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Tibet Holy Sky Lake Tour (17 Days)

from $2,400.00

This amazing Tibet Holy Sky tour will provide an opportunity to explore the gorgeous natural landscapes and rich cultural cities of Tibet.

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    All about the Tibet Holy Sky Lake Tour (17 Days).

    Tibet Holy Sky Lake Tour 

    Tibet is a high mountain desert, where travelers will get chances to explore the high mountain plateaus. Most of the people in Tibet practice Buddhism and the Bon religion. Explore their unique religion and encounter the unique languages that they speak, their vibrant customs. Many travelers throughout the world make Tibet one of their most preferred travel destinations. As Tibet offers to explore the historic holy city of Lhasa as well as the magnificent holy Sky Lake of Namdo. There are so many scared historical sites in Tibet including varied historical palaces; Potala Palace and Johkang Temple, monasteries, and many more. Beside historical palaces, Tibet tour also offers you a golden opportunity to encounter with the Tibetan people and their unique cultures and traditions. Their warm hospitality and welcoming behavior will always make your tour more special.

    What to explore?

    Tibet is filled with heavenly lakes, stunning ancient monasteries, the ancient Potal Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Namtso Lake, Gyantse, Kumbum Monastery, Shigatse, Yamdrok Lake, and many other stunning places, where travelers will get engaged while exploring these amazing places. Apart from the Tibetan culture, Tibet itself is a wonderful country, where Tibet’s unique blend of the spiritual and the natural fills you with awe. Everything you will see is majestic, the grand landscapes, historical palaces, their complex architecture, a variety of temples and shrines, ancient monasteries, awesome scenery and more. This amazing Tibet Holy Sky tour will provide an opportunity to explore the gorgeous natural landscapes and rich cultural cities of Tibet. Visiting Kumbum Monastery, an incredible architectural marvel of the largest Chorten in Gyantse is really amazing. Trekking through Shigatse, the second largest city of Tibet and reaching the world’s highest peak: Mount Everest Base Camp with its impressive views is also another major attraction this tour offers. Namtso Lake and Yamdrok Lake are also known as the heavenly lakes where you can admire the mesmerizing play of light on the water’s surface.

    Short Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu

    Day 2: Kathmandu to Lhasa (3658 m)

    Day 3: Lhasa sightseeing

    Day 4: Lhasa sightseeing

    Day 5: Lhasa – Yamdrok Lake (4442 m) – Samding monastery – Karo La Glacier – Gyantse (3900m)

    Day 6: Gyantse – Shalu Monastery – Shigatse (3836 m)

    Day 7: Shigatse – Rongbuk monastery (4980 m) – View of Mount Everest (5200 m)

    Day 8: Rongbuk Monastery or Old Tingri – view of Mt. Shishapangma – Peikutso Lake – Saga (4640)

    Day 9: Saga – Paryang (4700 m) – Darchen (4575m)

    Day 10: 1st Day of the Mount Kailash Trek trekking distance 19km and 6 -7 hours.

    Day 11: 2nd day of the Mount Kailash Trek – Dolma-la pass (5650 m) – Zuthal Puk (4815m), Trekking distance 12km and 7 hours.

    Day 12: 3rd day of the Mount Kailash Trek, view of Mt. Nemo Nani and drive to Lake Manasarovar

    Day 13: Holy Lake Manasarovar – Paryang – Saga

    Day 14: Saga – Kyirong (Nepal border), 2800 m

    Day 15: Kyirong – Rasuwa Gadi (Cross border) / or back to Shigatse

    Day 16: Shigatse – Yundrongling Monastery – Lhasa

    Day 17: Depart from Lhasa

    Trek Highlights

    • Lhasa, the cradle of Tibetan civilization
    • Lake Manasarovar, Lake Peikutso & Yamdrok Lake
    • Everest North Face
    • Kailash Trekking
    • Nepal border
    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)
    • All government and local taxes
    • 2 times Battery charging anytime during the trek
    • All airport/hotel transfers
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • Domestic flights and airport departure taxes (you are allowed to carry a maximum of 15 kg
    • luggage altogether in the duffel bag)
    • 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 Arrive at Kathmandu

      Arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and one of our representatives will receive you and transfer you to your hotel. After a short rest, you will be introduced to the trekking guide and other members of our team. One of our representatives will provide you with a short orientation about the Tibet Holy Sky Lake Tour. In the evening, you can stroll around the vibrant Thamel Bazaar and do some shopping if needed.  Stay overnight in the same hotel.

      Overnight in the Hotel. Dinner Included.

