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Everest Base Camp & Mt. Kailash Trek


The journey from Lhasa to Mt. Everest and then on to Mt. Kailash is one of the greatest travel routes once can take in the Himalaya.

This journey combines both cultural sites, amazing landscapes and a 3 day trek around Mt. Kailash. You will begin exploring the Tibetan capital of Lhasa and its many ancient monasteries and temples, including the famed Potala Palace.

From Lhasa, you will then travel to the beautiful alpine lake of Yamdrok Tso before visiting Karo La Glacier, Tibet’s most famous glacier. Shigatse is Tibet’s second largest city and home to Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, one of the largest in Tibet. From there, you will go to the North Face Everest Base Camp where you will get an up close look at the world’s highest peak.

After Mt. Everest, you will go to the holy lake of Manasarovar and Mt. Kailash, Asia’s most revered peak. You will spend 3 days trekking around this mountain, which is holy to both Hindu’s and Buddhist’s.

This trek attracts Buddhist pilgrims from across Tibet and offers spectacular views of the Himalayas. From Mt. Kailash, you will then return to Lhasa for one last night in the Tibetan capital.

Outlined Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa
  • Day 2: Explore Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market and Sera Monastery
  • Day 3: Visit Lhasa’s Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery
  • Day 4: Drive to Yamdrok Lake, Karo La Glacier, Gyantse and Shigatse
  • Day 5: Drive from Shigatse to Shegar
  • Day 6: Drive from Shegar to Everest Base Camp
  • Day 7: Drive from Everest Base Camp to Peiku Lake and Saga
  • Day 8: Drive from Saga to Lake Mansarovar
  • Day 9: Drive from Lake Manasarovar to Darchen
  • Day 10: Trek from Darchen to Dira Puk
  • Day 11: Trek from Dira Puk to Zultul Puk
  • Day 12: Trek from Zultul Puk to Darchen
  • Day 13: Drive from Darchen to Saga
  • Day 14: Drive from Saga to Shigatse
  • Day 15: Drive from Shigatse to Lhasa
  • Day 16: Depart Lhasa
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Overland Journey from Lhasa to EBC & Mt. Kailash Trek
Trekking - Buddhism - Culture
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Highest Altitude: Dolma La Pass - 5630
  • Days: 16 Days
  • Camping Nights: 3 Nights
  • Hotel Nights: 12 Nights
  • Price: On Request €
General Information
  • What is Included/What is not

    Cost Includes

    • All accommodations (based on double occupancy)
    • Breakfast each morning in Tibet
    • All ground transportation in Tibet
    • All entrance fees for the itinerary listed
    • All Tibet travel permits
    • Local Tibetan guide fees
    • Lhasa Airport or train station pick up and transfer 

    Cost does not Include

    • Passport and Chinese Visa fees
    • International airfare to/from Lhasa, Tibet
    • Yak, horse or porter fees at Mt. Kailash (Booking on request)
    • Lunch and dinner
    • Travel vaccinations
    • Insurance (travel, medical, etc)
    • Souvenirs or personal items such as laundry, snacks, alcohol drinks, etc
    • Photography fees inside temples and monasteries
    • Gratuities to the Tibetan guide and driver
    • Postage fee for the Tibet Travel Permit
  • Group Size
    • Maximum - 16 people
    • Minimum - 04 people
  • Level of Difficulty


    • MODERATE: If you have walked in the hills at home and are reasonably fit you will enjoy these trips. This trip might involve a day or two of harder and steeper walking, but generally walking conditions will be good.
    • CHALLENGING: Fitness is important for this trip, and you'll need to improve your stamina before you depart. You will either have trekked before, or be confident on your fitness. 
  • Best time to visit

    May, June & September and October when the weather is dry and sunny with mild temperatures during the day.

  • Visa & Entry Formality
    • For traveling to Tibet, one of the first things you will need is a Chinese Tourist Visa. It is important that you NOT list Tibet as one of the destinations. It is important to understand that you are still able to go to other places in China, including Tibet, even if you don’t list them on your visa application.
    • In addition to a Chinese Visa, all foreign travelers must also have a Tibet Travel Permit in order to enter Tibet. TTP’s are issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau in Lhasa and not by Chinese Embassies/Consulates. These permits are valid for the duration of your journey in Tibet. Dzo Journey will fill out the paper work for your permit, submit it to the Tibet Tourism Bureau and then mail or email the permit to you so that you can board a flight or train to Tibet.