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15 Days Mt Everest and Mt Kailash kora pilgrimage group tour provided by Great Tibet Tour

15 Days Mt Everest and Mt Kailash kora pilgrimage group tour

15 Days Mt Everest and Mt Kailash kora pilgrimage group tour
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from $2,221.06 per adult (price varies by group size)
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  • Duration: 15 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 15 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 54011P7
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
7 Nights in a three star/four-star hotel (two shares a room), 7 Nights at a guesthouse or a nomad tent • All the breakfast and one welcome dinner • Vehicle with Travel license including parking and gas fee • Free transfer between Lhasa railway station and hotel on the first day and the last day • Free shuttles service from the airport to the hotel on the first day and from the hotel to the airport at the last day at times • Experienced local English-speaking guide • Government Tax • Travel Agency Liability insurance • Breakfast • Bottled water • Entry/Admission - Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si) • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace • Entry/Admission - Karo La Glacier • Entry/Admission - Rongbuk Monastery • Entry/Admission - Peikucuo Lake • Entry/Admission - Mount Kailash • Entry/Admission - Mount Kailash • Entry/Admission - Mount Kailash • Entry/Admission - Manasarovar Wetland • Entry/Admission - Mount Kailash • Entry/Admission - Lama Palace • Entry/Admission - Tashilunpo Monastery
Exclusions
Tourists travel insurance • Personal expenses • Optional sights • Flight or Train • Anything not listed in INCLUSIONS
Duration
15 days
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We will pick up all travelers from the airport or train station.
Airports:
Lhasa Airport, Lhasa China
Inclusions
7 Nights in a three star/four-star hotel (two shares a room), 7 Nights at a guesthouse or a nomad tent • All the breakfast and one welcome dinner • Vehicle with Travel license including parking and gas fee • Free transfer between Lhasa railway station and hotel on the first day and the last day • Free shuttles service from the airport to the hotel on the first day and from the hotel to the airport at the last day at times • Experienced local English-speaking guide • Government Tax • Travel Agency Liability insurance • Breakfast • Bottled water • Entry/Admission - Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si) • Entry/Admission - Potala Palace • Entry/Admission - Karo La Glacier • Entry/Admission - Rongbuk Monastery • Entry/Admission - Peikucuo Lake • Entry/Admission - Mount Kailash • Entry/Admission - Mount Kailash • Entry/Admission - Mount Kailash • Entry/Admission - Manasarovar Wetland • Entry/Admission - Mount Kailash • Entry/Admission - Lama Palace • Entry/Admission - Tashilunpo Monastery
Exclusions
Tourists travel insurance • Personal expenses • Optional sights • Flight or Train • Anything not listed in INCLUSIONS
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We will pick up all travelers from the airport or train station.
Airports:
Lhasa Airport, Lhasa China
Duration
15 days
Additional information
Wheelchair accessible
Book at least 12 working days ahead of time if you want to join in a group which has booked by other tourists.
We accept Solo traveler but remember to book more than 50 days in advance.
If you need to book a tour which starts less than 12 days, please contact us as quickly as possible so that we can try our best to arrange everything for you.
The price of the tour may increase and a visiting to some tourist sites may cancel due to any Force Majeure Event. GTT reserves the right to change attractions and the itinerary order.
Travelers need to provide the copy of passports and China visa in advance.
Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB) often takes about 12-working-day to apply. If you couldn’t provide the required docs and information on time, an extra fee for USD 50~80/permit will be charged.
If you're flying into Tibet from mainland China: You need the original copy of the Tibet travel permit, so we will send it to your hotel in China.
If you're taking a train to Tibet from mainland China: You will need a printed copy of the Tibet permit to enter Tibet, so we will send it by email.
If you fly into Tibet from Kathmandu, Nepal: You will not need to have a Chinese visa, but a Tibet Group Visa which applies for the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. When you send the copy of your passport to us, we will help you to get the Tibet Group Visa.
Single Supplement: Our quote is based on twin rooms. If you are a single traveler, you will pay a single supplement at the time of booking. If you like, we will try best to match you with another traveler to share the twin rooms, then the single supplement will be refunded.
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
16 stops
Day 1
Arrive in Lhasa(3680m)
Day 2
Lhasa Tour
Day 3
Lhasa Tour
Day 4
Lhasa- Gyantse – Shigatse
Day 5
Shigatse -Tingri -Rongpuk –EBC
Day 6
EBC-Saga
Day 7
Saga – Darchen
Day 8
Darchen-Dirakpuk
Day 9
Dirakpuk-Zuktulpuk
Day 10
Zuktulpuk- Darchen- Manasarovar
Day 11
Payang- Saga
Day 12
Saga- Lhatse- Shigatse
Day 13
Shigatse- Lhasa
Day 14
Lhasa Tour
Day 15
Lhasa Departure
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Vishwanath R
2 contributions
A Trip That Helped Me Discover The Happiness Within
Jul 2019
I planned my trip with Great Tibet Travels last year (2019) during July. This trip has changed my life for the better. The tour company and the tour guide Darghye were wonderful. During my 3 day trek, Darghye walked beside me to the most part and gave commentary. This man is knowledgeable and knows what he is talking about.

