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15 Days Kailash Mansarovar Tour

Nov.-Mar. From CNY 12700
Apr.-Oct. From CNY 13900
1. Based on double occupancy.
2. Comfortable hotels in cities and guesthouses in some remote places.
3. Flight and train are not included.
4. Tour cost is only for reference, please inquire for detailed quotation.
5. The more people, the cheaper cost.
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  • 15 days and 14 nightsTrip Length:
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    In order to make it easier for you to choose the right trip, we have graded our trips with certain Trip Level System from 1 to 4 according to the degree of activities and altitude. We have also suggested the most suitable groups or individuals for each Trip Level.
    In the Trip Overview of each itinerary there is also a brief description of what the Trip is like.
    Our staffs at the Explore Tibet are always happy to answer any questions you have and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests and level of fitness.
    1. Easy
    Light walking and hiking that is suitable for all level of fitness, generally altitude range between 3500m/9800ft to 4000m/13000ft. Hotels and guesthouses accommodation.
    Suitable for family with kids and senior groups.

    2. Moderate
    May included moderate level of hiking, biking, horse riding and maximum altitude of 5000m/16000ft. Hotels and guesthouses accommodation.
    Suitable for family with kids bigger than 12 years, individual having average level for fitness.

    3. Moderate to Strenuous
    May include high altitude hiking up to 6 hours, long hour driving and sometimes overnight at around 5000m/16000ft, require a moderately high level of fitness, camping and basic lodging facility.
    Suitable for adult family, individuals physically fit and have experiences of high altitude trekking.

    4. Strenuous
    May include high altitude trekking and mountaineering, camping and basic lodging facilities, altitude range from 3600m/9800ft to 6000m/19000ft.
    Suitable for adventures and individual with physically fit and healthy.

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This is our most comprehensive Kailash Mansarovar tour specially designed for adventurous travelers to gain deeper spiritual insight on the Tibetan plateau and experience firsthand Tibet’s best natural wonders. Mount Kailash is one of the most holiest mountains in Tibet. After acclimatizing in Lhasa you will drive west across the vast plains with spectacular view of the Himalayans to the south and the Trans-Himalayans to the north. Stopping along some of Tibet’s most spiritual sites like Tashi Lhunpo Yamdrok Lake and the Kumbum Stupa you’ll gain an understanding of Buddhism’s impact on Tibet before the magnificence of Mt. Kailash is unveiled. For thousands of years Mount Kailash has been the pilgrimage destination of Buddhism Bon Hindu and Jainism worshippers alike. At an altitude of 6714 meters Gangkar Ti-se as it is known in Tibetan has perennial snow cover and is the focal point of all travel to western Tibet. Pilgrims travel to this sacred mountain to complete a spiritual circuit as it is believed that it will wash away their sins. In addition to the varied landscapes wildlife abounds in Western Tibet. Along the route you will be able to see herds of wild ass gazelle Hodgson’s antelope marmots and different species of geese from the window of your 4x4. After spending three days trekking from monastery to monastery around  Kailash trekking you’ll be absolved of all your sins. From there we’ll drive to Manasarovar Lake and then journey to the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest and stay overnight to enjoy a sunrise you will never forget. If you’re looking for a tour that is cost effective combines the best Tibet has to offer spiritually and naturally and stories that will last you a lifetime then trip to Kailash is the right tour for you.
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Day Trip Outline Activity Accommodation
Day 1 Arrival in Lhasa (3680m) Pick up and transfer to hotel rest at hotel. Hotel in Lhasa
Day 2 Lhasa sightseeing Bakhor street Johkang Temple Potala Palace Hotel in Lhasa
Day 3 Lhasa sightseeing Sera Monastery Drepung Monastery Hotel in Lhasa
Day 4 Lhasa-Shigatse (3900m) 370km approx 7hrs Yamdrok Lake Karola Glacier Kumbum Stupa Gesar hotel
Day 5 Shigatse-Lhatse (4000m) 200km approx 4hrs Tashilhunpo monastery Sakya monastery Farmer's hotel
Day 6 Lhatse-Saga (4600m) 312km approx 6.5hrs Wild landscapes of western Tibet Local Hotel
Day 7 Saga- Darchen(4560m) 606km approx 8hrs Sand dunes Manasarovar lake Mysterious view of Mt.Kailash Local guesthouse
Day 8 Trek from Darchen-Dirakpuk (4700m) 20km approx 4hrs Wild landscapes around Mt.Kailash      Local guesthouse
Day 9 Trek from Dirakpuk-Zuktulpuk (4790m) 18km approx 6hrs Wild landscapes around Mt.Kailash      Local guesthouse
Day 10 Trek from Zuktulpuk-Lake Manasarovar (4560m) 12km approx 3hrs Close view of Manasarovar lake      Local guesthouse
Day 11 Lake Manasarovar - Saga 580km      Local Hotel
Day 12 Saga (4600m) - EBC 550km approx 9hrs Peikutso lake Mt Shishapama      Local guesthouse
Day 13 EBC-Shigatse (4000m) 350km approx 7hrs Rongbuk monastery EBC Gesar hotel
Day 14 Shigatse-Lhasa (3680m) 280km approx 6hrs Yarlung Tsangpo Hotel in Lhasa
Day 15 Depart from Tibet Send off to train/airport  --------------
If you want to have a single room during the hotel nights or no one else sharing the room with you, then you need to pay the single room supplement fee, please check the single room supplement fee as in the below table;
 Months   Single room supplement  
April, May,  October  RMB 1,950
June, July, August, September  RMB 2,350

