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15 Days Kailash Pilgrimage Small Group Tour

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Duration: 15 days
Product code: 4561

Mt Kailash Tour is designed for those who are looking for in-deep exploration in main tourists attractions in Tibet with Western Tibet Mt. Kailash for 15 days.

Located in the Ngari Region of Tibet, Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar are famous for its Sacred Mountain and Holy Lake respectively.

Both have often been chosen as a sacrificial centre for Hindu, Buddhist, and Bonist pilgrims.

Their spiritual aura and paradisiacal scenery also entice ordinary visitors.

  • Potala Palace: Winter palace of the Dalai Lama
  • Jokhang Temple: Spiritual Center for Buddhists in Tibet
  • Sera Monastery: One of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, the hot attraction is monks debate
  • Drepung Monstery: Drepung used to be a seat of central government until the 5th Dalai Lama built Potala Palace
  • Drepung Monstery: Drepung used to be a seat of central government until the 5th Dalai Lama built Potala Palace
  • Namtso Lake: It is the
  • Mt. Everest: The highest mountain in the world
  • Mt.Kailaish: the holist place and central of the world recognized by Hindu, Buddhist, and Bonist pilgrims
  • Lake Manasarova: the resource of River Brahmaputra, one of the three holy lakes in Tibet
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Semi-Private Tour
  • Languages offered on the Activity / TourLanguages offered on the Activity / Tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 15 days
  • Printed Voucher Accepted Printed Voucher Accepted
  •  This tour is available April to November 2020 This tour is available April to November 2020
  • There is a supplement for single occupancyThere is a supplement for single occupancy
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up from Lhansa Airport or train station
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Cancellation policy: 1 month in advance 20% of the total trip cost, excludes the loss caused by refunding air tickets. 7 to 29 days in advance 30% of the total trip cost, excludes the loss caused by refunding air tickets. Less than 7 days in advance 50% of the total trip cost, excludes the loss caused by refunding air tickets. No show 100% of total trip cost
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 24 hours before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
  • All necessary travel permits for Tibet
  • Tourist bus/minibus transportation with experienced local driver during tour
  • Tourist bus/minibus transportation between airport/train statin and Hotel at designated period of time
  • Experienced Local Tibetan private guide
  • Hotels in Lhasa, Shigatse, Tingri and Gyantse with twin sharing accommodation with breakfast. Dorm bed or tent with humble accommodation in the other remote places
  • One welcome or welfare dinner
  • All admission fee of tourists sites listed in the itinerary
  • Oxygen bottles/Oxygen tank cylinder provided during the tour days in Tibet
  • Chinese visa
  • Lunches and Dinners, Breakfast at other remote places where using guest house dorm bed or big tent
  • Tips to driver and tour guide
  • Single room supplement if clients request a private room in hotels
  • Yaks and porters cost during the trekking, if needed, please pay for the service in local currency

When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel.

Tourists may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Brahmaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river on their way to Lhasa.

After arriving in Lhasa, you can take a rest and get acclimatized to the high altitude.

If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala Square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colours and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

  • Accommodation : 3* Hotel in Lhasa

Today's tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai Lama.

It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet.

The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.

Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century.

Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve.

Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. 

Around the temple is Barkhor street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market.

Besides, We can taste Tibetan tea with locals in tea house; The welcome dinner will also be arranged accordingly;

With time permitting, you may go with the tour guide to visit Tibetan handicraft art or Tibetan Traditional Medicine centre. You can upgrade your service to enjoy Tibetan Culture Show in the evening for an extra charge.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : 3* Hotel in Lhasa

In the morning, you are going to visit Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples.

You can visit the biggest monastery kitchen inside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung. 

In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet.

The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon.

In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house; inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and colourful Rock Painting of Buddha.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : 3* Hotel in Lhasa

In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse. On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-Tso (4400m).

The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance, you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa.

Later, we will pass and enjoy the Korola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass. 

Then, we will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet's third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).

In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the Far view of Gyangtse Fortress.

After one and a half driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet.

In Shigatse,  we may visit traditional Barley Mill and view the landscape of Barley Field (in summer). 

Stay overnight in Manasarovar Hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Hotel in Manasarovar

In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchen Lama - Tashilunpo Monastery.

Then, we’ll leave Shigatse after getting your Alien’s travel permit, and then drive to Lhatse, it is a small town where you can have lunch.

After that, we will pass Tsola Pass(4600M), and Gyatsola Pass(5248M).

Shortly after we enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, tourists can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass(5198m).

Then we drive along the New zigzag road to Everest Base Camp(5200m) where you can get closer to gaze at the Mt. Everest peak. 