Darghye kept an eye on all members on the tour and periodically asked us how we are doing altitude sickness wise.

Remember while doing the trek, think positive and take baby steps and this may change your life for the better.

Regarding the tour company they were kind enough to upgrade my hotel location at a couple of locations for no extra charge.

Trek Planning - Fitness:
I am a New Yorker and moderately fit. Before going on this trip, never in my life walked more than 5 miles a day. I started off with walking 9K to 10K steps per day at a moderate pace for a few weeks. I took it to the next level by walking around central park - this takes about 16K steps in about 3.5 hours and this I used to do every weekend. Since we lived in a high raised building, every day I used to climb stairs (sometimes 10 floors and sometimes 20 floors). Maybe a few times I walked on the treadmill in the Gym with inclination set to 14 for about 15 minutes.

Trek Planning - Medication:
I scheduled an appointment with my PCP - got the prescription for diamox and antibiotics. I also took with me tylenol, motrin, a miniverion of first aid kit.

Trek Planning - General:
You can read as much as you want on fitness but one should learn to know and listen to ones’ body. I carried some nuts and granola bars and do not forget ponchos

Trek - Altitude Sickness:
Diamox will do its job and you do your job. Remember to take it easy the first few days, no need to run or get excited, let me body adapt. My mantra initially was to walk like a snail, take small steps (remember to listen to your body and keep your mind in a positive state).

I did get headaches and took tylenol.
Written March 29, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Beatrice X
Dear traveler, Thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate your shared thoughts, feelings, and experience about the tour. We will keep improving our service and do better. Thank you again! All the best, Bea
Written March 31, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jason N
Vancouver, Canada69 contributions
Very Diligent and Professional Company
Oct 2019
Overall, Great Tibet Tour provided us a wonderful trip through a very beautiful part of the world which included the 3 day Kora around Mt. Kailash.

Our guide Tashi was a very knowledgeable regarding the places, customs, traditions and Buddhist beliefs. He constantly made great efforts to make sure we had everything we need all hours of the day and night.

Our driver Pemba was very professional and consistent in his role of getting all of us safely from destination to destination.

When setting up the tour, our contact from GTT Beatrice was fantastic to work with. Her prompt, friendly, warm and diligent customer service.

There were some minor issues along the way due to lack of proper communication from the company but were resolved quickly.

Would recommend GTT for anyone wanting to see the wonder that is Tibet.
Written November 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear JayJay1668, Thanks for your positive comment. I'm glad you are satisfied with our service. For the minor issues you mentioned, we have talked with all the related people and will improve it in our future work. Thanks for your time! All the best!
Written November 25, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BeataAli
1 contribution
Looking forward to my next trip with Great Tibet Tour
Aug 2019
Finally, we come back home. We are very pleased with our Tibet tour, even if I am a little bit tired.

Thanks for excellent service and cooperation proving by Great Tibet Tour. I will contact Great Tibet Tour for my next China tour in 2022.

We have two guides for the whole tour. One is Dajie who picks us up at the airport; the other is Lobsang who helps us with the sightseeing in Tibet. Dajie is fantastic and knowledgeable. Lobsang is humorous and helpful. We are both pleased with these two guides. The guide plays an important role on the whole tour. Our driver is very skillful. We feel safe in his car.

