Mt.Kailash Kora actually is a pilgrim circumambulation. Many pilgrims of all religions come to worship the mountain and to walk around it. Right now it becomes a very popular trekking route for tourists. More and more people come here to do the Kailash Kora. The kora is 53km long, starting at the town of Darchen just south of the mountain, going up the western valley, then crossing a high pass to the north of the mountain, and walking down the valley to the east of the mountain all the way back to Darchen. Our Mt.Kailash Kora still involves the holy Lake Manasarovar. The Kailash kora can be done from May to middle October.
Day 1: Lhasa
Day 2: Lhasa
Day 3: Lhasa
Day 4: Gyangtse
Day 5: Shigatse / Lhatse
Day 6: Saga
Day 7: Paryang
Day 8: Lake Manasarovar
Day 9: Lake Manasarovar
Day 10: Darchen
Day 11: Dira-puk Monastery
Day 12: Zutul-puk Monastery
Day 13: Darchen
Day 14: Paryang
Day 15: Saga
Day 16: Lhatse
Day 17: Lhasa
Day 18: Leaving
We will meet you either at the airport, border between China and Nepal or at the Lhasa Train Station, have a good rest in the afternoon to get acclimatized.
Excorted tour in Lhasa including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market.
Still in Lhasa for the excorted tour including family visit, Tibet museum where you can get the whole idea of Tibet geography, and Sera Monastery.
Driving to Gyangtse via Yamdrok Lake, visit the famous Gyantse Kumpum (300km, 7 hours).
Driving to Shigatse to visit Tashilunpo Monastery, afternoon drive to Sakya, visit Sakya Monastery(240kms, 5 hours).
Driving from Lhatse to Saga (300kms, 9 hours, 4450m high)
Driving from Saga to Paryang through the windswept territory passing many villages and camps of Yak herders with the distance view of snow capped mountains(250km, 7-8 hours, 4600m high).
Driving from Paryang to Lake Manasarovar through open territory with a view of distant mountains, Yak herders camp, if you are lucky enough you might come across a herd of Kang Wild Ass (294km, 8 hours, 4558m high), you will have the first sight of Holy Kailash and Manasarovara.
Resting and sightseeing at Lake Manasarivar. Overnight at the village Hore or Chiu Monastery.
Driving from Lake Manasarovar to Darchen (60km, 2 hours, 4560m high), prepare for trekking.
Trekking from Darchen to Dira-puk Monastery, 20km, takes about 5 - 6 hours.
The firstday parikarama is a gradual walk with multitudes of other local pilgrims chanting and praying. The trail leads to few ups and downs till we reach our camp at Dirapuk (4,750m). Camping on the nice grassy meadows with a view of Kailash, north west face at Dirapuk for overnight halt
Trekking from Dira-puk Monastery to Zutul-puk Monastery by crossing Drolma-la Pass, 15km, takes about 6 - 7 hours; Today our parikarama leads to much higher side of the holy path just beneath the Mount Kailash. The walk will bring us to one of the highest point at Drolma La, 5,200m. before descending to the gradual field towards Zuthulphuk for the overnight camp. Zuthulphuk has a small monastery
Trek back to Darchen,14km, 4- 5 hours; The winding gradual tracks finally ends our holy pilgrimage 5 hours, Overnight at Darchen
Driving from Darchen to Paryang (4550m, 340km, 9 hours).
Driving from Paryang to Saga (252km, 7-8 hours).
Driving from Saga to Lhatse (300Km, 9 hours ). Here is the alternative: go to Kathmandu of Nepal via the border of Zhangmu, overland
Driving from Lhatse to Lhasa (450km, 7 hours).
Transfer from your hotel to Gonggar airport or Railway Station of Lhasa in the morning, trip ends.
Airport or train station transfer: The free airport pick-up is at 3:20 p.m. These are the most common times in and out of Lhasa, but if you would like to schedule a different time enter/leave Tibet we will be happy to arrange that. Please ask your travel consultant for the price.
Accommodation: 3 nights stay in comfortable hotels in Tibet.
Meals: mainly Breakfast. See detailed itinerary for complete listing.
English Speaking Guide: All of our guides are local Tibetans with infectious smiles and a passion for sharing their homeland. From them you'll receive extensive information about the history, geography, culture, religion, traditions, art and music.
Vehicle Rental & Driver: All of our vehicles are well maintained and safe. Our drivers are experienced in driving in the Tibetan landscape. Vehicle type will be arranged according to group size.
Travel Permits: All Tibet traveling permits.
Entrance Fees: All entrance fees listed in the itinerary, (except optional sites) including vehicle and personal entry permit for Qomolangma Nature Preserve
Transportation to and from Tibet.
Other services of non-Tibet parts
Private expense like laundry, IDD calls, drinks in the room, etc.
Extra expenses incurred due to unexpected natural events (delays, road washouts, etc.)
Meals not specified in the tour itinerary
Tips for the tour guide and driver
Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon , Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarova ,Rongpu Monastery , Tibet Museum , Yamdrok Yumtso Lake , Sera Monastery , Potala Palace , Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street