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.
Duration: 19 Days
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
Day-by-day altitudes on the Lhasa - EBC - Kailash tour:
Which climate should you expect on Lhasa - EBC - Kailash tour? Discover the day-by-day minimum and maximum temperature for
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:
|StartStart date||EndEnd date||Price||Status|
|25 September 201725.09.2017||13 October 201713.10.2017||$2515 USD||Book|
|07 October 201707.10.2017||25 October 201725.10.2017||$2515 USD||Book|
|12 October 201712.10.2017||30 October 201730.10.2017||$2515 USD||Book|
|17 October 201717.10.2017||04 November 201704.11.2017||$2515 USD||Book|
|22 October 201722.10.2017||09 November 201709.11.2017||$2515 USD||Book|
|03 November 201703.11.2017||21 November 201721.11.2017||$2515 USD||Book|
|08 November 201708.11.2017||26 November 201726.11.2017||$2515 USD||Book|
|13 November 201713.11.2017||01 December 201701.12.2017||$2515 USD||Book|
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
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
No visa required for:
Dos and Donts:
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:
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.
|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.
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.
Remember that all this equipment can also be bought or rented in Kathmandu