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Kailash Mansarovar Tour from Nepal - 10 Days

  • 10 Days
  • Kailash and Manasarover Tour
  • 5670m
Kailash Mansarovar Tour from Nepal

Kailash Mansarovar Tour from Nepal

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Overview And Highlights

Mount Kailash, known as Kangrinboqe Peak in Tibetan language, in Tibet, is a sacred 6,638 meters high mountain. This holy mountain has the utmost religious significance to Hindus. Buddhist, Jain, and Bon. Due to their religious significance, these pilgrims circumambulate around Mt. Kailash. Also, pilgrims take a holy bath in Mansarovar Lake, an appropriate abode for sacred rituals. Thus, pilgrims take a 10-day Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour from Kathmandu to circumambulate and take a holy bath.

The striking elements of the Kailash Mansarovar Tour are turquoise blue Mansarovar Lake and snow-capped symmetrical natural pyramid-shaped Mt. Kailash. Mt. Kailash stands tall in a Tibetan desert that makes the landscape heavenly. The strips of black rock surface and snow make it a spectacular mountain to behold. The Mansarovar Lake looks stunning, with the beautiful mountains on the backdrop.

Kailash Mansarovar Tour Highlights

  • Panoramic view of Mount Kailash and holy bath at Mansarovar Lake.
  • Overnight at a tea house close to Mansarovar Lake.
  • Circumambulation around Mount Kailash in three days.
  • Trek to Dolma la Pass over 5,630 meters.
  • Drive along the scenic Tibetan highway with a view of beautiful mountains like Gaurisankhar, Sishapangama, and Langtang range.
  • Private vehicle transport, experienced tour guide, best accommodation and meals, and handpicked itineraries.
  • Fixed departure dates are available for the 2024 season at affordable rates.

Kailash Mansarovar Tour and is religious significance

Kailash Mansarovar to Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and Bons is more like a Makkah to Muslims. The word "Kailash" is home to the supreme Hindu god Shiva. Pilgrims believe that Lord Shiva meditates and resides on the top of Mount Kailash. Furthermore, the Mansarovar Lake is the most significant in Hindu mythology. Pilgrims believe that taking a holy bath in the lake and walking on its perimeter erases the sins of a lifetime.

Jain religion considers Mount Kailash and Mansarovar to be the holiest places. They believe that their founder, Rishabhanatha, believed to have achieved Nirvana. The Buddhist religion is called Kailash Kang Rinpoche, which translates to Precious Jewel Mountain. Also, they believe it's a place of residence for Demchok, an important deity of Tibetan Buddhism.

Meaningful experience

Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour is not just a high-altitude trek to the Tibetan highlands to watch mountains and freshwater lakes. It's more than that. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra tests the physical and mental strengths of any trekker. And those who complete it get a life-changing experience spiritually.

This tour is second to none regarding the spiritual and pilgrimage tours. It's the epitome of every spiritual tour in the world. People call it a manifestation of heaven on earth, a place for self-reflection, discovery, and meaningful events.

Apart from pilgrims, adventurers plan this tour to embrace Kailash's untamed aesthetics, remoteness, and spirituality. The awe of the Dolma La Pass trek during Kailash Kora, turquoise blue Mansarovar Lake, and symmetrical figured Mt Kailash makes you feel like it's a piece of heaven.

A brief into Kailash Mansarovar Tour

We will run the Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour in 2024 from Kathmandu. It starts and ends in Kathmandu in 10 days. You'll take a drive from Kathmandu to Kyirong, Nepal-China Border. From Kyirong, you'll drive further to Saga, Mansarovar, and Darchen.

However, from Darchen, you'll start the Kailash Kora Tour for three days. While on Kora, you'll climb to Domla La at 5,630 meters. You'll then descend to Darchen and take a drive back to Kyirong. Finally, from Kyirong, you'll take a private vehicle to Kathmandu again.

