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Tour code: RET-LT06

Mount Kailash & Manasarovar pilgrimage by Land

Mouth:

April--October

Destination

Mt.Kailash

Operates

Daily

type

Hiking & Treking

 Explore one of the most historic, holy city--Lhasa

 Find treasures at Barkhor Street.

  Feast your eyes with the breathtaking natural scenery of the Tibetan plateau, such as turquoise Yamdrok 

    Lake and the most mysterious Manasarovar Lake. 

● Admire the once in a lifetime view --the world's highest mountain - Mt. Everest

● Pilgrim Mt.Kailash with your most sincere heart, be blessed by the deity

 Gain insight about Tibetan culture and history from your friendly local Tibetan guide  

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Important Info


kailash pilgrim Tibet Nagri

Mt. Kailash is believed to be the center of the world from which originate four great Rivers (The Ganges, Bramhaputra, Sutlej and Indus) giving life to the areas they pass through. Mount Meru, described in Hindu epics as the center of the earth, is believed to be what we call Mount Kailash today has long been a sacred place to worship.


Mt.Kailash Kora: A pilgrimage to Mt.Kailash involves nothing more or less than making circuits around the sacred mountain. The Outer Pilgrimage Circuit is about 52 km, and Tibetans can complete a circuit in a day. The mojority of pilgrims try for 13 circuits. Some pilgrims do a circuit performing Prostration. While the average circuit takes about 14 hours to complet, those doing prostration can take a couple of weeks. Those seeking to secure their path to enlightenment try for 108 circuits. Buddhists and Hindus travel clockwise around the mountain while Bonpos travel counter-clockwise. Most travelers take three or four days to complete a circuit.


Lake Manasarovar : is a personification of purity, and one who drinks water from the lake will go to the abode of Shiva after death. He is believed to be cleansed of all his sins committed over even a hundred lifetimes.Bathing in Manasarovar and drinking its water is believed by Hindus to cleanse all sins


Climate:  

Like every highland the temperature difference between day and night is huge                                Manasarovar Lake, Tibet , Nagri

Summer (May to August) are very pleasant with moderate climate, with average around 15°C. Summers is ideal for all outdoor activities, temple visit, dip in holy waters and also for visiting nearby attractions. A grand religious festival Saga Dawa Festival is usually held at Mt. Kailash around May and June each year.

Monsoons (September to November) are accompanied with little rain falls and also temperature drops down to 10°C.

Winters (December to April) are chilly days with average minimum touching near 5°C. Minimum can touch sub zero levels to -15°C. Snow falls often during winters. The best season to visit Kailash Mansarovar is from May to November.

May to November offers cool and pleasant climate and the right period to spend meditation and also good for visiting temples in and around.December to April is snow bound and chilly. Tourists typically keep off chilly snow bound days in winters.


Satellite view of lakes Manasarovar (right) and Rakshastal with Mount Kailash in the background







Day 01  Arrival in Lhasa


Upon your arrival in Lhasa, Redearth tour staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel.  the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day’s well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Also a welcome dinner will be held tonight or tomorrow

Day 02   Lhasa Potala Palace, Jorkhang Temple , Barkhor Street


In the morning, visit the Tibet's colossal Potala Palace, a striking thousand-room monument that dominates the Lhasa skyline Potala Palace, Visit the sacred Jokhang, Tibet's holiest temple and join thousands of pilgrims from all over Tibet and rest of Himalayas on a stroll through Barkhor a pilgrimage circuit that encircles the Jokhang, Lined with shops, restaurants and many tucked away temples and monasteries


Day 03   Lhasa Norbulinka Summer Palace, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery


Visit the Norbulingka the official summer residence for the Dalai Lamas and their families from the mid-18th century. It is a park-like enclave surrounded by trees, ponds, and pavilions on the outskirts of Lhasa. Explore the grounds, which include gardens, fountains, and a small zoo. Afterwards, visit Sera monastery, where you can watch monks debate in the courtyard. And then Kora (pilgrim trail circling a sacred place) that offers a panoramic one-hour walk with views of the Lhasa Valley

Day 04   Lhasa--Yamdrok Lake--Gyantse


We will depart today from your hotel in Lhasa around 08:00 am. Morning drive up to Kampala pass(4794),you'll have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso and spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance,the turquoise coloured Lake Yamdrok Yutso is one of the there holy lake in Tiibet, the unforgettable vista of pincer-shaped turquoise water of the lake and amazing spectacle of Mt.Nyenchen Khangsar glacier from Karo La pass are the wonders of the day. Then along the friendship Hwy southward drive to Gyantse, visit thefamous stupa-Pelkor Chöde Monastery Gyantse Kumbum. one of the most stunning architectural wonders in Tibet. The mutli-storied Kumbum Stupa was crowned with a golden dome and umbrella, surrounded with more chapels filled with unique religious statues and murals. Later afternoon

