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15-Day Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kailash, Kathmandu Private Tour

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15-Day Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kailash, Kathmandu Private Tour

Package Includes

  • All required travel permits to Tibet
  • English speaking Tibetan tour guide
  • Pick up and drop off service
  • All ground transportation as per itinerary
  • All meals and accommodations for your guide
  • All lodging as stated in itinerary
  • Entrance fees for the attractions listed in the itinerary
  • One time welcome meal for the group
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Mineral water plus shared Oxygen tank in car
  • Travel agency liability insurance
  • First aid kit in the Car
  • All government taxes

Package Excludes

  • Air Tickets and transportation costs to and from Tibet
  • Chinese visa fees and passport fees
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs etc)
  • Tips and Gratuities for the driver and guide
  • Meals that are not specified in the itinerary (On average a meal in Tibet cost USD 5 per person)
  • Travel insurance covering trip cancellation and emergency evacuation (recommended)

Important Notes:

Travel Gear: Upon joining, each participant will be sent a list of required and recommended gear for this journey that they will be responsible for.
Accommodations: In Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and Saga, you will be staying in comfortable and pleasant locally-rated 3 or 4 Star Tibetan-owned hotels. At Everest Base Camp Region, accommodation will be either simple tent hotels or a simple guesthouse. At Lake Manasarovar, along the trek around Mt. Kailash and at the border at Gyirong, accommodations will be very simple as these areas are very remote and poor. Guesthouses have no heat, but plenty of blankets. Toilets are usually outside and are not always clean. Showers at guesthouses are often unavailable or are available at a local shower house that is not attached to the hotel. Hotel upgrades available in Lhasa upon request.
Meals: Breakfast is included in the price for each morning you are in Tibet. Lunch and dinner are not included in the price.
Eligibility: Participants must be in good health and be able to spend each day walking around towns, villages and monasteries. Most of this tour will take place in mountainous terrain between 3600 meters and 5200 meters (11,800 feet to 17,000 feet) above sea level. The 3 day trek around Mt. Kailash is 52 kilometers long and will take 3 days to complete. This trek is beautiful, but is quite demanding as the high pass rises to 5630 meters (18,465 feet). You will spend 3 nights in Lhasa for altitude acclimatization before going above 3600 meters. Ascent will be slow and gradual along the way from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp and on to Mt. Kailash.
Responsible Tourism: Tibet Highland tours is local-owned, and Tibetan staffed. All of our guides and drivers are local Tibetans who have been working in tourism for many years. It is a top priority for us to support as many Tibetan-owned businesses as possible. During this tour, all of the hotels you will be staying at in Tibet are locally-owned. The preservation of the culture of Tibet, as well as the protection of the environment of Tibet, are extremely important to us. In fact, when we are not out leading and arranging journeys across Tibet, we are working with local Tibetans in numerous eco-tourism and conservation projects.

Summary

Day 1 – Arrive in Lhasa. Barkhor Square, Old Town

Day 2 – Lhasa Tour: Jokhang temple, Sera Monastery

Day 3 – Lhasa Tour: Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery

Day 4 – Lhasa -> Yamdrok Lake -> Gyantse -> Shigatse

Day 5 – Shigatse -> Shelkar

Day 6 – Shelkar -> Everest Base Camp

Day 7 – Everest-> Lake Paiku -> Saga

Day 8 – Saga -> Lake Mansarovar

Day 9 – Lake Mansarovar -> Darchen

Day 10 – Mt. Kailash Trek: Darchen -> Dirapuk

Day 11 – Mt. Kailash Trek: Dirapuk -> Dormala Pass -> Zultulpuk

Day 12 – Mt. Kailash Trek: Zultulpuk -> Darchen

Day 13 – Darchen -> Saga

Day 14 – Saga -> Gyirong

Day 15 – Gyirong -> Nepal Border (Kathmandu)

Pricing

The package journey from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kailash and Kathmandu can be done anytime from mid-April through late October, however, the months that offer the best views are from mid April through mid June and again from mid-September through October.

We can arrange this journey for clients in groups of 2 to 12 people. Price is discounted for groups of 3 people or more.

Price for 1 person USD 5740

15-Day Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kailash, Kathmandu Private Tour

Day 1: Arrival Lhasa, Tibet

As you arrive in Lhasa, our local tour guide and driver will receive you at the airport and transfer you to your Lhasa hotel.

Spend the rest of the day discovering Lhasa city on your own. Take a leisurely walk around Barkhor Square, shopping, eating and relaxing.

Overnight in Lhasa.

15-Day Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kailash, Kathmandu Private Tour. Day 1_Barkhor Square

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Day 2: One-Day Lhasa City Tour

Your first ‘task’ of the day is to visit Jokhang Temple. The 7th-century Jokhang Temple is one of the most important temples for Tibetans and also for tourists.

Later, you will visit the great 600-year old Sera Monastery. You will visit Sera Monastery after 3pm because that’s when you’ll get to witness Buddhist monks participating in lively debates in the monastery compound.

Overnight in Lhasa.

15-Day Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kailash, Kathmandu Private Tour. Day 2_Jokhang

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Day 3: One-Day Lhasa Sightseeing Tour

We will start the day by touring Potala Palace, Tibet’s most famous architecture and attraction. You will start the day by exploring the Potala Palace, Tibet’s most iconic building. T

After lunch, you will go to Drepung Monastery. The pilgrimage path around Drepung Monastery takes about an hour to complete and offers fabulous views.

Overnight in Lhasa.

15-Day Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kailash, Kathmandu Private Tour. Day 3_Potala Palace

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Day 4: Lhasa—Yamdrok Lake—Karo La Glacier—Gyantse (Distance: 260km, Elevation: 3840m)

It will be a fantastic day in Tibet today as you’ll get to see many natural and man-made attractions.

