Shigaste Tour

Yamdrok Gyantse Shigatse

  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Diffculty Level: Easy 
  • Destination: Tibet
  • Best Time: Apr-Jun | Sept-Nov
  • Activity: Tour
  • Max. Altitude: 3650m


  • Lhasa, Tibet's holiest city
  • Old Barkhor circuit
  • Jokhang Temple, Tibet's most famous sanctuary
  • century-old Potala palace
  • Great Sera Monastery
  • Amazing turquoise color Yamdrok lake
  • Tallest Tibetan Buddhist stupa, Pelkor Chode Monastery
  • Tashilhunpo Monastery
  • Old pilgrimage tour
  • Yarlung Tsangpo River

Yolo Hike has designed this particular package for those who want to explore the fascinating tour of beautiful Tibet. The holy city of Lhasa will be the first stop on our expedition. You'll visit the city's most important Buddhist landmarks, including the Jokhang Temple, Ramoche Temple, Sera Monastery, and Potala Palace. You'll also have the opportunity to tour Lhasa's Old Town and rub elbows with some of the thousands of pilgrims that visit each day. You will spend three nights in Lhasa in total. The magnificent trip to Shigatse will then take you by Yamdrok Lake, Karo La Glacier, and the Gyantse Kumbum Stupa. You will drive back to Lhasa from Shigatse and then leave Tibet.

The main cities of Tibet's rich history, natural beauty, and attractions include Lhasa, Gyantse, and Shigatse. Among Tibet Tours, this tour is also known as the Golden Route. This journey will take you to the most important sights in Tibet, including the terrain, snowcapped mountains, lakes, monasteries, and historic architecture. In Lhasa, we visit the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple, the Norbulingka Palace, the Sera Monastery, and the Barkhor Squire. Visit Gyantse Zhong in Gyantse, followed by Tashilampo in Shigatse, the world's second-largest monastery. Driving up a well-paved road to the highest pass in the Tibetan Himalayas, the Karo La (5010m), with panoramic views of the Tibetan Himalayas. Another highlight of the trip from Lhasa to Gyantse is the largest Yamdrok Lake.

The Lhasa – Gyantse – Shigatse tour includes all driving and hotel accommodations. You have the option of selecting your lodging. On this tour itinerary, Yolo Hike can supply you with the best available hotels up to modest guest home lodgings. If you have further inquiries, be sure to mail us at


  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Greetings from Lhasa, Tibet! You will be met by your guide and driver at the railway station or airport and transferred to your accommodation.

  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Lhasa, at an elevation of 3650 meters, is Tibet's holiest city, with pilgrims arriving daily from all across the Tibetan Plateau to worship at one of the city's many temples. You'll have three full days to explore the city. The first day will be spent seeing the Jokhang Temple, Tibet's most famous temple. Religious visitors prostrate in front of the Jowo Buddha statue inside the monastery, which can be seen from the rooftop. Following that, you'll tour the historic Barkhor circuit's unending maze of markets and eateries. You'll run upon Tibetan pilgrims prostrating their way around the Tibetan Quarter while exploring the Barkhor circle. Drepung Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Drepung, Drepung was once the world's largest monastery and is currently one of Tibet's three most important monasteries. Nechung Nunnery is located below Drepung.

  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

The Potala Palace, Tibet's most recognized structure, will be visited first thing in the morning. The Potala Palace is a 13-story building with almost 1000 rooms that was built in 637. In the afternoon, you'll go to Sera's famous monastery, where daily monk arguments take place. If you enjoy trekking, there is a pilgrimage circuit that takes about an hour to complete around the monastery.

  • Altitude3800m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

You will travel from Samye to Yamdrok Lake, one of Tibet’s holiest and most beautiful lakes. Yamdrok Lake sits at 4450m and is an amazing turquoise colour. The 7191m Mt. Nojin Kangtsang can be seen in the distance. After visiting the lake, you will drive to the mid-sized town of Gyantse. Gyantse, elevation 3950m, is famous for its massive hilltop military fort and for the Pelkor Chode Monastery, which has the tallest Tibetan Buddhist stupa in Tibet. you will depart Gyantse for Shigatse.

  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Tibet's second-largest city after Lhasa. The Tashilhunpo Monastery is located in Shigatse, at an elevation of 3840 meters. You can travel the old pilgrim route with hundreds of Tibetan devotees in addition to exploring the monastery. Drive to Lhasa via the Northern Friendship Highway, which passes through the Yarlung Tsangpo River.

  • Altitude3650m
  • AccommodationN/A
  • MealsBreakfast

You have successfully conquered your journey, we’ll drop you at Lhasa airport or railway station, Safe Journey.

What's Included
  • Arrival and departure arrangement 
  • Private transportation in the entire trip
  • Accommodation in hotel twin sharing rooms
  • Everest morning breakfast 
  • Tibet entrance permit and visa
  • Entrance fees in sightseeing 
  • An English speaking Tibetan guide 
What's Excluded
  • Lunch and Dinner on the entire trip
  • Air ticket or train ticket to and from Lhasa
  • Personal expenses, Insurance, and medical expenses
  • Tipping to staffs

Additional Info


Yolo Hike provides you with the best possible stay available for your entire Journey. The lodging along the way is based on a Twin-to-Twin sharing basis and also a Three basis in some of the places due to the condition of Tibet’s standard. On the other hand, we supply the best hotels and guesthouses along the route but if you want more of the services you always have an option to upgrade package or pay extra cash.

