Lhasa Mt Everest & Mt Kailash Kathmandu Group Tour

Duration:
12 Days
Price:
From USD1870
Route:
Lhasa – Gyantse – Shigatse - EBC - Saga – Darchen - Kailash Trek - Lake Manasarovar – Zhongba - Gyriong
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Group Tour
Group Size:
Max 12
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Overview

This 12 days Lhasa Mt.Everest & Mt Kailash Kora Pilgrimage group tour were newly opened from 2019. It's for travelers who'd like to have three days trekking around Mt.Kailash and overland tour to Kathmandu. This tour starts from Lhasa, and you can visit the best holy part of Lhasa city like the world heritage Potala Palace, sacred Jokhang temple, etc. Then, you will drive to the west of Tibet, Nagri, via Shigatse and Saga. Along the way, you will visit the deep turquoise Yamdroktso Lake, the world's highest peak-Mount Everest, and famous monasteries. When you arrive in Darchen, you will start three days Mt Kailash Kora from here. The altitude would be 4700m. Your three days trekking would be at this altitude, more or less 100m around. After that, you will drive to the Gyirong border. From here, you can transfer to Kathmandu city and visit famous resorts in Nepal and enjoy wildlife in Chitwan, a well-known jungle in Nepal.

Daily Itinerary

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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 for adapting to the high altitude better.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

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 10km to the north of Lhasa. Drepung monastery is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet along with Sera Monastery and Ganden Monastery.

In the Afternoon, you will visit Sera Monastery, which is reputed as the most beautiful Tibetan Monastery. The biggest feature 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, and talk with group members from all over the world. 

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

Drepung Monastery is the highest-ranking monastery in the Gelug Sect.
Sera Monastery, one of the "great three" Gelug university monasteries of Tibet.
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner
Day 3 Lhasa sightseeing

Today, you will visit the most famous Potala Palace, which is the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture. Potala Palace was the winter palace of successive Dalai lamas. It was built by the 33rd great king of Tibet - Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th Century. 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, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the Lhasa old town. Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred temples all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since the early days. After that, you will take a walk around the Barkhor Street - one of the most devotional circuits as well as a crowded central market of Lhasa. Barkhor Street is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it‘s also a must-see place for visitors.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3★/4★

far view of Potala Palace.
The life-sized statue of the Jowo Shayamuni of age 12 can be seen in Jokhang Temple, it is regarded as the holiest object in Tibet.
  • Breakfast
Day 4 Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, approx 7hrs

We will pass by Kampala pass (4794m) on the way from Lhasa to Shigatse and visit Yamdrok Lake. Covering 638Km², Yamdrok Lake is one of the top three sacred lakes in Tibet. 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 the main monastery in Gyantse - Pelkor Chode Monastery. Pelkhor Chode 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★

Bathing in the sunshine, Yamdrok lake is displaying its dazzling beauty to visitors both home and abroad
The white glacier looks spectacular for visitors passing by.
  • Breakfast
Day 5 Shigatse -Tingri -Rongbuk –EBC(5100m), 350km, approx. 7hrs

In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchan Lama - Tashilunpo Monastery and then drive to Lhatse, a small town located 150 km from Shigatse, and you may have lunch in the 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 Rongbuk 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 Rongbuk guesthouse or Nomad Tent, (Dorm Bed)

“Tashilhunpo” means “Auspicious Sumeru” in Tibetan language
Though Rongbuk Monastery is not resplendent and magnificent,it is still one of the holiest monasteries in Tibetans’ mind.
  • Breakfast
Day 6 EBC-Saga (4600m), 450km, approx. 9hrs

You can get up early and enjoy the sunrise of Everest Peak at Everest Base Camp if the weather is good. 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 Peikutso(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

Sweet couple with Mt.Everest in the background.
In the lake area, there are unique birds and animals of Tibetan plateau, such as Tibetan antelope, wild horse, etc.
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/4★

Day 8 Mt Kailash Kora①: Darchen - Dirapuk (4700m), Drive 5km, Trek 15km, Approx. 7~11hrs

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 15 km from Sarshung valley to Drirapuk Monastery, where you will stay overnight there in a guesthouse.

