KAILAS MANASAROBAR YATRA

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
Kathmandu arrival and transfer to hotel. Check-in and refresh. Preparation for Yatra and briefing.
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing
Early morning, proceed for sightseeing of Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holy temples for Hindus dedicated to Lord Shiva at the bank of holy Bagmati River.
Preparation for Yatra and briefing.
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Kathmandu – Lhasa (3650 M/60km)
After breakfast, transfer to airport for 1 hour flight to Lhasa. Upon arrival at Gongar airport (Lhasa), meet the local representative and transfer to Lhasa City.
Enroute, you enjoy the view of the Yarlung Tsangpo River / Bhamaputra River (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa River. Upon arrival Lhasa, you can take rest and acclimatize or if you feel fine, you can go to the Potala Square to enjoy fountains with different color.
Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.

Day 4: Lhasa sightseeing: Potala, Jokang temple and Bharkor
Sightseeing Potala Palace, winter Palace of the Dalai Lama, Jokang temple, the oldest and most sacred temple of Tibet, Bharkor, the ancient market of Lhasa and the most oldest and sacred pilgrimage path in Lhasa.
Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.

Day 5: Lhasa sightseeing: Drepung & Sera Monasteries
Sightseeing Drepung monastery, the largest monastery in Tibet and one of the six biggest monasteries of Gelukpa sect in Tibetan Buddhism. Sera monastery, the scond largest monastery of Tibet and it is very interesting to watch the monks debating in the monastery.
Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.

Day 6: Drive Lhasa-Yamdrok lake-Gyantse-Shigatse (3900 m/ 370Kms)
Early morning, start your tour and then drive towards Gyangtse through 3 big mountain passes, Kampa La, Karo La, Simila respectively. Karola is the highest pass among them which is over 5000Mts with it's most beautiful glaciers, beautiful Yamdrok lake emerged as coral color from the top of Kampala pass. Visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa and then continue your journey to Shigatse.
Overnight at hotel in Shigatse.

Day 7: Shigatse-Sakya (4050m/150kms)
Morning, visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery which is the seat of the successive of the Penchen Lama and the biggest monasteries in the Tsang region or in the western part of Tibet. After Shigatse visit, drive through Tsola pass, 4500Mts and afternoon, visit Sakya monastery which is the mother monastery of the Sakyapa school in Tibetan Buddhism. There is a great Buddhist library in Sakya monastery which contains thousands of thousands Buddhist scriptures.
Overnight at Guest House in Sakya.

Day 8: Drive Sakya-Saga-Drongba County (4650m/485kms)
Drive to Saga and Drongba county via Ngamring la 4650Mts, beautiful Ngamring lake before reaching Ngamring county and some beautiful villages on the way.. you will drive through a vast grassland with big nomadic area where you will see lots of Yak, Sheep etc. Eventhoug the road condition is good and it will take you around 8 hours to get there as there is a speed limit.
Overnight at Guest House in Drongba.

Day 9: Drive Drongba-Mansarobar lake-Chiu Gompa (4590m/340kms)
By the South road we join the high Tibetan plateau at more than 4000m in altitude, between Himalaya and Brahmaputra (Tsangpo). Numbers of nomad camps, herds of Kyangs (wild donkeys), gazelles and antelopes, and sometimes a mob of jackals howling with the fall of the night or even a lonely wolf. We follow the road towards Kailash in breathtaking landscapes with some beautiful nomad camps and many animals on the grass lands. Reaching Lake Mansarovar and Kailash, it is an amazing landscpae the view from the point called Chaktsalkang where we can first see the Lake Mansarovar right infrot of us and Mt Kailash in the distance. It is extremely beautiful to see Lake Mansarovar and Mt Kailash in the distance which could be called as heaven. Enjoy a short walk along the lake Mansaorvar, visiting Chiu Gompa and enjoy the most beautiful view of Mt. Kailash from the monastery. Our guide and driver will prepare and book the porters or Yak for your Kailas trek.
Overnight at Guest House.

Day 10: Drive directly to Tarpoche and trek to Dhiraphuk (5210m/18Kms)
Today is the first day of your Kailash Kora which is totally around 53Km. You start your Kora from Darchen and after like 2 hrs walk, you will face DarpoChe where there is a huge prayer flag pole which is annually replaced by the pilgrimages on 15 th of forth Lunar month, known as Saga Dawa festival, As well as Trulku monastery on your left side up on the hill side. You can also see ibex and blue sheep running in the rocky hillside while you are walking and then you will reach DhiraPhuk which was a monastery before but nowadays you can only see the ruins of the monastery as the monastery was destroyed in the Cultural Revolution.
Overnight at Guest House.

Day 11: Trek to ZutrulPhuk(4810m) via crossing Drolma la pass(5200m/15kms)
Today is the second of your KailashKora which is indeed the hardest day of your three days trek. You will have to climb up to the top of Drolma La pass which is more than 5000Mt. There will be three sloppy hike to get to the top of Drolma La pass from DhiraPhuk and then pretty steep downhill with rocky path all the way to the valley. On the right side of the down hill path, there is a small lake called Thuje Lake, meaning compassionate lake.ZutrulPhuk was the cave where Mila Repa and NagroBonchung debated for their religion sects and nowadays, it is a small monastery.
Overnight at Guest House.

Day 12: Trek to Dharchen and then drive to Mansarovar (4590m/50kms)
Today is the easiest and last day of your Kailashkora as you will trek down in the valley with beautiful distant scenery of Rakshas Tal lake .From here you will depart your Yak men and kind Yak and shift to jeeps. You will meet your drivers and continue your tour to Lake Mansarovar. Rest and free afternoon around the lake.
Overnight at Guest House.

Day 13: Mansarobar-Drongpa-Saga (4640m/435Kms)
It's in the vastness of the Changtang, Tibetan plateau, that we measure the Tibetan space from where suddenly emerge herds of gazelles or Kyang, wild donkeys.
Overnight at Guest House.

Day 14: Drive Saga-Shigatse (3900m/ 440Kms)
Drive along the vast grassland, beautiful mountain range, Tibetan nomadic and farmers villages.
Overnight at Hotel in Shigatse.

Day 15: Drive from Shigatse to Lhasa (3650m/ 430Kms)
Start your tour early in the morning and drive along the Bharmaputra River with a landscape of sandy hills, villages, and RulakYungdrung ling at the other side of the river. You will have lunch in a small town called Nyenmo which is the border point between Shigatse and Lhasa.
Free afternoon for shopping.
Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.

Day 16: Drive to Lhasa airport (3600m/ 60Kms)
Transfer to Lhasa airport for flight back to Kathmandu.
Kathmandu arrival and tranfer to hotel.
Free evening and farewell dinner.
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu or Extend Nepal Tour
Breakfast and timely transfer to airport for departure from Kathmandu.