Lhasa Tour with Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake

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  • Duration: 17 Days
  • Max Altitude: 5,943m/19,499ft
  • Countries Visited: Nepal, Tibet
  • Arrival City : Kathmandu
  • Departure City : Kathmandu
  • Meals: 16 Breakfast, 8 Lunch , 10 Dinner
  • Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Guesthouse/hotels in Tibet

Lhasa Tour for 5 days and then go for Mount Kailash Tour and circumference trek around holy Kailash

Trip Highlights

  • 3 days trek circumambulatig holy Mount Kailash
  •  Potala Palaca, Zokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazar, Tibetan Traditional Hospital
  • Drepung Monastry, Sera monastery,  Norbulinkha
  • Ganden Gompa and Drayerpa Cave

Trip Cost Includes

  • 4 Star Hotel Accommodation  in Kathmandu 
  • Hotels and guesthouse in Tibet
  •  Meals according to itinerary
  •  Welcome Dinner in a Traditional Nepalese Restaurant in Kathmandu
  •  An English speaking local tour guides 
  •  All ground transportation/airport pick up drop will be in comfortable private vehicles
  • Monument entry fee 
  • Tibet Travel Permits
  • Oxygen cylinders 
  • Eve Holidays T Shirt, Cap and Duffel Bag

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Tips, drinks and Personal expenses (Laundry, battery recharge, bottle water, shower etc)
  • Lunch, Dinner in Kathmandu not mentioned in itinerary
  • International airfare
  • Yaks and Yakmen to carry luggage during parikrama days
  • Any cost not mentioned in inclusion

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300 meters)

On arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Eve Holidays will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 2 : Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhu Temple

Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath, a pagoda style Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is considered to be the powerhouse of Hindu spiritual power in religious terms. 

BoudhanathStupa: Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, this enormous stupa where thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a ritual circumnavigation of the dome, beneath the watchful eyes of the Buddha, which gaze out from the gilded central tower.

Swoyambhunath Temple: This Buddhist Stupa, said to be 2000 years old is a perfect architecture of gilded spire and white washed dome located under thousands of fluttering prayer flags. From the spire, four faces of Buddha stare out across the valley in the cardinal directions. 

Overnight:  4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 :Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa, Tibet

We take an hour-long trans-Himalayan flight to Lhasa, Tibet early in the morning. The flight takes us over Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,536m) and other Himalayan peaks and glaciers. Upon our arrival in Lhasa, a representative from Eve Holidays will receive you and drive for almost an hour to hotel in Lhasa

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Lhasa

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Traditional Hospital

The 17th century Potala Palace offers an awesome view of entire city and also has private quarters of the Dalai Lama, numerous grand state rooms and chapels. The Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama and at the end we visit Tibetan Traditional hospital

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Lhasa

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar

Foremost, our tour begins with a visit to Sera Monastery. An experienced tour guide also working as an interpreter will guide us through this preserved monastery of white-washed walls and golden roofs. Then we visit Drepung Monastery. Jokhang Temple is another important sacred site which unravels more deep seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. Visit to Barkhor Market can be quite a change from other visits as we roam around the city.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Lhasa to Xigatse 3,900m/12,796ft

Overnight: Guesthouse in Xigatse

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Xigatse to Saga

Overnight: Hotel in Saga

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Drive from Saga to Mansarovar (14,954 Feet Elevation) Travel Time 6 - 7Hours (370km)

Today is the most auspicious day for all of us as we will see the first glimpse of holy Kailash and sacred Lake Mansarovar. A lifetime achievement, here we will perform a holy dip, Relax and explore around the Mansarovar area.

Overnight: Guest House 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Day 9: Drive from Mansarovar to Darchen via Visiting Raksas Lake

Early Morning Havan Puja on the Lake. After Lunch, We will pack up and drive to Darchen via Visiting Raksas Lake. Overnight at Darchen Guesthouse. We will pack our back pack and repack our luggage for Parikrama Days. One Duffle bag per two people is allowed.

Overnight: Guest House

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 : Parikrama to Dehara Puk (16,404 Feet Elevation) (6-8 Hours walk on fairly flat trail)

Today, it feels as if the heavens had opened up for us and allowed us to peek inside the world of gods and goddesses. We will walk 18 kilometers through the valley guided by Holy Ganges River on our left and shadowed by Mount Kailash on our right. 

