Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet Autonomous Region, is notable as "the city of daylight". With a long history and solid religious air, it has pulled in numerous voyagers to take a visit. In the Tibetan language, "Lhasa" signifies where God lives. Situated at 3700 meters above ocean level, its the sacred city for Tibetan individuals, yet additionally for Buddhist enthusiasts everywhere throughout the world.
It probably wont be appropriate to consider it a "city" a couple of years back, however, at this point, its drawing nearer to a city we know about. Inns, banks, shopping centres... you can see them all around, and about the influence you to overlook its quite a level. Strolling in the Potala Palace Square after remodel, you may have a fantasy that you are not in Lhasa, which should be poor in your brain. In any case, this is actually its appeal, another cutting edge city with an antiquated flavour that will thoroughly get you inebriated and cant resist experiencing passionate feelings for it. Regardless of Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka, Sera Monastery, or Barkhor Street, and so forth there is dependably a spot can inspire you, and become the goal of your spirit.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 02:Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03:Fly Kathmandu – Lhasa
Day 04:Lhasa Sightseeing
Day 05:Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse
Day 06:Drive to Everest base camp (Explore)
Day 07:Drive Old Tingri – Saga
Day 08:Saga - Paryang – Manasarovar
Day 09:Exploration of Lake Manasarovar drive to Darchen
Day 10:Darchen to Derapuk ( Kailash Parikrama)
Day 11:Morning take breakfast and start walking towards Charan Sparsh
Day 12:Derapuk to Zuthulpuk (Kailash Parikrama)
Day 13:Zuthulpuk to Darchen ( Kailash Parikrama) and Drive to Saga
Day 14:Saga to Shigatse
Day 15:Shigatse to Lhasa
Day 16:Lhasa – Kathmandu
Day 01 Kathmandu ArrivalWelcome to the Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu. Our representative will greet you and escort you to the hotel for check-in and Aarati at Pashupatinath. stay overnight.
Day 02Kathmandu SightseeingEarly morning after Breakfast we visit Pashupatinath, Gujeswori Temple, Jal Narayan, Bouddhanath Stupa and Swyamabhunath Stupa. Lunch on the way.
Day 03Fly Kathmandu – LhasaOn your arrival in Tibet, we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Taking it to slow the rest of today, you can adjust to the altitude easier and quicker. Remember to drink plenty of water and get plenty of sleep for the long journey ahead.
Day 04Lhasa Sightseeing Potala Palace
Day 05Lhasa - Gyantse - ShigatseFurther, our waylays in the 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 on 1447), visiting a temple of the Buddha of the future - Maitreya and also other temples of a monastery. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 06Drive to Everest base camp (Explore)early in the morning take breakfast, drive to Rongbuk and Everest Base camp. Place of Rongbuk & Rongbuk Monastery at an altitude of 5000meter from sea level the highest in the world is dedicated to the Guru Padma Sambhava. The monastery is a pleasant place to visit but of course, the major attraction is the stunning necked hills & snow cover mountains scenery all around and the view of the world's highest Everest mountain's north face. From here it takes the half hour drive to Everest Base camp & altitude of 5200 meters. Explore here and back to Rongbuk. Take Lunch and drive to Old Tingri for overnight.
Day 07Drive Old Tingri – Sagaearly morning take breakfast & drive to Saga and meet staff from Kathmandu, From Tingri to Saga will take 7 hours, Staff will make fresh meals. Overnight in 4-star hotels in Saga
Day 08Saga - Paryang – ManasarovarThe day 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 Manasarovar, we will spend a night there.
Day 09Exploration of Lake Manasarovar drive to DarchenManasarovar is the lake of compassion, tranquillity and bliss. After completing the memorable morning Bath and We will head towards Tarchen in the evening around 4 PM. It is considered as a base camp for the Holy Kailash Parikrama.
Day 10Darchen to Derapuk ( Kailash Parikrama)It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; water falls 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 11Morning take breakfast and start walking towards Charan SparshIt takes 3 and half hour climb up and climbs down is taken 1 hour. Overnight stay there in Dirapuk
Day 12Derapuk to Zuthulpuk (Kailash Parikrama)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 you. Once your steps go down, Parvati-sthal 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 13Zuthulpuk to Darchen ( Kailash Parikrama) and Drive to SagaAfter walking for 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting for your arrival. By late afternoon you will be at your lodge in Saga.
