Mt. Kailash Group Tour 阿里神山圣湖朝圣之旅

Day 1 Arrive in Lhasa 抵达拉萨 

Our staff will meet you at the airport or train station and transfer you to the hotel in Lhasa. Take good rest upon arrival. A welcome dinner will be prepared for you this evening or tomorrow evening, you'll meet other tourists in the group from other countries and culture. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 Sightseeing in Lhasa 参观拉萨 

In the morning, visit the great Drepung Monastery 哲蚌寺 or 或者 the holy Drak Yerpa 扎耶巴. Drepung Monastery is known as the largest monastery of Gelugpa Sect and Drak Yerpa is a holy place to local people for its meditation caves in the beautiful Yerpa Valley. In the afternoon, we'll visit Sera Monastery 色拉寺 where you could see the interesting debate between Lamas. Overnight at hotel [B].

Day 3 Sightseeing in Lhasa 参观拉萨 

Visit the splendid Potala Palace 布达拉宫 on the red hill. This world's heritage site is a Tibetan history, religion and culture museum. From Potala Palace, you can have a bird-eye view of the whole Lhasa city. We'll also visit Jokhang Temple 大昭寺 and Barkhor Street 八角街 around temple in the central old town area. Overnight at hotel [B 含早].

Day 4 Lhasa - Gyantse 拉萨 - 江孜 

After sightseeing and acclimatization in Lhasa, we'll drive to Gyantse today via Khangbala Pass and Karola Pass. On the way, take a pleasant walk beside the charming Yamdrok Yumtso Lake 羊湖 and when arrival, visit the Pelkhor Monastery 白居寺 and its superb Kumbu Stupa 万佛塔. Overnight at hotel [B 含早].

Day 5 Gyantse - Shigatse 江孜 - 日喀则 

It is about 90km from Gyantse to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. We'll visit the traditional seat of Panchen Lama - Tashilumpo Monastery 扎什伦布寺 where there are about 800 monks now. And then we'll enjoy the leisure walk around the old town and the free market. Get prepared for next day's tour to Mt. Everest Reserve. Overnight at hotel [B 含早].

Day 6 Shigatse - Mt. Everest Reseve 日喀则 - 珠峰景区 

Drive about 350km to Rongbuk Monastery 绒布寺 in Mt. Everest Reserve and enjoy the superb view on road, especially at the mountain passes. When arrival in the late afternoon, you can rest, walk around for some nice photos or visit the Rongbuk Monastery at own cost. In clear days, you may have glorious sunset over Mt. Everest. Overnight at guest house or tent [B 含早].

Day 7 Mt. Everest - Saga 珠峰 - 萨嘎 

Take the reserve's bus for the last few kilometers scenic drive to Mt. Everest Base Camp 珠峰大本营. After enjoy the awesome view of Mt. Everest there, we'll drive west to Saga. Overnight at guest house.

Day 8 Saga-Darchen 萨嘎 - 塔钦 

Drive all the way to Darchen, which is regarded as the base camp of Mt. Kailash. On the way, you can enjoy the scenery of desert dunes, streams, snow-capped mountains of the vast land. Overnight at guest house.

Day 9 Mt. Kailash Kora: Trek from Darchen to Diraphuk Monastery (6hrs, 20km, 200m ascent) 神山转山第一天 (大概6小时, 20公里, 上行200米) 

The Mt. Kailash Kora path starts on the western edge of Darchen. When leave the village behind and head westward across the Batkha Plain, you may not be able to see Mt. Kailash at first but still can view some other high mountains like Guria Mandata , Api in Nepal and Kamet in India. About 4km from Darchen, the trail climbs up to reach a cairn at 4790m which is bedecked with pray flags and marks the first view of Mt. Kailash southern face and also the first of the four prostration points. Very quickly the trail enters the barren Lha-chu Valley which is so open here that you can see ahead the tall Tarboche Flagpole (4750m) in distance, one of the most significant sites for Saga Dawa Festival in Tibet. To west of Tarboche is the "two-legged" Chorten Kangnyi. For pilgrims, it is an auspicious act to walk through the small chorten's archway. After a short climb to east, it comes to the sky burial site of the 84 mahasiddhas (Tantric practitioners). The first of the Three Buddha footprints is also here but can be hardly seen. You'll have superb view of the valley from here. The valley narrows dramatically at a place called Sershong and now you can get clear shots of Mt. Kailash. Chuku Monastery is perched high above the valley floor on the hillside to west. It 'hides' so secretively into the rocks that you may not be able to notice it. From Chuku Monastery to Diraphuk Monastery, it is about 3hrs trek. Please take your time for this stretch as it offers some of the best scenery of the entire Kora. On the way, you'll find the second prostration point and the second Buddha footprint as well as the carving of God Tamdrin. Diraphuk Monastery (Lhalung Dira 5080m) lies at a great location which directly faces the astonishing northern face of Mt. Kailash.

Overnight at guest house or tent.

