Accomplish challenging Kailash Mansarovar Yatra (Tour) and fulfill your spiritual needs as well as adventurous desires by a journey via the capital of Tibet, Lhasa. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lhasa is a perfect blend of pilgrimage, adventure as well as natural and cultural exploration. It is a great trip that lets you visit important Tibetan sites followed by exploration of sacred Lake Mansarovar and circumambulation of Asia’s most sacred mountain Kailash. The journey begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa flying over Everest. It is indeed one of the easiest and simplest ways to reach Kailash Mansarovar.
Our Kailash Mansarovar Tour via Lhasa begins in Kathmandu with visit to Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holies Hindu temples. After paying homage to Lord Pashupatinath, we board a flight next day to reach Lhasa, one of the highest cities in the world. Lhasa is where we acclimatize our body to higher altitudes and if you are interested, we spend a whole day in Lhasa to explore culturally significant Tibetan sites including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street. From Lhasa, we take a scenic drive via several cities in Tibet to reach Lake Mansarovar admiring the stunning landscape of Tibet and enjoying the views of mountains and lakes on our way. Lake Mansarovar is the highest fresh water lake in the world. Apart from its natural beauty, the lake has religious significance. Pilgrims believe taking dip or bath in this holy lake will wash away all their sins of lifetime. They take a bath before circumambulation (parikrama) of Mt. Kailash which is an ancient ritual of devotion that still practiced. From Lake Mansarovar, we take a drive to Yama Dwar, the initial point of parikrama. We trek to reach Dirapuk (the North Face of Mt. Kailash) and cross Dolma La Pass, the highest and toughest part of the entire journey. Beyond the Dolma La Pass, there is a holy lake Gauri Kunda (Lake of Compassion). Gauri Kunda is believed to be the site where Hindu god Lord Shiva finally admitted his love for Gauri (Parvati). After reaching Zuthulphuk, we drive to Dongba and take a drive back to Lukla to return to Kathmandu by flight.
Although Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lhasa is one of the easiest ways to reach Kailash Mansarovar, it is graded as a strenuous trek and a good cardio vascular fitness is a must for it. Accomplish your spiritual satisfaction by joining our package for this yatra.
You can learn more about mount Kailash in Wiki Travel.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
Welcome to Nepal! As you land in the Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative of Satyam Tours shall be waiting for you at the airport terminal. Upon your arrival, you shall be properly greeted and welcomed by our representative and then you shall be escorted to a private vehicle for a ride to your hotel. After getting to the hotel, you can take rest in your hotel room or go out for a stroll around the vicinity of your hotel. Later in the evening, we shall discuss about the tour and return back to hotel. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
DAY 2: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast, You will visit Pashupatinath Temple and Budhanilakantha (Jalanarayan) Temple, the sleeping Bishnu. Optional: Mountain Flight early in the morning.
DAY 3: KATHMANDU – LHASA
Transfer to Kathmandu International Airport to board flight (1 hour 25 minutes) to Lahasa. Arrival at Gonggar Airport and transfer to Lhasa City and acclimatize for rest of the day.
DAY 4: LHASA SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Potala Palace, Norbulinka, Drepung and Sera monasteries, Jokhana Temple and Barkhor Bazaar.
DAY 5: LHASA – SIGATSE
In the morning, drive to Shigatse, reach and check into the hotel. You can walk around the city on your own if you want.
Info: Shigatse is the second biggest city of Tibet.
DAY 6: SIGHATSE – SAGA
Early morning drive to Saga from Shigatse. It is a long drive via Lhatse and Sang Sang, so we need to commence our journey very early in the morning.
DAY 7: SAGA – MANSAROVAR LAKE
Morning after breakfast you will set off from Saga. The journey should be started early in the morning because you have to cross a significant distance today. After crossing near about 150 km you will reach Old Dongba. This is the habitat of Tibet herders. From old Dongba, you will continue drive to Paryang through high passes and wide pastures en route.
Paryang is a small town with the Chinese military base. The village is situated in a wide-open pasture land which is facing Himalaya. So, the weather of this place is harsh. From Paryang, you will continue your journey to the west. On the way, we will stop in Horchu river where there is a military check post. After completing formalities of security check and others, we will drive for another 10 minutes beyond the check post and make a brief halt for lunch.
It is another two hours journey to reach Manasarovar from Mayum La Pass. The holy bath & pooja can be performed either today or tomorrow depending on the time available and of course, with no doubt, the weather plays a vital role for this. The decision can be made after mutual discussion amongst guide, group manager and tour leader.
DAY 8: MANSAROVAR LAKE
DAY 9: MANSAROVAR – YAM DWAR – DERAPHUK
We have now reached the ending phase our holy journey. We get up and have our breakfast before moving onward to our ending point of the circumambulation around Mt. Kailash today. As we move ahead we shall witness grandiose sights and reach the ending point of entire journey near Darchen where our remaining team members along with the vehicles shall be waiting for us. After a trek of about 3 hours we get united with our team again and from here onward we shall take a drive to Hilsa via the same exact route which we passed through previously. The drive to Hilsa shall take about 4 hours. Upon reaching there you get escorted to your respective hotel rooms and take some rest for the remaining time period. Stay overnight at Hilsa.
DAY 10: SHIVASTHAL – GAURIKUNDA – ZUTHULPHUK
SHIVASTHAL – GAURIKUNDA – ZUTHULPHUK
DAY 11: ZUTHULPHUK – OLD DONGBA
Today marks the end of our incredible journey to the vicinity of holy Mt. Kailash. After having your breakfast, you shall now be transferred to the airport 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight back home. We hope that you depart from Nepal with several unforgettable moments of your journey with Satyam Tours. Lastly, we bid your farewell and hope for your return back to this enchanting nation of Himalayas soon
After breakfast, we start trekking to the pick-up point, near Darchen. The entire trail is easy & flat, so you will complete this journey within 3 to 4 hours. All group members will be assembled in pick point then we start our journey to Dongba on Bus via Darchen.
DAY 12: OLD DONGBA – SHIGATSE – LHATSE
OLD DONGBA – SHIGATSE – LHATSE
DAY 13: SHIGATSE – LHATSE – LHASA
SHIGATSE – LHATSE – LHASA
DAY 14: LHASA – KATHMANDU
Morning after breakfast, you will drive to Gonggar airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. The flight takes about one hour and 15 minutes to land in Kathmandu.
DAY 15: DEPARUTRE
Transfer to international airport for your flight back home.
- 3 hygienic veg. meals a day
- Nice and cosy accommodation
- 3 times tea, coffee or milk a day
- All flight and bus tickets
- Experienced trip leader
- Sleeping bag and medical kit
- All permit, visa and entry fees.
- Alcohol, Cigarettes and other personal expenses
- Emergency evacuation
- Personal belongings (i.e.camera, water bottle, extra money, sunscreen, sunglasses, sunhat, hiking shorts/ synthetic T-shirt etc).
- Hiking boots, sports shoe/ trainers, 3/4 woolen socks ,2pairs liners socks, 1 pairs gloves, warm hat, 1 Day back pack and duffel bag for your clothing.
- Warm layers, down or synthetic jackets, fleece, hiking pants, thermals.
- Comprehensive list will be provided after you book the trip.
- Most of the items can be bought or hired in Kathmandu.