Lhasa Kailash Kathmandu Tour covers major cultural sites of Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and pilgrimage site Kailash Mansarovar. The major tour highlights of this tour around Lhasa are Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Norbulinka Palace, Jokhang Temple, Tibetan traditional Barkhor Squire, Tashilampo Monastery in Shigatse and most sacred Lake Yamdok on the way driving in Gyantse to Shigatse. Our further drive continues various cultural richest Tibetan towns to reach Kailash region.
Our trip starts with a spectacular Mountain View flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa and overnight for 3 days in the beautiful city of Lhasa. Guided tour and acclimatization in Lhasa for 3 days will be more helpful for your entire trip to adjust your body in high altitude. After cultural trip in central Tibet- Lhasa, we further drive to Lake Mansarovar and Mount Kailash which lies in Ngari region of Tibet. We explore holy Lake Mansarovar and make three days Kailash Parvat Kora/ Parikrama with walking or by horse. The whole tour of Lhasa kailash Tour is driving on well paved road except three days of kailash kora.
Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m). Overnight at Hotel
Day 02:Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trip preparation. Overnight at Hotel
Day 03:Fly Kathmandu – Lhasa Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel
Day 04:Sightseeing in Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel
Day 05:Lhasa Sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel
Day 06:Drive Lhasa - Gyantse (3950). - Shigatse (3900). Overnight at Hotel
Day 07:Drive Shigatse - Lhatse (Altitude 4050 m.) Overnight at Hotel
Day 08:Lhatse- Saga- /4450m 250 Km. Overnight at Guest House
Day 09:Drive to Manasarover via Paryang (4558m) 277km 8 hours, Overnight at Guest House
Day 10:Exploration of Lake Manasarovar and drive to Tarchen (14975ft) 40km. Overnight at Guest House
Day 11: Kailash Parikrama. Drive to Valley of the God and trek to Derapuk/4909m. Overnight at Guest house
Day 12:Trek to Juthulpuk by crossing Dolma La pass (5613m). Overnight at Guest house
Day 13:Finish Kailash Parikrama and drive back to Saga. Overnight at Guest house
Day 14:Drive back to Shigatse. Overnight at Hotel
Day 15:Drive to Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel
Day 16:Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 17:Final Departure to Home or further program in NepalDownload Detail Itinerary
Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m). Overnight at Hotel Welcome at the Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu. Our representative will greet you and escort you to the hotel for check-in and stay overnight.
Day 02Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trip preparation. Overnight at Hotel After breakfast, we starts by sightseeing of major heritage sites of Kathmandu valley including Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar squire. Back to hotel and stay at trip briefing. You will get some free time for shopping and packing for your trip. Stay overnight at a Hotel.
Day 03Fly Kathmandu – Lhasa Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel On your arrival to Lhasa, a cultural city of Tibet, we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Taking it slow the rest of today, you can adjust to the altitude easier and quicker. You are recommended to drink plenty of water and get plenty of sleep for making an adjustment to the long journey ahead.
Day 04Sightseeing in Lhasa. Overnight at HotelToday we visit Lhasa including Potala palace which is an oldest palace of Dalai Lama, the first buddist’s temple of the Tibet; Norbulinka Palace and Drepung Monastery. Stay Overnight at Hotel at Lhasa, Tibet.
Day 05Lhasa Sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel Today our journey starts from visiting Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery which was built in 15th century located few miles from Lhasa city and Barkhor Market which is traditional Tibetan market of Tibet.
Day 06Drive Lhasa - Gyantse (3950). - Shigatse (3900). Overnight at Hotel Further, our way lies in capital of a province of Tsang - Shigatse - residence Panchen Lama - the second ecclesiastic of Tibet. Early in the morning excursion in a monastery of Tashilhunpo (it is based in 1447), visiting of a temple of the Buddha of the future - Maytreya and also other temples of a monastery. Night in hotel.
Day 07Drive Shigatse - Lhatse (Altitude 4050 m.) Overnight at Hotel the journey today brings you over two high of more than 5000 miter passes with fine views. For overnight we stop in the town of Lhatse.
Day 08Lhatse- Saga- /4450m 250 Km. Overnight at Guest HouseDriving day over the sandy and rocky land of Tibet, other things like lake, nomads chasing thousands of yaks and sheep keep you busy. By the late afternoon you will cross Bhramha Purtra River way to typical Chinese and Tibetan town, Saga for night.
Day 09Drive to Manasarover via Paryang (4558m) 277km 8 hours, Overnight at Guest HouseDay starts with full of excitement, by the late afternoon you can have the first sight of Holy Kailash Parbat and Manasarovara. Hore, a small village nearby Lake Manasarover, we will spend a night there.
Day 10Exploration of Lake Manasarovar and drive to Tarchen (14975ft) 40km. Overnight at Guest HouseManasarovar is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning Bath and Puja we will be heading towards Tarchen. It is considered as a base camp for the Holy Kailash Parikrama.
Day 11 Kailash Parikrama. Drive to Valley of the God and trek to Derapuk/4909m. Overnight at Guest houseIt is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feeling that Great God Shiva is everywhere with tons of blessing to you. Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will keep on appearing. For 15 km trail it takes almost 6 hrs.
Day 12Trek to Juthulpuk by crossing Dolma La pass (5613m). Overnight at Guest house Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage Yatra with Dolma-La (pass) of 18600ft between two valleys.
Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget yourself. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By the late afternoon, you will arrive Zuthal Puk (the cave of Miracles. The great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here).
Day 13Finish Kailash Parikrama and drive back to Saga. Overnight at Guest houseAfter walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting your arrival. By the late afternoon you will be at your lodge in Saga.
Day 14Drive back to Shigatse. Overnight at Hotel Easy day onward today. We take easy driving back to Shigatse town which is second biggest town of Tibet. You can make late afternoon walking tour.
Day 15Drive to Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel Continue drive to Lhasa city and transfer to Hotel. Prepare your bag for flight back to Kathmandu tomorrow.
Day 16Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Early in the morning drive to Gonggar Airport from Lhasa. It is 90 km and takes 2 hours. Reach Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Rest
Day 17Final Departure to Home or further program in Nepal We drops you to International airport for your final departure. Or continue for your further trip in Nepal.
Touch Kailash organised our trip to Mt Kailash in Tibet. The service and responsiveness of Hermenta and Bashu was excellent, our guide and driver in Tibet brilliant and the whole trip a seamless and once in a lifetime experience. I highly recommend Touch Kailash.
Review by: Sunita Varlamos, Australia
Trip insurance is important documents. Touch Kailash Travels and tours do not need your insurance policy for permit and visa confirmation. it is only for your secure and immergency. make sure your insurance cover travelling up to 5600 miter altitude and cover Emmergency rescue and Medical bills.
Oxygen level is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness [malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some of symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best idea is deliberately slow down all the activities and follows the following rules:
You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly;
Note: Touch Kailash Travel provide you big bag and small day carry bag for Yatra
Note: Down Jackets and Sleeping bags will be provided on returnable basis at Kathmandu for the Yatra
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