Price from

USD 1780 p.p.

Tour Type:

Group Tour

Group Size:

5-12

Trip Level:

Medium

Destination:

Lhasa / Mt. Everest / Mt.kailash

Season:

April-October

15 Days Mt. Kailash and Manasarova Pilgrimage Group Tour

 


Overview


 

Mt.Kailash is recognized as the holiest mountain in the world, Tibetan Buddhism believes it represents immense happiness. Its snowed-capped peaks always shine in the sunshine and with holy light. Many Pilgrimage followers were attracted to there year by year.


With its special mountain shape, it is quite different from surrounding peaks. With the view of This mysterious holy mountain, people could deeply feel pious and wonders of religion.


 


At a Glance
 



Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa
 

Day 2 Lhasa City Tour - Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street (B, D)
 

Day 3 Lhasa City Tour - Drepung, Sera Monastery (B)
 

Day 4 Lhasa to Shigatse via Gyantse (360km)(B)
 

Day 5 Shigatse-- EBC 350 km(B)
 

Day 6 EBC to Saga (450km)
 

Day 7 Saga -- Darchen, via Lake Manasarover (450km)
 

Day 8 Darchen--Drirapuk (driving 7km, Trek 13km)
 

Day 9 Drirapuk--Dzutrpuk (Trek 18km)
 

Day 10 Dzutripuk--Darchen (Trek 7km, driving 5km)
 

Day 11 Darchen back to Saga (450km)
 

Day 12 Saga to Sakya (350km)
 

Day 13 Sakya to Shigatse (170km)
 

Day 14 Shigatse-Lhasa (B)
 

Day 15 Lhasa departure (B)

 


Daily Itinerary


 

Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa
 

 

No matter you reach Lhasa by train or airplane, you are warmly greeted and your guide will take you to your hotel. On the way, Clients may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Brahmaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and the Lhasa River.

 

 

After arrival at your hotel, the rest of the day is yours. You can choose to take a rest to adapt to the high altitude. Or you can go out to explore the local area directly.


 

Day 2 Lhasa City Tour - Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street (B, D)
 

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up from your hotel, and bring you to the Potala Palace which is the symbol of Tibet, built in 641AD, it is also the winter palace of the Dalai lama.

 

After lunch, we will go head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. It was the spiritual center of Tibet, pilgrims from every place of Tibet trek to here, making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple.


Around the temple is the famous Barkhor Street, where you can enjoy the traditional Tibetan tea and or buy some special souvenirs for your family members. Besides, the welcome dinner will also be arranged accordingly.





Day 3 Lhasa City Tour - Drepung, Sera Monastery (B)
 

In the morning, you will visit Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, it has more than 500 years history as the largest monastery in the world, the famous annual Shoton Festival is also organized here, during this festival many precious stupas, sculptures, paintings and huge Thangka are exhibited here...

 

In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit another outstanding Gelug Monastery--Sera Monastery. The most important attention point is the famous Monks Scriptures debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon.




 

Day 4 Lhasa-Shigatse (3900m) (B)
 

After breakfast, we will leave Lhasa and drive to Shigatse. Along the way, we will drive across the Gampala pass (5030m), and take a few time at the holy Yamdrotse Lake (4400m), the Lake is decorated by continuous snow-covered Mount Nyenchen Khangsar and the lake water is as blue as the green jade, lie on the earth silently.

 

Later, we will keep driving to Gyantse. On the road, we will pass the glories Karola Glacier (5200m), when we arrive in Gyantse, the third biggest city in Tibet, we will go to visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and the Kubum Stupa, also enjoy the sight of Gyangtse Fortress.
 


After around 2 hours of driving, we get to Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet.


yamsto Lake


 

Day 5 Shigatse--EBC (B)
 

In the morning, we will start our journey to the roof of the world--Mount Everest. Leave from Shigatse, along the way, we will witness the glories views, like the extremely high sky, numerous yaks and cute sheep, also the uninterrupted white snow-covered mountains.


We will stop and visit the world highest monastery --Rongbuk monastery and at last, we get to the marvelous Mt. Everest Base Camp if the weather condition permits, we can catch the sunset and the golden peak of Everest, even at night we could view the sight of milky way by eyes directly.




 

Day 6 EBC to Saga / 450KM
 

Get up early and you may enjoy the unique sunrise of Everest Peak if the weather condition is good. Then we will go ahead to our next stop-- Saga. Nearly 9 hours driving maybe too hard, but the scenery along the road deserve it, you can feel the fabulous plateau landscape and could also witness the view of the worlds’14th highest peak Mt.Shishapangma (8012m) by far and enjoy the pure Pelkhutso lake




 

Day 7 Saga -- Darchen, via Lake Manasarover (450km)
 

Get up early as today we will have another long driving to Darchen, which is a small village at the foot of Mt. Kailash. It is the starting point and endpoint of our trekking. Every year, many pilgrimage followers will start from here and go towards there inner hearts' beliefs.




