Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Road via Kyirong Border

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a holy tour from Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu to Mt Kailash in Tibet. Located in the extreme remote region of Western Tibet, 6,714 meters, Mount Kailash, where the solitude, clean air and spirituality are at its peak. This site is sacred to four religions, the Hindus, Buddhists, Jain and the followers of Bon which is the ancient shamanistic religion of Tibet. The parikrama/kora or circumference of Mount Kailash is an essential part of your overall journey to Mount Kailash.

According to Hinduism, Lord Shiva Resides on top of Mount Kailash, where he sits in a state of meditation along with his wife Parvati. Mount Kailash is believed to be the ultimate destination of souls and the spiritual center of the world. Alike Mount Kailash, Lake Mansarovar is the abode of purity. It is a place of pilgrimage, attracting Hindus from all over the world. Taking a bath in Mansarovar and drinking its water is believed to cleanse all sins committed over a hundred lifetimes. Those who have visited the holy spots of Lake Mansarovar and Mount Kailash carry with them a memory of a lifetime which remind them of the presence of Lord Shiva in their lives that gives them a feeling of peace and tranquility.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Scenic drive Kathmandu - Kerung
  • 3 days trek (called kora) to Mt Kailash
  • Visits Pashupatinath Temple, Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar
  • The life of people in the roof of world
  • Walking on Dolma La Pass at an altitude of 5,600m

Cost Includes:

  • 3 Night accommodation in Kathmandu in 3 star hotel- Hotel Mahadev or similar
  • 1 night at Dhunche or Syabrubesi
  • Accommodation at Guest House during Tibet Visit on sharing basis
  • Sightseeing of Kathmandu city (full day)
  • Kathmandu – China Border – Kathmandu by Non – A/C Vehicle
  • Tibet group Visa Fee
  • All vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Transportation in Tibet by Luxury A/C Coach
  • Supporting truck to carry equipment
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • All necessary travel & trekking permit as per our Itinerary
  • Supporting crew members (Cooks, Helpers & Sherpas)
  • Oxygen cylinders for emergency use & medical kit bag
  • One duffle bag, One back pack, One cap, One passport holder, One water proof windcheater jacket as a souvenir gift
  • Kailash Yatra completion certificate
  • Escort for airport pick up & drop off
  • All applicable taxes & service charges
 
Cost Does Not Include:
  • Travel insurance / Rescue and evacuation service
  • Nepal re-entry Visa fee 
  • Tips for guide & driver and Personal expenses
  • Horse riding during the Parikrama
  • Air ticket to Kathmandu & return back to home.
  • Extra Hotel charge in Kathmandu if early return from  Tibet or extra stay at Kathmandu
  • Addition cost due to any political disturbances
  • Any additional cost due to natural calamities and unforeseen circumstances
  • Visa splitting charge and extra transportation cost, if returning early from Tibet.

Note: Foreign Passport Holders need to arrive Kathmandu 3 Working days before the fixed dates (Day 01 in the itinerary) for the Chinese Visa (Saturday and Sunday is not considered as working days). For Indian Passport, we will need your passport 7 working days before the trip in Delhi office. Please make sure that the Indian Passport Holder’s have Voters Card with them.


Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Your Arrival Time – Airport pickup and transfer to your Hotel.
07:00PM – A short briefing about Kailash Manasarovar Yatra before dinner
Meal: Dinner at Hotel
Hotel: 3 Star Hotel – Mahadev Hotel, Hotel Tibet or similar
 
 
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
10:00 AM – After Breakfast – Full day sightseeing of Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath and Budhanilkantha.
Packing and preparation for the trip
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Hotel: 3 Star Hotel – Mahadev Hotel, Tibet hotel or similar
 
 
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche or Syabrubesi
Drive to Dhunche (2000m / 130 km / 6 hrs) or Syabrubesi (1600m / 145 km / 6.5 hrs). Overnight at Guest House.
 
 
Day 04: Drive to Kerung County.
Drive to Rasuwagadhi (1800m / 15 km / 45 min from Syabrubesi), then complete immigration & custom formalities in Nepal & Tibet side at Rasuwagadhi, and then continue further drive to Kerung county (3950m) – 3 hrs / 105 km. Overnight stay Guesthouse
 
 
Day 05: Drive to Saga
09:00 AM – After Breakfast – Drive to Saga (100 km – 5hrs).
Meal: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner at Saga
Hotel: Saga Hotel or similar.
 
