MT KAILASH YATRA MANSOROVAR - LHASA

The Kailash Gang Rinpoche, which means Jewel of snow is striking in the way it rises high above the surrounding range and always remains snow - capped. Mount Kailash has a unique and distinct shape, with four sheer faces matching the cardinal points of the compass. It is also free standing, solitary. Regarded as the earthly manifestation of mythic Mount Meru or Sumeru, the spiritual centre of the universe in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain cosmology, Mount Kailash is also believed to be the source of four life-giving rivers.

To Tibetan Buddhists, Kailash is the abode of the tantric meditational deity Demchog. Hindus see Kailash as the throne of the great god Shiva, while the Jains revere Kailash as the site at which their first prophet received enlightenment. A pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and a bath in the Mansarovar is believed to bring about salvation (Moksha).

Overview

Day-1 Arrive Kathmandu

Day-2 Full day guided sightseeing

Day-3. Kathmandu to Lhasa (3660m)

Day-4: Lhasa

Day-5: Lhasa

Day-6: Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m)

Day-7: Gyantse to Shigatse 90km

Day-8: Drive to Lhatse

Day-9: Drive to Saga

Day-10: Drive to Paryang

Day-11 : Drive to Horchu

Day-12: Visit Darchen

Day-13: On Trek

Day-14:On Trek

Day-15: On Trek

Day-16: Complete the trek (15kms / 03 to 04 hrs).

Day-17 : Drive back to Paryang

Day-18: Drive back to Saga

Day-19: Drive to Kyirong County

Day-20: Cross the border (Kerung)- Kathmandu

Day-21: Leisure

Day-22: Depart

Fast Facts

Altitude: 5000m

Best: May to October

Tour: 22 Days

Hotels, Tents

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Trek Grade: 2c (FP)

A combination of very long days with steep paths, boulders and mountain scrambling. Glaciers and snow may be encountered at high altitude. There is no need for technical climbing experience. Medium risk of altitude sickness. Altitudes up to 6000m. Good cardio vascular fitness is needed with weight and circuit training and running. Lots of hill walking. Backpacks will weigh about 4-5kg and contain water, camera and essentials. Trek weight loss in the region of 4kg. Fully Portered

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1

Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Day-2

Full day guided sightseeing around of the Kathmandu valley.

Day-3. Kathmandu to Lhasa (3660m)

Transfer to the airport for the hour-long flight across the main Himalayan range. Afternoon at rest to acclimatise to Lhasa's high altitude.

Day-4: Lhasa

We will visit Lhasa's many monasteries and sites, such as the Sera Monastery, and the Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama.

Day-5: Lhasa

We visit the Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery founded in the 14th century, and once the largest in the world, with a population of around 10,000 monks. The afternoon, is a time to relax or further explore the area.

Day-6: Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m)

Travelling by jeep along the Friendship Highway we cross the Khamba La (4794m) and continue westwards over another high pass the Karo La (5045m) with incredible glacial views. We spend the night in a Hotel at Gyantse. [261km]

Day-7: Gyantse to Shigatse 90km

After breakfast, visit the Gyantse Dzong and Kumbum. The Dzong is a fort dating from the 14th century from which there are amazing views of Gyantse  and the surrounding Nyang Chu Valley. The Kumbum is a large gold-domed Stupa and its many small chapels house an impressive array of Tibetan Buddhist murals.  We then drive to Shigatse, second largest city in Tibet. We explore the local market and visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day-8: Drive to Lhatse

(4050 meters). (150kms, 5hrs). Camp

Day-9: Drive to Saga

(4600 meters). (290kms, 9hrs) , 4600meters. Camp

Day-10: Drive to Paryang

(4700 meters). (252 kms / 8 hrs). Camp

Day-11 : Drive to Horchu

(4500 meters. (290 kms / 8 to 9 hrs). Camp

Day-12: Visit Darchen

(4580 meters) and prepare for the trek. (40 kms / 01.5 hrs). Camp at Guest House

Day-13:

Today we start the trek up to an altitude of 4800m. It will take us about 7 hours to complete a distance of 14kms, due to the altitude. Camp overnight.

Day-14:

Today, we will drop in altitude as we trek about 24kms over 9 hours to about, 4680meters. Camp

Day-15:

On this final leg of the trek, we will walk for 15km in about 3-4 hours and then drive on to Darchen and explore the surrounding area of Mansarovar Lake . (4500 meters). (40kms, 1½ hrs). Camp

Day-16 : Drive back to Paryang

(4700 meters). (292 kms / 08 to 09 hrs). Camp

Day-17: Complete the trek and drive to Saga

Early morning after breakfast, we complete our trek and then set off by road to New Dongpa or Saga

Day-18: Drive to Kyirong County

(270 kms / 5.5 hrs. Guest House.

Day-19: Cross the border (Kerung) and drive to Kathmandu

Today we say goodbye to the Tibetan guide and driver and walk to Nepalese Immigration Control in Kerung where our Nepalese staff will meet us. After completing the re-entry formalities we continue the drive to Kathmandu, which, depending on road and weather conditions, should take about 8-9 hours. Hotel Overnight.

Day-20:

Free day to explore Kathmandu. Hotel Overnight.

Day-21:

Final Departure.  

End of services

What's Included

Price includes

Airport transfers by private vehicle
Thamel Eco Resort in Kathmandu, twin sharing with breakfast
Kathmandu sightseeing tour, entrance fees, guide, private transportation
Tibet travel permit
Flights: Kathmandu to Lhasa
Teahouse trek arrangement (staying in lodges), breakfast only
Camping on trek
Breakfast, lunch and dinner on trek
Guide and porter (s) on trek; their wages, insurance and expenses
Welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural show
Duffel bag on trek

Price Excludes

International flights, departure taxes and any excess baggage charges.
Mandatory travel and medical insurance
Tips, baggage and porterage
Expenses of a personal nature such as bottled drinks, mineral water, morning and afternoon teas etc laundry etc.
Meals while staying at the hotels in Kathmandu (only breakfast is included along with accommodation).
Extra expenses and/of additional days caused due to unexpected events (such a flight delays, porterage because of land slides and other natural events.)
Entry Visa $40
Rescue and evacuation
Tips and gratuities
Costs incurred for returning to the hotel earlier than expected (From $35 per night)
Single supplements if applicable
Cost for giving up the trek (and any unused portions which are not refundable), additional hotel days in Kathmandu as a result or costs incurred for changing the itinerary, if applicable, extra costs incurred for landslides and delays beyond our control etc.

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