Mount Kailash Tour with Lhasa

15 Days
  • Trip Code: T-KM-10
  • Destination: Tibet
  • Season: From May to September
  • Max Altitude: 5723 meters/ 18776 feet
  • Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Car/ Bus
  • Accomodation: Hotel/ Guest House
  • Trip Grade: Scenic Holy Tour
  • Trip Attraction: Culture, Himalayas & Wildlife, Wieieieieieies

Trip Overview


Mount Kailash Tour with Lhasa is an outstanding tour of Tibet. This trip is the blend of wonderful heritages, astonishing nature, and spiritual mysticism. Lhasa is the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), China. According to the Tibetan language, the word Lhasa means “the land of Gods”.  This city has a glorious history of over 13 centuries with many impressive heritages.

Likewise, Mount Kailash is a spiritually very important mountain in Gangdise Range lies in western Tibet. This mountain is also recognized as “the center of the earth” by four religions: Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, Bon, and Jainism. For hundreds of years a large number of people visiting this sacred mountain for divinity and good fortune.

Lhasa Mount Kailash tour begins by the scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa. In Lhasa, you will have guided sightseeing of Potala Palace (Palace of Dalai Lama), Jokhang Temple (The most sacred temple in Tibet) and Barkhor Market (Ancient round street market). Then you start the picturesque drive on Tibetan plateau towards west Tibet passing small Tibetan settlements and nomadic herdsman roaming across the wide arid plains.

Before Mount Kailash, you visit beautiful high altitude Sacred Lake “Mansarovar”. After savoring the beauty of this lake and holy bath in the lake you continue to drive to the base camp of Mount Kailash. From here you start trekking to encircle this holy mountain which takes two and half days to complete it. After the end of kora trip, you will get back to Lhasa and then Kathmandu following the same incoming procedure. Finally, you end this journey in Kathmandu.

After the end of kora trip, you will get back to Lhasa and then Kathmandu following the same incoming procedure. Finally, you end this journey in Kathmandu.

Trip Note of Mount Kailash Tour with Lhasa:

Nepal is the only international destination for Tibet from where tourists can direct travel to Tibet. Lots of tourists visit Tibet from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. In order to go Tibet from Kathmandu, all tourists must take Chinese Visa from Chinese Embassy of Kathmandu. We do ourselves all the tasks to obtain your Chinese visa. Please

In order to go Tibet from Kathmandu, all tourists must take Chinese Visa from Chinese Embassy of Kathmandu. We do ourselves all the tasks to obtain your Chinese visa. For the information of Chinese Visa click here . Also please contact us for any further information and the Price of Mount Kailash Tour with Lhasa

Itinerary


Driving distance: 6 km. Elevation: 1350 meter/ 4429 feet

Highlight: Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport/ Meeting and greeting you by our officer & transfer to hotel/ Tour Briefing/ Stroll in Thamel, tourist market of Kathmandu.

Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Elevation: 1350 meter/ 4429 feet

Highlight: Visit of Pashupatinath Temple (One of the holiest Shiva temples in the earth located 4 km east of Kathmandu at the bank of Bagmati River. Here you see many Shiva temples and meet many Hindu Sages) & Jal Narayan temple (Jal Narayan, locally known as Budhanilkantha, is open air temple of Lord Vishnu who is relining in the pond. This temple is situated below the Shivapuri hill at the northern end of Kathmandu valley).

Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Flight time: 1 hour 15 minutes. Driving distance: 63.8 km. Driving time: 1 hour 20 minutes. Elevation: 3658 meter/ 12001 feet

Highlight: Arrival in Lhasa Gonggar Airport/ Meeting and greeting you by our guide & transfer to the hotel located in Lhasa (Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world. It is the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region lies on the north bank of Lhasa River. Lhasa literally means “place of the gods”. It contains many culturally significant Tibetan Buddhist sites)/ Rest & get acclimatized to high altitude.

Overnight at hotel in Lhasa

Elevation: 3658 meter/ 12001 feet

Highlight: Visit of Potala Palace (The landmark of Lhasa used to be the winter palace for the Dalai Lamas was built as the center of Tibetan government by the fifth Dalai Lama in 1645. This Palace is famous for its grand buildings, complicated constructions, devotional atmosphere and splendid artworks), Jokhang Temple (Located in central Lhasa this temple is considered as the most sacred temple in Tibet with four storeys with a golden top. It attracts crowds of prostrating Tibetan pilgrims and curious foreign tourists every day) and Barkhor Market (It is a very ancient round street market surrounding the Jokhang Temple. It shows the original outlook of Lhasa with varied shops stand on both sides of street).

