Lhasa-Everest-Kailash-Gyirong-Kathmandu 13 Days Trekking Tour

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Day 1: Lhasa arrival

Pass By: Lhasa, Lhasa, Tibet
Arrive in Lhasa and transfer to hotel. The rest time is for you to relax or explore the city on your own.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

Day 2: Lhasa

Stop At: Potala Palace, No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Potala Palace is the highest ancient palace in the world. Potala, named after a...
Itinerary

Day 1: Lhasa arrival

Pass By: Lhasa, Lhasa, Tibet
Arrive in Lhasa and transfer to hotel. The rest time is for you to relax or explore the city on your own.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

Day 2: Lhasa

Stop At: Potala Palace, No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Potala Palace is the highest ancient palace in the world. Potala, named after a holy hill in South India, is a Sanskrit word meaning "Abode of the Avalokitesvara (Buddha of Mercy)." The Potala Palace is said to be used for greeting a Han Princess. Legend has it that in the 7th century, to greet his bride Princess Wencheng of the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) of China, the Tibet King Songtsen Gampo built a 9-storey palace with a thousand rooms up on the Red Hill and named it Potala. The palace was mainly made of stones and woods, and decorated with special local willow branches called Baima Grass.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Located in the old area of Lhasa City, Tibet, Barkhor Street is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 851500 China
It's said that in 647, the first Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo (617 - 650) built the Jokhang Temple. Due to its magnificence, it quickly attracted thousands of Buddhist pilgrims. As a result, a trodden path appeared. That is the origin of Barkhor Street. Today many pilgrims still hold the prayer wheels to walk clockwise there from dawn to dark. Also, you can see some pilgrims walking or progressing body-lengths by body-lengths along Barkhor Street.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
• Dinner: We will arrange a welcome dinner for the whole group
Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

Day 3: Lhasa

Stop At: Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), Southern Slope of Genpeiwuzi Mountain, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Situated at the foot of the Mountain Gambo Utse, 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from the western suburb of Lhasa, the Drepung Monastery is known as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism. It is considered one of the 'Three Great Monasteries' (the other two are the Ganden Monastery and the Sera Monastery). Covering an area of 250,000 square meters (299,007 square yards), it held 7,700 monks in total and possessed 141 fazendas and 540 pastures in its heyday, and is the largest-scale monastery among the ones of the same kind.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Sera Monastery, Wuze Hill , Sera Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Located at the foot of Tatipu Hill in the northern suburb of Lhasa City, Sera Monastery is one of three famous monasteries in the city along with the Drepung Monastery and the Ganden Monastery. Everyday, Lamas will debate in the courtyard with each other to discuss the Tibetan sutra. You cannot miss this amazing scene when visiting Tibet.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

Day 4: Lhasa-Gyantse-Shigatse (360km)

Stop At: Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Langkazi Country, Nagarze County 851100 China
The holy Yamdrok Lake lies to the south of Yarlong Tsangpo River in the Shannan Region of Tibet. It is one of three holy lakes in Tibet. As the largest freshwater lake at the south foot of the Himalayas with an area of about 638 square kilometers (about 246 square miles), it is in a length of 130 kilometers (about 81 miles) and a width of 70 kilometers (about 43 miles). Its surface is about 4,441 meters (about 14,570 feet) above the sea level. It is quite deep as the average depth is about 20-40 meters (about 11-22 fathoms) and the deepest point is almost 60 meters (about 33 fathoms) below the surface.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Gyangze, Xigaze, Tibet, China
Later on we will pass Karola Glacier and Manda Dam on the roadside. After we arrive in Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and enjoy the far view of Gyantse Fortress.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
Accommodation included: 3-star hotel

Day 5: Shigatse-Everest Base Camp (350km)

Stop At: Shigatse, Shigatse, Tibet
In the morning, we will visit the Tashilunpo Monastery-home of Panchen Lama. You can see the well preserved largest statue of Jampa (future god) in the world. Afterwards we will drive back from Shigatse to Lhasa following the Yalong Valley and enjoy the scenery of on the way.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
Accommodation included: Rongbuk Tenthouse

Day 6: EBC-Saga (450km)

Stop At: Mt. Everest Base Camp, kathmandu, Thamel, Tingri County 858200 China
As the highest mountain in the world, the Mount Everest with altitude of 8844m has become a final objective for tourists dreaming to get closer contact with the sky. And Everest Base Camp, shortened as EBC, literally means the base camp set on the flat area near Mt. Everest, where local tents, some basic guesthouses and even post offices exist, supporting tourists to scale the mountain and ensuring their life safety.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Rongbuk Monastery, near North Everest Base Camp, Tingri County China
Rongbuk Monastery is located in the Shigatse Region, southwest of the mysterious Tibet, and to the north of the oblate Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. Seen from here, Mt. Everest appears like a lofty pyramid surrounded by mountains that touch the sky. On sunny days, a pile of thick clouds, just like a white flag floats lightly above the peak, which is known to be the miracle of 'The Highest Flag Cloud in the World'.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Local Basic Hotel

Day 7: Saga-Darchen (450km)

