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Mt Everest Base camp and Mount Kailash tour

Everest Base camp and Mount Kailash tour
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Lhasa Everest Kailash tour

Everest Base camp and Mount Kailash tour -Lhasa to Kathmandu is one of the most popular tours over many years. This is the prominent tours i undertake as a Tibetan tour guide. you tour will start from your arrival in Lhasa. you will be exploring the marvels of Lhasa and Daily life of local Tibetans in Lhasa. you will stay in Lhasa for three days and on the fourth day you will go ahead your tour towards Mount Everest and Mount Kailash.

On your way from Lhasa to Kathmandu you will be visiting Tibetan Lakes, monasteries and the Everest North Base camp on your way. You will stay in the Tibetan tent guest house in Everest Base camp, which gives you a very unique opportunity to stay with Tibetan family at the submit of the tallest mount in world. you can also see the beautiful sun shine on the Everest.

After mount Everest you will go ahead towards the Mount Kailash and the Manasarovar Lake. You will make a full circumambulation of the holiest mountain in the world along with hundreds of pilgrims from all over the world. The circumambulation is about 58 km yet because of hard ship cause by the high altitude of the region, we will take three days to make one full circumambulation of the mountain.

After Mount Kailash, if you would like to continue traveling into Nepal, we will drop you at the Sino-Nepalese border, and if you would like to take a flight out of Tibet, we will travel back to Lhasa and say fare well to you at the air port.

prayer flag on the roof top on Tibet

Day 1) Arrival and acclimatization

Arrival in Lhasa airport, your guide and the driver will be receiving you with Khata (Tibet white scarf, which is a traditional welcoming gesture.) You will then be transfer to your hotel in Lhasa. *** hotel in Lhasa near Bakor and Jokhang, in Tibetan quarter. we will meet you at our complementary dinner with our family.

jokhang temple build by Songtsan gampo

Day 2-3) Lhasa sign seeing. 

you will be visiting in various attraction, including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera monastery and the Norbulingkha (the summer palace of Dalai Lama)

gyantse, Tibet travel regulations 2016

Day 4) Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse via Yamdrok lake and Carola Pass

You will begun your day little earlier and after the break fast in hotel, you will travel to Gyantse. You will arrive a Yamdrok Yumtso lake by the noon. We will stop at the lake to take some time to take the picture and enjoy the view of magnificent lake. You will then continue to drive along the lake to the Tibetan town of Nangartse for lunch. After the lunch you will continue to travel towards the destination of the day at Gyantse. On your way you will stop to the Carola pass.

tashi lhunpo monastery,

Day 5) Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse via Shula monastery

In the morning you will visit the Gyantse pagoda and Palchoe monastery. After visiting the attraction we will continue to travel to the City of Shigatse. City of Shigatse is a second biggest city in Traditional Tibet. Tashi lhunpo the seat of successive Panchen Lama is also located there. Once upon arrival we will visit the beautiful monastery of Tashi lhunpo monastery. On your way to Shigatse you will visit the Shalu monastery. Shalu is an only monastery in Tibet which house the original Newari style painting. The monastery also has huge influence from Han architecture and Nepalese painting. You will stay over night at Shigatse monastery.

Mighty Mount Everest viewed from the Tibetan side

Day 6) Drive to new Tingri via Sakya monastery

On sixth day you will start traveling towards the remote west Tibet. It is always recommend every travelers to make one good preparation. You then start towards new Thingri at the foot of Everest. On your way, you can take a detour to Sakya monastery. You will stay over night at a beautiful hotel of snow leopard.

Everest base camp

Day 7) Drive to Everest Base Camp

You will start little earlier in the morning. If you are looking forward to see a beautiful sun shine on the Himalaya from the distance. It is advised to start earlier so the you will have more time in EBC and Rongbuk Monastery.

Lhasa to Everest Basecamp Group tour

Day 8) Drive from EBC to Saga town.

In the morning after the breakfast, you will visit the proper EBC which is about 8 kms towards the final point. If you get up earlier, you will see a beautiful sun rise on the Mount Everest. After the seeing the sun shine over the everest you will then go ahead towards Saga town. Saga town is very popular stop towards Mount Kailash. From here you will be joined with lots of travelers coming in from Nepal for Kailash pilgrimage. You will stop at the Saga town and this will be the last hotel stay until you return back.

manasarovar lake

Day 9) Drive from Saga to Manasarovar.

you will drive from Saga to Manasarovar Lake. Manosarovar lake is consider the holiest lake in Tibet for both Hindus and Buddhist. You will stay in a guest house for the night.

Kailash and the Tibetan prayer Flag

Day 10) Manasarovar to Darchen.

Darchen is a small town on the lap of Everest. This is the station where all the pilgrimage gather and pray at the Kailash. You will stay here for a night and make final preparation for the Kora (Circumambulation). If you believe in Tibetan traditional Medicine. At Darchen there is a Tibetan hospital in Darchen, there sell a medicine for Kidney. It is a very good medicine and very popular among locals in Tibet.

Lhasa to Everest and Kailash Group Tour

Day 11 to 13) Kailash Kora

This is a hardest in the entire tour. You work across the entire mountain and you will stay over night at the guest house along the path. On third day of Kora you will reach back to the Darchen.

manasarovar lake

Day 14) Drive to Saga
From this day your tour begun to end. On this day you will be driving back to Saga and you will return back to luxury of three star hotels.

Day 15) Drive from Saga to Shigatse or Zhangmu at the border.

Day 16) Drive from Shigatse to Lhasa or departure from Tibet, if traveling over land to Nepal.

Day 17) Departure from Lhasa

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.
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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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