Lhasa to Kailash Tour via Everest Base Camp

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Best Season: Spring & Fall

Max Altitude: 5545 m

Group Size: Min 2 Pax

Transport: Private Vehicle / Flight

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18 Days

Trip Overview

This epic adventure blends the best of Tibet's three regions into one adventurous and spiritual journey is an awsome trekking pacakge from Firante Tours and Expedition. 

The tour's highlight is Everest Base Camp, where you can see truly breathtaking views of the world's tallest mountain. On the other hand, Mount Kailash, with its staggering height of 6,638 meters, is more than just a mountain. It's a spiritual adventure that will forever change your life. Panorama mountain views, gorgeous drives, old monasteries, colorful lakes, magnificent palaces and active Tibetan culture are all included in this tour. The mountainous Tibetan landscape, which is studded with characteristic nomadic tents and yak herds will take your breath away.

The Lhasa Everest Base Camp Kailash Tour begins in Kathmandu then to Lhasa which includes visits to architectural masterpieces of Lhasa such as the Potala Palace and Norbulinka Palace, which were both past residences of the Dalai Lama, as well as tours of prominent monasteries and the bustling Barkhor Bazaar. 
We will continue our journey across the parched Tibetan plateau to Shigatse, Sakya, and Rongbuk, where we visit the intriguing monasteries and fortresses of the towns. Rongbuk Monastery is the world's highest monastery, located at the base of Mount Everest. The route travels from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp and then to Mount Kailash, passing through Tibet's capital city of Lhasa and its numerous historic monasteries and temples, as well as the picturesque alpine lake of Yamdrok Tso and Tibet's most famous glacier, the Karo La Glacier. Tashi Lhumpo Monastery, one of Tibet's largest monasteries, is located in Shigatse, Tibet's second largest city.

The Lhasa EBC Kailash Tour also includes a visit to Mt. Everest's base camp, the world's highest peak. We'll then go to Manasarovar, Asia's holiest lake, and Mount Kailash, Asia's holiest mountain. You'll spend three days trekking around Mt. Kailash, a Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site. The Kailash trip draws Buddhist pilgrims from all around Tibet and offers stunning Himalayan views. Following the Mt Kailash Manasarovar Tour, you will travel to Lhasa for one last night before boarding your aircraft back to Nepal. 

Hinduism, Buddhism, Bon - Tibet's traditional religion - and Jainism all regard Mount Kailash as the world's center. Mount Kailash has symmetrical sides and is formed like a pyramid. This holy Kailash Manasarovar Tour between Lhasa and Kathmandu through Everest Base Camp is the center of worship for four sects of religions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Bon and is also the Mount Olympus in the east, a fascinating destination for tens of millions of people.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

We will pick you up from the international airport and transport you to the hotel of your choice. If time allows, we can go over the entire journey and discuss about the final Tibetan visa.

Day 2: Visa preparation

It is also the day when Tibet's final visa is issued. To apply for final Tibetan visa approval from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu, we'll require your original passport and passport-size photo. Meanwhile, in the Kathmandu valley, we will visit a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Day 3: Flight from Kathmandu – Lhasa

We opt to fly from Nepal early in the morning and we get to enjoy an hour-long trans-Himalayan flight, which is considered one of the most magnificent air routes in the world. It leads us across the Himalayan peaks and glaciers, including Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,536m) and others. Today you can rest and acclimate to the high altitude, or you can wander around Potala Square and capture some wonderful shots.

Day 4: Lhasa Tour

After breakfast, we will continue our sightseeing tour of Lhasa. We will go to the Potala and Norbulingka Palaces, which are both stunning. Potala Palace, built in the 17th century, offers spectacular views of the city and houses the Dalai Lama's private quarters, as well as other stately state rooms and chapels. Norbulingka Palace is the Dalai Lama's summer residence and it features the world's largest man-made garden. Then we'll go to the Tibet Museum, which is Tibet's official museum and contains a permanent collection of roughly 1,000 artifacts relating to Tibet's cultural past.

Day 5: Second day Lhasa Tour

We will go to Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Bazaar today after breakfast. Drepung Monastery, which was founded in the 14th century, is thought to have once held about 10,000 monks, but there has been a significant decline in recent years, with only a few hundred remaining. Sera Monastery is a well-preserved monastery with golden roofs and whitewashed walls. Another prominent sacred place in Tibetan Buddhism is the Jokhang Temple, which reveals more of the religion's deepest mysteries. The Barkhor Bazaar (market) is Lhasa's nerve center. 

Day 6: Lhasa – Shigatse via Gyantse

We will go via Nyangchu Valley's beautiful farmland, Yamdrok Lakes, the Karo-La Glacier and Gyantse today. The day driving highlights include Yamdro-Tso Lake and Gyantse's Kumbum monastery. Kumbum monastery boasts a 35m-high chorten (stupa) with its white layers trimmed with colorful stripes and its crown-like gompa. Yamdro-tso Lake is fashioned like a coiling scorpion with a vivid blue color. We will continue our journey to Shigatse, Lhasa's second largest city, after visiting Pelkor Choede.

