Lhasa - Everest Base Camp to Mount Kailash Tour - 15 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.  

Itinerary
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Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, the Adventure Himalayan representatives will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. After refreshment, you will be briefed in short about your tour by our guide or tour leader. If you have any questions or doubts about your trip then they should be asked and clarified at this time. Overnight stay at hotel.

    After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu city. Escorting by an English speaking guide try to give you a full taste of our culture, heritage and local people. Kathmandu Valley includes several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Pashupatinath (famous Hindu temple and cremation ground) Boudhanath (massive Buddhist stupa). 

      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. Overer night hotel

        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.

          Adventure starts: we drive West to reach the 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 from here, we admire the majestic Gyantse Dzong (fortress) overlooking the valley. Finally, we reach Shigatse before dinner. Overnight in Shigatse. 

            The journey to New Tingri involves crossing the high pass of Gyatso La [ 5220m] and the opportunitty to view Mt. Everest and the Himalayas for the first time. Before, we visit Sakya Monastery which is is theprincipal 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. Its Mongolian architecture is different from that of temples we seen before. Overnight 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 saga.

                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.

                  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 from Kerung to Kathmandu

                            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!

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                                What's Included
                                Includes
                                •  3 nights double sharing accommodations with Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu, all guest house/hotel accommodations during the tour
                                • If you need single bed room add USD 500 extra 
                                • 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.  .
                                • We provide duffle bag
                                • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
                                Excludes

                                 

                                • Re- entry visa kathmandu
                                • Tibet visa fee is US$:-125.00(If American and Canadian Passport Holder extra US$:-90.00)
                                • 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
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