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Base Camp Trip

Lhasa-Mt.Everest-Mt.Kailash-Lake Manasarova -Lhasa 15-day

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Daily Tour

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Welcome to the Land of the Gods – Tibet! Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, Tibet is a land of breathtaking landscapes, rich culture, and spiritual serenity. As you embark on this unforgettable journey, you’ll be immersed in the mystical allure of the roof of the world, where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with stunning natural beauty.

Your adventure begins as you arrive in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet, where you’ll be greeted with warmth and hospitality. Stepping off the plane or train, you’ll be enveloped in the crisp mountain air and greeted with a traditional Tibetan white scarf, a symbol of goodwill and friendship.

As you settle into your hotel in downtown Lhasa, situated at a lofty altitude of 3,650 meters, take a moment to acclimatize to the thin mountain air. This is your chance to rest and rejuvenate, ensuring you’re ready for the awe-inspiring experiences that lie ahead.

Over the next few days, you’ll delve deep into the heart of Tibetan culture, exploring ancient monasteries, sacred temples, and bustling markets. Marvel at the grandeur of the Potala Palace, once the residence of the Dalai Lama, and stroll through the vibrant Barkhor Street, where the pulse of Tibetan life beats strongest.

But Lhasa is not just about ancient relics and spiritual landmarks – it’s also a land of natural wonders. Journey through rugged mountain passes, past glittering lakes, and towering glaciers as you make your way towards Mount Everest, the highest peak on earth.


At Everest Base Camp, situated at a breathtaking altitude of 5,200 meters, you’ll witness the awe-inspiring majesty of the world’s tallest mountain. As the sun sets, casting a golden glow upon the snow-capped peaks, you’ll be left speechless by the sheer magnificence of nature’s grandeur.

But the adventure doesn’t end there. From Everest, you’ll journey onwards to Mount Kailash, the holiest mountain in Tibetan Buddhism, where pilgrims from around the world come to seek spiritual enlightenment. Embark on the sacred Kailash Kora, a trek that will take you through rugged mountain terrain, past ancient monasteries, and pristine lakes.

As you traverse the high plateaus and verdant valleys of Tibet, you’ll be accompanied by knowledgeable guides who will regale you with tales of Tibetan history and culture. And at the end of each day’s journey, you’ll retire to cozy accommodations, where you can relax and recharge for the adventures that lie ahead.

So come, join us on this unforgettable journey to the roof of the world. Let Tibet’s mystical beauty captivate your soul and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Discovering Lhasa: The Holy City

Our journey begins in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet and a city steeped in religious significance. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to visit iconic landmarks such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street, immersing yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Tibetan Buddhism. Witness the monks’ debates at Sera Monastery, stroll through bustling marketplaces, and savor the flavors of traditional Tibetan cuisine.

Exploring the Sacred Sites

As we venture further into the heart of Tibet, we’ll visit the Tashilunpo Monastery in Shigatse, the spiritual seat of the Panchen Lama. Marvel at the grandeur of Mount Everest from the Everest Base Camp, where you’ll witness the majestic peak illuminated by the golden hues of sunset. Experience the tranquility of Manasarovar Lake, one of the holiest sites in Tibetan Buddhism, and embark on the sacred Kailash Kora, a pilgrimage around the sacred Mount Kailash.

Embracing Adventure and Culture

Throughout our journey, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in a variety of cultural activities, from participating in local festivals to exploring traditional Tibetan villages. Enjoy farm-to-table dining experiences, interact with local communities, and gain insight into the unique way of life in the Himalayas.

Comfort and Safety

Your comfort and safety are our top priorities. Travel in our dedicated tourist vehicles, equipped with medical oxygen tanks to alleviate altitude sickness symptoms. Rest assured knowing that our experienced guides and drivers are committed to ensuring a smooth and enjoyable journey for all travelers.

Planning Your Tibet Adventure

Before embarking on your journey, be sure to obtain the necessary permits and visas for travel to Tibet. Pack accordingly for high-altitude conditions and be prepared to immerse yourself in the unique culture and spirituality of the region.

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to Lhasa and experience the magic of the Himalayas like never before. Join us as we explore ancient monasteries, majestic mountains, and sacred lakes, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Don’t miss your chance to discover the mystical beauty of Tibet – book your adventure today!

Exploring Tibet offers a journey of spiritual enlightenment, cultural immersion, and awe-inspiring natural beauty, making it a destination like no other. Whether you seek adventure, tranquility, or a deeper understanding of Tibetan Buddhism, this mystical land promises an unforgettable experience.

