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15-Day Lhasa, Everest Base Camp&Kailash Pilgrimage Trek from Shanghai

This Mt.Kailash Tour design for the customers who is looking for in-deep exploration in Tibet. Located in the Ngari Region of Tibet, Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarova are famous as Sacred Mountain and Holy Lake respectively. Both have often been chosen as a sacrificial center for Hindu, Buddhist, and Bonist pilgrims. Their spiritual aura and paradisiacal scenery also entice visitors. The route also including other must visit attractions in Tibet.

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$2,577

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Duration

15 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 14 nights
    • 14 nights accommodation
    • Admission of all the places list in the itinerary
    • Airport or train statin pickup and drop-off
    • Bottled water
    • Excursion bus at Everest
    • Local Tibetan English-speaking guide
    • Oxygen tank when tour out of Lhasa city
    • Permit of travel to Tibet
    • Transportation with experienced local driver
    • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Jokhang Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Barkhor Street
    • Entry/Admission - Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
    • Entry/Admission - Sera Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Yamdrok Yumtso Lake
    • Entry/Admission - Karo La Glacier
    • Entry/Admission - Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa
    • Entry/Admission - Tashilunpo Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Rongbuk Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kailash
    • Entry/Admission - Sakya Monastery
    What's excluded :
    • Airfare or train tickets(please contact us in advance if you prefer us to book for you)
    • Chinese visa
    • Lunch and Dinner
    • Single room supplement 286 USD (if clients request a private room or due to odd group number)
    • Gratuities
    • Yaks and porters cost during the trekking if needed
    • Breakfast at Saga, Tarchen and other remote places where using guest house dorm bed or big tent

  • Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa

    Stop At: Lhasa, Lhasa, Tibet
    A local tour guide will welcome you at the airport or train station when you arrive in Lhasa, then you will be transfer to the hotel. Please take a rest and acclimatize the high altitude in the hotel and no need to rush for sightseeing.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Lhasa, a 3-star hotel

    Day 2: Lhasa City, Potala Place,Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street

    Stop At: Potala Palace, No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road Cheng Guan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    Your tour will begin from UNESCO World Heritage site - Potala Palace. As you approach Potala Palace, marvel at the 13-story fort, which dominates the Lhasa Valley at an altitude of 12,140 feet (3,700 meters). Established in the 7th century during the reign of King Songtsen Gampo, Potala Palace was built as a winter palace of the Dalai Lama. The complex, built on Red Mountain, covers 101 acres (41 hectares) and includes many sutras and painted scrolls -- a treasure of traditional Tibetan culture and Buddhism.

    Pass through the massive walled gates and turrets with your guide and visit the private rooms, shrine room and audience hall of the present Dalai Lama on the uppermost level of the White Palace. View the most sacred shrine, the Phakpa Lhakang Temple, as well as the entombed stupas of past Dalai Lamas. Marvel at the Namgyal Monastery assembly hall and its fascinating murals!
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    Designated as part of the same UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Jokhang Temple Monastery is a spiritual center for Buddhists in Tibet. . A renowned pilgrimage destination for Tibetans, the Buddhist religious complex was founded by Queen Bhrikuti in the 7th century. Look with awe at the temple’s rich ornamentation, beautiful murals and harmonious integration with the striking landscape. Your guide will take you to the temple's most important chapels and point out the sacred Jowo Sakyamuni Buddha statue, which represents the Buddha at the age of 12.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa 851500 China
    Next, continue to Barkhor Street, which runs through the heart of the old city and filled with pilgrims and street vendors. Life here has changed little over the centuries. As you walk in a clockwise direction along the circuit, you’ll find stalls selling everything from traditional Tibetan clothes to knives to prayer wheels and thangka, Tibetan scroll painting.