Meals and Minerals

This package provides you with Breakfast for your meals, Throughout the tour. You will consume your breakfast in hotels where available which are specified for Health and Better Taste and have to pay on your own for Lunch and Dinner. If you need extra service than available you always have a choice to upgrade your package.

Cost & Estimation

The cost of a Tibet trip is largely determined by the different Tibet travel seasons, just as it is elsewhere. Tibet travel is more expensive during the high season, which runs from April to October, than during the offseason, which runs from late October to early February. (Find out when is the best time to visit Tibet.)

The monsoon season in Tibet runs from mid-June to early September, which coincides with China's summer vacation. Summer is the most expensive period to visit Tibet because of the enormous influx of both Chinese and international tourists.


High Season:

Jun.26 to Aug.25 normally starts from 1200 USD

Aug.26 to Oct.15 normally starts from 1100 USD

Stand Season:

Apr.1 to Jun.25 normally starts from 1000 USD

Oct.16 to Nov.15 normally starts from 1000 USD

Low Season:

Nov. 16 to Mar.31 normally starts from 900 USD

Bag Packing

We recommend that you pack clothing that can be adapted to changing weather conditions, as temperatures in Tibet can be rather extreme. It's also a good idea to bring some rain gear. We will offer you a duffel bag at a hotel in Kathmandu one day before your departure for the Kailash Yatra, in which you will need to repack vital goods for the journey, and your other suitcase and luggage will be held in the hotel throughout your adventure.

The following are some of the essential items for your Kailash Yatra: Sandals and walking boots (or trainers are OK), a Jacket that is waterproof and windproof. Sweatshirts, T-shirts, and at least one thick sweater are all recommended. Trousers/track pants, Shorts/skirts Underwear that keeps you warm, a Bottle for water, Warm socks, especially woolen, are recommended. a torch with a spare set of batteries additional bootlaces, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Medical supplies for personal use, sewing needle and threads, Towels, Pack for the day (for valuable items such as camera, money, passport), Clothing rucksack, Down jackets (in Kathmandu, we may give these on a returnable basis). Please keep in mind that in the event of loss or damage, you will be responsible for the costs.) a warm, sun-protecting cap Gloves

Tibet's intense light – and high UV factor – necessitates the use of sunglasses as well as plenty of sunblocks. Because sunscreen is not readily accessible in Tibet, be sure to bring plenty of your own. For further protection, a brimmed hat is also recommended. If you have never packed your Bag before considering us to help will be easy access for your convenience. You might get an email on the Bag Packing procedure.

Tradition and Culture

This region has been the final aim for pilgrims for thousands of years. For Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, and Bon, it is the abode of the Gods. Mount Kailash is known in Tibet as Tise (the peak) of Khang Rinpoche, standing at 6714 meters (Jewel of Snows). Mount Kailash is the home of Hindu God Shiva and his wife Devi for Hindus, and Tibetan God Demchong and his consort Dorje Phangmo for Tibetans.

According to mythology, Milarepa, a great Tibetan Yogi, and master of Tantric Buddhism fought Naro-Bonchung, a grandmaster of Bon, to show the superiority of Buddhism. Many competitions were held, but the most important was to see who could reach the summit of Mt Kailash first in the morning. Naro-Bonchung flew towards the mountain on his Damaru (ritual drum), only to be overtaken by Milarepa at the last moment. Naro-Bonching was so taken aback that he let go of his drum, which tumbled down the mountain, leaving a vertical scar on the south slope.

Precautions to follow

Most persons are affected to some extent by a lack of oxygen at high elevations (above 2,500 m). The human body needs time to establish physiological mechanisms to cope with the lower oxygen levels as altitude rises. Acclimatization is the term for this procedure. High altitude sickness necessitates the use of Diamox (Acetazolamide) tablets. Please visit your doctor for a prescription, since these tablets must be started three days prior to your arrival in Kathmandu. This medication must be taken for the duration of the trip. Those who are allergic to sulfa medicines can take Gingko Biloba, a natural supplement that can be purchased online.

During the trip, participants will be taught simple, yet effective, acclimatization techniques. Throughout the tour, the party will be accompanied by a competent doctor who is highly prepared to deal with high altitude sickness and other illnesses that may emerge. All necessary medications and equipment, including life-saving oxygen cylinders and Gamow bags, will be carried by the doctor.

First Aid Kit

You must carry a First Aid Kit during your Kailash Mansarovar journey, Diamox, aspirin, painkillers, Lip balm, Mustard, oil, Vaseline, Plasters, TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats are all items you should have in your first aid kit or personal medical kit (average hiking kit for mild injuries/ our guide will also have).

If you have any other health issues, seek medical advice before changing your medicine for high altitude. there are never sure about the climates and how the weather changes, if you have never accomplished the high-temperature before, altitude sickness can be a major issue for you so, having a First Aid Kit with you can be a partner in necessity. We also have medically trained and tested Guides who have high knowledge about the use of First Aid which helps you in an emergency.

Alternative Evacuation

The Chinese government has a fundamental regulation that everyone must enter and exit together. As a result, everyone should travel in a group. However, if one of the members becomes ill or has another problem while on the journey, he or she should be evacuated promptly because there is no hospital or medical assistance available. In this situation, we will have to organize additional services for which the evacuating passenger will be responsible. Every passenger is required to acquire travel/medical insurance to cover any unexpected expenses. Yolo Hike doesn’t sell any travel insurance so, make sure you have all the insurance, we can suggest you the best as per the experience about our previous clients. If you have further inquiries, feel free to email us at

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