Lhasa with Kailash Manasarovar

Trip Overview

Mount Kailash (6714m) , Thefarmed holy peak in west of Tibet . Mt. Kailash has long been an object of worship for four Major religious, for Hindu, it is domain of Shiva, It is also the abode of samvara-a multiarmed, wrathful deity worshipped in the chakrasamvara Tantric cycle of Tibetrian Buddhism. The joins of India also reverse the mountain as the site at which the first of their saints emancipated. And in the ancient Bon religion of Tibet , Kailash was the secred nine storeys Swastika Mountain , upon which the Banpo founder Shenrab alighted from haven. The 53 Km. Kailash circuit is the holist of all-Hindu as well as Buddist pilgrimages and the beacon, which draws most traveller to western Tibet . It is said that a single Parikarma erases the accumulated sins of a lifetime, while 108 cicurmbulation will achieve Salvation

Lake Mansarovar – Sprawling below Mount Kailash is the sacred lake Manasarovar (4580m), where ritual bath will deliver a pilgrim to brahm’s paradise and drink of its water relinquishes the sins of a hundred lifetimes.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu (1300 mts.) Arrival, Our reprehensive will meet at the airport and escort to the Hotel, Free at own and Evening dinner, overnight stay at Katmandu .

Day 02: Kathmandu – After breakfast start to Katmandu sightseeing including Pashupatinath and Budha Nikanth Darshan, back to hotel and rest of the day is free for packing and program briefing.

Day 03: Fly to Lhasa (3650 mts.), Meet the group at the airport by the guide and transfer to Hotel.

Day 04: Sightseeing tour of the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar, Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 05: Lhasa to Shigatse (3800 mts.),Visit the Tashilunpo Monastery and the free market. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 06: Shigatse to Saga / Dongba (4500mts. – 375kms) – After breakfast drive from Nylam to Dongba for about 08:00 hours. Overnight stay at Dongba at guesthouse.

Day 07: Saga / Dongba (4500mts. – 335kms) to Mansarovar – After breakfast drive from to Mansarovar about 07:00 hours. Overnight stay at  guest house.

Day 08: Mansarovar to Darchen (4600mts. – 110kms.) – We will choose the special point to take dip in Manasarovar Lake and do Pooja of Lord Shiva. Full day free for spiritual activities. Drive around 2.30 hrs to Darchen and overnight stay there.

Day 09: Darchen to Diraphuk (4890mts. – 12kms.) – This is the first day of Kailash Parikrama. We should start our journey after breakfast as early as possible. This day we have to walk continuously for about 6 to 7 hours. Yak will carry all our goods and equipment. Overnight stay at mud House.

Day 10: Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk (4790mts. – 22kms.) – This day is very sensitive and we have to pass Dolma-La Pass, which is 5400 mt. above sea level. The weather in unpredictable in Doma-la Pass and at any time snowstorm can fall. So we try to start our journey as early as possible. In route we can have Darshan of Gaurikund but it is very difficult to go and touch. Overnight stay in route to Zhulthulphuk at mud House.

Day 11: Zhulthulphuk to Saga– We will Trek down to Darchen later our tour starts back for Kathmandu following the same route and same system applies for all subjects of our accommodation and meal.

Day 12: Saga to Xigatse – Drive back to Xigatse, O/N stay at the hotel.

Day 13: Xigatse to Lhasa – Drive back to Lhasa, O/N stay at the hotel.

Day 14: Kathmandu – Fly from Lhasa to Kathandu, O/N stay at the hotel.

Day 15: Morning check out hotel, transfer to airport, catch flight for next Destination. Option for early departure or you uses your extra day for Himalayan mountain flight, Manakamana road trip, or Muktinath tour (Contact Samrat Tours & Travels for more information about option day trip at additional cost).

