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This is one of the most famous Kailash trips covering Mt. Everest base camp adventure as well. Tour program is from Lhasa to the Mt. Kailash and finally it ends at Lhasa city. Enjoy your once in a life time sacred Tibet pilgrimage travel with local expert travel insider.

What you can expect

Day 1 Lhasa Arrival with pick up, o/n in Tashi Norta Hotel or Heritage Hotel or Tashi Takgye Hotel or similar one if late booking
Day 2 Norbulingka-Drepung Monastery-Sera Monastery, hotel the same as above
Day 3 Lhasa city-tour (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street), hotel as above
Day 4 Lhasa-Shigatse (Tashilhunpo Monastery), 280 km, about 5-6 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30-arrive at 14:30
Day 5 Shigatse –Saga, 440 km, about 7-9 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30-arrive at 17:30
Day 6 Saga-Mt. Kailash (Darchen), 510 km, about 10 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30-arrive at around 18:30
Day 7 Mt. Kailash-Dira-Puk Monastery, first day of your trekking, 20 km, about 7-8 hours trek
Day 8 Dira-Puk Monastery-Zultul-Puk Monastery, second day of your trekking, 21 km, about 8-9 hours trek
Day 9 Zultul-puk Monastery-Darchen, last day of your trekking, 12 km, about 4 hours trek, Drive from Darchen to Lake Manasarovar, 60 km, about 1.5 hours’ drive
Day 10 Lake Manasarovar-Saga, 450 km, about 8-9 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30-arrive at 18:00
Day 11 Saga-EBC, 300 km, about 7-8 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30 am-arrive at 16:30
Day 12 EBC-Shigatse-Gyantse, 430 km, about 8-9 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30-arrive at 18:30
Day 13 Gyantse-Lhasa, 260 km, about 5-6 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30-arrive at 16:00
Day 14 Final Departure, transfer to airport or train station

Available departures

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Service Details

Service Included:

  • Local Expert Tibetan guide;
  • All Necessary Tibet Travel Permits;
  • Local tourism driver;
  • Transportation in Tibet: Ranging from mini van to mini bus (15 to 23 seats) according to final group size;
  • Tour Vehicle gasoline and parking fee;
  • All Entrance tickets for programs listed in the itinerary;
  • Accommodation:
  • Local comfortable standard hotel in Lhasa;
  • Gesar Hotel or Shigatse Manasarovar Hotel in Shigatse;
  • Budget guesthouses in remote towns;
  • Oxygen canisters: 2 portable oxygen cylinder for each person;
  • Oxygen cylinders (10-15 L compressed oxygen) in the tour vehicle for emergency use;
  • Lodging and meals for guide and driver;
  • Travel Agency Liability travel insurance;
  • Mineral Water (2 bottles per person a day)

Service Not Included:

  • Travel insurance covers trip cancellation and emergency and evacuation(recommended);
  • Expenses of a personal nature (drinks, laundry, phone call, etc.);
  • International flight/train;
  • Yaks and porters during the trekking days;
  • Meals that are not specified in the itinerary (Averagely a meal in Tibet cost USD 6-20 per person);
  • Tibet group visa fees
  • Gratuities for the guide and driver

Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers must be at least 8 years old
  • A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
  • Be prepared for very cold weather; pack warm layers appropriately
  • In warm weather, please dress conservatively; shoulders and knees must be covered
  • There are no luggage restrictions for this tour but Chinese domestic airlines only allow check-in luggage of up to 44 lbs (20 kg) per person
  • It is recommended that you bring your own sleeping bag, or purchase one in Lhasa or in mainland China before your tour
    During the trekking portion, you may leave extra luggage behind; it will be brought in the car by the driver when you are picked up at the end of the trek
  • Tour must be booked at least 30 days in advance of travel date; upon booking, clear copies of all travelers' passports and Chinese visas must immediately be sent to the local tour operator in order to apply for and obtain your Tibet travel permit in time for your tour
  • If you're flying into Tibet from mainland China: You need the original copy of the Tibet travel permit that the local tour operator (Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS) will send to your hotel in mainland China. Therefore, please provide your hotel details (name, address and contact numbers) and your hotel reservation number. If you are not staying at a hotel and have a connection flight to Tibet from mainland China, please provide detailed flight information so the local operator can arrange someone from the tour company to deliver your permit to you at the airport in China when you arrive
  • If you're taking a train to Tibet from mainland China: You will only need a printed copy of the Tibet permit, which you will receive from the local operator via email
  • If you fly into Tibet from Kathmandu, Nepal: You don’t need to have a Chinese visa, but you do need a Tibet Group Visa (same as a Chinese visa) from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. When you send the copy of your passport to the local tour operator after booking, the staff will help you to get the Tibet Group Visa. The Tibet Group Visa fee is not included in the tour price, so you will be asked to pay at the embassy. Please keep in mind that even if you have a Chinese visa, if you enter Tibet from Nepal, it is required that you have the Tibet Group Visa. Please be advised that when you apply for the Tibet Group Visa, the Chinese Embassy will cancel your current visa. You can only apply for the Tibet Group Visa through a local Nepalese agent, so this tour operator's local agent in Nepal will help you obtain it
  • Price is on double occupancy, single room surcharge applies to the person who has no partner to share a room with