• Trip Duration
    17 Days
  • Start Point
    Lhasa
  • Finish Point
    Lhasa
  • Trip Type
    Customisable
  • Trip Expense
    USD 4200

Mt. Kailash, Ruins of Guge & EBC Trek

The majorly renowned trek to Mount Kailash is continually winning hearts of thousands of pilgrims all over the globe with its utmost spirituality. In order to accomplish a sense of divine satisfaction and enjoy the beauty of nature, travelers visit Mt. Kailash via Lhasa as this route offers some magnificent views of high mountains and other highly picturesque locations. Kailash Manasarovar Yatra via Lhasa is considered to be the most comfortable and an exclusive mean for completing the trail to Kailash Mansarovar. For any traveler or devotee, this trip is a treat for the eyes and soul.



Trip Schedule

16 nights / 17 days from Lhasa to Lhasa by road

01 Day

Arrive Lhasa

When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. Tourists may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Brahmaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river on their way to Lhasa. After arriving in Lhasa, you can take a rest and get acclimatized to high altitude. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala Square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and around. Stay overnight in hotel in Lhasa.

Meals included : Veg Dinner
Max. Elevation : 1400m
Accommodation Style : 3* hotel sharing basis


02 Day

Lhasa Sightseeing (Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street)

Today's tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It has been used since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections are the gilded burial stupas of past Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. Later, enjoy welcome dinner at local Tibetan teahouse or local restaurant. After you take lunch and then head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century, in order to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, perhaps the single most venerated object in Tibet Buddhism. Around the temple Barkhor street where you can kora (circling the Barkor street) with pilgrims and locals and buy the souvenirs.

Besides, you can taste Tibetan tea with locals in tea house. The welcome dinner will also be arranged accordingly. Overnight stay at your hotel in Lhasa.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Max. Elevation : 1400 m
Distance covered : 40 kms within the city / 04 hours
Accommodation Style : 3* hotel sharing basis


03 Day

Lhasa Sightseeing (Drepung and Sera Monastery)

In the morning, you are going to visit Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. You can visit the biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung. In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house; inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha. Stay overnight at hotel in Lhasa.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Elevation : 3661 m
Distance covered : 600 kms flight distance + 60 kms drive airport to hotel
Accommodation Style : 3* hotel sharing basis


04 Day

Lhasa- Shigatse via Gyantse 360km

In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse. On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa .

Later, we will pass and enjoy the Korola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass; Then, we will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet's third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the Far view of Gyangtse Fortress.

After one and a half driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we may visit traditional Barley Mill and view the landscape of Barley Field (in summer). Stay overnight in Shigatse


Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Elevation : 3661 m
Distance covered : 40 kms sightseeing
Accommodation Style : 3* hotel sharing basis


05 Day

Shigatse (3900m) to Everest Base Camp (5200m)

In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchen Lama - Tashilunpo Monastery. Then, we’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where you can have lunch. After that, we will pass Tsola Pass (4600m), and Gyatsola Pass (5248m). Shortly after we enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, tourists can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass(5198m). Then we drive along the New zigzag road to Everest Base Camp(5200m). You can get closer to gaze at the Mt. Everest peak. The sunset of golden Everest peak if time and weather permit at the lodging area. Stay overnight in guest house.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Elevation : 3843 m
Distance covered : 273 kms
Accommodation Style : 3* equivalent hotel sharing basis


06 Day

Everest Base Camp to Saga (450kms)

In the morning, we can enjoy the sunrise of Everest Peak at lodging area if weather permits. Then as we head to Saga, you can view of the worlds’14th highest peak Mt.Shishapangma (8012m), and Turquoise Lake Peiku tso(4590m). If you are lucky enough, you are very likely to see wild animals like wild donkey, wild antelope, etc. Stay overnight in local hotel

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Elevation : 4640 m
Distance covered : 447 kms
Accommodation Style : 3* equivalent hotel / guesthouse sharing basis