    In the evening, enjoy the welcome dinner before retiring to your hotel.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Lhasa, a 3-star hotel

    Day 3: Monasteries in Lhasa, Drepung and Sera

    Stop At: Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), Southern Slope of Genpeiwuzi Mountain, Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    In the morning, visit Drepung monastery ---- the home temple of the Dalai Lama and known as one of the “three greet” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and was founded in 1416. Drepung monastery used to be a seat of central government until the 5th Dalai Lama built Potala Palace.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Sera Monastery, Wuze Hill , Sera Chengguan District, Lhasa 850000 China
    In the afternoon visit Sera Monastery---It was one of the “three great” Gelug monasteries of Tibet and developed over the centuries as a renowned place of scholarly learning. Admire the imposing complex, built in 1419 by one of the eight disciples of Tsongkhapa, founder of the Gelugpa sect. As you explore the site, your guide will explain the significance of the picturesque green and gold design, typical of Tibetan architecture. Learn about the 1959 revolt that destroyed some of the monastery structures and caused many surviving monks to seek refuge in Mysore, India, where another Sera Monastery was established. The highlight will be monks debate around 3 pm - 5 pm.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Lhasa, a 3-star hotel

    Day 4: Lhasa to Gyantse to Shigatse (370km)

    Stop At: Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Langkazi Country, Nagarze County 851100 China
    Today, you will go to Gyantse from Lhasa. On the way, you will drive by the Gampala pass (4790 m),and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok Yumtso Lake (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and be impressed by the spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar (7191m) in distance, the highest mountain near Lhasa. Escape from the noisy city and just enjoy the incredible nature at the moment.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Karo La Glacier, Provincial Road S307, Nagarze County 851100 China
    Later, you will visit the Karola Glacier----the closest glacier to the road and one of the three major continental glaciers in Tibet. The glacier originates at Mt. Noijin Kangsang 7,191m which is one of the four holy mountains of Tibet.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa, Northwest of the County, Gyangze County 857400 China
    Known as the only religious art museum in China, Palkhor Monastery and Kumbum Stupa combines architecture, painting and sculpture together. Built in 1436 and surrounded by a battlement wall, the monastery and temples been well protected and wonderful setting. Enjoy the peaceful here and feel stepping back in time.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Shigatse, Shigatse, Tibet
    After about 1.5h driving, you will reach Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. Take a break and relax in the evening.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Shigatse, a 3-star hotel

    Day 5: Shigatse to Everest Base Camp(340km)

    Stop At: Tashilunpo Monastery, Jijilangka Road, Shigatse 857001 China
    Drive to Lhatse where you can have lunch. Then explore the Tashilunpo monastery. Founded by the 1st Dalai Lama in 1447,considered as the home of Panchen Lama and the largest monastery in the area. It display the biggest gilded Maitreya (Future Buddha) in the world and a tomb of all the Panchen Lama with jewels and gold here.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Himalayas
    Travel to Shegar and if the weather is clear enough, you can see the Mt. Everest in distance on the way back down. On the way, you will pass Pang la Pass(5050m), one of the highest passes in Tibet. From the pass, enjoy the stunning view of the five highest peaks in the world. After 4 to 6 hours, you'll arrive at Rongbuk Monastery.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Guest House Dorm with humble facility

    Day 6: Everest Base Camp to Saga

    Stop At: Rongbuk Monastery, near North Everest Base Camp, Tingri County China
    In the morning, appreciate the sunrise of Everest Peak at the lodging area before visit the Rongbuk Monastery – It's a small and simple Monastery but has the most amazing views because of the Himalayas and known as the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together. Later on, head to Saga, you can view of the worlds’14th highest peak Mt.Shishapangma (8012m), and  Turquoise Lake Peiku tso(4590m).
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Shishapangma, Nyalam County, Shigatse, China
    View of the worlds’14th highest peak Mt.Shishapangma (8012m).

