Kailash Mansarovar with Lhasa Tour - 16 Days

Trip facts

Trip Code: GHA-KMT-64
Duration: 14 Days
Best Season: Mar - May/Sep - Nov
Max. Altitude: 5670 M.
Trip Grade: Strenuous
Accommodations: Hotel, Lodge
Transportation: Flight, Private Vehicle

Lhasa, the capital of Tibet (a self-governing part of China), is a delightful city lying at a height of 3650 meters over the ocean level. Lhasa gladly holds the old Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and the Norbulunka. Lhasa Bazaar is an awesome spot to visit in case that you need to see the nearby peoples' life and society

In Kailash Mansarovar with Lhasa Tour, From Kathmandu you will reach Lhasa following one hour flight over the snow topped Himalayas with sublime perspectives of the most astounding crest Mt. Everest and others. The migrations and custom conventions at the Gonggar Airport will be taken care of by our aide. Following a two-hour drive to Lhasa (around 93 km) you will be exchanged to an inn for overnight remains. The accompanying two days will be committed to touring in the city and the Barkhor Bazaar.

In transit, you'll get the opportunity to see the lovely views of Tibetan Highlands and the Yarlung Tsangpo waterway valley. On coming to the blessed Kailash Parbat, you will be taken to visit the holy Mansarovar Lake lying around 15 meters underneath the Kailash. It takes three days to do the Kailash Kora (Kailash Circumambulation) and that would be the end of the visit. At that point you will be driven back to the Friendship Bridge from where you will have a transport ride back to Kathmandu.

Mt. Kailash (6714m), which is thought to be the holy habitation the gods and goddesses and the exact center of the whole universe, is the holiest peak of all. The mountain is popular for its remarkable four-confronted shape like that of a pyramid. The cleft on its southern side converged by a progression of rocks structures a holy Buddhist image 'Swastika'. Mt. Kailash is alluded to as Kang Rinpoche (actually signifying 'a shimmering mass of snow') by the Tibetan local people. Devotees relate this mountain to Mt. Meru of Hindu mythology. In old Hindu myths,, Mt. Meru has been depicted as a mountain, lying in the Himalayan range, with its four confronts made of four unique gems (gold, precious stone, ruby and lapis lazuli), where spirits dwelled and from where four incredible waterways began. Affirming its connection to Mt. Meru, Kailash is a mother to four incredible sacred waterways, in particular Karnali, Indus, Sutlej and Brahmaputra.

Itienery Overview

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, O/N at hotel with BB basis, (1300 m).
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & preparation day.
Day 03: Fly to Lhasa (3600 M) and transfer to Hotel.
Day 04: Guided city tour in Lhasa (3600 m), O/N at hotel.
Day 05: City tour around Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery (3660 meters)
Day 06: Lhasa to Gyantse ( 3900 M) 7 hrs.
Day 07: Gyantse to Lhatse ( 4350  M) 6 hrs.
Day 08: Lhatse to Dongba (4500 M) 8/9 hrs.
Day 09: Dongba to Mansarovar (4550 M) 7 hrs.
Day 10: Mansarovar to Darchen (4550 M)  6 hrs.
Day 11 : Darchen to Driphuk (4900 M) 7hrs Walking.
Day 12: Driphuk to Zuthulphuk (4750 M).7/8 hrs walking.
Day 13: Zuthulphuk to Paryang / Dongba 5 Hrs walking. Overnight at Guesthouse. 4 hrs walking.
Day 14: Paryang / Donga to Nylam 7 hrs driving. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 15: Nylam to Kathmandu 5-6 hours, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 16: Final departure transfer to airport.

Useful Informations

someone get sick while on the trip Kailash / Mansarovar depending on his/her sickness level, it is our right decision whether continue to travel or back to Kathmandu. We don't want take any risk of passenger's life in High altitude. Also we don't want to ruined the whole trip because of the one person.

If somebody wants to make Parikarma by the horse he/she should book horse at least one day before. The cost is additional which is not included in your or you can  pay directly to the horse owner. At the busy season of Kailash Parkarma there is high demand of horse so there can be the shortage of the horses. At the time our Chinese guide need enough time to manage the horse. Your early decision is very  important. One Horse is used for only one person. The charge is not fixed and you have to used minimum for the 3 days. It mean the cost of one day and three days is equal. Our guide will be managed everything about the horse but the cost and regulation of local people is beyond our control. So our company will not take any responsibility about the price and refund matter.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, O/N at hotel with BB basis, (1300 m).
After arrival at Kathmandu airport our company representative's will welcome you and then transfer to hotel. After time to get refreshed, evening we'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip. Overnight at hotel with BB basis.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & preparation day.
Today, After morning breakfast you'll visit different historical and cultural sites of the Kathmandu valley with our professional guide. You will go for the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, the world biggest Boudhanath stupa and visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple. After exploring the surrounding areas visit hitorical Kathmandu Durbar square with temple, unique architectures and kumari (living goddess). Overnihgt at hotel with BB basis.