07 Day

Saga to Darchen, via Lake Manasarover (450km)

On the way to Darchen, you will have a chance to appreciate the stunning view of the Saga valley between Gangdise Range and Himayala Range. Meanwhile, the beautiful grassland and local's villages can also be seen. As we cross the Mayomla Pass(5112m), you can enjoy the spectacular vista of Mt. Naimonanyi(7694m). Then we are supposed to pass by the holy Lake Manasarover and finally arrive at the southern foot of Mt.Kailash, the most holy mountain in Tibet. Stay overnight in local hotel

Darchen is the major administrative hub of Kailash region with basic development in infrastructure and facility. It is also considered as the base camp of Mt. Kailash from where the circumambulation around Kailash begins. If time permits you can stroll around small market of Darchen. Time free to relax and prepare for the trek on following day.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Elevation : 4590 m
Distance covered : 461 kms
Accommodation Style : Dormitory sharing basis


08 Day

Darchen - Dhirapukh (drive 7kms, trek 12km)

In the morning, we are supposed to take eco-bus from Darchen to Sarshung valley. Then we will meet Yaks and porters at Sarshung village. (the cost of hiring yaks, horses, and porters are not included in the package) After that, we can begain the trek (Around 13km) from Sarshung to Drirapuk Monastery along the Lachu valley and rivers. You can enjoy the both west and north face of mountain Kailash today. Finally, we will visit Drirapuk Monastery. Stay overnight in Guest House.

Darchen is the major administrative hub of Kailash region with basic development in infrastructure and facility. It is also considered as the base camp of Mt. Kailash from where the circumambulation around Kailash begins. If time permits you can stroll around small market of Darchen. Time free to relax and prepare for the trek on following day.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Elevation : 4575m
Distance covered : 114 kms
Accommodation Style : Hotel accommodation sharing basis


09 Day

Dhirapukh - Zuthulpukh (18 kms trek)

Today, we will trek over Dromala pass (5630m), the highest pass of the Kora. On the way you can have a rest in a teahouse. All the way, you can see locals Tibetans prostrating in the Kora path and beautiful Kadoe Lake when walk downhill. We may also visit Zutulpuk Monastery. Stay overnight in Guest House.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Packed Lunch/snacks, Light Dinner
Max Elevation : 5210 m
Distance covered : 12 kms trekking + 06 Kms Drive
Accommodation Style : Guesthouse / Dormitory sharing basis

Shiva Tsal (Shiva Sthal) – Here pilgrims usually leave there belongings such as clothing, ornaments or a drop of blood or a lock of hair to represent the act of leaving this life behind and wishing for the end of a miserable life.

Riding on horse / pony - Please note, to avoid risk, it is advisable that the travelers riding on horse / pony should not sleep while riding on horse/pony as it may be risky. If possible, they should preferably consider to walk in such risky surface especially while coming down from Dolma La Pass.


10 Day

Zuthulpukh - Darchen (trek 7kms, drive 5km)

On the day three of the kora. you will trek 7km to Zongto where you can take bus to Darchen. Along the Kora, you can see piles of Mani Stones. We will end the Trek around noon, rest in the lodging place. Stay overnight in local guest house

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Packed Lunch/snacks, Light Dinner
Max Elevation : 5630 m
Distance covered : 22 kms trekking
Accommodation Style : Guesthouse / Dormitory sharing basis


11 Day

Day tour around Guge Kingdom

Today's tour will focus on the attractions around the Guge Kingdom, such as Tirthapuri monastery, Tsaparang, and Dungkar cave city, etc. Tsamda county is the current name for the region and was known as Guge kingdom. The capital of the county is located at Toling. The toling monastery, founded by Richen zangpo in the 10th century, was once Ngari's most important monastic complex. It was due to the influence of Richen Zangpo that Toling became the main religious center of the Guge kingdom after inviting the great Indian master ATISHA. The kings of Guge replaced the city as a political center of power by establishing capital slightly closer to the Indo-Tibetan trade routes. But the monastery is still an important cultural heritage of Ngari. Stay overnight in the guest house.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Elevation : 4640 m
Distance covered : 06 kms trek + 492 kms drive
Accommodation Style : 3* equivalent hotel


