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Tour Overview

Venture into the wilderness of western Tibet for a spiritually-uplifting experience around the sacred Mount Kailash. Known as the “King of Sacred Mountains,” Mount Kailash is identified as the center of the world by Buddhists. This carefully designed 6-day pilgrimage tour gives you 2 days to acclimatize to the altitude. You need to be well prepared as the 43-km hike is a huge huge challenge both physically and mentally. Then, embark on a thrilling journey, trekking through the Lachu valley and river, over the Droma La Pass, and worshiping the holy Lake Manasarovar.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Experience the spiritual Mount Kailash pilgrimage, trekking around its sacred peak and visiting ancient monasteries along the way.
2. Witness the stunning landscapes of the Lachu valley, adorned with sacred stupas and surrounded by majestic mountains.
3. Challenge yourself with the exhilarating hike over Droma La Pass, reaching heights of 5,648m, rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views.
4. Immerse yourself in the cultural richness of Lhasa, exploring historic sites like Dirapuk Monastery and indulging in the tranquility of Lake Mansarovar.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. You are warmly welcomed in Lhasa upon your arrival. Your private driver and guide will escort you to the downtown hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is yours at leisure (Don't miss visiting Potala Palace and Barkhor Street.)

    Accommodation: Lhasa

    Potala Palace
    Potala Palace

  2. After breakfast in the morning, drive one hour to the airport for your flight to Ali. You will arrive at Ali around noon. Then local driver and guide will meet and transfer you to Darchen for a 3-hour ride. Check into the well-selected hotel. For the rest of the day, you're free to acclimate to the high altitude and Get ready for tomorrow's hike.


    You can hire a porter or a yak to carry your personal belongings for an extra fee if you need it.

    Accommodation: Darchen

  3. Drive 7 km (4.3 miles) to the Prayer Flags Square, the starting point of your Mount Kailash pilgrimage tour. You’ll walk around Mount Kailash in a clockwise direction and try to find your own pace.

    Tibet Kailash Prayer Flags Square
    Prayer Flags Square

    Hike 13 km (8 miles) along the Lachu Valley and river, admiring a lot of sacred stupas with white bases and golden spires, and finally reach the Drirapuk Monastery (5,080m). En route, take some rest in a tea house where you could recharge yourself.

    Accommodation: A guesthouse in Dirapuk

    Drirapuk Monastery Tibet
    Drirapuk Monastery

  4. Our second-day trek from the Dirapuk Monastery to Dzutrpuk is the most challenging of the Mount Kailash Pilgrimage Tour. You will hike 8 km (5 miles) over the highest pass of Kora - Droma La Pass (5,648m).

    Droma La Pass of Mt Kailash Tibet
    Droma La Pass of Mt Kailash

    After taking a rest at the peak of Dolma La pass, walk 6 km (3.7 miles) down to the pick-up point where you can get some hot water and refresher snacks. After that, continue trekking 1 0km (6.2 miles) to reach Dzutrpuk Temple with a shelter on the way.

    Accommodation: A guesthouse in Dzutrpuk

  5. Today's journey will be an easier hike from Dzutrpuk Temple down to the mountains. During this 6-km hike (3.7 miles), you could see piles of Mani stones engraved with exquisite Tibetan characters and patterns. After arrival, drive 4 km (2.5 miles) to Darchen, one the way you can stop to appreciate Lake Manasarovar and enjoy steam-filled wild hot springs. From Darchen, the driver and the guide will escort you to Ali for the night.

    Accommodation: Ali

    Lake Manasarovar Tibet
    Lake Manasarovar

  6. After enjoying breakfast, your driver will transfer you to Ali airport for a flight to Lhasa. Then Departure from Lhasa on your own.

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Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.


Price Includes

  • Private transportation with good air condition;
  • Excellent English speaking guides & experienced drivers;
  • 5 night’s hotels with daily breakfasts;
  • Flight tickets: Ali - Lhasa - Ali;
  • Entrance tickets to the scenic spots as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water for each person per day;
  • China Travel insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flights to/off Lhasa;
  • Lunches and dinners throughout the itinerary;
  • Expenses for hiring yaks or porters;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Single room supplement fee;
  • Tips to the guide and driver.
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