Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu airport and transfer your Hotel
From Tribhuvan International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will invite to visit our office for briefing about the each day program. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley UNESCO world heritage sites & trek Preparation
We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. The Durbar Square sheds light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we are introduced to our trek guide and porters and discuss our trip at office. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Fly or drive to Nepalgunj
After breakfast, we usually take a flight to Nepalgunj but if you want to experience bus drive, we can manage that with private vehicle service. It takes an hour by flight whereas it takes around 11 hours by private vehicle service. Once arrived, we move into hotel for rest and overnight.
Day 4: Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot & Heli to Hilsa and Drive to Taklakot
Early Morning, we take a flight from Nepalgunj to Simikot (1hr) and rest for few hours at Simikot. We then take Helicopter to Hilsa (20 min – 12 kg weight limit) & wait for other members to arrive at Hilsa (since it is a group visa and everyone have to enter Tibet side in one group). From Hilsa, we drive to Purang border to Taklakot and stay at Hotel. We will stay overnight at Simikot or Taklakot depending upon the weather & other situations. (On the way we have to pass upto 3 Checkpoints where checking might take upto 1 hr in each post)
Day 5: Drive to Mansarovar
Drive to Mansarovar (4 hrs). This is where you will have the first glimpse of Mt Kailash. The entire circumference of the Lake is about 102 kms. Stay rest of the day ashore Mansarovar meditating and taking a holy dip at the Lake. Overnight at Mansarovar.
Day 6: 1st Day of Parikrama – Drive to Darchen & Yama Dwar & Trek to Dirapuk
After Breakfast, we drive to Darchen (35 km – 1 hr) and Yama Dwar (8 km) – the starting point for Kora. We will trek to Dirapuk for 14 km. You will visit the North face of Mt. Kailash and the touching feet of Mt. Kailash.
Day 7: 2nd Day of Parikrama – On to Zuthulpuk via Trek to Dolma La Pass
We now leave the Lha Chu Valley and enter the Drolma Chu Valley, heading up towards a high pass, the Drolma La (5630m) which is the highest point of our trek. It’s a tough climb to the summit which is festooned with prayer flags but from there it is all downhill or flat to Zuthulpuk, with views of one of the highest lakes in the world, the breathtaking Thukpe Dzingbu Lake, known as the Lake of Compassion.
Day 8: 3rd day of circumambulation
Back to Taklakot. To finish Kailash parikrama, we trek for 3 hours to arrive at Darchen, where our vehicles will be waiting for us to drive us to Taklakot. We also go for the last holy dip to Mansarovar and finishing off the puja, we drive via Tirthapuri (where demon Bhasmasur was burnt to ashes) to the guesthouse at Taklakot.
Day 9: Drive back to Hilsa and then heli back to Simikot
Today after breakfast, we will drive for an hour and a half to reach to Hilsa which is a tradepoint between Nepal and Tibet. We then take a helicopter flight to Simikot taking around 20 minutes to reach there. We stay there overnight.
Day 10: Fly back to Kathmandu via. Nepalgunj
After breakfast early, we take a flight back to Kathmandu via. Nepalgunj or can be driven after landing at Nepalgunj to Lucknow for departure in case of Indians. Otherwise flight to Kathmandu. You can enjoy last minute shopping as it is the last day. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Departure day
Our tour ends today, hence our representative will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before the scheduled flight. We give you much fun and memory that you’ll never forget about.