Tour Notice

  • Before applying for the Tibet Travel Permit, please ensure that your passport has a validity period of at least 6 months.
  • When entering Tibet from Kathmandu, China visa needs to be processed in Kathmandu. Please do not apply in your home country in advance. If tourists previously had a long-term valid Chinese visa, it will be replaced with a 30-day valid group tourist visa when applying in Kathmandu.
  • Only Chinese Yuan is accepted in Lhasa. If you need Chinese Yuan, you can exchange it with US dollars locally or withdraw cash from ATMs.
  • Maintain good health before entering Lhasa and avoid catching a cold.
  • When traveling on transportation to Tibet, both the airport and train station will check the Tibet Travel Permit. Please keep this official document safe and avoid writing or drawing on it.
  • Before traveling to Tibet, please confirm that you have received the Tibet Travel Permit and check and verify your personal information.
  • People with serious hypertension, heart disease, asthma, pregnant women, etc., are not recommended to travel to Tibet.
  • If worried about altitude sickness after entering Lhasa , you can take a moderate amount of Rhodiola oral liquid or capsules before entering.
  • During the Tibet tour, you are required to travel with the group throughout the journey and cannot leave the group activities at will.
  • Pack vitamins and regular medications in your luggage.
  • When traveling at high altitudes, drink plenty of water, engage in slow-paced activities, and consume fruits and vitamin supplements.
  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol when you are new to high altitudes.

As your journey through Tibet draws to a close, you’ll find yourself forever changed by the profound beauty and spirituality of this enchanting land. From the bustling streets of Lhasa to the serene shores of sacred lakes, Tibet has woven its magic into your heart, leaving an indelible mark on your soul.

Reflecting on the experiences shared and the sights witnessed, you’ll carry with you not just memories, but a deeper understanding of the rich tapestry of Tibetan culture and tradition. The warmth of the people you’ve met along the way, their unwavering faith, and their resilient spirit will continue to inspire you long after you’ve left the roof of the world behind.

As you bid farewell to Lhasa , know that its ancient mountains and timeless valleys will always welcome you back with open arms. Whether you return to retrace your steps or embark on a new adventure, the Land of the Gods will forever hold a special place in your heart, beckoning you to explore its mysteries once more.

So, as you journey onwards to new horizons, carry with you the spirit of Lhasa- a spirit of resilience, of compassion, and of boundless wonder. And may the memories you’ve made here sustain you on your travels, guiding you towards new discoveries and new experiences that await beyond the mountains’ embrace.

Until we meet again, may the blessings of Tibet be with you, now and always. Safe travels, and may your adventures be as vast and as awe-inspiring as the land you leave behind.

Day 01 Arrive in Lhasa, Airport/Train Station Pickup, Check-in at the Hotel

Welcome to Tibet! Upon your arrival, our friendly guide and driver will warmly welcome you at the airport, presenting you with a traditional Tibetan white scarf called "Khata." With just a one-hour drive on the expressway (70 kilometers), the driver will take you to comfortable hotel in downtown Lhasa. After checking in at the hotel, take the time to rest and acclimatize to the altitude (3,650 meters), ensuring a good and healthy start to your journey on the plateau.

Day 02 Lhasa City Tour: Visit Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery Debating

Today, you will explore two distinctive Monastery in Lhasa, Drepung and Sera, both offering a unique insight into Tibetan Buddhism. You will visit the Buddhist halls, Buddhist colleges, and the monks' kitchen, witnessing how they engage in special debates to study Buddhist teachings. Sera Monastery is renowned for its lively Buddhist debates,showcasing the essence of Tibetan Buddhism. Monks employ exaggerated body language, engaging in dance-like discussions about Buddhist philosophy, demonstrating their knowledge in a spirited manner. In the evening, the guide will accompany the group to a traditional Tibetan restaurant for a welcome dinner, marking the beginning of your journey in Tibet.

Day 03 Lhasa City Tour: Visit Potala Palace and Johkang Temple

Today, let's explore into the treasures of Lhasa, the Potala Palace, the former residence of the Dalai Lama and acclaimed as the world's highest palace. The Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street, the Center of Tibetan Faithboth, both designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.   The Potala Palace, towering majestically over the red hills in the center of Lhasa, was once the religious and political center of Tibet. As you climb the 365 steps to the main building, you'll explore the Dalai Lama's former political hall, the prayer halls, and the tomb stupa. Here, you'll encounter remarkable murals and exquisite Buddha statues, showcasing the accumulated wealth and treasures of ancient Tibet.   The Jokhang Temple, revered for housing the 12-year-old statue of Shakyamuni, is considered the holiest site in Tibet and a lifelong pilgrimage destination for Tibetans. You can join the pilgrims to walk in Barkor street and experience the soul of the city. The guide will also accompany you to a local Tibetan teahouse, offering insight into the social culture.

