Kailash Mansarovar Tour by Overland - 13 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 13 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Group Size 4-30
  • Max. Altitude 4890 M.
  • Best Season May, April, June, July, August, September


  • You will see Shangri- La of Mountain view
  • Mount Kailash (6638m) is one of the holy mountains in South Asia
  • 53 km Kailash Parikrama / Kora / round must be walk/trek from Yam Dwar to Chongdo, which is 38km. there in no any car/bus and jeep Service will be available so everybody should walk or ride horse.
  • There is in basic service guest house, lodges or mud houses during Kailash tour/Yatra
  • In Kailash region, there is no any temple of Lord Shiva but you can see the temple of Lord Ram, Sita and Laxman in Khojarnath on the way to Manasarovar Lake.
  • We will need Passport validation must be at least 6 month
  • Every Yatri have Life, Medical, Rescue Jeep or Helicopter insurance before getting enrolled in Kailash Tour. Do insurance at home country

Mount Kailash (6638m) is one of the holy mountains in South Asia, believed to be the abode of Hindu Lord Shiva. Mount Kailash can be considered as a center of four religions--Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and the followers of Bon Pa religion. However, Kailash receives only few pilgrims every year because of its remote location. For followers of Hindu religion, Mount Kailash is the place where Lord Shiva resides with his wife and Goddess Parvati along with other helpers.  Likewise, Tibetans revere Mount Kailash as Kang Rimpoche (Paths of the Soul), while the followers of ancient Bon Pa religion take Kailash to be the soul of Tibet. Similarly, Mount Kailash is Mount Ashtapada for the followers of Jain religion as they believe their saint Rishabanatha achieved spiritual liberation at Mount Kailash.      

Hindus believe that a single rotation around Mount Kailash will spiritually purify an individual by wiping off all their sins committed in their life. Also, a total of 108 circumambulations of Mount Kailash will break us free from the never ending cycle of life and death.

Our 13-day itinerary will take you to the reclusive lands of Mount Kailash where you will enjoy the mountain and the adjoining natural landscape. Lake Manasarovar is one of the high points of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

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Arrival at Kathmandu Airport. Welcome by our office representative, transfer to the Hotel. Further program Briefing in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.

    In the morning, visit Pashupatinath Temple & Budhanilakantha (Sleeping Vishnu). Afternoon final preparation for the Yatra. Overnight at Hotel.

      After breakfast, we drive to Rasuwa Gadi.  After immigration and customs formalities on both sides (Nepal & China), we drive to the small town – Kerung.  Overnight at guest house. 

        Today we relax and explore the small town of Kerung.  Our guides will give you the lowdown on the sites and activities in the town.  Overnight again at the guest house.

          After breakfast, we have a long, but rewarding day of driving ahead of us.  We drive 250km to Dongba/Saga.  Enjoy grand views of Mt.  Shishapangma (8021m), Gauri Shankar and other high mountains from Gurung La Pass (5050m) before arriving to Dongba. 

            We wake up and, have breakfast, and look forward to the scenic drive ahead of us. 
             We drive roughly 385km to Lake Manasarovar.  It is a very auspicious day for all people, as we have our first glimpse of Holy Manasarovar with views of Mt. Kailash from Horchu Pass. Overnight stay at a lodge in Chhu Gompa, on the shore of Lake Manasarovar. 

              We will spend the morning and early afternoon relaxing around Lake Manasarovar.  Visiting the abode of agod will be a lifetime achievement. You can have a Puja, Havana worship, Meditation, Holy bath, etc. here before we depart back to Darchen (30km). Overnight in a hotel in Darchen. 

                After driving 18km, the Kora (circuit) begins.  We drive another 10 km to reach Tarboche,     where we trek upwards for about 4-5 hours to Diraphuk.  Overnight stay at guest house.

                  After breakfast, we prepare for our strenuous, yet very rewarding walk to Zuthulphuk. 
                   In total, we trek about 22km, taking about 8-10 hours.  This is the day every pilgrim talks about, as it is the most difficult day through out the trip.  We trek up to Dolma La Pass (5600m), where we will offer some prayers, and descend to Zuthulphuk.  Overnight in guest house here. 

                    After breakfast, we will trek around 8 km. At this point our jeeps will be waiting to drive us further to Darchen, where the Parikarma Circuit ends. After Lunch we will drive to   Dongba via Manasarovar Horchu.  Overnight in guest house at Dongba.

                      We head back to Kerung, retracing our steps and enjoying the scenery along the way.  Overnight in guest house in Kerung.  

                        After breakfast, we head out of Kerung for Kathmandu.  We'll take lunch along the way, and have a nice dinner in Kathmandu upon arrival.  Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.

                          We will transport you to the airport. Thanks for trekking with Adventure Himalayan Travels. We look forward to seeing you again!

                            This itinerary is not suited for you? Plan your own trip.

                            What's Included
                            • Arrival Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel, welcome drink
                            • Arati Darshan for Pashupatinath temple
                            • Sightseeing to Pashupatinath & Budhanilkantha, Jal Narayan
                            • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu (double-bed room sharing basis)
                            • 3 meal a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) pure vegetarian food
                            • Drive Kerung-Tibet border-Kathmandu by private tourist coach
                            • Tibet side for less 15 persons, provide air - condition mini bus
                            • We serve guesthouse, Lodge, Kailash- Manasarovar Yatra
                            • Nepali team leader with fluent speak English/Hindi language
                            • Cook (who can prepare Indian-dishes as per your requirement)
                            • Cook, cook helper and full support professional Nepali staffs
                            • Support truck for carry food- Kailash-equipment, Nepali staff
                            • Yak and yak man for round Kora (Parikrama) to the Kailash Yatra
                            • Oxygen cylinder with mask and regulator for emergency use
                            • Basic first aid kit box and altitude sickness medicine Diamox
                            • Life medical insurance for Nepali Kailash staff and team leader
                            • A duffel bag and day pack for Kailash- Manasarovar tour/Yatra
                            •  Kailash travel permit for Kailash-Manasarovar tour
                            • Tips for guides/porters
                            • Tibet visa fee is US$:-125.00(If American and Canadian Passport Holder extra US$:-90.00)
                            • Personal expenses, beverage, cold drinks, phone call, etc.
                            • Rescue and emergency cost, medical and hospital expenses
                            • Travel insurance, personal riding horse, personal use porter, and international flight tickets.
                            • Down Jacket, Rain coat or umbrella
                            • Visa and re - entry visa for Nepal


                            Dates and Prices
                            Date PriceAvailability 
                            Start DateStarts: WednesdayJul 24, 2024End DateEnds: MondayAug 05, 2024PricePriceUS$2275StatusStatusAvailable

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