13 days
Duration
7/10
Physicality
US$ 439.00
Single Supplement

Kailash Trek

Kailash Trek, let’s hear out what our dear friend says:
I already experienced Tibet in August and not being able to see the mountains for the clouds is too frustrating and I prefer to go either in May or in September/October. –By Ms. Enrica Senini

Kailash Trek and Indus River Trek is the great adventure to the West Tibet, home to the premier pilgrimage site of Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar, also has some of Tibet’s most significant art and architecture. Most travelers make the strenuous and expensive trip to West Tibet in order to pay homage to Kailash, of which is the holiest mountain for both Buddhists and Hindus.

Departure Date Overview

MonthDeparture dateDeparture dateDeparture date
2019 June15th
2019 July15th
2019 August15th
2019 September15th
2019 October15th
2020 April5th
2020 May5th
Arrive Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Departure Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Activity Adventure, Trekking
Group size

Minimum 8 people, maximum 16 people

INCLUDED
Licensed English-speaking guide
Tibet Travel Permits
Accommodation based on double occupancy
Entrance fees to all sites listed in the itinerary
Arrival and departure airport transfers
Private Transportation
Walking and driving tour per itinerary
Yaks and Tibetan that to manage Yaks during trek
  • 8 – 9 people Tour: 8 yaks and 3 Tibetan to manage yaks
  • 10 – 12 people Tour: 10 yaks and 4 Tibetan to manage yaks
  • 13 – 16 people Tour: 12 yaks and 4 Tibetan to manage yaks
Included free baggage weigh 15 kilograms per participant
Breakfast
NOT INCLUDED
Medical costs China visa fees
Personal expenses Lunch and Dinner
Single supplement
D1

Arrive in Lhasa

Arrive in Lhasa airport, meet your guide, and then drive to your hotel. En route, we’ll visit to Nie-Tang Buddha, a Buddha image engraved in the face of the mountain. In the afternoon we’ll take a walk to Norbulingkar, the former summer palace of Dalai Lama.

Overnight: Dekang Hotel | Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
D2

Lhasa

We’ll visit Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and Barkhor Street.
Potala Palace , the winter palace of the Dalai Lama dominates the skyline of Lhassa atop the crest of Marpo Ri hill, the seventh-century Potala is considered Lhasa’s holiest destination for a pilgrimage. Going up the hill, a stone path leads to the 14-story, 1,000-room. Each day, thousands of pilgrims give the prayer wheels a clockwise spin as they make their way to the entrance.
The Jokhang Temple is the home of the statutes of the revered Buddha, Shakyamuni. While all Buddhist statues are adorned with colorful brocade, pearls, turquoise, coral, and silver, solid gold bowls of holy water rest before Shakyamuni as well as offerings of Yuan (money) and khatas (scarves) left by pilgrims.

Then after we will stroll around in the Barkhor street


Overnight: Dekang Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D3

Lhasa

Visit Sera, Drepung, and Nechung monasteries.
Sera Monastery, one of the Six Great Monasteries of Gelug Pa, located at the foot of Hill Tatipu. It is as prestigious as Drepung and Ganden, which had a longer history. Sera in Tibetan means “Wild Rose Garden” since opulent wild rose woods once grew around it.
Drepung monastery once housed 10,000 monks and if we’re lucky, we’ll ease into a dark columned hall to see and hear the lilting, booming chanting of the sutras, or sit under a willow tree and watch the monks engage in theatrical debate.
Nechung Monastery the seat of Nechung, Tibet’s State Oracle. Major decisions of the state are made in consultation with the Nechung Oracle.

Overnight: Dekang Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D4

Lhasa to Shigartse via Gyantse

Depart from Lhasa, the first spot we will reach at after about 2 hours drive is Yamdrok Lake. We will have a unforgettable panorama view of this highland lake at Kangpa La (5,050 meters), then drive to visit Karola glacier via Simila then to Gyantse. There, you’ll visit the Gyantse Palcho monastery and Gyantse Kumbum ; after the visit,drive toward Shigatse for overnight.