Day 05  Gyantse--Shigatse Tashilunpo Monastery


After arrival in Shigatse, we'll visit Tashilunpo Monastery, which is one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa in Tibet. The monastery is located at the foot of Drolmari (Tara's Mountain), founded by the First Dalai Lama in 1447, the monastery's structure was expanded by the Fourth and successive Panhen Lama. It covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters. Tashilunpo is the seat of Panchen Lama since the Fourth Panchen Lama took charge in the monastery, and there are now nearly 800 lamas.

Day 06  Shigatse--New Tingri--Rombuk Monastery


Drive from Shigatse to Everest region is about 350km. there are many road checks dotted on the way, really slow us down.So be prepared to spend around 10hr on the road including meal time.The view along the way is superb. Get your camera ready. You will arrive at Rongbuk Monastery in the later afternoon. The monastery itself is quite tiny. from here you can see the Mt.Qomolangma appears like a lofty pyramid touch the sky
Day 07  Everest Base Camp -- Peikutso--Saga


Depart Rongbuk Monastery to the Everest Base Camp where we will spend time enjoying the view of Mt.Everest. We have the option of either walking(approximately two hours) or take a horse cart to the Everest Base Camp, as cars are not permitted in the valley for environmental reasons. Head off to Peikutso Lake: the beautiful turquoise Peiku-tso(Alt 4590m) is one of Tibet’s magical spots with stunning views of the snowcapped Shishapangma(8012m) and the Langtang range bordering Neppal to the south. Overnight in Saga

Day 08  Saga--Zhongba--Paryang


We continue across the vast arid plains to the small Tibetan town of Zhongba and drive further to Paryang.Overnight in Paryang

Day 09  Paryang-- Lake Manasarovar
Drive to Lake Manasarovara. Today we will get the first view Mt. Kailash from Horqu, a small town by the lake.Camp by the lakeside and spend another day here exploring the shores of the Lake. Pious Hindus or Buddhist take ritual bath in the holy waters of the lake.
Day 10   Lake Manasarovar
It’s a short drive of about 2 hours to Darchen. After lunch, prepare for the three days trekking. Crews will be organizing pack animals (yaks) gears and supplies for the trek.

Day 11--12--13  Circumambulation trek of Mount Kailash.


●  Darchen - Chogu (Chuku) Gompa (3-4 hrs), Chogu (Chuku) Gompa - Drirapuk Gompa (3-4 hrs)

 Drirapuk Gompa - Zutrulpuk Gompa (7-8 hrs)

 Zutrulpuk Gompa - Darchen (3 hrs)


Day 14--15--16   Darchen --Paryang -- Saga --Shigatse--Lhasa


All the way back to Lhasa


Day 17  Departure


After breakfasts, you will be free for the morning. Our staff will collect you at your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway.





































INCLUSIONS

  • ● Accomodation in twin room en suite in 3★/4★ hotel;  guest house or tents as listed

  • ● All Breakfast and 1 welcome dinner 

  • ● All transfers by private vehicle 

  • ● Airport/Train station pick up in Lhasa

  • ● Local English-speaking Tibetan guide

  • ● Entrance fees for sights, parks, restricted areas covered by the trip

  • ● Tibet Travel Permit

  • ● Travel accident insurance

  • ● Trekking crew depend on the group size

           

EXCLUSIONS


  • ● Chinese/Nepalese visa
  • ● Flight/Train into or out of Lhasa
  • ● Single Supplement
  • ● lunch and dinner  
  • ● Optional tips and gratuities
  •  Anything not in the INCLUSIONS


  •  ● Certain refund policy should be subject to current circumstance. 



 
  •  Confirmation will be received within 24 hours, subject to availability

  • ● An extensive amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended

  •  Due to the special political circumstance, any unforeseeable and unavoidable objective situation

       including  natural  disasters,  war,  riot, strikes,  public  health emergencies,  government  action 

       traffice jams, delay or cancellation of flight/train, attractions templorarily closed  etc.  resulting in 

       change of itinerary or cancel the whole tour, the cost will be paid by traveller.
  • ● Please check here to see how to apply your Tibet Travel Permit