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Lhasa Everest Base Camp Kailash Tour

You will first arrive at Kathmandu Airport and stay at a Hotel. During the formalities for your visa and permit for Tibet Tour, we provide you with sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley in which you will visit the Durbar Square, the Swoyambhunath, the Boudhanath and the Pashupatinath, all included in the World Heritage sites.

We then take a scenic flight to Lhasa with spectacular mountain views and Tibetan landscape (we can, however, take a drive too). We spend three nights in Lhasa, a Buddhist Capital, visiting the famous Potala Palace, the Jokhang, great monasteries and walk through the bustling Barkor market before taking drive towards Manasorvar. During Lhasa Everest Base Camp and Kailash Tour we drive through central Tibet via Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake), to the historical towns of Gyantse and Shigatse and further by jeeps to the famous Rongbuk Monastery and hiking to North Everest Base Camp from where the views of the enthralling North Face of Mt. Everest can be enjoyed. We will then continue moving across the Tibetan Highlands, following the great Yarlung Tsangpo river valley and then to the sacred landscape of Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash.

The breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks as well as the views of Tibetan countryside will make the journey an unforgettable one. You will be opportune to witness Buddhist prayer ceremonies, visit the homes of local Tibetans and observe religious customs to help understand the Tibetan religion and life.

You will offer some puja (worship) and also take a holy bath in the Manasarovar Lake. After the bath you will move round Lake by Jeep. The parikrama (moving round the lake) is about 115 km long and normally takes 4 to 5 hours. Even in between the parikrama you will take a holy bath near Trugu Gompa. You will most probably visit Chui Gompa for hot spring bath as well.

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Facts of the Trip

Highest access: (5,610m/18402ft)

Duration: 13 Days

Group Size: 01-10 persons per Group.

Co-ordinates: 31.7056° N, 86.9403° E

Location: Tibet, China

Country: Nepal/Tibet

Airport: KTM (TIA)/Gongkar Airport

Departure From: Kathmandu(KTM)

Grade: Moderate

Accommodation: Tourist star to five star as request

Meals: Full board accommodation

Transportation: Flight, Private Jeep, Ven and Bus

Best season: April to November

Major Activity: Tibet Tour

Include Activity: Sights trips of Kathmandu

Culture: Tibetian, buddhist cultures

Mode of Travel: Guesthouse/Camping

Himalayan sights: Shishapangma, Everest, Cho-Oyu

  • Itinerary Details of the Trip
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  • Price for the trip
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350/4429ft.)

Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, Satori representative will waiting for you with your placard, and assist you to transfer pre booked hotel in Thamel. Later, check-in at the hotel pre-decided for your stay. In the evening, take a leisurely stroll to explore the nearby areas of Kathmandu. Later, return back to the hotel for a lavish dinner and night stay.

Day 02: Preparation and visa collection day at Kathmandu (1350/4429ft.)

Early in the morning, after having breakfast, you will be proceeded to explore the Bodnath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Squire. Rest and preparation at Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lhasa (3650m)

Satori representative will drop you to Kathmandu airport for your Lhasa flight. After an hour scenic flight to Himalayan Mountains, you will be landing at Lhasa Airport. Our representative will be waiting for you to welcome you to Lhasa with your placards. Lhasa is situated on the north bank of Kyi-chu river and in the Tibetan language means “Place of the Gods”. You will then be transferred to your hotel and assisted in the check-in process as well. It requires rest and acclimatize at that height before any activities.

Day 04: Sightseeing in and around Lhasa

Visit Potala Palace, Ramoche Monastery and Norbulingka. The Potala Palace, the erstwhile home of the Dalai Lama, was built in 637 AD atop a single hill by the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo. Norbulingka, the erstwhile summer palace of Dalai Lama meaning ‘Jewel Park', is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and covers an area of around 3,60,000 sq. mt. making it the largest man-made garden in Tibet. Overnight at hotel in Lhasa.

Day 05: Sightseeing in and around Lhasa

Visit Sera Monastery, Jokhang Monastery and Barkhor Market. The Sera Monastery, 5 km north of Lhasa, is one of Lhasa's prettiest monasteries and once upon a time sheltered a community of more than 5,000 monks. Jokhang Monastery, situated in the heart of Old Lhasa, houses Tibet's most precious religious relic, a golden Sakyamuni Buddha which was brought as a gift by the Chinese Princess Wencheng on the occasion of her wedding to the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Lhasa to Gyantse (3950)

Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse (3950m) which is 261km distance and it takes about seven hours. Via Kamba La (4794m.) and Karo La Pass (5010m.) via with the Lake Yamadroke-Tso. Sightseeing in Gyantse Visit Khumbum Stupa & Phalkor Monastery at Gyantse.

Day 07: Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse (3900m)

Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse (3900m),which is 90km distance and it takes about two hours drive those the Tibeten Countryside. Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet. You will visit the oldest Panchen Lamas’ Tashilumpho Monastery and the local market. Overnight in hotel.

