Tibet: Lhasa - Kailash tour 12 days 11 nights

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Duration: 12 days/ 11 nights

Activities: Traditional Kailash tour with 3 days kora (trek) around Holy Mount Kailash. Cultural Sightseeing, Mountain View Tour, UNESCO Heritage Sites Tour. Short Lhasa Tour, Sightseeing in Lhasa, Monasteries visit, Explore the Potala Palace, Barghor Street, temples and more. Holy Lakes Yamdrok and Manasarovar on the way to Kailash. Shikadse and Gyantse sightseeing. Pilgrimage. The most famous and sacred holy places of Tibet.

Best Time: All around the year

Note:This program can be arranged from China (Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu or other cities) or from Nepal (Kathmandu).

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Day Program
1

Arrive in Lhasa. Airport or railway station pickup, transfer to the hotel.

Our Tibetan guide and driver will pick up you at airport or railway station and transfer to hotel, since you reach high altitude place, the atmosphere is totally change to you, so our first priority is your health that’s why at first night don’t take shower, (because easily getting cold, if getting cold rises altitude problem) don’t take exercise, don’t take heavy food, (cant digest and can not sleep). Just relax and rest at hotel. If get any problem call us or guide (mobile is 24 hours open)

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

2

Potala palace, Jokhang temple, Barghor street, and Tibetan handicraft.

In the morning we will begoing to visit the Potala palace, the Potala Palace is situated at red mountain (Potala is Sanskrit language which means palace of Aalokitesvarah in Indian ocean) in the seventh centuries the 33rd Turbo king Song Tsenganpo have been taking mediation in there and During the seventh centuries the Fifth Dalai lama has been extend.

After lunch go to visit the Jokhang Temple which is most holiest place in the Tibet. Its build in seventh centuries by the Nepal princess Birikuti, for her Image of Buddha Shakyamuni. you can take a kora to the Barghor Street and explore the Tibetan handicraft.

3

Visit Drepung and Drakyarpa

Morning visit the former biggest Gelugpa school monastery, It was founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choge Tashi Palden one of main disciple of master Tsongkapa, Drapung means "Rice Heap”. Its situated at west side of Lhasa and on the foot mountain called mount Gepel. In afternoon we will going to visit the Drakyarpa, drive near to one hour (40km) to eastern part of Lhasa, The Drakyarpa structure is looks like a green Tara and so many mediation cave is there. You can see very beautiful valley of Lhasa river from the mountain.

4

Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Gyantse – Shigatse(377km)

We begin our journey in the morning heading towards west, after 3 hours drive you will reach Kampala pass(4990M), Top of the Kampala pass you will see turquoise color of Yamdrok lake, Yamdrok Lake is one of four particularly holy lakes. The altitude of lake is 4441meters above sea level. Its shape is like a scorpion, you will see holy Mt. Nyenchen Kangsar. You can spend several minutes near the lake side and will continuously drive to Nagartse town along with lake side. Having lunch at Nagartse town.

Near to drive one hour in the beautiful valleys we will be stop at Karola glaciers(5150m) (Not included entry Tickets), then drive to Gyantse , In Gyantse we will see the Kumbum Stupa next to the Palkhor Choede monastery.( Not included entry Tickets) In there you will find magnificent murals called Kadam tradition painting. Kumbum Stupa is multi door structure with Buddha’s eyes, one of the largest stupa in Tibet. Looks like Mandala. After two hours will reach Shegatse ,night at Shegatse.

5

Shegatse- Saga(500km)

In the morning we will visit the Tashi Lhunpo monastery, one of the largest Gelupa sect monastery build by the first Dalai lama in 1447 and during the fifth Dalai Lama handed to fourth Penchen lama, from then becomes Penchen lamas residence. After visiting the Tashi lhunpo monastery. After that on the way you can explore many local villages and Yarlung tsangpo river.you can explore some of the local villages and nomads area and after several passes reach to Saga small town middle of the way to Mt Kailash.

6

Saga to Darchen (480km)

This drive is mostly with nomadic area, where we will passing sand dunes, mountains and sandstone valleys before we reach the holy Lake Manasarovar in the late afternoon. Lake is one of four particularly holy lakes. Received thousand of pilgrim from India, Russia and etc.

From there we will drive to Darchen, a small nomadic village and important launch point for pilgrimages around Mt. Kailash.