Fixed Departure Dates

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  • *Last Updated: 2019.04.03
  • *Source: Bank of China
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Tour Cost Included:

Tour Cost Includes:

– All necessary travel permits to Tibet;

– Entrance ticket fees for all the sight spots listed in the program;

– Private transportation in Tibet: Ranging from 4WD land cruiser to bus depending on the group size and trip route (car gasoline is included) SEE VEHICLE PHOTOS HERE;

– Private guide: English speaking local Tibetan guide;

– Lodging: hotels in Lhasa Shigatse rest of the nights at local guesthouses SEE HOTEL PHOTOS HERE;

– Free shuttle bus Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour ( Please check the free shuttle bus timing as below table);

– Bottle water;

– A mobile with local SIM card (it can receive international call and text messages also);

– Oxygen cylinder for the group;

– Lodging and meals for guide and drivers;

– First aid kit;

– Liability travel insurance;

Tour Cost Excluded:

Tour Cost Excludes:

– Travel insurance covers trip cancellation and emergency evacuation(recommended);

– Expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages laundry phone call etc.);

– International and domestic flight/train.(Note: we accept flights and train tickets bookings in advance please check the updated cost and ticket availability with your travel consultant);

– Yaks and porters for Kailash trekking to carry luggages you can hire it from there which cost around CNY300 per per day/per yak;

– Meals – lunches and dinners breakfasts at the guesthouses (Averagely a meal in Tibet cost USD5 per person);

– Gratuities for the guide and driver:

Tibet Mt Kailash Trekking Map by Explore Tibet


Whether you travel to Tibet by flight or train you are guaranteed to have an amazing journey to the plateau. Crossing the mighty Himalayas you will arrive in Lhasa at the airport or train station and your guide and driver will collect you and transfer you to your hotel. Once there you can settle into the hotel and meet your fellow travelers. It is advisable to rest once you are checked in to help alleviate some of the symptoms of altitude sickness.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Train to Tibet


Attractions; Jokhang temple and bustling Bakhor street and Sera monastery.
On your first full day on the plateau you may experience some mild headaches nausea and drowsiness. This is normal for travelers to high altitudes and will subside within a day or two as your body adjusts to the increased altitude of the plateau. Plenty of rest water and only mild activity can help to relieve the symptoms.

