LHASA, ALI & MT. KAILASH TOUR
(Tibet Kailash Pilgrimage Tour – 14 Days) 2014
The tour to Mt.kailash and lake mansarovaer can also be made easily with Flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa to Kunsul Airport and back to Lhasa and to Kathmandu. The flights are seasonal and this itinerary is specially designed for people who do not wish to travel by overland for long hours.The visit to Potala Palace, DrepungMonastery,Sera Monastery, Norbulinkha Park , Jokhang Temple and the Bharkor bazar in Lhasais experience of a life time.
Kailash Tour Itinerary Details (Fly in / Fly out)
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Int’l airport (1300 mts) & meet /Greet and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Early morning take the Everest / Mountain flight (Optional with extra cost). Return back to hotel and after breakfast leave for sightseeing of Katmandu (incl. Pashupatinath temple
Day 03: Fly Lhasa by CA407 and rest day for acclimatization. O/n at 3star hotel Lhasa.
Day 04: Sightseeing and rest day for acclimatizations at Lhasa, O/n at hotel.
Day 05: Sightseeing and rest day for acclimatization at Lhasa, O/n at hotel.
Day 06: Fly Lhasa airport to Kunshal Airport Ngari (4400m) and drive to capital of Ngari – Shichen-he (Ger). O/n at 3star hotel.
Day 07: Drive Shiche-he (4300m) to Darchen (250km). O/n at hotel Kailash.
Day 08: Puja/holy dip at the lake followed by Manasarovar parikrama in bus. Time permitting visits Chiu gompa. Drive to Darchen (4600m). O/n at Kailash Hotel.
Day 09: Start Kailash Kora/Parikarma from Darchen pass the first prostration point, Tarboch Flag Pole, the auspicious gateway and the sky burial ground, to Drira-Puk (4765m). O/n at Guesthouse or Camp from where you have superb views of Mt. Kailash.
Day 10: Continue Parikarma over Drolma-la Pass (5610m) to Zuthul-Puk (4700m). Just below the Dolma La is the Gauri Kund. O/n at Guesthouse or camp.
Day 11: Crosses third and fourth prostration point, Zutul-Puk monastery & trek back to near Darchen and drive to hotel.
Day 12: Early morning drive to Kunshal airport and fly back to Lhasa, O/n at hotel in Lhasa.
Day 13: Early morning drive to Lhasa airport and take CA408 fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 14: Drive to airport for your on-ward journey
MT. KAILASH PILGRIMAGE TOUR
Tibet Mt. Kailash pilgrimage tour (Drive in / Drive out)
In ancient period, it took years for sages and saints to reach Mt. Kailash for salvation (Mukti), and above that it was inaccessible for common people. But now because of modern transport system, the path to salvation is no longer an isolated dream. Now it doesn’t take more than two weeks to materialize your much awaited life time dream. As sacred scripture says the path to divinity is always difficult, your trip to Mt. Kailash will be adventurous making you longing for Mt. Kailash. The trip begins from Kathmandu with a scenic drive to Zhangmu in Tibet crossing Nepalese border Kodari. After Zhangmu comfortable Japanese Landcruiser made for rough and tough road will take you to the holy Lake Mansarovar and Mt. Kailash for the pilgrimage circumbulation which is also called kora. You will be blessed with holy bath and parikrama to achieve your ultimate spiritual goal before returning to Kathmandu.
Mt. Kailash pilgrimage tour itinerary details
Day 01: Kathmandu (1300 m.) arrival:
Pick up from the airport/ Drive to hotel/ briefing/ if time permits our guide will take you to Pashupatinath for Dharsan during Arati time. Dinner
Day 02: Kathmandu:
Breakfast, trip to temples and back to Hotel for lunch. After lunch, final preparation for yatra i.e, checking and demonstration of equipments which will be used during yatra. If any body needs to buy or get things on hire, our staff will give you company. Dinner.
Day 03: Drive to Nylam (150km), 3750m:
Morning after breakfast leave Kathmandu to commence yatra to Nyalam [3800M]. We reach Friendship Bridge [Nepal – China Boarder] by mini-coach. Walk along for 10 minutes to cross the bridge and there get acquainted with Chinese guide and land cruiser drivers. They will give a brief information regarding the further trip then proceed the journey to Zangmu, where all the immigration and custom formalities are ought to be accomplished. After the accomplishment of all formalities, we proceed to Nyalam. Arrival at Nyalam and overnight stay at guesthouse.
Day 04: Rest Day at Nylam, 3750m:
It is more a day for acclimatization.
Day 05: Saga/4450m: (Labug-La 5150m, Peku-tso and Saga, 232km)
On the first long driving day over the sandy and rocky land of Tibet, other things like lake, nomads chasing thousands of yaks and sheep keep you busy. By the late afternoon you will cross Bhramha Purtra River way to typical Chinese and Tibetan town, Saga for night.
Day 06: Paryang (4600m) 230 km, 7-8 hrs:
Jeeps and trucks roll on the wide valley following rivers and grazing land of yaks and sheep. Far south you can see snow covered peaks near by you, lots of rocky peaks and sand duns give you an ideal world. Depends on season, nomads and other mobile shopkeepers are attired by beautiful traditional costume, waiting your arrival with hot tea and other supplies along with big smile.
Day 07: Drive Paryang to Manasarover (4558m) 277km, 8 hours: The longest driving day starts with full of excitement, by the late afternoon you can have the first sight of Holy Kailash Parbat and Manasarovara. Hore, a small village near by Lake Manasarover, we will spend a night there..
Day 08: Holy-Manasarovara: At 14950-ft/ 4558m.
The highest lake of fresh water with turquoise complexion in the world is full of fishes and swans. Holy Kailash Parbat, Mt. Gurula-Mandala, Lake Rashekshi are lying on its surrounding. The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living creatures. Night will be spending at Chu Gumba.
Day 09: Puja and drive to Tarchen (14975ft) 40km:
Manasarovara is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning Bath and Puja we will be heading towards Tarchen. It is considered as a base camp for the Holy Kailash Parikrama.
Day 10: Trek to Dehara Puk/5000m:
It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; water falls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feeling that Great God Shiva is every where with tons of blessing to you. Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will be keep on appearing. For 15 km trail it takes almost 7 hrs.
Day 11: Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage Yatra with Dolma-La (pass) of 18600ft between two valleys:
Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget yourself. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By the late afternoon you will arrive Zuthal Puk (the cave of Miracles. The great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here).
Day 12: End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to Takla Kot :
Over night stay Guest house.
Day 13: Early morning drive to Sera via Khojarnath Temple [an ancient temple of Lord Ram, Lakshman and Sita].
From Sera, we walk back to the Hilsa helipad to wait for our flight back to Simikot. After immigration, proceed for Nepalgunj by chartered helicopter or aircraft [fixed wing]. Arrive Nepalgunj & further proceed to Kathmandu by flight [fixed wing]. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Day 14: Final departure transfer for onward journey
Note: Full Moon supplement Charge Will be US $ 150 Per person Extra
- 3 nights accommodation at 3 or 4 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B/B.
- 10 nights accommodation in Tibet using guesthouse / camping.
- Tibet visa authority, monument entrance fee & permit fee.
- Yaks & Yak men for luggage during Kailash Parikrama.
- Nepalgunj / Kathmandu airfares including insurance and airport taxes.
- Airport transfers in Nepal.
- Ground transfers in Tibet using Toyota Land cruisers or bus as applicable.
- Services of English speaking guide.
- Services of our trekking equipment and Sherpa staff.
- All trekking & camping equipment including bags, sleeping bags and oxygen cylinders.