Mount Kailash and Lhasa Tour is pilgrimage and cultural tour within most famous part of Tibet. Tour covers holy sites in western Tibet, Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. It also covers the historical monuments in central Tibet at Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse. Nepal Highland Treks provide you best option with best cost to reach Lhasa and Mount Kailash. We make your memorial tour.
Lies in western part of Tibet, Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar hold important holy places for Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Bon. Accept that it is also dream destination for nature and adventure lovers. Lake Mansarovar is fresh water holy lake at base of Mount Kailash which is at elevation of 4590 meter. Biggest river of Asia like Indus, Brahmaputra, Karnali and Sutlej are beginning from Kailash Mansrovar region. Thousand of peoples visit Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar every year in best season from May to October month. The main part of this tour is three days Kailash Parikrama, walking around Mount Kailash. This content three days hiking and one day hiking is tough including 5600 miter high pass Dolma La.
This trip begins from Lhasa. You have option to arrive Lhasa from mainland China or from Kathmandu Nepal. Three nights staying in Lhasa with visiting of main monuments help you to acclimatization your body in high altitude. Historical places like Potala palace, Jokhng temple, Norbulinka palace, Sera monastery, Drepung monastery and Barkhor squire are list of visiting while you are in Lhasa. Next historical cities Shigatse and Gyantse are on the way of driving in our Mount Kailash and Lhasa Tour package. Tashilampo Monastery at Shigatse, Yamdrok Lake one the way driving and visit Gyantse Zhong. After visiting central Tibet and its historical places, we got to enter western Tibet from Saga. Driving route explore you panoramic Himalayan views with lots of decorative high passes. Typical landscape, direct touch with local peoples and their typical Tibetan cultures are fascinating in Mount Kailash and Lhasa Tour.
Most of our tour in Mount Kailash and Lhasa run as group joining. If you want to make it your private tour, this is possible with your own requirement and customizing tour plan. Nepal Highland Treks provide best group coordinator and our team members to make your trip memorial. You can fully trust our professional Tibetan and Nepali guides who are leading group in central and western Tibet since long time and have experience of explaining local cultures, places. This tour itinerary can be customized with some other famous destination in Tibet like Everest base camp, Guge valley, Namtso Lake, Indus river valley and many more.
It is now good news that Kailash Overland Tour is open via Kerung boarder from 2017 september. This route is shortest route to reach Manasarovar and Mount Kailash. Nepal Highland Treks starting booking of Kailash Overland tour for May to September months of 2018.
Day 01:Arrival at Lhasa. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight (3656m)
Day 01:Sightseeing in Lhasa. Jokhang temple, Sera monastery and Drepung monastery.
Day 03:Sightseeing in Lhasa. Potala palace, Norbulinka palace and Barkhor squire
Day 04:Drive Lhasa to Shigatse (3840m) via Gyantse. Overnight at Hotel. (270 km/ 7 Hours)
Day 05:Drive Shigatse to Lhatse 3950m. Overnight at Hotel. (156km / 4 hours)
Day 06:Drive Lhatse to Saga 4450m. Overnight at Guest house. (300 km / 6 hours)
Day 07:Drive to Lake Mansarovar 4580m. Overnight at guest house (370km – 7 Hours)
Day 08:Exploration around and drive to Darchen 4575 (40km – 1 hour). Overnight at Guest house
Day 09:Drive to valley of the God and start Kailash kora. Reach Dirapuk (18km – 7 Hours) 4900m. Overnight at guest house
Day 10:Kailash kora second day, reach at Juthulpuk (4760m) via Dolma La pass, 5613m. (19km – 9 Hours). Overnight at guest house
Day 11:End of Kailash kora. Reach at Saga (16km walk with 3 hours). Overnight at guest house
Day 12:Drive back to Shigatse. Overnight at Hotel
Day 13:Drive back to Lhasa and Overnight at Hotel
Day 14:Departure from Lhasa
Nepal Highland Treks operate big group departure including Indian pilgrimage. If you join on those types of Kailash Tour our service will be in full board including all the foods and trip will start from Kathmandu. You can get more information in another package of Kathmandu Lhasa Kailash Tour. Group size will be more than 17 pax.
Our package, Mount Kailash and Lhasa tour is starting from Lhasa. The main way of getting Lhasa is from any cities of China or from Kathmandu Nepal. Nepal Highland Treks is based in Kathmandu Nepal and having agent in Lhasa. If you need any help to arrange flight ticket or other services, please suggest us.
Day 1Arrival at Lhasa. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight (3656m)Our guide will pick up you either from Lhasa train station or from Gonggar Airport Lhasa. Day will be rest in hotel for your acclimatization in high altitude.
