10 Day Kailash Everest Group Tours Details
Day 1 Kailash Everest Budget Tour-Lhasa-Shigatse, 280 km, about 5-6 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30-arrive at around 14:30
Kailash Everest Budget Tour Attractions Today: Yarlung Tsangpo River Landscape along the way, and Tashilhunpo Monastery
Your driver and guide will pick you up at 8:30 am, after 4-5 hours’ drive around 13:00, we will have lunch at Nyemo County. During the trip, we will stop at some beautiful palaces for you to take pictures. Upon the arrival at Shigatse, the first thing to do is check-in, and then our expert Tibetan guide will arrange your PSB permits (Alien Tibet Permit). So at around 16:00,we will head to Tashilhunpo Monastery where we will spend a few hours.Accommodation: Gesar Hotel or Shigatse Manasarovar Hotel if late booking
Day 2 Kailash Everest Budget Tour-Shigatse –Saga, 450 km, about 8-9 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30-arrive at around 17:30
Kailash Everest Budget Tour Attractions Today: Lake Lang Tso and Landscapes along the way.Take breakfasts around 8:00 am, we will start the drive from Shigatse to Saga, the last sizable county on the way to the starting point for your Mt Kailash trekking. We will have lunch at local restaurant nearby Sangsang town around 13:30. And then we will keep driving to Saga. You can view typical plateau scenery on the way and have stopovers to take photos if you want.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saga or similar if booking late.
Day 3 Kailash Everest Budget Tour-Saga-Mt. Kailash (Darchen), 510 km, about 10 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30-arrive at around 18:30
Kailash Everest Budget Tour Attractions Today: Payang town and landscapes along the way.
Take breakfasts around 8:00 am, we will start the drive from Saga to Mt. Kailash, the holy mountain for Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Bon. We will have lunch at Payang town around 13:30 and continue the drive. Along the road, you can enjoy the mountainous view and we will arrive Darchen (the starting point of your trekking) at 18:30. You can have a good rest upon the arrival and prepare for the pilgrimage tour tomorrow.
Accommodation: guesthouse in Darchen
Day 4 Kailash Everest Budget Tour Highlight: Darpoche-Dira-puk Monastery (4,950 m), 20 km, 7-8 hours (full moon date in many of our departures)
Kailash Everest Budget Tour Attractions Today: Dira-puk Monastery
Today is the first day of the pilgrimage kora. The Tibetan Saga Dawa Festival happens at Darpoche ever year. During the celebration,Tibetans hang their prayer flags on a vertical prayer flag pole. And Tibetan Lamas circulate around the prayer flag while reciting special prayers.When the ceremony ends, locals do their kora (trek). After this, we will trek along an easy path to the 1st Prostration Point, Choku Gompa. Opposite the Choku Gompa was once the place of assembling for 500 Arhats – the spot where Buddha Sakyamuni prayed and meditated in front of Mount Kailash.The gradually ascending path will take you to Driraphuk Gompa.
Tips: Eco-bus is available during the first 9 km, but it charges 60 RMB per person per your choice. Some tourists who can’t make the first 9 km trek have the option to take the vehicle, don’t worry, each of the tourists will meet together at the same time in the Chuku Monastery then go on the next 11 km trek.
Day 5 Kailash Everest Budget Tour-Dira-puk Monastery-Zultul-puk Monastery, second day of your trekking, 21 km, 8-9 hours trek
Kailash Everest Budget Tour Attractions Today: Zultul-puk Monastery (4,835 m), Droma-la Pass (5,630 m)
Today comes the most difficult part of the trekking, with two mountains to cross and 21 km to hike in the eight hours walking.
Wake up in the morning at 7:30, after breakfast, our trek begins. After 5-6 hours trekking, which covers 10km from Dira-puk Monastery to Shabje Drakthok, we will stop at a nomad tent for lunch and rest a while. At the Dromala Pass, pilgrims walk through with prayer flags around. From Shabje Drakthok to Zultul-puk Monastery covers 11 km which takes 4-5 hours with easier road.