 Day 08: Drive from Shigatse to Tingri (4348m)

From Shigatse you will be taken by drive to Tingri. The drive is approximately 5 hrs . Overnight in hotel .

Day 09: Tingri to Rongbuk (4980m)

Drive from Tingri to Rongbuk monastery via the Pangla pass. It is situated below the giant north face of Mt. Everest. The 90 kms from Tingri to Rongbuk will approximately take 3-4 hrs drive. Overnight in Guest house.

Day 10:Excursion to Everest Base Camp (North Face) (5,150 m) and drive to Tingri.

Today we explore the Everest base camp, one of the major highlights of this trip. Base camp is approx 10-15 min walk from Rongbuk. After visiting the base camp, we then visit the Rongbuk monastery and then later pack up to continue back to Tingri for your overnight stay. Overnight in hotel.

Day 11:Drive Tingri to Saga (4,580m)

After breakfast you will drive to Kerung to Saga via Lhatse which is 390km takes 6-7hrs on private Vehicles. On the way you will pass several lakes, towns and high plateau nomadic sites. Overnight in Guest house.

Day 12: Drive Saga to Lake Mansarovar (4,590m)

After breakfast you will drive approx 277 km, 6-7 hrs, to Lake Mansarovar on a private vehicle. Manasrovar is on the highest lake that attracts pilgrimage and religious people all over the world, specially from Nepal, India and Tibet. Explore Chui Gompa and the hot spring near Mansarovar. Overnight in Guest house.

Day 13: Drive Saga to Lake Mansarovar (4,590m)

After breakfast you will drive approx 277 km, 6-7 hrs, to Lake Mansarovar on a private vehicle. Manasrovar is on the highest lake that attracts pilgrimage and religious people all over the world, specially from Nepal, India and Tibet. Explore Chui Gompa and the hot spring near Mansarovar. Overnight in Guest house.

Day 14:Drive Lake Mansarovar to Tarpoche. Trek to Dirapuk (5000m.)

Early in the morning you will explore the lake of Manasarovar then we start driving towards Tarpoche crossing Darchen. We start our trek from Tarpoche to Dirapuk. This is approx 4-5 hrs walk. Overnight in Guest house.

Day 15: Dirapuk to Zutul-puk Trek/Walk (4750m)

Today, the second day of trek, you start early after breakfast. Trek from Dirapuk towards the highest pass, the Drolmala Pass (5613m), then continue the trek to your next overnight stop in Zutulpuk. Overnight in Guest house.

Day 16: Trek from Zutul puk , end trek and drive to Darchen:

The final day of trek today, you will be trekking approx 3-4 hrs and reach a point close to Darchen, where your vehicle will be waiting for you. You will drive to Darchen for your overnight stay. Overnight in Guest house.

Day17:Drive Darchen to Saga

Today you will drive back to Saga from Darchen , approx 600 km, 9-10 hrs. Overnight in hotel.

Day 18: Drive from Saga to Kerung

Today you will drive to Kerung from Saga, Hotel accommodation.

Day 19:Drive Kerung to Kathmandu (1400m/4593ft.)

After the immigration formalities from China side, we will collect Nepal Visa from and drive to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.

Price For the Trip

  • The cost of Trip depends on the group size.
  • The cost can affect the numbers of staff that use for the trip.
  • The cost depends on request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Tibet
  • The cost depends on Mode of transportation (Private Jeep, Van or Tourist bus)
  • The Itinerary can be change on your desires.
  • The Itinerary mentioned above is from Airport to Airport Service.
  • The Itinerary can design according to your Budget and time.
  • Please contact us for up to Date, Cost and the Duration.

Package trip Cost Includes:

  • Assistance at the International airport by Satori Adventures representative on arrival and departure as per provided flight details.
  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from International airport as per itinerary.
  • 3 Nights request hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on bed and Breakfast basis.
  • 3 Nights request hotel accommodation in Lhasa as per itinerary.
  • Kathmandu-Lhasa Schedule flight for group members and guide.
  • Full board Guest house and camping accommodations in Tibet as per itinerary.
  • Camping accommodations in Tibet side.
  • Necessary staffs including experienced guides and cook during the Trip period as per Itinerary.
  • Request mode of transportation from Lhasa -EBC-Kailash-mansarovar(we have,tourist bus, flights and Private vehicles) as per Itinerary for group and staff.
  • Request mode of transportation from Syprubeshi-Kathmandu (Jeep, Van or Bus as per group size).
  • All surface Transportation on Tibet.
  • Daily Weather Report Services from Seattle based
  • Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, trekking guide as per group size.
  • Tibet visa, Travel Permit, road permit.
  • English speaking Tibetan Guide.
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal and Tibet.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes
  • Complete Pr-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Satori Adventures Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.)

