Lhasa Kailash Overland tour - Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Kailash

Lhasa Everest Base Camp Kailash overland tour is truly the trip of a lifetime with stunning scenery and cultural highlights. We organize this tour in a small group departure and you can join the trip either in Kathmandu or in Lhasa. The tour starts with a comprehensive trip briefing in Kathmandu followed by a sensational trans Himalayan flight to Lhasa that passes over Mount Everest and many highest peaks of the world (if you join the tour in Kathmandu). In case you wish to start the tour in Lhasa arriving from anywhere in mainland China or taking a new train from Beijing or Chengdu to Lhasa you will be briefed about the tour by our Tibetan Guide.

Lhasa Kailash Overland tour

Mount Kailash, located in far west corner of Tibet is the most sacred peak of Asia. The beauty of the 6700-meter high Mount Kailash, that looks like a symmetrical cone shaped rock capped by pure crystalline ice all the time, is echoed in various mythological and literary works. Dominating the north of the Himalayan Barrier with its spectacular view, the Mount Kailash (or Mt. Kailas) is equally venerated as the holiest pilgrimage site by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bön-Po. Tibetans regard this mountain as the manifestation of Mount Meru, “the navel of the earth” where founder of Bon religion, Tonpa Shenrab, is believed to have descended from heaven, Hindus as the abode of Lord Shiva, Buddhists as the abode of Samvara and Jains as a sacred site where their prophet, Rishaba attained spiritual enlightenment. With its four sheer walls, distinctive snow-capped peak, and valleys interspersed with brightly-clad Tibetan pilgrims, Mount Kailash or Kang Rimpoche (‘precious snow-peak’, as known by the Tibetans) is an awe-inspiring sight. Four great rivers of Asia: the Karnali, the Indus, the Sutlej and the Brahmaputra (Tsangpo) originate from here. A three-day trek (Parikrama or Kora) around Mount Kailash over a 5630 meter Drolma La (pass), clockwise for Buddhists and Hindus, and anti-clockwise followers of the ancient Bon religion, is said to erase the sins of a lifetime.

To complete the Kailash pilgrimage one should bath in the sacred Lake Manasarovar, stunningly set on the Tibetan plateau bordered by the majestic Gurla Mandata. On the journey to Mt. Kailash across the windswept Tibetan plateau, you will see cliff-top monasteries, wild-looking but hardy and hospitable Tibetans, yak caravans journeying over snowy passes, and the great peaks of the Himalaya with a foreground of grazing herds, yak skin tents and a glittering turquoise lake. Journeying through Norbulingka, Sera and Drepung monasteries, Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and Barkhor markets, you gain in-depth understanding of Tibetan ancient cultures and civilizations. On this expertly guided overland tour on 4WD land cruiser or bus, you get to explore colorful mosaic of Tibetan arts, crafts, history, culture, custom, tradition, lifestyle and cuisine and in the process attain profound spirituality. You become a witness to a host of indigenous cultures on your tour to Lhasa Gyantse, Shigatse and other significant en route cities. Further drive across the wide open spaces of the Tibetan Plateau brings you to Lake Mansarovar, before completing a kora around Mt Kailash. From there, you re-cross the vast arid plains before heading south to the Nepalese border and returning to Kathmandu.

Lhasa Kailash Overland tour – itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive at Gongoar airport transfer to the selected hotel (3650 meters)
Day 02 - Sightseeing tour in Lhasa. Overnight at hotel
Day 03 - Sightseeing tour in Lhasa. Overnight at hotel
Day 04 - Museum tour in Lhasa. Overnight at hotel
Day 05 - Drive to Gyantse (3950m).Overnight at hotel
Day 06 - Sightseeing tour & drive to Shigatse (3900m). Overnight at hotel
Day 07 - Sightseeing tour & drive to Lhatse (4050m). Overnight at hotel
Day 08 - Drive to New Dongba (4600m). Overnight at Guest House
Day 09 - Drive to Mansarovar (4560m). Overnight at Guest House
Day 10 - Drive to Darchen (4750m). Overnight at Guest House
Day 11 - Trek to Dira-puk (4900m). Overnight at Guest House or tented camp
Day 12 - Trek across Droma La (5630m) to Zutul-Puk (4790m). Overnight at Guest House or tented camp
Day 13 - Trek to Darchen and drive to Paryang (4750m). Overnight at Guest House
Day 14 - Drive to Nyalam (3650m). Overnight at Guest House
Day 15 - Drive to Kathmandu (1400m). Overnight at hotel.

 

Notice: Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corner of the Tibetan plateau where many unexpected and unpleasant events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.

Cost Information:
The trip cost will vary depending on the number of person in your group, trip duration and standard of services required. Please contact us or send us a quick inquiry with your details to obtain a quote.

Note:
Arrive Kathmandu 2 days prior to trip departures dates.
Contact us if you would like to reach Lhasa by train from Beijing.

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Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

Trip Facts:

Trip destination: Mt. Kailash-Tibet

Trip Duration: 15 Days

Grade: Moderate adventure

Starts in: Kathmandu or Lhasa

Ends in: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge or camping

Transportation: 4WD Land cruiser with support truck and flights

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner during tour

Maximum altitude: 5630m

Group size: Minimum 02 to Maximum 25 people

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