10 Days Holy Mt. Kailash Group Tour for Indian Pilgrims (Only for Indians living in China)
(TGT012) Lhasa – Shigatse – Saga – Darchen – 3 Day Kailash Kora – Darchen
- based on double occupancy;
- 3-star accommodation level in low season;
- international airfare is not included;
- price is subject to change according to group size and payment methods;
Join-in small group with fixed departure!
Min 12 Pax;
Easy - suitable for all levels of fitness, family with kids and senior groups.
Trip Level Guide:
- easy - suitable for all level of fitness, family with kids and senior groups.
- Moderate - suitable for those having average level for fitness, family with kids bigger than 12 years.
- Moderate to Strenous - suitable for those physically fit and have experiences of high altitude trekking.
- Strenuous: suitable for adventures and individual with physically fit and healthy.
This 10-day Lhasa to Mt. Kailash tour is specially available to Indian pilgrims whose main goal is to enjoy a divine experience via the ultimate kora around holy Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar Lake. Your journey starts from Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, where you will get acclimatized to the plateau and visit the most iconic Tibetan Buddhist sites. Then we will head from Lhasa to Shigatse and eventually arrive in Ngari. You can experience the stunning beauty of sacred Manasarovar Lake and follow the ancient kora route around holy Mt. Kailash. Finally, after your Mount Kailash Kora is done, you will fly from Ngari to Lhasa directly.
At a GlanceDay 1
Arrival in Lhasa (3650m)Day 2
Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street (B, D)Day 3
Lhasa- Shigatse via Gyantse (360km)(B)Day 4
Shigatse (3900m) to Everest Base Camp(5200) (B)Day 5
EBC to Saga (450km)(B)Day 6
Saga to Darchen via Lake Manasarova (550km)Day 7
Trek Day One - Darchen to Drirapuk (Trek 13km)Day 8
Trek Day Two - Drirapuk to Dzultripuk (Trek 18km)Day 9
Trek Day Three- Dzultripuk to Darchen (Trek 7km)Day 10
Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa (3650m)
When you arrive in Lhasa either by train or flight, your guide will greet you and take you to your hotel. Tourists may view the Yarlung Tsangpo River/ Bhamaputra river (the Longest and largest river in Tibet) and Lhasa river on their way to Lhasa.
After arriving in Lhasa, you can take a rest and get acclimatized to high altitude. If you feel to go out, then you can go to the Potala Square, where you will enjoy the fountain with different colors and get amazing photos of the Potala and around.
For the new-comers of Tibet, to get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet. Having a good sleep in your hotel is a good option. Don not rush to visit attractions inside Lhasa city.
Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Day 2: Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street (B, D)
Today's tour will first bring you to the Potala Palace which is the winter palace of the Dalai lama. It was put to use since the 7th Century by the 33rd great king of Tibet. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet.
Then after lunch, tourists head to Jokhang temple which was founded by the 33rd great king of Tibet in the 7th century. Inside you can see the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni at the age of twelve. Outside, you can see pilgrims making prostrating in front of Jokhang Temple. Around the temple is Barkhor street, where you can do kora (a religious circle of a building or mountain) with pilgrims and locals, and explore the old market.
Besides, We can taste Tibetan tea with locals in tea house; The welcome dinner will also be arranged accordingly;
With time permitting, you may go with tour guide to visit Tibetan handicraft art or Tibetan Traditional Medicine center. You can upgrade your service to enjoy Tibetan Culture Show in the evening (fr. 60USD)
Stay overnight in Lhasa
Day 3: Lhasa- Shigatse via Gyantse (360km)(B)
In the morning, drive from Lhasa to Shigatse .On the way, drive over the Gampala pass (4790 m), and you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso (4400m) .The Lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and in the distance you can have spectacular views of Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) the highest mountain near Lhasa .
Later, we will pass and enjoy the Korola Glacier on the roadside; At Manak Dam Lake, you can hang pray flag at Simila Mountain Pass; Then, we will arrive in Gyantse, historically Tibet's third largest city (after Lhasa and Shigatse).In Gyantse, we will visit the famous Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum and enjoy the Far view of Gyangtse Fortress.
After one and a half driving, we arrive in Shigatse, which is the second largest city in Tibet. In Shigatse, we may visit traditional Barley Mill and view the landscape of Barley Field (in summer).
