Lhasa, the capital of China’s autonomous region of Tibet is an artistic city lying at an altitude of 3650 meters from the sea level. Lhasa consists of unique houses the ancient Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple and the Norbulunka. Some of its places have been designated as a world heritage site by UNESCO too. The fascinating culture and life style of the local people entice the travelers to explore it.
From Kathmandu, you will reach Lhasa on China Southwest Airlines after one hour flight across the snow capped Himalayas with mesmerizing views of the highest peak Mt. Everest and other summits. The immigrations and custom formalities at the Gonggar Airport will be handled by our experienced guide. After a two-hour drive to Lhasa crossing about 93 km you will be taken to a hotel for overnight stay.
It is preferred to spend our two following days in sightseeing of the beautiful city and Barkhor Bazaar as it will be easier to adapt with the temperature and altitudes of that place for us.
On the way, you'll get to view the beautiful settings of Tibetan Highlands and the Yarlung Tsangpo river valley travelling to Mount Kailash on the third day. On reaching the holy Kailash Parbat, you will be taken to visit the sacred Mansarovar Lake lying about 15 meters below the Kailash which is another important pilgrimage destination. The circumambulation of 53 km periphery of Kailash region is the ending of our pilgrimage. Then you will be driven back to Miteri Bridge (Friendship Bridge). From there you will be driven back to Kathmandu. This is how our tour will be over.
Kailash-The Mysterious Holy Peak; Mt. Kailash (6714m), which is considered to be the sacred abode of the gods and goddesses and the exact center of the entire universe by the people belonging to four different religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Bonpo. It is believed to be the Soul of Universe which is responsible to protect the entire Universe as per ancient mythology.
For Hindus to make the arduous pilgrimage to Kailash Parvat and circumambulate the 53 km periphery is to get rid of all known and unknown sins ever committed in life. Hindus believe Mount Kailash to be the holy abode of Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati. Buddhist worship Kailash Parvat as the meditating spot of Lord Buddha and Jains believe that their first Saint obtain Liberation meditating at this region, thus though different religion people have different understanding about Mount Kailash, their ultimate faith is the dwelling of the superior power here. The mountain is also famous for its unique four-sheer like appearance like that of a handle of a millstone. The Buddhist symbol “Swastika” in its southern side added up the holiness of this Mountain.
Lake Manasarovar; 15 meters below the holy Kailash Parbat there is another pilgrimage destination, Mansarovar Lake. It is the most sacred Lake of Hindus. Mansarovar literally means 'the consciousness of mind' as per Sanskrit language. It is situated at an elevation of 4580 meters from the sea level. Mansarovar Lake is so gigantic that it takes at least three days to just go round its peripheries even for locals. It also holds an important religious space among the followers of Buddhism and Hinduism. According to Hindu mythology it is the bathing pond of Lord Shiva. Buddhist worship this lake as the source of enlightenment as lord Buddha is believed to have obtained enlightenment meditating at the shore of this Lake. One dip into the cold water of this holy Lake is believed, by Hindus, to relinquish the soul of all its sins thus carving a straight path to heaven after death. Ancient Hindu scriptures indicate this Lake as a must-visit place for those who want to attain Salvation. Many others also come to take a bath in the Lake with a belief that it will keep them youthful and strong forever.
Meeting point: Arrival day pickup from Kathmandu airport scheduled to your arrival timetable
16 September 2018 Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
17 September 2018 Day 02: Rudra Abhisek, sightseeing, Brief Kailash
18 September 2018 Day 03: Fly to Gonggar airport and drive to Lhasa
19 September 2018 Day 04: Drive Lhasa to Shigatse 3782m. - Hotel
20 September 2018 Day 05: Drive Shigatse to Saga 4640meter-hotel
21 September 2018 Day 06: Drive to Manasarovar Lake and overnight
22 September 2018 Day 07: Morning Puja and lunch drive to Darchen
23 September 2018 Day 08: Drive to Yamdwar & start walk - Dirapuk
24 September 2018 Day 09: Trek to Dolmala 5636m.and ZuthulPuk
25 September 2018 Day 10: Trek to Chongdo & drive to Manasarovar
Full moon day / night in Manasarovar Lake
26 September 2018 Day 11: Drive to Saga and over stay in Saga-hotel
27 September 2018 Day 12: Drive to Shigatse and over night at hotel
28 September 2018 Day 13: Drive to Lhasa overnight Hotel Lhasa City
29 September 2018 Day 14: Sightseeing in Potala place and Bharkhor
30 September 2018 Day 15: Drive to airport & fly back to Kathmandu
01 October 2018 Day 16: Transfer to KTM airport for final departure
NRIs / tourist: 5 Star Deluxe room Radisson (International standard) hotel in Kathmandu
Package A: American citizen per person USD 3400 + Visa fee USD 175 - Total USD 3575
Package B: Canadian citizen per person USD 3400 + Visa fee USD 155 - Total USD 3555
Package C: Other citizen per person USD 3400 + Visa fee USD 85 - Total USD 3485
Single Supplementary USD 500 (If take single room) but not every place in Tibet.
NRIs / tourist: 5 Star Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu Nepali standard
Package A: American citizen per person USD 3100 + Visa fee USD 175 - Total USD 3275
Package B: Canadian citizen per person USD 3100 + Visa fee USD 155 - Total USD 3255
Package C: Other citizen per person USD 3100 + Visa fee USD 85 - Total USD 3185
Single Supplementary USD 400 (If take single room) but not every place in Tibet.
Hotel in Kathmandu
Package 1: Kathmandu: A, B, C 5 Star Deluxe hotel Radisson (Full meals)
Package 2: Kathmandu: A, B, C 5 Star Deluxe hotel Nepali standard (Full meals)
Hotel in Tibet Lhasa & in route
Lhasa Tibet: 4 Star Gyanggen hotel (Full Meals)
Shigatse: 4 star Gesar Hotel (Full Meals)
Saga: 4 star Bramaputra or Norling hotel or similar
Manasarovar Lake: Guest house or mud houses
Darchen: 4 star Himalayan Kailash Hotel – Wifi (Western style) room
Direpuk: Normal guesthouse: Shishapangma Guest house (Parikrama first day)
Zuthulpuk: Normal guesthouse (very basic) (Parikrama second day)
Oxygen is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness [malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some of symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best idea is deliberately slow down all the activities and follows the following rules: