Kailash Mansarovar Overland Tour - 12 Nights / 13 Days
Day 1 : KATHMANDU ARRIVAL
Arrival at Kathmandu. Our representative will meet you at the airport & transfer to Hotel. Evening dinner + tour briefing.
Day 2 : SIGHTSEEING TOUR IN KATHMANDU
Early morning,wevisit Pashupatinath temple, Budhanilkantha Narayan(sleeping Vishnu). Afternoon, we visit Swoyambhunath temple (Monkey temple).
Day 3 : KTM TO KODARI (THE BOARDER TOWN) THEN CONTINUE TO NYALAM (3750 m.)
From Kathmandu, we make early morning departure for Kodari (border town of Nepal). At Kodari, we should go through the custom & immigration formalities. After completion the formality, we cross the friendship bridge. In China side, our guide and Land Cruisers are waiting for us. After meeting with Chinese guide and driver, we drive to Zhangmu (2225 m.) where once again we should complete Chinese immigration and custom formalities and will proceed for Nyalam (3750 m.). Kathmandu to Kodari by private Bus: Four & half hours (123 km) Kodari – ZhangMu – Nyalam by Jeep: Two & half hours (33 km)
Day 4 : DRIVE, NYALAM TO SAGA (4460 m.)
Today, we should drive for an approximately 250 km to reach Saga (4600 m.). Saga is a small-growing town situated at the Bank of River Bramhaputra. There is a government Hospital (that will be closed on Sunday), some guesthouses available in this town. While driving to Saga, we will be passing through the Thong-La Pass (5200 m.) which is a highlight of today. From Nyalam it takes a couple of hours drive to reach Thong-La. You can see the magnificialt view of the Himalayan range including Mt. Shisapangma, the highest mountain in Tibet. After Thong-La Pass, we take a left turn and follow the route that leads to Shisapangma Base Camp but after a check post we leave this route and head out to Lake Peikutso. Here, we make lunch break. After lunch, we continue our journey to Saga. En route, we pass two small high passes. We will be arriving in Saga at late afternoon only. In the evening, our Chinese Doctor will check our passengers and if anyone is seriously suffered with altitude sickness, the patient will be sent back to the border. Nyalam to Saga: Seven hours (250 km)
Day 5 : DRIVE, SAGA TO PARYANG (4550 m.)
Today we drive about 260 km to reach Paryang (4500). Saga to Paryang: 6 hours (260 km.)
Day 6 : DRIVE, PARYANG TO LAKE MANASAROVAR (CHIU GOMPA - 4560 m.)
Drive of about 280km to Mansarovar camp (15400ft) at the shore of Mansarovar.
Paryang to Lake Mansarovar: 7 hours (280 km)
Day 7 : LAKE MANASAROVAR PARIKRAM ON JEEP THEN DRIVE TO DARCHEN (4663 m.)
Morning Pooja, holy bath at Mansarovar. After lunch, Mansarovar Parikrama by Land Cruiser. Short Drive to Dharchen (Base camp of Kailash) 15600ft.
Lake Mansarovar Parikrama: 72 km (3 hours)
Lake Mansarovar (Chiugompa) to Darchen: 2 hours (53 km)
Day 8 : DRIVE TO YAMA DWAR & START PARIKRAMA TO DERAPHUK GOMBA (4920 m.)
Early Morning (after breakfast), we take a 45 minutes ride on Jeep to Tarboche (Yam Dwar), the parikrama starting point. This is the easily accessible point from where you can see the closest view of Mt. Kailash.
Today, we walk near about 6 hours +. The trail is reasonably easy and flat. We camp at Dehraphuk (4880 m.).
Those who are not able to go for parikram will be back to Lake Mansarovar where they will be staying for another two days and waiting for the Parikram group. In this period, we provide accommodation in Camp. The charge will be extra for guesthouse accommodation. Darchen to Yama Dwar: 8 km (45 minutes drive)
Serson to Deraphuk Gomba: 10 km (5 hours walk)
Day 9 : CONTINUE PARIKRAMA TO ZUTRULPHUK (4760 m.)
The group undertaking the Parikrama will further trek to Zutrulphuk (16000ft) via Dolmala pass (5600 m.). The passengers who are not taking Parikram will have rest in Lake Mansarovar.
Deraphuk Gomba to Zutrulphuk Gomba: 9 hours (22 km)High pass on the way (Dolama-La): 5600 m.
Day 10 : END PARIKRAMA NEAR DARCHEN AND DRIVE BACK TO LAKE MANSAROVAR (HORA QUI) and drive back to PARYANG
After a short trek, we will reach near Darchen from where we will be picked up by Land Cruiser and drive to Lake Mansarovar to join the group.Zutrulphuk to the ending point: 13 km (3 hours)Ending point to Lake Manasarovar (hora Qui): 25 km (2 hours) and we set off our journey back to to Paryang. Lake Manasarovar to Paryang: 6 hours (250 km)
Day 11: RETURN JOURNEY TO NYALAM
Return journey to Nyalam OR ZhangMu. Saga to Nyalam: 7 hours (250 km)
Day 12: KODARI TO KATHMANDU
Drive to the boarder then continue your journey to Kathmandu. Nyalam to Kodari by Jeep: Two hours (33 km)
Kodari to Kathmandu by private Bus: Four & half hours (123 km)
Day 13 : DEPARTURE - Transfer to the Airport for your flight back home.
3nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast lunch & dinner [Pure veg. Meals].
Accommodation in Tibet with breakfast lunch & dinner [Pure veg. Meals] using Guest Houses except during Kailash Parikarma accommodation will be at Tented camp.
Kathmandu arrival and departure transfers by coach.
One half-day Kathmandu sightseeing tour covering Pashupatinath .
Kathmandu-Kodari- Kathmandu transfer by coach.
In Tibet, land transfer by coach
Supporting truck to carry luggage, food, equipment etc.
Highly qualified and experienced Sherpa staff throughout the trip.
All camping gears.
Permit / Fees:
Normal Chinese Visa fee.
Local Mobile [Chinese, will be charged as per the use
Jal can to take home.
All personal expenses like telephone calls, tips, shopping, laundry, cold/hard drinks etc.
Personal call from Mobile phones, there will be charge as per the use.
Personal use of pony/porter during Parikarma [Kora] & Tipping.
Single room supplement in Kathmandu.
Service which are not mentioned above in inclusion part.
Evacuation cost, Travel Insurance.
Extra cost incurred in or due to unforeseen reasons such as road blockage due to landslide, heavy snowfall, extra night stay mentioned than above etc.
1. All dates are tentative; we reserve all rights to make any necessary changes.
2. Do contact us if you require further information or clarifications.