Equipment List

  • Sleeping Bag down with inside extra cove
  • Down Jacket, Polar fleece, Light quilted.
  • Pure wool and thick cotton socks
  • Thermal underwear (Inner-full fitting) wool or mixed combination.
  • Wool pullovers-polo neck, Flannel shirts.
  • Warm light gloves, Snowcap(with ear covering)
  • Wool monkey cap, Sun hats & scarves.
  • Comfortable Trekking boots and Sandals
  • Sun / Snow glasses
  • Towels-including small hand towel.
  • Hot water bottle.
  • Light Trek bag (for camera, and very essential things.) and duffel bag to keep your personal belongings.
  • Rain coat with hood.
  • Ladies can select other clothing materials as per her interest.
  • Torch with spare cells & bulbs
  • Video camera: – as per the interest.
  • Binoculars.
  • Plastic mug/whistle.
  • Swiss knife ( multi purpose)
  • First aid box / personal medicine
  • Walking stick

Cost Included

  • Hotel in Kathmandu as above the Itinerary.
  • Twin Sharing accommodation in tented camps and guest houses as per itinerary on full board basis during camping & on bed and breakfast from Lhasa to Dongba.
  • Kathmandu-Lhasa-flight cost.
  • Tibet China Visa fees.
  • Transportation by Coach/4WD Land Cruisers (FOUR CLIENTS PER LAND CURISER), supporting truck.
  • All trekking equipment such as two men tent, dinning tent, kitchen utensils, toilet tents, sleeping mattresses, camp chairs tables, all food stuff.
  • Gamow bags (life saving device in case of altitude sickness).
  • All sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking guide.
  • Monastery entrance fees, portable oxygen cylinders in case of emergency.
  • Yak and Yak man for porter age of luggage and equipment.
  • Travel permit to Kailash.

Cost not Include

  • Airfares from Home – Kathmandu – Home.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Lhasa and up to Dongba.
  • All beverages, Photography charges and Telephone calls.
  • Travel Insurance of clients.
  • Emergency evacuation expenses.
  • Riding Yak/Horse for Kailash Parikrama (direct payable to Yak/horse herder).
  • Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation.
  • Expenses of personal urgent visa fee etc & Services other than specified.

Before You Go

Fitness & Health : 

Those in good health should have no difficulty traveling to this region. Due to the high altitude of this area, travelers may experience the effect of altitude sickness, which is characterized by mild headaches, nausea and loss of appetite. Altitude sickness can be reduced by frequently drinking non-alcoholic liquids such as water and juice, 3 to 4 litres a day. Travelers are reminded to protect themselves from the strong sun light which can cause sun burn. Those with health conditions including asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, epilepsy and cardiac problems should seek doctor’s approval before embarking on this journey.

Mobile or Phone at Tibet 

We understand the importance of being in touch with your dear and near ones.You could leave behind our office contact details with your family back home incase of any urgency. Our office will ensure that your messages are conveyed.PCO are available at all our halt destinations except at Mansarovar and Dirapuk and Zuthulpuk. Your cellphone too will be accessible except for the 3 places mentoned. Kindly check the international roaming charges applicable on your network. The daily movement of the touring group will be updated on our website, and a notification will be sent on the email address provided by you.

 

Money & Other Thing to Carry : 

  1. Indian Rupees are not accepted in Tibet. We will assist to exchange the amount to Yuan (Chinese Currency) for you upon your arrival in Kathmandu.
  2. The official Chinese currency used by the Tibetans is circulated in denominations (notes) of 1,2,5,10,100 Yuan. 1 Yuan is equivalent to approximately INR 11. It is advisable to carry Chinese Yuan to avoid unhealthy rates and futile bargaining at the Kodari Border or at Zhangmu.
  3. The unit of Chinese currency is Yuan. USD 1 = 6.00 Yuan. Exchange all your remaining Yuan at the end of the trip at Zhangmu itself before re-entering Nepal.
  4. Important Note: Carring INR 1000 & INR 500 denomanation are limited up to INR 25,000 in Nepal according to the rule of NRB.Indian Passport & Election (Voter) ID card are only the valid Identification proof to entry Nepal by air. other valid ID proof are also accepted to entry Nepal by overland.

