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Lhasa Kailash Tour

15 Days

Major attractions of Lhasa Major sites of high cultural and religious importance

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Kailash tour from Lhasa is one of memorable, sacred and high-rewarding pilgrimage yatra in Tibet, that incorporates the fascinating drive and most of the prime highlights of elevated Tibet’s east to west by crossing Himalayan Ganges Brahmaputra River. The tour is an adventure based on deluxe hotels, mud house stay and guided by local Tibetan Guide in the Mount Kailash Trek under the Nepalese Supervision.

Mansarovar Yatra kicks off after the grand rudrabhishek and hawan in the great Hindu temple Pashupatinath. Then, you fly over Himalayas Mt. Everest and a mild sightseeing tour of Tibet’s capital Lhasa city. The major landmarks of Lhasa that hold high cultural and religious significance are the prime highlights. The majestic Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Deprung and Sera Monastery and the stroll around lively Barkhor Square are the highlights travelers do not like to ignore at Lhasa.

Now the holy Kailash Yatra heads out along the Tibetan Highway and arrives at Shigatse. En route, travelers get to savor the magnificence of Himalayan panorama dominated by Mt. Everest and Mt. Sishapagma, and other Trans Himalayan peaks. The highlights of Gyantse, the town lying on the highway, unfolds prehistoric Gyantse Dzong and Shigatse caters incredible Buddhist culture at Tashilumpo Monastery. Continuing the ride via Lhatse and Saga, we arrive at the imaginary center of Universe, Lake Mansarovar. The next few days are challenging enough as we go for Kailash circumnavigation along the elevated trails that even includes the high pass Dolma-La 5630m.

The holy dip travelers take in sacred Mansarovar Lake and the strenuous walk to circumambulate Mount Kailash are considered one of the holiest acts as per the Buddhists and Hindu myths. However, the journey is not attached to its religious significance only, the astounding high altitude landscape, the beauty of nature trail caters are simply the best and the rawest travelers get to see in any part of the world.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2 : Full-day sightseeing in in Kathmandu
Day 3 : Kathmandu-Lhasa flight ticket
Day 4 : Lhasa Tour- Tibet (3540m)
Day 5 : Lhasa – Sightseeing (3845m) 5 hours
Day 6 : Drive to Saga (4640m) 7 hours
Day 7 : Saga – Mansarovar Lake (4580m – 470 km) 7-8 hrs
Day 8 : Mansarovar Lake to Darchen (4600m)
Day 9 : Kailash Kora Diraphuk (4890m) trek
Day 10 : Domma-La Pass (5630m – Zutulpuk 4800m)
Day 11 : Darchen – Mansarovar (4550m) 3 hrs
Day 12 : Drive to Lhatse (512 km) about 7 to 8 hours
Day 13 : Lhatse-Lhasa (3680 m), 520 km, about 9 hours to Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra River)
Day 14 : Return to Kathmandu from Lhasa flight
Day 15 : Departure to onward destination

[All itineraries can be customized to suit your own interests, preferences and abilities. Please contact us or inquire for more information. We will work together to meet your exact needs and make your trip a success so that you have a memorable trip.]

Trip Itinerary

Transfer to Hotel
Evening Pashupatinath Aurati (when time applicable is)
Evening dinner
Hotel 4 Star on twin share

In the morning Pashupatinath darshan and puja by Brahmins, Havan and Rudrabhishek
Visit to Jal Narayan (Sleeping Vishun known as Budhanilkanth) Temple
Return to the hotel and the rest of the day is free for packing
Travel briefing program with travel crew and manager
Hotel - breakfast, lunch and dinner

After breakfast, drive to Apriprot
Fly to Lhasa over Mount Everest - great views of Everest and the Trans Himalayan Range
Drive 90km to Lhasa City from Lhasa Gonggar Airport.
Check in to the hotel and rest for acclimatization.
Walk and refresh
Hotel: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

A day trip to Lhasa
Visit to Potala Palace, Jokhang and nearby Barkhor Bazaar.
Hotel: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and guiding service

Breakfast and process to drive
Drive to Sigatse (the capital of Tibet).
Hotel check in
In the afternoon you have Shigatse, Tibet's second largest city to explore for an hour, including the world famous Tashilumpo Monastery.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner including guided service

