Lhasa Kailash Overland Tour is the once in a lifetime tour of 13 days from Lhasa to Kailash Mansarovar tour package from Kathmandu.You will get an unforgettable holidays experience of entire Tibet including Lhasa, Mount Kailash and Mansarovar, Gyantse, Shigatse and Yamdrok Tso Lake. Mt Kailash and Mansarovar Lake is the holiest and sacred sites in the world for all religions: Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Christians. Tibet Kailash Mansarovar Tour beginning from Lhasa and driving along Nepal China friendship highway through dry arid valley of Tibet. Lhasa is the capital and a cultural heart of Tibet. Lhasa Kailash Mansarovar Tour is a must do tour in the Himalayas before we die. For booking inquiry regarding Lhasa Kailash Tour package cost and departure dates for 2023, 2024, please email us at [email protected] and call or leave message on WhatsApp at + 977 9851023742.
Tour Name: Lhasa Kailash Overland Tour
Tour Duration: 13 Days
Tour Difficulty: Hard
Tour Season: April to November
Trip Altitude: 2300m-5800m
Tour Cost: USD 2050- USD 2290
Group Size: 1 - 12 people.
Tour Package: Standard Tour
Mode of Transfer: Bus/Jeep/Flight
Start/End of Tour: Lhasa / Kathmandu
Kailash Kailash Mansarovar Tour is a 13 day spiritual and adventure overland tour to Mt Kailash and Mansarovar via Lhasa Tibet.
Lhasa Kailash Tour is a pilgrimage tour to Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake, the famous sites for Hindu and Buddhist. We first explore the highlights of Lhasa like Potala Palace, Sera and Drepung monasteries, Jokhang temple, Norbulinka and Bharkhor street. After enjoying awe-inspiring day tour around Mansarovar Lake, further we drive to Darchen for 3 days trek around Mt Kailash. After the completion visit of Kailash Mansarovar Lake, we continue drive towards Kathmandu by Gyirong-the newly open border-Tibet Nepal.
You can reach to Lhasa either from Kathmandu, Nepal or from any cities of China. Once we make tour to Lhasa, the historical city of Tibet, we then drive to Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake-a legendary source of the four great rivers of South Asia.
Driving through an amazing landscapes to Manasarovar lake, take holy bath at Manasarovar Lake and continue drive to Darchen. Once, we complete 3 days Kailash trek, we then drive across the vast Tibetan plateau to-Gyirong. Lhasa to Kailash Tour is an amazing Kailash overland tour, you have to do once in a life. This is really a life time trip. You can join on 13 days Lhasa Kailash overland tour from April to October.
Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa(3600m, 60km, 6 hours)
It is possible to come to Lhasa by flight from Kathmadu and China by train. Upon arrival in Lhasa, receive you at the airport and drive to hotel in Lhasa.Have a rest in Lhasa to acclimatize the high altitude. Stay overnight in Lhasa (3-Star Hotel)
Day 2/3 : Lhasa Sightseeing Tour
The first two days you are in Tibet will be put towards sightseeing inside Lhasa, to visit fabulous and typical Buddhist and historic sites, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery. In Potala palace, you can explore the grandest of these myriad chapels, its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens (stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and the tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of the mandala, figures of the Buddha. You will visit 3 important monasteries in Lhasa, the first and foremost is Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibetan Buddhism, attracts pilgrims all over Tibetan Area, built during songtsen gonpo’s reign by princess wencheng of Tang dynasty, 647 A.D. The other two Monasteries Sera and Drepung Monastery locate in suburb of Lhasa, are hosted by hundreds of Monks, learning, praying, studying, living there. The famous Monks debating is held in the courtyard of Sera Monastery in the afternoon (Except Sunday). You will also explore the circular pilgrim route Barkhor while traveling at Jokhang Temple, to contact local folks here, and if possible purchase some traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, books, Tibetan music instrument, Thangkas, and traditional Tibetan clothes etc. Stay overnight in Lhasa (3-Star Hotel)
Day 4: Lhasa - Yamdrotso Lake - Gyantse - Shigatse (3600m, 7 hrs, 370km)
Passing by the green farmland of Nyangchu Valley, drive across pass Gangbala (5030m), we move westwards to Tibet's traditional town - Gyantse and finally reach to Shigatse. There are many sites to see today, among them, the most important attractions are Yamdro-tso Lake, and Kubum Monastery in Gyantse. Yamdro-tso Lake is shaped like coiling scorpion with deep blue in color and Kubum Monastery has a 35m-high chorten (stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome. Stay overnight in Manasarovar Hotel.
Day 5: Shigatse - Rongbuk Living Area (4800m, 8 hrs, 340km)
Morning in Shigatse, you will visit the famous Tashi Lhunpo Monastery(may be arranged at the end of the trip) where you can see the well preserved largest statue of Jampa (future god) in the world. The monastery itself is abiding place for the successive Penchen Lamas. There are only 2-3 hours driving from Tingri to Rongpuk through 90km new winding road in the mountains. On the way from Tingri to EBC, you can enjoy the stunning mountain scenery; pass the wild grassland, the torrent, and soaring mountains. If it is in clear weather, you can see the panorama of Himalaya range and among mountains you can see 4 mountains which are 8000m high and more to enjoy like Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Qowowuyag (8201m) and Mt Mayalu (8463m) at the mountain pass Kyawula Pass (5180m). If the weather is good and time allows, you will have a chance to see the majestic view of the golden summit of Mt. Everest at sunset. Stay overnight at Tent Guest House.
