Shared Kailash Everest Tour Coach and Tibetan Local Guide


Day 1 Lhasa-Shigatse (Tashilhunpo Monastery), 280 km, about 5-6 hours’ drive, hotel by yourself Day 2 Shigatse-Saga, 440 km, about 7-9 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30-arrive at 17:30, hotel by yourself Day 3 Saga-Lake Manasarovar, around 470 km, taking about 8 hours, hotel by yourself Day 4 Lake Manasarovar-Mt. Kailash (Darchen), 40 km, about 1 hour’s drive, hotel by yourself Day 5 Mt. Kailash-Dira-Puk Monastery, first day of your trekking about 20 km, about 7-8 hours trek, hotel by yourself Day 6 Dira-Puk Monastery-Zultul-Puk Monastery, second day of your trekking, about 21 km, about 8-9 hours trek Day 7 Zultul-puk Monastery-Darchen, last day of your trekking, 12 km, about 4 hours trek, hotel by yourself Day 8 Darchen-Saga, 510 km, about 8-10 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30-arrive at 18:00, hotel by yourself Day 9 Saga-Everest base camp, 300 km, about 7-8 hours’ drive, hotel by yourself Day 10 EBC-Shigatse-Gyantse, 430 km, about 8-9 hours’ drive, hotel by yourself Day 11 Gyantse-Pelkhor Monastery-Karola Glacier-Lake Yamdrok-Lhasa, 260 km, about 5-6 hours’ drive, tour ends, hotel by yourself Accommodation costs listed below to be paid upon hotel check in (twin share basis), it is fairly easy to book Lhasa outbound hotels after arrival Gesar Hotel RMB 380 per room night Saga Hotel RMB 400 per room night Hyimalaya Kailash Hotel RMB480 per room night Lake Manasarovar Guesthouse RMB280 per room night Rongphu guesthouse or Campsite nomad tent domitory RMB 140 per person Kailash Kora days guesthouse stay at Dirapuk or Zhuthul Puk Monastery, RMB 140 per person Entrance tickets listed below: Tashilhunpo Monastery RMB 100 per person Pelkhor Monastery RMB 60 per person Lake Yamdrok RMB 40 per person Karola Glacier RMB 50 per person Peikutso Lake grassland protection fee RMB 60 per person Everest Base Camp RMB 180 per person Kailash and Lake Manasarovar RMB 400 per person Darchen to Tarboche local bus transfer RMB 60 per person local bus transfer from Kailash trekking finish point till Darchen RMB 60 per person Tibetan tour guidance work: US$70 per group per day, once final group size is fixed, group members will need to pay this section on Day 1 before leaving for Shigatse city. Please be noted that, if some travelers do not want to visit some attractions above, they may not need to pay the entrance tickets, please double check with your guide in advance.

Tour info

2 weeks 1 day - 2 weeks 5 days
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Why take this tour?

This 11-day well designed Kailash pilgrimage combines the adventure to Mt. Everest Base camp. To help travelers confirm the scheduled Kailash tour transport earlier and help save big money for their next travel stop, travelers only need to pay accommodation, entrance tickets and a shared local Tibetan tour guide after arrival. The costs are clearly stated and there is no any hidden costs to be paid. With altitude of 6656 meters above sea level, Mt. Kailash looks like a pyramid. It is the main peak of Gangdise Mountain Range with symmetrical sides. Historically, there were many Chinese and foreign monks preaching there. Thus, it became the center of worship for four sects a long time ago, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Bon. Every year, this fascinated holy center attracts tens of thousands of pilgrims around the world.

What’s included?

  • All Necessary Tibet Travel Permits (from travelers arrival date in Lhasa till departure date of leaving Tibet, 15-20 days normally)

  • Shared local tourism licensed driver;

  • Shared transportation in Tibet: Ranging from mini van to mini bus (15 to 23 seats) according to final group size;

  • Tour Vehicle gasoline and parking fee

  • Driver's logistics

  • Shared oxygen cylinder in the tour vehicle

  • Shared Tibetan tour guide (but guide's salary 70 USD per group per day is not included)

  • All entrance tickets

  • Accommodation

  • Mineral Water (2 bottles per person a day)

  • Travel insurance covers trip cancellation and emergency and evacuation(recommended)

  • Expenses of a personal nature (drinks, laundry, phone call, meals, etc.

  • Flight/train

  • Yaks and porters during the trekking days

  • China Visa or Tibet group visa fees

  • Tour Guide's salary 70 USD per group per day

  • Gratuities for the guide and driver

Frequently asked questions

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Before you book

  • Duration: 15-19 days

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

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About operator:

Tibet Highland Tours, though not the largest company around, we are among the most experienced around. Our office managers have been working in tourism in Tibet for over 20 years and know all areas of Tibet extremely well. The company was started by local Tibetans, most of whom had been working for over 20 years already as tour guides, managers, and route builders. We can work with you to create the perfect itinerary suited specifically for you. Unlike many travel agencies that arrange tours to Tibet, we are not based in Beijing, Chengdu or Shanghai. We are based right in the heart of Lhasa, less than a 1 minute walk from Barkhor Square. All of our office staff, guides and drivers are Tibetans who are intimately familiar with Tibetan culture, language and religion. This gives us an advantage over most companies arranging travel to Tibet. Our company is not out just to make money. Our goal is to give back to as many poor Tibetan communities as possible. Several of our office staff are from remote, poor villages at the base of the Himalaya Mountains. A portion from each tour goes towards projects that we carry out in these communities.

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