Lhasa Kailash Lhasa tour – itinerary
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1350m) (B)
Arrive at Kathmandu Airport, reception and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at hotel.(B)
Day 02: Rest and Packing Day (B)
Rest and packing day, we will collect visa and necessary documents from Chinese embassy in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.(B)
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lhasa by flight (B)
Fly to Lhasa, upon arrival bu flight or train. Evening walking around bharkhor Market. Overnight stay in Hotel.(B)
Day 04: Lhasa Sightseeing(B)
Sightseeing in Lhasa (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Bharkhor Market). We will take the tour in Lhasa while acclimatizing. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 05: Lhasa to Sigetse(3950m) 350 kms- 9 hrs (B)
After breakfast in your hotel 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.
Day 06: Sigetse to Saga (4550m) 450 kms- 10 hrs (B,L,D)
We take an early morning drive to Saga, please note this will be a long drive but on the way we can make enough stop and lunch. Overnight in Hotel at Saga.
Day 07: Saga to Dongba, PRAYANG then MANSAROVAR (4550 m) 470 Kms 9 / 10 hrs (B,L,D)
This morning depart from Saga to Manasaravor, it is 470 km. The road is good and the trip can be complete in 9 / 10 hrs. There will be several river crossings and we drive past Mayum La Pass (4600m). The scenery is stunningly beautiful with panoramic views of the Himalayas. This is an auspicious day for all of us having first glimpse of the Holy lake Manasarovar and view of Mt. Kailash from The Horr Chu pass. Stay in Chiu Gompa, a beautiful place to be. Overnight in GUEST HOUSE/Lodge at bank of Mansarovar.
Day 08:Rest day in Manasarovar, Havan Puja, tarpanam and Hike around. (B.L.D)
Day 09:MANSAROVAR to DARCHEN 45 km drive and trek to DIRAPHUK (4720m 7hrs trek (B, L, D)
Morning puja and Havan and after breakfast Drive to Darchen(4600 metres high), Leave our Truck and extra luggage and Start of 1st day of Parikrama drive up to Tarboche and trek up to Diraphuk Gompa (north face of Kailash), and a close up view of Holy Kailash (North face). We head west in clockwise direction and after a few kilometres the trail climbs up to a cairn at 4730m from where the southern face of Mt. Kailash comes to view. Pony & Pony men will be waiting for passengers who have hired them. Porters hired by passengers will carry their bags etc. Yak will carry our goods and camping equipment. Start the Parikrama which is about 20kms.Overnight in local Guest house.
Day 10:DIRAPHUK to ZUTHULPHUK GOMPA (4790m) (B,L,D)
The 2nd day of Parikarma (Kora), which is very sensitive and every pilgrim talks about the most challenging journey throughout the Yatra. Parikarma continues and we trek (18 kms) up to Dolma la Pass, which is 5800m above the sea level. We will offer very short prayers at Dolma la. The weather is unpredictable in Dolma la Pass and at any time there is a possibility of a snowstorm. En-route, we can have darshan of Gauri Kunda (5630m) where Hindus worship and immerse themselves in the icy waters of the lake. Lunch as usual; we will camp in front of medicine Buddha Mountain near by Zuthulphuk Gompa. For those people who can't walk there will be option for Horse or Yak ride at extra cost. Overnight in Local Guest house.
Day 11: ZUTHULPHUK to DARCHEN and then to Saga via Manasarovar(B, L, D)
The 3rd day of Parikarma . After Breakfast, we will trek around 10 kms to complete the 3 days circuit trek of Mt. Kailash. We will be reaching at the point, where our jeeps will be waiting to drive us to Darchen to collect the rest of the passengers who could not do the Kailash Parikarma. Overnight in hotel in Saga.
Day 12: Saga to Sigetse 9 hours drive (B)
Beautiful drive back from Saga to Sigetse , Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Sigetse to Lhasa (6 hrs) (B) 350 KM.
After breakfast we drive to Lhasa. Overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 14: Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu (1:15 hrs flight)(B)
We drive early in the morning to Lhasa airport, fly back Kathmandu, transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Final transfer to airport for your onward journey.
