Kailash Mansarovar with Lhasa and
Mount Everest Base Camp - 22 Days
Kailash Mansarovar - Lhasa - Mount Everest
£2795 per person
USD / CAD $4595 per person (Joining from U.K.)
Day 1: UK - Kathmandu : Depart UK for Kathmandu
Day 2 : Arrive Kathmandu (1300M): Our representatives receive you with a warm welcome and assist you at airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel and check in. Freshen up ramble around the city to experience the Nepalese environ and overcome the jetlag. Kathmandu is one of the eclectic destinations of Nepal with a history record of 2000 years. Dinner and Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 : Sightseeing tour to Kathmandu: After a hearty breakfast in morning, proceed for sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. The prominent locales which will be covered in the tour takes in Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Swayambunath. Durbar Square is an ideal destination to commence the fun filled trek in the city. Pashupatinath fulfill the desires of gadabouts. Pashupatinath is dedicated to Lord Shiva and magnetize thousands of pilgrims with its awe inspiring architectural design and sacred surroundings. The Bouddhanath temple, a cynosure Tibetan Buddhist structure leaves a positive impact on mind as it is counted amongst one of the largest stupas of world. At the end of the day, you will undeniably feel full of divinity and immense upbeat feelings. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. Tour suggestions are optional.
Day 4: Kathmandu to Lhasa (3660M) by flight: Today after breakfast, in-time transfer to board the flight to Lhasa. After 1 hour of scenic flight, you will land in Lhasa and transfer to hotel. Tour suggestions are optional.
Day 5: Sightseeing in Lhasa: The morning hold huge excitement for you as the day is all booked for Lhasa exploration. After sumptuous breakfast, drive for sightseeing tour of Lhasa. The venues for circumambulation include Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Barkhor, Norbulingka, Drepung and Sera monasteries. In order to behold the resplendent Jokhang Temple, you need to traverse Barkhor Street where holy Tibetan songs and chanting can be heard. Tour suggestions are optional.
Day 6 : Explore Lhasa: Today after breakfast, we continue the sightseeing tour of Lhasa. Visit the two foremost monasteries of Lhasa- Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery which exude the resplendent colors of Lhasa and vivify the visitors right away. The Lamas indulged in the controversy on Buddhist doctrine in these monasteries draws your attention. All these venues give an insight of the interesting history of Nepal and paint you into its own color. Overnight stay at hotel in Lhasa. Tour suggestions are optional.
Day 7 : Drive to Gyantse (3250 M), 250 kms, 6 Hrs: After a quick breakfast in morning, drive to Gyantse, an astounding agriculture town of Tibet. The town is settled 3,050 ft above sea level and attracts those having an interest in British colonial period. Rest of the day free for independent activities. O/N in hotel.
Day 8 : Drive to Shegar (New Tingri), (4390 M) (6-7 Hrs Journeys): In the morning after having a wholesome breakfast, we head towards Shegar. Shegar is a panoramic city, offering a wide range of picturesque vistas. Evening free for personal pursuit. Overnight and dinner at hotel. Tour suggestions are optional and time bound.
Day 9: Drive to Rongbuk (4980 M), 80kms, 3hrs: Drive to Rongbuk (5000M) for Everest Base Camp. The panoramas of Everest Mountain available from the Everest base camp are overwhelming. During the climbing season, the camp presents surprise sometimes. The base camp is around 5150m high and one can shop in the monasteries close at hand. O/N at hotel. Tour suggestions are optional and time bound.
Day 10: Drive to Saga. Approx. (4350 M) Approx 350 kms, 7-8 hrs : Today we drive to Saga, a preternatural layover of the tour wherein fun and frolic commence. Check into your hotels. Rest of the day is free for independent activities. Tour suggestions are optional and time bound.
Day 11 : Drive to Paryang. Approx (4500 M), 235 Kms: After breakfast at around 9 a.m. - we will be proceeding to Paryang (235 kms). Throughout the journey, the altitude will be 15,000 ft. Lunch on the way. O/N in LODGE.
Day 12 : Drive to Mansarovar (4550 M) 275 kms, 6-7 hrs : Today after early morning breakfast, we drive to Mansarovar. It is believed that a single dip in Lake Mansarovar eradicate all the sins one have committed ever in life. Today is the day for the lifetime when you are going to have spectacle of the revered “Mt. Kailash & Lake Mansarovar”. After morning breakfast, drive through Mayum la pass (17000ft), the highest point of the driving. Lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight at Camp, Horchu (TENT).
Day 13 : Manasarovar – Saga Dawa Festival : Today we continue our spiritual journey. Early morning drive to Tarboche where annual flagpole raising ceremony takes place during Saga Dawa. In afternoon, we head towards to Astapad and Nandi Parbhat. Later drive to Lake manasarovar for full moon. The options of shopping in jewelry and souvenir shops are also available. O/N in Mansarovar.
Day 14 : Drive to Tarboche, 40 mins drive 10 kms trek to Diraphuk: This Kailash circuit covers 53 kms & can be done in 3 days. We head west in clockwise direction & after a few kilometers the trail climbs up to a cairn at 4730 m from where the southern face of Mt. Kailash comes to view.
Day 15 : Diraphuk - Zutulphuk, 4790: This is the day every pilgrims talk about, the most difficult journey throughout the Yatra, trek up to the 18,600ft. (Dolmala Pass) rest of the day's program is same as usual. Food will be provided. Today we cross Dolma Ia pass (5630 M) & Gauri Kund Lake (5608 m) where Hindus worship.
