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Lhasa, Mount Kailash & Mansarowar Tour

Mt. Kailash Tour: Mt Kailash lays in Tibet China.  Mt. Kailash tour is one of best tour to do in our life time. It is an adventure and religious type of tour.  Mt. Kailash is an attractive and important place to visit for both Hindus and Buddhists. Thousands of tourists and pilgrims are visiting this holy place every year.  Kailash Parbet is a rock pyramid with snow and is located in a scenically rich area of Western Tibet.

Often referred to as the mountain of Swastika, an ancient sign of good luck; it is considered most auspicious to make a religious pilgrimage around the 52 Km circuit. In fact, the entire region of Kailash is of important religious significance which includes the two turquoise-blue pristine high lakes of Mansarovar  (14950 feet) and Rakshes Tal. This holy region is a symbol of the creation of the universe, attracting scholars and researchers worldwide. Kailash  (Sumeru Prabat) being the center of the Himalaya and the home of Lord Shiva provides us with all source of life which welcomes you to a spiritually enriching and rewarding opportunity of a lifetime. Proper arrangements with proper equipment are most necessary to complete this trip.
Elevations:  Mt. Kailash is not a very tall mountain. It is 6690m. (Approximately 22000 ft) and Darchen, the base of Mt. Kailash is  4550m (Apprx. 14500 ft), Dolmala is 5300m (17000 ft.) and Mansarovar is 4550m (14950 ft)

Day 1. Leave from Home

Day 2.  Arrival KTM, transfer to Hotel: Arrival in KTM, transfer to Yak & Yeti or Radisson Hotel (1330m). On your arrival your passport, visa fee and trip remaining amount will be collected. Today, you may eat the dinner at the hotel or go out to eat.

Day 3.  Kathmandu: Today we prepare for next day departure: We will check our equipment like sleeping bag, down jacket, your belongings. We will pack everything today. Your suitcase will be stored this evening at the hotel. You will have only your duffle bag. We will go to bed early today because we have to leave early morning to the airport. We will inform you the time when to be ready. You can order your breakfast before you go to bed. (Breakfast included)

Day 4.  Fly to Lhasa, transfer to 4 star hotel (3600 m) : Today we will leave to airport early morning. You will have early morning breakfast. We will see a fantastic mountain view while you are flying. This flight will be about two hours. After landing at Lhasa Gongar airport we will drive to Lhasa city for about 2 hours and check into the hotel Himalaya. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included) 

Day 5. Rest, acclimatization & Sightseeing day in Lhasa: Lhasa is the capital of Tibet. This is very modern city now. Today is our acclimatization day and also we will visit some major places like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple etc. You can spend a whole day walking around the Jokhang temple by watching daily pilgrim’s activities. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 6.  Lhasa Sightseeing tour: Another full day tour in Lhasa and evening leisure. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 7.  Drive to Sigatse & transfer to 4 star hotels (3900 m.): Today we will leave early morning from Lhasa to Sigatche. This will be about 7 to 9 hours on the road. We will leave from hotel at 7 am in the morning. We will have pack lunch with us. We will stay at one of the best hotels in Sigatse. Sigatse is second largest city in Tibet. We will visit the famous monastery “Tashi Lamphu”. 

We will be driving through a very beautiful valley and cross Khampala pass (4900m). You will see a very nice view of mountains and the famous Yamdrok Cho (The Turquoise Lake). We will drive along this lake about one hour or more. Then we will cross another pass, Karola pass (5200m) and continue through Gyantse to Sigatse. There are well-paved roads from Gyantse to Sigatse. Sigatse will be your last good hotel and hot shower till you return to Kathmandu.   (B+L+D)

Day 8. Drive about 7-8 hours and Lodge at Saga: We will drive to Saga. Saga is a small town where a basic accommodation are available. We will meet our Nepali kitchen staff and they will prepare the foods from now on. (B+L+D)

Day 9. Drive to Mansarowar Lodge at Mansarovar: Today will be one of our exciting day. We will have our first Dharshan of Mt. Kailash the most sacred mountain in the earth and the holy lake Mansarowar. We will stay one night at Mansarowar lake. (B+L+D)

Day 10.  Drive 1.5 hours and Lodge at Darchen: Today we will spent whole morning here at Mansarowar and drive to Darchen after lunch. It will be only an hour and half drive to Darchen. Darchen has bit better accommodation then Mansarowar. This is one of our acclimatization day as well. We will sort out hour personal gears here. We will take only few things that will need for rest two days for Parikrama. Those gears we don’t need will leave here.  (B+L+D)

Day 11. Drive to Shersung and hike to Deraphuk: Our Parikrama begins from an early morning after driving about an hour via Yamadhawar to Shersung. Our bus will drop us at Sershung and out hike Parikrama begins. We will have a pack lunch today. It will be about 4 to 5 hours walk slowly. (B+L+D)

Day 12. Hike to Zutulphuk around Kailash passing Dolma La: This is our one of the most important day Pass. Crossing Dolma La pass is the challenging but rewarding as well. You will be walking around the holy Mt.  Kailash. As soon as we descend from the pass we will have a Dharshan of Gaurikund. We believe that Parbati has taken a bath here. We will continue to descend to the bottom of the mountain and continue our gradual flat route to Zutulphuk. This is our longest day of hike on this trip.  Horse can be rented for two to  3 days from the beginning as well for the Parikrama but downhill you have to walk. Overnight at Zutulphouk after long day. (B+L+D)

Day 13.  Prayang (4560m): We will trek about 3 to 4 hours and then we catch the jeep and drive to Dongpo or Prayang. (B+L+D)

Day 14. Kerung : Today we will drive to Kerung. This will be out last night of stay in Tibet. It will be about 7/8 hours drive (B+L+D)
Day 15th.  Kathmandu: Today will be an early starting day. We will go through the Chinese/ Tibet customs, cross the friendship bridge then enter to Nepal clearing though the Nepali customs and immigration. It will be about 8/9 hour drive to Kathmandu and overnight at 5 star hotel. (B+L+D)

Day 16th Kathmandu (B): Leisure day in KTM/ optional)

Day 17th Trip Ends (B): Transfer to airport/or extend your stay in KTM

Day 18thArrive Home:

What Is Included In The Cost

•    Group Arrival & Departure transport
•    All land transportation
•    Lodge and foods as per itinerary
•    Down jacket & Sleeping bag
•    Private transportation and Tibetan guide
•    5 star hotel in Kathmandu,  4 star hotel in Lhasa & Sigatche
•    KTM-Lhasa airfare 
•    Tibet visa fee
•    All entrance fees in Tibet.
•    Wilderness Advanced First Aid medical kit

What Is Excluded In The Cost

•    All personal expenses & all personal gears
•    Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu 
•    Tips for Tibet & Nepal staffs (optional)
•    All personal and travel insurance. 
•    Travel insurance (Emergency medical evacuation must be included in the insurance
•    International airfare (We can arrange your flight as well on request)

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trip fact

  • Tibet
  • Moderate
  • 18 Days
  • summer and fall
  • Tour & Trekking
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