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Lhasa Kailash Tour-Lhasa Kailash Overland Tour 13 days

Lhasa Kailash Tour is the once in a life time tour to Kailash Mansarovar Lake via Lhasa. Lhasa to Kailash Manasarovar Tour is quite long, about 1200 kilometres. Lhasa Kailash Tour is a renowned trip that starts in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet and drives along the friendship highway to Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Lake. Mt Kailash is one of the most popular and sacred places for Buddhist and Hindus devotees.The Lhasa is the cultural heart of Tibet. We drive through dry arid valley from Lhasa to Kailash and Mansarovar Lake.We are a reliable and responsible tour agency for Lhasa to Kailash Overland Tour.The tour itinerary is tailor-made and fully customize. For booking, email us at missionecotreknepal@gmail.com or call or message on Whats App +977 9851023742.

Trip Facts

Tour Name: Lhasa Kailash Overland Tour

Tour Duration: 13 Days

Tour Difficulty: Hard

Tour Season: April to November

Trip Altitude: 2300m-5800m

Tour Cost: USD 2050- USD 2290

Group Size: 1 - 12 people.

Tour Package: Standard Tour

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Jeep/Flight

Start/End of Tour: Lhasa / Kathmandu

Kailash Kailash Mansarovar Tour is a 13 day spiritual and adventure overland tour  to  Mt Kailash and Mansarovar via Lhasa Tibet.

  • Lhasa Kailash Tour
  • 13 Days Itinerary
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Lhasa Kailash Tour is a pilgrimage tour to Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake, the famous sites for Hindu and Buddhist. We first explore the highlights of Lhasa like Potala Palace, Sera and Drepung monasteries, Jokhang temple, Norbulinka and Bharkhor street. After enjoying awe-inspiring day tour around Mansarovar Lake, further we drive to Darchen for 3 days trek around Mt Kailash. After the completion visit of Kailash Mansarovar Lake, we continue drive towards Kathmandu by Gyirong-the newly open border-Tibet Nepal.

You can reach to Lhasa either from Kathmandu, Nepal or from any cities of China. Once we make tour to Lhasa, the historical city of Tibet, we then drive to Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake-a legendary source of the four great rivers of South Asia.

Driving through an amazing landscapes to Manasarovar lake, take holy bath at Manasarovar Lake and continue drive to Darchen. Once, we complete 3 days Kailash trek, we then drive across the vast Tibetan plateau to-Gyirong. Lhasa to Kailash Tour is an amazing Kailash overland tour, you have to do once in a life. This is really a life time trip. You can join on 13 days Lhasa Kailash overland tour from April to October.

