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Mount Kailash (Tibet) and Everest Base Camp Trek

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The Mount Kailash (Tibet) and Everest Base Camp Treks are some of the most famous and adventurous treks for enthusiastic climbers who really desire to experience an exclusive journey which provide an opportunity to explore the major highlights of Lhasa and central Tibet.

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    All about the Mount Kailash (Tibet) and Everest Base Camp Trek.

    Overview

    The Mount Kailash (Tibet) and Everest Base Camp Treks are some of the most famous and adventurous treks for enthusiastic climbers who really desire to experience an exclusive journey which provide an opportunity to explore the major highlights of Lhasa and central Tibet. This amazing trek will allow you to admire unhindered views of the north face of the world’s highest peak: Mt. Everest, and will take you through the vast plains of Western Tibet, where you also can take the pilgrimage to Holy Mt. Kailash and the amazing Manasarovar lake. This Mount Kailash (Tibet) and Everest Base Camp Trek will provide its trekkers and climbers the breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks as well as views of the Tibetan countryside. On the way to the Everest Base Camp and Mount Kailash, trekkers will also get chances to explore Buddhist prayer ceremonies, Tibetan settlements, the local people and their unique religious customs, Tibetan life and religious practices and more.

    What to explore?

    Mt. Kailash is one of the most famous and highest mountains in western Tibet. It is also known as a holy mountain for both Hindus, Buddhists, and followers of Bon (Tibet’s indigenous religion). Hindu people consider Mt. Kailash to be the Lord Shiva’s Throne. People usually believe that once you visit and do 108 Prikarmas on the holy mountain Kailash, it will provide you with salvation (Mukti) as well as remove the sins of a lifetime. Nearby, Mansarovar Lake, at an elevation of 14,950 meters is also known as the highest freshwater lake in the world. Sprawling below Mt. Kailaish, it is truly amazing. It is also believed that a ritual bath in the lake will deliver a pilgrim to Brahma’s paradise, and drinking its water will relinquish the sins of a hundred lifetimes. There are other major fascinating rivers; namely the Indus, Ganges, Sutlej, and Yarlong Tsangpo, which all originate from the stunning Mt. Kailash.
    Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, standing at a peak of 8848 meters, stands witness to the outstanding pinnacles of the towering Himalayas and the incredible Tibetan plateau. The top of Mount Everest will allow you to have a different taste of the surreal form of wild, alluring nature. The close views of Mt. Everest and Karo glacier, Yamdork Tso are simply amazing and add a flavor of serenity and tranquility to the wilderness of the Tibetan plateau and towering Himalayas for trekkers. During your trek to Tibetan Mount Kailash, you will get chances to get involved with Buddhism and explore beautiful and multi-colored prayer flags on stupas, monks, monasteries, Mani stones, and many more. This trek also provides you with a spiritual and peaceful feeling when you get involved with the widespread Buddhist culture. Real Sherpa Adventures will provide you fascinating trekking packages for Mount Kailash and Everest Base Camp.

    The journey to Mount Kailash and Everest Base Camp!

    This pleasing journey begins from the holy city Lhasa and then to Shigatse, where you can encounter the different people and their existing cultures and lifestyle. On the way, you will also visit an array of monasteries, shrines, and temples to explore and several local settlements. You will also pass through Pelku Tso Lake and Rongbuk Monastery as you continue your journey southwards to Mt. Everest Base Camp, located on the highest peak in the world, and get chances to admire amazing views of the Himalayas. After exploration, we will return to Lhasa.

    Short Itinerary

    Day 01: Arrival in Lhasa (3,650 m) or Kathmandu

    Day 02: First Day Lhasa Sightseeing

    Day 03: Second Day Lhasa Sightseeing

    Day 04: Drive Lhasa to Shigatse (3,900 m) via Gyantse

    Day 05: Drive Shigatse to Rongbuk (5,000 m)

    Day 06: Everest Base Camp Exploration Day

    Day 07: Everest Base Camp to Saga: 7-8 hours

    Day 08: Saga to Mansarovar (4,557 m/14,954 ft): 6 – 7 hours

    Day 09: Mansarovar to Darchen (4,600 m/15091 ft): 50 km, 1hour

    Day 10: First day of Kora: hiking to Dira Puk Monastery (5120 m/16,792 ft), 5 – 6 hours

    Day 11: Second day of Kora: hike to Dzutul-puk (4790 m/15,765 ft): 18 km, 6 – 7 hours

