11 Last TOP Programs With Jigme

  1. 7 days Lhasa Everest Base Camp tour
  2. 10 days Best of Central Tibet with EBC Tour
  3. 10 days Nature Tibet
  4. 18 days Kailash and Himalaya
  5. 13 days Tibet Kailash (fly in/drive out)
  6. 11 days Kailsh Adventure
  7. 13 days Mount Kailash (fly in/drive out)
  8. 10 days Tibet Central Cultural
  9. 12 Days Tibet Kailash with EBC Adventure Tour *NEW*
  10. 13 Days Kailash & EBC Group Tour*NEW*
  11. 14 Days Kailash and Everest Adventure*NEW*

 
1 –    7 DAYS LHASA Everest Base Camp TOUR

Itinerary
1) Arrival in Lhasa
2) Sightseeing Lhasa
3) Drive to Shigatse
4) Drive to Rongbuk
5) Drive to Shigatse
6) Drive to Lhasa
7) Fly back

Day 1:  Arrival in Lhasa(3650m)
When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel .An route to viewing the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river. After arrive in lhasa, you can take rest and acclimatize. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different color and get amazing photo of the Potala and around.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 2:  Lhasa tour (B) Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery
Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It has been used since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collection are the gilded burial stupas of past Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
After you take lunch and then head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century, in order to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, perhaps the single most venerated object in Tibet Buddhism.
Around the temple Barkhor street where you can do kora (circling the Barkhor street) with pilgrims and locals and buy the souvenirs.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 3:  Lhasa (3650)to Shigatse(3900m) (B) via lake Yamdrok /Gyantse/Tashi lhunpo monastery.
Today, we have to drive from Lhasa to Gyantse. On the way, passing over the Gampala pass (4790 m),you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountain and in the distance you have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa .Gyantse was historically known as the Tibet’s third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse). In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. After one and a half hour’s driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we’ll visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of Tibet’s second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama.

Spend the night in Shigatse

Day 4:  Shigatse(3900m) to Everest Base Camp(5200) (B) via lhatse/Gyatso Pass/shegar
We’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where you can take lunch. After that, you will drive to Shegar and if the weather is clear enough then on the way down to shegar you will view the Mt, Everest in the distance. After 4 to 6 hours’ drive, then you will arrive at Rongbuk monastery but on the way, you will pass one of the highest Pass in Tibet (pang la pass height 5050m) from that’s pass you will view the whole five highest pick in the world.

Stay overnight at tent or Rongbuk monastery guest house.

Day 5:  Everest Base Camp (5200m) return to Shigatse (3900m) Rongbuk monastery
In the morning, you can see the sunrise over the top of Mt Everest, and have a full view the magnificent Mt. Everest standing like a snow-capped pyramid in front of you at Rongpuk, which is the vantage point for watching Mt. Everest. Then you may trek from tent to Base camp 4/km one way or go to EBC by local bus. After base camp, you can visit Rongphu Monastery which is the highest monastery in the world (5000m) and belongs to Nyingma sect. After that drive back to Shigatse

Stay overnight in Shigatse

Day 6:  Shigatse(3900) to Lhasa(3650m) (B)
Today, we are supposed to back to Lhasa on the friendship Highway. The whole distance is almost 280km and it takes 6 hours along the Yarlung Tsangpo River / Bhamaputra River (the Longest and largest river in Tibet).

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 7:  Depart from Lhasa (B)


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2 – 10 days Best of Central Tibet with EBC Tour

This adventure tour for Mt. Everest deals with the essence of Tibetan landscapes and ethic folklore, including most of the major sights in Tibet. Lhasa is the main political and economic center of Tibet, while Tsetang serves as the cradle of Tibetan civilization. Gyantse is the historic trade hub and Shigatse is the seat of the Panchen Lama and the monastery houses the biggest gilded statue of Maitreya (Buddha of the future) in world. Of course, the most important part is the chance to gaze on the magnificent north face of the world’s tallest peak, Mt Everest.

Itinerary

1)Arrival in Tsedang
2) Drive to Samye
3) Drive to Gyantse
4) Drive to Sakya county
5) Drive to Rongbuk
6) Drive to Shigatse
7) Drive to Lhasa
8) Sightseeing Lhasa
9) Sightseeing Lhasa
10) Fly back

Day 1: Arrive in Tibet, Transfer to Tsedang(3100m)
When you arrive at Lhasa Gonggar Airport, your guide will greet you and drive to Tsedang (2 hrs driving). The rest time is for you to take a good rest and get acclimated to the altitude.

Stay overnight in Tsedang

Day 2: Tsedang Tour:Yumbu lhakhang, Trandruk , Samye monastery
Tsedang is reputed as “the cradle of Tibetan Civilization””. In the morning, tourists will visit Yumbu lhakhang, the first imperial palace built on the rocky hill for the first Tibetan king and you could have nice view the whole valley from there. Then visit one of the oldest temples ,trandruk with a history of 1,300 years, which is the one tourists couldn’t afford to miss and drive toSamye monastery, the Tibet first Buddhist monastery, built in 8 century and the first monastery completed with the three Buddhist jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

Stay overnight in Tsedang

Day 3: Tsetang (3100m)to Gyantse(3950m)Yamdrok lake, Karo Glacier, Gyantse monastery
Today, lots of beautiful scenery will be seen on the way to Gyantse. Passing over the Gampala pass (4790 m),you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso(4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountain and in the distance you have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa . We head westward along the lake can see Karo Glacier and drive towards Gyantse. Gyantse was historically Tibet’s third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse)
Stay overnight in Gyantse

Day 4: Gyantse(3950) to Sakya(4300m) Tashi Lhunpho monastery, Sakya monastery
In the Morning, we drive towards Shigatse. In Shigatse, you will visit the famous Tashilhunpo monastery where you can see the well-preserved largest statue of Jampa (future Buddha) in the world. This monastery is the seat of Tibet’s second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama. In the afternoon we drive to the Sakya county where tourists can visit the famous Sakya monastery. It was founded in 1073 and was the principal monastery of the Sakya sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Sakya monastery consists of two parts, northern and southern monastery. The Northern monastery is only visible as a ruin while Southern monastery was built like a fortress, surrounded by a moat.

Stay overnight in Sakya

Day 5: Sakya (4300m) to EBC (5200m) Lhaste, Gyatso Pass, Shegar
Today we will drive from Sakya to Rongpuk. As road is currently under construction, from Tingri to E.B.C, we have to drive on the rough road, pass the wild grassland, cross the torrent and high mountains. If the weather is clear, you can have a glimpse of 4 mountains which are 8000m high or even higher.  Enjoy your remaining time at Everest base camp.

