Kailash & Manasarovar Tour (19 Nights / 20 Days)

DAY 01 : ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU (1345M). Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu and will be displaying with DOLPA ADVENTURE TREKS AND TOURS signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel. O/N in Kathmandu.
DAY 02 : PRE-TRIP MEETING AND SIGHTSEEING AROUND KATHMANDU VALLEY : OPTIONAL In the morning of after breakfast at around 8 am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your tour in Nepal. After the meeting and a hearty breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at around 9:45am. Sightseeing places will be : Pashupatinath, Boudhnath, Swoyambhunath stupa and Kathmandu durbar square. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. The rest of your time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near by your hotel. O/N in Kathmandu.
DAY 03 : KATHMANDU – NYALAM (3,750 m): 6-7 hrs Morning scenic drive from KATHMANDU – KODARI (border point of Nepal side) through the lush green Nepalese countryside. At KODARI, undergo border formalities at the Nepalese immigration point. Walk across the Friendship Bridge. Again undergo immigration formalities at the Chinese immigration point. Then, meet the our Tibetan guide and drivers with vehicles and drive uphill (20 min) to ZHANGMU (Chinese border township commercially important for Nepal) and continue to NYALAM with a scenic uphill drive (2 hrs) with hundreds of beautiful waterfalls and cascades side by side of the road. O/N at Guest house.
Day 05 : NYALAM – SAGA (4,200 m): 240 KM (5-6 hrs) Scenic drive to SAGA over crossing the LALUNG LA (pass of 5,050 m) from where one can enjoy the majestic view of the MT CHO OYU (8,201 m) and MT XISHAPAGMA (8,012 m) being dwarfed by the height of the pass itself. We descend downhill from the pass and take a left turn by leaving the Friendship Highway to Lhasa and pass by a beautiful lake called PEIKU TSO (4,591 m) – O/N at Guest house.
Day 06 : SAGA – PARAYANG: (4,300 m)(5-6 hrs) Drive from SAGA to PARYANG through the picturesque Tibetan landscape side by side of the road. To your south, the frequent appearance of the beautiful Himalayan range is another attraction which keep on reminding you about how high you are traveling around - O/N at Guest house.
Day 07 : PARAYANG - LAKE MANASAROVAR: (4,590 m: 5-6 hrs) Drive from PARYANG by over crossing the high pass of MAYUM LA (5,225 m) from where the view around is really impressive – O/N in Guest house/camp.
Day 08 : MANASAROVAR – DARCHEN (4,500 m: 40 KM) AM: Exploration with puja and holy bath in MANASAROVAR. PM: Late after noon, scenic drive to DARCHEN (4,550 m)(1 hr) - Guest House. Evening, explore base camp area of Mt Kailash and prepare for the 3 day trek {kora (circumambulation) around MT KAILASH} starting next day – O/N at Guest House. (No camping here because of the space problem)
Day 09 : START TREK AROUND MT KAILASH - DHIRAPHUK Morning drive to TARBOCHE (4,600 m)(1 hr) where there is YAMA DWAR (door to heaven) and start kora around MT KAILASH going through the YAMA DWAR and overnight at DHIRA PHUK (4,900 m)(5-6 hrs) – Tented Guest House / Camp
Day 10 : CONTINUE TREK FROM DHIRAPHUK TO ZUTULPHUK Continue trek to ZUTULPHUK (4,800 m)(3-4 hrs) over crossing the high pass called DROLMA LA (5,600 m) and exploring GAURI KUNDA on the way – Overnight at tented guest house / Camp
Day 11 : END TREK – DRIVE TO TIRTHAPURI End trek at DARCHEN (2-3 hrs) and drive to TIRTHPURI (4,500 m)(2 hrs) where one can enjoy hot water bath in the natural geyser for the full relaxation – O/N at Guest house / Camp
Day 12 : TIRTHAPURI - SAGA Drive back from TIRTHAPURI to SAGA (5-6 hrs) by repeating the same way back – O/N at Guest house / Camp
Day 13 : SAGA to SHIGATSE (3,850 m: 5-6 hrs) Drive from SAGA to SHIGATSE via LHATSE where we join the NEPAL-CHINA FRIENDSHIP HIGHWY again and reach SHIGATSE and check into Hotel at SHIGATSE for overnight.
Day 14 : SHIGATSE – GYANTSE (3,900 m: 90 KM) Morning visit to TASHILUMPO MONASTERY (the most beautiful monastery in Tibet belonging the the PANCHEN LAMA, the 2nd man in Tibet after Dalai Lama) and afternoon scenic drive to GYANTSE (1½ hrs) through the green lush farmland and visit KUMBUM STUPA and PHALKHOR MONASTERY – O/N at guest house at Gyantse
Day 15 : GYANTSE – LHASA (3650 m: 261 KM) Drive from GYANTSE to LHASA via YAMADROK LAKE (holy turquoise lake) over crossing the high passes like KARO LA (5,010 m) and KHAMBA LA (4,890 m) and BRAHMAPUTRA RIVER (lifeline river of Tibet) – O/N Hotel in Lhasa.
Day 16 : IN LHASA AM: Visit POTALA PALACE (winter palace of Dalai Lama). PM: Visit JOKHANG TEMPLE (central Buddhist cathedral in Lhasa) & BARKHOR BAZAAR (old Tibetan bazaar) - O/N Hotel in Lhasa
Day 17 : IN LHASA Full day sightseeing tour to DREPUNG MONASTERY (the biggest monastery in Tibet) and SERA MONASTERY (the 2nd biggest monastery in Tibet where one can witness live debate going on among the monks competing from different monasteries of Tibet) - O/N Hotel in Lhasa
DAY 18 : LHASA - KATHMANDU Transfer to the airport and fly back to Kathmandu and we will transfer to Kathmandu. O/N in Kathmandu.
DAY 19 : FREEDAY IN KATHMANDU. Today, Pax have their own free time in Kathmandu for their final shopping and packing. O/N in Kathmandu
DAY 20 : Departure to final destination. Morning time is free in Kathmandu and afternoon will transfer to airport for the final destination.
Note: The above itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday at your request to accommodate of specific requirements.

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