    Day 12: Kora ends, back to Saga: 495 km, 7-8 hours

    Day 13: Saga to Shigatse: 8-9 hours

    Day 14: Shigatse to Lhasa: 4-5 hours

    Day 15: Final departure

    Day 16: Drive from Lhatse to Rombuk – Everest Base Camp (5090 m)

    Day 17: Drive from Rombuk to Tingri (4300 m, 110 km)

    Day 18: Drive from Tingri to Zhangmu (2300 m, 240 km)

    Day 19: Drive from Zhangmu to Kathmandu (1300 m, 125 km)

    Day 20: Final Departure

    Trek Highlights

    • Summit the seventh highest peak in the world (Dhaulagiri Mountain)
    • Adventurous hikes towards Dhaulagiri base camp.
    • Sightseeing around world heritage sites in Kathmandu including Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square.
    • Potala Palace, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Jorkhang Temple and Barkhor Street in Lhasa.
    • Yamdrok Tso Lake
    • Views of the Himalayas from Kamba La (4794 m) and Karo La (5,045 m)
    • Gyantse Kumbum
    • Tashilunbo Monastery at Shigatse
    • Rongbuk Monastery & Everest Basecamp
    • Views of Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Sishapangma and other majestic peaks.
    • Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash
    • Scenic Mansarovar Lake and holy bath.
    • A once-in-a-lifetime experience of trekking in the Kailash
    • Magnificent views of Mount Everestand other high mountains in the range.
    • Driving through amazing Tibetan plateaus.
    • Ancient monasteries with historic values at different places along the way.
    • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley exploring the whole of Kathmandu
    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • An experienced English-speaking guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter)
    • An assistant guide depending on the groups size, (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
    • 2 times Hot shower anytime during the trek
    • 10 Gb Everest link wifi card for internet access
    • All government and local taxes
    • 2 times Battery charging anytime during the trek
    • All airport/hotel transfers
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
    • Domestic flights and airport departure taxes (you are allowed to carry a maximum of 15 kg
    • luggage altogether in the duffel bag)
    • 3 nights accommodation (2 before/ 1 after)  with breakfast
    • Down jacket, sleeping bag, Real Sherpa Adventures duffel bag and T-shirt
    • All accommodation in good lodges during the trek
    • Medical Kit carried by the guide
    • All necessary paperwork and permits
    • All meals during the trek
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Nepal/Tibet Visa fee (please bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs)
    • Tips for guides and porters
    • Any Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, drinking water, shower, bar bills etc)

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    1. Day 01 Arrival in Lhasa (3,650 m) or Kathmandu

      On your arrival at Lhasa or Kathmandu airport, a representative for Real Sherpa Adventures will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. After hotel check-in, relax for the remaining time. Later, we will introduce you to your tour guide and our team members. In the evening, enjoy traditional Tibetan food as a welcome dinner in Lhasa.

      Overnight in the Hotel. Dinner Included.

    2. Day 02 First Day Lhasa Sightseeing

      After having breakfast and a brief meeting regarding our trek, we will visit the popular tourist attractions in Lhasa. Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, and Tibetan Museum are our today’s destination. Visiting Potala Palace, you will see its buildings, built in the 17th century, with numerous grand state rooms and chapels, which is the private quarters of the Dalai Lama. You will witness a fantastic view of the entire city from the Palace. Explore Norbulingka Palace; you will witness the beauty of the largest man-made garden in Tibet which was made as the summer palace for Dalai Lamas. Then, we will visit the Tibetan Museum which is the first large and modern museum in Tibet having a permanent collection of 1000 artifacts.

      Overnight in the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

    3. Day 03 Second Day Lhasa Sightseeing

      After having breakfast, we will visit Jokhang Temple, the Monasteries of Sera, Ganden, Drepung, and Barkhor Street. Jokhang temple is the most popular and ancient Tibetan sacred temple which unravels the deep seated mysteries of Tibetan Buddhism. Ganden, Sera, and Drepung monasteries are the three great Gelug university monasteries of Tibet which were built in the 14th century. Later, we will stroll around the most popular market place in Tibet; Barkhor street which is considered the nerve center of Lhasa.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    4. Day 04 Drive Lhasa to Shigatse (3,900 m) via Gyantse

      After breakfast and hotel check out, we will travel to Shigatse; the second biggest city in Tibet. You will pass Khamba La Pass (4,794 m), Karo La Glacier (5,045 m) and have a pleasant glimpse of Yamdrok-Tso (Turquoise Lake); one of the Holy Lakes in Tibet surrounded by snow-capped mountains and Mt. Nazin Kang Sa (7,252 m). We will visit the Khumbum Stupa, Phalkot Monastery, and Gyantse Dzong in Gyantse. While we enjoy the captivating mountainous landscapes, we will reach Shigatse.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    5. Day 05 Drive Shigatse to Rongbuk (5,000 m)

      After having breakfast and hotel check out, we will drive to Rongbuk. On the way, we will visit the Sakya Monastery, an ancient temple for Tibetan Buddhism. Reaching Rongbuk, we will visit the Rongbuk monastery which is located at the foot of the world’s highest mountain; Everest. Enjoy the stunning view of the mountains!