Adventure Nepal Eco Treks is among the leading travel agencies in Nepal. We run multiple Tibet Overland Tour Packages and Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour. Our affordable trips are private and group departures. For the 2024 season, we have an exciting offer for the Kailash Mansarovar Tour for you. You can send us your preferred date for this tour and other requirements. Our tour operator will get to your inquiry with the best solution.

Below are some significant highlights you'll see and experience during ten days of the Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour in 2024.

Major Attractions of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash, Gang Rinpoche in Tibetan, is a beautiful mountain in the Kailash Range in Trans Himalaya. It sits west of the Tibetan plateau and is roughly 100 km away from the Nepal-India-China trijunction.

It's among the unclimbed mountains in the Himalayas. The steep ascends and difficulty were the reasons for many acclaimed climbers not climbing this mountain. Later, the growing religious significance worldwide makes it a mountain not to climb.

As stated earlier, Mount Kailash is the epitome of spirituality and religion. This mountain is heavily attached to Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Bon Po.

Kailash Circumambulation (Kora)

After a holy bath at Mansarovar Lake, you'll drive to Darchen to start Kailash Kora. Pilgrims hold that embarking on Kailash Kora offers spiritualism, erases sins, and brings great fortune. Unlike Bon Po, Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains complete Kora in clockwise order.

It's a 52 kilometers long route that starts and ends at Darchen. Most prefer to complete it on foot. However, those tired and unable to walk often use ponies, yaks, and horses to complete the Kora. Some pilgrims end Kora on full body-length prostrations.

Mansarovar Lake

At an altitude of 4,590 meters, Mansarovar Lake is among the highest freshwater lakes in the world. Known for its turquoise blue water, the sheer size of the 26 KM perimeter, and the panoramic mountains around, it's another great highlight of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. Like Kailash, this lake also holds great religious significance.

Hindu mythology holds that Lord Shiva created the Ganges River with water in this lake to provide fertile valleys for people to feed. Buddhism states that Lord Buddha was born after his mother, Queen Maya, took a holy bath here. They also regard this lake as a mother principle.

Chiu Monastery

Chiu Monastery sits on the west shore of Mansarovar Lake, atop Sangtok Pelri Mountain. It's made by cutting a single piece of rock. Moreover, it resembles the structure of Potala Palace. While in Mansarovar, it is worth a visit.

It's also a vantage point that offers a great view of Mansarovar Lake, Gurla Mandhata Peak (7,694 meters), and the entire landscape around the region. You can see Mount Kailash from this vantage point on a clear day. 

Rakshas Tal

The word Rakshas translates to Evil. Tibetans call this Lhang Tso, which translates to "dark lake of poison". This lake connects to Ravana, an evil king in Hindu mythology. Created by Ravana, he used to meditate and pray for Lord Shiva to gain unimaginable superpowers. Surprisingly, at such an altitude, it's a saltwater lake.

Unlike on Mansarovar Lake, pilgrims are not allowed to take baths on this lake.

During winter, locals use the islands on this lake as yak pastureland.

Dirapuk Monastery

Built in the 13th century, Dirapuk Monastery is close to and faces the North face of Mt. Kailash. Upon starting Kailash Kora, you'll stop at Durapuk overnight. During this day, every pilgrim on the Kora visits this monastery.

From here, you'll see three significant mountains surrounding Kailash. It's also the best place for photographs because of the snow-capped Kailash North Face's utter visibility.

Dolma La at 5,630 meters

It's the highest altitude you'll reach during the Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour. On the second day of Kailash Kora, you'll trek to this point from Dirapuk. Reaching at its top is challenging and highly rewarding. From the top, you'll get a glimpse of Mt. Kailash. Also, you'll see Gauri Kunda at the base of the mountain. Also, you'll see Mt. Gurla Mandhata Peak from the top of the pass.

From the top, you'll trek down to Zuthulpuk. Here are the Kailash Mansarovar Tour Itinerary from Nepal.

