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14 Days Holy Mt. Kailash Group Tour for Indian Pilgrims

14 Days Holy Mt. Kailash Group Tour for Indian Pilgrims

(TGT014) Lhasa - Shigatse -Saga-Lake Manasarova - Darchen-Kailash Trek - Saga - Shigatse - Lhasa

Overview

This 14-day Lhasa to Mt. Kailash tour is sepcially available to Indian pilgrims whose main goal is to enjoy divine experience via the ultimate kora around holy Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar Lake. Your journey starts from Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, where you will get acclimatized to the plateau and visit the most iconic Tibetan Buddhist sites. Then we will head from Lhasa to Shigatse and eventually arrive in Ngari . Tourists can experience the stunning beauty of sacred Manasarovar Lake and follow the ancient kora route around holy Mt. Kailash. Finally, after your Tibet tour is done, you will fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu for the tour in Nepal.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa (3650m)

When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel .An route to view the Yarlung Tsangpo River also known as Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river.

After arrive in Lhasa, you can take a good rest and acclimatize. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different color and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 2: Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street

Today's tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It has been used since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections are the gilded burial stupas of past Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

After you take lunch and then head to Jokhang Temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century, in order to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, perhaps the single most venerated object in Tibet Buddhism. Around the temple Barkhor Street where you can kora (circling the Barkor street) with pilgrims and locals and buy the souvenirs.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 3: Lhasa Tour - Drepung monastery, Sera monastery

In the morning, you are going to visit Drepung monastery which was one of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. Ganden palace is used as Dalai lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace.

Afternoon, Sera Monastery---It was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419 by Jamchen chojey, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. The highlight is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 4: Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse or Lhatse

In the morning, we will directly drive from Lhasa Shigatse or Lhasa via the new road. The long drive to Shigatse (around 280km) will take around over 4h( to Lhatse (430km) even more time). You may bring some snacks and water with you while you enjoy the long ride.

Stay overnight in local hotel

Day 5: Drive to Saga

Enjoy the ride from Shigatse (or Lhatse) to Saga

Stay overnight in Saga hotel

Day 6: Drive to visit Lake Manasarovar

We will make a small detour to Lake Manasarovar, the holy lake of Tibetan and Hinduism. You can relax around the lake shore and experience the natural beauty of the lake. In the summer time, flocks of swans will gather on the lake, bringing grace and life to the area. You can also see so many Tibetans and Hindus praying and circling around the lake shore, snowcapped mountains on the background and hundreds of swans gathering on the lake, attracting hundreds and thousands of tourists from all over the world.

Stay overnight in local guesthouse

Day 7: Drive to Darchen and prepare for the Mt. Kailash Kora

Tourists can have a good rest and get acclimatized to the high altitude in Darchen (4560m). Get ready both physically and mentally for the next 3-day kora around Mt. Kailash.

Stay overnight in local guesthouse

Day 8: Trek Day One - Darchen to Drirapuk (6.5 hrs, 20km)

The Traditionally pilgrims undertake 52 km trekking circuit around Mount Kailash, commencing at Darchen (4574m) and crossing the Dolma-la pass on the second day of the three day walk. 8 kilometers after leaving Darchen with environment-friendly bus (40minutes), we get to a village called Sarshung, where porters are waiting for their clients. After two hours, we come upon a grassy plain populated by nomads. For this turn in the valley it is another two hours at least before reaching Drirapuk(4920m). You need to camp or can rest in monastery's guest house made from cement with a few good facilities than others in Drirapuk. At the opposite side of Drirapuk, there you can see small monastery with its guest house little cleaner than others.

Stay overnight at the guesthouse of monastery.

Day 9: Trek day two - Drirapuk to Dzultripuk (18km, 7-8hours)

The second day is the hardest and most tough circuit with the Dolma-la pass lying 6.4km ahead but 762m above Drirapuk. The peak of Dolma-la pass is about 5630m above sea level, so it is better to set off early in the morning as the sun rays break over the ridges above. After taking a rest at the peak of Dolma-la pass, you will descend staircase bringing you to Lhachu valley floor, taking about one hour from the pass. From here it is still four hours trekking to the today's final destination with no shelters on the way. It is better to walk on the right side of the river and finally get to Dzultripuk (with miracle cave of milarepa). It is advisable to get there before other groups because limited numbers of rooms are available there in Dzultripuk. Take a good rest in the guest room and prepare for next morning's departure.
Stay overnight at the tent guesthouse of monastery.

