Lhasa Kailash EBC and Guge Kingdom tour is complete tour package to explore major attraction of central and western Tibet. Arrive in Lhasa, visit main monuments around and have enough nights there to get well acclimatization. Drive through scenic highway lies in highest altitude with the beautiful views of Lakes, Mountains, vast Tibetan plateau. Drive to Lake Manasarovar, Walking around Mt Kailash, visit Guge Kingdom and reach base camp of world highest peak Mount Everest. Tour than option to end at Lhasa or drive to Kathmandu Nepal. Tour is leading by professional Tibet guide.
Lhasa is the modern city now a days but well preserved main monuments. During your 3 nights stay in Lhasa you will visit Potala Palace, Jokhang temple, Sera Monastery, Drepung, Norbulinka palace and walking around typical Tibetan streets. The unique activities of typical Tibetan peoples are still alive in Lhasa. Drive Shigatse, the second biggest Tibetan city in Tibet. Tashilampo monastery in Shigatse is the main attraction today to visit. From Shigatse we heading towards Nagri region, the western Tibet lies holy Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. We overnight in Saga town before reaching far remote of western part. The first view of Holy Mount Kailash can be seen near Mansarovar Lake, we overnight bank of the Lake and near Tsue Gumba. Lake Mansarovar is the holy lake for pilgrimage peoples. Peoples believe to get holy bath here to wash their lifetime sins and to get free from skin diseases.
Manasarovr to Guge valley is a day drive. Drive Guge Kingdom visiting Tirthapuri. Tirthapuri believed as holy palace for Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage. Visit Tirthapuri Monastery containing the Guru Rinpoche footprint. Zanda is the valley inside Guge Kingdom for overnight. Next day visit main sites of Guge, Tholing. Drive back to Kailash region again from Guge Kingdom. Darchen is base camp of Mount Kailash where we stay overnight there and make preparation to get holy walking around Kailash. Start walking around Kailash with your minimum stuffs, your most of the goods stay here in Darchen inside car.
3 days Mount Kailash parikrama is only by trekking. Trek starts from Darchen. Total 5 kilometer Mount Kailash trek reach the highest pass of 5,645 meters Dolma La. First day Kailash Kora is easy to finish 16 kilometers at flat walking and reach at north face of Mount Kailash. The hardest day of the trip is in second day of Kailash Kora, it is 21 kilometer walking serious up hill to the pass and steep downhill. Third day Kailash Kora is easy and short walking at flat till Darchen. Minimum facilities of local mud houses are available for overnight. First overnight is in Derapuk (4,900m) and Juthulpuk is another night. Mount Kailash south face, North face and west face can be seen during 3 days Kailash Parikrama. It also has option to add one more day to walk inner part of Kailash that is to walk Charansparsa from Derapuk.
Tour now driving same way back to Shigatse. From Shigatse, we head towards Everest region. North side of Mount Everest and its base camp is near Ronbuk monastery. Ronbuk Monastery is the last guest houses available and very near from Everest Base Camp Tibet site. Very good views of Everest North face from Ronbuk. Further hiking or use eco-friendly bus drive to Everest Base camp and back to Tingri village for overnight. Our transportation is not allow to drive to EBC from Ronbuk. From Tingri it is another two days to drive and reach Lhasa city. Tour end at Lhasa. You have option to depart from Lhasa by train or flight connecting China or fly to Kathmandu Nepal. Another option is to drive out Nepal instead of driving back to Lhasa.
Nepal Highland Treks can customize Lhasa Everest Base Camp Kailash and Guge Kingdom tour plan. Start this tour from Lhasa or from Nepal as per your suitable travel plan. The best time for this tour is from month of April till October. Month of May till September is crowded of pilgrimage group but month of April and October are less tourist in this area. Private tour or join in small group tour is possible in main seasonable month.