Lhasa mount kailash yatra

Lhasa mount kailash yatra
Trip Facts - 20 days Tour

Trip Overview

Lhasa mount kailash yatra Trip Facts – 21 days Trip
• Group Size: 1+
• Best Season: Late May to Mid October
• Tour Grade: Hard
• Trip Type: Popular
• Activities: Cultural Touring, 4WD Adventures, Rituals and meditations, 4 days strenuous trekking
• Highest Altitude: 5,630m at Drolma La
• Accommodation: Hotels, guesthouse and tented camps.
• Start From: Lasha
• End In: Kathmandu
• Country of Tour: Kathmandu (Nepal), Mt.Kailash (China)

Lhasa mount kailash yatra is spiritual journey for culture lovers. starts with Flight to Lhasa (3,595m) then Visit the highlights of Lhasa such as Potala Palace, Jorkhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung and Sera Monasteries. Drive to Tibetan town of Gyantse via the Southern Friendship Highway. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Himalayas and from Kamba La (4, 704m) and Karo La (5,045m). The road runs more than 40 miles along the bank of beautiful Yamdrok Tso Lake, which is the most scenic part of this trip. visit the Pelkor Chode Monastery and Kumbum Stupa and drive to Shigatse-the second largest city of Tibet. Visit Shalu Monastery which is about 20km before Shigatse and about 4 km off the highway. Upon arrival in Shigatse, check in hotel and visit Tashilunbo Monastery-the principal seat of Panchen Lama.
we cross the Brahmaputra River and after the crossing, the road enters a river valley with scattered villages. This is a beautiful area for photographs. We continue on, past the turn-off for the northern route, and arrive at Saga, having covered 306km during the day. Today, you will meet Nepali crews and enjoy the hot meal prepared by them in dinner. There will be several river crossings. Bridges are under construction. Drive past Mayum la (4600 m). The scenery is stunningly beautiful with panoramic views of the Himalayas. Explore the shores of the Lake Manasarovara. Visit Chiu Gompa and take sulfur hot spring bath. This Kailash circuit covers 53 kms and can be done in 3 days. We head west in clockwise direction and after a few kilometers the trail climbs up to a cairn at 4730 m from where the southern face of Mt. Kailash comes in to view. take an extra day in the Driraphuk Gompa for proper acclimatization. Explore the area around. Pilgrims perform rituals and meditation here. we cross Drolma la pass (5630 M) and Gauri Kund Lake (5608 m) where Hindus worship and immerse themselves in the icy waters of the lake.
Lhasamount kailash yatra,The final end of the parikrama is an easy 2-3 hrs walk down to where the river emerges on to the Barga plain. We complete the circuit trek of Mt. Kailash and drive to Tirthapuri Hot springs. For pilgrims, Tirthapuri visit is a part of Mount Kailash pilgrimage and considered incomplete if you skip it.

Trip Highlights
• Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jorkhang Temple and Barkhor Street in Lhasa.
• Yamdrok Tso Lake
• Views of the Himalayas from Kamba La ( 4794m) and Karo La (5,045m)
• Gyantse Kumbum
• Tashilunbo Monastery at Shigatse
• Sakya Monastery
• Lake Manasarovara and Chiu Gompa
• Mount Kailash Circuit Trek

Itinerary

Day 01: Flight to Lhasa (3,595m) Meet the guide at the airport and transfer to hotel. Take rest for acclimatization. Overnight hotel Dhod Gu or similar.

Day 02-03: At Lhasa Visit the highlights of Lhasa such as Potala Palace, Jorkhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung and Sera Monasteries. Overnight Hotel Dhod Gu or similar.

Day 04: Drive to Gyantse.( 3,950m, 260km, 6 hrs) Drive to Tibetan town of Gyantse via the Southern Friendship Highway. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Himalayas and from Kamba La (4, 704m) and Karo La (5,045m). The road runs more than 40 miles along the bank of beautiful Yamdrok Tso Lake, which is the most scenic part of this trip. Overnight Gyantse Hotel.

Day 05: Drive to Shigatse (3,900m, 90km, 2 hrs) After breakfast, visit the Pelkor Chode Monastery and Kumbum Stupa and drive to Shigatse-the second largest city of Tibet. Visit Shalu Monastery which is about 20km before Shigatse and about 4 km off the highway. Upon arrival in Shigatse, check in hotel and visit Tashilunbo Monastery-the principal seat of Panchen Lama. Overnight Manasarovara Hotel.

Day 06: Drive to Lhatse (4,050m, 150km, 5 hrs) Drive to Lhatse via couple of gentle mountain passes. About 24km before Lhatse, take Sakya turn off. Sakya Monastery is the principal seat of Sakyapa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism that once ruled Tibet, prior emergence of powerful Gelugpa Sect in 17th century. Overnight Lhatse farmers hotel.

