Kailash Tour via Lhasa - 16 Days

Kailash Tour via Lhasa

A visit to Mount Kailash Tour via Lhaasa exploration visit of chief highlighted sites of Tibet’s Lhasa city first including popular Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka - the summer palace of Dalai Lama and Tibetan traditional Bharkhor market. Continues holy adventure journey in roof of the world- pilgrimage travelers will be encountering new cultural destinations day by day. Time to time views follow extremely beautiful landscape with glimpse of holy Mountain Kailash and many other nearby peaks. Mt Kailash Tour via Lhasa also takes exploration visit to Manasarovar Lake and Rakshas Tal and three days holy KORA.

Kailash Tour via Lhasa is planned for those travellers who plan to visit holy Mount Kailash and sacred Lake Mansarovar via Lhasa and visit together cultural heart of Tibet. In Lhasa guided tour rewards you to explore main highlight of Lhasa including popular Potala Place, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka – the summer place of Dalai Lama and Tibetan traditional Bharkhor market. Probably it is the best way for acclimatization halt day for further safe journey to the almighty holy Kailash and Mansarovar Heavenly Lake. After this outstanding tour in Lhasa city onward tour will be commenced passing via various cultural prosperous towns of nomad land.

Lhasa Kailash Tour follows long days of overland journey you will arrive at shore of beautiful Mansarovar Lake and there you will halt a day to explore surrounding wonders. After enjoying awe-inspiring day at Mansarovar Lake, further KORA (circuit) will be started. All together three days of challenging hike will bless you as an ultimate journey of lifetime to be enlightened. Then our overland journey again continues towards the borderland of Nepal – Tibet to end the trip.

Outline Itinerary
Day 01:- Arrival at Kathmandu (1300 m)
Day 02:- Kathmandu visit and visa preparation
Day 03:- Fly Lhasa. (1 Hrs. flight – 3650m)
Day 04:- Lhasa sightseeing Day 05:- Drive Shigatse (3800m) 270 KM – 5/6 Hours
Day 06: Drive to Lhatse (Altitude 4050 m.) 151 KM – 4/5 hours
Day 07:- Lhatse- Saga- /4450m 250 Km – 5/6 Hours
Day 08:- Drive to Manasarover (4558m) 277km 4 hours
Day 09 Drive to Darchen
Day 10 First day of Kailash round (Parikrama) Trek to Dera-Puk (5000m) 15 Km 6 Hour
Day 11 Trek to Juthulpuk. (4790) 19 KM – 9 hours
Day 12:- End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to Manasarovar.
Day 13: Drive back to Saga. (337 Km 5/6 Horus)
Day 14:- Drive back to Nyalam from Saga
Day 15:- Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 16:- Departure for Home or further trip in Nepal

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1300 m
Arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will pick up you from the airport and transfer to Hotel. Evening briefing and trip preparation. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu visit and visa preparation
Visa Preparation for Kailash tour. You will be scouting touring in Kathmandu valley. Our guide will lead you Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu durbar squire. If anybody needs to buy or get things for Kailash tour on hire, our guide will give you company. Overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Fly Lhasa (1 Hrs. flight – 3650m)
Drop you to International airport for your flight to Lhasa. It is scenic 1 hour flight over Nepal Himalayas. Our representative from Lhasa will pick up you. Transfer to Hotel and acclimatization rest.

Day 04: Lhasa sightseeing
Tibetan guide will lead you today in Lhasa city sightseeing. we will see the main relics of Lhasa - Potala palace, Norbulinka, the first Buddhist’s temple of Tibet – Dzhokang, a statue of Dzhovo Shakjamuni. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05: Drive Shigatse (3800m) 270 KM – 5/6 Hours
Drive to Shigatse from Lhasa. Shigatse is the second biggest town of Tibet. View of Yamdrok Lake from on the way driving is highlight today.

Day 06: Drive to Lhatse (Altitude 4050 m.) 151 KM – 4/5 hours
Morning visit Tasilampo Monastery. The journey today brings you over two high passes with fine views of Himalayas. For overnight we stop in the town of Lhatse. Hotel.

Day 07: Lhatse- Saga- /4450m 250 Km – 5/6 Hours
Driving day over the sandy and rocky land of Tibet, other things like lake, nomads chasing thousands of yaks and sheep keep you make busy. By the late afternoon you will cross Bhramha Purtra River way to typical Chinese and Tibetan town, Saga for night. Guest House

Day 08: Drive to Manasarover (4558m) 277km 4 hours
Driving day starts with full of excitement, by the late afternoon you can have the first sight of Holy Kailash Parbat and Manasarovara. Hore, a small village nearby Lake Manasarover, we will spend a night there. Mud House.

Day 09: Drive to Darchen
Morning Exploration of Lake Manasarovar and drive to Tarchen (4575m) 40km- 1 Hours: Manasarovara is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning, we will be heading towards Tarchen. It is considered as a base camp for the Holy Kailash.

Day 10: First day of Kailash round (Parikrama) Trek to Dera-Puk (5000m) 15 Km 6 Hours
It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feeling that Great God Shiva is everywhere with tons of blessing to you. Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will keep on appearing. For 15 km trail takes almost 7 hrs. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 11: Trek to Juthulpuk. (4790) 19 KM – 9 hours
Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage Tour with Dolma-La (pass) of 5648m between two valleys: Yamasthal 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 to forget yourself. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By the late afternoon you will arrive Zuthal Puk (the cave of Miracles. The great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here). Overnight at Guest House

Day 12: End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to Manasarovar.
After 3 hours of walking in flat land, we reach at near darchen and catch our transportation. Drive back to Manasarovar via Darchen.

