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Adventure and Wildlife » The Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarovar Tour
The Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarovar Tour - 15 days overland journey
Day To Day Itinerary

DAY 01: KATHMANDU ARRIVAL
Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Our representative will meet you & transfer to Hotel. Evening, dinner + tour briefing.
Accommodation: Hotel Marshyangdi OR similar
DAY 02: SIGHTSEEING TOUR IN KATHMANDU
Early morning, we visit Pashupatinath temple and the Budhanilkantha Narayan (sleeping Vishnu) and Swoyambhunath temple (Monkey temple) in the afternoon
Accommodation: Hotel Marshyangdi OR similar
DAY 03: KTM TO KODARI (THE BOARDER TOWN) THEN CONTINUE TO NYALAM (3750 M)
Fortified with an early breakfast depart from Kathmandu to Kodari (border town of Nepal). At Kodari, we go through customs & immigration formalities. After completion of formalities, we cross the friendship bridge into Tibet. On the Chinese/Tibet side we meet our local guide and transfer into Land Cruisers. We then drive on to to Zhangmu (2225 m) where once again we should complete Chinese immigration and custom formalities and will proceed for Nyalam (3750 m).
Accommodation: Sisapangma Guesthouse OR similar (dormitory room) – very basicKathmandu - Kodari by private Bus: Four & half hours (123 km)Kodari – ZhangMu – Nyalam by Jeep: Two & half hours (33 km)
DAY 04: FREE DAY IN NYALAM FOR ACCLIMATIZATION
Rest and Acclimatize at Nyalam.
Accommodation: Shisapangma Guesthouse (dormitory room) – very basic
DAY 05: DRIVE, NYALAM TO SAGA (4460 M)
Today we drive for approx 7 hrs covering about 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.

Couple of hours drive from Saga we cross the Thong-La Pass (5200 m.) which offers one of the best views of the Tibetan Himalayan range. You get magnificent views of Mt. Shisapangma, the highest mountain in Tibet.

After Thong-La Pass, we proceed towards the Shisapangma Base Camp and divert towards Lake Peiku-Tso. We break here for lunch.

After lunch, we continue our journey to Saga. En route, we pass two smaller high passes. We will be arriving in Saga at late afternoon only.

In the evening, our Chinese Doctor will check our passengers for signs of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) and .People suffering from serious symptoms will be sent back to the border.
Accommodation: Camp Nyalam to Saga: Seven hours (250 km)
DAY 06: DRIVE, SAGA TO PARYANG (4550 M)
Today we drive about 260 km to reach Paryang (4500m). Lunch at Old Dzongba, an old and ruined town located on the way. This used to be the regional trading center in the past.
Accommodation: CampSaga to Paryang: 6 hours (260 km)
DAY 07: DRIVE, PARYANG TO LAKE MANASAROVAR (CHHURGU GOMPA - 4560M)
We drive about 280km to reach Mansarovar and camp (15400ft) at the shores towards Gurlamandhata.
Accommodation: Camp Paryang to Lake Mansarovar: 7 hours (280 km)
DAY 08: LAKE MANASAROVAR PARIKRAMA ON JEEP THEN DRIVE TO DARCHEN (4663 M)
Start the day with a holy bath at Mansarovar. After lunch, Mansarovar Parikrama by Land Cruiser. Short Drive to Dharchen (Base camp of Kailash) 15600ft.
Accommodation: Hotel Kailash OR similar (dormitory room) – basic or CampLake Mansarovar Parikrama: 72 km (3 hours)Lake Mansarovar (Chiugompa) to Darchen: 2 hours (53 km)
DAY 09: DRIVE TO YAMA DWAR & START PARIKRAMA TO DERAPHUK GOMBA (4920M)
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 decide not to go for parikrama can either go back to Lake Mansarovar where they will camp for for another two days and waiting for the Parikrama group. Or spend those two nights at Dehraphuk @ 4880m.
Accommodation: CampDarchen to Yama Dwar: 8 km (45 minutes drive)Serson to Deraphuk Gomba: 10 km (5 hours walk)
DAY 10: CONTINUE PARIKRAMA TO ZUTULPHUK (4760 M)
The group undertaking the Parikrama will further trek to Zuthulphuk (16000ft) via Dolmala pass (5600 m.). The passengers who are not taking Parikram will have rest in Lake Mansarovar.
Accommodation: Camp Deraphuk Gomba to Zutulphuk Gomba: 9 hours (22 km)High pass on the way (Dolama-La): 5600 m
DAY 11: END PARIKRAMA NEAR DARCHEN AND DRIVE BACK TO LAKE MANSAROVAR (HORA QUI)
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 already here or arriving from Dehraphuk.
Accommodation: CampZutulphuk to the ending point: 13 km (3 hours)Ending point to Lake Manasarovar (hora Qui): 25 km (2 hours)
DAY 12: RETURN JOURNEY TO NEW DONGPA
Early morning after breakfast, we set off our journey back to New Dongpa.
Accommodation: CampLake Manasarovar to Dongba: 8 hours (320 km)
DAY 13:TUESDAY 21ST JUNE 2011 - RETURN JOURNEY TO NYALAM
Return journey to Nyalam.
Accommodation: Shisapangma Guesthouse (dormitory room) – very basicDongba to Nyalam: 6 hours (250 km)
DAY 14: RETURN JOURNEY TO KATHMANDU
Drive to Zhangmu, cross the border then drive back to Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel Marshyangdi OR similar
DAY 15: THURSDAY 23RD JUNE 2011 - RETURN HOME
Transfer to the Airport for your flight back home.
 
