18 Days Kathmandu-Mt. Kailash -Lake Manasarovar-Lhasa
This is long distance overland trip from KTM to Kailash and From Kailash to Lhasa. In Tibet, our agency is to provide Tibet native guide, driver, yak helpers and their yaks. If the full board meals are to be served, we will assign Nepal Sherpa Cooks accordingly.
This tour can further customized per your time frame.
What you can expect
Day01 Arrival in Kathmandu, we will pick you up at the airport with your name sign. transfer to Hotel
Day02 Kathmandu easy tour After Breakfast sightseeing Tour of Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square where you will visit Kumari -the Living Goddess of Nepal, Legendary Kasthamandap Temple, Hanuman Dhoka Palace and many other shrines. You will proceed to Tour of Patan City to have a look and study many beautiful and interesting arts and architecture and historic and cultural phenomena. In the evening, typical Nepali dinner with folk dance performances will be served. O/n at Hotel.
Day03 Kathmandu easy tour After Breakfast sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath temple the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of Bagmati River. Cremation services take place on the banks of Bagmati River. Then proceed to the tour of The biggest of the Buddhist Stupa architecture. Erected in the 7th century and is believed to be a "must visit" pilgrimage site for Buddhist in their lifetime. Boudhanath area is densely inhabited by Tibetan refugees and carries the name as Little Tibet. Then after Sightseeing Tour of Bhaktapur City is just a 14 km east of Kathmandu. Bhaktapur means the city of devotees and is a center of potter and intriguing masks. The major sight seeing places are, Durbar Square, of 55 windows, Nyatapola, Bhairavnath Temple, and Dattatreya Temple etc.
Day 04 Kathmandu - Nyalam [3,750m] Tour starts form early morning at 06:00. Drive to Dhulikhel, stop for breakfast and then again drive to Kodari which is 114 km from Kathmandu takes 05-06hrs. Upon arrival our tour escort will help you to go through immigration formalities in Nepali part and after immigration formalities 03-04 minute walks to other side of the border i.e. Tibetan part, there will be our Tibetan Guide with 4WD Jeeps and supporting trucks takes you to Zhangmu (Tibetan town 09 km uphill drive form border.). At Zhangmu you again have to go through Chinese immigration formalities and there you will have your lunch and further drive to Nyalam (30 km from Zhangmu takes 2 hrs uphill drive.) o/n in Guest house.
Day05 Nyalam Rest day for acclimatization
Day06 Nyalam -Saga [4280m] After breakfast our journey start to Saga which is 06-08 hrs drive, 4050 m in elevation and over night in camp.
Day07 Saga-Manasarovar [4,560m] Early morning drive to Manasarovar which takes 4-5 hours drive, 4550m in elevation and over night in camp.
Day08 Manasarovar- Darchen [4,560m] Explore Lake Manasarovar in the morning and drive to Darchen which is 1 hour drive and, 4,560 m in elevation and over night in camp/ guesthouse.
Day09 Darchen-Dira-Puk Monastery After early morning breakfast trek starts (The Kora begins) and after 5-6 hours trek to Dira-Puk, 4,890 m in elevation and overnight in camp.
Day10 Dira-Puk Monastery-Zutul-Puk Monastery Parikrama continues to Zutul-Puk which will takes approximately 08 hours, 4,790m in elevation and overnight in camp.
Day11: Zutul-Puk- Darchen- Hor-Qu [4,560m] End treks at Darchen and drive to Hor-Qu and over night in camp.
Day12 Hor-Qu-Saga [4,280m]Drive to Saga and over night in camp or in local hotel.
Day13 Saga - Shigatse (3,900m), Approx 10 hours slow and safe drive Scenic drive through the highest point, Gyatso La pass (5,220m) en route to Lhasa via Lhatse and Sakya Monastery. Overnight in hotel
Day14 Shigatse-Gyantse [3,950m], 90km, Approx 2 hrs drive Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama's Tashilunpo Monastery. Drive through the Tibet's biggest Agricultural field to Gyantse and visit to the Kumbum Stupa & Pelkor Choede Monastery. Overnight in Hotel
Day15 Gyantse-Lake Yamdrok-Lhasa [3,650m] 261 km, about 4 hrs drive Full day picturesque drive along the turquoise lake Yamdrok, crossing over Kampala Pass (4794M) and the Brahmaputra River (Yarlung Tsangpo). Overnight in hotel
Day16-17In Lhasa: Two full days sight seeing tour to Lhasa including Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Sera Monastery, Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery, etc. Overnight in Hotel
Day18 Lhasa final departure