Tibet Shangrila Tour (4nights / 5days Tour)
- Detailed Itinerary
- Fixed Departure
4 Nights 5 Days Shangri La Tibet tour is suitable for the adventure seekers with small leave plans. This tour covers some adventure tour to the centre of Tibet- Lhasa. This is also a perfect small vacation for the busy students and workers looking forward for a short yet very refreshing and adventurous vacation. This tour costs you very small amount of money and whatever you spend in this tour will prove to be worthy.
The very first day of this tour will be exciting for you as you climb from Kathmandu (1,300 m) to Lhasa (3,650m). You will be flying over the ranges of stunningly beautiful high mountains. This flight will be like a free mountain flight to you. After you land in Tibet you will be taken to your room and you can get acclimatized to the Tibetan altitude there while enjoying the swift services of the hotel. From the second day your adventure in Tibet starts and will continue to the fourth day of the tour. You will visit Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Streets, Potala Palace, sera and Drepung monasteries, Norbulingka palace i.e. the garden palace or the summer palace and the Nunnery along with many other places in Tibet. You can enjoy the rickshaw ride in the city and shop at the Barkhor Street. The fifth day will be the day to return back to Kathmandu and finally to your home or some other destinations.
4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS ( FLY IN / FLY OUT) Tour
Day 01: Kathmandu/Lhasa ( By Flight)
Day 02: Lhasa
Day 03: Lhasa
Day 04 : Lhasa
Day 05: Lhasa/Kathmandu (By Flight)
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Meet MMT (Mountain Mart Treks) airport representative at International Airport and transfer to your choice of Hotel /Resort /Guest house. Free afternoon. Involve well come dinner held by MMT management, introduce guide, trip briefing and check trip necessities.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
After breakfast, day will start our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley such as, pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, the world biggest Stupa Bouddhanath, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple. After exploring the surrounding areas visit historical Patan Durbar Square & Kathmandu Durbar Square (Freak Street) with temple, unique ancient art, architectures, museum and Kumari (living goddess). Evening pre-trip counseling and ensure once again trekking gears, medical kid and trek legalization needs.
Leisure and easy day for different interest.
Day 03: Transfer to Nylam (3.750m/12335ft, 156km, 7-8 hours)
After breakfast we depart for the Tibet border. Lunch at the border. Clear Nepali customs/immigration and a 15 minute walk across Friendship Bridge to Tibet where the Chinese border police will check passport & visa. Here, our land cruiser awaits. 30 minute drive from Kodari to Zhangmu, where second immigration formalities have to be done. From Zhangmu to Nylam is 3 to 4 hours scenic drive. Overnight at Guesthouse in Nylam.
Day 04: Acclimatization, some hiking
After breakfast we will take a small walk through Nylam village to visit monastery. An option for a 2 hour trek for acclimatization or rest at the guesthouse. Overnight at the same guesthouse.
Day 05: Transfer Nyalam to Saga (4,600m/15,131ft, 232km, 7-8 hours)
Enjoy the views of snow capped mountains; we will be passing through the first highest pass of Lalung La Pass (5000m) where a magnificent view of high Himalayas can be seen such as Gaurishanker, Shishapangma, and Langtang Himal. We will be crossing the holy river Bhramaputra. Overnight at hotel in Saga.
Day 06: Transfer Saga to Tritapuri (4,560m/15,000ft)
The road condition is fair. Enjoy vast Tibetan Plate, landscape changes from sandy dunes to rocky vistas to savannah type. As we near the sacred Mansarowar lake, the historic Chiu Monastery becomes visible on the north-west shore. We will have the first sight of Holy Kailash and Mansarovar. The drive continues to Tritapuri, supposed to be related with the name "Tibet", an important site for the Buddhists.
Day 07: Garuda valley sightseeing and transfer to Darchen (4,560m/15,000ft, 60km, 1-2 hours)
The Garuda Valley or Kyunglung lies to the southwest of Mt Kailash. The Garuda Valley contains mysterious caves some of which have never been explored. The valley is the source of an ancient kingdom of Shangshung, the ruined cave cities in the valley are remains of early Tibetan civilization. Afternoon we will visit Tritapuri. It is important place of Tibet, related with Presious Gura Padmasambhava. As the legend says he subdued a demon at this place. Return back to Darchen. Darchen is the starting and completion point for the the Kailash Kora.
Day 08: First day of kora: hiking to Dira-puk (4,760m/15,675ft, 20km, 6 hours by walk).
Today is first day of kora. Lush green meadows and murming mountain springs follow with us along our walking through Lhachu valley. At the end of this day north face of Kailash arises in front of us and we reach Dira-puk monastery.
Day 09: Second day of kora: hiking to Dzutul-puk (4,790m/15,765ft, 18km, 6-7 hours by walk) via Drolma-la pass (5,750m/19,910ft).
Today we are going to climb at Drolma-la pass (Pass of Tara), filed with five-colored praying flags. This is the most difficult part of our way. Then we start the descending to Dzutul-puk. Very attractive lake Thugje Zinbu (Lake of Compassion) opens to our eyes. Some ancient meditative caves are visible here.
Day 10: Third day of kora: hiking to Darchen (4,560m/15,000ft, 14km, 3-4 hours) and transfer to Masasarowar.
We gradually wind out of the valley getting finally in to the Barka plain. After completing the holy Kora of Mount Kailash at Darchen, we drive to Lake Mansarovar. The drive from Darchen to Mansarovar takes about 2 hours. Overnight at Mansarowar.
Day 11: Full day at Manasarovar
Full day at Lake Mansarovar. Lake Manasarowar has a circumference of 90 kilometers. It's one the highest fresh water lakes in the world. The belief is that the Kora of Mount Kailash completes only with a holy dip in the Lake Manasarovar and a drink of its holy water delivers one from the sins of a hundred lives. We also make the Kora around Mansarovar Lake by Jeep. Time permits us to visit Chui Gompa.
Day 12: Transfer Mansarovar to Saga (4,600m/15,131ft, 535km, 10-12 hours).
Today, we have a long drive from Mansarovar to Saga. It's the same route we came by, via Paryang and Zhongba. However, from Saga instead of going toward Lhasa, we drive along a different route toward Kathmandu.
Day 13: Transfer Saga, Nyalam (3.750m/12335ft, 232km, 7-8 hours)
Cross the Yarlung Tsangpo or Brahmaputra River and then drive to Nyalam. Pass by a huge lake Paigu-Tso with Mt. Shishapangma (8027m) in the background. Don't miss the sight of Everest as the road climbs the Lalung La at 5124m. After crossing another pass, the Tong La at 5120m, we finally reach Nyalam.
Day 14: Transfer Nyalam, Kathmandu (1,355m/4,457ft, 156km, 7-8 hours).
Drive to Zhangmu, the border town on the Tibet side. Go through the custom formalities. After reaching Friendship Bridge, we'll be leaving our Tibet side vehicles, and will walk for approximately 15 minutes towards Nepal. From Kodari it takes another 8-9 hours drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
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My trek was with Mountain mart Trek starting from Lukla to Gokyo. It was a real experience in all of it forms. The natural sights were incredible; the guide was helpful and well prepared for the trek itself.