Lhasa Kailash Small Group Tour via Everest Base Camp Tibet
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Kailash Tour & Travel Pvt. Ltd organizes 15 days fixed Kailash Group Tour 2017 via Kathmandu, Beijing, Chengdu, Xian, Shanghai on our scheduled fixed group departure dates of 2017 and 2018. This is the best and cheapest group joining tour to Kailash.
Private Kailash Tour costs a lot to travel to Mount Kailash due to its remoteness and inaccessibility by hiring a private jeep and tour guide. We at Kailash Group Tour Pvt. Ltd is trying the best to help more of our clients fulfilling their dream for Kailash Manasarovar Tour by reducing the tour cost and organizing more clients to share one vehicle and tour guide. For your kind notice we have brought fixed departure dates of 2017 and 2018 for small Kailash group tour. Find our fixed group departure dates of Lhasa Kailash Group Tour via Kathmandu that matches your travel schedule and just tell us your travel plan. We will collect other travelers to match your dates.
Mount Kailash Manasarovar Group Tour is a holy pilgrimage tour for different religious faith people. Thousands of different religious faith people such as Hindu, Christians, Buddhists, Bonisits and Jains from all over the worlds set for this adventure Kailash Manasarovar Tour each year. Kathmandu is the transit point for Kailash Manasarovar Tour. In 15 days, Kailash Group Tour, we have 3 days trekking around Mount Kailash. The completion of Manasarovar Kailash Tibet Tour helps to away from sin in one's life, and drive close to Moksha or Niravana. Mount Kailash travelers are increasing every year.
01: How many days required for Mt. Kailash Tour?
Holy Mt. Kailash tour require
Option one: - 13 days by overland,
Option two:- 11 days by Helicopter via Simikot.
02: In how many days would I finish Mt. Kailash Kora and how long it is?
Holy Kailash Kora is approx 52 kms trek to be completed in 2 nights / 3 Days. Night camping in Dirapuk & Zuthul-puk.
03: When is the best time to travel?
Holy Mt. Kailash tour starts last April till September every year.
04: What type of Land cruiser will be?
It is new model, 4500 Toyota land cruiser. There will be four adults + one driver in each land cruiser. Also one Nepal helper will stay at the back side of Land cruiser.
05: How many days do we need to hire Yak or Horse and a Porter during the Kora (Kailash circuit) and how much does it cost?
If you are unable to trek then you can hire Yak or Horse for 3 days parikarma. It costs you about 1200 Chinese currency (Yuan) per Yak or horse with man.
06: Are there any hidden charges to be paid direct?
Additional expenses incurred due to delay, Accidents, Natural disaster & Political action. Following are the charges not included during tour.
- Yak/horse and Yak/horse man cost
- Rescue or evacuation if need, Tibet visa separation cost
- Travel insurance, drink, laundry, Telephone/fax, Additional transportation cost.
- If you are not going for Kailash Parikrama due to any reason and staying back at Darchen for three days, you have to pay accommodation and food in Darchen by yourself.
07: How much cash should we carry and in what form (Dollar or Yuan or Indian Rupees)?
In Kathmandu, all type of currency is acceptable (however denominations of INR 500 & 1000 is not allowed in Nepal). In Tibet you will need Chinese Yuan only. About 3000 Yuan you may need for 13 days tour in kailash for emergency case and hiring horse, horse man and porter during Kailash Parikrama. Unused Yuan can be change at border in to your currency.
08: How will be accommodation during tour?
Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and basic guest house accommodation in Tibet. In case, if available guest house are occupied, tents accommodation will be used.
09: How is your cancellation policy?
Our cancellation Policies as below:
30 days before departure date, USD 300 for foreigner and INR 10000 for Indian will be charged as cancellation.
15 days before departure date, USD 1000 for foreigner and INR 30,000 will be charged as cancellation.
07 days before departure date, we are unable to refund.
10: What items do you provide for this trip?
We provide you Camping Equipments, Sleeping bags, down Jacket, oxygen back-up & Gaymo Bag.
Note: All provided items should be return to us at the end of tour.
11: What medical terms should I be aware?
No medical report is required but we insist every customer to consult their doctor before traveling to high altitude. Also every customer must declare their physical status and specify if they are allergic to any medicine.
12: what other official documents should I carry except Passport for kailash tour?
We suggest you to carry nine months valid Passport with 4 passport size photographs and Medical Insurance Policy (Not compulsory).
13: What is your advice for tour on full moon day?
You can commence your tour any day. Some of our customers prefer to reach at Mansarovar or Kailash on full moon day.
