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Around mount Kailash Trekking

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Around mount Kailash Trekking

Trip Highlights



Trip 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 camp.

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.












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