 

Day 8 Darchen--Drirapuk (driving 7km, Trek 15km)
 

In the morning, we will set our journey Trek from Darchen (4,560m) to Dirapuk Monastery. It is about 15KM trekking for nearly 5-6 hours, and during trekking, you can enjoy the mountain Kailashi both west and north face. It is one of the best sections with the best scenery of the whole Kora.




 

Day 9 Trek from Drirapuk to Dzutrpuk (Trek 18km 6h)
 

Today we will trek from Drirapuk to Dzutrpuk, and we will cross over the Kora highest pass--Dromala pass, along with the trekking you may be accompanied by many local Buddhist pilgrims.



 


Day 10 Dzutripuk--Darchen (Trek 7km, driving 5km).
 

Today’s trekking is leisure and not too much harsh, which can be done in around 3 hours, you can arrange the rest time by own like perhaps you can choose to take a bath in Manasarovar Lake. And later driver will pick you up to drive back to Darchen.




 

Day 11 Darchen back to Saga (450km)


We will back from Darchen to Saga, along the way, there are many fabulous sights.





 

Day 12 Saga to Lhatse (320km)

Drive from Saga to Lhatse, it is a long driving about 6-7 hours.




 

Day 13 Lhatse back to Shigatse
 

Today we will drive from Lhatse back to Shigatse, we will visit an important monastery--Sakya Monastery, which is with amazing murals and huge collection of scriptures and statues.

 

After Sakya visiting, we will keep driving back to Shigatse, when we reach Shigatse, it is around early afternoon then we will catch up time to visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, one of Tibet's most important monasteries, is a Geluk monastery in Shigatse that was founded in 1447 by the First Dalai Lama Gendun Drub.




 

Day 14 Shigatse-Lhasa(B)
 

Today we will drive along the Yarlung Zangbo River back to Lhasa. On the road are beautiful mountains, valleys, rivers, all scenery is majestic.



 


Day 15 Lhasa departure (B)
 

Your guide will pick you up and transfer you to the airport or train station according to your schedule, finishing the meaningful tour.

Tour Cost & Schedule in 2019

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Starting Date Price Form Booked Booked Now
2020-04-10 (Fri) $1690 2 Guests Booked
2020-04-16 (Thur) $1690 0 Guests Booked
2020-04-22 (Wed) $1690 0 Guests Booked
2020-04-22 (Wed) $1690 5 Guests Booked
2020-05-01 (Fri) $1820 2 Guests Booked
2020-05-14 (Thur) $1820 0 Guests Booked
2020-05-23 (Sat) $1820 4 Guests Booked
2020-05-29 (Fri) $1820 3 Guests Booked
2020-06-12 (Fri) $1820 2 Guests Booked
2020-06-23 (Tues) $1820 3 Guests Booked
2020-06-28 (Sun) $2030 0 Guests Booked
2020-07-29 (Wed) $2030 0 Guests Booked
2020-08-06 (Thur) $2030 2 Guests Booked
2020-08-27 (Thur) $2030 0 Guests Booked
2020-09-09 (Wed) $2030 0 Guests Booked
2020-09-25 (Fri) $2030 0 Guests Booked
2020-10-25 (Sun) $1820 0 Guests Booked

Service Included:


 

1. Tibet travel permit and all other necessary permits
 

2. All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary;
 

3. Meals listed in the itinerary;
 

4. Local tour Transfers, 5-29 seats comfortable Tourist Vehicle according to Group Size.;
 

5. Knowledgeable English-speaking guide
 

6. Accommodations: Comfortable Hotel
 

7. Service Charge & Government Taxes
 

8. Arrangements include planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
 

9. Welcome Dinner
 

10. Free Airport shuttle transfer between Lhasa Gongar airport and Hotel on the appointed time.
 

11. Drinking water Provided during the trip
 

12. Tourist accident/casualty insurance

 


Service Excluded:


 

1. International flight to and out of China
 

2. Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa. (We can provide you the domestic flight/train ticket booking service at the BEST discount price, please contact us our travel experts for the details.)
 

3. Lunches and dinners are not included, please pay on site by yourself.; usually it costs about USD3-10 per person for one meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region).
 

4. Tips to tour guide and driver, you are suggested to tip them 2-7 USD/day in total
 

5. Personal expenses, like laundry, phone calls, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid alcoholic beverages during your Tibet trip), optional tour activities, etc.

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