Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa (3650 m) 1 hr. 30
After breakfast, we will transfer the group
to Tribhuvan International Airport to board
Air China's Flight No. CA 408 to Lhasa at
10:25 am. Upon arrival at Gonggar Airport,
the group shall be met by our local
representative and transfer provided to your
hotel in Lhasa. The group will reach the
Hotel Lhasa at approx 5 pm. The first day
will be spent resting to acclamatize with
the altitude because Kathmandu is at 1200 m
above sea level and Lhasa is at 3650 m. So
it needs some time to acclimatize with the
altitude. Overnight at Hotel Lhasa. (Veg
lunch & Dinner)
Lhasa - Visit Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple
& Barkhor Street
Sera is the second biggest Gelupa Monastery
in the north suburb of Lhasa, which was
built in 1419 by Tsongapa's disciple
Sakya-yeshi. Situated at the heart of the
oldest section of the Lhasa city, Jokhang,
one of the oldest temples in Tibet, was
built in the 7th century by the 33rd king
Sontsanganbu. Barkor is the middle
pilgrimage circuit around Jokhang temple. (FB)
Lhasa - Visit Potala palace, Drepung
Monastery & Norbulingka
Potala was the winter palace of the
Dalailama, which was originally built in the
7th century by the king Sotsen Gampo and
rebuilt to the present size by the 5th Dalai
lama in the 17th century. Built in the
mid-18th century by the 7th Dalailama,
Norbulingka, the Jewel Park was the Dalai
lama's summer palace, it covers 100 acres
with palaces, pavilions and a zoo.
Drepung monastery; Built in1416 by
Tsongapa's disciple Jamyang-choje, Drepung
Monastery is the biggest Gelupa monastery in
the west suburb of Lhasa. (FB)
Drive Lhasa to & drive to Shigatse (3900 m)
- 350 km/ 7-8 hrs.
After breakfast, drive to Shigatse. Shigatse
is the second biggest city in Tibet, 90KMs
away from Gyangtse. The famous Tashillunpo
Monastery in Shigatse, seat of the Panchan
Lama, one of the six important Gelupa
Monasteries in China, was built in 1447 by
the first Dalailama. Overnight at Hotel
Drive from Shigatse to Lhatse (4350 m) 308
km. / 6 - 7 hrs.
After early breakfast, leave for Lhatse (308
km. / 6 - 7 hrs). Packed lunch will be
served en route. Arrive at Latse. Overnight
at Lhatse Hotel. (B)
Drive from Lhatse to Saga (4640 m) 300 km. /
8 - 9 hrs.
Overnight at Saga International Hotel. (we
arrange the hotel)
Drive from Saga to Prayang (4520 m) 200 km.
/ 6 -7 hrs.
After early breakfast, proceed for Prayang
(200 km. / 6 -7 hrs). Drive through the
windswept territory passing many villages
and camps of Yak herders. On this day the
road is quite flat, hence the drive will be
comfortable compared to other days.
Overnight at Hotel Prayang.
Drive from Prayang to Hor Quo, Mansarovar
(4560 m) 223 km/ 5 - 6 hrs.
After breakfast, drive to Mayum River for
112 km and have lunch. Thereafter drive to
Hor Quo (4560 m) 223 km/ 5 - 6 hrs. We
continue driving crossing Mayum La pass
(5200 m) and arrive at Hor Quo. Today is the
day of lifetime, as we will have the first
sight (darshan) of Holy Mt. Kailash and Holy
Lake Manasarovar. Camp on the bank of Holy
Mansarovar Parikarma (4520 m) 115 km/ 4 - 5
hrs. & drive to Darchen (4620 m)
After breakfast, it is a day for Puja & Holy
bath in the holy lake. We will be doing
Mansarover Parikarma by Jeep (4520 m) 115
km/ 4 - 5 hrs. On the way, we will stop near
Trugu Gompa for Holy Bath in Holy Lake
Mansarovar. We will be setting seperate
bathing tents for changing your clothes.
During this parikarma, we will have a picnic
lunch on the bank of Holy Lake Mansarovar.
Time Permitting visit Chui Gompa. Later,
drive to Darchen (4620 m). Darchen is
located beneath the majestic holy Mount
Kailash, a small village with couple of
guesthouses. During the auspicious
pilgrimage time, this place will be flooded
with Pilgrims with hundreds of tents all
around. Darchen, the beginning and end point
of the Kora. Overnight at Hotel Darchen (The
best available hotel).
Drive to Tarboche (13 km) and trek to
Dirapuk (4860 m) 7 km/ 5 - 6 hrs.
After breakfast, drive approx. 13 Kms. to
Tarboche, the trek starting point of Kailash
Parikrama. Tarboche is also known as the
outer "Asthapath". The first day of our Kora
is a gradual walk with multitudes of other
local pilgrims chanting and praying. The
trail leads us to few ups and downs till we
reach our camp/guest house at Dirapuk (4860
m) 7 km/ 5 - 6 hours trek. Camping on the
nice grassy meadows with a view of Kailash,
north west face. Those not feeling
themselves fit to continue parikarma will
drive back to Darchen and wait for the
Parikarma group to return. Camp.
Trek to Zuthulphuk (4760 m) 18 km/ 9 - 10
Today our circumbulation (Kora) leads to
much higher side of the holy path just
beneath the Holy Mount Kailash. The walk
will bring us to one of the highest poi5,200
Overnight in Camp.
Zuthulphuk to Darchen trek 10 km/ 4 - 5 hrs.
& drive to Hor Qu (Mansarovar)Overnight
Drive from Mansarovar to Prayang (4750 m)
After breakfast, our land cruisers will be
ready to take the group back to Prayang by
tracing our footsteps returning home leaving
the Holy place. Overnight at Hotel Prayang.
Drive Prayang to Saga (4600 m) 255 kms/ 6 -
7 hrs. drive
After breakfast, drive to Saga. Overnight at
Saga International Hotel (we arrange) .
Drive Saga to Zhangmu (3700 m) 240 Kms./ 6 -
7 hours drive After breakfast, drive to
Nyalam. Overnight at Hotel Zhangmu.
Drive to friendship-bridge.
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