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This trip of lifetime provides pilgrims opportunity to discover the nomad cities, villages of Tibet and a visit to Everest Base Camp. You will be able to explore many of the oldest and distinguished monasteries, enjoy landscaping, Golden shortens, saptarishi cave.
Day 01: Kathmandu arrival
Day 02: Kathmandu/apply for group Chinese visa
Day 03: Kathmandu/Lhasa by flight
Day 04: Lhasa
Day 05: Lhasa
Day 06: Lhasa Lake Yamdrok-Gyantse (240km, 3900 m)
Day 07: Gyantse – Shegar (4390 M, 6-7 hours)
Day 08: Shegar – Rongbuk – Everest Base Camp (4980 M, 80 kms, 3 hours)
Day 09: Drive to Dongba (4500 M, 375 kms, 7-8 hours)
Day 10: Dongba to Manasarover (4558m) 335 km
Day 11: Mansarovar to Darchen (4600 M – 110 kms)
Day 12: Darchen to Diraphuk (4890 M – 12 kms)
Day 13: Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk (4790 M – 22 kms)
Day 14: Zhulthulphuk to Darchen and then to Saga
Day 15: Saga to Nyalam
Day 16: Nyalam to Kathmandu
Day 17: Kathmandu
Day 18: Departure
Arrival at Kathmandu airport. Our airport representative will meet and greet you and transfer to Hotel.
Briefing and presentation on tour at 7 pm along with interaction between team members and guests. We will hand over duffel bag, Cap, jacket this evening.
Welcome Dinner at 8 pm. We will collect client passport at dinner time. Overnight at hotel. Meal plan (D).
Optional tour (Mt. Flight aerial sight-seeing for Mt.Everest) in the early morning around 6: am client will transfer to airport whose who are preferring Mt.Flight.This is 1 hour flight. After breakfast at 7 to 8 client will leave for sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swyambhunath & Katmandu Durbar Square lunch at 2 to 3 pm at hotel .our executive/sherpa will assist you to collect important items. This evening will be free for packing in Duffel bags (your suitcases will be left in Kathmandu hotel)
Dinner at 8 in hotel. We apply and collect china visa this day. Overnight at hotel. Meal plan (B/L/D).
Upon arrival at Ghongkhar Airport, your driver and guide will pick you up (with your name sign), then we drive to the downtown ancient Lhasa city. Stay at the hotel for adapting to the high attitude. It is helpful to take things easy for the first few days. You’d better drink little bit more water than usual and walk light. Overnight at hotel. Meal plan (B)
Lhasa Sightseeing: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Sera Monastery.
Accommodation: Any nice 3 star hotel in Ancient Downtown Barkhor area or similar due to late booking. In the morning visit Jokhang Monastery, then walk on the Barkhor street surrounding Jokhang, a big free market with its prolific stalls for selling local specialties. And in the afternoon go to visiting Sera Monastery. Jokhang Monastery, the center of the Tibetan Buddhism and the sacred land of Buddhist followers where thousands of pilgrims come for worship every day. The temple, built in 647, is the earliest wood-and-masonry structure still existing in Tibet. Sera Monastery was created in 1419 and has always been an important Buddhist seminary. As rose are planted everywhere in the monastery, it is also called the court of wild rose Today still 200 lamas live in there. Luckily you could see the line-up for visit the god as long as you could imagine, also the exciting debating situation of monks there every afternoon. Overnight at hotel. Meal plan (B)
Lhasa Sightseeing: Potala, Drepung Monastery.
