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Kailash Manasarovar Tour via North Everest Base Camp - 17 Days

Mt.Kailash tour starts fly from Kathmandu – Lhasa. You will acclimatize to the Tibetan Plateau while touring the most iconic Buddhist sites in Lhasa city. Then, we set out on a thrilling journey across Shigatse via historical Gyantse to EBC. The first part of the adventure overlaps the classic travel route of Lhasa to EBC tour and will leave you in awe with amazing Himalayan mountain ranges.Then, we head to the west to Darchen via Saga and holy Manasarovar Lake for the long-awaited Mt.Kailash kora. Our guide will accompany you to experience the ultimate holy walk around sacred Mt.Kailash.


All Trekking offers and plans given in the itinerary are for all interested visitors who prefer full package. We offer the itinerary of the destinations as per your choice. You are always free to choose any itinerary and the staff depending on your financial condition. As per your interest and requirement, we have options for any partial visit too.

(The Trip cost varies depending on the group size, total number of days and services you require. If you are interested, please feel free to contact Us.)

Group Discount: Available

Day 1
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative.

Day 2
Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley, overnight at hotel

The sightseeing trip will start in the morning after breakfast. The major sightseeing attractions are; Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambhunath (the Monkey temple), Kathmandu durbar square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3650 m), 90 kms O/N Hotel.

After arriving in Lhasa, you can take a rest and get acclimatized to high altitude. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala Square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and around. Stay overnight in Lhasa hotel.

Day 4
Day 04: Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor.

Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is Barkhor Street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market. Stay overnight in Lhasa hotel.

Day 5
Day 05: Lhasa Tour - Drepung and Sera Monastery.

In the morning, you are going to visit Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. You can visit biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung.

Afternoon, Tourists will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 – 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house; inside the monastery. Stay overnight in Lhasa hotel.

Day 6
Day 6: Lhasa- Shigatse via Gyantse (360km)

Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse .On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m). The Lake is surrounded by many snow capped mountains and in the distance you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa. Later, we will pass and enjoy the Korola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass; then, we will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet’s third largest city after Lhasa and Shigatse. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day 7
Day 07: Shigatse to EBC 350 km

We will visit the home of Panchan Lama – Tashilunpo Monastery. Then, we’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse it is a small town where you can have lunch.

After that, we will pass Tsola Pass (4600M), and Gyatsola Pass (5248M). Shortly after we enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, tourists can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass (5198m).Then we drive along the new zigzag road to Everest Base Camp (5200m). Stay overnight at Tent Guest House.

Day 8
Day 08: EBC–Saga (450km)

In the morning, we can enjoy the sunrise of Everest Peak at lodging area if weather permits; then as we head to saga, you can view of the worlds’14th highest peak Mt.Shishapangma (8012m), and turquoise Lake. If you are lucky enough, you are very likely to see wild animals like wild donkey, wild antelope etc. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 9
Day 09: Saga to Darchen, via Lake Manasarover (450km)

On the way to Darchen, you will have a chance to appreciate the stunning view of the Saga valley between Gangdise Range and Himayala Range. Meanwhile, the beautiful grassland and local’s villages can also be seen. As we cross the Mayomla Pass (5112M), you can enjoy the spectacular vista of Naimonanyi.Then we are supposed to pass by the holy Lake Manasarover and finally arrive at the southern foot of Kailash, the most holy mountain in Tibet. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 10
Day 10: Trek to Dira Puk (Kailash Kora) (4900m), overnight at camp.

Day 11
Day 11: Trek to Zutul Puk (Kailash Kora) (4790m), overnight at camp

Day 12
Day 12: Trek to Darchen and drive to Manasarovar, overnight at camp.

Day 13
Day 13: Drive to Baryang, overnight at hotel.

Day 14
Day 14: Drive to Saga, overnight at hotel.

Day 15
Day 15: Drive to Nyalam, overnight at hotel.

Day 16
Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.

Day 17
Day 17: Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.

Cost Includes

  • Fly from kathmandu to Lhasa and back.
  • Tibet Visa and Travel Permit.
  • Sightseeing with guide in lhasa.
  • Full Board hotel in route to Tibet (Bed, Breakfast).
  • All grounded transportation.
  • farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All necessary organisational requirements.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Lhasa.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Entry and re-entry visa to Nepal.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Tip etc.

Visa Information

Flying out to Tibet requires a Chinese visa and a Tibet Travel Permit which can both be acquired in Kathmandu with the help of a travel company (Tibet via Nepal). A valid visa for China isn’t the same as a Tibet Travel Permit. Those with a Chinese traveler visa will at present need to apply for a Tibet travel permit. The permit is still required for remote foreign traveler travelling to Tibet from territory China. To obtain the permit you have to book a guide for your whole trip and pre-organize private transport for trips outside Lhasa. The trip outside Lhasa likewise requires extra permits which are arranged by the travel agent you are going with.


All who intend to enter Tibet must hold at least 6 months valid passport.
Passport – valid for 6 months
Chinese Visa — you can apply for one from a Chinese Embassy or through China Highlights (who entry from China)
Group Visa — who entry from Nepal to Tibet after Tibet tour traveler can visit China mainland with valid group visa.
Individual Visa will be cancel when we apply for group visa (if visa is in the passport)
Tibet Entry Permit — it is issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau and is an absolute necessity for outsiders entering Tibet.
A few people who wish to travel to specific areas in Tibet must also obtain:
Travel Permit — it is required when you are planning to movement to closed areas in Tibet. These are issued after you land in Tibet.
Military Permit — it is acquired to travel to some militarily sensitive regions.

Weather Information

The weather in Tibet is similar to that of Mainland China, though with lower temperatures due to higher altitudes. Summers have warm days with strong sunshine and cool nights, but summer days can even be chilly at higher elevations. Winters are cold but there isn’t all that much snow. Lhasa enjoys much sunshine even in winter. Most of Tibet experiences frost at least 6 months of the year. Some high lakes are frozen from October to March. The weather varies a lot from region to region. Lhasa is an ideal destination because it is in a valley area of lower elevation.

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