Mt. Kailash Yatra

Price

USD 2197

Trip Duration

13 days

Trip Grade

Moderate/Challenging

Highest Altitude

5620m

Accommodation

Tea House, Hotel

Transportation

Bus, Jeep, Car

Group Size

1-60

Best Season

April-October

Mt. Kailash Yatra Introduction

This Kailas Mansarovar Yatra tour features Mt. Kailash, the most sacred travel destination in the world for the Hindu & Buddhist pilgrimage. It is for travelers who’d like to do the 3-day Mt. Kailash Kora (circuit)  and Lake Manasarovar worship from Kathmandu and go back to Kathmandu, Nepal when your ends. After one day of sightseeing in Kathmandu, take the car/Bus ride to Gyirong Port and stay overnight at Gyirong Town to acclimatize to the altitude change. 

Then you will traverse through the wide valley between Himalaya Range and Gandise Range via Saga to visit the holy Lake Manasarovar and Mt. Kailash. You can perform puja/Prayers, meditation, and holy bath(dip) at the holy lake before the 3-day Mt. Kailash trekking. After the Kora(circuit), you will be escorted to your hotel in Kathmandu via the Gyirong border and get an airport drop-off service when the tour ends.

Highlights

  • Experiencing the “Roof of the World”
  • Mt. Kailash Darsan & Cora
  • Mansarovar Holy Deep Bath & Hawana
  • Touch the Home of lord Shiva
  • Explore Tibetan Culture & Hospitality Land
  • Trekking for 3 Days
  • Dolma-La Pass 5620m
  • Gaurikunda Holy Lake
  • North Face Darsana (Charan Sparsha)

Outline Itinerary

  • Day1:- Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day2:- Kathmandu Sightseeing tour
  • Day3:-Kathmandu to Gyirong
  • Day4:- Rest day for acclimatization
  • Day5:- Gyirong to Dongba or Paryang
  • Day6:- Lake Manasarovar (4558m)
  • Day7:- Puja and drive to Darchen (4560m) (30km)
  • Day8:- Trek Day One: Darchen to Diraphuk (5000m)
  • Day9:- Trek Day Two: Drirapuk to Zuthulphuk
  • Day10:-Trek Day Three: Dzutripuk to Dongba/Saga via Manasarovar Horchu
  • Day11:- Dongba/Saga to Gyirong
  • Day12:- Gyirong to Kathmandu (150km)
  • Day13:- Depart from Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary

Day1:- Arrive in Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal Known as the city of wooden temples. Upon your arrival, our local representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to have a good rest at the hotel.  we will meet up for the trip briefing at 5 pm. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day2:- Kathmandu Sightseeing tour

After breakfast, you will visit Pashupatinath temple where you will perform a puja, then visit Bouddhanath stupa then Jal Narayan(sleeping Vishnu). After lunch, prepare yourself for the Kailash Yatra/Kora. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day3:-Kathmandu to Gyirong

After your breakfast at Kathmandu, take the car ride to Rasuwa Gadi 170km away from Kathmandu. The ride takes about 7/8 hours due to the road condition. After passing the Immigration & formality on the Nepal and China side, you will meet your Tibetan guide and drive to Gyirong Town (3700m). Stay overnight in Gyirong Town.

Day4:- Rest day for acclimatization

Take a good rest at the hotel or explore the town to acclimatize to the altitude change. experience the closest Tibetan city to Nepal. Stay overnight in Gyirong Town. 

Day5:- Gyirong to Dongba or Paryang

After breakfast, you will be escorted to Dongba (4500m) 250km away from GyirongOn the way, you can enjoy the grand view of Mt. Shishapangma (8021m), Mt. Gauri Shankar (7134m), and other high mountains from Lablung La Pass (5050m). You can also admire the sacred Lake Peikutso. Stay overnight in New Dongba. 

Day6:- Lake Manasarovar (4558m)

Today, continue your trip to Lake Manasarovar. It is an auspicious day because you will have the first glimpse of the sacred Lake Manasarovar and Mt. Kailash from Horchu Pass. Stay overnight near Chhu Gompa.

Day7:- Puja and drive to Darchen (4560m) (30km)

The abode of god will be a lifetime achievement. Puja, Havana worship, meditation, holy bath etc. In the afternoon, take the car /Bus ride to Darchen 30km away. Stay overnight in Darchen. 

Day8:- Trek Day One: Darchen to Diraphuk (5000m)

Diraphuk is about 18km away from Darchen. You will take the eco-bus from Darchen for 10km pass by Tarboche and then trek for about 4-5 hours to Diraphuk (4890m). Stay overnight at the basic guesthouse. 

Day9:- Trek Day Two: Drirapuk to Zuthulphuk

Today is one of the highlights of your trip that you are arriving on the lap of lord Shiva It takes around 8-10 hours to trek to Zuthulphuk (4790m) about 22km away. This is also the most challenging day of your yatra. You will pass by ParikarmaDolma-la Pass (5620m), and Gaurikunda is another sacred lake just after the pass. Stay overnight at the basic guesthouse. 

