15 Days Mt. Kailash and Manasarova Pilgrimage Group Tour

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Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa

Stop At: Potala Palace, No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Flying to Tibet and taking a train to Tibet are two main ways for travelers to get to Tibet. When you arrive in Lhasa, your tour guide will wait for you and drive you to your hotel immediately. After checking in the hotel, the time is free for you. You can walk around...
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa

Stop At: Potala Palace, No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000 China
Flying to Tibet and taking a train to Tibet are two main ways for travelers to get to Tibet. When you arrive in Lhasa, your tour guide will wait for you and drive you to your hotel immediately. After checking in the hotel, the time is free for you. You can walk around to take some photos of Potala Square. You can also have a rest in your hotel. To be full of vigor in the following days, you’d better stay in your hotel to have a good rest. It is a good way to adapt to the new environment and the high altitude.
Duration: 10 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: stay overnight in Lhasa hotel, 3-star or 4-star

Day 2: Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street

Stop At: Potala Palace, No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000 China
In the morning, we will visit the landmark of Lhasa - Potala Palace. It was built by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. As the center of Tibetan culture, politic, and history, Potala Palace displays lots of Tibetan antiques. In the past, it was used as the winter palace for Dalai Lama. Now, it has become a modern museum with precious items, paintings, statues, etc.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
After lunch, we will visit the Buddhist center - Jokhang Temple. It was built in the seventh century. The statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve worshiped by Buddhists from all over the world is the highlight in the Jokhang Temple.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 851500 China
Around Jokhang Temple, there is a commercial street named Barkhor Street. Here, you can buy all kinds of Tibetan items and goods as a souvenir. You can also enjoy the Tibetan tea in a local tea house.

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Stay Overnight at Lhasa Hotel, 3-star or 4-star

Day 3: Lhasa Tour - Drepung and Sera Monastery

Stop At: Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), Southern Slope of Genpeiwuzi Mountain, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
In the morning, we are planning to visit one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet - Drepung monastery. Built-in 1416, the Drepung monastery is famous for the biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery. After that, we can have a tour of the Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sera Monastery, Wuze Hill , Sera Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
After lunch, we will visit the Sera Monastery. Tibetan Buddhism has its own charm, so it attracts many people to study it. If you are interested in Tibetan Buddhism, you have no reason to miss Sera Monastery. From 3 - 5 in the afternoon, there will be held a hot Buddhism debate. From their interesting gestures and contents, you will know more about Tibetan Buddhism.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Stay Overnight At Lhasa Hotel, 3-star or 4-star

Day 4: Lhasa- Shigatse via Gyantse

Stop At: Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Langkazi Country, Nagarze County 851100 China
Today, we will leave to Shigatse from Lhasa. It is the best way to enjoy the breathtaking scenery along the way. When we arrive at the Gampala pass, we can see the crystal-like Yamdrok-tso Lake. Under the blue sky, Yamdrok-tso is like a girl dancing among the snowy mountains.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa, Northwest of the County, Gyangze County 857400 China
After the Yamdrok-tso Lake, we will visit the Korola Glacier on the way to Shigatse. As we reach Manak Dam Lake, you can see colorful prayer flags waving in the pass. When we arrive in Gyantse, we must have a tour of the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum. We will arrive in Shigatse in one and a half hours. After visiting Barley Mill, you can have a good rest in your hotel in Shigatse.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Stay Overnight At Shigatse Hotel, 3-star or 4-star

Day 5: Shigatse to Everest Base Camp

Stop At: Mt. Everest Base Camp, kathmandu, Thamel, Tingri County 858200 China
Everest Base Camp is located in Tingri, and it is the best and safest place for travelers to enjoy the grandeur of Mt Everest. After visiting Tashilunpo Monastery, we will head to EBC. You are required to hold Alien’s travel permit when visiting EBC. So we help you get it firstly, then, we head to Lhatse.
In the afternoon, we will continue to drive to EBC. On the way, we can visit the famous Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve. After passing a narrow road, we will arrive at the destination. If the weather is fine, you can see the summit of Mt Everest here.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Rongbuk Monastery, near North Everest Base Camp, Tingri County China
Visit Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Stay Overnight At Everest Base Camp tent or Rongbuk Guesthouse

Day 6: EBC–Saga

Stop At: Mt. Everest Base Camp, kathmandu, Thamel, Tingri County 858200 China
In the morning, if the weather is fine and sunny, you will have a grand visual feast of Mt Everest. Standing in front of Mt Everest, you will be stunned by the majestic sunrise of this holy mountain. You’d better take out your photograph to memorize this special moment. After that, we will leave for Saga where we can visit the grand Mt.Shishapangma and the tranquil Turquoise Lake Peiku tso. Here is the paradise of wild animals.

Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Stay Overnight at Saga, Guesthouse

Day 7: Saga to Darchen, via Lake Manasarover

Stop At: Mapam Yumco, Burang, Ngari, China
Today, we will drive from Saga to Darchen. Along the way, we will pass over the beautiful Saga valley, the Mayomla Pass, the holy Lake Manasarover, and the foot of Mt Kailash.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Stay Overnight at Guesthouse or 4-star Hotel

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

Stop At: Mount Kailash, Within Pulan County Humla Simikota, Burang County 859500 China
Today, our itinerary is divided into two parts. Firstly, we will drive to Sarshung valley from Darchen. The farming scenery in this valley is peaceful and lovely. You can see lots of yaks and porters. Then, we will begin to have a trekking tour to Drirapuk Monastery. If the weather permits, you can see the Mt Kailash clearly. After that, we will visit Drirapuk Monastery. I believe it must be an unforgettable experience for your whole life.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Stay Overnight at Guesthouse(dorm bed)

Day 9: Drirapuk-Dzutrpuk (Trek 18km)

Stop At: Mount Kailash, Within Pulan County Humla Simikota, Burang County 859500 China
Today, we still experience the trekking tour in Tibet. We will head to Dzutrpuk from Drirapuk. We will pass over the highest pass - Dromala pass. On the way to Dzutrpuk, we may have a tour in Kadoe Lake and Zutulpuk Monastery.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Stay Overnight at Guesthouse(Dorm Beds)

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

Stop At: Mount Kailash, Within Pulan County Humla Simikota, Burang County 859500 China
In the morning, you will trek to Zongto from Dzutrpuk. After lunch, your driver will take you to Darchen. Manasarovar Lake is the highlight along the journey. Most travelers choose to be rinsed by the holy water of the lake. It is said that water can get rid of all the sins and miseries of the whole life.

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Darchen Guesthouse or 4-star hotel

Day 11: Darchen-Saga

Pass By: Saga County, Saga County, Tibet
We will drive to Saga from Darchen.

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast(Only 4-star hotel)
Accommodation included: Overnight at Saga Guesthouse

Day 12: Saga to Sakya

Stop At: Sakya Monastery, Basiba Road, Sa'gya County 857800 China
We will drive to Sakya from Saga
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Sakya Guesthouse

Day 13: Sakya to Shigatse

Stop At: Shigatse, Shigatse, Tibet
Sakya monastery is the must-see attraction in Sakya. Before driving back to Shigatse, you will have a chance to visit this ancient monastery.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Shigatse, 3-star Hotel or 4-star Hotel

Day 14: Shigatse-Lhasa

Pass By: Lhasa, Lhasa, Tibet
You will be driven back to Lhasa city from Shigatse. Along the way, you can visit the broad Yalong River bed and Water Mill if you travel to Tibet in summer. When you arrive in Lhasa, you can have a good rest in your hotel.


Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Lhasa, 3-star Hotel or 4-star Hotel

Day 15: Lhasa Departure

Pass By: Lhasa, Lhasa, Tibet
You have finished the thrilling and meaningful tour. After packing your luggage well, your tour guide will drive you to the airport or train station.

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

Included
  • Entry/Admission - Sera Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Sakya Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace
  • 8x Breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner when group members meet in Lhasa
  • Entry/Admission - Rongbuk Monastery
  • Tibet travel permit and all other necessary permits
  • Accommodations: Comfortable Hotel
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Kailash
  • 1x Dinner
  • Entry/Admission - Jokhang Temple
  • Arrangements include planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
  • Entry/Admission - Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa
  • Local tour Transfers, 5-29 seats comfortable Tourist Vehicle according to Group Size.;
  • Drinking water Provided during the trip
  • Accommodation included: 14 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Yamdrok Yumtso Lake
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Tourist accident/casualty insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
  • Entry/Admission - Mt. Everest Base Camp
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Free Airport shuttle transfer between Lhasa Gongar airport and Hotel on appointed time.
  • All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary;
Not Included
  • Tips to tour guide and driver, you are suggested to tip them 2-7 USD/day in total
  • International flight to and out of China
  • Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks
  • Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa.
  • Lunches and dinners are not included, please pay on site by yourself
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
On the first day, when you arrive at Lhasa airport or Lhasa train station, we will pick you up there and transfer to your hotel in Lhasa.

Airports

  • Lhasa Airport, Lhasa China


9:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Passport name, number, birthday, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Extra fee will be charged for Single Supplement service. If someone shares your room later, the cost will be returned to you
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Please book at least 12 working days ahead of time as the local operator needs to work on your Travel permit
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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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.