Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake Tour - 2

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Tour # 01: 15 DAYS

FLY IN FLY OUT LHASA

“Kathmandu – Lhasa – Gyantse – Sigatse – Saga – Mansarovar – Darchen – Dirapuk – Zutulpuk – Darchen – Saga - Lhatse – Sigatse – Lhasa – Kathmandu”

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. SERVICES INCLUDES IN COST AS PER TOUR OPTIONS
  2. SERVICES EXCLUDES IN TOUR COST
  3. BOOKING AND PAYMENT
  4. CANCELLATION POLICY
  5. RISK AND LIABILITIES
  6. VISA AND PERMIT

BOOKING AND PAYMENT

  • As per new rules trip booking should be done in advance of 1 month • Minimum 6 months valid date passport is required.
  • 21 days prior to tour departure date, 50% of the total cost should reach ANT Holidays Pvt. Ltd account by telex transfer with color passport copy of client.
  • And full payment should made 10 days before departure to Kailash Manasarovar Yatra

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • All notice of cancellation must be sent to our office in written
  • Verbal cancellations will not be entertained
  • 21days period from tour departure date 30% cancellation
  • 15 days’ period from tour departure date 50% cancellation
  • Tour operators has fully right to change the dates and cancel the trip if any unavoidable circumstances

RISK AND LIABILITIES

  • We always effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant. However ANT Holidays Pvt Ltd or its Tibet counterpart agent shall not be responsible for any alternation or cancellation of program due to any unavoidable circumstances beyond control such as road blockade, landslide, snow, political unrest cancellation of flight, delay arrival, lack of transport, visa rejected by Chinese authorities, sickness or accident
  • Any extra cost incurring there of shall be borne by the clients on the spot. Since Tibet is very remote place and road are very rough sometime good vehicle may braked
  • We highly advised to the clients to have full insurance against medical, trip cancellation and personal accident risk
  • The given cost non-commissionable
  • Itinerary are subject to change due to unavoidable circumstances and the extra cost occurred has to be paid by the clients

VISA AND PERMIT

CHINA VISA

We need 4 working days to get Chinese Visa. If clients are travelling to Tibet from Nepal they need to come to Kathmandu 4 days earlier. We have to submit the original passport to Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. If they are coming from Main Land china then we will send the original travel permits to Chengdu/ Beijing or another part of china in the case clients will save some days and they do not need to come to Kathmandu

 

TIBET TRAVEL PERMIT (TTP)

Tibet Travel Permit, also known as Tibet Entry Permit, is the official document which permits a foreign traveler to enter and travel in Tibet. It is the secondary travel document to travel in Tibet besides the China Visa. Issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau, it is also called Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit or TTB Permit. With the permit, you can visit Lhasa, Shigatse, Namtso Lake, Everest, Mt Kailash, etc. Tibet Travel Permit is also needed to take a train or flight to and off Tibet.

  • Tibet Travel Permit Required for Tibet Train Travel
  • Tibet Travel Permit is Required for Taking Flight to Tibet

Other Tibet Permits are

Tibet Board Pass is forremote destinations, such as Mount Everest, Zhangmu, Yadong, Mount Kailash, Manasarovar Lake, etc

Alines Travel Permit is a permit for foreigners to visit the areas outside Lhasa, like Shigatse, Shannan, Nyingchi, etc. Issued by Tibetan Local Public Security Bureau.

Tibet Military Permit is additional needed if your itinerary included some military sensitive places, including Ngari (Mt. Kailash, Lake Manasarovar, etc), Nyingchi (Pomi, Rawu, etc.) and some remote places in Shannan area

Tibet Group Visa, also called Group Visa is a must document, along with Tibet Entry Permit used for tourists planning to enter Tibet from Nepal. As a special Chinese Visa, the Tibet Group Visa is valid for mainland China visit as well. After you finishing your Tibet tour, you can use the same Group Visa to extend your trip into other destinations of China.

Who Has to Carry a Tibet Travel Permit (Tibet Entry Permit)?

