Beijing Lhasa Kailash Tour 17 Days

Tour the ancient cities, palaces, legendary monasteries, nomadic people and Buddhist culture of Tibet with 3 days trek around Mt Kailash

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17 Days Beijing to Lhasa

  • Max. Altitude: 5610 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 2 / Max. 10
  • Best Time: May. to Oct.
  • Trip type: Culture & Adventure
  • Accommodation: Hotel/Teahouse

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Moderate trekking involves 4 to 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 3 to 10 days trekking trip.

Experience an amazing train journey from Beijing to Lhasa, hike to the world's highest base camp and drive to one of the sacred places in the world.

Beijing Lhasa Kailash tour begins with the spectacular train journey from Beijing to Lhasa. The amazing journey via Tibetan highlands is truly an amazing and unforgettable trip which will concludes in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Beijing Lhasa Kailash tour is an overland tour and starts in Lhasa visiting legendary palaces, culturally and historically rich monasteries and temples. The tour get continues to Everest base camp, the highest base camp in the world; enjoy the majestic view of Mt. Everest and its beautiful range. After hike to Base camp the tour will continue to holy Mt. kailash and Lake Mansarovar. We enjoy the beautiful ride around Manasarovar Lake and start an amazing and challenging three day trekking around Mt. Kailash. Cross the Droma la pass and trek down to Darchen from where we take a Jeep ride back to Saga, Xigantse and Lhasa then fly to Kathmandu.

Beijing Lhasa Kailash Tour – itinerary

Day 01: Leave Beijing, Start an amazing train journey to Lhasa.
Day 02: Train Journey to Lhasa.
Day 03: Arrive at the train station, reception and transfer to Lhasa city. Rest of day will be rest for acclimatization. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Sightseeing and rest day for acclimatization at Lhasa.
Day 05: Sightseeing and rest day for acclimatization at Lhasa.
Day 06: Drive from Lhasa to Xigantse via Gyantse. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Drive from Xigantse to Everest base camp via Rongbuk Monastry. Overnight at guest house.  
Day 08: Base camp excursion and drive to Lhastse. Overnight at guest house.
Day 09: Drive from Lhaste to New Dongba. Overnight at guest house.  
Day 10: Drive from New Dongba to Mansarovar. Overnight at guest house.
Day 11: Mansarovar tour, drive to Darchen, trekking starting point. Overnight at guest house.
Day 12: Trek from Darchen to Dirapuk. Overnight at guest house.
Day 13: Trek from Dirapuk to Juthulpuk via Droma la pass. Overnight at guest house.
Day 14: Trek from Juthulpuk to Darchen and drive to Saga. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Drive from Saga to Xigantse. Overnight at hotel.
Day 16: Drive from Xigantse to Lhasa via northern road. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17: Final transfers to Gonggor airport, fly to Kathmandu or Beijing or Chengdu.

Notice: Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corner of the Tibetan plateau where many unexpected and unpleasant events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.

Trip cost: The trip cost will vary depending on the number of person in your group, trip duration and standard of services required. Please contact us or send us a quick inquiry with your details to obtain a quote.

Service Includes

  • All necessary pick up and drops by a private jeep or van
  • Tibet travel permits
  • Hotel in Lhasa with breakfast, sightseeing with entry fees
  • English speaking Tibetan Guide and crew
  • Everest base camp permits
  • Guest house and basic hotels with breakfast on the way to Mt. kailash
  • Three days trekking around Mt. kailash with necessary accommodations, meals, guide porter, etc…
  • All vegetarian meals in Kailash portion
  • Transportation by luxury bus, van or Jeep throughout the tour
  • Yaks & Yak men during the trek (circumambulation around Kailash)
  • All necessary travel & trekking permits
  • Medical kit bag and Alpine Eco-Trek's duffle bag

Service Excludes

  • Air ticket to Kathmandu & return from your home country
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Your travel insurance
  • Rescue and evacuation service
  • Personal expenses
  • Bottled drinks
  • Tips for staffs
  • Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances.

