Kailash is the source of four great Asian rivers and a pilgrimage to holy Mount Kailash, it is the sacred mountain of Tibet to both Hindus and Buddhists. The power of this strange, domed peak has gripped the imagination of the people of Nepal, India and Tibet since thousands of years and more peoples from all over the world are willing to see it in reality. After a short visit of Katmandu, fly past the ice peaks of Nepal such Kanchanjungha, Makalu and Mt. Everest to Lhasa, the spiritual center of Tibet visited by pilgrims from all parts of the country. Our journey will follow along the southern route to western Tibet to Kailash by 4wd jeep. Incredible views of the Himalayas and the Trans-Himalayas make up for the long, up to 12-hour drives on rough roads. Our destination is the ‘Center of the World’, as the Tibetans refer to Kailash above 6714 meters from sea level and known as white snow pyramid. Our crew members will arrange all necessary arrangement with equipments for camping portion during the tour.
FLY KATHMANDU – LHASA (3650M) Fly Kathmandu – Lhasa, meet at the airport and transfer to Lhasa, rest of the day free for rest and Acclimatization and stay at Hotel.
Lhasa Sightseeing tour of Potala & Norbulingka Palaces and Sera Monastery. Overnight at Hotel.
Lhasa Sightseeing tour of Drepung & Jokhang Monasteries and Barkhor Market. OvernightHotel.
LHASA – GYANTSE (3950m) Drive to Gyantse passing besides the beautiful Yamdrok Tsho (Turquoise Lake), crossing the Kamba La pass ( 4794m) and Karo La pass ( 5010m). Overnight hotel.
GYANTSE – SHIGATSE (3900m) Sightseeing tour of Phalkor Monastery, Kumbum Stupa and Gyantse Market. Afternoon drive to Shigatse (3950m/3hrs). Sightseeing tour of Tashilungpo Monastery and Xigatse Market. Overnight at Hotel.
SHIGATSE – SHAKYA (4000m) Drive from Shigatse to Shakya (approx 8hrs), crossing two passes Lhakpala (5200m) and Tsuola (4500m). Overnight at Hotel.
SHAKYA – SAGA (4590m) Drive to Saga (4580m) via Lalung La Pass, Paiku Tso and cross the Brahmaputra river (known here as the Yarlung Tsangpo) and O/n at Saga Post Guest House in Saga.
SAGA – PARYANG (4540m) Drive to Paryang (4500m) and O/n at Yak Guest House in Paryang.
PARYANG – MANASAROVAR LAKE (4560m) Drive to Manasarovar Lake (4560m) and O/n at Trugo Gompa or Chiu Gompa Guest House.
MANASAROVAR LAKE – DARCHEN (4700m) The Puja /holy dip at the lake followed by Manasarovar Parikrama in Land cruiser, time permitting visit Chiu Gompa as well after that drive to Darchen (4560m) and O/n at Kailash Hotel in Darchen.
DARCHEN / DRIRA PHUK MONASTERY Start Kailash Kora / Parikrama from Darchen pass the first prostration point, Tarboche Flag Pole, the auspicious gateway and the sky burial ground, to Drira Phuk Monastery (4765m) and O/n at Guest House or Camp in Drira Phuk from where you have superb views of Mt. Kailash.
DRIRA PHUK / ZUTHUL PHUK MONASTERY Continue Parikrama over Drolma-la Pass (5610m) to Zuthul Phuk Monastery (4700m), just below the Dolma La is the Gauri Kund and O/n at Guest House or Camp in Zuthul Phuk.
ZUTHUL PHUK / DARCHEN / MANASAROVAR Crosses third and fourth prostration point, Zuthul Phuk monastery & trek back to near Darchen then after drive to Hor Qu at 4560m near Lake Manasarovar and O/n at Guest House in Hor Qu.
MANASAROVAR LAKE – PARYANG Drive to Paryang and O/n at Yak Guest House in Paryang.
PARYANG – SAGA Drive to Saga and O/n at Saga Post Guest House in Saga.
SAGA – NYALAM Drive to Nyalam and O/n at Nyalam Guest House in Nyalam.
NYALAM / ZHANGMU / KATHMANDU Drive downhill to Friendship Bridge following the gorge of Bhote Koshi River for the final leg of the journey to Kathamndu. Stay ta Hotel.
Kathmandu leisure day and evening farewell dinner
Departure to connect next destination or you may extend the trip as per your desire and time
Nepal portion airport arrival and departure private transfer
4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with dinner and breakfast on twin share basis
Nepal guided sightseeing tour with private transfer
Shakya onwards to Mount Kailash/Zhangmu fullboard camping tour
All necessary permits for the trip and Local English speaking tour guide
Entrance fees for the sights on the tour as per itinerary
Transfers as per itinerary and All hotel stays with daily dinner and breakfast plan
All food during trekking and camping and All camping fees
Sleeping tent and mats and Yak & Yakmen & support trek for the trek
Camping crew with cooking and dining equipments
Tibet/China Visa fee, and Kathmandu – Lhasa flight tickets
Visa processing charges for Kathmandu part and Kodari – Kathmandu private transfer.
Necessary official documentation supports with Kodari border & Immigration clearance
Farewell dinner with Nepalese cultural dance show
Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (landslides, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, evacuation costs etc.
Any expenses of personal nature such as travel insurance, drinks, laundry, telephone / fax calls, porterage or arranging additional transportation etc, any other tax or service charges, which enforced during this period will be extra and need to be borne by you.
Additional any extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation or porter age and if any Land tax required at Kodari boarder
Lunch during hotel or guest house stays on the tour, trekking gears (Down sleeping bag & Jacket), Personal nature of expenses, Nepal visa fee, Extra night accommodation or accommodation if earlier return from tour by any reason.
Nepal re-entry visa fee (for days you not have to pay any cost but you have to ask as gratis VISA), Personal expenses, travel insurance for any emergency evacuation, any tips to guide, drivers, hotel staff and services other than specified.