di meditazione.

Federico è fortemente legato al buddhismo tibetano e interessato alle culture e religioni del mondo. Lavorando come project manager freelance ha esercitato anche in Nepal per tre anni, esplorandone bellezze e contraddizioni. Ama viaggiare privilegiando percorsi meno frequentati e condividere le gemme trovate, specialmente nella regione himalayana:Descrizione dettagliata  

 
 

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