We are looking forward to my next Tibet trip with Great Tibet Tour.
Written September 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rubinstein
Southport, Australia2 contributions
This tour ticked all of the boxes!
Jun 2019 • Solo
I did an adjusted 12 day tour of Tibet, from Lhasa to Everest, and then through to Mt Kailash for the kora trek, and then to the Nepali border to head to Kathmandu. I took the train from Beijing to acclimatize to the altitude, which was a very good idea. This trip was in early June, and we had spectacular weather throughout. This trip was made to be great by our tour guide, Lobsang, who was friendly, knowledgeable, and great at answering all questions necessary. The driver, Pasa, provided great transport. Thanks again to Cherry, for organising this trip, and assisting with extra questions throughout the organisation of the trip, and during the trip. This tour group is a great size. We had 9 people on our tour, which was perfect. Highly recommended.
Written July 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Adrian, Thank you for your beautiful words and feedback. We will convey your thanks to your guide and driver. And we are always trying to provide the best service to all of our clients including you. Sincerely hope we could serve you or your friends next time in future! Have a nice day.
Written July 26, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Frank N
Bracieux46 contributions
Empty,Empty come back with a head full of experiences
Jun 2019 • Couples
After the impressive voyage by train from Chengdu via Xining to Lhasa (the uncertainty about availibility of train tickets was increased til the utmost) an warm welcome of our tourguide Labsong and his skilful companion and driver Pasha made disappear all doubts about our trip. We experienced an amazing fortnight on the roof of the world. Wel planned excellent explanations and the 4star arrangement appeared to be a good choice; the accomodation met our expecations. Especially during the Kora Labsong did his very best to arrange a good place to spend the night. One of the best most heavy experiences was passing the 5630 Drolma La in snow and hail together with innumerable pilgrims.
Written July 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Appreciate so much your kind reviews. And we are always trying to provide the best services to all of our clients. Helping you complete a perfect journey is our greatest wish and pleasure. Have a nice day!
Written July 2, 2019
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Stella G
Zwolle, The Netherlands103 contributions
excellent trip and organisation
Jun 2019 • Couples
In June we did the 15 Days Mt.Everest & Mt.Kailash Kora Pilgrimage Group Tour with great tibet tours.
We started with the wonderfull train from Xining to Lasha.
Is was a Wonderfull trip and wel organised,
In our group with 9 persons, with out great guide Lobsang and driver Passing, we travelled around Tibet.
The explanations were great, the service very good.
Wonderfull Tibet in 15 days, I would recommend this trip and organisation.
Stella from the Netherlands.
Written June 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Stella, Thank you for your beautiful words and feedback. We will convey your thanks to your guide and driver. And we are always trying to provide the best service to all of our clients including you. Sincerely hope we could serve you or your friends next time in future! Have a nice day. Cherry Cheng
Written June 27, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

