17 days Kathmandu to Kailash & Manasarovar Lhasa tour
This is long distance overland trip from KTM to Kailash and From Kailash to Lhasa. In Tibet, our agency is to provide Tibet native guide, driver, yak helpers and their yaks. If the full board meals are to be served, we will assign Nepal Sherpa Cooks accordingly.
This tour can further customized per your time frame.
Nepal Kailash Lhasa tour outline
Day01 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day02 Kathmandu easy tour by yourself- get the Tibet Group visa from our agency in Nepal
Day03 Kathmandu easy tour
Day04 Kathmandu - Gyirong [3,750m]
Day05 Gyirong -Saga [4280m]
Day06 Saga-Manasarovar [4,560m]
Day07 Manasarovar- Darchen [4,560m]
Day08 Trek Darchen- Dira-Puk Monastery
Day09 Trek Dira-Puk Monastery- Zutul-Puk Monastery
Day10 Trek Zutul-Puk- Darchen- Hor-Qu [4,560m]
Day11 Hor-Qu-Saga [4,280m]
Day12 Saga-Shigatse (3,900m), 244km, Approx 6-8 hrs drive
Day13 Shigatse-Gyantse [3,950m], 90km, Approx 2 hrs drive
Day14 Gyantse-Lake Yamdrok-Lhasa [3,650m] 261 km, about 4 hrs drive
Day15-16 In Lhasa
Day17 Leave Lhasa for Nepal or China
Kathmandu Kailash Lhasa pilgrimage tour details
Day01 Arrival in Kathmandu, we will pick you up at the airport with your name sign. transfer to Hotel
Day02 Kathmandu easy tour
After Breakfast sightseeing Tour of Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square where you will visit Kumari -the Living Goddess of Nepal, Legendary Kasthamandap Temple, Hanuman Dhoka Palace and many other shrines. You will proceed to Tour of Patan City to have a look and study many beautiful and interesting arts and architecture and historic and cultural phenomena. In the evening, typical Nepali dinner with folk dance performances will be served. O/n at Hotel.
Day03 Kathmandu easy tour
After Breakfast sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath temple the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of Bagmati River. Cremation services take place on the banks of Bagmati River. Then proceed to the tour of The biggest of the Buddhist Stupa architecture. Erected in the 7th century and is believed to be a "must visit" pilgrimage site for Buddhist in their lifetime. Boudhanath area is densely inhabited by Tibetan refugees and carries the name as Little Tibet. Then after Sightseeing Tour of Bhaktapur City is just a 14 km east of Kathmandu. Bhaktapur means the city of devotees and is a center of potter and intriguing masks. The major sight seeing places are, Durbar Square, of 55 windows, Nyatapola, Bhairavnath Temple, and Dattatreya Temple etc.
Day 04 Kathmandu - Gyirong [3,750m]
Tour starts form early morning at 06:00. Drive to Dhulikhel, stop for breakfast and then again drive to Gyirong border which is 160 km from Kathmandu takes 05-06hrs. Upon arrival our tour escort will help you to go through immigration formalities in Nepali part and after immigration formalities 03-04 minute walks to other side of the border i.e. Tibetan part, there will be our Tibetan Guide with 4WD Jeeps and supporting trucks takes you to Gyirong border. At Gyirong border you again have to go through Chinese immigration formalities and there you will have your lunch and further drive to Gyirong town (70 km from border.) o/n in Gyirong Hotel.
Day 05 Gyirong -Saga [4280m]
After breakfast our journey start to Saga which is 4-5 hrs drive, 4050 m in elevation and over night in camp.
Day 06 Saga-Manasarovar [4,560m]
Early morning drive to Manasarovar which takes 4-5 hours drive, 4550m in elevation and over night in camp.
Day 07 Manasarovar- Darchen [4,560m]
Explore Lake Manasarovar in the morning and drive to Darchen which is 1 hour drive and, 4,560 m in elevation and over night in camp/ guesthouse.
Day 08 Darchen-Dira-Puk Monastery
After early morning breakfast trek starts (The Kora begins) and after 5-6 hours trek to Dira-Puk, 4,890 m in elevation and overnight in camp.
Day 09 Dira-Puk Monastery-Zutul-Puk Monastery
Parikrama continues to Zutul-Puk which will takes approximately 08 hours, 4,790m in elevation and overnight in camp.
Day 10: Zutul-Puk- Darchen- Hor-Qu [4,560m]
End treks at Darchen and drive to Hor-Qu and over night in camp.
Day 11 Hor-Qu-Saga [4,280m]Drive to Saga and over night in camp or in local hotel.
Day 12 Saga - Shigatse (3,900m), Approx 10 hours slow and safe drive
Scenic drive through the highest point, Gyatso La pass (5,220m) en route to Lhasa via Lhatse and Sakya Monastery. Overnight in hotel
Day 13 Shigatse-Gyantse [3,950m], 90km, Approx 2 hrs drive
Morning sightseeing to the Panchen Lama's Tashilunpo Monastery. Drive through the Tibet's biggest Agricultural field to Gyantse and visit to the Kumbum Stupa & Pelkor Choede Monastery. Overnight in Hotel
Day 14 Gyantse-Lake Yamdrok-Lhasa [3,650m] 261 km, about 4 hrs drive
Full day picturesque drive along the turquoise lake Yamdrok, crossing over Kampala Pass (4794M) and the Brahmaputra River (Yarlung Tsangpo). Overnight in hotel
Day 15-16 In Lhasa:
Two full days sight seeing tour to Lhasa including Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar, Sera Monastery, Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery, etc. Overnight in Hotel
Day 17 Lhasa final departure