Stay overnight in Ronguk Guest House or Tent

Day 6: EBC (5200m) to Shigatse(3900m)
In the morning, you can see the sunrise appearing on the top of Mt Everest, and have a full view the magnificent Mt. Everest standing like a snow-capped pyramid in front of you at Rongpuk, which is the vantage point for watching Mt. Everest. Then you may trek from tent to Base camp 4/km one way or go to EBC by local bus. After visiting base camp, tourists can tour Rongphu Monastery which is the highest monastery in the world (5000m) and belongs to Nyingma sect. After that, drive back to Shigatse.

Stay overnight in Shigatse

Day 7: Shigatse(3900m) to Lhasa(3650m)

Today, we will back to Lhasa on the friendship Highway. The whole distance is almost 280km and it takes 6 hours along the Yarlung Tsangpo River / Bhamaputra River (the Longest and largest river in Tibet).

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 8: Lhasa Tour (B) Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It has been used since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections are the gilded burial stupas of past Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
After you take lunch and then head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century, in order to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, perhaps the single most venerated object in Tibet Buddhism.
Around Barkhor Street, you can do kora (circling the Barkhor Street) with pilgrims and locals and buy the souvenirs.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 9: Lhasa Tour (B) Drepung Monastery, Carpet factory, Sera Monastery
In the morning, you are going to visit Drepung monastery which was one of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. Ganden palace is used as Dalai Lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace.
In the afternoon, visit Sera Monastery—It was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419 by Jamchen chojey, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. The highlight is the Monks debate at around 3 – 5 in the afternoon.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 10: Departure from Lhasa
Tourists will depart from Lhasa airport.


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3 –  10 days Nature Tibet Tour

This tour is one of the perfect ways for a taste of the utmost beauty Tibet can offer. It includes the major sights in Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse plus a visit to the holy lake Namtso, which shades the valley floor a miraculous shade of turquoise offering a glimpse of the nomad life of the Tibet. Besides, tourists may enjoy the Tibet’s superb scenery of beautiful Yamdrok lake and Karo glacier and they can have a chance to gaze on the magnificent north face of the world’s tallest peak, Mt Everest.

Itinerary
1) Arrival in Lhasa
2) Sightseeing Lhasa
3) Sightseeing Lhasa
4) Drive to Namtso
5) Drive to Lhasa
6) Drive to Shigatse
7) Drive to Rongbuk
8) Drive to Shigatse
9) Drive to Lhasa
10) Fly back

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa (3650m)
When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel .An route to viewing the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river. After arrive in lhasa, you can take rest and acclimatize. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different color and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 2: Lhasa tour (B) Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It has been used since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collection are the gilded burial stupas of past Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
After you take lunch and then head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century, in order to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, perhaps the single most venerated object in Tibet Buddhism.
Around the temple Barkhor street where you can do kora (circling the Barkhor street) with pilgrims and locals and buy the souvenirs.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 3: Lhasa tour (B) Drepung Monastery, Carpet factory, Sera Monastery
In the morning, you are going to visit Drepung monastery which was one of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. Ganden palace is used as Dalai lama’s palace in the Drepung before moving to the Potala palace.
Afternoon, Sera Monastery—It was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1419 by Jamchen chojey, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. The highlight is the Monks debate at around 3 – 5 in the afternoon.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 4: Lhasa (3650m)-Namtso Lake (4718m) (B) Nyenchen Thanglha Range
Today, we continue to drive to Namtso Lake and all the way you can seeNyenchen Thanglha snow mountain ranges and lots of nomads’tent with grazing yak and sheep densely-populated along the mountain side. Namtso Lake is the Heavenly Lake which is one of the four holy lakes of Tibet and also the highest salt lake. You can do a very relax trekking around the lake side and Tashi Island. To spend a night at lake shore is a fantastic plan to see the stars.

Stay overnight in Namtso Guest house

Day 5: Namtso (4718m)-Lhasa (3650m) (B)Yangpachen Hotspring
Enjoy the clear morning at the lakeshore, and you can trek along the lake shore to Tashi Dor Island to explore the meditation caves. Drive to Dumxung to have lunch. In the afternoon, you may enjoy Yangpachen hot spring (Optional) which has both indoor and outdoor swimming pool filled with hot springs water. The hot spring itself is the highest swimming pool in the world. Then drive back to Lhasa.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 6: Lhasa (3650m) to Shigatse(3900m)(B)via Yamdrok lake,Karo Glacier,Gyantse

Today, we have to drive from Lhasa to Gyantse. On the way, passing over theGampala pass (4790 m),you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountain and in the distance you have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa. Gyantse was historically known as the Tibet’s third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse). In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. After one and a half hour’s driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we’ll visit Tashilunpo Monastery, the seat of Tibet’s second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama.

Stay overnight in Shigatse

Day 7: Shigatse(3900m) to Everest Base Camp(5200m) (B) Lhatse, Gyatse pass, Shegar
We’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse. It is a small town where you can take lunch. After that, you will drive to Shegar and if the weather is clear enough then on the way down to shegar you will view the Mt, Everest in the distance. After 4 to 6 hours then you will arrive at Rongbuk monastery but on the way, you will pass one of the highest passes in Tibet (pang la pass height 5050m) from that’s pass you will view the whole five highest peaks in the world.

Stay overnight in tent or Guesthouse

Day 8: Everest Base Camp (5200m) and return to Shigatse (3900m)

In the morning, you can see the sunrise appearing on the top of Mt Everest, and have a full view the magnificent Mt. Everest standing like a snow-capped pyramid in front of you at Rongpuk, which is the vantage point for watching Mt. Everest. Then you may trek from tent to Base camp 4/km one way or go to EBC by local bus. After visiting base camp, tourists can visit Rongphu Monastery which is the highest monastery in the world (5000m) and belongs to Nyingma sect. After that drive back to Shigatse

Stay overnight in Shigatse

Day 9: Shigatse (3900m) to Lhasa (3650m) (B)
Today, we will drive back to Lhasa on the friendship Highway. The whole distance is almost 280km and it takes 6 hours along the Yarlung Tsangpo River / Bhamaputra River (the Longest and largest river in Tibet).

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 10: Depart from Lhasa (B)


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4.   18 days Kailash and Himalaya Adventure

In addition to some common attractions and cities, such as Lhasa, Shigatse and Mount Everest, the most important destination of this tour is Ngari, which covers several famous scenic spots in Ngari area.

The first one is Lake Manasarovar, the holy lake recognized by several religions in the world and it is also one of the most prestigious lakes in Asia and even in whole world. Lake Manasarovar is said to be the king of holy lakes in many ancient books. It means “eternal Jade Lake” in Tibetan language, and appraised to be “the mother of rivers in the world” in Buddhist scriptures. It is also called as “The Jade Pool in the west” in Buddhist Records of Western World by xuanzang, a monk in Tang Dynasty.

