Few mountains in the world rival the grandeur of Mount Kailash, the famed holy peak in western Tibet. Situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, this legendary snow-shrouded rock dome is revered by four different religions as one of the most sacred pilgrimage destinations in Asia. The sources for four of South Asia's greatest rivers are nearby, and at the base of the mountain are two vast lakes, Manasarovar and Rakshas Tal. Hindu regard Mount Kailash as the earthly manifestation of Mount Meru, their spiritual center of the universe, described in ancient texts as a fantastic "world pillar" 84000 miles high, around which all else revolves, its roots in the lowest hell and its summit kissing the heavens. On top is the abode of god Shiva, lord of the Mountains, who shares this lofty peak with his consort, Parvati. Sprawling below is the sacred lake Manasarovar, where a ritual bath will deliver a pilgrim to Brahma's paradise and a drink of its waters relinquishes the sins of a hundred lifetimes. For the Jains, a religious sect holding manhy beliefs similar to those of Buddhists, Kailash is acclaimed as the site where their first prophet achieved enlightenment.
General Facts of Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar Tour.
Access to Mount Kailash
Mount Kailash Mansarovar tour can be started either from Nepal or from China. Those people who are interested to travel from China can arrive to Beijing, Chengdu, Xian, Xining or any other city which has a direct connection to Lhasa city. From there they can either fly to Lhasa or drive by train to Lhasa. This fixed departure package tour Starts from Tibet (Lhasa) and ends in Kathmandu.
Chinese Visa Regulation
For this group joining Lhasa, Everest Base Camp and Holy Mount Kailash Tour you need to take a chinese visa in your own country. As this trips begins in Tibet and ends in Kathmandu so you have to apply for chinese visa in your home country. Nepal visa you can take in Nepal - China border at the end of your trip.
Transportation used during Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour
We have varieties of trasportation such as van, mini bus, jeep, landcruiser, deluxe bus etc and the vehicle will be used depending upon the group size.
Accommodation availability on the way during Kailash Tour
There are different category of accommodation available in Kathmandu city from normal budget tourist hotel to Deluxe 5 star Hotel. In Tibet part, basically in Kailash Mansarovar route there are mostly basic guest house/dormitory and at some place normal tourist guest house available with very basic facilities.
Day 01: Lhasa Arrival
Day 02: Lhasa Sightseeing.
Day 03: Lhasa Sightseeing.
Day 04: Lhasa - Yamdrotso Lake - Gyantse - Shigatse (7hrs, 370km)
Day 05: Shigatse - Rongbuk Living Area (8hrs, 340km)
Day 06: Rongphu Monastery - Everest Base Camp - Saga (10hrs, 460km)
Day 07: Saga to Darchen (9hrs, 450km)
Day 08: Trek Day One - Darchen to Drirapuk (6.5 hrs, 11km)
Day 09: Trek Day Two - Drirapuk to Zutulpuk (18km, 9-10 hours)
Day 10: Trek Day Three - Zutulpuk to Darchen (11km, 4hours)
Day 11: Drive from Darchen to Saga ( 530Km, 14 hours)
Day 12: Saga to Kyirong, Exit the Border (5-6hrs, 300km)
Day 13: Rashuwaghadi to Kathmandu (8-9 hrs, 130km)
Mount Kailash Group Joining Tour Departure Dates 2019
07th Apr 2019 - 19th Apr 2019
12th Apr 2019 - 24th Apr 2019
22th Apr 2019 - 04th May 2019
25th Aug 2019 - 07th May 2019
15th May 2019 - 28th May 2019
24th May 2019 - 05th May 2019
01st Jun 2019 - 13th Jun 2019
10th Jun 2019 - 23rd Jun 2019
21st Jun 2019 - 03rd Jun 2019
10th Jul 2019 - 23rd Jul 2019
20th Jul 2019 - 01st Aug 2019
26th Jul 2019 - 07th Jul 2019
08th Aug 2019 - 20th Aug 2019
23rd Aug 2019 - 04th Aug 2019
06th Sep 2019 - 19th Aug 2019
18th Sep 2019 - 30th Sep 2019
25th Sep 2019 - 07th Oct 2019
06th Oct 2019 - 19th Oct 2019
24th Oct 2019 - 05th Oct 2019
Group Joining Cost Per Person:
Apr 1 - Jun 24
June 25 - Oct 25
US $ 1880
SGL: US $ 320
US $ 2090
SGL: US $ 320
Day 01: Lhasa Arrival.
