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16-Day Everest Base Camp, Lake Mansarovar, Mount Kailash Private Tour

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16-Day Everest Base Camp, Lake Mansarovar, Mount Kailash 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 (except during Kailash Trek) 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)
  • Optional cost to depart Tibet at the Nepal border

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, accommodation will be either simple tent hotels or a simple guesthouse. At Lake Manasarovar and along the trek around Mt. Kailash, accommodations will be very simple guesthouses 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 are often unavailable at guesthouses 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 – Shlekar -> 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 -> Shigatse

Day 15 – Shigatse -> Lhasa

Day 16 – Depart from Lhasa

Pricing

The package journey from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp and Mt. Kailash 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 4 people or more.

Price for 1 person USD 5600

16-Day Everest Base Camp, Lake Mansarovar, Mount Kailash Private Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa

Welcome to the “Roof of the World”, Tibet!

After you arrive in Lhasa airport or train station, our local guide and driver will meet you and transfer you to the hotel.

Enjoy the rest of the day in Lhasa on your own. Explore Barkhor Square and the adjacent streets for its bargain shopping and local delicacies.

Overnight in Lhasa.

16-Day Everest Base Camp, Lake Mansarovar, Mount Kailash Private Tour. Day 1_Barkhor Square

Credit: @maytjemay

 

Day 2: Lhasa full-day tour

Our first order of the day is to visit Jokhang Temple, one of the most revered and visited in Tibet.

Later in the day, we will go to the great Sera Monastery. Observe Buddhist monks engage in lively debates right within the monastery complex.

Overnight in Lhasa.

16-Day Everest Base Camp, Lake Mansarovar, Mount Kailash Private Tour. Day 2_Sera Monastery

Credit: @metaldian

 

Day 3: Lhasa full-day sightseeing

We will start the day by visiting Potala Palace, Tibet’s most notable landmark.

After our Tibetan lunch, you will go to Drepung Monastery, another significant architecture. Go for the pilgrimage path around the monastery. Your 1-hour trek will be generously rewarded with a magnificent view of the surrounding area.

Overnight in Lhasa.

16-Day Everest Base Camp, Lake Mansarovar, Mount Kailash Private Tour. Day 3_Potala Palace

Credit: @viajarebaouai

 

Day 4: Lhasa—Yamdrok Lake—Karo La Glacier—Gyantse – Shigatse (Distance: 360km, Elevation: 3840m)

As we set off from Lhasa to Shigatse, our first natural attraction is Yamdrok Lake. Yamdrok lake is one of the most beautiful and famous lakes in Tibet. From the lake, you can also see the imposing 7100-meter Nojin Kangsang Peak.

Continue driving along the lake and up the Karo La Glacier.

Once you arrive in Gyantse, drop by Pelkor Chode Monastery where you can see the largest stupa in Tibet, the Kumbum Stupa.

From Gyantse, we will make a short drive to Shigatse city. Along the way, you will visit some traditional farming villages.

Upon reaching Shigatse, we will go straight to the massive Tashi Lhunpo Monastery.

Overnight in Shigatse.

16-Day Everest Base Camp, Lake Mansarovar, Mount Kailash Private Tour. Day 4_Yamdrok Lake

Credit: @jj_3721

 

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

Resume your Tibet expedition by travelling further west to Shelkar (Shekar) town.

Along the way, we’ll cross over the Gyatso La Pass that rises to over 5200 meters in elevation. Soak in the amazing views of the surrounding Himalayan Mountains.

Overnight in Shelkar.

16-Day Everest Base Camp, Lake Mansarovar, Mount Kailash Private Tour. Day 5_Tashi Lhunpo

Credit: @tibethighlandtours_tht

 

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

We’ll start day 6 of our 16-Day Everest Base Camp, Lake Mansarovar, Mount Kailash Private Tour by making our way to Everest Base Camp.

We will first cross the Geu La Pass, where you can see 4 of the world’s 14 highest peaks, including Everest.

