Kailash Tour via Lhasa has been meticulously planned by Leaf Holidays Trek to discover both Tibet’s Historical cities and Pilgrimage sites. Lhasa in Tibetan jargon also means holy Land. The known height of Lhasa is 3650m. Lhasa is the olden capital of the Tibet Autonomous region. The cultural and religious customs of the Tibetan people dates back to ancient times and is still in practice in Lhasa to this day, despite Chinese occupation. The Potala Palace dates back to the 7th century and is said to be an architectural work of genius that was once the seat of power and the religious nerve center of Tibet. Factually meaning “place of the gods,” Lhasa and the spiritual inclination of its inhabitants is highly influenced by Buddhism which lends a tranquil atmosphere to this great mystic city.
Ancient Lhasa, at an altitude of 3650m, is one of the highest cities on earth and this is where our tour begins from. Our holy journey introduces you to the winter palace [Potala] of the Dalai Lama. Lhasa is one of the most populated cities in the Tibetan Plateau and is known for its religious and ancient monasteries, palaces, monuments, and souks. Our tour also covers famous monasteries such as Sera and Drepung which is one of the highlights of this trip. The steamy Barkhor streets offer you the prospects of doing ‘Kora’ (a religious circle of a holy building or mountain) joining the cue of other visitors and pilgrims. Our Lhasa Kailash group tour also takes us to the unspoiled Mansarovar Lake, another revered site close to Mt. Kailash. We explore and immerse ourselves within the tranquil atmosphere of the very old and culturally rich auspicious mountain on this trip.
The curtain gently drops as our tryst with the gods end after a 3 days holy trek around Mount Kailash and a splendid drive through the barren expanses of the Tibetan plateau to Lhasa, after which we board our flight back home or onward to Kathmandu. Leaf Holidays Trek always endeavors to plan exceptional holidays of any kind for you to enjoy experiences throughout your life. Hard earned Experiences over the years have taught us to understand the human side of our customers’ needs and we are always constantly working to make sure you enjoy vacations beyond your expectations…
Oxygen is always less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness [malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few of these altitude problems that may occur. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best ideas are deliberately slow down all your activities and follow the rules given below:
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lhasa
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa
Day 04: Full Day Lhasa sightseeing
Day 05: Drive to Xigatse
Day 06: Drive to Saga
Day 07: Drive from Saga to Mansarovar Lake
Day 08: At Mansarovar Lake.
Day 09: First Day of Outer Kora – Trek to Dirapuk
Day 10: Second Day of Outer Kora – On to Zuthulphuk with Trek to Drolma La Pass
Day 11: Drive to Saga
Day 12: Drive to Xigatse
Day 13: Drive to Lhasa
Day 14: Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu
Day 15: Transfer to Kathmandu Airport
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu Nepal, Leaf Holidays Trek Pvt. Ltd’s representative will be on standby at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. Check into your hotel, refresh and in the evening you will be given a short briefing about your holy tour. Your Dinner will be at the Hotel with an overnight stay in Kathmandu.
After your breakfast at the hotel we will drive out for a sightseeing in Kathmandu, this will include Pashupatinath Temple (The Biggest Hindu Temple), Guheshwori Devi and the Sleeping Vishnu at (Buddhanilkantha), and after our temple tour we drive back to the hotel. We have Lunch and the rest of your time is free to do your own things. We will have Dinner and an overnight at our Hotel.
We will be transferred to the airport early in the morning for a highly scenic flight to Lhasa. Upon arrival at Gonggar airport, our Leaf Holidays representative will come to greet you and an easy one hour or half hour drive will take you to your final destination Lhasa. Check into hotel and you can spend this time relaxing and getting familiar with your surroundings. Overnight at your Hotel
After breakfast; you will be briefed on the day's program. An experienced guide will take you on a tour to Sera Monastery, Norbulingka and the Barkhor Square. At the famous Sera Monastery, you will get an insight into the important aspects of Tibetan Buddhism. You also pay a visit to Norbulingka, the summer retreat of the Dalai Lama. Completed in1956, the handsome building is ornately decorated with Tibetan carvings and paintings. Jokhang temple provides yet another glimpse of the rich Tibetan cultural heritage. You will also get the chance to stroll around the busy & happening Barkhor Square, the nerve centre of Lhasa. After the day's tour, you will be escorted back to your hotel.