The second is Mount Kailash, with pyramid-shaped and symmetric sides. Historically, there used to be many Chinese and foreign monks preaching in there. Thus, it became the center of religion for four sects a long time ago, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Bon, which is also the Mount Olympus in the east, the fascinated place of tens of thousands pilgrims of China, India and Nepal.

Ancient Guge Kingdom was built in the first half of Tenth Century BC and lasted for 16 hereditary kings. The castle of the palace began to expand from 10th to 16th century and then reached its summit, and ended after the collapse of Tubo Dynasty in 17th century. It was a large country with more than one million people, but suddenly disappeared during the war in 1635. Now, there is still a mystery about its disappearance.

Itinerary
1) Arrival in Lhasa
2) Sightseeing Lhasa
3) Sightseeing Lhasa
4) Drive to Shigatse
5) Drive to Shegar
6) Drive to Rongbuk
7) Drive to Saga
8) Drive to Manasarovar
9) Drive to darchen
10) Trekking 1
11) Trekking 2
12) Trekking 3
13) Drive to Zanda
14) Drive to Lake Manasarovar
15) Drive to Saga
16) Drive to Lhatse
17) Drive to Lhasa
18) Fly back

Day 1: Arrival – Lhasa (3650m)
Transfer to Lhasa downtown after arriving in Lhasa Gongar airport or the Lhasa train station. Have a good rest to acclimatize the high altitude.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 2:  Lhasa Sightseeing – Potala Palace and Johkang Temple
In the morning, visit the most splendid museum, the Potala Palace, and explore the grandest of its myriad chapel. Appreciate the jeweled burial chorten of past Dalai Lamas as well as statuary, frescoes and paintings.
Later visit the Jokhang Temple, which is considered as the most sacred temple in Tibet. It draws tremendous number of pilgrims from all over Tibet each year for it houses a magnificent image of Sakyamuni at 12 years old.
Then stroll around Barkhor, a pilgrimage circuit that encircles the Jokhang. It also serves as the biggest bazaar in Lhasa, where you can find some handicrafts, ambers, jewelry, Tibetan clothes, ect.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 3: Lhasa sightseeing-Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery
Explore Tibet’s two greatest monasteries, Drepung and Sera, which once housed about 10,000 monks. Drepung monastery is situated at the foothill of a mountain and was founded by Jamyang Choeje in 1416. The monastery is divided into two different colleges, that is, Drepung loselling and Drepung Gomang college. The Ganden podrang is famous as it is the government centre and later moved to the famous Potala palace during fifth Dalai lama. In the afternoon, explore the Sera monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa’s disciple Jamchen Choeje. The whole monastery is divided into two colleges and there are Sera ‘jhe’ and Sera ‘may’ respectively. Among them ‘Tsokhang chenmo’, where the monks from all the colleges assemble and pray together. You can also see monks debating in the courtyard at around 6-7:30 in the afternoon. Note: if you don’t feel tired, you can try to Kora(circumambling around) Drepung and Sera monastery.

Drive you back to your hotel.

Day 4: Move forward to Shigatse via Yamdro-tso lake and Shigatse
Drive westwards to Mt.Kailash and reach Shigatse, which is the second biggest city in Tibet. On the way to Shigatse, we will pass kangpa-la with 4700m. From the top of the pass in clear weather, we can see the Yamdrotso lake in fabulous shade of deep turquoise. Just a few kilometers driving through the shore of lake yamdrok-tso, we will reach Nangartse county and it is the largest town on the lake side. Then drive from yamdrok-tso to Gyantse city, which is as spectacular as arriving, since you have to cross the 4960m karo-la with its awesome roadside views of the Nanchan- Kangtsang glacier. In Gyantse city, explore the Kubum Monastery which is the town’s foremost attraction. The 35m-high chorten(stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome, is awe-inspiring. Then Drive to Shigatse.

Stay overnight in Shigatse

Day 5: Move to Sakya Monastery and to Shekar along with smooth friendship highway
Advance towards the Sakya county where you can visit the sakya monastery. On the way you will cross the Tso la pass (4410m) and on the long descent from this pass, the Sakya bridge is visible in the distance. The sakya county is 21km from the friendship highway. The Sakya tradition is one of the four main Buddhist schools in Tibet. It was from here that the whole Tibet was governed during the period of Sakya hegemony and even now there are buildings of historic importance can be seen. You can see the largest book in the world in Sakya’s great library written in gold. The most interesting thing in Sakya sect is that the sect doesn’t believe in reincarnation and the head of sakya sect will wear white cassock and also marry to give birth for next generation. Then move towards the shegar with the highest altitude pass in whole Tibet called Gyatso la pass 5200m above sea level, same as to Everest base camp.

Stay overnight in Shegar

Day 6: From Shekar moving towards the famous Rongpuk Monastery, Everest Base Camp(180km)

It is not easy to travel to Everest Natural Reserve. You need two permits to visit base camp. The first is the usual PSB travel permit and the second, a park-entry permit for Everest nature preserve. There is about 90km bumpy road from Tingri to Rongpuk, as the road is under construction. We will pass the wild grassland, and cross the rapid rivers and high mountains. If the weather is clear, you can have a glimpse of 4 mountains which is 8000m high or more, such as:  Mt.Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest(8848m), Mt. Qowowuyag (8201m), Mt Mayalu (8463m).

Stay overnight in Rongphu Monastery Tent

Day 7: Drive to Sagar County(290km)
Take the old Tingri road to Sagar county. From the old Tingri, you can see themount Everest and the Shishapangma at 8012m, the least of the world’s 8000m peaks to be climbed. The road condition worsens from old tingri and runs parallel to the Himalayan ranges and Nepalian sides called Anapurna ranges. The main road passes through the desolate plain of Digur tang, with its enormous sand dunes and neighboring snow peaks of Shishapangma and langtang to the south. Leave the BUM-CHU basin, and descend into the depression of PELKHU TSO (4600m), a cobalt blue lake. Saga county is only 69km from the Phelgu tso and spend a night in sagar town.

Day 8: Move from Saga to Lake Manasarovar(500km)
Move towards the Drongpa county, the region around the sources of Brahmaputra river, which is about 167km from the sagar town. Then you will reach a tiny dusty town on the main road with a couple of basic guest houses, restaurants and a small monastery called “old Drongpa”. Around the monastery you can see a pile of yak heads, which is carved with “sutras” and “mantras” like “OM MA NI PAD MEY HUM” which is mantra of god of compassion. And new Drongpa is a small town with a couple of shops, hotels and restaurants are about 25km apart from the old drongpa. Then move towards the Baryang with 4750m above sea level. Drive to Lake Manasarovar.

Camping by the lake

Day 9: Spend a day around Manasarovar lake, then drive to Darchen to prepare your trekking (30km)
Relax around the lake shore and explore the natural beauty of the lake. In summer, flocks of swans will gather on the lake, bringing grace and life to the area. You can also see many Tibetans and Hindus praying and circling around the lake shore for the whole day. You can see snow-capped mountains on the background and hundreds of swans gather on the lake attract hundreds of thousands tourists from all over the world.

