18-Days Trekking in & around Mt. Kailash
We will meet you either at the airport, border between China and Nepal or at the Lhasa Train Station, have a good rest in the afternoon to get acclimatized.
Excorted tour in Lhasa including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market.
Still in Lhasa for the excorted tour including family visit, Tibet museum where you can get the whole idea of Tibet geography, and Sera Monastery.
Driving to Shigatse to visit Tashilunpo Monastery, afternoon drive to Sakya, visit Sakya Monastery(240kms, 5 hours).
Driving from Lhatse to Saga (300kms, 9 hours, 4450m high).
Driving from Saga to Paryang through the windswept territory passing many villages and camps of Yak herders with the distance view of snow capped mountains(250km, 7-8 hours, 4600m high).
Driving from Paryang to Lake Manasarovar through open territory with a view of distant mountains, Yak herders camp, if you are lucky enough you might come across a herd of Kang Wild Ass (294km, 8 hours, 4558m high), you will have the first sight of Holy Kailash and Manasarovara.
Resting and sightseeing at Lake Manasarivar. Overnight at the village Hore or Chiu Monastery.
Driving from Lake Manasarovar to Darchen (60km, 2 hours, 4560m high), prepare for trekking.
Trekking from Darchen to Dira-puk Monastery, 20km, takes about 5 - 6 hours.
The firstday parikarama is a gradual walk with multitudes of other local pilgrims chanting and praying. The trail leads to few ups and downs till we reach our camp at Dirapuk (4,750m). Camping on the nice grassy meadows with a view of Kailash, north west face at Dirapuk for overnight halt.
Trek back to Darchen,14km, 4- 5 hours; The winding gradual tracks finally ends our holy pilgrimage 5 hours, Overnight at Darchen
Driving from Darchen to Paryang (4550m, 340km, 9 hours).
Driving from Paryang to Saga (252km, 7-8 hours).
Driving from Saga to Lhatse (300Km, 9 hours ). Here is the alternative: go to Kathmandu of Nepal via the border of Zhangmu, overland
Driving from Lhatse to Lhasa (450km, 7 hours).
Transfer from your hotel to Gonggar airport or Railway Station of Lhasa in the morning, trip ends.