Khasgar lies in the autonomous province Xingxang, situated in the far west of China. Bordering with Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Turkistan it once was a major halt for Caravans on the Silk Road. Today it is a flourishing commercial centre with a population composed of Uighur, Tajik and Kirgiz nationalities. Here it is the Han Chinese who is in the minority. We can start this tour from Kathmandu, Lhasa or the mainland of China. The trip can be designed according your preferences, amount of time or the places you would like to visit within the tour. The itinerary as followed offers a program that starts from Kathmandu. A one hour flight takes you to Lhasa, here you will have time to visit this interesting Buddhist city with its many cultural and historical sites. From Lhasa, we undertake our journey to Mt. Kailash via Gyantse (the ancient trading center of Tibet) and Shigatse (the second largest city of Tibet). We make a three days trek around the Mt. Kailash and continue our journey to Khasgar via Tirthapuri, Tholling, Shiquanhe and Yecheng.or other requirements we can always customize the trip.
Day 01: Fly to Lhasa. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. It is a two hours drive to reach Lhasa from the Airport.
Day 02: A full day sightseeing tour within Lhasa. We visit Potal Palace, Norbulinkha Palace and Barkhor Square today.
Day 03: Today, we visit Drepung Monsatery and Sera monastery. Evening free on your own.
Day 04: Drive, Lhasa to Gyantse. We visit Kumbum stupa, Pelkor Chode Monastery and Gyantse Dzong.
Day 05: Drive to Shigatse. We visit Tashilunpu Monastery here.
Day 06: Shigatse/Lhatse via Sakya monastery
Day 07: Drive Lhatse/Sangsang/Saga, camping
Day 08: Drive Saga/Paryang, o/n camping
Day 09: Drive Paryang to Lake Manasarovar, walk around the lake, camping
Day 10: Lake Manasarovar to Darchen. Overnight at lodge
Day 11: Drive to Darboche and trek to Dera Phuk Gomba
Day 12: Continue trek to Zhutulphuk Gomba
Day 13: Finish trek and back to Darchen
Day 14: Finish trek and back to Darchen
Day 15: Visit Tholing and Guge Kingdom
Day 16: Drive to Shiquanhe (Gar)
Day 17: Drive Shiquanhe/Ritok
Day 18: Drive Ritok/yecheng
Day 19: Drive Yecheng/Kashgar