Lhasa Mount Kailash Tour


Trip Facts

Trip Code
HWT048
Trip Duration
14 Day(s)
Activities
Culture and Heritage
Start Point
Lhasa
End Point
Lhasa
Max Altitude
4750m
Group Size
1-12 Pax
Best Season
April to October
Difficulty Level
Demanding
Accomodations & Meals

  • 4N 3-Star Hotels in Lhasa
  • 2N 2-Star Hotels in Shigatse
  • 7 Nights Guesthouses (Kailash)
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 7 Lunches and Dinners
  • Water (Pay extra en-route)
Location Covered

Overview


Lhasa Mount Kailash Tour – 13 Nights 14 Days is the combined tour of Western Tibet (Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar) and Central Tibet (Lhasa, Shigatse, and Gyantse) that allows you explore scenic picturesque, turquoise Lakes, the culture of the local Tibetans along with cultural and heritage sites. Every year, thousands of people visit this pilgrimage site booking the trip of Mount Kailash Tour; following a custom going back thousands of years. Pilgrims of several religions consider that circumambulating Mount Kailash on foot is a holy ritual practice that will carry good fortune. The walk is made in a clockwise directing by Hindus and Buddhists. Followers of the Jain and Bon religions circumambulate the peak in a counterclockwise direction. The trail around Mt. Kailash is 52 Km long (trek) which starts and ends at Darchen and goes through Dirapuk & Zuthulpuk. Moreover, Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake can easily…

Lhasa Mount Kailash Tour – 13 Nights 14 Days is the combined tour of Western Tibet (Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar) and Central Tibet (Lhasa, Shigatse, and Gyantse) that allows you explore scenic picturesque, turquoise Lakes, the culture of the local Tibetans along with cultural and heritage sites. Every year, thousands of people visit this pilgrimage site booking the trip of Mount Kailash Tour; following a custom going back thousands of years. Pilgrims of several religions consider that circumambulating Mount Kailash on foot is a holy ritual practice that will carry good fortune. The walk is made in a clockwise directing by Hindus and Buddhists. Followers of the Jain and Bon religions circumambulate the peak in a counterclockwise direction. The trail around Mt. Kailash is 52 Km long (trek) which starts and ends at Darchen and goes through Dirapuk & Zuthulpuk.


Moreover, Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake can easily be reached by different places such as Lhasa (coming from Mainland China & flying from Kathmandu), Kerung/Gyirong border crossing (Nepal-Tibet), Taklakot (From Simikot/Hilsa), and Nathula Pass (from India). The route itinerary can be customized as per the client’s requirement.

 

Major Highlights on Lhasa Mount Kailash Tour

  • Visit of Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera, and Drepung Monasteries
  • Impressive drive across Khambala and Karola Passes with turquoise Yamdrok Lake
  • Khumbum and Phalkhor stupas in Gyantse
  • Tashilunpu Monastery and Shalu in Shigatse
  • Mansarovar lake and holy bath in the lake
  • Kailash Kora for 3 days (52KM): (Darchen-Dirapuk (4900m); 18KM, Diraphuk – Zuthulpuk (4750m); 20KM, Zuthulphuk – Darchen (4660m); 14 KM
  • Spectacular Landscapes and welcoming Tibetan local people

 

Apart from Lhasa to Mount Kailash tour, another adventure includes getting to the Mount Everest Base Camp (EBC) traveling either from Lhasa or Kerung/Gyirong border crossing (Nepal-China/Tibet) which shows a magnificent view of the northern face of Mt. Everest. Mt. Everest is the world’s highest peak stands up to 8848M. Check out Mt. Kailash tour via Everest Base Camp (EBC) – 15 Nights 16 Days  

Itineraries Expand All


Fly to Lhasa in Tibet (3750m) / Hotel

After breakfast, visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Bazaar. Overnight at hotel

After breakfast, visit to Sera and Drepung monastery. Overnight at hotel

 

Drive to Gyantse via Yamdrok Tso Lake and drive further to Shigatse. Overnight at hotel in Shigatse

Drive to Saga (4,600m) 280km, O/N at Guesthouse/Tented Camp.

Drive from Saga to Mansarovar. Overnight at guesthouse or tented camp.

Explore Lake Manasarover then drive to Darchen (4,660m) 53km. O/N at Guesthouse/Tented Camp.

Trek to – Dira Phuk (4,900m) 18km. O/N at Guesthouse/Tented Camp

Dira Phuk – Zuthul Phuk (4,750m) 20km. O/N at Guesthouse/Tented Camp.

Zuthul Phuk – Darchen (14km) – drives to Manasarover- Pinchung (4,330m) 60km. O/N at Guesthouse/Tented Camp

Drive to Saga O/N at Guesthouse/Tented Camp

Drive to Shigatse from Saga.

Alternatively, if you are planning to travel to Nepal, you can proceed to the Kyirong border instead of driving back to Shigatse. Overnight at Guesthouse or hotel

Drive back to Lhasa. Overnight at hotel

Departure. (Either fly to Kathmandu or Mainland China)

What's Included


  • Hotel, Guest House or Tented Accommodation as per program.
  • Private Transportation as per the group size.
  • All necessary Tibet Travel and Trekking permit.
  • One English speaking Tibetan Guide.
  • All Sightseeing and Entrance fee.
  • Yak and Yak man during the Kora (02 Pax =01 Yak).
  • Supporting Truck (above 4 pax only) (if camping)
  • Meal on Full board Basis (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) or B/B (depends on quotation)

What's Excluded


  • Travel and personal Expenses.
  • Flight/train fare (To and From Lhasa)
  • Sleeping bags and Mattress for the tent stay.
  • Insurance of any kind & Medical fee if Emergency.
  • Hiring porter/ horse.
  • Portable oxygen cylinders in of emergency.
  • Rescue and Evacuation Service
  • Any Additional cost due to Nature calamity and Unforeseen Circumstances and etc.

Customer Reviews


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John UY . Jul 24, 2019
3 Country Tour - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my wife was really surprised! Thanks for that one, sir! Our only interest was Bhutan and they offer everything including visas. Then, he was kind enough to suggest Tibet and we were like, why not? Since it’s a neighboring country and we haven’t visited it either. We ended up booking the 3 Country tour. Including Nepal yes! Nepal was very entertaining and with our very educated guide Anish! He knew his stuff. Smiling fella! Minus the rain coz we missed our helicopter ride to see up close and personal the all-mighty Mt Everest. But don’t get me wrong. Even if Anup knew that our helicopter ride would be canceled he still showed up, at 6 am! He kept trying and calling constantly if there could be any possibility that we could do the tour but sadly no. That is customer service at its finest. Haven’t encountered such customer service like his. 5 stars on that! Tibet was something else. Altitude sickness yes but we managed. Karma our guide was very accommodating and will give us time to wander around on our own. Knows how to manage time especially visiting the Potala Palace. When he said he’ll meet us at 7 am. He was at the hotel right on the dot. Talk about punctuality! Bhutan was magical! The moment when you land. Everything is just a breeze. Even immigration was very friendly! I have no complaints! Sangay our guide was great! We felt like we weren’t tourists. More like friends. He explained everything perfectly. He even told us to roll down our windows coz of the fresh air. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is no joke but Sangay was there all the way. We have no negative feedback the whole time we were there in the kingdom of Bhutan. A must place to visit! Our only concern was the breakfast at Shambhala Palace in Tibet. To us, it was a cool experience to have Tibetan breakfast such as the tsampa but to the others, they might not be able to enjoy it. Fewer choices of food but that didn’t bother us. Eggs, toast coffee, and tea. No continental breakfast here but we were happy about it. The hotel is nice though! Loving the touch of every piece of furniture they have. Hi-tech shower! When we had dinner they have to fetch it from the other hotel coz the cook wasn’t there anymore. They didn’t say the kitchen is closed. They still provide. We were shocked! We felt bad for the guy delivering the food to us but we gave him a decent tip. Wish we knew all their names coz they were all very nice to us from the beginning when we arrived greeted with a smile and the day we left. The security guard even gave us bottled water on the way back to Nepal. We will surely miss those hardworking folks over there! Keep smiling! One word. Anup will do anything to make your trip a memorable one coz ours was. Even side trips such as having breakfast and having us tried all the dishes or snacks that we wanted to try! Also, even if we were at other Countries he keeps in touch thru WhatsApp just to make sure everything was still in order. He even kept on checking the helicopter ride when we were away! Thumbs up, sir! Hope your business will continue to grow and may you have more customers and friends to come! You are indeed an amazing travel consultant. Thanks again for having us and making our trip a memorable one! Thank   you all, Mr and Mrs. Uy
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Trip Information


PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit in order to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance will be charged 7 days prior to the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.

Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS 

Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.

Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

VISA REQUIREMENTS – NEPAL | TIBET | BHUTAN

Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa prior to the travel to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross country tours.

Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance prior to the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more Bhutan travel info.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days prior to the travel date in order to process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.

FAQS


May I have general info about travel to Mount Kailash? If you are preparing for travel to Mount Kailash or Yatra, you are kindly requested to be fully aware that it is a really demanding tour where we will be spending most of the time at high altitudes. At least two months of regular exercise is recommended such as running, swimming, hiking, etc which help accomplish your Kailash tour successfully. Moreover, you’d… Read More »

Where is Tibet? Tibet is situated to the South-West of China, also bordering Nepal, India, Burma, and Bhutan. The historical territory of Tibet would make the world’s tenth-largest nation. At present, Tibet is under China’s occupation and has been divided up, renamed, and incorporated into Chinese Provinces. If China refers to Tibet, It means only part of historic Tibet; what it names the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of China. How… Read More »

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