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Duration : 15Nights / 16 Days

Destination : Kathmandu - Nyalamu - Manasarovar - Darchen - Kathmandu

Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Evening - film/slide show of Kailash Manasarovar Yatra with detail briefing.

Day 02 : Visit Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. PM - Free for Kailash tour preparation. We obtain Tibet visa on this day.

Day 03: Early morning drive from Kathmandu (4500 ft, 1371 mt) to frontier town of Nepal, Kodari. From here walk a short distance across the friendship bridge to meet the guide from our Tibet agent.Then drive for about hour (12 Km) to Zhangmu (7545 ft, 2300 mt). After custom and immigration formalities, drive to Nyalamu (11660 ft, 3534 mt). Total distance 157 Kms, 98 miles (approx. 9 hrs). Stay at Guesthouse.

Day 04 : Rest day at Nyalamu for acclimatization.


Day 05 : Drive to the first high pass of Lalung La (16665 ft, 5050 mt). From here a superb view of high Himalayas can be seen from Gaurishanker, Shishapangma to Langtang himal. Drive past Khunmen Tso, Sinling, Karru Ongchen and arrive Peigutso (14540 ft, 4406 mt). Continue driving to Saga (14080 ft, 4267 mt). Total distance 232 Kms, 145 miles (approx. 8 hrs). Stay at Guesthouse.

Day 06 : Drive through the windswept territory passing many villages and camps of Yak herders with distance view of snow capped mountains. Have lunch at old Tongba (14180 ft, 4300 mt), 144 Kms, 90 miles from Saga. Drive for another 100 Kms, 62.5 miles and arrive Paryang (14360 ft, 4315 mt). Stay at Guesthouse.

Day 07: From Paryang drive to Mayum river (15280 ft, 4630 mt) for 112 Km, 70 miles and have lunch. After this continue drive crossing Mayum La pass (17160 ft, 5200mt). Have the first sight (Darshan) of Mt. Kailash and taking parikrama of Manasarovar arrive Chu Gompa (14500 ft, 4420 mt). Distance is 179 Km, 112 miles. Stay at guesthouse.


Day 08: Have hot spring bath, Puja, Homa, Tarpan etc. and drive to Darchen (15098 ft, 4575 mt), located beneath the majestic holy Mountain Kailash. Stay at Guesthouse

Day 09: Drive/walk to Tarboche (15200 ft, 4606 mt), 8 Kms , 5 miles. Then trek through Shersong, the rebuilt Chukku Gompa, Dambing Donkhang (16137 ft, 4890mt.) and to Dirapuk (16200 ft, 4909mt). Total distance 22.9 Kms, 14.3 miles (approx. 6 hrs). Camp at Dirapuk. Overnight in tent. Those not willing to do the Parikrama, will drive to Hor Qu and wait here for the parikrama group. Stay at tented camp.

Day 10: Climb through a moraine to a meadow at 17193 ft, 5210mt and then pass rock cairns to emerge to Dolma La at 18579 ft, 5630mt (highest altitude on this Yatra). From the pass descend via Guari Kunda Lake to the La Chukkir Villy at 16995 ft, 5150mt where you should look for the foot prints, which pilgrims believe belonged to Buddha. Descend further along, a long gentle path to Zutul-Puk Gompa (15807 ft, 4790mt.), where there is a cave in which the saint Milarepa is said to have meditated. Total distance 22.9 Kms, 14 miles (approx. 7 hrs). Stay at tented camp.

Day 11: Trek along the Zhong Chu river to a bridge, cross it and climb a little before descending to 15213 ft, 4610mt from where you will have a good view of Manasarovar Lake. A short trek through Mani walls will lead you back to Darchen. Drive to Manasarovar (14500 ft, 4394 mt) and meet the rest group members here. Afternoon free at Hor Qu. Total distance 11.3 Kms, 7 miles (approx. 5 hrs). Drive Darchen - Hor Qu 52 Km, 32.5 miles (approx. 1 hr 30 minutes). Stay at tented camp.

Day 12: Today you will drive from Manasarovar to Paryang. Total distance 266 Kms, 166 miles (approx. 9 hrs). Stay at Guesthouse.

Day 13: Continue driving through the Tibetan countryside to Saga via Tsongpa. Total distance 244 Kms, 153 miles (approx. 9 hrs). Stay at Guesthouse.

Day 14: Dive to Nyalamu via Peigutso once again. Total distance 232 Kms, 147 miles (approx. 8 hrs). Stay at Guesthouse.

Day 15: Drive from Nyalamu to Kathmandu via Zhangmu. Immigration formalities will be done at Zhangmu (Chinese Immigration office) and at Kodari (Nepalese Immigration office). Stay at Hotel.

Day 16: Transfer to airport for departure flight.