This is one of the most famous Kailash trips covering Mt. Everest base camp adventure as well. Tour program is from Lhasa to the Mt. Kailash and finally it ends at Lhasa airport or railway station till your driver drop you off for final departure. Enjoy your once in a life time sacred Tibet pilgrimage travel with local expert travel insider.
Day 1 Lhasa Arrival with pick up, o/n in House of Shambhala or Shambhala Palace (both are highly recommended on TripAdvisor), if not available due to your late booking, we may choose other comfortable hotel such as Tashi Norta Hotel or Heritage Hotel or Kyichu Hotel, etc-subject to availability
Day 2 Norbulingka-Drepung Monastery-Sera Monastery, hotel the same as above
Day 3 Lhasa city-tour (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street), hotel as above
Day 4 Lhasa-Shigatse (Tashilhunpo Monastery), 280 km, about 5-6 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30-arrive at 14:30
Day 5 Shigatse –Saga, 440 km, about 7-9 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30-arrive at 17:30
Day 6 Saga-Mt. Kailash (Darchen), 510 km, about 10 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30-arrive at around 18:30
Day 7 Mt. Kailash-Dira-Puk Monastery, first day of your trekking, 20 km, about 7-8 hours trek
Day 8 Dira-Puk Monastery-Zultul-Puk Monastery, second day of your trekking, 21 km, about 8-9 hours trek
Day 9 Zultul-puk Monastery-Darchen, last day of your trekking, 12 km, about 4 hours trek, Drive from Darchen to Lake Manasarovar, 60 km, about 1.5 hours’ drive
Day 10 Lake Manasarovar-Saga, 450 km, about 8-9 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30-arrive at 18:00
Day 11 Saga-EBC, 300 km, about 7-8 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30 am-arrive at 16:30
Day 12 EBC-Shigatse-Gyantse, 430 km, about 8-9 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30-arrive at 18:30
Day 13 Gyantse-Lhasa, 260 km, about 5-6 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30-arrive at 16:00
Day 14 Final Departure, transfer to airport or train station
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Arrival in Lhasa
Welcome to the mysterious and sacred place, Tibet! Our local tour guide and driver will meet you at Lhasa Gonggar airport or Lhasa train station. After transferring you to the hotel, you can have a good rest and use the rest of time explore the holy city by yourself. If you need any help, our tour guide will give you the most useful tips and recommend local tasty restaurants for you.
Lhasa Highlight attraction:Norbulinka, Drepung and Sera Monastery
Today we will begin our tour from Norbulingka first and drive to Drepung and Sera Monastery. Norbulingka is located near Potala Pace in the west part of Lhasa city. It is the summer palace of Dalai Lama and collect many precious stuff, such as Italian chandeliers, Ajanta frescos and Tibetan carpets. We will spend around one hour and a half here. Then we will drive to Drepung Monastery, the largest monastery housing 10,000 monks once in history. We will spend two and a half hours here. You can explore the monastery with plenty of time. After lunch, we drive to Sera Monastery, which is in the north of Lhasa city. The monastery is famous for the debating among monks about philosophies and Buddha scriptures. You will be impressed by their serious attitude toward studying Buddhism. Then we will drive back to Lhasa and you can freely explore the city at night.
Tips: 1. The debate in Sera Monastery will happen from 3:30 pm to 5pm from Monday to Saturday. We may exchange the schedule with the first day-tour in Lhasa to make sure you will see the debate. 2. When in monasteries, do not touch statues and other religious stuff. 3. When in August, there is Giant Buddha Display in Drepung monastery for celebrating Sho Dun Festival.
Lhasa Highlight Tour: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple,Barkhor Street
Today we will go to the must-see attractions in Lhasa city. In the morning, we will start our tour from the world’s highest palace, Potala Palace. There are so many to see inside of the palace, such as marvelous Buddhism frescos, statues, scriptures and other religious stuff. After about one hour visiting, we will head to Jokhang Temple, the most significant Buddhism temple in Tibet. You will see the famous Sakyamuni statue which was brought by Princess Wencheng in Tang Dynasty. There are many pilgrims worshiping in and around the temple, which add strong religious atmosphere in the holy temple. Around Jokhang Temple lies Barkhor Street which sells many Tibetan local artifacts, religious stuff an etc. You can buy what you want but remember bargain with the vendors. There are also many pilgrims circumambulating around Barkhor Street. Their devoutness will definitely leave a deep impression on you. The Barkhor Street is a window to know local Tibetan life and provides a real taste of Tibet.
