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Kailash Mansarovar with Lhasa Tour

This is a mesmerizing tour including two most worth seeing places of Tibet. It starts by airways from Kathmandu to Lhasa, capital city of Tibet. Visit the most alluring and fascinating places in Tibet as Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Norbulingka Summer Palace. After Lhasa drive to Mount Kailash across widely spread open spaces of Tibetan Plateaus following the great Yarlung Tsangpo River Valley and Mansarovar Lake. Explore of Mansarovar Lake and take a holy dip in it. Then follow the three day circum trek of Mount Kailash. After completing kora (parikarma) take a drive towards Zhangmu, borderland of Nepal and Tibet. From Zhangmu drive back to Kathmandu and ends the trip.

Trip Code: EKT/KM/3
Duration: 15 days
Start Trip: Kathmandu
End Trip: Kathmandu
Best time of Travelling: End of April, May, June, July, August & September
Mode of Trip: Land Cruiser

Date Details Altitude / Distance Meals
Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport our representative will meet you & assist to transfer the Hotel.
(Clients should reached Kathmandu by 11:00 AM so, that we can apply Tibet Visa on same day )
Lunch at Hotel
Dinner & Overnight at Hotel
Alt: 1350 m L,D 4 Star Hotel
Day 02 Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
In the morning, you will visit Pashupatinath temple and Budhanilkantha, the sleeping Bishnu.
Lunch at Hotel.
After lunch, you will be free and then in the late afternoon, there will be briefing about the trip.
Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
4 hours sightseeing tour in Kathmandu B,L,D 4 Star Hotel
Day 03 Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa
Transfer to Kathmandu International Airport to board flight to Lhasa. Upon arrival in Gonggar Airport get transferred to Lhasa city and acclimatize.
Lunch at Hotel.
Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
Alt: 3658 m
Flight Time: 1 hr 25 min
B,L,D Hotel
Day 04 Lhasa sightseeing
After breakfast leave for sightseeing tour of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Market.
Lunch at Hotel.
Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
Alt: 3658 m B,L,D Hotel
Day 05 Drive Lhasa to Shigatse
Morning start drive to Shigatse. Shigatse is second biggest city of Tibet. Visit Tashi Tashilhunpo Monastery, one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) was Built in 1447 and is the seat of Panchen Lamas.
Lunch at Hotel.
Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
Alt: 3,840 m
Distance: 270 km
Driving hr: 4 to 5 hrs
B,L,D Hotel
Day 06 Drive from Shigatse to Saga
Today you drive from Shigatse to Saga passing high plateau lakes, town and herder’s tents. Along the route diverse forms of mountains are overlooking through the valley.
Lunch at Hotel.
Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
Alt: 4300 m
Distance: 450 km
Driving hr: 7 hrs
B,L,D Hotel
Day 07 Drive from Saga to Mansarovar
After breakfast drive to Mansarovar via Dongba, Prayang and Mayum La Pass (5200 m) and arrive at Hor Quo (4560 m). Lunch on the way. From Hor Quo you go for parikarma of Mansarovar Lake by drive and arrive at Chu Gompa for night halt. Today is the day of lifetime as you will have the first sight of Holy Mt. Kailash and Holy Lake Mansarovar.
Lunch at Hotel.
Dinner & Overnight at Gust House.
Alt: 4540 m
Dist: 450 km
Driving hr: 7 to 8 hrs
B,L,D Guest House
Day 08 Drive Mansarovar to Darchen, Base Camp of Kailash
In the morning have Pooja and take holy bath at Mansarovar. After lunch, drive to Darchen, the base camp of Mt. Kailash. The drive takes about 1 & half hours.
At Darchen yatris who wants horses and porters for Mt. Kailash Parikarma need confirm our guide so that he can arrange all before starting the parikarma.
Drive to Darchen.
Dinner & Overnight at Himalayan Hotel.
Alt: 4620 m
Dist: 35 km
Driving hr: 1 hr
B,L,D Hotel
Day 09 1st day of parikarma to Dirapuk
Morning drive near to Yama Dwar. Here you will meet our yaks and yak men. We will load all logistics on yaks and start Parikrama. Visit Yama Dwar on the way. The First day of Kora is a gradual walking of 5 hours. Enroute you have Darshan of West face of Kailash. Today your night halt at Dirapuk. From Dirapuk view of North face of Kailash in a distance.

Yatris who are not going Mt Kailash Parikarma will stay at Darchen till those people going Parikarma return back.
Alt: 4860 m
Dist: 4 km (Drive)
Dist: 16 km (Walking)
Driving hr: 30 min
Walking hr: 5 hrs
B,L,D Guest House
Day 10 2nd day of Parikarma to Zuthulpuk
Early morning trek uphill Dolmala Pass. It takes about 4 to 5 hours. After reaching top of the pass 5850 m then trek down to the valley floor. It takes another 4 to 5 hours. After cross Dolmala when you move down you see Gauri Kunda. This day is longest and toughest day of Parikarma. So be prepared in mind accordingly.
Alt: 5850 m
Dist: 22 km (Drive)
Walking hr: 10 hrs
B,L,D Guest House
Day 11 Final day of parikarma. After end of parikarma drive to Saga
Today is last of Parikarma. After breakfast you trek down of 10 km with the winding gradual track. Once you reach the place called Chongdo, our transport will pick up you and drive back to Saga.
Today your night halt will be at Saga.
Alt: 4400 m
Dist: 10 km (Walking)
Dist: 450 km (Driving)
Walking hr: 3 hrs
Driving hr: 7 to 8 hrs
B,L,D Hotel
Day 12 Drive Saga to Lhatse
After breakfast you drive from Saga to Lhatse.
Lunch at Hotel.
Dinner & Overnight at Guest House.
Alt: 4050 m
Dist: 350 km
Driving hr: 6 to 7 hrs
B,L,D Hotel
Day 13 Drive Lhatse to Lhasa
After breakfast drive from Lhatse to Lhasa.
Lunch at Hotel.
Dinner & Overnight at Guest House.
Alt: 3658 m
Dist: 380 km
Driving hr: 7 hrs
B,L,D Hotel
Day 14 Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to the airport for the flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu transfer to the hotel.
Lunch at Hotel.
Rest of the day is free.
Dinner & Overnight at Guset House.
Alt: 1350m
Flight Time: 1 hr 25 min.
B,L,D 4 Star Hotel
Day 15 Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast check out the hotel and transfer to Kathmandu Airport to connect flight for onward journey.

Explore Kailash Treks Pvt. Ltd. will do it best to make the tour with safe and smooth. As all the tour programs are conducted strictly under the rules and regulations of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB), Explore Kailash Treks will not be accountable for any changes due to change of official rules and laws of Tibet. Moreover Explore Kailash Treks will also not be liable for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, sickness and accidents. Any extra cost arising due to the above circumstances shall be borne by the clients on the spot.


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