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Lhasa - EBC - Kailash tour

Lhasa - EBC - Kailash tour - Lhasa-EBC-Kailash tour

Trip highlights

A challenging trek with fascinating Tibetan historical and cultural sites with the absolute splendor of Mt. Everest Base Camp (EBC). Explore Rongbuk, the highest monastery in the world, and meet fellow pilgrims showing their devotion to this sacred pilgrimage with yak caravans. The trail passes by cliff top monasteries, and gives the opportunity for spiritual meditation at the base of Mt Kailash.

This tour is full of panoramic mountain views, scenic drives, ancient monasteries, colourful lakes, magnificent palaces, and vibrant Tibetan culture. The rugged Tibetan landscape, sprinkled with distinctive nomadic tents and yak herds, will surely take your breath away.

This epic trip combines the three best parts of Tibet into one adventurous and spiritual journey. The highlight of this tour is EBC, where you can get absolutely astonishing views of the grandest mountain in the world. The majestic Mount Kaliash, standing at a jaw dropping 6,638 m is more than just a mere mountain. It’s a spiritual journey that will change your life forever. The mountain lies close to the source of four of asia’s longest rivers: the Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra, and Karnali. This impressive mountain is also sacred to four different religions: Jainism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Bon.

According to Hinduism, Lord Shiva, the destroyer of ignorance and illusion, lies at the peak of this mountain in a state of perpetual meditation with his wife Parvati. Buddhists believe that this mountain is home to Buddha Demchok, who represents supreme bliss. For thousands of years, thousands of pilgrims have made a pilgrimage to this holy location every year.

This intense enlightening journey takes you to the north face of Mount Kaliash and sacred blue and emerald green Manasarovar Lake. This breathtaking lake represents purity, containing healing properties and the power to wash off all mortal sins. While on this spiritual journey, you will get to fully absorb Tibetan culture and teachings, take part in optional daily meditation sessions, and explore the rich history of Kathmandu at the start of your trip.

On this tour, you will explore all of the must see sites of Tibet such as Potala Palace, Norbulingka and Yambulakhang Palaces, Tibet Museum, Barkhor Bazaar, Gyantse Dzong and Sera, Drepung, Samye, Phalkot, Shalu, Tashilhunpo, Sakya, Ganden and Monasteries. Please contact to High Himalayan Trekking and Expedition Company  to organizes Lhasa - EBC - Kailash tour according to preferences.

All our trips are tailor made trips with personalized services. Please let us know the number of participants in your group, your choice of hotels and amendments in our itinerary, if any, so that we can quote you the price.

Trip facts

Duration: 19 Days

Grade: Strenuous

Price: $2515 USD

Destination: Kathmandu, Lhasa, Gyantse, Everest Base Camp, Saga, Mt. Kailash, Mansarovar Lake

Accommodation: Tea House

Average Hiking: 5-7 hrs/day

Min. Group Size: 2

Best Season: September, October, August, April, May, March

Special Interest: Ethnic People, Culture, Spirituality, Lifestyle, wildlife, adventure, exploration, history, photography, research, senior tours, single tour, villages, Tradition, architecture, Environmental education

Geography: Countryside, Glaciers, Mid hills, Mountains, Rivers, Towns, cold places, unique culture, valleys, villages, villas

Starting Point: kathmandu

Ending Point: Kathmandu

Program Type: Guided Tour

Min. Altitude: 1,120m.

Max. Altitude: 5,655m

Altitude profile

Day-by-day altitudes on the Lhasa - EBC - Kailash tour:

Climate profile

Which climate should you expect on Lhasa - EBC - Kailash tour? Discover the day-by-day minimum and maximum temperature for

Detailed itinerary

Day 01 :Arrival meeting at Kathmandu International Airport, transfers to hotel

Day 02 :Flight to Lhasa (3,650m)

Day 03 :Sightseeing in Lhasa (3,650m)
Visit Potola Palace, Johkang temple, Barkor Market, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.