Stay overnight in Tarchen

Day 10: Trek day one(Outer circuit), Darchen to Drirapuk 11km
Traditionally, pilgrim undertakes 52km trekking circuit around mount kailash, commence at darchen(4574m) and cross the Dolma-la pass on the second day. Darchen is the starting and completion point for the general circuit of the sacred mount. A few kilometers after leaving Darchen, there is a valley called “sarshung” where porters are waiting for their client. They will help the client to take every necessary thing on yaks and horses. After two hours, you will come upon a grassy plain populated by nomads, and refresh yourself in nomadic tent by drinking some soft drinks. From this turn in the valley, it is another two hours at least before reaching Drirapuk(4920m). You need to camp or rest in monastery’s guest house made from cement with little bit good facilities than others in Drirapuk. At the opposite side of Drirapuk, you can see small monastery with its guest house little bit cleaner than others.

Overnight: Camping

Day 11: Trek day two, Drirapuk to Dzultripuk 22km
Day two: The second day is the hardest and most tough circuit with theDolma-la pass lies 6.4km ahead but 762m above Drirapuk. 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’s ray break over the ridges above.
After taking a rest on the peak of Dolma-la pass, you will descend staircase to Lhachu valley floor, about one hour from the pass. It is still four hours trekking to the final destination with no shelters in between. It is better to walk on the right side of the river and finally reach Dzultripuk(miracle cave of milarepa). It is advised you to get there before other groups because of limited number of rooms available in Dzultripuk. Take a good rest in the guest room and prepare for next morning’s departure.

Overnight: Camping

Day 12: Trek day three- Dzultripuk to Darchen-11km
The tour guide will arrange your time and ask you to visit the caves, the temples and shrines that have been built around Milarepa’s cave. Walking back to Darchen is easy and the exit from the valley can be reached within three hours. At the ending point of valley, the drivers will take you back to Darchen.

Stay overnight in Darchen

Day 13:  Darchen to Zanda, visit Guge Kingdom and Torling Monastery
It is about an eight-hour drive from Darchen to zanda, though the distance is only about 243km from darchen. After several hours of zigzagging down and up we enter wider Sutlej Valley and finally reach Zanda after crossing a bridge. Tsamda county is the current name for the region and was known asGuge kingdom. And the capital of the county is located at Toling. Toling monastery, founded by Richen zangpo in the 10th century, was once Ngari’s most important monastic complex. It was due to the influence of Richen Zangpo that Toling became the main religious centre of Guge kingdom after inviting the great Indian master ATISHA. The kings of GUGE replaced the city as a political centre of power by establishing capital slightly closer to the Indo-Tibetan trade routes. But the monastery is still an important cultural heritage of Ngari.

Overnight: Zanda

Day 14:  Zanda to Lake Manasarova
Drive from Zanda to Lake Manasarova. The lake Manasarova is located in the Burang County, 20 km southeast of the Mount Kailash. It is among the world’s highest fresh-water lakes. You can relax around the lake shore and experience the natural beauty of the lake.

Overnight: camping or in guesthouse

Day 15: Manasarova to Saga(500km)
Move towards the Drongpa county, the region around the sources of Brahmaputra river, which is about 167km from the Saga town. Then you will reach a tiny and dusty town on the main road, with a couple of basic guest houses, restaurants and a small monastery called “Old Drongpa”.

Overnight:  Saga.

Day 16:  Saga to Lhatse:Phuntsoling Monastery,Jonang Kumbum
Drive from Saga to Lhatse. Lhatse is a small modern town with only a few thousand people. It is in the valley of the Yarlung Zangbo River (aka Brahmaputra) 151 km southwest of Shigatse. There are some famous tourist attractions in Lhatse, like Phuntsoling Monastery, situated at the bottom of a gargantuan sand dune and Jonang Kumbum which is two-hour walk south of the Phuntsoling Monastery.

Overnight: Lhatse.

Day 17: Lhatse to Lhasa
Day 18: Fly back


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5 – 13 days Tibet Kailash Tour ( fly in /drive out)

Itinerary
Day1: Arrival in Lhasa and Transfer to Overnight Hotel
Day 2: Visit Potala palace and Jokhang Temple Overnight Hotel
Day3: Visit Dripung ,Norbuling ka and Sera monastery Overnight Hotel
Day 4: Drive to Gyantse through Yamdrok lake which is one of the three great lakes in TAR and visit Kumbum then drive to shigatse Overnight Hotel
Day 5: Visit Tashilungpo monastery and drive to saga Overnight Hotel

Day 6: Saga to Manasarovar Overnight GH
Day 7:Drive to Darchen which is (Base Camp of Kailash) Overnight GH
Day 8: Preparing for your tomorrow trekking Overnight GH
Day 9: Trek to Drirapuk Overnight GH
Day 10: Trek to Zultipuk Overnight GH
Day 11: Trek to Darchen back Overnight GH
Day 12: Drive to saga Overnight GH
Day 13: Drive to Zhangmu or Kyirong which is new Bordor

Day 14: Cross border


 

6 – 11 days Kailash adventure Tour

Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam (3700meters).Depart at 5.00 am from our Hotel in Kathmandu and drive through the Nepal reaching the Tibet border along the famous Araniko Highway. We stop for a quick breakfast at Dhulikhel and lunch at Kodari. After immigration and custom formalities on both sides (Kodari and Zhangmu) we drive to the small town of Naylam (3700 meters), Total distance 125 km from Kathmandu to Nyalam. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 02: Acclimatization day at Nyalam.This day gives us a chance to relax and acclimatize to the high altitude in Nyalam (3700m). It is important to stay hydrated and extremely aware of your body’s physical condition, which the staff will monitor at all times. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 03: Drive to Saga (4450meters) via Lalung La Pass (5050meters).After breakfast we start our journey enjoying the grand view of Mt. Shishapangma (8021meters), Gauri shanker and other high mountains from Lalung la Pass (5050meters). A packed lunch will be served at the sacred Lake Pigutso. Total distance 250 km and the expected timing will be around 8 hours. Overnight guesthouse or tented camp.

Day 04: Drive to Manasarovar Lake (4560 meters).The auspicious day for all travelers as we catch our first glimpse of the Holy Manas and Darshan of Mt.Kailash from The Horr Chu pass. Total distance 280 km and approximate driving time is 8 hours. Overnight at guest house or tented camp.

Day 05: Drive to Darchen (4570meters)The experience of being in the abode of God – a life-time achievement: Puja, Havana-worship, meditation, holy dip, later we drive to Darchen (4570 meters). Preparation day for Kailash Kora. Overnight at guest house or tented camp.

