DAY 1 | Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu, meet by our representative at the airport and transfer to hotel.
DAY 2 | Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
After breakfast, Kathmandu sightseeing tour: Pashupatinath & Budhanilkantha & fly to Nepalgunj (1hr) in the afternoon and rest in hotel with brief program in the evening by our tour manager.
DAY 3 | Nepalgunj to Taklakot
Early morning, fly to Simikot (1 hr by aircraft) and immigration in Simikot then fly to Hilsa (15 min by helicopter) then after short walk to cross border (10 min) then drive to Taklakot (1 hr) completing immigration formalities in China side.
DAY 4 | TAKLAKOT
Rest at Taklakot (a.k.a Purang ) for acclimatization. Warm up with walking around market and do shopping of some useful things for Kailash kora or souvenir.
DAY 5 | Taklakot to Lake Mansarovar
Drive, Purang to Lake Manasarovar (Chiu Gompa) – 4560 m / 2 hrs and go for Lake Parikrama (3 hrs) with holy bath & puja at Chiugompa, near Lake Manasarovar.
DAY 6 | Mansarovar to Diraphuk
After breakfast, get pack lunch then drive to Yama Dwarvia Darchen(50 km / 1.5 hrs), do darshan of closest view of Mt. Kailash (south face)& then start trekking to Diraphuk (4950m) – 5-6 hrs / 14 km. Those who are not going for kora will stay back in hotel at Darchen.
DAY 7 | Diraphuk to Zuthulphuk
Early morning wake up to have darshan of Golden Kailash on clear weather day. By the same time have early breakfast and start trekking from Diraphuk to Zuthulphuk (4850m) passing through Dolma La High Pass (5600m) & Gauri Kundadarshan – 9-10 hrs / 22 km.
DAY 8 | Zuthulphuk to Hilsa
Finish Trek near Darchen (1.5 hrs / 8 km) & drive to Taklakot, complete immigration in Taklakot, then exit to Hilsa (1 hr). If the conditions permit, fly to Simikot by helicopter and overnight stay in Simikot otherwise you may also stay back in Hilsa if the time & helicopter situation restricts.
DAY 9 | Hilsa to Nepalgunj
Today from early morning, you will be flying to Nepalgunj and stay in Nepalgunj OR if there is any flight seat available we will manage flight to Kathmandu otherwise we will have flight schedule for tomorrow.
DAY 10 | Nepalgunj to Kathmandu
Morning breakfast and fly back to Kathmandu, check into hotel and refresh. Rest day at free on your own for shopping or relaxation.
Day 11 | Departure
On time transfer to airport to board departure flright.