Day 7: Shigatse – Tingri

After breakfast, we will travel to Tashilhumpo monastery, the Panchen Lama's seat, then visit Sakya monastery in Tingri. While traveling to Tingri, the gateway to the Himalayan Nature Reserve, we will pass through one of Tibet's most famous monasteries and cross the highest peak, Gyatso La (5200m).

Day 8: Tingri – Everest Base Camp

We will drive through the highlands to Rongpuk over a new winding route for 2 to 3 hours. You can experience the spectacular alpine views on the journey from Tingri to Everest Base Camp, passing through untamed grassland, river and rising mountains. You can see a panoramic view of the Himalaya range including Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Cho Oyou (8201m) and Mt Makalu (8463m) as well as a spectacular view of Mt. Everest's golden summit at sunset.

Day 9: EBC – Saga

At Rongbuk monastery, we will enjoy the morning view from the summit of Mount Everest and the enormous pyramid view of Mount Everest. We will have our breakfast and then continue driving to Saga via Peiku Tso Lake (4600m).

Day 10: Saga – Darchen

We will drive to Darchen through Drongpa and Manasarovar Lake, Tibet's and Hinduism's holy lakes. You may relax by the lake's edge and take in the natural beauty of the area. We will arrive in Darchen, a little town at the foot of Mt. Kailash, in the late afternoon. The tour guide will aid guests in arranging trekking yaks and porters, as well as preparing for the three-day trek around Mt. Kailash.

Day 11: First trekking day Darchen - Drirapuk

We will take an environmentally friendly bus for 8 kilometers (40 minutes) to Sarshung, where porters await their clients and then start our hike to Drirapuk (4920m). We will spend the night at the monastery's tent guesthouse.

Day 12: Second trekking day Drirapuk – Zuthulpuk

The Dolma-La pass (5630m) lies 6.4km ahead and 762m above Drirapuk, which makes this the most difficult trek. After resting at the summit of the Dolma-La pass, we will descend the stairway to the Lhachu valley floor, which takes about an hour from the pass and continue our trip to Zuthulpuk. We will spend the night at the monastery's tent guesthouse.

Day 13: Third trekking day Zuthulpuk – Darchen

Today, we'll visit Milarepa's cave, which has a temple and shrines built around it. Then it's just a short trek back to Darchen and we'll be out of the valley in three hours. The driver will arrive to pick you up at the valley's end and drive you back to Darchen.

Day 14: Darchen to Saga

We'll ride back to Saga from Darchen today, passing via Lake Manasarovar and leaving Mount Kailash behind. After a lengthy trip of approximately 490 kilometers and approximately 7 hours, we will spend the night in Saga.

Day 15: Saga to Shigatse

You can witness the stunning sunrise over Mt. Everest from the lodge area in the morning if the weather permits. We'll travel northeast to Shigatse over the well-known Sino-Nepal Friendship Highway after breakfast. It would be a long journey, highlighted by spectacular Himalayan scenery and a stunning view of Shigatse.

Day 16: Shigatse to Lhasa via Gyantse

We'll go via Gyantse, one of Tibet's most beautiful counties, today. The magnificent Gyantse Fortress on Zongshan Hill, which commands a panoramic view of Gyantse, will take your breath away.  Above the Simila Mountain pass, colorful prayer flags are placed and the massive Karola Glacier can be seen from the highway. After a long journey, we will arrive at Lhasa, Tibet's capital.

Day 17: Day 17: Flight from Lhasa to Kathmandu

The last day of your tour is today. You're on your way to Kathmandu. You will be dropped off at the airport according to your travel schedule.

Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu

You will be picked up and dropped off at the international airport by our team. Within 3 hours of your scheduled departure time in Nepal, you must arrive at the international airport.

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfer pick up and drop
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (Twin sharing)
  • Accommodation during the trek (Guest house)
  • Experienced English speaking local trekking guide, assistant trekking guide and local porter(s) along with their flights, salary, lodging, food and insurance
  • Trekking permits and all necessary paperwork
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek(with tea and coffee)
  • First aid Medical kit All government and local taxes (including 13% VAT and 10 % service charge)
  • Transportation on private vehicle as agreed on the itinerary

Cost Excludes

  • Your Nepal entry visa fee
  • All kinds of beverages (soft/hard)
  • Travel insurance and emergency evacuation expenses
  • Extra baggage charges in domestic flights­­­­­­­­­­­­ 
  • All entrance fees during KTM sightseeing
  • Additional days accommodation expenses 
  • All personal expenses 
  • Tips for guides and porters


 Firante Treks and Expedition Manages for best and comfortable accommodation and also provides you hygienic food. Standard (3 Star) are booked in the cities such as Kathmandu and Pokhara, whereas a tyical trek lodge will be booked on remote areas. 

Luxurious rooms from 5 Star hotels are also made avaiable on demand in the cities on additional cost but remote regionss dont have such facilities.

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