Lhasa Kailash Kashgar overland tour is one of the greatest Himalayas adventures. In two weeks of duration you will have traveled almost the entire length of the Himalayas and Karakorum mountain ranges. On this route, there will be enough time for browsing some of the oldest monasteries in Tibet, and enjoying the magnificent view of West Tibet by crossing from the elevated desserts of the Changtang to the fearful Taklamakan (the Death Sea) with its charming oasis and friendly peoples.
With at least two passes over 5400m, the Xining-Tibet Highway is the highest road in the world. And this overland adventure from Lhasa to Kashgar will shower you the best of the Tibet Plateau: Kashgar, ancient hub of the Silk Road, It can also be extended 2 days to the lost Himalayan Kingdom of Guge, circumambulation of the sacred Mountain of Kailash, herds of wild ass roam and eagles soar high above the immense landscape, and the mystical city of Lhasa. In a word, this tour covers nearly all the fabulous attractions in Tibet, you can never miss this trip of a lifetime.
Spring, Summer & Autumn
DAY 01: Arrive Lhasa and transfer to Hotel
DAY 02: Lhasa Sightseeing; visit Potala Palace, Norbulinka, Drepung and Nechung monastery.
DAY 03: Lhasa Sightseeing; Visit Sera Monastery, Jokhang temple and Barkhor Tibetan market.
DAY 04: Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Gyantse (3800m) Drive (261km) and Visit Kubum and Palchor Chod monastery.
DAY 05: Gyantse - Shigatse (3900m) visit Tashilhungpo monastery - Lhatse (4040m) Drive. O/N Guesthouse.
DAY 06: Lhatse - Saga (4550m) Drive (300km), O/N Saga Hotel
DAY 07: Saga - Manasarover (4500m) Drive (500km), O/N Guesthouse.
DAY 08: Holy dip at Manasarover, Visit Chiu monastery and Darchen (4700m) Drive (60km). O/N Guesthouse.
DAY 09: Trek to Diraphuk (4800m), Kailash Kora. O/N Guesthouse.
DAY 10: Trek over Dolma La pass (5600m) to Dzutulfuk (4600m). O/N Guesthouse.
DAY 11: Trek ends and Drive to Ali headquarter Shiquanhe (4400m). O/N Hotel
DAY 12: Ali - Pangong Lake (4750m) visit - Doma (4600m) Drive (350km). O/N Guesthouse.
DAY 13: Doma - Cross Tibet Xingjiang border - Dahongliutang Drive (233km), O/N Hotel
DAY 14: Dahongliutang - Yecheng (4550m) Drive (480km), O/N Hotel
DAY 15: Yecheng - Kashgar Drive. Trip Ends.