After visiting the palaces and monasteries of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse travel by 4-WD jeeps to the famous Rongphu Monastery and day-hike to North Everest Base camp from where the views of the North Face of Mt. Everest is awesome. Continue across the Tibetan Highlands, following the great Yarlung Tsangpo river valley to the sacred landscape of Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash. After exploring the lake and surrounding area, we will follow the 3-day pilgrimage trail around the holy mountain to complete a once-in-a-lifetime kora or parikrama. Afterwards, drive back to Lhasa or by way of the Friendship Highway to Kathamndu in Nepal.
Day 01 : ARRIVAL KATHMANDU (1400m):
Arrive at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel
Day 02 : SIGHT SEEING OF KATHMANDU:
Visit temple of Pashupatinath, the biggest Hindu Temple. After paying homage to the lord Pashupathi, we will visit Kathmandu city including Budhanilkantha, there lies the famous large idol of Narayan lying on the bed of snakes in water.
Day 03 : DRIVE TO NYALAM (3750m):
We will leave Kathmandu early in the morning, driving for 125 km (approx 4.30hrs) through the beautiful Nepalese countryside to Kodari on Nepal Side. After completing process of Nepalese and Chinese immigration and customs, we drive up 8 km (approx ½ hrs) a series of incredibly steep switchbacks to Zhangmu on the Tibetan side of the border. From a short drive of only 30km (approx 1.30 hrs) from the border to reach Nyalam, we can see Mt. Everest, the top of the world and all the Eastern Himalayan views from Nyalam, stay at Nyalam Guest House.
Day 04 : Stay one night more for acclimmitization in Nyalam, stay at Guest house.
Day 05 : DRIVE TO Dongba (4840m) ( 350km):
Drive approx 8 hrs (350 km) to reach Saga and proceed to Dongba, stay at guest house.
Day 06 : DRIVE TO MANSAROVAR (4558m):
After breakfast, drive to holy lake Manasarovar located just 30km south of Mt Kailash, stay at the lodge at holy Mansarovar side.
Day 07 : DRIVE TO DARCHEN – (4560m.) 40KM:
After taking holy bath and morning Puja, we will take you to Parikrama of Mansarovar lake by Land Cruiser and proceed to Darchen, stay at Guest House.
Day 08 : Excursion around Darchen (4560m)
After breakfast drive around for an hour to Darchen, which is the base camp of Kailash Parvat. Full Day is free for acclimatization. Visit Serlung Gompo (5200mt) & Astapath, Nandi Parbat. Overnight stay in guesthouse at Darchen.
Day 09 : TREK TO DIRA-PUK (4900m):
Drive about 8 km to Tarboche. This is the starting point for Kora and trek to Derphuk, stay at camp. The 55km trek around Mt.Kailash. Those who do not wish to trek around Kailash can go back to Mansorovar / Darchen and wait for the Kora group to return.
Day 10 : TREK TO ZUTUL-PUK (4790m):
We will again proceed to Drolma Chu Valley , heading up towards a high pass, the Drolma La (5640m). It’s a tough climb to the summit which is festooned with prayer flags but from there it is all downhill or flat to Zutul-puk, stay at the camp.
Day 11 : SHORT TREK AND DRIVE TO DARCHEN (4560m) – DRIVE TO MANSAROVAR
After completing Kora, we will go further 2 hrs trek where our Jeeps will be waiting for us. Drive to Mansarovar via Darchen – stay at Mansarovar Camp
Day 12 : Mansarovar to Dongba.
Drive back up to Dongba, & O/N stay at Guest House.
Day 13 : DONGBA TO TINGRI / LHATSE ( 4050M) 285KM:
Drive to Tingri after the panoramic view of the Himalayan range as you cross the Lalung la pass (5050m), stay at lodge.
Day 14 : TINGRI/ LHATSE TO ROMBUK,(5050M) 68KM:
Drive toTsho La (4500m) and we will reach Rombuk monastery, stroll around the monastery, stay at hotel Rombuk.
Day 15 : ROMBUK – Nyalam, (4200m):
Drive back to small village town, the LAO Tingri after visiting Everest base-camp (5200m) drive to Nyalam - stay at Guest House.
Day 16 : Drive to Zhangmu – Katmandu: Proceed to Kathmandu (135kms). O/N at hotel
Day 17 : Transfer to Airport for onward journey. Tour End
Note: Participants must arrive Kathmandu at least 2 days before tour start date.