Mt. Kailash Pilgrimage Tour (15 days 14 nights)

Tour Code: PIK
This is an adventurou tour with a certain level of difficulty regarding walking and lodging.
Group transportation and an English speaking guide are provided
Starting at $3,350 per passenger and it depends on seasonal adjustment.
Arranged decent 3 star Hotel in Lhasa and guest house and tent in Mt. Kailash area.

Day 1  Arrival at Lhasa

Upon arrival at Lhasa airport or train station, our Tibetan tour guide will greet you and  transfer you to your hotel.  You will have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude and prepare your spiritual adventure in Tibet.
 
Day 2  Lhasa  (B, L)
Today we will visit Jokhang Temple, the most important temple in the center of Lhasa.  Afterwards, visit Sera Monastery. You will see a Tibetan Buddhist philosophy debate.  Latter we will wander on Barkor Street for experiencing the lifestyle of Tibetans.  On this walking street, Tibetan art and traditional work are outlet for sale.
 
Day 3  Lhasa  (B, L)
This morning we will visit Potala Palace, the symbol of Tibetan history and culture, After the Potala tour, we will visit Norbu Linka , the summer palace of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Finally we will visitTibetan Museum.
 
Day 4  Lhasa – Lhatse 
(B, L, D)
After breakfast, we will drive to Lhatse. Have a short break in the city of Shigatse for lunch. Continue our journey to Lhatse and over night in this town.
 
Day 5  Lhatse -Saga
 (B, L, D)
Today we will drive to Saga. Pass several high plateau lakes, towns, herders tents and along the route with plateau mountain ranges . Overnight at Saga.
 
Day 6  Saga – Paryang 
(B, L, D)
Taking another 297km drive from Saga to Paryang, through small dusty town of Zhongba amidst enchanting panoramic views, dotted nomads tents are mingled with their herds of animals on the open plateau. Overnight at Paryang.
 
Day 7  Paryang – Lake Manasarovar
 (B, L, D)
Our journey starts in the morning. We will drive pass several villages and camps of Yak herders with the distance view of snow capped mountains, cross the Mayun-la pass.  We might see many wild animals this area. After arrival at Lakeside, make a walk to Chiu Monastery which is the best point to see Lake Manasarovar. Overnight at Chiu Monastery village guesthouse.
 
Day 8  Lake Manasarovar – Darchen 
(B, L, D)
Manasarovar is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning bath and Puja, we will be heading towards Darchen, the tiny village is the starting and ending point of the Mt. Kailash trekking. We will prepare for the trekking in the afternoon. Our guide will arrange yaks and porters. Overnight at Darchen.
 
Day 9  Trek from Darchen to Dira-puk Monastery 
(B, L, D)
The first day’s trekking starting from Sershong. With a gradual walk, you will see multitudes of other local pilgrims chanting and praying. From the valley you can see the Choku Monastery up on the hillside. The trail leads to few ups and downs till we reach our camp at Dirapuk (4,750 m). You will meet many more Bon pilgrims going in the opposite direction (Anticlock-wise). Mt. Kailash is being worshipped by four different religions that they are Buddhisms, Bons, Hindus and Jains. Overnight at Dirapuk guesthouse.
 
Day 10 Trek from Dira-puk Monastery to Dzutul-puk Monastery 
(B, L, D)
Today our trekking 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(5200m), and the pass is quickly descending to the gradual field towards Dzutul-puk for the overnight camp, Dzutul Puk, which means magical cave. This small monastery is connected to a interesting story of talend competition between Great Yogi Milarepa(Buddhist) and Naropa(Bon). Overnight at Dzutul-Puk guesthouse.
 
Day 11 Trek back to Darchen
 (B, L, D)
We gradually walk out of the valley, the trekking stops at Trangser Trangmar, where our car is waiting for us. We will drive to Darchen. Overnight at Darchen.
 
Day 12  Darchen -Paryang – Saga
 (B, L, D)
Today drive back to Saga retracing the same route, you will have a last view of the Mt.Kailash on the way. Overnight at Saga.
 
Day 13  Saga – Lhatse or Shigatse
 (B, L, D)
We continue drive back to Lhatse. After the long time drive, you will have a good rest at Lhatse. Overnight at Lhatse or Shigatse.
 
Day 14  Lhatse or Shigatse -Lhasa
 (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we drive back to Lhasa from Lhatse or Shigatse via northern friendship highway, driving along Yarlutsangpo river and enjoy the spectacular natural view of the highland again. Overnight in Lhasa .
 
Day 15 Lhasa Departure 
(B)
Breakfast at your hotel, then we will transfer you to Lhasa airport or train station for your home. This is the end of your lifetime spiritual trip in Tibet.
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B: Breakfast    L: Lunch   D. Dinner

Month Land Only (2-5 People) Land Only (6-9 People)
April $3,560 $3,360
May $3,560 $3,360
June $3,760 $3,560
July $3,760 $3,560
August $3,760 $3,560
September $3,660 $3,460
October $3,560 $3,360

Single Supplement: $790

The prices including:
• Arrival and departure transfers
• Help with hotel check in and out
• Air-conditioned transportation
• Meals listed in the itinerary
• English speaking tour guide and professional driver
• Sightseeing and attraction admission fees

The prices not including:
• International and domestic flights
• China visa ($185) and Tibet visa ($25)
• Travel insurance
• Personal expenses and tips for tour guides

Unique experiences:
• Spectacular landscapes of Tibet plateau
• Visit Holy Mt. Kailash
Transportation:
• Jeep or minivan depends on size of the group.
Tour operation:
• English speaking tour guide escorted
• Air-conditioned transportation and driver provided
• Airport arrival and departure transfers
• Hotels check in and checkout assistance
• Flight check in assistance
• Optional programs available

Location Hotel Name Address Category
Lhasa Yak Hotel Lhasa Tibet 3 Star
Lhatze Shanghai Hotel Shigatse Tibet 2 star
Saga Guesthouse Saga Tibet
Darchen Guesthouse Darchen Tibet
Chiu Monastery Village Guesthouse Mt. Kailash Tibet
Dirapuk Dirapuk Guesthouse Mt. Kailash Tibet
Dzutul-Puk Monastery Dzutul-Puk Guesthouse Mt. Kailash Tibet
Shigatse Shigatse Hotel Shigatse Tibet 3 star