Day 13: Drive back to Saga. (337 Km 5/6 Horus)
Drive via Lake Manasarovar. By the late afternoon you will be at your lodge in Saga. Guest House

Day 14 &15: Drive to Nyalam - Kathmandu
Drive back to Nyalam from Saga and Kathmandu. Wilderness Excursion will pick you from Nepal - China friendship bridge in the border and transfer to your selected hotel.

Day 16 : Departure for Home or further trip in Nepal
We will transfer you to International airport for your final departure or further trip in Nepal

Trip Cost Includes

  • Drop and Pick up from Gonger airport in Lhasa and transfer to Lhasa
  • 6 nights hotel in Tibet (Lhasa 2 Nights, 01/01 nights in Shigatse, Gyantse and in Lhatse on twin sharing
  • 6 Nights accommodations in Tibet on group sharing based using guesthouse in Kailash region
  • Permits for Lake Manasarovar and Kailash round (Parikrama).
  • Tibet Tourism Board (TTB) approved Tibetan guide.
  • Transportation in Van/ Bus in Tibet/ Kailash
  • pick up by private transportation from Kodari boarder to Kathmandu
  • Immigration formalities and other attunements
  • Kailash Permit, Tibet (Chinese) visa fee
  • Duffle bag (big bag for keeping personal clothes and equipment)
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag in returnable based
  • ENOUGH Oxygen cylinder entire of tour
  • Yaks and Yak-men to carry baggage, fuel etc while making parikrama of Mt. Kailash

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Accommodation, Activities and foods in Kathmandu Nepal
  • Lunch and Dinner in Tibet (Lhasa, Lhatse, Shigatse)
  • All the foods in Kailash region (from Saga)
  • Extra Yak/Pony Charges and driver during 3 days Kailash round if in case personal need)
  • Personal expenses like shopping, phone calls, extra drinks, laundry, yak etc.
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities, flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, accidents etc.
  • Tips and graditudes for your guide and support staffs. 
  • Extra cost of transportation, Porterage etc involved due landslides, snowfall.
  • Services other than specified.
  • Extra days stay at Kathmandu / any other place.
  • Change of itinerary in case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of tour, landslide and other uneventful event
  • The extra charge for porters and transportation should be borne by you at the spot.

Tibet Entry Permit

  • A Tibet Entry Permit is the most important thing. You should leave at least 30 days to arrange it before your trip.

Clothing: the Warmer the Better

  • As Tibet is quite high it is cold even in summer. The higher the elevation is, the colder it is. And the temperature changes dramatically between daytime and night. So even if you travel to Tibet in summer, we recommend you to pack warm boots, a woolen sweater, thick pants, and a warm coat or down jacket for Everest Base Camp Hike.


  • Boots are a good choice to protect your feet from little stones and sand, as well as for keeping warm. Pair of slippers/sandals is useful in some simple hotels that you will need for shower etc. If you want to climb mountains or go hiking, a pair of trekking shoes is needed.


  • There are no Western restaurants in Tibet, and only a few hotels offer Western food. Bring some food you like in case you don't like Tibetan food. If you are going to visit remote and high areas, bring some food that can replenish energy quickly, like chocolate, nuts, and compressed biscuits.

Personal Tour Equipment

Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by vehicle/yak/porters
Day sack to carry valuables such as passport, cash, camera, travel documents personally
Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag, Personal first aid kit to include essential items, Adjustable 3 section trekking pole if required
3-4 season sleeping bag, Camera and memory cards, charger, tripod if necessary, towel and toiletries., rain cover for yourself and luggage, multi-purpose pocket or hiking knife.


  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
  • Sunglasses/snow glasses or goggles
  • Warm gloves
  • Buff and higher and colder place.
  • Tibet enjoys a dry climate and strong sunshine all year round. To protect yourself from sunburn and drying out, bring a pair of sunglasses, sunhat,lip balm, moisturizer, and sun block.


  • In some stops on your Tibet trip there are toilets. However, they often don't provide toilet paper. So, if you have to go to the toilet, bring some in your pocket/bag.
  • Hotels in some areas may not provide toiletries. Bring shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, and a (quick-drying) towel with you.
  • Wet tissues or disinfectants are helpful since it is inconvenient to wash your hands and face in many areas.

Medical Supplies

Medicine for altitude sickness: Before your trip, ask your doctor for suggestions, and bring some medicine in case of emergency situations, such as medicine for colds, headaches, stomach ache, and fever. Read more about and its treatment.
Medicine for injury: Band-Aids, gauze, bandages, etc.
Medicine for insect stings/bites.

Other Things

  • Vacuum flask: Warm drinks help you keep warm on the plateau.
  • Enough water: Don't dehydrate.
  • Gifts for locals: Bringing some small gifts for local kids is a friendly act to show your kindness, such as pens, notebooks, and candy.
  • Flashlight or candles: These are helpful at night in some hotels (with poor lighting or power failure) or when you want to enjoy the night view of Tibet away from the street lights.
  • Extra batteries: You may not be able to charge batteries for your camera, phone, flashlight, etc., overnight in remoter areas, or if there is a power outage.
  • Light windproof raincoat: You won't want to wear your thick warm coat when hiking.

Preparing Well Is Recommended

If you don't want to pack too many things or forget something, most items above like warm clothes, food, daily articles, medicine, are available in Kathmandu/Lhasa. Of course it's better to prepare well and save your precious time in Tibet for things other than shopping. See also our general Packing List for Nepal Trekking


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Trip Facts

  • Max. Altitude: 5648m
  • Group Size: Minimum 4 Pax
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Best time: May to October
  • Transportation: Fly in drive out

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