Mount Kailash Tour, Everest Base Camp & Manasarovar lake from Lhasa 16 Days

Mount-Kailash-Kora
Country Nepal and China Max-Altitude 18,471 ft
Trip StartKathmandu Trip End Kathmandu
Group Size Minimum 10 pax
Meals Full board fresh cooked meals from day 9 to 15 & breakfast from hotel in remaining days
Accommodation 3 Star deluxe hotel in Kathmandu and Lhasa. Standard hotel & guest house in other place
Per Person $ 4,290 USD
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    Make a pilgrimage to Mount Kailash, Lake Mansarovar, and Tibet with the Inner Kora Trek.

     

    What we love about this trek is that it is the perfect blend of trekking through breathtaking landscapes with a pilgrimage to perhaps the world’s holiest lake. Often regarded as the home of Lord Shiva and the seat of all spiritual power, Mount  Kailash tour holds a special place in the hearts of both Hindus and Buddhists. Devotees of these religions believe that circumambulating the mountain brings good fortune. The trip starts and ends at culturally inspiring city of Kathmandu in Nepal.

     

    In addition to visiting the holy mountain, this trek brings you to Lake Manasarovar, the highest freshwater lake on Earth. Taking a dip here allows the lake to wash away your sins. This tour also feature the rugged beauty of the vast Tibetan plateau.

     

    Your tour begins with a lovely trans-Himalayan flight to Lhasa. Reaching our destination we will have plenty of time to acclimate to avoid altitude sickness. A sightseeing tour in Lhasa takes you to various important landmarks including the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Sera Monastery. Drive through the timeless towns of Gyantse, Shigatse, and Saga to acquaint yourself with nomadic Buddhist culture of Tibet.

     

    Here, you will get plenty of great photo opportunities of alpine lakes and glaciers and allow sufficient time for acclimatization before you trek across the Dolma La Pass at 5,636 meters during mount Kailash tour.

     

    After crossing the Dolma La Pass, the trek becomes a bit soft with less strenuous trails to walk. Discover the naturally beautiful Lake Mansarovar with the reflection of Mt. Kailash appearing on its crystal-clear waters. The Kailash Kora trek begins in Darchen, continuing to Dirupak & leading up to Zutrulpuk, where you will explore numerous legendary sites along the path.

     

    The Gauri Kund pond has deep significance to pilgrims at it is known as the Lake of Compassion. According to a belief, Ganesha Ji stopped Lord Shiva while returning home. Ganesha's conduct disappointed Lord Shiva and thus beheaded the child. At this moment, Shiva’s wife Parvati was disappointed and asked for the child's life back. To do so, Lord Shiva then took the head of wandering elephant and set it on the body of Ganesha, thereby giving him his well-known figure.

     

    Mount Kailash tour with Everest Base Camp and Manasarovar lake from Lhasa is a must-do trek for devout pilgrims, every-level adventurers, and travelers who wish to spend a memorable time in a spiritual and natural tour around Mount Kailash, Lake Mansarovar, and Tibet.

    Why Do Trekkers Like You Love This Itinerary?

    • With over 20 years of experience, our itinerary is well crafted and specially designed to be hassle-free.
    • Our Kailash tour starts in Lhasa and provides you with enough acclimatization time. This differs from most itineraries that begin in Kerung, thus leading to a more difficult trekking experience. Trust us – acclimatizing well makes a big difference!
    • This tour is guided by highly-experienced Tibetan and Nepalese leaders. The whole group will be led by a Tibetan guide and for every four travelers; one Sherpa will be there to take care of you all along the trek.
    • Staff carry a first-aid kit, oxygen, and oximeter for your safety during Kora and the whole tour.
    • Full porterage during Kora with personalized service.
    • Full board fresh cooked meals (B/L/D) from Mansarovar till the end of your trip. A cook and Nepalese staff will accompany you to provide personalized services during Kora.

