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Private Lhasa Kailash Tour

Tibet Lhasa Kailash tour is designed for those who wish to travel to Kailash via Lhasa. This tour is highly recommended for the group with elderly since tour itself is designed with gradual acclimatization. Altitude increase with increasing no of days in Tibet. This is probably the best way for acclimatization for the safe journey towards Kailash and Manasarovar.
During your stay in Lhasa, you will be visiting the historical and religious place in Lhasa including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, and traditional Bakor street. On you way to Kailash, you will be visiting the town of Gyantse and Shigatse, which also an extra bonus for those how are interest in exploring the culture and spiritual of the region.
After eight days of proper acclimatization in the relatively low land, on a ninth day, you will start initiating the journey to Kailash. You will be visiting manasarovor, Dolmala, Parikarma and Dehara puk surrounding Kailash. You will have to trek for three days in high altitude above 4500 meters above sea level. It is requested to all the group member to be mentally and physically ready from three month prior to the journey. It would be wise to consult your physician and discuss with him about the tour you are going to make.
This is the most popular tour itinerary for Kailash Yatra or tour from Lhasa and mostly preferred by a group with children and elderly member. If there is a changes you would like to have, we can always make a custom-made tour to suit your need.

  • Days Activities
    day1 Kathmandu (1300 m.) arrival:
    day2 Kathmandu:
    day3 Flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3650m)
    day4/05 Lhasa sightseeing visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka, Bharkor street
    day6 Lhasa-Gyangtse (3900m)
    day7 Gyangtse-Shigatse (3800m)
    day8 Shigatse-Lhatse (4350m/ 4000m)
    day9 Lhatse-Saga (4450m)
    day10 Paryang (4600m) 185 km 7-8 hrs:
    day11 Drive Paryang to Manasarover (4558m) 277km 8 hours:
    day12 Holy-Manasarovara (14950-ft/ 4558m)
    day13 Trek to Dehara Puk/5000m:
    day14 Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage Yatra with Dolma-La (pass) of 18600f
    day15 End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to Manasarovara:
    day16 Drive to Paryang (277km) 7-8 hr.
    day17 Drive Pary to Saga (185km) 7-8 hrs.
    day18 Drive to Nylam or Zhangmu (296km) 6-7 hr.
    day19 Drive back to Dhulikhel or Kathmandu (163 km) 9-10 hr.
    day20 Transfer to airport for your onward flight.