INR. 85500/- + Govt. Service Taxes per person. Subject to a minimum of 20 people travelling together at all times.

Supplement for guest house/hotel of higher standard at SAGA Rs.1750 per person.


Cost Includes: • Three nights accommodation in Kathmandu on full board basis (4 star hotels)
• Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu (one half day)
• All necessary transfers in Kathmandu (arrival / departure)
• Kathmandu – Kodari – Kathmandu transfers by private Bus
• Tibet group visa
• All necessary Tibet permit including Parikrama of Kailash & Mansarovar
• Accommodation in Tibet in camp (two person tent)
• All vegetarian meals in Tibet (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
• Transportation in Tibet by 4WD Land Cruiser 4500 (4 passengers in one Land Cruiser)
• Supporting truck to carry logistics
• English speaking Tibetan guide
• Necessary supporting crew (cook, helpers & sherpas)
• Yaks & Yak men during the Parikrama (to carry food and equipment)
• Entry fees (Kailash & Manasarovar)
• Manasarovar Parikrama by Jeep
• Gammow bag (pressure bag)
• Medical kit bag & Oxygen (for emergency use only)

Cost Does Not Include: • Air ticket to Kathmandu & return
• Guesthouse in Tibet except in Nyalam & Darchen
• Nepal re-entry visa fee for NRIs
• Your travel insurance
• Rescue and evacuation service
• Asthapad Darshan (EXTRA)
• Personal expenses
• Horse for riding during the Parikrama (EXTRA)
• Porters during the Parikrama to bring the personal belongings (EXTRA)
• Bottled drinks
• Tip for guide & driver
• Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances

Note:
• Should the authority of Nepal, Tibet/China, & India decide to change its regulations, alter on tax, surcharge, visa, permit, transport cost,
   exchange rate in US $ after confirmation of tour, the same changes shall reflect to the given tour cost.
• Nature of Kailash Tour: The traveler must understand the nature of the Kailash Mansarovar Overland Tour and the risks involved in traveling to
   such remote places of high altitude where proper medical facilities and rapid rescue and evacuation services are not available. It is therefore
   VERY IMPORTANT that all travelers understand clearly the nature of travel, its effects on their individual health, the effects High Altitude and
   precautions for AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) by consulting their MD or Physician
 
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