First off, we will drive to Yamdrok Lake, one of the most amazing and popular lakes in Tibet. The view of Yamdrok Lake is further complemented with the magnificent 7000-meter Nojin Kangsang in the background.

From Yamdrok Lake, we will travel along the lakeshore and drive up the amazing Karo La Glacier before arriving in Gyantse town.

Once we reach Gyantse, we will visit the Pelkor Chode Monastery where you can see the Kumbum Stupa, the largest Buddhist stupa in Tibet.

From Gyantse, we’ll take a short drive to Shigatse, Tibet’s second largest city. Between Gyantse and Shigatse, we will stop at some traditional farming villages.

In Shigatse, we will tour the huge complex of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery.

Overnight in Shigatse.

15-Day Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kailash, Kathmandu Private Tour. Day 4_Yamdrok Lake

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Day 5: Shigatse—Gyatso La Pass—Shelkar (Distance 235km, Elevation: 4320m)

On day five of our 15-Day Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kailash, Kathmandu Private Tour, we will travel west to the small town of Shelkar. Along the way, you will cross over the Gyatso La Pass, which rises to 5200 meters in elevation. From this pass, you can see a breathtaking view of the surrounding Himalayan Mountains.

Overnight in Shelkar.

15-Day Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kailash, Kathmandu Private Tour. Day 5_tingri

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Day 6: Shelkar—Rongbuk Monastery—Everest Base Camp (Distance: 115km, Elevation 5150m)

This morning, we will start off by crossing over to Geu La Pass. You’ll get a sweeping view of the Himalayan Range and see 4 of the world’s 14 highest peaks, including Everest.

Continue your journey past small villages until you reach Rongbuk Monastery (5000m). Rongbuk Monastery is just a few kilometers from Everest Base Camp.

Overnight in guesthouse with the companion of the stars and world’s highest peak.

15-Day Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kailash, Kathmandu Private Tour. Day 6_Lake Paiku

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Day 7: Everest—Lake Paiku —Saga (Distance: 300km, Elevation: 4500m)

From the Mt. Everest Region, the next destination is the stunning Lake Paiku. As we drive to Lake Paiku, we will get to see 7000-meter Himalayan peaks as well as some wildlife.

Our next stop will be the town of Saga.

Overnight in Saga.

15-Day Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kailash, Kathmandu Private Tour. Day 7_Rongbuk Monastery

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Day 8: Saga—Lake Mansarovar (Distance: 485km, Elevation: 4590m)

On this eighth day of your 15-Day Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kailash, Kathmandu Private Tour, you will see one of Tibet’s most revered and spectacular attraction: Lake Mansarovar. The view of the magnificent Lake Mansarovar also comes with the surrounding Himalayan mountain range in the background.

Overnight in a guesthouse near the lake.

15-Day Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kailash, Kathmandu Private Tour. Day 8_Lake Mansarovar

Credit: @remypni

 

Day 9: Lake Mansarovar—Darchen (Distance: 35km, Elevation: 4690m)

We will begin day nine of our 15-Day Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kailash, Kathmandu Private Tour with a short drive to Darchen. We will spend the rest of the day to prepare and plan for the great 3-Day Mount Kailash Trek.

Overnight in Darchen.

15-Day Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kailash, Kathmandu Private Tour. Day 9_Mount Kailash

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Day 10: Kailash Trek Day 1 (Distance: 20km, Elevation: 5080m)

The first day of our Mount Kailash Trek will take us approximately 20km. We will set off from Darchen, go around Mount Kailash and reach Dirapuk Monastery (5080m).

Spend the night in a small guesthouse near Dirapuk Monastery.

 

Day 11: Kailash Trek Day 2 (Distance: 18km, Elevation: 4820m)

The second day of our Mount Kailash Trek will bring us to Dolma La Pass. This is the highest pass on the trek at 5630m elevation.

Majestic mountains and glaciers views will follow us for most of the day. From the Dolma La Pass, we will descend to Zultul Puk Monastery (4820 meters).

15-Day Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kailash, Kathmandu Private Tour. Day 11_Dorma La Pass

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Day 12: Kailash Trek Day 3 (Distance: 14km, Elevation: 4590m)

The third and final day of our Mt. Kailash Trek will be from Zultul Puk Monastery and back to Darchen town.

Overnight in Darchen.

15-Day Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kailash, Kathmandu Private Tour. Day 12_Darchen

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Day 13: Darchen—Saga (Distance: 485km, Elevation: 4500m)

After breakfast, we will begin the journey to Kathmandu, Nepal.

From Darchen, we will drive through the beautiful plans and landscapes of Tibet towards Saga.

Overnight in Saga.

15-Day Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kailash, Kathmandu Private Tour. Day 13_Saga

Credit: @annedycsmile

 

Day 14: Saga—Gyirong (Distance: 175km, Elevation: 2800m)

As we enter our final full day in Tibet, we will go from Saga to Gyirong.

Spend the night at a guesthouse in Gyirong.

15-Day Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kailash, Kathmandu Private Tour. Day 14_Gyirong

Credit: @ngaimann

 

Day 15: Gyirong—Nepal border—Kathmandu (Distance: 150kms, Elevation: 1350m)

This is day 15 and the last day of your 15-Day Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Mt. Kailash, Kathmandu Private Tour.

Today you will cross the international border into Nepal. Your journey with us will end once you arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Thank you and see you!

The equivalent group tour of this itinerary is our 15 Days Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar Group Tour

If you can spare 15 days, maybe you can push yourself and go for this 19-Day Mount Kailash, Guge Kingdom, Mount Everest Private Tour

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