Group Joining Tour
Kathmandu : 3 nights
Tibet : 11 nights
Day01: Kathmandu (1300m.) Overnight at 3star standard hotel. (D)
Pick up from the airport/Drive to Hotel followed by non alcoholic welcome drink. In the dinner time we will provide you necessary brief regarding the preparation of the trip.
Day 02: Free, Overnight at 3 star standard. (B, L, D)
Morning: breakfast/ guided tour of Kathmandu holy sites including Pashupatinath and back to hotel for lunch. Afternoon: final preparation for Yatra . Personal gear and equipment will be checked. If anyone needs o buy or rent any gear our staff can assist you in shopping at the various stores in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Nyalam (3750m) 175 Km /9 hrs. Overnight at Guest House or camp. (B, L, D)
Journey commences at 5:30 am after having Breakfast in hotel of packed breakfast provided on the way. The road follows the river valleys of the Sunkosi and Bhotakosi rivers, passing through green mountains and cliffs. By the afternoon we get to the Tibetan boarder. Depending on the road conditions, we may stay in Zhangmu. If road conditions permit, we will continue 30km to Nyalam.
Day 04: Rest Day for acclimatization. Overnight at Guest House or camp. (B, L, D)
A leisure day gives us a chance to relax and acclimatize to the high altitude. It is important to stay hydrated and extremely aware of your body’s physical condition.
Day 05: Drive to Saga (4200m) 232km / 8 hrs. Overnight at Guest House or camp. (B, L, D)
The road climbs up to the, La Lung (5124m) then drops down before heading western part of Tibet. Road to east goes to Lhasa , capital city of Tibet . The driving is difficult, but the stunning views of the Himalayas and particularly Shisha Pangma (8012m) more than make up for the rough travel. By late afternoon we will cross the Bhramaputra River and will be reached to Saga for shelter.
Day 06: Drive to Paryang (4500m) 285 km / 8 hrs. Overnight at Guest House. (B, L, D)
Our jeeps roll through the gigantic valleys following the various rivers through the eye-catching view of grazing lands of yaks and sheep and Himalayan goat (Chyangra). The landscape is highlighted by snow capped peaks rising out of the distant sand dunes. Depending on the season, many Tibetan nomads and traders in traditional dress will inhabit this area.
Day 07: Drive to Lake Manasarovar (4560m) 278km / 8 hrs. Overnight at Guest House or camp. (B, L, D)
We commence the yatra of the day after breakfast. By late afternoon the drive through the green pastures and huge valleys gives way to the first sighting of Mt Kailash and Lake Manasarovar . We will drive to Thogu holiest bathing gate of Manas. It is believed that The holiest Lake mansarovar is the source of four great holy rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra, Sutlej and Indus River. It is said that Lord Vishnu floated in it for an eternity, dreaming, until the life force stirred, and out of the water’s infinite potential sprang forth all of creation.
Day 08: Drive to Tarchen (4600m) 60km. Overnight at Guest House or camp. (B, L, D)
This day offers a wonderful opportunity to see the great lake Manasarover with mt . Gurula Mandhata (7728m) on south and Holy Kailash on the north. After bath and Puja drive to Tarchen( The base camp of Mt.Kailash ) via Chiu monastery and hot spring.
Day 09: Drive to Tarboche (5 km) trek to Dirapuk (4900m) /Hike 15 km. Overnight at Guest House.
Overnight at Fixed Tented Camp. (B, L, D)
Parikrama around Kailash begins at Tarpuche . Our way of trekking passes numerous chortens as well as the sky burial site of the 84 Mahasiddas . We will also have wonderful views of cascading creeks, streaming water falls and the mighty west face of Kailash. We will pass the Chukku Gompa and 6 hrs later arrive at the Dirapuk Gompa where we will set up camp or stay at the guest house on the basis of availability.
Day 10: Trek to Zutulpuk Gompa (4790m) Hike 18 km. Overnight at Fixed Tented Camp. (B, L, D)
Today is the hardest but holiest day of the pilgrimage. We will cross through a rocky expanse dotted with stone cairns draped with the clothes offered by pilgrims as a spiritual sign of death. Gaurikunda is one of the holiest sites to view/ visit from the top. Further hiking brings us to the accent up to Dolma -La pass (5630m). After a nice break at the top of the pass we will head down the steep trail to our eventual campsite at Zutul-Puk Monastery (the cave of miracles where Milarepa meditated) .Total hiking for the day will be 18 km 8 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Tangsar (Hike 10 km) and drive to Mansarovar. Overnight at Guest House or camp. (B, L, D)
Trek to Tangsar Tangmar and drive to Manasarovar Hor a 3 hrs walk brings us to where the river emerges onto the Borkha plain. Our jeeps will be waiting to transport us to our camp at Lake Mansarovar.
