Kailash Tour is one of the most sacred trips for people of Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain religion. It was one of the most challenging trips in Tibet, but nowadays, it is easily accessible due to the modern road infrastructure and traffic system in Tibet. This 13-day journey begins in Kathmandu with a rough and scenic trip to Keyrung along the Nepalese border at Rasuwagadi. The blacktop road in Tibet leading to Lake Mansarovar and Mount Kailash offers a picturesque view of snowy mountains and high Tibetan plains.
· Walk to Dolma La Pass 5,600
· Kathmandu city sightseeing tour
· Manasarovar Circle, a sacred lake
· Mount Kailash Kora, a holy mountain
· The panoramic trip from Kathmandu Kerung -Kailash Mansarovar- Kathmandu
Kailash Tour itinerary can be customized according to your choice. Please write to us for the individual travel Itinerary. The price varies depending on hotel category, transportation, private vehicle, and flight service.
Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu international airport
Day 02: A full-day city tour of Kathmandu, the capital's valley
Day 03: Drive to kerung from Kathmandu Travel duration: 8-9 hours
Day 04: Acclimatization day in Kerung
Day 05: Drive to Saga from Kerung: Travel duration 5-6 hours
Day 06: Driver to Mansarovar from Saga: Travel duration 6 - 7 hours
Day 07: Parikrama in Mansarovar and Drive to Rakshas Tal(Lake)
Day 08: Parikrama to Dehara Puk: Travel duration 6-8 hours on foot relatively flat path
Day 09: Parikrama continues towards the Dolma-La Pass:
Day 10: Parikrama ends and goes to Saga
Day 11: Drive to Kerung from Saga: Travel duration 5 to 6 hours
Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu from Kerung: Travel duration 8-9 hours
Day 13: Drive to the Kathmandu international airport for your next destination
Mount Kailash is a very popular holy mountain in Tibet and is also known as Tise, Kailash, or Kang Rinpoche (Jewel of the snow). Mount Kailash is sacred to Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and Bonpos as the center of the physical and metaphysical universe. For Hindus, Kailash Mountain is the residence of Lord Shiva. For Buddhists, it is a terrestrial projection of the cosmic mandala of the Dyani Buddhas and Boddhisattvas.
For the pious pilgrim, a visit to Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar is the ultimate achievement of your spiritual quest and offers adventure lovers beauty, isolation, and solitude. If you travel to Mount Kailash in May, you will have the opportunity to witness the Saga Dawa Buddhist Festival, while most of the other excursions on Mount Kailash are planned. The Kailash tour during the full moon period offers all participants a rare experience.
Your safety is very important when you travel with us. Please note that your leader has the right to change or cancel part of the trip if he deems it necessary for security reasons. Every effort is made to complete the journey. However, since this adventure trip revolves around remote mountain areas, we cannot guarantee that we will not be distracted. Weather conditions, the health status of group members, unexpected natural disasters, etc. contribute to travel changes. The leader tries to go according to the plan to the route but is ready to feel comfortable if necessary.
Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, our airport representative will be waiting for you in front of the airport terminal to take you to your reserved hotel. In the afternoon, you will have a briefing about your trip, where you can also meet your guide and other team members. In this meeting, you can ask your questions and confusions.
Your sightseeing tour begins after breakfast. You have a private vehicle and a professional guide for your journey to visit the following websites.
Swyambunath Stupa - You will see the Kathmandu valley from the top of a hill on its west side. Swyambhunath stupa is also well-known as The Monkey Temple. The Name monkey temple keeps due to the countless monkeys that live on the site.
Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath Temple is one of Nepal's holiest Hindu temples. Its location is on the banks of the Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is the major temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Boudhanath Stupa: Boudhanath Stupa is a 2500-year-old Buddhist stupa built in the 5th century. Four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four directions monitor people and their actions forever. You will find many Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet walking around the stupa and turning the prayer wheels.
Patan Durbar Square: Patan Durbar Square is in the city center of Lalitpur. It shows the architecture of Newari people, which reached its peak during the reign of the Malla kings, who were great builders and promoters of the arts.
The rest of your time can explore, and shopping nears your hotel.
You start your journey to Kerung very early in the morning. You have to drive 154 km to get to Rasuwagadi. From here, drive another 23 km to Kerung. As you drive through Langtang National Park, you have to deal with various checkpoints. Night stay in Kerung.
