Overview

The Kailash Manasarovar Tour is one of the most popular pilgrimage trips in Tibet. This tour takes you to the holy Mt. Kailash (6636m) which is holy to Buddhists and Hindus. In addition, Manasarovar Lake is also another attraction on the tour. Along this spiritual trip, one can enjoy the Tibetan culture and lifestyle. The tour gradually makes way to monasteries and religious shrines around Mt. Kailash (6636m).

Kailash Manasarovar Tour allows you to explore the holy land in Tibet. You get to explore the Kailash Circuit and view many mountains including Mt. Kailash, Mt. Everest, and many more. You also get to visit the holy Manasarovar Lakeand admire the beautiful landscapes of Tibet. This tour allows you to learn about the culture and traditions of the Tibetan people.

The tour starts from Kathmandu Valley and heads to Syabrubensi on a drive. Further, you drive to Kerung and cross the Nepal-Tibet border. Similarly, you head to Saga through Lalung La Pass (5030m). Finally, you start at Mansarovar Lake and get the first glimpse of Mount Kailash (6636m).

You explore around the lake and drive to Darchen where you visit the Rakas Lake. You enter Kailash Kora where you will explore for three days. Firstly, you’ll visit Dira Phuk via Yama Dwar through the valley guided by holy Gangas. Then, you head to Zuthrul Phuk via Dolma La Pass (5660m) and then drive back to Saga. Furthermore, you’ll return to Kathmandu via Kerung.

The Kailash Mansarovar Tour is one of the world-renowned pilgrimage trips around Tibet (China) that takes you to the spiritual destination of Lord Shiva - Mt. Kailash (6636m) and Lake Mansarovar which is holy to Buddhists, Hindus and Jainism. Every year, numerous devotees and adventure admirer groups make a reservation for the Kailash Mansarovar Tour Package from every corner of the globe because of its deepest religious importance and awe-inspiring natural grandeur.

Tour to Kailash Mansarovar permits visitors to explore the holy land of Tibet and set amidst the magnificent Mount Kailash and untouched Lake Mansarovar - an emblem of exceptional charm and serenity as it arrests the ethos of tranquillity, summoning a sense of heartfelt connection with Lord Shiva. Kailash Kora or Kailash Parikrama is the main highlighting point of Mt. Kailash Mansarovar Tour via kerning as the visitors will encircle this divine mountain, right there get to feel the spiritual energy exploration through every step, poignant to a higher state of apprehension.

As Kailash Mansarovar Yatra nestled amidst the dazzling embrace of the Himalayas, make sure you grasp every moment to marvel at the stunning vistas of Mt. Kailash, Mt. Everest—the world’s loftiest pinnacle reaching over 8848 meters—and innumerable other wonders. Later, embark on an arduous expedition to reach this spellbinding freshwater lake, said to have originated forth from the mystical sensibility, granting an opportunity to purify one's soul with a sacred immersion in its clear, sparkling depths.

Embarking on a Kailash Mansarovar Tour from Nepal proffers a wonderful opportunity to commence a journey that is both spiritually enlightening and thrilling. It takes you to the breathtaking abode of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati amidst the exalted landscapes of Kailash Mansarovar. Ultimately, Trip to Kailash Mansarovar manifests to be transformative, conveying profound intuition into the spirit of existence.

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Highlights

  • Journey to the holy kingdom of Tibet
  • Embark on a pilgrimage to the holy Mansarovar Lake
  • Encircle the Mt. Kailash (6636m)
  • Witness the allure of the Tibetan Himalayas
  • An incredible holy tour to the breathtaking Mt. Kailash and enchanting Lake Mansarovar.
  • Feel the serene ambience and enjoy a majestic Himalayan backdrop mirrored on tranquil Lake Mansarovar.
  • Stand right behind the spiritual Mount Kailash (6636m), which is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva, the desecrator in Hindu myths.
  • Marvel at the astounding vistas of the world’s top Mount Everest (8848m).
  • Taking a dip in the holy waters of Mansarovar Lake purifies the soul and leads to spiritual liberation which is to be believed.
  • Thrill yourself with a challenge of three days of Kailash Kora.
  • Crossing the highest pass Dolma La Pass (5645m

Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m) transfer to hotel and overnight

The journey begins with your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Here, our company representative will receive you and take you to the hotel. After you freshen up, you can explore some of the Newari heritage.