Mt Kailash is the central of the world and birthplace of the Ganges, the Indus and the Brahmaputra and other rivers and the most famous mountain in Tibet. Mt. Kailash is one of the famous Buddhist shrines and is also the pilgrimage center of Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and primitive Bon religion. You can explore the village for dinner options or ask our guide for recommendations.

Overnight at Darchen.

7

First day of kora (22km)

From Darchen, our kora is going to started with clock wise and side by side with Tibetan pilgrims. Also Bon pilgrims anti clock wise. Near two hour we will reach Dakpoche where you see the Mt Kailash, you can make a wishes in there. The average altitude of full Kora is 4700M, before the Tamdin tea house where we having simple lunch you will see west face of Mt. Kailash near to 4 hours from Dapoche. From there is left only 4km to reach Dirapk monastery.

Dirakpuk Monastery was rebuilt in 1985 and is located
on the north side of the Lha-chu River facing the north face of the Mt. Kailash. Dirakpuk name originally comes from a word Dira, meaning “female yak horn” and Puk, meaning, “cave.” Legend has it that a female yak used her horn to create the cave.

Overnight at the local guesthouse at Dirapuk, the rooms are very basic

8

Second day of Kora (20km)

This will be our most challenging day of Kora. The 6km to up and 3km to down . The first pass is Dikpalapass (5100m approx) then you can see the Ghost land at opposite side, secondly is sky funerals (5200approx)and Dormala (5600m) passes.

After a short rest at the top, we will climb down into the long valley and stop for lunch at the Shabjay Dakpo nomadic tent.

Then will continues the day to Zultul Puk for the night, Zultul Puk Monastery (4790m) was built by two important religious figures, Milarepa and Naro Bonchung. You can see the footprint and handprint of Milarepa inside the cave.

Overnight at the local family guesthouse at Zultul Puk, the rooms are very basic.

9

Third day of Kora (12km) and Manasaravor

Today is an easy day to complete the kora and your driver will pick you up from Tashi Do (which is also called as Dzongsar). Then will continues drive to Lake Manasarovar and overnight at guesthouses near the lake. You may have a short visit to the Chiu monastery by walking up on the small hill.

10

Manasaravore to Saga

Drive back with same route.

11

Saga to Shigatse

Drive back with same route


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Dates of group tours you can join in 2018:


Tour name Date Booking deadline Price (6 pax +)
TOUR 30: Lhasa-Kailash tour (12 Days 11 Nights) 30th of April - 11th of May 2018 30th of March 1320$
TOUR 31: Lhasa-Kailash tour (12 Days 11 Nights) 23rd of May - 3th of June 2018 20th of April 1532$
TOUR 32: Lhasa-Kailash tour (12 Days 11 Nights) 21st of June - 2th of July 2018 18thof May 1532$
TOUR 33: Lhasa-Kailash tour (12 Days 11 Nights) 21st of July - 1st of August 2018 22nd of June 1532$
TOUR 34: Lhasa-Kailash tour (12 Days 11 Nights) 19th of August - 30rd of August 2018 20th of July 1532$
TOUR 35: Lhasa-Kailash tour (12 Days 11 Nights) 18th of September - 29th of September 2018 17th of August 1532$
TOUR 36: Lhasa-Kailash tour (12 Days 11 Nights) 16th October - 29th of October 2018 7th of September 1320$
TOUR 37: Lhasa-Kailash tour (12 Days 11 Nights) 15th of November - 26th of November 2018 12th of October 1320$

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The price includes:

Accommodations: Lhasa and Shegatse is hanging three stars hotel or similar hotel. Saga, Darchen: hanging three stars hotel or hostels. (hostels the toilet is separate), During the Kora is only hostels and the toilet is separate.(in the hostels can not guarantee the double beds). From Shegatse then you will have breakfast at hotel (but during the off season the breakfast is not included)

Car: The number of seats is greater than or equal to the number of people*2 (except for 11 persons or more)

All the entry tickets

Professional guides

All the permit


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Price does not include:

Meals are not included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Transportation during the kora : emergency vehicle , yaks and yak man or potter(please you can ask to our guide for manage yaks and potter)

Guide and driver tips (As guest wish.)

Personal consumption

Accident Insurance (Recommended Guest in Your own Country)

Oxygen and oxygen equipment (can be leased in Tibet, additional fees)


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