Around Mt.Kailash Trekking Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Beijing, then connecting flight to Chengdu. Overnight at Chengdu.
Day 02: In the early morning fly to Tibet Lhasa, in the afternoon rest and acclimatize. Overnight at Lhasa.
Day 03: Lhasa: visit Potala Palace and Johkang temple and walk around the famous Barkor Street. Overnight at Lhasa.
Day 04: Lhasa: visit Drepung and Sera monastery. Overnight at Lhasa.
Day 05: Lhasa-Gyantse, visit Yamdrok Lake and Palkor monastery. Overnight at Gyantse.
Day 06: Gyantse-Shigatse, visit Tashilunpo monastery in Shigatse. Overnight at Shigatse.
Day 07: Shigatse-Latse, Overnight at Latse.
Day 08: Latse-Saga, a whole day’s driving, about 300km. The army town of Saga(4600m) is the last town of any size on this is route. Overnight at Saga.
Day 09: Saga-Paryang, Another day's driving(260km) will take us to Paryang in the heart of western Tibet, where the four great rivers of South Asia diverge from their glacial sources around Mount Kailash. During the rainy season, the roads to Paryang are likely to be washed out by floods, in which case we may need to drive the truck through a 30 cm(11.7 inches) deep stream. Overnight at Paryang.
Day 10: Paryang-Darchen, Darchen(4575 meters) is the starting and completion point for the general circuit of the sacred mountain. It is wise to spend at least a day here in preparation. Overnight at Darchen.
Day 11-13: Trekking around Kailash. Overnight at tented camping.
Day 14: Lake Manasarovar. We will camp another night at this sacred lake. We will take a walk up to the Chiu Monastery, located atop a cliff, to enjoy the spectacular view of the lake. Overnight at tented camping.
Day 15-16: Darchen-Tsada and go over some very high passes, taking a whole day.We will spend a day driving to Zhanda, a small town situated deep in a valley. The drive itself offers a breathtaking view of sand-rock formations shaping the deep valley. We will spend another day in the area to visit the ruins of the Guge Kingdom, which ruled western Tibet 300 years ago. Overnight at Tsada.
Day 17-20: Tsada-Lhasa,We will return to Lhasa by retracing the original route we took, stopping on the way to play Frisbee in the grasslands with Tibetan children or photographing golden haired yaks grazing in the sunset. Overnight at Lhasa.
Day 21: Lhasa-Chengdu-Beijing, in the early morning transfer to airport and fly to Chengdu, then connecting flight to Beijing, self transfer to hotel and then free time. Overnight at Beijing.
Day 22: Self transfer to airport and departure from Beijing.
Day 23: Back to onward destination.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu 1334m,
Eco Trip Nepal representative will transfer to hotel, Around Mount Kailash trekking briefing with officially arrangements. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.
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What makes this trip different?
Eco Trip Nepal has been working hand to hand with nonprofit social organization SWAN Nepal (Social Welfare Association of Nepal) from its initial years. We provide continuous support to SWAN financially as well as by organizing charity and volunteering tours in the remote village of Baglung district. Organizing your holiday through Eco Trip Nepal will not only provide the chance to explore the natural grandeur of Himalayan country Nepal but also you will be playing a vital role in bringing positive changes in the lives of local community.
Financial support to direct beneficiaries: In all our programs, we strive to ensure that we only use local operators and try to source all provisions from local businesses, so you can be sure that some part of the money paid to us for arranging your holiday goes to the needy people of Nepal. The money you pay for touring and trekking through Eco Trip Nepal directly benefits the local people through SWAN as we provide them certain percentage of our profits from each and every trip on regular basis. Our guests experience true satisfaction together with enjoyment from Nepal holiday.
Local development through tourism: Eco Trip Nepal along with SWAN has been working together in discovering new routes, making plans into action and constantly working on how it can positively impact on local community development through tourism. In this way we have developed the Eco-tourism Project which focuses to flourish local tourism preservation of nature and cultural heritages.
Community Tourism: We help experience the best of Nepal through the eyes of the local Nepalese community. We enhance community based tourism to help our guests discover local habitats and wildlife; celebrate and respect traditional cultures, rituals and wisdom. In this way community will be aware of the commercial and social value placed on their natural and cultural heritage through tourism, and this will promote community based management of these resources.
For more details, visit SWAN Nepal's website www.swannepal.org