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  • 14 Days / 15 Nights
  • DIWALI and DEV DIWALI in ONE and the DIVERSITY OF INDIA

Route: LHASA (3N)-GYANTSE (1N)-SHIGATSE(1N)-EBC RONGBUK MONATSRY(1N)-SAGA (1N)-DARCHEN (1N)-DIRAPUK 81N)-ZUTULPUK (1N)-ZHONGBA (1N)-LHATSE (1N)-SHIGATSE (1N)-LHASA (1N)

Date: You choose (between February and September)

Difficulty Level: STRENOUS, not recommended for beginners

Note: This itinerary is fully customizable as per your wish.

This is a primarily pilgrimage journey that takes you from Lhasa to the west of Tibet, Nagri, and back to Lhasa. A two-day sightseeing tour in Lhasa gives you a general idea about the history of Tibet, its people, and culture. Then, you can enjoy the beautiful highland scenery and travel to Mount Everest, which is the highest peak in the world. You can reach there through Gyantse, Shigatse, and Tingri. Finally, you will visit Mt. Kailash, which is called the treasure of the snow-capped mountain in Tibetan. Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, Bon (the native religion in Tibet) and Jainism consider Mt. Kailash as the world’s center. Indians also hold this belief and think that Lord Shiva, possessing the strongest power and highest position, dwells here. Additionally, the upper portions of the Indus and Ganges rivers originate from this mountain.

As a result, numerous Indian pilgrims visit this area, and if you visit, you will witness a mysterious phenomenon. The sunlit slope of the mountain remains blanketed by snow throughout the year, while the shaded part of the sacred peak is devoid of snow. The sunlit slope of the mountain remains blanketed by snow throughout the year, while the shaded part of the sacred peak is devoid of snow. The sunlit slope of the mountain remains blanketed by snow throughout the year, while the shaded part of the sacred peak is devoid of snow. Any snow present on the latter side immediately melts when the sun shines.  Mt. Kailash has captivated pilgrims and explorers for ages, yet no one has ever scaled the mountain or dared to breach its core. The optimal trekking season is between late April and June or from September through early October.

Code: TPTLE4

  • ITB-Highlights:* Potala and Jokhang Temples detailed visit
  • * Sunrise of Everest Peak
  • * Sand dunes, beautiful grassland in Darchen
  • * Holy Manasarovar Lake
  • * Enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way
  • * Experience the colorful everyday life of Tibet
  • * Folk music and dance wherever possible
  • * And little surprise programmes throughout the trip
  • Included in the Price:
    • Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis
    • American/Continental breakfast.
    • Services of qualified local guides (English speaking) throughout the tour.
    • All entrance fees to monuments during the sightseeing as mentioned above
    • All necessary Travel Permits to travel in Tibet
    • First Aid Kit with Oxygen supply
    • Traditional welcome in the hotel.
    • All transfers on arrival and departure by ITB representative.
    • All transfers and sightseeing during the tour by air-conditioned car with driver.
  • Not included in the price:
    • Any Visa fees
    • Yaks & herders during 3-Day Mt Kailash Kora
    • Shuttle Bus fee at Lake Manasarovar: USD 43/person
    • Lunch & Dinner are not included but we will recommend some good ones for you according to your requirements. Usually, it takes 3-10 USD per person for each meal.
    • All personal expenses such as tips, laundry, telephone bills and beverages.
    • Camera fees (still or film).
    • Any airfare.
    • Unspecified meals etc.
    • Medical & Travel insurance.
    • Additional costs due to flight cancellation, train delays road blocks, natural calamity etc.
    • Anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Tour Plan

01

Day 1: International flight to Lhasa

Upon arrival in Lhasa, you can either travel via the Lhasa Gonggar Airport, which is located 62 km/39 miles away from the city and approximately an hour's journey by car to reach the hotel. On the way, you can admire the picturesque views of the mountains. A short transfer is all that is required from the station to reach the hotel.

You may have free time depending on your arrival time to explore the city of Lhasa. Our guides are available to suggest activities for your stay in Lhasa. Keep in mind that Lhasa is situated 3,650 meters/ 12,000 ft above sea level and some time is needed to acclimate.

Following your hotel check-in, explore the city, visit nearby temples, indulge in shopping and enjoy the delights of Tibetan cuisine at local eateries or simply relax.

Our guides are available to suggest activities for your stay in Lhasa. A visit to Barkhor Street is a great way to start your exploration of Lhasa. Join the groups of devotees, locals, and monks as they walk in circles around the Jokhang Temple.

