Mt.Everest & Mt Kailash Kora Pilgrimage Group Tour

Duration:
15 Days
Price:
From $1750
Tour Code:
G07
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Budget join-in small group tour with fixed-departure travels along a fixed-route sharing guide & vehicle service with travelers around the world (12 Persons Maximum).

This is a trip to take you from Lhasa to the west of Tibet, Nagri and then return to Lhasa. 2 days Lhasa sightseeing let you have a general understanding of the history of Tibet, the humanities and the lives of the local people. And then you will head to the world's highest peak, the Mount Everest via Gyangze, Shigatse, and Tingri. The last but not least, you will reach the Mt.Kailash. Kailash in Tibetan means the treasure of the snow-capped mountain. Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, Bon - native religion in Tibet and Jainism recognize it as the center of the world. Indians also think that this is the center of the world. They think Shiva lives here, who has the strongest mana and the highest position. At the same time, the upper reaches of the Indus and the Ganges originates from here. So, around the Mt.Kailash, you can see a large number of Indian pilgrims. Mt.Kailash is not the highest mountain in the area, but only the peak of its year-round snow can shine with a strange light in the sun shining, eye-catching eyes. The distribution of the four walls of the peak is very sharp symmetry, the shape of the crown pyramid. The special mountain shape is very different from the surrounding mountains. For centuries, the Mt.Kailash has been a fascinating place in the minds of pilgrims and explorers, but no one has ever been able to board the mountain, or no one has ever dared to break the center of the world.

Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)

Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to the hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, usually, it takes about one hour. It’s about 20 minutes driving From Lhasa Railway Station to your hotel. In order to adapt to the high altitude in Tibet, you'd better have a rest and don’t do strenuous exercise. If you feel good, you can visit the Potala Palace Square, far view the Yaowang Mountain and take a panoramic view of the Potala Palace. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light and high carbohydrate foods help you adapt the high altitude better.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Other service: Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day, Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times
Day 2 Lhasa sightseeing

After breakfast in the hotel, tour guide and driver will meet you in the lobby of the hotel and pick you up to Drepung monastery, located about 45km to the north of Lhasa. Drepung monastery is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet with Sera Monastery and Ganden Monastery.

In the Afternoon, you will visit Sera Monastery, another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, home to over 600 monks. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon from Monday to Saturday. Even if you can’t understand their debating, it’s interesting.  

You will have a welcoming dinner this tonight, talk with group members from all over the world. 

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Drepung Monastery
Sera Monastery
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner
Day 3 Lhasa sightseeing

Today, you will visit the most famous Potala Palace according to the time of ticket and in peak season, there is a visit time limitation. Potala Palace is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. 

At noon, the tour guide will bring you to a good restaurant to have lunch and have a rest. In the afternoon, you will head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is Barkhor Street, where you can do Kora with pilgrims and locals and explore the old market.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Potala Palace is the landmark architecture of Lhasa, Tibet
This shrine is sacred to the Sakyamuni's 8 years sculpture. Blessing by Sakyamuni himself.
  • Breakfast
Day 4 Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, approx 6hrs

We will pass by Kampala pass (4794m) on the way from Lhasa to Shigatse and visit Yamdrok Lake, it is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet, and it’s around 70km long. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. 

Later we will pass and enjoy the Karola Glacier on the roadside. It is about 300m from the main highway with easy access on your way to Gyantse.

Then visit Pelkor Chode Monastery is the main monastery in Gyantse. Pelkhor Choede in Gyantse town is located about 230km to the south of Lhasa and 100kmto east of Shigatse. The monastery is a short walk from the heart of the town.

Stay overnight in Shigatse, 3★/4★

Yamdroktso Lake
Karola Glacier
  • Breakfast
Day 5 Shigatse -Tingri -Rongpuk –EBC(5200m), 350km, approx. 7hrs

In the morning, you will leave Shigatse to Lhatse, a small town located 150 km from Shigatse, and you may have lunch in local restaurant. After a short rest, you will go ahead to Tingri. You will pass Tsola Pass(4600M), and Gyatsola Pass(5248M). In the late afternoon, you enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve. You can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass (5198m).Then we drive along the New zigzag road to Rongpuk or the Tent Camp to stay overnight. If the weather is good, you can have a clear view of the sunset of golden Everest peak.