  • Non-Chinese passport holders - US citizens, UK citizens, Australians, Canadians, Indians, Germans, etc
  • The Taiwan tourists, who do not have the valid identity card of China;
  • The overseas Chinese, who do not have Chinese passport or ID card.
    Note: The Hong Kong and Macau citizens who hold SAR passport, Home-Visiting Certificate or Permit to Traveling to and from Hong Kong and Macau do not need a Tibet Travel Permit.
LHASA

Lhasa is a city and administrative capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. Lhasa is the second most populous city on the Tibetan Plateau after Xining and, at an altitude of 3,490 metres (11,450 ft), Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world. It contains many culturally significant Tibetan Buddhist sites such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Norbulingka Palaces.

       Lhasa
POTALA PALACE

The palace is named after Mount Potalaka, the mythical abode of the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara. The 5th Dalai Lama started its construction in 1645[2] after one of his spiritual advisers, Konchog Chophel (died 1646), pointed out that the site was ideal as a seat of government, situated as it is between Drepung and Sera monasteries and the old city of Lhasa. It may overlay the remains of an earlier fortress called the White or Red Palace on the site, built by Songtsän Gampo

       Potala Palace
JOKHANG TEMPLE

The Jokhang also known as the Qoikang Monastery, Jokang, Jokhang Temple, Jokhang Monastery and Zuglagkang. According to tradition, the temple was built for the king's two brides: Princess Wencheng of the Chinese Tang dynasty and Princess Bhrikuti of Nepal. Both are said to have brought important Buddhist statues and images from China and Nepal to Tibet, which were housed here, as part of their dowries.

       Jokhang Temple
NORBULINGKA PALACES

Norbulingka palaces served as the traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas from the 1780s up until the 14th Dalai Lama's exile in 1959. Part of the "Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace", Norbulingka is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Norbulingka park is considered the premier park of all such horticultural parks in similar ethnic settings in Tibet. During the summer and autumn months, the parks in Tibet, including the Norbulinga, become hubs of entertainment with dancing, singing, music and festivities.

      Norbulingka Palaces
BARKHOR BAZAR,LHASA

                 

 

       
GYANTSE

Gyantse is a famous historical town in Tibet. It is located along the driving way to Shigatse from Lhasa. It is considered as the third largest and most prominent town in Tibet region, and one of the most popular destinations in Tibet. Gyantse is notable for the Kumbum Stupa (literally, '100,000 images') of the Palcho Monastery which contains 77 chapels in its six floors, and is illustrated with over 10,000 murals, many showing a strong Nepali influence. The famous Gyantse Dzong is the highest viewing spot in the town. From Gyantse, travelers can extend the trips to Shigatse, Mount Everest, even Mount Kailash. (major attraction: Palcho Monastery, Pala Manor, Gyantse Dzong and Karola Glacier)

     Gyantse
SIGATSE

Shigatse, officially known as Xigazê. It is located within the historical Tsang province of Tibet. It is also known as Gateway to EVEREST.
Mountains in Shigatse Prefecture

      Sigatse
SAGA

The town of Saga (4600m, also called Kyakyaru), located at the intersection of the roads connecting western Tibet with Lhasa and Nepal, has grown in recent years to service an important Chinese military garrison. There is Internet access and some good hotels. Here is a view of the main street.

     Saga
DARCHEN

Darchen is situated right in front of the sacred mountain, Mount Kailash. Its altitude is 4,575 metres (15,010 ft) and is the starting point for pilgrimages in the region. It is only a one-day bus drive (about 330 km) from the town of Shiquanhe or (Ali) to the northeast, where Gunsa Airport, It contains a couple of restaurants and the Ganges guesthouse and restaurant, the Zhusu guesthouse next door, and the Gandise Hotel where Public Security Bureau (PSB) officers are stationed from spring until October, and where pilgrims must get their travel permit stamped, and buy a "ticket" if they wish to circumambulate Mt. Kailash.