Day to Day Itinerary

Drive from Kathmandu to Keyrong via Sayabrubesis. (9-10 hours, 170 KM, 2,700 meters)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

To start the 10 days Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour from Nepal, you'll drive from Kathmandu to Kyirong. It's a 9- to 10-hour trip along Pasang Lhamu Highway along Sayabrubesis.

At 7 am, you'll get picked up in a private vehicle from your hotel in the morning. Before leaving Kathmandu, you'll have breakfast at the hotel. You'll stop for lunch at Dhunche/Sayabrubesis around noon.

More than half a section till Sayabrubesis, you'll have a pleasant ride with few off-roads in between. However, past Syabru to Kyirong, the road gets bumpy.

Once you reach Kyirong, Nepal-China border, you must go through immigration checks. You'll meet your tour guide across the border.

You'll board another private vehicle from the border to Gyirong County for one and a half hours. You'll settle in for overnight accommodation at a hotel/tea house there.

Rest day at Kyirong. Acclimatization sightseeing tour.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

On this day, you'll stop at Kyirong for rest and acclimatization. It's a must for you to acclimate well to the Tibetan Plateau's high altitude before proceeding further to Kailash and Mansarovar.
You'll start the day tour after breakfast at the tea house. It's a beautiful town with majestic mountains, panoramas, hills, and valleys. The two beautiful Yangrankangri and Langbangkanri Peaks make Kyirong a wonderland.

The most popular places to visit are centuries-old Buddhist monasteries. Qiangdui Monastery is the oldest in the region, dating back to the 13th century. Another famous monastery/temple worth a visit is Paba Temple, constructed in Nepali style in honor of Bhrikuti, the wife of King Songtsen Gampo, the 33rd TIbetan King.

After completing the day tour, you'll return to the tea house for lunch, dinner, and overnight accommodation.

Drive from Kyirong to Saga (4,640 meters, 250 KM, 5-6 hours)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today, you'll drive around 250 KM from Kyirong to Saga, a beautiful prefecture-level Chinese city in Shigatse Province. The expected drive time is 5-6 hours.

Once you leave Kyirong, you'll come across multiple sheep and yak herds and nomad camps set by the herders. The beautiful mountains in Tibet, Mt. Sishapangama, Langtang Range, and Gaurisankhar, make the drive scenic.

You'll drive to Peiku Tso Lake via Khumen Tsho, Sinling, and Karru Ongchen. It's a beautiful lake that is worth the stop and doing a little sightseeing. Past this lake, before reaching Saga, you'll cross the Brahmaputra River, cascading down from Mansarovar Mountains.

You'll settle in for overnight accommodation at a tea house in Saga.

: Drive from Saga to Mansarovar (4,590 meters) via Paryang (4,700 meters)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Starting the drive early in the morning, you'll reach Mansarovar after 9 hours of leaving Saga. You'll pass through some beautiful towns, namely Zhongba and Paryang.

Past Zhongba, you'll drive along the Mayomla Pass over 5,112 meters and descend to Paryang. The mountain panorama and pasturelands make the drive scenic and engaging. Moreover, from here, you'll get an elegant panorama of Mt. Naimonanyi, a 7,694-meter tall mountain in Tibet.

As you approach the lake, you'll first glimpse the sacred Mt. Kailash. This heavenly place offers you a glimpse of turquoise freshwater, Mansarovar Lake. Northwest of Mansarovar, atop the steep red-coloured Sangtok Pelri Mountain, sits Chiu Monastery. You'll also see Lake Rakshastal west of Mansarovar and south of Mt. Kailash alongside Mount Gurula-Mandata from the vantage point at Mansarovar.

After some time at this heavenly place, you'll head to the tea house for overnight accommodation.

Drive from Mansarovar to Darchen (4,670 meters, 40 KM, 2-3 hours)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

You'll wake up at the sacred Mansarovar, have breakfast, and walk around the lake. If you're a Hindu pilgrim, you can pray and perform pooja at the shore of the lake. Otherwise, you can visit nearby places like Chiu Monastery and Lake Rakshastal.