Day 12: Drive to Old Dongba(350 km) 10 Hrs , Overnight at Guest House or camp. (B, L, D)
Day 13: Drive to Nyalam. Overnight at Guest House. (B, L, D)
Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at Guest House. (B, L, D)
This evening, you will be awarded by the certificate of Successful completion of the Yatra at the banquet of the hotel.
Day 15: Transfer to airport for final departure. (B)
INR 72,000/- per person (on the basis of group joining)
- Airport pickup and drop by NON A/C vehicle.
- Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath temple.
- 3 night’s hotel at Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with breakfast, lunch and dinner on 3 Star standard hotel.
- Transfer to Kodari by private bus
- Tibet side: accommodation in budget Guest House on a dormitory and during parikrama in a fixed tented camp.
- All vegetarian meals throughout the trip.
- Tibet side Transportation by 4500 landcruiser and one supporting truck.
- English speaking Tibetan guide
- Nepali tour leader
- Nepali cook and helper.
- oxygen, basic first-aid kit, sleeping bag, down jacket.
- Travel Permit
- Kodari land tax.
- Your international airfare.
- All beverages, Photography charges and Telephone calls
- Travel Insurance of clients
- Emergency evacuation expenses.
- Riding Yak/Horse for Kailash Parikrama (direct payable to Yak/horse herder)
- Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportationPage 3
- expenses of personal urgent visa fee etc & Services other than specified
- We don’t charge extra for the parikrama. If you wish to take help of a yak or horse, the cost will be
approx USD 150 for horse payable directly to the yak man. All Indian pilgrims are advised to hire one.
You have to understand that the yaks are not domesticated but are meant to carry luggage.
Casual wears and comfortable walking shoes are the rule of Tibet . Be sure to bring warm clothing as
nights and early mornings can be quite chilly to down right cold. Indian Pilgrims strictly no Sari. Bring all
the film, medicine, cosmetics, personal toilet items etc. that you will need from home as these are difficult
if not impossible to obtain on the way. A small first aid kit is also a good idea. Also quite useful is a route
map, to know where you are going and have been each day.
What to take
Winter wear: Gore-Tex material, though expensive, is highly recommended. Down jacket, raincoat or
windbreakers, thermal under wears, Jackets, warm trousers & woolen shirts (cotton will also do), warm
sweaters, woolen gloves, sun hat, comfortable shoes, light leather boots in case of snow, woolen
balaclava (‘monkey cap’) & scarf/dust mask to protect your eyes & nose from dust.
Bring with you
Snacks along the way. Chocolates, dry fruit, toffees, glucose; ‘namkeen’ etc. Strong water bottle & water
purifying tablets. Personal medical kit and Diamox tablet (for high altitude). Sun glasses (to protect your
eyes from UV, which is especially strong in high altitudes). Sun block or sun screen lotion, wet tissues
(Fresh-ones are excellent to wipe off the dust), clothes-line/clips, needle & thread, deo-spray (handy for
smelly boots/feet and for a round of spray in the toilet tent!), toilet paper, torch & spare batteries,
(small shoulder bag), Camera & films, Binocular.
This is one of the toughest high altitude road journeys on earth. You Must be physically fit – no two ways
about that. Generally patients with asthma & heart problems have a problem acclimatizing to high
altitudes. In your interests it is essential you should be examined by your doctor to know about your
health condition and your ability to cope up with the rigors of high altitude travel for days in ‘no road’
conditions, extreme cold, dust, trekking to an altitude of 19500ft during the Parikrama, etc.
As you are traveling over high terrain, you are likely to experience symptoms and discomfort of altitude
sickness (headache, loss of appetite, nausea, exhaustion, sleeplessness, breathlessness etc.) until your
body adjusts to the elevation. This can take a couple of days or more depending on an individual. For this
reason alone, we have made it mandatory to stay 2 nights at Nyelam (12000ft) and a night in Simikot
those who take journey of Helicopter before moving on to the higher altitudes. Drink plenty of water, be
calm, and do not exercise. Do not drink alcohol or smoke prior to and during the tour. We also
recommend you carry a strip of diamox tablets. Do consult your physician on the dosage. We provide
Gamow bag (a special equipment to prevent sickness from high altitude) on this tour.
The unit of Chinese currency is Yuan. USD 1 = 7.00 Yuan. approximate; Money can exchange at Bank of
China at Zhangmu or from the locals at Zhangmu or Kodari. Exchange all your remaining Yuan at the end
of the trip at Zhangmu itself before re-entering Nepal.
Risks & Liability
We and our associates will put every effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant. However, all the
tours in Tibet are conduct strictly under the rules & regulation of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB). Therefore,
we and its counterpart shall not be responsible for any change and alteration in the program due to
unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, and
cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurred thereof shall be borne
by the clients on the spot.