Overview

The Kailash Overland Tour revered as the most renowned pilgrimage trip in Tibet, takes you to the foot of Mt. Kailash (6636m) - holy land of Lord Shiva, spiritual to Hindus, Buddhism, and Jainism. Mount Kailash Over Land Tour isn't just prominent for its sanctified destinations, it's also commemorated for the stunning natural beauty it unveils. Marvel at the surreal vistas of Mount Kailash and the serene turquoise waters ofManasarovar Lake alongside with heavenly wonders offered by nature.

An exciting Overland Tourto Kailash sets you amidst the majestic Tibetan Landscapes and lets you delve into a rich tapestry of Tibetan culture and lifestyle. Encounter the various sacred Buddhist monasteries and religious shrines along the mesmerizing trail to Mt. Kailash. Reveal the veiled glory of Tibet including the Potala Palace, mysterious caves and the glorious world’s highest Mt. Everest(8848m)- a dream destination for many travellers around the globe.  

Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Overland tour includes aKathmanduValleyUNESCO heritage tour, crossing the Nepal-Tibet border via Langtang National Park to Kerung, then Saga and Darchen via Mansarovar Lake. Spectator of the marvellous scenery of Mt. Kailash, Gurla-Mandala, Rakshash Lake, and Lake Mansarovar. Later, set off on the three-day Kailash Kora, presenting sacred sites like Dolma La pass.

Significant difficulties were faced during the Overland trip to Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar subsisting with the high altitude. Most challenging trips lead pilgrims to heights exceeding 16,000 feet above sea level, and sudden changes in altitude can cause acute mountain sickness (AMS).

To counter this, acclimatization stops are important to allow the body to adjust gradually to the reduced oxygen levels and maintain hydration level is the key measure.

The months between May to October are the best for the Holy Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Lake Overland tour. The weather and visibility are also best during these months. This tour is moderately easy excluding the risks of altitude sickness.Moreover, permits are crucial to enter Tibet before commencing the tour.

Kailash Tour Packages (s)

Lhasa city tour   Lhasa City Tours- 5 days

   Trip Duration: 5 Days |  Max Altitude: 4200m

    The Best of Lhasa-Tibet-5 days package includes "the city of daylight".…

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Mount kailash tour    Mount Kailash Tour

    Trip Duration: 15 Days |  Max Altitude 5660m

 

    Mount Kailash Tour is an amazing religious journey......

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Kailash manasarovar toy    Kailash Manasarovar Tour

    Trip Duration: 15 Days |  Max Altitude 5660m

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Kailadh via lhasa    Kailash Yatra via Lhasa

    Trip Duration: 15 Days |  Max Altitude 5660m

    Kailash via Lhasa Tour begins with scenic

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 Kailash with everest base camp   Kailash with Everest Base Camp

    Trip Duration: 15 Days |  Max Altitude 5630m

    Kailash tour with Lhasa and Everest Base Camp is

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Highlights

  • An exciting journey to the holy kingdom of Tibet.
  • Delve yourself into the most spiritual pristine Mansarovar Lake and be amazed by with unparalleled beauty.
  • Marvel at the glamorous beauty of the Tibetan snowcapped Himalayas.
  • A sacred circumambulation around Mount Kailash a mountain revered by Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains.
  • Immerse oneself in the vibrant rituals and traditions within ancient monasteries, gaining a higher understanding of Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Capture the glorious sights of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and, Mt. Makalu, from a close perspective

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.

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsDinner
  • 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 architectures depicting the ancient way of life. The day ends at Boudhanath with its beautiful sunset views.

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1300M

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.

  • Accommodation hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2380m

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

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2700m

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

  • Accommodation hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 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.

  • Accommodation hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4640m

Exiting Saga, we accompany the JiadaZangbo River further down the west before crossing it to reach Lazangxiyang. Touching the YarlangZangbo 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 DangqueZangbu River towards the Kunggyu Co Lake. Mansarovar Lake lies beyond is a short distance away from Kunggyu Co Lake.

Kailash mansarrover lake

  • Accommodation Guest house
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4590m

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.Kailash overland tour

  • Accommodation lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4647m

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 the Lord of Death where we shed our mortal bodies. The journey from Yamadwar to Deraphuk spans is 15kms and takes us across the Himalayan wilderness to reach Deraphuk.

kailash overland tours

  • Accommodation lodge, Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude5200m

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 ShapjeDatok. Beyond ShapjeDatok, the trail turns flat leading towards the Zuthulphuk Monastery.

  • Accommodation guest house
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude5630m

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.

  • Accommodation Guest Hours
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4640m

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 BhoteKoshi 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.

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2700m

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.

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1300m

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.

  • MealsBreakfast

Cost Details

  • Kathmandu arrival and departure arrangement
  • Tibet travel permit and visa
  • Sightseeing in Tibet and Nepal
  • Tibet Tourism Board (TTB) approved English-speaking Tibetan guide
  • English-speaking Nepali guide
  • All private and comfortable ground transportation during the trip
  • Accommodation during the trip
  • All  meals during the trip (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • One Jackets, one Cap, one duffle bag & one shoulder bag
  • 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, and hotel staff.
  • Extra days stay at Kathmandu / any other place.

Dates & Availability

Dates StatusPrice 
Start DateStart: July 01, 2024End DateEnd: July 14, 2024StatusAvailablePriceUS$2400
Start DateStart: July 04, 2024End DateEnd: July 17, 2024StatusAvailablePriceUS$2400
Start DateStart: July 11, 2024End DateEnd: July 24, 2024StatusAvailablePriceUS$2400

REGISTRATION PROCESS

• Fill up the Kailash Yatra 2021 Booking Form, and scan a coloured image of your passport • Send a soft copy of the Booking form & passport to info@eternalhimalaya.com • Transfer the booking amount to Eternal Himalaya account & share transaction details to info@eternalhimalaya.com

BOOKING POLICY

• Application should be submitted at least 45 days before the provisional date of departure. • Minimum of 6 months valid Passport scan copy by mail or passport copy by courier should summit when the booking is made

• Upon confirmation 30% deposit amount per person is required

• Our company trip booking form with your signature as per our terms and conditions • All the clients need to carry ID Proof, (Voter ID Proof) OR their passport original while traveling by air.

• The itinerary can be changed without notice due to unavoidable circumstances beyond our control such as political unrest, Natural calamities, changes in itinerary by the Chinese authorities etc.

CANCELLATION POLICY

• Once we receive your notice for cancellation in writing, the following cancellation rules will apply:

• If cancelled less than 30 days before departure due to the client’s personal problems, all previously paid amount(s) will be forfeited

• If cancelled between 30 - 90 days prior to departure, 75% of your payment will be refunded except the non-refundable deposit.

• If cancelled more than 90 days prior to your departure date, your full payment will be refunded except the non-refundable deposit of INR 25000.00 per person

Useful Info

Grade of Trip or Difficulty level

Mt. Kailash Overland Tour is one of the most strenuous 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 overland 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 overland tour 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 Overland 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 are some activities to follow for the preparation for 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 Overland Tour

Kailash Overland Tour is one of the holiest pilgrimage tours in Tibet. Attracts thousands of enthusiasts to spiritual sites to immerse themselves in the divinity of its untouched Mansarovar 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

Accommodation and Amenities are the major concerns during the overland tour to Kailash so here, know about the variety of accommodations you’ll stay. It may vary depending on the locations and altitudes you’ll reach. The Kailash overland 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 Overland Tour

During the Kailash Overland Yatra, 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 Overland Tour 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 Overland Tour

Kailash Overland Journey 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 Overland Tour, 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 overland 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 Overland Tour and Lake Mansarovar Tour are 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 the cold weather, with icy conditions and heavy snowfall making some paths demanding to steer.

  • Usually, the Kailash Mansarovar overland Tour requires 14 days to conclude by road and the Kailash Mansarovar Tour if some one what by helicopter requires 11 days to conclude

  • Mt. Kailash overland 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 the 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, which guarantees access to data in areas where your accommodations might not offer internet services.

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

  • Acute Mountain Sickness or Altitude Sickness is a notable concern 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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