Stay overnight in Shigatse
Day 4: Shigatse (3900m) to Everest Base Camp(5200) (B)
Today, we will head to Everest Base Camp. First, we will pass Tsola Pass(4600M), and Gyatsola Pass(5248M). Shortly after we enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, tourists can enjoy the panorama of Himalaya at Gawula Pass(5198m).Then we drive along the New zigzag road to Everest Base Camp(5200m). You can get closer to gaze at the Mt. Everest peak. The sunset of golden Everest peak if time and weather permits at the lodging area.
Stay overnight at tent or Rongbuk monastery guest house.
Day 5: EBC to Saga (450km)(B)
In the morning, you can see the sunrise of Everest Peak if weather permits at the lodging area. Then we will visit the Rongbu Monastery - the unique highest monastery with nuns and monks living together.
Then as we head to saga, you can view of the worlds’ 14th highest peak Mt.Shishapangma (8012m), and Turquoise Lake Peiku tso(4590m). If you are lucky enough, you are very likely to see wild animals like wild donkey, wild antelope, etc.
Stay overnight in Saga.
Day 6: Saga to Darchen via Lake Manasarova (550km)
On the way to Darchen, you will have a chance to appreciate the stunning view of the Saga valley between Gangdise Range and Himayala 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.
Stay overnight in Darchen.
Day 7: Trek Day One - Darchen to Drirapuk (Trek 13km)
In the morning, we are supposed to take eco-bus from Darchen 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, we can begin the 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, we will visit Drirapuk Monastery.
Stay overnight in Guest House
Day 8: Trek Day Two - Drirapuk to Dzultripuk (Trek 18km)
Today, we 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. We may also visit Zutulpuk Monastery.
Stay overnight in Guest House.
Day 9: Trek Day Three- Dzultripuk to Darchen (Trek 7km)
On the day three of the kora, you will trek 7km to Zongto where you can take bus to Darchen. Along the Kora, you can see piles of Mani Stones. We will end the Trek around noon, rest in the lodging place.
(Optional): Taking bath in Lake Manasarova and enjoy hot spring
Stay overnight in Tarchen Chongqing Hotel.
Day 10: Ngari Depart
The guide will transfer you to Ngari Gunsha Airport. Connect the afternoon flight out of Lhasa.
Tour Cost & Schedule in 2022
Please select a departure date in following charts.
If there are no tour dates suitable for you and we can set up a new date based on your schedule and invite tourists to join you, please kindly contact us and we’ll make every effort to collect more travelers.
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- This trip is only available to tourists with Indian passport and living in China now. Please check our 15 days Mount Kailash tour with lower price for tourists with other nationality passport.
- The above prices and schedules are guaranteed only if there are 12 Indians booking the trip. The trip can also be private and depart any day you want if there are more than 10 people in your group.
- Travel documents including Tibet Travel Permit, Alien’s travel permit, foreign affairs permit and military area entry permit;
- All admission fee of all tourist sites listed in the itinerary, and Eco-friendly bus;
- Knowledgeable English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide all through the trip;
- Comfortable, clean and safe vehicle with reliable driver;
- Hotels in Lhasa, Shigatse, twin sharing accommodation with breakfast (B.B), Saga, Tarchen twin sharing accommodation without breakfast, Dorm bed or tent with humble accommodation in other remote place;
- One welcome or welfare dinner;
- Tourist accident/casualty insurance;
- To take care of client’s healthy condition with fingertip blood oxygen pulse monitor;
- Medical oxygen tank in the car, 2 small bottles (600ml/ bottle) of portable oxygen per person.
- Chinese Visa;
- Lunches and Dinners, Breakfast at Saga, Tarchen and other remote places where using guest house dorm bed or big tent;
- Single room supplement if clients request a private room in hotels;
- The group needs to take care of meals for the driver and guide separately;
- Tips to guide and driver;
- Supporting expense during the trekking;
- If supporting like Yaks, horses and porters is necessary for some clients, the local guide will help to arrange but clients have to decide in advance with the guide.
Transfer Service between Hotels and Airport/ Train Station
Lhasa Gongar International Airport is about 70km from the downtown, and it takes about 1.5 hours for a car transfer between airport and hotel. Considering the distance and language barrier, Tibet Vista provides free transfer service from/to airport.