Day 10: Trek day three- Dzultripuk to Darchen and finally to Lake Manasarovar (14km, 3-4hours)

Today, we will go through Milarepa's cave, where the temple and shrines have been built around. Then we walk back to Darchen is easy and the exit from the valley can be reached within three hours. At the ending point of the valley, the driver will come to pick you and take you back to Darchen and we will keep move to Lake Manasarovar.

Stay overnight at the local guesthouse at Lake Manasarovar

Day 11: Drive back to Saga

drive back from Manasarovar to Saga

Stay overnight in Saga hotel

Day 12: Drive to Lhatse or Shigatse

Drive back to Lhatse or Shigatse


Stay overnight in local hotel

Day 13: Drive back to Lhasa

have a good rest and you may also do some shopping along Barkhor Street before you leave Tibet

Stay overnight in hotels in Lhasa 

Day 14: End the tour, Airport Drop off for flight back to Kathmandu

The guide will transfer you to the airport and help you get aboard. Then you take your onward flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu or other destinations of China.

Note: Fight to Kathmandu or other destinations of China is not included in the price. 

Tour Cost & Schedule in 2017 & 2018

Please select a departure date in following charts.

If there are no tour dates suitable for you and we can set up a new date based on your schedule and invite tourists to join you, please kindly contact us and we’ll make every effort to collect more travelers.

No Hidden Cost Guarantee

Please Note:

    1. This trip is only available to tourists with Indian passport and taking pilgrimage trip to Mount Kailash. Please check our 15 days Mount Kailash tour with lower price for tourists with other nationality passport. 
    2. The above prices and schedules are guaranteed only if there are 5 Indians booking the trip. The trip can also be private and depart any day you want if there are more than 5 people in your group.
    3. April.04, May.02, Jun.02, Aug.28 and Sept.27 are the full moon dates

Service Included:

  • Travel documents including Tibet Travel Permit, Alien’s travel permit, foreign affairs permit and military area entry permit.
  • All admission fee of all tourist sites listed in the itinerary, and environment-friendly bus inside;
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide all through the trip.
  • Comfortable, clean and safe vehicle with reliable Tibetan local driver; vehicle ranging from 7 seats Van to 22 seats tourist bus depending on the group size;
  • All lodging listed in the itinerary;
  • - - -3 star hotels in Lhasa, Shigatse and Tingri, sharing twin room, with breakfast in hotel restaurant
  • - - -Local Guest houses at Darchen and Saga, dormitories, 3-5 pax sharing.
  • - - -Local Guest Tents at the roadside of Mt. Kailash trekking path for 2 nights, dormitories, 3-5 pax sharing.
  • - - -The above tour price does not include single room supplement. If you are a solo traveler, you need to share one room with another tourist (same sex in most cases); if you prefer to stay in one room by yourself, you will have to pay the single room supplement. And the exact price depends on market fluctuation in high and off season of Tibet tour. For the exact price, please refer to your travel consultant.
  • The fees of yaks and porters carrying bags during trekking around Mt.Kailash is included;
  • Welcome Dinner at Lhasa when group members meet.
  • Tourist accident/casualty insurance;
  • Customer care service;

Service Excluded:

  • Meals throughout the trip.
  • The price of horses hired to ride instead of trekking during Mt.Kailash tour is not included; Our tour guide will help you hire one and you can pay in person when you are there according to your needs.

Shuttle Service between hotels and Airport/Train Station:

As for Lhasa Gongar airport is 70km from the downtown, it is hard for us to arrange free shuttle service at any given time.

So, Tibet Vista can only offer free shuttle service to pick up/drop off tourists between hotels and Gongga airport twice a day at a designated time. Some of the tourists may have to wait for others for a longtime beyond our designated time, and we advise our clients could book the flights to match our shuttle service time.

The free airport pick-up time is as follows on the day the itinerary begins (From airport to hotel, Fixed departure):

Pick up tourists at 09:30 am; 13:30 pm; 16:30 pm

The free airport drop time is as follows on the day the itinerary closes (From hotel to airport, Fixed departure):

Pick up tourists at 06:30 am; 08:30 am; 12:30 pm

All the shuttle service from/to the train station on the date of tourists' arrival and departure would be free.

Exception

  • If tourists' picking-up/dropping-off time is beyond our fixed schedule, they are required to pay private transfer from 60USD/car.
  • If passengers are less than 3 per transfer, we may use publish transportation like public airport bus or Taxi instead of using our shuttle service.

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