TTK007 12 days Lhasa/Kailash/Guge Kingdom Flight Tour (Fly in and drive out)
To join the new flight to Mt. Kailash and Guge Kingdom and drive back to Lhasa or to Kathmandu
Tour Code: TTK007
Tour Type: Private Tour
Tour Route: Lhasa-Kunshao Aiport-Zanda-Guge Kingdom-Darchen-Lake Manasarova-Parang-Saga-Lhasa or to Kathmandu
D01: By air or trains from mainland into lhasa or from Nepal
D02-03 two full days Lhasa Sightseeing
D04: Fly to Kunsha by Air China CA4417(DEP 8:40/ARR 10:20), drive to Zanda County, Visit Guge Kingdom and Toling Monastery back to Zanda
D05: Zanda to Darchen, prepare trekking
D06,D07,D08: 3 day Trekking surounding Mt.Kailash
D09: Darchen to Lake Manasarova, spend a night at Chiu Monastery
D10: Lake Manasarova to Saga
D11: Saga to Shigatse
D12: Shigatse to Lhasa
Or to Kathmandu
DAY01 Arrive in Lhasa
Tour guide will pick you up from lhasa gongkar airport or from lhasa train station to yours reserved hotel.you can relax in the hotel and can refer to books that you have bring along with you for yours trip. If you have any doubt or question, you can ask to your tour guide to fix your next day's trip.
Day02- 03 Two Full Days Lhasa Sightseeing
The first two days you are in Tibet will be put towards sightseeing inside Lhasa, to visit fabulous and typical Buddhist and historic sites, such as Potala Palace,Jokhang Temple,Barkhor street, Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery.
In Potala palace, you can explore the grandest of this myriad chapels, its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens(stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of mandala, figures of the Buddha
You will visit 3 important monasteries in Lhasa, the first and foremost is Johkang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibetan Buddhism, attracts pilgrims all over Tibetan Area, built during songtsen gonpo's reign by princess wencheng of tang dynasty, 647 A.D. the other two Monasteries Sera and Drepung Monastery locate in suburb of Lhasa, are hosted by hundreds of Monks, learning, praying, studying, living there. The famous Monks debiting is held in the courtyard of Sera Monastery in the afternoon.
You will also explore the circular pilgrim route barkhor while traveling at Johkang Temple, to contact local folks here, and if possible purchase some traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, books, Tibetan music instrument, Thangkas, and tradition tibetan clothes etc.
Overnight at Lhasa
(Notice, the sequence of sightseeing will be based on the reservation of Potala Palace)
Day04: Fly to Kunsha by Air China CA4417, drive to Zanda County.
By flight CA4417, air China, you will fly from Lhasa to Kunsha Airport, depart from Lhasa at 08:50, arrive in Kunsha on 10:40, this is an incredible flight over the roof of the world, you will fly over the immense land and ice mountain range and reach the third high airport in the world at 4274m. upon you arrival, you will drive to Zanda County to visit Famous Guge Ruin and Torling Monastery
Overnight at Zanda
Day05: Drive to Darchen, prepare trekking
The entry fee for mount kailash is 80Y per person and here you need to register your passsports,permit and the itinerary at the police station on west side of darchen. Darchen is the starting and completion point for the general circuit of the sacred mountain. It is wise to spend at least a day acclimatising and making final preperations.
Overnight in Darchen
Day06 Trek day one(Outer circuit), Darchen to Drirapuk 11km
Triditionallya pilgrim undertakes 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.Darchen is the starting and completion point for the general circuit of the sacred mount. A few kilometers after leaving Darchen, there is a valley called "sarshung" where porters are waiting for their client. They will help the client to take every necessary things on yaks and horses. After two hours, you came upon a grassy plain with populated by nomads. there you can refresh yourself in nomadic tent by drinking some soft drinks there. 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 little bit good facilities than others in Drirapuk. At the opposite side of Drirapuk, there you can see small monastery with its guest house little bit cleaner than others.
