13 Days Tibet Kailash Pilgrimage Tour from Kathmandu
This 13 days Tibet Kailash Tour -comprises with holy adventure journey in roof of the world- pilgrimage travelers will be encountering new cultural destinations day by day. Time to...
Code of Tour: YCT0000003540
Length of Travel: 13 Day
Destinations of Tour: Kathmandu- Nylam-Shigatse-Paryang-Lake Manasarover-Mt.Kailash-Darchen-Saga-Shigatse-Naylam-Kathmandu
Departure City: Kathmandu
Price of Tour: Request
Type of Tour:
Features of Tour: Hiking Culture Minority Landscape
This 13 days Tibet Kailash Tour -comprises with holy adventure journey in roof of the world- pilgrimage travelers will be encountering new cultural destinations day by day. Time to time views follow incredibly beautiful landscape with holy glimpse of Mt. Kailash and many other surrounding mountains. Mt Kailash Tour also takes exploration visit to Manasarovar Lake and Rakshas Tal and three days holy KORA. This overland journey firstly takes 3 days from Nepal to our destination Lake Monasarova and Mt.Kailash through the wide valley between Mt. Himalaya Range and Gandise Range in Tibet Plateau. Further holy journey we start hiking to complete the KORA of Mt Kailash which takes more three days. After the Kora trip we get back to Nepal follow the way we come.
- Enjoy the city highlights of Kathmandu and drive from Kathmandu to visit Mt. Kailash;
- Experience the Tibetan Buddhism in monasteries along your way;
- Meet snown mountains, tranquil lakes, shimmering rivers, Tibetan villages and rare animals on your way;
- Trekking the most sacred and mythical mountain in the world-Mt. Kailash.
- Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
- Day 2: Kathmandu
- Day 3: Kathmandu-Kerung or Nyalam
- Day 4: Kerung or Nyalam
- Day 5: Kerung or Nyalam-Dongba
- Day 6: Dongba-Lake Manasarover
- Day 7: Lake Manasarover-Darchen
- Day 8: Trek to Diraphuk
- Day 9: Pilgrimage Yatra
- Day 10: Zuthulphuk-Dongba
- Day 11: Dongba-Nyalam or Kerung
- Day 12: Nyalam or Kerung-Kathmandu
- Day 13: Kathmandu Departure
Day 1 Kathmandu (1300 m) Arrival
Sightseeing and Activities: None
Arrival at Kathmandu transfer to Hotel and have dinner. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2 Kathmandu
Sightseeing and Activities:Pashupatinath,Jal Narayan and Guheshwari Temple
Morning after breakfast sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath,Jal Narayan and Guheshwari Temple, after lunch preparing for Kailash Yatra. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3 Drive to Kerung (175 KM. 2,900 M) or Nyalam (153km, 3750m)
Sightseeing and Activities:sightseeing on the way
New Route Drive to Rasuwa Gadi(7hrs drive 170km)),After Immigration and customs formalities on both sides (Nepal & China). We drive to the small town – Kerung O/N Hotel (3700m).
Plan B: Drive Kathmandu -Kodari – Nyalam (137 Km ) At Kodari ( border) After immigration and customs formalities on both sides (Nepal & China). We drive to the small town – Nyalam O/N Hotel (3700m).
Day 4 Rest Day for Acclimatization
Sightseeing and Activities:None
Rest day for altitude acclimatization at Nyalam / Kerung. Stay overnight in local hotel or guesthouse.
Day 5 Drive to Dongba
Sightseeing and Activities: Mt.Shishapangma, Lalung –La Pass, Lake Pikusto
Accommodation:Dongba Guest House
After breakfast drive to Dongpa 250kms (4500m). Enjoy grand view of Mt.Shishapangma(8021mt High) Gauri Shankar and other high mountains from Lalung –La Pass(5050mt.high) another attraction will be a sacred Lake Pikusto. Stay overnight in New Dongpa.
Day 6 Lake Manasarover (4558m) 500 km
Sightseeing and Activities:Lake Manasarovar, Mt. Kailash
Accommodation:Chhu Gompa Lodge
Drive to – Lake Manasarovar 385km (4500m).Very auspicious day for all peopleWho will have first glimpse of Holy Manasarovar and view of Mt. Kailash from Horchu Pass. Overnight stay Lodge at Chhu Gompa at the shore of lake Manasarovar.
Day 7 Puja and drive to Tarchen (14975ft)
Sightseeing and Activities:Sightseeing on the way
Accommodation:Darchen New Hotel
The abode of god will be a lifetime – achievement. Puja, Havana worship,Meditation, Holy bath etc. Afternoon drive to Darchen (30km) 4560m. Stay overnight at New Hotel.
Day 8 Trek to Diraphuk /5000m
Sightseeing and Activities:Trek to Diraphuk
Accommodation:Diraphuk Guest House
Darchen to Diraphuk 18km.Kora (circuit) begins drive 10 km. cover Tarboche and trek up to walk approximately about 04 / 05 hour Diraphuk (4890m). Stay overnight at Guest House.