Tips: 1. You only have one hour to stay inside Potala Palace so please manage your time reasonably. 2. When entering the palace or temple, please keep quiet and obey every rule inside. 3. Please do not disturb the pilgrims and show respect to them. 4. When you are outside, prevent sun burning because the sunlight is strong in Lhasa city.
Lhasa-Shigatse, 280 km, about 5-6 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30-arrive at around 14:30
Attractions for today: Yarlung Tsangpo River Landscape along the way, and Tashilhunpo Monastery, also known as ‘the heap of Glory’, located at southwest of Shigatse city. Shigatse city is the second-largest city in Tibet, just after Lhasa city.
Shigatse –Saga, 450 km, about 8-9 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30-arrive at around 17:30
Attractions for today: Lake Lang Tso and Landscapes along the way.
Saga-Mt. Kailash (Darchen), 510 km, about 10 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30-arrive at around 18:30
Attractions for today: Payang town and landscapes along the way.
Mt. Kailash (Darchen)-Dira-puk Monastery (4,950 m), first day of trekking, 20 km, 7-8 hours
Attractions for today: Mt. Kailash and Dira-puk Monastery
Dira-puk Monastery-Zultul-puk Monastery, second day of your trekking, 21 km, 8-9 hours trek
Attractions for today: Zultul-puk Monastery (4,835 m), Droma-la Pass (5,630 m)
Zultul-puk Monastery-Darchen, last day of your trekking, 12 km, about 4 hours trek, Darchen-Lake Manasarovar, 70 km, about 1.5 hours’ drive
Attractions for today: Lake Manasarovar
Lake Manasarovar-Saga, 450 km, about 8-9 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30-arrive at around 18:00
Attractions for today: sunrise over the Lake Manasarovar and landscapes along the way
Saga-Everest Base Camp, 300 km, about 7-8 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30 am-arrive at around 16:30
Attractions for today: Peikutso Lake, Menbu Town, Gangga town (also known as old Tingri), Rongphu Monastery, Mt.Everest (8,843.43 m)
Everest Base Camp-Shigatse-Gyantse, 430 km, about 8-9 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30-arrive at around 18:30
Attractions for today: Sunrise of Mt.Everest, Gyantse County
Gyantse-Lhasa, 260 km, about 5-6 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30-arrive at around 17:00
Attractions for today: Pelkhor Choede Monastery, Kumbum Pagoda, Karola Glacier, Lake Yamdrok
Lhasa Final Departure
Today is free for you until our tour driver transfers you to the airport or drop you off at the train station. Your private Kailash pilgrimage and Everest base camp adventure ends. Hope you have a nice trip with us. And we welcome you for your next Tibet trip!
Tips: 1. Pack your luggage carefully before departure and make sure you bring all important stuff, like ID card, passport, mobile phone, wallet, mobile phone charger. 2. The hotel checkout time is usually on 12 pm. If you have flights in the afternoon, you can leave you luggage in the storing room and remember to take it when leave.
|13 Nights 14 Days Private Kailash+EBC Tour April 15-Oct.5, 2018 & 2019, please book at least 35 days prior to your Lhasa arrival date (at least 4 pax per booking is required)|
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Speical Notice: This itinerary is a well designed and mature one, if your group want a more personalized itinerary per your own timetable, just email us your detailed requests based on your scenarios!)
Saga Dawa Festival Dates and Events (The tour will be further customizable per your individual booking case)
Year 2018, Saga Dawa is celebrated on Full Moon Date of May 29th at Tarboche
Year 2019, Saga Dawa is celebrated on Full Moon Date of June 17th at Tarboche
Year 2020, Saga Dawa is celebrated on Full Moon Date of June 5th at Tarboche