Lhasa Kailash Everest Base Camp Tour starts driving from Kathmandu. 17 days tour is complete package covers the major attraction of central and western Tibet. Reaching base camp of world’s highest peak Everest, holy Lake Manasarovar and pilgrimage site Mount Kailash, Historical cities of Tibet, Lhasa, Shigatse and Gyantse are the major visits of this tour. The trip is comfortable driving in the well-paved road at the highest land of Tibet. 3 days of trekking around Mount Kailash is the adventure time of the trip crossing with Dolma La pass of 5637 meters. Breathtaking Himalaya’s range of Nepal and Tibet will view from several highest passes. Historical and oldest Monasteries like Ronbuk near at Everest Base Camp, Chui at near Manasarovar, Milarepa cave near Nyalam are also listed of the tour. Second largest monastery Tashilampo in Shigatse, fresh and natural Lake Manasarovar and Yamdrok Lake gives you really a meaning of choosing this tour. Beside that world-famous Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka Palace, Sera Monastery in Lhasa make this tour unforgettable.
Itinerary of Lhasa Kailash Everest Base Camp Tour can be customized. You can directly reach Lhasa and end your tour in Lhasa. Driving in from Kathmandu and taking another way flight from Lhasa or vice versa is also the option. You also can add the Guge Kingdom in this tour itinerary.
Day 01:Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam 3750 m (150 km - 6/7 Hours) Overnight at Guest House
Day 02:Nyalam to Tingri 4330 m (217 Km - 4/5 Hours) Overnight at Guest House
Day 03:Tingri to Rongbuk 4920m (130 Km - 4/5 Hours) Overnight at Guest House
Day 04:Visit Everest base Camp (5250m) and drive back to Sakya Monastery 4300m Overnight at Guest House
Day 05:Sakya to Saga 4640m (346 km - 7 Hours). Overnight at Guest House.
Day 06:Saga to Lake Manasarovar 4558 m (277 km - 4/5 Hours). Overnight at Mud House.
Day 07:Exploration of Mansarovar and drive to Tarchen 4575 m (40 km - 1 Hour)
Day 08:Tarchen – Tarboche (13 km drive) and trek to Dirapuk 4909 m (7 km trek / 5 – 6 hrs)
Day 09:Dirapuk – Zuthulpuk (4760m) passing through Dolmala Pass (5613m),18 km trek / 9-10 hrs. Overnight at Mud House
Day 10:Zuthulpuk – Manasarovar via Darchen (10 km / 4-5 hrs) Overnight at guest house
Day 11:Manasarovar - Saga Overnight at Guest House
Day 12:Saga - Shigatse 3900m (447km - 6/7 Hrs) Overnight at Hotel
Day 13:Shigatse - Gyantse 4025m (94 Km - 4 Hours) Overnight at Hotel
Day 14:Gyantse - Lhasa 3650m (264 Km - 6/7 Hours) Overnight at Hotel
Day 15:Sightseeing in Lhasa. overnight at Hotel
Day 16:Sightseeing in Lhasa. overnight at Hotel
Day 17:Departure from LhasaDownload Detail Itinerary
Day 01Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam 3750 m (150 km - 6/7 Hours) Overnight at Guest House After early breakfast we drive through Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel and reach Friendship Bridge in Nepal-Tibet boarder. From here we walk for about 10 minutes to cross Friendship Bridge and meet our Tibetan guide and drivers. After all the immigration and custom formalities, our journey continues for another 35 km which will take almost 3 hours through the up-winding road to Nyalam with beautiful scenery. Then, you will be transferred to the guest house in Nyalam (3700m). We stay and spend overnight here.
Day 02Nyalam to Tingri 4330 m (217 Km - 4/5 Hours) Overnight at Guest House Driving today to Tingri is spectacular. Wide desert plains of the Tibetan Plateau, great view of Shishapangma Himalayas are much more pleasant. we will also get first view of Everest, its black pyramid towering above the highway. It was easy to believe from here that we are looking at the highest mountain on Earth.
Day 03Tingri to Rongbuk 4920m (130 Km - 4/5 Hours) Overnight at Guest House We drive to Rongbuk which is the home of the highest Monastery in the world.There are magnificent views up the valley of Mount Everest and Cho-Oyu which can be seen from the guest house. Visit Ronbuk monastery, we will take rest for acclimatization.
Day 04Visit Everest base Camp (5250m) and drive back to Sakya Monastery 4300m Overnight at Guest House We will take a morning excursion to the Mount Everest Base Camp. Everest Base Camp is only 8 kilometer drive from Ronbuk Monastery. short hiking and exploration of base camp. Drive back to Sakya and visit Sakya monastery.
Day 05Sakya to Saga 4640m (346 km - 7 Hours). Overnight at Guest House. Drive to Saga, entrance of Kailash Manasarovar and Guge Kingdom. it is second large city in Kailash region near Brahmaputra River. You could feel modernized Tibetan peoples and facilities here. Take rest after you long driving today.
Day 06Saga to Lake Manasarovar 4558 m (277 km - 4/5 Hours). Overnight at Mud House.Driving to Manasarovar. Late afternoon you can have first view of Holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. Hore – a small village is situated near Holy Mansarovar Lake. Manasarovar Lake Parikrama by bus.Holy Mansarovar (14950 ft/4558m) – the highest lake of fresh water with turquoise complexion in the world is full of fish and swans. Holy Mt. Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandala, Lake Rakshash are lying on its surrounding. The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living creatures.