Gyantse prides on Gyantse Dzong and Kumbum. Gyantse Dzong, a 14th century historical fort, overlooks the entire Gyantse and the surrounding Nyang Chu Valley. Kumbum has a large gold-domed stupa and houses several chapels and Tibetan Buddhist murals. After exploring Gyantse, you take a 90 km drive and arrive at Shigatse, (3900m) the second largest Tibetan city. Tashilhunpo Monastery, being one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet is the major attraction of Shigatse. Overnight at your hotel
In the morning, there will be an arrangement for us to visit Tashilumpo Monastery and the spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas. We can also see the monks of this monastery looking nice with their home-made traditional shoes. After exploring the largest monastery of Tibet, we will drive to the small town of Saga, today's final destination covering many miles during the day but also encounter alluring river valleys and scattered villages. Overnight at our guest house
From Saga, we will head through a small dusty town of Dongba among enchanting panoramic views, where scattered nomads tents mingle with their herds of animals on the open plateau. We can see numbers of villages and camps of Yak herders with the distance view of snowcapped mountains, across the Mayun-la pass. And, if you are lucky enough, you might see many wild animals at the plateau grasslands. After our arrival at Mansarovar Lake, we will make our walk to Chiu Monastery which is the best point to see Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. Overnight at guest our house
Mansarovar is a lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning Bath and Puja we will be heading towards Darchen. It is considered as a base camp for the Holy Kailash Parikrama (walking Kora).
It is one of those exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs and waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feel that Great God Shiva is everywhere with tons of blessings for you. From Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will keep on appearing. For the 15 km trail it takes almost 6 hrs. Overnight in a fixed tent or a mud house
Today we will wake up very early in the morning and have breakfast then we will start our trek. This is the hardest day but Holiest day too of your pilgrimage trip with Drolma-La pass at 18600 Ft between two valleys. Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva sthal, this is the symbolical death, and pilgrimage where you leave old clothes, spin of hair or a drop of Blood in hope, that terrible Yamraja (The master of death) will pay attention to these signs and will allow the Yatries (travelers) to be born in spirit to pass Drolma-La. After crossing Dolma-La we descend steeply to get to the banks of the Lham-chu Khir River. We will follow the river and get to the Khando Sangam La facing the eastern side of Mt. Kailash. Sometime after that, we will arrive at the village of Zuthulpuk. In between we will provide packed lunch. We then have dinner at the guest house. Overnight stay at a Guest House in Zuthulpuk
After walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be awaiting your arrival. By the late afternoon you will be at your lodge in Saga to relax around and feel good with some tea. Overnight at our guest house
Easy and relaxed day as we move onwards today. We do some easy driving back to Shigatse town which is second biggest town of Tibet. You can do a late afternoon walking tour hereabouts. Overnight in your guest house
We continue our drive to Lhasa city and transfer to Hotel. Prepare your bags for flight back to Kathmandu tomorrow. Go for a walk to the market to buy some souvenirs for your loved ones at home. Overnight at your hotel
Early in the morning after breakfast, we drive to Gonggar Airport from Lhasa. It is 90 km and takes 2 hours. Reach Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. The rest of your day is free to do your own things. Overnight at your hotel
After Breakfast at our Hotel, we will check out and Leaf holidays Trek Pvt. Ltd’s representative will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure. We are happy to have been given the opportunity to serve you our respected guests from India. We are happy to see you all blessed after a sacred holy tour of Mt. Kailash and we will always be ready and happy to serve our pilgrim guests from the great country of India in the years ahead. We wish you all a safe journey home!!!
Destination : kailash( Tibet)
Duration : 15 Days
Price : 3500 USD
Difficulty Level : Moderate
Minimum Altitude : 1520m
Maximum Altitude : 5636m/18,500ft
Group Size : Minimum 2 people - Maximum 100+
Activities : Cultural and spiritual tour, trek and flights to Lhasa & back.
Transportation : flight, Jeep, Van or Mini bus.
Accommodation : 3-4 star hotel in kathmandu, Normal hotel during tour