Tibet: 20d Kathmandu Lhasa Mt.Kailash Trek

  • Easy
  • 6,656 M

Mt. Kailash (the Holy mountain) claims to be the apex of the Hindu religious axis. Mt.kailash is also one of the highest mountains in Tibet at 6,700 meters. And Lake Mansarovar lies at 4,556 m above sea level. It believes that it is the highest fresh-water lake in the world. Most importantly, this trek is quite a difficult region to reach. Due to its variable and extreme weather conditions.

The mountain locates in a particularly remote and inhospitable area of the Tibetan Himalayas. For trekker convenience, there are a few modern amenities like benches, resting places. Likewise, refreshment kiosks, that exist to aid the pilgrims in their devotions are also available along the route. Every year, thousands of pilgrimage explore Kailash. They follow a tradition going back thousands of years to make their soul pure. Pilgrims believe that circumambulating Mt Kailash on foot is a holy ritual that will bring good fortune. Hindus and Buddhists make the peregrination in a clockwise direction. 
The distance from Lhasa is approximately around 2000 Km. In addition, as per the last few years’ lots of ordinary and not-so-ordinary travelers are able to experience this region. Roads are quite difficult, it takes too much time to reach there. Therefore, we have to make much preparation to ensure to reach Kailash. We need to bring our own food and camping equipment.

As per Chinese regulations, transportation ( 4WD Jeep) and a Chinese/Tibetan guide are a must to hire. Furthermore, we will send Nepalese staff for camping and cooking arrangement. All the camping/kitchen gear and food supplies will buy along from Nepal. So, the Nepalese kitchen crew will prepare the food of your taste.

To travel on this remote plateau, we get a chance to see the people are herding their sheep or yaks. The views of the route transform us into another way of life. It is an incredible trek to become a part of such a devout pilgrimage around Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. We start our tour by traveling from Kathmandu and departing by road to Nepal/Tibet. It is the border town of Kyirong where we drive back to Kathmandu.

Day to day schedule to Tibet: 20d Kathmandu Lhasa Mt.Kailash Trek

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu o/n in Hotel +D

    Pick up from the international airport in Kathmandu, after some refreshment we will invite you for a traditional Nepali dinner.

  • Day 02: Sightseeing around in Kathmandu valley and process for Tibet visa o/n in a hotel +B

    After breakfast we will start for sightseeing tours around in Kathmandu valley, the sightseeing program is focused to introduce some highlights and UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu such as Durbar square, Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath.

  • Day 03: Sightseeing visit of Bhaktapur and drive to Namobuddha o/n in Guesthouse +B+D

    After breakfast we drive to Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is an ancient town in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley. It is the third largest city in Kathmandu valley and was once the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom until the second half of the 15th century. Bhaktapur is also listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, and pottery artwork. And further drive to Namobuddha, Better known by Tibetans as Tag-mo Lu-jin. This means the place where the Buddha offered his body to the hungry mother tigress. It is renowned for Shakyamuni & act of compassion upon encountering a hungry mother tigress he offered her his body so that she could feed her cubs. There are a couple monasteries and one ancient Stupa erected nearby in which one can make offerings, pray, meditation and light butter lamps.

  • Day 04: Trek to Panauti explore around and drive to Kathmandu via Patan sightseeing o/n in hotel +B

    Today, we join with monk for the morning ritual of monastery. Then after breakfast, trek to the thriving
    Newari village of Panauti. Panauti is wedged between two streams, Punyamata and Roshi. The village is shaped like a triangle with a serpent idol standing at each of its three corners to protect from floods. After exploring Panauti we drive to Patan. Patan is the ancient cities listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO in Nepal, known for its beautiful handcrafted and architectural works.

  • Day 05: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa. o/n in Hotel +B

    Lhasa is the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region in the People’s Republic of China. It is located at the foot of Mount Gephel and is one of the highest provincial capitals in the world. It is the location of the Potala and Norbulingka palaces (both are included as World Heritage Sites and is the birthplace of Tibetan Buddhism. The Jokhang in Lhasa is regarded as the holiest center in Tibet. Lhasa literally means “place of the gods”. At an altitude is 3,490 metres (11,450 ft), Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world, covering a flat river valley in the Himalaya Mountains.

  • Day 06-07: Sightseeing tour of Lhasa. o/n in Hotel +B

    Sightseeing tour of Lhasa. Lhasa has many sites of historic interest, including the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Zhefeng Temple, Drepung Monastery and Norbulingka.The city of Lhasa contains three concentric paths used by pilgrims to walk around the sacred Johkhang Temple, many of whom make full or partial prostrations along these routes in order to gain spiritual merit. The innermost, the Nangkor (Nang-skor), is contained within the Jokhang Temple, and surrounds the sanctuary of the Jowo Shakyamuni, the most sacred statue in Tibetan Buddhism. The middle circumambulatory, the Barkor (Bar-skor), passes through the Old Town and surrounds the Jokhang Temple and various other buildings in its vicinity. The outer Lingkor (Gling-skor) encircles the entire traditional city of Lhasa.

