Kailash Mansarovar Tour-10 Days

Tibet
Kailash Mansarovar Tour
Kailash Mansarovar Tour
Kailash Mansarovar Tour
At a Glance
Duration10 Days
Trip GradeStrenuous
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CountryTibet
Maximum Altitude5630m
Group Size4-100 pax
StartsKathmandu
EndsKathmandu
Travel StyleTour
Best TimeMarch to November

The Kailash Mansarovar Tour in Tibet, an autonomous region of China, offers a remarkable experience of religious, cultural, and natural exploration. This journey takes you to the foothills of Mt. Kailash, where you can witness the beauty of secret holy lakes, breathtaking mountain views, and a stunning landscape that is often referred to as the "roof of the world." Tibet is renowned as a center of natural power and serves as a cultural and religious hub for people around the globe. Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Lake hold immense significance for four major religions - Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Bon Religion. Standing tall at an elevation of 6,638 m (21,778 ft), Mount Kailash is considered the divine dwelling place of Lord Shiva and Parvati. Situated near the Manasarovar and Rakshastal lakes, this pyramid-shaped mountain is located north of the western trijunction of the China-India-Nepal border. Additionally, this region is known as the origin of four major rivers: the Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra, and Karnali. According to Hindu beliefs, Mount Kailash is the sacred abode of Lord Shiva, where he remains in eternal meditation alongside his wife, Parvati, the daughter of the Himalayas. This holy mountain, known as Kailash Parvat, is considered the ultimate destination for the soul and is regarded as the spiritual center of the world. Lake Mansarovar, situated near Mount Kailash, is revered as a reservoir of purity and holds great significance as a pilgrimage site, attracting Hindus from all corners of the globe who embark on the Kailash Yatra. The act of immersing oneself in the waters of Mansarovar and drinking from its pristine source during this pilgrimage is believed to cleanse devotees of sins accumulated over numerous lifetimes. Those fortunate enough to undertake this sacred journey to Lake Mansarovar and Kailash Parvat carry back cherished memories that serve as a constant reminder of Lord Shiva's presence in their lives, instilling a deep sense of peace and tranquility. Let's Join the Himalayan Trekking Path for your outstanding trip to Kailash Parikarma and Manasarovar Lake Tour.

Highlights of the Kailash and Manasarovar Lake Tour 

  • Commence and conclude the Kailash Manasarovar Tour within the city of Kathmandu
  • Embark on a picturesque journey from Kathmandu to Timure in the comfort of a private vehicle
  • Traverse into Tibet and discover the captivating Tibetan plateau aboard a comfortable bus
  • Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring topography of Tibet, surrounded by its breathtaking landscapes
  • Delight in the scenic drive, witnessing majestic mountain views, serene lake views, and ancient monasteries
  • Partake in a sacred bath in the holy Mansarovar lake, purifying your soul and seeking blessings from Lord Shiva
  • Circumnavigate the mystical Kailash Mountain in a clockwise direction, engaging in religious rituals
  • Embrace the opportunity to connect with your spiritual self and experience personal growth
  • Take advantage of the fortunate chance to merge spirituality with self-discovery

Our 10-day Kailash Manasarovar Tour commences after completing all necessary formalities, orientation, exploring the vibrant city of Kathmandu, and embarking on a scenic drive to Timure, the last village in Nepal before crossing over to Tibet, China. The comfortable vehicle, specifically tailored to accommodate the group size, takes us through various landmarks in Kathmandu, Nuwakot, and Rasuwa districts, offering stunning views of the Trishuli River valley, majestic mountains, charming villages, terraced fields, and more. Once we reach Timure, a 30-minute walk is required to reach the friendship bridge that connects Nepal and China. After crossing the bridge, we proceed to the Chinese immigration checkpoint, where biometric procedures and necessary formalities are completed. This marks our official entry into Tibet, China. At this point, our team will introduce you to our professional Tibet guide, driver, and vehicle, and together we will embark on our journey toward Kerung. During our stay in Kerung, we will have a day of leisure to acclimatize to the high altitude. This provides a perfect opportunity to explore the wonders of Kerung town, including its enchanting monastery and the captivating landmarks that surround it. It is worth mentioning that Kerung is conveniently located just 175km away from Kathmandu. After departing from Kerung, our next destination will be Saga. Along the way, we will be able to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas, charming lakes, picturesque landscapes, elegant Yaks, a magnificent waterfall, the Brahmaputra River, and other breathtaking scenery. Our journey will also take us across the Guntala Pass (5226m) before finally arriving in Saga, which is situated 295 km from Kyirung village.