Your first day includes trips around the city to the famous Jokhang Temple the most sacred Buddhist temple in Tibet and the amazing Barkhor Street the ritual kora route around the temple and the largest market in Lhasa. The focal points of pilgrimage to Lhasa for Tibetan Buddhists you can take a walk around the kora with the pilgrims and pick up some great bargains.

Your afternoon is filled with a visit to the Sera Monastery a 15th century university monastery belonging to the dominant Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism. Home to more than 600 monks the monastery was built by one of the disciples of Je Tsongkhapa the founder of the Gelug Sect and hosts monastic debates in the courtyard every afternoon with the exception of Sundays.

Stay overnight in Lhasa
Jokhang temple in Lhasa


Attractions; Potala palace and Drepung monastery
Your third day in Tibet starts with a visit to the iconic Potala Palace the most prestigious building in Tibet built in the 17th century to house the government of the Dalai Lama. This famous landmark sits on the location of an ancient 7th century fortress part of which still remains inside the palace. The hike up the steps to the palace which lies on Moburi high above the city is well worth it and you can rest whenever you need on the long walk up.

Your afternoon is spent at the immense Drepung Monastery formerly the seat of the Dalai Lama’s power in Tibet and one of the largest monasteries on the plateau at the time. Filled with narrow twisting lanes and beautiful buildings the monastery once held more than 10000 monks.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

Potala palace

DAY 04. LHASA(3600m) – GYANTSE (3900m) – SHIGATSE(3900m) 350 km

Attractions; Yamdrok lake Mt.Nyechen Kangsar glacier Gyantse Kubum stupa and Pelkhor Choede monastery.
After touring the city for two days it is time to head out on the winding road across the plateau. Our journey begins by heading along the winding road to the Gampa La Pass at 4794 meters. From here you will get the first glimpse of the stunning Lake Yamdrok one of the Great Three Sacred Lakes of Tibet with the snow-capped peak of the sacred Mount Nyenchen Khangsar in the distance behind. After a brief stop at the lakeshore we will continue on to Nagartse for lunch.

After lunch we will make a short stop at Karo La (5150m) to see the amazing Nyenchen Khangsar glacier before carrying on to Gyantse. Once the largest town in Tibet Gyantse is home to the Pelkor Chode Monastery which houses the famous Kumbum Stupa. Standing 32 meters tall and containing 108 small chapels this amazing structure is the only one of its kind in Tibet. In the late afternoon we will continue on to Shigatse for the night.

Stay overnight in Shigatse.

Yamdrok lake in Tibet

DAY 05. SHIGATSE (3900m) – LHATSE (4200m) 150km

Attractions; Tashi lhunpo monastery and Sakya monastery.
In the morning we will visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery and your guide will take time to obtain the Alien’s Travel Permit (ATP) from the local Public Security Bureau (PSB). Tashilhunpo Monastery is one of the largest functioning monasteries in western Tibet and boasts over 600 years of history. Founded in 1447 by the first Dalai Lama the monastery is now the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama and contains the tombs of seven of the former Panchen Lamas.

En route to our overnight destination in Lhatse we will drive off the main road to Sakya Monastery to explore the twisting alleys of the monastery alongside the Buddhist pilgrims. In the 13th century Sakya Monastery was an important scholastic study center for Buddhists in Tibet. Divided into two parts the monastery is only active on the southern side of the river with the northern part of the monastery now lying in ruins.

Stay overnight in Lhatse.

Visiting Gyantse Kumbum monastery in Tibet

DAY 06. LHATSE (4200m) – SAGA (4500m) 340km

We will spend the day driving straight to Saga through the scenic valleys of Brahmaputra tributaries. Having recently been reconstructed with a paved road the journey to Saga should be very smooth.

Stay overnight at Saga

Way to Mt Kailash in Tibet

DAY 07. SAGA – DARCHEN (5000m) 520km

Attractions: View of Lake Manasarovar and Mt Kailash.
From our car we will have stunning views of the great Himalayans to the south and the Transhimalaya to the north as we drive across the vast plains. This region is home to nomads whose lifestyle remains close to what it has been for centuries as well as a wide spectrum of plateau wildlife.