Overnight: Tashi Choeta Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D5

Shigartse to Saga

Today we will enter the West Tibet Plateau, which has an average altitude of 4, 800 meters. This is where the road leads to the “Belly” of the earth that the Buddhist thought about. The first night in West Tibet will be Saga, a small town that provides shelter and food for those pilgrims in the ancient time. Today, it became a modern small town with features of the “wild west.”

Overnight: Local hostel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D6

Saga to Manasarovar lake

We will drive to reach the holy lake of Manarsaovar, which is a personification of purity per Hindu theology, and one who drinks water from the lake will go to the Abode of Lord Shiva after death. This holy lake lies at 4,556 meters above sea level making the highest freshwater lake in the world. The lake freezes in the winter and melts in the spring. It is the source of the Sutlej River which is the easternmost 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 Gangdes River.

Overnight: Local guesthouse| Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner
D7

Manasarovar Lake to Darchen

It takes about an hour to cover the 30 kilometers from Manasarovar Lake to Darchen , where the trek begins. After arriving at Darchen, get ready for the trek.

Overnight: Local guesthouse| Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D8

Trek Day 1 -- To Drira Phuk monastery

Darpoche, is the spot that our vehicle will stop, which is the starting point of the Kailash cora trek. We will follow along the Lha-chu valley, where we can see the southern region of Kailash. Load all your gear on the pack animal and walk about 4 to 5 hours by following La-chu valley on the north bank to the camp that is opposite to Drirapuk Monastery .
  • For those, whom plan to see more about Kailash area, please view the extension of Indus River Trek

Overnight: Local guesthouse| Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D9

Trek Day 2 -- To Zutrul Phuk monastery

Zutrul Phuk monastery is our destination for today. The highest point of the trek of Drolma La pass is about 5,700 meters above sea level. Starting from the camp, the trail is steep, strenuous; the altitude goes up rapidly, approximately 3 or 4 hours needed to cover the ascending distance of 6 kilometers around. When reach top of Drolma la pass, descending southeastward from the pass. This trail is rocky and steep, around 4 kilometers to reach the Lham-chu valley, where we continue southward for about 8 kilometers. Zutrul phuk is located by the trail on the slope of the mountain.

Overnight: Local guesthouse| Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D10

Trek Day 3 -- End the trek at the valley exit, Drive to Hor

In the morning, we’ll walk along Zhong-chu valley heading southwest for about 3 hours, reach a trail junction, where our vehicles wait where we’ll end the Cora trek of Kailash. On our way back we’ll spend the night at Hor village, a small Tibetan village approximately 45 kilometers east of Darchen.

Overnight: Local guesthouse| Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

11

Hor to Shigatse

Today, we will drive along the Lhasa & Ali southern route, which we came through and arriving at Shigatse in the late afternoon, check in, rest

Overnight: Tashi Choeta Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner
D12

Shigartse to Lhasa

This is pleasant drive that will take another 6 hrs on the road. Then, we will arrive at Lhasa and you’ll have the rest of the day yourself once there.

Overnight: Dekang Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D13

Lhasa departure

Your tour ends today, you will be driven to the airport for departure

Overnigh | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

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D9

On Kailash Cora Trek - Day 2

Starting from Driraphuk monastery, in stead of heading onto Drolma La pass, we will trek towards west, along the narrow valley to the junction of three valleys.
D10

Indus river trek Day 2

Trekking to Senge Buk
D11

Indus river trek Day 3

Trekking to Indus source
D12

Indus river trek Day 4

Trekking to Camp 1 (beside 4 connected glacial lakes)
D13

Indus river trek Day 5

Trekking to Camp 2 (at somewhere in a long and narrow valley beneath the highest pass of this trek 6200m)
D14

Indus river trek Day 6

Trekking to Zutrul Phuk monastery, back to the Kailash Cora
D15

Indus river trek Day 7

regain Darchen, on the orignal tour of “Kailash trek” “Day 10”

Lhasa to Kailash Driving Route, Click to view detail

Kailash Trekking Route, click the link to enlarge and view detail

The trek to Indus River Source Route

Kailash Trek
trek grades
Dromala trek rest
pilgrims at kailash cora
descending from dromala

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