Holy Mt Kailash Overland Tour via Kathmandu


Tour Tile Duration Destiantion Covered
Holy Mt Kailash Overland Tour 13 Nights/14 Days Kathmandu - Syabrubesi - Rasuwagadhi - Kyirong - Dongba - Holy Mt Kailash and Mansarovar Lake.


  • Day 01 :- Arrival Kathmandu
    Day 02 :- Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
    Day 03 :- Drive Journey to Syabrubesi (1600 m.) or Timure
    Day 04:- Drive to Rasuwagadhi (1800 m.) and Kyirong country in Tibet (3950 m.)
    Day 05:- Rest & Acclimatization in kyirong
    Day 06:- Drive, Kyirong to Dongba (4500 m.)
    Day 07 :- Drive, Dongba to Lake Mansarovar (Chiu Gompa) - 4600 m.
    Day 08:- Lake Mansarovar & then drive to Darchen (4700 m.)
    Day 09 :- Start Parikrama to Deraphuk (4950 m.)
    Day 10:- Trek Shivasthal - Gaurikunda - Zuthulphuk (4850 m.)
    Day 11:- End Trek then drive to Dongba
    Day 12:- Return back to Kyirong
    Day 13:- Return back to Kathmandu
    Day 14:- Departure

    Detailed Itinerary

    Day Itinerary Details
    Day 01 Morning arrival in Lucknow station or Upon arrival inTribhuvaninternational airport at Kathmandu, our staff will welcome you with garlands or khada with complimentary mineral water bottle in the vehicle. Then we will transfer to Hotel and check into room and be refresh & relax. In the evening, you will have dinner in hotel & you will be given information on next day program by our tour leader.

