TIBET / Himalayan Highlights - Everest & Kailash
At a Glance ...
|May to June
|Lhasa / Kathmandu
|21 travel days
|Approximately 2,500 mi / 4,000 km
|Varies from 70 km to 730 km
|Mix of tarmac, gravel, and mountainous terrains
|Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Kailash, Saga Dawa Fest, Guge Kingdom, Manasarovar Lake
|Hotels, guesthouses, and monastic lodges
|Tibetan monasteries, Himalayan vistas, local festivals, and traditional rituals
|High-altitude trekking and mountain passes
|VISA for China and Nepal. Tibet Permit will be arranged by the tour operator.
Upcoming tours ...
TIBET / Lhasa to Kathmandu via Everest & Kailash / May 2024
TIBET / Kathmandu to Lhasa via Everest & Kailash / June 2024
Lhasa to Kathmandu via Mt Everest and Mt Kailash Motorcycle Tour
|Arrival in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan. Transfer to the hotel with the rest of the day at leisure.
|Chengdu License Day: Eye test and briefing on driving in China to ensure a safe journey ahead.
|Flight from Chengdu to Lhasa. Explore Lhasa's old town and circle the Jorkhang Temple, a testament to Tibetan faith.
|Acclimatize in Lhasa: Wander the old town, visit Sera or Drepung Monastery, and marvel at the illuminated Potala Palace in the evening.
|Travel from Lhasa to Gyantse, passing the Yarlung-Tsampo River and the breathtaking Yamdrok Lake. Conclude the day in Gyantse.
|From Gyantse to Shigatse: Dive into Tibetan culture by exploring Gyantse and visiting the Kumbum Stupa. Later, arrive in Shigatse, Tibet's second-largest city.
|Travel from Shigatse to Shegar, visiting the Tashilunpo Monastery and riding to the Gyatso Pass. Witness the majestic Mt. Everest and Cho Oyu from afar.
|Journey from Shegar to Everest Base Camp. Visit the Rongbuk Monastery and, if lucky, enjoy clear views of Everest's peak.
|Travel from Lao Tingri to Manasarovar, passing the stunning blue Pelkhu Tso lake and experiencing the vast Tibetan landscapes.
|Partake in the Saga Dawa Festival at Kailash, witnessing the grandeur of Tibet's largest religious festival.
|Journey from Kailash to the Guge Kingdom, exploring sacred sites like Thirtapuri and the ancient Tholing Monastery amidst the Guge landscapes.
|Begin the "sacred circuit" from Darchen to Dirapuk, trekking and immersing in the spiritual ambiance of Mount Kailash.
|Trek from Dirapuk to Zuthulphuk, crossing a challenging pass and soaking in the breathtaking scenery.
|Descend from Zuthulphuk to Darchen, then drive to Lake Manasarovar. Relax by the lake and visit nearby monasteries.
|Retrace the route from Darchen to Saga, taking in the scenic views and Tibetan landscapes.
|Travel from Saga to Gyrong, crossing the Lalung-La pass and enjoying panoramic views of the Himalayas.
|Transition from Gyrong to Kathmandu by bus, marking the end of the Tibetan journey and the start of the Nepalese experience.
|Conclude the tour in Kathmandu. Opt for an extended stay or explore the city's rich heritage.