Lhasa Kailash Manasarovar Tour – 17 days
It is possible to make a tour to Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar combined with the major attractions of central Tibet (Tsedang, Samye, Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Yangpachen and Sakya). Generally, our tour covers Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and Sakya then eventually it merges with the main route from Kathmandu to Kailash in Saga (a small Tibetan town) then we continue with the set route for the remainder of the journey. Our tour to Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarovar from Lhasa requires at least 19 days. However, depending on your time frame and places you would like to cover in the tour, the tour can be adjusted. Lhasa to Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar tour commences from Kathmandu with an hour Trans-Himalayan flight to Gonggar Airport in Tibet. Our Tibetan guide meets you at the airport and escorts you to the main city (Lhasa), which is 98 km away from the airport. In Lhasa, we have a two-day sightseeing tour that covers almost all the main sites situated within Lhasa. After that we start our journey to Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar via Gynatse, Shigatse and Sakya Monastery. As usual, “Lhasa to Mt. Kailash Tour” consists of a 3-day circumambulation around the holy Mt. Kailash. The tour ends at Zhang-Mu.
Day 01: Upon arrival in Kathmandu. We meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel
Day 02: Free time in Kathmandu
Day 03: Flight to Lhasa – meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel
Day 04: Sightseeing tour of Lhasa: Potala Palace, Sera Monastery and Norbulinka
Day 05: Sightseeing tour of Lhasa: Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Square
Day 06: Jeep tour: Lhasa to Gynatse
Day 07: Jeep tour: Gynatse to Shigatse
Day 08: Jeep tour: Shigatse to Lhatse via Sakya Monastery
Day 09: Jeep tour: Lhatse to Saga; overnight camping
Day 10: Jeep tour: Saga to Paryang; overnight camping
Day 11: Jeep tour: Paryang to Lake Manasarovar (Chhurgu Gompa)
Day 12: Jeep tour: Lake Manasarovar to Darchen via Chiugompa; overnight in guest house
Day 13: Trekking around Kailash – early morning drive to Tarboche then start trekking to Deraphuk Gomba
Day 14: Trekking around Kailash – Cross Dolma-La pass then trek to Zutul Phuk Gomba
Day 15: Trekking around Kailash – finish trek and drive to Lake Manasarovar (Horaa Qui)
Day 16: Jeep tour: Lake Manasarovar to Paryang; overnight camping
Day 17: Jeep tour: Paryang to Saga; overnight camping
Day 18: Jeep tour: Saga to Nyalam; overnight in guest house
Day 19: Drive, Nyalam – Zhangmu then drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 20: Free time in Kathmandu
Day 21: Departure.