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  • Trip Duration

    16 Days
  • Start Point

    Lhasa
  • Finish Point

    Lhasa
  • Trip Type

    Customisable
  • Trip Expense

    On Request

Mt. Kailash, Ruins of Guge Kingdom & Everest Base Camp Tour from Lhasa

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

15 nights / 16 days trip from Lhasa to Lhasa by road
  • Day 01 : 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 Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 3656m, Distance Covered: 60 kms, Accommodation Style: 3* equivalent hotel on sharing basis
  • Day 02 : 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: 3656m, Distance Covered: 40 kms, Accommodation Style: 3* equivalent hotel on sharing basis
  • Day 03 : 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 and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 3656m, Distance Covered: 60 kms, Accommodation Style: 3* equivalent hotel on sharing basis
  • Day 04 : Lhasa to Shigatse via Gyantse

    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 and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 3800m, Distance Covered: 360 kms / 7 hours, Accommodation Style: 3* equivalent hotel on sharing basis
  • Day 05 : Shigatse to Tingri (Everest Base Camp)

    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 and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 5300m, Distance Covered: 330 kms / 6 hours, Accommodation Style: Guesthouse / Camping on sharing basis
  • Day 06 : Everest Base Camp to Saga

    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 and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 4640m, Distance Covered: 447 kms / 7 hours, Accommodation Style: Guesthouse on sharing basis
  • Day 07 : Saga to Darchen

    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

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 4602m, Distance Covered: 490 kms / 7 hours, Accommodation Style: 3* equivalent hotel on sharing basis

    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.

  • Day 08 : Darchen to Dhirapukh (12 kms trek)

    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.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 5210m, Distance Covered: 12 kms trekking, Accommodation Style: Guesthouse on sharing basis
  • Day 09 : Dhirapukh to Zuthulpukh (22 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, Lunch and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 5630m, Distance Covered: 22 kms trekking, Accommodation Style: Guesthouse on 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.

  • Day 10 : Zuthulpukh to Darchen

    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, Lunch and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 4602m, Distance Covered: Trek 6kms, drive 05km, Accommodation Style: 3* equivalent hotel on sharing basis
  • Day 11 : Day tour around Guge Kingdom, Zand Country

    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 and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 3850m, Distance Covered: 255 kms / 5 hours, Accommodation Style: Guesthouse on sharing basis
  • Day 12 : Zanda County to Mansarovar Lake

    On arrival at Tribhuvan internatinal airport, kahtmandu you will be welcomed by our local tour representative and transfer to hotel. At the hotel check into your room and relax for the rest of the time. Overnight stay on sharing basis and veg buffet dinner will be organized at the hotel.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 4620m, Distance Covered: 255 kms / 5 hours, Accommodation Style: Guesthouse on sharing basis
  • Day 13 : Manasarovar Lake to Saga

    On arrival at Tribhuvan internatinal airport, kahtmandu you will be welcomed by our local tour representative and transfer to hotel. At the hotel check into your room and relax for the rest of the time. Overnight stay on sharing basis and veg buffet dinner will be organized at the hotel.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 4640m, Distance Covered: 490 kms / 7 hours, Accommodation Style: Guesthouse / Hotel on sharing basis
  • Day 14 : Saga to Shigatse

    On arrival at Tribhuvan internatinal airport, kahtmandu you will be welcomed by our local tour representative and transfer to hotel. At the hotel check into your room and relax for the rest of the time. Overnight stay on sharing basis and veg buffet dinner will be organized at the hotel.

    Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 3800m, Distance Covered: 340 kms / 6 hours, Accommodation Style: Hotel / Guesthouse on sharing basis
  • Day 15 : Shigatse to Lhasa

    OWe 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 and Dinner, Max. Elevation: 3656m, Distance Covered: 275 kms/ 5 hours, Accommodation Style: 3* equivalent hotel on sharing basis
  • Day 16 : Departure from Lhasa

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

    Meals included: Veg Dinner

Cost Expense for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra with Guge Kingdom and Everest Base Camp

NATIONALITY COST PER HEAD OTHER CHARGES
INDIAN TRAVELLERS On Request Chines Visa - Included in package
Tibet Permit - Included in package
Travel Insurance - Not Included
NON INDIAN TRAVELLERS On Request Chines Visa - Included in package
Tibet Permit - Included in package
Travel Insurance - Not Included
USA & CANADIAN TRAVELLERS On Request Chines Visa - Included in package
Tibet Permit - Included in package
Travel Insurance - Not Included

Post Covid Price Alert : The above trip prices are subject to change in the event of increase in cost of any tour services or item mentioned in our list of inclusions here. Such increase in the cost by the concerned authorities, flight companies, local vendors, transport owners, hotels etc. may occur for post pandemic travel due to several reasons including, but not limited to, currency rate fluctuation, hike in govt taxes, hike in diesel/petrol charges, escalation in prices of goods and services in the country of travel etc. These situations are beyond our control and if any increase in cost takes place after bookings, before travel or even during the travel; we shall inform the same to affected trip participants. All those additional charges will be payable by the travellers only, in addition to the agreed amount for the trip. Before you proceed with your travel bookings with us it is important that you know such information and accept our Terms of Services and Booking & Cancellation Policy

Package Cost Inclusions & Exclusions

Tibet portion of the trip

  • Return airport transfers in Kathmandu.
  • 02 night stay in 3 Start equivalent hotel in Kaathmandu on sharing basis.
  • 02 Breakfast, 01 lunch, 02 dinners in Kathmandu hotel (pure vegetarian buffet meal).
  • Kathmandu city sightseeing by privat non a/c bus.
  • 01 night stay at Nepalgunj in a 4 star hotel on sharing basis.
  • 01 night stay at Simikot in a guesthouse on sharing basis.
  • Kathmandu to Nepalgunj return tickets in scheduled flights.
  • Neplagunj to Simikot return tickets in scheduled flights.
  • Simikot to Hilsa return flight in a chartered helicopert

Any travel expense from home to Kathmandu and back, Travel and medical insurance (kindly ensure that your ensurance policy includes emergency evacuation expense), Nepal visa fee for Non-Indian passport holders, emergency evacuation service charges, emergency medical expenses, Ashtpad visit charges, extra expense for additional hotel stay and food in the event of delay in trip due to any reason, extra expense for food and hotel stay in the event of change in tour plan by the traveller before or during the trip, mule and porter charges, any expenses of personal nature, urgent visa fee if required, India GST (Goods and Service Tax), visa splitting charges and all additional expense for returning early from the trip due to any reason, hike in trip price due to any sudden change in entry permit fee/visa fee/currency exchange rate etc, any other additional expense incurred due to Weather conditions, Natural disaster, Act of God, Technical failure, Delay or cancelation of flights, delay by authorities in visa or permit, strikes, riots, pandemic situation, war, lockdown or any other (and all) additional expense incurred due to any other unforeseen reasons/circumstances.

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