14: Can we take children with age group of 6 and 10 years?
Physically normal children can join this tour along with you but at your own risk because you know your child better.
15: What will be the tour cost for children?
Tour cost is same for children.
16: Are there cooks and supporting team during tour?
There will very professional cooks and supporting team. They will carry all necessary cooking items with them and they serve you only vegetarian food during your tour.
17: Can we prescribe the menu for cooking on daily basis?
You may discuss and suggest your choice. If possible and other fellows agree our cook will not mind cooking your choice of food.
18: How about visa fee in the tour cost?
Visa fee is included. However, cost of Nepal visa is not included (applicable for foreign nationals only). Indian passport holders do not need Nepal Visa.
19: Is it possible to hire porter at Darchen? (Parkarma starting point)
Normally you can hire helpers and porters for your kids and luggage at Darchen that cost you about 180 Yuan Per day but once you hire at Darhcen, you have to pay them for three days no matter you used them or not.
20: Is good sanitation available during the camping days?
Toilet tents are set up during the camping days.
21: Can I bring video camera and digital camera? Are there any facilities to recharge the batteries or restrictions to use these things?
You are allowed to bring video camera and digital camera along with you. The voltage in Tibet is 220V. You can re-charge batteries most of the places except during 3 days parikrama.
22: What about communication possibilities?
Darchen (Parikarma starting point) is the last point where communication facility is available. Mobile will not work in Kailash region. It works only in town. Our guides will be using satellite phones during parikrama.
23: When should we book the Holy Mt. Kailash tour and how to book?
You should book this tour minimum 45 days in advance and to book this tour, we need copy of passport with 20% advance deposit.
24: How can we make advance payment?
We have following payment options:
Pay on line through credit card OR
Swift transfer to OUR BANK account. Visit our Booking & Payment Conditions
25: If we are not feeling comfortable or physically fit for parikarma then what we will do.
In such case, you must stay back in Darchen for 3 days.
26: What we must carry?
Be sure you have the needy items below:-
Warm clothes, water bottle, water purification tabs, sun tan lotion utility knife, dusk musk, medicine for headaches, fever, colds, stomach disorders and diamox (unless you are allergic to sulpha drugs) for altitude sickness, It is also good to carry dry fruit, juice powder, breads, candy, canned or packed food, nuts, pickles and biscuits.
27: Do you have any age restriction?
We do not have any age restrictions. If you are physically fit you may travel but we insist everyone to consult their doctor and must mention that you are going to high altitude. Some of our old aged clients travelled with us and have successfully done the tour and parikarma.
Further Kailash Tour Information:
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: +977 98510 23742 (Jitendra) & 98510 23758 (Thakur).
Day 01: Arrive in Lhasa(3650m) via Kathmandu or Mainland China
Pick up from the airport/transfer to your hotel. Time permitting, you may want to start exploring the capital city (local guides are available). In the evening, meet the group for dinner and a trip briefing.
Day 2: Lhasa Tour - Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, and Barkhor Street.
Breakfast, and sightseeing tour first visit the Potala Paalce is the winter palace of the Dalai Lama. Tibet Potala palace has 1000 chambers, the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and meditation cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. After lunch, tour to Jokhang temple built by the 33rd great kind of Tibet in 7th century to promote the Buddhist religion. Barkhor Street is the local Tibetan street around Jokhang temple; you can walk with pilgrims and locals, and shopping local Tibetan souvenirs there.
Day 3: Lhasa Tour - Drepung and Sera Monastery.
Breakfast and continue Lhasa tour to visit Drepung monastery, one of the great three" Gelug monasteries of Tibet built in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa's main disciples. Ganden palace used to be Dalai Lama's palace in the Drepung before he moved to the Potala palace. In the Afternoon, we visit Sera Monastery, one of the "great three" Gelugpa monasteries of Tibet built in 1419 by Jamchen Chojey, one of the Tsongkhapa's main disciples. The Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon is the main attraction of Sera Monastery. Stay overnight in Lhasa
Day 4: Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Shigatse (10 hrs, 370km)
Breakfast and we drive through the green farmland of Nyangchu Valley, Yamdrok lakes, Karo-La Glacier and Gyantse. Yamdro-Tso Lake and Kumbum monastery in Gyantse are the attraction of the day driving. Yamdro-tso Lake is shaped like coiling scorpion with deep blue in color and Kumbum monastery has a 35m-high chorten (stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome. After visiting Pelkor Choede, we continue drive to Shigatse which is the second biggest city of Lhasa. Overnight in Shigatse.
