15 Days Lhasa Everest & Kailash Pilgrimage Group Tour

Route: Lhasa- Shigatse-EBC-Saga-Darchen-Mt Kailash trek-Lake Manasarovar-Saga–Shigatse-Lhasa

This is a popular tour package that you could visit Lhasa, Everest and holy mount Kailash. After a pilgrimage tour around mt. Kailash, you will go back to Lhasa.

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Brief Itinerary:

Day Daily Outline Attractions Accommodation Meals
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m) Pick up and transfer to the hotel. Lhasa, 3/4-star

 

 
Day 2 Lhasa sightseeing Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street Lhasa, 3/4-star

 

B, D
Day 3 Lhasa sightseeing Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery Lhasa, 3/4-star

 

B
Day 4 Lhasa- Gyantse(4040m)- Shigatse(3840m), 360km, Approx. 6hrs Yamdroktso Lake, Karola Glacier, Pelkor Chöde Monastery Shigatse, 3/4-star

 

B
Day 5 Shigatse-Tingri -Rongbuk- EBC (5100m), 360km, Approx. 6hrs Rongbuk Monastery, the sunset of golden of Everest peak Rongbuk guesthouse or EBC dorm tent B
Day 6 EBC – Saga (4600m), 450km, Approx. 9hrs

 

sunrise of golden peak Everest, Peikutso lake Saga, Guesthouse or 3-star  
Day 7 Saga – Darchen via Lake Manasarovar (4560m), 490km, Approx. 9hrs Lake Manasarovar

 

Guesthouse or 4-star hotel.

 

 
Day 8 Darchen – Dirakpuk (4700m), (Driving 8km, Trekking 18km) Mt. Kailash Kora

 

Guesthouse B (4-star only)
Day 9 Trek from Dirakpuk-Zuktulpuk (4790m), 24km, Approx. 6hrs Mt. Kailash kora, Zultulpuk Monastery

 

Guesthouse  
Day 10 Zuktulpuk-Darchen (Trekking 7km, driving 5km). Meditation Cave of Milarepa, Mt. Kailash Guesthouse  
Day 11 Darchen-Saga (490km), Approx. 9hrs The scenery along the way Saga, Guesthouse or 3-star  
Day 12 Saga-Sakya(350km), Approx. 8hrs The scenery along the way Sakya, Guesthouse

 

 
Day 13 Sakya-Shigatse (170km), Approx. 3hrs Sakya Monastery, Sakya town, Shigatse city Shigatse, 3/4-star

 

 
Day 14 Shigatse– Lhasa, 280km, Approx. 6-7hrs Tashilhunpo Monastery Lhasa, 3/4-star

 

B
Day 15 Lhasa Departure Send off to airport/railway station   B

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa
Welcome to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. When you arrive at Lhasa airport or train station, our tour guide and driver will greet you here and transfer to your hotel in Lhasa city. You can have a good rest in your hotel or wander around Lhasa city for the rest time.

Stay overnight in Lhasa (3-star hotel/4-star hotel)

Day 2 Lhasa Sightseeing (B, D)
Highlights: Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Barkhor Street

Today, you will visit Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple in the Lhasa city. In the morning, you visit Potala Palace, which is a famous residence of the Dalai Lama’s Winter Palace and the venue of major religious and political ceremonies.

In the afternoon, you will go to the Jokhang Temple. In front of Jokhang Temple, you will see many pilgrims from all over the world do a kora here. As there is 12-year-old life-size Buddha statue of Sakyamuni enshrined in the temple, most Tibetan people believed that it’s the most important temple in Lhasa.

Stay overnight in Lhasa (3-star hotel/4-star hotel)

Day 3 Lhasa Sightseeing(B)
Highlights: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

Today, you will visit Drepung Monastery and  Sera Monastery. In the morning, you will visit Drepung Monastery, one of three Gelug monasteries in Tibet. Every year,  a grand Buddha ceremony will be held in Drepung Monastery during Sour Milk Festival in Tibet.

