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Nepal to Tibet overland tour plus Mt. Kailash

Nepal to Tibet overland tour plus Mt. Kailash
13 Days
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Kathmandu-Gyirong -Saga-Manasarovar Lake-Mt. Kailash-Saga-Shigatse-Lhasa
Mt. Shishapangma, Pekutso Lake, Manasarovar Lake, Mt. Kailash Trekking, Tashilumpo Monastery, Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Backhor Street, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

Trip Day By Day

Day 1-2 Kathmandu-Gyirong -Nyelam
Day 3-4 Nyelam-Saga-Manasarovar Lake
Day 5-7 Manasarovar Lake-Mt. Kailash
Day 8 Mt.Kailash-Saga
Day 9 Saga-Shigatse
Day 10 Shigatse-Lhasa
Day 11-13 Lhasa city tour,Tour end.

Detailed Itinerary

Day1: Kathmandu-Gyirong / 170km

Highlights: Arrival & Pick-up and Acclimatization

Schedule today: Arrange by yourself the transportation from Kathmandu to Gyirong border, cross the Resuo Bridge (China-Nepal border) and the Chinese Customs by yourself; afterwards, our service starts, our guide & driver will be picking you up from the border and then drive to the town of Zhangmu; acclimatize and rest in hotel.

Resuo Bridge Chinese Customs

Day2: Gyirong-Nyelam / 30km

Highlights: One more day's acclimatization

Schedule today: Today we will only drive 30 km on the zig-zag road along the deep and long Gyirong Valley till town of Nyelam, there we will stop one more night for acclimatization purpose only.

Gyirong Valley Nyelam Town

Day3: Nyelam-Saga / 240 km

Highlights: Mt. Shishapangma, Pekutso Lake

Mt. Shishapangma Pekutso Lake

Schedule today: Drive slowly ascending to Saga town, most of the way is well paved; on the way, you can see Mt. Shishapangma, the only 8000m + mountain that totally within the territory of Tibet. On the way, you could also see Pekutso Lake, largest inland lake in Shigatse area.

Day4: Saga-Manasarovar Lake / 480 km

Highlights: Manasarovar Lake

Manasarovar Lake Manasarovar Lake

Schedule today: Prior to Mt. Kailash trekking, you have to transverse along 270 km distance from Paryang to Lake Manasorovar. This route takes you to the amazing and holy Manasarovar Lake stunningly set on the Tibetan plateau bordered by the majestic Gurla Mandata. As you approach this sacred lake, historic Chiu Monastery will come into your sight on the north-west shore of the lake. From this vantage point, you can even get a glimpse of the majestic Mt. Kailash and Gurla Mandata. This journey leaves your spirit fulfilled. Overnight at the guest house, dorm bed.

Day5&6&7: Manasarovar Lake-Mt. Kailash & Mt. Kailash Trekking

Highlights: Mt. Kailash Trekking

Schedule on day 5, 6 & 7: Drive 30 km from Manasarovar Lake to Darchen, where we organize yaks and yak porters for the trekking in the following 3 days. Trekking starts from today after everything organized in place. Kailash Mountain is known as a sacred mountain to four great Asian religions, Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Bon-and is considered by all to be the center of the universe around which suns, planets, and moon circle. It is believed that by finishing a kora around the mountain, one's sins can be removed completely. The Kora(trekking) will end at Tarchen too.

Day8: Mt.Kailash-Saga / 490 km

Drive from Tarchen back to Saga.

Day9: Saga-Shigatse / 470 km

From Saga, we drive to Shigatse that is the second largest city in Tibet.

Day 10: Shigatse-Lhasa

Highlights: Tashilumpo Monastery

Tashilumpo Monastery Tashilumpo Monastery

Schedule today: In the morning, visit the Tashilumpo Monastery which is the seat of Panchen Lama, the equally important religious figure in Tibet as the Dalai Lama. The monastery was built by the first Dalai Lama in 1447, and inside the Monastery placed the highest statue of Buddha in Tibet which is 26.8 meters high. Drive back to Lhasa directly in the afternoon.

