Kailash Tour Detail
Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Evening Detail briefing on Kailash Manasarovar Yatra.
Visit Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. PM Free for Kailash tour preparation. We obtain Tibet visa on this day.
Early morning drive from Kathmandu (4500 ft, 1371 mt) to frontier town of Nepal, Kodari. From here walk a short distance across the friendship bridge to meet
the guide from our Tibet agent. Then drive for about ½ hour (12 Km) to Zhangmu (7545 ft, 2300 mt). After custom and immigration formalities, drive to Nyalamu (11660 ft, 3534 mt). Total distance 157 Kms, 98 miles (approx. 9 hrs). Stay at Guesthouse.
Rest day at Nyalamu for acclimatization.
Drive to the first high pass of Lalung La (16665 ft, 5050 mt). From here a superb view of high Himalayas can be seen from Gaurishanker, Shishapangma to Langtang himal. Drive past Khunmen Tso, Sinling, Karru Ongchen and arrive Peigutso (14540 ft, 4406 mt). Continue driving to Saga (14080 ft, 4267 mt). Total distance 232 Kms, 145 miles (approx. 8 hrs). Stay at Guesthouse.
Drive through the windswept territory passing many villages and camps of Yak herders with distance view of snow capped mountains. Have lunch at old Tongba (14180 ft, 4300 mt), 144 Kms, 90 miles from Saga. Drive for another 100 Kms, 62.5 miles and arrive Paryang (14360 ft, 4315 mt). Stay at Guesthouse.
From Paryang drive to Mayum river (15280 ft, 4630 mt) for 112 Km, 70 miles and have lunch. After this continue drive crossing Mayum La pass (17160 ft, 5200mt). Have the first sight (Darshan) of Mt. Kailash and taking parikrama of Manasarovar arrive Chu Gompa (14500 ft, 4420 mt). Distance is 179 Km, 112 miles. Stay at guesthouse.
Puja, Homa, Tarpan etc. and drive to Darchen (15098 ft, 4575 mt), located beneath the majestic holy Mt. Kailash. Stay at Guesthouse.
Drive to Tarboche (15200 ft, 4606 mt), 8 Kms , 5 miles. Then trek through Shersong, the rebuilt Chukku Gompa, Dambing Donkhang (16137 ft, 4890mt.) and to Dirapuk (16200 ft, 4909mt). Total distance 22.9 Kms, 14.3 miles approx. 6 ½ hrs). Camp at Dirapuk. Overnight in tent. Those not willing to do the Parikrama, will wait at Darchen for the Parikrama group. Stay at tented camp/guesthouse.
Climb through a moraine to a meadow at 17193 ft, 5210mt and then pass rock cairns to emerge to Dolma La at 18579 ft, 5630mt (highest altitude on this Yatra). From the pass descend via Guari Kunda Lake to the La Chukkir Villy at 16995 ft, 5150mt where you should look for the foot prints, which pilgrims believe belonged to Buddha. Descend further along, a long gentle path to near Zutul-Puk Gompa or Zutul-Puk Gompa (time permitting) (15807 ft, 4790mt.). At the Gompa, is a cave in which the saint Milarepa is said to have meditated. Total distance 22.9 Kms, 14 miles (approx. 8 ½ hrs). Stay at tented camp.
A short trek will lead you to the pickup point from where you will drive to Hor Qu. 52 Km, 32.5 miles (approx. 1 hr 30 minutes). Stay at tented camp.
Today you will drive from Manasarovar to Paryang. Total distance 266 Kms, 166 miles (approx. 9 hrs). Stay at Guesthouse.
Continue driving through the Tibetan countryside to Saga via Tsongpa. Total distance 244 Kms, 153 miles (approx. 9 hrs). Stay at Guesthouse.
Dive to Nyalamu via Peigutso once again. Total distance 232 Kms, 147 miles (approx. 8 hrs). Stay at Guesthouse.
Drive from Nyalamu to Kathmandu via Zhangmu. Immigration formalities will be done at Zhangmu (Chinese Immigration office) and at Kodari (Nepalese Immigration office). Stay at Hotel.
Transfer to airport for departure flight.