Kailash Manasarover Tour
A 6741 m. high Mount Kailash is located in the far western of Tibet. As of the different people from different religion, they suppose this holy mountain is residence of their god. Every year thousands of people visit Mount Kailash and holy Lake Mansarovar. Pilgrims from different nations follow the path of three day Kailash circumambulation and take the bath in holy Lake. It is said that the 53 km Kailash circumambulation erases the accumulated sins of a lifetimes.
Visitors/pilgrims travel overland for weeks or months, it feels like they are really approaching the center of the universe since ancient times. Mt. Kailash has been revered as the source of four of the great rivers of Asia, fuelled by the waters of nearby holy Lake Manasarovar-Indus, Bramaputra (Tsangpo), Karnali (The sacred Ganges), which have their Sources within Sixty miles of the Mountain.
After 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25 April, 2015, the Nepal-Tibet International border crossing at the Friendship highway remains CLOSED but other areas of Tibet are not affected and are OPEN for travelers. We also offer Kailash Mansarovar packages via Lhasa and Helicopter, which is equally safe and easy form of traveling to the magnificent Mt. Kailash.
- Excursion of Manasarover Lake - one of the most sacred lakes in Tibet.
- Visit to Gauri Kund.
- Admiring the breathtaking scenery.
- Trek around Mt. Kailash - Parikrama or Kora.
- Experience the Tibetan lifestyle and culture.
- 53 km Kailash Parikrama / Kora/round, 38 km must be walk from Yamdwar to Chongdo.
- Age limit for Kailash tour is 12-60 year old.
- Private Customizable Tour Package.
- Max Elevation: 5,630m.
- Beautiful 10 / 11 Days guiding tour.
At a glance
Diffculties and Safety
Tour in Kailash Manasarover is a medium thing with some of small uphill and downhill. Average fitness is required not to be in the pain. Make sure you have an average walking experience to enjoy the tour. Altitude will not be the major problem still drinking lots of fluids and going slowly is important to avoid altitude sickness. Your safety is of our major concern.
Your Tour guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Since this adventure entails travelling in some remote regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. The Guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Itinerary Details ( Click on the days to see the extended form. )
On your arrival to Lhasa, a cultural city of Tibet, we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Taking it slow the rest of today, you can adjust to the altitude easier and quicker. You are recommended to drink plenty of water and get plenty of sleep for making an adjustment to the long journey ahead. Overnight at Hotel Kyichu Hotel or similar in Lhasa
Today we visit Lhasa including Potala palace which is an oldest palace of Dalai Lama, the first Buddhist’s temple of the Tibet, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Market which is traditional Tibetan market of Tibet. Overnight at Hotel Kyichu Hotel or similar in Lhasa
Drive to Gyantse visiting Yamdruk Tso Lake. Enjoy Gyantse visit covering major highlights and continue your drive to Shigatse. Today you will explore Khumbum chorten, Pelkhor monastery & Tashilumpu monastery.
Overnight at Hotel Shigatse or similar in Shigatse
Today drive is mostly by passing typical Tibetan settlements along the road. This area is also known as nomad land with Himalayan background along the road. Drive to Saga and overnight. Overnight at Local Guest House
Today will be long drive as we pass Paryang – small Tibetan town and continue drive to Manasrovar Lake. Enjoy exploration of the Holy Lake in Tibet on this full Moon day. Overnight at Local Guest House
Manasarovar is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning Bath and Puja we will be heading towards Darchen. It is considered as a base camp for the Holy Kailash Parikrama. Overnight at Guest House
It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feeling that Great God Shiva is everywhere with tons of blessing to you. Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will keep on appearing. For 15 km trail it takes almost 7 hrs. Overnight at Mud House as available
Today is the highlight day for our Kailash tour. We will cross Dolma-La pass between two valleys. Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. From top of the pass you will reward with best view of the Kailash. Trek down by passing Paravti Kunda. By the late afternoon, we will reach to Zuthulphuk. The great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here.Overnight at Mud House as available
After walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting your arrival. By the late afternoon you will be at your lodge in Saga. Overnight at Local Guest House
Drive to Kerung & overnight stay. Overnight at Guest House
Driving further to Nepal Tibet border, upon arrival transfer to your hotel.
