This tour package combines the best of ancient Lhasa city and the Kailash-Mansarovar region. Lhasa, the forbidden city, is the heart and soul of Tibet for centuries and is still a city of wonders. Throughout the history, Lhasa has remained the spiritual, political and economic centre of Tibet. Lhasa houses most of the important monasteries and cultural treasures of Tibet. A visit to Lhasa is not just the visit of Tibet’s capital, it still allows an opportunity to experience Tibetan culture, visit numerous heritage sites and observe the daily life Tibetans up close. The majestic Potala...
This tour package combines the best of ancient Lhasa city and the Kailash-Mansarovar region. Lhasa, the forbidden city, is the heart and soul of Tibet for centuries and is still a city of wonders. Throughout the history, Lhasa has remained the spiritual, political and economic centre of Tibet. Lhasa houses most of the important monasteries and cultural treasures of Tibet. A visit to Lhasa is not just the visit of Tibet’s capital, it still allows an opportunity to experience Tibetan culture, visit numerous heritage sites and observe the daily life Tibetans up close. The majestic Potala Palace dominates the Lhasa skyline and is the residence of the Dalai Lama. Jokhang, the central cathedral, is the spiritual heart of Lhasa and is its most sacred temple. Encircling the Jokhang Temple is the bustling and fascinating Barkhor market and the devotional pilgrim circumambulation circuit. Other attractions include visits to Sera and Drepung monasteries, Tibet's great monastic universities, and Norbulinka, the Summer Palace of the Dalai Lama.
Mount Kailash which stands prominently in a remote south-west corner of Tibet at the altitude of 22,028 feet is the holiest of all holy peaks. Believed to be the axis of the earth, Mt. Kailash is the abode of Lord Shiva and Kang Ringboche of Tibetans Buddhism. In ancient period, it took years for sages and saints to reach Mt. Kailash for salvation (Mukti), and above that it was inaccessible for common people. But now because of modern transport system, the path to salvation is no longer an isolated dream. Now it doesn't take more than three weeks to materialize your much awaited life time dream. As sacred scripture says the path to divinity is always difficult, your trip to Mt. Kailash will be adventurous making you longing for Mt. Kailash. The trip begins with a scenic drive to Zhangmu in Tibet crossing Nepalese border. After Zhangmu comfortable Japanese Land Cruiser made for rough and tough road will take you to the holy Lake Mansarovar and Mt. Kailash for the pilgrimage circumambulation which is also called Kora. You will be blessed with holy bath and Parikrama to achieve your ultimate spiritual goal before returning back to Kathmandu.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Welcome to Nepal. Our representative will be at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. In the evening, attend a briefing about Kailash Yatra at your hotel.
Day 2: Visit of Pashupatinath and Guheshwari; Yatra preparation
Our day begins with a visit to Pashupatinath and Guheshwari temples. Pashupatinath is one of the most important Hindu shrines in the world, and a major deity of Nepal. The main pagoda temple dedicated to Lord Shiva sits on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. There are temple of different other gods and goddesses on the temple premises. Then we will visit Guheshwari Temple. The temple is dedicated to goddess Satidevi – the consort of Lord Shiva. Various Tantric rituals are performed in this temple. Then we return to hotel for lunch. In the afternoon prepare for the Yatra.
Day 3: Fly to Lhasa
Our representative will drive you to Kathmandu airport three hours before your scheduled flight. The flight is of 1 hours 45 minutes and is a trans-Himalayan flight, allowing you opportunities to catch glimpse of high Himalayan peaks. Upon arrival in Lhasa, meet our representative and get transferred to your hotel. Remaining time is free for independent activities.
Day 4: Lhasa sightseeing
We will enjoy sightseeing of major attractions in Lhasa today as we acclimatize to higher altitude. We will visit attractions like Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and Barkhor Street. Potala Palace is the main landmark of Lhasa. It used to be the residence of the Dalai Lama. The palace consists of more than 1,000 rooms. Similarly, Jokhang Temple is the main spiritual center of Tibet. The outer courtyard and porch of the temple are usually filled with pilgrims making full-length prostration toward the holy sanctum. Its innermost part of the temple contains the oldest gold stature of Sakyamuni Buddha. This four story temple was built in the 10th century. We then visit Barkhor Street. The street circles the Jokhang Temple and is a popular pilgrimage circuit. Almost all Tibetan products are available here. You walk with monks as well as other men and women as they circumambulate the Jokhang temple. The Barkhor streets gives an insight into the colorful and vibrant Tibetan life.
Day 5: Drive to Shigatse
Today, we will enjoy a scenic drive to Shigatse. The drive takes around 7 hours. Between the villages and streams, you can see farmers working their fields and the hills dotted by yak and sheep. The road passes by the beautiful Yamdrok Lake. Shitagse is the second largest city in Tibet. It is a modern city with heavy traffic. Upon your arrival in Shigatse, check into your hotel. A visit to a local monastery can be arranged if you are interested.
Day 6: Drive to Saga
The drive takes around 6-7 hours. Saga is a comparatively small town located at an altitude of 4800 meters above sea level. We cross the Brahmaputra River today, which flows through India's Arunanchal, Meghalaya and Assam states, and then to Balgadeshi before draining into the Bay of Bengal. It is the largest town of before Kailash and Mansarovar. We get first view of Mount Kailash from here.
Day 7: Drive to Mansarovar
Today, we will drive to Lake Mansarovar. This section of the route is one of the most beautiful parts of the drive. One can enjoy stunning scenery, exotic landscape of the high Himalayan plateau, and view of the Himalayas. Our parikrama will begin once we reach the lake.