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    6. Day 06 Everest Base Camp Exploration Day

      After having breakfast, we will spend the entire day exploring around the Everest Base Camp and take a picture. Today, you will stroll around and explore beautiful hills nearby and enjoy the stunning high Himalayan peaks. Have dinner and stay overnight at the camp.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    7. Day 07 Everest Base Camp to Saga: 7-8 hours

      After an early breakfast, continue to trek ahead to Saga. Around 7 to 8 hours’ trek will allow you to explore Paigu-Tso Lake and the Yarlung La pass. From Yarlung La Pass, you will have magnificent views of the Himalayas and Valley below. As we trek ahead and reach Saga, we can explore the small Tibetan town. Have dinner and stay overnight in Saga.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    8. Day 08 Saga to Mansarovar (4,557 m/14,954 ft): 6 – 7 hours

      Have breakfast and begin to trek to Mansarovar, which is situated at 4,557 meters. As you continue to trek ahead, you can get your first look at Mt. Kailash’s face before continuing towards Lake Mansarovar which holds religious significance for both Buddhists and Hindus. Around 6 to 7 hours’ trek will take you to Mansarovar, which is also known as the personification of purity. You will get the chance to drink water from the lake, which is believed to go to the abode of Lord Shiva after death. After exploring Mansarovar, you will have dinner and stay there overnight.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    9. Day 09 Mansarovar to Darchen (4,600 m/15091 ft): 50 km, 1hour

      After breakfast, you will continue the trek ahead to Darchen, which is situated at an elevation of 4600 meters. We will trek for around one hour with a stunning display of the brilliant Himalayas and finally arrive at Darchen, at the foot of the sacred Mt. Kailash. Have dinner and stay overnight in Darchen.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    10. Day 10 First day of Kora: hiking to Dira Puk Monastery (5120 m/16,792 ft), 5 - 6 hours

      Today, we will have breakfast and continue to trek by following the kora of Mt. Kailash. You will follow a deep valley with walls of red rock and continue across the plain to Shershong. We remaining trek allows you to cross a bridge, which will lead you to Chhuku Gompa from where you can witness the high hill and valley. The remaining trail leads us to Dirapuk, which also offers us a stunning view of the north face of Mt. Kailash. Have dinner and stay overnight in Dirapuk.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    11. Day 11 Second day of Kora: hike to Dzutul-puk (4790 m/15,765 ft): 18 km, 6 - 7 hours

      In this second day of Kora, you will have breakfast and continue to trek ahead to the most difficult section of our journey.  We will continue to climb to Drolma-la Pass, which is situated at an elevation of 5,750 m/19,910 ft. You can enjoy witnessing the decorated pass, which is filled with five-colored prayer flags. From Drolma-La Pass, we will descend down to Dzutul-puk by crossing the incredible Thugje Zinbu (Lake of Compassion) and a few ancient meditative caves. Have dinner and stay overnight in Dzutul-puk.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    12. Day 12 Kora ends, back to Saga: 495 m, 7-8 hours

      Today, you will have breakfast and continue to trek back to Saga, at an elevation of 495 meters. During our back trek, we will drive from Darchen and pick up participants who did not complete the kora and finally arrive Saga. Have dinner and stay overnight in the Saga.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    13. Day 13 Saga to Shigatse: 8-9 hours

      Today, have an early breakfast and continue to trek ahead to Shigatse by following Late. Follow the beautiful Tsangpo River and cross the upper Brahmaputra and its tributaries until you finally reach Shigatse. As you reach Shigatse, you can visit the ancient Tashilhunpo Monastery which was founded by Pachen Lama in 1447. Have dinner and stay overnight in Shigatse.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    14. Day 14 Shigatse to Lhasa: 4-5 hours

