Tibet Trekking

  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Tibet


Tibet is a historical region covering much of the Tibetan Plateau in Central Asia. It is the traditional homeland of the Tibetan people as well as some other ethnic groups such as Monpa, Qiang, and Lhoba peoples and is now also inhabited by considerable numbers of Han Chinese and Hui people. Tibet is the highest region on Earth, with an average elevation of 4,900 metres (16,000 ft). The highest elevation in Tibet is Mount Everest, Earth's highest mountain, rising 8,848 m (29,029 ft) above sea level.

Tibet is surely a destination apart from most in the world, the rolling hills of the high plateau and the stunning Himalayas are none to any. Refereed as Shangri La, The Forbidden Land, The Roof Of the World and by many more, the mysterious Buddhist Kingdom remained long closed to foreigners, exerting a strong hold on the imagination of the world. For centuries, it has fascinated mankind. It was hardly accessible to the outside world and has been always a challenge to human beings. Tibet, a "forbidden land" not only by man but also by nature, attracted many explorers, scholars, and pilgrims and adventure lovers, all in pursuit of "Real Shangrila". It is not only the geographical and natural enchants but also a long historical culture and religion that appeal the foreigners to visit Tibet at least once in a lifetime.

Detail Information

  • Day 1: Arrival in Lhasa
    Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, usually takes abt 1.5hrs; from Lhasa Railway Station, abt 20mins. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day’s well-rest is crucial to acclimatize high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to shower if you can help it. For our free Lhasa Airport/Railway transfer, pls check the Inclusions for the information of our free Lhasa Airport/Railway transfers. Overnight in Lhasa, at Hotel *3/*4 .
  • Day 2: LhasaSuburb
    Highlights: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
    Today you will visit totally 2 attractions in Lhasa suburb. In the morning, we will arrange you to see Drepung Monastery. In the afternoon, we will visit Sera Monastery. You will stay long hour on sightseeing today under the fierce sun of Tibet, do arm yourself with sunglasses/ hat/ sunscreen.Also a welcome dinner will be held tonight to introduce you to the whole gang that you are going to travel with. We have customers from all over the world. Shall be fun to meet people from different countries, culture and background.
    Located abt 8km west of central Lhasa, Drepung Monastery was once one of the world’s largest monasteries. The word Drepung literally translates as ‘rice heap’, a reference to the huge numbers of white monastic buildings that once piled up on the hill side.
    Sera Monastery is located in the northern suburb of Lhasa City. The monastery was named Sera which means wild rose in the Tibetan language, because the hill behind it was covered with wild roses in bloom when the monastery was built. From of Mon ~ Fri, every afternoon, you ll be able to see monks debating at Sera Monastery. Overnight in Lhasa, at Hotel *3/*4 .
  • Day 3: Lhasa City
    Highlights: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
    This morning, visit Potala Palace. It is more than 3,700 meters above sea level and it is the highest palace in the world! At the top the palace called golden roofs, you can have a bird-eye view of the whole of Lhasa. In the distance there are undulating mountain ranges, the beautiful Lhasa River, tracts of fields, tree-shaded villages and the glistening Jokhang Temple.
    Afternoon, visit Jokhang Temple, it is the first built during the period of Sontsan Gambo in the 7th century, features Buddhist prayer wheels, reclining deer, golden sutra streamers. You'll find that many Pilgrims pray before the monastery.
    The circuit around it called Barkhor Street, a famous local handmade crafts market, which is a good place to purchase souvenirs. Overnight at Hotel *3/ *4
  • Day 4: Lhasa - Gyantse
    Highlights: Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum
    Yamdrotso Lake: dazzling Yamdro-tso(elev 4441m) is normally first seen from the summit of the Kamba-la(4700m). The lake lies several hundred meters below the road, and in clear weather is fabulous shade of deep turquoise. Far in the distance is the huge massif of Mt. Nojin Kangtsang(7191m).
    Karola Glacier: Mt Nojin Kangsang stands tall with an elevation of 7,191m between Gyantze County and Nagarzê County, with several snow-capped mountains over 6,000m surrounding it. Mount Nojin Kangsang is the most accessible glacier site on the Tibetan Plateau. The famous Kharola Glacier (elev 5,560m) is below the south ridge of Nojin Kangsang.
    Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum: the sprawling compound in the far north of town houses Pelkor Chöde Monastery and the monumental Gyantse Kumbum, a chörten filled with fine paintings and statues. Both are deservedly top of the list on most travellers’ must-sees. Palkhor lies at the foot of Dzong Hill. It is well-known for its Kumbum, which has 108 chapels in its four floors. The multi-storied Kumbum Stupa was crowned with a golden dome and umbrella, surrounded with more chapels filled with unique religious statues and murals. Overnight in Gyantse,*3/*4
  • Day 5: Gyantse – Shigatse
    Highlights: Tashilump Monastery
    After arrival in Shigatse, we will first go to apply the Alien's Travel Permit(PSB) with your original passport presented which usually takes abt 30mins before sightseeing. Bear with us.
