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Mt kailash Tour via Lhasa

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Max. Elevation
5630 m / 18471 ft
Group size
Min 1+
All ground transportation and flight as per itinerary.
Best Season
Mar to May, Oct to Nov
Starts at / Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Hotel/Lodge during the trip.
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trip.


  • Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street, immersing in Tibetan culture.
  • Enjoy breathtaking landscapes from Lhasa to Mount Kailash, including high mountain passes and valleys.
  • Witness the sacred peak revered by multiple religions.
  • Experience the tranquil and holy waters of this sacred lake.
  • Complete the spiritual circumambulation (kora) around Mount Kailash.
  • Explore significant monasteries like Tashilhunpo and Rongbuk.
  • Engage with local Tibetan communities and experience their traditions.
  • Find peace and spiritual fulfillment amidst the serene and sacred Himalayan environment.


Join Adventure Metro Everest on an extraordinary pilgrimage to Mount Kailash via Lhasa, where the spiritual and cultural heart of Tibet awaits. This tour combines the exploration of Lhasa’s rich historical sites with the profound spiritual journey to Mount Kailash, offering an unparalleled experience of both Tibetan culture and the awe-inspiring Himalayan landscape. Our carefully curated itinerary ensures a seamless and enriching journey from the ancient city of Lhasa to the sacred realms of Mount Kailash.

The Mt. Kailash Tour via Lhasa begins in the historic city of Lhasa, the spiritual and administrative capital of Tibet. The journey provides a comprehensive experience of Tibetan culture and spirituality, leading you through ancient monasteries and stunning natural landscapes before culminating in the sacred circumambulation (kora) of Mount Kailash.

Major Attraction Places:
Discover the treasures of Lhasa, including the iconic Potala Palace, the sacred Jokhang Temple, and the bustling Barkhor Street. As you travel westward, marvel at the beauty of Yamdrok Lake and the historic Gyantse Kumbum. In Shigatse, explore the Tashilhunpo Monastery before reaching the ultimate destination, Mount Kailash. The tour also includes a visit to the serene Mansarovar Lake, where pilgrims gather for spiritual rituals. These sites are not only visually stunning but also rich in cultural and spiritual significance.

Mount Kailash:
This sacred mountain is revered in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Bon. Pilgrims believe that circumambulating Mount Kailash brings spiritual enlightenment and purification.

Lake Mansarovar:
A sacred freshwater lake located near Mount Kailash, considered the holiest lake in Tibet. Pilgrims take ritual baths and perform prayers here.

The capital city of Tibet, home to important cultural and religious sites such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Norbulingka.

Tashilhunpo Monastery:
Located in Shigatse, this is the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama and one of Tibet's most important monasteries.

Best Experience:
The best experience of the Mt. Kailash tour via Lhasa is the harmonious blend of cultural immersion and spiritual awakening. In Lhasa, immerse yourself in the vibrant Tibetan culture, exploring ancient monasteries and engaging with local traditions. The journey to Mount Kailash offers a transformative pilgrimage experience, particularly the kora (circumambulation) around the sacred mountain and the spiritual rituals at Mansarovar Lake. Each moment of the journey is infused with profound meaning and beauty.
  • Spiritual Pilgrimage: Perform the sacred Kora around Mount Kailash, a profound act of devotion and penance.
  • Cultural Immersion in Lhasa: Explore Lhasa's ancient temples and monasteries, experiencing the spiritual ambiance and historical grandeur.
  • Scenic Beauty: Marvel at the breathtaking landscapes of the Tibetan Plateau, with its snow-capped peaks, serene lakes, and expansive plains.
  • Interaction with Locals: Engage with Tibetan communities, learning about their customs, traditions, and daily life.
Major Trips:
Key highlights of the tour include the cultural exploration of Lhasa’s historic sites, the scenic drive through Tibet’s stunning landscapes, and the spiritual pilgrimage at Mount Kailash. The kora around Mount Kailash is a significant ritual that symbolizes purification and spiritual enlightenment. The visit to Mansarovar Lake, where pilgrims perform holy dips and rituals, is another major trip that offers deep spiritual fulfillment. These trips are designed to provide both cultural enrichment and spiritual growth.
  • Mount Kailash Kora: Undertake the sacred circumambulation of Mount Kailash, a spiritually significant journey that many believe absolves sins and brings enlightenment.
  • Lake Mansarovar Rituals: Participate in rituals and take a holy dip in Lake Mansarovar, believed to purify the soul.
  • Lhasa Cultural Exploration: Visit the iconic Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and other significant sites in Lhasa, gaining insight into Tibetan Buddhism and history.
  • Tashilhunpo Monastery: Explore this historic monastery in Shigatse, understanding its significance in Tibetan Buddhism and its role as the seat of the Panchen Lama.
Best Season:
The optimal time to undertake this spiritual journey is from May to September. During these months, the weather is generally favorable, with milder temperatures and clearer skies, making travel and outdoor activities more enjoyable. This season also offers the best conditions for high-altitude trekking and ensures that the mountain passes are accessible, providing a safe and comfortable journey for pilgrims.

