Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Our representative will meet you & transfer to Hotel. Evening, dinner + tour briefing. Hotel Grand (4 star) OR Hotel Marshyangdi (3 star).
Early morning, we take to Pashupati temple for Darshan. Afternoon, visit Budhanilkantha Narayan (sleeping Vishnu), Swoyambhunath Temple (Monkey Temple). Hotel Grand (4 star) OR Hotel Marshyangdi (3 star).
From Kathmandu, we make early morning departure for Kodari (border town of Nepal). At Kodari, we should go through the custom & immigration formalities. After completion the formality, we cross the friendship bridge. In China side, our guide and Land Cruisers are waiting for us. After meeting with Chinese guide and driver, we drive to Zhangmu (2225 m.) where once again we should complete Chinese immigration and custom formalities and will proceed for Nyalam (3750 m.). Sisapangma Guesthouse OR similar (dormitory room) - very basic. Kathmandu - Kodari by private Bus: Four & half hours (123 km). Kodari - ZhangMu - Nyalam by Jeep: Two & half hours (33 km).
Rest in Nyalam for acclimatization purpose. Shisapangma Guesthouse (dormitory room) - very basic.
Today, we should drive for an approximately 250 km to reach Saga (4600 m.). Saga is a small-growing town situated at the Bank of River Bramhaputra. There is a government Hospital (that will be closed on Sunday), some guesthouses available in this town. While driving to Saga, we will be passing through the Thong-La Pass (5200 m.) which is a highlight of today. From Nyalam it takes a couple of hours drive to reach Thong-La. You can see the magnificent view of the Himalayan Range including Mt. Shisapangma, the highest mountain in Tibet. After Thong-La Pass, we take a left turn and follow the route that leads to Shisapangma Base Camp but after a check post we leave this route and head out to Lake Peiku-Tso. Here, we make lunch break. After lunch, we continue our journey to Saga. En route, we pass two small high passes. We will be arriving in Saga at late afternoon only. In the evening, our Chinese Doctor will check our passengers and if anyone is seriously suffered with altitude sickness, the patient will be sent back to the border. Hotel Saga OR Hotel Jilin - normal Guesthouse Nyalam to Saga: Seven hours (250 km).
Today we drive about 260 km to reach Paryang (4500). Lunch will be taken at Old Dzongba, an old and ruined town located on the way. This used to be the regional trading center in the past. Paramartha Ashram OR Yak Hotel normal Guesthouse Saga to Paryang: 6 hours (260 km.).
Drive of about 280km to Mansarovar camp (15400ft) at the shore of Mansarovar. Paramartha Niketan Guesthouse (dormitory room) OR similar Paryang to Lake Mansarovar: 7 hours (280 km).
Morning Pooja, holy bath at Mansarovar. After lunch, Mansarovar Parikrama by Land Cruiser. Short Drive to Dharchen (Base camp of Kailash) 15600ft. Hotel Kailash OR similar (dormitory room) - basic. Lake Mansarovar Parikrama: 72 km (3 hours). Lake Mansarovar (Chiugompa) to Darchen: 2 hours (53 km).
Early Morning (after breakfast), we take a 45 minutes ride on Jeep to Tarboche (Yam Dwar), the parikrama starting point. This is the easily accessible point from where you can see the closest view of Mt. Kailash. Today, we walk near about 6 hours +. The trail is reasonably easy and flat. We camp at Dehraphuk (4880 m.). Those who are not able to go for parikram will be back to Lake Mansarovar where they will be staying for another two days and waiting for the Parikram group. In this period, we provide accommodation in Camp. The charge will be extra for guesthouse accommodation. Paramartha Guesthouse - dormitory. Darchen to Yama Dwar: 8 km (45 minutes drive). Serson to Deraphuk Gomba: 10 km (5 hours walk).
The group undertaking the Parikrama will further trek to Zuthulphuk (16000ft) via Dolmala pass (5600 m.). The passengers who are not taking Parikram will have rest in Lake Mansarovar. Local Guesthouse - dormitory. Deraphuk Gomba to Zutulphuk Gomba: 9 hours (22 km). High pass on the way (Dolama-La): 5600 m.
After a short trek, we will reach near Darchen from where we will be picked up by Land Cruiser and drive to Lake Mansarovar to join the group. Local Guesthouse (dormitory room) - very basic. Zutulphuk to the ending point: 13 km (3 hours). Ending point to Lake Manasarovar (hora Qui): 25 km (2 hours).
Early morning after breakfast, we set off our journey back to New Dongpa. Accommodation: Dzongpa Guesthouse (dormitory room) - basic. Lake Manasarovar to Dongba: 8 hours (320 km).
Return journey to Nyalam. Shisapangma Guesthouse (dormitory room) - very basic. Dongba to Nyalam: 6 hours (250 km).
Drive to Zhangmu, cross the border then drive back to Kathmandu Hotel Grand (4 star) OR Hotel Marshyangdi (3 star).
Transfer to the Airport for your flight back home.
Mr Sanjeev Bhardwaj
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