Kathmandu Lhasa Kailash tour is design to explore both Historical cities and Pilgrimage sites. Lhasa in Tibetan Language also means holy Land. It is also called Sunshine Cities around 3,000 hours there is sunlight. The average height of Lhasa is 3600m. Lhasa is the capital of Tibet Autonomous region. The cultural and religious tradition of the Tibetan people that dates back to antiquity is still preserved in Lhasa. The Potala Palace dating back to the 7th century is an architectural masterpiece that was once the political and religious center of Tibet. Literally meaning “place of the gods,” Lhasa and the lives of its inhabitants is highly influenced by Buddhism which lends a serene aura to the city.
Likewise Mt. Kailash (22028 feet) is the holiest pilgrim mountain in the world. In Tibetan language it is called Kang Ringpohe (a pious mountain). Mt. Kailash lies in remote western part of Tibet. Mount Kailash is the main source of water forming the major rivers Indus, Sutlej, Karnali and Brahmaputra. It is believed to be the sacred place of eternal bliss. In front of Kailash lie Holy Lake Mansarovar and Rakshas Tal. The majesticview of Holy Mount Kailash can be viewed in crystal clear water of Lake Manasarovar. Hindu People believe that Kailash Parbat is the home of Lord Shiva. Having the ritual bath of Holy Lake Manasarovar water it is believed that the sin we have committed will go away.
We will be Spending 2 nights in Kathmandu to issue Tibet permit. In the mean while you can be busy sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. So, on third day you can fly to Lhasa which is the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. Here you will have guided tour to monasteries and stupas. Then you further continue towards west part of Tibet. It is more rural and people are still nomadic grazing and raring cattle like sheep and Yaks. People are follower of Buddhism and utter matras, rotate prayer wheel and beats. “Chanting Om Mani Padme Hun.” We come across many Tibetan Mani wall and Prayer flag being hung. We come to Lake Manasrarovar where we will have holy bath and exploration. We will further continue the Kailash Kora and drive back to Lhasa again and catch flight back to kathmandu.
Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m). Overnight at Hotel
Day 02:Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trip preparation. Overnight at Hotel
Day 03:Fly Kathmandu – Lhasa Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel
Day 04:Sightseeing in Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel
Day 05:Lhasa Sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel
Day 06:Drive Lhasa - Gyantse (3950). - Shigatse (3900). Overnight at Hotel
Day 07:Drive Shigatse - Lhatse (Altitude 4050 m.) Overnight at Hotel
Day 08:Lhatse- Saga- /4450m 250 Km. Overnight at Guest House
Day 09:Drive to Manasarover via Paryang (4558m) 277km 8 hours, Overnight at Guest House
Day 10:Exploration of Lake Manasarovar and drive to Tarchen (14975ft) 40km. Overnight at Guest House
Day 11:Kailash Parikrama. Drive to Valley of the God and trek to Derapuk/4909m. Overnight at Guest house
Day 12:Trek to Juthulpuk by crossing Dolma La pass (5613m). Overnight at Guest house
Day 13:Finish Kailash Parikrama and drive back to Saga. Overnight at Guest house
Day 14:Drive to Shigatse. Overnight at Hotel
Day 15:Drive to Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel
Day 16:Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 17:Final Departure to Home or further program in Nepal
Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m). Overnight at HotelWelcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Our representative will greet you and escort you to the hotel for check-in and stay overnight.
Day 02Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trip preparation. Overnight at Hotel After breakfast sightseeing of major heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. Visit holy temple Pashupatinath, Swoyanbhunath stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Squire (world heritage site). Back to hotel and stay at trip briefing. After you will have free time for shopping and packing for your trip. Overnight at Hotel
Day 03Fly Kathmandu – Lhasa Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel On your arrival to Tibet, we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Taking it slow the rest of today, you can adjust to the altitude easier and quicker. Remember to drink plenty of water and get plenty of sleep for the long journey ahead.
Day 04Sightseeing in Lhasa. Overnight at HotelVisit Lhasa today. Potala palace, an oldest palace of Dalai Lama, Norbulinka palace, the first Buddhist’s temple of Tibet and Drepung Monastery.
Day 05Lhasa Sightseeing. Overnight at HotelVisit Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery built in 15th century and located few miles from Lhasa city and tradition Tibetan market Barkhor squire.
Day 06Drive Lhasa - Gyantse (3950). - Shigatse (3900). Overnight at Hotel Further, our way lays in capital of a province of Tsang - Shigatse - residence Panchen Lama - the second ecclesiastic of Tibet. Early in the morning excursion in a monastery of Tashilhunpo (it is based in 1447), visiting of a temple of the Buddha of the future - Maytreya and also other temples of a monastery. Overnight at hotel
Day 07Drive Shigatse - Lhatse (Altitude 4050 m.) Overnight at HotelThe journey today brings you over two high of more than 5000 miter passes with fine views. For overnight we stop in the town of Lhatse.
Day 08Lhatse- Saga- /4450m 250 Km. Overnight at Guest HouseDriving day over the sandy and rocky land of Tibet, other things like lake, nomads chasing thousands of yaks and sheep keep you busy. By the late afternoon you will cross Bhramha Purtra River way to typical Chinese and Tibetan town, Saga for night.
Day 09Drive to Manasarover via Paryang (4558m) 277km 8 hours, Overnight at Guest HouseDay starts with full of excitement, by the late afternoon you can have the first sight of Holy Kailash Parbat and Manasarovara. Here, a small village nearby Lake Manasarover, we will spend a night there.
Day 10Exploration of Lake Manasarovar and drive to Tarchen (14975ft) 40km. Overnight at Guest HouseManasarovar is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning Bath and Puja we will be heading towards Tarchen. It is considered as a base camp for the Holy Kailash Parikrama (walking around).
Day 11Kailash Parikrama. Drive to Valley of the God and trek to Derapuk/4909m. Overnight at Guest houseIt is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feeling that Great God Shiva is everywhere with tons of blessing to you. Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will keep on appearing. For 15 km trail it takes almost 6 hrs.
Day 12Trek to Juthulpuk by crossing Dolma La pass (5613m). Overnight at Guest house Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage Yatra with Dolma-La (pass) of 18600ft between two valleys. Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By the late afternoon, you will arrive Zuthal Puk (the cave of Miracles. The great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here).
Day 13Finish Kailash Parikrama and drive back to Saga. Overnight at Guest houseafter walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting your arrival. By the late afternoon you will be at your lodge in Saga.
Day 14Drive to Shigatse. Overnight at HotelEasy day onward today. We take easy driving back to Shigatse town which is second biggest town of Tibet. You can make late afternoon walking tour.
Day 15Drive to Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel Continue drive to Lhasa city and transfer to Hotel. Prepare your bag for flight back to Kathmandu tomorrow.
Day 16Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Early in the morning drive to Gonggar Airport from Lhasa. It is 90 km and takes 2 hours. Reach Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Rest
Day 17Final Departure to Home or further program in Nepal We drops you to International airport for your final departure. Or continue for your further trip in Nepal.
Kailash tour via Lhasa cost including flight from Kathmandu - Lhasa in economic class. it is also including your Tibet Visa. if you are following nationalities have to pay more in visa as following.
Visa cost extra for Canadian passport Holder: USD 55
Extra cost for US Passport Holder: USD 90
This Trip and cost is based on group joining at least 3/4 Pax. if you want to take private trip, we provide you customize itinerary and change in trip plan as per requirement.
Lhasa Kailash tour is require to book and confirm earlier. Kathmandu Lhasa flight is one of the demanded flight so that getting seat is only possible at previously booking.