16 Day Mt.Kailash & Mt.Everest

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Our 16-day group tour journey through central and western Tibet will allow you to see just about everything that Tibet has to offer. You will start be exploring the holy city of Lhasa for 3 days. You will start by rubbing shoulders with thousands of Buddhist pilgrims as you work your way through the Jokhang, Tibet’s most famous temple. From there, you will explore Barkhor Square, Sera Monastery and the Potala Palace, Tibet’s most iconic building.
From Lhasa, you will then journey through central Tibet to Yamdrok Lake, the Karo La Glacier, Gyantse and Shigatse’s Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. You will then make your way over the Gyatso La Pass at over 5200 meters before arriving at Mt. Everest Base Camp. From Rongphu Monastery and from base camp itself, you will get up-close views of the world’s highest peak.
From Everest Base Camp, you will explore the little-visited region of Ngari in far western Tibet. This amazing landscape is home to Lake Manasarovar and Mt. Kailash. The 3-day trek around Mt. Kailash will certainly be a highlight! From western Tibet, you will then make the journey back to Lhasa, where the journey will conclude.

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Tour Type: 16-Day Private Group Tour

Group Size: Min 3 People / Max 8 People

Tour Duration: 16 Days

Price: 1850$ + 300$ For Single Supplement

    • All travel permits for Tibet
    • English speaking Tibetan tour guide
    • Pick up and drop off by airport bus
    • All transportation in Tibet per itinerary,vehicle for 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; If you travel individually, you will need to share one room with another tourist; while if you prefer to stay in one room by yourself, you will have to pay the single room supplement
    • Breakfast each morning
    • Entrance fees for the places listed in the itinerary 
    • One time welcome meal for the group
    • One box of mineral water plus shared Oxygen tank in 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

Day1. Lhasa Arrival [3650m]


Upon arrival in Lhasa, you will be welcomed by your English-speaking Tibetan Guide and Tibetan Driver who will bring you to your hotel. Acclimatization to high altitude: please, drink lots of water and take plenty of rest in order to minimize altitude sickness.

Overnight at 4-star Tashinota hotel  

Lhasa Arrival [3650m]

Day2. Lhasa Sightseeing


We begin visiting Jokhang Temple, the most sacred monastery in Tibet. It was founded in the 7th century by the first great Buddhist king Songtsen Gampo. Later you can explore the surrounding Barkhor old quarter and spend time walking around Jokhang Temple following pilgrims from all over the Tibetan plateau. In the afternoon we go to Sera Monastery, one of three great universities of Gelugpa Sect. We will attend the debating session of the monks.

Overnight at 4 star Tashinota hotel (B)=breakfast

Lhasa Sightseeing

Day3. Lhasa Sightseeing


Today we visit the beautiful Potala and Norbulingka Palaces. Potala Palace was built in the 17th century by the fifth Dalai Lama. Provides amazing views of the entire city and houses the private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms, and chapels. Norbulingka Palace is the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, built in the 18th century by the seventh Dalai Lama. It’s tradition to do a picnic in its beautiful garden and perform opera dances during Shoton Festival (August-September). 

Overnight at 4-star Tashinota hotel (B)=breakfast

 

Lhasa Sightseeing

Day4. Lhasa – Shigatse [354Km, 3840m]


Adventure starts: we drive West to reach second largest city in Tibet. First we cross Kampa-la Pass [4797m] and then Karo-la Pass [5050m], where Mt. Noijin Kangsang [7206m] glacier lies near the road. In the middle, we enjoy the unreal turquoise waters of holy lake Yamdrok-Tso. Then we stop in Gyantse town, where we visit the considered best tibetan art paintings in Kumbum Stupa inside Pelkor Chode Monastery. Also, we admire the majestic Gyantse Dzong (fortress) overlooking the valley. Finally, we reach Shigatse before dinner.

Overnight at 4 star Gesar Hotel (B)=breakfast

Lhasa – Shigatse [354Km, 3840m]

Day5. Shigatse – New Tingri [250Km, 4300m]


The journey to New Tingri involves crossing the high pass of Gyatso La [5220m] and the opportunity to view Mt. Everest and the Himalayas for the first time. Before, we visit Sakya Monastery which is is the principal seat of Sakyapa Sect founded in 1073 and one of four major Schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Its powerful abbots governed Tibet during the whole of the 13th century until they were eclipsed by the rise of the Gelukpa Sect. It's Mongolian architecture is different from that of temples in we have seen before.

Overnight in 2-star hotel (B)=Breakfast

Shigatse – New Tingri [250Km, 4300m]

Day6. New Tingri – Rongbuk [120Km, 5000m]


Exciting day today: we continue driving towards Rongbuk Monastery, located at the foot of the Everest and the highest monastery in the world. We enjoy amazing views of several peaks like Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Mount Everest from the top of the Pang-la pass [5150m].

Overnight in Black yak hair tent dormitory or Rongbuk monastery Guest house(B)=breakfast (NO private bathroom, No Shower)

New Tingri – Rongbuk [120Km, 5000m]

Day7. Everest Base Camp – Saga [300Km, 4490m]


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

Overnight in Saga hotel (Breakfast)

Everest Base Camp – Saga [300Km, 4490m]

Day8. Saga – Darchin [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 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 guesthouse (dorm bed without bathroom)(B)=breakfast

Day9. Mt. Kailash Kora [max. Altitude 5630m]


We begin the circumambulation of Mt. Kailash by driving to an important pilgrimage area called Tarpoche. From here we begin the Pilgrimage Kora of Mount Kailash, the most sacred mountain in Asia. Tibetans and Hindu people from all over the World come here for religious reasons.

Overnight in Guest house( No private bathroom/ No shower)

 

Day10. Trek To Dira-Puk Monastery [20Km, 5-6h, 5050m].


Overnight at guesthouse (No private bathroom/ No shower)

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

Day11. Trek To Darchen [14Km, 3-4h]


Overnight at guesthouse (No private bathroom/ No shower)

Day12. Darchin To Lake Manasarowa


Overnight at guesthouse (No private bathroom/ No shower)

Darchin To Lake Manasarowa

Day13. Lake Manasarowa Saga


Overnight at guesthouse (No private bathroom/ No shower)

Day14. Saga Shigatse


Overnight at 4 star Gesar Hotel (B)=breakfast

Day15. Shigatse – Lhasa [272Km]


We visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, built in the 15th century by the first Dalai Lama. Nowadays seat of the Panchen Lama. We recommend to do Kora around Tashilhunpo Monastery. Also, you can walk around local market. After drive back to Lhasa through southern friendship highway.

Overnight at 4-star Tashinota hotel (B)=breakfast

Day16. Tibet Departure


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

 

Tibet Departure
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