Arrive at Gongar Airport, Lhasa or Train Station at Lhasa. Our airport representative will pickup and transfer to Hotel. Free and relax. Lhasa is at an altitude of above 3800 meters so acclimatization is must. So you can take rest at Hotel. Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 02 - 03 : Lhasa Sightseeing.
Wake up in the morning have breakfast and get ready for sightseeing.Day 02 and 03 you will be sightseeing inside Lhasa,Tibet to visit fabulous and typical Buddhist and historic sites, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery. In Potala palace, you can explore the grandest of these myriad chapels, its audience halls, the jeweled and Golden burial chortens (stupa Tombs) of past Dalai Lamas, and the tremendous number of Buddhist frescoes, thangkas, combinations of the mandala, figures of the Buddha.
You will visit 3 important monasteries in Lhasa, the first and foremost is Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibetan Buddhism, attracts pilgrims all over Tibetan Area, built during songtsen gonpo’s reign by princess wencheng of Tang dynasty, 647 A.D. The other two Monasteries Sera and Drepung Monastery locate in suburb of Lhasa, are hosted by hundreds of Monks, learning, praying, studying, living there. The famous Monks debating is held in the courtyard of Sera Monastery in the afternoon (Except Sunday). You will also explore the circular pilgrim route Barkhor while traveling at Jokhang Temple, to contact local folks here, and if possible purchase some traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, books, Tibetan music instrument, Thangkas, and traditional Tibetan clothes etc.Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Day 04: Drive Lhasa - Yamdrotso Lake - Gyantse - Shigatse (7hrs, 370km).
Wake up in the morning have breakfast and starts to drive. Passing by the green farmland of Nyangchu Valley, drive across pass Gangbala (5030m), we move westwards to Tibet's traditional town - Gyantse and finally reach to Shigatse. There are many sites to see today, among them, the most important attractions are Yamdro-tso Lake, and Kubum Monastery in Gyantse. Yamdro-tso Lake is shaped like coiling scorpion with deep blue in color and Khubum Monastery has a 35m-high chorten (stupa) with its white layers trimmed with decorative stripes and its crown-like golden dome. Stay overnight in Hotel.
Day 05: Drive Shigatse - Rongbuk Living Area (8hrs, 340km)(B)
After breakfast, visit a famous Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Shigatse where you can see the well preserved largest statue of Jampa (future god) in the world. The monastery itself is abiding place for the successive Penchen Lamas. There are only 2-3 hours driving from Tingri to Rongpuk through 90km new winding road in the mountains. On the way from Tingri to EBC, you can enjoy the stunning mountain scenery; pass the wild grassland, the torrent, and soaring mountains. If it is in clear weather, you can see the panorama of Himalaya range and among mountains you can see 4 mountains which are 8000m high and more to enjoy like Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Qowowuyag (8201m) and Mt Mayalu (8463m) at the mountain pass Kyawula Pass (5180m). If the weather is good and time allows, you will have a chance to see the majestic view of the golden summit of Mt. Everest at sunset. Stay overnight at Tent Guest House.
Day 06: Drive Rongphu Monastery - Everest Base Camp - Saga (10hrs, 460km)
In the morning, you will visit Mount Everest Base Camp, either by trek or by Eco-bus, the magnificent Mt. Everest is standing in the sky like a huge white pyramid, thus you are standing at the top of the world. Take pictures here before getting back to Rongpuk.
For the needs of environmental protection, the Everest Base Camp Stone has been moved 4 km backward, do not allow tourists to enter the core area)
In late morning, we need to take the old Tingri road to Saga County. From the old Tingri, you can see the Mountain Everest ,Chuyo, and Shishapangma which is at 8012m was the least of the world's 8000m peaks to be climbed. The road runs parallel to the Himalayan ranges and Nepalian sides called Anapurna ranges. The main road passes through the desolate plain of Digur tang, and the closely neighboring snow peaks of Shishapangma and Langtang to the south. Leaving the bum-chu basin, and then ascends into the depression of Pelkhu-tso (4600m), a cobalt blue lake. Today we drive to Saga, a small town 69km from the Phelgu-tso. Stay overnight in Saga.
Day 07: Drive Saga to Darchen (9hrs, 450km)
Moving towards the Dongba County, the region around the sources of Brahmaputra River, which is about 167km from the Saga town. In the late afternoon, we will reach Darchen, a small town at the foot of Mt. Kailash. The tour guide will help clients to make a reservation of porters and Yaks if clients need (cost on tourists' own) and do some preparation for your following 3 days trekking around Mt.Kailash. Stay overnight in Tarchen Chongqing Hotel.
