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Mt. Kailash 18-day Cruise and Trekking Tour

Mt. Kailash 18-day Cruise and Trekking Tour

Tour Code:MK-03

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Destination:Lhasa- Mt. Kailash- Lhasa

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Day 1 Air Chengdu - Lhasa 
Place & Transport: Lhasa
Today's Activities: Arrival in Lhasa

Go to Chengdu Airport in the morning. Fly to Lhasa. Arriving at Lhasa Gongar Airport, meet local guide and transferred to Lhasa city, Check in and have a good rest, overnight in Lhasa. 

Day 2 Lhasa city one day tour 
Place & Transport: Lhasa
Today's Activities: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhore Street

Tour starts from the religious Potala Palace built in the 7th century by the famous Tibetan king-Songtzen Gampo. The present one was built by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. It became known as the "Winter Palace" by the 1750, when the 7th Dalai Lama built the Norbulingka Park as his summer residence. After lunch, you will visit Jokhang Temple, situated in the old section of Lhasa. King Songtzen Gampo built this temple in the mid-7th century A.D. Now it is the most sacred place in Tibet. Pilgrims come here to pay homage from all over Tibet. Visit Barkhore Street in the evening.

Day 3 Lhasa - Namtso Lake - Lhasa 
Place & Transport: Around Lhasa
Today's Activities: Namtso Lake, Yangbachen hot-spring

Day tour to Namtso Lake via Yangpachen hot-spring. On the way you will see Nyenchen Thanglha snow mountain ranges, and also you will pass the Nagela Pass. Namtso Lake is the sky lake which is one of the three holy lakes, and also the highest salt lake. You can do a bit trekking at the lake side . On the way back , you will have a chance to have hot-spring at Yangbachen. Overnight in Lhasa . 

Day 4 Lhasa - Yamdrok lake - Gyantse - Shigatse 
Place & Transport: Lhasa- Gyantse- Shigatse
Today's Activities: Yamdrok-tso Lake, Pelkor Chode Monastery

Drive to Gyantse after breakfast. On the way, dazzling Yamdrok-tso Lake can be seen from the summit of the Kamba-la pass(4794m). Yamdrok is one of Three Holy Lake in Tibet. When you arrive at Gyantse, visit Pelkor Chode Monastery. The Monastery is founded in 1418, notable for its superb Kumbum Chode(10,000 Images Stupa). Later transferred to Shigatse. 

Day 5 Shigatse - Sakya - Lhatse 
Place & Transport: Shigatse - Sakya - Lhatse
Today's Activities: Tashilunpo Monastery,  tombs of Panchen Lamas, Sakya Monastery

Morning visit the Bachen Lama Set - Tashilunpo Monastery, which was Built in1447 by the first Dalai Lama. Then the spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas. Late morning drive to visit Sakya Monastery which is the main monastery at Sakyapa. Overnight at Lhatse.

Day 6 Lhatse - Saga - Paryang 
Place & Transport: Lhatse - Saga - Paryang
Today's Activities: Lhatse - Saga - Paryang

Today you will have a long day drive,  pass several high plateau lakes, towns, herders tents and along the route with plateau mountain ranges. Lunch will be served at Saga.  Overnight at Paryang(Guest House, dorm bed). 

Day 7 Paryang - Lake Manasarovar 
Place & Transport: Paryang - Lake Manasarovar
Today's Activities: Lake Manasarovar, Mt.Kailash

Drive from Paryang to Lake Manasarovar through open territory with a view of diLake Manasarovarstant mountains, Yak herders camp, if lucky might come across a herd of Kang (Wild Ass), you will have the first sight of Holy Kailash and Manasarovara. Overnight at the village of Chiu Monastery ( Guest house, dorm bed). 

Day 8 Lake Manasarovar - Darchen 
Place & Transport: Lake Manasarovar - Darchen
Today's Activities: Lake Manasarovar, prepare for trekking

Manasarovara is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning Bath and Puja we will be heading towards Darchen, prepare for trekking. Overnight at Darchen (Guest house, dorm bed). 