      After breakfast, we will start our drive towards Lhasa. On the way, we can visit the ancient Shalu Monastery, which is known for its beautiful and ancient mural paintings. We will also come across the Karo La Pass (5,045 m) and the Khamba La Pass (4,794 m), from where we can have stunning views of the Himalayas.  On the way to Lhasa, you will also get chances to explore the beauty of Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake), one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet and the beautiful Nazin Kang Sang glacier (7,252 m). The remaining journey will take us to Lhasa. Have dinner and stay overnight in Lhasa.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    15. Day 15 Drive from Lhasa to Rombuk – Everest Base Camp (5090 m)

      Have breakfast and continue the journey by road from Lhatse to Rombuk. Today, you can visit the Tashilunpo Monastery and obtain a travel permit at Lhatse. The remaining trek will take us to Everest Base Camp by following Rombuk, Tsola Pass, Gyastola Pass, National Natural Reserve of Mt Everest, and Gawula Pass on the way. As you reach Everest Base Camp, you can have stunning views of the sunset and the Everest peaks. Have dinner and stay overnight at the Camp.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    16. Day 16 Drive from Rombuk to Tingri (4300 m, 110 km)

      Today, you can enjoy your breakfast with a successful feeling in Rombuk, where you can also enjoy the golden sunrise and Everest peak views. After that, you will continue to journey ahead to Tingri with alluring and eye-captivating views of EBC. During your journey ahead, you can capture all the gorgeous scenes and moments with your camera. As you reach Tingri, you can still enjoy amazing views of the Everest Base Camp. Have dinner and stay overnight at Tingri.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

       

    17. Day 17 : Drive from Tingri to Zhangmu (2300 m, 240 km)

      Today, we will have breakfast and continue our journey towards Zhangmu, which is situated at an elevation of 2300 meters. This amazing driving journey will offer you awesome scenery on the way. As you reach the Zhangmu, you can stroll around the village and encounter with the local folks and their unique culture and traditions. Have dinner and stay overnight at Zhangmu

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    18. Day 18 Drive from Zhangmu to Kathmandu (1300 m, 125 km)

      Have an early breakfast and continue driving back to Kathmandu. Around 7 to 8 hours’ drive will offer you pleasant green surroundings and vibrant villages on the way. As you reach Kathmandu, you can take some rest after checking in to your hotel. In the evening, you can enjoy a farewell dinner with typical Nepali cultural programming for the successful completion of your Mount Kailash trek. After your farewell dinner, stay overnight in the hotel.

      Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    19. Day 19 Final Departure

      After having breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport according to your flight schedule. One of our representatives will drop you at the airport 3 hours ahead of your flight. We wish you a safe flight.

      Included Meals: Breakfast

    Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

    Accommodation in Kathmandu will be in a 3 or 4-star hotel.

    Accommodation during the trek will be in tea house or lodges. Some accommodations at lower altitudes offer fully equipped rooms with electricity, western toilet facility, wi-fi, and hot showers. Whereas some tea houses, especially at the higher altitude offer very basic kind of services.

    You will be accommodated on a twin-basis during the trek. Most single rooms have twin beds with some basic furniture like a small table or a chair. If you want a single room for yourself, let us know in advance before the trek.

    Normally, beds contain pillow and sheets. Almost all tea houses provide blankets but it is advisable to use your sleeping bag which will be provided by us in case it becomes too cold.

    Some tea houses especially those at lower altitudes have proper western toilets. As you move higher some tea houses use squat toilet facilities. Also, it is important to know that some tea houses do not provide toilet paper in the toilets.

    In higher altitudes, you will usually have to pay extra for charting electronic devices or taking a hot shower. Laundry services are also available in some lodges at an extra price. Wifi cards can also be bought at these lodges. There are multiple options available depending on the data limit and speed.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    What is included in this tour Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • An experienced English-speaking guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter)
    • An assistant guide depending on the groups size, (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
    • 2 times Hot shower anytime during the trek
    • 10 Gb Everest link wifi card for internet access
    • All government and local taxes
    • 2 times Battery charging anytime during the trek
    • All airport/hotel transfers
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
    • Domestic flights and airport departure taxes (you are allowed to carry a maximum of 15 kg
    • luggage altogether in the duffel bag)
    • 3 nights accommodation (2 before/ 1 after) in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Down jacket, sleeping bag, Real Sherpa Adventures duffel bag, and T-shirt
    • All accommodation in good lodges during the trek
    • Medical Kit carried by the guide
    • All necessary paperwork and permits
    • All meals during the trek
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Nepal Visa fee (please bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs)
    • Tips for guides and porters
    • Any Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, bar bills etc)