Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Tour combined with Lhasa and Kathmandu is to experience rich cultural heritage of both countries Nepal and Tibet. Kathmandu Lhasa Kailash tour goes through visiting heritage side of Kathmandu, cultural heritage of Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse of central Tibet and unspoiled holy side Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar at western Tibet. The large numbers of tourist every year enter central Tibet and Mount Kailash Mansarovar from Kathmandu Nepal. Traveler will get varied attraction on the way of touring. Himalayan mountain range, Monasteries, wildlife, beautiful lakes including sacred places and decorative high passes.
Kathmandu, sightseeing in major heritage sites and preparation of your trip
Kathmandu is the first destination you reach in your Lhasa Kailash Tour. Kathmandu is becoming easy accessible route to enter Tibet. There are two flights every day in main season from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Your travel documents of Tibet get ready in Kathmandu. Nepal Highland Treks take cares all preparation and by that time our tour guide lead you to sightseeing in UNESCO heritage sites. Biggest Hindu temple, Buddhist Stupa and old Durbar squire are list of your day visiting. Peoples can spend more days with touring around Kathmandu valley or to the Himalayas before your trip to Kailash Manasarovar.
Lhasa, Shigatse and Gyantse to visit ancient sites including Potala palace and have good acclimatization before reaching Kailash Mansarovar and Kailash Parikrama.
You will reach Lhasa by flight from Kathmandu. It is scenic mountain flight about 1 hour. Visit famous Potala Palace, Drepung Mosatery, Sera monastery, Nurbulinka palace and Barkhor squire. Staying of 3 nights in Lhasa (3750m) help to acclimatization your body in high altitude. It is will be big help to get fit in Parirama of Mount Kailash and to be fit at Manasarovar region.
Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar
The main attraction and goal of Kathmandu Lhasa Kailash Tour is to reach at holy lake Mansarovar and holy mountain Kailash. After crossing several Tibetan cities lies at high altitude get your body fit up to this area. Lake manasarovar is 58 kilometer below from holy mountain Kailash is secret lake for Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Bon. Lake situated at 4580 miter is big lake takes at least 3 days to go its peripheries. You will get almost a full day time to explore Lake Mansarovar and surroundings. Mount Kailash (6714m) consider be a sacred mountain. Hindu believe this is home of Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati. Devotees make circumambulation of Mount Kailash crossing Dolma La pass (5613m) and Gauri Kkunda. Mount Kailash is also source of four major Rivers in Asia. Indus, Sutlej, Karnali and Brahmaputra.
Day 01:Arrival at TIA airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight 1350m
Day 02:Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trip preparation. Overnight at hotel
Day 03:Departure from Kathmandu and arrival at Lhasa (3656m). Overnight at hotel
Day 04:Sightseeing in Lhasa. Jokhang temple, Sera monastery and Drepung monastery. Overnight at Hotel
Day 05:Sightseeing in Lhasa. Potala palace, Norbulinka palace and Barkhor squire. Overnight at Hotel
Day 06:Drive Lhasa to Shigatse (3840m) via Gyantse. Overnight at Hotel. (270 km/ 7 Hours)
Day 07:Drive Shigatse to Lhatse 3950m. Overnight at Hotel. (156km / 4 hours)
Day 08:Drive Lhatse to Saga 4450m. Overnight at Guest house. (300 km / 6 hours)
Day 09:Drive to Lake Mansarovar 4580m. Overnight at guest house (370km – 7 Hours)
Day 10:Exploration around and drive to Darchen 4575 (40km – 1 hour).
Day 11:Drive to valley of the God and start Kailash kora. Reach Dirapuk (18km – 7 Hours) 4900m. Overnight at guest house
Day 12:Kailash kora second day, reach at Juthulpuk (4760m) via Dolma La pass, 5613m. (19km – 9 Hours). Overnight at guest house
Day 13:End of Kailash kora. Reach at Saga (16km walk with 3 hours). Overnight at guest house
Day 14:Drive back to Shigatse. Overnight at Hotel
Day 15:Drive back to Lhasa and Overnight at Hotel
Day 16:Departure from Lhasa and arrive at Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel
Day 17:Departure to home
Lhasa Kailash Tour with same itinerary for Indian passport holder is in full board service. We cater freshly cooked vegetarian foods in entire trip. Tour cost for Indian passport holder is different from amy other foreigners. There will be minimum 17 peoples in every group. Your travelling date can fix as per your suitable if there is 17 peoples a group. Single or less than 17 peoples group can join our suitable group. Join the trip with us from May till September month.