Day 03: Fly to Lhasa (3600 M) and transfer to Hotel.
Transfer to Kathmandu international airport and fly to Lhasa by Air China. One and half hour flight to Lhasa gives an opportunity to have an aerial view of Mt. Everest and other Himalayas Peaks. After arrival on Gonggar airport by your Tibetan guide. Take a 1.5 hours drive along 93 kms road leading to Lhasa lying at an altitude of 3660 meters. It's advisable to rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day due to Lhasa altitude.

Day 04: Guided city tour in Lhasa (3600 m), O/N at hotel.
Today, After morning breakfast, you straightway make arrangement tour. Your experienced guide accompanies you to the famous monasteries of Tibet. On your awe-inspiring visit to Sera Monastery. You once again continue exploring Tibetan ancient cultures and civilization as you pay a visit to Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lam. Jokhang temple provides yet another exciting and educative tour. Wandering around Barkhor markets is another major highlight of the day.

Day 05: City tour around Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery (3660 meters), O/N at hotel.
Today, you will get more acquainted with the mystiques of Lhasa. In the morning after breakfast, you will set off the view majestic Potala Palace towering above city of Lhasa. You get to witness unique, pristine and overwhelming array of intricate Tibetan murals, temples, stupas, and tombs of eight past Dalai Lamas from a perfect vantage point. Ancient Tibetan cultures come alive with your every exploration. Later in the afternoon lunch, you will visit beautifully landscaped Drepung Monastery. You can observe nuns and monks chanting and performing religious discourses.

Day 06: Lhasa to Gyantse ( 3900 M) 7 hrs.
Today you will drive to Gyantse, along The way you will cross the Kamba la (4790 M) and karo la Pass (5000 m).   After Kamba La you come to Yamdrok Tso, also known as the Turquoise Lake. At Gyantse visit Gyantse monastery.  Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 07: Gyantse to Lhatse ( 4350  M) 6 hrs.
This is more easy day, driving to Lhatse you will cross Sigatse at time to Lunch. On the way visit Tashiumpo monastery, the seat of panchen Lama.  Overnight at Hotel.

Day 08: Lhatse to Dongba (4500 M) 8/9 hrs
Comfortable but exciting drive over sandy and rocky land. Today you will busy for the views of lakes, nomads chasing thousands of yaks and sheep. In the afternoon you will visit typical Chinese and Tibetan town Saga. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 09: Dongba to Mansarovar (4550 M) 7 hrs.
Today you will drive to Lake Mansarovar . You will have first view of Kailash. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 10: Mansarovar to Darchen (4550 M)  6 hrs.
Morning free for dip and Pooja. After Lunch drive to Darchen. Proceed to visit Serlung Gompa (if Permitted ) to have divine view of Astapada, Nandi Parbet, Kailash Ganga, Kuber Perbet, Astamatrikagan parbet and Dakshinmurti Shivalaya. Overnight at guesthouse .

Day 11 : Darchen to Driphuk (4900 M) 7hrs Walking.
This is the first day of the Kailash Parikarma (Kora ). Start after breakfast as earlier as possible . Yak will carry our all essential equipment. Overnight at Driphuk Campsite.

Day 12: Driphuk to Zuthulphuk (4750 M).
This day is very difficult we have to pass Dolma-La (5670 M) above the sea level.  In this are weather can be changed any time and start snowing. So we try to start our journey as early as possible. In the way you can Darshan Gaurikunda. Overnight at tent camp.

Day 13: Zuthulphuk to Paryang / Dongba 5 Hrs walking.
This is the last or finish day of the Parikarma of Kailash at Zongjerpu and drive to Paryang. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 14: Paryang / Donga to Nylam 7 hrs driving. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 15: Nylam to Kathmandu 5-6 hours, Overnight stay at hotel.
Early morning you will start your journey. After clearing the boarder formalities Nepal part will Pick up you by the tourist coach and continue drive to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.  At evening talking about the feedback and certificate distribution.