12 Day

Travel back from Guge Kingdom to Manasarovar

In the morning, a long drive takes you back to the enchanting Manasarovar, where you will visit the Cheu cave near Lake Manasarovar. Stay overnight in the guest house.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Elevation : 3843 m
Distance covered : 570 kms
Accommodation Style : 3* hotel sharing basis


13 Day

Manasarovar Lake to Saga

Sit back in the seat of your tour vehicle, and say farewell to the holy lake. We will move back to Saga. Stay overnight in Saga.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Elevation : 3661 m
Distance covered : 273 kms
Accommodation Style : 3* hotel sharing basis


14 Day

Saga to Tingri Sakya (350km)

Drive from Saga to Sakya. Stay overnight in local hotel.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Elevation : 1400 m
Distance covered : 1300 kms flight distance
Accommodation Style : 3* hotel sharing basis


15 Day

Sakya to Shigatse (170km)

In the morning, we will visit ancient Sakya town and you can tour Sakya Monastery with amazing murals and huge collection of scriptures and statues. Then we are able to drive from Sakya to Shigatse. Stay overnight in Shigatse.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Elevation : 1400 m
Distance covered : 1300 kms flight distance
Accommodation Style : 3* hotel sharing basis


16 Day

Shigatse to Lhasa

We will follow Yalong Valley back to Lhasa. On the way, you can stand on the viewing platform to view the vast Yalong River bed and visit Water Mill making Tibetan Incense material (in Summer, if time permits). Drop off at hotel in Lhasa. Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Elevation : 1400 m
Distance covered : 1300 kms flight distance
Accommodation Style : 3* hotel sharing basis


17 Day

Depart from Lhasa

The guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you get on board.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast


Trip Route Map
Kailash Manasarovar Yatra via Lhasa by Road Route Map


Tentative Trip Cost
Nationality Trip Cost Other Charges
Non-Resident Indian (NRI) US$ 4100 Chinese Visa - Included in package cost
Tibet Permit - Included in package cost
Nepal Visa - Not required
Travel Insurance - Included in package cost
USA & Canada Passport Holders USD 4310 Chinese Visa - Included in package cost
Tibet Permit - Included in package cost
Nepal Visa - USD 40* as off now
Travel Insurance - Not Included

Kailash Manasarovar Lhasa Yatra Cost

INR 245,000

Other Charges
Chinese Visa - Included in package cost
Tibet Permit - Included in package cost
Nepal Visa - Not required
Travel Insurance - Extra as per age

USD 3800

Other Charges
Chinese Visa - US$ 280 extra
Tibet Permit - Included in package cost
Nepal Visa - USD 40* as off now
Travel Insurance - Check in your country

USD 3900

Other Charges
Chinese Visa - US$ 380 extra
Tibet Permit - Included in package cost
Nepal Visa - USD 40* as off now
Travel Insurance - Check in your country


What is Included or Not Included

Flight tickets in economy class for Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu sector (fare subject to change)
Transport services as per the itinerary by Jeep/Bus on sharing basis
Support team for Kailash Manasarovar visit
01 day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Support vehicle for carrying food, luggage and other equipments
Yak and Yak men to carry kitchen equipments
Travel Insurance for Indians
Normal Tibet Visa fee
01 jacket on returnable basis
One duffle bag complimentary basis
One Backpack complimentary basis
Yatra completion certificate
Insurance for sherpas and other support team

Extra expenses in the cases of any climatic conditions, natural disaster, technical failures, flight delay or cancelations, strikes, riots, political closures and/or any other situation/s beyond our control.
Expenses of personal nature
Yak/Pony charges for parikrama of Mt. Kailash
Or any other item not specified in the list of inclusions above
GST (5%)



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