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Mount Kailash Tour


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Tour Duration 9 Night 10 Days
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Tour Start Kyirung
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End the Tour Kyirung
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Mode of Tour Hotel /Guest House
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Best Time May- September


Mount Kailash and Manasarovar tour has been the focus for most pilgrimage travelers. Tours to Mount Kailash in the western Tibet is the most frequent tour in the Tibetan plateau.

Mount  Kailash tour visits the holy places of Hindus and Buddhist. Hindus believe that Mount Kailash to be the abode of Lord Shiva. So, the religious mountain peak is restricted for climbing. It is just allowed to circle round the base of the mountain which is about 52 kilometers.

The walking the circuit is known as KORA. Thousands of visitor and devotees visit this place every year. According to legend, immortal Hindu Lord Shiva lives at Kailash where he had spent his time practicing yogic austerities, making joyous love with his divine companion Parbati and smoking sacred herb marijuana (ganja).

The holy land of Hindus and Buddhist society, Kailash tour has attracted thousands of pilgrimage groups all over the world. Devotees visit this land to divine into the Lord Shiva and they want to release from the clutches of ignorance and hallucination. Not only Hindus believe, Buddhist also respects this land and believe that Lord Buddha had magically visited Kailash in 5th century BC.

Mt Kailash Tour along covers circuit around the holy mountain-clockwise for the Buddhists, anti-clockwise for Bon adherents are known as a Kora or Parikrama (Circuit) and normally it takes three days. Along the Mt Kailash Tour visitors take a short plunge in the nearby sacred site Manasarovar Lake. Mount Kailash and Manasarovar Lake in Tibet are the famous places to travel.

The tour usually starts from Kathmandu, Nepal and involves a trek of several days to reach Mount Kailash. Along the way, visitors usually visit the nearby lakes, monasteries, and other significant religious sites. The journey usually takes around two weeks to complete, depending on the route and duration of stay.

Best Time to Visit Kailash -Manasarovar Lake

The best time to visit Mount Kailash is from May to September, which is during the summer season in Tibet. However, the tour is physically challenging, as the high altitude and harsh weather conditions can cause altitude sickness and other health issues. Therefore, it is essential to be well-prepared physically and mentally before embarking on this journey.

It’s important to note that the tour is subject to various travel restrictions and regulations by the Chinese government due to its location in the Tibet Autonomous Region. Therefore, it is advisable to check the latest travel advisories and guidelines before planning a Kailash Tour.

How to Get  Kailash Manasarovar  Tour permit

As you may be aware, the rules and regulations governing travel permits in Tibet are highly sensitive. Obtaining a Kailash permit requires a minimum of four official days for processing. We strongly recommend that Kailash travelers plan to arrive in Nepal on a Sunday, submit their original passport, and proceed with the permit processing on Monday.

Kailash Tour itinerary

Day 1

Drive to Kerung. Overnight at Guest house

Altitude: 3, 000 m
Distance: 120 km
Drive– 7 hours

We drive from Kathmandu to Nepal Tibet border along a scenic highway. After immigration formalities at the border, you meet our Tibetan guide & driver. After some briefing we drive to O/N at Guest House.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: – Guest House

Day 2

Rest Days at Kerung

Acclimatize in Kerong before further driving. Free afternoon look around. O/n at Guest house.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: – Guest House

Day 3

Drive Kyirung to Saga/4450m- 232 km

Altitude: 4640m
Distance: 170 km
Driving – 5 hours

First day with a long drive on the desert terrain. Driving past nomad camps and sheep and yak herds. We can see Gaurishankar, Shishapangma and Langtang Himal from the pass. Continue drive through Khunmen Tso, Sinling, Karru Ongchen and Peiku tso Lake (4400m). We will be crossing river Brahmaputra ( “Yarling Tsangpo” in Tibetan ) to reach Saga (4600m). O/n in guest house.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: – Guest House

Day 4

Saga to Mansarovar (4600m) Via Paryang

Altitude: 4558 m
Distance: 277 km
Driving – 6 hours

Watching the mountains in distance and driving through road we pass through the small town of Zhongba before reaching to Paryang.. Offering the first view of mt kailash and the holy lake only after several hours of drive.

As you approach this serene and sacred lake, historic Chiu Monastery becomes visible on the North West shore of the lake. From this vantage point, you can have a glimpse of majestic Mount Kailash. Manasarovar , the highest fresh water lake with turquoise complexion – surrounded by mt Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandata and Lake Rakchyas is simply heavenly. O/n at Guesthouse.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: – Guest House

Day 5

Explore Lake Manasarover then drive to Darchen (4,660m) 53km. O/N at Camp.

Altitude: 4575m
Distance: 110km

Driving – 2 hours (Mansarovar Parikrama)
40km – 1 hour (Mansarovar to Darchen)

After some peaceful hours at the shores of the sacred Lake Manasarovar with the snowy massif of Gurla Mandhata 7694m just across the lake, we drive 40 km to Darchen which serves as the base for Mt kailashkora ( circumlocution). The Kora is 53 km in total and completed in three days. O/n in a Guest house.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: – Guest House

Day 6

Trek to Yamadwar -Dira-Puk (Kora Day 1)

Altitude: 4900m
Distance: 13km
Trekking:-  0.5 hours (Darchen to Tarboche Valley)
7km – 5 hours (Tarboche to Drirapuk

Today is our first day  embark on a three – day parikrama. We first drive to the small
settlement of Tarboche, also called as Darboche. It is the  point of the
Kailash Kora, and is also known as the Valley of Gods. Yamadwar, the gatewat
of the God of Death, is located here in Tarboche.

.It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs and waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky. The 15 km trail takes almost 7 hrs. O/n Guest house.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: – Guest House

Day 7

Trek Dira Puk-Zuthul Puk, ( Dolma La pass ( Kora day2)

Altitude: 4760m
Distance: 19km 
Trek :- 8/9 hours (Dirapuk to Juthulpuk

Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage trek , cross Dolma La pass at 5670 m. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget you. By the late afternoon you will arrive at Zuthul Puk where the great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles. O/N at local guest house

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: – Guest House

Day 8

Kailash Parikrama and drive to Saga

Altitude: 4640m
Distance: 290km

Complete the kora and drive to Lake Manasarovar to Saga O/N at Guest House.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: – Guest House

Day 9

Drive to Kyirung O/N at Guest House

Altitude: 1400m
Meals: B, L, D
Distance: 175 km
Drive– 8 hours

Day 10

Kyirung to Kathmandu 150 km

Altitude: 1400m
Meals: B, L, D
Distance: 175 km

Drive – 8 hours

Cost Include/Exclude

What’s include

  • All Necessary Tibet, travel  and Tour Permit
  • Guest House and Tented Accommodation as per program
  • Private Transportation by Jeep/ Van or Mini Coach as per group size.
  • One English speaking Tibetan Guide
  • All Sightseeing and Entrance fee
  • Yak and Yak man during the Kora (02 Pax =01 Yak)
  • Cook and Sherpa Staff from Kathmandu.
  • Supporting Truck (above 2 pax)
  • Meal on Full board Basis (B/L/D)
  • Kathmandu to Border to Kathmandu Transportation

What’s excluded

  • Travel and personal Expenses
  • Medical fee if Emergency
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Hiring porter/ horse
  • Portable oxygen cylinders in of emergency
  • Rescue and Evacuation Service
  • Any Additional cost due to Nature calamity and Unforeseen Circumstances and etc.

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Note:Please ensure names must be exactly the same as your passport (for ticketing/security purposes). You could incur extra costs or even miss your flight if the names are not correct.


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