13-Day Mt. Kailash Trekking Tour
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13-Day Mt. Kailash Trekking Tour

13-Day Mt. Kailash Trekking Tour

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Duration: 13 days
Attraction: Barkhor Street , Potala Palace , Palkhor Monastery , Kailash Peak , Lake Manasarovar , Yamdrok Lake
Update: Jan. 20th, 2013
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  • Day 1:Arrive in Lhasa

    We will pick you up at the airport or railway station. We will drive to Lhasa along Yarlung Zangbo River and Lhasa River and enjoy the Tibetan style dwellings on our way. Then we will take a rest and adapt ourselves to the plateau environment after we arrived at our hotel.

    Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:None
  • Day 2:Potala Palace – Jokhang Temple – Barkhor Street

    We will make a visit to the highest ancient castle style architectural complex above the sea level – Potala Palace in the morning. It was the residence of the Tibetan Dalai Lamas, as well as the political, educational and religious center of Tibet.

    In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to the Jokhang Temple which was widely accepted as the spiritual center of Tibet. The precious Statue of 12-year Sakyamuni (the founder of Buddhism) brought to Tibet by Princess of Chinese Tang Dynasty and the statues of some eminent Buddhists are enshrined in the monastery. Then we will take a ramble at Barkhor Street which around the Jokhang Temple. It is a free market and a famous circumambulation in Tibet.

    Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:None
  • Day 3:Lhasa – Yamdrok Lake – Palkhor Monastery – Shigatse

    The whole journey is 360 km and the highest altitude is about 5100 meters. We will make our way to the largest city in Tsang – Shigatse, via Yamdrok Lake, Karo-la Glacier and Manla Reservoir (which was praised as Little Yamdrok Lake). We can also take an overview of Zongshan Castles and make a visit to Palkhor Monastery in Gyantse.

    Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:None
  • Day 4:Shigatse – Saga

    Saga is an important transfer station in Ngari Prefecture. We can taken an overview of Mt. Gosainthan and Mt. Everest and enjoy the amazing natural landscapes on our way.

    Accommodation:Guesthouse in SagaMeals:None
  • Day 5:Saga – Payam - Lake Manasarovar (Mapam Yumtso)

    Payam is a small town with rich Tibetan flavor on the grassland. You can enjoy the Tibetan dwellings and characteristic folk clothes. It presents you an idyllic landscape with flocks and herds. Then we will make our way to Lake Manasarovar, a famous holy lake in Tibet.

    Accommodation:Guesthouse or TentMeals:None
  • Day 6:Lake Manasarovar – Darchen

    We will appreciate the sunrise at Lake Manasarovar in the morning. Then we will drive to Tarchen.

    Accommodation:Guesthouse or TentMeals:None
  • Day 7:Circumambulate around Mt.Kailash

    We will start our circumambulation around the holy mountain - Mt.Kailash. We will circumambulate the mountain by yaks. Mt. Kailash means “treasure of the snow mountain” in Tibetan. Tarchen is the start point and the finish point of the circumambulation. Our circumambulation route is Tarchen - Lhach Valley – Chorten - Darboche Flag Pole – Seshon – Chugu Monastery – Drire Monastery – Sky Burial Lacation – Dromala Mountain Pass – Menchug River – Drucu Monastery – Exit – Tarchen.

    Accommodation:Guesthouse or TentMeals:None
  • Day 8:Circumambulate around Mt.Kailash

    We will start our circumambulation around the holy mountain - Mt.Kailash. We will circumambulate the mountain by yaks. Mt. Kailash means “treasure of the snow mountain” in Tibetan. Tarchen is the start point and the finish point of the circumambulation. Our circumambulation route is Tarchen - Lhach Valley – Chorten - Darboche Flag Pole – Seshon – Chugu Monastery – Drire Monastery – Sky Burial Lacation – Dromala Mountain Pass – Menchug River – Drucu Monastery – Exit – Tarchen.

    Accommodation:Guesthouse or TentMeals:None
  • Day 9:Circumambulate around Mt.Kailash

    We will start our circumambulation around the holy mountain - Mt.Kailash. We will circumambulate the mountain by yaks. Mt. Kailash means “treasure of the snow mountain” in Tibetan. Tarchen is the start point and the finish point of the circumambulation. Our circumambulation route is Tarchen - Lhach Valley – Chorten - Darboche Flag Pole – Seshon – Chugu Monastery – Drire Monastery – Sky Burial Lacation – Dromala Mountain Pass – Menchug River – Drucu Monastery – Exit – Tarchen.

    Accommodation:Guesthouse or TentMeals:None
  • Day 10:Tarchen – Saga

    Back to Saga.

    Accommodation:GuesthouseMeals:None
  • Day 11:Saga – Shigatse

    Back to Shigatse.

    Accommodation:3-star Standard HotelMeals:None
  • Day 12:Shigatse – Lhasa

    We will make a visit to the residence of Panchen Lamas - Tashilhunpo Monastery in the morning. Then we will back to Lhasa along Yarlung Zangbo River Valley.

    Accommodation:Guesthouse Meals:None
  • Day 13:Leave Lhasa

    We will transfer you to the airport or railway station.

    Accommodation:NoneMeals:None

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