Day 14Saga to ShigatseEasy day onward today. We take easy driving back to Shigatse town which is the second biggest town of Tibet. You can make a late afternoon walking tour.
Day 15Shigatse to LhasaContinue drive to Lhasa city and transfer to Hotel. Prepare your bag for flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 16Lhasa – KathmanduWe will receive you from Airport and drop off at the Hotel. Rest and shopping if time permits
Day 17Departure/farewellWe will drop you to the International Airport of Kathmandu for your further journey.
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High altitudes pose challenges like lower oxygen levels, inducing symptoms such as headaches, nausea, lethargy, and breathlessness. These affect everyone, regardless of age or fitness. Acclimatization is crucial; avoid tranquilizers and antibiotics. Slow down activities, rest frequently, and reduce talking. Walk slowly, keep loads light, and observe silence with a smile. Consume liquids, avoid sudden exertion, and protect against cold. Don't bathe in streams, protect against dust and sun, and follow experienced guides. Prioritize rest, hydration, and warm clothing during winter.
Wi-Fi will be accessible in Kathmandu, but as we venture into the more secluded regions of Nepal, connectivity will be restricted. The tour guide will carry a satellite phone for emergency communication. Wi-Fi connection is more accessible in the Tibet region as well, while there are no such facilities in Mansarovar, and during the Parikrama.
Options for e-sims are widely available in supported devices for cellular data, while mainstream social media including WhatsApp and Facebook are prohibited in China. The use of VPNs may allow for seamless communication with family back home.
During May to September, temperatures in Nepal and Tibet range from 10 to 22°C during the day. Despite the moderate daytime temperatures, the intense sun at high altitudes can create a much warmer sensation. Nighttime temperatures may drop significantly, reaching as low as -5°C.
As altitude increases, the body requires time to adapt to lower oxygen levels through a process known as acclimatization. Proper acclimatization is crucial for maintaining health and ensuring a comfortable journey at high altitudes. Most individuals are affected by the reduced oxygen levels at elevations exceeding 2,500 meters. Diamox (Acetazolamide) has proven to be highly effective in facilitating acclimatization and countering High Altitude Sickness. Further details will be provided closer to the journey.
Please consult your doctor and undergo a medical examination before embarking on the Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar yatra. Given the high altitudes, it is advisable to begin exercises such as walking, jogging, yoga, and breathing exercises at least a month prior to ensure a successful journey.
The Touch Kailash Team will be providing a Duffel Bag, a 25l Backpack, and a Down Jacket (on a refundable basis), upon your arrival in Kathmandu.
Carry a small waist pouch or document bag to organize essential documents:
- Passport with photocopies
- Identity card
- Diary for addresses and contacts
- Ball pens with spare refills
- Travel cheques, credit cards & currency
- Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers
- Any other personal documents
- Big bag for equipment
- Small light trek bag
- Water bottle/Thermos flask (1 liter)
- Enough clothing for the entire journey, including trek suits, leisure wear, jogging trousers, T-shirts, polar fleece, shirts, salwar kameez, etc.
- Wool socks, thick tights, wool monkey cap, scarves, warm light gloves
- Wool/thermal long underwear
- Rainwear (umbrella or raincoat)
- Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Nike, Adidas, etc.) with a spare pair
- A pair of light slippers
- Toiletries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels, etc.)
- Sunscreen lotion/cream
- Facial tissues, wet wipes
- Plastic mug
- Dusk masks/face masks
Personal & General Items:
- Regular medicines
- Dark sunglasses
- Favorite food for energy (nuts, biscuits, powdered juice)
- Kapoor/Vicks/Inhaler, etc.
- Binoculars/Camera/extra batteries
- Milk powder for tea
First Aid Kit:
- Typical backpacking kit for minor injuries
- Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
- TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats
This journey encompasses urban, rural, and remote areas in Nepal and Tibet, resulting in varying accommodations and amenities. Whether it's five-star hotels and guest houses or camping in the breathtaking Himalayan regions under the care of our staff, you can be confident that we will consistently offer the best possible facilities in every instance.
All Travelers must ensure that their passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of tour completion.