Lhasa Everest Base Camp Kailash Tour

Duration: 16 Days   |   Based on 3 Reviews

Filled with spectacular scenery and stunning cultural visits, the Lhasa Everest Base Camp Kailash tour truly is a once in a lifetime experience. We organize small group trips for this tour and you are free to join us in either Kathmandu or Lhasa. The tour starts with a comprehensive briefing overview of the trip in Kathmandu followed by a sensational trans-Himalayan flight to Lhasa, which passes over Mount Everest and many of the highest peaks in the world if you begin the tour in Kathmandu. If you are to begin the tour in Lhasa, arriving from anywhere in mainland China or taking a new train from Beijing or Chengdu to Lhasa you will be briefed about the tour by our Tibetan Guide.

Mount Kailash, situated in the far west corner of Tiber, is the most sacred peak of Asia. This 6,700m beauty resembles a symmetrical cone-shaped rock, permanently capped by pure crystalline ice. The mountain is recited in various mythological and literary works, dominating the north Himalayan Bariers skyline. Mt. Kailash aka Mt. Kailas as it can be colloquially known, is revered as the holiest pilgrimage site by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and Bön-Po. Tibetans regard this mountain as the manifestation of Mount Meru, “the navel of the earth” where the founder of Bon religion, TonpaShenrab, is believed to have descended from heaven, Hindus as the abode of Lord Shiva, Buddhists as the abode of Samvara and Jains as a sacred site where their prophet, Rishaba attained spiritual enlightenment. With its four sheer walls, distinctive snow-capped peak, and valleys interspersed with brightly-clad Tibetan pilgrims, Mount Kailash or Kang Rimpoche (‘precious snow-peak’, as known by the Tibetans) is an awe-inspiring sight. Four great rivers of Asia: the Karnali, the Indus, the Sutlej and the Brahmaputra (Tsangpo) originate from here. A three-day trek (Parikrama or Kora) around Mount Kailash over a 5,630 Drolma La (pass), clockwise for Buddhists and Hindus, and anti-clockwise followers of the ancient Bon religion, is said to erase the sins of a lifetime.

To complete the Kailash pilgrimage it is said that you should bath in the sacred Lake Manasarovar, stunningly set on the Tibetan plateau bordered by the majestic Gurla Mandata. On the journey to Mt. Kailash across the windswept Tibetan plateau, you will see cliff-top monasteries, wild-looking but hardy and hospitable Tibetans, yak caravans journeying over snowy passes, and the great peaks of the Himalaya with a foreground of grazing herds, yak skin tents, and a glittering turquoise lake. Journeying through Norbulingka, Sera and Drepung monasteries, Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and Barkhor markets, you will immerse into a world of ancient Tibetan culture and traditions, living amongst the civilizations. On this expertly guided overland tour on a luxury Van or Bus, you get to explore colorful mosaics of Tibetan arts, crafts, history, culture, customs, traditions, lifestyle, and cuisine.

This is a unique experience that is sure to engrain a spiritual discovery within. You will witness a host of indigenous cultures on your tour to Lhasa Gyantse, Shigatse and other significant cities along the way. A further drive across the wide-open spaces of the Tibetan Plateau brings you to Lake Mansarovar, before completing a kora around Mt Kailash. From there, you re-cross the vast arid plains before heading south to the Nepalese border and returning to Kathmandu. 

Highlights

  • Kathmandu, Lhasa, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Norbulinkha Palace, Shigantse, Saga, Manasarovar Lake, Darchen, Dirapuk, Dolma la Pass, Zuthulpuk, Saga, Kerung, Kathmandu 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrive at Gongoar airport transfer to the selected hotel (3,650 meters).
  • Day 02Sightseeing tour in Lhasa. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 03Sightseeing tour in Lhasa. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 04Museum tour in Lhasa. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 05Drive to Gyantse (3,950m).Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 06Sightseeing tour & drive to Shigatse (3,900m). Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 07Sightseeing tour & drive to Lhatse (4,050m). Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 08Drive to Everest Base Camp. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 09Explore Everest Base Camp and drive to Saga. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 10Drive to Mansarovar (4,560m). Overnight at Guest House.
  • Day 11Drive to Darchen (4,750m). Overnight at Guest House.
  • Day 12Trek to Dira-puk (4,900m). Overnight at Guest House or tented camp.
  • Day 13Trek across Droma La (5,630m) to Zutul-Puk, (4,790m). Overnight at Guest House or tented camp.
  • Day 14Trek to Darchen and drive to Saga (4,750m). Overnight at Guest House.
  • Day 15Drive to Kerung (3,650m). Overnight at Guest House.
  • Day 16Drive to Kathmandu (1,400m). End Services.
Detail Itinerary

Inclusion

  • All necessary pick up and drops by a private Van or Bus
  • Tibet travel permits
  • Hotel in Lhasa with breakfast, sightseeing with entry fees
  • English speaking Tibetan Guide and crew
  • Kailash permits
  • Guesthouse and basic hotels with breakfast on the way to Mt. Kailash
  • Three days trekking around Mt. Kailash with a guide, etc…
  • Transportation by luxury Van/Bus 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
  • Pick up from Kerung border to Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinners
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Train fare and Air tickets
  • 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.


 

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
01 May, 2020 - 16 May, 2020Guaranteed$2250 USD
05 May, 2020 - 20 May, 2020Guaranteed$2250 USD
08 May, 2020 - 23 May, 2020Guaranteed$2250 USD
13 May, 2020 - 28 May, 2020Guaranteed$2250 USD
18 May, 2020 - 02 Jun, 2020Guaranteed$2250 USD
23 May, 2020 - 07 Jun, 2020Guaranteed$2250 USD
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Useful Information

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 a copy of your passport and advance deposit. 

List of Gears

  •  1 large duffel bag or backpack  
  •  1 small backpack or day pack 
  •  2 pair of 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 of 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 the sun) 
  •  1 towel 
  •  Water bottle 2/lts 
  •  1 flashlight (w/ extra batteries) 

Toilet items

Towel, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, 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. The suggested items are below. Consult your doctor for all prescription medicine.

  • Band-aids, bandages, medical tape, Neosporin, and other wound dressings 
  • Blister dressings, moleskin, spenco, 2nd skin 
  • Cold and flu tablets / nasal decongestant 
  • Antihistamine (for allergies) 
  • Aspirin or ibuprofen  
  • Imodium or Lomotil (anti-diarrhea) 
  • Hydration powder 
  • Throat lozenges/cough medicine 
  • Small pair of scissors /tweezers/thermometer 
  • Antibiotics (consult a doctor) 
  • Full supply of all current prescription medications. 

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