Mt Kailash tour

Itinerary:15 Days Mt Kailash tour

Day 01: Flight to Lhasa (Alt 3,650m. 65kms)
Arrival in Gonggar Airport of Lhasa. You are met and greeted by our representative and drive to Lhasa City (1hr). Check in hotel and take rest for acclimatization. You will experience mild symptoms of the altitude sickness such as headache, dizziness, disorientation, breathlessness etc but it should go away in a day or two. Please, drink plenty of water and consume liquid food.  Accommodation in medium Hotel

Day 02: At Lhasa (B)
Full day sightseeing of Lhasa, visiting Dalai Lama’s Potala Palace-the principal attraction of Lhasa, Sera Monastery-the last of the three Yellow Sect monasteries to be built in Lhasa and Norbulinkha- the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. If you are hiking enthusiast and if you do not show signs of altitude sickness, Sera Monastery kora (hiking on the pilgrimage path around the monastery) would be worth trying. We will also take chance to attend the debating ceremony of Sera Monks. Accommodation in Medium Hotel

Day 03: At Lhasa (B)
Today, we will visit Drepung Monastery-the largest, richest and the most powerful of the three major Yellow Sect monasteries of Tibet and was the power center of Tibet before the 5th Dalai Lama moved to Potala palace. At Drepung, we will visit the Ganden Palace, Main Assembly Hall and Colleges of Drepung. (Optional: Hiking enthusiasts can also attempt 1 hr long circuit hiking but you should be fully acclimatized ) ancient Jorkhang Temple in the old Tibetan quarter of Lhasa and the Barkhor Street that forms the pilgrim circuit around the Jorkhang Temple. Accommodation in Medium Hotel

Day 04: Lhasa- to Shegatse via Gyantse (Alt 3,950m. 366kms) (B)

Today, we drive to Gyantse town which still maintains Tibetan characteristics. The journey involves crossing of two high passes Kamba La (Alt 4700m) and Karo La (16,500ft) and the follows the bank of Yamdrok Tso Lake for more than 40 miles. Yamdrok Tso Lake is one of the four holiest lakes of Tibet and has turquoise green water. As we leave the lakeshore behind, the road climbs to Karo La (5,015m), once again offering breathtaking views of the mountain and vast Tibetan plateau. We arrive at Gyantse town late afternoon. Gyantse, perhaps the only major town in Central Tibet which has been able to maintain its Tibetan characteristics. Visit the Pelkor Chode and Kumbum Monastery-the main highlights of Gyantse City. Kumbum Stupa is the landmark of Gyantse and can be spotted from a long distance. If you are a hiking enthusiast, you may also attempt hiking the historical fortress of Gyantse. View from the fortress over to the city is just superb. From Gyantse, its less than 2 hrs drive to Shigatse, the second largest city of Tibet. Upon arrival in Shigatse, we check in hotel and later take a relaxing walk through the Shigatse's Flea market which is a nice bargain place for Tibetan souvenir. Accommodation in Shigatse medium Hotel

 Day 05: Shigatse to Saga via Lhatse B (Alt 4500m, 360km)
After breakfast, we check out hotel and visit the famous Tashilunbo Monastery before we hit the highway for Shegar. Tashilunbo Monastery is the principal seat of Panchen Lama-the second most revered religious leader of Tibet after Dalai Lama. We cross two gentle mountain passes Tso-la (4500m/14760ft) and Tropu-la (4950m/16,236ft) 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. Overnight guest house with dome room

Day 06: Saga-Darchen via Zhongba-Paryang B (Alt 4500m, 530km)
We continue across the vast dry plains to the small Tibetan town of Zhongba. We stop in briefly in Dargyeling monastery that lies 42 km/26 miles from Saga. The road condition from Zhongba deteriorates due to invasion of the sand dunes from either side of the road but we have photogenic views of the sand dunes, lake and mountains comes in 60 km from Zhonba. We camp tonight in Paryang.
Today's drive involves crossing of several sandy rivers ( Most rivers have bridges now) but has some of the most panoramic scenery of the trip. We cross a high pass of Mayum-la (5216m/17108ft) .Our crews will set up camp by the sacred Manasarovar Lake -which according to Hindu mythology was formed in the mind of Brahma-the creator of the world. Today, we will have the first glance “Darshan” of holy Mt. Kailash from Horqu. Most travelers camp here in Horqu due its close proximity to the trailhead. Overnight guest house with dome room.

