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17 days Everest + Kailash Tour-Tibetan Horse Year Special Offer

This holy Tibet trip is not only a Kailash pilgrimage focused but a real adventure due to the long distance and high altitude. You are going to visit the top famous Tibet tourists attractions of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kailash and holy Lake Manasarovar which is so sacred for four Major religions of the world, i.e. for Buddhism, Jainism, Bompo (a religion prior to Buddhism in Tibet) and Hinduism, Mount Kailash is the spot of utmost reverence. For the Buddhists, Kailash is the center point of the universe. For the Jains, Kailash is the Mount Ashtapada, a very holy place of pilgrimage. For the Bompo followers, Kailash is the nine-faced swastika mountain and is constantly emanating great power. For the Hindus Kailash is the Sumeru Parvat, the spiritual center of the world around which all the earthly powers revolve. If there are heaven abodes on earth, Mt. Kailash & Mansarovar Lake is to be treasured as the most celestial. Its flames give birth to four great Asian rivers the Indus, Bramaputra, Ganges and Sutlej.

17 days Lhasa-Everest-Kailash-Manasarovar-Nepal-outline

Day01: fly to Lhasa, pick up and rest for acclimation
Day02: Lhasa acclimation Rest day
Day03  Lhasa highlight walking tour, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar 
Day04: Lhasa: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
Day05: Lhasa-Lake Yamdrok Tso-Karola Glacier-Gyantse (Pelkhor Monastery)-Shigatse
Day06: Shigatse (Tashilhunpo Monastery)-Shegar
Day07: Sunrise photos-Shegar-Rongphu-Campsite, trek 4km to Everest B.C, sunset photos
Day08: Campsite (Sunrise photos of Everest)-Old Tingri-Saga
Day09: Saga-Manasarovar
Day10: Rest day at Manasarovar
Day11: Manasarovar-Darchen (36km), start trekking to Dira-puk 
Day12: Dira-puk via Drolma La Pass to Zutul Puk 
Day13: Zutul Puk to Darchen 
Day14: Trek and drive to Guge Kingdom
Day15: Guge Kingdom
Day16: Guge Kingdom-Lake Manasarovar to saga 
Day17: Saga-Kyirong border to Kathmandu

Tour Itinerary Details

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa

When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. Tourists may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Brahmaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river on their way to Lhasa.

After arriving in Lhasa, you can take a rest and get acclimatized to high altitude. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala Square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.

Day2: Lhasa Rest Day 

For the new-comers of Tibet, to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet. Having a good sleep in your hotel is a good option. Do not rush to visit attractions inside Lhasa city.

Insider Tips:
For the new-comers of Tibet, to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet. Having a good sleep in your hotel is a good option. Do not rush to visit attractions inside Lhasa city.

Stay overnight in hotel in Lhasa (3-star hotel)

Day 3: Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street (B)

Today's tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It has been used since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections are the gilded burial stupas of past Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. Later, enjoy welcome dinner at local Tibetan teahouse or local restaurant. 

After you take lunch and then head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century, in order to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, perhaps the single most venerated object in Tibet Buddhism. Around the temple Barkhor street where you can kora (circling the Barkor street) with pilgrims and locals and buy the souvenirs.

Besides, you can taste Tibetan tea with locals in tea house. The welcome dinner will also be arranged accordingly;

With time permitting, you may go with tour guide to visit Tibetan handicraft art or Tibetan Traditional Medicine center. You can upgrade your service to enjoy Tibetan Culture Show in the evening (fr. 60USD)

Stay overnight in Lhasa (3-star hotel)

Day 4: Lhasa Tour - Drepung and Sera Monastery (B)

In the morning, you are going to visit Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. You can visit the biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.

In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house; inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha.

Stay overnight at hotel in Lhasa (3-star hotel)

Day 5: Lhasa- Shigatse via Gyantse 360km (B)

In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse. On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa .

Later, we will pass and enjoy the Korola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass; Then, we will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet's third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the Far view of Gyangtse Fortress.

After one and a half driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we may visit traditional Barley Mill and view the landscape of Barley Field (in summer).

Stay overnight in Shigatse (3-star hotel)

Day 6: Shigatse (3900m) Tashilhunpo Monastery to Shegar

This morning we are going to visit Tashilhunpo monastery, and then with our permits backed up, and we will leave for Shegar, which is a nicer stop between Mt Everest base camp and Shigatse city.

Day 7 Shegar (New Tingri)-Everest Base Camp (5200m) (B)

In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchen Lama - Tashilunpo Monastery. Then, we’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where you can have lunch.

After that, we will pass Tsola Pass (4600m), and Gyatsola Pass (5248m). Shortly after we enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, tourists can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass(5198m). Then we drive along the New zigzag road to Everest Base Camp(5200m). You can get closer to gaze at the Mt. Everest peak. The sunset of golden Everest peak if time and weather permit at the lodging area.

