Lhasa to Everest and Kailash Group Tour 2017-09-21T05:19:45+00:00

Lhasa to Everest and Kailash Group Tour 15 days

  • Stupas at the mount kailash
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Attractions of  Lhasa—Yamdrok Lake Group Tour:

Potala palace, Jokhang, Sera monastery, Drepung monastery, Yamdrok lake, Gyantse, Shigatse, Manasarovar lake and Mt Kailash


  • Visit the holy Mt Kailash  and Mt Everest base camp in Tibet side
  • Drive through the western wilderness of Tibet
  • Visit the to some of the most popular Tourist destinations in Tibet including Potala palace and Mt Everest Base camp
  • Three days trekking around the Mt Kailash along with hundreds of Hindu devotees
  • Enjoy the local Tibetan delicacy and hospitality during your stay in Tibetan Family guest house
Lhasa to mt Kailash and mt Everest tibet group tour

This Lhasa to Everest and Kailash Group Tour will be initiated in the Holy city and it will take you to the holiest Mount in the world, The Mt. Kailash. The journey will start at the Lhasa. The group will spend first three days in the city for the getting proper acclimatization and visit the marvels in Lhasa.

You will then drive across the Plans of Central Tibet to the wilderness of western Tibet. Along the way, you will visit the most prominent tourist destinations including Gyantse and Tashi Lhunpo monastery in Shigatse.

At the Mt. Kailash, you will have a three days of trekking around the Holy mount along with the devoted Buddhist and Hindus as well.

Our group journeys are a great way to travel economically in Tibet with a small group of people. They are ideal for solo travelers who are looking to share costs of a journey to Tibet or a small group looking to travel with others. Our group tours are high-quality and are led by our expert local Tibetan guides

Best suit for everyone

Day 1: Lhasa  Elevation: 3600 meters

Arrive in Lhasa. When you arrive in Lhasa, you will be met by your guide and transported to your hotel. You can spend the afternoon wandering around the Barkhor, Tibet’s ancient market area that surrounds Jokhang Temple. Each day thousands of Buddhist pilgrims make their way around this sacred temple.

Day 2: Lhasa

You will explore the Jokhang, the holiest Buddhist temple in the Himalaya’s. Founded nearly 1400 years ago, Jokhang Temple houses the most sacred statue of Buddha. You will work your way through this fascinating temple alongside Buddhist pilgrims from the faraway regions of Tibet. The sound of pilgrims chanting mantras fills the air as does the smell of yak butter candle offerings. In the afternoon, you will go to 600-year-old Sera Monastery, one of Tibet’s largest Buddhist monasteries. Each weekday afternoon starting at 3pm, monks engage in Buddhist philosophy debates, which are fun to photograph.

Day 3: Lhasa

You will start the day by exploring the Potala Palace, Tibet’s most iconic building. Towering above Lhasa with more than 1000 rooms, the Potala Palace served as the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas for hundreds of years. After lunch, you will go to Ramoche Temple, another historic temple in Lhasa, Tibet.

Day 4: Lhasa—Yamdrok Lake—Karo La Glacier— Gyantse — Shigatse, Distance: 354kms  Elevation: 3840m

In the early morning, you will depart Lhasa and drive to Yamdrok, one of Tibet’s most beautiful lakes.  From the lake, you can see the 7191-meter peak of Nojin Kangtsang in the distance. You will then travel along the lakeshore and drive up to the amazing Karo La Glacier before arriving in the town of Gyantse. 

In Gyantse, you will visit the Pelkhor Chode Monastery where you can see the largest stupa (Buddhist pagoda) in Tibet. From Gyantse, you will then make the short drive to Shigatse, Tibet’s second-largest city. Between Gyantse and Shigatse, you will stop at a couple of traditional farming villages. In Shigatse, you will explore the large monastery complex of Tashi Lhunpo.

Day 5: Shigatse to Latse Distance 150kms  Elevation: 4200m

From Shigatse, you will continue driving through the rugged and beautiful landscape of central Tibet. During this 3 hour journey, we will drive trough the wilderness of Tibet. We will also visit the great Sakya monastery, the principal seat of Sakyapa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. these Mongolian style structures are very different that what you will see in Lhasa region.

Day 6: Latse —Saga, Distance: 340Kms Elevation: 4500m

Today we will drive 340 kilometers of wilderness and if we are lucky we might spot some wildlife or beautiful landscape with the heavenly display of light.

Day 7: Saga To Manasarovar Lake 520kms Elevation:5000m

This Day marks the beginning of wild western Tibet. We will surely have a spectacular view of Tibetan Plateau landscapes, We will drive along the Yarlung Tsangpo river. we will stop at the Manasarovar lake. the lake is one of the three holiest lakes in Tibet. Hindus believe taking bath in this holy lake could wash away sins from many lives. I would recommend travelers to take a little opportunity of sit in silence and Mediate for sometimes. After the Manasarovar, we will continue Darchen. the Base camp for Kailash trekking. We will take a good rest for the trekking tomorrow.

