14 Days Adventure Tour To Mount Kailash

LhasaYamdrok LakeShigatseMt.EverestNagriMt.KailashLake ManasarovarGuge KingdomZada TholingMt.ShishapamaNamtso Lake

Tibet is acknowledged one of the most mysterious and beautiful places in the world. Our exclusive motorcycle tour offers you the opportunity to ride through stunning Tibetan landscapes while enjoying views of iconic landmarks such as Mount Kailash and Lakes Yomdrok and Manasarovar. This journey is further enhanced by visits to some of Tibet's most revered. Buddhist locations including Jokhang Temple and Drepung Monastery in Lhasa. Your Tibetan adventure is sure to be a remarkable experience that will stay with you for years to come.

Adventure Mount Kailash Tour

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  • Riding Time/Day
  • Sightseeing

14 days vacation, 10 riding days

  1. Arrival in Lhasa
  2. Application for a local motorcycle driver's license
  3. Potala PalaceJokhang TempleBarkhor StreetSera Monastery
  4. LhasaYamdrok LakeKarola GlacierShigatse365 KM
  5. ShigatseLhazeSarga450 KM
  6. SagaLake ManasarovarMt.KailashDarchen490 KM
  7. DarchenZada TholingZada230 KM
  8. ZadaGuge KingdomLake RakshesthaBurang370 KM
  9. BurangParyangSaga540 KM
  10. SagaPelku Tso LakeMt.ShishapamaOld TingriRongbuk Monastery380 KM
  11. Rongbuk MonasteryTingriLhazeShigatse360 KM
  12. ShigatseTashilhunpo MonasteryDamxung350 KM
  13. DamxungNamtso LakeLhasa280 KM
  14. Departure from Lhasa
Nearest Airport
Gongkar Airport
Duration
14 days vacation, 10 riding days
Route Total Riding Distance
2370 miles / 3815 KM
Accommodations
Comfortable middle-class hotels, hostel and guest house
Destionation
LhasaYamdrokLakeShigatseMt.EverestNagriMt.KailashLake ManasarovarGuge KingdomZada TholingMt.ShishapamaNamtso Lake
  1. Lhasa

    Lhasa 3,650m

    Welcome to Tibet, the Roof of the World! Your journey begins at Lhasa where you will be picked up by your tour guide at the airport and escorted to the hotel. You will have the rest of the day to explore the city on your own and adapt to the high altitude. Overnight hotel accommodations in Lhasa.

    Tips of the day:

    As part of the acclimatization, we recommend that you avoid strenuous exercise and even bathing. You would better to take some rest and drink plenty of water.

  2. Lhasa

    Lhasa 3,650m

    On this day, your guide will assist with the paperwork to obtain your local motorcycle driver's license. The rest of the day can be spend on adapting to the high altitude and exploring the city on your own. Overnight hotel accommodations in Lhasa.

  3. Potala PalaceJokhang TempleBarkhor StreetSera Monastery

    Lhasa 3,650m

    We start today’s Lhasa exploration with an exciting visit to iconic Potala Palace which is regarded as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.In addition,you will also visit Jokhang Temple which is considered the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism.Our trip would not be complete without walking Barkhor Street,the ancient route to circumambulate Jokhang Temple.The last site of the day will be the famous Sera Monastery,where you will have the opportunity to observe monks debating in a courtyard as they have done for hundreds of years. Overnight hotel accommodations in Lhasa.

    Tips of the day:

    • There are 1080 steps up to the top of Potala Palace.We recommend that you take it slowly due to the high altitude.
    • Taking photos is not allowed inside the palace.
    • Today you will be mostly outdoors, please bring some water, a hat, sun screen and sun glasses.
  4. LhasaYamdrok LakeKarola GlacierShigatse365 KM

    Shigatse 3,800m

    A thrilling motorcycle ride is about to begin today!
    We will leave Lhasa and ride to Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. The first site you will reach is the sacred Yamdrok Lake (altitude: 4,400m), the largest freshwater lake on the northern of the Himalayan range.Just passed Yamdrok Lake,you will see the imposing Karola Glacier towering at an altitude of 5,045m. Continuing on, we will arrive at the historical city of Gyantse, home of striking religious sites dating back to the 15th century. From there we will ride to our hotel in Shigatse (altitude 3,800m).