Day 06: Mt. Kailash Kora (parikrama) starts.Trek to Dairaphuk Gompa (5000 meters). Enjoy the close up view of north face of holy Mt. Kailash. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 07: Second day of Kailash Kora.Trek over Dolma La Pass (5600meters) and trek down to Zudulpuk (4800meters). Overnight at tented camp.

Day 08: Kailash Kora end.Trek to Darchen, Kailash Kora ends. On the way we visit Zuthulphuk Gompa and drive to Horr Chu to collect holy water of Lake Mansarovar to bring back. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 9: Drive back to Saga (4450meters).Overnight at Guesthouse or tented camp.

Day 10: Drive back to Nyalam (3750 meters).On the way we will see the beautiful Pigutso Lake, enjoy good view of Himalayan range including Shisapangama. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu (1300meters).Drive to Kathmandu via Zhangmu. Immigration formalities will be done at Zhangmu (Chinese Immigration office) and at Kodari (Nepalese Immigration office). Stay at Hotel.


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7 –  13 Days – Mount Kailash Tour ( Fly in/ Drive out)

This is the most common and popular tour plan that is undertaken by maximum number of people every year. The trip is done by Land Cruisers with stopovers along the way. The most important aspect of this plan is that it is the most basic and cost effective

Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa, airport/train station pick up and transfer to Lhasa. O/N hotel.

Day 02: Visit Jorkhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery in Lhasa. O/N hotel.

Day 03: Visit Potala Palace, Sera Monastery in Lhasa. O/N hotel.

Day 04: Drive Lhasa – Gyantse, along the way you can see Khamba La Pass, Yamdrok Lake 3950m, 261 km, visit Gyantse Kumbum then drive on to Shigatse. O/N hotel.

Day 05: Visit Tashilumpo Monastery in Shigatse, then drive to Saga. O/N guesthouse

Day 06: Saga-Manasrover, overnight at guest house near the lake

Day 07: Drive to Tarchen (Base Camp of Mt. Kailash), ready for next 3 days for trekking. O/N camping or basic gust house

Day 08 Trek about 18Km to Diraphuk. O/N at local guesthouse or camping

Day 9: Trek about 22 Km to Zuthulphuk. O/N at local guesthouse or Camping

Day 10: Trek about only 7km down to the point where our land cruisers will be waiting for you, drive to Tarchen. O/N at local guesthouse or camping

Day 11: Drive Tarchen to Saga. O/N at local guest house

Day 12: Drive Saga to Chirong via Peiku Tso. O/N at guest house

Day 13: Border transfer Chirong to Kathmandu


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8 – 10days Tibet Central Cultural Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa(3650m)

When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel .An route to viewing the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river. After arrive in lhasa, you can take rest and acclimatize. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different color and get amazing photo of the Potala and around.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 2: Lhasa tour (B) Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery

Today’s tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. It has been used since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collection are the gilded burial stupas of past Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
After you take lunch and then head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century, in order to promote the Buddhist religion. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve, perhaps the single most venerated object in Tibet Buddhism.
Around the temple Barkhor street where you can do kora (circling the Barkhor street) with pilgrims and locals and buy the souvenirs.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Day 3 In the morning ,you will visit Dripung and Norbuling ka which is the summer place of Dalailama

Stay overnight in Lhasa

 Day 4  Drive to Drigong til ,around 6hrs . which is one of the biggest Kyagyu pa school of Tibetan Buddhism and Terdrom Nunnery ,where muster Guru Rinpoche defeated a Special deimos . You can also enjoy his cave there
Overnight at Guest house
Day 5  Drive to Lhasa and on the way visit some if possible
Day 6  Drive to Samye monatery and on the way visit mindrolling monastery
Day 7   Explore Samye and drive to Gyantse
Day 8  Explore Kubum stuppa and monastery after that drive to Shigatse
Day 9   Drive to lhasa
Day 10 Fly back

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9 12  Days Tibet Kailash with EBC Adventure Tour

The most classic 12 days trip to Mount Kailash and Lake Monasarovar will take you deeper into the mysterious land. Taking a 3-day Kora around Mt.Kailash following the pilgrims’ path to discover the beauty and sacredness of Mt. Kailash could be a lifetime experience for you. Visiting Tibet with a trek around Mount Kailash, you will not only be amazed by the wilderness of western Tibet, but also experience the rich culture and religious charm of this land.

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa, get the first impression of Tibet

Welcome to Tibet! Upon arrival, be greeted by our local guide at airport or train station and be presented with traditional Tibetan White Scarf to wish you good luck!

After group photo at airport, you will board on the coach and transfer to your hotel. You will enjoy the spectacular scenery and the typical Tibetan villages on the way.

Stay at the hotel after arrival for adapting to the high attitude. It is helpful to take things easy for the first few days, and try to drink some water just and now.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 2: Visit Lhasa Highlights – Potala Palace, Johkang Temple and Barkor Street

After breakfast, we go to the Potala Palace, a golden feather upon the roof of the world, which Tibetans proudly claim to be the prime miracle since the creation of this world. It is visible from any distance, with the golden roof shinning in the sun, spend one hour wondering around the inside of this magnificent building exploring the rooms previously used by the Dalai Lama and the many Buddhist icons within.

In the afternoon we go inside of the Jokhang Temple. The Jokhang, like most of the larger temple structures have numerous individual temples within it dedicated to specific enlightened beings, protectors, high lamas, or saints. Images, both sculpted and painted, are everywhere. Every inch of wall and ceiling is brightly painted with images of clouds, beings, mandalas, or decorative patterns. Colorful silk banners, three stories high, hang in various places. Color, pattern, and images crowd in around you. The central image inside the building is a 30-foot high gilded image of Maitreya Buddha.

Then stroll around the back alleys of the Barkhor area of Old Lhasa. The streets smelled of yak butter and incense while hordes of pilgrims shuffled along the main Kora (circumambulations) around Jokhang Temple. If someone just walked at a normal pace, one kora would take about 15-20 minutes. Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 3: Lhasa to Shigatse

Drive to Shigatse via Yarlung Tsampo River 8hrs , ater you reached to Shigatse , you will visit the famous Tashi Lhunpo monastery, the seat of Tibet’s second highest incarnation, the Panchen Lama. In this monastery, you can see the well preserved largest statue of Jampa (future god) in the world.

Stay overnight in Shigatse.

Day 4: Shigatse to Everest base camp

After breakfast, taking a 7-8 hours driving from Shigatse through 330kms new winding road in the mountains. While passing through the torrent and soaring mountains and the wild grassland, you can enjoy the stunning mountain scenery.

If weather permits, you can have a panorama view of Himalaya range with the top 4 highest mountains that are over 8,000m, including Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Qowowuyag (8201m) and Mt Mayalu (8463m). And you may even see the majestic golden summit of Mount Everest at sunset.