  • Maximum Altitude1300m

Beginning with the hill temple of Swayambhunath with its stunning views of the valley and tranquil environment the journey heads towards Pashupatinath. The Hindu temple is also revered as the guardian deity of the nation. On the cultural side of things, we head to the Kathmandu Durbar Square where beauty shines through the unique architecture depicting the ancient way of life. The day ends at Boudhanath with its beautiful sunset views.

Kathmandu sightseeing

    An early day commences as we begin our journey heading out of the valley and towards Sybrubensi. Following the Prithvi Highway out of the valley, the journey takes us through picturesque hilly landscapes to meet the banks of the Trishuli River. Continuing through the river banks, the journey reaches Sybrubensi.

     

     

      Making our way out of the town of Sybrubensi we continue alongside the Trishuli River towards Lingling. Beyond Lingling, we drive along the Bhote Koshi River. Gradually, we near the Nepal-Tibet border and reach Rasuwagadhi. Kerung is a short drive away from the historic fort at Rasuwagadhi.

      Kerung entry gate

        Exiting Kerung, the journey heads along the Pum Qu and Luoluo Qu Rivers before following the latter all the way to Zha Jianingba. Crossing the Qomolangma National Reserve en route, we continue our journey to Chawuxiang. From here, we turn west and cross the Yarlung Zangbo River. Making our way past the stunning lake of Yang Co, we drive all the way to Saga.

        saga tibet

        • Maximum Altitude4640m

        The first of our acclimatization days, today, we take some time off at Saga. Here, we not only enjoy the natural and cultural beauty of the place but to let our bodies adapt with the growing altitude. We tour the picturesque city taking time to enjoy the unique culture and local way of life. Saga also boasts stunning Himalayan views alongside tranquil rivers and picturesque lakes.

          Exiting Saga, we accompany the Jiada Zangbo River further down the west before crossing it to reach Lazangxiyang. Touching the Yarlang Zangbo River for a brief moment, we head towards the town of Huoerbxiang crossing several rivers en route. The next stretch of the journey takes us alongside the Dangque Zangbu River towards the Kunggyu Co Lake. Mansarovar Lake lies beyond is a short distance away from Kunggyu Co Lake.

          Manasarrovar

          • Maximum Altitude4558m

          The day kicks off with stunning views of a Himalayan sunrise as we make our way down to the lake of Mansarovar. It is believed that anybody who drinks the water from Mansarovar or bathes in it will be cleansed of all their mortal sins and will directly ascend to heaven. Taking time off to enjoy the picturesque lake, we make our way to Darchen.

            The first day of Kailash Kora today we make our way towards the hamlet of Yamadwar which is the starting point for the circumambulation of Mt. Kailash (6,638m). It is said that the gates of Yamadwar will take us to the abode of Lord of Death where we shed our mortal bodies. The journey from Yamadwar to Dira Phug spans for 15kms and takes us across the Himalayan wilderness to reach Dira Phug.

            Kailash parikrama

              The second day of Kailash Kora and the journey is the most challenging one as we head through the Dolma La Pass (5,660m). En route, we make visits to the Gauri Kunda and Ganesh Kunda before ascending the steep slope leading to the summit. Enjoying the picturesque Himalayan views, we cross the majestic mountain pass descending down till Shapje Datok. Beyond Shapje Datok, the trail turns flat leading towards the Zuthrul Phug Monastery.

                The final day of the Kailash Kora and we begin our journey descending towards Chogndo which brings our Mt. Kailash (6,638m) circumambulation by foot to a close. Completing all the necessary rituals and paying our respects, we head back to Darchen. Then, we make a brief stop at Lake Mansarovar which brings the journey to a full circle. Finally, we head back to Saga.

                  Making our way out of Saga, we head back to the hamlet of Kerung which is also our final day in the kingdom of Tibet. Retracing our steps back along the Bhote Koshi River. We can also enjoy the vistas of the Himalayas in Ganesh and Tibetan Himalayan ranges. Reaching Kerung, we celebrate our successful completion of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

                    The final day of our journey and we make our back to the capital city of Kathmandu. Then, we descend down to the town of Sybrubensi before following the Prithvi Highway alongside the banks of the Trishuli River. Reaching, Kathmandu we make our way directly to the hotel where a lovely farewell dinner awaits us.