The sunset of golden Everest peak if time and weather permit at the lodging area.

Stay overnight at Tent Guest House.

  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : Tent Guest House

In the morning, we can enjoy the sunrise of Everest Peak at the lodging area if weather permits; then As we head to Saga, you can view the worlds’14th highest peak Mt.Shishapangma (8012m), and  Turquoise Lake Peiku Tso(4590m).

If you are lucky enough, you are very likely to see wild animals like wild donkey, wild antelope etc.

Stay overnight in Saga Xibuyizhan Hotel or Mu Linsen hotel.

  • Accommodation : Xibuyizhan Hotel or Mu Linsen Hotel in Saga

On the way to Darchen, you will have a chance to appreciate the stunning views of the Saga valley between the Gangdise Range and Himayala Range.

Meanwhile, the beautiful grassland and local's villages can also be seen.

As we cross the Mayomla Pass(5112M), you can enjoy the spectacular vista of Mt. Naimonanyi(7694M).  

Then we are supposed to pass by the holy Lake Manasarovar and finally arrive at the southern foot of Mt.Kailash, the holiest mountain in Tibet. 

stay overnight in Tarchen Chongqing Hotel.

  • Accommodation : Tarchen Chongqing Hotel

In the morning, we are supposed to take the eco-bus from Darchen to Sarshung valley.

Then we will meet Yaks and porters at Sarshung village. (the cost of hiring yaks, horses, and porters are not included in the package).

After that, we can begin the trek (Around 13km) from Sarshung to Drirapuk Monastery along the Lachu valley and rivers.

You can enjoy both west and north face of mountain Kailash today.

Finally, we will visit Drirapuk Monastery

stay overnight in Guest House.

  • Accommodation : Guest House in Drirapuk

Today, we will trek over  Dromala pass(5630m), the highest pass of the Kora.

On the way, you can have a rest in a teahouse.

All the way along, you can see the local Tibetans prostrating in the Kora path and beautiful Kadoe Lake when walking downhill.

We may also visit Zutulpuk Monastery

Stay overnight in Guest House.

  • Accommodation : Guest House in Dzutrpuk

On day three of the Kora, you will trek 7km to Zongto where you can take the bus to Darchen. 

Along the Kora, you can see piles of Mani Stones.

We will end the Trek around noon, rest in the lodging place.

(Optional): Taking a bath in Lake Manasarovar and enjoy the hot springs.

Stay overnight in Tarchen Chongqing Hotel.

  • Accommodation : Tarchen Chongqing Hotel

Drive from Darchen to Saga via Lake Manasarovar

Stay overnight in Saga Xibuyizhan Hotel or Mu Linsen hotel

  • Accommodation : Saga Xibuyizhan Hotel or Mu Linsen Hotel

Drive from Saga to Sakya

Stay overnight in Sakya Yuan Fu Hotel

  • Accommodation : Sakya Yuan Fu Hotel

In the morning, we will visit the ancient Sakya town and you can tour Sakya monastery with amazing murals and a huge collection of scriptures and statues.

Then we are about to drive from Sakya to Shigatse. 

Stay overnight in Manasarovar Hotel.

  • Accommodation : Manasarovar Hotel

We will follow Yalong Valley back to Lhasa.

On the way, you can stand on the viewing platform to view the vast Yalong Riverbed and visit Water Mill making Tibetan Incense material (in Summer, if time permits). 

Drop off at a hotel in Lhasa.


  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation : 3* Hotel in Lhasa

Hotel to airport/train station transfer, end the tour.

(Or Go to Nepal after Tibet Mt.Kailash Tour)

The tour is also available for tourists who start in Lhasa and end in Gyirong border, so if the group has members to exit Tibet to Nepal from Gyirong, we will see them off at the Sino-Nepal border, thus the itinerary from the Day 12 will be done with a valuable detour to Gyirong, which will give you one extra destination to Kelong Valley, this destination is considered the most beautiful valley at the foot of Himalaya Mountain Range and attracts many tourists a year. 

  • Breakfast
Meeting Point
Pick up from Lhasa Airport or train station

Know Before You Go
  • If tourists' picking-up/dropping-off time is beyond our fixed schedule, they are required to pay for a private transfer
  • If passengers are less than 3 per transfer, we may use publish transportation like public airport bus or Taxi instead of using our shuttle service.
  • If you are a solo traveler, you need to share one room with another tourist (same sex in most cases); if you prefer to stay in one room by yourself, you will have to pay the single room supplement.
  • For the new-comers of Tibet, to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet having a good sleep in your hotel is a good option. Do not rush to visit attractions inside Lhasa city.
  • Trip level easy - suitable for all level of fitness, family with kids and senior groups
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