Day10:-Trek Day Three: Dzutripuk to Dongba/Saga via Manasarovar Horchu

Today, you will trek 8km to the ending point of Mt. Kailash Parikarma (circuit) and then take a car/bus ride to Darchen. After lunch, you will take the car/bus ride to Dongba via Manasarovar Horchu. Stay overnight at Dongba.

Day11:- Dongba/Saga to Gyirong

Take the car/bus ride to Gyirong.  You are going to have a long ride on the Himalayan Shangri-la. Stay overnight in Gyirong. 

Day12:- Gyirong to Kathmandu (150km)

Today you will pass the Gyirong Port/Rashuwagadhi Border,  after border immigration formalities and you have a long & bumpy Drive day towards Kathmandu(road conditions in Nepal are Poor) arrive at your hotel in Katmandu for an overnight stay.

Day13:- Depart from Kathmandu

After your big adventure in Nepal & Tiber now time to bid our farewell to you for final departure. We will pick you up at the hotel and drop you off to Kathmandu Airport.

Includes

  • All travel permits and all other necessary permits to Tibet
  • All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary Nepal & Tibet both
  • Whole 13 days Mt. Kailash & Mansarovar all-inclusive trip
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking local tour guide in Nepal & Tibet both
  • Personal comfortable, clean, and safe vehicle with reliable local driver; vehicle ranging from Car, Van to Minibus depending on the group size
  • All lodging listed in the itinerary
  • All meals(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) listed in the above itinerary
  • One shared big Oxygen tank in the car
  • Tourist accident/casualty insurance in Tibet
  • First aid kit

Excludes

  • Flight or train to and out of Tibet;
  • Meals are not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratitude to the tour guide and driver
  • If you need to hire a personal porter or yak for Kailash Kora
  • The cost rises due to cancellation, bad weather, political disturbance, changes in government policy, etc

Trip Map

Packing List For Mt. Kailash Trip

Clothing

  1. Trekking Trousers
  2. Trekking sh
  3. Inner Thermals(Top/bottom)
  4. Breathable Underwear
  5. Fleece Jacket
  6. Windproof jacket
  7. Dawn jacket
  8. Towel

Head Gears

  1. Sun Hat
  2. Head Band
  3. Buff (snood)

Hand Gear

  1. Inner Gloves
  2. Outer Gloves

Foot Gears

  1. Hiking Boots
  2. Hiking shocks
  3. Trainer Shoes
  4. Thermal shocks

Bags

  1. Duffle Bag*
  2. Backpack (Rucksack for day pack)
  3. Few Ziploc/waterproof bags

Equipment

  1. Sleeping Bag*
  2. Sleeping bag liner (if you rent)
  3. Trekking Pole for Cora
  4. Sunglasses
  5. Water bottle or Thurmus
  6. Headlamps*
  7. Camera/video camera
  8. Water purification tablets*/ filters/ UV light/ staripin
  9. Diamox / Dzolamode*
  10. Sunscreens
  11. Toiletries
  12. If you take any Specific medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra?
The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a spiritual pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar, located in Tibet, China. It holds significant religious importance for Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and Bon followers.
How long does the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra take?
The duration of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra varies depending on the route and transportation used. Typically, the journey takes around 15 to 20 days, including travel from the starting point, the pilgrimage around Mount Kailash, and return travel.
What is the best time to undertake the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra?
The best time for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is during the summer months, from May to September, when the weather is relatively mild and the roads are accessible. However, the specific timing may vary based on individual preferences and travel arrangements.
What are the different routes for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra?
There are several routes for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, including the Lipulekh Pass route from India, the Nathu La Pass route from India, and the Simikot-Hilsa route from Nepal. Each route offers a unique journey with its challenges and scenic beauty.
Is the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra physically demanding?
Yes, the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra involves trekking at high altitudes, crossing mountain passes, and enduring varying weather conditions. Participants should be in good physical health and adequately prepared for the challenges of high-altitude trekking.
What permits are required for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra?
Participants need to obtain necessary permits from the Chinese authorities to undertake the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. Additionally, permits may also be required from the respective governments of India or Nepal, depending on the chosen route.
What is the accommodation like during the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra?
Accommodation during the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra varies from basic guesthouses and lodges to tented camps, especially during the trekking and pilgrimage phases. Facilities may be limited, especially in remote areas, and participants should be prepared for rustic living conditions
Is altitude sickness a concern during the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra?
Yes, altitude sickness is a significant concern during the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra due to the high altitudes reached during the pilgrimage. Participants should acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness to ensure a safe journey.
Is the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra open to people of all religions
Yes, the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is open to people of all religions and backgrounds who seek a spiritual pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. The pilgrimage is a deeply spiritual experience that transcends religious boundaries.
Do I need a guide or tour operator for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra?
Yes, it is highly recommended to undertake the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra with a reputable tour operator or travel agency that specializes in organizing pilgrimages to the region. Experienced guides and support staff can ensure a smooth and safe journey for participants.

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