This trip starts with the spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa crossing Himalayan range with magnificent mountains views. We spend time in Lhasa, staying right in the centre of the old city. This will allow both plenty of time for acclimatization and easy access to the city's main attractions - the Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple. Leave Lhasa for tremendous trip to EBC and kailash through the amazing Tibetan pleaute, staying in the best traditional hotels Tibet has to offer. In the towns of Gyantse and Shigatse we explore further monasteries and fully immerse ourselves in the Buddhist culture.
Because of its religious associations, many Hindu, Buddhist and pilgrims have been drawn to the area of the mountain for the past two thousand years or so to see it, offer prayers, absolve sins, circumambulate it and to practice meditation. South of Mount Kailash, across the base of the majestic Mount Gurla Mandhata, is the two lakes Manasarovar and Raksas Tal (lake). They are the highest bodies of fresh water in the world, with Manasarovar (330 sq. km), at 4,558 meters, about fifteen meters higher than Raksas Tal.
On this trip, we will follow the Friendship Highway through some of the most amazing landscape on Earth. We'll pass small Tibetan settlements, nomadic herdsmen wandering across the wide arid plains and awe-inspiring mountain peaks. Equally as fascinating is the wealth of cultural interest and we will have plenty of opportunity to explore this side of Tibet.
Without doubt, a highlight of this trip is the visit to Everest Base Camp,
Our journey ends crossing the Friendship Bridge, which spans the Bhote Koshi River and marks the Chinese - Nepalese border.
Tour Duration: 25 day(s)
Group Size: 2 -10 people
Destination(s): Lhasa, Everest Base Camp-Kailash
Specialty Categories: Jeep driving and Sightseeing
Season: March - December
Trip type: Cultural tour Jeep adventure
Meals: Daily breakfast and full board kailash side
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to selected hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu guided sightseeing. There are a total of 7 World Heritage Sites
Day 03: Fly to Gongoar airport, transfer to Lhasa rest of the day acclimatizing and rest.
Day 04: Lhasa - guided sightseeing
Day 05: Lhasa - guided sightseeing
Day 06: Drive to Gyantse (3950m) 261km
Day 07: Drive to Xigatse (3900m) 90km
Day 08: Drive to Xegar/New Tingri (4050m) 244km
Day 09: Drive to Ronbuk (4900m) 68km
Day 10: Everest Base Camp (5150m) then return to Ronbuk
Day 11: Drive to Lhatse (4350m)
Day 12: Drive to Saga (4600m)
Day 13: Drive to Paryang (4700m) 230km
Day 14: Drive to Hore (4558m) a small village near Manasarover (277km)
Day 15: Drive to Darchen 40km
Day 16: Trek to Tarboche and Chuku Gompa
Day 17: Trek to Dira-puk
Day 18: Trek to Mani Camp over the Dromla~La (5630m)
Day 19: Trek to Manasarovar Lake
Day 20: Drive to Paryang 292km
Day 21: Drive to Saga
Day 22: Drive to Nyalam (3700m) 232km
Day 23: Drive to Kathmandu 123km
Day 24: Free day in Kathmandu, evening farewell dinner.
Day 25: Transfer to airport, fly back to Kathmandu.
Notice: Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corner of the Tibetan plateau where many unexpected and unpleasant events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.
Mission Eco Trek aware that there are many companies seeking your business as you plan your adventure holidays in the Nepal Himalayas. We believe we offer the very best value for money and take your safety, comfort and ultimate holiday experience very seriously.
In order for us to quote you the cost, please write us with number of members in your group, type of vehicles you want and the category of hotels you would like to stay in.
Twin sharing rooms (single rooms available for in additional cost) in a high quality hotel in the heart of Katmandu while in Nepal. In Tibet, very simple guest houses with shared rooms and basic toilet facilities (in case of heavy rush and emergency we do use tented camp as well) will be your accommodation. Our staff will attend to all the camping responsibilities.
All meals during the trip will be provided. Our staff will cook delicious vegetarian foods include soups, rice, noodles, bread, curry, dal (lentils), potatoes, pickle, porridge, tea, milk, coffee.
Private bus will be transportation to border from Kathmandu and 4 wheels drive Landcruisers and Jeeps with trucks to carry personal and group gear will be on Tibet site. There will be 4 clients per vehicle and 1 driver. During trek we provide yaks to carry your personal gear. Extra yak/horse and yak/horse man can be provided ( for an additional cost)
Visa & Documentation
Clients must have a current passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining. We will take care of all the Tibet visa and entry permit procedures, once we receive copy of your passport and advance deposit.
We recommend that all clients obtain proper medical and travel insurance prior to the trip. Make sure travel insurance includes emergency and rescue coverage.
Altitude is a major factor on all of our Tibet tours. We often reach altitudes of over 5000m.This can have mild or severe affects on the body no matter what your level of health. Symptoms can include headache, dizziness, nausea, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping. The best way to prevent this is to stay extremely hydrated and conscious of how your body is functioning. We also have rest days to help the body acclimatize. Diamox is a prescription altitude medication (consult your doctor) that can help prevent symptoms. We also carry oxygen tanks and portable altitude chambers. Be sure each of you is traveling on your own risk. It's recommended to have a file with your medical history on this type of trip with recent medical report.
Although most of the trip will be done in vehicles, it is important that clients be in relatively good health. The trek around Kailash requires some demanding hiking and altitude can take a physical challenge on the body. We suggest clients start an exercise routine prior to the trip that includes hiking or jogging for a least an hour 3-4 days a week. If you have any concerns about the physical demands of the trip feel free to contact us please .If you have any chronic health problems please consult your doctor.
The following is a list of the personal gear required for the tour. Some items might be available for rental in Kathmandu. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about gear.
Towel, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brush, comb/brush, razor, shaving cream, women's items, toilet paper etc.
We provide basic 1st aid items but we highly recommend that please bring a well-stocked personal medical kit. Suggested items are below. Consult you doctor for all prescription medicine.
Our homepage contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 23742 (Jitendra), 0977 98510 23758 (Thakur).
Two weeks holiday in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek
My wife and I took a 2 week tour in Nepal with Mission Eco-Trek in Feb 2011 and had a fantastic time. Mission Eco-Trek provided the very highest caliber guides and Ram Kumar (the proprietor) personally made sure that everything went smoothly. When storms caused our original flights to be cancelled and then cancelled for a second time, he graciously accommodated our changes at no extra cost. The cost was reasonable and the services provided were exceptional -even beyond what we had expected from the contract....
Kevin & Jacque
New York, USA