After that, you will visit Sera Monastery, which is another big three Gelug monasteries in Lhasa with Drepung monastery and Ganden monastery. You can enjoy an interesting debating in Sera Monastery. It ‘s held from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Stay overnight in Lhasa (3-star hotel/4-star hotel)

Day 4 Lhasa-Gyantse- Shigatse(360km) (B)
Highlights: Yamdrok-tso lake, Korola Glacier, Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum

In the morning, you’ll head to Yamdroktso lake, which is one of the top three holy lakes in Tibet. Yamdroktso surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and small islands in the lake that support many migratory birds. After that, you will view grand Korola Glacier on the roadside. Then, you will reach to Gyantse city. After having lunch, you will visit Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum.

In the afternoon, you will head to Shigatse, the second big city in Tibet. You can have a good rest and wander around this city for the rest time.

Stay overnight in Lhasa, 3/4-star

Day 5 Shigatse–Tingri- EBC 
Highlights: Everest Base Camp

Today, you will drive to Everest Base Camp. When you arrive in EBC, you will enjoy stunning sunset of Everest Peak at Rongbuk monastery.

Stay overnight in EBC

 

Day 6 EBC–Saga (450km)
Highlights: The sunrise of Everest peak, Rongbuk Monastery

In the early morning, you can enjoy a beautiful sunrise of Everest peak. After that, you will drive to Saga. On the way, you will visit Mt.Shishapangma with the 14th highest peak in the world. Also, you will get close contact with Lake Peikutso.

Stay overnight in Saga (Guesthouse or 3-star hotel)

Day 7 Saga-Lake Manasarover- Darchen (450m)
Highlights: Lake Manasarover,

Today, you will drive to Darchen from Saga. On the route, you will visit Lake Manasarover, one of three holy lakes in Tibet.

Stay overnight in Darchen (Guesthouse or 4-star hotel)

 

Day 8 Mt Kailash Kora①: Darchen- Drirapuk (driving 7km, Trek 13km)
Highlights: Mount Kailash kora, Drirapuk Monastery

 Today is the first day of the trek around Kailash for you. You will take eco-bus from Darchen to Sarshung valley. From Sarshung valley to Drirapuk, you will walk cross Lachu valley and many rivers. On the way, you can appreciate the west and north face of Mount Kailash. In the late afternoon, you will reach Drirapuk Monastery and stay overnight there.

Stay overnight in Guest House(dorm beds)

Day 9 Mt Kailash Kora②: Drirapuk-Dzutrpuk (Trek 18km)
Highlights: Mount Kailash kora, Dzutrpuk monastery

Today is the most challenging day for Kailash kora. You will trek pass Dromala Pass(5630), which the highest pass of the mount Kailash Kora.

Stay overnight in Guest House(Dorm Beds).

Day 10 Mt Kailash Kora③: Dzutripuk-Darchen (Trek 7km, driving 5km)
Highlights: Mount Kailash Kora

Today, you will complete this Mount Kailash trek, then take an Eco-bus to Darchen.

Stay overnight in Darchen(Guesthouse or 4-star hotel)

Day 11 Darchen-Saga (450km)
Today, you will start going back to Lhasa city. You will head to Saga from Darchen.

Stay overnight in Saga(Guesthouse or 3-star hotel)

Day 12 Saga to Sakya (350km)
Today, you will go to Sakya from Saga.

Stay overnight in Sakya(Guesthouse)

Day 13 Sakya -Shigatse (170km)
Highlights: Sakya monastery

In the morning, you will visit Sakya monastery, which is a temple of Sakya sect in Tibetan Buddhism. There are many amazing murals and plenty of scriptures and statues.

Stay overnight in Shigatse(3-star hotel or 4-star hotel)

Day 14 Shigatse-Lhasa (280km) (B)
Highlights: Tashilunpo Monastery

In the morning, you will head to Tashilunpo Monastery, the home of Panchen Lama. After that, you will drive back to Lhasa from Shigatse.

Stay overnight in Lhasa(3-star hotel/ 4-star hotel)

Day 15 Depart from Lhasa
Today, your Tibet tour ends. We will send you off to Lhasa airport or train station for your next destination. Before leaving Tibet, you can wander around this Lhasa city.

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