Stop At: Lake Manasarovar, 35 miles East of Pulan County, Burang County 110001 China
Lake Manasarova, meaning “Invincible Jasper Lake” in Tibetan, is located in Burang County, Ngari, Tibet and 30 kilometers (10 miles) southeast of Mount Kailash. With an altitude of 4,588 meters (15,049 feet), it is one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world and the clearest lake in China. It is also renowned as one of three holiest lakes in Tibet. Buddhists believed that the Mansarovar Lake is a treasure given by the Buddha and that can cleanse the filth of their skin and in their inner hearts, and prolong their lives. Therefore a lot of believers circumambulate the lake or bath in the lake.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Local Basic Hotel

Day 8: Darchen-Drirapuk (trekking 13km)

Stop At: Kangrinboqe Peak, Burang, Ngari, China
Mount Kailash, located in the southwest of Ngari, Tibet and to the north of Lake Manasarova, is the second highest peak in the massive Gangdise Mountains with an altitude of 6,656 meters (21,837 feet). Shaped like a pyramid with a snow-caped round peak, it’s one of the top ten most beautiful and thrilling mountains in China.
Mount Kailash is considered as the sacred mountain by many religionists. Hindus believe it is the residence of Shiva and the center of the world; Tibetan Buddhists think it represents endless happiness; Jains take it as the place where their ancestor was enlightened; Bons also believe it’s the center of the universe. For centuries, Mount Kailash is the dreamland of pilgrims and adventurers and many of them come to circumambulate the mountain for good luck. However, in history, nobody dares to climb this holy mountain and no religionists allow this.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Local Guesthouse

Day 9: Drirapuk-Dzutrpuk (trekking 18km)

Stop At: Dirapuk Monastery, Burang, Ngari, Tibet, China
We will trek over Dromala Pass (5630m), the highest pass of the Kora. During the trekking, you can see local Tibetans and Indian pilgrims prostrating in the Kora path and beautiful Kadoe Lake when walk downhill. We may also visit Zutulpuk Monastery. Today is quite tough as we will trek about 18km. Please take it slowly and gradually.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Local Guesthouse

Day 10: Dzutripuk-Darchen (trekking 7km)

Stop At: Taqin, Karuo, Qamdo, China
On the last day of the trekking, you will trek 7km to Zongto where you can take the eco-bus back to Darchen. We will reach Darchen at around noon. The rest day is for you to relax and have free time on your own. A bath in the Lake Manasarova is suggested if weather permitting.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Local Basic Hotel

Day 11: Darchen-Saga (450km)

Stop At: Lake Manasarovar, 35 miles East of Pulan County, Burang County 110001 China
Lake Manasarova, meaning “Invincible Jasper Lake” in Tibetan, is located in Burang County, Ngari, Tibet and 30 kilometers (10 miles) southeast of Mount Kailash. With an altitude of 4,588 meters (15,049 feet), it is one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world and the clearest lake in China. It is also renowned as one of three holiest lakes in Tibet. Buddhists believed that the Mansarovar Lake is a treasure given by the Buddha and that can cleanse the filth of their skin and in their inner hearts, and prolong their lives. Therefore a lot of believers circumambulate the lake or bath in the lake.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Local Basic Hotel

Day 12: Saga-Gyriong (200km)

Stop At: Gyirong County, Gyirong County, Tibet
Gyirong, the border town between Tibet and Nepal, located in the south of Tibet in Shigatse Prefecture, is the newly built border after April 2015 Nepal earthquake. It has rich resources of natural scenery, as it is at lower elevation, you will find a whole new world quite different than the snow land, waterfall, flourish forest, deep gorges accompany you travelling all the way. The most amazing view is the snow-capped mountains standing behind the forest, which makes scenery take varied forms.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Lhamo Latso, 65 km Northeast of the County, Gyaca County 856400 China
On the way, you will find a whole new world quite different with waterfall, flourish forest, deep gorges. The most amazing view is the snow-capped mountains standing behind the forest, which makes scenery take varied forms. We will reach the Gyirong, the border city in the afternoon.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Local Basic Hotel

Day 13: Gyirong-border-Kathmandu

Pass By: Gyirong County, Gyirong County, Tibet
Our guide will assist you to check out China.
See you off at the Gyirong border.
Jeep transfer from the border to Kathmandu

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Details

Included
  • Entry/Admission - Sera Monastery
  • Eco bus at Mt. Kailash
  • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Rongbuk Monastery
  • Accommodation included: 12 nights
  • Daily Water
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Manasarovar
  • 1x Dinner
  • Service fee
  • Entry/Admission - Jokhang Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Lhamo Latso
  • Entry/Admission - Barkhor Street
  • Permit delivery fee inside China
  • Transfer from border to Kathmandu
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Accmmodation
  • Eco bus fee at Everest
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Oxygen supply when needed
  • Entry/Admission - Yamdrok Yumtso Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Dirapuk Monastery
  • Local Transfer: from 5-23 seat depending on the group tour size
  • Entry/Admission - Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
  • Entry/Admission - Mt. Everest Base Camp
  • Government tax
  • Pick-up service and drop-off service at fixed time
  • Entrance tickets listed above
  • 5x Breakfast
  • Tibet Travel Permit
Not Included
  • Yak/porter/horse rental fee
  • Tips to tour guide and driver
  • Your own expenses
  • Single room supplement
  • Domestic/international train/flight to and leave Tibet
  • Meals
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Our group tour offers free pick-up service for train station at all times and the airport at following times: 10:00 am, 13:30 pm and 17:00 pm.
Our group tour offers free drop-off service for train station at all times and the airport at following times: 06:30 am, 08:00 am and 12:00 pm

8:30 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.