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Kodari - Kailash - Mansarovar - Kodari Tour and Trek (14 days)

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Trip Code: NETE-TB-KKMT1

  • Trip Type Tour
  • Duration 14 days
  • Grade Moderate
  • Max.Altitude
  • Group Size 2+
  • Travel Mode Land
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Kailash and Manasarovar Tour

Kailash and Manasarovar Tour

Kodari-Kailash-Mansarovar-Kodari Tour offers you a trip to two sacred places in the world, namely Mt. Tise (Mt. Kailasa) and Lake Mapam Yumtso (Mansarovar). The entire tour will be conducted on a four wheel drive. The major highlights of this trek is the Kora of Mt. Tise/Kailasa and a visit to the Lake Mansarovar. The highest altitude reached during Kodari-Kailash-Mansarovar-Kodari Tour is Dolma La Pass at 5650m.
Our journey begins from Kathmandu as we take almost 5 hour bus drive to Kodari, the border point between Nepal and Tibet. At Kodari, as soon as you pass through the immigration, you will be met by Tibetan tour guide with a four wheel jeep. 
 
Hop on the four wheel jeep as it winds along the majestic landscape of Tibet towards westerly direction. Nyalam is the first town where you will take a rest for the day. It will take another two days to reach Lake Mapam Yumtso or Lake Mansarovar. Designated as the world's highest freshwater lake, Lake Mapam Yumtso is a delight for the eyes and minds of every traveler. Nearby you can visit Chiu Gompa Monastery and another lake. 
 
From the next day you can start the kora of Mt. Tise (6638m) on the four wheel drive. Mt. Tise is a sacred mountain revered by Bons, Buddhists, Hindus and Jains. Thousands of pilgrims flock to the area to pay homage and offer prayers. 
 
You will follow the same route through Nyalam and Saga to return to Nepal via Kodari border. 

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 Trip code: NETE-TB-KKMT1
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 14 days
 Trip Type: Tour
 Trip Grade: Moderate
 Min. Group Size 2+
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: SEP-OCT-NOV
MAR-APR-MAY
JUN-JUL-AUG
 Transportaion: Land
 Meals: 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Accommodation in Kathmandu
Standard Hotel Accommodation in Tibet

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Drive Kathmandu to Tibet border (Kodari), continue drive to Nyalam (3750m.) takes about 8 to 9 hours. Stay overnight at hotel in Nyalam.

A rest day at Nyalam for acclimatization. Stay overnight at hotel in Nyalam.

Drive fromNyalam to Pelku-Tso to Saga, takes about 8 hours.
 
Today's drive involves crossing of two high passes and passes by a lake called Pelkutso where you will be served packed lunch. Lablung La (5030m.) offers spectacular views of Mt. Sishapangma (8021m.), Gaurishanker and many other peaks, all of which are dwarfed by the Tibetan plateau. You will cross the Bramhaputra river just before Saga. Stay overnight at camp/lodge in Saga

Drive from Saga-Zhongba-Paryang (4540m, 255km, 8 hrs).
 
It is at Saga where the road will connect with the main road from Lhasa. You continue on across the vast dry plains to the small Tibetan town-Zhongba and from herefurther to Paryang for overnight stay at camp/lodge.

Drive from Paryang to Lake Manasarovara takes 8 hrs.
 
Today's drive involves crossing of several rivers but has some of the most panoramic scenery. Today, the crew will set your camp by the sacred Manasarovar Lake-which according to Hindu mythology was formed in the mind of Brahma-the creator of the world. Today, you will have the first view of holy Mt. Kailash from Horqu. Stay overnight in a camp.

Rest at Lake Manasarovara.
 
Today, you will rest at Manasarovara Lake for holy dip, puja and other ritual performance. You can take leisure walk or excursion along the lakeside. Stay overnight in a camp.
 
Lake Manasarovara is the most venerated of the Tibet's lakes. According to Hindu mythology, it was formed in the mind of Brahma-the creator of the world for his sons to bathe. Indian pilgrims take a dip in the holy water purge their sins and also would like to fill up the bottle with holy water to bring back home. Not many people are interested in taking the Kora of Lake Manasarovara as it's a tough 4 days trekking requiring well supplied supporting team but you will cover some portion of road by jeep

Early morning you will drive to Manasarovar Parikarma by vehicle.
 
If time permits, visit Chui Gompa. In the afternoon you will drive to Darchen (4560m.). Stay overnight at guest House in Darchen.

Drive for approximately 8 kilometers from Darchen Tarboche, the trek starting point of Kailash Parikarma.
 
Trek to Dira Puk (4775m.) 12 kilometers which takes about 6 to 7 hours. Stay overnight at guest house.

Continue the Parikarma over Dolma La Pass (5650m.) to Zuthul Puk (4700m.) 22 kilometerswhich takes about 10 to 11 hrs. Stay overnight at guest house.

The Kailash Kora ends today after an easy trek of about 14 kilometers.

You will then proceed to Hor Qu (4560m) at Lake Manasarovar. Stay overnight at guest house.

Drive from Horqu to Paryang (4540m.).
 
The road is rough and there are some rivers to cross. Wild antelope and kiang (the Tibetan wild ass) are a common sight. This is the land of the Drogpa nomads and you will pass many encampments with large herds of sheep and goats. The drives are long, bumpy and often dusty but the scenery is magnificent. Photo stops are a must! Stay overnight at a camp/lodge.

Drive from Paryang to Saga.
 
It is another long day drive, 255 km to Saga passing through the small, dusty town of Zhongba en route. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Drive from Saga to Nyalam (3800m.) via Paigutso.
 
Leaving Saga, you will cross the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra River) by ferry and continue our journey for 110km across the vast open plains. Stunning Himalayan views, particularly of Shishapangma, accompany us as you head towards a huge lake, the Paigutso. You will continue driving south towards the Nepalese border, joining the Friendship Highway. You cross a high pass, the Lalung La (5200m.) and come to the small town of Nyalam. Stay overnight at hotel in Nyalam.

Drive from Nyalam to Kathmandu. From Nyalam, you drive down to the border town of Zhangmu.
 
From Zhangmu, it’s a short drive to the Friendship Bridge which spans the Bhote Kosi River and marks the Chinese -Nepalese border where you part with your Tibetan guide and driver and walk to Nepalese Immigration Control in Kodari where you will be met by your Nepalese staff. After completing the re-entry formalities you continue the drive to Kathmandu which, depending on road and weather conditions, should take about 5-6 hours.


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