Stay overnight in Ronguk Guest House or local Tibetan Tent

Day 5: Rongphu Monastery and Everest Base Camp, and then drive to Saga

In the morning, you may see the sunrise appearing on the summit of Mount Everest and you can get to Everest Base Camp by local bus or trekking.

After visiting EBC, we need to drive to Saga Country via the old Tingri road, which passes through the desolate plain of Digur Tang. You can see the snow peaks of mount Everest and Mout Shishapangma(8012m) en route. Then descending into the depression of Pelkhu tso Lake(4600m).

Finally, we will drive to Saga, a small town that is 69 km away from Pelkhu tso Lake.

Stay overnight at a local guesthouse of Saga.

Day 6: Saga to Darchen via Lake Manasarovar

In the morning, we will first driving about 167 km from Saga town to Drongpa County, which is at the sources of Brahmaputra River.

Next, we will make a small detour to the Lake Manasarovar, the holy lake of both Tibetan and Hinduism. You can a relaxing trip around the lake shore and experience the natural beauty of the Lake Manasarova with snow capped mountains on the background. You may also see many pilgrims praying and circling around the lake shore.

In late afternoon, we will reach Darchen, a small town at the foot of Mount Kailash. Our Tour guide will assist you to arrange trekking yaks and porters and doing some preparation for your following 3 days trekking around Mt.Kailash.

Stay overnight at local guesthouse in Darchen twon

Day 7: Trek Day One – Darchen to Drirapuk

Today is the first day of your Mount Kailash trekking. We will firstly take the environment-friendly bus from Darchen to Sarshung village, where your porters are waiting for you. The 8 kilometers’ journey takes about 40 minutes by bus. Then we start to trek.

After two hours, we come upon a grassy plain populated by nomads. For this turn in the valley it is another two hours at least before reaching Drirapuk(4920m).

Stay overnight at the tent guesthouse of monastery.

Day 8: Trek Day Two – Drirapuk to Dzultripuk

Today, start the hardest and most tough circuit with the Dolma-la pass, which is lying 6.4km ahead but 762m above Drirapuk.

It is better to set off early in the morning as the sun rays break over the ridges above the peak of Dolma-la pass at 5630m above the sea level.

After taking a rest at the peak of Dolma-la pass, you will take about one hour from the pass down to Lhachu valley floor, from which there is still four hours trekking to today’s final destination with no shelters on the way. It is better to walk on the right side of the river and finally get to Dzultripuk (with miracle cave of milarepa).

Take a good rest in the guest room and prepare for next morning’s departure.

Stay overnight at the tent guesthouse of monastery.

Day 9: Trek Day Three- Dzultripuk to Darchen and to Saga

The last trekking day starts from a trip to Milarepa’s Cave, where the temple and shrines have been built around. Then we walk back to Darchen is easy and the exit from the valley can be reached within three hours and then to Saga

Day 10: Saga to Shigatse

Day 11: Drive from Shuigatse to Lhasa Via Gyantse

you’ll have a chance to get lost in the endless Tibetan landscape while you take a short hike along the turquoise waters of Lake Yamdrok, one of the four holy lakes in Tibet. This dazzling lake is normally first seen from the summit of the Kamba-la (4700m). The lake lays several hundred meters below the road, and it is shaped like a coiling scorpion. Far in the distance is the huge massif of Mt. Nojin Kangstsang (7191m). Afterwards pass by the 5,010 m high Karo-la and Visit Pelkor Monastery as well as the splendid Kumbum Stupa (100-Thousand-Buddha Pagoda) nearby, both of them built in the15th century and situated in the northwestern edge of Gyantse.

Day 12 Fly back

Our guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you get on board.

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10 – 13 Days Kailash & EBC Small Group Tour

Mt. Kailash is recognized as the lofty mountain in the world, and the center of the world by Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, Bon – native religion in Tibet and Jainism. At 6656 meters above sea level, Mt. Kailash, shaped like a pyramid, is the main peak of Gangdise Range with symmetrical sides. Historically, there used to have many Chinese and foreign monks preaching in there. Thus, it became the center of worship for four sects a long time ago, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Bon, which is also the Mount Olympus in the east, a fascinated place for tens of thousands pilgrims of china, India and Nepal.

Day Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrival in Lhasa either air or train

To get to Lhasa, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountains from your plane, or spend several days crossing the Tibetan plateau on the highest railway in the world. Upon arrival, your guide will meet you at either Gongkar Airport or Lhasa Train Station. From the airport, it’s an hour drive (60km) into Lhasa on the new highway. From the train station, it’s a short half hour drived (25km) into the city and check into your hotel

DAY 02: Lhasa Tour
Attractions; Jokhang temple and bustling Bakhor street and Potala Palace   .
On your first day on the plateau, you may have headaches or experience some drowsiness. This is very common among travelers adjusting to the high altitude. We recommend drinking plenty of water and mild activity during the first few days.

After breakfast, your guide will meet you at your hotel and take you to Jokhang Temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in Tibet and focal point of pilgrim worship. From there, we’ll walk the famous Barkhor Street, one of Asia’s most unique markets and a great introduction to modern Tibetan culture. And then we visit Potala which is one of the most famous palace in the World

Overnight in Lhasa

DAY 03: Lhasa(3600m) – Gyantse (3900m) – Shigatse(3900m), 350 km
Attractions; Yamdrok lake, Mt.Nyechen Kangsar glacier, Gyantse Kubum stupa and Pelkhor Choede monastery.
We begin our journey west, by zigzagging up the Kampa la pass (4900m) to get a breathtaking glimpse of the holy Yamdrok Lake with its turquoise waters and snowcapped Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance. Then we’ll continue driving along the lake for few kilometers and stop for lunch at Nagar tse.

The rest of the day will be spent enjoying the many magnificent valleys and Tibetan villages that we pass through. En route we will stop at Karo la (5130m) to see the holy Mt. Nyenchen Kangsar glacier.

In Gyantse, we’ll visit the Kumbum Stupa next to the Palkhor Choede monastery. This magnificent multi-door structure is the largest stupa in Tibet and is not only known for its architecture but also its old sculptures and paintings all around its inner walls. In the late afternoon we’ll drive to Shigatse and stay overnight.
DAY 04. Shigatse (3900m) – Saga (4500m), 440km
Attractions; Tashi lhunpo monastery
In the morning we will visit the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery and your guide will make time to obtain the ATP permit from the local PSB. Tashi Lhunpo Monastery is one of the largest functioning monasteries in western Tibet and boasts over 600 years of history. And then we’ll spend the day driving straight to Saga through a scenic valley of Brahmaputra tributary. Having recently been reconstructed and paved road, the journey to Saga should be very smooth. Overnight at Saga

DAY 05: Saga -Darchen (4800m), 510km
Attractions: View of Lake Manasarovar and Mt Kailash.
From our car, we’ll have stunning views of the great Himalayans to the south and Trans-Himalayan to the north as we drive across the vast plains. This region is home to nomads whose lifestyle remains close to what it has been for centuries and a wide spectrum of plateau wildlife.