During this thrilling journey we will pass by sand dunes mountains and sandstone valleys before we reach the holy Lake Manasarovar in the late afternoon. The lake is one of four holy lakes in Tibet and receives thousands of pilgrims from Tibet India and Russia every year.

From there we will drive to Darchen a small nomadic village and important launch point for pilgrimages around Mt. Kailash. Upon your arrival our guide will prepare for yaks and porters for tomorrow’s trek if required. The hills around Darchen are great places to prepare for the main trek.

In the afternoon you can explore the village and look for dinner options or ask our guide for recommendations.

Stay overnight at Darchen.
Lake Manasarovar in Tibet


Attractions; the views on the both side of the valley that you are going to trek.
From Darchen our trek will follow the small trail in a clockwise circuit around Mt. Kailash at an average altitude of 4700 meters. We will walk side-by-side with local Buddhist pilgrims following the same route and pass by Bon pilgrims walking a counter-clockwise circuit.

After a 4-hour trek we will reach Tamdin (4780m) where we will have a simple lunch inside a nomadic tent. From there it is only 4km hike to Drirapuk Monastery where we will stay at a nearby guesthouse for the night. This 4km stretch contains some of the best scenery of the entire kora.

Drirapuk Monastery was rebuilt in 1985 and is located on the north side of the Lha-chu River facing the north face of Mt. Kailash. The name Drirapuk originally comes from a word Dri-ra meaning “female yak horn” and Puk meaning “cave.”  Legend has it that a female yak used her horn to create the cave. The Drirapuk Monastery guesthouse rooms are very basic.

Stay overnight at the local guesthouse at Drirapuk.

Fact of the day: Total distance 18.6km or 11.56 miles. Time: 6:58 hours with lunch breaks based on average speed of 3.4km/hour approximately 30699 steps.

Darchen altitude: 4673m or 15331 feet.
Drirapuk altitude: 5050 m or 16568 feet.
Ascent for the day: 377m or 1236 feet

Trekking around Mt Kailash

Attractions; the once and only chance of challenging to cross the Dikpala (5000m) and Dormala (5600m) next to Dikpala
This will be our most challenging day of trekking. The Dikpa La (5000m) and Dolma La (5630m) passes are not that steep but trekking at such high altitudes will be very tiring and slow. But at the top you will get a front row seat of the holy Mt. Kailash.

After a short rest at the top we will climb down into the long valley and stop for lunch at the Shabjay Dakpo nomadic tent.

Then will continues on to Dzultripuk Monastery for the night Dzultripuk Monastery (4803m) was built by two important religious figures Milarepa and Naro Bon-Chung.  You can see the footprint and handprint of Milarepa inside the cave.

We will spend the night at the local family guesthouse at Dzultripuk Monastery where the rooms are very basic.

Stay overnight at Dzultripuk Monastery

Fact of the day: Total distance 19.2km or 11.93 miles. Time: 8:19 hours with lunch breaks based on average speed of 3.6km/hour approximately 42206 steps.

Drirapuk altitude: 5050 m or 16568 feet.
Dzultripuk altitude: 4803 m or 15757 feet.
Ascent for the day: 580 m or 1902 feet.
Descent for the day: 827 m or 2713 feet.
Dolma La pass altitude: 5630 m or 18471 feet.
Distance from Drirapuk to Dolma La pass: 6.1 km or 3.79 miles Time: 3:24 hours with rest

Mt Kailash trekking over Dolma la pass

DAY 10. LAST DAY TREKKING AND DRIVE TO LAKE MANASAROVAR. (12km trekking and 80km drive).

Attractions; close view of the Manasarovar lake and Thuktso lake.
Today is an easy day of trekking to complete the circuit and your driver will pick you up from Tashi Do (which is also known as Dzongsar). Then you will continue on the drive to Lake Manasarovar to the guesthouses near the lake. You may have a short visit to the Chiu Monastery by walking up on the small hill.

