|Group Size:||10-25 People||Max Altitude:||m|
|Cost:||$||Duration:||13 Days/12 Nights|
|Arrival at:||Kathmandu||Departure from:||Tibet|
|Location:||N/A||Trip Style:||Luxury Tour,School Tour,Family Vacation,Honeymoon|
Best Season: May to October
New – Luxury tourist bus tour
Mansarovar Lake, Astapad excursion and holy Mt. Kailas
Category Deluxe bus tour: Tour Cost (Twin Share Basis)
Group size 5 + Pax: NPR 65,000 per person for Nepali citizen on group joining basis
Day 01 : Kathmandu-Zhangmu, 1900 m, 121 km : From Kathmandu the road climbs steadily uphill out of the Kathmandu valley past, breathtaking views through a luxuriant, deep gorge shifting to a windy barren pass.
Day 02 : Nyalam 3750 m, 30 km : A leisure drive to Nyalam. Rest & acclimatize.
Day 03 : Saga, 4350 m, 250 km : The road follows south of the Peigutso, continues across the plain with stunning Lake MansarovarThe route then follows a narrow gorge before climbing to a pass and dropping steeply down to a ferry crossing over the Yarlung Tsangpo.
Day 04 : Paryang, 4500 m, 255 km : From Saga it is 145 km to Dongba. The road is good & the trip can be completed in 4-5 hrs. There is also a small monastery at the western end of town on a hill. This section of the road has panoramic views of mountains on either side of the road.
Day 05 : Lake Manasarovar, 4560 m, 260 km : From Paryang to Lake Manasarovar is a long drive of 7 hrs or more. There will be several river crossings & we drive past Mayum Ia pass (4600 M). The scenery is stunningly beautiful with panoramic views of the Himalayas. 0/N tented accommodation.
Day 06 : Darchen (4660 M), 30 km : About 30 kms north of Lake Manasarovar is Darchen, the main gateway to Mt. Kailash. Here we organize yaks or ponies for the Kailash circuit trek.
Day 07 : Kailash – Tarboche - Diraphuk : This Kailash circuit covers 53 kms & can be done in 3 days. We head west in clockwise direction & after a few kilometers the trail climbs up to a cairn at 4730 m from where the southern face of Mt. Kailash comes to view. En-route visit Tarboche where annual flagpole raising ceremony takes place during Saga Dawa.
Day 08 : Diraphuk - Zutrulphuk, 4790 : Toady we cross Drolma Ia pass (5630 M) & Gauri Kund Lake (5608 m) where Hindus worship & immerse themselves in the icy waters of the lake.
Day 09 : Darchen - Lake Manasarovar : The final end of the parikrama is an easy 2-3 hrs walk down to where the river emerges on to the Barga plain. We complete the 3 day circuit trek of Mt. Kailash & drive 57 KM to Hor Qu at Lake Manasarovar.
Day10 : Paryang
Day 11 : Saga
Day 12 : Nyalam
Day 13 : Drive via Zhangmu & cross Friendship Bridge to Kodari border where you will be met by our representative. We then drive to Kathmandu.