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Mount Kailash Holy Tour - 12 Days


Mt. Kailash Holy Tour : 12 Days: (Accommodation; Hotel/Lodge)

Mt. Kailash you enjoy the grand views on both sides of the valley and Mt. Kailash from all faces. We also take you for the parikrama (circumambulation) of Manasarovar Lake by jeep and visit some of the monasteries and holy site on the shore of the lake. It is indeed a rare opportunity and privilege for all devotees who have been dreaming to be at the place with such a high spiritual energy.

The Holy Mt. Kailash is situated at a height of (6714 m) above sea level. For four major religions of the world, i.e. Buddhism, Jainism, Bonpo (a religion prior to Buddhism in Tibet) and Hinduism, Mount Kailash is the sacred place of utmost reverence. For the Buddhists, Kailash is the center point of the universe. For the Jains, Kailash is the Mt Ashtapada, the embodiment of their 28th Guru. For the Bonpo followers, Kailash is the nine-faced swastika mountain and is constantly emanating great power. For the Hindus Kailash is the Sumeru Parvat, the throne of Lord Shiva and the spiritual center of the world around which all the earthly powers revolve. The Kailash Manasarover region gives birth to four great Asian rivers the Indus, Brahmaputra, Ganges and Sutlej. “As the dew is dried up the morning sun light, so are the sins of human beings cleansed up by the sight of the Himalayas, where Lord Shiva lived and where the Ganga falls from the foot of Vishnu like the slender thread of a lotus flower. There are no mountains like the Himalayas, for in them are Holy Mt. Kailash and lake Manasarovar.”

NOTE: All Tour offers and plans given in the itinerary are for all interested visitors who prefer full package. We offer the itinerary of the destinations as per your choice. You are always free to choose any itinerary and the staff depending on your financial condition. As per your interest and requirement, we have options for any partial visit too.

Day 1
Day 01: Drive to Kerung boarder (8 hrs, 145 km. (3,500 m)

Kerung boarder in north has been international boarder since 2017. The border / friendship bridge is 110 km north of Kathmandu crossing the Himalayas through Langtang national park. We will start early enough to cross the border on the same day. After the immigration formalities on the both side, we will be transferred to the town of Kerung which is about 35 km from the border.

Day 2
Day 02: Acclimatization day

We will have a leisurely hike to the nearby hill for better acclimatization.

Explore Naylam bazaar in the afternoon.

Day 3
Day 03: Drive to Saga (6 hr, 230km. (4,600m)

After breakfast, we will continue our climb towards Tibetan plateau. As we come to the plateau, we will have great views of Tibet’s highest mountain including the Mt. Shishapangma (8,012 m). We enter into Shishapanga conservation area and drive past Peiku Tso down to Bramapurta river valley to Saga.

Day 4
Day 04: Drive to Paryang 185km. (4,750m)

After breakfast, we continue our drive across the vast Tibetan plateau, heading west on the left bank of the Matseng Tsangpo River through the villages of Shue

Day 5
Day 05: Drive to Manasarovar Lake 310 kms, (4,560m)

Today’s drive, mostly over 15,500 ft is enriched with scenic beauty, which compensates the tedious drive. From far away appears the goal of our expedition. The Mt. Gurla Mandhata marks the holy land of Kailash and Manasarover. As we arrive to the bank of Manasarover, Mt Kailash appears to the west. After praying our first glimpse of Mt. Kailash, We start our Manasarover parikrima. The journey is scenic besides being pious. We will stop at several places with crystal clear water and view of Mt. Kailash. We will stop overnight on the shore of Manasarovar.

Day 6
Day 06: Manasarover Puja. Drive to Darchen 40 km. (4,700m), Kailash south face view from Austapad

We will enjoy the morning on the shore of Manasarover, perform little Homa puja or prayers and leave for Darchen in the afternoon. Darchen, at the foot of the Holy Mt. Kailash consists a market, Hotel and guest houses for Indian mastery. Here we shall meet our yak men with their yaks, which will be used to transport our tents and personal gear during the parikrama. If the weather permits, drive to Austapad (Serlung Gompa) for close up view of Kailash South face view in the evening.