Day 8-10: Kailash Trek Distance: 54kms  Max Elevation: 5630m

The first day of our trek will take us 20 kilometers from Darchen around Mt. Kailash to Dira Puk Monastery. You will follow this ancient pilgrimage route with Tibetan Buddhist and Indian Hindu pilgrims. You will stay in a small guesthouse near the monastery. The elevation of Dira Puk Monastery is 5080 meters.

The second day of our trek around Kailash will take us up and over the Dolma La Pass, the highest pass on the circuit at 5630 meters. Excellent mountain and glacier views will follow you for most of the day. From the Dolma La Pass, you will descend to Zutul Puk Monastery, elevation 4820 meters. The total trekking distance this day is 18 kilometers

The third and final day of our trek will cover 14 kilometers from Zutul Puk Monastery back to the town of Darchen. After the trek, we will return for one final night along the shores of scenic Lake Manasarovar.

Day 11: Lake Manasarovar—Saga  Distance: 897kms Elevation: 4500m

We will travel back the Saga along with the same route.

Day 12: Saga— Mount Everest Base camp  Distance: 493Kms  Elevation:5200m

Today we are driving to the Rongbuk monastery and walk to the lap of the mighty Mount Everest.  At the Pang-la pass we will have a distance view to some of the highest peaks of the Himalayas and the world; Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and the Mount Everest. we will take the zig-zag route to the mount Everest base camp. we will stay a night in Tent guest house near Rongbuk monastery.

Day 13: Everest Base Camp to Shigatse Distance: 350kms Elevation: 3840m

After watching the sun rise on Mt. Everest, you will begin the journey back to Shigatse. You will stop at some farming villages as well as the small farming town of Lhatse. You will arrive in Shigatse with enough time to explore the main market street there or to hike the pilgrimage path at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery again.

Day 14: Shigatse—Lhasa  Distance: 260kms  Elevation: 3600m

The last full day of your Lhasa-Everest and Kailash group tour will take you back to the Tibetan capital city of Lhasa. You will arrive with enough time to do any last minute souvenir shopping and to walk the pilgrimage circuit around Jokhang Temple one more time.

Day 15: Depart Lhasa

In the morning, you will be transferred to the Lhasa airport or train station to depart Tibet.

Departure date Price Tour status
23th September 1850 USD 2 Confirmed

Inclusion and Exclusion

Tour Cost Includes

  • All the entrance fees to the attraction list
  • All land transportation in Tibet, excluding airport, pick up and drop off.
  • All the Tibet travel permits and processing fees
  • Local English speaking Tibetan guide
  • All the accommodations (base on double occupancy)

Not include in the price

  • Postage fee of Tibet travels permit
  • Gratitudes for drivers and Guide
  • Photography fees inside the monastery and temples
  • Personal expenditures
  • Insurance
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Travel vaccinations
  • Yak, horse or porter fees at the Kailash
  • Airfare or train ticket from or to Lhasa.
  • Passport and visa fees

Single Supplement Cost: 100 USD

For the Accommodation in Lhasa, and we will arrange accommodation in Twin bedrooms. Hence if you would like to stay in a single room by your own self or if we are not able to find you a roommate. The client is supposed to pay the Extra Expenditure for the single room.

Pick up and drop off 

Airport pick up and drop off 

Lhasa Airport is over 75kms from the down town and we will have to have a guide to pick you up at the airport, which makes it impossible to provide the Airport pick up and drop off service at any given time. So we are only able to provide free pick once in a day on the arrival date and one drop off a day on the departure day.

Free pick up at the airport on the first day of the itinerary:

Our guide will leave Lhasa airport by 12:20 PM. please be join on this time for free pick up. If the flight is delayed, we can arrange another private pick up, with extra cost.

Free drop off at the airport on the last day of the itinerary:

Our guide will arrive at the hotel at 11:00 am. take all the group members to the airport. it is recommended to book a flight which leaves after 13:30 PM. If the flight is before 13:00 PM, we can arrange another private Drop off, with extra cost.

Special pick up and drop off arrangement

If you would like us to make special arrangement to pick you up or drop you off we can do it with extra cost.

The price for extra drop off or pick up in shuttle bus is 50 USD per person per route.

The price for extra drop off or pick up in the Private vehicle is 2 USD per kilometers.

Train Station pickup

We can provide one free pick up a day on the arrival date at the train station that is 12-13 pm. Please book you train ticket to arrive on this time.

If the clients would like to have a private pick up at the train station the extra cost for a pick up is 83 USD.  We will have to arrange a car and guide with guide licence to pick you up.

Tour Booking

Please book the tour a month before the real date of visit. I need at least 17 days to process the Tibet Travel Permit
The copy of your Passport and the Visa has to be clear enough to read all the letter on it. The copy of passport must be of the passport one which you have or have your visa on.

Please read this page for clear concise information about traveling to Tibet and thing to do before traveling into Tibet.

Remember coming in from Nepal and China is different. if you are coming from Nepal (flight or overland), you need to have visa applied for PRC Embassy in Kathmandu. We will send your visa invitation to friend agency in Nepal.

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