Kailash 2019 Fly In Fly Out

Mount Kailash is not just a mountain. It’s a legend, one of the most significant spiritual spots in the world, revered by millions of people from different religions across the world. Surrounded by lakes, high snowy mountain peaks and high altitude deserts, pristine high rounded ice dome in the wild, Mount Kailash is the most sacred pilgrimage and a spiritual power place of four religions Mount Kailash [6714m.] stands off the main chain of the Himalayan Mountains and is a jewel of a mountain is Asia’s most sacred mountain in Western Tibet.

 

It is a must have journey of a lifetime & Best time to visit Mount Kailash is during Mid May to September

 

01Day

DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU

Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,400m . Sightseeing Basantapur Durbar Square and Syyambhunath. On arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by our Professional Guide and transferred to your designated hotel. After checking in at the hotel.The Basantapur Durbar Square, with its old temples, palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. The major Interesting things to see here are "Kumari (The Living Goddess) Gar" "Kastha Mandap"Maru Ganesh, Mahadev Temple, Shiva Parvati Temple, Bhagwati Temple, Old palace, Saraswoti temple, Krishna Octangular Temple, Big drums, Kal Bhairav, Jagannath Temple, and Taleju Temple etc.. Evening visit Suyambhunath/ monkey temple.It is only about 4 km from your hotel, located on a wooded hillock with serene and tranquil atmosphere. Enjoy the spectacular view of the Valley from the hilltop complex.

Overnight: Standard Hotel

02Day

DAY 2: CULTURAL VISIT

Kirtipur: Just 5 km southwest of Kathmandu, the sleepy town of Kirtipur has a wonderful sense of faded grandeur thanks to the impressive medieval temples dotted around its backstreets. When Prithvi Narayan Shah stormed into the valley in 1768, he made a priority of capturing Kirtipur to provide a base for his crushing attacks on the Malla kingdoms. Kirtipur’s resistance was strong, but eventually, after a bitter siege, the town was taken. The inhabitants paid a terrible price for their brave resistance – the king ordered that the nose and lips be cut off every male inhabitant in the town, sparing only those who could play wind instruments for his entertainment.

Boudhanath: We take another walk to Boudhanath- world's largest stupa. We take a parikrama or circumambulation around the stupa.

Pasupapatinath: Pashupatinath is among the holiest of Hindu pilgrimage places and the one of utmost importance for Nepal’s Hindus. It is the principal residence of Pashupati, an important form of the great God Shiva. You will be fascinated by its large complex of temples, cremation platforms, bathing areas and scared images sits along the Bagmati River.

Overnight stay in Hotel.Bed Breakfast.

03Day

DAY 3: FLIGHT TO LHASA. Flight to Lhasa. Arrive Gongar airport from Kathmandu. Transfer to Lhasa.

Altitude Lhasa- 3656m. We will depart from the hotel at 8:00 am to the international airport of Kathmandu, our destination: Lhasa, capital of the Autonomous Region of Tibet. Approximately one hour flight to cross the Himalayan range and land on the Tibetan plateau. If the sky is clear during the flight we will enjoy close views of the highest peaks in the world. Once the border procedures are completed, we will exchange money in the local currency and after an hour of road we will arrive at the forbidden city of Lhasa around 4:00 pm (local time) because the whole People's Republic of China is governed by the Time zone of Beijing. Our hotel is in the best possible location, just over a kilometer from the Potala Palace and just 600 meters from the Barkhor, Lhasa's old town. After an early dinner, we will take a walk to the Potala Palace Square, enjoy it illuminated at night and will acclimate to the height.

Overnight: Hotel Kyichu. Bed and breakfast

04Day

DAY 4: LHASA. Sightseeing in Lhasa (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar )

A majestic palace, a school of dialectics and the Dalai Lama's garden, a visit to Tibet can not be considered complete without a visit to the Potala Palace, a spectacular building that literally dominates the Lhasa skyline. It contains the private stays of the consecutive Dalai Lama as well as numerous government rooms and many chapels. The oldest part of the palace is of the fifth and sixth centuries. But the palace as we can visit it today is of the seventeenth century. The Jokang Temple, this is the most important pilgrimage point of Tibetan Buddhism. Around the temple is Barkhor street where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, in the meantime you can buy souvenirs.

