15 Day Nepal to Kailash & Everest


Our 15-day join group journey from Nepal border to western Tibet  Mount Kailash, Souther Tibet Mount Everest view 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.

Travelers will also enjoy the stunning beauties of the tallest mountain on the earth ( Mount Everest ) and the Central Tibet Lhasa beauties. 

You will start the tour via traveling from Nepal Kathmandu to Nepal border with our partner travel agency in Nepal private jeep.

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

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 the 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 Mount Everest viewpoint and travel to Lhasa.

The 15 days tour from Nepal to Tibet is perfect for Travelers planning on traveling overland from Nepal to Tibet and travel to China or Nepal.

Season Price on Group size:

April 15th to June 19th:

1 Person: 5,400 US Dollar 

2 People: 3,000 US Dollar Per Person 

3 People: 2,700 US Dollar Per Person 

4 People: 2,500 US Dollar Per Person 

5 People: 2,300 US Dollar Per person

6 People: 2,100 US Dollar Per person 

June 20th to October 25th:

1 Person: 5,700 US Dollar 

2 People: 3,200 US Dollar Per Person 

3 People: 3,000 US Dollar Per Person 

4 People: 2,800 US Dollar Per Person 

5 People: 2,600 US Dollar Per person

6 People: 2,400 US Dollar Per person 

October 26th to Next Year April 14th:

1 Person: 5,000 US Dollar 

2 People: 2,800 US Dollar Per Person 

3 People: 2,500 US Dollar Per Person 

4 People: 2,300 US Dollar Per Person 

5 People: 2,000 US Dollar Per person

6 People: 1,700 US Dollar Per person 


Below the price is two people sharing one room. If Travelers prefer to have a separate room, the cost is 500 US dollars extra.

Tour Type: Small Group

Group Size: 1 to 6 People

Tour Duration: 15 Days

Price: Lowest 1,700 USD

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


Day1. Kathmandu to Nepal border town Kyirong 

Today our Nepal partner travel agency will arrange a private jeep from Kathmandu to Kyirong border town. 

The journey is around 180km but the road condition is not good so we highly recommend Travelers to travel very early morning from Kathmandu. 

Our Tour Guide and Tour Driver will pick the Travelers from Rasuwa border checkpoint between Nepal and travel to Kyirong and stay a night. Travelers can visit the Phakpa Lhakang Temple or do short hike if have time. 

Overnight in Kyirong at Phuntsok Youth hostel



Day2. Kyirong Town / Saga Town  (210km, 2700m )

From Kyirong after having some tea, we will travel to the 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



Day3. Saga Town / Paryang / Darchen  (490km, 4556m )

Today we enter in 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)



Day4. Darchen / Trek to Dirapuk monastery (20km, 5-6hours, 5050m )

Today our trek starts from Darchen town and tracing the small trail in the clockwise circuit around the 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 lunch and boil water. From there it is only 4 km to Dirapuk monastery but between this stretches has the 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 name originally comes from a 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 ) 



Day5. 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, as you are on the backside of the 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 figure 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)



Day6. 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)



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 Guest house ( No private bathroom / No Shower)



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

After spending the morning at the Lake Manasarova 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 natures.

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



Day9. Saga Town / Old Tingri (220km) 6-7hours drive (4400m )

Saga is one of the bigger towns near the Mount Kailash region. From Saga, we will drive back to see the view of Phikutso Lake once again and the stunning view of Mount Shishapangma (8021M) The only 8000M mountain fully planted in Tibet. 

We reach the Old Tingri and spent a night. Old Tingri is one of the cowboys types of town in Tibet with a stunning view of The mountains include Mount Everest (8844 meters, 29002ft) and Mount Cho Oyu (8188 meters, 26906 ft)

Overnight at 2-star Gangkar Hotel




Day10. Old Tingri / Rongbuk monastery / last scenic view point of Mount Everest (60km) 3-4hours drive (5150m )

From Old Tingri, they are three ways to reach Rongbuk monastery. From the old nomad route Nangmala pass, from the Gara valley route, and from Gawu La pass route. Most of the Travelers will chose the route from Gara valley or Nomad route since we will pass by Gawu La pass on the way to Lhasa. 

The high mountains, clean fresh rivers and small cozy villages are the highlight of today. 

After arriving at Rongbuk monastery, the final view point of Mount Everest. Travelers can choose to stay at Rongbuk monastery Guest house or Yak hair tea tents in the summer from May to October. No private bathroom and no shower. 


Day11. Rongbuk monastery / Gawu La pass (5200M) / Sakya Monastery / Shigatse (340km, 3900m ) (7-8 hours drive)

After breakfast, see the sunrise at Everest Base Camp then drive to Shigatse through the second scenic view of Mount Everest seen from Geu la pass, also known as Gawu la pass. Travelers can see five mountains above 8000 meters. The mountains include Mount Everest (8844 meters, 29002ft) Mount Makalu (8463 meters, 27825ft) Mount Lhotse (8516meters, 27940ft) Mount Cho Oyu (8188 meters, 26906 ft) and finally Mount Shishapangma (8027 meters, 26289ft) This is the best view scenic point of Mount Everest.

Travelers will also have a option to visit the Sakya Monastery. One of the authentic monastery in Tibet from Sakya schools of Buddhism in Tibet. 

Overnight at 4 star Gesar Hotel



Day12. Shigatse / Gyantse / (90km, 1 hour drive, 3950m )

Visit Tashilhunpo monastery in the morning with a short hike lingkor route from the back of the monastery to the Dzong fort. From the Dzong fort, Travelers can see the view of Shigatse city. 

After lunch, travel to Gyantse town with a driving duration of 1 hour 20 minutes. Visit Gyantse Kumbum Stupa and Palkor choede monastery, short hike at Gyantse Dzong, the scenic point of Gyantse town. 

Overnight at 3 star Yeti Hotel



Day13. Gyantse / Yamdrok Lake / Lhasa  (270km, 6hours drive, 4820m )

After breakfast, see the sunrise at Gyantse town and travel to Lhasa via the stunning view of Yamdrok Lake, and Karo La Glacier near the Nagartse town. Yamdrok Lake is known as one of the favorite lake for many Travelers. The blue color lake is goddess for local Tibetans. 

From Gyantse to Lhasa, the driving duration is around 6 hours in 270km. 

Overnight at 3-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold star Shambhala Palace or 3-star Kyichu Hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city with 200 meters from Jhokang Temple



Day14. Lhasa city sightseeing

Today Travelers will visit the sightseeing inside Lhasa, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Sera monastery.

Jokhang Temple is known as the holiest Buddhist temple in all of the Himalaya. Each day, many thousands of Buddhist pilgrims come here to worship. Many have traveled well over a thousand kilometers by foot to see this 1400-year-old temple with a statue of Buddha known as 2600 years old and got blessings by Buddha himself.

After Jokhang, Travelers will visit the massive 1000 room Potala Palace, the most iconic building in Tibet. You will work your way up the steps of the Potala and then go through the most important rooms in this famous UNESCO site.

After lunch, you will visit the 600-year-old huge monastery complex of Sera. While at Sera, you watch the monks engage in entertaining Buddhist philosophical debates. In the evening, you will have free time to wander around the Old Town on your own.

Overnight at 3-star Shambhala Hotel or Gold star Shambhala Palace or 3-star Kyichu Hotel, located in the heart of Lhasa city with 200 meters from Jhokang Temple



Day15. Depart from Tibet to China via Train or flight or Nepal via flight 

Morning Lhasa airport or train station dropping off, the time comes to say your farewells to your guide and driver, end the trip.



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