Overview

Kailash via Lhasa Tour begins with scenic flights Kathmandu to Lhasa, which is also believed to be the cradle of Tibetan civilization. Lhasa Kailash Tour is a cultural trek as well as an experience of the high plateaus in Tibet. The tour makes stops at some of the most famous landmarks in Tibet including the Potala Palace and Rakshas Lake. We then journey along several Tibetan towns leading to the enchanting Mansarovar Lake and finally to the holy Mt. Kailash.

Not only the magnificent views of the snow-capped mountains but also of the impeccable Tibetan landscape will make your voyage a memorable one. Witness Buddhist prayer ceremonies, visit the homes of local Tibetans and observe religious customs to help understand the Tibetan religion and their lifestyle.

This Tour is considered to be the most comfortable and an exclusive mean for completing the trail to Kailash Mansarovar. For any traveler or devotee, this trip is a treat for the eyes and soul.

Highlights

  • Breathtaking Mt. Kailash.
  • Scenic Mansarovar Lake and holy bath.
  • Lifetime experience of trekking in the kailash Mountain
  • Catch glimpse of Mount Everest
  • Driving through amazing Tibetan plateaus.
  • Ancient monasteries with historic values at different places on the way.
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley
  • Tour of famous monasteries including magnificent Potala Palace and colorful Barkhor market

Itinerary

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Day 1:01Kathmandu Arrival

The snow-capped Himalayas will welcome you as you arrive in Nepal. A company representative will receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Then, a short drive through the busy streets in the capital city leads you to the hotel. Next, you can freshen up at the hotel and explore the nearby areas around the hotel.

  • Maximum Altitude1300m

Our trip begins with an excursion around the Kathmandu Valley. First, we begin by heading towards Swayambhunath Temple where we can enjoy the view of the Kathmandu Valley. Next, we descend and head to the Kathmandu Durbar Square and observe the cultural heritage there. A short drive leads to the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and ends the tour with to Boudhanath Stupa.

    Today, we make our way to the capital of Tibet, Lhasa. Taking off from the Tribhuvan International Airport, we fly over the Himalayas in the Great Himalayan Range. We can witness the mountains like the Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8201m), and Lhotse (8516m) on the flight. We land at the Lhasa Airport and drive to Lhasa where you can enjoy the influence of Tibetan culture.

      Located at the banks of the Lhasa River, Lhasa offers gorgeous natural beauty alongside several prominent cultural heritage. Amongst several of these monuments, Potala Palace and Norbulingka are the most renowned sites. The largest manmade garden in the entirety of Tibet the palace is summer home of Dalai Lama. Jokhang Temple and Sera Monastery are some of the other prominent Buddhist heritage sites spread around the city.

        One of the longer days of travel, today, we journey to the town of Shigatse via Gyantse. The journey begins alongside the Lhasa River heading past Jiangtangzhen. Then, we drive along the banks of YamzuhoYumco and reach the Kongmu Co Lake. Finally, we reach Gyantse beyond which the journey follows the Nyang Qu River all the way to Shigatse.

          Continuing our journey through the Tibetan landscape, we make our way over to Saga crossing several rivers en route. Exiting Shigatse, the journey past the Xiabu Qu River and onto Liuxiang. Next, we cross the YarlungZangbo River leading to the banks of the Lang Co Lake. Past Sangsangzhen, the journey reaches the DoxungZangbo following the river on multiple occasions before reaching Saga.

            Exiting Saga, we continue our journey heading towards Lazangxiyang. Crossing the YarlungZangbo and Chiaqu Qu rivers, the journey takes us to Paryang. From here, we head towards the LaiwuZangbo River. Past the picturesque lake of Kunggyu Co, the journey reaches Huo’erxiang and then onto the lake of Guija Co. Finally, the drive reaches the holy lake of Mansarovar.

              An early day, today, we take some time off to explore the gorgeous Mansarovar Lake. Fed by the Himalayas, the glacial lake is one of the holiest Hindu sites. It is also said that those who bathe in the Lake Mansarovar will be cleaned off all their sins. Important to both Buddhism and Jainism, the lake attracts thousands of pilgrims every year. Touring the mesmerizing lake, we make our journey towards Darchen.

                The first day of the Kailash Parikrama we begin our journey from Darchen ascending through the rough Himalayan landscape and towards the hamlet of Deraphuk. The journey begins with Yamadwar and covers a total of 15 kilometers. Enjoying the pleasant Himalayan views of Mt. Kailash (6,638m), we continue our journey reaching Deraphuk which ends our first day of Kailash Parikrama.

                  The second day of Kailash Parikrama and today we cover a total of 19 kilometers crossing over the Dolma La Pass (5660m) en route. The Himalayan pass offers a difficult challenge to the trek in addition to the rugged Himalayan wilderness. Visiting the Gauri Kunda and Ganesh Kundaen route, the trail ascends through snowy pathways to reach the summit of Dolma La (5660m). From here, we descend to the ZuthrulPhug Monastery for the night.

                    The final day of our Kailash Parikrama and we begin our way back to Darchen circumambulating the majestic Mt. Kailash (6638m). Crossing Chongdo on our way back, we end our pilgrimage where we started heading back to Saga once all the rituals are completed. En route, we also make a brief stop at Lake Mansarovar to lay down our respects.

                      Easy day onward today. We take easy driving back to Shigatse town which is second biggest town of Tibet. You can make late afternoon walking tour.

                        Continue drive to Lhasa city and transfer to Hotel. Prepare your bag for flight back to Kathmandu tomorrow.

                          Concluding our adventures here in the Tibet we prepare for our flight back to Kathmandu. Heading past the majestic Himalayan ranges including the Everest Himalayan Range amongst many others we fly back to Nepal touching down at the capital city of Kathmandu. Making our way directly back to the hotel we conclude all the scheduled activities and you are once again free to enjoy the rest of the day. The day ends with a lovely farewell dinner.

                            Cost Details

                            Kathmandu arrival and departure arrangement

                            Tibet travel permit and visa

                            lhasa Air ticket

                            Sightseeing in Tibet and Nepal

                            Tibet Tourism Board (TTB) approved English speaking Tibetan guide

                            English speaking Nepali guide

                            All private and comfortable ground transportation during the trip

                            Accommodation during the trip

                            All  meals during the trip (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

                            One Jackets, one Cap, one duffle bag & one shoulder bag

                            Supporting crew (Cook, Sherpas)

                            All applicable taxes & service charges

                            Oxygen for emergency use, First Aid kit

                            International Flights

                            Yak / Pony Charges during the Parikrama.

                            All personal expenses

                            Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities, flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, accidents, etc.

                            Tips to guide, helper, drivers, hotel staff.

                            Extra days stay at Kathmandu / any other place.