    Optional: If anybody are interested to take an hour Mount Everest Flight on next day morning, should book and confirm with us by this evening. Normally, the flight operates from 6.30 am to 10 am, and you should prepare in the hotel before 1 hour 15 minutes ahead to leave airport for reporting 45 minutes before departure time at least.
    • Overnight at Hotel (Room on twin sharing basis)
    Day 02 Morning breakfast start from 6 am to 10 am in the hotel. Today you will have sightseeing program in the morning started by 8 am to 1 pm. You will, visit Pashupatinath temple (the biggest Hindu temple) and Budhanilkantha temple (the tallest sleeping Vishnu). Lunch at 1 pm in hotel.Then you are free for your tour preparation. In the evening at 5.30 PM we will call for short briefing program on Kailash journey following by introduction and assist for money exchange & down jacket distribution.
    • Overnight at Hotel (Room on twin sharing basis)
    Day 03 Early morning wake up with breakfast at 6.00 am and prepare to leave by 6.30 am to Rasuwagadhi border. On the way at Trishuli bazaar, you will be stop for tea break in highway restaurant and will continue our journey further ahead. By afternoon you will be reaching in Dhunchewhere you will be serve lunch in the restaurant. After lunch the journey will continue to Syabrubesi or till Timure for overnight stay depending upon the border situation or the availability of lodge. You can wonder around beautiful scenery with great landscape of village and mountains around you. The whole journey is with beautiful scenic view along through TrishuliRiver.Dhunche or Syabrubesi are alike base camp of Langtang for the trekkers to begin their trekking to Langtang National Park region and Timure is the border town where all immigration & customs are settle. Both small towns are little developed with facilities of guesthouses, restaurants, banks, hospitals, school etc.You will feel little strict region being lots of checking points by army & police within short span of drive on the way after Dhunche till Timure.
    • Overnight at Guesthouse - dormitory room
    • Kathmandu to Dhunche - 130 km (6 hrs).
    • Or, Kathmandu to Syabrubesi – 145 km (6.5 hrs)
    • Syabrubesi to Timure – 12 km (15 min)
    Day 04 Today also you should wake up early morning and have breakfast then prepare to begin our ultimate destination to Tibet region by 7.30 am. We will reach Rasuwagadhi border by 8.00 or 8.30 am and proceed for Tibet entry following the formalities of immigration & customs in both sides of country. Our representative will assist us for immigration in Nepal side andthen we proceed to China by walk (15 min) crossingthrough Friendship Bridge. All group members should follow in queue with their respective passport serial number as per visa while passing through immigration in China side. We will be receive by our Tibetan guide in China immigration, complete immigration formalities, get in our Tibet side bus then proceed to KyirongCounty. It takes approximately anhour to reach Kyirong town and after further guide & driver permit formalities we will proceed ahead to stay in Kyirong County which takes another 2hrs approximately.
    • Overnight at Guesthouse- dormitory room
    • Syabrubesi to Rasuwagadhi – 15 km (30 min)
    • Rasuwagadhi to Kyirong town – 35 km (1hrs)
    • Kyirong town to Kyirong County – 70 km (2hrs)
    Day 05 Today, we are free in Kyirongtaking rest for the purpose of acclimatization with Tibet climate. You can wake up in normal time; the breakfast will be prepared by 8 am. Around 10 am, we will move for short hiking to warm up our body for adjusting Tibetan environment. There is short steep uphill inKyirongCounty where you can walk gradually and comfortably without any hastening. Alternatively, if you cannot go for climbing hill then you can also stroll around hotel vicinity & go for visit in the market of Kyirong. Moreover, you should group up for chanting or bhajan in the rest of the day as well to grow positive energy within your body. Lunch & Dinner will be serve as per given time notify by your team leader.
    • Overnight at Guesthouse- dormitory room
    Day 06 Here your day begins with full of excitement for leading your way towards ultimate destination Kailash. Hereafter, your daily routine will be similar with breakfast prepare by 7 am and leave your camp to next destination by 9 am the latest. Today our journey head to Dongba, en route we will have opportunity to Ganesh Parbat &LakePeikuTsothen eventually cross the bridge built over River Bramhaputra(also called YarlungTsangpo in Chinese) in Saga. You will have lunch break in and around bank of Brahmaputra River or in Saga County then continue drive further to Dongba with nice landscape view of snow-capped mountains, villages, yak herdersand small river. Dinner and Overnight in Guesthouse.
    • Overnight at Guesthouse - dormitory room
    • Kyirong to Saga: 105 km / 2.5 hrs OR,
    • Kyirong to Dongba: 270 km (5.5hrs drive)
    Day 07 Today is the highlighted day of this journey. We are going to reach the holy Lake "Manasarovar & Mt. Kailash" which is our ultimate goal. Hence, we set off our journey the earliest possible by 6 to 7 am so that we can reach in Manasarovar by early afternoon for great timing to take bath in warm sun rather than being late to take bath with chill wind started by late afternoon. On the way, we will drive through the highest motorable pass of this journey (Mayum-La; 5200 m.). Moreover, we will have to pass through check point formalities in Mayumla& in Manasarovar so we should keep some space for this.
    Lunch will be served somewhere near Horchu River, before the Mayum-La pass. On lucky day, we have good opportunity to have darshan of Mt. Kailash from Manasarovar base camp where we have to change our vehicle to travel Kailash region. Here we have to wait some while for bus and that spare time will be use for praying and having darshan of Mt. Kailash & Manasarovar. We will be given quick 30 min for holy dip in Lake Manasarovar at safe & good shore on the way depending upon time & weather permission. Today we will make Parikrama of Lake Manasarovar by 70% of its circular and stay overnight in Chiu Gompa camp. Enroute parikrama of Lake Manasarovar, we will also see another beautiful fresh water lake called Rakshas Tal, the demon lake created by Lanka king Rawan with crescent moon shape. Dinner & overnight stay will be at guesthousenear the shore of Lake Manasarovar.
    • Overnight at Guesthouse - dormitory room
    • Dongba to Lake Manasarovar: 360 km (7hrs drive)
    Day 08 Today you will have plenty time for Puja / Hawan and holy bath in Lake Manasarovar, the lake created by Brahma in his mind. You will have breakfast in the morning at basic time. Some of you can also go hike for Chiu Gompa visit reside in the top of hill close from camp. Today our cook will try best to serve additional variety in lunch than of previous day to feel you delight. After lunch, we will drive to Darchen, the base camp of Mt. Kailash where we will stay an overnight in order to prepare for trekking around Mt. Kailash.Similarly, you can also spectacle snow capped mountain range of GurlaMandata and Rakshas Tal once again. You can stroll around small market of Darchen town in the late afternoon.
    • Overnight at Guesthouse - dormitory room
    • Manasarovar - Darchen (40 km) - 1 hour
    Day 09 Morning after breakfast drive to Sherson near Yama Dwar. From Yama Dwar, you will start trekking to Diraphuk (north face of Kailash). One can blessed with ultimate darshan of Mt. Kailash south face from Yamadwar. The pilgrims who are unable to make Kora of Mt. Kailash will pray and make thrice circular of Yamadwar in the name of Lord Shiva &Parbati and return to Darchen waiting for other trekkers till 3rd day.
    For trekkers going Kora will begin after Yamadwar& Kailash darshan by walk or riding horse. Horse will be available on pre-booking and horse riders will choose their horse & horseman by picking up coupon which should not be lost until the service end. Today the trekking is moderate walk with flat trails and gradual up following Glacier River alongside. On the mid way, we will halt for a while at tea shop for pack lunch. Then continue slight uphill trek to Diraphuk camp with stunning glimpse of north face of Mt. Kailash.Also, those trekkers or pilgrims who reach camp earlier and fit by health may also go further walk to uphill for CharanSparsh from camp if army permits.
    • Overnight at Guesthouse or Tented Lodge – dormitory room
    • Darchen to Yama Dwar – 11 km (30 minutes) drive
    • Yama Dwar to Diraphuk – 18 km (5 hrs)trek
    Day 10 This is the toughest day of parikrama. You have to wake up 4 am early in the morning and start trek by 5 am without forgetting to carry pack lunch. The journey right from the beginning starts going uphill till to Dolma-La (5600 m.) about 4-5 hours then continue descending to the flat valley region, the other side of Dolma-la pass. You will find Shivasthal at Dolma la covered by prayer flags and different offers by prayers like clothings& ornaments. Descending steep down from high pass, you will be lucky to sight beautiful holy lake – GauriKunda at the right side underneath of hill. After continue sloping down, you will cross short glacier path and then will find tea shop for lunch break at plain valley. Then after continue easy walk on flat trail but tedious with feel of similar landscape around and never ending. The last leg of the journey is along with the River Bank, up to Zuthulphuk. The high light of the day are Shivasthal, Dolma-La and GauriKunda which are on the way.
    • Overnight at Guesthouse or Tented Lodge – dormitory room
    • Diraphuk toZuthulphuk (22 km - 9 hours) trek
    Day 11 Today, the trail is easy & flat, so you will complete the journey within 2 to 3 hours. We will be picked up at the ending point near Darchen by our vehicle, then transferred to Darchen, here you will get lunch and continue to Saga along with all group members. You will have last opportunity to view Lake Manasarovar on the way while seeing off Kailash region. We will be drop off at Manasarovar bus stand by Blue Bus of Ngari region and will shift to another private bus from Lhasa. Then our journey will retrace back through same way.
    • Overnight at Guesthouse - dormitory room
    • Zuthulphuk to ending point (08 km, 1.5hrs trek)
    • Ending point to Dongba: 350 km (6hrs drive)
    Day 12 Return back to Kyirong via the same route.
    • Overnight at Guesthouse - dormitory room
    • Dongba to Kyirong County: 270 km (6hrs drive)
    Day 13 Morning after early breakfast drive down to Rasuwagadhi border, cross over the Friendship Bridge then drive back to Kathmandu. Lunch will be served in Syabrubesi. Evening dinner and rest at hotel.
    • Overnight at Hotel (room on twin sharing basis)
    • Kyirong to Rasuwagadhi border – 105 km (2.5hrs)
    • Rasuwagadhito Kathmandu - 160 km (7 hrs).
    Day 14 Breakfast in the hotel. According to your flight schedule, you will be transfer to international airport in Kathmandu for your flight back home.
    ****************** Yatra Ends ****************