    When Is The Best Time To Go

    Although open year round, we recommend going from May to September. During these times, you have the best chance of favorable weather conditions and should get some amazing views throughout the trip. The temperatures are relatively moderate and summer is perfect for bathing in the holy waters and other outdoor activities.

    Is This The Right Trip For You?

    • Suitable for anyone with moderate fitness level, from beginner trekkers to experienced adventurers. High altitude is the most challenging factor but we factor in time to acclimatize
    • Kora will be a strenuous 3-day trek reaching a maximum altitude over 16400 feet while you will be walking 6-7 hours each day, and for the rest of the trip, you will enjoy sightseeing tours in private comfortable vehicle
    • Past hiking experience would be favorable, though technical skills are not required
    • We recommend jogging and exercising daily for at least 6 months prior to the start of your trip and provide suggested guidelines to train for this specific trek
    • Travelers with lung or heart problems might have difficulties on the trip. It is better to consult with your doctor for any health related questions

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    What’s Included

    Price Includes
    • Airport transfers to/from hotel
    • 3-star deluxe hotel with breakfast, 4 nights in Kathmandu
    • Standard & comfortable, clean & hygienic accommodations in Tibet as per itinerary
    • All accommodations on twin-sharing basis except in day 9,11 & 12
    • Flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa
    • Breakfasts from Day 2 to Day 8
    • All freshly cooked Vegetarian Meals while in Tibet from day 9 to 15 (Breakfast Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, Tea, Coffee, Chai)
    • Guided excursions with local, fully trained, certified, English speaking professional Tibetan tour leader
    • Nepali Sherpa staff (trekking guides, porters, cook, etc) from Saga
    • Yaks & Yak men for luggage during Parikrama
    • Staff salary, insurance, equipment, food, and lodging
    • Chinese Visa Fees and Assistance in acquiring Chinese Visa
    • All ground transportation in the comfortable private vehicle(s)
    • Four season sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (sleeping bag and down jackets are to be returned after the trip)
    • A comprehensive medical kit and oxygen cylinder for emergency
    • All taxes payable to central and state governments
    • Mt Kailash special permits
    • All Nepali staff permits and conservation fee for Kailash and Mansarovar
    • Mansarovar sightseeing
    • Yamdrok lake conservation fee
    • Karola glacier conservation fee
    • Everest conservation fee for all members, guide and vehicle
    • Everest conservative electronic bus ticket for both members and guide
    • All camping fees
    • Farewell dinner
    What's Not Included
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
    • Lunch and Dinner till Saga in Tibet
    • Nepal Visa fees
    • Horse rental while on Parikrama (approx cost US $350) or personal porter (approx cost US $200) Nepal Visa Fee(bring accurate USD cash and six passport photographs)
    • International flights except for Kathmandu-Lhasa flight
    • Extra night accommodations, if required in Tibet and Kathmandu
    • Any optional activities during free time except those mentioned in the itinerary
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Tips for all staff
    • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower etc
    • Lodging and food in Kathmandu, in case of early arrival than the scheduled date from the Kailash tour
    • Services not mentioned in the ‘Trip Cost Included’ section

    Travelers Review

    Alexis Blanc
    Alexis Blanc

    France

    This was my first trekking experience and my god it was fantastic I decided to experience this EBC trek and read More

    Traveled to Nepal Solo from Apr 03 - Apr-17 2018
    Jigisha Patel
    Jigisha Patel

    United States

    Adventurous trekking to this part of the world can be daunting to plan for. The Extollo staff was available throughout read More

    Traveled to Nepal in group of 25 from Mar 15 - Mar-29 2019
    Fabian Haas
    Fabian Haas

    United States

    It was really a wonderful experience. I had this Everest Luxury Trek with Helicopter tour last April with my family, read More

    Traveled to Nepal Solo from Apr 09 - Apr-16 2018

    Detailed Itinerary

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    Note: “Extollo Adventures reserves the right to amend the itinerary in case of unforeseen circumstances: weather conditions, flight delays and cancellations, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc, can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The tour leader will, and can make the changes for safety reasons and also to improve the trip as well as your experience. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, so one needs to be flexible, if required.”

