Mount Kailash Tour – 20 Days Mt. Kailash Pilgrimage Trip
A very exciting and adventurous trip for those who want to keep an unforgettable memory in their life. Many beautiful features are there on the trip; a few days in Lhasa to see tradition and monasteries; many authentic Tibetan lifestyle is accessible while Mountain Kailash Tour – a holy mountain for different religions, then explore the ancient Tibetan kingdom. A lot more to see and experience.
- Potala Palace
- Jokhang Temple
- Norbu Lingka
- Drepung Monastery
- Sera Monastery
- Gampa La
- Karo La
- Tashi Lhumpo
- Kubhum Stupa
- Sakya Monastery
- Manosaravor Laka
- Kailash Mountain
- Guge Kingdom
- Dolma La
- Brahmaputra River
- Changthang Nature Reserve
- Namtso Lake
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|Private -20 Days Mt.Kailash Pilgrimage Trip|
|First three days of Kailash Tour: Lhasa|
|Lhasa||Once you landed either at Gonggar Airport or Lhasa railway station, you will be welcome by the assigned guide.
The travel distance between the airport and Lhasa city is about one hour and half an hour to travel from the railway station to Lhasa city. The best place of the city is the central part of the city, where your hotel is booked for you and everything is prepared for you. It is recommended to take a good rest for the first for acclimation and jet-lag alleviation.
Considering the high altitude factor, we have scheduled for three days for the best local destination and you will see Jokhang temple, Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery as well as Barkhor street.
|Day four and five: Lhasa – Lhatse|
|Distance coverage: 490km, 2 day drive|
|Two days trip||We will start the trip from the fourth day onward. It is a long way drive from Lhasa and it is a sitting in car trip most of the time. We will drive toward Gyantse first, which is known for the its temple and the war Tibetan had with British military about one hundred years ago. On the way, we will cross two important passes known as Gampala and Karola pass. The next destination of the day is Shigatse, the second biggest city in Tibet, which is known for its religious and cultural values.|
|The final destination of the two days trip is Lhatse.|
|Day six to eight: Lhatse – Manasarovar|
|Distance coverage: 1400km, 3 day drive|
|Three days trip||The driving trip needs to be continued and still a long way to travel from Lhatse to reach the next destination – Manasarovar. For the next two days we will follow the footsteps of the historical pilgrims to the far west Tibet and there are a lot of breathtaking views to observe and enjoy on the trip. The moonscape terrain of the western part of Tibet is one major attraction.|
|Moveing ahead toward our next destination, you will see the great Mount Kailash, a religious destination for many Buddhist, Hindu and Bon religion. Chiu monastery perching on a small hill offers a breathtake panorama of Manasarovar Lake is, where the night will be camped. It is recommended to hike for some distance on the trip.|
|Day nine to eleven of Kailash Tour: Manasarovar – Darchen|
|Distance coverage: 30km, 3 day drive|
|Three days trip||Darchen was an important place for local Tibetan nomad, the sheep yard stationed with sheep and the nomad cater the household cattle in the place. It is one of the best known place for many travelers travelling to Kailash as it is the sheep station has now merged with a lot of facilities for hospitality.
Darchen is located right in front of white sentinel of Mount Kailash. Actually Darchen is the starting and ending point of Mount Kailash circuit for the religious pilgrimages. The total distance of the circuit is about 60 kms and it takes about 20 hrs to complete one circuit. The blooming glacier and spectacular view of the great north face of the Mount Kailash can be seen at the end of the day, after cross the challenging Dolma la pass(5600m), the trail descent the steep and rock-strewn valley to Zultrul Puk and then on the next day a easy trek to Darchen.
|Day twelve to thirteen: Darchen – Guge Kingdom|
|Distance coverage: 95km, 2 day drive|
|Two days trip||Tired with driving after the such a long trip! Yet, there are still a long way to drive continuously. Move down from Mt. Kailash, we will drive toward south west side to see more great landscape in the far west of Tibet, where Xinjiang is adjacent to Tibet. Drive further west, the great old kingdom of Tibet called Guge kingdom will come into our sight. There are some of the spectacular views of canyons and sand dunes in the supper Sutlej valley.
Moreover, ruins of temples and caves of ancient Guge kingdom still breathing with exquisite murals and decorative motifs that dating back more than 1000 years.
|Fourteen to nineteen: Guge Kingdom – Lhasa|
|Distance coverage: 1500km, 2 day drive|
|Six days trip||The long trip will be winded from Guge kingdom. We will drive toward the administrative capital city of Tibet via the national highway. There on the way back to Lhasa, we will pass dozens of natural lakes in the alpine valley which are remnants of Neo-Tethy sea and gradually emerge into the Changthang by traversing several passes.|
|Wild lives in Tibet is one another sceenary come across when we cross Changthang, which hosts a lot of wild lives such as wild yak, wild ass, blue sheep, gazelle, antelope, snow leopard, wolf and brown bears. The reserve park is the second largest natural reserve in the world.|
|Day twenty of Kailash Tour: Finish the trip|
|Goodbye Tibet||On the last day morning, the agency management arrange a tea party for you, delivery our gratitude to you for choosing Tibet Trip Hub and offer Khata to you. The management will request your feedback and advice.
Finally, our trip specialist will help you to complete the check out process, and escort you either to the airport or railway station.