15 Days Mt. Kailash Trekking Tour with Mt.Everest From $1650Tour Code: mkt-05

Lhasa, Shigatse, Mt.Everest, Saga, Tarchen, Mt. Kailsh, Lake Manasarover

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D1 Lhasa Arrival

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

Meals: no
Accommodation: Overnight in Lhasa
D2 Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street

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;

Meals: have breakfast   no lunch   have dinner
Accommodation: Overnight in Lhasa
D3 Lhasa Tour - Drepung and Sera Monastery

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 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 colorful Rock Painting of Buddha.

Meals: have breakfast   no lunch   no dinner
Accommodation: Overnight in Lhasa
D4 Lhasa- Shigatse via Gyantse (360km)

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). 

Meals: have breakfast   no lunch   no dinner
Accommodation: Stay overnight in Shigatse
D5 Shigatse - EBC (350km)

In the morning, we will visit the home of Panchan 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). You can get closer to gaze at the Mt. Everest peak. The sunset of golden Everest peak if time and weather permits at the lodging area.

Meals: have breakfast   no lunch   no dinner
Accommodation: Stay overnight at Rongbuk monastery guest house
D6 EBC–Saga (450km)

In the morning, we can enjoy the sunrise of Everest Peak at lodging area if weather permits; then As we head to saga, you can view of 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.

Meals: no
Accommodation: Stay overnight in local guesthouse
D7 Saga - Darchen, via Lake Manasarover (450km)

On the way to Darchen, you will have a chance to appreciate the stunning view of the Saga valley between 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 Manasarover and finally arrive at the southern foot of Mt.Kailash, the most holy mountain in Tibet. 

Meals: no
Accommodation: stay overnight in local guesthouse
D8 Darchen-Drirapuk (driving 7km, Trek 13km)

In the morning, we are supposed to take 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 begain the trek (Around 13km) from Sarshung to Drirapuk Monastery along the Lachu valley and rivers. You can enjoy the both west and north face of mountain Kailash today. Finally, we will visit Drirapuk Monastery. 

Meals: no
Accommodation: stay overnight in local guesthouse
D9 Drirapuk-Dzutrpuk (Trek 18km)

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, you can see locals Tibetans prostrating in the Kora path and beautiful Kadoe Lake when walk downhill. We may also visit Zutulpuk Monastery.

Meals: no
Accommodation: Stay overnight in local guesthouse
D10 Dzutripuk-Darchen (Trek 7km, driving 5km)

On the day three of the kora. you will trek 7km to Zongto where you can take 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.

Meals: no
Accommodation: Overnight in Local Guest House
D11 Darchen-Saga (450km)

Drive from Darchen to Saga via Lake Manasorova

Meals: no
Accommodation: Stay overnight in local guesthouse
D12 Saga - Sakya (350km)

Drive from Saga to Sakya

Meals: no
Accommodation: Stay overnight in local guesthouse
D13 Sakya - Shigatse (170km)

In the morning, we will visit ancient Sakya town and you can tour Sakya monastery with amzing murals and huge collection of scriptures and statues.Then  we are abou to drive from Sakya to Shigatse. 

Meals: no
Accommodation: Stay overnight in hotels in Shigatse
D14 Shigatse-Lhasa

We will follow Yalong Valley back to Lhasa. On the way, you can stand on the viewing platform to view the vast Yalong River bed and visit Water Mill making Tibetan Incense material (in Summer, if time permits). Drop off at hotel in Lhasa

Meals: have breakfast   no lunch   no dinner
Accommodation: Stay overnight in hotels in Lhasa
D15 End the tour, Airport drop off

Hotel to airport/train station transfer, end the tour

Meals: have breakfast   no lunch   no dinner
Accommodation: None

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Price Guide

Price Includes:

Tibet Entry Permit and Alien's Travel Permit.
Admission fee of all tourist sites in itinerary.
Professional Tibetan English speaking tour guide.
Travel Agency Service Charge.
Transportation
- Transfer between airport/train station and Lhasa city.
- Comfortable, clean and safe vehicle with reliable Tibetan local driver; vehicle ranging from 7 seats Van to 22 seats tourist bus depending on the group size.
Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
Environment friendly local bus between Rongpuk and EBC.
Hot water bottle and sleeping bag provided in Winter while traveling to EBC.
Oxygen provided while traveling to EBC.
Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
All accommodations
- 3-star facility sharing twin room with breakfast buffet in Lhasa. - Local Guest houses at Darchen and Saga, dormitories, 3-5 pax sharing. - Local Guest Tents at the roadside of Mt. Kailash trekking path for 2 nights, dormitories, 3-5 pax sharing.
Welcome Tibetan Style dinner.

Price Exclude:

Single room supplement.
China visa, all air tickets and train tickets to and from Tibet.
Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary.
Meals not listed in the itinerary (all lunches and dinners).
Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
Excess Baggage Charges.
Breakfast at Mount Everest.

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