Tibet Mt. Kailash Kora and Lake Mansarovar Tour

The 53km-long trekking tour around Mount Kailash is a pilgrim circumambulation. Every year, there are thousands of pilgrims of many religions from home and abroad who come to the mountain for the life-time worship. Nowadays it is a very popular trekking tour in Tibet for travellers to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery and experience the special Tibetan religious culture. Many tourists say they feel they changed to another person after the journey.

Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa

Arrival meeting and transport to your hotel in Lhasa. Rest for acclimatization. Overnight 3* or 4* hotel in Lhasa. 

Day 2 - 3 Lhasa Sightseeing

Acclimatization and visiting Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and Norbulingka. During the time, also check and prepare for the long-distance drive to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar in Western Tibet.  Overnight 3* or 4* hotel in Lhasa [B]. 

Day 4 Lhasa - Yamdrok Yumtso Lake - Gyantse - Shigatse

Drive to Gyantse via Yamdrok Yumtso Lake and after visiting the notable Pelkhor Monastery, we'll drive forward to Shigatse. Overnight 3* or 4* hotel in Shigatse [B]

Day 5 Shigatse - Lhatse

Morning visit Tashilumpo Monatery, the old town and interesting local bazaar in Shigatse and then drive to Lhatse. Overnight 3* hotel in Lhatse [B]

Day 6 Lhatse - Saga

From this day on, we’ll be on the way to Western Tibet for the remote sacred mountain and holy lake there. En route, enjoy the great natural scenery of the Himalayan range.. Overnight guest house [B]

Day 7 Saga - Paryang

Continue drive to Paryang on the open land. Overnight guest house. 

Day 8 Paryang - Lake Manasarovar

Today we’ll finally arrive at the holy Lake Manasarovar, visiting Chiu Monastery which is the best place to enjoy the breathtaking view of the holy lake and sacred mount Kailash from afar. Overnight guest house. 

Day 9 Lake Manasarovar - Darchen

Morning holy bath and puja if you wish and then drive to Darchen where our Mount Kailash Kora will start and end at, upon arrival hiring yaks and yakman. Overnight hostel. 

Day 10 Kailash Kora, trekking to Dirapuk Monastery, Overnight guest house.

Day 11 Kailash Kora, trekking to Zutulpuk Monastery via Drolma-La Pass, Overnight guest house.

Day 12 Kailash Kora, trekking back to Darchen

Complete the last part of Mount Kailash Kora and trek back to Darchen. Then we'll drive to Chiu Monastery, enjoying the great scenery of the holy lake and mountain again. Overnight hostel. 

Day 13 - 14 Lake Manasarovar - Paryang - Saga

Drive all the way back to Saga. Overnight guest house. 

Day 15 Saga - Shigatse

This day we’ll complete the long drive in western Tibet and back to Shigatse. Overnight 3* or 4* hotel in Shigatse. 

Day 16 Shigatse - Lhasa

Drive back to the holy city and enjoy the leisure walk in the old town again.. Overnight 3* or 4* hotel in Lhasa [B]

Day 17 Departure

Today we’ll transfer you to the airport / train station and see you off here. Your wonderful Tibet Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar trek tour ends. [B]

For private tours, we'll arrange a private vehicle, driver and tour guide for you and your friends or relatives. The itinerary can be customized to meet your requirement and you can decide the travel date. The tour price is different for different group size and travel seasons. Please contact us for a quotation for your own planning of your own group!

The tour price usually includes:

  • All accommodation (twin-sharing basis at hotels)
  • One private vehicle and one experienced driver
  • A Tibetan English-speaking tour guide
  • All necessary Tibet travel permits
  • Breakfasts at all places
  • Entrance tickets of sightseeing places as noted
  • Conservation fee for visiting Mt. Everest Base Camp
  • Oxygen in vehicle for emergency use

The tour price does not include:

  • Lunch and Dinner
  • China visa fee
  • Tips to the tour guide and driver
  • Other expenses not noted in the above including list
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