Day 9 Pilgrimage Yatra with Dolma-La (pass) of 18600ft between two valleys
Sightseeing and Activities:Zuthulphuk, Dolma La pass
Accommodation:Zuthulphuk Guest House
Trek to Zuthulphuk (4790m) 22km. walk approximately 08 / 10 hours – Parikarma Continues, this is the day every pilgrims talks about, the most difficult journey through out the trip, Trek up to Dolma La Pass(5600m). We will offer very short prayers at Dolmala and move towards Gaurikunda. They programmed in the same as usual. Stay overnight at Guest house.
Day 10 End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to Dongba
Sightseeing and Activities:Manasarovar Horchu
Accommodation:Dongba Guest House
Zuthulphuk to Dongba via Manasarovar Horchu. After breakfast,we will trek around 8 km. We will be reaching at the point, where our jeeps will be waiting to drive us to Darchen, parikarma (Circuit) ends. After Lunch we will drive to Dongba via Manasarovar Horchu. Stay overnight at guesthouse.
Day 11 Drive Donga / Saga to Nyalam or Kerung
Sightseeing and Activities:Drive Donga / Saga to Naylam or Kerung
Drive back to Nyalam / Zhangmu or Kerung. Stay overnight in local hotel or hostel.
Day 12 Drive back to Kathmandu (150 km)
Sightseeing and Activities: Drive back to Kathmandu (150 km)
Kerung/Nyalam to Katmandu transfer to Hotel. Stay overnight and rest at hotel
Day 13 Kathmandu Departure
Sightseeing and Activities:Kathmandu Departure
Departure transfer to Kathmandu airport and service ends.
|Destination||5 Star||4 Star||3 Star|
|Kerung||/||/||Port Business Hotel|
|Nyalam||Tashi Choe Ta Hotel||Songcheng Boutique Business Hotel||Mingzhu Hotel|
|Darchen||/||/||Darchen New Hotel|
- Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
- Meals as listed in the itinerary;
- Accommodation with breakfast as listed in the itinerary;
- Private English-speaking tour guide and vehicle for transfers & sightseeing;
- Service charge & government taxes;
- Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
- Two bottles of mineral water each day.
- Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
- Chinese visa fees;
- Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
- Single room supplement;
- Tips to guides and drivers;
- Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
- Personal travel insurance;
- All optional programs;
- Domestic air tickets fares with airport tax and fuel extra fee based on economy class mentioned in the program.
- Tibet Permits
There are several permits required to visit Tibet. Tibet Entry Permit, issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau, is the most important one which has to be obtained before your trip because you must have it to take your flight/train to Tibet. To get the permit, you have to book a Tibet tour with us, and send us your passport and Chinese visa about 20 days in advance, and then let us apply for the permit (all Tibet permits can only be applied by travel agency). If you travel to other prefectures like Shigatse, Nyingchi, Shannan, etc, you also have to obtain an Alien Travel Permit. If you travel to Mount Everest, you have to obtain a Border Permit. (Tibet Discovery, with office in Lhasa, has always kept up with the latest news on Tibet Permits. Traveling with us, all your permits are guaranteed as long as you are qualified to the requirements.)
- Available Months to Visit Tibet
Generally speaking, May to early October is the best time to for a Mount Kailash trip. July and August are the peak season and rainy season. It may be too cold to travel in Kailash area from November to March. There is usually heavy snow. The conditions in Namtso Lake and Mount Everest area are quite similar with Kailash. While other places like Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse are suitable for travel all year around.
- High Altitude Sickness
The average altitude of Tibet is about 4000 meters above the sea level (Lhasa: 3700m; EBC: 5200m; Namtso: 4718m). You may suffer a bit from High Altitude Sickness in the beginning days of your Tibet trip if you haven’t had rich high plateau travel experience. But don’t worry too much, the high altitude can be acclimatized usually in 2~3 days. Our suggestion is to take a physical examination and get suggestions from your doctor, and also bring some medicines to prevent from High Altitude Sickness before your trip. While in Tibet, you should keep warm all the time, avoid strenuous activities, drink more water and eat more vegetables and carbohydrates. You’d better not take showers during the first two days after your arrival at Tibet. If you don’t feel well, get help from your tour guide or go to the hospital without any delay.
- How to Go to Tibet
Basically you have two options – flight and train. Currently, you can take a flight to Lhasa from Beijing(4.5hrs), Xian(3.7hrs), Chengdu(2.5hrs), Chongqing(3hrs), Kuming(3hrs), etc. Among all these cities, Chengdu and Xian have more frequent flights to Lhasa. Kathmandu also has several flights to Lhasa each week.
If you a train travel, you can take a train to from Beijing(40.5hrs), Xian(32hrs), Chengdu(43hrs), Shanghai(47hrs), Chongqing(42hrs), Lanzhou(25hrs), Xining(22hrs), Guangzhou(54hrs).
- Packing and Wearing Ideas
Firstly you can’t forget your passport and Chinese Visa. A large backpack and a smaller one are recommended (the smaller one can be used for daily activities). Also bring the necessary medicine you need. Other stuffs like sunglasses, snow glasses, hats, lip balm, sun block are recommended. As for wearing, you are suggested to dress in layers (both thin and thick jackets). Down jacket is necessary in Spring and Autumn. A pair of durable and comfortable shoes is necessary.