16 Days Lhasa-Kailash-Guge Kingdom Overland Adventure TourDuration: 16 days and 15 nights Departure: Flexible
Tour Code: TA-MK-16B Max Altitude:
Tour Type: Private escorted tour with Tibetan tour guide and private vehicle with experienced driver
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Place & Transport: Chengdu- Lhasa
Take the flight from Chengdu to Lhasa. Pick you up, transfer to the hotel and have rest. Overnight in Lhasa.
Sightseeing in Lhasa city
Place & Transport: Lhasa
Today's Activities: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhore Street
After breakfast, drive to visit the wonder of the world - Potala Palace. After lunch, visit Jokhang Temple and Barkhore Street, overnight in Lhasa.
Lhasa/Namtso Lake / Yangbache hot-spring/Lhasa
Place & Transport: Lhasa- Namtso Lake- Lhasa
Today's Activities: Namtso Lake, Yangbache hot-spring
Day tour to Namtso Lake via Yangpachen hot-spring. On the way you will see Nyenchen Thanglha snow mountain ranges, and also you will pass the Nagela Pass. Namtso Lake is the sky lake which is one of the three holy lakes, and also the highest salt lake. You can do a bit trekking at the lake side . On the way back , you will have a chance to have hot-spring at Yangbachen.
Overnight in Lhasa.
Lhasa - Yamdrok lake - Gyantse - Shigatse
Place & Transport: Lhasa- Gyantse- Shigatse
Today's Activities: Yamdrok-tso Lake, Kumpum stupa
Pass Gangbala Pass which is over 5000m, from there you will see Lake Yamdrok (40RMB/p)which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Then drive back to Qushui, along Nepal friendship way to Gyantse, visit the famous Kumpum stupa in Gyantse. Overnight at Shigatse.
Shigatse/ Lhatse / New Tinggri (Shegar)/ Rongbuk
Place & Transport: Shigatse- Shegar- Rongbuk
Today's Activities: Gyatsola Pass
Early morning start driving to Rongbuk via Shegar. The road is a bit rough, on the way you will cross over Gyatsola Pass at 5,220 m, which is the highest enroute.
Rongbuk Monastery/ Lhatse
Place & Transport: Rongbu Monastery- Lhatse
Today's Activities: Rongbu Monastery, Mt. Everest
In the early morning go to visit the highest mountain in the world Mt. Everest. And visit the Rongbuk Monastery which locates the best to visit Mt. Everest.
Rongbuk is the highest monastery in Tibet, still a good point to see Mt.Everst. Afternoon start trekking from Rongbuk to E.B.C , it takes about 2 hours. Or you can take animal carriage ( 30rmb/per person). Overynight at E.B.C tent Guesthouse.(dorm beds).Note: The entrance fee of Mt. Everest Base Camp is 180rmb/per person. Then Entry fee of the Landcruiser to E.B.C. is 405rmb. If the weather is quite there ,you will have a chance to see the sunset. Then transfer to Lhatse, overnight in Lhatse.
Place & Transport: Lhatse- Saga
Today's Activities: Drive to Saga
Saga(4520m) is located on the south line of Nagri(Ali), which is the most important transfer place for all the equiupments to Nagri. And also it is the important place for the wild animals. Overnight in Saga.
Place & Transport: Saga - Paryang
Today's Activities: Drive to Paryang
Drive, Saga to Paryang (4608m) 5 hours drive, Overnight at Paryang.
Paryang/ Lake Manasarovar/Pulan
Place & Transport: Paryang- Pulan
Today's Activities: Lake Manasarovar
Drive, Parayang to Lake Manasarovar (294km.) which will take 8 hours driving,then go to Pulan and overnight in the Guest house there.
Place & Transport: Pulan- Mt.Kailash
Today's Activities: Mt.Kailash
When you enter into Mt. Kailash area which is the sacred mountain for the pilgrims, you can see many animals there. Then arrive in Zanda, overnight in Zanda.
Place & Transport: Zanda
Today's Activities: Guge Kingdom
Go to visit the sunrise in Guge, Drive to visit Guge Kingdom Ruins and then back to Zanda and rest.
The Guge Kingdom was founded in about the tenth century by a descendant of King Lang Darma, who fled from Lhasa after the collapse of the Tubo Kingdom. The kingdom played an important role in the second renascence in Tibet and survived for about 700 years before disappearing mysteriously in the 17th century. The ruins lie on a hilltop near a river and cover 180,000 square meters. Houses, cave dwellings, monasteries and stupas were found on the hill and surrounding area. Palaces sat at the summit, while monasteries were on the mountainside and cave dwellings for the common people were at the foot of the hill. The kingdom was enclosed by tunnels and walls which acted as fortifications. Some structures survive time and remain in good condition in this isolated region, though many structures have been reduced to dust. A two-kilometer (1.2mile) long tunnel was built of stones, but is now in ruin, dives the summit to the river below and was used as a water supply for the Guge people.Overnight in Zanda.
Place & Transport: Zanda - Gar River
Today's Activities: Drive to Gar River
Go to Gar River(Gar) which is the conection of the Tibet road and Xinjiang road and the centerol town of Nagri.
Gar River/ Gegye/Gertse
Place & Transport: Gar Rvier- Gegye- Gertse
Today's Activities: Drive to Gertse
Today the road is better than other days. It is really a fantastic trip in the area today. After arrive in Gertse overnight there.
Place & Transport: Gertse- Tsochen- Sangsang- Lhatse
Today's Activities: Drive to Lhatse
Transfer to Tsochen after breakfast, Tsochen which means the big lake. Then go to Sangsang and finally get to Lhatse. Overnight in Lhatse.
Place & Transport: Lhatse- Shigatse- Lhasa
Today's Activities: Tashilunpo Monastery
After breakfast go to Shigatse and visit the Bachen Lama Set - Tashilunpo Monastery. Then back to Lhasa and transfer to the hotel.
Place & Transport: Lhasa
Today's Activities: Lhasa departure
See you off, end the tour.
- Tibet Entry Permit.
- Tibet travel permit.
- Landcruiser transportation with expert driver
- Guide service (English-speaking guide).
- Yak(or horse) and Yak(or horse) porters for luggage during trekking
- Travel accident insurance
- Bottled oxygen per car for urgent use
- Grass protecting fee in Nagri
- Your own expense
- Trekking equipment ( Sleeping bag, tent and mattress)
- Flight & train tickets.
- Entrance fees
While the trip of a lifetime is priceless, we know value is a vital aspect for those deciding which tour to choose.
When comparing tour prices, be sure to compare like to like. Our tours are designed to ensure that our customers experience all the culture, history, and beauty that Tibet has to offer, and at a reasonable price.
A great way to ensure the lowest possible price is to invite more people on the trip. The more people in a group, the lower the price per person. For example, for a typical 5-day Lhasa and Lake Namtso tour: the one-person price is about $1010; the two-person price will be only $633 per person. These prices are an indication of how much money you can save by travelling with more people. (We recommend you join our group tour if you are traveling alone. Please contact our travel consultant for more information)
Booking early is also an easy way to ensure the best rate! We highly recommend you contact us at least 1 month before your planned departure date.
You have the flexibility to arrange the group activities accorddingly, such as changing the visiting order of attractions or extending the visiting time of certain place. You can also stop on the road as you need.
If you are traveling with your family or a group of friends, a private tour for your group is ideal. As you have more people in the group, the price won't be much higher than a join-in group tour. It is a good way to save money and enjoy ultimate service.