Day 07 : Rest Day Darchen and guide will arrange Yak and Yak man for Kora. overnight guest house with dome room

Day 08: Darchen-Dira Phuk Gompa circumambulate Altitude 4910m/16,102 ft, 20km/12.5 miles, about 6 hrs trek  Tarboche, marked by Tibetan flags is the starting point for kora and it is the site for Tibet's most important annual Saga Dawa festival. We walk up the Lha Chu Valley through beautiful green meadows and streams with Mt Kailash towering above us. We follow the river, which enters a narrow canyon with high, steep cliffs and spectacular waterfalls. Continuing up the valley, the north face of Kailash comes into view before we reach the 13th century monastery at Dira-phuk. overnight guest house with dome room

Day 09: Drira Phuk Monastery-Zuthul-Phuk (Alt 4800,18kms)
It takes for about 6-7 hrs trek Bid farewell to Lha Chu Valley and prepare to fight the toughest part of the kora. You will enter the Drolma Chu Valley, heading up towards a high pass, the Drolma La [5,630m/18,466 ft] that is marked Tibetan prayer flags. The rest of the day's walk is mostly downhill and flat land. On descent, you will pass by one of the highest lakes in the world, Thukpe Dzingbu Lake (Gauri Kunda), known as the Lake of Compassion. Zuthulphuk monastery is built at the site of a famous cave, which is believed to have been created as a result of contest between Milareppa (Buddhist Yogi) and Naro Bonchung (Bon Saint).Overnight guest house with dome room

Day 10:Zhuthul Phuk-Darchen (Alt 4500,18kms)

Finish trek to Darchen. We have lunch at Darchen and we prepare for 3 days trekking next 2nd Kora.Drive to Lake Manasarovar overnight guest house with dome room.

Day 11: Halt at Lake Manasarovara (Alt4500,30km)

We have additional day in the lake Manasarovara for acclimatization, rituals and exploring the lakeshores. Chiu Gompa monastery has the fabulous location atop a craggy hill overlooking the sapphire blue lake Manasarovara and offers spectacular views of lake and on a clear weather day, Mount Kailash. Pilgrims perform rituals and take a dip in the holy waters of the lake and clean the sins of lifetime! Hindu travelers will even take care to collect some water in the bottles and bring back home for their families and friends. There are some optional hiking possibilities as well. Overnight guest house with dome room

Day 12 : Drive Back to Saga  overnight guest house with dome room

Day 13 : Drive Back to Shegatse overnight medium Hotel

Day 14 : Drive back to Lhasa via north road 280km driving 6 hours.

Day 15 : Drive to airport End of Tibet tour.

NOTE:*** This trip itinerary can be changed or modified as per your time, requirement and interest.

Cost of This Trip: depend on your group size and your requirements. Please e-mail us for a special price quote.

For more information and booking this trip, please contact us in advance. Thank you for your time.

Itinerary:15 Days Mt Kailash tour

Day 01: Flight to Lhasa (Alt 3,650m. 65kms)
Arrival in Gonggar Airport of Lhasa. You are met and greeted by our representative and drive to Lhasa City (1hr). Check in hotel and take rest for acclimatization. You will experience mild symptoms of the altitude sickness such as headache, dizziness, disorientation, breathlessness etc but it should go away in a day or two. Please, drink plenty of water and consume liquid food.  Accommodation in medium Hotel

Day 02: At Lhasa (B)
Full day sightseeing of Lhasa, visiting Dalai Lama’s Potala Palace-the principal attraction of Lhasa, Sera Monastery-the last of the three Yellow Sect monasteries to be built in Lhasa and Norbulinkha- the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. If you are hiking enthusiast and if you do not show signs of altitude sickness, Sera Monastery kora (hiking on the pilgrimage path around the monastery) would be worth trying. We will also take chance to attend the debating ceremony of Sera Monks. Accommodation in Medium Hotel

Day 03: At Lhasa (B)
Today, we will visit Drepung Monastery-the largest, richest and the most powerful of the three major Yellow Sect monasteries of Tibet and was the power center of Tibet before the 5th Dalai Lama moved to Potala palace. At Drepung, we will visit the Ganden Palace, Main Assembly Hall and Colleges of Drepung. (Optional: Hiking enthusiasts can also attempt 1 hr long circuit hiking but you should be fully acclimatized ) ancient Jorkhang Temple in the old Tibetan quarter of Lhasa and the Barkhor Street that forms the pilgrim circuit around the Jorkhang Temple. Accommodation in Medium Hotel

Day 04: Lhasa- to Shegatse via Gyantse (Alt 3,950m. 366kms) (B)

Today, we drive to Gyantse town which still maintains Tibetan characteristics. The journey involves crossing of two high passes Kamba La (Alt 4700m) and Karo La (16,500ft) and the follows the bank of Yamdrok Tso Lake for more than 40 miles. Yamdrok Tso Lake is one of the four holiest lakes of Tibet and has turquoise green water. As we leave the lakeshore behind, the road climbs to Karo La (5,015m), once again offering breathtaking views of the mountain and vast Tibetan plateau. We arrive at Gyantse town late afternoon. Gyantse, perhaps the only major town in Central Tibet which has been able to maintain its Tibetan characteristics. Visit the Pelkor Chode and Kumbum Monastery-the main highlights of Gyantse City. Kumbum Stupa is the landmark of Gyantse and can be spotted from a long distance. If you are a hiking enthusiast, you may also attempt hiking the historical fortress of Gyantse. View from the fortress over to the city is just superb. From Gyantse, its less than 2 hrs drive to Shigatse, the second largest city of Tibet. Upon arrival in Shigatse, we check in hotel and later take a relaxing walk through the Shigatse's Flea market which is a nice bargain place for Tibetan souvenir. Accommodation in Shigatse medium Hotel

