Kailash Mansarovar Yatra and Muktinath Tour - 17 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 17 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Group Size 5-30
  • Max. Altitude 6710 M.
  • Best Season May, April, June, July, August, September

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 17-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. Afterwards, we will take you on a once-in-a-lifetime scenic tour of the northern part of Nepal.  

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Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, the Adventure Himalayan representatives will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. After refreshment, you will be briefed in short about your tour by our guide or tour leader.  If you have any questions or doubts about your trip then they should be asked and clarified at this time. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Kathmandu Valley includes several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Pashupatinath (famous Hindu temple and cremation ground) Boudhanath (massive Buddhist stupa). We can also visit Swyambhunath, also known as Monkey Temple, which was built roughly 2000 years ago.  Finally, we can visit Patan, city of fine arts. In the afternoon, you will be meeting with your trekking guide and will check all the necessary things. Overnight stay at the hotel.

      After breakfast at the hotel in the morning, we will depart from Kathmandu to Tibet border (Rashuwagadhi) by private coach, enjoying the drive along the Highway. It takes around seven hours for the drive. Our staffs will complete custom formalities and make sure you enter into Tibet - an autonomous part of China, without hassles. After having lunch, you will drive to a small Tibetan town called Kerung by bus or van. Dinner & Overnight stay at Kerung  Guest House.

        Today, you will acclimatize, explore, and take it easy. Acclimatization is very important for high-altitude trekking, as it helps you to adjust to the changing environmental conditions and prepare yourself for the trekking on the following days.  Overnight again at Kerung Guest House.

          After breakfast on the fifth day, you will then drive from Kerung to Sanga ( 160 k.m). The drive will be wonderful and scenic.  You will enjoy the entertaining, 5 hour drive. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

            After breakfast at the guesthouse, we will the drive (466km) from Sanga to Lake Mansarovar. The drive will take for around seven hours. After reaching Lake Mansarovar, you will perform Pooja and hawan at the religious site and then stay at the banks of Lake Manasarover, enjoying the supreme beauty of the region. Overnight stay in  guesthouse.


              After spending a day at Manasarovar, you will have breakfast in the morning on the seventh day. After that you will circumambulate or do the Manasarovar Parikrama by Land Cruiser. You can also choose a special point to take a holy dip in Manasarovar Lake and do Pooja and worship of Lord Shiva. Around afternoon, you will drive for around three hours (110km) to reach Darchen. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

                This is the first day of Kailash Parikrama. On this day, we shall start the journey after breakfast. We will walk continuously for about 6 to 7 hours (12km). Yak will carry all the goods and equipments and hence you will just have to walk along with the guides, enjoying the beauty of the region. Overnight stay at Diraphuk at guest house.

                  This is one of the toughest days of the trekking and trekkers will have to pass Dolma-La Pass which is located at 5400 ft. The weather is unpredictable in Doma-la Pass and at any time snowstorm can fall and hence the trekkers should be prepared for all that. So, we will try to start our journey as early as possible. During the course of walking the 22km, we can have Darshan at Gaurikunda.  Overnight stay in Zhulthulphuk at guest house.

                    On the tenth day, we walk down to Darchen from where you will drive to Mansarovar and then experience the spiritual feel of the region. You will then get back to Paryang following the same route you followed earlier, and hence same system applies for all subjects of our accommodation and meal.  Overnight stay at guesthouse.

                      On the eleventh day, you will drive back from Paryang to Nyalam.  Nyalam is the last place we stay in Tibet during the itinerary. The route will be the same as you followed earlier and hence the drive back will be easy and smooth. There is plenty to see along the way.  Overnight stay at Nyalam.

                        Following the clearance of custom formalities, you will be picked up on the Nepali side and continue drive back to Kathmandu. In around five hours of drive along the same Highway, you will arrive in Kathmandu. After that you will be transferred to the same hotel where you will be staying overnight.