Accommodation: Any nice 3 star hotel in ancient downtown Barkhor or similar due to late booking. Visit Potala Palace, have a view of the Drepung monastery and Norbulinka. Potala Palace was originally constructed in 637 by Songtsen Gampo, the first king of the united Tibet, and later expanded and served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas as well as the religious-political nexus of traditional Tibet. The crowds of pilgrims, innumerable magnificent murals, Buddhist statues, scriptures and rare treasures altogether create a dense religious and art atmosphere that impresses every visitor. Drepung Monastery, the sacred land of Gelug Sect, which was established in 1416 and the second, third and fourth Dalai Lama once resided in. Norbulinka: Dalai Lamas’ summer place and also the place in holidays for local people to put up tents for the enjoyment. Overnight at hotel. Meal plan (B)
Around 8:30 am, we will leave Lhasa for the historic town of Gyantse via Yamdrok Lake, according to local mythology, Yamdrok Lake is the transformation of a goddess, on the Gangbala Pass, you will have a clear picture of this Tibetan holy lake in turquoise, in distance you can also see the snowcapped Summit of Ninjingkangsang. In Gyantse, you will find the largest stupa in Tibet—Kumpa Stupa (Ten-thousand stupa, the 8-storey Stupa is 42m high and 62m in diameters contains a total of 76 chapels with wonderful murals revered by art scholars around the world.), just next to the Stupa is the Pelchor Monastery, This typical Tibetan Buddhist monastery is the only one large building complex in Tibet that old monastery and Stupa are completely preserved and characterized as a monument. It is recorded 14,000 kilograms of copper was used to make the 8-meter-high sitting statue of Sakyamuni Buddha housed in the grand hall of the temple. Another important site on the way to Gyantse is the Karola Glacier, if weather permitting, we have opportunity to take high quality photos of the glaciers. Overnight at hotel. Meal plan (B)
After breakfast, we will drive to Shegar (New Tingri). Shegar is a panoramic city, offering a wide range of picturesque views. Evening at your leisure. Overnight at hotel/lodge. Meal plan (B)
After breakfast, we drive to Rongbuk (5000 M) for Everest Base Camp. The panoramas of Everest peak available from the Everest base camp are stunning. Overnight at hotel/lodge. Meal plan (B)
After breakfast, we drive to Dongba, a preternatural layover of the tour wherein fun and frolic commence. This day guest will meet Nepali Sherpa staff who accompany guest throughout Kailash trip. Overnight at hotel. Meal plan (B/L/D)
After early breakfast, we will initiate our journey to Mansarovar. Infact, everyone seems to be so excited as Kailash pilgrims are waiting to see Mansarovar lake and Mount Kailash for the very first time from Horchu Pass. The exciting journey from Donbga to Mansarovar takes around 7 hours. Upon arrival at Horchue Pass, we will change our bus here. We will have to board to another bus provided by the authority in which we will continue Mansarovar lake parikrma. En route, we will stop for taking bath at holy Mansarovar lake. After taking bath in Mansarovar Lake, we will continue our parikrama journey before we arrive at guest house. Upon arrival at the guest house, we do group check in as usual. Meal plan (B/L/D)
Today, early morning, we will wake up, take bath at the bank of Mansarovar lake before we proceed for pooja and havans organised by some of the enthusiastic team members. After pooja back to the guest house; breakfast served and we will continue our parikrama before we reach Darchen. Darchen is also known as base camp for Mount Kailash The journey from Mansarovar to Darchen takes around 2.30 hours to Darchen. Rest of the time is for lesire and walking around city. Overnight at guesthouse. Meal plan (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we will make our way to Tarbouche. So, today is another exiciting day as it is the first day of Mount Kailash Parikrama. Our bus will drop us at Tarbouche where we will take our horse if we have booked one; otherwise, we will continue walking towards Diraphuk. The journey from Tarbouche to Diraphuk takes around 6 to 7 hours by walk. Whilst we walk or ride on the horse, Yak will carry our all goods and equipments. Overnight at guest house. Meal plan (B/L/D)
Today is very sensitive and challenging day as we will be passing through one of the highest pass Dolma La. It is observed that, the weather is always unpredictable in Doma-la Pass. It is believed that, weather can change at any time in Dolma La Pass what that means is pilgrims may witness snowstorm. To avoid this, we start our journey as early as possible. During the course of descending through Dolma La Pass, we can have Darshan of Gaurikund (it is decided at the discretion of tour leader as our standard yatra does not include Gauri Kinda darshan). Overnight at guesthouse. Meal plan (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we will start our journey to Darchen. Upon arrival at Darchen, we than have lunch; collect our belongings and continue journey to Saga. So, our yatra starts back to Kathmandu following the same route and same system applies for all subjects of our accommodation, meal and transportation. Overnight in guesthouse. Meal plan (B/L/D)
After early breakfast, we drive back to Nyalam, which is the last night stay in Tibet part. Overnight in Chiu Gompa guesthouse. Meal plan (B/L/D)
After early breakfast, we will start our journey back to border. At 0900am when border opens, we cross the border and say good bye to Tibetan team. After crossing the border, we will have our Nepal team waiting to receive us. We will have our lunch at Miteri restaurant before we continue our journey back to Kathmandu. We arrive Kathmandu at around 1700h. Upon arrival in Kathmandu; check into the hotel. Buffet dinner will be served at 2000h. Overnight at Saga hotel. Meal plan (B/L/D)
Today, an entire left is kept free for you to rest and do last minute shopping. Meal plan (B/L/D)
After breakfast, you will be dropped to the Tribhuwan International airport for your journey back home. Overnight at Zhangmu hotel. Meal plan (B/L/D)
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