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Mt. Kailash Trekking Tour

Duration: 17

Destination: Lhasa, Shigatse, Lhatse, Paryang, Lake Manasarovar, Darchen, Zanda, Saga

Highlights: Mt. Kailash, Guge Kingdom Runis, Rongbuk Monastery, Lake Manasarovar, Potala Palace

Tour Code: TT-10

Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa 

Arrive in the holy city Lhasa, capital of the mystical Buddhist Kingdom of Tibet. You are greeted by tour guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day will be at leisure for you to relax and adjust to the high altitude.

 

Day 2 Lhasa one day tour

Tour starts from the religious Potala Palace (3700 m )built in the 7th century by the famous Tibetan king-Songtzen Gampo. The present one was built by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. It became known as the "Winter Palace" by the 1750, when the 7th Dalai Lama built the Norbulingka Park as his summer residence. After lunch, you will visit Jokhang Temple, situated in the old section of Lhasa. King Songtzen Gampo built this temple in the mid-7th century A.D. Now it is the most sacred place in Tibet. Pilgrims come here to pay homage from all over Tibet. After that we will wander in Barkhore Street.

 

Day 3 Lhasa - Namtso Lake - Lhasa

In the morning we will drive to Namtso Lake (4718m) via Yangpachen hot-spring. You will have a chance to see Nyenchen Thanglha snow mountain ranges, and pass the Nagela(5190m). Namtso Lake is the sky lake which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet; also the highest salt lake. Drive back to Lhasa in the afternoon.

 

Day 4 Lhasa ?Gyantse - Shigatse  

Drive to Gyantse after breakfast. On the way, dazzling Yamdrok-tso Lake (4441m) can be seen from the summit of the Kamba-la pass (4794m). Yamdrok is one of Three Holy Lake in Tibet. When you arrive at Gyantse, visit Pelkor Chode Monastery (4040m). The Monastery is founded in 1418, notable for its superb Kumbum Chode (10,000 Images Stupa). Later drive ahead to Shigatse. 

 

Day 5 Shigatse - Sakya - Lhatse 

Morning visit the Bachen Lama Set - Tashilunpo Monastery, which was built in1447 by the first Dalai Lama. And then we will visit Sakya Monastery which is the main monastery at Sakyapa. Overnight at Lhatse.

 

Day 6 Lhatse - Saga - Paryang

Today we will have a long day drive, pass several high plateau lakes, towns, herders?tents and along the route with Plateau Mountain ranges. Lunch will be served at Saga.  Overnight at Paryang.

 

Day 7 Paryang - Lake Manasarovar

Drive from Paryang to Lake Manasarovar through open territory with a view of distant mountains, Yak herders?camp, if lucky might come across a herd of Kang (Wild Ass), you will have the first sight of Holy Kailash and Manasarovara. Overnight at the village of Chiu Monastery

 

Day 8 - Darchen

Manasarovara is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning Bath and Puja we will be heading towards Darchen, prepare for trekking. Overnight at Darchen

 

Day 9 Trek from Darchen to Dira-puk Monastery

The first day's 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 (4,750 m.). Camping with a view of Kailash.

 

Day 10 Trek from Dira-puk Monastery to Zutul-puk Monastery 

Today our parikarama leads to much higher side of the holy path just beneath the Mount Kailash. The walk will bring us to one of the highest point at Drolma La, 5,200 m. before descending to the gradual field towards Zuthulphuk for the overnight camp. Zuthulphuk has a small monastery.

 

Day 11 Trek back to Darchen 

The winding gradual tracks finally ends our holy pilgrimage 5 hours, today we will go back from this unique place. Overnight at Darchen

 

Day 12 Darchen - Zanda 

Todady we will drive from Darchen to Zanda along the Xinjing-Tibet Hwy, and drive off the main highway after 150Km, go across a few mountain passes, you will see the magnificent Tholing Forest. In the afternoon we will visit Tholing Monastery. Overnight at Zanda.

 

Day 13 Zanda - Darchen 

Morning drive to Tsaparang Guge Kingdom (23km), you will have half day to explore the Guge Ruins & you will deeply impressed by Tibetan mysterious history and culture. Afternoon drive back Darchen. Overnight at Darchen

 

Day 14 Darchen ?Paryang - Saga  

Today start drive back to Saga, you will have a last view of the Mt.Kailash on the way. Overnight at Saga.

 

Day 15 Saga - Lhatse 

Today start drive back to Lhatse. After such a long time drive, you will have a good rest at Lhatse. Overnight at Lhatse .

 

Day 16 Lhatse - Lhasa

After breakfast, we will drive back to Lhasa. After check in, the time is free at your own leisure.

 

Day 17 Departure

Transfer to airport for your next stop.