15 Day Mount Kailash, Everest, Guge Kingdom & Namtso Lake

Mount Kailash, 15-Day Mount Kailash, Everest, Guge Kingdom & Namtso Lake!

15-Day Mount Kailash, Everest, Guge Kingdom & Namtso Lake

We're excited to offer a 15-day Group Tour that hits all the highlights of Tibet! You'll visit Namtso Lake, Mount Everest, Mount Kailash, Guge Kingdoms, and Lhasa monasteries.

We'll start by exploring the holy city of Lhasa for two days. Then, we'll take a day trip to Namtso Lake and journey through central Tibet before arriving at Mt. Everest Base Camp, the world's roof!

For those seeking a spiritual adventure, the 3-day 52km trek Kora around Mount Kailash is a great way to purify your karmic debts. And we'll also take time to enjoy the beauties of one of the Guge Kingdoms. This tour is perfect for travelers who love nature, trekking, and spiritual beauty. The Trip Advisor rating system has awarded us with a 5-star rating. Join us for an unforgettable adventure!

Group Price & Size

2,780 US dollars Per Person

Minimum 4 People & Maximum 9 People 

Single room occupancy supplement: 500USD (hotels only)

Day1. Lhasa Arrival [3700m]

When you arrive in Lhasa, your English-speaking Tibetan Guide and driver will greet you and take you to your hotel. Remember to stay hydrated and take it easy to adjust to the high altitude and avoid feeling unwell.

Overnight at the 4-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold-star Shambhala Palace, located in the heart of Lhasa city, 100 meters from Jokhang Temple.

Potala Palace

Day2. Lhasa Sightseeing [3700m]

Our journey began with a visit to the Jokhang Temple, considered the holiest sanctuary in Tibet. This remarkable Temple was established back in the 7th century by King Songtsen Gampo, a revered figure in Buddhist history. Today, we have the pleasure of exploring the breathtaking Potala Palace. Constructed by the fifth Dalai Lama in the 17th century, this Winter Palace offers mesmerizing views of the entire city and boasts the Dalai Lama's personal living quarters, along with majestic staterooms and serene chapels. Later in the day, we'll head to the Sera Monastery, known as one of the three prestigious universities of the Gelugpa Sect. An exciting highlight awaits us as we participate in the monks' engaging debating session.

Overnight at the 4-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold-star Shambhala Palace, located in the heart of Lhasa city, 100 meters from Jokhang Temple. (B)=breakfast

Day3. Lhasa Namtso Lake Day Tour [480Km, 4700m]

Following breakfast, our journey will take us to Namtso Lake for a day excursion. Namtso Lake boasts the distinction of being one of Tibet's highest-altitude salt lakes. Nestled amidst grasslands and mountains, Namtso Lake is the ancestral land of Tibetan Nomads in northern Tibet. Following an extensive visit to the lake, we concluded our day by returning to Lhasa for the night. The total journey is 240km long in one direction. To make the most of our time, we can opt for the highway on the outbound trip and return via the scenic old route.

Overnight at the 4-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold-star Shambhala Palace, located in the heart of Lhasa city, 100 meters from Jokhang Temple.

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Day4. Lhasa – Shigatse [350Km, 3900m]

Our journey commences as we head west towards the second-largest city in Tibet. Initially, we traverse Kampa-la Pass [4797m] and then Karo-la Pass [5050m], with Mt. Noijin Kangsang [7206m] glacier visible beside the road. Amidst our travels, we revel in the mesmerizing turquoise expanse of Yamdrok-Tso, a sacred lake. Our next destination is Gyantse town, renowned for the exceptional Tibetan art displayed at Kumbum Stupa within Pelkor Chode Monastery. Additionally, we marvel at the grandeur of Gyantse Dzong (fortress) overseeing the valley. Finally, we arrived in Shigatse for the night.

Overnight at 4-star Gesar Hotel (B)=breakfast

Yamdrok Lake full view Tibet Tour

Day5. Shigatse- Sakya - New Tingri [350Km, 4300m]

Today marks an exciting start as we set off for New Tingri. Our journey involves traversing the majestic Gyatso La pass [5220m] and marveling at Mt. Everest and the Himalayan range for the very first time. Beginning the day with a visit to Tashilunpo Monastery in Sakya town, we then proceed to Sakya Monastery along the route. Moving on, we pass through Tsou-la Pass (4500m) and Gyatso-la Pass (5220m) on our way to Pelber, where clear weather offers a glimpse of Mount Everest. After covering a 230km distance, we reach Pelber (New Tingri) (4300m) by evening.

Overnight in a 2-star Roof of the World hotel in Pelber (B)=breakfast

Shigatse Tashilhunpo Monastery

Day6. New Tingri - Mount Everest Base Camp [90Km, 5200m]

Today marks the start of an exciting adventure as we set out on the path to the base camp of Mount Everest. Along the way, we'll pass through the Gawula Pass [5200m], offering a breathtaking view of five majestic mountains towering over 8000 meters: Mount Everest, Mount Makalu, Mount Cho Oyu, Mount Lhotse, and Mount Shishapangma.

Gawula Pass

From Gawu La, you will then go to Tashizom town, where you will change your vehicle to a nonpollution bus and reach Rongphu, the highest monastery in the world at just under 5000 meters in elevation. The iconic view of Everest from here will be a high point of your journey! 

Next, you will proceed to the Tent Hotels, open between mid-April and mid-October. The journey from Pelber to Mount Everest North Face Base Camp spans 90 kilometers, requiring approximately 3-4 hours.