Remember to take it easy, savour your day, and give yourself some time to adjust on your initial day in Tibet.

Meal Plan: B
02

Day 02: Lhasa City Tour by walking

This trip takes you to two key places of worship in Tibet.

The Potala Palace has traditionally served as the residence of the Dalai Lamas since the 17th century. We'll enter and stay there for about 1.5 - 2 hours. During the visit, you'll get a chance to view many of its renowned objects.

Following the Potala Palace tour, you'll have an opportunity to enjoy a free lunch.

If there's sufficient time, you can take a stroll around the Potala Palace and interact with some of the local Tibetans.

Next, we'll head to Jokhang Temple, built in the 7th century to showcase the Jowo Shakyamuni Statue – depicting the 12-year-old Buddha prior to his enlightenment. The statue was crafted during the time of the historical Buddha and is richly adorned with gold, gems, and precious stones.

We suggest taking a stroll around Barkhor Street after visiting the temple.

You'll stay overnight in the hotel.

Meal Plan: B
03

Day 03: Lhasa City Tour part 2

After breakfast in the morning, we’re touring the two top monasteries located in the capital city.

First, we'll visit Drepung Monastery, which was the biggest monastery globally, where more than 10,000 monks lived in the past. Before the construction of the Potala Palace, it was a home for Dalai Lamas.

After the Drepung Monastery, we'll have time to eat lunch freely.

Then, in the afternoon, we'll go to Sera Monastery, established by Tsongkhapa's student in the fifteenth century. Currently, monks partake in renowned debates that can be observed. These debates significantly aid in comprehending and learning about Buddhism. Monks gather outdoors in the courtyard, beneath tree cover, to enhance their knowledge.

In the evening, there will be ample time to prepare for our trek, including packing and organizing any necessary items. Kathmandu for overnight stay.

Meal Plan: B
04

Day 04: Lhasa-Gyantse

After breakfast, we will travel on some of the most stunning roads in Tibet as we make our way to Gyantse.

You can expect to capture stunning photos of the incredible views as we climb up to the highest point of the day – Kamba La Pass (almost 4,800 metres / 15,750 ft).

Our next destination will be Yamdrok Lake, one of Tibet's holy lakes known for its turquoise water.

After that, we will continue to Gyantse, with a stop to see the magnificent Karola glaciers on our way.

In the evening, we will arrive in Gyantse and spend the night at the Yati hotel.

Meal Plan: B
05

Day 05: Gyantse-Shigatse

After breakfast, we’ll go to the monastery and the largest stupa in Gyantse in the morning, then drive towards Shigatse. In the afternoon, we'll see Tashi Lhunpo monastery, where the Panchen Lamas sit.

We'll spend the night at a hotel.

Meal Plan: B
06

Day 06: Shigatse-Tingri-Rongbuk-EBC

In the morning, you'll go to the house of Panchen Lama, known as Tashilunpo Monastery. You'll then drive to Lhatse, which is a small town situated 150 km from Shigatse, and you can stop for lunch at a local restaurant. After taking a short break, you'll head towards Tingri. On the way, you'll go through Tsola Pass (4,600m) and Gyatsola Pass (5,248m). In the late afternoon, you'll arrive at Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve, where you'll have the opportunity to admire the Himalayas' panoramic view from Gawula Pass (5,198m). Drive along the New Zigzag road to either Rongbuk Monastery or the Everest Base Camp for an overnight stay. In good weather, you can catch a clear view of the sunset on the Golden Everest Peak.

Meal Plan: B
07

Day 07: EBC (Everest Base Camp)-Saga (4600 mt)

If the weather is good, you can wake up early and watch the sunrise over Everest Peak from Everest Base Camp. Then, on the way to Saga, you can see the world's 14th highest peak, Mt. Shishapangma (8012m). You can take a break at Lake Peikutso (4590m) before continuing to Saga. If you're fortunate, you may see wild animals such as wild donkeys and antelopes.

Meal Plan: B
08

Day 8: Saga-Darchen (4560 mt)

You'll spend a lot of time on the road today, but it's well worth it for the picturesque scenery. You'll be able to admire the magnificent views of the Himalayan range to the south and the Trans-Himalayan range to the north as you travel across the open plains. Naimonanyi (7694m). This area is inhabited by nomads and surrounded by beautiful grasslands and local villages. When we pass through the Mayomla Pass (5112M), you can marvel at the stunning sight of Mt.

On this exciting voyage, you'll observe sand dunes, mountains, and sandstone valleys before we reach Darchen. Darchen is a small nomadic village that is an important launch area for pilgrims around Mt. Kailash. Once you arrive, you can discover Darchen on your own. If required, your tourist guide can organize porters and yaks for you this afternoon.

