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“In a hundred ages of the gods, I could not tell thee the glories of the Himalaya… there is no mountain like the Himalaya for in it are Kailash and Mansarovar”. -Ramayana
The pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and Mansarovar has always been one of the most appealing and spiritually enthralling to more than half-a-billion people in India, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and lands of far away, exciting the imaginations of many. Hidden behind the Himalayas, Kailash stands out above all others with its opulent setting and grandeur appearance, retaining its isolated splendor when viewed from a distance.
Revered as an important pilgrimage destination, a trip to Mount Kailash is said to transform oneself and leave an undeniable mark with feelings of exhilaration and strong divinity. It is concurred that those pilgrims who are willing to complete a circumambulation of Mount Kailash will achieve salvation and those who aspire to bathe in the sacred Lake Mansarovar will relinquish their minds of the sins that impend to condemn them to the suffering of rebirth.
Richa Tours, a leading Kailash tour operator based in Nepal has been offering Kailash packages since 1993, one of the first travel agencies to provide the unconventional “Yatra” of a lifetime. Our Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lhasa trip starts off with a for flight to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet after the darshan of Pashupatinath Temple. The Trans Himalayan Flight is one of the most beautiful in the world flying over Mt. Everest and several other Himalayan Peaks, providing incredible views to travellers.
In Tibet, experience the unique Tibetan culture and traditions by visiting the famous Jokhang Temple (Tibet’s most sacred monastery), Norbulinka Palace, Sera monastery and the Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse. Embark on a leisurely drive to Saga – Lake Mansarovar with darshan of Kailash Parbat and parikarma before driving back to Lhasa.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m) and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Pashupatinath Darshan and city sightseeing tour to Bodhnath Stupa in the morning.
Day 03: Fly to Gonggar Airport and drive to Lhasa.
Day 04: An entire day in Lhasa for sightseeing and acclimatization.
Day 05: Drive to Shigatse (3,800m).
Day 06: Drive to Saga (4,640m).
Day 07: Drive to the holy lake of Manasarovar (4,560m).
Day 08: Take a spiritual dip followed by religious Havan and puja conducted on the banks of Lake Mansarovar.
Day 09: Drive to Yamdwar and trek to Dirapuk (4,920m).
Day 10: Cross over the Dolma La Pass (5,600m) and trek to Zhuthulpuk (4,780m), enroute darshan of Gauri Kund.
Day 11: Conclude Kailash Kora and drive to Saga via Lake Manasarovar.
Day 12: Drive to Kerung.
Day 13: Drive to Nepal border at Timure and exit via Syabrubesi to Kathmandu.
Day 14: Trip concludes and departs for onward journey.
Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport. Be received by our staff that will help in assisting you to get transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu with BB Plan.
After breakfast, city sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath and Bodhnath Stupa. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu with BB Plan.
Take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa, which will take approximately 90 minutes of flight time. Arrive at the Gonggar airport. Be received by our staff that will assist you in getting transferred to Lhasa (3650m) by surface. The whole day is kept for acclimatizing. Overnight stay at a hotel in Lhasa with BB Plan.
The whole day is kept for sightseeing in Lhasa. Visit Norbulinka Palace, the historic summer palace of Dalai Lama, where government issues and religious activities would be addressed. The following afternoon is spent touring the Jokhang Temple, the fundamental pilgrimage destination of Tibetan pilgrims. It is considered to be one of Tibet’s holiest shrines. In the evening, we take a stroll to Barkhor Bazaar, a hive of bazaar activity and an astonishing pilgrim jamboree that gives a delightful introduction to Tibet. We visit one of the major monasteries namely, Sera Monastery. The rest of the day is left for relaxation. Overnight stay at a hotel in Lhasa with BB Plan.
After breakfast, we will drive to Shigatse city and visit the Tashilhunpo monastery, the seat of revered monk, Panchen Lama, second in importance to Dalai Lama. The rest of the day is to enjoy the flea market.
We leave Shigatse the following morning and drive to Saga, which is situated along the banks of Brahmaputra. Prepare yourself for breathtaking and astounding views of Tibet. Overnight stay at a hotel in Saga with BB Plan.
Drive to Manasarovar and experience an energizing and virtual dip, containing special healing propertiesin the freshwater lake that will revitalize your senses. Feast your eyes with awe-inspiring vistas of the turquoise lake and surround yourself with the epitome of serenity.
A spiritual day for meditation on the shores of the lake, we will stay at Lake Manasarovar for Puja & Havan. Later, in the evening drive to Darchen.
Drive to the starting point of the trek, Yamadwar and then, trek to Dirapuk. Enroute, observe the magnificent scenes of Kailash, facing west with backdrops of yak caravans and soothing landscapes with sights of fabled monasteries.
Trek to Zhuthulpuk with the mighty presence of enchanting Kailash and sublime your senses with the immense beauty of its grandeur.
Today, we end Kailash Kora and drive back to Saga.
After imbibing the immensity of Kailash, we return back to Shigatse.
Drive to Lhasa, where we will stay overnight.
Drive to Gonggar Airport for your flight to Kathmandu. Guests are free to shop at their convenience and relax the entire day.
Catch a flight for final departure back home.
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