Stay overnight in guest house

Day 8: EBC to Saga (450km)

In the morning, we can enjoy the sunrise of Everest Peak at lodging area if weather permits. Then as we head to Saga, you can view of the worlds’14th highest peak Mt.Shishapangma (8012m), and Turquoise Lake Peiku tso(4590m). If you are lucky enough, you are very likely to see wild animals like wild donkey, wild antelope, etc.

Stay overnight in local hotel

Day 9: Saga to Lake Manasarover (450km)

On the way to Darchen, you will have a chance to appreciate the stunning view of the Saga valleybetween Gangdise Range and Himayala Range. Meanwhile, the beautiful grassland and local's villages can also be seen. As we cross the Mayomla Pass(5112m), you can enjoy the spectacular vista of Mt. Naimonanyi(7694m).  Then we are supposed to pass by the holy Lake Manasarover and finally arrive at the southern foot of Mt.Kailash, the most holy mountain in Tibet. 

Stay overnight in local Guesthouse

Day 9: Darchen - Drirapuk (driving 7km, Trek 13km)

In the morning, we are supposed to take eco-bus from Darchen to Sarshung valley. Then we will meet Yaks and porters at Sarshung village. (the cost of hiring yaks, horses, and porters are not included in the package) After that, we can begain the trek (Around 13km) from Sarshung to Drirapuk Monastery along the Lachu valley and rivers. You can enjoy the both west and north face of mountain Kailash today. Finally, we will visit Drirapuk Monastery

stay overnight in Guest House

Day 10: Rest day at Lake Manasarovar

Day 11 lake Manasarovar to Darchen

Day 12 Drirapuk - Dzutrpuk (Trek 18km)

Today, we will trek over Dromala pass (5630m), the highest pass of the Kora. On the way you can have a rest in a teahouse. All the way, you can see locals Tibetans prostrating in the Kora path and beautiful Kadoe Lake when walk downhill. We may also visit Zutulpuk Monastery

Stay overnight in Guest House

Day 13: Dzutripuk - Darchen (Trek 7km, driving 5km)

On the day three of the kora. you will trek 7km to Zongto where you can take bus to Darchen. Along the Kora, you can see piles of Mani Stones. We will end the Trek around noon, rest in the lodging place. And driver further to Guge Kingdom.

Stay overnight in local guest house

Day 14: Day tour around Guge Kingdom

Today's tour will focus on the attractions around the Guge Kingdom, such as Tirthapuri monastery, Tsaparang, and Dungkar cave city, etc. Tsamda county is the current name for the region and was known as Guge kingdom. The capital of the county is located at Toling. The toling monastery, founded by Richen zangpo in the 10th century, was once Ngari's most important monastic complex. It was due to the influence of Richen Zangpo that Toling became the main religious center of the Guge kingdom after inviting the great Indian master ATISHA. The kings of Guge replaced the city as a political center of power by establishing capital slightly closer to the Indo-Tibetan trade routes. But the monastery is still an important cultural heritage of Ngari.

Stay overnight in the guest house

Day 15: Travel back from Guge Kingdom to Manasarovar

In the morning, a long drive takes you back to the enchanting Manasarovar, where you will visit the Chewu cave near Lake Manasarovar.

Taking bath in Lake Manasarova and enjoy hot spring 10 USD/person on client.

Stay overnight in the guest house??

Day 16: Manasarovar Lake to Saga

Sit back in the seat of your tour vehicle, and say farewell to the holy lake. We will move back to Saga.

Stay overnight in Saga Xibuyizhan HoteL??

Day17: Saga-Kyirong border to Kathmandu

Departures and Prices

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Travel Services Detail

What’s included?

1. Free shuttle between airport/train station and Lhasa City (3 times a day)

2. Excellent local Tibetan English-speaking tour guide

3. AC tourist vehicle all through the trip in Tibet

4. All permits application service, and delivery the permit to your hotel in China before getting into Tibet

5. Drinking water provided daily

6. Welcome dinner at local Tibetan restaurant

7. Admission fee of all tourist attractions listed in Itinerary, including Potala Palace ticket booking service

8. Tibet tourist map & eco-friendly drinking bottle

9. Special dedicated authentic local custom experience: visit local teahouse, stone caving market, Tibetan farmer’ mill, etc

10. Charge of handing all services in your tour, government tax

11. Hotels in Shigatse, Sakya and Darchen

12. Unique lodging arrangement: local farmers Everest Base Camp Guest House & pilgram’s tent house at Kailash

14. Kora Trek Around Mt. Kailash

What’s excluded?

1. International flight to and out of China

2. Domestic flight / train to and out of Lhasa (If you need ticket booking service, please leave your requirements in the Online Inquiry form.)

3. Meals (Tour guide will organize the dinning for you but please pay on site for around 3-5 USD per meal.)

4. Accommodation in Lhasa (You are high recommended to book your favorite hotel in Lhasa online, or choose our hotel package from only 8 USD a night)

5. Tips and gratitude to the guide and driver. If you are satisfied with their service, you may consider tipping them at an amount you find it suitable

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