 Day 05: Shigatse to Saga via Lhatse B (Alt 4500m, 360km)
After breakfast, we check out hotel and visit the famous Tashilunbo Monastery before we hit the highway for Shegar. Tashilunbo Monastery is the principal seat of Panchen Lama-the second most revered religious leader of Tibet after Dalai Lama. We cross two gentle mountain passes Tso-la (4500m/14760ft) and Tropu-la (4950m/16,236ft) 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. Overnight guest house with dome room

Day 06: Saga-Darchen via Zhongba-Paryang B (Alt 4500m, 530km)
We continue across the vast dry plains to the small Tibetan town of Zhongba. We stop in briefly in Dargyeling monastery that lies 42 km/26 miles from Saga. The road condition from Zhongba deteriorates due to invasion of the sand dunes from either side of the road but we have photogenic views of the sand dunes, lake and mountains comes in 60 km from Zhonba. We camp tonight in Paryang.
Today's drive involves crossing of several sandy rivers ( Most rivers have bridges now) but has some of the most panoramic scenery of the trip. We cross a high pass of Mayum-la (5216m/17108ft) .Our crews will set up camp by the sacred Manasarovar Lake -which according to Hindu mythology was formed in the mind of Brahma-the creator of the world. Today, we will have the first glance “Darshan” of holy Mt. Kailash from Horqu. Most travelers camp here in Horqu due its close proximity to the trailhead. Overnight guest house with dome room.

Day 07 : Rest Day Darchen and guide will arrange Yak and Yak man for Kora. overnight guest house with dome room

Day 08: Darchen-Dira Phuk Gompa circumambulate Altitude 4910m/16,102 ft, 20km/12.5 miles, about 6 hrs trek  Tarboche, marked by Tibetan flags is the starting point for kora and it is the site for Tibet's most important annual Saga Dawa festival. We walk up the Lha Chu Valley through beautiful green meadows and streams with Mt Kailash towering above us. We follow the river, which enters a narrow canyon with high, steep cliffs and spectacular waterfalls. Continuing up the valley, the north face of Kailash comes into view before we reach the 13th century monastery at Dira-phuk. overnight guest house with dome room

Day 09: Drira Phuk Monastery-Zuthul-Phuk (Alt 4800,18kms)
It takes for about 6-7 hrs trek Bid farewell to Lha Chu Valley and prepare to fight the toughest part of the kora. You will enter the Drolma Chu Valley, heading up towards a high pass, the Drolma La [5,630m/18,466 ft] that is marked Tibetan prayer flags. The rest of the day's walk is mostly downhill and flat land. On descent, you will pass by one of the highest lakes in the world, Thukpe Dzingbu Lake (Gauri Kunda), known as the Lake of Compassion. Zuthulphuk monastery is built at the site of a famous cave, which is believed to have been created as a result of contest between Milareppa (Buddhist Yogi) and Naro Bonchung (Bon Saint).Overnight guest house with dome room

Day 10:Zhuthul Phuk-Darchen (Alt 4500,18kms)

Finish trek to Darchen. We have lunch at Darchen and we prepare for 3 days trekking next 2nd Kora.Drive to Lake Manasarovar overnight guest house with dome room.

Day 11: Halt at Lake Manasarovara (Alt4500,30km)

We have additional day in the lake Manasarovara for acclimatization, rituals and exploring the lakeshores. Chiu Gompa monastery has the fabulous location atop a craggy hill overlooking the sapphire blue lake Manasarovara and offers spectacular views of lake and on a clear weather day, Mount Kailash. Pilgrims perform rituals and take a dip in the holy waters of the lake and clean the sins of lifetime! Hindu travelers will even take care to collect some water in the bottles and bring back home for their families and friends. There are some optional hiking possibilities as well. Overnight guest house with dome room

Day 12 : Drive Back to Saga  overnight guest house with dome room

Day 13 : Drive Back to Shegatse overnight medium Hotel

Day 14 : Drive back to Lhasa via north road 280km driving 6 hours.

Day 15 : Drive to airport End of Tibet tour.

NOTE:*** This trip itinerary can be changed or modified as per your time, requirement and interest.

Cost of This Trip: depend on your group size and your requirements. Please e-mail us for a special price quote.

For more information and booking this trip, please contact us in advance. Thank you for your time.