Overnight at hotel in Lhasa

Driving distance: 270 km. Driving time: 4 hour 30 minutes. Elevation: 3836 meter/ 12585 feet

Highlight: In Shigatse visit of Tashilhunpo monastery is the seat of successive Panchen Lamas founded by the First Dalai Lama in 1447 has more than 57 halls and 3600 rooms. This monastery has a giant statue of Maitreya Buddha (Future Buddha) which is the largest of its kind in China. The statue is 26 meters (85 ft) tall and contains 279 kilograms of gold and 150,000 kilograms of brass and copper.

Overnight at hotel in Shigatse

Driving distance: 450 km. Driving time: 7 hour. Elevation: 4640 meter/ 15223 feet

Highlight: You pass through farmers and nomads land. The landscape is wonderful with great natural mountain, lake and rivers from western Tibet. Brahmaputra River also flows nearby Saga town.

Overnight at hotel/ guest house in Saga

Driving distance: 470 km. Driving time: 7 hour 30 minutes. Elevation: 4588 meter/ 15052 feet

Highlight: It’s amazing to drive through unique Tibetan countryside that makes all joyful all the time. En route you cross Mayum La Pass (5200m). This is first day to see Mount Kailash and Mansarovar. Reaching Mansarovar you can have holy bath in the lake. Your transport also takes you to round the lake. Night halt will be at guest house of Chu Gompa which is in the shore of Mansarovar Lake.

Overnight at guest house in Mansarovar

Driving distance: 30 km. Driving time: 45 minutes. Elevation: 4575 meter/ 15010 feet

Highlight: Today you commence your journey to Darchen, base camp of Mount Kailash, after lunch. Till that time you can do Puja (Worship), Havana, Meditation and also go for short Hiking to Chu Gompa (Ancient Buddhist Monastery nearby Mansarovar Lake). After reach in Darchen your guide will assist you if you need horse and porters for your following 3 days trekking around Mt.Kailash.

Overnight at guest house in Darchen

Driving distance: 8 km. Driving time: 30 min. Trekking distance: 16 km. Trekking time: 5 hour. Elevation: 5080 meter/ 16667 feet

Highlight: Morning drive to Shersung. Shersung is trekking (parikarma) starting poing. From here after short walking you reach Tarboche. Here is small temple called Yamdwar by Hindus. Near to this temple you see great flagpole. It is said that here Buddha came with 500 disciples for their supernatural power. You continue walking passing through grassy plain populated by nomads. En route you can view of west face of Mount Kailash. Then you reach at Dirapuk from where you will have good view of the north face of Mount Kailash.

Overnight at guest house in Dirapuk

Trekking distance: 22 km. Trekking time: 7 to 8 hour. Elevation: 4820 meter/ 15814 feet

Highlight: Today is little bit harder to walk because to go up all the way to Dolmala passes (5723 meter/18776 feet). It is highest point in all this trip and then way down. From this trail you can have view of back side of mountain and many prayer flags at highest point. Also pool of great compassion at side of route which is called Gauri Kund by Hindus. In Zuthulpuk a temple and shrine is built around Milarepa’s cave where Milarepa, one of the most widely known Tibetan Saints, took dark retreat few years. He printed his hand and feet on the rock.

Overnight at guest house in Zuthulpuk

Trekking distance: 10 km. Trekking time: 2 to 3 hour. Driving distance: 500 km. Driving time: 8 to 9 hour. Elevation: 4640 meter/ 15223 feet

Highlight: Today is short and easy walking day. You walk through grassy plain area along the river. The trekking end point is 4 km before Darchen. Once you reach there your vehicle come to pick up you there and then drive back to Saga through the same previous road.

Overnight at hotel/ guest house in Saga

Driving distance: 450 km. Driving time: 7 to 8 hour. Elevation: 3836 meter/ 12585 feet

Highlight: Driving is through same incoming road.

Overnight at hotel in Shigatse

Driving distance: 270 km. Driving time: 4 hour 30 minutes. Elevation: 3658 meter/ 12001 feet

Highlight: Driving is through same incoming road.

Overnight at hotel in Lhasa

Driving distance: 63.8 km. Driving time: 1 hour 20 minutes. Flight time: 1 hour 15 minutes. Elevation: 1350 meter/ 4429 feet

Highlight: Our guide transfer you to the airport in time for your flight to Kathmandu. Once you land in Kathmandu airport you will be picked by our vehicle and transfer to your hotel. Rest in Kathmandu/ Last minute shopping.

Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Driving distance: 6 km.

Highlight: Our tour officer transfer you to the Kathmandu International Airport in time for your flight and help you to get on board for your onward destinations.

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