During this thrilling journey, we’ll pass by sand dunes, mountains and sandstone valleys before we reach the holy Lake Manasarovar in the late afternoon. The lake is one of four holy lakes in Tibet and receives thousands of pilgrims from Tibet, India and Russia every year.

From there we will drive to Darchen, a small nomadic village and important launch point for pilgrimages around Mt. Kailash. Upon your arrival you will have plenty of time to explore the town and prepare for tomorrow’s trek. The hills around Darchen are great places to prepare for the main trek.
Overnight at Darchen.

DAY 06:  1st Day of the trekking to Dripuk. 20km.
Attractions: the views on the both side of the valley that you are going to trek.
From Darchen, our trek will follow the small trail in a clockwise circuit around Mt. Kailash at an average altitude of 4700m. We will walk side-by-side with local Buddhist pilgrims following the same route and pass by Bon pilgrims walking a counter-clockwise circuit.

After a 4-hour trek we will reach Tamdin (4780m) where we will have a simple lunch inside a nomadic tent. From there it is only 4km hike to Dirakpuk Monastery where we will stay at a nearby guesthouse for the night. This 4km stretch contains some of the best scenery of the entire kora.
Overnight at the local guesthouse at Dirapuk.
DAY 07: 2d Day of the trekking to Zultipuk(4790m) 18km.
Attractions; the once and only chance of challenging to cross the Dikpala (5000m) and Dormala (5600m) next to Dikpala
This will be our most challenging day of trekking. The Dikpala (5000m) and Dormala (5600m) passes are not that steep, but trekking at such high altitudes will be very tiring and slow. But at the top, you’ll get a front row seat of the holy Mt. Kailash.
After a short rest at the top, we will climb down into the long valley and stop for lunch at the Shabjay Dakpo nomadic tent.
Then will continues the day to Zultul Puk for the night, Zultul Puk Monastery (4790m) was built by two important religious figures, Milarepa and Naro Bonchung.  You can see the footprint and handprint of Milarepa inside the cave.
Overnight at the local family guesthouse at Zultul Puk.
DAY 8:  Last day of trekking and then to Manasarovar. (12km trekking and 35km drived).
Attractions; close view of the Manasarovar lake and Thuktso lake.
Today is an easy day trek to complete the circuit and your driver will pick you up from Tashi Do (which is also called as Dzongsar). Then will continues drive to Lake Manasarovar and overnight at guesthouses near the lake. You may have a short visit to the Chiu monastery by walking up on the small hill.
DAY 9: Drive back to Saga
Today we will trace the road back to Saga for the night.
DAY 10: Saga – EBC (5150m).
Attractions: Rongbuk monastery and Mt. Everest base camp.
In the morning, we will head for Everest Base Camp, located in the Rongbuk Valley. Nearby Rongbuk Monastery is the highest monastery in the world and houses both monks and nuns.
Driving along the Pekutso Lake, you will have a picturesque view of Mt Shishapama and other peaks of the mighty Himalayans, Mt Shishapama is the only Peak above 8000m that fully located in Tibet. After passing Old Tingri, keep an eye out for the tallest peaks of the Himalayans. From left to right the guide will point out Mt.Makalu (8463m), Mt.Lotse (8516m), Mt.Everest (8844m) and Mt.Cho Oyu (8201m).
In the afternoon you have the option to do a short trek from the tent guesthouses community to the actual Everest Base Camp. It will take you about 2 hours or more depending on your physical condition (6Km), or you can take the dedicated minibus instead.
We suggest you bring your own sleeping bags as accommodations at the tent guesthouse are very simple. We will stay overnight in these tents guesthouses unless you’re there between November and March, when the tent guesthouses closes and only Rongbuk monastery guesthouses is available.


DAY 11:  EBC (5150m) -Shigatse, 350km.
After we enjoy the sunrise view of the Mt Everest, we will drive back to Shigatse through the friendship highway, in Shigatse, you will enjoy a hot shower at the hotel and rest. Overnight at Shigatse.

DAY 12: Shigatse-Lhasa , 450km/300km
Today we will drive back to Lhasa, in the afternoon you have sometime to explore around the town and buy some gifts for your family and friends at home.

DAY 13: Fly back to your own place
We’ll head to the airport or train station and say our goodbyes.

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14 Days Kailash & Everest Adventure

This is our most comprehensive Tibet  tour, specially designed for adventurous travelers to gain deeper spiritual insight on the Tibetan plateau and experience firsthand Tibet’s best natural wonders.
After acclimatizing in Lhasa, you will drive west across the vast plains with spectacular view of the Himalayans to the south and the Trans-Himalayans to the north. Stopping along some of Tibet’s most spiritual sites like Tashi Lhunpo, Yamdrok Lake and the Kumbum Stupa, you’ll gain an understanding of Buddhism’s impact on Tibet before the magnificence of Mt. Kailash is unveiled.
For thousands of years, Mt.Kailash has been the pilgrimage destination of Buddhism, Bon, Hindu and Jainism worshippers alike. At an altitude of 6714 meters, Gangkar Ti-se, as it is known in Tibetan, has perennial snow cover and is the focal point of all travel to western Tibet.
Pilgrims travel to this sacred mountain to complete a spiritual circuit, as it is believed that it will wash away their sins.
In addition to the varied landscapes, wildlife abounds in Western Tibet. Along the route, you will be able to see herds of wild ass, gazelle, Hodgson’s antelope, marmots and different species of geese from the window of your Bus or Van.
After spending three days trekking from monastery to monastery around Mt. Kailash trekking, you’ll be absolved of all your sins. From there we’ll drive to Manasarovar Lake and then journey to the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest, and stay overnight to enjoy a sunrise you will never forget.

Day Itinerary

DAY 01. Arrival in Lhasa either air or train

To get to Lhasa, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountains from your plane, or spend several days crossing the Tibetan plateau on the highest railway in the world. Upon arrival, your guide will meet you at either Gongkar Airport or Lhasa Train Station. From the airport, it’s an hour drive (60km) into Lhasa on the new highway. From the train station, it’s a short half hour drived (25km) into the city and check into your hotel

DAY 02.Lhasa Tour
Attractions; Jokhang temple and bustling Bakhor street and Sera monastery.
On your first day on the plateau, you may have headaches or experience some drowsiness. This is very common among travelers adjusting to the high altitude. We recommend drinking plenty of water and mild activity during the first few days.

