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Day 1
A ARIVE KATHMANDU (1400m / 4600 ft)
Upon arrival in Kathmandu we are met at the airport and we transfer to our hotel. The afternoon is at leisure and we walk around Kathmandu maybe walk through Thamel and enjoy the sights and sounds of the city. In the evening we meet for a trip briefing and then proceed for dinner.
Overnight at a hoteL
Day 2
RUDRA ABHISHEK AT PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE / SIGHT SEEING TOUR AROUND KATHMANDU VALLEY .
After breakfast we will perform rudra abhishek at pashupatinath temple and proceed for sightseeing trip to boudhnath, budhanilkantha. Lunch at hotel.Evening briefings on Kailash Yatra and later pilgrims are free for shopping and preparations.
Day 3
KODARI (NEPAL BORDER) TO ZHANGMU (TIBET BORDER) TO NYALAM (3750 m / 12300 ft; 157 kms)
Ealy morning 6 :00 A.M. drive eastwards is pleasant passing through agricultural NEPAL countryside and descending to Dolalghat. The trail follows the BhoteKosi River and then heads towards Kodari on gravel roads and landslip areas. At Kodari, we complete Nepal immigration formalities and cross the friendship bridge on foot . Then we drive for 45 minutes through lush green hillsides and cascading waterfalls to Zhangmu town by land cruisers, where we complete Chinese immigration formalities and then continue our drive for another 2 hours through the lush green landscape to Nyalam. Check into the guesthouse.

Note: All of Tibet is on Beijing time. Due to this, the Ngari region of Tibet, which is so far west of Beijing, is dark at 8 a.m. and there is sunlight until about 9 p.m
Day 4
ACCLIMATIZATION DAY AT NYALAM (3750 m / 12300 ft)
Rest day at Nyalam for acclimatization. After breakfast, 2 HRS TREK FOR ACCLAMATIZATION we set out to the edge of the town to climb a small ridge for a fantastic view of the mountain range. Return to the lodge for lunch. Later, one can stroll through the town bazaar or visit the nearby monastery. Overnight at the Guest House.
Day 5
NYALAM - SAGA (4300 m / 14100 ft; 291 km)
Morning 10;00 A.M. Drive from Nyalam to Saga via Laluna-La (pass) (5050 m / 16564 ft), Lake Paigu - Tso and the Tsang Po (Brahmaputra River). The terrain starts with a rough drive over land slide areas climbing gradually with increasing altitude to arrive at Laluna - La (pass) marked by prayer flags and cairns with skeletal yak heads with horns. From here, leave the main trail to Lhasa and head west descending to the serene and beautiful Lake Paigu - Tso for lunch. Descend further to the crossing on the Tsang Po (Brahmaputra River). Cross the river then drive to the hustle and bustle of the Saga town. Overnight at Hotel / Camping
Day 6
SAGA TO MANSAROVAR
Morning 6:00 A.M.Early morning breakfast at 7 am and drive to Maymula pass, enroute packed hot lunch will be provided. The road conditions is fair. Enjoy vast Tibetan plato, landscape changes from sandy dunes to rocky vistas to savannah type. Overnight at guesthouse in paryang.

This is the most auspicious day for all of us, as some of you might have waited for so long, may be since many life times to get the first glimpse of holy mount Kailas and manasarovar.