Day 07Exploration of Mansarovar and drive to Tarchen 4575 m (40 km - 1 Hour) Overnight at Guest House Holy Mansarovar is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning bath and Exploration, we will be heading towards Tarchen (Darchen). If time permits, we visit Chui Gompa. Tarchen is considered as a base camp for Holy Kailash Parikrama. During the auspicious pilgrimage time, this place will be flooded with pilgrims with hundreds of tents all around.
Day 08Tarchen – Tarboche (13 km drive) and trek to Dirapuk 4909 m (7 km trek / 5 – 6 hrs) Overnight at Mud House Drive to Tarboche valley, starting point of Kailash Parikrama. Tarboche is also known as outer “Asthapath”. It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feel that Great God Shiva is everywhere with tons of blessing to you. Time to time the face of Mount Kailash will be kept on appearing. For 7 km trail walking takes almost 7 hrs.
Day 09Dirapuk – Zuthulpuk (4760m) passing through Dolmala Pass (5613m),18 km trek / 9-10 hrs. Overnight at Mud House Today you will be climbing to Dolma-la (Dolma-La 18600 ft/ 5613m) and then descending gradually to Zuthulpuk (4760m). Today is the most difficult day of the trek. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget in eternity. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By late afternoon you will arrive in Zuthulpuk.
Day 10Zuthulpuk – Manasarovar via Darchen (10 km / 4-5 hrs) Overnight at guest house Morning free time to explore the caves, temples and shrine around Milarepa cave. start walking for 3 hours at flat land nearby Darchen and all the drive with tour regular transportation to Manasarovar via Darchen. Overnight at Guest House bank of Lake.
Day 11Manasarovar - Saga Overnight at Guest HouseWe can explore Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash view which is last view of this trip. Drive back to Saga following same driving route and transfer to guest house for overnight.
Day 12Saga - Shigatse 3900m (447km - 6/7 Hrs) Overnight at Hotel Overnight at Hotel. Our destination today is to the second largest city of Tibet via Lhatse. Driving along Brahmaputra River & via wondrous valleys, fields, and lakes along the way make your eyes busy.
Day 13Shigatse - Gyantse 4025m (94 Km - 4 Hours) Overnight at HotelExploration of Tashilhunpo Monastery, founded in 1447 by the 1st Dalai Lama, is a historic and culturally important monastery. Start driving to Gyantse. in Gyantse visit the Palcho Monastery. The highlight is the Kubum Stupa has a 35m-high chorten with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes.
Day 14Gyantse - Lhasa 3650m (264 Km - 6/7 Hours) Overnight at Hotel Alone your driving route you will explore Yamdrok Lake, beautiful blue lake. For Tibetans, it is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and the home of the “wrathful deities” and Karola Glacier at 5,560 m. reach at Lhasa and transfer to Hotel.
Day 15Sightseeing in Lhasa. overnight at Hotel This morning we make sightseeing tour of the Drepung Monastery which was once Tibet's richest Monastery, with four colleges and 10,000 monks in its heyday in the 17th century. A group of white buildings stands on the hillside and out against the majestic Mt. Gambo Utse, here you can get a wonderful view of the Lhasa City and surrounding scenery. The next sightseeing spot is Sera Monastery. It is famous for its warrior monks, Dob-Doa. After that, we will visit Norbulingka which was once the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas. It contains several palaces, chapels, and buildings. Finally we drive back to the hotel.
Day 16Sightseeing in Lhasa. overnight at Hotel Begin sightseeing in Historical city Lhasa that includes Potala Palace, the greatest monumental structure in Tibet, and it was once the center for both spiritual and temporal power of Tibet. You will be attracted deeply by rooms, halls, chapels, and furnishings of Potala Palace. And the stories that took place there will convulse you absolutely. In the afternoon, we will visit Jokhang Temple which is the holiest Tibet's temples. A palpable sense of reverence accompanies a visit here. The constant bustle, dazzling paraphernalia of worship, flickering butter lamps and wreaths of heady incense make the Jokhang Temple one of Tibet's most memorable experiences. Finally we will visit fascinating Barkhor Street which is Lhasa's liveliest place and it is also the main route for prayer wheels rotating
Day 17Departure from LhasaDrop you to Gongar Airport for your further flight to Kathmandu or to Mainland China. You also have option to exit Tibet by train to mainland China. Another option is to drive back Kathmandu to save your expensive flight cost from Lhasa to Kathmandu
Trip insurance is important documents. Touch Kailash Travels and tours do not need your insurance policy for permit and visa confirmation. it is only for your secure and immergency. make sure your insurance cover travelling up to 5600 miter altitude and cover Emmergency rescue and Medical bills.
Oxygen level is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness [malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some of symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best idea is deliberately slow down all the activities and follows the following rules:
You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly;
Note: Touch Kailash Travel provide you big bag and small day carry bag for Yatra
Note: Down Jackets and Sleeping bags will be provided on returnable basis at Kathmandu for the Yatra
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