13 Days Kailash Tour

This is a 13 days tour to Tibet available from May to September. For enquiries, please fill in the form and we will contact you for booking and payment.

About Tibet: Tibet is nicknamed ‘the roof of the world’ as it is the world’s highest and largest plateau, with many sights to see such as magnificent mountains and beautiful lakes. As a mainly-Buddhist territory, it is rich in Buddhist culture, with many religious monuments, temples and monasteries to visit. During this tour, you will get to visit Drepung-the largest monastery in Tibet, soak in the beauty of one of Tibet’s sacred lakes: Yamdrok Lake, witness the breath-taking sights of Mt. Kailash; a sacred mountain where many pilgrims from all over travel to Tibet to visit, and even embark on Mt. Kailash Kora; a sacred circuit around the mountain deemed to be one of the world’s best walks.

I T I N E R A R Y

 

Day 01: ARRIVAL IN LHASA, TRANSFER TO THE DOWNTOWN            LD

You will be warmly welcome by our Tibetan guide and driver and accompany you to the holy city of Lhasa along with the view of Bharmaputra, known as YarlungTsangpo in Tibetan and a giant stone carved Buddha with more than a thousand years of history.

Day 02: LHASA                          LD

Sightseeing Potala Palace, winter Palace of the Dalai Lama, Jokang temple, the oldest and most sacred temple of Tibet, Bharkor, the ancient market of Lhasa and the oldest and most sacred pilgrimage path in Lhasa.

Day 03: LHASA                    LD

Sightseeing Drepung monastery, the largest monastery in Tibet and one of the six biggest monasteries of Gelukpa sect in Tibetan Buddhism. Sera monastery, the second largest monastery of Tibet and it is very interesting to watch the monks debating in the monastery.

Day 04: LHASA-YAMDROK LAKE-GYANTSE-SHIGATSE                 LD                                                                               

Early morning, start your tour and then drive towards Gyangtse through 3 big mountain passes, Kampa La, Karo La, Simila respectively. Karola is the highest pass among them which is over 5000Mts with its most beautiful glaciers, beautiful Yamdrok lake emerged as coral colour from the top of Kampala pass. Visit Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa and then continue your journey to Shigatse.

Day 05: SHIGATSE-LHATSE- NGAMRING TSO-SANGSANG-SAGA                    LD

You will start your tour at around 9.0Am from your hotel and drive through two big mountain passes, Tsola4500Mts/ Ngamring la 4650Mts until Ngamring county and some beautiful villages on the way. After Ngamring county, you will drive through a vast grassland with big nomadic area where you will see lots of Yak, Sheep etc. Even though the road condition is good and it will take you around 9 hours to get there as there is a speed limit.

Day 06: SAGA-BARYANG-MANSAROVAR-CHIU GOMPA-DHARCHEN                            LD

By the South road we join the high Tibetan plateau at more than 4000m in altitude, between Himalaya and Brahmaputra (Tsangpo). Numbers of nomad camps, herds of Kyangs (wild donkeys), gazelles and antelopes, and sometimes a mob of jackals howling with the fall of the night or even a lonely wolf. We follow the road towards Kailash in breath-taking landscapes with some beautiful nomad camps and many animals on the grass lands. Reaching Lake Mansarovar and Kailash, it is an amazing landscape the view from the point called Chaktsalkang where we can first see the Lake Mansarovar right in front of us and Mt Kailash in the distance. It is extremely beautiful to see Lake Mansarovar and Mt Kailash in the distance which could be called as heaven.

 

Day 07: DRIVE DIRECTLY TO TARPOCHE AND TREK TO DHIRAPHUK               LD

Today is the first day of your KailashKora which is totally around 53Km. You start your Kora from Dharchen and after like 2 hrs walk, you will face DarpoChe where there is a huge prayer flag pole which is annually replaced by the pilgrimages on 15th of forth Lunar month, known as Saga Dawa festival, As well as Trulku monastery on your left-side up on the hill side. You can also see ibex and blue sheep running in the rocky hillside while you are walking and then you will reach DhiraPhuk which was a monastery before but nowadays you can only see the ruins of the monastery as the monastery was destroyed in the cultural revolution.

Day 08: TREK TO ZUTRULPHUK                        LD

Today is the second of your KailashKora which is indeed the hardest day of your three-day trek. You will have to climb up to the top of Drolma La pass which is more than 5000Mt. There will be three sloppy hike to get to the top of Drolma La pass from DhiraPhuk and then pretty steep downhill with rocky path all the way to the valley. On the right side of the downhill path, there is a small lake called Thuje Lake, meaning compassionate lake. ZutrulPhuk was the cave where Mila Repa and NagroBonchung debated for their religion sects and nowadays, it is a small monastery.

Day 09: TREK TO DHARCHEN AND THEN DRIVE TO MANSAROVAR-BARYANG-DRONGPA                      LD                                                                        

Today is the easiest and last day of your Kailashkora as you will trek down in the valley with beautiful distant scenery of Rakshas Tal lake. From here you will depart your Yak men and kind Yak and shift to jeeps. You will meet your drivers and continue your tour to Lake Mansarovar. Rest and free afternoon around the lake.

Day 10: DRONGPA-SAGA-SAKYA                                   LD

It’s in the vastness of the Changtang, Tibetan plateau, that we measure the Tibetan space from where suddenly emerge herds of gazelles or Kyang, wild donkeys.

Day 11 SAKYA-SHIAGTSE                                        LD

Morning, visit Sakyaa monastery and then drive to Shigatse, visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery which is the seat of the Penchen Lama.

Day 12: SHIGATSE-LHASA                     LD   

Start your tour early in the morning and drive along the Bharmaputrariver with a landscape of sandy hills, villages, and RulakYungdrung ling at the otherside of the river. You will have lunch in a small town called Nyenmo which is the border point between Shigatse and Lhasa. Free afternoon for shopping.

Day 13: LHASA-LHASA GONGKAR AIRPORT                               LD               

End of trip.

Hotels Envisaged:

Region Accommodation
Lhasa Gang Gyen Hotel (4 Stars)
Shigatse Mansarovar Hotel (3 Stars)
Saga Guest House
Dharchen Himalaya Hotel
Lodge
Lhasa Tibet Heritage Hotel

Hotels Subject to availability

 

Land Tour Cost Includes Land Tour Cost Excludes
  1. Accommodation as mentioned in the program
  2. All necessary Tibet entry and road permits
  3. 1 Local Tibetan English speaking guide
  4. Transportation by good conditioned mini van
  5. All entry fees to the sites and monasteries
  6. Yamdrok lake conservation fee
  7. Karola glacier conservation fee
  8. Kailash and Mansarovar conservation fee
  9. Kailash and Mansarovar conservative bus fee
  10. Breakfast for entire tour
  11. Permit delivery fee
  12. Oxygen in the vehicle incase needed
  1. Air ticket and air tax
  2. Visa fee
  3. Service charge of Nepal or mainland China side
  4. Lunch and dinner
  5. Personal insurance
  6. Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses

Land Only Cost per person in USD:

No. of People 2 3 4-6 7-9 10-12 SRS
 Cost 3082 2528 2299 1944 1840 504

SRS stands for single room supplement.

 

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