15 Days Kailash Pilgrimage Tour from Kathmandu with Flight in and out of Lhasa

Kathmandu - Lhasa - Shigatse - Saga - Lake Manasarover - Darchen - 3 Days Kailash Kora - Saga - Shigatse - Lhasa - Kathmandu

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Starting and ending in Kathmandu, this 15 days tour efficiently combines sightseeing in Kathmandu and Lhasa City, explore the well-known Yamdrok Lake and monasteries, and features the 3-day Mt. Kailash Kora and Lake Manasarovar. After visiting iconic attractions like Pashupatinath and Durbar Square in Kathmandu, take a flight to Lhasa to start your exploration on “the Roof of the World”!

You will spend two days in Lhasa to acclimatize to Tibetan plateau and visit landmark attractions such as Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. Then, head for Lake Manasarovar via Shigatse and Saga, and visit Yamdrok Lake, Pelkor and Tashilunpo Monastery along the way. After visiting Lake Manasarovar, you will be escorted to Darchen and start your sacred 3-day Mt. Kailash Kora. You will be transferred to your hotel after arriving at Kathmandu Airport and be dropped off at the same airport when tour ends.

Itinerary Day by Day

Day1 Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m)

Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal! Upon your arrival, our local guide will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to have a good rest at hotel. Meal plan (B/L/D).

Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day2 Kathmandu Sightseeing

Today you will enjoy a full day sightseeing in Katmandu Valley by AC coach. You will visit PashupatinathBuddhanathSwayambhunathJal Narayan and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Meal plan (B/L/D).

Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day3 Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3650m)

It takes a direct flight about 1:15 hours to arrive at Lhasa Gonggar Airport from Kathmandu. Upon your arrival at Lhasa, you will be greeted by our Tibetan guide and be transferred you to hotel. Meal plan (B/L/D).

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day4 Lhasa Sightseeing: Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street

Today you will visit the iconic attractions in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street. Meal plan (B/L/D).

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day5 Lhasa to Shigatse (3900m)

In the morning, take the car ride for 360km to Shigatse. There, you will visit Tashilungpo Monastery where the world’s highest gold gilded statue of Future Buddha Maitreya (33m) is worshipped. Meal plan (B/L/D).

Stay overnight in Shigatse.

Day6 Shigatse to Saga (4640m)

Drive about 340km to Saga, the joint of the regular Kailash route. Meal plan (B/L/D).

Stay overnight in Saga.

Day7 Sage to Lake Manasarovar (4558m)

Today, continue your trip to Lake Manasarovar. It is an auspicious day because you will have the first glimpse of the sacred Lake Manasarovar and Mt. Kailash from Horchu Pass. Meal plan (B/L/D).

Stay overnight at Chhu Gompa.

Day8 Lake Manasarovar to Darchen (4560m)

The abode of god will be a lifetime achievement. Puja, Havana worship, meditation, holy bath etc. In the afternoon, take the car ride to Darchen 30km away. Meal plan (B/L/D).

Stay overnight in Darchen.

Day9 Trek Day One: Darchen to Diraphuk

Diraphuk is about 18km away from Darchen. You will take the eco-bus from Darchen for 10km and pass by Tarboche, and then trek about 4-5 hours to Diraphuk (4890m).

Stay overnight at guesthouse.

Day10 Trek Day Two: Drirapuk to Zuthulphuk

It takes 8-10 hours to trek to Zuthulphuk (4790m) about 22km away. This is also the most challenging day of the yatra. You will pass by Parikarma, Dolmala Pass (5600m), and Gaurikunda before arriving at Zuthulphuk.

Stay overnight at guesthouse.

Day11 Trek Day Three: Dzutripuk - Darchen

Today, you’ll trek 7km to Zongto where you can take eco-bus to Darchen, and see piles of Mani Stones along the kora path. You will end the trek around noon and have a rest in your lodging place.

Stay overnight in Darchen.

Day12 Darchen to Shigatse (3900m)

Take the car ride from Darchen to Shigatse. Meal plan (B/L/D).

Stay overnight in Shigatse.

Day13 Shigatse to Lhasa (3650m)

Take the car ride from Shigatse to Lhasa. Meal plan (B/L/D).

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day14 Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu

Take a flight from Lhasa Gonggar Airport to Katmandu Airport. Our Kathmandu staff with pick you up at airport and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Meal plan (B/L/D).

Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day15 Depart from Kathmandu

We will drop you off at Kathmandu Airport. Meal plan (B). Service ends.

Service Inclusion

  1. All travel permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet;
  2. All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary;
  3. Knowledgeable English-speaking local tour guide;
  4. Personal comfortable, clean and safe vehicle with reliable local driver; vehicle ranging from 4WD land cruiser to minibus depending on the group size;
  5. All lodging listed in the itinerary;
  6. All meals listed in the above itinerary;
  7. One shared big Oxygen tank in the car;
  8. Tourist accident/casualty insurance;
  9. First aid kit;

Service Exclusion

  1. Flight or train to and out of Tibet;
  2. Domestic flight/train to Tibet not listed in the itinerary. (We can provide you the domestic flight/train ticket booking service at the BEST discount price; please contact us our travel experts for the details.)
  3. Meals not specified in the itinerary; usually it costs about USD3-15 per person for one meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region).
  4. Tips and gratitude to tour guide and driver;
  5. Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic beverages during your trip), optional tour activities, etc.

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