    Tashilunpo Monastery is one of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa (or Yellow Hat Sect) in Tibet. Also called the Heap of Glory, the monastery is located at the foot of Drolmari (Tara's Mountain), Shigatse. Founded by the First Dailai Lama in 1447, the monastery's structure was expanded by the Fourth and successive Panchen Lamas. It covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters. The main structures found in the monastery are Maitreya Chapel, Panchen Lama's Palace and Kelsang Temple. Tashilhunpo is the seat of Panchen Lama since the Fourth Panchen Lama took charge in the monastery, and there are now nearly 800 lamas. Overnight in Shigatse,*3/*4
  • Day 6: Shigatse - Tingri - Rongbuk - EBC
    Optional: Rongbuk Monastery
    Tibet has serious rule about speed-limit. Though from Shigatse to Everest region is only abt 350km or so in book, the no-more-than-40km/hr regulation, and the many road checks dotted on the way, really slow us down. So be prepared to spend around 10~12hrs on the road including meal time. The upside is the view along the way is superb. Get your camera ready. Also prepare some snacks with you to bring along. You will arrive at Rongbu Monastery in the late afternoon. The monastery itself is quite tiny, but from here the view of Mt Everest is fantastic. You can choose to just hang around Rongbuk to take photos or visit it at your own expense of CNY 25/person.
    Rongbuk Monastery is located in the Shigatse Region, southwest of the mysterious Tibet Autonomous Region, and to the north of the oblate Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world. Seen from here, Mt. Everest appears like a lofty pyramid surrounded by mountains that touch the sky. On sunny days, a pile of thick clouds, just like a white flag floats lightly above the peak, which is known to be the miracle of 'The Highest Flag Cloud in the World'. Nowadays, with the golden travel boom to Mt. Everest, Rongbuk Monastery is gradually becoming a highlight for the tourists in its own right. Overnight in EBC, Nomad Tent (Dorm Bed)
  • Day 7: EBC – Saga
    Highlights: Everest Base Camp, Peikutso Lake
    We didn’t include breakfast this morning. You will understand why when you’re at the spot. Tibetan breakfast, such as noodle, zanba, etc. abt CNY 30 is available here. You are highly suggested to bring along some cookies, instant coffee. etc. of your own.
    Everest Tent Camp is the furthest point vehicles can drive to. From here you will have to take the shuttle bus for the last glorious 4Km which is incredibly incredibly scenic. You’re hemmed in by high grey ridges to the east and west and as you look to the south, Everest’s north face dominates the skyline. Endowed with springs, Everest Base Camp(elev 5150m) has a couple of permanent structures and a small army base. Clamber up the small hill festooned with prayer flags for great views of the star attraction, Mt. Everest, then have your photo taken at the base camp marker, reads ‘Mt. Qomolangma Base Camp’.
    Peikutso Lake: the beautiful turquoise Peiku-tso(4590m) is one of Tibet’s magical spots with stunning views of the snowcapped Shishapangma (8012m) and the Langtang range bordering Neppal to the south. Overnight in Saga, Guesthouse
  • Day 8: Saga - Darchen
    The sprawling town of saga is the last of any size on the route and your last chance to eat a lavish meal. A photogenic section of dunes, lake and mountains kicks in 60km from Zhongba. About 23km before Paryang you create a pass and drop past more dunes to Paryang. Photos taken along this route can often get steppe, streams, desert dunes and snowcapped mountains in the same shot. Overnight in Darchen, Guesthouse.
  • Day 9: Trek from Darchen – Dirapuk/ 20km / 200m ascent).
    Hightlights: Mt. Kailash Kora
    The kora path begins on the western edge of Darchen. Quickly leaving all traces of the village behind you head westward across the Batkha plain but to the southwest are clear views of Hute Gurla Mandata(7,728m). Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 10: Trek from Dirapuk – Zutulpuk (18km/ 550m ascent /500m decent )
    Highlight:- Mt, Kailash Kora.
    When you wake in the morning and step outside you want to revel in the glory of your surroundings. Mt. Kailash dramatic black face dominates the skyline, while the middle slopes echo with the moans of yak, The long ascent up the drolma – chu valley that will ecentually lead to the drolma la has begun. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 11: Trek from Zutulpuk – Darchen (4hrs/ 14 km/ 150km).
    Highlights:- Mt. Kailash Kora , Lake Manasarovar.
    From Zutul – Darchen to Monasoravor the trail follow the river closely for and hour or so then climb above the reiver and enters the lovely Gold and Red Cliffs a narrow canyon whose walls are stained purple cobalt and rust. Overnight in Manasarovar, Guesthouse (Drom Bed)
  • Day 12: Manasarovar - Payang – Saga(Bed/ Breakfast)
    Enjoy the ride back with leisure. Our vehicle will stop along the ride for you to take photos. Overnight in Saga, Guesthouse
  • Day 13: Saga - Lhatse – Shigatse
    Enjoy the ride back with leisure. Our vehicle will stop along the ride for you to take photos. Overnight in Shigatse,*3/*4 at Hotel
  • Day 14: Shigatse - Lhasa
    Highlights: Tibetan Incense Workshop in Nyemo
    Tibetan Incense Workshop in Nyemo: with a unique harmless formula—adequate water supply, favorable climate and various plants, the Tibetan incense produced in Tomba Township, Nyemo County has a history of more than 1,000 years. Except for sacrificial ceremonies, this fragrant incense also can be used to prevent infectious diseases like flu and influenza, for its ingredients contain herbal medicines such as saffron, Sandalwood, Chinese Usnea and borneol. Overnight in Lhasa *3/*4 at Hotel.
  • Day 15: Departure from Lhasa
    Your 15-day Mt.Everest & Mt Kailash Kora Pilgrimage Group Tour ends today. After breakfasts, you will be free for the morning. Our staff will collect you at your hotel to transfer to Lhasa Airport/Railway.