  • Day 08: Drive to Gyangtse (3800m, 270kms, 7/8hrs) o/n in a hotel +B

    We cross the Khamba La [4794m] from which there are stunning views across the waters of Yamdrok-tso Lake to the snowy summit of Nazin Kang Sa 7252 m. We continue westwards over another high pass the Karo La 5045 m. where we are treated to the spectacular sight of a huge glacier tumbling down to within a few hundred meters of the road. After passing through beautiful valleys and colorful Tibetan villages we arrive
    in the town of Gyantse.

  • Day 09: Drive to Shigatse (3700 m, 95kms, 2hrs) o/n in a hotel

    Before leaving Gyantse we visit the Gyantse Dzong and Gyantse Kumbum. The Dzong is a fort dating from the
    14th century from which there are amazing views of both Gyantse itself and the surrounding Nyang Chu Valley. The Kumbum is a large gold-domed stupa and its many small chapels house an impressive array of Tibetan Buddhist murals. We then continue on to Shigatse, a short drive of only 90kms.

  • Day 10: Drive to Lhatse (4050 m, 150kms, 5hrs) o/n in guesthouse

    Early morning breakfast and visit Shigatse: Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet and after exploring the local market we will make a detailed visit to the Tashilhunpo Monastery. This monastery is one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet and there is much to explore within its high surrounding walls. Departure from Shigatse and travel to Lhatse. Today we continue along the Friendship Highway, marveling once more at the barren yet spectacular landscape of Tibet.

  • Day 11: Drive to Saga (4600 meters, 290kms, 9 hrs) 4600meters o/n in guesthouse

    After breakfast your journey will start to saga through Ghantula pass (5226 meter) viewing the beautiful scenery of Brahmaputra river.

  • Day 12: Drive to Darchen (4500 Mts, 466km, 7-8 hrs) O/n in normal guest house toilet outside +B

    After breakfast you will start your journey to Darchen through dongpa mahim la pass and first sight of Holy Kailash Parvat and Mansarovar parikrama through Beautiful surroundings.
    Note: Here no possible for shower (here we can have a bath from the lake water taking with bucket)

  • Day 13: Manosarover , 40km, Puja and Bath , back to Darchen and relax O/n in Lodge +B

    After finishing the holy bath and ritual puja in Mansarovar Lake, we will continue our drive back to Darchen which is also known as the base camp of Mount Kailash.

  • Day 14: Drive and trek to Dirapuk (5000-5100m, 18km, 5-6 hrs) O/n in Lodge +B

    After the morning breakfast, the drive will start for about 7 km by Bus to Yamadwar. The journey of hiking trip starts by walking along the beautiful hills, waterfalls and beautiful clear blue sky facing the great view of mount Kailash.

  • Day 15: Trek to Zuthul puk (4800-4900m, 22km, 7-8 hrs) O/n in Lodge +B

    Before Sunrise your journey begins from Dera puk to zuthul puk passing the highest pass Dolma La pass (of height 5630 Meter) and viewing the holy place gauri kunda on the way .BY afternoon you will reach to Zuthul puk .

  • Day 16: Trek and drive to saga (4300-4400m, 479 km, 7-8 hrs) O/n in Lodge +B

    The journey of the hiking trip ends after walking for over 2 hours for a distance of around 10 km. After breakfast you will return to Saga.

  • Day 17: Drive to Kerung (2700- 2800m, 160km, 3-4 hrs) O/n in Lodge +B

    After morning Breakfast your drive will start from saga to Kerung.

  • Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu (1350m, 168 km, 7-8 hrs) +B

    After morning Breakfast your drive will start from Kerung to Kathmandu through Rasuwagadhi, after reaching Kathmandu in the evening.

  • Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu, o/n in a hotel

  • Day 20: Departure +B

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward destination.

What is included?

  • Pickup and drop from the international airports in Kathmandu and Lhasa
  • Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu and Lhasa
  • Sightseeing with cultural guide around in Kathmandu and Lhasa
  • All permits and entrance fees in Tibet
  • Tibet Visa
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • Yak and Yak men for luggage while trekking to Kailash Kora and inner kora
  • Full board (3 meals a day) expect Lhasa
  • Accommodation in hotel / guesthouse and tent during traveling in Tibet
  • All trekking service like Kitchen, Dining and member tent, all kitchen equipment
  • Supporting truck
  • Transport with minibus in Nepal part and in Tibet with Land cruiser
  • Pension fund , insurance for local staff of Himalayan Leaders

What is excluded?

  • Lunch and dinner during the tour, except rafting and Chitwan NP.
  • Personal expenses and tips for staff
  • Monument entrance fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Video camera entrance fee
  • Travel insurance incase of emergency
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee

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