Stay overnight in Nomad Tent, (Dorm Bed) or Rongpuk guesthouse

Rongbuk Monastery
Rongbuk Monastery
  • Breakfast
Day 6 EBC-Saga (4600m), 450km, approx. 9hrs

You can get up early and enjoy the sunrise of Everest Peak at lodging area if the weather is good. And then, you can take the eco-bus to the Everest Base Camp. If you like trekking, you can do a short trek from the tent guesthouses community to the actual Everest Base Camp. For the 4km, it will take you about 1.5-2 hours on your physical condition. After that, drive to saga, on the way, you can view of the worlds’14th highest peak Mt.Shishapangma (8012m). Later, you will reach Lake Peiku tso(4590m) and have a rest there. Then continue to Saga, If you are lucky enough, you are very likely to see wild animals like the wild donkey, wild antelope etc.

Stay overnight in Saga, Guesthouse

everest tour
Beautiful Peikutso lake
Day 7 Saga – Darchen (4560m), 490km, approx 9hrs

Today, you will spend a lot of time on the way, but it’s worthy to see the landscape along the way.You’ll have stunning views of the great Himalayans to the south and Trans-Himalayan to the north as we drive across the vast plains. This region is home to nomads, you’ll see the beautiful grassland and local's villages. As we cross the Mayomla Pass (5112M), you can enjoy the spectacular vista of Mt. Naimonanyi(7694M).

During this thrilling journey, you’ll pass by sand dunes, mountains, and sandstone valleys before we reach the Darchen, a small nomadic village and important launch point for pilgrimages around Mt. Kailash. Upon your arrival, you can explore the Darchen town on your own. If you need porters and yaks, your tour guide will arrange it for you this afternoon.

Stay overnight in Guesthouse or 4★

Day 8 Darchen-Dirakpuk (4700m), (driving 7km, Trek 13km)

In the morning, you will take an eco-bus (included in the cost) to Sarshung valley and start the trekking from there. If you have hired porters and yaks in the last day, you’ll meet them there. (The cost of hiring yaks, horses, and porters are not included in the package). You’ll trek about 13 km from Sarshung valley to Drirapuk Monastery, where you will stay overnight there in a guesthouse.

Stay overnight in Guesthouse, Dorm Bed

Mt Kailash
Kailash
  • Breakfast
Day 9 Trek from Dirakpuk-Zuktulpuk (4790m), 18km, approx 6hrs

Today is the most changeling day of the trekking, you’ll climb over the highest pass of the Kora, the Dromala pass(5630m). After a short rest at the top, we will climb down into the long valley and stop for lunch at the Shabjay Dakpo nomadic tent. On the way, you can have a rest in a teahouse. Then you will continue to the Zultulpuk , built by two important religious figures, Milarepa and Naro Bonchung. At last, you will visit Zutulpuk Monastery. You will find the footprint and handprint of Milarepa inside the cave. 

Stay overnight in Guesthouse, Dorm Bed

Mt. Kailash
Mt Kailash
Day 10 Trek from Zuktulpuk- Darchen, 7km, approx 2hrs; Drive Darchen -Manasarovar (4560m), 40km, approx 1hr

It’s an easy day to of the trek. You’ll trek 7 km to complete the Kora. In the afternoon, the car will pick you up in Darchen and drive you to the holy lake Manasarovar, which is just 40 km in the southwest of Darchen. If the weather is good, you can see the splendid sunset of the lake Manasarovar. If you feel good, you can do a trek along the shore of the lake. 

Stay overnight in Guesthouse, Dorm Bed

Kailash
Lake Manasarovar
Day 11 Manasarovar – Payang-Saga, 490km, approx 9hrs

You can get up early to go for a stroll along the shore of the Lake Manasarovar.  And then you’ll go back to Saga. 

Stay overnight in Saga, Guesthouse

Day 12 Saga-Lhatse(4000m),312 km, approx 7hrs

On the way back to Lhatse, you’ll see beautiful grassland and local's villages.

Stay overnight in Lhatse 3★

Day 13 Lhatse-Sakya-Shigatse,200 km, approx 4hrs
In the morning, we will drive off the main road to Sakya to visit ancient Sakya town and explore the twisting alleys with the pilgrims. Also and you can tour Sakya monastery with amzing murals and huge collection of scriptures and statues. In the afternoon, we will drive back to Shigatse and visit Tashilunpo Monastery the home of Panchen Lama, it was founded by the 1st Dalai Lama in 1447, is a historic and culturally important monastery in Shigatse and also the second-largest city in Tibet. It located on a hill in the center of the city, the full name in Tibetan of the monastery means "all fortune and happiness gathered here" or "heap of glory".
Sakya Monastery
Tashilhunpo Monastery
  • Breakfast
Day 14 Shigatse – Lhasa, 280km, approx 5hrs

In the morning, drive back to Lhasa from Shigatse along the friendship way, the northern way to Lhasa. On the way, you’ll see the Yarlung Tsangpo valley. In Nyemo, you’ll have a chance to visit the Tibetan Incense Workshop. 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.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Titetan Incense Workshop in Nyemo
Tibetan Engraving
  • Breakfast
Day 15 Lhasa departure

Tour ends today. Tour guide and driver will drop you to the Lhasa airport or railway station for your next stop. 