Stay overnight in Guesthouse, Dorm Bed

With an altitude of 6656m, Mt. Kailash is not the highest mountain in the world. But it is mysterious that it is never to be conquered.
Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, Bon, and Jainism regard Mt.Kailash as the center of the world.
  • Breakfast
Day 9 Mt Kailash Kora②: Dirapuk - Zutulpuk (4790m), Trek 22km, Approx. 11~14hrs

Today is the most challenging 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

Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, Bon, and Jainism regard Mt.Kailash as the center of the world.
With an altitude of 6656m, Mt. Kailash is not the highest mountain in the world. But it is mysterious that it is never to be conquered.
Day 10 Mt Kailash Kora③: Zuktulpuk- Darchen, Trek 9km, Approx. 2~5hrs; Drive from Darchen -Manasarovar (4560m)-Zhongba, 340km, Approx. 5.5hrs

It's an easy day of the trek. You'll trek 9km to complete the Kora then take the eco bus back to Darchen. According to Buddhism theory, doing a kora around a holy mountain for one circle can get rid of the sins and miseries for the whole life. Only after going through lots of hardships, you can feel the happiness and gratification brought by kora. Then you take the shuttle bus back to Darchen, about 3km. We will drive you from Darchen to Mansarovar, the top holy lake in Tibet. It’s 40km to the southwest of Darchen. If the weather is good, you can see the splendid scenery of the lake Manasarovar. If you feel good, you can do a trek along the shore of the lake for a while. And then you'll head to Zhongba.

Stay overnight in Zhongba, Guesthouse

On the shore of the Lake Manasarovar, there are some monasteries. An ancient one called Chiu Gompa Monastery has been built right onto a steep hill.
Lake Manasarovar is the most transparent fresh water lake in China. It supports life while the salt lake Rakshas Tal lies next to it supports no life.
Day 11 Zhongba - Gyirong Town, 344km, approx. 7hrs

Today we will drive to Gyirong town from Zhongba. In the afternoon, you will visit Gyirong Valley, which is regarded as the backyard garden of the Himalayas. You will see lust forest and breath fresh air. You will be amazed by the creator's masterpiece that 4 seasons exist in such a narrow valley. Gyirong, in Tibetan language, it means comfort or happyness. It's said Gyirong was named by Padma sambhava Buddha, when he entered Tibet from here.

Stay overnight in Gyirong, 3★

See snow-covered mountain and crystal-alike lake at Gyirong Valley.
Hidden paradise.
Day 12 Gyirong to Nepal border
Your tour guide will assist you to exit China and see you off at the Gyirong border. We can organize a jeep for transfer from Gyirong to Kathmandu but it's not included in the Package. Or you can take a bus to Kathmandu, about 40 US$ depending on your negotiation with the driver. The road condition is not good, and it takes about 10hours from the border to Kathmandu city. Thus, taking a bus is not recommended.

Cost & Calendar

All prices are in US Dollar / Person

Economic Class (3-Star Hotels)

2020-09-01 ~ 2020-10-07 2020-10-08 ~ 2020-10-31
USD2110 USD1870

Comfortable Class (4-Star Hotels)

2020-09-01 ~ 2020-10-07 2020-10-08 ~ 2020-10-31
USD2220 USD1980

Schedule

Starting DatePrice FromBookedBook Now
2020-10-02 USD2110 open for booking Book
2020-10-14 USD1870 open for booking Book
2021-07-17 USD 1 Book
2021-09-18 USD 1 Book

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

Discount Policy

You may only enjoy one of the advantageous policy, not both.

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 5% Off / person
  • To book 3-month prior tour starts 3% Off / person

Booking Policy

A minimum of 2 people for opening a new group is required.

Confirmed DatesBook at least 30 working days ahead of time
Dates Listed2 Persons or above, 45-day prior
Dates Not Listed2 Persons, 90-day prior
3 Persons or above, 45-day prior

Our Service

INCLUSIONS

* Comfortable Hotel Accommodations as listed in the itinerary;

* Meals as listed in the itinerary;

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

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

* Pick-up from Lhasa Gonggar Airport to your hotel at 9:30 am, 13:00 pm and 16:00 pm on the first day;

* Shuttle Bus fee go to Kailash: USD10/person;

* Shuttle Bus fee back from Kailash: USD10/person;

* Experienced local English-speaking tour guide;

* All entrance fee mentioned in the itinerary;

* 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;

* Two bottles 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;

* International flight to and out of China;

* Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa; (We’d like to book the domestic flight/train ticket at the BEST price. Please contact us for details.)

