The Lhasa to Kailash Tour brings you from the cultural, religious and spiritual heartland of Tibet – Lhasa to the very border of Tibet. While in Lhasa, visit the Dalai Lama’s Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and the legendary Drepung and Sera monastery. Take in the incredible architecture, atmosphere, and art at Gyantse, and visit Tashilhunpo monastery at Shigatse.
Unlike the journey you had up till now, your next stop will be filled with more natural wonders than cultural. Take on the physical and spiritual challenge of the Kora (circling) around Mt. Kailash and trek up to Drolma La pass at almost 19,000 feet. Stay the night at Lake Manasarovar, the holiest and crystal clear lake in Tibet. Savour the scenic beauty on the way back, on the road to Zhangmu at the border.
Although even trekkers with not a lot of trekking experience can do the tour, it is important to note that the Kailash and Manasarovar tour features rigorous overland driving, trekking and camping, all of which occurs in the remote and untamed western areas of Tibet, Therefore, visitors must have the altitude and the seriousness of the trip in mind before deciding to embark on a journey such as this one. For the ones with the appropriate physical capabilities that will accept the challenge, this journey will leave them with lifelong memories!
Day 1 :Arrive Lhasa Airport (3650m) and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel
Day 2 :Full day Sightseeing tour of Lhasa, Overnight at Hotel
Day 3 :Lhasa to Gyatse (3783m). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4 :Gyatse to Shigatse (3800 mts.). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5 :Shigatse to Saga (4500mts. – 375kms). Overnight at guesthouse or Camp.
Day 6 :Saga to Mansarovar (Horchu), Overnight at guesthouse or Camp
Day 7 :Acclimatization at Mansarovar (4510mts). Overnight at Guest House or camp
Day 8 :Mansarovar to Darchen (4600mts. – 110kms.) . Overnight at Guest House or camp
Day 9 :First day Kora: Darchen to Diraphuk (4890mts. – 12kms.), Overnight at Guest House or Camp
Day 10 :Second day Kora: Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk (4790mts. – 22kms.), Overnight at Guest House or Camp
Day 11 :Third day of Kora: Zhulthulphunk to Horquo. Overnight at Guest House or Camp
Day 12 :Drive back to Dongba/Saga. Overnight at Guest House or Camp
Day 13 :Dongba/Saga to Kerung. Overnight at hotel
Day 14 :Drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel
Day 15 :Depart from Kathmandu.