Trip Length: 14 Days
Activity: Cultural Spiritual Experience
Season: April to Oct
Trip Level: Moderate
Accommodation: Hotel/ Guest House
Transportation: Jeep/ Van/ Flight
Lhasa & Mt. Kailash Tour fly in fly out - 14 Days driving and trekking plans to Mt. Kailash and Lake manasarovar. Mt. Kailash, at 6714 m, also known as Tise, Kailasa & Kang Rinpoche (Jewel of the Snows), has since time immemorial been celebrated in many Eastern cosmologies as Mt. Meru, the axis mundi. And as the center of the physical & metaphysical universe, Mt. Meru is sacred to the Buddhist, Jains, the Hindus & the Bonpos. For the Hindus, the mountain represents the seat of Lord Shiva; for the Buddhists, a terrestrial projection of the cosmic mandala of Dhyani-Buddhas & Boddhisatvas. The Wheel of Life; for the Bonpos, Kailash was the sacred nine storeys Swastika Mountain, upon which the Bonpo founder Sherab alighted from heaven. Four of the great rivers of the Indian subcontinent originate from here: the Karnali (longest river in Nepal), which feeds into the Ganges (south), the Indus (north), the Sutlez (west) & the Brahmaputra (Yarlung Tsangpo, east).
Apart from the religious value of this place, Mt. Kailash is also very famous for its natural beauty. It’s a challenging place to go so many adventure seekers might find this place great. This trek includes lots of driving and hiking. Lhasa & Mt. Kailash Tour fly in fly out - 14 Days will be a very memorable trip for you if you are an adventure seeker and a fit person. Besides Mt. Kailash tour you will be able to visit beautiful Lhasa and its monasteries.
NOTE: Due to devastating earthquake on 25th April, 2015 in Nepal, the Overland tour to Tibet via Kodari border has been impacted and closed. However, groups are still being run (To and From) Lhasa following the below itineraries.
Day 01: Fly to Gonggar Airport and drive to Lhasa (O/N at hotel) (Note: You can arrive to Lhasa either from mainland China or Kathmandu.)
Day 02: Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Market (O/N at hotel)
Day 03: Visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery (O/N at hotel)
Day 04: Drive to Shigatse via Yamdrok Lake visit Khumbum Stupa & Chorten (O/N at hotel)
Day 05: Drive to Saga (O/N at hotel)
Day 06: Drive to Manasarovar (O/N at Guest House)
Day 07: Walk nearby Lake then drive to Darchen (O/N at Guest House)
Day 08: Drive to Tarboche then Trek to Dira phuk (O/N at Guest House)
Day 09: Trek To Zutul Phuk (O/N at Guest House)
Day 10: Trek End then drive to Manasarovar (O/N at Guest House)
Day 11: Drive to Saga (O/N at Guest House)
Day 12: Drive to Shigatse (O/N at hotel)
Day 13: Drive back to Lhasa after visiting Tashilomphu Monastery. (O/N at hotel)
Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu/China