  5. ShigatseLhatseSaga450 KM

    Saga 4,600m

    After breakfast we will head to Saga via Lhatse. Keep your eyes open as you may see some the wild animals that roam this region of Tibet. Overnight hotel accommodations in Saga.

  6. SagaLake ManasarovarMt.KailashDarchen490 KM

    Darchen 4,560m

    On our ride from Saga to Paryang, we will weave our way through the small town of Zhongba amidst enchanting panoramic views. With some luck ,we will see more wild animals upon crossing the Mayum-la pass (5,216m). After a short rest at Darchen, we will ride about 50km to Lake Manasarovar, one of the three sacred lakes in Tibet. Overnight hotel accommodations in Darchen.

  7. DarchenZada TholingZada230 KM

    Zada 3,700m

    Today we will start our ride through the pristine grasslands at the foot of Mt. Kailash where we may spot the rare black-necked crane, with much luck, we may even see a wolf. Breathtaking views of Mt. Kailash will accompany our journey. As we ride on the windy road to Zada the landscape unexpectedly becomes desert-like with peculiar clay forests. Overnight hotel accommodations in Zada.

  8. ZadaGuge KingdomLake RakshesthaBurang370 KM

    Burang 3,700m

    Early in the morning we ride to Tsaparang, the oldest center of Guge Kingdom where the former Summer Palace of the Kings towers over the landscape. A fortress wall and four temples guard the entrance. On our way back to Zada, we will also enjoy views of Zada Tholing. Another highlight of today will be viewing Mt. Kailash from the Lake Rakshestha. Overnight hotel accommodations in Burang.

  9. BurangParyangSaga540 KM

    Saga 4,600m

    This morning we will have the opportunity to witness a dazzling sunrise at Lake Manasarovar before riding back to Saga. As we retrace our original route, we will relish the sight of Mt. Kailash for one last time. Overnight hotel accommodations in Saga.

  10. SagaPelku Tso LakeMt.ShishapamaRongbuk Monastery380 KM

    Rongbuk Monastery 5,100m

    Today we will cross the Bramaputra River and continue our journey through tranquil sandy plains where herders can often be seen with their yaks and sheep. Midway through today's ride we will stop to appreciate a phenomenal panorama composed of Pelku Tso Lake with Mt. Shishapama in the background, the 14th highest mountain in the world at 8012m. During the course of the day we will enjoy captivating vistas of additional Himalaya peaks such as Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Lhotse (8,561m), Mt. Everest (8,844m), and Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m) as we ride to Old Tingri. Our destination is Rongbuk Monastery which is Highest Monastery in the world. Overnight in Monastery guest house.

  11. Rongbuk MonasteryTingriLhatseShigatse360 KM

    Shigatse 3,800m

    After breakfast we will depart from Rongbuk Monastery ride to via the Gyawula pass. Atop the pass we will be rewarded with spectacular views of the Himalaya Range, home of the world's highest peaks. Overnight hotel accommodations in Shigatse.

  12. ShigatseTashilhunpo MonasteryDamxung350 KM

    Damxung 4,100m

    Our day begins with a visit to the official seat of the Panchen Lama: Tashilhunpo Monastery, is the largest and most influential Gelug monastery in the Shigatse Prefecture. We will have the opportunity to walk the cobblestone alleys and visit halls and chapels in this culturally important site. Later in the day,our ride through the Tibetan Plateau takes us to the Nomad area of Tibet on our way to Damxung. We will arrive the land is full of colorful prayer flags—Tanggula view point .Overnight in Damxung Hotel.

  13. DamxungNamtso LakeLhasa280 KM

    Lhasa 3,650m

    After breakfast we leave Damxung and ride to Namtso Lake .We will arrive the land is full of colorful prayer flags—Tanggula view point and then pass the Nagenla Mountain pass( 5190M). Our next destination is Namtso Lake which is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Namtso Lake seems like melting into the sky and with star-studded islands.
    Then we go back to the motorcycle rental company after we crossed Damxung County and Yangpachen. Our stuff will drive you to the hotel after the motorcycles are be returned.

  14. Lhasa

    Lhasa 3,650m

    This morning we will say farewell to Tibet, our guides and driver as this amazing journey comes to the end. We will arrange the transfer to Lhasa airport for your flight.

