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Mt Kailash Tour
  Program itineraries
Day 01
Arrive at Lhasa airport. Pick up and greet transfer to Lhasa city and rest for acclimatization for high altitude. O/N at hotel.
Day 02
Morning visit Potala Palace, the seat of both religion and politics in Tibet. The palace was built in the 7th century by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo and later renovated by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. Afternoon visit Sera monastery (5km north of Lhasa), It was built in 1419 by Jamchen Choejie, a disciple of Tsongkapa, the founder of the Gelugpa sect. Sera is one of the three major monasteries of yellow sect in Tibet.
Day 03
Morning visit Drepung monastery, which is the largest monastery of the Gelugpa sect in Lhasa, it was built in 1416 by Jamyang Choejie, a disciple of Tsongkhapa. After visiting Drepung, drive to Norbulingkha, the summer palace of Dalai Lama, which was built in the 18th century. Afternoon visit Jokhangn Temple and Barkhor market. Jokhang is the holiest shrine in Tibet and houses of golden statues of the Shakyamuni Buddha that was brought to Tibet by Chinese princes Wenchen.
Day 04
LHASA-GYANGTSE (3950m) 261 km
Full day picturesque drive crossing over high passes like KAROLA (5,010) and KAMBALA (4,794) via Yamdrok lake and the Tibetan lifeline river YARLUNG TSANGPO (brahamaputra ) o/n at hotel.
Day 05
Visit Kumbum stupa and palchok monastery, which is said to be the home of 10000 images. Afternoon drive to Shigatse and visit Tashilunpo monastery, which is the seat of the Panchen Lama. O/n at hotel.
Day 06
Drive Shigatse to Lhatse (150 km) via visiting Shakya monastery. O/n in hotel.
Day 07
Drive Lhatse to Saga (293 km). O/n at guesthouse.
Day 08
SAGA-PARYANG (4,700m) 255km, 7hrs. Another day’s driving will take you to Paryang (15,700 feet or 4,750m) in the heart of western Tibet, where the four great rivers of South Asia diverge from their glacial sources around Mount Kailash. En route you will pass through the village of Dongba. O/n at hotel or camping.
Day 09
PARYANG-MANASAROVAR LAKE-DARCHEN (255 km) driving again on rugged roads to Darchen (15,150 feet or 4,620 m) enjoy the views of Mount Kalaish, lake of manasarovar and an uninterrupted views of the Himalayas bordering Nepal en route. The windblown settlement of Darchen is the Pilgrim’s gate way to Mount Kailash. Here you will prepare for next day’s trekking. O/n at hotel or camping.
Day 10
The pilgrim’s kora around Mount Kailash starts and finishes in Darchen, on the first you will trek 6 hours from Darchen to Dhira Phuk (16,450 feet or 5,010m) and camp at the Gompa near the back side of holy Mount Kalaish where you can see beautiful view of Kailash. O/n camping.
Day 11
Today you will trek 6-7hours from Dhira Phuk to Dzutrul Phuk (15,700 feet or 4,790m). You will leave the Lhachu valley and enter the Dorma Chu valley, heading up towards a high pass above Gaurikund lake or Tuje Dzingbu (the bathing pool of Compassion) which is one of the highest lake in the world. Hindu pilgrim’s are supposed to take a ritual bath here. O/n camping at the Dzutrul Phuk. O/N camping.
Day 12
Dzutrul Phuk to Tirthapuri. It is about 57 km. After the Circumambulating of Kailash. The best choice is camp at Tirthapuri, which is used to be a meditation cave for Padmasambayva and his consort Yeshe Tsogyel. O/n camping.
Day 13
Drive Tirthapuri to Tsaparang. O/n at guesthouse
Day 14

Visit Guge Kingdom. O/n in guesthouse

Day 15
Drive Tsaparang to Gar (shiquanhe)
Day 16
Drive Gar to Doma (230 km). Along on the Silk Road, the highest road in the world which leading from Tibet to Xinjiang. En route visit the remarkable pre-historic rock carving. O/n at guesthouse
Day 17
Drive Doma to Tibet-Xinjiang (230 km) border at a pass marked with a plaque in 4 hours.
Day 18
Drive Dahongliutan to Mazar (253 km). O/n at guesthouse
Day 19
Drive Mazar to Yecheng (240 km). O/n at hotel.
Day 20
Drive Yecheng to Kashgar (236 km). O/n at hotel. (End of trip)