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Lhasa EBC overland tour

TRIP INTRODUCTION

This journey combines the best of all our Kailash offerings as well as giving you time to fully explore Tibet’s famed capital Lhasa. To begin we trek from the remote Humla region of Nepal, across the Tibetan border to visit Lake Manasarovar, before completing a Kora around Mr. Kailash. We then drive across the strikingly arid panoramas of the Tibetan Plateau to Lhasa where we spend 3 days exploring the sights of this fascination city, before returning to Kathmandu. This is truly the trip of a lifetime with its remote trekking, stunning scenery and cultural highlights.

In the far west of Tibet is Mt Kailash, the most sacred mountain in Asia, which is venerated by Buddhists, Hindus, Jains and the ancient Bon religion of Tibet. From it flow four great rivers – the Karnali, the Indus, the Sutlej and the Brahmaputra – which drain the vast Tibetan Plateau. It is an important site for Tibetan and Indian pilgrims who make a 53km circuit, or kora, of the mountain. This circumambulation, clockwise for Buddhists and Hindus and anti-clockwise for Bon followers, is said to erase the sins of a lifetime. The mountain itself is 6714m high and with its four sheer walls and snow capped peak is an awe-inspiring sight.

Only 30km from Mt Kailash is another important pilgrimage site, the beautiful and serene Lake Manasarovar. According to mythology it was formed in the mind of Brahma, and Indian and Tibetan pilgrims can also be seen circumambulating this lake, a distance of 90km.

On this trip, we fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa, and spend 3 days visiting the wonderful sights of this fascinating city. We then drive across the wide open spaces of the Tibetan Plateau to Lake Manasarovar, before completing a kora around Mt Kailash. From there, we re-cross the vast arid plains before heading south to the Nepalese border and returning to Kathmandu. This is truly the trip of a lifetime with stunning scenery and cultural highlights

 

 DAY 01  Arrive Kathmandu. Meet & transfer to hotel. O/N hotel.
 DAY 02  Free day in Ktm. O/N hotel.
 DAY 03  Arrive Lhasa (3660m)
 DAY 04  Sightseeing in Lhasa
 DAY 05  Sightseeing in Lhasa
 DAY 06  Drive to Gyantse (3950m) 261 km
 DAY 07  Sightseeing in Gyantse & drive to Shigatse (3900m) 90km
 DAY 08  Sightseeing & drive to Shegar (4050m) 244km.
 DAY 09  Drive to Rongbuk (5000m) 68km – Explore Everest base camp.
 DAY 10  Drive to Zhangmu (2300m) 181km.
 DAY 11  Drive to Kathmandu (1400m) 123km
 DAY 12  Final Departure

Cost Includes:
Tibet Permit, Tibet visa,  entrance fees, twin accomodation in hotel/guest house, all meals, full camping support by Sherpa staffs, Landcruisers(4×1) & support truck, Portable Altitude Chamber, oxygen, Yak & Yak herders.

Extra Cost:
Airport taxes, insurance, emergency rescue charges, personal clothing’s & accessories including sleeping bags, any unforeseen incidental expenses and all the other things not mentioned in Cost Includes Field.

Grade: moderate to strenuous Max-Altitude: 4750m
Trek Region: N/A Starts in/ Ends in: Simikot/Saga
Trek Duration: 27 days (15 days trek) Type of trek: Camping
Best Season: N/A

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