FAQ

Accomodation   : While in Nepal clients will stay in twin sharing rooms (single rooms available for in additional cost) in a high quality hotel in the heart of Kathmandu. . In Tibet the accommodation will be tents with a bathing tent or very simple guest houses (when available) with shared rooms and basic toilet facilities. Our staff will attend to all the camping responsibilities.

Tibet Permit & Visa  : 

  1. Tibet is Autonomous region of China. So you will not get the special permit and Visa for Tibet directly In your country. You have to proceed for permit and Visa for Tibet through our Agency.
  2. We must receive scan copy of your passport at least 35 days prior to arrival in gateway cities (Kathmandu or Lhasa). Passport must be same as scan copy and valid for more than 6 months.
  3. We request to dispatch the original passport at our delhi office for indian passport holders 15 days prior to arrive in Kathmandu and other than indian passport holders must spend at least 2 nights in Kathmandu to issue Tibet visa. They will also require to bring 2 passport size photos. We shall send client “Chinese embassy visa form” well in advance to be fill up by each client which can either sent to us by email or can be collected upon arrival.
  4. Those who entry Lhasa from mainland China are requested to obtain Chinese visa in their home country and we will organize Tibet permit and handover it through our agent in Lhasa.
  5. Chinese visa will be valid for China mainland only, do not bring Chinese visa if you are entering Tibet from Kathmandu.If you obtained Chinese visa the chinese ambassy will cancel mainland visa during your journey to Tibet.
  6. We supply detail information and briefing upon arrival.

Outer & Inner Kora  : Outer kora means parikrama of Kailash Parvat in 3 days. The regular Overland and Helicopter trips are actually only outer kora which is easy to complete. Inner kora means  parikrama of Nandi Parvat and visit tirtha puri, saptarishi cave including kailash parbat. However it is more challenging and adventures than outer kora.

Group Size :  Our group size is minimum 25 pax in group joining basis and minimum 5 pax in pravet tour basis. No limitation for maximum group size.

Risks & Liability  : 

  • Creative Adventure Nepal Pvt. Ltd and its associates will put every effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant. However, all the tours in Tibet are conduct strictly under the rules & regulation of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB). Therefore, Its counterpart shall not be responsible for any change and alteration in the program due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow fall, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, delay issue of permit and visa, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurred thereof shall be borne by the clients on the spot.
  • CIPSC (China Indian Pilgrims’ Service Center)  has an athority to handle travel arrangements & fix rates for the Indian pilgrims in Tibet side.

Briefing & Orientation Our team would be more than willing to provide all the information about the pilgrimage whenever required by you. We have a well-trained and hospitable team to accompany you in Tibet. Our friendly and courteous staff will always serve you with a smiling face. Our staff and guides are all experienced having scaled peaks over 8000 mts. Our official manager will provide the group briffing in Kathmandu before comencing the trip. The team leader accompanying you on your trip to Tibet will conduct a complete briefing and re-examination of your accessories on your arrival in Kathmandu. Any last minute alterations or additions can be taken care of in Kathmandu

Transportation and Air Service : 

Nepal Side:

  1. We provide AC Deluxe Coach for Airport pickup drop and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  2. We could provide standard non AC Tourist Coach for Kathmandu to Kodari Boarder and VV due to road condtion..
  3. We provide Kathmandu – Nepalganj – Simikot and return by fixed wing and Simikot – Hillsa and return by charter helicopter for heli kailash yatra.

Tibet Side:

  1. We provide AC Deluxe Coach for the entire journey of Tibet.
  2. We also provide supporting Truck to carry luggage and equipments.
  3. We provide one escorting Jeep during entire journey of Tibet.
  4. Jeep or Van can be provided at extra cost

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration:15
  • Trip Grading: Easy
  • Max Altitude: 4570 m
  • Group Size: 2-10pax

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