After breakfast, you will take a short walk through the village of Kerung. If you spend an extra day in Kerung, you can get used to the altitude and prepare for the next trip. You will stay in the same guest house.
On the way, enjoy the view of the snowy mountains. You will go to the high pass of Lalung La Pass and have a magnificent view of the high Himalayas such as Langtang Himal, Mt. Gaurishanker, and Mt Shishapangma. You will cross the sacred river, the Brahmaputra. Night stay at the hotel in Saga.
Today is the most promising day for all of you, as you will take a first look at Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. Here, you will receive a sacred bath, relax, and explore the area around Mansarovar. Night stay in the guest house.
In the morning, after having breakfast, travel to Yam Dwar takes 15 minutes by car. From Yam Dwar, you start walking to Dera Phuk (north face of Kailash). You will pack your backpack and luggage for the Parikrama days. A travel bag for two people is allowed.
Today, it seems that heaven opened for you and allowed you to look at the world of gods and goddesses. You will walk 18 kilometers through the shaded valley to the left of the Holy Ganges river and the right of Mount Kailash. Today's feelings can only be experienced by one and not describe. Have your camera ready for a stunning view of Mount Kailash. Night in a guest house.
You should cross Yamasthal to reach the Shiva-sthal as you step approach the pass. When you reach the top, just make the most sacred sacrifice and sit down to meditate. Gauri Kund and Parvati-stal are on the way. At the end of the afternoon, you will arrive at Zuthal Puk, the cave of miracles. Overnight in tents.
After 3 hours of walking, the entire crew awaits your arrival. You will continue your journey to Saga and arrive at night.
You are following your return trip from Saga to Kerung. Kerung is a border town where you will spend the night. You will spend the night at a hotel in Kerung.
We clean up our customs in Kerung before returning to Kathmandu. After completing customs, you will have a scenic drive to Kathmandu.
After a few days of fun and religious excitement, your trip comes to an end. Our representatives will accompany you according to your flight time to Tribhuwan International Airport.
Pick up and drop off at hotels and airports with private vehicles.
Four-star accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast.
Basic guesthouse accommodation during the tour in Tibet
All private transportation for the tour in Kathmandu and Tibet
Truck for transport food and equipment if you decide to stay in a camp
Guided city sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with a guide and a private vehicle
Entrance fees to monuments in Kathmandu.
Tibetan English speaking tour guide with government license in Tibet.
The number of porters requires for the tour likes helpers and drivers.
Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment for our ground staff.
Entry permits and visa for Tibet and monastery fees.
Yak and porter during Kailash Kora
All state taxes, VAT and tourist service fees
International flight tickets
Entry visa for Nepal; you can obtain a visa upon arrival in Kathmandu.
Travel and health insurance
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Personal items like alcohol, hot and cold drinks, and laundry.
Tips for tour staff and drivers.
All our published fixed departure dates are guaranteed. If the date does not suit your travel plans, the cost and duration of the trip, please contact us for your individual private trip, itinerary and price. Since we are a local travel and trekking company based in Kathmandu, we try to find a small private group that fits your travel needs. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for and our travel experts will help you plan your customized trip to your dream destination. Thank you and Namaste!
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We provide three types of accommodation during the trip to Kailash. You will stay at 4-star hotels in Kathmandu, three or 4-star hotels in Tibetan cities, including Lhasa, and clean, comfortable standard tea houses during Kora. All accommodations along the trip are on twin sharing. The particular room will be available upon request for an additional fee. However, the individual addition may not always be possible, especially in higher altitudes above Mansarovar.
During your trip to Mount Kailash and Mansarovar, you can enjoy Nepalese food in Kathmandu and Tibetan food in Tibet as well as famous international cuisine (Italian, Continental, Indian, etc.). We provide only breakfast during your trip to Mansarovar, but after that, lunch and dinner also include. Our chef, who will accompany you on the way, will prepare delicious and hygienic meals for you during the rest of the trip. Breakfast is served every morning at the hotel, and dinner can buy at the hotel or on the menu at the lodge where you will spend the night. You will have your lunch on the way to the your next destination.
Tour Managers and other staff arrangements
During the trip to Nepal part, you are under the guide of Nepal, and the guide of Tibet is your guide in Tibet. Such provision ensures that your guide has in-depth knowledge of the respective specialized area. During the trip to Nepal and Tibet, potters and horses or yaks are responsible for carrying your luggage.