Following the Saga, our next destination will be Mansarovar Lake, a highly revered body of water situated 466 km away from Saga. Along the journey, we will be treated to stunning views of the Tibetan plateau. Upon reaching Hurchu town, we will catch our first glimpse of Mt. Kailash. We will then embark on a bus ride to circumambulate the sacred Manasarovar Lake, which will take approximately one hour. Interestingly, Mt. Kailash is just 40 km away from the lake. After performing the holy bath and enjoying a hearty breakfast, we will set off for Darchen the next day. En route, we will have the opportunity to marvel at Rakshas Tal, the highest salted lake in the world, which bears a striking resemblance to the shape of the moon. Darchen, often referred to as the Courtyard of Mt. Kailash, provides a vantage point for a close-up view of the magnificent Kailash mountain. From Darchen, we will commence the three-day Parikarma (Kora) and conquer the formidable Dolma La Pass, situated at an altitude of 5630m. Upon successfully crossing this challenging pass, we will return to Darchen and eventually make our way back to Kathmandu, retracing our steps along the same route.

Kailash Manasarovar Tour Best season

The optimal period to embark on the Kailash Manasarovar tour is during the Spring season, which spans from March to May. During this time, temperatures become slightly warmer, ranging from -5°C to 10°C. As the snow begins to melt, the roads typically open up for the Yatra by late spring. Another favorable time to visit Kailash Mansarovar is during the summer months, from June to August. September and mid-October can also be considered for the pilgrimage. However, it is important to note that from November to February, the region experiences the off-season due to extreme cold and road blockages caused by snow.

Kailash Manasarovar Tour requires at least 4 Travellers in a Group

The Visas will only be granted to groups consisting of at least four individuals, with higher costs incurred for smaller groups. Tibet is an ideal destination for both small and large groups, with the minimum requirement being four participants for the Kailash Manasarovar tour, and the option to accommodate as many travelers as desired.

Kailash Manasarovar Tour cost for 2024/2025

The price range for the Kailash Manasarovar overland tour varies from $2,000 to $3,000 per person depending on the group size. Solo travelers are not permitted for the Tibet tour from Nepal and must join a group. If you are traveling alone and wish to join a group, please get in touch with us. The peak season for the Tibet tour is from June to September. The aforementioned cost covers all services mentioned in the itinerary, including transportation, meals, accommodation, Tibet and China visas, support staff, entrance fees, and more. For a detailed breakdown of the Kailash Manasarovar tour costs based on group size, please contact us.

  • The Kailash Manasarover tour is priced at USD 3,000 per person for a group of 4 individuals.
  • For a group of 5-10 people, the cost of the Kailash Manasarover tour is USD2300 per person.
  • If you are in a group of 11-20 individuals, the price for the Kailash Manasarover tour is USD 2200 per person.
  • The Kailash Manasarover tour is available for USD 2100 per person for a group of 21-50 people.
  • For a group of 51-100 individuals, the cost of the Kailash Manasarover tour is USD2000 per person.
Itinerary

The Kailash Manasarovar Tour itinerary provides comprehensive information on the package, including details on the experiences, destinations, journey overview, duration, level of difficulty, starting point, and ending point. Follow our itinerary to explore the wonders of Kailash and Manasarovar Lake.

Tour PlanExpand All

Our journey commences from Kathmandu bright and early at 06:00 AM. We will travel to Nagdhunga, then proceed along the Trishuli River towards the North, passing through Galchi, Dhunch, and Saybrubasi on our way to Kyrong. The distance to the border is 140km, where we will complete the immigration formalities in the Nepali section. Once across the border, clients will need to undergo Chinese immigration procedures. Our Tibetan Guide will be ready with all the required documents and transportation, including a driver. Following the immigration process, we will drive 70 km to Kyirong and stay overnight in a guest house.

Max. Altitude: 2700mMeal: Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

On the second day of the Kailash Mansarovar Journey, we will spend a day in Kerung to acclimatize ourselves to the high altitude. This will help us overcome the challenges of the steep elevation gain. During this day, we will have the opportunity to explore the charming Kyirung town, visit nearby monasteries, and immerse ourselves in the vibrant city life.