Day 07: Drive to Saga (4,600m, 306km, 7-8 hrs) A few kilometres beyond Lhatse, we cross the Brahmaputra River and after the crossing, the road enters a river valley with scattered villages. This is a beautiful area for photographs. We continue on, past the turn-off for the northern route, and arrive at Saga, having covered 306km during the day. Today, you will meet Nepali crews and enjoy the hot meal prepared by them in dinner.

Day 08: Drive to Paryang (4750 m, 250 km, 8 hrs) From Saga it is 145 km to Zhongba. The road is good and the trip can be completed in 4-5 hrs. From Zhongba onwards the southern road condition deteriorates but you are well compensated with the panoramic views of mountains on either side of the road. Overnight camp.

Day 09: To Lake Manasarovara (4,560m, 260 KMS, 8 hrs) There will be several river crossings. Bridges are under construction. Drive past Mayum la (4600 m). The scenery is stunningly beautiful with panoramic views of the Himalayas. Overnight camp.

Day 10: An extra day in the Lake Manasarovara Explore the shores of the Lake Manasarovara. Visit Chiu Gompa and take sulfur hot spring bath. Overnight guesthouse.

Day 11: To Darchen (4,560m, 30 km) It’s a short drive to Darchen, the trail head and finish point. Take your time to visit the monastery at Darchen, while the crews assemble gears, arrange yaks, buy the fresh produce and so forth. Overnight guesthouse.

Day 12: Commence the Circumambulation Trek (6 hrs) This Kailash circuit covers 53 kms and can be done in 3 days. We head west in clockwise direction and after a few kilometers the trail climbs up to a cairn at 4730 m from where the southern face of Mt. Kailash comes in to view. Overnight camp nearby Driraphuk Gompa.

Day 13: At Driraphuk Gompa. Take an extra day in the Driraphuk Gompa for proper acclimatization. Explore the area around. Pilgrims perform rituals and meditation here. Overnight camp.

Day 14: Trek to Zuthulphuk Gompa (4,790, 6 hrs) Toady we cross Drolma la pass (5630 M) and Gauri Kund Lake (5608 m) where Hindus worship and immerse themselves in the icy waters of the lake. Overnight camp.

Day 15: Finish trek and drive to Tirthapuri The final end of the parikrama is an easy 2-3 hrs walk down to where the river emerges on to the Barga plain. We complete the circuit trek of Mt. Kailash and drive to Tirthapuri Hot springs. For pilgrims, Tirthapuri visit is a part of Mount Kailash pilgrimage and considered incomplete if you skip it.

Day 16: Drive to the Lake Manasarovara. If you have still stamina, take Tirthapuri Kora, or drive to Lake Manasarovara and take rest.

Day 17-18: Back track to Saga.

Day 19: To Nyalam Drive back and re-join the Friendship Highway near Tong La (5,120m). Cross the pass and descend to Nyalam, the last Tibetan town. Overnight guesthouse.

Day 20: Drive to Kathmandu Drive to Zhangmu where you complete Chinese immigration/custom formalities and exit Tibet. Hop on Nepali transport and drive to Kathmandu. Overnight hotel.

Day 21: Service ends.

Cost

Trip Cost Includes
• Middle range hotel in Lhasa and top end hotels in Gyantse and Shigatse, guesthouses in Lhatse, Lake Manasarovara, Darchen and Nyalam.
• Breakfast in Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and Lhasa and rest of the places 3 meals a day prepared by Nepali crews.
• Tibet entry permits
• All transfers and sightseeing bya 4WD Toyota Landcruiser Jeep.
• Supporting truck for gears and supplies
• English speaking Tibetan Guide and drivers
• Nepali Sherpa crews for camping and meal arrangement.
• All camping and kitchen gears. Camping gear includes 2 persons share tent,
• dinning tent, kitchen tent, dinning tables and chairs, toilet tent.
• Portable Pressure Chamber Bag ( Gamow bag)
• Oxygen cylinder
• First Aid Kit
Trip Cost Does Not Includes
• International airfare and internal airfares ( Kathmandu-Lhasa US$ 316,
• Chengdu-Lhasa US$ 210, Beijing-Lhasa US$ 340)
• Chinese visa fee ( US$ 65 )
• Lunch and dinner during hotel stays
• Drinks, tip and other expenses of personal nature such as drinks, tip, phone, laundry etc.
• Extra expenses due to nature and unforeseen events such as flight cancellation, illness, road bloackade, epidemic, civil unrest etc.
• Personal clothing and trekking gears.
• Travel Insurance
Dates and Prices
Start and End dates – Flexible
Tour Cost: For best and reasonable cost, contact us

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