Day 6: Rongphu Monastery - Everest Base Camp - Saga (4600m, 10 hrs, 460km)
In the morning, you will visit Mount Everest Base Camp, the magnificent Mt. Everest is standing in the sky like a huge white pyramid, thus you are standing at the top of the world. Take pictures here before getting back to Rongpuk. For the needs of environmental protection, the Everest Base Camp Stone has been moved 4 km backward, do not allow tourists to enter the core area. In late morning, we need to take the old Tingri road to Saga County. From the old Tingri, you can see the Mountain Everest ,Chuyo, and Shishapangma which is at 8012m was the least of the world's 8000m peaks to be climbed. The road runs parallel to the Himalayan ranges and Nepalian sides called Anapurna ranges. The main road passes through the desolate plain of Digur tang, and the closely neighboring snow peaks of Shishapangma and Langtang to the south. Leaving the bum-chu basin, and then ascends into the depression of Pelkhu-tso (4600m), a cobalt blue lake. Today we drive to Saga, a small town 69km from the Phelgu-tso. Stay overnight in Saga Xibuyizhan Hotel or Mu Linsen Hotel.
Day 7: Saga to Darchen (4800m. 9 hrs, 450km)
Moving towards the Drongpa County, the region around the sources of Brahmaputra River, which is about 167km from the Saga town. In the late afternoon, we will reach Darchen, a small town at the foot of Mt. Kailash. The tour guide will help clients to make a reservation of porters and Yaks if clients need (cost on tourists' own) and do some preparation for your following 3 days trekking around Mt.Kailash. Stay overnight in Tarchen Chongqing Hotel.
Day 8: Trek Day 1- Darchen to Drirapuk (5200m. 6.5 hrs, 11km)
8 kilometers after leaving Darchen with Eco-bus (20 minutes), we get to a village called Sershung, where porters are waiting for their clients. From here we begin our trek around Mt.Kailash, during your trek you can see a lot of pilgrims prostrating along the path and plies of Mani stones, small scenic sites and west face of Mt. Kailash. On the way, there are some tent shops you can refresh yourself and drink some soft drinks. First day's trek ends at guest house on the opposite side of Drirapuk Monastery. If you have more energy, you can visit Drirapuk Monastery on your own. from the guesthouse, you can have stunning view of north face of Mt. Kailash. Stay overnight at the guesthouse.
Day 9: Trek Day 2- Drirapuk to Zutulpuk (4700, 18km, 9-10 hours)
The second-day is the hardest and most tough circuit with the Dolma-la Pass lying 6.4km ahead. The peak of Dolma-la pass is about 5630m above sea level, so it is better to set off early in the morning as the sun rays break over the ridges above. After taking a rest at the peak of Dolma-la pass, you will descend staircase bringing you to Lhachu Valley floor, on the way you can see the small beautiful lake called Khandotso. From here it is still four hours trekking to the today's final destination with no shelters on the way. the second day trek's destination is Zutulpuk. if have energy, you can visit the Zutulpuk Monastery and its miracle cave of Milarepa. Stay overnight at the guesthouse.
Day 10: Trek Day 3- Zutulpuk to Darchen (4800m, 11km, 4 hours)
We continue our Kora to Darchen, is easy and the exit from the valley can be reached within 4 hours walk. At the ending point of the valley, you can take the ECO-friendly bus to Darchen(4km).
It is also optional, after trekking, we take a drive to Chui Gompa (4560m). Besides taking bath in the Holy Lake Mansarovar, you will also have free time for puja if you are Hinduist like to do it. After all, this if time permits you can have a bath in the hot spring water at the lakeside, additional charges for bathing in Hot Spring not covered in the package. Bath and hot spring may be arranged in the morning of Day 11, which is optional and is based on time and physical condition of tourists after the trek. We may not organize such activities if the weather is not so good and less than half of the tourists are willing to do this. Stay overnight in Darchen
Day 11: Drive from Darchen to Saga (4600, 477Km, 8 hours)
Drive from Darchen to Saga and stay overnight in Saga Xibuyizhan Hotel or Mu Linsen Hotel.
Day 12: Saga to Kyirong, Exit the Border (2800m, 5-6 hrs, 300km)
Today, you will go exit China in the afternoon after 5-6 hours driving from Saga to Chinese Kyirong border, also called Rashuwaghadi in Nepal, living in the border to wait for the Nepalese driver to pick you up in the next morning. From Saga to Kyirong border, you will find a whole new world quite different than the snow land, waterfall, flourish forest, deep gorges accompany you traveling all the way. The most amazing view is the snow-capped mountains standing behind the forest, which makes scenery take varied forms. Overnight in the hostel at Rashuwaghadi, the border town in Nepal side
Day 13: Rashuwaghadi to Kathmandu (1300m, 8 to 9 hrs, 130km)
The road between the border to Kathmandu is small, it takes 8-9 hours driving to Kathmandu, you are free to stop anywhere on the road if it is safe to park and enjoy the mountain view. Tour ends in Kathmandu, the driver will send you to your reserved hotel.
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thin, lightweight inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottle (2) or camel bag
Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
1 medium sized quick drying towel
Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Face and body moisturizer
Feminine hygiene products
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti bacterial hands wash
Trail Map/Guide book
Journal & Pen
Pencils and small notebooks
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)