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KAILASH TOUR VIA LHASA: 14 DAYS
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KAILASH TOUR VIA LHASA: 14 DAYS

DAY 01: KATHMANDU

Upon arrival in Kathmandu. You will be met at the airport & transfer to Hotel. Evening, tour briefing. 

 

DAY 02: FLY, KATHMANDU TO LHASA

Morning after breakfast, transfer to international airport. On the way, you will visit Pashupatinath temple and get blessings.

 

- Overnight ………..

- Gonggar airport to Lhasa city: 65 km | 1 hr. & 15 minutes.  

- Altitude of Lhasa: 3650 m. | 11972 ft.

 

DAY 03: LHASA STAY- OPTIONAL SIGHTSEEING TOUR 

Today, you can rest in Lhasa for acclimatization purpose. Also, you can do the sightseeing tour in Lhasa. This is an optional tour. You can visit Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Barkhor Square and Norbulinkha Palace.   

 

- Overnight ………..

- Altitude of Lhasa: 3650 m. | 11972 ft.

 

DAY 04: DRIVE, LHASA TO SHIGATSE

Morning, after breakfast, you will drive to Shigatse along the river Bank of Yarlung Tsangpo (Bramhaputra). The drive takes about 5 hours. The distance doesn’t require 5 hours but there is speed limit for the safety of the people.   

 

- Overnight ………..

- Lhasa to Shigatse: 280 km, 5 hrs. 

- Altitude of Shigatse: 3900 m. | 12793 ft. 

 

DAY 05: DRIVE, SHIGATSE TO SAGA

Early morning drive to Saga from Shigatse. It is a long drive via Lhatse and Sang Sang, so we need to commence our journey early morning. 

 

- Overnight Hotel Saga

- Shigatse to Saga: 446 km. | 7 hrs.

- Altitude of Saga: 4480 m. | 14695 ft.

 

DAY 06: DRIVE, SAGA TO MANASAROVAR

Morning after breakfast you will set off from Saga. The journey should be started early in the morning because you have to cross a significant distance today. After crossing near about 150 km you will reach Old Dzongba. This is the habitat of Tibet herders. From old Dzongba, you will continue drive to Paryang through high passes and wide pastures en route. 

 

Paryang is a small town with the Chinese military base. The village is situated in a wide-open pasture land which is facing Himalaya. So, the weather of this place is harsh. From Paryang, you will continue your journey to the west. On the way, we will stop in Horchu river where there is a military check post. After completing formalities of security check and others, we will drive for another 10 minutes beyond the check post and make a brief halt for lunch. 

 

It is another two hours journey to reach Manasarovar from Mayum La. The holy dip & pooja can be performed either today or tomorrow depending on the time you are reaching there and of course, with no doubt, the weather plays a vital role for this. The decision can be made after mutual discussion amongst guide, group manager and tour leader. 

 

- Overnight Chiu Guesthouse

- Saga to Lake Manasarovar: 455 km | 6 hrs. 

- Altitude of Lake Manasarovar: 4550 m. | 14925 ft.  

 

DAY 07: LAKE MANASAROVAR TO DARCHEN 

Morning after breakfast, drive to Darchen. The drive takes about 45 minutes to reach Darchen. After keeping your luggage in the guesthouse, one can take rest or visit Aasthapad by walk (vehicle is not allowed), where you can have closed views of Mt. Kailash, Nandi Parvat & Aasthapad.

 

- Overnight Hotel Sheng Shong (dormitory bedroom)

- Total circumference of Lake Manasarovar: 88 km

- Manasarovar – Darchen- 32 km | 45 minutes. 

- Elevation Darchen- 4664 m. | 15364 ft.

 

NOTE: DRIVING TO ASTHAPAD IS BANNED NOW / ONLY TREKKING IS PERMITTED. 

 

DAY 08: DRIVE TO YAMA DWAR THEN START PARIKRAMA TO DHIRAPUK 

Morning after breakfast, drive to Yama Dwar (15 minutes drive). From Yama Dwar, you will start trekking to Dhirapuk (the north face of Kailash). Take a gradual walk through the snaky pebbled path, at times high up the hills.