Meal Plan: B
09

Day 9: Mt. Kailash Kora 1 Darchen-Dirapuk (4700 mt), trekking starts

In the morning, you will take an eco-friendly bus (included in the price) to Sarshung valley. Kailash. This is where your trek will begin. At Sarshung Valley, you'll meet your porters and yaks. However, hiring them is not included in the package. The trek will cover approximately 15 km from Sarshung Valley to Drirapuk Monastery along the Lachu River Valleys. During your trek, you'll have picturesque views of both the west and north face of Mt. Finally, you'll visit Drirapuk Monastery and spend the night there.

Meal Plan: B
10

Day 10: Mt Kailash Kora 2 Dirapuk-Zutulpuk (4790 mt)

Today is the most challenging day of the trekking, you’ll climb over the highest pass of the Kora, the Dromala pass(5630m). After a short rest at the top, we will climb down into the long valley and stop for lunch at the Shabjay Dakpo nomadic tent. On the way, you can have a rest in a teahouse. Then you will continue to the Zultulpuk , built by two important religious figures, Milarepa and Naro Bonchung. At last, you will visit Zutulpuk Monastery. You will find the footprint and handprint of Milarepa inside the cave.

Meal Plan: B
11

Day 11: Mt Kailash Kora 2 -Zutulpuk (4790 mt) – Dirapuk, 9 km trek then drive to Mansarovar (4560) and finally to Zhongba

It's a easy trekking day. You'll walk 9km to finish the Kora and then ride the eco-friendly bus back to Darchen. As per Buddhism teachings, doing a Kora around a sacred mountain one time can eliminate sins and sufferings for life. You can experience the joy and satisfaction brought by Kora only after facing various obstacles. Afterward, you can take the shuttle bus back to Darchen, which is around 3km away. We'll take you by car from Darchen to Mansarovar, the most sacred lake in Tibet. It's located 40km southwest of Darchen. If the weather's good, you'll be able to admire the beautiful scenery of Lake Manasarovar. If you're feeling up to it, you can take a short walk along the lake's shore. Afterward, we'll proceed to Zhongba.

Meal Plan: B
12

Day 12: Zhongba-Lhatse

Today we will travel from Zhongba to Lhatse. Although there are no well-known scenic sites en route, the landscape continues for miles. During the journey, you will witness numerous unnamed lakes and rivers, cross seven high mountain passes, and experience varying weather conditions. You will observe natural scenery, rural livestock such as cattle and sheep, wild animals, as well as unknown purple flowers scattered across the mountains the whole way.

If any members of the group wish to go on to Kathmandu, we'll ensure they are sent off at the Gyirong border. Therefore, you will get the opportunity to explore the Gyriong Valley, known as the rear garden of the Himalayas.

Meal Plan: B
13

Day 13: Lhatse-Shigatse

You will drive to Shigatse through Sakya County. In Sakya County, there is a renowned Tibetan Buddhist monastery called Sakya Monastery.  This is the principal monastery of Sakyapa and dates back to the 1360s. The walls encircling the monastery have a predominantly grey colour, except for the top part which is painted with red and white stripes. This is why Sakyapa is also referred to as Variegated Buddhism.

Within the monastery, there are numerous cultural treasures, such as seals, statues of Buddha, a vast collection of books, beautiful paintings on walls, and more. The paintings from the Yuan Dynasty stand out the most, earning Sakya Monastery the nickname "second Dunhuang".

Meal Plan: B
14

Day 14: Shigatse-Lhasa

Today, we will return to Lhasa from Shigatse along the friendship highway, which is the northern route to Lhasa. During the journey, you will have a view of the Yarlung Tsangpo valley. Additionally, there's an opportunity to visit the Tibetan Incense Workshop in Nyemo. Nyemo County has more than a 1,000-year-old history. Except for religious ceremonies, this pleasant-smelling incense can also help prevent illnesses like the flu and influenza. Its ingredients include medicinal herbs like saffron, Sandalwood, Chinese Usnea, and borneol.

Meal Plan: B
15

Day 15: Flight back home from Lhasa

Morning breakfast at the hotel.

Our representative will be at your hotel to help you leave, making sure the process is easy and trouble-free. Remember, it's advisable to reach the airport three hours in advance of your flight's scheduled departure time to complete all necessary check-ins and security procedures.

Bon Voyage and hope to meet you again! Namaste

B = Breakfast

L = Lunch

D = Dinner

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