After breakfast, your guide will meet you at your hotel and take you to Jokhang Temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in Tibet and focal point of pilgrim worship. From there, we’ll walk the famous Barkhor Street, one of Asia’s most unique markets and a great introduction to modern Tibetan culture. The day’s adventures will finish with a visit to Sera Monastery, home to over 600 monks.
Overnight in Lhasa

DAY 03. Lhasa Tour.
Attractions; Potala palace and Drepung monastery
Today we will visit the famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and a masterpiece of Tibetan architecture. It was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in 7thcentury and later rebuilt in 17th century rebuilt by 5th Dalai Lama. Since then it has been home to the Dalai Lama and his government.
In the afternoon, we will visit Drepung monastery about 15km to the north of Lhasa. One the largest monasteries in the world, at one point it housed for more than 10,000 monks. Bring your camera for an inside look of monastic life and the twisting narrow alleys.
Overnight in Lhasa

DAY 04. Lhasa(3600m) – Gyantse (3900m) – Shigatse(3900m), 350 km
Attractions; Yamdrok lake, Mt.Nyechen Kangsar glacier, Gyantse Kubum stupa and Pelkhor Choede monastery.
We begin our journey west, by zigzagging up the Kampa la pass (4900m) to get a breathtaking glimpse of the holy Yamdrok Lake with its turquoise waters and snowcapped Mt. Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance. Then we’ll continue driving along the lake for few kilometers and stop for lunch at Nagar tse.

The rest of the day will be spent enjoying the many magnificent valleys and Tibetan villages that we pass through. En route we will stop at Karo la (5130m) to see the holy Mt. Nyenchen Kangsar glacier.

In Gyantse, we’ll visit the Kumbum Stupa next to the Palkhor Choede monastery. This magnificent multi-door structure is the largest stupa in Tibet and is not only known for its architecture but also its old sculptures and paintings all around its inner walls. In the late afternoon we’ll drive to Shigatse and stay overnight.

DAY 05. Shigatse (3900m) – Saga (4500m), 440km
Attractions; Tashi lhunpo monastery
In the morning we will visit the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery and your guide will make time to obtain the ATP permit from the local PSB. Tashi Lhunpo Monastery is one of the largest functioning monasteries in western Tibet and boasts over 600 years of history. And then we’ll spend the day driving straight to Saga through a scenic valley of Brahmaputra tributary. Having recently been reconstructed and paved road, the journey to Saga should be very smooth. Overnight at Saga

DAY 06. Saga -Darchen (4800m), 510km
Attractions: View of Lake Manasarovar and Mt Kailash.
From our car, we’ll have stunning views of the great Himalayans to the south and Trans-Himalayan to the north as we drive across the vast plains. This region is home to nomads whose lifestyle remains close to what it has been for centuries and a wide spectrum of plateau wildlife.

During this thrilling journey, we’ll pass by sand dunes, mountains and sandstone valleys before we reach the holy Lake Manasarovar in the late afternoon. The lake is one of four holy lakes in Tibet and receives thousands of pilgrims from Tibet, India and Russia every year.

From there we will drive to Darchen, a small nomadic village and important launch point for pilgrimages around Mt. Kailash. Upon your arrival you will have plenty of time to explore the town and prepare for tomorrow’s trek. The hills around Darchen are great places to prepare for the main trek.
Overnight at Darchen.

DAY 07. 1st Day of the trekking to Dripuk. 20km.
Attractions; the views on the both side of the valley that you are going to trek.
From Darchen, our trek will follow the small trail in a clockwise circuit around Mt. Kailash at an average altitude of 4700m. We will walk side-by-side with local Buddhist pilgrims following the same rout and pass by Bon pilgrims walking a counter-clockwise circuit.

After a 4-hour trek we will reach Tamdin (4780m) where we will have a simple lunch inside a nomadic tent. From there it is only 4km hike to Dirakpuk Monastery where we will stay at a nearby guesthouse for the night. This 4km stretch contains some of the best scenery of the entire kora.
Overnight at the local guesthouse at Dirapuk,

DAY 08. 2d Day of the trekking to Zultipuk(4790m) 18km.
Attractions; the once and only chance of challenging to cross the Dikpala (5000m) and Dormala (5600m) next to Dikpala
This will be our most challenging day of trekking. The Dikpala (5000m) and Dormala (5600m) passes are not that steep, but trekking at such high altitudes will be very tiring and slow. But at the top, you’ll get a front row seat of the holy Mt. Kailash.
After a short rest at the top, we will climb down into the long valley and stop for lunch at the Shabjay Dakpo nomadic tent.
Then will continues the day to Zultul Puk for the night, Zultul Puk Monastery (4790m) was built by two important religious figures, Milarepa and Naro Bonchung.  You can see the footprint and handprint of Milarepa inside the cave.
Overnight at the local family guesthouse at Zultul Puk.

DAY 9. Last day of trekking and then to Manasarovar. (12km trekking and 35km drived).
Attractions; close view of the Manasarovar lake and Thuktso lake.
Today is an easy day trek to complete the circuit and your driver will pick you up from Tashi Do (which is also called as Dzongsar). Then will continues drive to Lake Manasarovar and overnight at guesthouses near the lake. You may have a short visit to the Chiu monastery by walking up on the small hill.

DAY 10.Drive back to Saga
Today we will trace the road back to Saga for the night.

DAY 11. Saga – EBC (5150m).
Attractions: Rongbuk monastery and Mt. Everest base camp.
In the morning, we will head for Everest Base Camp, located in the Rongbuk Valley. Nearby Rongbuk Monastery is the highest monastery in the world and houses both monks and nuns.
Driving along the Pekutso Lake, you will have a picturesque view of Mt Shishapama and other peaks of the mighty Himalayans, Mt Shishapama is the only Peak above 8000m that fully located in Tibet. After passing Old Tingri, keep an eye out for the tallest peaks of the Himalayans. From left to right the guide will point out Mt.Makalu (8463m), Mt.Lotse (8516m), Mt.Everest (8844m) and Mt.Cho Oyu (8201m).
In the afternoon you have the option to do a short trek from the tent guesthouses community to the actual Everest Base Camp. It will take you about 2 hours or more depending on your physical condition (6Km), or you can take the dedicated minibus instead.
We suggest you bring your own sleeping bags as accommodations at the tent guesthouse are very simple. We will stay overnight in these tents guesthouses unless you’re there between November and March, when the tent guesthouses closes and only Rongbuk monastery guesthouses is available.

DAY 12. EBC (5150m) -Shigatse, 350km.
After we enjoy the sunrise view of the Mt Everest, we will drive back to Shigatse through the friendship highway, in Shigatse, you will enjoy a hot shower at the hotel and rest. Overnight at Shigatse.

DAY 13. Shigatse-Lhasa , 450km/300km
Today we will drive back to Lhasa, in the afternoon you have sometime to explore around the town and buy some gifts for your family and friends at home.

DAY 14.Fly back to your own place
We’ll head to the airport or train station and say our goodbyes.

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