                      Our representatives will once again drop you back to Tribhuvan International Airport just in time for your flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.

                        Cost Details

                        • Kathmandu arrival and departure
                        • Tibet travel permit and visa
                        • Sightseeing in Tibet and Nepal
                        • Tibet Tourism Board (TTB) approved English speaking Tibetan guide
                        • English and Hindi speaking Nepali guide
                        • All private and comfortable ground transportation during the trip
                        • Accommodation during the trip
                        • All vegetarian meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
                        • One Jackets, one Cap, one duffle bag & one shoulder bag
                        • Walking sticks
                        • Hot water during the trip
                        • Supporting crew (Cook, Sherpas)
                        • All applicable taxes & service charges
                        • Oxygen for emergency use, First Aid kit
                        • International Flights
                        • Yak / Pony Charges during the Parikrama.
                        • All personal expenses
                        • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities, flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, accidents, etc.
                        • Tips to guide, helper, drivers, hotel staff.
                        • Extra days stay at Kathmandu / any other place.

                        Dates & Availability

                        Dates StatusPrice 
                        Start DateStart: July 14, 2024End DateEnd: July 29, 2024StatusAvailable PriceUS$2250
                        Start DateStart: July 22, 2024End DateEnd: August 06, 2024StatusAvailable PriceUS$2250

                        Useful Info

                        Kailash Trip  Difficulty level

                        Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour is one of the arduous tours in Tibet where it takes up to the elevation of 4876m/16000ft above sea level. Feel the thrill of adventure while conquering the spiritual tour to Kailash. Generally, the Mansarovar Kailash Tour from Kathmandu takes 14 days to succeed while the total distance covered is approximately 538km. The rugged mountain paths, uneven surfaces, steep inclines, potentially challenging weather conditions and high-altitude terrain make the trip more difficult. So, the journey requires a physically and mentally fit individual to complete the tour, having prior experience in trekking also helps to accomplish easily without any occurrence of problems.

                        Lastly, The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra can be physically and mentally challenging, it is also amazingly rewarding, grants stunning scenery and the delightful chances for spiritual and cultural expedition. Mainly, Proper preparation, including physical training, altitude acclimatization, and research into the tour itinerary, can help guarantee a safe and remarkable experience.

                        Physical Fitness and Well-being

                        In Mt. Kailash Mansarovar Tour. Physical fitness and overall well-being are mostly required for individuals who are planning for the trip due to the challenges posed by high altitudes and rough terrain. Prepare yourself for a long time before embarking on a journey. Here’s some activities to follow for the preparation of the Kailash trip;

                        Engage in some activities like Cardio Vascular Exercises such as: running, jogging, cycling, swimming and hiking to build up stamina power. And more including exercises in Leg Strengthening, Altitude Training, Flexibility and Mobility. Aim for at least 30 minutes daily to help you enhance your walking power.

                        Safety Precaution for Kailash Mansarovar Tour

                        Undoubtedly one of the holiest pilgrimage tours in Tibet is the Kailash Mansarovar Tour package. Attracts thousands of enthusiasts to spiritual sites to immerse themselves in the divinity of its untouched Man Sarovar Lake and enclosing the transcendental Mount Kailash. But it is an adventurous, thrillful and amazing tour so during the trek safety is the priority that should be focused on.

                        The trails may present challenges along the way, yet Eternal Himalayas Residue is committed to guaranteeing the health of their clients, making sure to feel secure, comfortable, and safe all over their adventure. Since our guides have completed meticulous Wilderness First Aid Training.

                        Trek leaders and guides evince phenomenal professionalism, and experts at handling any challenges that arise. They come fully equipped with thorough first aid kits restraining important medications, high-quality gloves, masks, sanitisers, bandages, and more. Their untiring support and heartening accompany you during the trek, guaranteeing your confidence remains high. Moreover, they carefully observe food and accommodation to maintain hygiene standards throughout the journey.