    2. Day 02 Kathmandu to Lhasa (3658 m)

      Have an early breakfast, and take a flight to Lhasa, which is situated at an elevation of 3658 meters. As you reach Lhasa, you will be transferred to your hotel in Lhasa. In the evening, you can stroll around Lhasa town with our guide. Have dinner and stay overnight in the hotel.

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

    3. Day 03 Lhasa sightseeing

      Have an early breakfast and explore Lhasa with our tour guide. You will visit the famous Drepung monastary on Gambo Utse Mountain, Sera monastery, Songtsan Gampo, Pabonka hermitage, and many more. After sightseeing, you will return to the hotel where you can take a rest and relax. You will have dinner with us and stay overnight at the hotel.

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

    4. Day 04 Lhasa sightseeing

      Early in the morning have breakfast. Today you can stroll around the famous Potala Palace and explore the alluring monumental structures found in all of Tibet. You will also explore the Jokhang Temple, which is located in Barkhor square in Lhasa. Here you can also go shopping for various goods and souvenirs you may need in the days ahead. After that, you can also visit Pilgrims, Barkhor, and Ramoche monastery. After sightseeing, you will return to the hotel and have dinner. Stay overnight in the same hotel.

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

    5. Day 05 Lhasa – Yamdrok Lake (4442 m) – Samding monastery – Karo La Glacier – Gyantse (3900 m)

      Have an early breakfast and a journey by road to Yamdrok Lake, which is situated at an elevation of 4442 meters. As you continue on the journey ahead, you can enjoy witnessing Gyantse Himalayas and pass through the Kamba la (4794 m) and the Karo la passes (5010 m). These amazing passes will also provide you stunning views of the mountains and surrounding. You will also get chances to explore the Kamba la, and Yamdrok Lake, a holy turquoise-colored lake with the spectacular surrounding. If you have enough time to explore, then you can visit Samding monastery near the lakeshore. After exploration, you will have dinner with us and stay overnight in the Gyantse.

      Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

    6. Day 06 Gyantse – Shalu Monastery – Shigatse (3836 m)

      Have an early breakfast and continue your trek to Shigatse, which is situated at an elevation of 3836 meters. As you begin your journey, you will visit Gyantse, a mid-sized town in the southwest of Lhasa and then continue your trek with stunning views of the Gyantse Dzong or Gyantse Castle, which was once used as the residence of the Gyantse Kings. You will also explore the famous Pelkor Chode and Kumbum Stupa, the largest Mandala (Buddhism cosmos) shaped stupa at the north end of town. After exploration, you will continue the journey towards Shigatse, where you will explore a small Shalu Monastery. After exploration of the monasteries, you will head towards Shigatse for the night. Have dinner with us and stay overnight in Shigatse.

      Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

    7. Day 7 Shigatse – Rongbuk monastery (4980 m) – View of Mount Everest (5200 m)

      Have an early breakfast and continue our drive to the western Himalayas. Along the way, we will explore the famous Tso-La pass (4500 m) and Gyatso-La pass (5252 m) with the greatest view in the world: Mt. Everest along with its surroundings. Then onward, the journey will pass scenic valleys, Rocky Mountains, and finally reach Rongbuk (Rongphu) Monastery, from where we can enjoy a fabulous view of Mt. Everest. With the stunning mountain views, you will spend your night at Rongbuk.

      Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

    8. Day 8 Rongbuk Monastery or Old Tingri – view of Mt. Shishapangma – Peikutso Lake – Saga (4640 m)

      After breakfast, you can explore the old monasteries with amazing views of the sunrise over Mount Everest, then continue driving along the world’s highest mountains. You will continue your driving journey with magnificent views of the mountains. After reaching the main road, drive up to the high mountain passes with a great view of the Himalayas and then north to Peikutso Lake, an Alpine Lake. The remaining journey will take us to some small lakes and nomads camping with their yaks and sheep. Finally, crossing the beautiful Brahmaputra River you will reach the Chinese and Tibetan town called Saga. Have dinner and stay overnight in Saga.

      Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

    9. Day 9 Saga – Paryang (4700 m) – Darchen (4575 m)

      Today after having breakfast, we will continue your trek ahead to Darchen, at an elevation of 4575 meters. You will drive through, following the wide and beautiful valley along a scenic river where you can witness animals such as yaks and sheep grazing. As we continue to drive towards the south, you can witness sand dunes, the Rocky Mountains, and stunning snow-capped peaks. The rest of the journey to the west will have a stunning sight of Holy Lake mansarovar and Mt. Kailash. With amazing views of mountains, you will reach Darchen. Have dinner and stay overnight in Darchen.

      Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

    10. Day 10 1st Day of the Mount Kailash Trek, trekking distance 19 km and 6 -7 hours

      After having breakfast, you will continue the journey ahead by following some beautiful rocky cliffs with amazing views of the Mt. Kailash. You will pass the stone piled pass with colorful prayer flags, sky burial sites, and the famous Tarpoche Flagpole, until you reach Lha Chu valley. As you reach Lha Chu Valley, you can explore the small monastery called Chugu, which has the meditation cave of the Tibetan Great Yogi Melaripa. After exploration, we cross the beautiful bridge below the monastery. Both sides of this canyon are steep, rocky Mountains which represent Bodhisattvas. As you reach Mount Kailash, you can explore the famous Dirapuk Monastery which represents “Rigsum Gonpo” in Tibetan, as well as the Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara and Vajrapani monasteries.  Have dinner and stay overnight at the base of the Mount Kailash Trek.

      Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

    11. Day 11 2nd day of the Mount Kailash Trek – Dolma-la pass (5650 m) – Zuthal Puk (4815 m), Trek distance 12 km and 7 hours.

      Today, after having breakfast, you will continue the journey with an amazing view of Mt. Kailash. With the stunning view, we will trek ahead across the valley and reach Dolma-La Pass, which is situated at an elevation of 5650 m above sea level.  Today’s trek is tough even though the prayer flags at the mountain pass bring positive energy and excitement to the summit access. As you reach Dolma La Pass, you can have an amazing view of the Mountains. After exploration, you will trek ahead to Zuthal Puk. Have dinner and stay overnight in Zuthal Puk.

      Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

    12. Day 12 3rd day of the Mount Kailash Trek, view of Mt. Nemo Nani and drive to lake Mansarovar

      After having breakfast, we will continue to trek ahead by following one of the clearest rivers you have ever seen. With the views of stunning snow mountain called Nemo Nani (altitude 7728 m), and Mt. Kailash, you will reach Lake Mansarovar – one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world. As you reach the Lake, you will see that the lake is full of fish and swans. Not only that, but you will also explore Holy Mt. Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandala, and Lake Rashekshi that surround Mansarovar. You can also explore the Rakshas Tal lake and Chiu Monastery, a small monastery located upper on a hillside. Have dinner and stay overnight in Lake Mansarovar.

      Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

    13. Day 13 Holy Lake Mansarovar – Paryang – Saga

      Today, have breakfast and begin the journey back to Lhasa by following the China-Nepal border. During your journey, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Himalaya range. You can enjoy the sight of a flock of yaks or sheep along the way.  With impressive views of the beautiful lake, snow, and the golden glow of the sunset, you will reach Saga. Have dinner and stay overnight in Saga.

      Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

    14. Day 14 Saga – Kyirong (Nepal border), 2800 m

      Today after having breakfast, you will continue your driving tour of the Himalayas and enjoy great views of Mt. Shishapangma and other snowy peaks. Then continue to ascend up to Gongtang La pass, the last highest point of this trip. The experience of standing at an elevation of 5300 m / 17400 ft and having amazing views of the surroundings and valley below is unexplainable. Then afterwards you will continue by following the desert-like grassland along a beautiful forest. Finally, the remaining drive will take us to the Kyirong, at an elevation of 2800 meters, where you can explore Pakba Monastery.  Have dinner and stay overnight at a guesthouse in Kyirong.

      Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

    15. Day 15 Kyirong – Rasuwa Gadi (Cross border) / or back to Shigatse

      After having breakfast, you will continue your trek ahead to Shigatse. Around 23 km of driving will take you to the border between China and Nepal. As you continue your trek wearing Nepali costume, cross the bridge and finally reach Rasuwa Gadhi town, the border of Nepal. The guide will help you with the border formalities on the side of China. You will also have time to explore Langtang National Park, stunning snowy peaks, farm terrains, and another natural wonders during your trek back to Kathmandu. Some prefer to return to Lhasa Shigatse via Old Tingri. On the way back to Shigatse, you can witness Peikutso Lake with stunning views of the mountains including Mt. Shishapangma, Mt. Cho Oyu, and another close vicinity.  Have dinner and stay overnight in Shigatse.

      Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

    16. Day 16 Shigatse – Yundrongling Monastery – Lhasa

      Today after having breakfast, you will continue to drive on the friendship highway for approximately 80 km and explore Yundrunling Monastery, the biggest Bonpo monastery in Tibet.  After exploration of Yundrunling Monastery, we will return to Lhasa. After some rest, you will have a farewell dinner with typical local cultural programming to celebrate the successful accomplishment of the Tibet Holy Sky Lake Tour.

      Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included

    17. Day 17 Depart from Lhasa

      After the holy lake tour, you will return to your country. One of Real Sherpa Adventures representatives will take you to the airport 3 hours ahead of your flight. We wish you a safe flight and wish to meet you soon.

    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)