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Kailash Manasarovar Yatra via Lhasa Tour



Duration 14 Nights / 15 Days
Destination Covered Kathmandu
Price (Starting From) On Request

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  • Kailash Manasarovar Yatra via Lhasa Tour


Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Arrive at Kathmandu airport to start your tour to Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. Assisted transfer at the airport to the hotel. Enroute take a stop at Pashupatinath Temple – the abode of Lord Shiva. Overnight stay will be at Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza or Gokarna Golf and Spa Resort or similar.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Breakfast in the hotel and then proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Temple, Jal Narayan Temple (also known as sleeping Vishnu temple). One can also visit famous Thamel market on its own. In the evening a short trip briefing session shall be organised for the travelers for useful tips and guidelines on Kailash Yatra via Lhasa.

Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa

After breakfast get transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu to board your flight to Lhasa. Upon arrival at Gonggar International Airport the group shall meet our local staff / representative who will escort the group to the pre booked hotel in Lhasa. It will take about 2 hours for the group to reach the hotel. Spend the first day free to acclimatize with the altitude as Kathmandu is at 1200 m above sea level and Lhasa is at 3650m. Spend the night at Hotel Brahamputra or Four Points by Sheraton or similar in Lhasa.

Day 4: Lhasa

Jokhang Temple : This is a huge building structure consisting of three floors and an open roof all dotted with chapels and chambers. The Jokhang Temple has undergone massive additions and reconstructions since the 7th century and particularly during the reign of 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. While parts of the existing temple structure date fromPotala Palace Tibet earlier times, most of the murals are from the 18th and 19th centuries and few statues (with the notable exception of the Joyo Sakyamuni) are older than the 1980's. The temple was sacked several times during Mongol incursions but its worst treatment has been at the hands of the Chinese since their occupation of Tibet in 1959. The Jokhang is the most celebrated temple in Tibet. Because the temple is not controlled by a particular sect of Tibetan Buddhism it attracts adherents of all the sects as well as followers of Bon-Po, Tibet's indigenous religion. Three pilgrimage circuits exist in Lhasa, each directing pilgrims to the Jowo Sakyamuni statue: the Lingkhor, which encircles the city’s sacred district; the Barkhor, which encloses the Jokhang temple; and the Nangkhor, a ritual corridor inside the Jokhang. Every day throughout the year hundreds of pilgrims circumambulate each of these three circuits. Some pilgrims will cover the entire distance by prostrating every few feet, and others will walk slowly, chanting sacred mantras and spinning hand-held prayer wheels. For more than a thousand years millions of pilgrims have trod these sacred paths with devotion in their hearts; this cumulative focusing of intention and love has charged the Jokhang with an enormously powerful field of sanctity.

Barkhor Street : The center of the old Lhasa, Barkhor is a circular street, which is the oldest street in Lhasa and remains very traditional. It is a place where Tibetan Norbulinka Palaceculture, economy, religion and arts assemble and a place to which a visit must be paid. It was said that in the seventh century when Songtsen Gampo, the first Tibetan King (617 or ?-650) who unified Tibet, married Chinese Princess Wencheng and Nepal princess Tritsun. Later Princess Tritsun built Jokhang Temple to accommodate the Jowo Sakyamuni aged 12 brought to Tibet by Princess Wencheng. Barkhor is the road which pilgrims tramped out around Jokhang Temple through centuries. Buddhist pilgrims walk or progress by body-lengths along the street clockwise every day into deep night. They comprise most of Lhasa's floating population.

Potala Palace : Potala was the winter palace of the Dalailama, which was originally built in the 7th century by the king Sotsen Gampo and rebuilt to the present size by the 5th Dalai lama in the 17th century. Built in the mid-18th century by the 7th Dalailama, Norbulingka, the Jewel Park was the Dalai lama's summer palace, it covers 100 acres with palaces, pavilions and a zoo.

Overnight at Hotel Brahamputra or Hotel Lhasa or similar in Lhasa.

Day 5: Drive to Shigatse

After breakfast in your hotel visit Norbulinka Palace and take a drive to Shigatse which is the 2nd largest city of Tibet. Built in 1447 by the first Dalailama the Tashillunpo Monastery in Shigatse is a very important monastery in China as it is known as seat of the Panchan Lama. Night stay will be at Hotel Shigatse or Hotel Manasarovar or similar in Shiagtse.

Day 6: Drive to Saga

Early breakfast in the hotel and continue drive to Saga. The drive is quite long today. Packed lunch will be served by our representative en route. On arrival check into Hotel Saga or equivalent for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7: Drive to Manasarovar Lake

Today is the day for the lifetime that you are going to have Darshan of the Holy “Mt. Kailash & Lake Mansarover” - day's program as usual, after breakfast at around 8 am , we drive through Mayum - la pass ( 17000ft ). - the highest point of the driving. On the way pack Lunch. Upon Arrival at Mansarovar we have to change our transport and use Chinese Govt Bus for Kailash Mansarovar region. Mansarovar parikrama by bus (90 kms approx) Overnight at Mansarovar in Dormitory Guest House.

Day 8: Drive to Darchen

After Breakfast drive around 2 hrs to Darchen. Stay at Darchen in your hotel and prepare for the trekking of Mount Kailash.

Optional trip : We arrange Asthapad excursion trip from Darchen on request but please be inform that one should trek from Darchen – Asthapad – Darchen, as there is no transport service permitted by Chinese authorities in this area. The trip to Astpad is subject to permission of local authorities and on direct payment basis to Tibetan Guides). One additional night stay at Darchen is required

Day 9: Trek to Dhirapuk

From Darchen further proceed to Tarboche and from Yam Dwar start your first day parikrama / circumambulation of Mt. Kailash . Today is the first day of your Kailash Parikrama where you have to trek for about 6 to 7 hours. You will start trek from the South face of Mount Kailash and after the first day trek you will reach the North Face of Mount Kailash. Reach Dehrapuk 16300ft and overnight stay in a lodge. Those who do not wish go for parikrama / circumambulation can go back to Darchen after visiting Yam Dwar only and stay in the hotel. For trekking group night stay will be in the lodge at Dhirapuk.

Day 10: Trek to Zuthulpukh

Wake up early morning and start your day with magestic darshan of Golden Kailash. As the sun rises in the East the majestic Mount Kailash changes its colour which is perhaps the most beautiful moment to capture in your eyes and camera. Later start second day trekking to Zuthulpukh. This day is going to be the toughest day of the trip as we have to pass through the highest point of the trip Dolma-La Pass (5630 mtr). The trek near Dolma La is rocky, slipery and steep upward then down. After crossing Dolma La you will witness the holy Gauri Kund (or Parvati Kund). Continue further trek to Zuthulpukh for night stay in the lodge.

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Tour Detail

Inclusions :

  • Hotel
  • Sightseeing
  • Transport

Terms & Conditions :

* Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount * Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.~^#^~* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount. * Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date. ~^#^~