* If you miss the free transfer schedule due to flight delay or cancelation, then you are required to pay private transfer from USD 80/vehicle/time.

* Transfer from Gyirong to Kathmandu;

* Lunch & Dinner are not included but we will recommend some good ones for you according to your requirements. Usually, it takes 3-10 USD per person for each meal.

* While Gratuities for guide and driver is NOT mandatory, it is expected. Based on their service, you can tip them on the last day of the tour. Each of you is suggested to tip them 5-10 USD/day in total;

* All the commission and tax charged by PayPal, Bank, and government when making payment. (e.g. PayPal --- 4.2%. Wire transfer --- 2%);

* Personal expenses;

* Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions.

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 handling fee will be charged. Please consult your travel consultant for details;

* 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 travelers; if any attraction visits have to be canceled 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 travelers, the single supplement is required at the time of booking. If there is another traveler to share the room with you, the single supplement will be refunded.

Typically Asked Questions from Our Clients

Dewa***

2020-02-20

At the moment we are thinking next year some time but we just wanted to fing outtbe cost for 2 adults .

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Catherine

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have 12 Days Lhasa Mt Everest & Mt Kailash Kathmandu Group Tour in 2021. This tour is available from April to October next year. The best season is May, June, Sept., and October. The cost varies from seasons, ranging from xxx to xxx. April and October have the lowest price. Generally speaking, the price will rise a bit each year because of inflation. 

meli***

2020-01-31

which is the best tour? too many options for me. need your advise.

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Catherine

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have a Tibet tour in September. September is the best season. The weather is pleasing and the scenery is stunning in the plateau. Can you please advise more details about your requirements, then I can recommend the tour which can fit you best accordingly. Which places you would like to visit? How long would you like to spend in Tibet? Usually, if you go to Kailash, it takes 12~15 days. 

Sina***

2020-01-23

Hi there, we´re a german Couple and like to make a trip from Lhasa to Kathmandu. We would like to see the most importand and beautiful places and the EBC before going to Nepal Boarder. And we´d like to stay 2 or 3 days in Kathmandu. Please send us an offer. with kind regards from Germany Sina Reitz

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Catherine

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to make a trip from Lhasa to Kathmandu. I recommend 10 days Lhasa Mt. Everest Kathmandu Overland Group Tour for you. This tour includes the most important and beautiful places and EBC and Kathmandu. We have a set tour departing on May 18th. 

Nien***

2020-01-09

I am planning to travel from Chengu to Khatmandu via Tibet. I am planning to take the train from Chengdu on April 16th. I will arrive on April 18th in Lhasa. From there I would like to travel to Nepal. I would like to cross the boarder on April 27th of 28th. I would like to see Samye, Tsurphu Valley, Gyantse, Shighatse, Sakye, Tingri, Rombuk and Gyriong and more if possible. Is there something you can recommend me?

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Catherine

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to have an overland tour from Lhasa to Nepal. We can organize the tour for you. The 12 Days Lhasa Mt Everest & Mt Kailash Kathmandu tour is a group tour. If you want to add more attractions, like Samye, Tsurphu Valley, and Sakya, we can customize a private tour to add these attractions to your itinerary. What is your idea? Taking a train from Chengdu to Lhasa is fine, you can get acclimated to the altitude. April 16 is ok to get on the train. By the way, how many people are you?

Dhav***

2019-10-23

I want to visit Kailash and Mansarovar. please send me my options with cost. I am USA citizen. Thank you

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Catherine

In your inquiry, you mentioned you would like to visit Kailash and Mansarovar. 12 Days Lhasa Mt Everest & Mt Kailash Kathmandu Group Tour is recommended. This route includes 3 days' trekking around Mt.Kailash and overland to Kathmandu. By the lakeside, you can see the splendid scenery of the Lake Manasarovar. You can also sit in silence and meditate for a while there. Here is the itinerary of 12 Days Lhasa Mt Everest & Mt Kailash Kathmandu Group Tour,

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