Our trip will also take us to Lake Mansarovar, another holy site close to Mt. Kailash. Experience more religion and culture as you walk with around this wondrous lake with both Indian and Tibetan Pilgrims. The trip will end with an unparalleled drive through the Tibetan Plateau. Come join us for this highly religious experience!
Day 1: Drive to Zhangu (2300m). Our trip begins with an early morning drive to the Tibetan border. We will experience some beauteous Nepalese countryside along the way. Upon reaching the border we will complete the necessary paper work and continue up the steep slope to Zhangmu then again follow the road up to Nyalam. Overnight camping.
Day 2: Drive to Peiku-Tso. Our final destination today is the large Peiku-tso lake. On the way we cross two hig passes and encounter much beautiful scenery. Camping at lake side.
Day 3: Drive to Zhongba. Today is a longer day, but the surrounding Tibetan scenery makes it all worthwhile. Throughout the day we cross the Brahmaputra River on a ferry, pass through Saga, and finally end in the small town of Zhongba. Overnight camping.
Day 4: Drive to below Mayun-La. During our fourth day we encounter some of the best panoramic scenery in our entire journey. After passing through Paryang we cross several rivers before reach our camp. We will spend the night just below Mayun-La. Overnight camping.
Day 5: Drive to Manasarovar (4560m). Today we finally reach the holy site of Lake Manasarovar. Be prepared for an awe-inspiring experience! Overnight camping.
Day 6: Jeep Tour around Lake Manasarovar. Today will be an easy day driving with our jeep around this beautiful lake, experience the magic of this holy site meet with local pilgrims and visit the beautiful Chiu Monastery. Mt. Kailash looms in the distance. after a short break at Chiu Gompa we will continue drive to Base Camp of Mt. Kailash, Tarchen. Overnight will be at local lodge in Tarchen.
Day 7: Drive to Tarbche (4750m), start trek to Dira-Puk. After only a 35 km drive we will reach Tarboche. Tarboche marks the start of our religious 53 km trek around the mountain. we will trek to Dirapuk today, through lush green meadows and babbling mountain streams compliment our walk through the Lha Chu Valley. We then trek through a narrow river canyon. Enticing waterfalls and steep cliffs surround us. The north face of Kailash finally comes into view as we reach Dira-puk, a 13th century monastery. Overnight camping.
Day 8: Trek to Zutul-Puk (4790m). After trekking through the Drolma Chu Valley we climb the prayer flag laden Drolma La pass. It is a relief to cruise downhill towards Zutul-Puk, with a view of an alluring mountain lake in the distance. Thukpe Dzingbu Lake is known as the Lake of Compassion. We can also explore several ancient meditation caves! Overnight camping.
Day 9: Trek to Darchen (4560m) on to Hor. This is our final day of the kora and a delightful day at that. Several stream and splendid gorges surround us. Ravishing views of Mt. Kailash are abundant on our walk today, meet our jeep and drive to Hor the east side of Mansarovar, Overnight camping.
Day 10: Drive to Paryang (4750m). We must leave early today for our drive back to Paryang. However, it is not a wasted day as some of the best scenery on our trip is seen in this section. Relax and enjoy the unparalleled beauty of this drive. O/n camping.
Day 11: Drive to Saga (4600m). Today is another driving day as we head towards Saga. Take in the sights of the small dusty towns along the way! Overnight camping.
Day 12: Drive to Nyalam (3300m). Today we cross the Yarlung Tsangpo by ferry once more. You are given one last chance to soak in the beauty of Peiku-tso before arriving back at Nyalam. Overnight camping.
Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu (1400m). After Nyalam we descend down through a mossy gorge and brilliant cascading waterfalls. From Zhangmu we cross the Bhote Kosi River using the Friendship Bridge. At this point we must bid a fond farewell to our Tibetan guide and go through all the border formalities. Our last night will be spent in the bustling city of Kathmandu. Sadly our trip has come to an end.
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