• Scenic flight to Lhasa
  • Explore Potala Palace built in 637 AD
  • Visit Ramoche Monastery, Jokhang Monastery & Sera Monastery
  • Explore the summer palace of Dalai Lama, Norbulingka
  • Cross high passes like Kamba La & Karo La Pass
  • Take a holy bath in turquoise Mansarovar Lake
  • Circulbulate Kailash Parbat
  • Leave your one belonging at Yamasthal so that the master of death, Yamraj can recognize you and allow you to re-born after death
  • Witness stunning views of Himalayan mountains
Trip Details

Lhasa Mount Kailash Tour is an adventurous journey that will take you to both western Tibet (Mt. Kailash & Mansarovar) and Central Tibet (Lhasa, Shigatse & Gyantse). Lhasa to Kailash Mansarovar Tour is one of the most significant religious tours for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Along with that numerous tourists around the globe also visit this place to see the tempting beauty of the region, breath-taking views of snow-capped Himalayan mountains, stunning turquoise lakes, rich Tibetan culture, and prestigious heritage sites. The remoteness of this part of the world is decorated with Mt. Kailash, Mansarovar Lake, and tales behind them.

It is believed that circumambulating Mount Kailash on foot will carry great luck and prosperity in life. The circumambulation is always made in clockwise as per Hindus and Buddhists, however, Jain and BonPo followers circumambulate in a counterclockwise direction. Tibet Lhasa Kailash Tour is a once in a lifetime journey. The toughest part of the Lhasa Mount Kailash Tour is the Kora (circumambulation) of the hole lake Mansarovar and Mt. Kailash. This place is known as the home of Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati.

We, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition has designed our Lhasa Mount Kailash Tour itinerary to let you experience the divine ambiance that flows in the air here to satisfy your spiritual quest. Along with that, you will explore artistic monasteries, hundreds of years old monuments, beautiful gardens, palaces, and several art & artifacts. Every year hundreds and thousands of people go on Lhasa to Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Tour. You can be also part of this thrilling journey, contact us anytime for further information.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1-4Kathmandu (1,300 m) arrival.
  • Day 5Fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu.
  • Day 5/6Lhasa sightseeing.
  • Day 7Lhasa to Gyantse (3,900 m).
  • Day 8Gyantse to Shigatse (3,800 m).
  • Day 9Shigatse to Lhatse or Tingri (4,350 m/4,000m).
  • Day 10Saga (4,450 m) or Dongba: (Labug-La 5,050 m, Peku-tso and Saga, 245 km).
  • Day 011Mansarovar (4,558 m).
  • Day 012Puja and drive to Tarchen (14,975ft).
  • Day 013Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage Yatra with Dolma-La Pass (18,600 ft) between two valleys.
  • Day 014End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to Manasarovar.
  • Day 015Drive Manasarovar to Dongpa or Saga (460 km).
  • Day 016Drive Saga to Nylam or Zang Mu: (296 km).
  • Day 017Drive back to Kathmandu (150 km).
  • Day 018Transfer to the Airport for your onward flight.
Day to Day detail itinerary

What to Expect

Nepal:

  • Arrival & Departure transportation
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in 3 or 4-star hotel in Kathmandu

Lhasa:

  • Kathmandu to Lhasa flight
  • Airport transfer
  • Twin sharing accommodation up to Saga in a standard hotel with breakfast
  • All guided sightseeing tour and entrances
  • Land cruiser Jeep from Lhasa to Saga

Kailash:

  • Kodari – Kathmandu Transfer by Coach
  • 4500 Model Japanese Land cruiser (4 people in 1 Jeep Basis) on Tibet side
  • Support Truck
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Sharing accommodation at Guest Houses & Camping as per Itinerary
  • Trekking Staff Nepali Team Leader
  • Cooks and Sherpa
  • Full board vegetarian meals
  • Camping equipment comprising of Two-men tents/ mattresses / Dining & Kitchen Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Oxygen, Satellite Phone, Yaks & Yak-men for luggage during Kailash Parikrama
  • All permits and Tibet/China Visa fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Evacuation cost
  • Yak and Porter for personal using
  • An additional charge of Serlung Gompa drive
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee (expect Indian Passport Holders)
  • Water bottle
  • Tipping to drivers/porters/guides
  • Personal expenses

Useful Info

Culture & Ethnic Diversity

Tibetans are the main ethnic group of people residing here. Most of them follow Tibetan Buddhism, where some follow indigenous Bon religion and minorities are Muslim. They have their own ancient art, culture, tradition, values, ethics, cuisine, and architecture. Losar, Shoton, Linka, and the Bathing Festival are the major festivals. You will find many monasteries, temples, and dzongs during the journey that will show you the cultural richness of the area.

Natural Aptitude

You will get to see a wide range of vegetation during Lhasa Mount Kailash Tour. You will see sparsely dense forests, rivers, and hills in the lower region, whereas the elevation gets higher, you will find yourself surrounded by alpine vegetation and snow-capped mountains as well as glacial lakes. Likewise, you will see many range of animals and birds.

Lhasa Mount Kailash Tour difficulty

Most part of the tour is easy as you will be driving from one place to another. However, during the kora and walking up to the Dolma-La Pass will be the toughest part of the journey. Anyone can do this trek, moreover many elderly people visit this place to do korra and get the blessing of Shiva and Parvati.

Altitude Sickness and Prevention

There is no risk of altitude sickness during the Lhasa Mount Kailash Tour. Even though you will be crossing high passes over 5,000 meters, you will stay overnight in low altitude always that will protect you from the high altitude sickness.

Transportation and Bag Pack

Lhasa Mount Kailash Tour 18 days begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa. From here, you will drive all the way up to Mansarovar. Kailash Parbat Tour is like any other cultural tour where you do not have to carry things that you usually take on treks. You can pack your clothes as per your itinerary. Include your essentials, toiletries, and medical kits.

We have listed a few things that you might forget to carry with yourself:

  • Warm jacket
  • Good leather or waterproof fabric boots or shoes with good soles,
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm hat
  • sunhat and sunscreen

Food and Accommodation during Lhasa Mount Kailash Tour

During your Mount Kailash Tour, you will stay overnight in the guesthouse/lodge. The room will be pretty nice and cozy in the towns with private washrooms. For food, you will find a wide range of Tibetan, Chinese, Continental, Indian food almost everywhere in the main town. Likewise, on the way, you can find snacks, bars, cold drinks, etc.

Best time to go on Lhasa Mount Kailash Tour

The best time to go on Lhasa Kailash Tour is during the Saga Dawa festival. This festival celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha Sakyamuni. You will find more Indian tourists during this time. Besides this, you can travel to Mount Kailash in the shoulder season. April to October is the tourist season in Tibet and July and August are the peak time of the year.

Lhasa Mount Kailash Tour cost

Lhasa Kailash Tour cost depends on various factors like several days, accommodation, time of the year you are traveling, and facilities you are hoping to get during the journey. The tour cost is designed including all the above things with permits and expenses of guides. However, the tour cost does not include things like tips, personal expenses, and shopping. You can get in touch with us to know more about the tour cost.

Miscellaneous

  • Collect adequate information on the weather and temperature
  • Get yourself a good guide book
  • Pack light
  • Maintain body hydration, you don't want to get sick and lazy
  • Walk slow
  • Carry hand cash
  • Do not get obsessed over network and internet