Kailash Everest Base Camp Tour has been designed for those people who are searching for demanding experience. Kailash Everest Base Camp Tour is all about reaching at the foot of Mount Everest which is the world’s highest mountain and going around Mount Kailash. Kailash Everest Base Camp Tour is a combination of simple pilgrimage tour to culture and adventure tour that gives satisfaction to both Hindus and Buddhist. Not only Hindus and Buddhist, but for all of the people in this whole world who loves adventure.
Kailash Everest Base Camp Tour lets you witness clear views to the North face of Mount Everest and takes you through the massive plains of Western Tibet for a pilgrimage to Holy Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash. The striking view of the snow-capped mountains makes this trek an extravagant and a memorable one. After the visit to lakes and its surrounding area, we will be following three days Pilgrimage track around the Holy Mountains to finish what they call, Kora or Parikrama. We will be driving back to Kathmandu after that.
The duration of this cultural, natural and pilgrimage tour is 16 days and the most suitable season to this Kailash Everest Base Camp Tour is April to September. You will also be accommodated at different Hotels and Houses or even Lodges so please visit these places and make your holiday the most beautiful one with Visit Nepal-Tibet Treks!
Note:This Tour can be customized as per the clients timetable and Interest!
Arrive Lhasa by train from China side or fly from Kathmandu. Warm welcome by our Tibetan Guide, either at train station or Airport as per your suitable destination. Transfer to the Lhasa city at your Tibetan style Hotel. Check in to the Hotel then free afternoon for acclimatization. O/n Hotel.
On this second day morning you will take an easy visit to Jokhang Temple. This temple is the most revered shrine in all of Tibet and is constantly bustling with devout worshippers. You will also be given the opportunity to shop in Bharkhor, the crowded central market of Lhasa. In the afternoon you will visit is Sera Monastery, a fifteenth century sprawl of golden roofs and whitewashed walls. This well preserved monastery is located just a few miles North of Lhasa and is home to several hundred monks. Its famous debating activities are happening 3-4pm quite regularly every day, so remind your guide not to miss it.
A trip to Tibet would not be complete without experiencing the vital Potala Palace. This palace is Lhasa's cardinal landmark and is a wonder of Eastern architecture. Your first site of this massive structure will be a magical moment remembered for years to come. It has been a palace since the fifth or sixth century and was once home to the Dalai Lama. This truly amazing day will ended with a visit to the Drepung Monastery. Once the world's largest monastery, housing 10,000 monks, Drepung monastery lies hidden in rocky ridges just beyond the city. Surprisingly much of the building was left untouched throughout so many hundred of years.
Morning drive up to Kambala pass (4794m), you will have a glimpse of Yamdrok-tso there, which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Then along the Friendship southern Hwy to Gyantse, visit the famous stupa - Gyantse Kumpum, the most stunning architectural wonder in Tibet. Late afternoon drive to Shigatse, overnight at Shigatse.
Morning visit Tashilunpo Monastery and the spectacular tombs of Panchen Lamas, do its kora. Then start driving to Sakya, visit Sakya Monastery, which is the main monastery at Sakyapa, hike around the monastery northern ruins. Late afternoon drive to Lhatse. Overnight at Lhatse,
Today drive from Lhatse to Saga, pass several high plateau lakes, towns, herders tents and along the route with plateau mountain ranges. Overnight at Saga Hotel. (Twin-room with private bath).
Taking another 255km drive from Saga to Paryang, you weave your way through small dusty town of Zhongba amidst enchanting panoramic views. Overnight at Paryang (Guest house).
Morning drive pass the many villages and camps of Yak herders with the distance view of snow capped mountains, cross the Mayun-la pass (5216m), if lucky might see many wild animals at the plateau grasslands. After arrival at Lake side, make a walk to Chiu Monastery which is the best point to see Lake Manasarovar. Manasarovara is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning Bath and Puja you will be heading towards Darchen, prepare for trekking. Overnight at Darchen (Guest house).
The first day's parikarama is a gradual walk with multitudes of other local pilgrims chanting and praying. The trail leads to few ups and downs till you reach your camp at Dirapuk (4,750 m.). Camping on the nice grassy meadows with a view of Kailash, North West face at Dirapuk for overnight halt.
Today your parikarama leads to much higher side of the holy path just beneath the Mount Kailash. The walk will bring you to one of the highest point at Dorlma La, 5,200 m. before descending to the gradual field towards Zuthulphuk for the overnight camp. Zuthulphuk has a small monastery.
The winding gradual tracks finally ends your holy pilgrimage (5hours hours trek), Overnight at Darchen (Guest house).
Today start drive back to Saga, you will have a last view of the Mt.Kailash on the way. Overnight at Saga ( twin room with private bath).
Today drive to Old Tingri via Peiku-tso Lake ( Where you can see the Mountain Shishapangma). Overnight at Old Tingri (Guest house)
Morning drive to Rongbuk along the Everest base camp trek rough road. Rongbuk is the highest monastery in Tibet, still a good point to see Mt.Everest. Afternoon trek from Rongphu to E.B.C, it takes about 2 hours. Or you can take animal carriage ( 30rmb/per person, round-trip). Overnight at Rongbuk guest house.
Drive Rongbuk to Zhangmu. O/n Hotel.
Today is the last day in Tibet for this excited Mt. Kailash and Everest Base Camp tour. After Breakfast drive Zhangmu to Kodari Tibet - Nepal border. Your Tibetan guide and driver will say good bye to you then meet with our Nepali guide he will assist you for immigration formalities then continue 5 hrs drives to Kathmandu. O/n Hotel. [1300m] 123km.
This day you will be transferred to Airport for final departure or you can still do some tour or Trekking in Nepal, this can be discuss before or after your amazing Mt. Kailash Mansarovar and Everest Base Camp tour in Tibet.
Note: This itinerary can be customized as per situation.
Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.
Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.
Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.
A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)
Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.
You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)
a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.
a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph