Kailash Tour via Lhasa

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Kailash Tour via Lhasa has been meticulously planned by Leaf Holidays Trek to discover both Tibet’s Historical cities and Pilgrimage sites. Lhasa in Tibetan jargon also means holy Land. The known height of Lhasa is 3650m. Lhasa is the olden capital of the Tibet Autonomous region. The cultural and religious customs of the Tibetan people dates back to ancient times and is still in practice in Lhasa to this day, despite Chinese occupation. The Potala Palace dates back to the 7th century and is said to be an architectural work of genius that was once the seat of power and the religious nerve center of Tibet. Factually meaning “place of the gods,” Lhasa and the spiritual inclination of its inhabitants is highly influenced by Buddhism which lends a tranquil atmosphere to this great mystic city.

Ancient Lhasa, at an altitude of 3650m, is one of the highest cities on earth and this is where our tour begins from. Our holy journey introduces you to the winter palace [Potala] of the Dalai Lama. Lhasa is one of the most populated cities in the Tibetan Plateau and is known for its religious and ancient monasteries, palaces, monuments, and souks. Our tour also covers famous monasteries such as Sera and Drepung which is one of the highlights of this trip. The steamy Barkhor streets offer you the prospects of doing ‘Kora’ (a religious circle of a holy building or mountain) joining the cue of other visitors and pilgrims. Our Lhasa Kailash  tour also takes us to the unspoiled Mansarovar Lake, another revered site close to Mt. Kailash. We explore and immerse ourselves within the tranquil atmosphere of the very old and culturally rich auspicious mountain on this trip.

The curtain gently drops as our tryst with the gods end after a 3 days holy trek around Mount Kailash and a splendid drive through the barren expanses of the Tibetan plateau to Lhasa, after which we board our flight back home or onward to Kathmandu. Leaf Holidays Trek always endeavors to plan exceptional holidays of any kind for you to enjoy experiences throughout your life. Hard earned Experiences over the years have taught us to understand the human side of our customers’ needs and we are always constantly working to make sure you enjoy vacations beyond your expectations…


General Information relevant to this trip:


Oxygen is always less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness [malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few of these altitude problems that may occur. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best ideas are deliberately slow down all your activities and follow the rules given below:

  • Rest.
  • Relax, do not exert yourself be excited.
  • Reduce talking much.
  • Walk slowly – adopt one third of your speed and space.
  • Keep your load light.
  • Walk for 15 minutes and rest for 5 minutes, this is important for you to acclimatize
  • Whenever you feel uncomfortable, just stop; rest and relax.
  • Ignore the sudden outbursts of fellow pilgrims and avoid arguments.
  • Observe silence with a smile in the midst of peace
  • Never go too high and too fast.
  • Consume plenty of liquids; never proceed with an empty stomach.
  • Chant a prayer or visualize everything around to suit your pleasant thoughts or put on the earphones and listen to your favourite music, bhajans, chanting etc.
  • Be careful not to catch a cold. It is better to be over clothed than under protected.
  • En-route avoid taking bath or drinking water from Lake Streams or rivers, as your system is not conditioned for this.
  • Keep your boots/Ked inside tent. Protect yourself against dust and direct sunshine during the long stretches of driving. Face, feet and hands must be well protected.
  • The uneven ground, steep slope and slushy banks are full of potholes. Do not combine walking and sightseeing together.
  • Always listen to your guide or the one with experience. Never leave the group.
  • On this trip, over exertion is to be avoided and drinking plenty of fluids is recommendable. During winter, heavy warm clothing is a must.


  • Kindly consult your doctor and get yourself examined for this yatra
  • As Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar is situated at high altitudes please start exercises like walking, jogging, yoga and other breathing exercises in order to have a successful and joyful yatra

Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lhasa
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa
Day 04: Full Day Lhasa sightseeing
Day 05: Drive to Shigatse
Day 06: Drive to Saga
Day 07: Drive from Saga to Mansarovar Lake
Day 08: Mansarovar Lake to Darchen
Day 09: First Day of Outer Kora – Trek to Dirapuk
Day 10: Second Day of Outer Kora – On to Zuthulphuk with Trek to Drolma La Pass
Day 11: Drive to Saga
Day 12: Drive to Shigatse
Day 13: Drive to Lhasa
Day 14: Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu
Day 15: Transfer to Kathmandu Airport

Cost Includes

  • 3 nights Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.03/04 Star Hotel with vegetarian meal.
  • Kathmandu to Lhasa and Lhasa to Kathmandu flight ticket
  • Lhasa to Ali to Lhasa flight ticket
  • English speaking Tibetan Guide in Tibet part.
  • 3 night 3 star level hotel in Lhasa
  • Sightseeing at Lhasa as per itinerary
  • 2 night 3 star level hotel in Ali
  • All transportation by bus as per itinerary program
  • Tibet Group visa and travel permit fee.
  • Service of our trekking equipment and Sherpa staff.
  • Kathmandu Temple Tours.
  • Arrival and departure transfer.
  • All equipment and oxygen cylinders
  • Duffel bag, hand carry bag and cap
  • Office down jacket ( Should be return after trip finished)

Cost Excludes

  • Yak, Porter and Horse for personal use.
  • Using extra night at Hotel expect mentioned on the itinerary.
  • Rescue/ evacuation or all the extra cost because of partition from the main group or serious health condition.
  • International flight.
  • Any extra transportation/Accommodation/visa cancellation charge (who separate from the main group and early return)
  • Travel insurance
  • Shopping
  • Staff Tips

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Trip Facts

Destination : kailash( Tibet)

Duration : 15 Days

Price : 3500 USD

Difficulty Level : Moderate

Minimum Altitude : 1520m

Maximum Altitude : 5636m/18,500ft

Group Size : Minimum 2 people - Maximum 100+

Activities : Cultural and spiritual tour, trek and flights to Lhasa & back.

Transportation : flight, Jeep, Van or Mini bus.

Accommodation : 3-4 star hotel in kathmandu, Normal hotel during tour

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