10 Day Nepal to Western Tibet & Nepal


Our 10-day private tour journey from Nepal border to western Tibet will allow you to see the beauties of western Tibet including the three days trek at Mount Kailash, Chiu monastery, Lake Manasarovar, the Guge Kingdom ruins, Toling monastery, Tadapuri hot spring. 

You will start the tour by traveling from Nepal to Nepal border on your own. Our partner travel agency in Nepal can help to arrange the transportation to Nepal border.

Tibet Travelers Tour Guide and Tour Driver will pick the Travelers from Kyirong border and travel to western Tibet.

The western Tibet is home to Lake Manasarovar and Mt. Kailash. The 3-day trek around Mt. Kailash will certainly be a highlight!

Travelers will also explore the ruins of last Kingdoms in western Tibet ( The Guge Kingdom Ruins ) and Toling monastery at Tsaparang Tsanda town. 

From western Tibet, you will then make the journey to Kyirong town at the Nepal border, where the journey will conclude.

The 10 days tour from Nepal to Tibet is perfect for Travelers planning on traveling overland from Nepal to Tibet and back to Nepal.

Tour Type: 10-Day Private Tour

Group Size: Depend on Travelers

Tour Duration: 10-Day

Price: Depend on Season

  1. All travel permits for Tibet
  2. English speaking Tibetan tour guide
  3. Pick up and drop off by airport bus
  4. All transportation in Tibet per itinerary, a vehicle for the trip outside of Lhasa, taxis inside Lhasa
  5. Vehicle tolls and vehicle repairs(if necessary)
  6. All administrative fees
  7. All meals and accommodations for your guide
  8. All lodging listed in the itinerary
  9. Breakfast each morning
  10. Entrance fees for the places listed in the itinerary 
  11. One time welcome meal for the group
  12. One box of mineral water plus shared 
  13. Oxygen tank in the car
  1. Transportation costs to and from Tibet
  2. Chinese visa fees and passport fees
  3. Lunch and dinner
  4. Personal expenses (laundry, photography fees, souvenirs, etc)
  5. Tips to the driver and guide


Day1. Kyirong Town / Saga Town  (210km, 2700m )

Today in the morning our Tour Guide and Tour Driver will pick the Travelers from the Rasuwa border checkpoint between Nepal and travel to Kyirong.

From Kyirong after having some tea, we will travel to Saga town. On the way, we will visit the beautiful nature of Kyirong and the hometown area of Great Yogi Jetsun Milarepa. 

Overnight at Saga Hotel



Day2. Saga Town / Paryang / Darchen  (490km, 4556m )

Today we enter the semi-nomadic regions of Tibet’s far west. We will enjoy the authentic Tibetan landscapes during this long drive journey through the biggest and highest plateau in the world. We follow Yarlung Tsampo River West (also called the Brahmaputra in India) until the lake Manasarovar, one of the three most sacred lakes in Tibet. Hindus believe that whoever bathes in it will clean all their sins and provide good karma. Drive 30km to Darchin.

Overnight at the guesthouse (dorm bed without bathroom)



Day3. Darchen / Trek to Dirapuk monastery (20km, 5-6hours, 5050m )

Today our trek starts from Darchen town and traces the small trail in the clockwise circuit around Mount Kailash at an average altitude of 4700 m with a duration of 20 km.

You will pass by many local Buddhist pilgrims doing kora along your way and several Bon pilgrims in the anti-clockwise direction.

After the 4hours trek, we will reach Tamdin(4780m) where nomadic tents serve simple lunches and boil water. From there it is only 4 km to Dirapuk monastery but between these stretches has some of the best scenery of the entire kora.

Dirapuk was rebuilt in 1985 located
on the north side of the Lha-Chu River facing to the north face of the Mt. Kailash. Dirapuk's name originally comes from the word Dira that means female yak horn and Puk means cave that in a mythical story says a female yak opened the cave.  

Overnight at Dirapuk guesthouse ( No private bathroom / No shower ) 



Day4. Trek to Zutrulpuk monastery  (18km, 6-8 hours, 4820m )

Today is the most challenging part of the trek where we will cross two passes, though they are not too steep, the altitude is the main reason for tiring and slow, the duration is 18 km and the altitude is 4790 m 

After we cross Dikpyala 5000 m & Dromala 5500 m, the passes are remarked by heaps of prayer flags and Cairns.

Spending some minutes on the pass to view and relax is worth it, as you are on the backside of Mt. Kailash, and offers a great view of Mount Kailash.

After the pass, you will hike down into the long valley and stop lunch at Shabjay Dakpo nomadic tent.

Zuktrulpuk monastery 4790 m, also known as miracle cave is built by two Religious figures Buddhist Jetsun Milarepa and Bon Jetsun Naro Bonchung.

You can witness the spiritual beauties footprint and handprint of Jetsun Milarepa inside the meditation cave. 

Overnight at the guesthouse (No private bathroom/ No shower)



Day5. Trek to Darchen / Tsanda  (284km, 3750m )

Today is the easiest day of the trek, the duration is 14 km from Zutrulpuk monastery to Darchen town. No any climbing up, it's all hiking at an almost flat altitude of around 4500m

After arriving at Darchen town, drive to Lake near the Chiu Bird monastery for the night.

Overnight at the guesthouse  (No private bathroom/ No shower)



Day6. Spend a free day at Tsanda to visit Guge Kingdom  ( 36km )

Today we will visit one of the last kingdoms in Tibet ( The Guge Kingdom )  Guge situated around 18km from the Tsaparang town. Tsaparang is the town where we will spend the night. Travelers can also enjoy the beauties of the Toling monastery.

Overnight in Guesthouse ( No private bathroom / No Shower)



Day7. Tsanda / Tadapuri hot spring / Lake Manasarovar / Chiu monastery  (300km, 4500m )

Today we will travel to Lake Manasarovar at the Chiu monastery for the night. On the way, we will visit the Tadapuri hot spring and the monastery.

Overnight in Guesthouse ( No private bathroom / No Shower)



Day8. Lake Manasarovar / Saga Town  (460km, 4400m )

After spending the morning at Lake Manasarovar exploring the lake, we will drive to Saga town. The duration is around 400km. On the way, we will stop for photos of sand dunes and beautiful nature.

Overnight at the guesthouse (No private bathroom/ No shower)



Day9. Saga Town / Kyirong Town  (210km, 2700m )

After breakfast at Saga town, drive towards south to Kyirong.

On the way, we will pass by beautiful nature.

After arriving in Kyirong, Travelers will have a rest day and prepare for border crossing the next day. 

3-star Kyirong Hotel 




Day10. Kyirong Town / Nepal border / Rasuwa Gadhi  ( 25km )

After breakfast, drive from Kyirong town to the border checkpoint 25 km via applying for a Nepal visa upon arrival and cross the border by foot to Rasuwa Gadhi.

Tibet Travelers service ends

You can find a vehicle to Syaburbesi town around 16km and hire a vehicle for public transport to Kathmandu cost around 100 RMB per person.

Tibet Travelers can also help to arrange a private vehicle for you with our Nepal agency help for 250 USD.

There is around 150 km from Rasuwa Gadhi to Kathmandu but because of the bad road condition, travel duration via private vehicle is around 6-7 hours. 


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