After lunch, you'll prepare for the day's drive to Darchen. It's a short drive of 2 hours, covering 40 KM.

Darchen is the starting point of Mt. Kailash circumambulation (a circuit trek around sacred Kailash), which takes three days to complete.

You'll settle in for overnight accommodation at a tea house in Darchen.

Drive from Darchen to Sarshung Valley. Trek to Dirapuk (5,210 meters, 15 KM, 8 hours)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The first day of the three-day Mt. Kailash Kora Tour starts from Darchen. First, you'll take a short eco-drive from Darchen to Sarshung Valley. From here, you'll begin a 15 KM long walk and complete it in 8-9 hours. You'll reach Dirapuk Monastery at 5,210 meters.

You'll get a trek/tour guide throughout the day hike. Since you'll be trekking at a high altitude, you can hire a porter to carry your backpack for easy walking. Be noted that you've to pay the porter, yak, or horse fee.

Most sections are rock cliffs with few beautiful waterfalls in between. You'll have a great panorama of mountains and the arid Tibetan plateau. You'll trek to Lachu Village and finally to Darchen. You'll get the north face of Mt. Kailash from Darchen.

With a visit to Darchen Monastery, you'll return to the tea house for overnight accommodation.

Trek from Dirapuk to Zuthulphuk (4,760 meters, 18 KM, 9 hours) via Dolma La Pass (5,670 meters)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

It's among the hardest yet holiest days of Mt. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

You'll leave early after breakfast at the tea house. For the first few hours, you walk on an easy trail. However, you'll start gaining altitude to Shiva-Tsal. You'll trek two more hours from here to the top of Dolma La Pass at 5,630 meters. It's the highest altitude on Mt. Kailash Kora.

At the top of Dolma La, you can perform pooja and other rituals.

From the pass, it's a downhill walk to Zuthulphuk. You'll see the sacred Gauri Kunda (lake) on the base of Mt. Kailash. A few hours of comfortable descent walk takes you to Zuthulphuk. You'll visit Zuthulphuk Monastery and learn about the legendary Milarepa.

You'll settle in at a tea house for overnight accommodation.

Trek from Zuthulphuk to Darchen. End of Mt. Kailash circumambulation (Kora). Drive to Saga (4,670 meters, 13 KM, 5 hours)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

You'll start your morning with breakfast at Zuthulphuk. After breakfast, you'll visit monasteries, shrines, and caves around Milarepa Cave.

After the morning tour, you'll trek for 5 hours, covering a 13 KM distance from Zuthulpuk to Darchhen. Once you reach Darchen, it marks the end of Kailash Kora Trek. From here, you'll take a drive to Saga.

At Saga, you'll get a sophisticated tea house where you can shower and rest with warm meals.

Overnight at a tea house in Saga.

Drive from Saga to Kyirong (2,700 meters, 250 KM, 9 hours)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, you'll drive back to Kyirong from Saga.

You'll settle overnight at a tea house in Kyirong

Drive from Kyirong to Kathmandu (170 KM, 9 hours)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

At the Kyirong border, you'll stop for immigration formalities. After immigration checks, you'll leave the Tibetan border and enter Nepal. Our associate will pick you up from the border in a private vehicle to Kathmandu.

You'll stop for lunch at Dhunche.

With this, your ten days on the Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour will end.

What Is Included ?

  • win sharing lodge/hotel accommodation during the Tibet tour 
  • Everyday Breakfast in staying Hotel/Lodge Entire trip
  • All necessary transportation Kathmandu/Lhasa.
  • Sightseeing tour as per the program.
  • An English speaking Tibetan Guide Entire Trip.
  • And monasteries entrance fees.
  • ANET Appreciation of certificate after the successful trip
  • Tibet travel permit and Tibet Visa.
  • Land Transporttationfrom Lhasa to Kathmandu via Kerung Border
  • Tibet Potala palace Entrance fees
  • Suvenir : something from Nepal give you mmory for life long

What Is Excluded?