                        Accommodation and Amenities kailash yatra

                        Accommodation and Amenities are the major concerns during the tour to Kailash Mansarovar so here, know about the variety of accommodations you’ll stay. It may vary depending on the locations and altitudes you’ll reach. Kailash tour package offers varied forms of lodging; Hotel accommodation, Guesthouses, Camping etc. In cities and towns, get to be accommodated in hotels offering great and comfortable facilities like cosy beds, personal bathrooms and proper amenities like hot showers, WIFI, electricity and many more.

                        During the tour, usually, the accommodation service is in teahouses which offer basic amenities like twin-sharing rooms, cosy beds, blankets and shared bathrooms. And for opt. Camping is another adventurous accommodation that allows travellers to experience amazing adventures in life. Sleeping Bage should be carried by travellers themselves. In addition, one of the concerns while camping is restroom facilities. Organizers will provide portable toilets for camping trips, but luxury facilities shouldn't be expected.

                        Foods during the Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour

                        During the Yatra of Kailash Mansarovar, you’ll be served three meals a day i.e. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The tour needs lots of stamina and power to continue the trip without hesitating. When it comes to meals, our tour is adapting to meet the dietary needs of vegetarian travellers. In Kathmandu, the hotel will serve a variety of Nepali vegetarian dishes, exhibiting the region's famous flavours. As the journey continues to the Kailash region, our dedicated cooking team will take over, delighting you with Indian-style vegetarian cuisine throughout the journey. This culinary journey permits you to enjoy familiar tastes while dipping yourself in the unique culture and nature of Tibet.

                        Throughout the challenging Kailash Parikrama, where you'll encompass Mount Kailash, we provide packed lunches to keep you enlivened along the trek. These lunches are organized to be suitable and nutritious, securing the fuel needed to continue your journey. After each day's exploration and adventure, enjoy hot and simple dinners at the guesthouses. These meals are carefully prepared to accommodate the dietary preferences and needs of the group, making sure that everyone is well-nourished and ready for the next day's adventures. In addition, travellers can carry their favourite dry foods or snacks to add to their meals, adding an extra layer of comfort and familiarity to the journey.

                        With our thoughtful outlook on accommodation and meals, our Mount Kailash Overland Tour assurance not only religious enhancement but also comfort and satisfaction in terms of nourishment and relaxation.

                        Permits Details

                        Kailash Mansarovar Journey needs varied types of permits to enter China (Tibet). It is essential to be obtained for the Kailash Yatra. If you’re booking with any travel agency then they will organize it. Here’s a list of permits the visitors require;

                        Tibet Travel Permit

                        • Alien’s Travel Permit
                        • Military Permit
                        • Foreign Affairs Permit
                        • Inner Line Permit

                        Documents Required for Travel Permits

                        To successfully acquire the required travel permits for the Mount Kailash Yatra, you must provide the following documents:

                        • Passport – An original passport valid for up to six months
                        • Passport size photo – Carry a passport-size photo of at least six.
                        • Chinese Visa – It is essential as you are travelling to a Landmark of China (Tibet).
                        • Tour Itinerary – Need to give the itinerary you’re planning for the trip so that, we will make sure to connect the same route and destination wishing for.
                        • Group Visa – A group you’re planning to tour Tibet, requires a group visa application.
                        • Other Documents - You might also need to give additional documents, like a travel insurance policy or a health certificate, based on your tour itinerary.

                        Travel insurance for the Kailash Mansarovar Tour

                        Kailash Mansarovar Lake Tour is full of adventure and along the way, your journey gets exciting and a bit challenging. With these great adventures and challenges come probable risk factors such as altitude sickness, other unexpected events, unpredictable weather conditions, etc.

                        The risks involved during trekking are unforeseen, so it’s better to have travel insurance ready before booking the tour. All the visitors are required to provide a copy of their complete travel insurance policy to Eternal Himalaya. The policy of travel insurance must cover emergency medical and medical repatriation - including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes (up to 6,000m). Eternal Himalaya does not sell insurance policies. Nonetheless, we can commend insurance companies to assist you based on your (client’s) experiences.

                        Clients must send detailed insurance information after the Kailash tour booking. In emergencies, Eternal Himalaya will use your insurance for helicopter rescue from high elevation. Make sure your policy covers mountain rescue costs. Before purchasing, confirm with insurance companies for helicopter rescue up to 6000m, avoiding dependence merely on website information.