Overnight: Hotel Kyichu. Bed and breakfast

05Day

DAY 5: LHASA. Sightseeing of Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka, Sera Monastery

In the morning we will visit the Monastery of Drepung founded in the fourteenth century. For a time it was the largest monastery in the world, with a population of about 10,000 monks. Today the number of monks has dropped to several hundred, but it remains a very interesting monastery to see because it did not suffer great damages during the Cultural Revolution. Norbulinka Monastery: Norbulingka is a Summer Palace of Dalai Lama, the most famous garden in Lhasa. It consists of several palace complexes, such as the Kelsang Potrang, Tsokyil Potrang, Golden Linka and Takten Migyur Potrang. Each palace complex is divided into three sections - the palace section, the section in front of the palaces and the woods. In late afternoon we will attend the philosophical debate in the monastery of Sera, the most important Buddhist university in Tibet.

Overnight: Hotel Kyichu. Bed and breakfast

06Day

DAY 6: LHASA-GYANTSE-SHIGATSE 360 km. Drive Lhasa to Shigatse Via Lake Yamdrok Lake and Gyantse (3,977mt) Visit Kunbum monastery ,Pelkhor Stupa and drive to Shigatse(3,836 mt) .

Distance traveled: 360 Km. Estimated time on the road: 9 - 10 hours. Altitude: 3,836 mt

We start our journey by road where we will cross much of the plateau, we will drive towards Shigatse. Visiting the walled city of Gyantse. We will leave early in the morning, it is a long day but with some landscapes spectacular the speed limits are very severe and we will pass many controls, after almost three hours of road we will reach the top of the Kamba pass (4700 mt). From here we enjoy a beautiful view on the sacred lake Yamdrok Tso of a perfect turquoise color. We go down the path and bordering the lake we will arrive in an hour approximately to the city of Nangartse (4,300mt) where we will stop for lunch. When we left Nangartse we started to climb the second step of the day: Korala the 5,045 meters above sea level, from the top we can admire very closely the spectacular Nojin-Kangtsang glacier (7.206mt). Before we get to Gyantse we still have a very nice view. The construction of a hydroelectric plant has created a beautiful landscape of turquoise waters nestled in a beautiful valley. In about an hour we will reach Gyantse, an ancient walled city dominated by a fortress built in 1390. The original fortress is believed to have been built by Pelkhor-tsen, son of the anti-Buddhist king Langdharma, who reigned between 838 and 841. The walls were built in 1268 after the rise to power of the Sakyapa sect. Gyantse is known as "the city of heroes" because of the strong resistance they offered to the much superior forces of the British expedition to Tibet led by Francis Younghusband in 1903-1904. After visiting Gyantse, we have about two and a half hours to reach Shigatse. At dusk we can make a "kora" to the Monastery of Tashilhunpo, this means circumambulate it in the sense of clock hands. This is a Buddhist practice that in the sacred sites, the Tashilumpo ring road offers a good overview of the city, a good time to meditate or simply stroll and enjoy a beautiful sunset. In case of arriving late to Shigatse we will do the morning kora following.

Overnight: Hotel Manosovar. Bed and breakfast

07Day

DAY 7: SHIGATSE- SAGA 4300 MT-450 KM-7 HRS

Visit Tashilompo Monastry and drive to Saga passing high plateau lakes, town and herder’s tents. Along the route diverse forms of mountains are overlooking through the valley.

Overnight @ Hotel. Breakfast

08Day

DAY 8: SAGA- DARCHEN 4620 MT VIA LAKE MANSAROVAR 450KM -⅞ HRS

On the way to Darchen, you will have a chance to appreciate the stunning view of the Saga valley between Gangdise Range and Himayala Range. Meanwhile, the beautiful grassland and local's villages can also be seen. As we cross the Mayomla Pass(5112M), you can enjoy the spectacular vista of Mt. Naimonanyi(7694M). Then we are supposed to pass by the holy Lake Manasarover and finally arrive at the southern foot of Mt.Kailash, the most holy mountain in Tibet

Overnight @ Guest House. Breakfast.

9Day

DAY 9: DRIVE 7 KM TO SARSHUNG VALLEY-TREK 13 KM TO DIRAPUK 4860MT. 5 HRS WALKING

In the morning, we are supposed to take eco-bus from Darchen to Sarshung valley. Then we will meet Yaks and porters at Sarshung village. (the cost of hiring yaks, horses, and porters are not included in the package) After that, we can begain the trek (Around 13km) from Sarshung to Drirapuk Monastery along the Lachu valley and rivers. You can enjoy the both west and north face of mountain Kailash today. Finally, we will visit Drirapuk Monastery.

Overnight in Guest House

10Day

DAY 10: DIRAPUK TREK 18 KM TO ZUTULPUK CROSS DOLMALA 5850MT 8/9 HRS WALKING

Today, we will trek over Dromala pass(5630m), the highest pass of the Kora. On the way you can have a rest in a teahouse. All the way, you can see locals Tibetans prostrating in the Kora path and beautiful Kadoe Lake when walk downhill. We may also visit Zutulpuk Monastery. This day is longest and toughest day of KORA.

