Mt. Kailash claimed to the apex of the Hindu religious axis is also one of the highest mountain in Tibet at 22,022 feet and Lake Mansarovar at 14,950 feet is said to be the highest fresh water lake in the world. Certainly a difficult region to reach due to the variable and extreme weather condit
Mt. Kailash claimed to the apex of the Hindu religious axis is also one of the highest mountain in Tibet at 22,022 feet and Lake Mansarovar at 14,950 feet is said to be the highest fresh water lake in the world. Certainly a difficult region to reach due to the variable and extreme weather conditions. The distance from Lhasa for example approximately 2000 Km. Only during the last few years have lots of ordinary and not so ordinary travelers, been able to experience this region. Road conditions are difficult much of the time and we have to make much preparation to ensure that we have a reasonable chance of reaching Kailash. We need to bring our own food and camping equipment. As per Chinese regulations, transportation ( 4WD jeep) and a Chinese/Tibetan guide is a must to hire from China/Tibet whereas we will send Nepalese staff for camping and cooking arrangement. All the camping/kitchen gears and food supplies will be brought along from Nepal. The Nepalese kitchen crew will prepare the food of your taste.
To travel for days on this remote plateau with the chance encounters of nomads herding their sheep or yaks is to be transformed into another way of life, to see and become apart of such a devout pilgrimage as shown by pilgrims around Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar is to put some aspects of our western way of life into proper perspective.
We begin the tour by traveling to Kathmandu and departing by road to the Nepal/Tibet border town of Zhangmu where we collect our Transport. We travel by the SOUTHERN route and after our pilgrimage (religious secular) we return by the same route.
Day 01: Pick up from the International Airport, transfer to Hotel & welcome dinner
Day 02: Sightseeing in kathmandu valley visit pashupatinath, boudhanath,soyambunath and kathmandu durbar square etc.
Day 03: Tibet visa preparations and sightseeing in bhaktapur and patan durbar square.
Day 04: Drive from Kathmandu (1303 m) to Kodari (Nepal-Tibet border) where we meet the Tibetan/Chinese guide with transport. Drive further 8 km uphill to Zhangmu (2220m) where we will have to completer the Chinese immigration and custom formalities. Drive further to Nyalam (3700m) for overnight stay.
Day 05: Rest at Nyalam for acclimatization. Overnight Camp.
Day 06: Drive to Thong-La (5000m),
stop for a while to see the breathtaking viewsOf Himalaya range then drive further to Saga via Paiku-Tso. Overnight camp.
Day 07: Drive to Paryang(4540m). Overnight at camp.
Day 08: Drive towards Mayum-La (5010m) and continue the drive to chiu Gompa, Mansarovar Lake (4550m) Overnight camp.
Day 09: Drive to Darchen (4700m). Overnight at Guest House.
Day 10: Drive to trek-starting point then trek to Dera puk (Dolma-La Base camp) (4860m). Overnight at camp.
Day 11: Trek over the Dolma-La (5600m) then descend for a while and continue to Tea shop camp side or Zhutul Puk. Overnight at camp.
Day 12: Drive to Parayang via Mayum-La (5010m). Overnight at camp.
Day 13-14: Drive back to Saga via Dzongba. Overnight at camp.
Day 15: Drive to Nyalam via Paiku-Tso and Nyalam Thung-La. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 16: Drive to Zhangmu, after finishing the immigration formalities, drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 17: Free/shopping day in Kathmandu.
Day 18: Transfer to International Airport and fly home.
Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of natural beauty due to its unique geographical position and latitudinal variation.The elevation of the country ranges from 60m above sea level to the highest point on earth,Mt.Everest at 8848m,all within a distance of 150km with climatic conditions rang