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Kailash and Mansarovar Tour - 10 Days

  • Duration 10 Days
  • Destination Tibet
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner During the Tour
  • Accommodation Guest House (twin sharing and dormitory)
  • Max. Altitude 4860m
  • Activity Cultural Spiritual Experience
  • Group Type Group Trip Only
  • Group Size 4 to 10
  • Best Season May, June, July August and September
Highlights
  • Trek the holiest mountain in Asia - Mount Kailash and visit holy Lake Manasarovar Lake;
  • Take the once in a lifetime trip to the majestic Mount Kailash, world's highest peak;
  • Enjoy authentic Tibetan culture by visiting the most unique Buddhist monasteries and sites, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Palcho Monastery, etc.

Overland trip to Mt Kailash and Lake Mansarover is one of the most fascinating destinations in the Tibetan landscape and into the most beautiful wilderness of the Himalayan range. Mt Kailash the holy land of Lord Shiva is blessed with natural and cultural serenity. This fascinating pilgrimage destination is famous for its unseen and unexplored landscape, Himalayan scenery, and religious settlements. Lake Mansarover the Himalayan Lake situated at the roof of the world surrounded by the mighty Himalayas and high peaks is the most attractive scene of this tour.

National Geographic 2013 considered Kailash Mansarovar as the best hiking trekking trail. Mt Kailash (6,740m) lies among the highest peaks in the region and is situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet. Religious beliefs within Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, Jainism, and pre-Buddhist animistic religion – Bonpo have their myths to tell and each worships the sacred mountain. Besides Mt Kailas lies the huge beautiful lake Mansarovar on the Tibetan plateau that is believed to wash away every sin and attain salvation if one dips in it. Once regarded as difficult, the journey is eased off by the entry of a Landcruiser via Kathmandu.

Kailash and Mansarovar Overland Tour commences with a drive to the Nepal-China border, Kerung from Kathmandu. After clearing the immigration processes we head towards Nyalam and spend the night there. The drive to Dongba follows and en route, Lalungla pass (16000ft), the huge Paigu-Tso lake, and the Brahmaputra river’s scenic beauty will take your breath away. Darshan of Lord Shiva and parikrama of Lake Mansarovar is a lifetime experience if you are a devotee. After the parikrama, the drive continues back to Darchen. Darchen- Tarboche – Dirapuk is a tiring journey and so is the trek through Dolma- la Pass, descending to Gauri Kund and further walking along the river to Zuthulpuk (22 km). The trek continues for around 8 km and we drive to Darchen and further to Lake Mansarovar. The return journey is through Dongba, Nyalam, Zhangmu, and finally Kathmandu.

Manasarovar Lake: With Kailash Parvat Mansarovar Lake is another sacred pilgrimage destination for devotees. This lake is comprised of two Sanskrit words “Manas” meaning mind or consciousness and “Sarovar” meaning Lake. People circumambulate this lake, dip into its cold water, and drink it with the belief of earning Punya (good deeds) to secure their place in heaven after death. The 70m depth Mansarovar Lake with lotus having eight petals is 4580 meters above the sea level spreading out with a circumference of 90 km. it takes three days to rotate this gigantic lake. As sacred Mount Kailash Mansarovar has an age-long history with spiritual and religious significance. Hindus believe it is a bathing place of Lord Shiva and Parvati, Buddhists believe it is a place where Buddha meditated and got enlightenment and Jain believes it is a place where their first saint achieved Liberation from this mortal life called Salvation. However, all religions consider this lake to be the purest water body with the power of eternity. The breathtaking scenario of the simmering emerald water waves effaces the agony and pain of every heart. If you want to enroll yourself in an unforgettable holy trip on this sacred land, remember the travel company Monterosa is always here at your service. Green Valley Nepal Treks leave no stone unturned facilitating you: after all your comfort is our achievement.

Kailash Mansarovar Tour Cost for 2024

Kailash Mansarovar Tour Cost for 2024 starts from USD 2500 and might reach up to USD 2590 based on nationalities. For American and Canadian nations, it will cost USD 2590 per person for 10 days in Kailash Mansarovar. And for other nationalities, it will cost USD 2500 per person in 2024. If you have American and Canadian passport, please select add extra visa charges from our add-on option.

