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Mt Kailash

Kailash Mansarovar Tour

Kailash Mansarovar tour can be arranged either flying to Lhasa or Overland trip to Kodari (Nepal-Tibet border) as per travelers wish and time. May, June, July and August are the best months for Kailash Mansarovar. Holy Mansarovar Lake lies beyond high Himalaya in the south-west of Tibet. The Yatra involves trekking at high altitudes of up to 19,500 feet, under extreme cold and rugged terrain. Pilgrims undertake the Yatra purely at their own volition, cost, risk and consequences otherwise it offers superb Himalayan views of Holy Kailash, Mt. Everest, and Mt. Cho Oyu. According to Hindu epic, the four great rivers of the Indian sub-continent, the Indus, Ganga, Sutlej and Brahamaputra arise from Mansarover but it is indeed the Sutlej which originates from the lake. Mansarover is needed to be circumbulate by the Hindus at least once in his/her lifetime which has got its religious value, cultural significance, physical beauty and thrilling nature. According to Hindu myth the most sacred Mt. Kailash lying in Karakuram Range and Naga Parvat formed six millions years ago

Trip Facts

Trip Name: kailsah manasarover Tour
Trip Duration: 14 Nights,15 days package(BB=Bed & Breakfast)
Activity: Cultural Spiritual Experience
Season: May, June,July,August,September
Trip Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa
Day 02: Lhasa
Day 03: Lhasa
Day 04: Lhasa - Gyantse
Day 05: Gyantse – Shigatse
Day 06: Shigatse - Tingri - Rongbuk - EBC
Day 07: EBC – Saga
Day 08: Saga - Darchen
Day 09: Trek from Darchen – Dirapuk/ 20km / 200m ascent
Day 10: Trek from Dirapuk – Zutulpuk (18km/ 550m ascent /500m decent )
Day 11: Trek from Zutulpuk – Darchen (4hrs/ 14 km/ 150km
Day 12: Manasarovar - Payang – Saga
Day 13: Saga - Lhatse – Shigatse
Day 14: Shigatse - Lhasa
Day 15: Departure from

Above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. We will follow accordingly.

We shall not be responsibility for any change or cancellation of program due to unavoidable circumstance such as weather, Government restriction, Landslide, road blockage, flood, avalanches, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness, breakdown of vehicle ,that the itinerary would be substantially altered , if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the group. we do everything we can to minimize its effect.

Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa
Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from Lhasa Railway Station, abt 20mins. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it. For our free Lhasa Airport/Railway transfer, pls check the Inclusions for the information of our free Lhasa Airport/Railway transfers. Overnight in Lhasa, at Hotel *3/*4 ((Bed ,Dinner)

Day 02: Lhasa Suburb
Highlights: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
Today you will visit totally 2 attractions in Lhasa suburb. In the morning, we will arrange you to see Drepung Monastery. In the afternoon, we will visit Sera Monastery. You will stay long hour on sightseeing today under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/ hat/ sunscreen.Also a welcome dinner will be held tonight to introduce you to the whole gang that you are going to travel with. We have customers from all over the world. Shall be fun to meet people from different countries, culture and background.

Located abt 8km west of central Lhasa, Drepung Monastery was once one of the world's largest monasteries. The word Drepung literally translates as 'rice heap', a reference to the huge numbers of white monastic buildings that once piled up on the hill side.

Sera Monastery is located in the northern suburb of Lhasa City. The monastery was named Sera which means wild rose in the Tibetan language, because the hill behind it was covered with wild roses in bloom when the monastery was built. From of Mon ~ Fri, every afternoon, you ll be able to see monks debating at Sera Monastery.
Overnight in Lhasa, at Hotel *3/*4 .(Bed/Breakfast)

Day 03: Lhasa City
Highlights: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
This morning, visit Potala Palace. It is more than 3,700 meters above sea level and it is the highest palace in the world! At the top the palace called golden roofs, you can have a bird-eye view of the whole of Lhasa. In the distance there are undulating mountain ranges, the beautiful Lhasa River, tracts of fields, tree-shaded villages and the glistening Jokhang Temple.

Afternoon, visit Jokhang Temple, it is the first built during the period of Sontsan Gambo in the 7th century, features Buddhist prayer wheels, reclining deer, golden sutra streamers. You'll find that many Pilgrims pray before the monastery.