Day 1Sightseeing in Lhasa. Jokhang temple, Sera monastery and Drepung monastery. Guide from Nepal Highland Treks will lead you sightseeing in historical places around Lhasa. Jokhang temple, the house of Lord Buddha was found in 647 Ad by King Songtsen Gampo. Founded in 1419 Ad Sera monastery is university for monks. Another visit today, Drepung Monastery is also a university of over 7700 monks. Overnight at Hotel
Day 3Sightseeing in Lhasa. Potala palace, Norbulinka palace and Barkhor squireAfter your breakfast in hotel start sightseeing in Lhasa. Potala palace in Lhasa is house of Dalai Lama until 1959. It is listed in world’s heritage sites and one of the wonder of the world. Another attraction Norbulinka palace is traditional summer palace of Dalai Lama built from 1755. Visit Barkhor squire which is old market of Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel
Day 4Drive Lhasa to Shigatse (3840m) via Gyantse. Overnight at Hotel. (270 km/ 7 Hours)Drive start after your breakfast in Lhasa. You can view golden field on the bank of Lhasa River. Passing several high passes get clear view of Tibetan Himalayas and giant glacier called Khorala glacier 7200 miter high. Reach Shigatse, second largest city in Tibet and administrative center of west Tibet. Mount Everest is just 5 hours driving from here.
Day 5Drive Shigatse to Lhatse 3950m. Overnight at Hotel. (156km / 4 hours)Today is short driving from Shigatse to Lhaste. It helps you to be used to in altitude, more helpful for your Kailash parikrama. Drive through different landform. Plateau landscape, greenery field, Rivers, barley fields, high mountains pass and Typical Tibetan villages.
Day 6Drive Lhatse to Saga 4450m. Overnight at Guest house. (300 km / 6 hours)Today you enter at Ngari region of Tibet. Saga is one of the Tibetan towns at western Tibet and it is also known as entrance of Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. We can view several lakes, nomad tents and their chasing Yaks and Ships. By late afternoon we cross Brahmaputra River to get Saga town
Day 7Drive to Lake Mansarovar 4580m. Overnight at guest house (370km – 7 Hours) Journey start with full of excitement to see first view of Mount Kailash and lake Mansarovar. Reach at small town Chiu Gumba for overnight. You also can visit Chiu monastery at top hill near bank of Mansarovar. Overnight at guest house
Day 8Exploration around and drive to Darchen 4575 (40km – 1 hour). Overnight at Guest house Exploration around and drive to Darchen (40km – 1 hour) , the base of Kailash. Preparation of Kailash kora. Get morning view of lake with sunrise. You will spend more than half day and drive to Darchen for overnight. Bath with Mansarovar water is preferable with most of the pilgrimage. Puja or hawan at bank of the lake, exploration of hot spring near from chiu Gumpa. Overnight at guest house.
Day 9Drive to valley of the God and start Kailash kora. Reach Dirapuk (18km – 7 Hours) 4900m. Overnight at guest house We start early drive from Darchen after your breakfast. Our staff will provide you packed lunch for on the way. Drive to valley of the god which is also called Yamadwar. Start walking towards Derapuk. Walking trail is flat land and some minor up hills. Reach at Dehrapuk and have north face of mount Kailash. overnight at guest house.
Day 10Kailash kora second day, reach at Juthulpuk (4760m) via Dolma La pass, 5613m. (19km – 9 Hours). Overnight at guest houseToday is the hardest and most important day of the tour. Start walking very early in the morning. Hardest up hills till Dolma La pass and suddenly downhill towards Gauri Kunda and further trek to Juthulpuk. You will view different faces of Mount Kailash time and again. Overnight at guest house
Day 11End of Kailash kora. Reach at Saga (16km walk with 3 hours). Overnight at guest house We take gentle and easy walk towards Darchen from Juthulpuk. Catch your transportation and drive back to Saga via darchen at same day. On the way you will have chance to take holy water from Mansarovar. Overnight at guest house
Day 12Drive back to Shigatse. Overnight at HotelWe drive back same way to Shigatse. If we have not visited Tashilampo Monastery before, chance again to reach there.
Day 13Drive back to Lhasa and Overnight at HotelSame way back to Lhasa. We can drive via Yamdrok Lake by starting early morning from Shigatse
Day 14Departure from LhasaWe drop you at Lhasa train station or at Gonggar Airport.
Mount Kailash and Lhasa tour cost and date is as per group joining. You also can choose your own private tour. Itinerary can be customizing as per your interest in private tour plan and cost will be also change.
You can choose your own date in your private tour. We may have another dates than the mentioned date in our fixed departure. Please contact us !
Accommodation in Lhasa, Shigatse, Saga and in Darchen is also in twin sharing nice hotel of 3 star deluxe. Accommodation in Mansarovar, Derapuk and Juthulpuk for 3 nights is in group sharing basic guest houses as there is no option to get deluxe accommodations.
Foods in this tour are from local hotels and restaurants. Every morning breakfast will get from same hotel and guest houses you stay. Lunch and Dinner is from local restaurants which are Chinese and Tibetan styles. Foods items are not fixed, it can be chosen from menu.
Drinking water in the trip is extra cost and you can buy bottled mineral water. It is suggested drinking at least 3 litters water every day to make your body balance in high altitude. During 3 days Kailash parikrama, you ca buy bottled mineral water from local tent shops.
Transporation in this tour is by Van or bus. it is depend on group size. we drive with car or bus till valley of the God, little further from Darchen and start walking for 3 days to complete Kailash Kora. Our private transporations are not allow during Kailash Kora.
Extra cost in the trip is drinking water, your personal expenses and shopping yourself. Accept that personal horse and helper if you need during Kailash Parikrama that is also extra from the tour cost. Personal helper during Kailash Kora may need to handover your hand bag if you are not able to carry it yourself. Personal horse and helper may need if you are not able to walking in Kailash Kora. Extra expenses may spend to tipping your staffs.