Group Size

Kailash Mansarovar Tour Cost per persons

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1 to 4  USD 2500 per person

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5 to 7 USD 2400 per personInquiry
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Day to Day Itinerary
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Start the day early with a drive to the China Border Timmure travel by a reserved tourist bus. Lunch will be provided en route. After a long but scenic journey, you'll arrive at Timmure. you will stay in a comfortable hotel.

  • Tea House (twin sharing)
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 hrs
  • 152km

Drive to Rasuwagadhi (1800m) 10 to 15 minute walk to border from timure, then complete immigration & custom formalities in Nepal & Tibet side at Rasuwagadhi, and then continue further drive to Kerung county (2850m) – 1 hrs / 40 km. Overnight stay Guesthouse

  • Tea House (twin sharing)
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1 hour drive
  • 40KM

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 to drive through Khunmen Tso, Sinling, Karru Ongchen, and Peiku Tso Lake (4400m). We will be crossing the river Brahmaputra ( “Yarling Tsangpo” in Tibetan ) to reach Saga (4600m). O/n in the guest house.

  • Tea House (twin sharing)
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • 220 km

Watching the mountains in distance and driving through the road we pass through the small town of Zhongba before reaching Paryang. Offering the first view of Mt Kailash and the holy lake only after several hours of driving. As you approach this serene and sacred lake, the historic Chiu Monastery becomes visible on the North West shore of the lake. From this vantage point, you can have a glimpse of the majestic Mount Kailash. Manasarovar, the highest freshwater lake with a turquoise complexion - surrounded by mt Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandate, and  Lake Rakchyas is simply heavenly. O/n at a tented camp or a guesthouse.

  • Tea House (twin sharing)
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 8-9 hrs
  • 450km

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 Kailash kora ( circumambulation).  The Kora is 53 km in total and completed in three days. O/n in a guesthouse.

  • Most of the day – Perform Puja (prayer ritual) at Manasarovar Lake
  • 04:00 PM – Drive to Darchen (35km – 1hrs)
  • Dormitory Sharing Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1 hour
  • 40km

10:00AM  – After a short drive, we will reach Tarboche and visit Yama Dwar. This is the starting point for Kora. We will trek to Dirapuk (4860 m) which is a 12 km trek (5-6 hrs). You will visit the North face of Mt. Kailash. Travelers who do not want to trek around (Parikrama) Kailash can go back to Darchen and wait for the rest of the group to arrive from Parikrama.

  • Dormitory Sharing Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • 12 KM

07:00AM –  Trek from Dirapuk to Dolma La Pass and proceed to Zuthulphuk (22 km trek for 8-9 hours trek). This is the most difficult journey throughout the yatra since you have to trek up to 5700 ft. From descend to Gaurikund and further trek along the river to Zuthulpuk.

  • NOTE: If you are not doing Parikrama, then you will still be waiting at Darchen
  • Dormitory Sharing Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 8 to 9 hrs
  • 22 KM

08:00AM – After a short Trek (8kms – 2 – 3hrs) and reach the point where the coach will be waiting, we will drive to Darchen and merge with other members who were waiting and drive to Saga. (470kms – 7-8hrs)

  • Tea House (twin sharing)
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 hrs
  • 470KM

Back journey, drive to Kerung County. Overnight stay at Guesthouse

  • Tea House (twin sharing)
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • 220KM

Drive from Kyirung to the border (40kms – 1hrs) and completing immigration formalities drive back to Kathmandu – around 7-8 hr / 152 km.