Eat breakfast early in the morning
Drive to Saga and meet our Nepalese staff/crew they are from Kathmandu.
Great view of Everest, Sispangma and other Himalayan ranges.
Cross the Brahmaputra river
Hotel check in
Meals prepared by our team: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Have breakfast and prepare for the trip to Mansarovar Lake
Drive through Dongba to Mansarovar Lake.
Great view of Tibetan nomads, Himalayas, Brahmaputra river and wildlife
Lunch at Mayumla Fadi
Cross Mayumla Pass (one of the highest passes on the trek)
First view of Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar from Hor.
Take a half circuit of Mansarovar Lake by bus and stay overnight at Su Gompa (west side of Mansarovar Lake).
Touch the holy water of Mansarovar Lake, cleanse your soul and relax at the guest house.
Meals are prepared by our staff: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Take a holy bath from the water of Mansarovar Lake.
We will choose a special point to take a deep dip in the Mansarovar Lake after bathing in the cold water.
We arrange space for pooja, havan and other spiritual activities
Free time after pooja and havan.
Lunch and Drive Darchen. From Mansarovar Lake to Darchen (4600 m. - 40 km.).
Prepare for Kailash Parikrama and take a walk.
Food: Prepared by our team: breakfast, lunch and dinner

(Drive Darchen to Yamadwara – Gate of the God of Death)
Start the sacred walk to Dirapuk (4890 m - 11 km) - Monastery.
Very basic dormitory rooms to share basic accommodation available here.
Great view of Mount Kailash north face. Can walk closer.
Relax and refresh, our team serves you hotel soups and drinks.
Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared by our team.

Longest day and mail destination of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.
Start your journey early in the morning after a quick hotel drink and breakfast.
The holy pilgrimage goes through Shivavatsal.
Dolma-La 5630 m above sea level and high pass cross above Parvati Kund
Trek to Zutulpuk Monastery
Around 9 to 10 hours walk.
Stay in a very basic mud house with dormitory beds next to Zutulpuk Monastery.
Food: Prepared by our travel staff - breakfast, lunch and dinner with hot drinks

Morning breakfast
2 hours final sacred walk to Chogando near Darchen.
Take a drive back to Darchen.
After circumambulating the holy Kailash, Mansarovar lake is passed and back to Saga, the full kora of Mansarovar is made.
Hotel check in saga.
Food: Prepared by our Cichette team - breakfast, lunch and dinner

Last breakfast from our team at Saga. From here, our team will return to Kathmandu and with only guides you will drive to Lhasa and have lunch and dinner at a restaurant.
Return trip to Lhatse with beautiful view of Everest and Himalayas.
Check in at the hotel
Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Continue Kailash Yatra to Lhasa city.
Hotel and food: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Make final preparations to leave Lhasa

Depart Tibet, drive to the airport or train station in Lhasa.
Return to Kathmandu again with a great view of the Everest Himalayas
Hotel and free time transfer
Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

In the morning take a drive for Boudhnath stupa
After breakfast, free morning and final airport transfer or extend your trip.


Cost Inclusion

  • Airport pick up and drop off service
  • 4 star hotel accommodation on twin basis in Kathmandu
  • Pure vegetarian(breakfast, lunch and dinner) meal as per plan.(Lhasa and Sightsee we use Nepali Restaurant for Vegetarian Meal under supervision with our team.) Rest place we cook our self through our kitchen team and serve you.
  • Necessary kailash yatra permits, Chinese visa, kailash entry tickets and applicable government taxes.
  • Round trip flight from Kathmandu - Lhasa – Kathmandu.
  • 4 Star hotels in Lhasa & Darchen, 3 Star hotels in Sigatse and Saga, very basic mud house in Mansarovar Lake and during kailash parikrama.
  • Free kailash yatra duffel bag, down jacket and walking pole (to be refund after the yatra)
  • Professional, reliable, friendly and service oriented Nepali yatra leader fluent speak in English and Hindi language and English speaking Tibetan guide in Tibet.
  • Air condition luxury bus and support truck for carrying yatra bag, equipment, food and staff from Kerung and Lhasa
  • Life saving Oxygen tank, mask-regulator support (for emergency) and first aid kit with high altitude sickness medicine.
  • Daily health check by our train staff (Pulse Rage, Heart breath, Pressure, Oxygen Level)
  • Yaks and yaks man for Diraphuk for to carry baggage and kitchen kits.
  • Travel insurance for Nepali staff only.

Cost Exclusion

  • Personal expenses for Nepal-Tibet
  • All expenses of a personal nature
  • International flight fares
  • Bar bill and tip for drinks/staff
  • Photography and videography fees
  • Personal travel insurance and rescue evacuation on tour.
  • Horse and porter hire for 3 days tour
  • A Kailash tour rescue jeep is needed in case someone turns back before the group
  • Additional costs in case of landslides or natural disasters.
  • Nepal Visa and Re-entry Nepal Visa. (For Rorain passport holders only: USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days visa cost)
  • International phone calls and media.
  • Personal clothing and equipment for hiking tours


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