Accommodation: Dira-puk Monastery guesthouse
Day 6 Kailash Everest Budget Tour-Zultul-puk Monastery-Darchen, 12 km, about 4 hours trek, Darchen-Lake Manasarovar, 70 km, about 1.5 hours’ drive
Kailash Everest Budget Tour Attractions Today: Lake Manasarovar
Last day of trekking with an easier course of 12 km takes about 5 hours. We set off at 8:30 after the beautiful sunrise. What comes to your horizon is the holy Mt. Kailash and the canyon. At noon, we will reach Darchen, the ending point of the trekking. After lunch, we will head to Lake Manasarovar, which is holiest lake in the Tibet. Lake Manasarovar attracts religious people from India, Nepal and neighboring countries.
Accommodation: Lake Manasarovar guesthouse
Tips: There are 4 km of the last day have the option to take the bus which charges 50 RMB per person.
Day 7 Kailash Everest Budget Tour-Lake Manasarovar-Saga, 450 km, about 8-9 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30-arrive at around 18:00
Kailash Everest Budget Tour Attractions Today: sunrise over the Lake Manasarovar and landscapes along the way
Recuperate the tired body on the way back to Saga, where you spend the upcoming night. At noon, lunch will be settled at Payang town just the same as coming.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saga or similar if booking late.
Day 8 Kailash Everest Budget Tour-Saga-Everest Base Camp, 300 km, about 7-8 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30 am-arrive at around 16:30
Kailash Everest Budget Tour Attractions Today: Peikutso Lake, Menbu Town, Gangga town (also known as old Tingri), Rongphu Monastery, Mt.Everest (8,843.43 m)
After breakfast, we set off to Peikutso Lake which is at 4591 meters elevation. Here we spend for 2 hours, and then continue driving through Menbu Town to Gangga Town (Old Tingri) where we will have lunch there. Rest a while, we drive further to Rongphu Monastery. And normally tourists will challenge the 2 hours short hike (or take the local environment tour vehicle which is RMB 25 per person) to the camping site where we spend one night. If god stands with us, we will see the breathtaking view of the sunset over Mt.Everest.
Accommodation: Nomad tent house at Mt.Everest camping site
Day 9 Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour- Everest Base Camp-Shigatse-Gyantse, 430 km, about 8-9 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30-arrive at around 18:30
Kailash Everest Budget Tour Attractions Today:Sunrise of Mt.Everest, Gyantse County
Wake up this morning below the stunning north face of Mt. Everest with its amazing sunrise. (For those tourists who want to go to Base Camp in the morning to have closer view of Everest, we can take the local environment tour vehicle to Everest. B.C) and after shooting the photos, we come back to Campsite and then we drive back to Shigatse city. As it’s a long way landscape that meal time and place are flexible depending on our journey circumstances.
Accommodation: Shigatse Manasarovar Hotel or Gesar Hotel or similar one if late booking
Day 10 Kailash Saga Dawa Festival Tour-Gyantse-Lhasa, 260 km, about 5-6 hours’ drive, set off at 8:30-arrive at around 17:00
Kailash Everest Budget Tour Attractions Today: Pelkhor Choede Monastery, Kumbum Pagoda, Karola Glacier, Lake Yamdrok
After breakfast, we will start drive to Pelkhor Choede Monastery which architecturally is a merging of Han, Tibetan and Nepali architecture. The most remarkable architecture also a symbol of Gyantse, is the Bodhi Dagoba (Tibetan name: Pelkhor Choede), called ‘Kumbum’, it is also well-known as “the Ten Thousand Buddha Pagodas”. Then the following two big highlight attractions to see will be Karola Glacier and Lake Yamdrok. These two sites are among the top recommended Tibet attractions.
Accommodation: By yourself