Day 04 :Drive to Gyantse (3,950m) 260km - 6 hrs

Day 05 :Drive to Shigatse (3,900m) 90km - 2 hrs

Day 06 :Drive to Xegar (4,050m) 250km - 6-7 hrs

Day 07 :Drive to Rongbuk Monastery (4,980m) 91km - 3 hrs

Day 08 :Drive to Tingri (4,390m) 145km - 4 hrs

Day 09 : Drive to Saga (3,700m) 216km - 6 hrs

Day 10 :Drive to Paryang (4,750m) 255km - 5-6 hrs

Day 11 :Drive to Manasarover (4,560m) 223km - 5-6 hrs

Day 12 :Drive to Darchen (4,620m) 115km - 4-5 hrs

Day 13 :Drive to Tarboche then Kailas Parikarma 20+13km. Trek to Dirapuk (4,860m) - 5-6 hrs
Drive ahead of Tarboche to the trek starting point of Kailas Parikarma (13km) Trek to Dirapuk (7km)

Day 14 :Trek from Dirapuk to Zuthul Puk (4,760m) 18km - 9-10 hrs
NEW FIXED CAMP: Trek to Zuthul Puk crossing the Dolma la Pass (5,650m). Visit of Gauri Kunda.

Day 15 :Trek from Zuthul Puk to Hor Quo/Paryang 10km - 3-4 hrs
Overnight at HorQuo Guets House / Paryang Hotel End Kailas Parikarma (10km) approx. 3-4 hrs trek and drive to Hor Quo / Paryang

Day 16 :Drive from Hor Quo to Saga (4,600m) 255km - 6-7 hrs. Overnight at hotel in Saga

Day 17 :Drive to Zhangmu - 6 hrs

Day 18 :Drive to Kathmandu through Friendship Highway - 7-8 hrs

Day 19 :Sightseeing in historical, ancient city of Bhaktapur. Farewell Dinner in the evening

If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed especially for you.

We can organize this activity anytime. We recommend going during September, October, August, April, May, March. However, going during 19 is disrecommended. You can also join another group for the following fixed departure dates:

Start End Price
25.09.2017 13.10.2017$2515 USD Book
07.10.2017 25.10.2017$2515 USD Book
12.10.2017 30.10.2017$2515 USD Book
17.10.2017 04.11.2017$2515 USD Book
22.10.2017 09.11.2017$2515 USD Book
03.11.2017 21.11.2017$2515 USD Book
08.11.2017 26.11.2017$2515 USD Book
13.11.2017 01.12.2017$2515 USD Book
  • Nepal Tibet boarder Transportaion
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Tibet
  • Japanese Land cruisers (4WD, 4500 model) Or AC Bus during the Tibet Tour
  • Tibet entry permission, Monasteries entry fees
  • English Speaking Guide during Tibet tour
  • Breakfast every morning
  • Accomodation and Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Tourguide  for Kathmandu  culture tour
  • Oxysigen Cylinders as you need

What is not included

  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Flight / Train fare from Lhasa onwards
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade or any other unexpected circumstances.
  • any other expenses which is not mentioned in included section.

A typical trekking day
A typical day’s walk lasts from five to seven hours and involves a number of ascents and descents. It is rare to spend much time at the same level. On an organized camping trek, the day is run to a remarkably tight schedule: up at 6 am with a cup of tea, pack the gear before breakfast, start walking at 7 am, stop for lunch around 12 o’clock for about half an hour, start after lunch at noon and stop walking at about 3 pm. The dinner is served around 6.30 pm and followed by a briefing for the next trekking day and then it is time to go to sleep.
Please be aware that this time table may be adjusted according to weather conditions, availability of camp sites, water supply etc.
To ensure you will fully enjoy your trek and make the most of it, we also advise you about the following points which should seriously be taken into account:

Food and Water
Lodges and tea houses are carefully chosen by our staff all along the trek. We will make sure that excellent food will be provided to you and that water is boiled or adequately treated, as this is one of the basic rules for healthy trekking. On a camping trek, your only concern with food is sitting down to eat it! The porters carry all the food along with them and there will be a cook with assistants who can turn out meals of often stunning complexity, like baking a cake

Altitude Sickness
Acclimatization is very important for trekking above 3500m. Our trekking schedules have been carefully designed to maximize your ability to acclimatize safely. We ascend slowly and ensure an adequate number of rest days.