antolCanada
23 contributions
Organized, comfortable (wherever possible), professional (albeit completely rigid) service
May 2019 • Family
My family with two young adults send heartfelt thanks to Beatrice for superb organization, prompt and helpful service, and to Tashi and Pemba (our Tibetan guide and driver) for their friendliness, politeness, and professionalism. Tashi spoke excellent English. Beatrice managed to organize a visa for China in three days from Kathmandu, a feat in itself. We were picked up at the airport in Lhasa and greeted with our Tibet permits there. Seemingly miraculously, everything ran smoothly.
We liked the faded Yak Hotel in Lhasa (sheets were clean, beds comfortable, breakfasts fine) for its traditional feel and proximity to Old Lhasa. We found interesting streets to discover on both sides of the main street. PS: The time to visit Lhasa is now: before the vast forests of high-rise apartment buildings that the Chinese are rapidly building get filled up with new immigrants and Tibet loses its authenticity and charm (if nothing else...). We enjoyed touring the monasteries with the information provided by our guide. PS. Don't go to Tibet expecting Dalai Lama level enlightenment... The "Buddhism" would make Siddhartha Gautama (and most Dalai Lamas) spin in their grave: not the slightest bit about self-transcendence through meditation; mostly about mindless recitation of sutras, superstition, religious hypocrisy of the usual sort (big gold monuments to the Buddha), and money. (Donations, we were told, go to the government, which then gives a salary to the monks ...who then use it to buy their cellphones.)
The hotel in Shigatze was equally clean and comfortable, and the "welcome dinner" we were treated to there as part of our tour was fantastic (we had to pay for the guide and driver's dinners, which was fine, but a welcome dinner should provide also for the ones doing the welcoming...). The rest of the accommodations were very rudimentary. The tents at the EBC were charming (albeit smoke-filled); I could not bring myself to use the toilets. The sunset and sunrise on Mount Everest were lucky and worth the whole trip. The guesthouse in Darchen was extremely basic, the hole-in-the-ground toilets smelly, the showers too uninviting to contemplate. The guesthouses at Mount Kailash were frankly disgustingly dirty.
Since we had a 10-seater minibus all to ourselves, our journey was very comfortable; but I would not have wanted, and could not have bore, another person in there. The lengthy 10-hour several days there-and-back road trip between Lhasa and Mount Kailash was anywhere from boring to exhilarating, depending on which one of us you ask and how many days we had been on it (personally, I could only take so much of brown, leaf-less desert plateau day after day, while my husband was entranced throughout). The kora around Mount Kailash took my sons two half days, while my husband and I stayed in Darchen due to altitude sickness (my silly husband having not taken the Diamox we had with us...) There was zilch to do in Darchen and our 3-day stay there felt endless; this was due to the Chinese authorities not allowing us to go anywhere but the four blocks that constitute Darchen.
Our guides stopped along the road for numerous photo opportunities; one highlight of the return was a very interesting stop at a lovely incense producing village.
The food along the trip was much better and varied than we had been told to expect. When we got tired of too much of the same, our guide and driver went out of their way to locate comfort foods. We were provided with as much water as we wanted, and there was an oxygen supply that thankfully we didn't require. (I do recommend Diamox: it's high and the air is thin!)
All told, it was a well-organized (if highly inflexible), comfortable enough, interesting adventure at the top of the world. I highly recommend it NOW, before the Chinese ruin it with megaprojects evidently ongoing everywhere.
Written June 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Adele, Really appreciate for your kind review. From the details, I can see how you feel the tour. And I'm glad it's good for you eventually. And we are always trying to provide the best services to all of our clients. Helping you complete a perfect journey is our greatest wish and pleasure. All the best, Bea
Written June 26, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

milan_croatia
rijeka2 contributions
Well organised and highly recommended
May 2019 • Friends
I thank the agency for wonderful two weeks in remote parts of Tibet. I have visited Guge Kingdom while my two companions went on kora around Kailash. Before that EBC and all up to Kailash. We were lucky with the weather, what is very important in these areas. Guides and drivers were very professional and friendly, all went smoothly and easy. I highly recommend Great Tibet Tour and hope to travel with them to some other remote parts of Tibet.
Written June 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Milan, Thank you so much for your reviews. And we are always trying to provide the best service to all of our clients including you. I will contact you if we have a group to visit Eastern and Western Tibet in the future. Hope we could serve you or your friends in the future! Have a great day!
Written June 4, 2019
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lydiamL938JR
Washington DC, DC1 contribution
Highly recommended!
Aug 2018 • Solo
I had an amazing time in Tibet and it is without a doubt an experience I will remember for the rest of my life. I owe a very special thanks for our driver and our tour guide Lobsang. Lobsang was extremely professional and made it an incredibly education, interesting, and comfortable experience. I would highly recommend him to other travelers.
Written September 21, 2018
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Steve C
Whiteley, UK60 contributions
Fantastic and Magical experience
Aug 2018 • Solo
Tibet is many things. It cannot be summarised in a few words.

Tibet is vast, engaging, confronting (not what I expected ), beautiful, magical (the rituals in the temples, the Tibetan horse racing I witnessed, Mount Kailash) ) were extremely special. Its also challenging (take it slowly at High Altitude), bum numbing (many hours in the van / bus between destinations) and some of the accommodation (but ho hum thats part of the overall experience).

The memory of the Kora around Mount Kailash will be with me for years. However the Base Camp Everest was really not that special - but at least I can say "been there and done that"!

The guide was friendly (Thanks Lobsang) , helpful and always available. And of course part of the experience is meeting new people whom you share the experience with for the whole 15 days..

Loved it!
Written September 12, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Steve, Thank you so much for the high praise for our work! Yes, Tibet is really worth visiting! It’s not only for the amazing scenery but also for a spiritual journey. Sincerely hope we could serve you or your friends in the future!
Written September 18, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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the 8 days Lhasa EBC tour to anyone who might have an interest in seeing Everest
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