This special package offers you the easy Yatra of the Mount Kailash — the abode of Lord Shiva — and the holy Mansarovar Lake. This package is best for those who cannot take the ordeal of driving the jeep track to Nepal-China border. Also, it combines Lhasa City — the capital of the mystical Tibet. The Yatra begins with arrival to Kathmandu and offering of worship at the Pashupatinath Temple. Then you will fly to Lhasa and then drive to the foot of Mount Kailash from where three-day Parikrama of the Mount Kailash begins.
Welcome to Nepal. Our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your hotel. In the evening, our representative will make Yatra briefing at your hotel and check your equipment. O/N: Hotel.
Today, you will visit important Hindu temples in Kathmandu as we take care of your permits.Our day begins with a visit to Pashupatinath and Guheshwari temples. Pashupatinath is one of the most important Hindu shrines in the world, and a major deity of Nepal. The main pagoda temple dedicated to Lord Shiva sits on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. There are temple of different other gods and goddesses on the temple premises. After offering worship to Lord Shiva, you will visit Guheshwari Temple. The temple is dedicated to goddess Satidevi – the consort of Lord Shiva. Various Tantric rituals are performed in this temple. Then you will return to hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, prepare for the Yatra. O/N: Hotel.
You will be flying to Tibet today for the Yatra. Our representative will drive you to Kathmandu airport three hours before your scheduled flight. The flight takes around 1 hours 45 minutes. It is a trans-Himalayan flight, allowing you opportunities to catch glimpse of high Himalayan peaks. Upon arrival in Lhasa, our representative will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. Remaining time is free for independent activities. O/N: Hotel.
You will enjoy sightseeing of major attractions in Lhasa today. This is needed also to acclimatize to higher altitude. We will visit attractions like Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and Barkhor Street. Potala Palace is the main landmark of Lhasa. It used to be the residence of the Dalai Lama. The palace consists of more than 1,000 rooms. Similarly, Jokhang Temple is the main spiritual center of Tibet. The outer courtyard and porch of the temple are usually filled with pilgrims making full-length prostration toward the holy sanctum. Its innermost part of the temple contains the oldest gold stature of Sakyamuni Buddha. This four story temple was built in the 10th century. We then visit Barkhor Street. The street circles the Jokhang Temple and is a popular pilgrimage circuit. Almost all Tibetan products are available here. You walk with monks as well as other men and women as they circumambulate the Jokhang temple. The Barkhor streets gives an insight into the colorful and vibrant Tibetan life. O/N: Hotel.
Today, you will enjoy a scenic drive to Shigatse. The drive takes around 7 hours. Between the villages and streams, you can see farmers working their fields and the hills dotted by yak and sheep. The road passes by the beautiful Yamdrok Lake. Shitagse is the second largest city in Tibet. It is a modern city with heavy traffic. Upon your arrival in Shigatse, check into your hotel. A visit to a local monastery can be arranged if you are interested. O/N: Hotel/Guesthouse.
Our Yatra continues today with a drive to Saga. The drive takes around 6-7 hours. Saga is a comparatively small town located at an altitude of 4,800 meters above sea level. You will cross the Brahmaputra River today, which flows through India's Arunanchal, Meghalaya and Assam states, and then to Balgadeshi before draining into the Bay of Bengal. It is the largest town of before Kailash and Mansarovar. We get first view of Mount Kailash on this day. O/N: Hotel/Guesthouse.
Today, you will drive to Lake Mansarovar. This section of the route is one of the most beautiful parts of the drive. One can enjoy stunning scenery, exotic landscape of the high Himalayan plateau, and view of the Himalayas. Our parikrama will begin once we reach the lake. O/N: Guesthouse.
Morning is free time for you to perform Hawan and Pooja on the banks of the Lake Mansarovar. mAfter the Pooja and lunch, we will drive toward Darchen. Darchen is the gateway to Mount Kailash. We take ample rest today as our Kailash Parikrama will begin from tomorrow. O/N: Guesthouse.
We continue our drive to Yama Dwar from where our Parikrama begins. We start walking from Yama Dwar toward Deraphuk. The distance is about 10 kilometers and the trail is generally flat and easy. You will walk enjoying the rugged Tibetan landscape. O/N: Guesthouse.
This is going to be a long and difficult day as you will be crossing a high pass Dolma La (5630m). Dolma Pass is the ultimate point of this Yatra. We start the journey as early as possible as the weather can change in the second half of the day. This day, we can have darshan of Gaurikunda. But the way down the lake is very difficult. Upon arrival in Zuthulphuk, we check into our guest hose. O/N: Guesthouse.
We resume our walk after breakfast. Today also, we continue our trek till Zhongdo where our Yatra ends successfully. At Zhongdo, we board our waiting vehicle and start driving toward Saga. It is a beautiful drive and as we will be descending to lower altitude, we will feel much easier and comfortable. O/N: Hotel.
We continue driving toward Shigatse today — a drive of around 500 kilometers. But the journey will be comfortable as the road is in good shape. It takes around 6-7 hours. The drive offers you the opportunity to explore the wild and beautiful countryside. The view of the arid landscape in the Tibetan plateau is simply amazing. Upon arrival in Shigtatse, we will transfer you to your hotel. O/N: Hotel.
Your driving resumes after breakfast. Today, you will cross two high passes – one of 4,500 meters and other of some 4,700 meters. The drive also offers us view of Kharola Glacier and Yamdrok Lake, among others. Upon arrival in Lhasa, get transferred to your hotel. O/N: Hotel.
Your last day in Tibet! After breakfast, you can do some shopping for your friends and families back home. Our representative will drive you to the airport for your return flight to Kathmandu. Enjoy the short flight back to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. Remaining time is free for independent activities.
You will be returning to your home today after the successful Kailash-Mansarovar Parikrama. Our representative will transfer you to the airport three hours before your flight time so that you dont have to rush through customs and immigration formalities.
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