  • Your food (Lunch and dinner) during the tour.
  • All expenses of personal nature,
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee,
  • Travel insurance and Emergency evacuation.
  • In case of landslides extra charge for porters and transportation.

Altitude Graph


The Tibetan plateau, where you'll trek for Mt. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, remains cold all year round. However, there are months when the temperature becomes warm and humid.

Spring in Tibet starts in May. The maximum daytime temperature rises to 18-19˚C. The minimum daytime temperature averages 5˚C. However, the nighttime temperature can get freezing.

The temperature from May to September is the best in a year, with daytime temperatures close to 20˚C. Also, the nighttime temperature averages around -5˚C.

Winter in Tibet becomes freezing with snow all over. Hence, you can't plan for Mt. Kailash Mansarovar Tour in winter.

As most sections of Tibet connect with roadways, you'll have access to bottled water in most places. If you want to make it further pure, you can also use water purification tablets.

Hot water bottles and in-built water purification bottles are also highly recommended.

The actual Kailash Mansarovar Kora trek starts with a drive from Darchen to Sarshung Valley. From there, you'll trek to Dirapuk, Dolma La, and Zuthulphuk and walk down to Darchen. In doing so, you'll circumambulate 53 km in three days.

The best time to plan the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra depends on your preferences, as well as the weather and road conditions in the region. Here are the main factors to consider when choosing the timing for your pilgrimage:

Weather: The weather in the Kailash Mansarovar region is highly variable due to its high altitude and mountainous terrain. The peak season for the Yatra is generally from May to September when the weather is relatively warmer and drier. During these months, temperatures are milder, and the chances of encountering snowfall or rainfall are lower, making trekking and road travel more manageable. However, be prepared for cold temperatures, especially at night and at higher altitudes.

Accessibility: Road access to Mount Kailash via the Kerung (Kyirong) border typically opens from April to October, with the peak season being from May to September. During the winter months, the border crossing and surrounding roads may be closed due to heavy snowfall, making it difficult to access the region.

Festivals and Religious Events: Many pilgrims prefer to undertake the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra during auspicious times such as the Saga Dawa festival, which commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha. This festival usually falls in May or June and draws pilgrims from around the world to Mount Kailash.

Crowds: The peak season for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra (May to September) attracts a large number of pilgrims and tourists, leading to crowded trails, accommodations, and transportation. If you prefer a quieter experience and don't mind cooler temperatures, you may consider traveling during the shoulder seasons of April or October.

Personal Preferences: Consider your own physical fitness, tolerance for cold weather, and other personal preferences when planning your Yatra. Some people may find the warmer temperatures of the peak season more comfortable, while others may prefer quieter trails and cooler weather.

Ultimately, the best time for your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra depends on a combination of these factors, as well as your own schedule and preferences. Be sure to research and plan your trip carefully to ensure a safe and enjoyable pilgrimage experience.

There's no need to worry about the language barrier during your Kailash Kora Tour. You'll get a tour/trek guide who's fluent in English. With a Tibetan/English-speaking guide, you'll have a pleasing conservation throughout the tour.

Chinese Yuan is the only accepted currency in Tibet. Also, there are ATMs in limited regions. Hence, we suggest you carry an adequate amount for the tour. Please consult our tour manager regarding how much money you should have for this tour.

Tour Packages: Many travel agencies offer tour packages that include transportation, accommodation, meals, permits, and guides. These packages can range from a few hundred to several thousand US dollars per person, depending on the quality and duration of the tour.

Permits and Fees: You will need permits to visit Mount Kailash, which may include entry fees to certain areas. These costs are typically included in tour packages but if you're traveling independently, you'll need to budget for them separately.