 

- Overnight Shisapangma Guesthouse (dormitory)

- Yama Dwar to Dhirapuk- 10km | 5 to 6 hrs trek. 

- Elevation of Dhiraphuk- 4820 m. | 15810 ft.

 

DAY 09: TREK, SHIVASTHAL - GAURIKUNDA (5620 m) - ZUTULPHUK 

Today is the toughest, longest and the most exciting day of this spiritual journey. We have to walk for at least 8 to 9 hours to reach our destination, Zutulphuk. Right from Deraphuk, the trail rapidly goes up to Shivasthal taking snaky zigzag shape. Shivasthal is the place where Tibetans offer things (foods, clothes, alcohol etc.) to deceased souls of their family members/friends/relatives. It is believed that if things are offered here, dead souls will receive them in heaven. Also, the trail to inner Parikram route forks from here. 

 

From Shivasthal, the trail is mild ascend till we reach Dolma pass (5620 m.). We advise all our Yatri’s (clients) not to spend more than 15 – 20 minutes in Drolma pass for any rituals or Pooja. From Dolma pass, we trek a few steps down to reach Gaurikunda. The trail passes by this auspicious lake. From this point on, the path rapidly descends till we reach the valley floor. 

 

The last leg of the journey follows along the River Bank till we reach Zutulphuk. Zhutulphuk has a few small houses where there is no choice of Guesthouse.

 

- Overnight Norpel Guesthouse or Monastery guesthouse (Mud house) – dormitory.

- Dhiraphuk to Zutulphuk- 22 km | 8 to 9 hrs. 

- Elevation of Dhiraphuk- 4720 m. | 15482 ft.

 

DAY 10: END TREK, THEN DRIVE TO OLD DONGBA 

After breakfast, we start trekking to the pick-up point, near Darchen. The entire trail is easy & flat, so you will complete this journey within 3 to 4 hours. All group members will be assembled in pick point then we start our journey to Dongba on Bus via Darchen.

 

- Overnight Sishapangma Guesthouse or similar (dormitory bedroom)

- Lake Manasarovar to Drongba- 355 km | 6 hrs drive.

- Elevation on old Dongba- 4500 m. | 14760 fts.

 

DAY 11: DRIVE, OLD DONGBA TO SHIGATSE  

Morning after breakfast, we retrace to Shigatse. 

 

- Overnight ………..

- Saga to Shigatse: 580 km. | 8 hrs.

- Altitude of Shigatse: 3900 m. | 12,793 ft.

 

DAY 12: SHIGATSE TO LHASA 

Drive back to Lhasa via northern highway. The drive takes about 5 hours. 

 

- Overnight ………..

- Shigatse to Lhasa: 280 km, 5 hrs. 

- Altitude of Lhasa: 3650 m. | 11,792 ft. 

 

DAY 13: FLY OUT TO KATHMANDU 

Morning after breakfast, you will drive to Gonggar airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. The flight takes about one hour and 15 minutes to land in Kathmandu. 

 

- Gyantse to Gonggar airport: 220 km | 3 hrs

 

DAY 14: DEPARTURE

Transfer to international airport for your flight back home.  

 

 

SERVICE INCLUDES:

01. Two night’s hotel in Kathmandu with all meals 

02. All transfers in Kathmandu 

03. Kathmandu- Lhasa- Kathmandu flight ticket

04. Lhasa- Kailash- Lhasa transfer by Bus

05. Travel permit 

06. Guide

07. Permit for Kailash & Manasarovar area

08. Yak and Yak man for parikrama

09. Accommodation in Tibet 

10. All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner)

11. Chinese guide 

12. Tour manager from Nepal 

13. Oxygen and medical kit bag

14. All applicable taxes and service charge 

 

SERVICE EXCLUDES:

01. Your insurance 

02. Tips & gratitude 

03. Nepali Sherpa team

04. Emergency rescue and evacuation

05. International flight ticket (to and from Nepal) 

06. Service/s not mentioned above