However, it is still possible for mountain sickness and your guide will be watching for symptoms with an experienced eye throughout the trip. These symptoms are commonly headache, nausea, lethargy and sometimes breathlessness. If you or any of the group members display any of these symptoms, we will be able to provide informed advice and ensure a proper course of action.

Money
Everything is included in the price of the trek, except for the purchase of water and soft / hard drinks so we advise you to always carry Nepalese rupees during your trek. The amount to be carried depends on the area and the duration of the trek.

Be a responsible trekker and minimize your impact

  • Although trekking in the Himalayas plays a vital role in the economy of many mountain areas, it also may have a negative impact which has become a major concern.
  • From an ecological point of view, always carry your rubbish with you, drink treated water instead of mineral water in order to reduce the use of plastic bottles.
  • Be respectful of the flora and the fauna.
  • From a human point of view, please respect Nepalese culture and traditions. It is a good thing before leaving for the trek to have a look at the “Do and Don’t” since an inappropriate behavior, though considered normal in Western countries, could severely shock or hurt local people.
  • Do not “steal” pictures and always ask permission from the person before photographing them.
  • Please do not give money or sweets to the children directly on your trip, as this encourages them to beg and may contribute to dental problems. If you would like to give something back, you can assist with our charity work by volunteering or giving a donation.

Travel insurance

Travel Insurance is highly recommended for all of our clients who are travelling to Nepal in the near future. Before you buy Travel Insurance for Nepal, you should make sure that the Insurance policy covers the cost of a rescue helicopter from mountainous or remote regions of the country and covers all extreme activities for your trip such as rafting, expedition, trekking, canyoning etc. If you fall ill or have an accident during your trip in Nepal, the cost can become exorbitant if you lack travel insurance.

Many insurance companies from all over the world are providing travel insurance services at a reasonable cost and if you are travlling in a group, you may be able to get further discounts.
Finally, please always have a printed copy of your insurance policy handy while travelling in Nepal and also, save an e-copy online. If you need more information about travel insurance, please feel free to contact us.

Nepal Visa

Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.

You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and one passport sized photo with a light background.

Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:

  • Multiple entry visa for 15 days US$ 25
  • Multiple entry visa for 30 days US$ 40
  • Multiple entry visa for 90 days US$ 100

You may pay in Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Tourist visa extension facility:

  • Visa extension fee for the period of 15 days us US$ 30
  • Visa extension fee for the period of more than 15 days US$ 2 per day.
  • Visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a visa year (January - December) at the Department of Immigration.

No visa required for:

  • Children below 10 yrs.
  • Any foreigner, who has stayed in Nepal up to fifteen (15) days continuously and re-enters Nepal during the same visa year.
  • Any tourist who is entering Nepal for three days or less.

Dos and Donts:

  • A tourist may stay in Nepal up to 150 days in a visa year.
  • A tourist must extend his/her visa before expiry of the visa validity period. A tourist who does not comply with these regulations may be liable of fine and other prosecution as provided in Immigration Act and Rules.
  • A foreigner having obtained tourist visa shall not be allowed to work with or without receiving remuneration.
  • A foreigner shall not be allowed to carry out any work other than that for which purpose s/he has obtained the visa.

Should you have any question regarding visas, please contact us.

Although every guide on your trip carries a comprehensive medical kit, it is advisable to bring a small supply of first aid items for your own personal use. Base your kit on the following list, plus any special medications you may require:

  1. Insect repellent.
  2. Antiseptic cream.
  3. Sun/face cream and lip screen.
  4. Throat lozenges or hard candies.
  5. Anti-diarrhoeal drug
  6. Anti-protozoan. (Flagyl). Ask your doctor.
  7. Antibiotics. A broad-spectrum antibiotic. Please ask your doctor.
  8. Analgesics. Aspirin, Advil or Tylenol - for headaches etc.
  9. Moleskin or Second Skin for blisters.
  10. Diamox. Already discussed.
  11. Re-hydration salts. A small tub of Gatorade powder mix is a good idea.
  12. Multi-vitamin tablets are a good idea.
  13. Iodine-based water purification tablets.

Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley like Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bauddhanath, Swayambhunath and Changu Narayan Temple. Entrance fees must be paid before touring Lumbini Gardens, the sanctuary of the Mayadevi Temple, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, in Lumbini, Rupandehi. Entrance fees must be paid before touring the Central Zoo in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, and museums in Kathmandu Valley. Entrance fees must also be paid before touring local museums in different parts of Nepal.

 

  Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Narayanhiti Durbar Museum Rs. 500 Rs. 250 Rs. 100
Kathmandu Durbar square Rs. 750 Rs. 150 free
National Museum Chhauni Rs. 200 Rs. 25 Rs. 20
Patan Durbar Square Rs. 500 Rs. 100 free
Patan Museum Rs. 250 Rs. 25 Rs. 10
Patan Golden Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 20 free
Mahabouddha Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 30 free
Bhaktapur Durbar Square Rs. 1,500 Rs. 500 free
National Art Museum, Bhaktapur Rs. 100 Rs. 50 Rs. 20
Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) Rs. 200 Rs. 50 free
Bouddhanath Stupa Rs. 250 Rs. 150 free
Pashupatinath Temple Rs. 1,000 Rs. 1,000 free
Changu Narayan Temple Rs. 100 Rs. 25 free
Ethnographic Museum, NTB Rs. 200 Rs. 100 Rs. 30

You should make an appointment to get a check-up with your family doctor and dentist before embarking on your trip. Below is a quick list of frequently needed immunizations. This is only a basic guide and we strongly recommend that you follow the advice given by your doctor.

  • Tetanus: An updated booster shot every 10 years is recommended.
  • Typhoid: This series is now available in pill form and provides 5 years of coverage.
  • Hepatitis (A): The Hepatitis A Vaccine (commonly called Havrix) is highly effective and provides 10 years coverage.
  • Hepatitis (B): The Hepatitis B Vaccine is recommended for long term travelers and those in the health care profession. Twinrix is a combined Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccine.
  • Meningitis A+C: This vaccination is now recommended for Nepal. Each shot provides three years of coverage.
  • Rabies Vaccine: Recommended for long term travelers but optional for tourists.
  • Cholera: The risk of cholera to the foreign traveler or resident in Nepal is still minimal.
  • Yellow Fever: Yellow fever is not a disease risk in Nepal and is only required if arriving from a country where yellow fever is present.
  • Diamox: A number of studies have consistently shown that the controlled taking of Diamox (Acetazolamide) can be effective in reducing some of the symptoms of AMS (acute mountain sickness). We would recommend that you ask your doctor to provide you with a small supply of Diamox (12 x 250mg tablets).

Given enough notice, your doctor or local health clinic should be able to administer all the above. Two excellent sources of up to date medical advice are: The CIWEC CLINC in Kathmandu, Nepal and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

General Trekking Equipment

The equipment and clothing you require depends on where and when you trek. Of course, you will not need the same equipment for going up to the Everest Base Camp in the middle of winter and doing a short, low altitude trek.

  • One backpack to be carried by the porter with a large plastic bag to put inside the backpack in case of rain
  • One light day pack
  • One warm sleeping bag, especially if you camp. In tea houses, there is no heating in the rooms
  • One pair of waterproof broken in trekking shoes
  • Three pairs of socks
  • One rain coat
  • One down-jacket
  • One pair of long pants and one pair of short pants
  • Three T-shirts, long and short sleeves
  • One sweater
  • Three pairs of underwear
  • One bathing suit (there may be hot springs along the trek)
  • One pair of gloves
  • One warm hat / one sun hat
  • One pair of sunglasses, with good eye protection if you intend to climb glaciers
  • And also: head torch with extra batteries, multi-purpose knife, sun block lotion, towel, soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, a large reusable water bottle, purification drops/tablets to treat the water, medicine (band-aids, blister pads, painkillers, stomach pills, anti-diarrhea tablets, antibiotic, sterile plain and crepe bandages, tube of antiseptic cream, decongestants/antihistamines, throat lozenges, paracetamol or aspirin, camera equipment, binoculars, walking stick

Remember that all this equipment can also be bought or rented in Kathmandu

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