Overnight: Guest House

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Hike to Charan Sparsh

Charan Sparsh – where we will have an auspicious opportunity to be as close as possible to Mt. Kailash. We will walk to touch the Holy Mount Kailash and receive ultimate blessings from Lord Shiva. After breakfast, we will depart to hike up to 21,000 feet elevation toward Mt. Kailash. Half way up the hike we will encounter snow. Today is a 8-9 hour hike. We will return back to guesthouse in Dherapuk for an overnight. This is an optional hike for all. For those who wish to stay and rest at the guesthouse may do so.

Overnight: Guest House 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 12: Parikrama continues to Dolma-La Pass (19,500 Feet Elevation) (10-12 hour hike up and down and through the valley)

Hardest but Holiest day of our pilgrimage Yatra with Dolma-La Pass  at 19,500ft between two valleys
Yama Sthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-Sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation. Parvati-Sthal and Gauri Kund are on the way. By the late afternoon you will arrive to Zuthal Puk (the cave of Miracles).

Overnight: Guest House 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Parikrama ends and drive to Saga

After walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting your arrival. We will continue our drive to Saga and arrive by evening.

Overnight: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Saga to Kerung

We retrace our journey back to Kerung from Saga. Kerung is a border town where we will spend the night.

Overnight: Hotel

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Kerung to Kathmandu

We clear our customs in Kerung before driving back to Kathmandu.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16: Buffer day in Kathmandu

You may choose to do site seeing on this day or simply rest.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 17: Airport Transfer

Today after breakfast you are in leisure on your own. You will be escorted to airport for your flight home at your flight time.
Included Meals: Breakfast

NOTICE: 

  1. BOOK AT LEAST 2 MONTHS BEFORE TRIP DEPARTURE.
  2. ARRIVE KATHMANDU AT LEAST 3 WORKING DAYS BEFORE TRIP DEPARTURE (for Chinese Visa)[Saturday and Sunday are not considered as working days]

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Accommodation during Lhasa Tour with Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar Lake

You will stay in 4 Star and 3 Star Hotels.  Single supplement will be provided on request and will cost an additional and depend upon availability.  Hotels also can be upgraded to 5 star in an additional cost.

Food during Lhasa Tour with Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar Lake

In Kathmandu, breakfast and welcome and farewell dinner is provided. In Lhasa breakfast is provided. During Mount Kailash Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner is provided.  You can easily find Indian, Chinese, Bhutanese, Tibetan, Nepalese and continental food in any restaurants around the cities.

Best Months for Lhasa Tour with Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake

May, June and September are the best months for Lhasa Tour with Mount Kailash and Mansarover Lake.  Although you can visit any time from April to September, the views will be clear and climate will be perfect in May, June and September.

Frequently Asked Questions

How difficult is the Lhasa Tour with Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake?

Lhasa tour and rest of the driving part of the tour is easy while the 3 days of trek for Mount Kailash circumference is challenging due to high altitude and has a risk of altitude sickness. You walk long distances amidst steep slopes to a maximum altitude of 5,943m/19,499ft. Previous hiking experience in high altitude will be better. So get your trips booked way ahead and start preparing for it to enjoy your pilgrim tour to its fullest.

When is the best time for Lhasa Tour with Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake?

May, June and September are the best months for Lhasa Tour with Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake.  Although you can visit any time from April to September, the views will be clear and climate will be perfect in May, June and September.

Can I change the travel date after the trip is booked?

Sorry cannot change the travel date once you have booked the trip. In that case, we give you the flexibility to rebook another departure date available the same year or next years. You will have to pay the difference amount, if any. But the payment will not be refunded, in case you do not travel for any reason.

Do I get refund if I cancel the trip?

Booking deposits are transferable to anyone you want for any time in future. For cancelling the trip, cancellation policy in our booking terms and conditions will apply.

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    Nichola

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    Really enjoyed the trip. Hotels I stayed were great. My guide was fantastic and knowledgeable. I appreciate everything and off course recommend the trip.

    July 6, 2023
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