      Darchen
DAY 01: KATHMANDU – LHASA (3,650M) You will be met at the Gonggar Airport by our Tibetan guide & representative. After going through immigration formalities, you will be driven to Lhasa at (3650 meters). It takes around 45 minutes to reach the old ancient city. After checking in to your hotel, you are advised to take rest and take it easy. Refresh & relax at your will, drink plenty of fluids and let your body get used to Lhasa’s high altitude. Your first overnight in Lhasa Note: There is no fixed program arranged for today. It’s your day, use it wisely.
*DAY 02-03: (optional) TOUR OF LHASA CITY On the 2nd & 3rd day of your Lhasa trip, you will be engrossed with sightseeing tours to the magnificent Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor market, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and an interesting nunnery. Drepung Monastery was founded in 1416 by Jamyang Choge Tashi Palden (1397-1449), one of Tsongkhapa's main disciples, and it was named after the sacred abode in South India of Shridhanyakataka. Drepung was the principal seat of the Gelugpa School until the Great Fifth Dalai Lama constructed the Potala and it retained the premier place amongst the four great Gelugpa monasteries. Drepung was known for the high standards of its academic study, and was called the Nalanda of Tibet, a reference to the great Buddhist monastic university of India. We next stroll down Barkhor Street, which has a history of over 1,000 years, & surrounds the Jokhang Temple. It was originally an important route for Tibetan Buddhists to walk clockwise around to show their devotion. This religious deed is called ‘Barkhor’ in Tibetan Language. As one of the most bustling sections in Lhasa nowadays, Barkhor Street features the sale of various kinds of handicrafts and living necessities from local areas, & also includes wares from neighboring India and Nepal. Overnight in hotel
DAY 04: LHASA – GYANTSE (3,950M, 261KM) As we get going along the Friendship Highway, you drive past Khamba La, at 4794 meter, with a brief halt to savor majestic views of Yamdrok-tso turquoise Lake and Nazin Kang Sa, standing at 7252m. On turning westwards, you come across another pass, Karo La at 5045m. If you look carefully down the road, you can see huge glaciers that seem to be tumbling down. After driving 261 km, beautifully landscaped colourful Tibetan villages come into view as you enter the booming town of Gyantse. Overnight at your hotel
DAY 5: DRIVE - SIGATSE (3900m) 90km Gyantse is proud of the Gyantse Dzong and Kumbum. Gyantse Dzong, a 14th century historical fort, overlooks the entire Gyantse and the surrounding Nyang Chu Valley. Kumbum has a large gold-domed stupa and houses several chapels and Tibetan Buddhist murals. After exploring Gyantse, you take a 90 km drive and arrive at Shigatse, (3900m) the second largest Tibetan city. Tashilhunpo Monastery, being one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet is the major attraction of Xigatse. Overnight at your hotel
DAY 6: SIGATSE - SAGA (4,050 m, 495km) After driving for 495km at 4050 0m. You can then view spectacular sights of Mount Everest. It’s a scenic drive through the highest point at Gyatchu La pass (5,220m) en-route and we continue to drive towards Saga. Overnight in Guest house.
DAY 7: SAGA - MANSAROVAR (5,200m, 560 km) – 9-10 hour drive After an early morning breakfast, we get set on our way to Manasarovar we come across Jeeps and trucks rolling down the wide valley following rivers and grazing herds of yaks and sheep. Far south your eyes wander to the snow covered peaks that seem so close and we drive through the Paryang and crossing the Mayumla Pass, with lots of rocky peaks and sand dunes that give you an ideal idea of Tibet’s arid landscapes. Depending on the season, nomads and other mobile shopkeepers attired in their beautiful traditional costumes can be found awaiting your arrival with hot tea and other supplies along with a big smile from ear to ear…they welcome you warmly. This route digs deep into the very essence that is Mansarovar Lake amid superb landscapes. As you near this incredible sacred lake, historic Chiu Monastery becomes visible on the North West shore of the lake. From this vantage point, you can even catch a glimpse of the majestic Mount Kailash. This journey stirs your spiritual emotions. Overnight in guest house.
DAY 8: MANSAROVAR – DARCHEN (4,560M) The highest fresh water lake of a turquoise color is full of fishes and swans. Holy Kailash Parbat, Mt. Gurula-Mandata, & Lake Rishikesh can be found in its surroundings. The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living fauna. We explore the Lake Mansarovar in the day & then drive down to Darchen which is a one hour drive. We then spend our night at Chu Gumba.
DAY 9: DARCHEN – DIRAPUK (4900m) Early in the morning after breakfast, our trek begins; you meet your team of yaks and Tibetan yak drivers who will escort you around for the kora. Further ahead from Darchen, you have to trek past verdant meadows and picturesque streams to Lha Chu Valley. The trail overlooks Turquoise River cascading over a narrow canyon with high steep cliffs. En route, the north face of Kailash comes into vision. The trail will approach the 13th century monastery of Dira-Puk. Visiting this monastery is said to be a kind of blessing experience gifted in your Mount Kailash tour and trek. Finally, you will conclude the trek of the day by camping at Dira-Puk / resting in a guest house.
DAY 10: DIRAPUK - ZUTULPUK (4790m, 08.00 hrs.) Lha Chu Valley is a passing vista as you turn towards Drolma Chu Valley. Looking forward to the amazing Mount Kailash tour and trek, you ascend to Drolma La (5630m), the highest point of the trip. But soon after sighting breathtaking views of Thukpe Dzingbu Lake, known as the Lake of Compassion at the summit, you realize that this imposing and challenging ascent has indeed been very worthwhile and profitable. Several prayer flags can be seen at the summit. Further on, the trail descends to the flat fields of Zutul-Puk which houses a monastery and several fascinating caves. The caves at this locale are most popular for meditation; Milarepa’s cave being one of them with Milarepa’s footprints and elbow prints believed to be imprinted all over this cave of mani stones. As we continue our Parikrama, we camp at Zutul-Puk for the night & this is pretty exciting, adventurous and pleasurable.
DAY 11: ZUTULPUK - DARCHEN - SAGA Our pilgrimage trek concludes at Darchen and we drive to Saga overnight guest house. We feel spiritually satisfied after going to the religious rites during our parikrama & there is a deep sense of gratification as we wearily go to bed after a hard day
DAY 12: SAGA – LHATSE: Drive to LHATSE and overnight in G. house.
DAY 13: LHATSE – SIGATSE (3,900M), 495 Km approx. 9 hour drive.
DAY 14: SIGATSE – LHASE, 260km approx. 5-6 hour drive.
DAY 15: LHASA – KATHMANDU Early morning drive to Gongar airport for departure flight to Kathmandu or to your onward destination.