Lake Manasarovar, Hindus believe, was created by Brahma as a reflection of the depth of his soul - Manas and represents the female energy of Yoni of the Universe, while Mt. Kailash symbolizes the male energy of the Lingum. Lake Manasarovar is the highest body of fresh water in the world. Holy also to Buddhists, it was once surrounded by 8 monasteries. Dinner and overnight camp at Manasarovar.
Day 7
MANSAROVAR TO DARCHEN
MORNING 11:00 AM After breakfast drive to the base camp at Darchen, overnight stay at guest house.
Day 8
DARCHEN TO DIRAPHUK
Morning 11:00 Tough day, after breakfast drive to Tarboche ( 8 Km) and start trek (Parikrama of Mt. Kailash) to Diraphuk ( 16500 ft.) 18 Km., , dinner and overnight stay at camp. DRIVE FROM MANASAROVAR TO NANDI DARSHAN TO Darchen TO TARBOCHE & STAY AT DARCHEN (4560 m / 16040 ft; 18 km; 6 hrs) AFTER breakfast Drive from Manasarovar to nandi and southface of kaialsh darshan and then to Darchen and visit further to Ashtapath / Serlung Gompa (5200 m / 17061ft) and to Darchen. If you desire please book the horse and porter which are available in darchen. Drive about 13kilometers to tarboche, mokshdwar or yamdwar for those yatris who are not joining for Parikrama they can do a small Parikrama of tarboche flag which is also considered as Parikrama of holy mount Kailas.Dinner and overnight camp at darchen.
Day 9
DIRAPHUK TO ZUTHULPHUK
Morning 6:30 This is the day when every pilgrims talks about the most difficult journey. After an early breakfast we start trek from Driraphuk and cross the Lha Chu on a wooden bridge. If one continues to trek up the Lha Chu, one would reach the true source of the Indus. The Kora route takes a serious climb on to a moraine eventually meeting the trail from the East bank The trail now climbs more gently to a meadow full of fat marmots (phiya) at 5212 m / 17095 ft. Climb past piles of clothing at Shiva-tsal (5330 m / 17490 ft). As apart of their custom, Tibetans leave an article of clothing or a drop of blood here as part of leaving their past life behind them. Continue past thousands of small rock cairns to a large cairn at 5390 m passing the Dikpa Karnak, a sin testing stone. It is said that those without sin can squeeze through the narrow hole between the boulders while a sinner no matter how small cannot pass through! The trail now leads across a boulder field and climbs through large rocks to a tiny stream. Climb onto a ridge and continue gently on to the Dolma La at 5630 m / 18470 ft. A big boulder on the pass representing the goddess Dolma (better known by her Sanskrit name Tara) is festooned with prayer flags and streamers. It is traditional to leave and take something as part of the collection of coins, prayer flags, teeth and other offerings attached to the rock. The trail from the west side of the pass is steep and rocky at first and then begins a series of switchbacks as it passes GauriKund. Many more switchbacks and steep descents leads to the valley and then further descent for about an hour to arrive alongside the Lham Chhukhir at 5150 m / 16890 ft), the evening's campsite on the banks of a river. Overnight in tents/guest house.
Day 10
Morning 6:30 ZUTHULPHUK TO SAGA
After breakfast At Zutul-puk Gompa (4790 m / 15710 ft) there is a cave in which the saint Milarepa is said to have meditated. It is said that he adjusted the height of this cave to make it more comfortable. His footprint still remains on the roof. Trek along the Jhong Chu (River) to a bridge, cross it before descending to 4610 m, the last prostration point (Chaksal Gang) from where we get good views of Manasarovar lake but no views of Mt. Kailash. Actually the vehicles can come up to this point but if one does want to continue on to Darchen to complete the full circle, a trek for about one hour through Mani walls and carved yak skulls will lead you back to Darchen. we trek around and will be reaching to the point where the jeep will be waiting for us. Drive to Saga for overnight Guesthouse.
Day 11
9:00 A.M. SAGA TO ZHANGMU TO KODARI TO KATMANDU
Post breakfast we drive to the border where we complete immigration formalities at the Chinese immigration office. After the clearance of border formalities we cross the Friendship Bridge, which spans the BhoteKosi River and marks the Chinese - Nepalese border. We say goodbye to our Tibetan guide and driver, and walk to Nepalese Immigration office in Kodari . Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 12
FINAL DEPARTURE
A drive through the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu takes us to the airport for our onward journey.
 
 
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