14 Days Mount Kailash and Lhasa TourKangrinboqe Peak Burang Ngari
Mount Kailash and Lhasa Tour is the 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 the best cost to reach Lhasa and Mount Kailash. We make your memorial tour
- Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa, Potala Palace, Norbulinka palace, Drepung monastery,Jokhang temple, Sera monastery and Barkhor square
- Driving via well-paved highway
- Passing through high passes with decorative Tibetan flags
- Visit other major monuments on the way driving
- Panoramic mountains and beautiful Lakes
- Explore local Tibetan cultures and peoples
- Holy Lake Mansarovar and Mount Kailash
- 3 Days round of Mount Kailash by trekking or with the help of horse
This trip begins from Lhasa. You have the 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 the 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.
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, Norbulingka palace, and Barkhor square
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 the 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
Arrival at Lhasa. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight (3656m): Our guide will pick up you either from Lhasa train station or from Gonggar Airport Lhasa. The day will be rest in the hotel for your acclimatization in high altitude.
Day 1: Sightseeing in Lhasa. Jokhang temple, Sera monastery, and Drepung monastery. A guide from Anu 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 the university for monks. Another visit today, Drepung Monastery is also a university of over 7700 monks. Overnight at Hotel
Day 3: Sightseeing in Lhasa. Potala palace, Norbulingka palace, and Barkhor squireAfter your breakfast in hotel start sightseeing in Lhasa. Potala palace in Lhasa is a house of Dalai Lama until 1959. It is listed in world’s heritage sites and one of the wonders of the world. Another attraction Norbulinka palace is traditional summer palace of Dalai Lama built from 1755. Visit Barkhor square which is an old market of Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel
Day 4: Drive 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 a clear view of Tibetan Himalayas and giant glacier called Khorala glacier 7200 meters high. Reach Shigatse, second largest city in Tibet and administrative center of west Tibet. Mount Everest is just 5 hours driving from here.
Day 5: Drive Shigatse to Lhatse 3950m. Overnight at Hotel. (156km / 4 hours)Today is short driving from Shigatse to Lhasa. 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 6: Drive 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 the 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 7: Drive to Lake Mansarovar 4580m. Overnight at the guesthouse (370km – 7 Hours) Journey start with full of excitement to see the first view of Mount Kailash and lake Mansarovar. Reach at small town Chiu Gumba for overnight. You also can visit Chiu monastery at a top hill near the bank of Mansarovar. Overnight at guest house
Day 8: Exploration 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 the lake with the 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 the bank of the lake, exploration of hot spring near from chiu Gumpa. Overnight at guest house.
Day 9: Drive to the valley of the God and start Kailash kora. Reach Dirapuk (18km – 7 Hours) 4900m. Overnight at guest house We start early to drive from Darchen after your breakfast. Our staff will provide your packed lunch for on the way. Drive to the valley of the god which is also called Yamadwar. Start walking towards Derapuk. Walking trail is flat land and some minor up hills. Reach Dehrapuk and have the north face of mount Kailash. 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 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 11: End of Kailash kora. Reach at Saga (16km walk with 3 hours). Overnight at the guesthouse, We take gentle and easy walk towards Darchen from Juthulpuk. Catch your transportation and drive back to Saga via darcen at the same day. On the way, you will have a chance to take holy water from Mansarovar. Overnight at guest house
Day 12: Drive back to Shigatse. Overnight at HotelWe drive back the same way to Shigatse. If we have not visited Tashilampo Monastery before, chance again to reach there.
Day 13: Drive back to Lhasa and Overnight at HotelSame way back to Lhasa. We can drive via Yamdrok Lake by starting early morning from Shigatse
Day 14: Departure from LhasaWe drop you at Lhasa train station or at Gonggar Airport.
- All arrival and departure arrangement
- 7 nights’ accommodation in twin sharing hotel (Lhasa, Shigatse and in Lhatse) with breakfast
- 6 night’s accommodation in guest house on group sharing
- Private transportation, guide and entrance fees in one-day sightseeing in main monuments as per motioned in itinerary
- Customs formalities at immigration
- Tibet/ Kailash travel permit
- Private transportation in Tibet / Kailash part
- Entrance fees of Lake Mansarovar
- Government license holder English speaking Tibetan guide
- Yak or helper to carry goods during Kailash kora
- Emergency evacuation management
- Enough oxygen cylinder
- Personal equipment, personal insurance, emergency evacuation charge and personal medical expenses
- Personal horse and helper if you need in Kailash kora
- Lunch and Dinner in Lhasa, Shigatse and in Lhatse
- All the foods in Kailash region (Saga – Saga)
- Other activities mentioned than in itinerary
Trip Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
- Meals: Breakfast
- Transportation: Private Vehicle
- Trekking Style: Driving and Trekking
- Accommodation: Hotel and Guest House
- Max. Altitude: 5613m – Dolma La pass
- Min. Pax: Any
Our package, Mount Kailash, and Lhasa tour are 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 the agent in Lhasa. If you need any help to arrange flight ticket or other services, please suggest us.
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.