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Notice: Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corner of the Tibetan plateau where many unexpected and unpleasant events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.
Essential info on Trek:
Twin sharing rooms (single rooms available for in additional cost) in a standard hotel in the heart of Katmandu can be organized while in Nepal. In Tibet, very simple guest houses with shared rooms and basic toilet facilities (in case of heavy rush and emergency we do use tented camp as well) will be your accommodation. Our staff will attend to all the camping responsibilities.
All meals during the Kailash portion will be provided. Our staff will cook delicious vegetarian foods include soups, rice, noodles, bread, curry, dal (lentils), potatoes, pickle, porridge, tea, milk, coffee.
A Luxury bus or van or Jeeps will be your transportation throughout the tour. There will be 4 clients per vehicle and 1 driver. During trek we provide yaks to carry your personal gear. Extra yak/horse and yak/horse man can be provided (for an additional cost).
Visa & Documentation
Clients must have a current passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining. We will take care of all the Tibet Travel permits and entry permit procedures, once we receive copy of your passport and advance deposit.
We recommend that all clients obtain proper medical and travel insurance prior to the trip. Make sure travel insurance includes emergency and rescue coverage.
Altitude is a major factor on all of our Tibet Kaliash tours. We often reach altitudes of over 5000m.This can have mild or severe affects on the body no matter what your level of health. Symptoms can include headache, dizziness, nausea, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping. The best way to prevent this is to stay extremely hydrated and conscious of how your body is functioning. We also have rest days to help the body acclimatize. Diamox is a prescription altitude medication (consult your doctor) that can help prevent symptoms. We also carry oxygen tanks and portable altitude chambers. Be sure each of you is traveling on your own risk. It's recommended to have a file with your medical history on this type of trip with recent medical report.
Physical Fitness :
Although most of the trip will be done in vehicles, it is important that clients be in relatively good health. The trek around Kailash requires some demanding hiking and altitude can take a physical challenge on the body. We suggest clients start an exercise routine prior to the trip that includes hiking or jogging for a least an hour 3-4 days a week. If you have any concerns about the physical demands of the trip feel free to contact us please .If you have any chronic health problems please consult your doctor.
Personal Gear :
The following is a list of the personal gear required for the above tour. Some items might be available for rental in Lhasa. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about gear.
List of Gears:
- 1 large duffel bag or backpack
- 1 small backpack or day pack
- 2 pair warm synthetic or cotton pants
- 1 pair light hiking pants
- 2 pair long underwear tops and bottoms
- 1 fleece/wool jacket / pants
- 1 down jacket
- 1 Sleeping bag
- 1 set of light rain gear tops and bottoms
- 1 warm hat and 1 sun hat
- 6 pair warm socks
- 1 pair comfortable waterproof hiking boots
- I pair comfortable shoes (for wearing around camp)
- 2 pair long sleeve cotton shirt
- 1 pair warm gloves or mittens
- 1 pair of sunglasses (100% UV protective)
- Sunscreen / lip salve (at least SPF 25)
- 1 silk or polyester scarf (to protect neck from sun)
- 1 towel
- Water bottle 2/lts
- 1 flashlight (w/ extra batteries)
Towel, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brush, comb/brush, razor, shaving cream, women's items, toilet paper etc.
First Aid / Medical Kits :
We provide basic 1st aid items but we highly recommend that please bring a well-stocked personal medical kit. Suggested items are below. Consult your doctor for all prescription medicine.
- Band-aids, bandages, medical tape, Neosporin, and other wound dressings
- Blister dressings, moleskin, spenco, 2nd skin
- Cold and flu tablets / nasal decongestant
- Antihistamine (for allergies)
- Aspirin or ibuprofen
- Imodium or lomotil (anti-diarrhea)
- Hydration powder
- Throat lozenges / cough medicine
- Small pair scissors / tweezers / thermometer
- Antibiotics (consult doctor)
- Full supply of all current prescription medications.