The circuit around it called Barkhor Street, a famous local handmade crafts market, which is a good place to purchase souvenirs. Overnight at Hotel *3/ *4 (Bed, Breakfast)

Day 04: Lhasa - Gyantse
Highlights: Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum
Yamdrotso Lake: dazzling Yamdro-tso(elev 4441m) is normally first seen from the summit of the Kamba-la(4700m). The lake lies several hundred meters below the road, and in clear weather is fabulous shade of deep turquoise. Far in the distance is the huge massif of Mt. Nojin Kangtsang(7191m).

Karola Glacier: Mt Nojin Kangsang stands tall with an elevation of 7,191m between Gyantze County and Nagarzê County, with several snow-capped mountains over 6,000m surrounding it. Mount Nojin Kangsang is the most accessible glacier site on the Tibetan Plateau. The famous Kharola Glacier (elev 5,560m) is below the south ridge of Nojin Kangsang.

Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum: the sprawling compound in the far north of town houses Pelkor Chöde Monastery and the monumental Gyantse Kumbum, a chörten filled with fine paintings and statues. Both are deservedly top of the list on most travellers' must-sees. Palkhor lies at the foot of Dzong Hill. It is well-known for its Kumbum, which has 108 chapels in its four floors. The multi-storied Kumbum Stupa was crowned with a golden dome and umbrella, surrounded with more chapels filled with unique religious statues and murals.
Overnight in Gyantse,*3/*4 (Bed, Breakfast)

Day 05: Gyantse – Shigatse
Highlights: Tashilump Monastery
After arrival in Shigatse, we will first go to apply the Alien's Travel Permit(PSB) with your original passport presented which usually takes abt 30mins before sightseeing. Bear with us.

Tashilunpo Monastery is one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet. Also called the Heap of Glory, the monastery is located at the foot of Drolmari (Tara's Mountain), Shigatse. Founded by the First Dailai Lama in 1447, the monastery's structure was expanded by the Fourth and successive Panchen Lamas. It covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters. The main structures found in the monastery are Maitreya Chapel, Panchen Lama's Palace and Kelsang Temple. Tashilhunpo is the seat of Panchen Lama since the Fourth Panchen Lama took charge in the monastery, and there are now nearly 800 lamas.
Overnight in Shigatse,*3/*4 (Bed, Breakfast)

Day 06: Shigatse - Tingri - Rongbuk - EBC
Optional: Rongbuk Monastery
Tibet has serious rule about speed-limit. Though from Shigatse to Everest region is only abt 350km or so in book, the no-more-than-40km/hr regulation, and the many road checks dotted on the way, really slow us down. So be prepared to spend around 10~12hrs on the road including meal time. The upside is the view along the way is superb. Get your camera ready. Also prepare some snacks with you to bring along.

You will arrive at Rongbu Monastery in the late afternoon. The monastery itself is quite tiny, but from here the view of Mt Everest is fantastic. You can choose to just hang around Rongbuk to take photos or visit it at your own expense of CNY 25/person.

Rongbuk Monastery is located in the Shigatse Region, southwest of the mysterious Tibet Autonomous Region, and to the north of the oblate Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world. Seen from here, Mt. Everest appears like a lofty pyramid surrounded by mountains that touch the sky. On sunny days, a pile of thick clouds, just like a white flag floats lightly above the peak, which is known to be the miracle of 'The Highest Flag Cloud in the World'. Nowadays, with the golden travel boom to Mt. Everest, Rongbuk Monastery is gradually becoming a highlight for the tourists in its own right.
Overnight in EBC, Nomad Tent (Dorm Bed,Breakfast)

Day 07: EBC – Saga
Highlights: Everest Base Camp, Peikutso Lake
We didn't include breakfast this morning. You will understand why when you're at the spot. Tibetan breakfast, such as noodle, zanba, etc. abt CNY 30 is available here. You are highly suggested to bring along some cookies, instant coffee. etc. of your own.