 
Day 06: Drive from Saga to Mansarovar Lake
08:00 AM – Drive towards Manasarovar Lake (450km – 7 – 8hrs) crossing beautiful places and stay at the shore of the Lake. Fill spiritual water.Parikrama of Manasarovar Lake by vehicle (3 hrs – 90 km)
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Mansarovar Lake Side Lodge
 
 
Day 07: Drive to Darchen
Most of the day – Take holy bath and perform Puja (prayer ritual) at Manasarovar Lake
04:00 PM – Drive to Darchen (2hrs)
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Dormitory Sharing Guest House.
 
 
Day 08: First Day of Outer Kora – Trek to Dirapuk
10:00AM  – After short drive, we will reach Tarboche and visit Yama Dwar. This is starting point for Kora. We will trek to Dirapuk (4860 m) which is 12 kms trek (5-6 hrs). You will visit North face of Mt. Kailash and touching the feet of Mt. Kailash (Charan Sparsh). Travelers who do not want to trek around (Parikrama) Kailash can go back to Darchen and wait for rest of the group to arrive from Parikrama.
Meal: Breakfast at Manasarovar, Lunch & Dinner OR on the way during Parikrama
Hotel: Mud house on the way during Parikrama or Stay in Dormitory Guest House at Darchen
 
 
Day 09: Second Day of Outer Kora – On to Zuthulphuk with Trek to Dolma La Pass
07:00AM – Trek from Dirapuk to Dolma La Pass and proceed to Zuthulpuk (22 km trek for 7-8 hours trek). This is the most difficult journey throughout the yatra since you have to trek up to the 18,600 ft. From descend to Gaurikund and further trek along with the river to Zuthul-puk.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Stay at the Lodge (Zuthul-puk)
NOTE: If you are not doing Parikrama, then you will still be waiting at Darchen
 
 
Day 10: Drive to Saga
08:00AM – After short Trek (2 hrs) and reach to the point where the coach will be waiting and we will drive to Darchen and merge with other members who were waiting and drive to Saga
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Saga Hotel or similar
 
 
Day 11: Drive back to Kerung
Back journey, drive to Kerung County. Overnight stay at Guesthouse
 
 
Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu via Rasuwagadhi border completing immigration formalities – around 8-10 hr / 265 km. 
Hotel: 3 Star Hotel –  Hotel Tibet or similar
 
 
Day 13: Transfer to Kathmandu Airport
Certificate of completion will be provided to you for Kailash Journeys. You will be free till your flight time. We will drop you at Airport 1-2  hour before flight time (30 mins drive).
Meal: Breakfast Only
Optional: Everest Mountain Flight at 06:00 AM

Fixed Arrival Dates 2020

May 20
May 28 
May 31 
 
Jun 10
Jun 17
Jun 27 
Jun 30 
 
Jul 08
Jul 15
Jul 26
Jul 29 
 
Aug 12
Aug 19
Aug 25 
Aug 28 
 
Sep 06
Sep 09
 
 
You can Pick your own Date if you have bigger group – Contact us

Fixed Arrival Dates 2020

May 20
May 28 
May 31 
 
Jun 10
Jun 17
Jun 27 
Jun 30 
 
Jul 08
Jul 15
Jul 26
Jul 29 
 
Aug 12
Aug 19
Aug 25 
Aug 28 
 
Sep 06
Sep 09
 
 
You can Pick your own Date if you have bigger group – Contact us
Meals
We offer pure vegetarian food. All meal plans are included. 
 

Temperature and Weather

From May through September in Tibet are generally dry and sunny, with more precipitation in August. Daytime temperatures can be as high as 72 °F with the average daily temperature of 50 °F. However, the sun is much more intense at higher altitudes making it feel much hotter. At this time of year there is also an incredible drop in temperature from early afternoon to evening. The temperature at night will drop as low as 14 °F to 32°F at altitudes of 16,404 feet, which is our highest camp during the Parikrama.

 

Clothing

Pack clothing for both extremes of climate and temperature. While driving to Mt. Kailash, it will be warm inside the vehicle and light clothing will be required. However, as soon as you step out of the vehicle warm clothing will be required to keep off the cold wind of the Tibetan Plateau. Evening will be generally cold and warm clothing will be required. List of items to bring is provided below in the packing list.

 
 Visa / Passport
 
Requirements for Indian Passport Holders:
  • Visa is not required for Indian Nationals. 
  • For Chinese Visa and Tibet Permit submit your passport at Delhi Office at least 7 working days prior to tour departure date
 
Requirements for Non Indian Passport Holders:
  •  Nepal Visa is stamped in Kathmandu Airport upon arrival. Please check Department of Immigration for Nepal Visa
  •  Chinese Visa is stamped in Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. Your original passport with photographs are required at least 3 working days prior to tour departure date
  •  Tibet Travel Permits will be required. For obtaining these group permits you will have to send us the colored scan copy of your passport at least 25 days prior to tour departure date.
 