Max. Altitude: 2700mMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Departing from Nyalam, we journey through Lalung La (5200m) to witness stunning views, passing by the magnificent turquoise lake, Peiku-Tso, with the majestic Shishapangma (8027m) in the background. The trail then leads us along the Brahmaputra River, offering picturesque sights of river valleys and charming traditional villages. This scenic drive is perfect for capturing memorable moments with your video cameras. Continuing, the path takes us towards the northern route, covering a distance of 295km and reaching an elevation of 4600 meters. Upon reaching Saga, we can choose to set up camp for the night or stay in a hotel/guest house.

Max. Altitude: 4600mMeal: breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

After enjoying an early morning breakfast, we embark on our journey to Manasarovar. Along the way, we encounter a picturesque scene of Jeeps and trucks traversing the wide valley, following rivers, and passing by herds of yaks and sheep. As we continue southward, our eyes are drawn to the magnificent snow-covered peaks, which appear tantalizingly close. Driving through Paryang and crossing the Mayumla Pass, we are treated to breathtaking views of rocky peaks and sand dunes, providing us with a true sense of Tibet's arid landscapes. Depending on the season, we may come across nomads and mobile shopkeepers dressed in their vibrant traditional costumes, eagerly awaiting our arrival with hot tea and other supplies, accompanied by warm smiles that stretch from ear to ear. This route takes us deep into the heart of Mansarovar Lake, amidst stunning landscapes. As we approach this sacred lake, we catch sight of the historic Chiu Monastery on the northwest shore, offering a glimpse of the majestic Mount Kailash. This journey evokes profound spiritual emotions within us. We spend the night in a comfortable guest house, ready to continue our exploration the next day.

Max. Altitude: 5200mMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

The stunning turquoise-hued freshwater lake is teeming with fish and swans. Surrounding Lake Mansarovar are the sacred peaks of Holy Kailash Parbat, Mt. Gurula-Mandata, and Lake Rishikesh. This area is known for its abundance of gold and other mineral mines, as well as hot springs and diverse wildlife. After a day of exploration at Lake Mansarovar, we make the one-hour drive to Darchen, where we spend the night at Chu Gumba.

Max. Altitude: 4560mMeal: Breakfast, Luch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Following breakfast in the early morning, our trek commences as you are introduced to your team of yaks and Tibetan yak drivers who will accompany you on the kora. Moving forward from Darchen, you will trek through lush meadows and charming streams towards Lha Chu Valley. The path offers a view of the Turquoise River flowing down a narrow canyon with towering cliffs. Along the way, the north face of Kailash will come into sight. The trail will lead you to the 13th century Dira-Puk monastery. A visit to this monastery is believed to be a sacred experience bestowed upon you during your Mount Kailash tour and trek. Finally, you will end the day's trek by camping at Dira-Puk or staying in a guest house.

Max. Altitude: 4900mMeal: Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Lha Chu Valley fades into the background as you make your way towards Drolma Chu Valley. Anticipating the incredible Mount Kailash tour and trek, you climb up to Drolma La (5630m), the highest point of the journey. However, once you catch sight of the awe-inspiring Thukpe Dzingbu Lake, also known as the Lake of Compassion, at the summit, you realize that this challenging ascent has been truly worthwhile and rewarding. Prayer flags flutter in the wind at the summit, adding to the spiritual atmosphere. Continuing on, the trail descends to the expansive fields of Zutul-Puk, where a monastery and a number of captivating caves can be found. These caves are renowned for meditation, with Milarepa's cave being particularly famous, believed to bear the imprints of his footprints and elbows on the mani stones. As we proceed with our Parikrama, we set up camp at Zutul-Puk for the night, adding an element of excitement, adventure, and pleasure to our journey.

Max. Altitude: 4790mMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

After completing our pilgrimage trek, we reach the final destination of Darchen. From there, we proceed to Horfe where we will spend the night at a camp or guest house. The religious rituals we performed during our parikrama have left us with a profound sense of spiritual fulfillment. Despite our exhaustion from a challenging day, we retire to bed with a deep sense of satisfaction.

Max. Altitude: 4600mMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

After crossing the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra River) via ferry, you proceed to drive 220 kilometers to Kyirong. Upon departing Saga, the road unfolds into a vast, flat plain with stunning vistas of Shishapangma (8027m) in the distance. The journey continues to Kyirong, situated at an elevation of 1850 meters, where you will spend the night in a guest house.