Stay overnight at Lake Manasarovar.

Fact of the day: Total distance 12km or 7.46 miles and 5:33 hours trekking with rest.
Ascent for the day: 200 m or 656 feet.

Mt Kailash trekking from Dzultrul puk to Darchen

Today we will trace the road back to Saga for the night.

DAY 12. SAGA – EBC (5150m).

Attractions: Rongbuk monastery and Mt. Everest base camp.
In the morning we will head for Everest base Camp located in the Rongbuk Valley. The nearby Rongbuk Monastery is the “official” highest monastery in the world and houses both monks and nuns.

Driving alongside the Peiku Tso Lake you will have a picturesque view of Mount Shishapangma and other peaks of the mighty Himalayas. Mount Shishapangma is the only Peak above 8000m that is fully located in Tibet. After passing Old Tingri keep an eye out for the tallest peaks of the Himalayas. From left to right the guide will point out: Mt. Makalu (8463m) Mt. Lhotse (8516m) Mt. Everest (8844m) and Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m).

In the afternoon we will arrive at the tent guesthouse community at the tourist-dedicated Everest base Camp. The base camp for tourists was moved back from the climbers’ base camp to a position close to Rongbuk early in 2019. The closest one can now get to the mountain is the Dza Rongbuk Caves just a short distance past the monastery.

We suggest you bring your own sleeping bags as accommodation at the tent guesthouses are very simple. We will stay overnight in these tent guesthouses unless you’re there between November and March when the tent guesthouses close and only the Rongbuk Monastery guesthouse is available.

Everest base camp tent guesthouses

DAY 13. EBC (5150m) – SHIGATSE 350km.

After we enjoy the sunrise view of Mount Everest we will drive back to Shigatse along the friendship highway in Shigatse you will enjoy a hot shower at the hotel and rest.

Stay overnight at Shigatse.

EBC tent guesthouse

DAY 14. SHIGATSE – LHASA 450km/300km

Today we will drive back to Lhasa. In the afternoon you will have plenty of time to explore the town and buy some gifts for your family and friends at home.

Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Lhasa in Tibet tour


After checking out of your hotel your guide will transfer you to the train station or airport for your departure from Tibet and on to your next destination. We would appreciate if you could complete a short survey on our feedback form or by email to evaluate our services.

We’ll head to the airport or train station and say our goodbyes. Before your departure we would appreciate it if you can spend some time to evaluate our services either by filling the feedback form or by simply sending us an email. Thank you very much and wish you have a safe journey

Tour Cost Includes:

Tour Cost Includes:

– All necessary travel permits to Tibet;

– Entrance ticket fees for all the sight spots listed in the program;

– Private transportation in Tibet: Ranging from 4WD land cruiser to bus depending on the group size and trip route (car gasoline is included) SEE VEHICLE PHOTOS HERE;

– Private guide: English speaking local Tibetan guide;

– Lodging: hotels in Lhasa Shigatse rest of the nights at local guesthouses SEE HOTEL PHOTOS HERE;

– Free shuttle bus Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour ( Please check the free shuttle bus timing as below table);

– Bottle water;

– A mobile with local SIM card (it can receive international call and text messages also);

– Oxygen cylinder for the group;

– Lodging and meals for guide and drivers;

– First aid kit;

– Liability travel insurance;

Tour Cost Excludes:

Tour Cost Excludes:

– Travel insurance covers trip cancellation and emergency evacuation(recommended);

– Expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages laundry phone call etc.);

– International and domestic flight/train.(Note: we accept flights and train tickets bookings in advance please check the updated cost and ticket availability with your travel consultant);

– Yaks and porters for Kailash trekking to carry luggages you can hire it from there which cost around CNY300 per per day/per yak;

– Meals – lunches and dinners breakfasts at the guesthouses (Averagely a meal in Tibet cost USD5 per person);

– Gratuities for the guide and driver:

Important information for touring to Mount Kailash.

