Ngari Gunsa Airport (4274 m) is the fourth highest Airport in the world which provides dual services to military and general public. It formally began its operation from 2010. This Airport is situated in the town of Shiquanhe (Ali) in Ngari Prefecture situated in the southwest of China's autonomous region of Tibet hence it is also called Ali Airport.
2 hours of direct flight from Ali Airport takes us to Lasha from where we can drive 200 km to reach Lake Mansarovar. It is a gigantic Lake and it takes three full days just to go around its periphery. Another, Mount Kailash is also nearby mansarovar.
Mount Kailash Manasarovar: The reverential sanctum, Mount Kailash is situated at an altitude of 6714 m above sea level. It is worshipped as holy abode of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati by Hindu people. To perform Kailash Circumambulation called Kailash parikrama is a way to obtain Salvation: Mokshya as per myths and religious scriptures. Tibet has become a world famous pilgrimage destination for Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bonpos as it is home to Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake. They accept the arduous journey to this sacred site with a hope of getting blessings from gods and goddesses. Despite of the differences in beliefs about Mount Kailash, the ultimate faith of devotees is on the existence of superior power at Kailash region. Kailash Parvat is worshipped as savior of entire universe. The four great rivers of Asia namely, The Brahmaputra, The Ganges, The Indus and The Sutlej also have their origin at this snow covered peak mountain.
We can see crowd of devotees, saints and Lamas circumambulating around Mansarovar Lake. It is situated at an altitude of 4,850m above sea level. As Mount Kailash is believed to be the dwelling of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, Mansarovar Lake is said to be the bathing pond of these deities by Hindus. It is said that one can see god Shiva at this pond during some special full moon night time. Lord Shakyamuni is believed to have obtained Enlightenment meditating on the bank of this Lake. Hence, this Lake is often termed as Lake of Enlightenment. The name of this Lake also has same meaning in Sanskrit language as Lake of Consciousness.
The outer appearance of Kailash Parvat is also unique like that of a handle of a millstone. We can see Buddhist symbol ‘Swastika’ in the southern part of this rocky peak. A single glance upon this divine peak is believed to bring good fortune. Those who cannot circumambulate the Kailash Parvat can simply rotate the initial spot called Yamadwar and return back. Kailash Yatra via route of Nepal begins from Kathmandu. We take a flight to Lasha and after we reach Lasha we drive towards Kailash region. After completing Kailash Parikrama, we stay one night at Darchen and next day fly to Lasha. Staying one night at Lasha, we fly back to Kathmandu in the next morning
16 Sept. 2018 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
17 Sept. 2018 Day 02: Rudra Abhisek, sightseeing, Brief Kailash
18 Sept. 2018 Day 03: Fly to Gonggar airport and drive to Lhasa
19 Sept. 2018 Day 04: Drive Lhasa city to Shigatse 3782m.-Hotel
20 Sept. 2018 Day 05: Drive Shigatse to Saga 4640meter - hotel
21 Sept. 2018 Day 06: Drive to Manasarovar Lake and overnight
22 Sept. 2018 Day 07: Morning Pooja and lunch drive to Darchen
23 Sept. 2018 Day 08: Drive to Yamdwar & start walk – Dira Puk
24 Sept. 2018 Day 09: Trek to Dolma La 5636m.and Zuthul Puk
25 Sept. 2018 Day 10: Trek to Chongdo & drive to Manasarovar
Full moon day / night in Manasarovar Lake
26 Sept. 2018 Day 11: Drive to Ali airport-fly-Lhasa, transfer hotel
27 Sept. 2018 Day 12: Sightseeing in Potala place and Bharkhor
28 Sept. 2018 Day 13: Drive to airport and fly back to Kathmandu
29 Sept. 2018 Day 14: Transfer to KTM airport for final departure
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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:
1. Relax-do not exert, be excited, make rest
2. Reduce talking each other
3. Walk slowly – adopt one third of your speed and space.
4. Keep your load light.
5. Walk for 30 minutes and rest for 5 minutes
6. Whenever you feel uncomfortable, just stop; rest and relax.
7. Ignore the sudden outbursts of fellow pilgrims and avoid arguments.
8. Observe silence with smile.
9. Never go too high and too fast.
10. Consume plenty of liquids; never proceed with an empty stomach.
11. Chant a prayer or visualize everything around to suit your pleasant thoughts or put on the earphones and listen to your favorite music, Bhajans, chanting etc.
12. Be careful not to catch a cold. It is better to be over clothed than under protected. En-route avoids taking bath or drinking water from Lake Streams or rivers, as your system is not conditioned for this.
13. Protect yourself against dust and direct sunshine during the long stretches of driving. Face, feet and hands must be well protected.
14. The uneven ground, steep slope and slushy banks are full of potholes. Do not combine walking and sightseeing together.
15. Always listen to your guide or the one with experience. Never leave the group.
16. On this trip, over exertion is to be avoided and drinking plenty of fluids is recommendable. During winter