This exclusive journey travels the vastness of the Tibetan plateau of the cultural highlights of the Lhasa to Mount Kailash, a pilgrimage where 3 religions Hinduism Bönpo and Buddhism commune and at its extreme west the desert steppes of the old Kingdom of Guge, from which emerged Tibetan Buddhism after its first.

This great discovery, which is best done from May to September, is aimed at lovers of Tibetan culture, the wilderness of the roof of the world and the Kora of Mount Kailash is achievable by all in good shape on foot or on horseback. yak...

Itinerary

  • Level of Trek: Difficult
  • Best Period: June - September
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Highest Altitude: 5636 Meters
  • Accomodation: Hotel & Guest House

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Day
Arrival at Lhasa. Transfer to Lhasa (3650 m). Check-in and acclimatization walk in the old town.
- Accommodation : Hotel
Visit to the most famous and exclusive cultural highlights of the ancient Tibetan capital: The Potala Palace, the Jokhang Shrine, the most sacred temple and pilgrimage site in central Tibet, and the market of Barkhor, the monastic complex of Drepung, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama: Norbulinka, etc., ...
- Accommodation : Hotel
Morning climb to the great monastic university of Drepung which sheltered more than 7000 monks in a maze of chapels, temples and oratories. In the afternoon, visit to the Monastic University of Sera where rhetorical contests and philosophical debates always take place.
- Accommodation : Hotel
Drive to Gyantse town. We will take the mountain road crossing the Kampala Pass and the Karo La pass at more than 5000 m. We will pass at the foot of the glaciers. You can admire the sacred Yamdrok Lake. We will have lunch in Nakartse between the sacred Yamdrok and the Karola Glacier. In the afternoon, visit to Gyantse.
- Duration: 6 h
- Distance: 350 km
- Accommodation : Hotel
In the morning, visit to a Tibetan carpet factory in Gyantse. Then, drive to Shigatse to visit Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. After visiting the monastery, we you will have a walk around and finish your Kora at the foot of the Shigatse Dzong where there is a beautiful local market.
- Duration: 1 h
- Distance: 90 km
- Accommodation : Hotel
After breakfast, continue your Kailash pilgrimage crossing several passes including Ngamring (4650 m.) and some beautiful villages on the way.
- Duration: 7-8 h.
- Distance: 440 km
- Accommodation : Hotel
We follow the route to Mount Kailash through breathtaking scenery with some beautiful Tibetan nomadic camps and many animals on the grassy lands. We will reach Manasarovar Lake and Mount Kailash. You will see them from Chaktsal Kang, where you will have a breathtaking view on the mountain.
- Duration: 6-7 h.
- Distance: 435 km
- Accommodation : Hotel
The Saga Dawa festival commemorates the birth, death and enlightenment of Shakyamuni Buddha. Thousands of Tibetan pilgrims gather in Lhasa, circumnavigate the Lingkhor (outer circumambulation, that is, the path of external devotion), then Bharkhor (middle circumambulation) and Nangkhor (inner circumambulation) including the Potala Palace. They also go up to Bumpari and Gephel Utse to make offerings of incense and prayers. At the same time, during the Saga Dawa festival, thousands of pilgrims and tourists gather at Mount Kailash and raise a large prayer flag at Tarpoche to pay tribute to the great deeds of Buddha.
- Duration: 1-2 h
- Accommodation : Hotel
First day of your Kailash kora. You start your Kora from Tarpoche. You will see the Trulku Monastery on your left at the top of a hill. You will also see ibex and blue bharals running along the rocky shores as you walk to Dhira Phuk, which is a former monastery. Unfortunately, it was destroyed during the Cultural Revolution leaving only ruins.
- Duration: 6-7 h.
- Distance: 18 km
- Accommodation : Hotel
Today is the second day of your Kora of Mount Kailash which is the hardest of these three days of trekking. You will have to climb to the top of Drolma La Pass which rises to 5636M. You will take steep paths to reach the top of the Drolma Pass from Dhira Phuk. Then a steep rocky trail down to the Zutrul Phuk valley. On the right side of the Drolma trail, there is a small lake called Lake Thukje, which means Compassionate Lake. Zutrul Phuk was the cave where Mila Repa and Nagro Bonchung discussed their religions. Nowadays, we can see a small monastery there.
- Duration: 7-8 h
- Distance: 15 km
- Accommodation : Hotel
Today is the easiest and last day of your Kailash trek. You descend in the valley to Dharchen with beautiful distant landscapes of Lake Rakshas Tal. From there, you will leave the yaks and your guides to return to Lhasa with our Tibetan drivers.
- Duration: 7-8 h
- Distance: 435 km
- Accommodation : Hotel
It is in the plateau of Changtang that we can realize the immensity of Tibet. You will be able to see flocks of gazelles, kiangs or wild donkeys.
- Duration: 7-8 h
- Distance: 405 km
- Accommodation : Hotel
We continue our Tibet tour early in the morning, along the Brahmaputra River with a landscape of dunes and Tibetan villages. You can admire the Rulak Yungdrung on the other side of the river which is a good monastery in the Tsang area. You will have lunch in a small town called Nyenmo which is the border point between Shigatse and Lhasa. Free afternoon.
- Duration: 4-5 h
- Distance: 430 km
- Accommodation : Hotel
Transfer from Lhasa to Gonggar Airport.
End of our services
- Duration : 1H30, 60KM

NOTES

Festival date from 10 to 23 June
02 to 15 August (Same itinerary but without festival)




What's included

- The accommodations mentioned in the program
- All necessary entry and circulation permits in Tibet
- Special permits for Mount Kailash
- 1 English-speaking Tibetan guide
- Private vehicle transport
- All entrance fees to sites and monasteries
- Conservation costs of Kailash and Manasarovar
- Conservation costs of Yamdrok Lake
- Conservation costs of Karola glaciers
- Conservation tax of the Kingdom of Tholing and Guge
- Breakfasts throughout the stay
- Carriers around Mount Kailash
- Oxygen if necessary
- Transfer from the border to Kathmandu

What's not included

- Air ticket and air tax
- Visa for China or Nepal and service outside Tibet
- Flights, train & international shipping to and from Lhasa
- Lunch and dinner throughout the stay
- Sleeping bags
- Compulsory repatriation insurance
- Any additional costs for landslides and personal expenses.

Suppliments

Single room supplement and individual transfer (private vehicle and local guide): $.620 (variation possible)

Option only for departures from Katmandu:

Flight option Kathmandu - Lhasa - Kathmandu: from $.650 / person

Tibet Visa from Nepal: $.100 / person


Individual transfer supplement to Lhasa airport: $.80 / transfer

Individual transfer supplement at Lhasa station: $.55
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