Day 8: Morning Hawan Pooja; and drive to Darchen in the afternoon
Morning is free time for you to perform Hawan and Pooja on the banks of the Lake Mansarovar. After the Pooja and lunch, we will drive toward Darchen. Darchen is the gateway to Mount Kailash. We take ample rest today as our Kailash Parikrama will begin from tomorrow.
Day 9: Drive to Yama Dwar and trek to Deraphuk
We continue our drive to Yama Dwar from where our Parikrama begins. We start walking from Yama Dwar toward Deraphuk. The distance is about 10 kilometers and the trail is generally flat and easy. We walk enjoying the rugged Tibetan landscape.
Day 10: Trek to Dolma La Pass (5560m); and continue to Zhuthulpuk
This is going to be a long and difficult day as we will be crossing a high pass Dolma La (5630m). Weather at the high Himalayan pass is unpredictable and can change anytime. Dolma Pass is the ultimate point of this Yatra. We start the journey as early as possible as the weather can change in the second half of the day. This day, we can have darshan of Gaurikunda. But the way down the lake is very difficult. Upon arrival in Zuthulphuk, we check into our lodge.
Day 11: Trek to Zhongdo and drive to Saga
We continue our trek till Zhongdo where our Yatra and ends successfully. At Zhongdo, we board our waiting vehicle and start driving toward Saga. It is a beautiful drive and as we will be descending to lower altitude, we will feel much easier and comfortable.
Day 11: Drive to Shigatse
We continue driving toward Shigatse today. We drive for around 500 kilometers today. But the drive will be comfortable is the road is in a very good condition. It takes around 6-7 hours. The drive offers you the opportunity to explore the wild and beautiful countryside. The view of the arid landscape in the Tibetan plateau is simply amazing.
Day 12: Drive to Lhasa
After breakfast at our lodge, we resume driving toward Lhasa. Today, we will cross two high passes – one of 4,500 meters and other of some 4,700 meters. The drive also offers us view of Kharola Glacier and Yamdrok Lake, among others. The drive takes some six hours. Upon arrival in Lhasa, we check into our hotel.
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu
Your last day in Tibet! After breakfast, you can do some shopping for your friends and families back home. Our representative will drive you to the airport for your return flight to Kathmandu. Enjoy the short flight back to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. Remaining time is free for independent activities.
Day 14: Departure
You will be returning to your home today after the successful Kailash-Mansarovar Parikrama. Our representative will transfer you to the airport three hours before your flight time so that you don't have to rush through customs and immigration formalities.
Risk and Liabilities:
We will endeavor to make your journey smooth and pleasant as possible. However the entire program in Tibet is conducted strictly under the rules and regulations of China Tibet Tourism Bureau, Peoples Army and Foreign Affair. Therefore, Mount Kailash.com & its related organizations will not be responsible for any changes in the itineraries due to unavoidable circumstances such as Government restriction, land slide, road blockage, flood, snow, and Political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, Delay due to shortage of Land Cruiser Jeep in Tibet, sickness or Accident. Any extra cost including there shall be borne by traveler themselves.
Minimum 6 months valid passport and two copies of pp size photograph. A normal health certificate from your personal doctor to those are 50 years and above by age.
This is not a trek or expedition but a tour; therefore no specific level of fitness is required. Anybody can join this Yatra if they think themselves fit and have strong willpower. People suffering from cardiac or respiratory problems should consult to their doctor. Morning and evening walks, jogging, stretching, meditation and regular exercise make the journey comfortable for all.
As the temperature varies greatly between day and night (from max. 20 degrees Celsius to min. -16 degrees Celsius) one should prepare accordingly.
Bring the following items with you:
Woolen gloves, Balaclava, Sun hat, Thermal wear, Water bottle, Woolen socks, Towel, Light Jacket, Sunglasses, Sun cream, Torch with extra batteries/bulbs, Muffler, Mask, Raincoat, Sweater, Shirt/T-shirt & Trekking shoes
Full travel insurance coverage for medicine, Helicopter evacuation if in case of emergency, lost of belongs, and trip cancellation is strongly recommended
Minimum 30 days advance booking is required to arrange visa approval and Travel permit issue. We need 50% advance of tour payment by bank while booking trip.
Chinese visa application:
Once you landed in Kathmandu we need 2 pp sizes photo.
Yatri those are above 70 yrs may reject visa by Chinese Authority.
Tour Cancellation policy
|Start Date||Duration||Cost||Single Suplementary||Status||Booking|
|2019-05-13||14 Days||$2,700 INR 190,000||-||Available||Book|
|2019-05-21||14 Days||$2,700 INR 190,000||-||Available||Book|
|2019-05-28||14 Days||$2,700 INR 190,000||-||Available||Book|
|2019-06-05||14 Days||$2,700 INR 190,000||-||Available||Book|
|2019-06-12||14 Days||$2,700 INR 190,000||-||Available||Book|
|2019-06-17||14 Days||$2,700 INR 190,000||-||Available||Book|
|2019-06-25||14 Days||$2,700 INR 190,000||-||Available||Book|
|2019-07-11||14 Days||$2,700 INR 190,000||-||Available||Book|
|2019-07-19||14 Days||$2,700 INR 190,000||-||Available||Book|
|2019-07-27||14 Days||$2,700 INR 190,000||-||Available||Book|
|2019-08-10||14 Days||$2,700 INR 190,000||-||Available||Book|
|2019-08-18||14 Days||$2,700 INR 190,000||-||Available||Book|
|2019-08-26||14 Days||$2,700 INR 190,000||-||Available||Book|
|2019-09-09||14 Days||$2,700 INR 190,000||-||Available||Book|
|2019-09-17||14 Days||$2,700 INR 190,000||-||Available||Book|
|2019-09-25||14 Days||$2,700 INR 190,000||-||Available||Book|