Essential info on Trek

Twin sharing rooms (single rooms available for in additional cost) in a standard hotel in the heart of Katmandu can be organized while in Nepal. In Tibet, very simple guest houses with shared rooms and basic toilet facilities (in case of heavy rush and emergency we do use tented camp as well) will be your accommodation. Our staff will attend to all the camping responsibilities.   

All meals during the Kailash portion will be provided. Our staff will cook delicious vegetarian foods include soups, rice, noodles, bread, curry, dal (lentils), potatoes, pickle, porridge, tea, milk, coffee.  

A Luxury bus or van or Jeeps will be your transportation throughout the tour. There will be 4 clients per vehicle and 1 driver. During trek we provide yaks to carry your personal gear. Extra yak/horse and yak/horse man can be provided (for an additional cost).

Visa & Documentation
Clients must have a current passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining. We will take care of all the Tibet Travel permits and entry permit procedures, once we receive copy of your passport and advance deposit.

We recommend that all clients obtain proper medical and travel insurance prior to the trip. Make sure travel insurance includes emergency and rescue coverage.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude is a major factor on all of our Tibet Kaliash tours. We often reach altitudes of over 5000m.This can have mild or severe affects on the body no matter what your level of health. Symptoms can include headache, dizziness, nausea, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping. The best way to prevent this is to stay extremely hydrated and conscious of how your body is functioning. We also have rest days to help the body acclimatize. Diamox is a prescription altitude medication (consult your doctor) that can help prevent symptoms. We also carry oxygen tanks and portable altitude chambers. Be sure each of you is traveling on your own risk. It's recommended to have a file with your medical history on this type of trip with recent medical report.

Physical Fitness 

Although most of the trip will be done in vehicles, it is important that clients be in relatively good health. The trek around Kailash requires some demanding hiking and altitude can take a physical challenge on the body. We suggest clients start an exercise routine prior to the trip that includes hiking or jogging for a least an hour 3-4 days a week. If you have any concerns about the physical demands of the trip feel free to contact us please .If you have any chronic health problems please consult your doctor.

Personal Gear

The following is a list of the personal gear required for the above tour. Some items might be available for rental in Lhasa. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about gear.

List of Gears:
1 large duffel bag or backpack 
1 small backpack or day pack
2 pair warm synthetic or cotton pants 
1 pair light hiking pants
2 pair long underwear tops and bottoms
1 fleece/wool jacket / pants
1 down jacket
1 Sleeping bag
1 set of light rain gear tops and bottoms
1 warm hat and 1 sun hat
6 pair warm socks
1 pair comfortable waterproof hiking boots
I pair comfortable shoes (for wearing around camp)
2 pair long sleeve cotton shirt
1 pair warm gloves or mittens
1 pair of sunglasses (100% UV protective)
Sunscreen / lip salve (at least SPF 25)
1 silk or polyester scarf (to protect neck from sun)
1 towel
Water bottle 2/lts
1 flashlight (w/ extra batteries)

Toilet items:
Towel, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brush, comb/brush, razor, shaving cream, women's items, toilet paper etc.

First Aid / Medical Kits
We provide basic 1st aid items but we highly recommend that please bring a well-stocked personal medical kit. Suggested items are below. Consult your doctor for all prescription medicine.
1. Band-aids, bandages, medical tape, Neosporin, and other wound dressings
2. Blister dressings, moleskin, spenco, 2nd skin
3. Cold and flu tablets / nasal decongestant
4. Antihistamine (for allergies)
5. Aspirin or ibuprofen 
6. Imodium or lomotil (anti-diarrhea)
7. Hydration powder
8. Throat lozenges / cough medicine
9. Small pair scissors / tweezers / thermometer
10. Antibiotics (consult doctor)
11. Full supply of all current prescription medications.

Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

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