Program Itinerary

Lhasa Itinerary

KAILASH MANASAROVAR
Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu

Please arrive in Kathmandu by 3 pm.
Get your first glimpse of vibrant Kathmandu as you are transferred to your hotel for some rest. A satsang and orientation bring the day to a close.

Day 2Fly to Lhasa

Fly to the capital city of Tibet, Lhasa. The word “Lhasa” translates into the “abode of god” and was once named the “forbidden city,” as only those initiated into a spiritual process were permitted to enter. Today Lhasa is a dynamic and bustling city that still holds an old world charm.

Day 3Lhasa

A stay at the sprawling city of Lhasa is just the thing to help with high altitude acclimatization. Immerse yourself in Tibetan culture by visiting some of the famous temples and monasteries.

Day 4Drive to Shigatse

Let the magnificent scenic Himalayan landscapes soothe your senses as you journey to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet.

Day 5Drive to Saga

Drive down to Saga (“happy land”), which is situated along the banks of the Brahmaputra. Feast your eyes on the enchanting beauty of Tibet and shop for last minute supplies.

Day 6Manasarovar

Prepare yourself for incredible vistas of sand dunes, snow capped mountains and large lakes as you travel to Manasarovar. Your first view of this freshwater lake will be truly breath-taking. Being the highest source of fresh water in the world, this blue and emerald green lake seems otherworldly. This will be a mystical day of meditation and invocation. Experience a refreshing and cleansing dip in the lake, which is known to be an epitome of purity, containing healing properties and said to have the power to wash off all mortal sins. Stay overnight on the banks of the lake and drink in the peace that surrounds this space.

Day 7 Kailash

Get ready for a trail that is as challenging as it is rewarding. Pack up and drive to the starting point of the trek, Yamadwar, and then trek to Dirapuk. En route, behold the sights of cliff-top monasteries, yak caravans leisurely ambling over snowy passes, and the western face of Kailash. Finally experience the powerful and indescribable phenomenon of this revered mountain. As you stay the night at its base, indulge in the beauty and immensity of the esoteric Kailash.

Day 8 Kailash

Trek from Dirapuk to the north face of Kailash for meditation in its mighty presence, and then back to Dirapuk. Staying another night in the company of this enchanted peak will allow you to fully imbibe and take in your experience.

Day 9Manasarovar

The trek comes to a close and you head back to Manasarovar – time to allow the essence of Kailash to take root in you. One more overnight stay at the lake allows you to absorb your experiences.

Day 10 & 11 Drive to Saga and Shigatse

After the immensity of Kailash, enjoy the relaxing journey as you return to Shigatse.

Day 12 Drive to Lhasa

This is the final leg of the journey in Tibet, where you stay overnight.

Day 13 Kathmandu

Fly back to Kathmandu. Devote the day to exploring this 2000-year-old city. Visit the ancient Pashupatinath temple, considered the holiest temple in Kathmandu.

Day 14 Departure from Kathmandu

You return from the sojourn carrying, as Sadhguru says, “a little bit of Kailash with you in your heart and your mind.”

Please Note

  • The itinerary for each group may vary slightly.
  • Sometimes due to last minute changes in the government rules, airline schedules or in case of natural calamities like floods, landslides, etc., a few changes in the itinerary may happen. We seek your cooperation at these times.

Heli – Simikot Itinerary

KAILASH MANASAROVAR
Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu

Get your first glimpse of vibrant Kathmandu as you are transferred to your hotel for some rest. A satsang and orientation bring the day to a close.

Indian passport holders can arrive in Kathmandu on Day 2.

Day 2 Fly to Nepalgunj

Stay overnight at Nepalgunj, a bustling town close to the Indian border en route to Simikot, our next stop.

Day 3 Fly to Simikot

Experience the incredible flight to Simikot, a town accessible only by air. A small hamlet nestled in the mountain; Simikot is the headquarters of Nepal’s most remote district, Humla.

Day 4 Fly to Hilsa and Drive to Purang

Take a helicopter ride to Hilsa, border town of Nepal and cross over to Tibet. Feast your eyes on the enchanting beauty of Tibet as you drive to Purang on the Tibetan-Nepalese border.

Day 5 Purang

Stay in Purang for an extra day to acclimatize to the high altitude and shop for any last minute supplies.

Day 6 Drive to Manasarovar

Prepare yourself for incredible vistas of snow-capped mountains and large lakes as you travel to Manasarovar. Your first view of this freshwater lake will be truly breathtaking. Being the highest source of fresh water in the world, this blue and emerald green lake seems otherworldly. Stay overnight on the banks of the lake and drink in the peace that surrounds this space.

Day 7 Manasarovar

This will be a mystical day of meditation and invocation. Experience a refreshing and cleansing dip in the lake, which is known to be an epitome of purity, containing healing properties and said to have the power to wash off all mortal sins. Once again, stay overnight at the lake, which allows you to absorb your experiences.

Day 8 Kailash

Get ready for a trail that is as challenging as it is rewarding. Pack up and drive to the starting point of the trek, Yamadwar, and then trek to Dirapuk. En route, behold the sights of cliff-top monasteries, yak caravans leisurely ambling over snowy passes, and the western face of Kailash. Finally experience the powerful and indescribable phenomenon of this revered mountain. As you stay the night at its base, you have the opportunity to indulge in the beauty and immensity of the esoteric Kailash.

Day 9 Kailash

Trek from Dirapuk to the north face of Kailash for meditation in its mighty presence, and then back to Dirapuk. Staying another night in the company of this enchanted peak will allow you to fully imbibe and take in your experience.

Day 10 Return to Hilsa

The trek comes to a close and you head back to Hilsa – time to allow the essence of Kailash to take root in you.

Day 11 Fly to Simikot and Nepalgunj

Indulge your eyes on the magnificent Himalayas from up high as you fly back to Simikot and Nepalgunj.

Day 12 Fly to Kathmandu

This is the final leg of the journey, where you stay overnight. Devote the day to exploring this 2000-year-old city. Visit the ancient Pashupatinath temple, considered the holiest temple in Kathmandu and Patan, the city of fine arts.

Day 13 Departure from Kathmandu

You return from the sojourn carrying, as Sadhguru says, “a little bit of Kailash with you in your heart and your mind.”

Please Note

  • Sometimes due to last minute changes in the government rules, airline schedules or in case of natural calamities like floods, landslides, etc., a few changes in the itinerary may happen. We seek your cooperation at these times.