Day 08: Trek Day One - Darchen to Dirapuk (6.5 hrs, 11km)
8 kilometers after leaving Darchen with Eco-bus (20 minutes), we get to a village called Sershung, where porters are waiting for their clients. From here we begin our trek around Mt.Kailash, during your trek you can see a lot of pilgrims prostrating along the path and plies of Mani stones, small scenic sites and west face of Mt. Kailash. On the way, there are some tent shops you can refresh yourself and drink some soft drinks. First day's trek ends at guest house on the opposite side of Dirapuk Monastery. If you have more energy, you can visit Drirapuk Monastery on your own. from the guesthouse, you can have stunning view of north face of Mt. Kailash. Stay overnight at the guesthouse.
Day 09: Trek Day Two - Dirapuk to Zutulphuk (18km, 9-10 hours)
The second-day is the hardest and most tough circuit with the Dolma-la Pass lying 6.4km ahead. The peak of Dolma-la pass is about 5630m above sea level, so it is better to set off early in the morning as the sun rays break over the ridges above. After taking a rest at the peak of Dolma-la pass, you will descend staircase bringing you to Lhachu Valley floor, on the way you can see the small beautiful lake called Khandotso. From here it is still four hours trekking to the today's final destination with no shelters on the way. the second day trek's destination is Zutulpuk. if have energy, you can visit the Zutulpuk Monastery and its miracle cave of Milarepa. Stay overnight at the guesthouse.
Day 10: Trek Day Three - Zutulpuk to Darchen (11km, 4hours)
We continue our Kora to Darchen, is easy and the exit from the valley can be reached within 4 hours walk. At the ending point of the valley, you can take the ECO-friendly bus to Darchen(4km).
After trekking, we take a drive to Chui Gompa (4560 m). Besides taking bath in the Holy Lake Mansarovar, you will also have free time for puja if you are Hinduist or like to do it. After all, this if time permits you can have a bath in the hot spring water at the lakeside (additional charges for bathing in Hot Spring not covered in the package).
Bath and hot spring may be arranged in the morning of Day 11, which is optional and is based on time and physical condition of tourists after the trek. We may not organize such activities if the weather is not so good and less than half of the tourists are willing to do this. Stay overnight in Tarchen.
Day 11: Drive from Darchen to Saga ( 530Km, 14 hours)
Drive from Darchen to Saga and stay overnight in Saga.
Day 12: Saga to Kyirong, Exit the Border (5-6hrs, 300km).
Today, you will go exit China in the afternoon after 5-6 hours driving from Saga to Chinese Kyirong border, also called Rashuwaghadi in Nepal, living in the border to wait for the Nepalese driver to pick you up in the next morning.
From Saga to Kerung (Kyirong) border, you will find a whole new world quite different than the snow land, waterfall, flourish forest, deep gorges accompany you traveling all the way. The most amazing view is the snow-capped mountains standing behind the forest, which makes scenery take varied forms.
Overnight in the hostel at Rashuwaghadi, the border town in Nepal side.
Day 13: Rashuwaghadi to Kathmandu (8-9 hrs, 130km)/
The road between the border to Kathmandu is small, it takes 8-9 hours driving to Kathmandu, you are free to stop anywhere on the road if it is safe to park and enjoy the mountain view. Tour ends in Kathmandu, the driver will send you to your reserved hotel.
Travel documents including Tibet Travel Permit, Alien’s travel permit, foreign affairs permit and military area entry permit;
All admission fee of all tourist sites listed in the itinerary, and ECO-friendly bus;
Knowledgeable English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide all through the trip;
Comfortable, clean and safe vehicle with reliable driver; vehicle ranging from 7 seats Van to 29 seats tourist bus depending on the group size.;
Accommodation on twin sharing room in city area and dormitory group room in kailash part on sharing basis.
Welcome Dinner at Lhasa when group members meet.
Tourist accident/casualty insurance;
Brief meeting of the tour by the guide;
Private transfer from Rashuwaghadi Border to Kathmandu for group;
Breafkast, Lunch and Dinner throughout the trip.
Supporting expense during the trekking (If supporting like Yaks, horses and porters is necessary for some clients, the local guide will help to arrange but clients have to decide the day before the trekking.);
Hiring the Yaks and porters are not the must-do, some of the travelers with good health condition can complete the trek without those support;
Emmergency rescue and evacuation.
Tips to staff.
Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances.