Overview

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 Buddhist 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).

The months between May to October are the best for this tour. The weather and visibility are also best during these months. This tour is fairly easy except for the risks of altitude sickness. Moreover, you need permits to enter Tibet before beginning the tour.

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

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.

    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.

      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 BhoteKoshi River. Gradually, we near the Nepal-Tibet border and reach Rasuwagadhi. Kerung is a short drive away from the historic fort at Rasuwagadhi.

          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.

            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 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.

                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 Deraphuk spans for 15kms and takes us across the Himalayan wilderness to reach Deraphuk.

                    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.

                      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 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.

                          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 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, hotel staff.

                              Extra days stay at Kathmandu / any other place.