Day 9 Trek from Darchen to Dira-puk Monastery 
Place & Transport: Darchen - Dira-puk Monastery
Today's Activities: Trekking from Darchen to Dira-puk Monastery

The first day's parikarama is a gradual walk with multitudes of other local pilgrims chanting and praying. The trail leads to few ups and downs till we reach our camp at Dirapuk (4,750 m.). Camping on the nice grassy meadows with a view of Kailash, north west face at Dirapuk for overnight halt. 

Day 10 Dira-puk Monastery to Zutul-puk Monastery 
Place & Transport: Dira-puk Monastery to Zutul-puk Monastery
Today's Activities: Trek from Dira-puk Monastery to Zutul-puk Monastery

Today our parikarama 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. Zuthulphuk has a small monastery. 

Day 11 Trek back to Darchen 
Place & Transport: Darchen
Today's Activities: Trek back to Darchen

The winding gradual tracks finally ends our holy pilgrimage 5 hours, today we will go back from this unique place. Overnight at Darchen(Guest house, dorm bed). 

Day 12 Darchen to Zanda 
Place & Transport: Darchen to Zanda
Today's Activities:  Drive from Darchen to Zanda, Tholing Forest

Drive from Darchen to Zanda along the Xinjing-Tibet Hwy, and drive off the main highway after 150Km, go across a few mountain passes, you will see the magnificent Tholing Forest. Afternoon visit Tholing Monastery. Overnight at Zanda ( Guest House, dorm bed)

Day 13 Zanda- Tsaparang Guge Kingdom- Darchen 
Place & Transport: Zanda- Tsaparang Guge Kingdom- Darchen
Today's Activities:  Guge Kingdom

Morning drive to Tsaparang Guge Kingdom(23km), you will have half day to explore the Guge Ruins & you will deeply impressed by Tibetan mysterious history and culture. Afternoon drive back Darchen. Overnight at Darchen(Guest house, dorm bed) .


Day 14 Darchen- Paryang- Saga 
Place & Transport: Darchen- Paryang- Saga
Today's Activities: Mt.Kailash

Today start drive back to Saga, you will have a last view of the Mt.Kailash on the way. Overnight at Saga ( Guest house, dorm bed).

Day 15 Saga- Lhatse 
Place & Transport: Saga- Lhatse
Today's Activities: Lhatse

Today start drive back to Lhatse. After such a long time drive, you will have a good rest at Lhatse. Overnight at Lhatse .

Day 16 Lhatse- Shigatse 
Place & Transport: Lhatse- Shigatse
Today's Activities: Drive back from Lhatse to Shigatse

Drive back from Lhatse to Shigatse, stay overnight in Shigatse.

Day 17 Shigatse- Lhasa 
Place & Transport: Shigatse- Lhasa
Today's Activities: Drive back to Lhasa

Today drive back to Lhasa along the Friendship highway. Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 18 Exit Lhasa 
Place & Transport: Lhasa
Today's Activities: End the trip

Drive to Lhasa airport or train station, end the trip. 

Cost description
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1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person 5 person 6 person
July - Oct.  /  3550USDP.P.  2900USDP.P.  3250USDP.P.  2950USDP.P.  2500USDP.P.
Mar. - June.  /  3300USDP.P.  2700USDP.P.  3010USDP.P.  2750USDP.P.  2280USDP.P.
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Price Include

1. Tibet Entry Permit
2. Tibet travel permit
3. Hotel
4. Landcruiser transportation with expert driver
5. Guide service (English-speaking guide)
6. Yak(or horse) and Yak(or horse) porters for luggage during trekking
7. Travel accident insurance
8. Bottled oxygen per car for urgent use
9. Grass protecting fee in Nagri

Price exclude

1. Tips
2. Meals
3. Your own expense
4. Trekking equipment ( Sleeping bag, tent and mattress)
5. Flight & train tickets
6. Entrance fees

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