Overland Kailash Manasarovar Tour
Kailash Overland Tour is known as the holiest, culturally significant and virtuous tour. The tour takes you to holy Mansarovar lake and other exquisite Himalayan terrains that you pass along. It is believed that anyone who takes a dip into this lake will get rid of all the sins that they have committed knowingly or unknowingly.
Buddhist mythology believes this place to be the residence of Chakra Samvara and Guru Rinpoche – Padma Sambhava, the legend who introduced Buddhism to Tibet and beyond.
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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.
We, at Eternal Himalaya, provide facilities for transportation and accommodation for the whole trek. We also process your permits to get to Tibet. In addition, we provide you with experienced and licensed guides who will guide you on the tour.
- 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.
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.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel
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.
Drive Kathmandu to Sybrubensi (By Tourist Bus). Overnight at Guest House
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.
Drive from Sybrubensi to Kerung. Overnight at Guesthouse
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.
Drive from Kerung to Saga (5-6 hours, 4640m). Overnight at Guesthouse
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.
Acclimatization Day at Saga.Overnight at Guesthouse
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.
Drive from Saga to Lake Mansarovar (5-6 hours, 277km, 4558m). Overnight at Guesthouse
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.
Exploration Day. Drive to Darchen (1 hour, 40km, 4575m). Overnight at Hotel
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 Kora. Drive from Darchen to Yamadwar and trek to Dira Phug (5-6 hours, 4900m). Overnight at Guesthouse
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 Kora. Trek to Zuthrul Phug via Dolma La Pass (5660m) (8-9 hours, 19km, 4760m). Overnight at Guesthouse
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.
Kailash Kora. Drive back to Saga. Overnight at Guesthouse
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.
Drive back to Kerung. Overnight at Guesthouse
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.
Drive back to Kathmandu. |Farewell Dinner Overnight at hotel
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.
Final departure to home
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.
Highlights of the Kailash Manasarovar Tour
Kailash Manasarovar Tour offers 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 Lake and admire the beautiful landscapes of Tibet. This tour gives you an opportunity to learn about the culture and traditions of the Tibetan people.
Itinerary of the Tour
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 off to Manasarovar Lake and get the first glimpse of the 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.
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Duration of Trek: 14 days
Max Altitude: 5660 m
Religions: Tibetan Buddhist/Hindu
Ethnic People : Tibetan/Nepali
Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge/Tented Camps
Transportation: Tourist Bus/Private Vehicle
Minimum Pax : 2
- 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
You’ll get to explore Shigatse, Gyantse, and Lhatse which are some of the biggest cities in Tibet. Other places you will visit are the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Tibetan market and other attractions.