Tour cost includes

  1. Accommodations as indicated in the itinerary with double standard (13 nights).
  2. Daily breakfast.
  3. All monastery and scenic entrance fees as per itinerary.
  4. Motorcycle (depends on which type you choose).
  5. All necessary permits.
  6. One bilingual local guide and travel agency service charge.
  7. Travel accident insurance (coverage is only in effect for the duration of the tour, including arrival and return dates).
    Motor vehicle insurance (coverage is only the time of riding, including the lift and return of the motorcycle).
  8. One tourist van with driver for luggage and maintenance tools.

Tour cost excludes

  1. Meals other than breakfast.
  2. Flights to and from Tibet.
  3. Gratuities (tips) for guides and drivers.
  4. Personal expenses such as snacks, beverages,laundry, telephone calls, etc.
  5. Any expenses other than mentioned under tour cost includes heading.
  6. Additional activities or services or any other expenses not listed as "included."

Required information

  1. Scanned copy of the current and valid motorcycle license from your country.
  2. Scanned copy of your passport and tourist visa (If you work in China, you need to provide work visa and on-the-job certification).

Important Notes

  1. Participants must be over 18 years of age, in good health and must bear a Tibet Entry Permit.
    A motorcycle license from the People's Republic of China is required to rent and ride motorcycles in Tibet.
  2. Please wear a helmet conforming to DOT international standards, riding clothes, riding pants, riding gloves, riding boots, etc (Note: We have a small quantity of men's pull-on suit for rent (excluding helmets, gloves, riding boots).
  3. Passengers on a motorcycle are strictly prohibited. Only one person is permitted on a motorcycle at all times.
  4. Please contact our customer service staff immediately if you are in an accident during your ride.

About the tour

  1. Environment: Tibet is culturally and spiritually rich and it possesses unparalleled natural beauty. Its ancient cultures can still be felt and seen throughout the plateau given that many regions within Tibet remain undeveloped. As such, hotels accommodations are moderate, water can be scarce at times and electricity is not always reliable and/or available in all areas. This tour has been designed to offer a variety of natural and cultural highlights that provide an amazing travel experience. The demanding itinerary calls for long distances on challenging road conditions. Thus, participants must possess an intermediate to advance skill level.
  2. Health concerns: Due to Tibet's high altitude, participants are encouraged to obtain a comprehensive physical examination as well as get plenty of rest and sleep prior to traveling to Tibet. Abstaining from tobacco and alcohol use is also recommended before the commencement of trip in order to prevent upper respiratory infections.
  3. Items of daily use: Personal First Aid items are recommended such as sun screen, lip sun screen, lip balm, antiseptic cream, anti-diarrhea medicine and broad spectrum antibiotics (participants must contact their doctor). Given that temperatures can range greatly from morning to evening, long-sleeve clothes, a wool sweater, and a jacket are recommended in addition to sunglasses and a sun hat.
  4. Road conditions: Landslides as well as rock and mud slides occur from time to time during Tibet's rainy season. A full or partial refund will not be issued should the itinerary be interrupted by weather conditions or natural disasters.
  5. Culture: Participants are expected to be mindful and respectful of the local culture and traditions. Participants must walk clockwise when visiting temples, chapels, pagodas and similar structures. When in doubt, please consult your guide prior to engaging in a culturally or spiritually sensitive activity.
  6. Safety issues: Tibet is considered a safe place with friendly inhabitants; however, it is recommended that participants are aware of their surroundings and guard their valuables. Exploring areas in pairs or as a group is advisable to avoid unforeseen dangers.

Important health considerations

    Participants with any of the following conditions, you should not travel to a high altitude area of more than 3,000 meters:
  1. Heart disease, arrhythmia, stage II hypertension, blood disease, cerebrovascular disease or if the resting heart rate is significantly above 110 beats per minute.
  2. Chronic respiratory disease, moderate or severe obstructive pulmonary disease such as bronchial asthma,bronchiectasis, emphysema, active tuberculosis or pneumoconiosis.
  3. Uncontrolled diabetes, epilepsy or schizophrenia.
  4. Severe cold and upper respiratory tract infection, body temperature above 38 degrees Celsius or below 35 degrees Celsius.
  5. Patients who have been diagnosed with high altitude pulmonary edema, high altitude cerebral edema, high altitude hypertension, high altitude heart disease and high altitude polycythemia.