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18 Days Mt. Kailash Pilgrimage Tour via Lhasa is our most comprehensive Tibet group tour, specially crafted the itinerary for those adventurous travelers who want to experience deeper spiritual and cultural insights into Tibet and explore Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar.
After acclimatizing 2 days in Lhasa, we will drive to the west across the vast plains enjoying spectacular view of the Himalayans to the south and the Trans-Himalayans to the north. Stopping along some of Tibet’s most spiritual sites like Tashi Lhunpo, Yamdrok Lake and the Kumbum Stupa, you will gain an understanding of Buddhism’s impact on Tibet before the magnificence of Mt. Kailash is unveiled.
For thousands of years, Mt.Kailash has been the pilgrimage destination for Buddhists , Bon followers, Hindus and Jain alike. Located at an altitude of 6,714 meters, Gangkar Ti-se, as it is known in Tibetan, has perennial snow cover and is the focal point of all travelers in the western Tibet. Pilgrims traveling to this sacred mountain is to complete a spiritual circuit. It is believed that completing a spiritual circuit will wash away their sins.
In addition to the varied landscapes, wildlife abounds in Western Tibet. Along the route, you will be able to see herds of wild ass, gazelle, Hodgson’s antelope, marmots and different species of geese from the window of your Toyota jeep.
The tour starts in Lhasa with the first day to get acclimatized with the higher altitude and another two days for sightseeing around Lhasa city, then moves on to Shigatse along the hypnotizing blue Yamdrok Lake, and through the ancient princely state of Gyantse and its wide laid fields. In Shigatse, the second largest city of Tibet is especially known for its active night life. Moving on to Lhatse the next day, starts more of the real Tibet with lesser of Chinese constructions and more of wild plains of the Tibetan Plateau and Lakes. At last the Kailash appears like a blessing for the long journey, crowded by pilgrims and locals. Our local Tibetan tour guides will take you on the three days trekking around the holy Mt. Kailash.
If you’re looking for the tour that is cost effective, combines the best Tibet has to offer spiritually and naturally and narratives that will last you a lifetime, then this is the best group or private tour highly recommended for you.
Arrival transfer in Nepal
3 night’s accommodation at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin share basis with breakfast
Airport -Hotel – Airport transfer in Kathmandu
Arrival transfer in Lhasa
All accommodations in Hotel and Guesthouse during the tour in Tibet
Tibet Visa & All necessary Permit Fees
English Speaking Tibetan Guide
Life Saving oxygen support, medical first aid kit and drinking water
Down jackets, Sleeping Bags, Parikrama stick, hat and bags (Down Jackets and Sticks are available on rental basis)
Accommodation in Tibetan lodges or tents (Based on 6-8 people per room)
Yaks & Yak men for luggage during Parikrama
Ground transfers in Tibet using Luxury Bus
Sherpa staff (trekking guides, porters, cook, etc)
Duffle Bag (to be returned upon completion of journey)
Re-Entry Nepal visa
Bar bills and Beverage, Web usage, and Telephone Calls
Extra nights in Tibetan lodges (except mentioned in itinerary)
Extra nights in Kathmandu for early arrival (must arrive two days early for TIBET VISA formalities)
Personal Travel insurance and Rescue Evacuation on the tour.
All Lunches and Dinners in Kathmandu except Farewell Dinner as mentioned in the itinerary
Extra personal porter, horse or yak riding and horse man in Parikrama.
Emergency evacuation costs (for rental Land Cruiser) (medical and rescue insurance is recommended).
Extra cost incurred in case of natural problem
Photography and Videography charges in Tibet
Any additional activities in Kathmandu except mentioned in the itinerary
Staff and Driver Tips ( expected)