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Saga Local Hotel

    Day 7: Saga to Tarchen via Lake Manasarova (550km)

    Pass By: Lake Manasarovar, Burang County, Ngari Prefecture, China
    On the way to Tarchen, you will have a chance to appreciate the stunning view of the Saga valley between Gangdise Range and
    Himalaya Range. Meanwhile, the beautiful grassland and local's villages can also be seen. As we cross the Mayomla Pass(5112M), you can enjoy the spectacular vista of Mt. Naimonanyi(7694M). Then we are supposed to pass by the holy Lake Manasarover and finally arrive at the southern foot of Mt.Kailash, the most holy mountain in Tibet. 

    Stop At: Mount Kailash, Within Pulan County Humla Simikota, Burang County 859500 China
    Have a good rest at the foot of holy mountain Kailash, prepare for the trek for next few days.
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Tarchen Local Hotel

    Day 8: Tarchen-Drirapuk (Trek 13km)

    Stop At: Mount Kailash, Within Pulan County Humla Simikota, Burang County 859500 China
    In the morning, you will take eco-bus from Tarchen to Sarshung valley. Then we will meet Yaks and porters at Sarshung village(the cost of hiring yaks, horses, and porters are not included in the package). After that, begain to trek (around 13km) from Sarshung to Drirapuk Monastery along the Lachu valley and rivers. You can enjoy the both west and north face of mountain Kailash today. Finally, arrive and visit Drirapuk Monastery. 
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Guest House Dorm with humble facility

    Day 9: Drirapuk-Dzutrpuk (Trek 18km)

    Stop At: Mount Kailash, Within Pulan County Humla Simikota, Burang County 859500 China
    Today, you will trek over Dromala pass(5630m), the highest pass of the Kora. On the way you can have a rest in a teahouse. All the way, you can see locals Tibetans prostrating in the Kora path and beautiful Kadoe Lake when walk downhill and visit Zutulpuk Monastery. 
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Guest House Dorm with humble facility

    Day 10: Dzutripuk-Tarchen Lake Manasarvor (Trek 7km)

    Stop At: Mount Kailash, Within Pulan County Humla Simikota, Burang County 859500 China
    On the day three of the Kora. you will trek 7km to Zongto where you can take bus to Tarchen. Along the Kora, you can see piles of Mani Stones. We will end the Trek around noon and then rest in the lodging place.
    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Tarchen Local Hotel

    Day 11: Tarchen-Saga (450km)

    Pass By: Lake Manasarovar, Burang County, Ngari Prefecture, China
    Today will drive from Tarchen to Saga via Lake Manasorova.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Saga Local Hotel

    Day 12: Saga-Sakya(350km)

    Pass By: Sakya Monastery, Basiba Road, Sa'gya County 857800 China
    Today will drive from Saga to Sakya.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Sakya Yuan Fu Hotel

    Day 13: Sakya to Shigatse (170km)

    Stop At: Sakya Monastery, Basiba Road, Sa'gya County 857800 China
    In the morning, you will visit ancient Sakya town and appreciate Sakya Monastery with amzing murals and huge collection of scriptures and statues.Then will drive from Sakya to Shigatse. 
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Shigatse, a 3-star hotel

    Day 14: Shigatse to Lhasa (280km)

    Pass By: Yarlong Tsangpo River, Nyingchi, Nyingchi County China
    We will follow Yarlong Valley back to Lhasa. On the way, you can stand on the viewing platform to view the vast Yarlong river bed and visit Water Mill making Tibetan Incense material (in Summer if time permits) and you will be drop-off at hotel in Lhasa.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Lhasa, a 3-star hotel

    Day 15: Depart from Lhasa

    Stop At: Lhasa, Lhasa, Tibet
    Transfer from hotel to airport(at specified time) or train station(anytime).
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please note free picking up from the airport at 10:00, 13:30 and 17:00, if your flight arrive early please wait at the airport or can pay extra to be pickup upon arrival, free airport drop-off time is 06:30, 08:00 and 12:00 or can pay extra to be drop-off based on your flight time. Free pickup and drop-off service anytime between train station and hotel.Airports
    • Lhasa Gonggar Airport, Gonggar County, Shannan, Tibet, China
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Samtour of Chengdu OTC Travel

Activity ID: V-5489P165

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