                          You will have breakfast early in the morning on this day and then drive to Pokhara (200km), enjoying the approximately six hours of drive by private car.  En route, we can visit Manakamana Temple, located at 1302m, can be visited by cable car. The deity is one of the manifestations of the Hindu Goddess Bhagawati who is believed to have the power to fulfill wishes of the people. It is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in Nepal. You will be arriving late afternoon to Pokhara. The city is tourist's paradise, full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (Lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.  It has one of most beautiful Himalayan panoramas.  Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

                            The next day, you will take a flight to Jomsom from Pokhara. It will take around 35 minutes. Upon arrival, we will drive to Muktinath by Jeep (1.30 hrs) along the Kaligandaki River. Muktinath is a god of salvation; it holds great significance for all spiritual people in the South Asian sub continent. Muktinath (the provider of salvation) has been one such holy sites, where thousands of devotees flock for attaining much sought after moksha (liberation).  Hindu devotees take bath under chilled water of 108 waterspouts “Muktidhara” & Mukti Kunda, believing that it brings them salvation. You can have Darshan and worship at the Muktinath Temple before driving back to Jomsom by jeep. Overnight Stay at Jomsom.

                              This morning we will fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom, enjoying the scenic mountain flight. After landing at the airport, you will then be transferred to the hotel. After having breakfast, you will then proceed to Pokhara for the city sightseeing tour:

                              Bindawasini Temple: Bindawasini is also one of the most popular temples in Pokhara. The temple is dedicated to goddess Bhagwati, another manifestation of Shakti. Bindabashini is the mother goddess who fulfills the wishes of her devotees.

                              Barahi Temple: The Barahi temple is the most important monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the center of Phewa Lake, this two- storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of' Ajima, the protesters deity representing- the female force Shakti. Devotees can be seen, especially on Saturdays, carrying male animals and fowl across the lake to be sacrificed to the deity.

                              Seti Gorge: Another of Pokhara's natural wonders that unfailingly interests visitors is the Seti Gandaki River. Flowing right through the city, the boisterous river runs completely underground at places. Amazingly, at certain points the river appears hardly two meters wide. But its depth is quite beyond imagination over 20 meters! provides a perfect  view of the river's dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by its powerful flow.

                              Davi's Fall: Locally also known as the Patale Chhango (Hell's Fall), Davi's Fall (also known as Devin's and David's) is a lovely waterfall lying about two km south-west of the Pokhara Airport along the Siddhartha Highway. Legend has it that a trekker names Devin or David was washed away by the Pardi Khola and mysteriously disappeared down into an underground passage beneath the fall and hence the waterfall was named after him.

                              Gupteswar Cave: Another cave famous for it's religious importance located in the southern end of the city, Chorepatan. This cave is a sacred and natural cave; there is temple of Load Shiva.

                                You will have breakfast early in the morning today and then drive back to Kathmandu by private car along the Prithvi Highway, taking about five hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you can enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. We'll have a celebratory dinner in Kathmandu. Overnight stay at the hotel.

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

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                                    What's Included
                                    • Deluxe hotel accommodations in Kathmandu, and Pokhara, all guest house/hotel accommodations during the tour
                                    • All days and nights with full board all veg. meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner). We provide pack lunch while we drive and during walks on Parikarma
                                    • All required transportations and sightseeing as per above listed trip itinerary.
                                    • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
                                    • Tibet visa, Entry permit, Kailash Parikarma entry fee 
                                    • Best available Hotel / Guest house including 2 nights parikarma   
                                    • English and Hindi speaking Nepalese guide, English speaking Chinese guide, requires Nepalese Sherpa’s,
                                    • Super Luxury Bus with room for luggage, yak and yak man for carrying luggage during the Parikarma Circuit
                                    • First aid, oxygen gas cylinder, maps, etc.
                                    • Holy Lake Manasarovar Parikarma Circuit by car.
                                    • We provide duffle bag, down jackets, and day pack
                                    • Tips for guides/porters
                                    • 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.
                                    Dates and Prices
                                    Date PriceAvailability 
                                    Start DateStarts: ThursdayMay 09, 2024End DateEnds: SaturdayMay 25, 2024PricePriceUS$2875StatusStatusAvailable
                                    Start DateStarts: ThursdayMay 16, 2024End DateEnds: SaturdayJun 01, 2024PricePriceUS$2875StatusStatusAvailable
                                    Start DateStarts: MondayMay 27, 2024End DateEnds: WednesdayJun 12, 2024PricePriceUS$2875StatusStatusAvailable

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