Max. Altitude: 2700mMeal: Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

After departing from Kyirong, you will embark on a delightful journey towards the border town of Rasuwagadi, located on the Nepalese border. Here, you will bid farewell to your knowledgeable Tibetan guide and skilled driver. As you make your way down, you will have the opportunity to hike towards the Nepalese Immigration Control, where your Nepalese escorts eagerly await your arrival. Once you have completed the necessary re-entry formalities, you can resume your picturesque drive towards the vibrant city of Kathmandu. Please note that the duration of this drive may vary depending on the prevailing road and weather conditions, typically taking approximately 7-8 hours.

Max. Altitude: 1350mMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Hotel
Cost Details
Included
  • Accommodation provided for 09 nights in Kailash at Local Guesthouses
  • Buffet vegetarian meals are included throughout the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • English-speaking Tibetan guide available for assistance with custom formalities
  • Nepali Team leader/ Co-ordinator for support and coordination
  • Experienced staff team to ensure a smooth and safe journey
  • Private transportation by Bus for all travel needs
  • Tibet travel permit and Tibet visa arrangements taken care of
  • Permit fees covered for Lake Manasarovar and Kailash
  • Permit fees included for Langtang National Park
  • Duffel bag provided for storing goods during the Kailash tour
  • Warm jacket and sleeping bag available on a returnable basis if required
  • Government Tax and company fees are incorporated in the package
  • Emergency evacuation management is in place for any unforeseen circumstances

 

Excluded
  • Visa for Nepal
  • Airfare for international travel
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Fees for sightseeing and entrance in Kathmandu
  • Expenses for personal needs
  • Insurance coverage for emergencies and medical expenses
  • Emergency rescue services
  • Provision of personal horse and helper during Kailash Parikrama
  • Provision for unforeseen circumstances such as delayed permit or early return from Kailash.
  • Tips for staff (helper, guide, divers)
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Starts:Jul 22, 2024Ends:Jul 31, 2024
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The Kailash Manasarovar Tour is available seasonally from May to September, which is widely regarded as the optimal time to visit. We conduct the awe-inspiring Kailash Manasarovar tour daily throughout this period. Alternatively, you may choose to participate in the spiritual tour on the specified fixed departure date.

Additional Info

Travel insurance is mandatory:

Ensure your safety and peace of mind during your Mount Kailash pilgrimage by investing in our specialized travel insurance. Tailored specifically for the unique challenges of this sacred journey, our Mount Kailash Travel Insurance offers coverage for trip disruptions, medical emergencies, and unforeseen events. Don't embark on your adventure without the protection and security that our insurance provides.

Prepare against the AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness)

High elevations present difficulties such as decreased oxygen levels, resulting in symptoms like headaches, queasiness, fatigue, and shortness of breath. These symptoms affect individuals of all ages and fitness levels. Adjusting to the altitude is essential; refrain from using tranquilizers and antibiotics. Decrease the pace of activities, take frequent breaks, and minimize conversation. Walk at a leisurely pace, carry lighter loads, and maintain a peaceful demeanor. Stay hydrated, avoid sudden strenuous activity, and guard against the cold. Refrain from bathing in streams, protect yourself from dust and sun exposure, and follow the guidance of experienced leaders. Prioritize rest, hydration, and warm attire during the winter season.

Communication and reception

The tour guide will be equipped with a satellite phone for emergencies, and Wi-Fi is readily available in Tibet. However, Mansarovar and the Parikrama do not have Wi-Fi access. E-sim options are widely supported for cellular data, but mainstream social media platforms such as WhatsApp and Facebook are restricted in China. Utilizing VPNs can enable seamless communication with loved ones back home.

Weather and Climate

From May to September, which is considered the prime season for the Kailash Manasarovar tour, Nepal and Tibet experience temperatures ranging from 10 to 22°C during the day. Although the daytime temperatures are relatively moderate, the high altitudes coupled with the intense sun can make it feel much warmer. However, it is important to note that nighttime temperatures can drop significantly, plummeting as low as -5°C.

Physical Fitness

Prior to embarking on the Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar yatra, it is highly recommended that you consult with your doctor and undergo a thorough medical examination. Considering the elevated altitudes, it is advisable to commence exercises such as walking, jogging, cycling, yoga, and breathing exercises at least one month in advance to guarantee a smooth and successful journey.

