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Lhasa & Mt Kailash Tour

LHASA and Mt. KAILASH TOUR:

Mount Kailash, located in far west corner of Tibet is the most sacred peak of Asia. The beauty of the 6700-meter high Mount Kailash, that looks like a symmetrical cone shaped rock capped by pure crystalline ice all the time, is echoed in various mythological and literary works. Dominating the north of the Himalayan Barrier with its spectacular view, the Mount Kailash (or Mt. Kailas) is equally venerated as the holiest pilgrimage site by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bön-Po. Tibetans regard this mountain as the manifestation of Mount Meru, “the navel of the earth” where founder of Bon religion, Tonpa Shenrab, is believed to have descended from heaven, Hindus as the abode of Lord Shiva, Buddhists as the abode of Samvara and Jains as a scared site where their prophet, Rishaba attained spiritual enlightenment. With its four sheer walls, distinctive snow-capped peak, and valleys interspersed with brightly-clad Tibetan pilgrims, Mount Kailash or Kang Rimpoche (‘precious snow-peak’, as known by the Tibetans) is an awe-inspiring sight.Four great rivers of Asia: the Karnali, the Indus, the Sutlej and the Brahmaputra (Tsangpo) originate from here. A three-day trek (Parikrama or Kora) around Mount Kailash over a 5630 meter Drolma La (pass), clockwise for Buddhists and Hindus, and anti-clockwise followers of the ancient Bon religion, is said to erase the sins of a lifetime.

To complete the Kailash pilgrimage one should bath in the sacred Lake Manasarovar, stunningly set on the Tibetan plateau bordered by the majestic Gurla Mandata. On the journey to Mt. Kailash across the windswept Tibetan plateau, you will see cliff-top monasteries, wild-looking but hardy and hospitable Tibetans, yak caravans journeying over snowy passes, and the great peaks of the Himalaya with a foreground of grazing herds, yak skin tents and a glittering turquoise lake. Journeying through Norbulingka, Sera and Drepung monasteries, Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and Barkhor markets, you gain in-depth understanding of Tibetan ancient cultures and civilizations. On this expertly guided overland tour on 4WD landcruiser, you get to explore colorful mosaic of Tibetan arts, crafts, history, culture, custom, tradition, lifestyle and cuisine and in the process attain profound spirituality. You become a witness to a host of indigenous cultures on your tour to Lhasa Gyantse, Shigatse and other significant en route cities. Further drive across the wide open spaces of the Tibetan Plateau brings you to Lake Manasarovar, before completing a kora around Mt Kailash. From there, you re-cross the vast arid plains before heading south to the Nepalese border and returning to Kathmandu.

TRIP FACTS
Trip length: 20 Days
Grade: Moderate to fairly challenging
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge and camping
Transportation: 4WD Land cruiser or Bus (Depend on group size)
Meals Plan: Only Breakfast.
Maximum altitude: 5630m

KATHMANDU - ARRIVAL
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02: China Visa and Full Day City Sightseeing - Pasupatinath, Boudhanath, Swyambhunath & Patan Durbar Square.

INCLUDES ABOVE:
Airport Arrival shuttle by private Vehicle / Hotel accommodation on Bed and Breakfast plan / City Sightseeing + Guide.

KATHMANDU - LHASA:
Day 03: Fly to Gonggor and Drive to Lhasa.
Day 04: Lhasa Sightseeing - Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery & Norbulinkha Monastery.
Day 05: Lhasa Sightseeing - Sera Monastery Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Street.
Day 06: Drive to Gyantse & Shitagese - Visit Kumbum Pelkar Chorten, Tashilampo Monastery.
Day 07: Drive to Xegar or Sansang - Sightseeing on the way.
Day 08: Drive to Saga.

INCLUDES ABOVE:
Flight Tickets for Kathmandu - Lhasa / Kailash Special Permit / Tibet Travel Permit / China Visa / / Breakfast / Accommodation on BB Plan/ Transportation / Sightseeing & Entrance Fee etc.

SAGA - MANSAROVAR - KAILASH
Day 09 - Drive to Manasarovar (4560m)
Day 10 - Drive to Tarboche (4750m)
Day 11 - Trek to Dira-puk (4900m)
Day 12 - Trek across Droma La (5630m) to Zutul-Puk (4790m)
Day 13 - Trek to Darchen (4560m) & drive to Manasarovar
Day 14 - Drive to Saga (4600m)
Day 15 - Drive to Kerung or Dhunche
Day 16 - Drive to Kathmandu (1400m)

NEPAL PART (Optional)
Day 17: Fly to Pokhara - Sightseeing
Day 18: Fly to Jomsom & Drive Muktinath. Puja & Darshan then drive to Jomsom
Day 19: Fly to Pokhara & Kathmandu.
Day 20: Final Departure. Service End.

PRICE INLUDES:
Standard hotel accommodation in Lhasa & best available en route hotels on twin sharing with breakfast.
Guided tour in Tibet as per the itinerary with all entry & Kailash travel permits.
Transportation by 4WD Land Cruiser or Bus Service (Toyota 4500, the best available in Tibet)
Bed and Brerkfast plan (BB Plan only) both Kathmandu & Tibet
Tibet Permit / Airport transfers. / Flight Tickets for Kathmandu Lhasa.

PRICE EXCLUDES:
your insurance. / Nepal visa. / China Visa
Any cost incurred in emergency evacuation due any reason.
Tips, any expenses of personal nature, meals during hotel stay.
border transfer from Nepal China (Kodari) to Kathmandu

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