16 Days Mt Kailash & Lake Manasarovar Hiking Tour

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16 Days Mt Kailash & Lake Manasarovar Hiking Tour


Lhasa (5 Nights) ,Gyangtse (1 Nights) ,Shigatse (3 Nights)

Duration: 16 Days & 15 Nights
Tour Type: Multi-City Tour
Tour Code: CTP200
Theme:Tibet Trekking Tours


This is a real adventure deep into the Tibetan hinterland. The only means of transportation in 16 days is land rover and some drives may last a whole day. But the hardship will be rewarded by the picturesque scenes along the way. The essence of this holy land is hidden in these unpolluted and unfrequented areas.

1Highlights & Map

Hiking excursions Camping Pilgrimage paths Lakeside picnic lunch Tibetan family visit Artisan workshop visits Tibetan medical expert meeting Buddhist scripture printing Monk debates


Day 01Lhasa

Destinations: Lhasa

Activities: Arrive in Lhasa (3650m). On our way to hotel, we can enjoy the heart-beating highland view along this Yarlong Tsangpo river (the longest river in Tibet). Get full rest for acclimatization. 70km 1.5hrs Overnight at Lhasa.

Hotel: Lhasa Dhood Gu Hotel

No.19 Shasarsu Road, Trom Si Khang, Lhasa, ChinaShow Map


Day 02Lhasa

Destinations: Lhasa

Activities: Today we will visit the highest palace in the world— Potala Palace which is the Dalai Lama's winter palace. It locates on the red hill, a good viewing point in Lhasa. In the afternoon, we go to the renowned Jokhang Temple which will provide us one of your first sights of devout Tibetans. In the temple we will see the glistening Sakyamuni statue which is considered as Tibetan Buddhism's rarity. After then, stroll around the bustling Barkhor Street. Overnight at Lhasa.

Meals: lunch

Hotel: Lhasa Dhood Gu Hotel

No.19 Shasarsu Road, Trom Si Khang, Lhasa, ChinaShow Map


Day 03Lhasa

Destinations: Lhasa

Activities: Morning time will be spent in Norbulinka which is Dalai Lama's summer palace. Later, we will go to visit the Sera monastery where lively lama debating will be seen (except Sundays). This is very interesting. Many lamas sitting or standing in the yard debate a certain topic their teacher has given. Overnight at Lhasa Tibetan flavor dinner with traditional performance at local Tibetan restaurant.

Meals: Lunch

Hotel: Lhasa Dhood Gu Hotel

No.19 Shasarsu Road, Trom Si Khang, Lhasa, ChinaShow Map


Day 04Lhasa, Gyangtse

Destinations: Lhasa-Yamdrok-Gyantse

Activities: Today we will continue our journey to other places of Tibet. About hundred kilometers, you will appreciate the holy Lake of Yamdrok Yumtso. Drive to historical city Gyantse. On the way, we can see the Karola Glacier Visit Pelkhor monastery for its famous Kumbum Pagoda , the only one which contains defferent Tibetan Buddhism sects in Tibet. 270m 5-6hrs Overnight at hotel.

Meals: Lunch

Hotel: Gyangtse Hotel

No.8 Hero South Road, Gyantse Town, Gyangze County, ChinaShow Map


Day 05Gyangtse, Shigatse

Destinations: Gyangtse-Shigatse

Activities: Today we will continue our journey to Shigatse , On the way have a family visit for a glimpse of everyday Tibetan life. P.M. visit Pachen Lama's seat place, the great Tashilumpo monastery, a very big and complex monastery in Tibet. Then, have a look at the Local Market. 90 km 2hrs Overnight at hotel.

Meals: Lunch

Day 06Shigatse

Destinations: Shigatse-Lhatse

Activities: Drive 230m(5-6hrs) to Lhatse via Sigatse, En route visit Sakya, monastery- is historically a significant place, the centre of the Sakya Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Overnight at Lhatse Guesthouse.

Meals: Lunch

Day 07Shigatse,

Destinations: Lhatse-Saga

Activities: On the first long driving day over the sandy and rocky land of Tibet, other things like lake, nomads chasing thousands of yaks and sheep keep you busy. By the late afternoon you will cross Bhramha Purtra River way to typical Chinese and Tibetan town Saga Overnight camping (330km, 7-8hrs).

Meals: Lunch

Day 08,

Destinations: Saga-Payang

Activities: Jeeps roll on the wide valley following rivers and grazing land of yaks and sheep. Far south you can see snow covered peaks near by you, lots of rocky peaks and sand duns give you an ideal world. Depends on season, nomads and other mobile shopkeepers are attired by beautiful traditional costume, waiting your arrival with hot tea and other supplies along with big smile. Overnight camping 185 km 6-7hrs.

Meals: Lunch

Day 09,

Destinations: Paryang- Tarchen

Activities: The longest driving day starts with full of excitement, by the late afternoon you can have the first sight of Holy Mt. Kailash. Tarchen- the Base Camp for trekking around Mt. kailash. We will hire Yaks & yakherds for the following three days trekking form here. Overnight camping 280km 7-8hrs.