Day 11: Lhasa city tour

Highlights: Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Backhor Street

Potala Palace Johkang Temple

Schedule today: In the morning, visit the symbol or landmark of Lhasa-Potala Palace, the successive Dalai Lama's winter residence. In the afternoon, visit the center of Tibetan Buddhism-Jorhkang Temple, where you will come across lots of devoted pilgrimages coming from every corner of Tibet. Both sites are under the list of the world cultural heritages by the UNISCO. Afterwards, free time for you to wander through the Backhor Street, the busiest street in old Lhasa quarter. One welcome dinner will be given for free today; you will have a chance to taste the most genuine local Tibetan food and drinks.

Day 12: Lhasa city tour

Highlights: Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

Drepung Monastery Sera Monastery

Schedule today: In the morning, we will visit Drepung Monastery which is the biggest Tibetan Buddhism College with the biggest number of monks in Tibet. The monastery used to be the winter residence of the Dalai Lama before the 5th Dalai Lama moved his residency to the Potala Palace. And in the afternoon, we will visit another influential Gelugpa Monastery-Sera Monastery, where the largest scale of scripture debating among monks is famous all across Tibet.

Day 13:

Schedule: Tour ends, our guide and driver will drop you off at airport or train station in Lhasa. Welcome to Tibet next time.

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user portrait Ms. Do*** from: Nepal to Tibet overland tour plus Mt. Kailash

Hello, can you please let me know he pricing and availablity (departure either in September or in October) for 1 person (group joining basis) for Nepal to Tibet overland tour plus Mt. Kailash and /or Nepal to Tibet overland tour plus Mt. Kailash & Guge Kingdom

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Do***

Answered by Helen

Dear Do***,

Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. Based on your requests, and I think I would like to recommend you to fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu then take the 15days group tour, as we do not have group tour starting from Kathmandu then head to Kailash from there. All group tours will start from Lhasa. We have the 15 Days Kailash Trekking back to Lhasa group tour on 12th Sept. and 3rd Oct. 2019, sorry we have not set up a tour to Guge yet, but if you take it as private tour, no problem about it, of course the fee for solo tourist would be quite costly in Sept or Oct. and on 3rd Oct we have one female who would like to share room. And I will forward you more details to your email. Best regards.

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user portrait Mr. Da*** from: Nepal to Tibet overland tour plus Mt. Kailash

Hi
I'm looking at a Tibet to Kathmandu overland tour later this year. I have a multi-entry China visa and wanted to check if that visa was OK for visiting Tibet (obviously I will need to arrange the permit as well) - but wanted to check that I can use that to visit Tibet and not a group visa. Thanks!

Answered by Nancy

Dear Ms. Da***, 

Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. Please kindly let me know WHEN you will come to have the Tibet tour, and we have the group tour to Kailash every month, so let me to recommend you some group if you can give me your month request. And also your Multi-entry visa would be no problem to visit Tibet if you will go any places except Kathmandu(if you will enter Tibet from Kathmandu, all your previous China visa will be canceled there then you must apply China group visa there).Then you can go to Kathmandu by overland after Tibet tour and we will drop you off at the border. And I will send you more details by email. Best regards. 

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user portrait Mr. Ahmad from: Nepal to Tibet overland tour plus Mt. Kailash
Can I enter from Kathmandu side on a Canadian passport? What type of visa would be needed? Is it possible to include EBC in the Kailash tour around Mid July dates?
Answered by Nancy

Dear Mr. Ahmad,

Greetings from Nancy at BTT, yeah it will be no problem for Canadian passport to enter Tibet from Kathmandu, and you can apply your China visa in Kathmandu with your original passport and Tibet Travel bureau visa invitation letter. It is China group visa with A4 paper alike and one people can apply it too. We have 15days Lhasa to Kailash trekking tour via Mt. Everest on 18th July, which I will send you the details to your email. Best regards.

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