Mt. Kailash - Manasarovar Tour (drive-in and fly-out)

Mt. Kailash - Manasarovar Tour (drive-in and fly-out)

Overview And Highlights

Mt. Kailash – Mansarovar Tour is perhaps one of the best trips ever to Tibet, or the roof of the world. The major highlights of the tour includes three days of Kora around Mt. Kailash, exploration of Lake Manasarovar and adventurous crossing of the two highest passes in the world- Drolma La (5620m) and Kongtang Lhamo pass(5236m). These two passes offer magnificent panorama of Mt. Shishapangma, the 14th highest mountain in the world, as well as Mt. Gurla Mandhata (7694m). Much of the journey takes place through surreal and exotic Tibetan landscape that is dotted with lakes, waterfalls, monasteries and verdant wildlife. You will have a rare opportunity to interact with Tibetans, observe them in their unique nomadic life and learn about Buddhist culture. Among other attractions of this tour is visit to Yarlung Tsangpo River, Peaku Tso Lake and Chiu Monastery. The trip begins from Rasuwagadhi, just 100km north of Kathmandu, along the Nepal-Tibet border point and ends at Lhasa.

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Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
2900

It takes about 7 hours from Kathmandu to Rasuwagadi. Once you reach Rasuwagadhi along Nepal / Tibet border, you will meet your Tibetan guide and driver. After completing immigration and custom formalities on both sides, continue driving further to Kyirung thil which takes about 2 hrs. Stay overnight in hotel.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
4150

After breakfast, you will make the PSP permit and then drive towards Kyrung country. On the way, visit beautiful waterfall and Milarepa Enlightenment Cave.  Stay overnight in hotel.                                    

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
5236

Morning drive to Kongtang Lhamo pass at 5236 meter altitude offers magnificent views of Mt. Shishapangma and Peaku Tso Lake. Further ahead is an isolated town of Saga before heading to Zhongba. Stay overnight in hotel.                                                                                        

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
4560

Enjoy enchanting panoramic views of Paryang and Manasarovar. As you near this breathtaking sacred lake, historic Chiu Monastery becomes visible on the North West shore of the lake. Stay overnight in hotel.                                    

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
4600

After taking in the morning beauty of Lake Manasarovar with backdrop of snowy massif of Mt. Gurla Mandata (7694m), take an afternoon drive to Darchen. Stay overnight in hotel.                                                                                                                             

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
4900

Today, after you drive to Tarpoche, you start your Kora around Mt. Kailash. You have to trek past verdant meadows and picturesque streams to Lha Chu Valley. The trail overlooks Turquoise River cascading over a narrow canyon with high steep cliffs. En route, north face of Kailash comes into vision. The trail will end at monastery of Diraphuk. Stay overnight in hotel.                                    

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
4750

Firstly you will ascend to Drolma La (5620m), the highest point the entire trip, which affords breathtaking views Lake of Compassion. Further on, the trail descends to the flat fields of Zutul-Puk which houses a monastery and several fascinating Milarepa’s cave. Stay overnight in hotel.                                                                                                                                  

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
4600

Away from Zutul-Puk, you follow the trail through Bharkha plain leading to Darchen. It is an easy walk along some impressive gorges and around many mani stones and mani walls back to the Bharka Plains and Darchen. By the end of the day you will have complete the kora and thereby erased your sins, endured cold nights and mornings, crossed one of the highest passes in the world, met countless fellow pilgrims, sent prayers of peace out to the world. Stay overnight in hotel.       

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
4500

Today is a long drive, about 260km, to Paryang. Along the way, we cross the Mayun-la and make several river crossings. The scenery along this section is some of the most panoramic of the entire journey. We continue driving 215km stretch of road to Saga, passing through the small, town of Zhongba en route. Stay overnight at hotel.                                                                

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
3850

After breakfast, heading away from saga, the trail follows a route that brushes past Brahmaputra River. Further ahead, a river valley sprawls over and then traditional picturesque villages come into picture. This scenically rewarding drive provides plenty of opportunities for photography. Stay overnight at hotel.                                                                                                             

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
3650

After breakfast, you will visit the Tashilunpo Monastery and then drive continue to cross Karo La (5045m) where you are treated to the spectacular sight of a huge glacier tumbling down of Nyichen kangsang Mountain. After passing through beautiful valleys and colorful Tibetan villages you arrive Yamdrok Lake, You continue southwards, over another high pass Khamba La (4794m). After completing about 340 kilometers driving you will finally reach Lhasa. Stay overnight at Hotel.                                          

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
3600

The sightseeing tour of Lhasa includes such landmarks as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market, Drepung, Sera Monasteries etc. Stay overnight at Hotel.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

After Breakfast drive to Gonggar Airport. Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.

 

What Is Included ?

a) Nepal part

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu to Kyirung by jeep
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening

b) Tibet Part

  • Flight ticket from Lhasa to Kathmandu
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • Land transfer by van or bus
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast (Veg. and non veg. both type of meals are available)
  • All Tibet permits fee
  • Vehicle use in Tibet tourist van or bus
  • Chinese/Tibet visa
  • Tibet travel permit
  • All permits fees and visa fees of Nepali staff
  • Entrance fees for all places
  • Environmental bus fee
  • 2 bottles mineral water daily in Tibet
  • Kailash entrance fee
  • Yak and Yak man for Kailash Kora

What Is Excluded?

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Drinks
  • Riding horse, horse man, porter during Kailash Kora
  • Treatment & medicine costs
  • Expenses due to unforeseen circumstance
  • Service other than mentioned above
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note:

We are happy to book hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your choice.

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