Day 5: Shigatse - Snakya - Tingri (10hr, 290km)
Breakfast, visit TashiLhumpo monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama and drive to Tingri visiting Sakya monastery. One of the very famous monasteries in Tibet, and we also cross the highest pass called Gyatso La (5200m) while driving to Tingri, the entrance of Himalayan Nature Reserve. Overnight in Tingri.
Day 6: Tingri to Rongbuk Monastery and Everest Base Camp (3 hrs, 90km)
Breakfast and 2-3 hours drive to Rongpuk through new winding road in the mountains. On the way from Tingri to Everest Base Camp, you can enjoy the stunning mountain scenery; past the wild grassland, the torrent and soaring mountains. You can see the panorama of Himalaya range including the 4 mountains which are 8000m high and more to enjoy like Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Qowowuyag (8201m) and Mt Makalu (8463m), and even majestic view of golden summit of Mt. Everest at sunset. Stay overnight in Rongbuk Guest House or local Tibetan Tent.
Day 7:Rongphu Monastery - Everest Base Camp - Saga (8/9hrs, 460km)
Enjoy the sunrise view on the top of Mount Everest and the giant pyramid view of Mount Everest in front of you at Rongbuk monastery, breakfast and continue drive to Saga via Peiku Tso Lake (4600m). Overnight at local guesthouse of Saga
Day 8: Saga to Lake Manasarovar to Darchen (9/10hrs, 550km)
Breakfast and drive to Darchen via Drongpa and Manasarovar Lake is the holy lake of Tibetan and Hinduism. You can relax around the lake shore and experience the natural beauty of the lake. In late afternoon, we will reach Darchen, a small town at the foot of Mt. Kailash. Tour guide will assist tourists to arrange trekking yaks and porters and doing some preparation for your following 3 days trekking around Mt. Kailash. Overnight at local guesthouse in Darchen town.
Day 9: Trek Day 1 - Darchen to Drirapuk (6.5 hrs, 11km)
Drive 8km by an environment-friendly bus (40minutes) to Sarshung, where porters are waiting for their clients, and we trek to Drirapuk (4920m). Stay overnight at the tent guesthouse of monastery.
Day 10: Trek Day 2 - Drirapuk to Zuthulpuk (22km, 12 hours)
Breakfast and trek to Zhuthulpuk. This is the hardest and most tough trek crosses the Dolma-La pass (5630m) lying 6.4km ahead but 762m above Drirapuk. After taking a rest at the top of Dolma-La pass, you will descend staircase bringing you to Lhachu valley floor, taking about one hour from the pass, and the continue trek to Zuthulpuk. Stay overnight at the tent guesthouse of monastery.
Day 11: Trek Day 3 - Zuthulpuk to Darchen (11km, 7hours)
Today, we will go through Milarepa's cave, where the temple and shrines have been built around. Then we walk back to Darchen is easy and the exit from the valley can be reached within three hours. At the ending point of the valley, the driver will come to pick you up and take you back to Darchen. Stay overnight at the local guesthouse at Tarchen.
Day 12: Darchen to Saga (530Km, 14 hours)
Drive back along the incoming road to Saga.
Day 13: Saga to Shigatse.
Day 14: Shigatse to Lhasa.
Day 15: Lhasa Airport or Train Station.
Breakfast and Tibetan tour guide will transfer you to the airport or train station and help you get on board. Say good bye to Tibet Himalayas and Lhasa.
- Airport pick up and departure transfer.
- Tibet travel permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet.
- All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary.
- English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide shared in your group.
- Comfortable, clean and safe vehicle with reliable Tibetan local driver; vehicle ranging from 7 seats Van to 22 seats tourist bus depending on the group size.
- 3 star hotels in Lhasa, Shigatse and Tingri, sharing twin room, with breakfast in hotel restaurant Local Guest houses at Darchen and Saga, dormitories, 3-5 pax sharing.
- Local Guest Tents at the roadside of Mt. Kailash trekking path for 2 nights, dormitories, 3-5 pax sharing if you travel individually, you will need to share one room with another tourist; while if you prefer to stay in one room by yourself, you will have to pay the single room supplement.
- Tourist accident/casualty insurance.
- First aid kit.
Cost Not Includes:
- Flight or Train ticket
- Meals throughout the trip, it costs about USD 3-15 per person for one meal in Tibet.
- Tips for tour guide and driver
- Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic beverages during your Tibet trip), optional tour activities, etc.
- Tibet China group paper visa.
- Yaks and Porters for carrying bags during trekking at clients' request.