Tour Program Outline
Day1: Kathmandu/Nepal to Tibet Border Kyirong.
Day2: Rest at Kyirong border and get fully acclimatized
Day3: Kerung – Saga, 400 km
Day4: Saga – Payang – Manasarovar Lake (4580 m).
Day5: Manasarovar Lake to Darchen.
Day6: Darchen – Diraphuk Monastery (5,080 m). 25 km, 7 to 8 hrs trek.
Day7: Diraphunk – Zuthulphuk Monastery (4790 m) 22 km, 6 to 7 hours trek.
Day8: Zuthulphuk Monastery-Darchen – Manasarovar, 11 km, 4 hrs Trek.
Day9: Drive from Lake Manasarovar to Saga and Kyirong border (510 km, 9-10 hours)
Day10: Leave Tibet border for Nepal
Tour Service Included:
All required travel permits to Tibet and Tibet Visa documents;
Transfer between Kathmandu and Chinese border (Optional);
English speaking local Tibetan guide and experienced driver;
Tourism Licensed vehicle;
Accommodation: budget guesthouses or local standard hotel;
All admission fees for attraction spots specified in the program above;
Accommodation and meals for your guide and driver;
Oxygen canisters: 2 canister for each person;
Basic camping gears:
sleeping tents, mattresses and sleeping bags;
Liability travel insurance;
Tour service not included:
Tour service in Nepal (optional per your requests);
Travelers’ Individual Travel Insurance covers trip cancellation and emergency evacuation (recommended);
Travelers’ personal expense (such as: beverages, laundry, phone call, etc.);
International air/train tickets and domestic flight/train tickets. (Note: we accept flights and train tickets bookings in advance, please check the newest cost and ticket availability with your travel adviser);
Meals that are not specified in the program (meal budget estimate ranges from $5 to $20 per person and per meal);
Tips for your guide, driver
Day1: Nepal to Tibet Border Kyirong
After having breakfast, your Nepalese guide drive to Timure. Here, the Nepal Immigration Office will investigate visitors’ visa and passports. Please be noted that the Kathmandu to Border transfer will be arranged by yourself. After crossing the Friendship Bridge (Miteri Bridge), the Chinese Immigration office will check the Chinese Visa one by one. Later, our local Tibetan guide and driver will pick you up at the Chinese border and drive you safely to Kyirong. We will check in at the local standard hotel in Kyirong.
Day 2: Rest and get fully acclimatized
Today is a complete resting day at Kyirong border. You just need to relax and get acclimatized with the high altitude. You can also do some preparation for your later trekking tour.
Day 3: Kyirong – Saga, 400 km
After 6 to 7 hours’ drive, passing Peiku Tso Lake and Salt Lake, we will arrive at Saga city. You can enjoy the peaceful landscape with nomads looking after their yaks and sheep on the way. After having lunch at around Peikutso, we will drive and cross the Bhramhapurtra River and arrive at Saga. We will stay overnight here. If you need to buy any equipment for trekking, you can find it here.
Day 4: Saga – Payang – Manasarovar Lake, 4580 m
Today, we will drive from Saga to Manasarovar Lake (the holy lake) within maximum 7 hours. On the road, you can see a region with ancient lifestyle, lone groups of nomad’s families and few black tents with yaks around. At Lake Manasarovar, we can see the peak of the holy Mount Kailash. After hiking up to Chiu Monastery on the small hill nearby the lake, we can have a stunning view of the holy lake. This night, you will stay at budget hostel or guesthouse.
Day 5: Manasarovar Lake to Darchen
In the morning, you can choose to take a bath in Lake Manasarovar, but you need to notice that the water is really cold. Or, you can walk around the lake to experience its beauty. We will drive to Darchen after having lunch, and spend overnight at Darchen.
Day 6: Darchen – Diraphuk Monastery (5,080 m). 25 km, 7 to 8 hrs trek
During the first day’s trek, you can visit the Chuku Monastery sticking up on a steep hill and be company with many local pilgrims. For the 9 km between Darchen and Tarboche, you can choose to take the local environmental bus (optional by yourself, the bus fee is to be paid by yourself), if you want to trek the whole way, you can start the trekking early in the morning around 7:30 am.
Day 7: Diraphuk – Zuthulphuk Monastery (4790 m) 22 km, 6 to 7 hours trek
Today is a tough day that we need to pass Dikpa La (5000 m) and Dolma La (5600 m). We need to climb steep up till we arrive at Dormala Pass. Then, we have to walk down to Shapje Datok and then we will reach Zuthulpuk Monastery. We need to stay one night at a mud house.
Day 8: Zuthulphuk Monastery – Darchen – Manasarovar, 11 km, 4 hrs Trek.
We will trek 3 hours down to the Chongdo after having breakfast. And later, you can choose to drive or walk to Darchen. After having lunch, we will drive back to Manasarovar Lake. We will stay overnight here to explore the beauty of this holy lake.
Day 9: Drive to Saga and Kyirong,long distance driving adventure covering around 520 km
After having breakfast at Manasarovar in the morning, we will drive for 9 to 10 hours to reach Kyirong. You can enjoy the beautiful landscape on the road.
Day 10: Leave Tibet border for Nepal
Our Tibetan guide and driver will send you to the border. Your Tibet Pilgrimage ends with our agency. You can choose transportation to get back to Kathmandu by yourself. It is convenient to take the local public transport between Kathmandu and Tibet border. If you need private transportation, please inform us to customize it further.
|Departures (Arrival date)||Price Per Person (USD)||Confirmed Already||Status|
|May 4||2230||5 pax||to Be closed after April 15|
|May 16||2230||4 pax||to Be closed after April20|
|May 31||2230||10 pax||to Be closed after May 2|
|June 20||2230||2 pax||to Be closed after May 25|
|July 4||2230||2 pax||to Be closed after June 5|
|July 18||2375||3 pax||to Be closed after June 18|
|August 4||2350||2 pax||to Be closed after July 4|
|August 15||2350||3 pax||to Be closed after July15|
|August 31||2230||2 pax||to Be closed after July31|
|September 15||2230||2 pax||to Be closed after Aug.16|