Accommodation and Meals: If not included in your tour package, you'll need to budget for accommodation and meals along the way. Prices can vary depending on the level of comfort you desire.

Guides and Porters: If you choose to hire guides or porters to assist you during your trek, you'll need to budget for their fees as well.

It's recommended to research thoroughly and obtain quotes from multiple travel agencies to get an accurate idea of the cost for your specific trip. Additionally, prices can change over time, so it's essential to verify the current rates before planning your journey.

There are several ways to travel to Kailash Mansarovar from Nepal. Here are the most common routes:

By Road: One of the popular routes from Nepal to Kailash Mansarovar is by road via the Kerung (Kyirong) border. From Kathmandu, you can travel to the border town of Rasuwagadhi, then cross into Tibet via the Kerung border. From there, you'll continue your journey by road through Tibet to reach Mount Kailash. This route offers stunning views of the Himalayas and is favored by many travelers.

By Air and Road: Another option is to fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, and then travel overland to Kailash Mansarovar. From Lhasa, you can either join a guided tour or hire a private vehicle to drive to Mount Kailash. This route allows you to acclimatize to the high altitude gradually and explore the cultural attractions of Lhasa before heading to Kailash.

By Helicopter: Some tour operators offer helicopter tours from Kathmandu to Kailash Mansarovar. This option is more expensive but allows you to reach Kailash quickly and avoid the long overland journey. Helicopter tours typically include visits to other sacred sites in the region, such as Lake Mansarovar and other monasteries.

Trekking: For the adventurous traveler, trekking to Kailash Mansarovar is also an option. There are several trekking routes from Nepal to Kailash, which vary in difficulty and duration. These treks offer a more immersive experience of the landscape and culture of the region but require good physical fitness and preparation.

Regardless of the route you choose, it's essential to obtain the necessary permits and permissions for travel to Tibet and Kailash Mansarovar. These permits are usually arranged by tour operators as part of their packages. Additionally, it's crucial to be prepared for high altitudes, harsh weather conditions, and remote terrain during your journey.

The duration of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra can vary depending on the route taken, the mode of transportation, and the itinerary of the tour package or individual travel plan. However, a typical Kailash Mansarovar Yatra usually takes around 10 to 15 days to complete. Here's a breakdown of the time required for different aspects of the journey:

Travel to Kailash Mansarovar: If you're traveling from Nepal, it usually takes a few days to reach Mount Kailash, depending on the route chosen. The overland journey from Kathmandu to the Kerung border or flying to Lhasa and then traveling by road typically takes a couple of days.

Circumambulation (Parikrama) of Mount Kailash: The main highlight of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is the circumambulation (Parikrama) of Mount Kailash. This involves walking around the sacred mountain, which is approximately 52 kilometers (32 miles) in circumference. Depending on your pace and physical condition, the Parikrama can take anywhere from 2 to 3 days to complete.

Visit to Lake Mansarovar: Many Yatra packages include a visit to Lake Mansarovar, another sacred site located near Mount Kailash. This may require an additional day or two.

Acclimatization and Rest Days: It's essential to include acclimatization and rest days in your itinerary to adjust to the high altitude of the region. This is especially important if you're trekking or traveling by road through mountainous terrain.

Return Journey: After completing the Parikrama and visiting other sacred sites in the region, you'll need to factor in time for the return journey to Nepal or your place of origin.

Overall, a well-planned Kailash Mansarovar Yatra typically takes around 10 to 15 days to allow for travel, sightseeing, Parikrama, and rest. However, the exact duration can vary depending on the specific itinerary and travel arrangements. It's essential to choose a tour package or plan your journey in a way that allows you to fully experience the spiritual and natural beauty of this sacred pilgrimage site.

To embark on a journey to Kailash from Nepal, you have several options depending on your preferences, budget, and time constraints. Here are the main routes:

Overland Route via Kerung (Kyirong) Border:

Begin your journey from Kathmandu, Nepal.Travel by road to the border town of Rasuwagadhi, which is the nearest border crossing to Tibet.