The Mt. Kailash tour via Lhasa involves traveling through high altitudes and trekking in rugged terrain. Participants should be prepared for physical exertion, particularly during the kora around Mount Kailash, which involves trekking at elevations above 5,000 meters (16,404 feet). Proper acclimatization in Lhasa and gradual ascent help mitigate altitude sickness. While the journey can be challenging, the support of our experienced guides and the careful planning by Adventure Metro Everest ensure that travelers of various fitness levels can complete the pilgrimage successfully and safely.
Key difficulties include:
  • High Altitude: The journey involves traveling and trekking at elevations above 3,000 meters (9,842 feet), which can cause altitude sickness. Proper acclimatization days are included in the itinerary to mitigate this risk.
  • Trekking: The circumambulation of Mount Kailash is a rigorous trek that spans 52 kilometers (32 miles) and involves crossing the Dolma La Pass at 5,636 meters (18,525 feet).
  • Weather Conditions: The high-altitude environment can bring sudden weather changes, including cold temperatures and snowfall, even during the summer months.

Join Adventure Metro Everest on the Mt. Kailash Tour via Lhasa for a journey that seamlessly blends spiritual pilgrimage with cultural exploration. Experience the profound significance of Mount Kailash and the vibrant cultural heritage of Lhasa and beyond. This tour promises a life-changing adventure filled with awe-inspiring landscapes, rich traditions, and spiritual fulfillment.

Trip Itinerary

Your adventure to Mount Kailash via Lhasa begins with your arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal's vibrant capital city. Situated at an altitude of 1,350 meters, Kathmandu greets you with its rich cultural heritage and bustling atmosphere. After landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day settling in and acclimatizing.

Today is dedicated to exploring the cultural and historical wonders of Kathmandu. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Enjoy the intricate architecture, spiritual ambiance, and lively markets. This day also allows you to finalize preparations for your trip and ensure all necessary arrangements are in place.

Depart from Kathmandu on a scenic flight to Lhasa, the spiritual heart of Tibet. As you fly over the majestic Himalayas, enjoy breathtaking views of towering peaks. Upon arrival in Lhasa, located at an altitude of 3,650 meters (11,976 feet), you will be transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day acclimatizing to the higher altitude and exploring the city at your leisure.

Today, immerse yourself in the rich cultural and spiritual heritage of Lhasa. Visit iconic landmarks such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street. The Potala Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers stunning views and insights into Tibetan history. Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibet, is a must-visit for its sacred significance. Stroll through Barkhor Street, a bustling market area, to experience local life and shop for souvenirs.

Embark on a scenic drive from Lhasa to Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet. The journey takes you through picturesque landscapes, including the Yamdrok Lake and the Karola Glacier. Upon reaching Shigatse, situated at an altitude of 3,900 meters (12,796 feet), visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery, the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama. Explore the monastery's impressive structures and learn about its historical and spiritual significance.

Continue your journey with a drive from Shigatse to Saga. As you traverse the rugged terrain of the Tibetan plateau, enjoy breathtaking views of vast grasslands, snow-capped peaks, and remote villages. Saga, located at an altitude of 4,600 meters (15,093 feet), serves as a gateway to the sacred sites of the region. Upon arrival, rest and acclimatize to the higher altitude.

Drive from Saga to the holy Lake Mansarovar, one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world, situated at an altitude of 4,590 meters (15,060 feet). The journey offers stunning views of the Tibetan landscape, including the distant peaks of the Himalayas. Upon arrival at Lake Mansarovar, take in the serene beauty and spiritual ambiance of this sacred site, revered by Hindus and Buddhists alike.

After spending some time at Lake Mansarovar, drive to Darchen, the starting point of the Mount Kailash circumambulation (Kora). Darchen, located at an altitude of 4,700 meters (15,421 feet), serves as a base camp for pilgrims and trekkers. Prepare for the challenging yet spiritually rewarding journey around the sacred Mount Kailash.

Begin the first day of the Kora, the sacred circumambulation around Mount Kailash. Trek from Darchen to Dirapuk Monastery, situated at an altitude of 5,120 meters (16,799 feet). The 5-6 hour trek offers breathtaking views of the north face of Mount Kailash, considered the abode of Lord Shiva. Experience the spiritual significance of this pilgrimage as you walk alongside fellow pilgrims.

The second day of the Kora is the most challenging, as you trek from Dirapuk Monastery to Zuthulpuk Monastery via the Dolma La Pass, the highest point of the pilgrimage at 5,630 meters (18,471 feet). The 6-7 hour trek involves steep ascents and descents, but the panoramic views and spiritual fulfillment make it a memorable experience. Descend to Zuthulpuk Monastery, where you will rest for the night.

Complete the third and final day of the Kora with a 6-kilometer trek back to Darchen. After completing the circumambulation, take a moment to reflect on the spiritual journey. From Darchen, drive back to Saga, retracing your steps through the Tibetan landscape. Upon arrival in Saga, rest and rejuvenate after the strenuous trek.

Drive from Saga to Shigatse, passing through the stunning scenery of the Tibetan plateau. Upon arrival in Shigatse, check into your hotel and take the evening to relax. Shigatse is home to the Tashilhunpo Monastery, the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama, which you may choose to visit if time permits.

Depart from Shigatse and drive back to Lhasa, enjoying the scenic beauty of the journey. Upon arrival in Lhasa, take the opportunity to revisit your favorite sites, shop for souvenirs, or simply relax and reflect on your incredible journey through Tibet.

Today, you will board a flight from Lhasa back to Kathmandu. As you fly over the majestic Himalayas, enjoy the stunning aerial views of the peaks and valleys. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure, reflecting on your extraordinary pilgrimage.

Today marks the end of your extraordinary journey. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time in Kathmandu before being transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure. Take with you unforgettable memories of the spiritual and scenic wonders you have experienced. Safe travels!

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