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    * Additional Night In Nepal due to any circumstance : INR 2000/- per night and per person( 4 star eqv Hotel)

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  • Tours Duration Highest Elevation Road Condition Walking and Trekking Duration General Information
    09 days 5,610 Meter Black Topped Highway Approx 42 Km Holy trek including 10 Km gradual Climbing. Adventure type of tour especially during 3 days of Parikrama. The journey is smooth and comfortable till Parikrama starting point.
  • Three nights' accommodation in Kathmandu (3 star) on twin/triple sharing with vegetarian meals
    Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
    All necessary transfers in Kathmandu (arrival / departure)
    Kathmandu – Rasuwagadhi – Kathmandu transfers by private normal bus (non a/c)
    One night accommodation in Syabrubesi or Timurewith vegetarian meals (basic guesthouse)
    Tibet group visa& all necessary permits
    All necessary Tibet permit including Parikrama of Kailash & Manasarovar
    All accommodation in Tibet in Guesthouse (dormitory room)
    All vegetarian meals in Tibet (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
    Transportation in Tibet by deluxe bus
    Supporting truck to carry logistics
    English speaking Tibetan guide
    Necessary supporting crew (tour manager, cook, helpers & sherpas)
    Yaks & Yak men during the Parikrama (to carry foods and equipment)
    Entry fees (Kailash & Manasarovar)
    Free Gifts – Duffle Bag & Backpack Bag
    Complimentary use of Down Jacket (returnable after tour finished)
    Medical kit bag &oxygen for emergency use
    All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Any additional cost (transport, hotel, visa split charge) that occurs due to illness or rescue of the member
    Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances
    Asthapad Darshan (Govt. prohibited this trip by drive, if permitted can arrange by walk)
    Bottled drinks (juice, alcoholic drinks, beverages, etc)
    Extra night accommodation & meal cost in any place in case of early arrival from Kailash
    Extra night accommodation & meal cost in Nepalgunj, Simikot and Hilsa due to flight cancellation
    Insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation service
    International air ticket to Kathmandu & return
    International air ticket to Lucknow & return
    Nepal entry visa fee for NRIs
    Personal expenses
    Riding Horse during the Parikrama
    Tips for tour leader, Tibetan guide, sherpa staff & driver
    Your travel insurance

Fixed Departure Dates for 2018

Fly in/Fly out via Kathmandu

Month Normal Dates Full Moon Dates Inner Parikrama Dates
April -- Day:- Tuesday | Date:- 24th April --
May Day:- Tue | Date:- 08th May
Day:- Sat | Date:- 12th May
Day:- Sat | Date:- 26th May
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June Day:- Tue | Date:- 05th June
Day:- Fri | Date:- 08th June
Day:- Tue | Date:- 12th June
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July Day:- Sun | Date:- 01st July Day:- Sat | Date:- 21st July --
August Day:- Thu | Date:-02nd Aug
Day:- Wed | Date:-15th Aug
Day:- Sun | Date:-26th Aug
Day:- Mon | Date:- 20th August Day:- sun | Date:- 12th August
September Day:- Sun | Date:- 02nd Sept
Day:- Fri | Date:- 07th Sept
Day:- Sat | Date:- 15th Sept
Day:- Wed | Date:- 19th September
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