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Trekking in Tibet: Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, porters during Mt. Kailash trek, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.  All rates are quoted, based on prices from 2015 and subject to change without prior notice. 

FROM $13,700 PER PERSON
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DURATION

9 days | 8 nights

DESTINATIONS

Tibet

INTERESTS

Trekking,
Spirituality

TYPE

Intrepid

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore some of Lhasa’s most spiritual sites
  • Sleep at the foot of the mighty Mt Kailash
  • Trek over heights that rise over 5,000 meters above sea-level
  • Drink from the spiritual waters of Lake Mansarovar

DETAILED DECRIPTION

This thrilling nine-day Trekking in Tibet itinerary was created for those who love the great outdoors, and who enjoy challenging themselves with new adventures. Hike to some of the world’s most incredible viewpoints, starting in Tibet’s capital Lhasa, and moving onwards and upwards to Dirapuk, Zultulpuk, Darchen, and Lake Mansarovar. After days of long, exhilarating treks, rejuvenate yourself with a sip from the holy waters of the freshwater lake, before returning to your luxurious suite at the St. Regis in Lhasa. 

DAY-TO-DAY

DAY 1: Lhasa

Arrive in Tibet’s spiritual capital of Lhasa. You’ll be greeted at the airport and chauffeur-driven to the luxurious St. Regis. Once you’ve checked in, you’re free to spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Relax and enjoy getting acquainted with your new surroundings, perhaps trying out some delicious Tibetan delicacies for dinner.

DAY 2: Lhasa

Today you’ll get a real feel for why Lhasa is known as the center of Tibetan Buddhism. Visit its three great spiritual hotspots, starting with Potala Palace, the one-time home of the Dalai Lama, and continuing on to Barkhor Square, a bustling pilgrimage site made up of busy, cobbled lanes. Finish off your tour with Jokhang Temple, considered by many Tibetans to be their country’s most important and sacred temple. Overnight once again in your plush room at the St. Regis.

DAY 3: Ngari (Ali)

Check out of the St. Regis this morning and hop on a plane to Ali, also known as Ngari, from where you’ll drive between four and five hours to Darchen. This small town sits directly in front of the sacred Mt Kailash, which is the starting point for pilgrimages in the region. Check into a simple guesthouse, or you may also choose to set up camp. Enjoy views of the mighty Mt Kailash, which towers over the town at an altitude of 4,575 meters.

DAY 4: Dirapuk

Wake up to views of the mighty Mt Kailash, which towers over the town at an altitude of 4,575 meters. Today, you’ll trek five to six hours to Dirapuk, which translates literally as female yak horn cave. From here, you’ll be graced with incredible views of Mt Kailash’s northwest face. Stay overnight at Mount Kailash Resort.

DAY 5: Zultulpuk

You’ll embark on the longest trek of your journey today, hiking between eight and nine hours to Zultulpuk, over Dormala Pass. This pass rises 5,636 meters above sea-level. The weather is somewhat unpredictable here, but your guides will ensure your safety and comfort. Once you reach Zultulpuk, you may set up camp or check into a guesthouse for the night.

DAY 6: Lake Manasarovar

Leave Zultulpuk this morning and trek about four or five hours. From here, you’ll continue your journey by car, giving your tired legs a break. Drive one hour to Lake Mansarovar, one of the few freshwater lakes on the plateau. Take a sip of its water - considered sacred amongst Tibetans and India’s Hindus as well. Visit the ancient Chiu Gompa monastery, before checking in to a guesthouse or setting up camp for the night.

DAY 7: Ngari (ali)

After another refreshing drink from the holy lake, you’ll hop in a car and be driven back to Ali. Along the way, you’ll catch even more stunning views of Mt Kailash, as you fly past. Check in to a hotel in Ali, where you can relax and enjoy some free time to do as you please.

DAY 8: Lhasa

Today you’ll check out of your hotel and head to the airport, where you’ll fly in to Lhasa. From here, you’ll be taken to your exquisite room at the St. Regis, where you are free to explore more of the spiritual city, or perhaps enjoy total indulgence at the Iridium Spa. You deserve it!

DAY 9: Departure

Check out of your room at the St. Regis today - you’ll be chauffeur-driven to the airport in time for your onward journey, either home, or to your next destination.

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