Best Season to Travel

Mount Kailash the most sacred mountain in the world lies in the far west of Tibet in the northwestern Ngari Prefecture. Once the ancient land of the Guge Kingdom the lost kingdom of Tibet this stunning and bare landscape is one of the most beautiful in the world with the pyramid shape of the black Mount Kailash sticking up above the mountains like a jagged fang. For most travelers the best time to take the trip to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar is from April to mid-June and September to early November.Spring and autumn are the best times to travel mainly for the better views clearer skies and optimum temperatures. One of the main reasons for the trip to Mount Kailash is the trek around the mountain’s pilgrimage kora route. And this is best done in cool temperatures that are warm enough to be comfortable but not too hot. Spring and autumn see temperatures than barely reach 10-12 degrees which is ideal for comfortable trekking without getting too cold or too sweaty. Winter is an impossible time for Kailash trekking as the mountains high passes get covered with snow for around three months of the year and are impassible. And the intense cold is more than most people can handle. Summer can get a little wet sometimes and you may not get the best views with the low-lying clouds that can cover the sky. However it is a time when it is possible to take on the trek so is still worth a visit in the warmer months if that is your preference.

Best part of the Tour

For any trip to Mount Kailash the best part of the tour is the sacred mountain itself. Lying a head and shoulders above the other mountains of the Gangdise Range this unique pyramid of unusual back rock is an amazing sight its southern side scarred with the famed sauwastika (as a character: 卍) of ancient Bon legend. Most travelers to Mount Kailash not only come to view this beautiful sacred mountain but also to tackle the arduous kora pilgrimage route around the base of Kailash. A 52-kilometer hike that takes three days this trek is the hardest in Tibet and the most amazing and spiritual too.

 Unique Tour Attractions

The mountain itself is one of the most unique examples of strange rock formations in the world being formed from a black rock that is shaped like an Egyptian pyramid but much older. The mountain which sits on one of the world’s largest solid granite deposits has four sheer and distinct side each of which faces one of the four points of the compass exactly.The mountain has also been said to have its own mystical powers including the fact that hair and fingernails grow much faster in the area around this sacred site. It is also said that no mortal man has ever scaled the slopes of the sacred mountain. Even Milarepa who in legend is said to have defeated Naro Bon-Chung in a race to the top flew on a sunbeam to the summit. And the mountain is said to have a spiritual aura of its own making it one of the most unique destinations in the world. If that is not enough the unique lake Manasarovar one of the Great Three Sacred Lakes of Tibet lies just to the south and is normally visited on this tour after completing the kora trek. Lying alongside its crescent-shaped twin Lake Rakshastal this round sun-shaped lake is believed to have been the location where Maya Devi conceived Gautama Buddha. Surrounded by five ancient monasteries the lake also makes an awesome trek following the ritual kora route that circumambulates its shoreline.

Altitude Changes of Tour

Taking a road less traveled out into the western hinterlands of Tibet this tour is among the most varied in terms of different elevations. Something of a roller-coaster road to the sacred mountain and back the altitude rises and falls with each of the major destinations along the road. From the relatively low altitude of Lhasa you reach high points above 5000 meters at several points along this tour with the highest being the altitude of Drolma La Pass on the Kailash Kora Trek which stretches up to a massive 5630 meters above sea level.
Different altitudes of the 15 Days Kailash Manasarovar Tour 
different altitude of 15 days tour

Top Hotels

While you are still in Lhasa and Shigatse you can find very good hotels to stay in as well as several options for lower quality and cost depending on what your requirements and budget are. However while you may still find some decent hotels in some of the small towns and villages around the plateau there are none in the major tourist destinations at Mount Kailash (along the kora route) and Mount Everest base Camp.Out in these remote locations you are only going to find two forms of accommodation monastery guesthouses and tents often your own tent. At EBC you can stay in the monastery guesthouse or the tent guesthouses erected for the peak season for tourists. The facilities are less than basic and there is no running water no electricity and no Wi-Fi. Be prepared to rough it for a night. The Kailash region has some good places to stay in Darchen the last town before you hike around the mountain. Lying below the southern face of the mountain Darchen has some decent low-price hostels and guesthouses so you can at least have a shower when you finish the trek. However on the hike itself you only have the options of the monastery guesthouses at Drirapuk and Dzultripuk or your own tents in the campsites close to the monasteries.