Travel insurance for each itinerary of our company is a prerequisite for booking vacations. At a minimum, you must have emergency and repatriation insurance that must include the cost of the mountain rescue. Carefully review the terms and conditions of your insurers. You should understand that you will bear the value of the evacuation and return procedures, and that is your responsibility to pay for the removal or medical treatment. You must be fully aware of the effects of travel insurance and understand the limitations and exclusions of your policy. Please note that in certain circumstances, our company guide may initiate helicopter rescue operations (or other necessary operations) in medical emergencies without first seeking approval from your insurance company.
Being at an altitude can be a challenge for some. All of our trips are planned with a high level of awareness about AMS (acute mountain sickness). Going up to fast can seriously need medical conditions. We understand that for a safe walk, it is necessary to leave enough time for acclimatization. Therefore, a sensible plan is required to reduce the risk of AMS. However, be aware that some visitors are more vulnerable than others.
Physical condition and experience requirements
The trip lasts a few days at high altitude; some time needs a few more hours. The hike is not challenging. However, being at an elevation can be challenging. Therefore, we highly recommend staying physically healthy. We recommend that you consult your doctor and take the necessary advice and take medications to travel to extreme heights before going on vacation.
Important information about the Tibet tour
Above all, all travelers traveling in Tibet are asked to point out that Tibet is isolated from the impressive mountains of the Himalayas, remains one of the most fascinating but least developed parts of the world. Although the tourist facilities are updated, they remain pure and limited in scope. Therefore, visitors are asked not to have high expectations of the facilities in Tibet. However, we will do our best to make your trip as pleasant as possible.
The road between Tibet and Nepal is not up to date either; it is rough, bumpy, and winding. Especially during the monsoons (June-August), it can be temporarily hampered by landslides and erosion. Therefore, some sportswear and sports shoes are highly recommended to make it easier for travelers to walk on the landslides.
Reservation and visa procedures:
You should contact us at least two weeks before with a fixed reservation with full payment along with full passport details. We organize the China / Tibet visa from Kathmandu. The visa procedure takes three full working days if you are available in Kathmandu.
Fifty percent of the tour cost will be charged as a cancellation fee if you cancel the tour within seven days before the start of the journey. After that, there is no refund in any reason such as no show, late arrival or any other
We will always do our best to make your trip pleasant and enjoyable, however, since all tours through Tibet are carried out exclusively by the Tibet Tourism Authority or its representatives. We are not responsible for changes or cancellations of programs due to unavoidable circumstances such as road closures, floods, snow, riots, Flight cancellations, late arrival, etc. In the event of illness or accident, the customer bears all additional costs. It is, therefore, advisable that customers have full insurance against the risk of medical and personal disasters. Cancellation insurance is also the most recommended in your country of origin.
For the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, one must be in good physical and mental health. It is recommended that you get a medical examination before planning this religious trip. People with back pain can have problems during a bumpy ride. People with asthma or dust allergies are strongly advised to wear a mask on the dusty street.
by Shurbir Patel, Mumbai, India
I was fortunate enough to participate in the Kailash Manasarovar tour in May 2018, arranged by Nepal Tour & Trekking Service P. Ltd in Kathmandu. Mr. Kishor and his team went out of their way to make sure we had the best experience. From the first day of the trip, we witnessed their unwavering enthusiasm with which they made this journey an unforgettable experience for all of us. The warm welcome at the airport, the excellent arrangement at the Temple of Lord Pashupatinath, and the visits to other places were just a preview of what we would expect to see.
During the trip, the entire team, consisting of hard-working people, took care of our safety and comfort. Food and accommodation were well organized, and we felt "at home." The entire service was excellent and successful.
You will want to go back again and again, as I plan to do this year. It is heaven, and there, our soul finds peace. Even, this is one of the most difficult tour, they made it possible with their excellent staff. Good food, always smiling staff, ready to help the members of the trip, and most importantly, the best solidarity attitude. With such excellent service, any tedious task becomes easy. The journey is challenging because there is very little oxygen at this level, but when you are with Kishor’s team, there are no problems.
I would recommend all those interested in experiencing a memorable Kailash Yatra to use their services.
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