17 Days Holy Mt. Kalish & Mansarovar Yatra



Day 01 : 
Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m) and transfer to hotelAirport to hotel 8 km, 45 minutes’ drive We will come and receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel immediately for check in, free time in your own. (D)

Day 02 :
Guided sightseeing and briefing on Kailash YatraGuided sightseeing to Budhanilkantha temple and Bouddhanath stupa. Therewill be a detailed briefing on Kailash Yatra and its preparations in the evening. Optional Helicopter journeys to Gosai Kunda. (B, L, D)

Day 03 : 
Pashupatinath Darshan (Havana, Puja etc.)In the morning, we will take you to the Pashupatinath Temple for its darshan and Rudrabishek. In the afternoon, you will have free time for packing and last-minuteshopping if any. (B, L, D)Kailash Yatra Starts

Day 04 : 
Fly to Lhasa (3,700m) and explore aroundAscend 2400m, 75 mins flight crossing The Himalaya, driving duration 1 hourFly to Gonggar Airport and drive to Lhasa by tourist coach. If time permits, explore Barkhor market in the evening. (B, L, D)

Day 05: 
Guided sightseeing in LhasaGuided sightseeing to Potala Palace, known as the official palace and residence of the Dalai Lama, Norbulinkha, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama and JokhangTemple-the center of Tibetan culture and religion. (B, L, D)

Day 06: 
Drive to Shigatse (3,840m)Ascend 140m, distance 270km, driving duration 6 hours Drive to Shigatse by tourist coach following the holy Brahmaputra River. If time permits, visit Tashi Lhunpo Monastery-the centre of Panchen Lama. (B, L, D)

Day 07 : 
Drive to Saga (4,500m) Ascend 660m, distance 445km, driving duration 9 hours Drive to Saga. We will cross different high passes on the way. Stay overnight in a hotel/guesthouse in Saga. (B, L, D)

Day 08 : 
Drive to Holy Mansarovar Lake (4,588m)Ascend 88m, distance 507km, driving duration 10 hours After breakfast, drive to Lake Mansarovar. Today, you will have first Darshan of holy Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Lake from Horse Pass. You will perform the Parikrama of Lake Mansarovar by tourist bus. Stay overnight in a guesthouse at Chiu Gompa. (B, L, D)

Day 09 : 
Havana and ritual bathe at Mansarovar Lake and drive to Tirthapuri and onto Darchen (4,700m) Ascend 112m, distance 370km, driving duration 5 hours Morning you will perform Havana and Puja and take a holy ritual dip in the Mansarovar Lake. Afternoon, drive to Tirthapuri aka Adi Badrinath, situated at the bank of the Sutlej River, explore its major attractions, perform a parikrama and drive to Darchen –the base camp of Kailash. Overnight in a guesthouse/hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 10 : 
Parikrama starts: -Trek to Diraphuk (4,900m)Ascend 200m, distance 8km by bus & 12km trek, total 20kmDrive to Tharboche, which is a very important power point for Tantric, and then trek to Diraphuk. Darshan ofamazing close view of North face Kailash. Stay overnight in a guesthouse at Diraphuk. (B, L, D)

Day 11 : 
Charan Sparsha DayAscend 400m & distance 400m, 10km up and down trek After breakfast trek to Kailash glacier for Charan Sparsha. Chance for closest Darshan of Mt. Kailash. Trek back to Diraphuk, overnight in the same guesthouse. (B, L, D)

Day 12 : 
Cross Dolma La pass (5,650m) and trek to Zuthulphuk Gompa (4,850m)Ascend 800m and descend 850m, distance 22km by trek Today is the hardest day of the Parikrama. So, you will start early in the morning. You will reach the Dolma La Pass after 5 hours of trek. After having darshan of Gauri Kunda near Dolma La, you will trek down to Zuthulphuk Gompa, where you will stay overnight in a guesthouse. (B, L, D)

Day 13 : 
Parikrama ends: -Trek to Tangsar and drive to Saga via Darchen (Prikrama: 6km by trek, 4km by drive, total 10km)Descend 350m, Darchen to Saga: distance 430km, driving duration 7 hours Trek to Tangsar and drive to Darchen, where you will have a lunch. And then, drive to Saga. Stay overnight in a hotel.(B, L, D)

Day 14: 
Drive to ShigatseDescend 660m, distance 445km, driving duration 8 hours After breakfast, you will drive to Shigatse. Stay overnight in a hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 15: 
Drive to Lhasa Descend 140m, distance 270km, driving duration 5 hours After breakfast, you will drive to Lhasa. Stay overnight in hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 16: 
Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotelDescend 2400m, Airport distance 65km, flight duration 75 minutes. You will drive to Gonggar Airport to catch up your flight to Kathmandu. After lunch, visit Doleshwor temple-the head of Kedarnath. Attend Yatra concluding ceremony in the evening and Aarti of Pashupatinath, if time permits. (B, L, D)

Day 17: Kailash Yatra Ends, Trip concludes (Return to home)
Today enjoy transfer on private vehicle to the airport. Sit back and enjoy your flight back home. Return home with wonderful memories of your tour. (B)

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