(PRWEB) May 09, 2013
The Mt. Kailash pilgrimage is a special journey where travelers can cleanse their souls while meeting pilgrims from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS (http://www.tibetctrip.com) designed a new Kailash tour program making it possible for travelers to begin sightseeing in Kathmandu, make the pilgrimage around Kailash, and end their journey sightseeing in Lhasa. To provide the most authentic experience possible, a Nepali guide will accompany travelers while touring Nepal then a native Tibetan guide joins the group once travelers cross the border into Tibet. Over 18 days travelers will not only make the sacred pilgrimage around the base of Kailash, but also will enjoy an introduction to both Tibetan and Nepali culture and history.
Days 1-3: Travelers’ Nepali guide will meet them at the airport and accompany them on their sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. The tour visits Kathmandu’s Durbar Squares, temples and shrines such as Pashupatinath and Kasthamandap, and the Boudhanath area where many Tibetan refugees call home.
Days 4-8: This is where the Tibet tour portion of the journey begins! Over four days travelers will make the overland trip to Darchen, launching point of the trek around Kailash. There will be a day for rest and acclimatization in Nyalam before continuing onto Darchen via Lake Manasarovar, travel group members are advised to avoid intense physical activity and drink much more water than normal to mitigate the effects of the thin mountain air.
Days 9-11: This is where the Tibet trekking begins; this is the highlight of the journey for many travelers. As they make the pilgrimage around the base of Kailash, group members have the opportunity to meet pilgrims of a variety of different backgrounds and wash their soul of fear, prejudice, and misperceptions of reality. The landscapes on this leg of the journey are absolutely unforgettable!
Days 12-15: After completing the trek around the base of Mt. Kailash, travelers head towards Lhasa. Along the way travelers will enjoy an introduction to Tibetan history and culture as travelers stop at classic Tibet travel destinations such as Sakya Monastery in Lhatse, Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse, along with Kumbum Pagoda and Pelkhor Monastery in Gyantse. There is much to learn on this leg of the journey, TCTS’s native Tibetan guides are very knowledgeable and welcome questions.
Days 16-18: The journey concludes in Lhasa where travelers will visit places like Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. Lhasa is home to many of Tibet’s most important cultural and historical sites, TCTS will work with travel groups to develop a sightseeing schedule that matches their interests!
This epic journey will help travelers widen their perspective as they complete the Kailash pilgrimage and visit world-famous travel destinations in Tibet and Nepal. Travel groups will learn about a variety of different cultures and enjoy day after day of stunning mountain landscapes. This is one of TCTS’s most extensive and in-depth tours of Tibet; for travelers convenience they will provide camping equipment such as tents and sleeping bags then take care of other details such as lodging and Tibet travel permits. With thousands of pilgrims flocking to Kailash each year vehicle and lodging reservations can be hard to come by; travelers are advised to plan ahead and book their journey now.
Devin Moore provided this news release above on behalf of local Tibet tour agency TCTS (tibetctrip.com). Devin is a travel writer and independent economic analyst based in Springfield, Missouri USA. His economic research is currently focused on airfare pricing. Devin Moore works to spread awareness of Tibet and its people through publishing Tibet travel information.