This trip can directly join from Lhasa. please view itinerary and other information with our Mount Kailash and Lhasa Tour detail.
Day 1Arrival at TIA airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight 1350mRepresentative from Nepal Highland Treks will receive you from airport and transfer to Hotel. introduction and rest at hotel for rest of the time.
Day 2Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trip preparation. Overnight at hotel After your breafast in Hotel ur tour guide will lead you in major visit of UNESCO heritage sites of Kathmandu. We cover 3 major heritage sites. Bhaktapur Durbar Squire, Pasupatinath temple and Bauddhanath Stupa. come back to hotel and stay at trip briefing. rest of the time is for packing and final trip preparation
Day 3Departure from Kathmandu and arrival at Lhasa (3656m). Overnight at hotel We transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your flight to Lhasa. Scenic flight can see panoramic Nepal Himalayas. Reach at Gonggar airpport and transfer to Hotel in Lhasa. Day will be rest in hotel for your acclimatization in high altitude.
Day 4Sightseeing in Lhasa. Jokhang temple, Sera monastery and Drepung monastery. Overnight at Hotel Guide from Nepal Highland Treks will lead you sightseeing in historical places around Lhasa. Jokhang temple, the house of Lord Buddha was found in 647 Ad by King Songtsen Gampo. Founded in 1419 Ad Sera monastery is university for monks. Another visit today, Drepung Monastery is also a university of over 7700 monks.
Day 5Sightseeing in Lhasa. Potala palace, Norbulinka palace and Barkhor squire. Overnight at Hotel After your breakfast in hotel start sightseeing in Lhasa. Potala palace in Lhasa is house of Dalai Lama until 1959. It is listed in world’s heritage sites and one of the wonder of the world. Another attraction Norbulinka palace is traditional summer palace of Dalai Lama built from 1755. Visit Barkhor squire which is old market of Lhasa.
Day 6Drive Lhasa to Shigatse (3840m) via Gyantse. Overnight at Hotel. (270 km/ 7 Hours)Drive start after your breakfast in Lhasa. You can view golden field on the bank of Lhasa River. Passing several high passes get clear view of Tibetan Himalayas and giant glacier called Khorala glacier 7200 miter high. Reach Shigatse, second largest city in Tibet and administrative center of west Tibet. Mount Everest is just 5 hours driving from here.
Day 7Drive Shigatse to Lhatse 3950m. Overnight at Hotel. (156km / 4 hours)Today is short driving from Shigatse to Lhaste. It helps you to be used to in altitude, more helpful for your Kailash parikrama. Drive through different landform. Plateau landscape, greenery field, Rivers, barley fields, high mountains pass and Typical Tibetan villages.
Day 8Drive Lhatse to Saga 4450m. Overnight at Guest house. (300 km / 6 hours)Today you enter at Ngari region of Tibet. Saga is one of the Tibetan towns at western Tibet and it is also known as entrance of Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. We can view several lakes, nomad tents and their chasing Yaks and Ships. By late afternoon we cross Brahmaputra River to get Saga town.
Day 9Drive to Lake Mansarovar 4580m. Overnight at guest house (370km – 7 Hours) Journey start with full of excitement to see first view of Mount Kailash and lake Mansarovar. Reach at small town Chiu Gumba for overnight. You also can visit Chiu monastery at top hill near bank of Mansarovar.
Day 10Exploration around and drive to Darchen 4575 (40km – 1 hour). Overnight at Guest house Exploration around and drive to Darchen (40km – 1 hour) , the base of Kailash. Preparation of Kailash kora. Get morning view of lake with sunrise. You will spend more than half day and drive to Darchen for overnight. Bath with Mansarovar water is preferable with most of the pilgrimage. Puja or hawan at bank of the lake, exploration of hot spring near from chiu Gumpa.
Day 11Drive to valley of the God and start Kailash kora. Reach Dirapuk (18km – 7 Hours) 4900m. Overnight at guest house We start early drive from Darchen after your breakfast. Our staff will provide you packed lunch for on the way. Drive to valley of the god which is also called Yamadwar. Start walking towards Derapuk. Walking trail is flat land and some minor up hills. Reach at Dehrapuk and have north face of mount Kailash.
