MT KAILASH & MANASAROVER TOUR
Mount Kailash is a great adventure in history, in landscape and in the faiths of Asia. Its amazing structure and the atmosphere has great ambience value ever found on earth. In the heart of the highest mountains on earth, Mount Kailash rises to an altitude of 6,714 meters, and is one of the most elegant and entrancing peaks in Tibet. 3 days trek around Mt Kailash comprising with 3 high passes is another most exhilarating part of the trip.
Sacred Lake Manasarovar (4588m) is located in between Mt. Kailash (6714 m) and the Gurla Mandhata Range (Memo Nani – 7694m). For Hindus, it floats beneath the shadow of holy Kailash and was created to show the omnipotence of Brahma’s mind (manas). Tibetans know it as Maphan Tso “the Unconquerable Lake”. For many, this is holiest lake in Asia.
We are operating Package Tours direct to Mt Kailash / holy lake Manasarovar and combined with Lhasa from Kathmandu, Nepal.
> By road (drive in and drive out – direct )
> By air and road ( fly in & fly out via Lhasa )
Mt KAILASH & MANASAROVER TOUR - 10 Days
Drive Kathmandu – Kerong (Nepal Tibet Border)
We drive from Kathmandu to Nepal Tibet border along a scenic highway. After immigration formalities at the border, our Tibetan Guide and Driver will join with us and escort you forward. After a briefing on trips, we drive to lodge in Kerong and O/N at Guest House.
Rest Day in Kerong
Acclimatize in Kerong before further driving. Free afternoon look around. O/n at Guest house.
Drive Kerong to Saga/4450m – 232 km
First day with a long drive on the desert terrain. Driving past nomad camps and sheep and yak herds. We can see Gaurishankar, Shishapangma and Langtang Himal from the pass. Continue drive through Khunmen Tso, Sinling, Karru Ongchen and Peiku tso Lake (4400m). We will be crossing river Brahmaputra ( “Yarling Tsangpo” in Tibetan ) to reach Saga (4600m). O/n in guest house.
Saga to Paryang (4558m) to Mansarovar (4600m) 507 km 8-9 hrs
Watching the mountains in distance and driving through road we pass through the small town of Zhongba before reaching to Paryang.. Offering the first view of mt Kailash and the holy lake only after several hours of drive. As you approach this serene and sacred lake, historic Chiu Monastery becomes visible on the North West shore of the lake. From this vantage point, you can have a glimpse of majestic Mount Kailash. Manasarovar , the highest fresh water lake with turquoise complexion – surrounded by mt Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandata and Lake Rakchyas is simply heavenly. O/n at Guesthouse.
Drive to Darchen (4565m) 40km
After some peaceful hours at the shores of the sacred Lake Manasarovar with the snowy massif of Gurla Mandhata 7694m just across the lake, we drive 40 km to Darchen which serves as the base for Mt kailashkora(circumambulation). The Kora (trek around Mt Kailash) is 53 km in total and completed in three days trekking. O/n in a Guest house.
(1st day of Trek) – Trek to Dira Puk-5000m
It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs and waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky. The 15 km trail takes almost 7 hrs. O/n at Guest house.
(2nd day of Trek) – Trek Dira Puk > Zuthul Puk, 18km, 6-7 hrs, 550m ascent, 600m descent.
Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage trek , cross Dolma La pass at 5670 m. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget you. By the late afternoon you will arrive at Zuthul Puk where the great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles. O/N at local guest house.
(3rd day of Trek) – End of Kora/Trek around Mt Kailash(Kailash Parikrama) and drive to Saga
Complete the kora and drive to Lake Manasarovar to Saga. O/N at Guest House.
Drive back to Kerong – O/N at Guest House
Kerong to Kathmandu (150 km)
FLY IN & FLY OUT - 12 Days
Kathmandu (1,300m) to Lhasa (3,650m)
Departure Transport to Tribhuban Airport and Trans – Himalayan flight to Tibet (Gongaar airport) (1hr.) Drive to Lhasa (1hr.) – Full rest for acclimatization – O/N at Hotel.
In Lhasa: Full Day Sightseeing Tour In Lhasa/ Acclimatization
Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Bazaar – O/N at Hotel.
Drive Lhasa – Shigatse (350 km – 8/9 hrs).
After breakfast in your hotel drive to Shigatse which is the 2nd largest city of Tibet. Built in 1447 by the first Dalai lama the Tashilampo Monastery in Shigatse is a very important monastery in Tibet as it is known as seat of the Panchan Lama O/N at Hotel.
Drive Shigatse – Saga (450km – 9 hrs)
We start an early morning drive to Saga, please note this will be a long drive but on the way we can make enough stop and lunch. O/N at Local Guest House.
Drive Saga – Lake Manasarovar (410km – 8 hrs)
This is an auspicious day for all of us having first glimpse of the Holy lake Manasarovar and view of Mt. Kailash from The Horr Chu pass. Stay in Chiu Gompa, O/N at Guest House.
Lake Manasarover to Darchen (4600m) – 53km
Visit Chiu Gompa and explore Lake Mnasarover then drive to Darchen. Preparation day for the Kora O/N at Local Guest House.
Darchen to Derapuk (4750m) 19km
Drive to Serchung and start Kora ( trek) to Depapuk O/N at Local Guest House.
Derakuk – Dolmala (5620m) – Zutulpuk – 20km
Continue trek to Zutulphul cross over dolma- la Pass O/N at Local Guest House.
Zutulphuk to Darchen to Saga
Finish third day of Kailash kora and reach at Saga. Trek about 10 Km to the point and take your transportation to drive back Saga via Darchen O/N at Guest House.
Saga to Shigatse
Scenic drive back to Shigatse O/N at Hotel.
Shigatse to Lhasa
Drive back to Lhasa from Shigatse and transfer to Hotel.
Fly back to Kathmandu
Package Cost Includes
> Hotel/Guest House Accommodation as per program
> Private Transportation by Van / mini coach
> All necessary Tibet Travel and Trekking permit
> English speaking Tibetan Guide
> All Sightseeing and Entrance fee as per the itinerary.
Package Cost Excludes
> Insurance of any kind.
> Hiring porter, Yak/ Horse – you can hire in case if you feel tired during trekking or desire of horse riding
> Rescue and Evacuation Service
> Any Additional cost due to Nature calamity and Unforeseen Circumstances and etc.
Dear Valued Travelers,
Please kindly note the above inclusion and exclusion is general.
We shall provide you the prices as per your requirements as the actual cost is varies depending upon the mode of trips(duration and service type).Please inquire us to customize your travel plan in advance.