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa(3600m, 60km, 6 hours)
It is possible to come to Lhasa by flight from Kathmadu and China by train. Upon arrival in Lhasa, receive you at the airport and drive to hotel in Lhasa.Have a rest in Lhasa to acclimatize the high altitude. Stay overnight in Lhasa (3-Star Hotel)
Day 2/3 : Lhasa Sightseeing Tour
The first two days you are in Tibet will be put towards sightseeing inside Lhasa, to visit fabulous and typical Buddhist and historic sites, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery. In Potala palace, you can explore the grandest of these myriad chapels, its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens (stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and the tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of the mandala, figures of the Buddha. You will visit 3 important monasteries in Lhasa, the first and foremost is Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibetan Buddhism, attracts pilgrims all over Tibetan Area, built during songtsen gonpo’s reign by princess wencheng of Tang dynasty, 647 A.D. The other two Monasteries Sera and Drepung Monastery locate in suburb of Lhasa, are hosted by hundreds of Monks, learning, praying, studying, living there. The famous Monks debating is held in the courtyard of Sera Monastery in the afternoon (Except Sunday). You will also explore the circular pilgrim route Barkhor while traveling at Jokhang Temple, to contact local folks here, and if possible purchase some traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, books, Tibetan music instrument, Thangkas, and traditional Tibetan clothes etc. Stay overnight in Lhasa (3-Star Hotel)
Day 4: Lhasa - Yamdrotso Lake - Gyantse - Shigatse (3600m, 7 hrs, 370km)
Passing by the green farmland of Nyangchu Valley, drive across pass Gangbala (5030m), we move westwards to Tibet's traditional town - Gyantse and finally reach to Shigatse. There are many sites to see today, among them, the most important attractions are Yamdro-tso Lake, and Kubum Monastery in Gyantse. Yamdro-tso Lake is shaped like coiling scorpion with deep blue in color and Kubum Monastery has a 35m-high chorten (stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome. Stay overnight in Manasarovar Hotel.
Day 5: Shigatse - Rongbuk Living Area (4800m, 8 hrs, 340km)
Morning in Shigatse, you will visit the famous Tashi Lhunpo Monastery(may be arranged at the end of the trip) where you can see the well preserved largest statue of Jampa (future god) in the world. The monastery itself is abiding place for the successive Penchen Lamas. There are only 2-3 hours driving from Tingri to Rongpuk through 90km new winding road in the mountains. On the way from Tingri to EBC, you can enjoy the stunning mountain scenery; pass the wild grassland, the torrent, and soaring mountains. If it is in clear weather, you can see the panorama of Himalaya range and among mountains you can see 4 mountains which are 8000m high and more to enjoy like Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Qowowuyag (8201m) and Mt Mayalu (8463m) at the mountain pass Kyawula Pass (5180m). If the weather is good and time allows, you will have a chance to see the majestic view of the golden summit of Mt. Everest at sunset. Stay overnight at Tent Guest House.
Day 6: Rongphu Monastery - Everest Base Camp - Saga (4600m, 10 hrs, 460km)
In the morning, you will visit Mount Everest Base Camp, the magnificent Mt. Everest is standing in the sky like a huge white pyramid, thus you are standing at the top of the world. Take pictures here before getting back to Rongpuk. For the needs of environmental protection, the Everest Base Camp Stone has been moved 4 km backward, do not allow tourists to enter the core area. In late morning, we need to take the old Tingri road to Saga County. From the old Tingri, you can see the Mountain Everest ,Chuyo, and Shishapangma which is at 8012m was the least of the world's 8000m peaks to be climbed. The road runs parallel to the Himalayan ranges and Nepalian sides called Anapurna ranges. The main road passes through the desolate plain of Digur tang, and the closely neighboring snow peaks of Shishapangma and Langtang to the south. Leaving the bum-chu basin, and then ascends into the depression of Pelkhu-tso (4600m), a cobalt blue lake. Today we drive to Saga, a small town 69km from the Phelgu-tso. Stay overnight in Saga Xibuyizhan Hotel or Mu Linsen Hotel.
Day 7: Saga to Darchen (4800m. 9 hrs, 450km)
Moving towards the Drongpa County, the region around the sources of Brahmaputra River, which is about 167km from the Saga town. In the late afternoon, we will reach Darchen, a small town at the foot of Mt. Kailash. The tour guide will help clients to make a reservation of porters and Yaks if clients need (cost on tourists' own) and do some preparation for your following 3 days trekking around Mt.Kailash. Stay overnight in Tarchen Chongqing Hotel.
Day 8: Trek Day 1- Darchen to Drirapuk (5200m. 6.5 hrs, 11km)
8 kilometers after leaving Darchen with Eco-bus (20 minutes), we get to a village called Sershung, where porters are waiting for their clients. From here we begin our trek around Mt.Kailash, during your trek you can see a lot of pilgrims prostrating along the path and plies of Mani stones, small scenic sites and west face of Mt. Kailash. On the way, there are some tent shops you can refresh yourself and drink some soft drinks. First day's trek ends at guest house on the opposite side of Drirapuk Monastery. If you have more energy, you can visit Drirapuk Monastery on your own. from the guesthouse, you can have stunning view of north face of Mt. Kailash. Stay overnight at the guesthouse.
Day 9: Trek Day 2- Drirapuk to Zutulpuk (4700, 18km, 9-10 hours)
The second-day is the hardest and most tough circuit with the Dolma-la Pass lying 6.4km ahead. The peak of Dolma-la pass is about 5630m above sea level, so it is better to set off early in the morning as the sun rays break over the ridges above. After taking a rest at the peak of Dolma-la pass, you will descend staircase bringing you to Lhachu Valley floor, on the way you can see the small beautiful lake called Khandotso. From here it is still four hours trekking to the today's final destination with no shelters on the way. the second day trek's destination is Zutulpuk. if have energy, you can visit the Zutulpuk Monastery and its miracle cave of Milarepa. Stay overnight at the guesthouse.
Day 10: Trek Day 3- Zutulpuk to Darchen (4800m, 11km, 4 hours)
We continue our Kora to Darchen, is easy and the exit from the valley can be reached within 4 hours walk. At the ending point of the valley, you can take the ECO-friendly bus to Darchen(4km).
It is also optional, after trekking, we take a drive to Chui Gompa (4560m). Besides taking bath in the Holy Lake Mansarovar, you will also have free time for puja if you are Hinduist like to do it. After all, this if time permits you can have a bath in the hot spring water at the lakeside, additional charges for bathing in Hot Spring not covered in the package. Bath and hot spring may be arranged in the morning of Day 11, which is optional and is based on time and physical condition of tourists after the trek. We may not organize such activities if the weather is not so good and less than half of the tourists are willing to do this. Stay overnight in Darchen
Day 11: Drive from Darchen to Saga (4600, 477Km, 8 hours)
Drive from Darchen to Saga and stay overnight in Saga Xibuyizhan Hotel or Mu Linsen Hotel.
Day 12: Saga to Kyirong, Exit the Border (2800m, 5-6 hrs, 300km)
Today, you will go exit China in the afternoon after 5-6 hours driving from Saga to Chinese Kyirong border, also called Rashuwaghadi in Nepal, living in the border to wait for the Nepalese driver to pick you up in the next morning. From Saga to Kyirong border, you will find a whole new world quite different than the snow land, waterfall, flourish forest, deep gorges accompany you traveling all the way. The most amazing view is the snow-capped mountains standing behind the forest, which makes scenery take varied forms. Overnight in the hostel at Rashuwaghadi, the border town in Nepal side
Day 13: Rashuwaghadi to Kathmandu (1300m, 8 to 9 hrs, 130km)
The road between the border to Kathmandu is small, it takes 8-9 hours driving to Kathmandu, you are free to stop anywhere on the road if it is safe to park and enjoy the mountain view. Tour ends in Kathmandu, the driver will send you to your reserved hotel.