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    Accommodation and meals

    While you travel, we will follow two types of accommodations. You will spend your nights in Kathmandu and Lhasa at the deluxe 3-star hotel, other nights in standard hotel & guest houses in Tibet. All accommodations along the tour will be on a twin-sharing basis. Single supplement will be provided on request, at an additional cost ($380 USD). However, single supplement may not be feasible all the time especially at higher elevations above Mansarovar.

    During our Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake Yatra, you can enjoy authentic Nepalese food in Kathmandu and exotic Tibetan cuisines in Tibet as well as the common international cuisine (Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Only breakfast is included on your cost trip till Mansarovar (Day 10), where onwards lunch and dinner are also included. Our cook accompanying you on the trek will prepare delicious and hygienic meals for you along the rest of the journey. Breakfast will be provided in the hotel each morning and dinner can be bought from the hotel or from a lodge menu where you spend the night. You can have lunch on the way to your next destination.

    Important notes ( Read before you book )

    • Visa & Passport Information

      Extollo Adventures will assist you in procuring the visas required for travel to Tibet. You can apply for the Nepalese Tourist Visa on arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Your passport must be at least 6 months valid at the end of your tour. Please send us a copy of your passport in order for us proceeds to apply for the visa. Also, bring at least 6 recent passport photos.

    • Travel Insurance

      It is mandatory for joining any of the Extollo Adventures trips is that all clients must be insured, it is strongly recommended that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. There could be comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

    • Extra Expenses and Exclusions

      You need to keep extra money to cover miscellaneous expenses. This would be for travelers spending money for requirements like beverages both alcoholic and nonalcoholic, purchasing toiletries, souvenirs, paying for laundry service, bar bills, phone bills, extra porters, bottled water, tipping, and other services not listed and recreational expenses. You need to consider your own spending habits when it comes to using money for the above mentioned expenses. There could be unforeseen circumstances like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, flight cancellations etc that are beyond Extollo Adventures' control, for which emergency funds will be highly recommended.

    • Solo Travelers

      Generally, we do not charge solo travelers any extra charge. You will be paired up with another traveler of same gender and hotel room will be provided on twin sharing basis in Tibet. On request, you will be provided a single room in Tibet with a single supplement charge.

    • Couple of Rules

      Do’s & Don’ts in Tibet

      • Independent tour is prohibited in Tibet. You will only be granted a group visa for Tibet whereby you can only tour within an organized group travel.
      • Dress responsibly. Short skirts and shorts are not a suitable option, especially at religious sites.
      • Act respectfully when visiting temples and monasteries. Always circle a monastery building, statue or chorten (stupa) in a clockwise direction. Keep prayer wheels and shrines on your right. Allow your guide to lead by example or better explain it to you.
      • Don’t wear shorts or short skirts and transparent clothes (especially when visiting monasteries and religious sites as you may be barred from entering)
      • Always take your hat and sunglasses off before entering religious sites
      • Smoking, consuming alcohol or making unnecessary noise in a monastery, public displays of affection, indecent clothing, spitting before somebody etc are considered taboos in Tibet.
      • Giving candy to child promotes begging- don’t encourage it.
      • Avoid discussing politically or culturally sensitive topics in public.
      • Do not put Tibetans in a politically difficult or even potentially dangerous situation. This includes handing out photos of the Dalai Lama (these are illegal in Tibet) and politically sensitive materials.
      • Taking pictures is prohibited in sensitive areas like check-posts/ Army Areas.
      • Always ask permission before photographing a local or a religious site. Many temples will charge a fee for cameras or video cameras.
      • Refrain from taking photos during a prayer meeting. At other times always ask permission to take photos, especially when using a flash. Some monasteries charge photography fees.

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    If you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip, please feel free to contact us by email or call us at +1 (925) 302-6361