Day 16: Final departure transfer to airport.
Today is your final departure day. Our airport representative will drop you to the airport.

Price Include

  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu on twin share with breakfast.
  • 3 nights accommodation in Lhasa on twin share with breakfast.
  • All airport pick up and drop as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Tibetan lodges or tents.
  • All Vegetarian meals while on Yatra.
  • English speaking tour leader and Tibetain guide.
  • Tibet Visa and all permit fees.
  • Kathmandu Lhasa Flight Ticket.
  • Necessary porters and Yek while on Parikarma.
  • Toyota Land Cruisers for Tibet transport.
  • Oxygen cylinders in each land Cruiser.
  • Sleeping bag, Down Jacket, duffel bags (return after complete the Trip).

Price Exclude

  • International Airfare.
  • All personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Horse rental while on Parikarma.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Lhasa.
  • Any additional place visit except the itinerary.

NEPAL SIDE :
Hotel in Kathmandu: 3 star Hotel.
All the Hotel are based twin sharing.

TIBET SIDE :
For the comfort of our guest we have changed the itinerary to provide Guest House at all places in Tibet site. Also in Tibet all the Guesthouses are based on twin sharing with common bathroom.

HOW CAN I GET TIBET VISA ?
Now individual travellers are allowed into the Autonomous Region of Tibet. The Chinese Embassy will issue the visas. Visas can be arranged from Kathmandu ( Global Holidays Adventure Pvt. Ltd ) easily and we can help you. It is necessary to obtain a travel permit for travel in Tibet. Please carry some passport size photographs plus smaller denomination of US dollars cash for the completions of visa formalities.

This is to notify you for change in the rule of visa applying through chinese embassy for this year 2013 than of previous year. Unlike previous year there won’t be same day visa and visa for individual traveler. We can get visa on normal policy receiving on 4th morning of the applied day; semi-urgent policy receiving on 3rd morning of applied day; and top-urgent policy receiving on 2nd morning of applied day. In case of any emergency to get visa on same day we can manage but you have to pay additional service charge for the emergency assist depending in the situation and feasibility.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT BETWEEN INNER PARIKARMA AND OUTER PARIKARMA ?
Inner Parkarma Iis parikarma of Nandi Parvat and the outer parikarma means Parikarma of Kailash Parvat. The regular Helicopter Tour and overland tour is only outer Paarikarma which is easy to complete. How ever for Inner Parkarma it takes Longer and it is quite challenging. We don't recommend for every one for Inner Parikarma who is not healthily and above 60 old.

MUCH DO I HAVE TO WALK WALK DURING PARIKARMA ?
If you can not or do not want to go for Kailash Parikarma by foot then you can hire a horse for 3 days. For that you have to pay little amount for the horse (We can't fixed the horse rate). Even you do hire a horse you have to walk 2-3 Hrs. If you don't want to go Parikarma at all. Our staff will Preparing accommodation and meal.

WHAT IS I DON'T WANT TO DO PARIKARMA ?
If you don't want to do Parikarma we would provide you accommodation and food Darchen base camp and you would have to wait until retune from Parikarma.

IF I WANT TO RIDE HORSE DURING THE PARIKARMA, HOW MUCH DOES IT COST ?
The cost is around 15000 - 20000 INR which you have to pay directly to the horse owner. Our package doesn't include the price Of horse riding.

WHAT KIND OF ITEMS TO CARRY WHILE TRAVELLING ?
You have to take warm clothes like sweater, Trousers, Thermo-coat, Money cap, Trekking shoes, High-neck, Gloves, etc.

WHAT DO YOU PROVIDE US THE TOUR ?
We will be providing you a kitbag, backpack and woolen cap for FREE and down jacket on hire.

CAN WE USE INDIAN OR OTHER CURRENCY IN TIBET SIDE ?
No, the currency that is used in Tibet side is Chinese Yuan. For exchange of Chinese Yuan You can contact us on arrival on Kathmandu.

HOW BIG IS THE GROUP ?
There will one Sherpa for every 4-5 persons. Our group size is minimum 20 persons. We also operate small group but  cost is increased.

WE HAVE OUR OWN DEOARTURE DATE AND GROUP ?
Yes, we can organize any time in your choice.

IS CHINESE VISA CAN GET ANY AGE OF THE PEOPLE ?
Still now we are able to get visa for any age of people are 70 Years. How ever we can not guarantee that will be issued.

