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Special Tour To Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarovar

Overview

Fly to Lhasa. Arrive Gonggar airport beautifully located on the bank of the holy Brahmaputra and transfer to Lhasa. Full rest for acclimatization.

Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region is located at the north bank of Kyichu River, a tributary of the Yarlung Tsangpo River, at an altitude of 3650 meters above sea level. Lhasa has a history of more than 1300 years and has been the center of politics, economy, culture and religion.

Trip Fact

Price

On Request

Duration

14 Days

Altitude

4600M

Group Size

01+ Pax

Accommodation

Hotel

Trip Start From

Kathmandu

Trip Ends At

Kathmandu

Trip At Glance

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Difficulty Level

Challenging

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 01
    Kathmadu (1,350m/4,429ft) – LHASA (3,650m/11,975ft): 1 Hr
    Fly to Lhasa. Arrive Gonggar airport beautifully located on the bank of the holy Brahmaputra and transfer to Lhasa. Full rest for acclimatization.

    Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region is located at the north bank of Kyichu River, a tributary of the Yarlung Tsangpo River, at an altitude of 3650 meters above sea level. Lhasa has a history of more than 1300 years and has been the center of politics, economy, culture and religion.
  • Day 02
    Lhasa City Sightseeing
    Full day sightseeing of Drepung and Sera monastery.

    Sera, means “hailstone” in Tibetan. Set at the foot of the Wudu Hill to the north of Lhasa City, Sera is comprised of a great sutra chanting hall and a college. Sera Monastery was founded in 1419 by Jamchen Choje, a disciple of Tsongkapa, the founder of Gelugpa Sect.

    Drepung Monastery, was founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choje, a disciple of Tsongkapa, the founder of Gelugpa Sect. The monastery, occupying an area of 250,000 square meters with a fixed number of 7,700 monks, is the largest monastery in Tibet. The monastery keeps many historical relics, Buddhist scriptures, arts, and crafts.
  • Day 03
    Lhasa City Sightseeing
    Full days sightseeing tour of Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, and Potala Palace.

    Jokhang Temple, situated in the center of the old section of Lhasa called Barkhor, was built in the mid-7th century A. D. It was later extended by successive rulers, and has now become a gigantic architecture complex. Located in the east, and facing the west, Jokhang is a four storied Temple with splendid golden roofs.

    Barkhor Bazaar is a market complex just outside and around Jokhang Temple. It is the main Tibetan bazaar which has been able to sustain Tibetan culture & heritage until today. This bazaar is good for shopping and eating out and also mixing with the local Tibetan people.

    Potala Palace is one of most famous architectural works of Tibet and stands on the top of the Red Hill in Lhasa. The word Potala comes from Sanskrit. In the 7th century, it was built for meditational purpose. It was Dalai Lama’s winter palace. Its white part is used for administrative purpose and the red part for the religious purpose.
  • Day 04
    Lhasa – Yamdrok – Gyantse (3,950m/12,959ft): (260 Km/5 – 6 Hr)
    Scenic drive to Gyantse crossing over the lifeline river of Tibet called the Brahmaputra, via beautiful Turquoise lake called the Yamdrok Tso, with frequent stops to enjoy the beauty of the lake from different heights, crossing two high passes Karo La (5,010m/16,437ft) and Kamba La (4,794m/15,728ft).

    Yamdrok Lake is one of the biggest and beautiful lakes in Tibet. We pass by this lake with about 2 hours drive along its bank. Yamdrok means turquoise in Tibetan language. In fact, the lake looks exactly as beautiful as turquoise blue during the good weather days.
  • Day 05
    Gyantse – Shigatse (3,850m/12,631ft): (90 Km/2 Hr)
    Morning sightseeing of Pelkor Chode Monastery & Kumbum Stupa in Gyantse and continue drive to Shigatse. Afternoon visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse and stay overnight.

