Lhasa - Everest Base Camp to Mount Kailash Tour - 14 Days
Good to Know
- Duration 14 Days
- Trip Grade Moderate
- Starts/Ends Kathmandu to Kathmandu
- Group Size 2-10
- Max. Altitude 5200 M.
- Best Season April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Mount Kailash (6638m) is one of the holy mountains in South Asia, believed to be the abode of Hindu Lord Shiva. Mount Kailash can be considered as a center of four religions--Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and the followers of Bon Pa religion. However, Kailash receives only few pilgrims every year because of its remote location. For followers of Hindu religion, Mount Kailash is the place where Lord Shiva resides with his wife and Goddess Parvati along with other helpers. Likewise, Tibetans revere Mount Kailash as Kang Rimpoche (Paths of the Soul), while the followers of ancient Bon Pa religion take Kailash to be the soul of Tibet. Similarly, Mount Kailash is Mount Ashtapada for the followers of Jain religion as they believe their saint Rishabanatha achieved spiritual liberation at Mount Kailash.
Hindus believe that a single rotation around Mount Kailash will spiritually purify an individual by wiping off all their sins committed in their life. Also, a total of 108 circumambulations of Mount Kailash will break us free from the never ending cycle of life and death.
Our 16-day itinerary will take you to the reclusive lands of Mount Kailash where you will enjoy the mountain and the adjoining natural landscape. Lake Manasarovar is one of the high points of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. We first fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa, where we have plenty of time to explore and learn about Tibetan culture. From there, we make our way to Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. This is the trip of a lifetime that you surely will never forget.
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for a short, scenic flight to Lhasa. On arrival, check-in at the hotel, refresh and relax. It's a free day for you to spend at your leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Lhasa.
After breakfast at the hotel, we proceed on a sightseeing tour of Lhasa. Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street. The rest of the day is free for you to indulge in other leisure activities. Overnight stay at the hotel in Lhasa.
After breakfast at the camp, we proceed for an 8-hour drive through 340 km of spectacular Himalayan landscape to Shigatse. If you'd like, you can explore a bit before and after dinner. On arrival, check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.
After an early morning breakfast at the guest house, drive to Saga. The drive lasts anywhere from 8 - 9 hours and covers a total distance of 495 km of gorgeous Himalayan landscape. On arrival in Saga, check-in at the guest house for dinner and overnight stay.
After an early morning breakfast at the guest house, we drive to Mansarovar. The drive lasts 7-8 hours and covers a total distance of 560 km of Himalayan landscape that surrounds the crystal clear Lake Mansarovar in the middle of nowhere. It is revered for its place in the Holy Scriptures, as it is sought after for its spiritual significance. On arrival in Mansarovar, we check-in at the guest house. Overnight stay here.
After breakfast at the guest house, we take a trek along the banks of Lake Mansarovar. Later in the day, we take a jeep ride on the Mansarovar Parikrama route. It's a gorgeous drive. Return to the guest house for dinner and overnight stay in Mansarovar.
Mansarovar Lake to Darchen (4560 meters – 360 kilometers.) – Drive to Darchen, and overnight stay at guest house. Khojarnath temple, Tirthpuri excursion also can be done by interested pilgrims.
After an early breakfast, we drive to Tarboche from where Kailash Mansarovar Parikrama begins. Trek to Diraphuk, 12 km from Tarboche. The trail takes about 7 - 8 hours. On arrival, check-in at the camp for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast, we prepare for our strenuous, yet very rewarding walk to Zuthulphuk. In total, we trek about 22km, taking about 8-10 hours. This is the day every pilgrim talks about, as it is the most difficult day through out the trip. We trek up to Dolma La Pass (5600m), where we will offer some prayers, and descend to Zuthulphuk. Overnight in guest house here.
After breakfast at the camp, begin a 3-4-hour trek to the end point of Kailash Parikrama. On arrival, board the jeep awaiting your presence and drive back to Mansarovar to Saga. On arrival in Saga, check-in at the guest house for dinner and overnight stay.
Drive Saga to New Tingri. It takes 5 / 6 hours and overnight in New Tingri.
Drive to Everest North Base camp (Explore) early in the morning drive to Rongbuk, Everest Base camp. Place of Rongbuk & Rongbuk Monastery at an altitude of 5000meter from sea level the highest in the world is dedicated to the Guru Padma Sambhava. The monastery is a pleasant place to visit but of course the major attraction is the stunning necked hills & snow cover mountains scenery all around, and the view of the world's highest Everest mountain's north face. From here its takes half hour drive to Everest Base camp & altitude of 5200 meters. Explore here and back to Rongbuk and New Tingri, Take Lunch and drive to Kerung.
After an early morning breakfast, take a 1½-hour drive to Zhangmu (26 km from Nayalam). On arrival in Zhangmu, we take care of the immigration formalities and cross the Friendship Bridge on foot. On the other end, board the jeep for a drive back to Kathmandu. On arrival, check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight rest.
We will transport you to the airport. Thanks for trekking with Adventure Himalayan Travels. We look forward to seeing you again!
This itinerary is not suited for you? Plan your own trip.
- Deluxe hotel accommodations in Kathmandu, all guest house/hotel accommodations during the tour
- Flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa, transportation back to Kathmandu
- All days and nights with full board all veg. meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner). We provide pack lunch while we drive and during walks on Parikarma
- All required transportations and sightseeing as per above listed trip itinerary.
- Entry permit, Kailash Parikarma entry fee
- Best available Hotel / Guest house including 2 nights parikarma
- English and Hindi speaking Nepalese guide, English speaking Chinese guide, requires Nepalese Sherpa’s,
- Super Luxury Bus with room for luggage, yak and yak man for carrying luggage during the Parikarma Circuit
- First aid, maps, etc.
- Holy Lake Manasarovar Parikarma Circuit .
- We provide duffle bag
- Tibet visa and re- entry visa
- Tips for guides/porters
- Down jackets,
- Personal expenses, beverage, cold drinks, phone call, etc.
- Rescue and emergency cost, medical and hospital expenses
- Travel insurance, personal riding horse, personal use porter, and international flight tickets.
- A visit to Khojarnath temple
- Riding Yak/Horse for Kailash Parikrama (direct payable to Yak/horse holder)
- Extra night accommodation or any charges in Kathmandu, if arrive early or late in Kathmandu in case of evacuation