IS THERE MOBILE FACILITIES IN TIBET ?
NepalI SIm card don't work in Tibet. But there is shop at the phone center on the way to Kailash. You can take your mobile with you and buy a SIm card there. What Kind Of transportation in Nepal and Tibet?

NEPAL SIDE : We will provide a decent transportation by Ac Bus.
Tibet Side: We will Based on your decision. However we recommend luxury AC Bus for group traveller. Rode condition and other things luxury bus is best selection for travelling in Tibet. If your group stay at The same bus it will help each other during the Trip. also all our staff will be at the same Bus so that will very easy and enjoyable.

ARE SERVAL REASONS WHY YATRIS CHOOSE FULL-MOON :
Festivals in Tibet happens during Full Moon (especially Saga Dawa Full Moon Festival: the holiest day in Tibetan Buddhism) Full-Moon in Mansarovar: Many Yatris prefer doing puja during the Full Moon (Purnima) Many want to see beautiful view of full moon over Mount Kailash Prefer doing Kora during Full-moon.

WHAT TYPE OF FOOD AND DRINK WILL BE PROVIDED THERE AT TIBET ?
The food provided will be hygienic and pure vegetarian. The mineral water will be provided for drinking water.

WHAT SORT OF CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES IS SUGGESTED FOR THE TRIP ?
As the Kailash Mansarovar is at high altitude the climate is cold so it is recommended that you have warm clothes with you, thermo coat, monkey cap, comfort shoes, masks, walking sticks, sunscreen lotions, sun glasses are also recommended accessories for the trip.

WHAT KIND OF FITNESS IS REQUIRED FOR KAILASH YATRA ?
You have to be physically fit for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. It is recommended to get a medical checkup before you plan to go for this religious journey. But it is not mandatory that you have to submit the medical checkup certificate. People with back pain may have problem during the trip on the jagged road. People with asthma or allergic to dust are strongly recommended to wear mask on the dusty road. Besides these people are recommended to practice walking and do exercise and yogas for the physical fitness.

UPPER BODY
1 Cotton t-shirt.
1 cotton long sleeved shirt.
1 cotton headscarf.
1 fleece jacket.
1 wind/waterproof jacket with hood.

HANDS
1 Pair warm poly thermal gloves, with plastic wind shell

HEAD
1 Cotton sun hat
1 cotton head scarf.
1 Fleece balaclava or very warm hat.
1 head torch with extra bettery.

LOWER BODY
2 pair cotton nunderwear briefs.
1 cotton walking shorts.
1 cotton long trousers.
1 pr. wind/waterproof trousers;
1 polypropylene warm but light thermal leggings;
1 pr. fleece/pile/trousers;
1 pr. wind/waterproof trousers;
Your clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks, bin-liners, or large plastic bags. back to top

LFEET
2 Pair cotton socks.
1 Pair sandals for use in hotel.
2 Pair med. polypropylene thermal socks.
1 pr. sturdy, 100% leather, top-quality trekking boots with good ankle support.
1 pr. trainers, lightweight running shoes for trekking on flat, easy trails.

SLEEPING
1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C)

Rucksack and Travel Bags-
1 medium backpack (40-60 liters, can be used for airplane carry).
1 large kit-travel bag with lock (80-100 liters for checked bag); back to top.

PERSONAL
1 toothpaste/brush.
1 bar soap/1 small towe.
female or male hygiene supplies.
1 set earplugs

MEDICAL

Medications are inexpensive and readily available in Kathmandu with no doctor's prescription.
1 bottle water-treatment tablets.
2 tubes lip sun cream, 1 tube skin sun cream (min.factor 15)
anti-mosquito cream.
1 skin blister repair kit.
1 bottle anti-diarrhea pills.
1 bottle anti-headache pills.
1 bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
1 small bottle stomach antibiotic, Ciprofloxacin, etc.
1 bottle anti-altitude sickness pills, Diamox, Acetylzolamide.
Any medicine if you need to take every day.

Mountain Equipment
Mountain bike (Best with front suspension)
2 tubes
Puncture repair kit.
Spokes (for front and back)
Multi tool
Helmet
Cycling gloves
2 Water bottles /Camelback

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Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley | Scenic Flight to Lhasa | SIghtseeing of Lhasa city | Potala Place | Pujaa of Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar lake | Kailash Kora and Holi Mountain | Life style of Tibetan People | Tibetan Culture| Walking to Dolmala Pass

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