Kailash Pilgrimage Tour – Cross the roof of the world for a holy trek

On this trip, we drive from Kathmandu to the Tibetan border at Zhangmu and continue to drive to Nyalam for our overnight stop.

We then drive across the ‘roof of the world’ to Lake Manasarovar. After completing a ‘parikrama’ around Mt. Kailash (going around with the mountain on our right-hand side) and taking a holy dip at Lake Manasarovar, we drive back to Kathmandu.

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Mount Kailash Pilgrimage Tour Itinerary – Example

The following itinerary outlines a possible itinerary for your Mount Kailash Pilgrimage Tour.

Day 1 – Kathmandu Arrival

Pick up from the airport/ Drive to hotel/ briefing/ if time permits our guide will take you to Pashupatinath for Dharsan during Arati time.

Includes: Pick up, Accommodation

Day 2 – Kathmandu Half-Day Sightseeing

Breakfast, trip to temples and back to Hotel for lunch. After lunch, final preparation for the yatra pilgrimage tour i.e, checking and demonstration of equipments which will be used during pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar. If anybody needs to buy or get things on hire, our staff will give you company.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast, Accommodation, Transport

Day 3 – Drive to Nylam (150km), 3750m

Morning after breakfast leave Kathmandu to commence yatra to Nyalam [3800M]. We reach Friendship Bridge [Nepal – China Boarder] by mini-coach. Walk along for 10 minutes to cross the bridge and there get acquainted with Chinese guide and land cruiser drivers. They will give a brief information regarding the further trip then proceed the journey to Zangmu, where all the immigration and custom formalities are ought to be accomplished. After the accomplishment of all formalities, we proceed to Nyalam. Arrival at Nyalam and overnight stay at guesthouse.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Transport and Guide

Day 4 – Rest Day at Nylam, 3750m

It is more a day for acclimatization.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Transport and Guide

Day 5 – Saga/4450m Or DongPa

(Labug-La 5050m, Peku-tso and Saga, 250km) On the first long driving day over the sandy and rocky land of Tibet, other things like lake, nomads chasing thousands of yaks and sheep keep you busy. By the late afternoon you will cross Bhramha Purtra River way to typical Chinese and Tibetan town, Saga for night.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch /Dinner, Accommodation, Transport and Guide

Day 6 – Drive Saga/ Dongpa to Manasarover (4558m) 500km 8 hours

The longest driving day starts with full of excitement, Jeeps and trucks roll on the wide valley following rivers and grazing land of yaks and sheep. Far south you can see snow covered peaks near by you, lots of rocky peaks and sand duns give you an ideal world. Depends on season, nomads and other mobile shopkeepers are attired by beautiful traditional costume, waiting your arrival with hot tea and other supplies along with big smile. by the late afternoon you can have the first sight of Holy Kailash Parbat and Manasarovara. Hore, a small village near by Lake Manasarover, we will spend a night there.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Transport and Guide

Day 7 – Holy Manasarovar Lake

At 14950-ft/ 4558m, the highest lake of fresh water with turquoise complexion in the world is full of fishes and swans. Holy Kailash Parbat, Mt. Gurula-Mandala, Lake Rashekshi are lying on its surrounding. The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living creatures. Night will be spending at Chu Gumba.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Guide

Day 8 – Puja and drive to Tarchen (14975ft) 40km

Manasarovar is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning Bath and Puja we will be heading towards Tarchen. It is considered as a base camp for the Holy Kailash Parikrama (Kailash pilgrimage tour).

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Guide

Day 9 – Trek to Dehara Puk/5000m

It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; water falls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feeling that Great God Shiva is every where with tons of blessing to you. Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will be keep on appearing. For 15 km trail it takes almost 7 hrs.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Guide

Day 10 – Dolma-La (pass) of 18600ft

Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget yourself. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By the late afternoon you will arrive Zuthal Puk (the cave of Miracles. The great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here).

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Guide

Day 11 – End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to Takla Kot

Over night stay Guest house.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Transport and Guide

Day 12 – Drive to Sera – Walk back to the Hilsa – Fly back to Simikot

Early morning drive to Sera via Khojarnath Temple [an ancient temple of Lord Ram, Lakshman and Sita]. From Sera, we walk back to the Hilsa helipad to wait for our flight back to Simikot. After immigration, proceed for Nepalgunj by chartered helicopter or aircraft [fixed wing]. Arrive Nepalgunj & further proceed to Kathmandu by flight. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast, Accommodation, Transport and Flight

Day 13 – Departure

Final departure transfer for onward journey.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast, Airport Drop

Custom Mount Kailash Pilgrimage Tour

Customised tours which differ from this itinerary are always possible to organise. For example, you can always extend your Nepal pilgrimage tour to spend more time in Kathmandu or to discover more of Nepal.

Don’t hesitate to contact us in order to discuss your preferences, wants and needs. We are flexible and your personal preferences (and those of your group’s members) matter most to us when organising your Mount Kailash Pilgrimage Tour.

Mount Kailash Pilgrimage Tour Cost

Included costs

Our Mount Kailash Pilgrimage Tour Package covers the following costs:

  • 3 night’s accommodation at 3 or 4 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin share basis.
  • 10 nights accommodation in Tibet using guesthouse /camp.
  • Tibet Visa & Permit Fee .
  • Yaks & Yak Men for luggage during Kailash Parikrama.
  • Ground transfers in Tibet using Toyota Land Cruisers or bus as applicable.
  • Services of English speaking guide in Tibet.
  • Services of our trekking equipment and Sherpa staff.
  • All Trekking & camping equipment including Gyamo Bags, Sleeping bags and oxygen cylinders

Excluded costs

The following costs are excluded and not covered by our Mount Kailash Pilgrimage Tour Package:

  • Using extra nights in lodge (except the mentioned on itinerary).
  • Yak/porter for personal use
  • Rescue/ evacuation or all the extra cost because of partition from the main group or serious health condition.
  • Flight or any costs to or from Kathmandu from your destination/ home town.
  • No cost is including for those who separate from the main group

Mount Kailash Pilgrimage Tour – Trip Facts

Mount Kailash Pilgrimage Tibet Tour Best Time of Year

The best season to enjoy a Mount Kailash Pilgrimage Tour is from May to October.

Minimum Required Group Size

The minimum group size is 2 persons.

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