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 15 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly.

Cost Include
  • Transportation
  • Tibet travel permit.
  • English speaking Tibetan guide.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing room basis.
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per our itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Hotel-airport-hotel transfer in Lhasa and Kathmandu.s
Cost Exclude
  • Client and travel insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner.
  • Personal expenses such as a drink, tips& etc.
  • Kick off from the Venus Pokhara valley.
  • Acknowledge as,the utmost vantage trekking site across the globe.
  • Nature and culture create the bonds of love with trekkers.
  • Elevated mountains ranges is direful.
  • Glacial lakes,verdant forest and ethnic culture adds more excitement.
  • World's highest,namely Annapurna I 8091 meters to be found.
  • Limelight for 1st biggest conservation area of Nepal.
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Trip highlights

  • - Tibet is a historical region covering much of the Tibetan Plateau in Central Asia.
  • - Tibet is surely a destination apart from most in the world, the rolling hills of the high plateau and the stunning Himalayas are none to any..
  • - It was hardly accessible to the outside world and has been always a challenge to human beings.
  • - Tibet, a "forbidden land" not only by man but also by nature, attracted many explorers, scholars, and pilgrims
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Trip Facts

  • Region: Kailash Region, Tibet
  • Activities: Trekking, Hiking, Cultural Observation
  • Accommodation: Lodge, Camping, Resort Hotels
  • Best Season: Autumn and Spring
  • Duration: 15 days
  • Grade: Moderate