Packing List

Essential Documents:

  • It is recommended to carry a small waist pouch or document bag to organize your essential documents.
  •  Make sure to bring your passport along with photocopies.
  • Carry photographs for identification purposes.
  • Don't forget to bring your identity card.
  • Keep a diary for addresses and contacts.
  • Pack ball pens with spare refills.
  • Include any necessary maps, charts, or books.
  • Bring travel cheques, credit cards, and currency.
  • Keep your airline or railway tickets and vouchers handy.
  • Don't forget any other personal documents you may need.

Common Items:

  • Bring a big bag for your equipment.
  • Pack a small light trek bag for day trips.
  • Carry a water bottle or thermos flask with a capacity of 1 liter.

Clothing:

  • Make sure to pack enough clothing for the entire journey.
  • include trek suits, leisure wear, jogging trousers, T-shirts, polar fleece, shirts, salwar kameez, etc.
  • Don't forget to pack wool socks, thick tights, a wool monkey cap, scarves, and warm light gloves
  • Bring wool or thermal long underwear.
  • Down Jacket 
  • Pack rainwear such as an umbrella or raincoat.

Footwear: -

  • It is recommended to bring sports comfortable shoes or trainers from brands like Nike or Adidas. Don't forget to pack a spare pair.
  • Include a pair of light slippers for relaxation.

Toiletries:

  • Pack a toiletries kit containing soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels, etc.
  • Don't forget to bring sunscreen lotion or cream.
  • Include facial tissues and wet wipes for convenience.

Camp Items:

  • Make sure to pack a torch, candle, matchbox, lighter, and batteries.
  • Include a knife for various purposes.
  • Carry a plastic mug for drinking.
  • Don't forget to pack dusk masks or face masks for protection.

Personal & General Items: -

  • Bring any regular medicines you may need.
  • Don't forget to pack dark sunglasses
  •  Include your favorite food for energy, such as nuts, biscuits, or powdered juices.
  • If you prefer tea, pack milk powder.

First Aid Kit:

  • It is recommended to carry a typical backpacking kit for minor injuries
  •  Include Diamox, aspirin, painkillers, lip balm, etc.

Accommodation

During your Kailash Manasarovar tour, you will be provided with the option to stay at either a hotel or a lodge, depending on availability. Throughout the tour, you will enjoy a complimentary stay of 9 nights, ensuring that we consistently provide you with the finest facilities at all times.

Passport Validity and Visa

All Travelers need to verify that their passport remains valid for at least 6 months after the completion of the tour. Indian Passport Holders are exempted from obtaining a visa to enter Nepal. On the other hand, all foreign Passport Holders can obtain a 30-day multiple entry visa for Nepal either at the Kathmandu Airport or through the Nepal Immigration Website. Rest assured, Himalayan Trekking Path Company will handle all the necessary arrangements for Visas, Permits, and other required documents for Tibet.

Currency

Nepal uses the Nepalese Rupee as its currency, and although you can exchange money at the airport, you might get better rates at the various exchange centers in Thamel Market. In Tibet, the official currency is the Chinese Yuan, and they do not accept US Dollars or other currencies. While Nepal accepts US Dollars and major currencies, including Indian Rupees, Tibet does not. If you plan to convert your money to Chinese Yuan, you can do so at international airports or in Kathmandu.

FAQs

The price range for the overland Kailash Manasarovar tour is between USD1500 and USD 3,000 per individual, covering 10 days.

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is renowned as one of the most challenging pilgrimages globally, with Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake located in the high-altitude terrain of Tibet. Prior to commencing this sacred journey, it is essential to ensure that you are in optimal health and physically prepared for the demanding trek.

The age group for applicants should be limited to individuals between 18 and 70 years old. Furthermore, it is required that applicants have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 27 or below. It is important for applicants to be in good physical condition and possess mental strength. Additionally, it is imperative that they do not have any serious medical conditions, including high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease, diabetes, and others.

A sacred journey to Kailash Mansarovar is considered the ultimate pilgrimage, capable of enlightening the ignorant and expanding the mind to understand new meanings in life. The Mount Kailash yatra is celebrated as a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and a profoundly sacred journey to the dwelling place of Lord Shiva, Nirvana.