Everest Tent Camp is the furthest point vehicles can drive to. From here you will have to take the shuttle bus for the last glorious 4Km which is incredibly incredibly scenic. You're hemmed in by high grey ridges to the east and west and as you look to the south, Everest's north face dominates the skyline. Endowed with springs, Everest Base Camp(elev 5150m) has a couple of permanent structures and a small army base. Clamber up the small hill festooned with prayer flags for great views of the star attraction, Mt. Everest, then have your photo taken at the base camp marker, reads 'Mt. Qomolangma Base Camp'.

Peikutso Lake: the beautiful turquoise Peiku-tso(4590m) is one of Tibet's magical spots with stunning views of the snowcapped Shishapangma (8012m) and the Langtang range bordering Neppal to the south.
Overnight in Saga, Guesthouse(Bed,Breakfast)

Day 08: Saga - Darchen
The sprawling town of saga is the last of any size on the route and your last chance to eat a lavish meal. A photogenic section of dunes, lake and mountains kicks in 60km from Zhongba. About 23km before Paryang you create a pass and drop past more dunes to Paryang. Photos taken along this route can often get steppe, streams, desert dunes and snowcapped mountains in the same shot.
Overnight in Darchen, Guesthouse.(Bed , Breakfast)

Day 09: Trek from Darchen – Dirapuk/ 20km / 200m ascent).
Hightlights: Mt. Kailash Kora
The kora path begins on the western edge of Darchen. Quickly leaving all traces of the village behind you head westward across the Batkha plain but to the southwest are clear views of Hute Gurla Mandata(7,728m). Overnight at Hotel.(Bed , Breakfast)

Day 10: Trek from Dirapuk – Zutulpuk (18km/ 550m ascent /500m decent )
Highlight:- Mt, Kailash Kora.
When you wake in the morning and step outside you want to revel in the glory of your surroundings. Mt. Kailash dramatic black face dominates the skyline, while the middle slopes echo with the moans of yak, The long ascent up the drolma – chu valley that will ecentually lead to the drolma la has begun. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 11: Trek from Zutulpuk – Darchen (4hrs/ 14 km/ 150km).
Drive Darchen – Monsaravor
Highlights:- Mt. Kailash Kora , Lake Manasarovar.
From Zutul – Darchen to Monasoravor the trail follow the river closely for and hour or so then climb above the reiver and enters the lovely Gold and Red Cliffs a narrow canyon whose walls are stained purple cobalt and rust. Overnight in Manasarovar, Guesthouse (Drom Bed, Breakfast)

Day 12: Manasarovar - Payang – Saga
Enjoy the ride back with leisure. Our vehicle will stop along the ride for you to take photos.
Overnight in Saga, Guesthouse(Bed , Breakfast)

Day 13: Saga - Lhatse – Shigatse
Enjoy the ride back with leisure. Our vehicle will stop along the ride for you to take photos.
Overnight in Shigatse,*3/*4 at Hotel (Bed , Breakfast)

Day 14: Shigatse - Lhasa
Highlights: Tibetan Incense Workshop in Nyemo
Tibetan Incense Workshop in Nyemo: with a unique harmless formula—adequate water supply, favorable climate and various plants, the Tibetan incense produced in Tomba Township, Nyemo County has a history of more than 1,000 years. Except for sacrificial ceremonies, this fragrant incense also can be used to prevent infectious diseases like flu and influenza, for its ingredients contain herbal medicines such as saffron, Sandalwood, Chinese Usnea and borneol.
Overnight in Lhasa *3/*4 at Hotel.(Bed , Breakfast )

Day 15: Departure from Lhasa
Your 15-day Mt.Everest & Mt Kailash Kora Pilgrimage Group Tour ends today. After breakfasts, you will be free for the morning. Our staff will collect you at your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway.( Breakfast)

Cost Includes

  • Hotel-airport-hotel transfer in Lhasa and Kathmandu.
  • kathmandu/Lhasa/kathmandu flight
  • Tibet travel permit.
  • English speaking Tibetan guide.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing room basis.
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per our itinerary.

Cost Not Includes

  • Client and travel insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner.


  • Hotel in Lhasa (3 star ) it costs USD 75/ per Night and USD 60/ hotel to Lhasa airport transfer if he/she split from Group.
  • If passengers are less than 3 per transfer, we may use publish transportation like public airport bus or Taxi instead of using our shuttle service.
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