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  • Breakfast, and Lunch
  • 8 to 9 hrs
  • 192

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

Cost Includes
  • 1 night at Dhunche or Syabrubesi or Timure
  • Accommodation at Guest House during Tibet Visit on common sharing basis with Tibetan common toilet.
  • Kathmandu – China Border – Kathmandu by Non – A/C Vehicle
  • Tibet group Visa Fee
  • All vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Transportation in Tibet by Luxury A/C Coach
  • Supporting truck to carry equipment
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • All necessary travel and trekking permit as per our Itinerary
  • Supporting crew members (Cooks, Helpers & Sherpas)
  • Oxygen cylinders for emergency use and medical kit bag
  • Kailash Yatra completion certificate
  • Escort for airport pick up and drop off
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
Cost Excludes
  • Travel insurance / Rescue and evacuation service
  • Nepal re-entry Visa fee for NRIs or others passport holder
  • Tips for guide and driver and Personal expenses
  • Horse riding  (Around 4500 Yuan) during the Parikrama
  • Air ticket to Kathmandu and return back to home.
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu 
  • Addition cost due to any political disturbances
  • Extra accommodation charges if flight is canceled  due to bad weather or delay in Permit /Visa from Tibet (Please make sure your air ticket is flexible to change dates)
  • Visa splitting charge and extra transportation cost, if returning early from Tibet.
  • Bank Deposit charges or card payment charges
Add-ons & Options

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  • Step 1: Select your departure date
  • Step 2: Add number of travelers
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  • Step 4: Select required add-ons from the listed options
  • Step 5: Proceed to payment
Departure Dates
Start:MondayJun 17, 2024
End:WednesdayJun 26, 2024
PriceUS$2500
StatusGuaranteed
Useful Info

Point to Know during Kailash and Lake Mansarovar Tour

  • Your passport should have at least a 6-month valid count from the traveling date and you should bring the same passport which you send us for the permit while at trip confirmation.
  • Due to uncertain Chinese policy, You are advised to confirm your trip as early as possible.
  • We formally do not need your medical report, insurance, etc for visa and permit procedure but it is necessary to have a secure way. Obtained from your own country.
  • Of a total of 53 km Kailash Parikrama / Kora/round, 38 km must be walked/trekked from Yamdwar to Chongdo. There is no car/bus and jeep service available. So, everybody should walk or ride a horse. It is also possible to hire a pony and a local porter for 3 days.
  • The age limit for enrolling Kailash tour is 12-69 years old for the Indian passport holder. 12-65-year-old people can only do Kora and 66-69-year-old people can travel only up to Yamdwar.  Although you don’t need any heath certificate from a doctor you need to be physically fit for Kailash and Mansarovar tour.
  • The minimum age restriction for other country passport holders is 12 years old while there is no such maximum age limit.
  • Your passport must have at least 6 months or more validation from the travel date.
  • Though popular as Shiva’s abode, we cannot see any temple of Lord Shiva but at Khojarnath there is the temple of Lord Ram, Sita & Laxman in Khojarnath. You can see Rashes Lake on the way.
  • Hor - Chiu Gompa (Nearby Manasarovar Lake)- Darchen - Yamadwar - Darchen – Hor. Eco vehicle blue bus must be used compulsorily for traveling which we can get from Nagri Tourism of Bureau in Darchen.
  • Every Yatri has Life, Medical, Rescue Jeep, or Helicopter insurance before getting enrolled in Kailash Tour. Do insurance in your home country.
  • We provide a Pressure checking machine, an Oxygen level checking machine, enough oxygen bottles, Mask-regulator, an Altitude Gamo bag (Lifesaving chamber bag) & Medicine Diamox (Latitude medicine) for a safe journey.

Packing List for Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar Tour

  • 1 warm-down jacket
  • 1 pair of windproof jackets and trousers
  • Warm sleeping bag
  • Warm and head cover hat/cap
  • 2 pairs warm inside thermal
  • 2 pairs of warm trousers/ paint
  • Warm but light waiting for a sweater or jacket
  • 2/3 pairs light t-shirt
  • 1 pair of light walking shoes for morning and evening walking / while staying at the lodge side
  • Another pair of waterproof warm trekking shoes
  • ¾ pairs of good and warm shocks
  • Sun cream, sunglass
  • Raincoat
  • Trekking stick for 3 days Kailashparikrama (you can buy it in Darchen)
  • Your regular using medicine
  • Duffel bag to put your goods (This bag separately stays on the bus and you will get it every evening)
  • Small back carry bag (day bag)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Water flash to put warm water throughout the tour
  • Sun cream, Vick
  • Sunglass
  • Camera to take pictures for your trip memory.
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