Day 10 Mt. Kailash Kora: trek from Diraphuk Monastery to Zutulphuk Monastery (8hrs, 18km, 550 ascent and 600m descent) 神山转山第二天 (大概8小时, 18公里, 上行550米, 下行600米) 

No doubt when you wake up in the morning and step outside, you'll want to revel in the glory of your surroundings. After cross the bridge over Lha-chu and climb on to a moraine, you'll get on the trail with long ascent up Dolma-chu Valley to Drolma-la Pass. Today you'll have the hardest part of the whole Kora. Less than an hour along is the meadow at Jarok Donkhang (5210m) and the trail braches off to the southeast leading over the snow-capped Khando Sanglam-la, Polung Glacier and Polung Valley. Only a short distance above Jarok Donkhang is the rocky expanse of Shiva-stal (5330m). Pilgrims are supposed to undergo a symbolic death here and get reborn until reach the top of Drolma-la. It is customary to leave something behind at Shiva-stal, such as an item of clothes, a drope of blood or a lock of hair to represent the act of leaving this life behind. After Shiva-stal, the trail mercifully flattens for a while and proceeds along a glacial ridge. There are some interesting sights ahead including the sin-testing stone of Bardo Tang. About 30mins from Shiva-stal, the trail turns eastward for the final ascent. After the 200m climb, you'll reach the top of Drolma-la where most pilgrims and trekkers rest for refreshment if weather permits before start the steep descent. Almost immediately on the descent, you'll see the lake of compassion - Gauri Kund (5608m). It takes about one hours to complete the long and steep 400m descent to the grassy banks of Lham-chu Khir. At the valley, you may find nomad tents and a teahouse selling drinks and noodles. The third Buddha footprint is on the top of a hug rock nearby. After 30mins south, you'll get to an open place which provides the only glimpse of Mt. Kailash's eastern crystal face. Here you'll also find the third prostration point. Soon you'll see Zutulphuk Monastery (4820m).

Overnight at guest house or tent.

Day 11 Mt. Kailash Kora: trek from Zutulphuk Monastery to Darchen ( 4hrs, 14km) 神山转山第三天返回塔钦, 转山结束 (大概4小时, 14公里) 

From Zutulphuk Monastery, the trail follows the river closely for an hour or so, then climbs above the river and enters the lovely Gold & Red Cliffs, a narrow canyon with walls stained purple, cobalt and rust. in far distance it appears the blue water of lake Raksas Tal. When the trail joins the Barkha plain, you'll find the fourth prostation point and Gurla Mandata is visible again. After an hour's easy walk on a dirt road, you'll get back to Darchen. Our driver will wait for you at Darchen and drive you to Lake Manasarovar 圣湖, the most venerated of all holy lakes in Tibet, especially to Hindus who have made the pilgrimage walk around the lake for nearly 2,000 years.

Overnight at guest house or tent.

Day 12 Lake Manasarovar - Paryang - Saga 圣湖 - 帕羊 - 萨嘎 

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

After this, we'll have two options to end the great trip in Lhasa or in Zhangmu where you can get forward easily to Nepal.

Option A: Ending the tour in Lhasa 可选: 行程在拉萨结束  

Day 13 Saga-Lhatse-Shigatse 萨嘎 - 拉孜 - 日喀则 , Overnight at hotel.

Day 14 Shigatse-Lhasa 日喀则 - 拉萨 , Overnight at hotel [B 含早].

Day 15 Departure from Lhasa 抵达拉萨, 送机或送站, 行程结束 [B 含早]

Option B: Ending the tour at Tibet-Nepal Border 可选: 行程在尼泊尔边境结束

Day 13 Saga-Zhangmu 萨嘎 - 樟木 , Overnight at hotel

Day 14 Departure from Zhangmu to Nepal 送到友谊桥过境, 行程结束

Note: As the Tibet-Nepal border is still closed at the moment, the aboved noted "Option A" is the only available option now (updated on 26 Feb 2017).
备注: 由于西藏-尼泊尔边境尚未开放, 目前上述行程将安排在拉萨结束 (即A项选择). 该备注更新于2017年2月26日.

Price for April - June 2017: 1,749USD per person
目前2017年5-6月份的价格为: 每人1,749美金
The tour price vairies on travel season. Beside 3-star hotels, we can also arrange 4-star hotels for your stay in Lhasa and Shigatse. Please check with us for more information!
旅游行程价格随季节不同而有所不同, 我们同时还提供4星酒店的参团标准, 请和我们联系获悉详细信息!

The price includes 价格包含:

  • Accommodation at all places incl. a local 3-star hotel in Lhasa and Shigatse (twin-sharing basis at hotels)
    所有的住宿, 拉萨和日喀则为3星标准酒店 (酒店均安排双人标间)
  • Meals: the welcome dinner and breakfasts as noted in the itinerary
    餐标: 包含欢迎晚宴以及行程中所标注的早餐
  • Vehicle: appropriate vehicle according to group size and travel season
    车辆: 根据旅游季节和团队人数安排相应的车辆
  • Lhasa railway pick-up and drop-off service
  • Lhasa airport pick-up and drop-off service (please check with us for the appointed timings)
    拉萨机场接送 (具体接送机时间请咨询我们工作人员)
  • Guide: experienced Tibetan English-speaking tour guide
    导游: 经验丰富的藏族英语导游
  • Admission: entrance tickets of the sights as noted in the itinerary
    门票: 行程标注的所有景点门票
  • All necessary Tibet travel permits
  • Oxygen in vehicle for emergency use
  • Travel Agency Liability Insurance
  • Government taxes

The price does not include 价格没有包含:

  • Other Meals
  • Individual pick-up / drop-off service
    单独接送费 (当您的抵达或离藏时间与团队接送时间相差很大时, 我们可以单独派车接送)
  • Tips to the tour guide and driver
  • Other expenses not noted in the above including list
Schedule for 2017
Month 月份 Date日期 (arrival date in Lhasa 抵达拉萨的日期)
May 02 08 11 26 31
Jun 04 15 30
Jul 06 29
Aug 10 28
Sept  05 07 26 27
Oct 05 26
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