Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lhasa flight in drive out

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lhasa covers major cultural sites of Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and pilgrimage site Kailash Mansarovar. The major tour highlights of this tour around Lhasa are Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka Palace, Jokhang Temple, Tibetan traditional Barkhor Squire, Tashilampo Monastery in Shigatse and most sacred Lake Yamdok on the way driving in Gyantse to Shigatse.

Mt. Kailas lies at the center of an area that is the key to the drainage system of the Tibetan plateau, and from which issues four of the great rivers of the Indian subcontinent: the Karnali, which feeds into the Ganges (south), the Indus (north), the Sutlej (west) and the Brahmaputra (Yarlung Tsangpo, east). Mt Kailash, at 6638 m, is not the mightiest of the mountains in the region, but, with its hulking shape - like the handle of a millstone, according to Tibetans - and its year-long snow-capped peaks, it stands apart from the pack. The mountain is known in Tibetan as Kang Rinpoche, or "Precious Jewel of Snow". Kailas has long been an object of worship for four major religions. For the Hindus, Kailash is regarded as the center of the universe and the domain of Shiva, the Destroyer and Transformer. To the faithful Buddhist, Kailas is the abode of Demchok, a wrathful manifestation of Sakyamuni thought to be an equivalent of Hinduism's Shiva. The Jains of India also revere the mountain as the site at which the first of their saints was emancipated. And in the ancient Bon religion of Tibet, Kailas was the sacred nine stories Swastika Mountain, upon which the Bonpo founder Shenrab alighted from heaven.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu international airport, transfer to hotel (B).

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and preparation day, overnight at hotel (BB).

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lhasa flight, transfer to hotel, overnight at hotel in Lhasa (B/L/D).

Day 04: Full day Lhasa Sightseeing, overnight at hotel (B/L/D).

Day 05: Lhasa to Gyantse continues to Shigatse, overnight at Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 06: Shigaste to Saga, overnight at hotel (B/L/D).

Day 07: Drive from Saga to Lake Manasarover (4558m) 500km, overnight at hotel/Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 08: Explore, Puja and drive to Darchen (1 hours 40KM, 4575m), overnight at hotel/Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 09: Trek to Deraphuk (5000m), overnight at Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 10: Trek to Zuzulpuk (Juthulpuk) 4760m, via Dolma-La Pass (19KM, 8-9 hours), overnight at Guest hours (B/L/D).

Day 11: Drive to Saga (4640m), overnight at Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 12: Drive Back to Kerung City, overnight at Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu, 7/9 hours, overnight at hotel (B/L/D).

Day 14: Transfer to from hotel to Airport (BB).