  • Breakfast
Other service: Free Lhasa Airport transfer on first & last day at times, Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on first & last day

All prices are in US Dollar / Person

Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

2017-07-01 ~ 2017-10-10 2017-10-11 ~ 2017-10-31 2018-04-01 ~ 2018-06-30
$1980 $1750 $1750

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2017-07-01 ~ 2017-10-10 2017-10-11 ~ 2017-10-31 2018-04-01 ~ 2018-06-30
$2080 $2000 $2000

Discount Policy

You can enjoy one or both discount policies below, if you situation fits the terms.

Option A:3 or More to Join the Same Group $105 / person
Option B:Tour in Apr~Oct
  • To book 6-month prior tour starts 8% Off / person
  • To book 3-month prior tour starts 4% Off / person

Booking Policy

Confirmed Dates30-working-day prior
Dates Listed as 1st traveller 1 Person, 75-day prior
2 Persons or above, 45-day prior
Dates Not Listed as 1st traveller1~2 Persons, 90-day prior
3 Persons or above, 45-day prior

Schedule

Starting DatePrice FormBookedBook Now
2017-09-07 $1980 open for booking Book
2017-09-22 $1980 open for booking Book
2017-09-28 $1980 2 Book
2017-10-05 $1980 2 Book
2017-10-26 $1750 2 Book

No desired date of departure? Please send us an inquiry and we will try to arrange your tour according to your plan.

Our Service

INCLUSIONS

*Comfortable Hotel Accommodations as listed in itinerary;

* Meals as listed in the itinerary;

*Travel-licensed vehicle according to group size & season as itinerary needed including gas and parking fee;

*Free Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all time on the first & last day;

*Free pick-up from airport to hotel at 10:00 am,14:00 pm and 17:00 pm on the first day; Free drop-off from hotel to airport at 7:00 am,9:30 am and 12:30 pm on the last day;

* Experienced local English-speaking tour guide;

* All entrance fee mentioned in itinerary;

* Shuttle Bus fee at Mt Kailash and Mt Everest;

* All necessary permits to Tibet;

*Travel Agency Liability insurance;

*Government Tax;

*Express delivery fee of Permit (eg. SF. Express)

*Food & lodgings for guide & driver;

*Oxygen tank for emergency use;

*One bottle of mineral water per person per day;

EXCLUSIONS

*Yaks & herders during 3-Day Mt Kailash Kora;

*Shuttle Bus fee at Lake Manasarovar: USD 43/person;

*Private Lhasa Airport transfer if your flight isn’t within our free service time, USD 60/vehicle/time;

* Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa. (We’d like to book the domestic flight/train ticket at the BEST discount price)

*Some Breakfast, all Lunch & Dinner

*Super-fast express delivery of Tibet Entry Permit (eg. China Air Express) ;

* Tips to tour guide and driver, you are suggested to tip them 6-10 USD/day in total.;

*Personal expenses

Note

*Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB) & Military Permit usually takes about 30-working-day to apply. If you couldn’t provide the required docs & info on time, an extra abt USD 50~80/permit will be charged;

*During the 3-day Mt Kailash Kora—

Lodgings: clean dorm-bed guesthouse; in peak season, we provide the tent in case the guesthouses are fully booked by Indian pilgrims.

Food:    locals sell Tibetan noodles (USD 5) & instant noodles(USD 2) along the way.

Luggage: leave most of your luggage in our vehicle, bring only the necessary.