Package trip Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu “except farewell dinner in Kathmandu ".
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, ( we have on arrival service  except 15 nationality )
  • Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower.
  • Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, Internets.
  • All kind of Personal Expenses
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs for involved trekking staff .
  • Natural or political disturbance which beyond our control.

Satori Adventures has not able to include the cost of each package in the company website. Many of our clients have the same query: why Satori Adventures has not included the price in the package. To provide you service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us breakdown the cost. That’s why, we have decided to clarify our customers that due to following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:

  • The cost of the trip always depends on the size of the group, category of the hotel accommodation and the client’s desire (budget)
  • The included itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which Satori Adventures advises you. This tour itinerary can be modified according to your time and requirements.
  • The itinerary shall be changed after an understanding between both Satori Adventures and the client. Additional activities could be either added or reduced as per client's request before the confirmation of the trip.
  • Price shall be adjusted in our mutual understanding, that is, if the client intends to add some services we shall charge him/her for those additional services and if he/she intends to lessen some services, we shall wave the charges accordingly.
  • The itinerary is published in full board operation services for the clear understanding of the client. Among many options such as hotel facilities in Kathmandu and Tibet, the client can make his/her own choice.
  • The cost is also affected by the number of; employees‒ guides and porters.

Please feel free to contact Satori Adventures for any information about in your selected package.

How to book holiday trip  Nepal and Tibet ?

Satori Adventures and Expedition aims at giving proper information to many travelers, trekkers and climbers who have some confusion regarding the booking process of the trip in Nepal.  Satori Adventures therefore desires to provide guideline for the first-time visitors or travelers so that they can comfortably start the process to book the selected package legally. Before starting the booking process we always advise our trekkers, travelers and climbers to intelligently check whether the company is genuine and whether they are fully safe to travel in the company’s guidance. We ask them to be acquainted with the company they want book their holiday trip with. Is the company genuine and authorized from Government of Nepal, Office of the Company Registrar, Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal Rastra Bank ‒Central Bank of Nepal (authorized for foreign currency), Permanent Account Number (PAN), and the Department of Cottage & Small Industries).  Are they financially secured and environmentally conscious? We advise them to make sure about these formalities because there are some companies in Nepal that have been running business without abiding by the rules and regulation of the Government. Some companies were once registered but by now their licenses have already been expired and yet they have providing the services illegally.

On many occasions, Government of Nepal and Trekking Agency Association of Nepal have found that many foreigners’ tour operators, NGOs and INGOs have been involved in directly operating tours, trekking, and mountaineering holiday adventures without having government license and abiding by the Government rules. It has been also found that many individuals, freelance guides and porters have been arranging trips illegally by creating their own personal website. We have observed that many trekkers and climbers face a host of problems once they arrive in Kathmandu as they lack adequate information.  Many of them file complaints to Government of Nepal and Trekking Agency Association of Nepal for legal action such as the refund of the advanced payment. There is hardly any justice given to the cheated clients. Thus, so as to prevent all these probable problems we request our travelers to check the company before booking any trip to the Himalayas.

To conform and process your trip booking please follow these suggestions:

  • Please select the package itinerary and details from our website, that is make sure which package you want to book with us.
  • At the bottom of the itinerary (end of the page of the package) you have the following options: Book now, ask expert, write a review and print. Once you click book now bottom it will l take you to booking page; ask expert will allow you to e-mail us in case of any query related to the package.
  • Our typical itinerary includes transfer from and to the airport. We can provide you with any type of accommodation‒from budget to 5 Stars. So please indicate class of hotel you wish us to book or alternatively name your preferred hotel. You can also state all additional services apart from those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • The web page itinerary is a guideline and a standard pattern which helps you plan your trip. It can be changed or modified according to your time & requirements.
  • If you wish to expand the itinerary with additional activities, please let us know by mail. Satori Adventures builds your customized itinerary with the adjusted price.
  • There are many fixed departure dates and itinerary packages in Trekking and Mountaineering in our package. If you wish to join with our fixed departure with group, please contact us. The cost in this option is always pretty low compared to a private trip.
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  • Once we have agreed mutually on itinerary you required and the price for the trip, you have to send us the deposit to confirm the booking as specified in our quotation according to our Terms and Conditions.
  • Once we receive the advance payment from you, we will process to confirm your trip.
  • Without conformation and advance received we may not  process for  Permits, TIMS, Flight Tickets, Trekking and climbing Guide, Porters and other necessary Staff for trekking and expedition along with  food, transportation, etc.
  • With your conformation of the trip and advance payments we require copy of your travel document (passport), passport size photo, and your flight reservation details.
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Please kindly submit Trip Booking Form when you confirm the trip with us. It will be easy for us to process for your trip conformation and prepare all legal processes and permit for the trip. If you have any query, always feel free to contact us at any time.  We always want to make sure our clients are well informed before conforming the trip. You are always advised to visit our website and related package for further information.