Kailash Manasarovar Via Lhasa (Tibet)

A spiritual adventure in the Himalayas to find yourself

A journey to holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar from Lhasa side is considered to be the most scenic, comfortable, enjoyable and memorable in comparison with Kailash overland trip from Kathmandu, Kailash Mansarovar helicopter yatra ex Kathmandu or Lucknow and others. Mt. Kailash is about 2000 kms drive away from the capital town of Lhasa. The beautiful drive through the Lhasa, Shigatse leads to the town of Saga and then further moves to Lake Manasarovar and Darchen. From Tarboche a 3 days trekking to Mt. Kailash will offer you the opportunity to see many faces and colours of the majestic Mt. Kailash. During the sunrise, see the changing colours of Golden Kailash and feel the presence of the Lord around. During the entire road journey the travellers will come across many tiny villages, group of herds, beautiful rivers, lakes and some known mountains of Himalayan ranges. If you are thinking of your next travel, consider to undertake the lifetime journey and a most wonderful spiritual adventure from Lhasa to Mt. Kailash and lake Mansarovar. This trekking trip to Mt. Kailash not only offers an opportunity to visit places with thousands year old culture but situated in far remote area of Tibetan Autonomous Region it is a land of Gods for many faiths and religions.

01 Day

Arrival Kathmandu

Arrive at Kathmandu airport to start your tour to Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. Assisted transfer at the airport to the hotel. Enroute take a stop at Pashupatinath Temple – the abode of Lord Shiva. Overnight stay will be at Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza or similar.
02 Day

Temple visit in Kathmandu

Breakfast in the hotel and then proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhnath Stupa.

Evening time free in Kathmandu till we arrange your visa for Tibet. Overnight at Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza or similar hotel in Kathmandu.
03 Day

Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3650 m) 1 hr. 30 minutes flight

After breakfast get transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu to board your flight to Lhasa, Tibet. Upon arrival at Gonggar Airport, Lhasa the group shall meet our local staff / representative who will escort the group to the pre booked hotel in Lhasa. It will take about 2 hours for the group to reach the hotel. Spend the first day free to acclimatize with the altitude as Kathmandu is at 1200 m above sea level and Lhasa is at 3650m. Spend the night at Four Points by Sheraton or similar in Lhasa.
04 Day

Lhasa - after breakfast take a tour of Lhasa visiting Jokhang temple, Barkhor street and Potala palace

Jokhang Temple : This is a huge building structure consisting of three floors and an open roof all dotted with chapels and chambers. The Jokhang Temple has undergone massive additions and reconstructions since the 7th century and particularly during the reign of 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. While parts of the existing temple structure date from Potala Palace Tibet earlier times, most of the murals are from the 18th and 19th centuries and few statues (with the notable exception of the Joyo Sakyamuni) are older than the 1980's. The temple was sacked several times during Mongol incursions but its worst treatment has been at the hands of the Chinese since their occupation of Tibet in 1959. The Jokhang is the most celebrated temple in Tibet. Because the temple is not controlled by a particular sect of Tibetan Buddhism it attracts adherents of all the sects as well as followers of Bon-Po, Tibet's indigenous religion. Three pilgrimage circuits exist in Lhasa, each directing pilgrims to the Jowo Sakyamuni statue: the Lingkhor, which encircles the city’s sacred district; the Barkhor, which encloses the Jokhang temple; and the Nangkhor, a ritual corridor inside the Jokhang. Every day throughout the year hundreds of pilgrims circumambulate each of these three circuits. Some pilgrims will cover the entire distance by prostrating every few feet, and others will walk slowly, chanting sacred mantras and spinning hand-held prayer wheels. For more than a thousand years millions of pilgrims have trod these sacred paths with devotion in their hearts; this cumulative focusing of intention and love has charged the Jokhang with an enormously powerful field of sanctity.

Barkhor Street : The center of the old Lhasa, Barkhor is a circular street, which is the oldest street in Lhasa and remains very traditional. It is a place where Tibetan Norbulinka Palace culture, economy, religion and arts assemble and a place to which a visit must be paid. It was said that in the seventh century when Songtsen Gampo, the first Tibetan King (617 or 650) who unified Tibet, married Chinese Princess Wencheng and Nepal princess Tritsun. Later Princess Tritsun built Jokhang Temple to accommodate the Jowo Sakyamuni aged 12 brought to Tibet by Princess Wencheng. Barkhor is the road which pilgrims tramped out around Jokhang Temple through centuries. Buddhist pilgrims walk or progress by body-lengths along the street clockwise every day into deep night. They comprise most of Lhasa's floating population.

Potala Palace : Potala Palace was the winter palace of the Dalailama, which was originally built in the 7th century by the king Sotsen Gampo and rebuilt to the present size by the 5th Dalai lama in the 17th century. Built in the mid-18th century by the 7th Dalailama, Norbulingka, the Jewel Park was the Dalai lama's summer palace, it covers 100 acres with palaces, pavilions and a zoo. Spend the night at Four Points by Sheraton or similar in Lhasa.
05 Day

Drive to Shigatse (3900 m) - 350 km/ 7-8 hrs.

After breakfast in your hotel visit Norbulinka Palace and take a drive to Shigatse which is the 2nd largest city of Tibet. Built in 1447 by the first Dalai lama the Tashillunpo Monastery in Shigatse is a very important monastery in China as it is known as seat of the Panchan Lama. Night stay will be at Hotel Shigatse or Hotel Manasarovar or similar in Shigatse.
06 Day

Drive from Shigatse to Saga (4640 m).