Day 04 Lhasa-Gyatse-Shigatse:Yamdrotso Lake, Karola Glacier

Drive for approximately 7 to 8 hours (340 kilometers) to reach Shigatse. Along the way, you will visit two breathtaking natural landscapes – Yamdrok Lake and the Karola Glacier. You will enjoy a scenic 20-kilometer drive following the disappearing shoreline of the Lake. We will stop at a village by the lake, where you can walk into the homes of lakeside farmers, explore their households, and indulge in a delightful farmhouse lunch. After lunch, drive for approximately 1 hour to visit one of Tibet's most beautiful glaciers – the Karola Glacier, the enormous glacier tongue extends to the roadside, resembling a frozen waterfall hanging over the road and above your head. Following the Karola Glacier, we will pass by Lake Manla and the ancient town of Gyantse, proceed to Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet.

Day 05 Shigatse – Tingri – Everest Base Camp:Tashilunpo Monastery, Gyawula Viewing Point, Everest Base Camp

After breakfast, we will visit Tashilunbu Monastery first, the set of Panchan Lama, the largest monastery of western Tibet. Then we will start a 6.5-hour drive (330 kilometers) to the top of the world – Mount Everest. Along the way, you will visit several viewpoints where you can catch glimpses of Everest. The journey culminates with an overnight stay at Everest Base Camp (EBC).   Departing from Shigatse, you'll be accompanied by rural farmland and villages. Approximately 4 hours into the journey, you'll approach Dingri County, where you'll have your first view of Everest from the Dingri Viewpoint. Upon entering the Everest scenic area, you'll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayan range from Gawula Pass. The 7000 to 8000-meter peaks of the Himalayas stand proudly above the sea of clouds, creating a majestic and awe-inspiring spectacle. Next, you'll proceed on the dedicated road leading to Everest, with the mountain growing larger and closer until you reach the northern face base camp. From the base camp, Everest appears like a colossal pyramid standing before you. We will strive to arrive at Everest Base Camp before sunset, allowing you the opportunity to witness the magnificent natural phenomenon of the sunset casting golden hues upon the mountain. (During the winter season, when the Everest Base Camp tented lodges are closed, we will relocate accommodations to the nearest village to Everest, Basong Village.)

Day 06 Everest Base Camp - Saga:Pekutso Lake, Mt. Shishapangma

In the morning you can enjoy the sunrise on Mount Everest (depending on the weather), or go for a walk near the base camp and enjoy the beautiful morning time on Mount Everest. After breakfast, your tour guide will take you to the Rongbuk Monastery, the highest temple in the world. It is the last place in the world that was engulfed by waves in the "Movie 2012". This is also the best photography spot to capture the natural and cultural landscapes of Mount Everest. After leaving Mount Everest, we will drive you to Saga, the gateway to the Ali Plateau in Tibet. On the way you will see Mount Shishapangma, the only peak above 8,000 meters in China, and the beautiful lake Pekucuo at its feet.

Day 07 Saga-Tarchen: Himalayas, Gangdise Mountains, Manasarovar Lake

You will traverse the gorge formed by the Himalayas and Gangdise Mountains, witnessing the continuous snow-capped mountains on both sides of the gorge. Along the way, you will pass through the pastures, wetlands, and lakes, with magnificent scenery and straight roads. After crossing the 5211m Mayum La Pass, you will catch the first glimpse of Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash. Continuing for about 50 kilometers along the lake shore, you will reach the town of Tarchen at the foot of Mount Kailash. Tarchen is the starting and ending point for the Mount Kailash pilgrimage. The town offers a variety of shops, restaurants, and hotels. If you need to hire a porter to carry your luggage and accompany you on the pilgrimage, you can communicate your requirements with the guide, and they will help you to communicate with the local.

Day 08 Mount Kailash Kora 1st day: Southwest and West Slope of Mount Kailash, Driapuk Monastery

Taking the Mount Kailash sightseeing bus 7 kilometers from Tarchen to SeShong, where the first day of the Mount Kailash kora trek begins, as well as the Sagadawa Festival grand blessing ceremony take place. A new prayer flag poles will be raised by the crowd in the central square and renew the old one. Buddhist followers cheer joyfully, praying for world peace, prosperity, and the well-being of all beings. The chanting of mantras by the monks echoes through the valley, harmonizing with the mysterious Mount Kailash. At this moment, Mount Kailash is extraordinarily sacred. After participating in the celebrations, you will trek along the valley at the foot of Mount Kailash clockwise for 13 kilometers, then reach the accommodation for the first day of the trek, Driapuk Monastery, which located at the foot of west slope of Kailash.

