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Indo Nepal Holidays started Overland Tour in 1992 using Kodari – Zangmu border to enter Tibet China. There was no good roads that time and after Nyalam while going towards West there was not even any road marks we use Compass to find a route. There was hundreds of kilometer plains surrounded by snow capped mountain passing through Lake Peiku Tso was very scenic as on our right side we have Lake Peiku Tso and on left we have beautiful Mountain Range Xixa Pangma.
After 2011 Chinese authorities have started given permission of Indian Pilgrim to use Lhasa to Ali. Ali airport is about 200 Km from Mansarovar actually this flight is schedule flight but mostly used by Chinese Army and Government Officer and it is difficult to get reservation so it is advised to book well in advance for group about 21 to 25 passengers only. This route is expensive so mostly can be used by Upper class and VIP clients only.
Yes, we get chance to visit Lhasa and enjoy ancient monuments and wonder of world Potala Palace.
The ideal time to undertake this journey is from middle of May till the end of end Sep. Normally, the weather during this period will be stable in high mountain region with less rainfall & cloud.Less
Arrive Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel (5 star)
Today after breakfast visit Pashupatinath & Guheswari temple. After Lunch at Hotel visit Buddha Neelkantha (Sesh Vishnu) and Swayambhunath.
Overnight at Kathmandu (5 star)
Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa (Gonggar Airport) Arrive and transfer to Hotel (5 star)
Today is free day in Lhasa with rest and relax for acclimatization purpose. We can arrange sightseeing tour of Lhasa city through the assistance of our Tibetan guide. Some of major attractions in Lhasa are: Potala Palace – a UNESCO World Heritage celebrated for its priceless treasury of Buddhist artifacts and bejeweled tombs of past Dalai Lamas. Potala Palace was also the tallest building in the world for 200 years following its construction in 1645. Jokhang Temple followed by Barkhor Markets – a bustling road lined with vendors where you can sample the smells and sounds of Tibet, or browse through the Thankas, masks, prayer beads and countless other treasures inherent to Tibetan custom and tradition. There will be entry fee required to visit inside these monuments which cost is extra so whoever wish to visit should pay entry fee to guide directly and the rest group can enjoy wondering around monuments.
Overnight in Five star Hotel.
Transfer to Gonggar Airport for the flight to Ali. Drive about 200 Km to Mansarovar stay in Dormitory Guest House near Mansarovar.
Overnight in Guest House at Mansarovar
Morning Puja / Hawan and holy bath in Lake Manasarovar near to the shore of Chiu Gompa. You will have After lunch in the afternoon then we will go for Mansarovar Parikrama (2 Hrs) then drive to Darchen (27Km), the base camp of Mt. Kailash where we will stay an overnight in order to prepare for trekking around Mt. Kailash. Here in Darchen, you can stroll around local market if you need anything that helpful for trekking around Mt. Kailash like trek sticks, raincoat, personal oxygen bottles, trousers, jackets, hat. Tibetan prayer flags etc.
Morning after breakfast drive to Sherson near Yama Dwar. Yama Dwar is the place, from where the groups have wonderful view of south face of Mt. Kailash very closely and normally, they split in two parts. Some members will start attempting Parikrama and some will return back to Darchen and wait for those members who have gone for Parikrama. Also, here all yaks, horses & porters will gather for Parikrama. One can blessed with ultimate darshan of Mt. Kailash south face from Yamadwar. The pilgrims who are unable to make Kora of Mt. Kailash will pray and make thrice circular of Yamadwar in the name of Lord Shiva & Parbati and return to Darchen waiting for other trekkers till 3rd day.
For Trekkers going Kora will begin after Yamadwar & Kailash darshan by walk or riding horse. Horse will be available on pre-booking and horse riders will choose their horse & horseman by picking up coupon name which should not be lost until the service end. Today the trekking is moderate follow by quite easy & flat trails with short mild ascent in between route. The trail will follow alongside the glacier river and even we cross the river (low flow) a couple of times. You will also have chance to see west face of Kailash and different image form in rocks like Ganesh, mouse, elephant, family of Lord Shiva etc. You will get experience of different religions & typical Tibetan nomads’ lifestyle on the way, while you will meet several trekkers, Hindu pilgrims, Tibetan & Bonpos devotees. Roughly, you will be crossing 14 km today and it takes around 5 to 6 hours. On the mid way, we will halt for a while at tea shop for pack lunch. Then continue slight uphill trek to Diraphuk camp with stunning glimpse of north face of Mt. Kailash. Also, those trekkers or pilgrims who reach camp earlier and fit by health may also go further walk to uphill for Charan Sparsh from camp if army permits.
This is the toughest day of parikrama. The journey right from the beginning starts going uphill till to Dolma-La (5600 m.) then continue descending to the valley floor, the other side of Dolma-la pass. Dropping down from high pass, you will be lucky to site beautiful holy lake – Gauri Kunda at the right side underneath of hill. After continue descending valley, you will cross short glacier path and then will find tea shop for lunch break. Then after continue easy walk on flat trail but tedious with feel of similar landscape around and never ending. The last leg of the journey is along with the River Bank, up to Zuthulphuk. The highlights of the day are Shivasthal, Dolma-La and Gaurikunda which are on the way.
Overnight at Guest House Zuthulphuk (4700M)
Today, the trail is easy & flat, so you will complete the journey within 2 hours. We will be picked up at the ending point near Darchen by our vehicle, then transferred to Darchen, here you will get lunch and continue to Ali (Siquan He Town) along with all group members.
Overnight at Siquan He Hotel
Transfer to Gunsha Airport and fly Ali to Lhasa. Arrive Gonggar Airport Lhasa transfer to Hotel.
Overnight at 5 star Hotel
Transfer to Gonggar Airport, Fly Lhasa to Kathmandu. Arrive and transfer to Hotel.
Overnight in 5 star Hotel at Kathmandu
Breakfast at the hotel. According to your flight schedule, you will be transfer to international airport in Kathmandu for your flight back home.
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