LHASA KAILASH TOUR
Tibet Lhasa Kailash Tour is designed for those who are looking to visit Mt. Kailash and Holy lake Manasarovar via Lhasa. Lhasa is the political and cultural heart of Tibet. In Lhasa guided sightseeing tour takes you to explore major highlighted spots of around including popular Potala Place, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka summer place of Dalai Lama and Tibetan traditional Bharkhor market. Probably it is the best way for acclimatization halt day for further safe journey to the Mt Kailash and Mansarovar Lake.
Mount Kailash and the Holy Lake Manasarovar are the two magnificent tourist destinations in the far western corner of Tibetan Plateau. Mt Kailash 6741 m, a black mountain with four sheer walls and snow capped top is a holy mountain in Tibet standing on the basin of Lake Manasarovar. It is believed to be the most sacred mountain in the world. In fact, the entire region of Mt. Kailash is of important religious significance and includes the two turquoise-blue, pristine high-altitude lakes of Mansarovar and Rakshesa. Mt. Kailash is regarded holy by followers of several religions. To Hindus, Kailash is the abode of Shiva and nearby Manasarobar Lake, the soul of Brahma. Tibetans call Kailash Kang Rimpoche. Jains worship it as Mt Ashtapada, the peak from which the religion's founder, Rishabanatha, achieved spiritual liberation. And the followers of Bon-Po, the ancient pre-Buddhist shamanistic religion of Tibet, revere Kailash as the soul of Tibet. Another uniqueness contributing to the mystical aspects of Kailash is that four most sacred rivers of the Indian sub-continent begin from here - Sutlej, Karnili (a major tributary of the Ganges), Brahmaputra and Indus. The ends of these rivers are more than 2,000 kilometers apart, yet they all have their source within hundred kilometers of Mt. Kailash. Nature lovers can encounter numerous unusual species of birds, wildlife, and flora here. This holy region is known as navel (center) of the universe, attracting scholars and researchers from all over the world. Mt. Kailash (also known as the 'Sumeru Parbat' in Hindu epics) provides a spiritually enriching, naturally unique and a truly rewarding journey of a life-time!
The circumbulation of Mt Kailash is an important pilgrimage for Hindus, Buddhist and Bon-Pro buddhist. Hindus perform a parikarama, Buddhist call it a Kora. Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims make a clockwise circuit of the peak while Bon-Po tradition is to circumambulate in the opposite direction. Devout Tibetans often make the 52 km circuit in a singles day and the Hindus makes the circuit in three days. You can do either of these, or simply make a trek around the peak.
Start our trip to Tibet with a spectacular flight over the snowcapped mountains including Mt Kanchanjunga, Mt Everest, Mt Makalu and many high mountains. After Lhasa trip, we start the trip on 4 wheel drive to Manasarovar lake then need to walk 3 days to circuit(Kora) of Mt Kailash which can be bit tough and challenging to cross Droma-La Pass(5635m). Along the highway we travel through some of the most amazing landscapes on Earth. We pass small Tibetan settlements, nomadic herdsmen wandering across the wide arid plains and awe-inspiring mountain peaks. Equally as fascinating is the wealth of cultural interest and there is plenty of opportunity to explore this side of Tibet.
Day 01: Kathmandy – Lhasa (3650m)
Drive to Kathmandu International airport and then fly to Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02/03 : Sightseeing in Lhasa
These two days; sightseeing tour in Lhasa where you will visit the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Drepung and Sera Monastery. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 04: Lhasa - Gyantse (3900 m)
Drive to Gyantse, on the way you will cross 2 pass Kamba La (4794m) and Karo La Pass (5010m). Overnight at Hotel
Day 05 : Gyantse – Shigatse (3900m)
After breakfast drive from Gyantse to Shigaste, its 2 hours drive from Gyantse. In Shigaste you will visit the Tashilumpo Monastery and the free market. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06: Shigatse - Dongba (4500m )
After breakfast drive from Shigatse to Dongba, it takes about 8 hours to reach to Dongba. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 07: Dongba - Mansarovar (4558m)
After breakfast drive from Dongba to Mansarovar which is 7 hours drive. You will do Mansarovar Parikrama by vehicle. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 08: Mansarovar - Darchen (4600m)
In the morning you will take a dip in Manasarovar Lake and conduct Pooja, hawan and spiritual activities according to your tradition. After breakfast drive to Darchen which is about 2 and half hour drive. Overnight at Guesthouse
Day 09: First day of Kailash Kora : Darchen - Diraphuk (4890m)
This is the first day of Kailash Parikrama. After early breakfast drive drom Darchen up to yumdwari and start walking continuously for about 6 to 7 hours. Horse can be hired at extra cost those who cannot walk. Overnight at tented camp
Day 10: Second day of Kora : Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk (4790m - 22kms.)
Early in the morning start to walk , this is a bit complex journey. You have to pass Dolma-La Pass, which is 5400 m. Overnight stay at tented camp
Day 11: End of Kailash Kora : Zhulthulphuk to Mansarover (4558m)
Complete the Kora and then drive to Mansarover . Overnight stay at Guesthouse
Day 12: Mansarover - Paryang (4500m)
After breakfast drive to Paryang which is sbout 7-8 hours drive. Overnight at Guesthouse
Day 13: Paryang - Saga (4450m)
After breakfast drive to Saga which is about 7-8 hours drive. Overnight at Guesthouse
Day 14: Saga to Nyalam (3300m)
After breakfast drive to Nyalam, which is about 6-7 hours drive. Overnight at Hotel
Day 15: Nyalam to Katmandu
Drive from Nyalam to Zamgmu boarder. After custom formalities continue drive to Kathmandu for about 5 hours.Overnight at Hotel
- Accommodation on Hotel/Guest House and tented Camp. - Transportation by 4WD Land crusier. - All Sightseeing and entrance fee. - All Necessary Tibet Travel permit and Tibet Visa fee. - All trekking Equipment- including mattress and tent. - Supporting Truck to bring logistic support + foods. (Above 03 Pax) - Yak and Yak man During the Trek to bring Luggage and food. - Nepali Supporting Staff (Sherpa, Cook and helper) from Kathmandu. - Meal Plan: Full board (B/L/D) Basis. - Necessary Government taxes and Service charge.
- Nepal re entry visa fee. - Sleeping bag and Down jacket (Good Quality thick one) - Laundry,Telephone call and hot water Bottle - Personal expenses - Travel expenses - Gyammow Bag (Pressure Bag) - Medical fee if in case of emergency - Hiring porter or Horse.(Pony) - Rescue and Evacuation Service - Any Additional cost due to Natural calamity and Unforeseen Circumstances and etc. - Tips for Guide, Driver and Sherpa Staffs
Location: Tibet Total duration: 15 days Trip Starts: Lhasa Trip Ends: Zangmu Grade: Strenuous Maximum Altitude: 5400 m. (Dolma La pass) Trip style: Hotel / Guest house / Tented camp Best month: Apr – Nov Culture : Tibetan Major Attractions: Potala Palace, Jorkhang temple, Sera and Drepung Monastery, Barkhor,Mansarover Lake, Rakshes Tal, Mt. Kailash, Kailash Kora, and Tibetan culture.