Day07 Trek day two, Drirapuk to Dzultripuk 22km
Day two: The second day is the hardest and most tough circuit with the Dolma-la pass lies 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's rays break over the ridges above.
After taking a rest on the peak of Dolma-la pass, you will decending staircase brings you to Lhachu valley floor, about onehour from the pass. From here it is still four hours trekking to the day's final destination with no shelters in between. It is better to walk on the rightside of the river and finally reached to Dzultripuk(miracle cave of milarepa). It is advised you to get there before than other groups because of limitted number of rooms available there in Dzultripuk. Take a good rest in the guest room and prepare for next morning's departure.
Day08 Trek day three- Dzultripuk to darchen – 11km
The tour guide will arrange yours time and ask he/she to visit the caves and visit the tmple and shrines that has been built around Milarepa's cave. The walk back to Darchen is easy and the exit from the valley can be reached within three short hours. At the ending point of valley, the drivers will come to pick you and take you back to Darchen.
Overnight in Darchen
Day09:Spending a day around Manasarovar lake and can enjoy the cool breeze
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 seen so many Tibetans and Hindus praying and circuling around the lake shore for the whole day. you can see snow capped mountains on the background and hundreds of swans gether on the lake will attacks hundreds of thousand to tourist from all over the world.
Day10: Lake Manasarovar to Saga
Day11:Saga to Shigatse
Day12:Shigatse to Lhasa, visit Shigatse Tashilunpo Monastery, Gyantse Kunming, Yamdro-tso lake on the way
Day11: Saga to Nylam
Day12: Nylam to Kathmandu
Price Quotation for per person in USD
April, May, June
July to early November
All-inclusive Package Includes
- Private Airport pick up/drop off Service in Lhasa
- Private Transfer or taxi according to group size in Lhasa city for 2 days between tourist sites and Hotel.
- Comfortable Land Cruiser with Heating for your long travel to Mt.Kailash and back to Lhasa
- Flight tickets from Lhasa to Kunsha Airport in Ali
Transportation cost includes driver's basic accommodation and meals, toll, car parking and gasoline
2. Professional local Tour guide Services
Local English-speaking Tibetan tour guide with wealthy mount Kailash Trekking Experience.
Tour Guide cost includes guide's basic accommodation and meals, the entrance fee of tourist sites for guide
3. All Accommodations with daily breakfasts
- In big cities and towns, standard rooms with private bath room. 2-3 star facility
- In other small towns and stops, Guesthouse dorm bed
- Camping at the lake shore and during trekking
We provide you water-proof tents and comfortable camp mattresses; please prepare the sleeping bag on your own.
4. All necessary Permits
Include Tibet Entry Permit, Alien's travel permit, Military Area Entry Permit and Foreign Affair's Permit; all the permits will be ready 15 days before you go to Tibet.
5. Service Charge & Government Taxes
The service charge is put towards planning, handling, operating the tour and necessary communication, etc;
6. Yak and Yak porters cost during trekking around Mt.Kailash
Every 1.5 people share a Yak for taking heavy luggage and public equipment like Tents, food and cookware
The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance which is a must for foreign travelers
Apart from included breakfasts, we will arrange lunches and dinners for although the trip. Generally, daily cost of a lunch and a dinner cost 15 USD per person due to the limited food supply in remote area and high local food price.
9. All entrance fee of tourist sites
1. Tips for tour guide and driver
Depends on how do you like their service, tip as you wish.
2. Personal expenses like shopping, entertainments at night.
3. Sleeping bags.
Please prepare your own sleeping bags because these are your personal belongs and please make sure that it is a down sleeping bag, it is still cold at night.
1. This price quotation is for 2-4 pax only, If you are travelling alone and looking for travel buddy, please let us know and we will help you to find travelers to share cost; if you have 5 Pax or more, please contact us to get better price.
2. We quoted 3 pax based on sharing triple room.
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