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

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

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

We're excited to offer a 15-day Group Tour that hits all the highlights of Tibet! You'll visit Manasarovar 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

2,400 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 – 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

Day4. 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

Day5. 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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Day6. 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

Day7. 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

Day8. Trek To Dira-Puk Monastery [20Km, 5-6h, 5050m]

Our journey commences in Darchen town, following a narrow path in a clockwise loop around Mount Kailash at an altitude averaging 4700 m over a distance of 20 km. Along the route, you will encounter Buddhist pilgrims performing kora and Bon pilgrims traveling in the opposite direction.

After a 4-hour trek, we will arrive at Tamdin (4780m) where nomadic tents provide simple meals and boiling water. Only 4 km away lies Dirapuk monastery, surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery along the entire kora. Reconstructed in 1985, Dirapuk sits on the north bank of the Lha-Chu River, with views of the north face of Mt. Kailash. The name Dirapuk originates from 'Dira,' meaning female yak horn, and 'Puk,' meaning cave; according to legend, a female yak discovered the cave.

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

Day9. Trek To Zutul Puk Monastery, [18Km, 6-8h, 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 the tiring and slow. The duration is 18 km, and the altitude is 4790 meters. 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 it offers a great view of Mount Kailash.

After the pass, you will hike down the long valley and stop for lunch at the Shabjay Dakpo nomadic tent. Zuktrulpuk Monastery 4790 m, also known as the miracle cave, was built by two religious figures, Buddhist Jetsun Milarepa and Bon Jetsun Naro Bonchung. You can witness the spiritual beauty footprint and handprint of Jetsun Milarepa inside the meditation cave. 

Overnight at the guesthouse  (No private bathroom/ No shower) (B)=breakfast

Mount Kailash

Day10. Trek To Darchen - Tada  

Today marks the easiest trekking day, covering 14 km from Zutrulpuk monastery to Darchen town. The trail primarily consists of hiking at a nearly consistent altitude of approximately 4500m. After arriving in Darchen and having a meal, we will proceed to Tada, known by various names such as Tsanda or Tsaparang. [270Km, 3700m]

Overnight at the 3-star Ganggar Tise Hotel. (Breakfast)

Guge Kingdom

Day11. Tada - Tadapuri - Lake Manasarovar 

Today, we're all set to head from Tada, Tsaparang town to Lake Manasarovar near the Chiu monastery for an overnight stay. Along the way, we'll explore the Tadapuri hot spring and the monastery. [300Km, 4500m]

Overnight in Guesthouse ( No private bathroom / No Shower) (B)=breakfast

Manasarovar Lake

Day12. Manasarovar Lake - Saga [430Km, 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: 2,400 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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