Your Itinerary for River Brahmaputra River
(Kathmandu - Nyalam - Saga - Barayang - Mansarovar - Darchen -
Dira puk - Zutul puk - Darchen - Darayang - Saga - Nyalam - Kathmandu)
(16 Nights / 17 Days)
DAY 01 ARRIVE KATHMANDU O/N
Arrive Kathmandu, meet at the airport and escort to your hotel
DAY 02 IN KATHMANDU O/N HOTEL
Today we will visit temple of PASUPATHINATH biggest & most
revered Hindu shrine. After paying homage to the lord Pasupathi
we then continue to enjoy sights of some of the heritages and
highlights of Kathmandu city including BUDDHANILKANTHA, the where
lies the temple of Narayan famous for it's large idol of Naryan
laying on the bed of snakes in water, BOUDHANATH largest Buddhist
Stupa in town, BHAKTAPUR 15th century palace of 55 windows and
& durbar Square.
DAY 03 DRIVE TO NYALAM (3750m)
O/N GUEST HOUSE
We leave Kathmandu early in the morning, driving for 123 km (approx
5hrs) through the beautiful Nepalese countryside to Kodari on
the Nepal - Tibet border. After completing the border formalities
at both the Nepalese and Chinese immigration posts we drive up
8 km (approx ½ hrs) a series of incredibly steep switchbacks
to Zhangmu on the Tibetan side of the border. A short drive of
only 30km (approx 1 hrs) from the border takes us to Nyalam, on
a steep winding road which passes through a mossy gully with cascading
DAY 04 REST DAY IN NYALAM
O/N GUEST HOUSE
We spend a rest day in Nyalam today in order to acclimatize before
heading up higher. A short way out of town there is a small temple,
Nyalam Pelgye Ling, which is associated with Milarepa.
DAY 05 DRIVE TO SAGA (4840m)
Today we drive approx 8 hrs (250 km) to the huge lake called Peiku-tso
crossing two high passes. After a picnic lunch at bank of Peiku-tso
lake we continue drive to Saga crossing the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra
River) on a ferry.
DAY 06 DRIVE TO BARAYANG (4540m)
A longer days drive today, (250 km) 8 hrs approx, takes
us to Barayang, We continue on across the vast dry plains to the
small town of Barayang.
DAY 07 DRIVE TO MANSAROVAR (4558m)
O/N GUEST HOUSE /CAMP
A longer days drive today, 280 km approx 8 hrs From Barayang,
we set out across the plains to Manasarovar located just 30km
south of Mt Kailash. The lake is separated from another lake,
Rakshas Tal, myth has it here Ravana prayed and had the audience
DAY 08 AT MANASAROVAR O/N
GUEST HOUSE /CAMP
The day to wash away sins of a lifetime! After performing puja
and taking a holy dip in the Lake we will spend rest of day wandering
around the lake and prepare ourselves for Kora around Mt. Kailash.
DAY 09 DRIVE TO DARCHEN (4560m)
Leaving the lake, we drive for about 30 km towards Darchen, the
Base Camp of Kailash where we stay at Guest house.
DAY 10 TREK TO DIRA-PUK (4900m)
Drive about 5 km to Tarboche, this is the starting point for our
kora, the 53km trek around the mountain. From Tarboche, we walk
up the Lha Chu Valley through beautiful green meadows and streams
with Mt Kailash towering above us. Those who do want wish to trek
around Kailash can go back to Mansorovar or Darchen and wait for
the kora group to return.
DAY 11 TREK TO ZUTUL-PUK (4790m)
We now leave the Lha Chu Valley and enter the Drolma Chu Valley,
heading up towards a high pass, the Drolma La (5630m). Its
a tough climb to the summit which is festooned with prayer flags
but from there it is all downhill or flat to Zutul-puk.
DAY 12 TREK TO DARCHEN (4560m) DRIVE
TO MANASAROVAR O/N GUEST HOUSE/CAMP
On the final day of the kora we cross several streams. We then
enter the Bharka plain and its about an hours walk
through this desert-like landscape to Darchen. We board the car
waiting at Darchen and drive approx 2 hrs to Manasarovar for overnight
DAY 13 DRIVE TO BARYANG (4750m)
Today is a long drive, about 280km, back to Baryang.
DAY 14 DRIVE TO SAGA (4600m)
We continue driving today along a 250km stretch of road to Saga.
DAY 15 DRIVE TO NYALAM (3750m)
O/N GUEST HOUSE
Leaving Saga, we again cross the Yarlung Tsangpo by ferry, and
pass by Peiku-tso before arriving back at Nyalam.
DAY 16 DRIVE TO KATHMANDU (1400m)
From Nyalam, we head back to the border town of Zhangmu. From
Zhangmu, its a short drive to the Friendship Bridge which
spans the Bhote Kosi River and marks the Chinese - Nepalese border.
We say goodbye to our Tibetan guide and driver and walk to Nepalese
Immigration Control in Kodari where we will be met by our Nepalese
staff. After completing the re-entry formalities we continue the
drive to Kathmandu which, depending on road and weather conditions,
should take about 5-6 hours.
DAY 17 DEPART KATHMANDU
We leave hotel and drive to Tribhuvan Int'l airport to board the