Kailash Tour via Lhasa

Kailash Tour via Lhasa the capital city of Tibet is one of most popular route. You can either come to Kathmandu or direct fly to Lhasa via Chengdu and Beijing. But you need special permit on your hand, you need to show in airport before boarding to Lhasa. That rule is for those entering from mainland China. Kailash Tour via Lhasa is ideal for those who want to visit capital city of Lhasa and Central Tibet. They can also include Mount Everest Northern Base Camp with Kailash Tour on optional.

During Kailash Tour via Lhasa you will visit historical and cultural sites of Lhasa including Potala and Norbulingkha palaces, Jokhang monastery, Barkhor market, Depong and Sera monastery biggest Buddhist monastic university in early time, with Sakya monastery, Tashilunpo monastery seat of Panchen Lama second highest Guru of Tibet, Khumbum stupa and Palkhor monastery en-route to Kailash Manasarovar. We cross numerous passes, rivers and Nomad’s colony during our Journey to Mount Kailash.

Shambhala Holidays organize Lodge base tour to Kailash via Lhasa. You will get good hotel room till Saga and on Kailash region is basic sharing basis rooms.

According to legend, one kora around this holy mountain cleans away the sins of one life; 12 circuits clean away the sins of one ‘Kalpa’ (era), and 108 Korras secure Nirvana in this very life. Making one circuit around the mountain, in the year of the horse is equal to 13 circuits in any other year. It is considered the most auspicious year for the Kailash pilgrimage, because that was when it became a power place. After making 13 koras, one is allowed to make the inner circumambulation. In this way, the more koras you make, the cleaner and purer you become. As you become purer, you are allowed closer to the core of holy Kailash, and nearer to Heaven. That’s why on the paths around holy Mt. Kailash, endless streams of pilgrims are met.

– Kailash Mandala Guide Book

Trip Facts

Best Season: May to October
Destination: Kailash Tour via Lhasa
Activity: Tour
Max. Altitude: 5636m.
Group Size: 2 pax+
Activity per day: Approx 6-10 hrs tour

Trip Extension Tirthapuri, Garuda valley and Guge Kingdom

Day 01: Drive to Tirthapuri and Guru Gyam and Garuda valley
Day 02: Drive to Tholing and explore
Day 03 Explore Tsaprang and drive to Darchen

Note: If you like to visit Piyang and Dungkar than need another 1 more days. Trip Extension to Indus, Karnali source and Bon Ri Khar Mountain is possible on special permit.

Day 01: Fly Kathmandu to Gongar airport and transfer to Lhasa. O/N Hotel

Day 02: Sightseeing of Lhasa Potala Palace winter Resident and Norbu Lingkha Jewel Park Summer Resident of HH Dalai Lama. Afternoon visit Jokhang Monastery holiest monastery of Tibet and Barkhor Market and circle with pilgrims. O/N Hotel

Day 03: Sightseeing of Lhasa Depong and Sera Monasteries Largest and second largest monastic university of Tibet. Before 1959 thousands of Monks study in Sera and Depong; now it is the home for few monks. O/N Hotel

Day 04: Drive to Gyantse cross Khamba La Pass and Karo La Pass via Beautiful Torques Lake Yamdrok Yum Tso and Nagartse settlement. O/N Hotel

Day 05: Explore Gyantse’s Khumbum (Kubum) Stupa and Palkhor Chhoden Monastery. Afternoon drive to Shigatse. O/N Hotel

Day 06: Explore Shigatse’s Tashilunpo monastery seat of Panchhen Lama second highest Guru of Tibet. Drive to Sakya and explore. O/N Hotel

Day 07: Drive to Saga pleasant drive over Tibetan plateau via Sangsang settlement. O/N Hotel

Day 08: Drive to Manasarovar Lake cross Mayum La Pass 5300m via Paryang Settlement. O/N Guesthouse

Day 09: Morning explore Manasarovar Lake and Holy bath and Puja; afternoon drive to Darchen Base camp of Mount Kailash. O/N Guesthouse

Day 10: Drive to Darboche Flagpole / Yamadwar (Chhorten Kangnyi) and Kailash Kora walk to Dira Phuk monastery Northern Face of Mount Kailash. O/N Guesthouse

Day 11: Kailash Kora walk over Dolma La pass to Zuthul Phuk via holy Lake Gaurikund.  O/N Guesthouse

Day 12: Kailash Kora walk to Dzongdud and drive to Dongba. O/N Guesthouse

Day 13: Drive to Lhatse. O/N Hotel

Day 14: Drive to Gongkar. O/N Hotel

Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu.

Trip cost includes:

  • All arrival and departure transport
  • All ground transport during tour by Haice / Deluxe bus as per group sizes
  • Twine sharing basis accommodation with breakfast in Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and Tsedang
  • Sharing basis Guesthouse room in Kailash Manasarovar region
  • All monastery entrance fees and Tibet alien Travel permit
  • Yak or Porter during Kailash Parikrama
  • Nepali tour guide


Trip cost excludes:

  • Nepal visa fees
  • All the hotel, food and sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Food during the tour in Tibet
  • Airfare Kathmandu – Lhasa – Kathmandu
  • Chinese visa fee USD 85 per person and USD 175 for USA Nationality
  • Travel insurance and cost of medical services of client
  • Tips for supporting staff (Tips is expected)

Available departures


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