Trip Facts

Trip Duration 19 Days
Trip Difficulty Moderate

Trip Overview

Lhasa – Mount Kailash – Kathmandu is an adventure trip for travelers commencing with the breathtaking trans-Himalayan flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa – a historical Buddhist city with a unique culture and architecture and an overland route from Lhasa to Mt. Kailash and finally to the Nepal border. This trip offers truly spectacular views of the Himalayas, high mountain passes, ancient monasteries, fortresses, and a people and culture from a bygone era.

Trip Code NSTR261

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: 0700 AM Drive to airport and fly at 1025 AM to Lhasa (3650m/11,680'). Transfer to Hotel. Rest of day at leisure.

Day 02: AM: Sightseeing to Jokhang Temple and Bharkhor market PM: Sera Monastry.

Day 03: AM: Sightseeing to Potala palace. PM: Sightseeing to Drepung Monastery and Ramoche.

Day 04: AM Sightseeing to Norbulingka, Nechung and Tibetan Medical Centre.

Day 05: AM after breakfast, drive to Gyantse (3950m/12,640') about 320 Kms/192mi. Appx. 9 hours drive. Overnight at Wutse Hotel or similar. Visit Kumbum stupa & Pelkor Chode Monastery.

Day 06: Drive to Shigatse(3900m/12,480') about 90 Kms/54mi. appx 3-4 hrs. Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery & Shigatse Market.

Day 07: Drive to Lhatze (4500m/17,280') about 195 Kms/117mi. Appx 4 hrs. Overnight at a guest house.

Day 08: Drive to Saga (4280m/13,696') about 193 Kms/116mi. appx 7-8 hrs. Overnight at tented Camp. Kitchen crew from Kathmandu will join you for the overnight.

Day 09: Drive to Paryang (4750m/15'200') about 250 Kms/150mi. 7 - 8 hrs.

Day 10: Drive to new Parmarth Guesthouse in Manasarovar (4560m/14,592') about 260 kms/156mi.

Day 11: Rest day to acclimatize, take holy dip and go for kora of Mansarovar by a vehicle. Overnight at tented camp nearby Chiu Gompa or Ashramm Guesthouse.

Day 12: Drive to Darchen (4560m/) about 30 Kms/18mi, 2 hours.

Day 13: Drive to Tarboche (about 20 kms/12mi, one hour drive.

Day 14: KORA Trek over Drolma La (5490 m/17,568'), Gauri Kund Lake

Day 15: KORA Trek from Zutrulphuk (4790m/15'328') to 11 kms/6.60mi before Darchen, and drive on to the Lake Mansarovar.

Day 16: Drive to Paryang(4750m/15,200'). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 17: Drive to Saga (4280m/13,696') 110 Kms/66mi. appx 6-7 hrs. Overnight at tented camp

Day 18: Drive to Nyalam (3800m/12,160') 221 Kms/133mi. appx 7-8 hrs. Overnight at Lodge/camp.

Day 19: Drive across Friendship Bridge, lunch at Kodari and then on to Kathmandu (1400m/4,400') 165 Kms/99mi, 7-8 Hrs.

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