Cross the border into Tibet via the Kerung (Kyirong) border.Continue your journey by road through Tibet, passing through scenic landscapes until you reach Mount Kailash.

This route offers beautiful views of the Himalayas and allows you to acclimatize gradually to the high altitude.Overland Route via Lhasa:

Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. This option offers the opportunity to explore Lhasa's cultural and historical attractions.

From Lhasa, travel overland to Mount Kailash. You can join a guided tour or hire a private vehicle for this part of the journey.

This route allows you to acclimatize to the high altitude gradually and experience the unique Tibetan culture along the way.Helicopter Tours:

Some tour operators offer helicopter tours from Kathmandu to Kailash Mansarovar. This option allows you to reach Kailash quickly and avoid the long overland journey.Helicopter tours typically include visits to other sacred sites in the region, such as Lake Mansarovar, and offer stunning aerial views of the Himalayas.Trekking Routes:

For the adventurous traveler, there are trekking routes from Nepal to Kailash. These routes vary in difficulty and duration and offer a more immersive experience of the landscape and culture of the region.

Trekking routes usually require good physical fitness and preparation, as they involve trekking through remote and high-altitude terrain.

Whichever route you choose, it's essential to obtain the necessary permits and permissions for travel to Tibet and Kailash. These permits are usually arranged by tour operators as part of their packages. Additionally, be prepared for high altitudes, harsh weather conditions, and remote terrain during your journey.

Additional Information

Things you should be well aware of during the Mt. Kailash Mansarovar Tour

You can't travel, trek, and tour alone in Tibet. Hence, planning your tour itinerary with travel agencies in Nepal would be best.

You can't take photographs everywhere you want while on tour. There are some prohibited places, especially monasteries, where you should get permission to take pictures.

You're forbidden to swim in sacred lakes and water streams. However, you can take a holy dip at Mansarovar Lake.

You're not allowed to speak about any Tibet and China politics.

It would be best if you respected Tibetan Buddhism, its people, culture, rules, and regulations.

Always use your tour guide as a mediator for communication whenever required.

Since the Mt. Kailash Mansarovar Tour starts from Kathmandu and runs in Tibet, you'll need a Nepal Tourist Visa and a Chinese Visa. Hence, you'll need two travel visas for this trip.

Nepal Tourist Visa

Getting a Nepal Tourist Visa is easy. You can get the on-arrival visa at the immigration at Kathmandu airport. You should go through visa formalities, fill out the form, pay the fee mentioned for the time period, and get the visa.

You can also fill out the on-arrival visa application online to avoid the queue at the Kathmandu airport.

Tibet Travel Visa

To travel in Tibet, you must have a Chinese Travel Visa issued by the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. Different from a Nepali visa, getting a Chinese Travel visa is difficult.

It takes 4-5 working days to get the visa once applied. Moreover, you can't apply for the Tibet Travel Visa individually. You must use Nepal government-licensed and registered trekking and tour agencies. Furthermore, you must be present at the embassy for biometrics.

Alongside a Chinese Travel Visa, you must also have a Tibet Travel Permit. To get this, you must go through the following steps:

plan your itinerary and travel plans with a registered tour operator agency like us
We’ll forward your travel details to our partner organization in Tibet.
they'll submit your documents and travel plan to Tibet Travel Bureau (TTB)
in 8-9 business days, you'll get Tibet Travel Permit

Transportation during Kailash Mansarovar Tour

To start this tour from Kathmandu, you'll get a private vehicle like a Jeep and Scorpio transfer. We'll ensure you get a comfortable ride from Kathmandu to Kyirong.

From Kyirong, you'll get a similar private vehicle for transport. You'll take a few hundred kilometers to drive each day with the utmost comfort.

You'll also get an eco-bus ride from Darchen to Sarshung Village before starting the Kailash Kora. While returning, take an eco-bus to Darchen.

