Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1300m):Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel (3/4 star). Our representative will pick up you from the airport and transfer to hotel. If time permits we can visit Pashupatinath Temple in the evening for evening Aarti tour or stay at the hotel for the trip briefing. Dinner at hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing day: The day will be spent in sightseeing and preparing for the trip. Our guide will take you for sightseeing in major places of Kathmandu valley- Pashupatinath temple, Bauddhanath stupa and Budhanilkantha (Jalanarayanan). After lunch the guides will give a prep talk for the trip. Rest of the day will be spent packing your belongings for the trip.
Day3: Drive to Kerung (2900 M) (7/8 Hours/ 140 km) Drive to Friendship Kerung Border from Kathmandu via Shyaprubensi. Start very early from Kathmandu with your packed breakfast. We finish immigration formalities in Nepal-Tibet border. We switch to a Tibetan bus and drive till Kerung. Overnight stay at Guest house in Kerung on sharing basis.
Day4: Rest day at Kerung for acclimatization. We go on an small hill hike to get acclimatized to the high altitudes. Luch and rest in the guest house after the hike.
Day 5: Saga/4450m or Dongba: (Labug-La 5050m, Peku-tso and Saga, 245 km Drive via high passes with panoramic Mountain Views.Get beautiful views of Buddhist praying flags on top of the passes. get mesmerized by the amazing views of lakes on the way. We reach Saga after crossing the mighty Brahamaputra river that flows from Kailash.
Day6: Maansarovar (4558m) 500 km: The longest drive of the tour starts along a wide road following rivers, grazing lands for yaks and sheep. On your south you get the view of snow covered peaks, sand dunes and rocks. The local people dressed in their colourful attire welcome you with hot tea and snacks on the way. By late afternoon you get the first glimpse of Holy Kailash and Maansarovar lake. The turquoise colored lake is full of fishes and swans. Mt. Kailash is surrounded by Gurula-Mandata, lake Rashekshi. The whole area is rich is flora and fauna. You stay overnight at Maansarovar.
Day 7: Puja and drive to Darchen (14975ft): Wake up early to get awestruck by the sight of the rising sun over the lake Masarovar. Take a holy dip and perform puja on the bank of the lake. We then go to explore hot springs near the Chiu Gumpa nearby. Evening drive to Darchen and stay overnight at the Guest house.
Day 8: Trek to DeharaPuk/5000m, (18km – 7 Hours) Drive to valley of the God and start Kailash kora (parikrama). We start early and drive from Darchen after breakfast. Our staff will provide you packed lunch on the way. Drive to valley of the Gods which is also called Yamadwar. Start walking towards Derapuk.The trail is flat and with some minor hills on the way. From Dehrapuk get to view the North face of Mt. Kailash. You have the option of hiring horses and helpers for the Kailash Parikrama. overnight stay at the Guest house.
Day 9: Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage Yatra with Dolma-La (pass) 18600ft Cross the Yama sthal to reach the Shiva-sthal. This place symbolizes death and the Yatris leave their old clothes, spin off hair or sacrifice a drop of blood hoping that Yama Raja will let their spirits pass the Dolma-la pass. This pass is synonymous with the Goddess Parvathi, the divine wife of Lord Shiva. Once people reach the top of the pass they sit and meditate. The next spots on the route are Parvathi-sthal and Gauri Kund (the place where Goddess Parvathi is said to take bath). By late afternoon you arrive at ZuthalPuk or The Cave of Miracles, where the great sage Milerappa is supposed to have performed many miracles. By the late afternoon you will arrive at ZuthalPuk (the cave of Miracles. The great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here).
Day 10: End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to Dongba
After short Trek (2 hrs) you reach the coach waiting to take you to Dongba through Darchen. Overnight stay at Guesthouse in Dongba.
Day 11: Drive back to Kerung City (270km, 5.5 hours) Overnight stay at the Guesthouse.
Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu (175 km, 4 hours):
Day 13: Departure from Kathmandu