 
Optional Add-on Package
  • Muktinath Tour – 04 N / 05 D Tour Extension: USD 900 per person  (Based on Twin sharing)
  • Janakpur Tour – 02 N / 03 D Tour Extension: USD 700 per person /(Based on Twin Sharing)
  • Everest Mountain Flight: USD 330 (Any Early Morning at 6.30AM)
 
 Insurance / Medical Certificate
Personal travel insurance is not included in the trip price. It is a condition of booking a trip with us, and your own responsibility to ensure that you are adequately insured for the full duration of the trip.
 
 
 Cancellation Policy
The cancellation will take effect subject to the following:
  • 90-150 days prior to departure date: full payment refund except non-refundable deposit:
  • 45-90 days prior to departure date: 75% of your payment refund except the non-refundable deposit.
  • If cancellation takes place less than 45 days prior to departure due to client’s personal problems, all previously paid amount(s) will be forfeited.

 

Photography

Still cameras and video cameras are allowed in China. Taking photos or videos at any Chinese Government area (Army camp, Chinese Govt. home etc) is prohibited.

 

Recommended Packing List

  • 4 pairs of pants (1 Cargo, 1 jogging or Yoga, 1 windproof- waterproof - breathable, 1 Ski Pants)
  • 1 or 2 long sleeves Shirts (Fleece or Hoodies)
  • 2 short sleeves (tees or polos)
  • One Towel (light weight), one warm Scarf, a Shawl
  • 2 pairs of warm hand gloves (one warm and soft – one water resistant/Ski Gloves)
  • One pair of Gore-Tex, Ankle support Hiking Boots (should be 1 ½ size bigger than your foot measure)
  • One pair of Sneakers or Tennis Shoes and/or One Pair of sandal with back strap
  • 8 Under garments, 4 small and large ziplock bags, and 4 X- large garbage bags, 10 plastic grocery bags
  • One Wind breaker jacket with a hood( water resistant/proof)
  • Two Thermals (two legging and two top) (microfiber thermals are great and comes in black)
  • One set of warm Pajamas for night sleep
  • 2 Combination Locks for your luggage’s
  • Small Back Pack (Day Pack) (Water proof or with rain cover)
  • Digital Camera with video capability, I-pod or Mp3 player, I-pod Speakers (Charging available up to Saga)(bring Asia plug adaptor for plug ins)
  • Headlamp or small Flash light with extra batteries AND UV protective Sunglasses with retainer (Thread/chain)
  • Slim Thermos for hot water AND a plastic durable water bottle (small)
  • Camel-Bak (small one or 2 liter) for drinking water during Parikrama (optional)
  • 2 Trekking Poles to be used during Parikrama (optional, but  recommended)
  • 4 copies of Passport Photos (keep photos and passport in small zipbag to protect from rain)
  • Note book journal and a pen, Your Favorite book to read, Swiss army Knife, Travel Sewing kit
  • Toiletry
  • Travel size Sun block, Tooth paste and brush, Travel Size Soap, Travel Size Lotion, Travel size tissue packs (10 per person), Wide tooth comb, Lip balm, Travel Size Shampoo, Hair Moisturizer or oil, hand sanitizer, and Deodorant.

 

First Aid and Medical Kits

Medicines Consulting with your physician is highly recommended and bring the medications as per his/ her advice. Only bring enough to last for travel days: your prescribed medicines, cough medicine, cough drops, pain medicine (Tylenol/Advil) Imodium, Ciprofloxacin(Rx – Traveler’s diarrhea), Emergen-C, Visine Eye Drops, multivitamins, band aid, Neosporin, Vicks Vapor Rub, Muscle Relaxer Cream, Motion sickness and high altitude sickness medicine (Diamox is Highly Recommended  which is for altitude sickness)

 

Snacks

Bring your favorite snacks like biscuits, Hard Candy, Chocolates, dry sweets, dry fruits, and Nasto

 

Packing Instructions

Pack all items in large duffel bag or suitcase as per airline size. In Kathmandu, Duffel bags will be provided to you from the company. In Kathmandu pack your necessities for your journey in a large Duffle bag and leave behind your Suitcase at the hotel in Kathmandu. 

 

Contact Us

Information required for this trip is provided here. If you want to consult us regarding any aspect of the trip, please feel free to email us or give us a call at +977 9841414582