From Darchen to Kyirong, you'll get a private vehicle transfer again. Moreover, from Kyirong to Kathmandu, you'll get a private jeep or Scorpio ride.


Compared to the Tibet Overland Tour, tea houses on the Kailash Mansarovar Tour could be more sophisticated in all places. You'll get the best tea houses/hotels/lodges at places like Kyirong, Saga, and Darchen. However, you'll get less-equipped tea houses at places like Mansarovar, Dirapuk, and Zuthulphuk. During peak season, trekkers often sleep in tented camps at these places.

You'll be accommodated on a sharing basis at every place. However, individual rooms are also available at an additional cost. Don't expect attached bathrooms and hot water showers in higher regions, as tea houses are less equipped for modern amenities.


You'll get ten breakfasts for ten days on the Mt. Kailash Mansarovar Tour from Kathmandu. As everyone in the group has different meal preferences, we let you eat a meal of your choice and pay for yourself. So, lunch and dinner are not included in the package cost.

Best tea houses/restaurants offer Nepali, Chinese, Continental, and Indian meals. You'll have plenty of meal options at places like Kathmandu, Kyirong, and Saga. The meal options become small at Mansarovar, Darchen, Dirapuk, and Zuthulphuk. However, you'll still have access to excellent and warm meals like Tibetan butter tea, Tsampa, Dumplings, noodle soup, fries, pizza, pasta, etc.

Tour and Trek Guides

Since the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is in Tibet, we can't employ Nepali trek and tour guides for this Kora tour. Hence, you'll get picked up by a tour and trek guide from Tibet. Your tour guide accompanies you from Kyirong on the first day till Kyirong before you enter the Nepali border again.

Our associate companies in Tibet have well-experienced trek and tour guides. For this tour, you'll get a guide who's been to Kailash and done Kora multiple times. On top of that, these professionals are friendly and supportive and make sure that you'll be safe on the entire tour.

Tour guides are fluent in the English language. They also possess abundant information on Buddhism, Tibetan history, and more. Hence, you'll get to learn firsthand about Tibet from our guides.
Physical Fitness and prior trek experience

Having one or two high-altitude trek experiences would be best before joining Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra with us. Physical fitness, on the other hand, is most important. On this tour, you must walk 53 kilometers while circumambulating Mount Kailash. Moreover, you'll have to trek to an altitude of 5,630 meters at Dolma La Pass.

Without physical fitness, you'll get muscle cramps and fatigue. Also, you may be unable to continue and finish the Kora tour if you need help. Hence, we highly recommend you have proper physical fitness before joining our fixed departure, Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, in 2024.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) in Kailash Mansarovar Tour

Acute mountain sickness is common among trekkers and travelers who are above 3000 meters altitude without acclimatization. In Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, you'll start the tour from 2,700 meters at Kyirong and reach Dolma La over 5,630 meters. And in between, you'll drive along some high-altitude terrains.

On this tour, you'll drive from Kathmandu instead of flying directly to Tibet. Hence, while moving along, your body adapts to the altitude. Moreover, you'll stop at Kyirong for a day for acclimatization. With this, you'll not get altitude sickness.

Suppose you get altitude sickness. Kailash Kora, your tour guide, assesses the situation. If the situation worsens, you'll have to return by private vehicle.

The symptoms of mountain sickness are headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, loss of appetite, fatigue, loss of sleep, etc. To not get these symptoms, you must rehydrate frequently, eat plenty of meals, get proper sleep, and avoid caffeinated and alcoholic drinks.

Also, with consultation with your physician, you can consume Diamox. It keeps you away from altitude sickness to some extent.

Travel Insurance

We recommend you purchase a travel insurance policy for the Kailash Mansarovar Tour. With travel insurance, you'll have a safer, more enjoyable tour. The insurance compensates for loss and damage of personal gear and gadgets, flight cancellations, and medical emergencies.

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