Day 09 Kailash Kora 2nd day: Dromala Pass, Sunrise of Mt.Kailash, Dzultripuk Monastery

Today of the Mount Kailash circuit is the most challenging and longest. You will be on a trek to cross the 5630 meters high Dolma La Pass, covering a distance of 24 kilometers. Starting from Driapuk Monastery before dawn, you will ascend to the mountainside of Dolma La, where you can witness the sunrise over the northwest slope of Mount Kailash. In the morning, you'll climb over the Dolma La Pass adorned with prayer flags, providing a view of the glacier on the northwest slope of Mount Kailash and the Mercy Lake below the pass. According to legend, bathing in the Lake can cleanse one of a lifetime of sins and lead to rebirth. Following this, you'll navigate a lengthy downhill section filled with stones, passing through the valley beneath Mount Kailash to the Dzultripuk Monastery.In the summer, this valley transforms into lush grassland, with herds of livestock and wildlife visible.

Day 10 Kailash Kora 3rd day, complete the Kora: Dzultripuk Monastery - Manasarovar Lake

In the morning, we will leave Dzultripuk Monastery and continue walking to the ending as well as the starting point of the Mount Kailash circuit, Tarchen. You can take a short rest at the hotel and in the afternoon, we will head to Lake Manasarovar. The distance from Dzultripuk Monastery to Tarchen is not long, and you can choose to walk or take a 5-kilometer bus ride. Along the valley at the foot of Mount Kailash, you can see a vast plain in the distance, adorned with Lake Manasarovar, and the Naimonanyi Peak 7694m towering beside it. By the shores of Lake Manasarovar, you'll spend some delightful moments. You can mimic the Buddhist devotees by approaching the lake to collect some holy water for washing your hands or face, cleansing away the fatigue of the past kailash kora days and refreshing your soul. There are hot spring cabins by the lake where you can also soak your feet or take a bath.

Day 11 Tarchen-Saga: Grassland Pastoral Area, Wild Animals, Gongzhu Lake

Today we will return to Saga County along the coming road. During the hundreds of kilometers of journey, you will once again enjoy the grasslands and lakes of the Ali Plateau, the snow-capped mountains of the Gangdise Mountains and the Himalayas. When passing Gongzhu Lake, you can stop and walk around the lake or pasture to get close to nature again.

Day 12:Saga – Kyirong: Kyirong Valley

Having been to the highest peak in the world, we will take you to the lowest altitude place in western Tibet – Kyirong Valley. High snow mountains at an altitude of 2,800 meters is surrounded by dense forests, crisscrossed canyons, and abundant oxygen. Here you can have a good rest, hike in the countryside surrounded by forests, and breathe in the fresh oxygen in the forest to relieve the fatigue of the journey. If there are tourists in the tour group heading to the Nepalese border, you can also go with them to visit the border between China and Nepal and take photos in front of China’s majestic national gate.

Day 13:Kyiron-Tingri: Peiku Lake, Mt. Cho Oyu viewpoint

You will return to the snowy expanses of the Himalayas, once again enjoying the breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountain range. Along the way, you will pass by peaks such as Shishapangma, Cho Oyu, and Mount Everest. The foothills of the Himalayas are abundant with lush meadows, herds of cattle and sheep, and the snowy peaks against the backdrop of the blue sky provide an eternal and unchanging scenery.

Day 14:Tingri to Lhasa

Concluding the journey to Mount Everest and Mount Kailash, we will return from Dingri to Lhasa. During the journey, we will have another view of Mount Everest and bid farewell to this majestic peak. Passing through Shigatse, we will drive through the Yarlung Tsangpo River Gorge between Shigatse and Lhasa on our way back to Lhasa.

Day 15 Depart from Lhasa, Airport/Train Station drop off

Your Tibet journey officially concludes today, and We will accompany you to the airport/train station. We appreciate to spend this wonderful time with us in Tibet. Wishing you a safe journey ahead!

  • Tibet Travel Permit application service and mailing service within China
  • Entrance tickets to listed attractions and activities, Mt. Everest & Mt. Kailash Environmental Vehicle Cost
  • Accommodation in star hotels and local guesthouses with breakfast throughout the journey
  • Transportation in a comfortable tourist vehicle with attentive and reliable driver service
  • Excellent Tibetan English-speaking guide
  • Farm house lunch, welcome dinner
  • Travel accident insurance and High altitude sickness insurance
  • On-board medical oxygen supply for travel in high-altitude areas
  • Exquisite Tibetan gifts and travel map
  • Shuttle service between Airport/Train station and Lhasa City
  • International and domestic Transportation to and from Tibet
  • Single room supplement for solo travelers who require single room
  • Some Meal expenses not included in the Tour (the guide will assist in arranging and recommending meals; you are responsible for the cost)
  • If you need to hire a porter yak at Mount Kailash, you need to pay separately according to the price published by Kailash administration.


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