 

  • Airports pick up and drop services.
  • Double sharing full board basis 4-star hotel in Kathmandu, as per itinerary • A visit of Pashupatinath Temple
  • Scheduled flight Kathmandu – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu
  • Scheduled flight Nepalgunj – Simikot – Nepalgunj
  • Charter helicopter flight share by 5-6 person Simikot – Hilsa – Simikot
  • Double sharing hotel in Nepalgunj and 3or 4pax in Simikot and Tibet all places with meals
  • Transport by Tourist Bus up to Mansarovar and Eco Buses from Mansarovar to Darchen
  • Yam dwaras per group sizes/Truck for Luggage.
  • Nepali Team Leader and Supporting Sherpa Team and Medical Insurance of staffs.
  • English speaking Tibetan guide, Chinese visa fee of Client and staff.
  • Veg. Indian meals during the trip and Guesthouses and camping charges in Tibet. Duffel Bag (a large bag to keep the yatris luggage for the trip) Gore-Tex Jacket (returnable-trip)
  • All camping and cooking equipment.
  • Upper Humla permit fee for client and Helicopter landing
  • Gamow bag oxygen and oxy- meter for safety
  • Yak and Yak man during Kailash kora for transportation of Luggage
  • After the Mansarovar to Kailash, private vehicles are not allowed
  • TTB permit and Kailash permit
  • Monastery Entrance fees
  • All sightseeing by English speaking Tibetan guide
  • All beverages during trip and in Kathmandu, Nepalgunj and Simikot
  • Extra room’s bills due to flight delays due to weather conditions.
  • Stick and a water bottle.
  • Personal horse riding charges during Kailash Parikrama • Domestic excess baggage charges and airport taxes.
  • Tips for supporting staff
  • Nepal re-entry visa fees
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Emergency evacuation Cost