Day 16 : End kora / Parikrama : After breakfast we trek around 6 kms, and we will be reaching to the point Where the Jeep will be waiting for us. Later, we head towards Lake Mansarovar, a spine tingling lake for riverside stroll. The Tibetans are hardheaded, made a convenient route of frozen Mansarovar Lake. This picturesque lake flowing below Mount Kailash is considered highly sacred where ritual bath renounces the sins committed in life.
Day 17 : Drive to Paryang : We are returning home, leaving this holy place. After breakfast, drive up to Paryang. Overnight at camp (Lunch and Dinner will be provided).
Day 18 : Paryang - Saga : After breakfast head towards Saga. Take light lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
Day 19 : Drive Saga to Nyalam After breakfast, drive down to Nyalam. Continue your journey with a light lunch. Dinner and overnight at Lodge.
Day 20 : Drive to Zhangmu - Kathmandu After breakfast drive to Zhangmu. Clear the immigration and custom formalities and transfer to Nepal border. Light lunch en route and proceed for Kathmandu (144 kms). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 21 : Kathmandu : Whole day at Leisure for shopping
Day 22: Kathmandu - UK : In-time transfer to Airport for onwards journey.
Tibet visa fee (normal)
Mt. Everest conservation fee
Kathmandu / Lhasa airfare and airport tax
Domestic airport tax
Monument entrance fees as per itinerary
Twin / Triple share accommodation (where possible) using hotels / guest house throughout the tour
All meals during tour
Guided tours and transfers as per given itinerary
Services of a Tibetan English speaking guide
Nepalese Tour manager
Services of our trekking staff and camping / trekking equipment including medical first aid kit and other life saving devices
Return flights in economy class
Horses & Porters for parikrama
Additional personal helper for parikrama
Medical Insurance & emergency rescue charges
Additional transportation & porter charges in the event of landslides
Any other services not specified in the above costs includes list
Nepal Visa fee
Tips £25 per person
Single Supplement : £750
Kailash is a peak in the Gangdisê Mountains, which are part of the Himalayas in Tibet. It lies near the source of some of the longest rivers in Asia: the Indus River, the Sutlej River (a major tributary of the Indus River), the Brahmaputra River, and the Karnali River (a tributary of the Ganges River). It is considered a sacred place in four religions: Bon, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism.
In Hinduism, it is considered to be the abode of Lord Shiva and a place of eternal bliss. The mountain lies near Lake Manasarowar and Lake Rakshastal in Tibet.
According to Hinduism, Lord Shiva, the destroyer of evil and sorrow, resides at the summit of a legendary mountain named Kailasa, where he sits in a state of perpetual meditation along with his wife Parvati.
Every year, thousands make a pilgrimage to Kailash, following a tradition going back thousands of years. Pilgrims of several religions believe that circumambulating Mount Kailash on foot is a holy ritual that will bring good fortune. The peregrination is made in a clockwise direction by Hindus and Buddhists.
Lake Manasarovar lies at 4,556 m (14947.5 ft) above mean sea level, making it the highest freshwater lake in the world. It is relatively round in shape with a circumference of 88 kilometres (55 mi). Its depth is 90 m (300 ft) and its surface area is 320 square kilometres (120 sq mi). The lake freezes in winter and melts only in the spring. It is connected to nearby Lake Rakshastal by the natural Ganga Chhu channel. Manasarovar is the source of the Sutlej River which is the easternmost large tributary of the Indus. Nearby are the sources of the Brahmaputra River, the Indus River, and the Karnali River (Ghaghara) which is an important tributary of the Ganges River, so this region is the hydrographic nexus of the Himalaya
As per Hindu theology, Lake Manasa Sarovar is a personification of purity, and one who drinks water from the lake will go to the Abode of Lord Shiva after death. He is believed to be cleansed of all his sins committed over even a hundred lifetimes.
Like Mount Kailash, Lake Manasa Sarovar is a place of pilgrimage, attracting religious people from India, Nepal, Tibet and the neighbouring countries. Bathing in the Manasa Sarovar and drinking its water is believed to cleanse all sins. Pilgrimage tours are organized regularly, especially from India, the most famous of which is the Kailash Manasa Sarovar Yatra which takes place every year. Pilgrims come to take ceremonial baths in the cleansing waters of the lake.
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the biggest Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
Pashupatinath Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu. It is not known for certain when Pashupatinath Temple was founded. But according to Nepal Mahatmaya and Himvatkhanda, one day Lord Shiva grew tired of his palace atop Mount Kailash and so went in search of a place where he could escape to. He discovered Kathmandu Valley and, without telling anyone, he ran away from his palace and came to live in the Valley. He gained great fame there as Pashupati, Lord of the Animals, before the other gods discovered his hiding place and came to fetch him. He disguised himself as a majestic deer and would not help the other gods when they asked for his help. When Shiva did not yield to their pleas, they planned to use force. God Vishnu grabbed him by his horns and they shattered into pieces. Vishnu established a temple and used the broken horns to form a linga on the bank of the Bagmati River. As time went by, the temple was buried and forgotten. Then a cow was known to have secretly sprinkled her milk over the mound. Apparently, when the cow herders dug around the spot, they found the lost lingas and again built a temple in reverence.
Shivaratri or the night of Lord Shiva is the most important festival celebrated in this temple. Along the shores of the Bagmati river near the temple lies "Arya Ghat", the most widely used place of cremation in Nepal, especially in and around Kathmandu Valley.On the day of Shivaratri thousands of devotes come to this temple.