*We reserve the right to change the itinerary order and attractions in Lhasa;

*If you prefer to book your own hotels over those included in our group tour, please meet the rest of the group at their daily hotel on time. We don’t include the transfers to your own hotels;

*We need to pick up and drop off all members of the group on first & last day from Lhasa Airport/Railway, thus there may not always have guide presence but driver;

*Due to the special nature of Tibet travel, any unforeseeable and unavoidable objective circumstances, including but not limited to natural disasters, war, terrorism, riot, civil commotion, strikes, public health emergencies, government action, major traffic jams, delay or cancellation of flight/train, attractions temporarily closed. etc., resulting in a change of itinerary, the increased cost will be paid by travellers; if any attraction visits have to be cancelled due to the same reasons above, GTT won't be held responsible for a refund except certain attraction entrance fee which will be solely decided by GTT.

*Single Supplement: our quote is based on twin rooms. For single travellers, single supplement is required at the time of booking. If later we manage to match you with another traveller to share the twin rooms, the single supplement will be refunded.

Asked Questions from our Clients

Arno***

2017-08-21

The only available flight I'm able to take would be on Oct. 25th, reaching Lhasa on the 26th in the afternoon after 3pm. Is that feasible with the start date. I would also plan the departure for Nov. 10th, is there is an extra night I can book the hotel? Assuming day 15 is Nov. 9th.

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julie

2017-08-21

Hello Arnoldo Rodriguez, yes, it’s feasible with the start date if you could arrive in Lhasa on 26th Oct.  We have a free airport pick-up from the airport to hotel at 14:00 pm, no problem if you reach in Lhasa airport at 3 pm.  You can use the free airport transfer. It’s okay if you depart from Lhasa on 10th Nov, one more day than others. We could you book an extra night hotel.  Because foreign visitors can’t  travel in Tibet without a tour guide, so we will arrange a tour guide for your extra days in Lhasa.  Regards, Julie

Leon***

2017-08-16

I would like to make this trip. I am Dutch and before entering Tibet, I will be in Nepal. So I will fly from Kathmandu to Lasha. What kind of permits do I need in total? I heard that I have to arrange a China visa in Kathmandu. How many days do I need to arrange that? I am a single traveler, what are the costs for a single room during this trip? Just to know, in case you can't find someone for me to share a room with. During the mount Kalaish trekking, is there enough guidence to stay healthy during this trek? Are there any concerns I have to take care of? Thanks for your help! Leonoor

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amy

2017-08-17

Dear Leonoor Los,

As you will go to Mt.Everest & Mt.Kailash in the trip, you need Tibet Entry Permit, Alien's Travel Permit & Military Permit, we will take care all of these permits for you for free after your Tibet tour booked with us.

Yes, you are required to apply for China Group Visa in Kathmandu with our assistance as long as you enter Tibet from Nepal, in this case, please DON'T apply for individual China visa in your country before coming. After you booked your Tibet tour with us, we will prepare an official invitation letter to give it to our partner in Kathmandu. After your arrival in Kathmandu, our Nepali partner will meet you for your original passport. With invitation letter & your passport, our Nepali partner can obtain your China Group Visa in 3 working days.

I’m very happy to hear that you are interested in joining our 15 Days Mt.Everest & Mt Kailash Kora Pilgrimage Group Tour on 26th Oct, there is one female traveler in this group so far, hope you could join her but we usually suggest two travelers with the same gender to share the double room is better : )

Yes, our experienced tour guide will take good care of you during your trekking at Mt.Kailash, so please no worry too much about health issues as long as you don’t have any high blood pressure or respiratory disease. Also please bring enough warm clothes with you as it’s cold in Nov at Mt.Everest & Mt.Kailash, comfortable sporting shoes are suitable for all weather in Tibet. 

Amy from Great Tibet Tour. 

 

Rube***

2017-08-16

Hello, can you send me more informations please? Tks

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penny

2017-08-16

Dear Rubens, I think you would like to join our 15 days Mt. Everest & Mt Kailash Kora Pilgrimage Group Tour, correct? You can start it either on 28 Sep (arrival day) or 5 Oct.

Alok***

2017-08-13

Hello We are family of 3 with child of 14 years. We would like to visit Mt Kailash in Summer 2018. Pls suggest the planned packages. Do I need to obtain Chinese visa before reaching out to you?

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claire

2017-08-13

Dear Alok,

For foreign travelers,China Visa is required to enter Tibet.And this is our 15-day group tour. 

Sincerely,

Claire

Pe***

2017-08-13

What to do the 15 day mount Kailash tour . Do you have a departure date about the 19th April 2018?

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claire

2017-08-13

Dear Peta,

For the 15-day group tour you are interested in, we need your passport and China Visa copies to get the TTB permitfor you. 

For the date of departure you plan for this tour, we can surely start one according to your reference on 19th April 2018.

Sincerely,

Claire

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