Today on your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight is in Kathmandu
You have a full day at leisure in Kathmandu. This time is to obtain a Chinese Visa and also for any optional visits you wish to take. Overnight is in Kathmandu.
Morning drive to the frontier town of Nepal at Kodari. Your trip to Kailash Mansarovar starts from here. From here, a short walk to the friendship bridge for the drive on a local available vehicle to Zhangmu, the main entrance of Tibet, China at the height of 2,300 m. which is about 145 kms from Kathmandu. In Zhangmu, you will be received by guide from our Tibetan counterpart. After all the formalities at the check post here, our journey continues for another 35 kms which can take almost 3 hours through the up-winding road to Nyalam with beautiful scenery as the drive brings us for the overnight stay at Nyalam(3,700 m.). The lodges and guest houses here are very simple and basic. You can expect the unexpected as the China Tourism in Tibet is slowly picking up since last 7-8 years. Overnight is in Tibet.
Rest day for acclimatization and local hikes around. Overnight is in Tibet.
Morning drive to the first pass of Lelung La at 5,050 m. From here a superb view of the high himalayas can be seen from Gaurishanker, Shisapangma to Langtang Himalayas. From here the road diverts towards near Shisapangma on the trail to Saga on the absolute windswept landscape on the rough dirt road. Saga, one of the large village enroute to Kailash. The drive can take approximate 5-6 hours depending upon the road condition. We will be camping near the village for the overnight. Overnight is in Tibet.
Another morning drive through the windswept territory passing many villages and camps of Yak herders with the distance view of snow capped mountains. After 5-6 hours of drive brings us to Paryang for the overnight stay. Overnight is in Tibet.
From Paryang, our journey continues to Darchen, the start of our Parikrama or Kora. The drive passes through open territory with a view of distant mountains, Yak herders camp, if lucky you might come across a herd of Kang (Wild Ass). The drive takes us to a high pass of over 5,000 m. before we arrive at Darchen (4,480 m). Darchen is located beneath the majestic holy Mount Kailash, a small village with couple of guest houses. During the auspicious pilgrimage time, this place will be flooded with Pilgrims with hundreds of tents all around. Darchen,the beginning and end point of the Kora. Overnight is in Tibet.
The first day of our Kora is a gradual walk with multitudes of other local pilgrims chanting and praying. The trail leads us to few ups and downs till we reach our camp at Dirapuk (4,750 m.), after 5-6 hours walk. Camping on the nice grassy meadows with a view of Kailash, north west face. Overnight is in Tibet.
Today our circumambulation(Kora) leads to much higher side of the holy path just beneath the Mount Kailash. The walk will bring us to one of the highest point at Drolma La, 5,200 m. before descending to the gradual field towards Zuthulphuk for the overnight camp after 5-6 hours walk. Zuthulphuk has a small monastery. Overnight is in Tibet.
The winding gradual tracks finally ends our holy pilgrimage walk (5 hours) at Darchen for the overnight. Overnight is in Tibet.
After completing the holy Kora at Darchen, our next spiritual destination takes to Lake Mansarovar for the holy bath. It is believed a ritual bath delivers a pilgrims to paradise and drink of its holy water relinquishes the sins of a hundred lifetimes. The drive from Darchen takes a little over 2 hours on the dirt road. Lake Mansarovar, one of the largest salt lake in Tibet. We will be camping at the shore of the lake very close to the monastery and its village. Overnight is in Tibet.
Rest day at Lake Mansarovar for dip in the Lake and local hikes around. Overnight is in Tibet.
Retrace the journey back to Paryang, appr 5-6 hrs. of drive. Overnight is in Tibet.
Continue drive back to Saga. Overnight is in Tibet.
Drive back to Nyalam. Overnight is in Tibet.
Drive to Zhangmu and continue towards Kathmandu after the holy memorable journey of a lifetime. Overnight is in Tibet.
Free for souvenir shopping and other independent activities. Overnight is in Tibet.
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