Upon your arrival at airport, our Tibetan local pick-up guide will hold a board with your name and wait for you at the exit, he will escort you to the transfer car, accompany you to the hotel, and assist you with hotel check-in. When tour ends, our guide will pick you up at hotel and escort you to the airport.
Airport Pick-up Schedules: Pick up tourists at 10:00 am; 13:30 pm; 17:00 pm
Airport Drop-off Schedules: Pick up tourists at 06:30 am; 08:00 am; 12:00 pm
If your flight time is not within our transfer schedule, feel free to contact our travel consultant, we will do our best to arrange the most proper transfer service for you.
Besides the airport transfer, Tibet Vista also provides unlimited free transfer between hotel and Lhasa Railway Station according to your arrival/departure time.
Please kindly note: if passengers are less than 3 per transfer, we may use publish transportation like public airport bus or Taxi instead of using our shuttle service.
Nothing Matters More than Bringing you a Safe and Comfortable Journey!
Spiritually-uplifting yet physically-demanding, Tibet travel is no ordinary experience. Though you may have done many research, nothing prepares you for the real adventure. However, you can rest assured that the moment you set your foot in Lhasa, your Tibetan guide, driver and all of Tibet Vista’s team are pooling our resources and doing what we can to ensure you a safe and pleasant travel experience.
The following value added tour service will be your best guarantee for a seamless Tibet travel on Tibetan Plateau.
To an organized tour, we believe, whether or not you will have a great travel experience largely depends on whom you travel with. So, we attach great importance to the training and exchange amid our Tibetan guide and other staff. Each year, a series of workshops and seminars and training courses will be held for our Tibetan guides and other staff to exchange their guide experience and offer first-aid training, etc. They are committed to offering the quality and tourist-friendly service to you.
Standing at the foot of Mt. Everest and gazing at this holy mountain form an integral part of EBC tour. Apart from taking you to the best vantage points to view this natural wonders, we offer brand-new Celestrontelescope (with 60 optical zoom Lens) for you to get close-up view of the world’s highest mountain. Besides, don’t miss the starry Milky Wayin EBC.
When travelling on Tibetan Plateau, we highly suggest you travelling list. And we offer helpful rental service (50 CNY deposit), such as trekking pole, camping lantern and portable charger. Upon your request, we may also prepare the camping tent, sleeping bag, etc. for you. A small amount of service and cleaning charge is expected. Our friendly travel consultants will give you pro advice to remove your heavy daypack.
In addition to warm sweet tea and hot water and warm smile, we feel obligated to protect you from chilly wind at EBC and Mt. Kailash, etc. Why not bundle up in our well-prepared warm Tibetan Apron. If you forgot to bring you gloves, no problem! The hot water bagbring you instant warmth and our versatile magic scarfwill work like a charm to protect you from sunburn and dust in Tibet.
As the long ride is very common esp. travelling beyond Lhasa, we kindly prepare a full set of travel kit for you to enjoy an easy ride in Tibet. Upon your request, we may offer neck pillow, eye mask, and ear plugs, fork knife spoon set, and sleeping bag at EBC tent during your journey.
Besides, you may use our free power recharge service at our office at Lhasa Gang Gyan Hotel (first floor 1102).
Tibet Vista is a staunch supporter for Eco and responsible travelin Tibet. As we visit Tibet, why not work with us to save limited resources and minimize human’s impact to the natural environment.We designed a tailor-made Eco-friendly Bottle for drinking throughout your tour in Tibet. It’s very convenient to use it to drink hot water, coffee, Tibetan milk tea. Such a fine souvenir, don’t you think?
What’s more? Plenty of useful travel brochure and travel kits such as Tibet tourist map,up-to-date travel advice, etc. will greet you in Lhasa. You will find them exceedingly helpful to your day-to-day travel in Tibet.
And now, the last but not least, I take great pride in introducing our beloved Mr. Kunga, the customer service manager of our company.If you have any problem adapting to the life on Tibetan plateau? Or simply wanna to learn more about Tibet. Do not hesitate to stop by our customer service office in Lhasa Gang Gyan Hotel (first floor 1102) and have a friendly little chat with him.
Mr. Kunga would make a good cup of tea for you and share with you his more than 30 years’ guide experience in Tibet. In fact, Tibet Vista is the only local Tibet travel agency that has a designated customer service manager who offers prompt support to your need.
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