                        Three Day Kora around Mt. Kailash

                        Kailash Kora is a stunning journey beyond the dome of the world in Tibet. Kailash Kora encloses the practice of paying reverence to the sacred elements of the Tibetan belief system, admired as holy and sanctified. The main part of the tour is Kailash Kora done by the orbiting of the sacred features in a clockwise direction. It is considered one of the most challenging yet rewarding koras in Tibet.

                        The pilgrims hold the belief that completing the circumambulation around Kailash will grant them blessings and spiritual arousing. This sacred Kailash journey, known as the kora, encircles the incredible Mount Kailash and the divine Lake Manasarovar, both as profoundly sacred sites.

                        During the Kailash Mansarovar Trip package, Kailash Kora takes place on the 8th day of the trip, where the journey takes you to the Yamadwar- the main starting point for the circumambulation of Mt. Kailash (6,638m). Normally, Yamadwar to Deraphuk spans for 15 km and finally across the Himalayan wilderness to reach Deraphuk. From here, the challenges thrill you with exciting Dolma La Pass (5660m). After that, make visits to the Gauri Kunda and Ganesh Kunda before ascending the steep slope leading to the summit. Unveil the breathtaking Himalayan views, across the majestic mountain pass descending till ShapjeDatok. The trail turns flat leading towards the Zuthulphuk Monastery. Explore it and get a deep understanding of the Tibetan Cultures and traditions.

                        Lastly, the journey leads up to the Mount Kailash circumambulation by foot to a close. Ended the journey with all the necessary rituals and paying our respects, and later headed back to Darchen. Then, make a brief stop at Lake Mansarovar which brings the journey to a full circle. Soothe yourself with the tranquillity of a serene lake and dip yourself in the lake which is believed to wash away sin and bring good fortune.

                         

                        FAQs

                        • Q1. What elevation does the Kailash Mansarovar Trip reach?

                          Kailash Mansarovar Trip is one of the high-altitude tours where the three days of
                          Kailash Kora will take you up to 5645m while crossing the highest Dolma La Pass.

                        • The Kailash and Lake Mansarovar Tour is accessible from mid-April to September's end
                          annually. For great experiences, plan your travel between April and June, or September,
                          when clear skies magnify visibility, offering breathtaking views and pleasant weather
                          temperatures. July and August bring occasional light rains and fog due to the monsoon.
                          November through March is considered as the cold weather, with icy conditions and
                          heavy snowfall makes some paths demanding to steer.

                        • Usually, the Kailash Mansarovar Tour requires 14 days to conclude by road and Kailash
                          Mansarovar Tour by helicopter requires 11 days to conclude.

                        • Mt. Kailash Tour is one of the physically and mentally challenging trips in Tibet so the
                          visitors need to be in physically fit condition. If you have prior experience, it will ease
                          you throughout the journey. If not then prepare yourself for a couple of months with
                          some activities like swimming, running, hiking, jogging and more strengthening
                          exercises. Make sure to consult with a doctor before commencing the journey.

                        • Electricity availability during the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra can be limited, mainly in the
                          remote areas along the pilgrimage route. While some teahouses and accommodations
                          may have access to electricity, it's not sure everywhere. It's preferable for pilgrims to
                          carry portable chargers or power banks to keep their electronic devices charged during
                          the journey.

                        • Generally, while internet access may be limited or inaccessible during certain parts of
                          the journey, such as during the Kailash Kora or in remote areas, some accommodations

                          may provide limited internet access. If you're travelling in Tibet, you can purchase a local
                          SIM card, guaranteed access to data in areas where your accommodations might not
                          offer internet services.

                        • The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra offers varied routes for pilgrims. These include the
                          the classic path from Kathmandu through Nepal, the journey from Lhasa in Tibet, the journey
                          via Kerung and the Simikot-Hilsa route, which requires trekking through Nepal.

                        • Acute Mountain Sickness or Altitude Sickness is a notable concerned during the Kailash
                          tour because the tour is in high altitude region. Proper Acclimatization, Maintaining
                          hydration level and having nutritious food are essential to follow during the trip.

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