Day 12Kailash kora second day, reach at Juthulpuk (4760m) via Dolma La pass, 5613m. (19km – 9 Hours). Overnight at guest houseToday is the hardest and most important day of the tour. Start walking very early in the morning. Hardest up hills till Dolma La pass and suddenly downhill towards Gauri Kunda and further trek to Juthulpuk. You will view different faces of Mount Kailash time and again
Day 13End of Kailash kora. Reach at Saga (16km walk with 3 hours). Overnight at guest house We take gentle and easy walk towards Darchen from Juthulpuk. Catch your transportation and drive back to Saga via darchen at same day. On the way you will have chance to take holy water from Mansarovar. Overnight at guest house
Day 14Drive back to Shigatse. Overnight at HotelWe drive back same way to Shigatse. If we have not visited Tashilampo Monastery before, chance again to reach there.
Day 15Drive back to Lhasa and Overnight at HotelSame way back to Lhasa. We can drive via Yamdrok Lake by starting early morning from Shigatse
Day 16Departure from Lhasa and arrive at Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel Early morning drive to Gonggar airport from Lhasa city. Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Rest
Day 17Departure to home We arrange your departure. Drop you to International airport
We can put another suitable departure dates as per clliets interest, if you are group of at least 5 peoples. As per new rules of Tibet visa and Permit, there should be minumum 3 peoples togethre to get Tibet travel permit. Similarly we need minimum full working days to prepare Tibet visa from Chinese embassy Kathmandu with your original passport.
Accommodation in Kathmandu, Lhasa, Shigatse, Saga and in Darchen is also in twin sharing nice hotel of 3 star deluxe. Accommodation in Mansarovar, Derapuk and Juthulpuk for 3 nights is in group sharing basic guest houses as there is no option to get deluxe accommodations.
Foods in this tour are from local hotels and restaurants. Every morning breakfast will get from same hotel and guest houses you stay. Lunch and Dinner is from local restaurants which are Chinese and Tibetan styles. Foods items are not fixed, it can be chosen from menu.
Drinking water in the trip is extra cost and you can buy bottled mineral water. It is suggested drinking at least 3 litters water every day to make your body balance in high altitude. During 3 days Kailash parikrama, you ca buy bottled mineral water from local tent shops.
Transporation in this tour is by Van or bus. it is depend on group size. we drive with car or bus till valley of the God, little further from Darchen and start walking for 3 days to complete Kailash Kora. Our private transporations are not allow during Kailash Kora.
Extra cost in the trip is drinking water, your personal expenses and shopping yourself. Accept that personal horse and helper if you need during Kailash Parikrama that is also extra from the tour cost. Personal helper during Kailash Kora may need to handover your hand bag if you are not able to carry it yourself. Personal horse and helper may need if you are not able to walking in Kailash Kora. Extra expenses may spend to tipping your staffs.
I had an absolute fabulous time with my friends with a very well organized trip by Hermanta his company Nepal Highland Treks. First we started of in Kathmandu to get our Tibet visa and view sights. Then we flew over to Lhasa , we got a guide and driver and they took us on the most amazing trip around Tibet and trekking around Mount Kailash. The trip could have not been better organized .
- Helena Maria, Norway
We had a wonderfully organised two weeks' trip - a few days in Kathmandu, a flight to Lhasa (re-routed due to bad weather to a night in Chengdu), time in Lhasa, a road trip across southern Tibet, staying at Gyantse, Shigatse and Saga, then the pilgrimage round the sacred Mount Kailash before returning to Kathmandu across the Himalayas by road - the most amazing road trip of my lifetime! Our esteemed travel guide, Hemanta, arranged sightseeing in Kathmandu, airport drop offs, visas and gave us much useful advice regarding the plgrimage and time in Tibet as well as Kathmandu. The various drivers were excellent - experienced and safe, despite difficult roads at times. Our guide in Tibet, Tenzin-la, was exceptionally supportive, kind and nformative and we felt we had made friends for life with both him and Hemanta by the end of our time together. This trip was an unforgettable experience. We felt in safe hands all along thanks to the know-how and the attentive care of our wonderful Nepalese and Tibetan guides.I can hghly recommend using this company and their associated company, in Tibet if you would like to experience a visit to this beautiful and spiritual part of the world.
- Susan Ann, United Kingdom
Ori & I would like to take this opportunity to thank you Dear Hemanta for all the extra organizations you did for me and allowed me to do other things while the rest of the group was Trekking... it was all done very professional with all your heart and with a big smile and the results were excellent - I also had a wonderful time and forever be grateful to you. Wish you all bridge future of you and your company.
- Billi and Ori, Israel
I am working with Hemanta and his company in Nepal. We are working together for any trips in Nepal, Tibet and Mt Kailash. He and his guides are friendly, Helpful. I get every mail reply on time. It is already been 5 years working together and I am happy with them.
- Nguyen Manh Duy, Viet Nam