    Pelkor Chode Monastery is the next door monument to the Kumbum. It was founded in 1418. Its role is unique on the Buddhism in Tibet as it represents all the three sects of Tibetan Buddhism: Gelugpa, Sakkyapa and Bhutan.

    The famous Kumbum, a combination of pagoda and stupa arts, stands with nine storeys with its 108 doors and 77 chapels contaning clay sculptures and various murals. The pagoda is said to have 100,000 images of Buddha either sculptured or painted.

    Shigatse is situated in the southwest of the Tibet Autonomous Region where Nyangchu River joins the Yarlung Tsangpo River. Shigatse is the second biggest town in Tibet and it is the center of transportation and distribution of agriculture and husbandry products from the southeastern part of Tibet. “Shigatse” in Tibetan means the “Estate that fulfills one’s Wishes.”

    Tashilhumpo monastery is believed to be the most beautiful monastery in Tibet, founded in 1417. The most amazing in this monastery is the giant statue of the Maitreya (Future Buddha) erected by the 9th Panchen Lama in 1914 and took 4 years for its establishment. Fourth Panchen Lama’s funeral stupa was also built in 1662 which is one of the major attraction in the monastery.
  • Day 06
    Shigatse – Saga (3,950m/12,959ft): (514 Km/7 – 8 Hr)
    Morning drive along the South route of Tibet-Kashgar highway to Saga and stay overnight.
  • Day 07
    Saga – Manasarovar (4,560m/14,960ft): (520 Km/7 – 8 Hr)
    Morning drive through the Tibet-Kashgar highway along the bank of Manasarovar appreciating the holy Turquoise lake and beautiful landscape. Overnight stay at Hur Qu.

    The highest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Manasarovar stands at the foot of the sacred Mount Kailash. Located in Tibet, it’s considered as one of the holiest lakes in Asia.
  • Day 08
    Manasorovar – Darchen (4,600m/15,091ft): (54 Km/1 Hr)
    Morning drive to Darchen (the base camp of the Mt. Kailash). Rest for acclimatization for the next day Kailash Kora trekking. Overnight stay at Darchen.
  • Day 09
    Trekking Mt. Kailash
    Begin the trekking from Darchen along the pilgrim road to Dira-puk Monastery camp. This day you will need to walk 20km in 6 hr by foot. Overnight stay at Dira-puk in a guest house (4,750m/15,584ft).
  • Day 10
    Trekking Mt. Kailash
    Begin the trekking from Dira-puk camp to Zutul-puk, along the wind pilgrim road crossing the Droma-La pass (5,300m/17,388ft). This day you will need to walk 15km in 7 hr by foot. Overnight stay at Zutul-puk in a guest house.
  • Day 11
    Trekking Mt. Kailash
    Before leaving the camp to visit the Zutul-puk Monastery, then begin trekking from Zutul-puk to Darchen along the pilgrimage road. Today you will walk around 14km in 4 hr. Overnight stay at Darchen.
  • Day 12
    Darchen – Saga (3,950m/12,959ft): (514 Km/7 – 8 Hr)
    Depart from Darchen with same way drive back to Saga. Overnight stay at Saga.
  • Day 13
    Saga – Kerung (2,200m/7,217ft): (230 Km/3-4 Hr)
    Depart from Saga and drive to Kerung of Tibet-Nepal border. Overnight stay at Kerung.

    The Rasuwagadi-Kerung border is the only trade route currently in operation between Nepal and China. It has been upgraded as an international crossing point with an aim to develop it as a major junction linking China to the whole of South Asia.
  • Day 14
    Kerung Border – Kathmandu: (170 Km/Approx. 7 – 8 Hr)
    Drive downhill to Rasuwagadhi where transportation awaits for the final leg of journey to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.

Package Details

Trip Inquiry

Our travel experts are ready to customize and plan your next journey, trek, tour or rafting. Contact us by phone or message.

Mr. Sarbottam Shrestha

+977 9851021080