Overnight at Black Yak hair tea tent dormitory or off-season from November to March at Rongbuk monastery dormitory (No private bathroom and no shower) (B)=breakfast

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Day7. Everest Base Camp – Saga [300Km, 4500m]

In the morning, we reached one of the major highlights of our trip, Mount Everest North Base Camp [5250m] (trekking or taking the bus). After spending some time at the base of Mt. Everest, we drove northwest, crossing high passes with enchanting views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks like Shishapangma and wild Peikutso Lake.

Overnight in Saga Hotel (B)=breakfast

Mount Everest near Tingri

Day8. Saga – Lake Manasarovar – Darchen [460Km, 4500m]

Today, we're diving into the semi-nomadic realms of Tibet's far west! Get ready to soak in the breathtaking Tibetan scenery on this epic adventure across the globe's largest and loftiest plateau. Following the winding path of the Yarlung Tsampo River, our journey leads us to the enchanting Lake Manasarovar. We'll take a leisurely drive around the lake, stopping by the tranquil Chiu Monastery before settling in at Darchen for the night.

Overnight at 3-Star Himalaya Hotel (B)=breakfast

Tibet Darchen Tarchen town view of Mount Kailash

Day9. Trek To Dira-Puk Monastery [20Km, 5-6h, 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 4-hour 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, there is 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 the north face of Mt. Kailash. Dirapuk's name originally comes from the word Dira, which means female yak horn, and Puk, which means cave; a mythical story says a female yak opened the cave.  

Overnight at Dirapuk Guesthouse ( No private bathroom / No shower )  (B)=breakfast

Day10. Trek To Zutul Puk Monastery - Darchen [32Km, 8-10h, 500m]

Today marks the most demanding segment of the trek, involving the traversal of two passes. While these passes are not exceedingly steep, the high altitude accounts for the challenging and slow pace. Covering a distance of 18 km at an altitude of 4790 m, the trail encompasses the crossing of Dikpyala at 5000 m and Dromala at 5500 m. Abundant prayer flags and Cairns distinguish these passes.

Taking a few moments at each pass to admire the scenic vistas, particularly the rear view of Mount Kailash, is highly rewarding. Following the passes, a descent through a lengthy valley leads to a lunch break at the Shabjay Dakpo nomadic tent. Situated at 4790 m, the Zuktrulpuk Monastery, also known as the miraculous cave, was jointly constructed by two revered religious personalities, Buddhist Jetsun Milarepa and Bon Jetsun Naro Bonchung.

The journey from Zutrulpuk Monastery to Darchen town spans an additional 14 km. Our expedition proceeds to Darchen, where we will be accommodated at the 3-Star Himalayan Hotel for improved lodging facilities. (B)=breakfast

Mount Kailash

Day11. Darchen - Tada [316Km, 3700m]

Today, following a delightful morning meal in Darchen, we are prepared to begin a picturesque journey to Tada town to discover the captivating marvels of the Toling Monastery and Guge Kingdom, situated approximately 18km west of Tada. Subsequently, we will enjoy a comfortable evening in Tada.

Overnight at 3-Star Ganggar Tise Hotel (B)=breakfast

Guge Kingdom

Day12. Tada - Saga [730Km, 4300m]

Today's main focus is on the journey back to Lhasa, which will be the longest day of driving throughout the entire trip. Along the route, there will be chances to capture scenic photographs. Our day begins at 7 am with an early departure towards Saga town, where we will spend the night amidst stunning natural landscapes.

Overnight at Saga Hotel (B)=breakfast

Nature in Tibet

Day13. Saga - Shigatse [450Km, 3900m]

Saga is one of the bigger towns near the Mount Kailash region. From Saga, we will drive to Namring via the northern route, enjoying the beautiful landscape.

Overnight at 4-star Gesar Hotel (B)=breakfast

Beauties of nature in Tibet

Day14. Shigatse – Lhasa [260Km, 3600m]

Today, you will visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, built in the 15th century by the first Dalai Lama. Nowadays, the seat of the Panchen Lama. Also, you can walk around the local market after driving back to Lhasa through the Southern Friendship Highway.

Overnight at the 4-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold-star Shambhala Palace, located in the heart of Lhasa city, 100 meters from Jokhang Temple. (B)=breakfast

Day15. Tibet Departure

Enjoy your last hours in Tibet exploring Lhasa until your guide and driver meet you at the hotel to transfer you to the airport.

Tour Type: Group Tours

Group Size: 4 to 9 People

Tour Duration: 15-Day

Price: 2,780 USD

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

Short Itinerary

Day1.Pick up and Transfer to Hotel

Day2.Lhasa Sightseeing (Jokhang, Sera, Potala Palace)

Day3.Lhasa Namtso Lake Day Tour

Day4.Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse, Shigatse

Day5.Shigatse, Rongbuk, Mount Everest base camp

Day6.Rongbuk monastery, Old Tingri, Phikutso Lake, Saga

Day7.Saga, Paryang, Darchen

Day8.Darchen,Trek to Dirapuk monastery

Day9.Trek to Zutrulpuk monastery 

Day10.Trek to Darchen, Tada

Day11.Tada, Guge Kingdom, Lake Manasarovar

Day12.Lake Manasarovar, Saga

Day13.Saga, Shigatse

Day14.Shigatse, Lhasa

Day15.Depart from Lhasa


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