Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

location image Kathmandu

9 Nights / 10 Days


Trip starts at:: Kathmandu


Trip ends at: Kathmandu


Accommodation: Tea house or lodge


Max Elevation: 5,645m / 18,520 ft


Difficulty:: Strenuous

Mount Kailash Yatra is one of the most demanding and challenging treks in the world. This trek route in Tibet is widely known as the kora around the Mt.Kailash (6638m) which is sacred to four religions and a deeply numinous place. The average altitude of this trekking is nearly 5,000m, so it is a very great challenge and requires strong perseverance. It is a true test of the mind and spirit.

Mount Kailash is a sacred mountain for Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Bon. Pilgrimage from all over the world visit this place every year. Everybody wants to take holy bath at Lake Mansarovar and make 3 days Kailash Kora. It is believed that 3 days trekking to make a circuit of Mount Kailash which is called Kailash Parikrama or Kailash Kora is to get blessed from Lord Shiva in Hinduism, to get bless from Guru in Buddhism. Trekking is about 53-kilometre starts and ends at Darchen. Darchen is the altitude of 4,575 mitres. Bon pilgrimage makes anti-clock parikrama. Pilgrimages also make 3 times or more than 3 times Kailash parikrama in their lifetime.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu - Syaprubesi (1500m, 135km, 8 hrs. approx.) Day 02: Syaprubesi | Rasuwagadi | Kyirong (2700m) Day 03: Kyirong | Saga (4640m) Day 04: Saga | Mansarovar (4500m) Day 05: Mansarovar | Darchen (4560m) Day 06: Darchen | Sershung | Dirapuk (4765m, 18km) Day 07: Dirapuk | Zuthulpuk (4690m, 22km). Day 08: Zuthulpuk | Darchen | Saga Day 09: Saga | Kyirong Day 10: Kyirong | Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

Early morning, drive to the Syaprubesi which will take approximately 8 - 9 hours. It has the advantage of being higher than the town and certainly much higher than Kathmandu, assisting in acclimatization. Overnight in Guest house.

After lunch and immigration formalities - we cross the friendship bridge and queue up for the immigration, our Chinese guide will assist us in this process. After completion of it, the road climbs steeply up to Kyirong. Overnight at Guest House with dormitory facility.

Today we will cross PekhuTso lake, passing Mount xixapangma and Brahmaputra river. Further drive to Saga. Overnight stay at guest house on dormitory rooms.

Today is the day of your lifetime that you are going to have darshan of the Holy “Mt. Kailash & Lake Manasarover” - day's program as usual. Holy Dip at the lake followed by MansarovarParikrama by environmental buses; view Rakshas Tal and reach Chui Gompa. Overnight at guest house. According to the Hindu religion, the lake was first created in the mind of the Lord Brahma after which it manifested on Earth. Hence, in Sanskrit it is called “Manasasarovaram”, which is a combination of the words manasa (mind) and sarovaram(lake).

Till 2 pm we will have free time for pooja and hawan, after that we will drive to Darchen, base camp of kailas. It is on the southern side of the Kailas Peak wherefrom Kailas-parikrama begins. Overnight at Darchen Guest house (dormitory accommodation).

After breakfast, drive to Sershung (6 km) and start trek for Kailashparikrama to Dirapuk (16,500 ft) - 12 km, packed lunch on the way, Dinner and overnight at Camp (tent/mud-house).

This is the day every pilgrims talk about, the most difficult journey throughout the yatra. The last pull to the pass is steep and, due to the altitude, unrelenting. At a dizzy height of 5640m (18600ft), the Drolma (Tara) La marks the transition from this life to a new one. 200 m- below the pass is a view of the lake of compassion, Gaurikund (5440m/18400ft). The path stretches ahead, with distant mountains on the horizon. The way down is long and the last descend is quite steep. Further trek on the east bank of the river and reach Zuthulpuk , dinner & overnight at Camp (tent/mud-house ). The walk between Dirapuk to Zuthulpuk may take about 10 to 12 hours.

After breakfast we trek around 8 km, and we will reach to the place called Zhong Chu where the vehicle will be waiting for us - drive to Darchen, after lunch we drive to Saga. Overnight at guest house.

After breakfast, drive to Kyirong. Overnight at guest house.

Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to the city hotel. Enjoy some free time in this exotic city.

Services Included

tick image All necessary Tibet entry permission and Kailas

tick image Permission/Visa for the Group.

tick image Chinese Visa fee.

tick image 100 % veg Nepali food.

tick image Overland transfers as per itinerary.

tick image Nepali cooking staff.

tick image Rescue Vehicle

tick image All camping equipment (dinning tent, kitchen tent, kitchen utensils, table, chairs, etc.)

tick image A supporting truck (for carrying, food stuff, kitchen equipment and guest luggage.)

tick image Entrance fees.

tick image Tibetan guide from China Tibet Tourism Board. (CTTB)

tick image Yak and yak man (for trekking equipment; but not for carrying personal luggage.)

tick image Oxygen cylinders for the group.

tick image All applicable taxes and service charges.

Services Excluded

tick image Personal equipment, personal insurance, emergency evacuation charge and personal medical expenses

tick image Personal horse and helper if you need in Kailash kora.

tick image Other activities mentioned than in itinerary.

tick image Extra cost on accommodation upgrading.

tick image Extra cost on emergency evacuation in case of need.

tick image Tipping

tick image Any loosing or extra cost in case of cancellation the tour, or in case of late visa or permit because of immediate rules change from Tibet part.

tick image Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control, such as, natural calamities (landslides, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellation, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, evacuation costs, additional nights.

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