  • Day 01
    Kathmandu (1300 m.) arrival:
    Our team in Nepal will receive you from airport and will escort you to the hotel. If there is enough time  our guide will take to the Pashupatinath for audience during the Arati time.
    Day 02
    Kathmandu: Preparation and sightseeing 
    Today you are free to explore Kathmandu but first of all we will make final preparation for the tour after breakfast ie: we will check if we have all the necessary equipment and we will if it working properly. If any one has to acquire any equipments our staff will help you.
    Day 03
    Flight to Lhasa (3650m)
    Our team in Kathmandu will escort Transfer to the airport for the flight to Lhasa on Air China. This one hour trans Himalayan Flight will give you an opportunity to have an aerial view of the Mt. Everest and other Himalayan Peaks (if weather permit). On arrival at Gongkar airport our guide will receive you and escort you to the hotel.
    Day 04/05
    Lhasa sightseeing visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka, Bharkor street
    In this two days you will be visiting all the cultural site and major monasteries in Lhasa. With you acclimatization in the mind you have plan your first day little light with visit to only two place. In the second day we will visit three places, two monasteries and Norbulingkha.
    Potala palace was built by Tibetan king Songtsan Gampo and later rebuilt by fifth Dalai Lama. It was the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas until peaceful libiration in year 1959. Its builted on a rocky hill overlooking the city of Lhasa, the Potala Palace has a sturdy fortress-like appearance. It contains more than a thousand rooms spreading over an area of 1,300 feet by 1,000 feet. The stone walls are 16 feet thick at the base, but more finely constructed (without the use of nails) in the upper stories. The Potala Palace is made of two main parts, easily distinguished by their color: the Red Palace and White Palace. The two are joined by a smaller, yellow-painted structure that houses the sacred banners hung on the exterior for the New Year festivals. The rooms inside the palace are identified by numbers as well as names.
    Jokhang Temple was builted in 647 by King Songtsen Gampo (r.617-49),  and his two foreign wives who are credited with bringing Buddhism to Tibet. The king’s first wife, Princess Bhrikuti (married in the 630s), was the sister of the Nepalese king, while his second wife, Princess Wencheng (married 641), was the niece or daughter of the Chinese emperor. The temple house a sacred image of the Buddha, the Jowo Rinpoche, which Queen Wencheng brought with her from China as a dowry. This statue is still enshrined within the temple and is the holiest object in Tibet.
    Norbu Lingka (means “The Jeweled Park”) is a palace and surrounding park in Lhasa, built from 1755. It served as the traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai lamas, Norbulingka is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a unique representation of Tibetan architecture. Norbulingka Palace is situated in the west side of Lhasa, a short distance to the southwest of Potala Palace. Norbulingka covers an area of around 36 hectares (89 acres) and considered to be the largest man made garden in Tibet. Norbulingka Park is considered the premier park of all such horticultural parks in similar ethnic settings in Tibet. During the summer and autumn months, the parks in Tibet, including the Norbulingka, become hubs of entertainment with dancing, singing, music and festivities. The park is where the annual Shun ton or ‘Yoghurt Festival’ is held. Norbulingka consists of several palace complexes, such as the Kelsang Potrang, Tsokyil Potrang, Golden Linka and Takten Migyur Potrang built for different Dalai lamas. Each palace complex is divided into three sections – the palace section, the section in front of the palaces and the woods. Norbulingka both reflects the ethnical, religious features of the Tibetan people and embodies the architecture style. It is of great cultural value and was listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 2001 as an extension of Potala Palace
    Drepung monastery was founded in 1416; on the outskirts of Lhasa was once Tibet’s largest and most influential monastery, with over 10,000 monks. Today, Drepung houses about 700 monks and attracts pilgrims and visitors from around the world. Drepung is especially known as the site of the annual Shoton Festival, with its dramatic unfurling of a giant Thangka painting on the hillside. It was the home of the Dalai Lamas before the Potala palace was built in the 17th century. Resembling a heap of white rice from a distance, it was dubbed “Monastery of the Collecting-Rice” in Tibetan. The first floor of the Assembly Hall holds a striking statue of Dalai Lama XIII, magnificently lit by filtered sunshine and pungent yak butter lamps. Readings of the scriptures are often held here at midday, during which novices race one another to fetch tea from the kitchen for their elders. To the left (west) of the Assembly Hall is the kitchen, where butter tea is prepared and donations are accepted. The most revered image at Drepung is a 15m (49-ft.) tall statue of the 8-year old Maitreya Buddha (the future Buddha), designed by Tsongkhapa and housed on the third floor of the main building. Visitors are offered holy water; to receive it, cup your right hand above your left, take a sip, and splash the rest on your head. Several courtyards in the forest around the monastery are used by the monks for debating the sutras (Buddhist scriptures). The winners of the debates can take a test to earn the senior degree of Geshi.
    Sera monastery is one of the great Gelugpa school of learning centre and famous debate session of monks on Buddhist sciences of philosophy, metaphysics, psychology and epistemology .The history of Sera monastery is strongly connected to master lama Tsongkhapa (1357-1419).
    Day 06
    Lhasa to Gyangtse (3900m)
    Today you will travel to Gyantse for about —Km from Lhasa. On the way you will see the Yamdrok lake and Carola glacier. You will stay night in Gyantse.
    Gyangtse is one of the most beautiful ancient towns but later destroyed during the British invasion 1903-1904 A Kumbum (Tibetan: “One hundred thousand holy images”. The Kumbum or great Gomang (many-doors) chorten at Gyangtse is a three dimensional Mandala, meant to portray the Buddhist cosmos. The Kumbum, like other Mandalas, which are portrayed by a circle within a square, enables the devotee to take part in the Buddhist perception of the universe and can depict one’s potential as they move through it. Mandalas are meant to aid an individual on the path to enlightenment. The Kumbum thus each Lhakhangs and each level creates a Mandala, and the entire Kumbum represents a three-dimensional path to the Buddha’s enlightenment in terms of increasingly subtle tantric Mandalas.
    Day 07
    Gyangtse-Shigatse (3800m)
    This will be a busy day. In the morning you will be visiting Gyantse Stupa and Monastery. After Gyantse you will travel to Shigatse which is about 90kms northward.
    Shigatse is a traditionally a second largest city in Tibet after Lhasa. Shigatse has Tashi Lunpo monastery which was found by first Dalai Lama. Visiting Tashi Lunpo Monastery is the main event in the Shigatse. Tashi lunpo is a traditional seat of Panchen Lama. In shigatse we have four chapel and three collage. One of the main shrine of the monastery is broze statue of Maitriya the future which is built by ninth Panchen Lama during the first world war. You can also explore the local handicraft and show rooms for local products if you are interest in shopping.
    Day 08
    Shigatse to Lhatse (4350m/ 4000m)
    This journey brings you on two high passes with the fine views. Depending on the departure from Shigatse, you will stay in Latse if you depart late or else you will stay over night at Tingri.
    Day 09
    Lhatse to Saga (4450m)
    This is first long driving day with beautiful scenic view of Tibet, along the way you would also see the Normand and wild animals. by afternoon you will cross the mighty Bhramha-putra. by the evening you will reach at Saga, and you will spend your night at Saga.
    Day 10
    Saga to Paryang (4600m) 185 km 7-8 hrs:
    Today you will be traveling about 185 Km from Saga to Paryang which will take about 7-8 hours.  You will stay over night at Paryang.
    Day 11
    Drive Paryang to Manasarover (4558m) 277km 8 hours
    This is the longest drive. by the afternoon you can clearly see the entire kailash, Manasorovara and the village at the bank of Manasorovara where will be staying for the night.
    Day 12
    The highest fresh water lake in the world is full of fishes and swans. Holy Kailash Parbat, Mt. Gurula-Mandala and Lake Rashekshi has surround it. We will spend our night at Chu Gumba.
    Day 13
    Trek to Dehara Puk/5000m
    It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feeling that Great God Shiva is everywhere with tons of blessing to you. Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will be keep on appearing. For 15 km trail it takes almost 7 hrs.
    Day 14
     Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage Yatra with Dolma-La (pass) of 18600ft between two valleys: Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget yourself. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By the late afternoon you will arrive Zuthal Puk (the cave of Miracles. The great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here).
    Day 15
    End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to Manasarovara:
    After walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting your arrival. By the late afternoon you will be at your lodge/camp.
    Day 16
    Drive to Paryang (277km) 7-8 hr.
    Day 17
    Drive Paryang to Saga (185km) 7-8 hrs.
    Day 18
    Drive to Nylam or Zhangmu (296km) 6-7 hr.
    Day 19
    Drive back to Dhulikhel or Kathmandu (163 km) 9-10 hr.
    Day 20
    Transfer to airport for your onward flight.

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