Cost Included

  • Airport Pick-Shuttle transfer between Lhasa Gonggar airport and Hotel on designated time.
  • Tibet Travel Permit and all other necessary Tibet permits.
  • All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary
  • Transfers, 5-29 seats comfortable Tourist Vehicle according to Group Size.
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide shared in your group.
  • Twin Sharing comfortable hotel accommodations with breakfast.
  • Drinking water provided during the trip.
  • Tourist accident/casualty insurance.
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes.
Cost Excluded:
  • Flight/Train Ticket 
  • Jeep transfer-Rasuwagadi to Kathmandu.
  • Lunches and dinners are not included, please pay on site by yourself.; usually it costs about USD 3- USD 15 per person for one meal in TAR.
  • Tips and gratitude to the guide and driver. 
  • Personal expenses like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks.
  • Tour price does not include single room supplement. If you are a solo travelers, you need to share one room with another tourist (same sex in most cases); if you prefer to stay in one room by yourself, you will have to pay the single room supplement. And the exact price depends on market fluctuation in high and off season of Tibet tour.
Trek Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary trekking equipment with you for Lhasa Kailash Tour. The following trekking equipment and gears are recommended before Lhasa Kailash Tour. Most of the trekking equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased  in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Lhasa at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost.

Head:

Sun hat or scarf

Light balaclava or warm fleece hat

Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body:

Under Garments

Hiking shorts

Lightweight cotton long pants

Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet:

Thin, lightweight inner socks

Thick, warm wool hiking socks

Hiking boots with spare laces

Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

Upper Body:

T-shirts

Light and expedition weight thermal tops

Fleece jacket or pullover

Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

Down vest and/or jacket

Hands:

Lightweight gloves

Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Accessories:

Sleeping bag rated to zero DC

Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries

Trekking Bags/Duffel bag

Basic First Aid Kit

Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag

Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)

Trekking Poles

Water bottle (2) or camel bag

Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)

Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)

Toiletries:

1 medium sized quick drying towel

Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

Deodorants

Nail clippers

Face and body moisturizer

Feminine hygiene products

Small mirror

Personal Hygiene:

Wet wipes (baby wipes)

Tissue /toilet roll

Anti bacterial hands wash

Extras/Luxuries:

Binoculars

Novels

Trail Map/Guide book

Journal & Pen

iPod

Pencils and small notebooks

Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)

 

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