Early breakfast in the hotel and continue drive to Saga. The drive is quite long today. Packed lunch will be served by our representative en route. On arrival check into Hotel Saga or equivalent for dinner and overnight stay.
07 Day

Saga to Manasarovar Lake

Today is the day for the lifetime that you are going to have Darshan of the Holy “Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarover” - day's program as usual, after breakfast at around 8 am , we drive through Mayum - la pass ( 17000ft ) - the highest point of the driving. On the way pack Lunch. Upon Arrival at Mansarovar we have to change our transport and use Chinese Govt Bus for Kailash Mansarovar Region. Mansarovar Parikrama by Bus. (125 KM approx) Overnight at Mansarovar in Dormitory Guest House.
08 Day

Mansarovar - Darchen to Diraphuk (12 km trek)

After Breakfast Drive around 1 hrs to Darchen. Ashtapad excursion can be done at extra cost, then continue drive to Dharboche Yamdwar Darshan & Start Parikrama of Mt. Kailash will start Trekking. Today is the first day of your Kailash Parikrama where you have to Trek for about 6 to 7 hours. You will visit North Face of Mt Kailash and touching the feet of Mt. Kailash (Charan Sparsh). Reach Diraphuk 16300ft Overnight stay – Lodge. Those who do not wish go for Parikrama can go back to Dharchen after Pooja O/N stay at Dormitory Guest House.
09 Day

Dirapuk to Zhulthulphuk by trek (18 km)

This day is very sensitive and we have to pass Dolma-La Pass, which is 5250 Mtr. The most Difficult Journey throughout the Yatra-trek up to the 18,600ft. The weather in unpredictable in Doma-la Pass and at any time snowstorm can fall. But you can touch the Kailash parvat. So we try to start our journey as early as possible. In route we can have Darshan of Gaurikund but it is very difficult to go and touch. Overnight stay at Zuthulphuk in Guest House 3- 4 pax dormitory accommodation.
10 Day

Zhuthulphuk to New Dongba

We will trek around 8 kms and reach to the point where the Coach will be waiting for us. Then we will drive to Darchen. After lunch, we will drive to Dongba. O/N stay at Dormitory Guest House.
11 Day

New Dongba to Saga

From today we will be leaving this holy place and return Overnight stay at Dormitory Guest House.
12 Day

Saga to Shigatse

Morning drive back to Shigatse. Overnight Hotel.
13 Day

Shigatse to Lhasa

Morning after breakfast drive back towards Lhasa and stay overnight in hotel
14 Day

Lhasa to Kathmandu by flight

Transfer to Airport and fly back to Kathmandu. Evening at leisure stay overnight in Kathmandu.
15 Day

Fly back to home

Transfer to Kathmandu international airport to board flight back to home.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2018 Price

16 days Kailash Mansarovar overland tour cost ex Lhasa

Indian passport holders INR 2,25,000
Foreigners and NRIs USD 3650
American Nationals USD 3850

Important remark for accommodation : It is to be noted that the above rates are on sharing basis. If you wish to stay in a single room you must pay single room supplement. Also please note that single/twin sharing rooms will be provided only in Kathmandu, Lhasa and Shigatse. At all other places only small guest houses or hotels are available where rooms will be on sharing basis with other pilgrims (dormitories) on twin/triple or multi sharing basis depending on the availability.

What’s Included

Airport Services

Air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

Accommodation

14 nights in hotels / guest house

Meals

14 Breakfasts, 13 Lunch, 14 Dinner

Visa

Visa and permit fee charges.

Transport

All ground transport for sightseeing trips

Guides / Escorts

Expert tour guides for sightseeing tours.

Activities

Kathmandu & Lhasa sightseeing, Kailash & Manasarovar darshan.

Flights

Kathmandu to Lhasa and return Flights

What’s not included

Travel insurance

Please carry a valid travel insurance.

Entry Tickets

Monument and museum tickets.

Personal expenses

Any kind of personal expenses/bills.

Other Exclusions

Govt service tax 5%

Accommodation Style Max Holidays

Accommodation style

In Kailash Mansarovar trekking tour you will be staying in basic 3-4 star accommodation in Kathmandu and in ordinary guest houses or tents in Tibet region. The accommodation in this region is very basic and food will be pure vegetarian cooked by the Nepalese chef and his team travelling with the group to Kailash Mansarovar

Single room accommodation can be provided only in Kathmandu whereas at other places your accommodation will be on multi sharing basis in dormitory style.

Remark : You can ask us to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu at additional cost.
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Chris Rodgersen Russia

17 August 2015
"Excellent trip organised by Max Holidays! I will surely recommend all to book their tour to Kailash Mansarovar and Tibet with this agency. They are special and they take care of us like their family and friends. Next time I will be back with more friends and take Inner Kora of Mt. Kailash"
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Surinder Soni USA

30 June 2016
"Our June 2016 travel to Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake with a group of 22 travelers was a great experience with the unparallel support by Max Holidays ground staff. Under the tough weather conditions they really managed all well. Hats off to you guys at Max. May Shiva bless"
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Kavita Mayor India

21 July 2017
"Thank you Team Maxholidays for such a beautiful trip to Kaislash Mansarovar.

June 2017 is the Time when me and my 11 Co Passengers found a New Family in you all.

Right from the Guide to managing Team in Nepal Gunj/ Simikot/Hilsa/China/Lake Mansarovar... to the Boss... all kept the Care and Warmth always..

Except for Climate and plane issues (which no one can predict ) everything else will be a memory of my Lifetime.. Thank you once again...

Next year Mt Everest Base Camp ..
All the Best..
Thank you once again for being so helpful and caring and Personally watching on Us.. Felt Safe.."
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