Continue the drive through small villages until you reach Rongbuk Monastery, the world’s highest monastery (5000m).

Go further a few kilometers up to reach Everest Base Camp.

Spend the night in a guesthouse.

16-Day Everest Base Camp, Lake Mansarovar, Mount Kailash Private Tour. Day 6_Rongbuk Monastery

Credit: @travel.with.attitude

 

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

From Mt. Everest, we will go to Lake Paiku. En route to Lake Paiku, we will see many 7000-meter Himalayan Peaks and also some wildlife.

We will then proceed to Saga town and rest for the night there.

16-Day Everest Base Camp, Lake Mansarovar, Mount Kailash Private Tour. Day 7_Lake Paiku

Credit: @yolotravelcluj

 

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

On day eight of our 16-Day Everest Base Camp, Lake Mansarovar, Mount Kailash Private Tour, we only have 1 single objective: to visit the grandiose Lake Mansarovar.

Spend the night in a guesthouse near Lake Mansarovar.

16-Day Everest Base Camp, Lake Mansarovar, Mount Kailash Private Tour. Day 8_Lake Mansarovar

Credit: @rhinowhitino

 

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

In the late morning, you will make the short drive to Darchen village. Prepare for your 3-day Mount Kailash Trek.

Overnight in Darchen.

16-Day Everest Base Camp, Lake Mansarovar, Mount Kailash Private Tour. Day 9_Lake Mansarovar

Credit: @ajourneywithmax

 

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

The first day of our Kailash trek will take us from Darchen, around Mt. Kailash and to Dirapuk Monastery (5080m).

Spend the night in a small guesthouse near the monastery.

16-Day Everest Base Camp, Lake Mansarovar, Mount Kailash Private Tour. Day 10_Dirapuk

Credit: @rajivramanjani

 

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

The second day of our Mount Kailash Trek around Kailash will take us up and over the Dolma La Pass (5600m).

From the Dolma La Pass, you will descend to Zultul Puk Monastery.

16-Day Everest Base Camp, Lake Mansarovar, Mount Kailash Private Tour. Day 11_Dolma La Pass

Credit: @onefinesunday

 

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 back to Darchen.

Overnight in Darchen.

16-Day Everest Base Camp, Lake Mansarovar, Mount Kailash Private Tour. Day 12_Darchen

Credit: @jevgena

 

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

After breakfast, you will start your journey back to Lhasa.

From Darchen, you will head to Saga.

Overnight in Saga.

16-Day Everest Base Camp, Lake Mansarovar, Mount Kailash Private Tour. Day 13_Darchen

Credit: @himalayanhermits

 

Day 14: Saga—Shigatse (Distance: 450kms  Elevation: 3840m)

Our fourteenth day of 16-Day Everest Base Camp, Lake Mansarovar, Mount Kailash Private Tour,  will be continuing on the return journey to Lhasa. We’ll stop at Shigatse for the night.

Overnight in Shigatse.

16-Day Everest Base Camp, Lake Mansarovar, Mount Kailash Private Tour. Day 14_Shigatse

Credit: @dandange619

 

Day 15: Shigatse—Lhasa (Distance: 260m,  Elevation: 3600m)

You will reach Lhasa in midday. Spend your last full day in Tibet buying souvenirs, eating local food and just enjoying Lhasa city.

Overnight in Lhasa.

16-Day Everest Base Camp, Lake Mansarovar, Mount Kailash Private Tour. Day 15_Lhasa

Credit: @1902_izzievu

 

Day 16: Depart Lhasa

This is the last day of our 16-Day Everest Base Camp, Lake Mansarovar, Mount Kailash Private Tour. This is the time we have to say goodbye.

We will transfer you to Lhasa airport or train station for your next journey out of Tibet.

Thank you and we shall meet again!

The group tour of this itinerary is our 17 Days Everest Base Camp, Guge Kingdom, Mt. Kailash Group Tour

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