 Tour Popularity

With around 10 percent of all tourists taking on the long 15-day Kailash Manasarovar Tour this is actually a fairly popular tour for Tibet. This is not one of the easy tours of the plateau and while you may be riding inside a comfortable vehicle for most of the trip you will be hiking around the toughest trekking route on the plateau for three days. It pays to be pretty fit for this hike though it is possible for an average person to be able to complete it. Reduced speed is the key here. And for those that are looking for the ultimate high-altitude Tibetan trek this is the perfect option.
Group Tours in 2019 (January - October)
group tour in 2019
Rest assured you are in good hands when you travel with Explore Tibet. As the first group tour operator on the Tibetan Plateau we’ve accumulated tons of valuable experience leading tours over the years. Your safety and travel experience is paramount to us and we have constantly refined our practices to ensure our customers have the smoothest and most comfortable journey possible. At Explore Tibet we are not just your tour guides drivers and travel consultants but we are also your friends and hosts. We understand that you may be unused to this new environment so we have taken these extra precautions at no extra cost to you. Every tour group is equipped with: 1.  First Aid Kit Besides a fully equipped kit in every vehicle all of our tour guides have received First Aid Kit training from Aerie Backcountry Medicine and are Wilderness Medicine Essentials Course certified. First Aid in Tibet by Explore Tibet 2.  Oxygen Cylinder All our cars are equipped with an oxygen cylinder (4L to 7L) for group use and if the oxygen runs out our guide will refill the cylinder either in Lhasa or Shigatse. Oxygen tank provided by Explore Tibet 3.  Bottled Waters As Tibet has a dry and sunny climate staying hydrated is very important. But since tap water in Tibet is not safe for consumption we provide bottled mineral water for all of our groups. Drinking water in Tibet 4.  Mobile Phone with Local SIM Card When we say 24-hour service we mean it. Every tour group comes with a dedicated mobile phone with all of our contact information already loaded and a local SIM card so you can reach us at any time. Mobile and local SIM in Tibet 5.  Specially Designed Explore Tibet Lhasa Map Our itineraries hit the right balance of arranged activities and free time. To make the most of your free time we’ve prepared a specially designed handy Lhasa guide and map with our recommendations of what to eat and see. Tibet Lhasa Map by Explore Tibet And there are more surprises and extra services from Explore Tibet that will enrich your Tibet tour with full of wonders and excitement please check with your Trip Advisor what are other extra services that only Explore Tibet can provide.
On the way to Kailash
on the way to Mt.Kailash
holy lake in Tibet
Mt.Kailash view
Mt kailash 1
Monk debating at Sara Monastery
on the way to Zhangmu
Mt kailash 2
Potala Palace in Lhasa
Tibetan people
Tibetan people 2
yak at lake side
Free Airport Shuttle Bus:

In order to make it more convenient for our clients, we have arranged two shuttle buses a day, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. So when you are purchasing the flight tickets, please take the shuttle bus timing into consideration. Of course, if you don’t want to wait for the shuttle bus, we can arrange a private airport pick-up and transfer for you, this service costs USD60 per time.

Shuttle bus pick-up time at the beginning of the tour:
1st shuttle bus departs from the airport at 12:30 2nd shuttle bus departs from the airport at 16:00

Shuttle bus transfer time at the end of the tour:
1st shuttle bus departs from the hotel at 7:30am 2nd shuttle bus departs from the hotel at 11:00am

If you miss the free shuttle bus because of your flight delay or cancellation, then you will have to pay for the private airport pick-up, which costs USD60 per time. Also, please make sure to update your tour consultant about your new flight schedule.

Train station pick-up is totally for free, but sometimes you may need to wait for other travelers’ arrival around the same time.

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