Meals: Lunch

Day 10,

Destinations: Trek to Drira Phuk

Activities: Tarchen is the pilgrim’s gateway to Mt. kailash . The pilgrim’s circuit trek starts & finishes at Tarchen. The circle is about 55km. Today is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; water falls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feeling that Great God Shiva is every where with tons of blessing to you. Overnight Camping 5-6hrs.

Meals: Lunch

Day 11,

Destinations: Drira Phuk-Zutrul Phuk

Activities: Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage with Dolma-La (pass) of 5428m . By the late afternoon you will arrive Zutrul Phuk (the cave of Miracles. The great ascetic Milarepa is supposed to have performed miracles here). Overnight Camping.

Meals: Lunch

Day 12

Destinations: Zutrul Phuk-Tarchen- Manasarovar

Activities: End the pilgrimage circuit after walking about 3 hours. Drive to Manasarovar, the highest lake of fresh water with turquoise complexion in the world is full of fishes and swans. Holy Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandala, Lake Rashekshi are lying on its surrounding. The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living creatures. Night will be spending at Chu Gumpa. Overnight Camping.

Meals: Lunch

Day 13,

Destinations: Manasarovar–Saga

Activities: Drive back to Saga Overnight camping 593 km 12-13hrs.

Meals: Lunch

Hotel: saga camp

saga,Tibet,ChinaShow Map


Day 14, Shigatse

Destinations: Saga- Shigatse

Activities: Drive back to Shigatse Overnight at hotel.

Meals: Lunch

Day 15Shigatse, Lhasa

Destinations: Shigatse- Lhasa

Activities: Drive back to Lhasa. Overnight Hotel.

Meals: Lunch

Hotel: Lhasa Dhood Gu Hotel

No.19 Shasarsu Road, Trom Si Khang, Lhasa, ChinaShow Map


Day 16Lhasa

Destinations: Departrue from Lhasa

Activities: Lhasa-Airport

3Price Policy

Price Includes

  • Hotel accommodation in twin shared room with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner).
  • Domestic flights, trains or buses as specified in the itinerary
  • Airport tax and fuel fee.
  • Private car/coach for transfers service and sightseeing program as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Local English-speaking tour guide for transfers and sightseeing program as indicated in each city.
  • Entrance fees to scenic spots as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Service charge and government Taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Entry or exit China international airfare or train tickets.
  • Hotel room/cruise cabin single supplement.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
  • Gratuities to the tour guide, driver and hotel bellboy.
  • Fees for entry visa to China.
  • Traveler insurance.
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary.
Note: Tipping is now considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration. However, this is a matter of personal discretion. You may use following as a reference.Suggested Tipping: for local guide: $8 to $10 per person(guest) per day, for driver: $4 to $5 per person(guest) per day.
Cancellation and Refund Policy for Tours Reservation
Cancellation in advance Cancellation penalty
More than 30 days No Cancellation Fee
30-10 days 50% of the full payment
9-0 days or no show 100% of the full payment

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Reviews (100% / overall satisfaction:)

Ms. Mr. Taylor Miller

(United States/America)

Dec.14, 2012

Overall Satisfaction:
How fortunate we feel to have been able to take this brief tour with 9 wonderful people and very good tour guide. We were very pleased with your arrangement. You’re having the meal arrive at the table so quickly after getting to a restaurant The downside of this was that many meals were very similar and eating became a little monotonous. The scenery along the road was great. I consider the best part of traveling in Tibet was on the road. The scenery was unique. Thank you again for your

Ms. Mr. Frederic


Dec.14, 2012

Overall Satisfaction:
We were happy to take your tour. Thank you for everything. I love the meals in Tibet and the beautiful scenery, and also your zest. The cars were always kept clean and the drivers all seemed friendly. Tibet is an exciting place, where the natural environment can hardly be seen in other places. We all thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in China. In fact, I have never had such a well-run holiday. Best regards and hoping we would see each other soon.

Ms. Ms Lenka, Dutoit


Dec.07, 2012

Overall Satisfaction:
Dear china travel depot, Thank you so much for our wonderful experience in china, Firstly organizing the tour with Luis was very easy as she was so efficient and helpful from the start and provided some good suggestions about what we should see. We have to say that our Mt Kailash & Lake Manasarovar Hiking Tour was very enjoyable for us. In Tibet we observed the various and mysterious local Tibetan lakes and mountains along roads. Thank you all so much, We will not hesitate to recommend your company to our friends, We hope to see you again soon.

6Questions & Answers

Questions & Answers


Dec. 02,2012 04:19

Asked by Mr.Bill (Canada)

What is the price of this tour?? Thank you.
You do not mention the price, although all other conditions are give. Please provide price. Also what is charge for yaks and yak men? Thanks.
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