Joining Saga Dawa Festival but small Group
Lhasa sightseeing, Kailash Mansorover Tour.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival. We will pick up from airport and check in to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Lhasa. Flight time (11:30am to 3:10pm) Flight hour: 1:25mns.
Lhasa Gongkar airport –Burmaputra river-kyichu river –Tibet Kyichu valley –holy lhasa city Potala square.
Day 03: Lhasa Sightseeing Tours (03 to 04 hours walking Sightseeing)
Walk to Potala Palace,Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazar.
Day 04: Lhasa to Shigatse (3,900m/350km) (05 to 06 hours’ drive)
02 hours walking in the monastery. Yamdroke Lake- Gampala pass (4790 m), Holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar, (7191m) Pelkor Monastery and Gyantse Kumbum, Tashilunpo Monastery.
Day 05: Shigatse to Runbuk Monastery (5000mt/340Km)
05 to 06 Hours’ Drive Walking 1: 30mins
Lhatse –Shegar- (pang la pass height 5050m)
Day 06: Everest Base Camp to Saga (4640mt/450km) (05 to 06 Hours’ Drive)
Day 07: Saga to Darchen (4590mt/450km) (05 to 06 Hours’ Drive)
Srunningstunning view of the Saga valley, beautiful grassland and local’s villages, holy Lake Manasarover.
Day 08: Darchen-Drirapuk(5,210m/18km) Slowly Slowly walking 05 to 06 Hours .
trek (Around 13km) from Sarshung to Drirapuk Monastery along the Lachu valleyake eco-bus from Darchen to Sarshung valley, Drirapuk Monastery.
Day 09: Drirapuk-Dzutrpuk (Trek 18km/4810m) Slowly Slowly walking 05 to 06 Hours.
Trek over Dromala pass (5630m), ocals Tibetans prostrating in the Kora path and beautiful Kadoe Lake when walk downhill. We may also visit Zutulpuk Monastery.
Day 10: Dzutripuk-Darchen (Trek 7km, driving 5km / 4590). Drive 40 minutes and walking 02 to 03 Hours.
You will trek 7km to Zongto where you can take bus to Darchen. Along the Kora, you can see piles of Mani Stones.
Day 11: Darchen-Saga (450km/4640) – (05 to 06 Hours’ Drive)
Drive from Darchen to Saga via Lake Manasorover.
Day 12: Saga to Kerung (350km/4050m)-(04 to 05 Hours’ Drive)
Drive from Saga to Kerung.
Day 13: Kerung / Kathmandu 165 Km – (06 to 07 Hours’ Drive.)
Drive to Kerung to Kathmandu.
- Travel permit & visa
- English speaking Tibetan guide.
- Accommodation on twin sharing room basis.
- Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per our itinerary.
- Daily breakfast.
- Hotel-airport-hotel transfer in Lhasa and Kathmandu.
What's not included
- Client and travel insurance.
- Lunch and dinner while not in the tour.
- Personal expenses such as snacks, gear, bar bills, laundry, phone calls, wi-fi etc.
- Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances.
- Tips for the guide, porters.
- Flights To/From Nepal.
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Accommodation & Food details
We will provide accommodations in Kathmandu, Lhasa and Manasarover on your choice. All the accommodation in the city and tour will provided on twin sharing basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost extra.
During Kailash Manasarover tour, we can enjoy Tibetan food, vegetables and beverages as well the more common international cuisine (Continental, Tibetan, Italian, Indian etc.). Breakfast, Lunch and dinner will be served during tour, only breakfast include at Kathmandu Hotel.
Best Time To Visit
Spring (April and May), summer (June, July and August) and autumn (September, October and November) are the best seasons for this Kailash Manasarover Tour. We can also equally enjoy this trip during winter months though it depends the place that located at different latitude, each place has its own distinct weather and climate. Thus, the best time to visit those places of interest also varies.
With an average temperature, visitors can enjoy most warm days and cool nights during the year. In summer everything looks perfect. Trees turn green and flowers begin blooming. Meanwhile, oxygen level in summer is twice higher than in winter. But for the natural scenery winter is not so vibrant as summer.
You are advised to consider the required equipment as essentials while packing. Adjustments to the list can be managed according to your requirements, interests, duration of trip, and season of trip.
We can find variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu. Majority of the gears which are in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) and can find very high quality branded gears too in some famous stores in Kathmandu.