Stay overnight in Guest House

11Day

DAY 11: ZUTULPUK TREK 7 KM TO ZONGTO AND DRIVE 5 KM DARCHEN OR 35 KM DRIVE TO MANSAROVAR. 3 HRS WALKING

The final stage of the Mount Kailash Pilgrimage Trek requires trekkers to travel from the Dzutul-puk Monastery back to Darchen. The trail takes trekkers past a river into a canyon. During the final leg of the trek, participants have a distant view of Lake Raksas Tal. You will trek 7km to Zongto where you can take bus to Darchen. Along the Kora, you can see piles of Mani Stones. We will end the Trek around noon, rest in the lodging place.

Stay overnight in Darchen Chongqing Hotel/ OR Guest House

12Day

DAY 12: MANSAROVAR TO SAGA 400 KM 7 HRS DRIVE

RETRACE TO THE SAME ROAD.

Overnight @hotel. Breakfast

13Day

DAY 13: SAGA TO SHIGATSE 450 KM 7 HRS

Overnight @hotel. Breakfast

14Day

DAY 14: SHIGHATSE -TRAIN 2 HRS TO LHASA OR DRIVE 5 HRS FURTHER TO LHASA

Overnight @hotel. Breakfast

15Day

DAY 15: Drive to Lhasa airport and fly to KathMAndu

Overnight @ hotel. Breakfast

 

16Day

DAY 16: CULTURAL VISIT

Patan Visit. Afternoon Patan Durbar Square and its surroundings provide very good example of ancient Newari architecture. The palace has three main courtyards the central and the oldest is Mul Chowk. To the west of the complex are a dozen free standing temples of various sizes and styles. Krishna Temple, Bhimsen Temple, the Golden Temple of Hiranya Varna Mahavira and Sundari Chowk mark the architectural excellence of its era. The Sundari Chowk with the sunken bath of Tusha Hiti, contains exquisite wood carvings, stone, and metal sculpture. Patan Durbar Square also houses a temple of Taleju Bhawani. Bhaktapur Visit In the morning, your Bhutan tour guide will escort you to the airport for your onward destinations. Arrival to kathmandu, short drive to the ancient city of Nepal “Bhaktapur”. It is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its richness in cultures, temples, arts and crafts being the prime reason. Bhaktapur is a home to traditional cultures, arts and historical monuments. The major temple of this place is the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It is an exquisite form of ancient architectural art. The five-storeyed pagoda which is known as Nyatapola temple was built by King Bhupatindra Malla. The Bhairav Nath Temple is another pagoda dedicated to Lord Bhairav. The Dattatraya temple is known to be built from the woods from a single tree.

Overnight @ hotel. Breakfast

17Day

DAY 17: FLY HOME

Meals: Breakfast is provided each morning during the journey. Lunch and dinner are the responsibility of the clients. Restaurants are found all along the route from Lhasa to  Kailash.

Lake Manasarovar and along the trek around Mt. Kailash, we will be staying in very basic guest houses that have shared toilets, no heating and no showering facilities. Restaurants in these remote areas serve only basic noodle and rice dishes.

Eligibility: Participants must be in good health and be able to spend each day walking around towns, villages and monasteries while carrying their own equipment.  The 3 day Kailash Trek is 52 kilometers long (32 miles) reaches a high point of 5640 meters/18,500 feet

Enquiry About This Trip

Trip Facts

  • Duration17 Days
  • Tour GradeModerate - Technical
  • Trip CostAsk
  • Trip Discount No
  • Max Elevation5850 MT
  • Best Month:Mid May - September
  • Trip start/End:Kathmandu/Kathmandu

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  • NEPAL:
  • Standard Hotel in Kathmandu WIth Breakfast
  • Sightseeing Tour With Guide
  • Private Transportation
  • TIBET:
  • All Accommodations (Based on double occupancy, single room supplement available
  • Tibet Visa
  • Breakfast each day of the journey
  • All bottled drinking water
  • All ground transportation in Tibet
  • All entrance fees
  • All Tibet pemit fees and Kailash fees
  • Professional Local Tibetan Guide
  • Lhasa Airport pick up and drop off

 

 

 

 

  • Airfare To/From Lhasa (600$ to 750$)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Tibet and Kathmandu
  • Porters for the Mt Kailash Trek
  • Insurance (Travel, Medical, etc)
  • Souvenirs or personal items such as laundry, excess baggage fees, snacks, alcohol drinks, etc
  • Photography fees inside temples and monasteries
  • Gratuities to the Tibetan Driver and Guide