Mt. Kailash, the sacred mountain and the abode of the Hindu god Shiva is one of the world’s greatest pilgrimage destinations especially for Hindus, Buddhist, Jains and others. The breathtaking beauty of this sacred mountain and the holy lake of Mansarover along with ruins of 9th Century of Guge Kingdom in Far Western Tibet are a reward of a life time to experience.
Reconized By and Popular among People as The Roof of the World, TIBET has fascinated humanity for centuries. This land beyond the mighty Himalayas, on the highest plateau of the world, was inaccessible to the outside world and has always been a challenge to all mortal beings as a unique destination: Tibet is a land of spectacular skylines, majestic mountain peaks, breath taking canyons, serene high-land lakes, rolling pastures and farmlands & pristine Forests. It also is a land of ancient Buddhist culture, artistic monasteries and centuries-old caravan trails. Its snow-covered mountains and windswept plateau are the highest in the world. The world’s highest mountain – Mount Everest, rises in southern Tibet. Ka-erh in western Tibet, with an elevation of more than 15,000 feet (4,570 meters) above sea level, is believed to be the highest town in the world.
1Meet at Kathmandu Airport:
We will meet you in Kathmandu at tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. When you find yourself fresh, we will invite you to visit our office and provide you with brief information about your trek program. During this visit we will help you check your equipment and facilitate the processing of other necessary items.
2A full days sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley:
After breakfast our guide will accompany you on tour of sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. You will visit the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. You will also visit Swyambhunath, a 2000 year old temple which is popularly known as monkey temple. Moreover, you will enjoy Patan City which is famous for its fine arts and historical architecture. Back to hotel.
3Kathmandu(1320m) to Kyurung (1,895m) 165Km
Early in the Morning scenic drive to Kerung Border Nepal Tibet Border through the beautiful Nepalese countryside and after necessary border formalities at Nepali immigration and cross the bridge process for all necessary formalities in Chinese immigration continue drive to Kerung Town. Stay Overnight at Guest House.
4Kyurung(1,895) to Saga(4,600m)265km.
Morning time drive to Saga Scenic mostly group visit Kyidrong (Dzongka)5,170m, Shangyala, we will reach in Saga Overnight Hotel.
5Saga(4,600m.) to Mansoravar(4,505m) 420km.
Early breakfast and get ready for another exciting day. Late afternoon you can have the first view of Holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. Hore – a small village is situated near Holy Mansarovar Lake. Holy Mansarovar (14950 ft/4558m) – the highest lake of fresh water with turquoise complexion in the world is full of fishes and swans. Holy Mt. Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandala, Lake Rakshash are lying on its surroundings. The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living creatures. There are several ruined monasteries along the 145km including Dargyeling Monastery, passes Lhaksang, Zamlungla then we will reach Zhongna. Overnight at Guest House.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6Mansarovar – then drive to Darchen (4,660m) 53km.
Morning worship on the bank of Manasarover.Holy Mansarovar is the lake of compassion, tranquility, and bliss. After completing the memorable morning bath and puja we will be heading for Holy Mansarovar Parikrama by landcruiser with packed lunch and continue to drive towards Tarchen (Darchen). If time permits, we visit Chui Gompa. Tarchen is considered as a base camp for Holy Kailash Parikrama. During the auspicious pilgrimage time, this place will be flooded with pilgrims with hundreds of tents all around. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
7Darchen(4,460) – Dira Phuk (4,900m) 18km.
The kora path begins rather obviously on the western edge of Darchen.The east-west ridge blocks your view of Mt Kailash , but to the southeast are clear views of huge Gurla Mandata(7728m), Visit to Dira Phuk Monastery, Overnight at camp. It 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 every where with tons of blessing to you. Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will be kept on appearing. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
8Dira Phuk – Zutul Phuk (4,750m) 20km.
Today you will be climbing to Drolma-la (Dolma-La 18600 ft) and then descending gradually to Zuthulpuk (4760m). Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. Today is the most difficult day of the trek. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget in eternity. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By late afternoon you will arrive in Zuthulpuk (the cave of Miracles, the great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have preformed miracles here)
9Zutul Phuk - New Dongba (4,430m) 15km.
From the Zutul- Phuk Monastery, then climbs above the river and enters the lovely Golds and Red Cliffs a narrow canyon whose walls are stained purple, cobalt, and rust. You can see canyon narrows look for holes gouged into the cliff walls. These are not natural but made by pilgrims looking for holy stones. Also look for the far distance the blue waters of the lake Rakshas Tal. Drive to New Dongba Overnight Guest House.
10New Dong ba drive to Saga 435Km
Drive back to Tingri. From today you will be leaving this holy place. Overnight at Hotel.
11Saga to Kyurung (3,900m)420Km
After breakfast drive to Kerung.You will see the panoramic Himalayan range.
12Kerung Drive back to Kathmandu.165Km
After Breakfast scenic drive to Kathmandu border formalities at Chinese immigration and drive to Kathmandu. Stay Overnight at Hotel.
13Kathmandu free day
Today is a free day in Kathmandu, you can do shopping, look around Thamel Can visit Dreams of Gardens, In the evening we will have farewell dinner.
14Depart from Kathmandu to your home, Airport drop.
We will take you to the Kathmandu Airport to catch your flight to your home. Our staff will take care of your safe and timely arrival at the Tribhuvan International Terminal and help you arrange your last minute departure details.12