Day 7
Day 07: Trek to Dirapuk 18 km. (4,950m), Kailash north face view

From Darchen, our Kailash parikrima begins with a short drive to valley of gods towards northwest. We stop briefly at Tarpuche (Yamadwar) for prayers. Here we meet our yaks and horses. Even though the day is not difficult, we will stop a lot to sort our luggage, yaks and horses and to set them on a trail. The trail follows the valley on a leveled path for 3 hrs and then gradually climbs for another 2 hrs to Derapuk on the base of Kailash north face.

Day 8
Day 08: Trek to Zethulphuk 20 km. (4,850m)

The most difficult, also most rewarding day lies ahead of us. In about 3 hours march we gain 2,000 ft height to reach the highest point of parikrama at Dolma la (18,150ft). For non-trekkers it is advisable to hire a horse. The feeling of reaching this point can hardly be described in words. Just below the Dolma – La lies the Gauri Kunda, mostly frozen. From here the trail goes steep downhill and is advisable to make the rest of the walk to our camp on foot than riding horses. About 6 hours from Dolma La we will arrive to mud houses of Zethulphuk.

Day 9
Day 09: Trek back to Darchen then drive to Manasarovar

A leisurely walk from Zuthulphuk Gompa is 15 km to Darchen. Zuthulphuk gompa was made at the meditation cave of Tibetan yogi Milarepa (1041-1123). After accomplishing 53 km Kailash cora at Darchen, we will drive back to Manasarover for the overnight stay.

Day 10

Day 10: Drive back to Saga (350 km). 10 hrs)

Day 11: From Saga, Drive back to Kerung

Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel


  • Permit fee for Kailash (includes all visa procedures /embassy formalities in Kathmandu)
  • Tibet Travel Permit Fee
  • Border tax in Kerong
  • Toyota Land Cruisers
  • Manasarovar entrance fee
  • Kailash entrance fee
  • Entrance fees and permits for staff


  • Visa fee
  • All camping equipment
  • All food
  • Cooks and kitchen helpers
  • Life insurance and travel insurance
  • Unforeseen expenses in case of emergencies

Mt. Kailash Holy Tour : 12 Days

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NOTE: We would kindly like you to know that we try our best to follow up the set programs as given all above but at times, because of some local trails or weather conditions may compel us to have a slight changes in necessities. Similarly, the itinerary may also vary slightly subjected to our trekkers’ acclimatization rates. We always prefer the secure and precious life of yours along with the best of the best adventures.

Additional trip extension option:

The trip can be extend based on your holiday duration in Nepal. Special Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Mountain Flight might be your best choice before or after the trip. As well as following programs also can be extend as additional trips from Kathmandu.

1. Chitwan Jungle Safari
2. Jungle Safari in Bardiya
3. Koshi Tappu Wildlife Tour
4. Lumbini Pilgrimage Tour
5. River Rafting
6. Paraglaiding

NOTE: We would kindly like you to know that we try our best to follow up the set programs as given all above but at times, because of some local trails or weather conditions may compel us to have a slight changes in necessities. Similarly, the itinerary may also vary slightly subjected to our trekkers’ acclimatization rates. We always prefer the secure and precious life of yours along with the best of the best adventures.

Recommended Gear Lists:

Packing essential gear before trekking is a must in any situation. Thesegears can protect you from the harsh conditions you may face during the trek.

Clothings: Woolen caps, hats, Neckwear, Sunglasses, Hiking boots,
Trekking socks.
Trekking trousers, Waterproof, (preferably breathable fabric) shell
pants,Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell  jacket, Fleece,
jackets, downJackets, Cotton T-shirts, Sweaters, Lightweight gloves.
Headgear: Woolen caps, hats, Neckwear, Sunglasses.
Accessories:  Batteries, Chargers, Sleeping bag, First-aid kit.
Toiletries: Toilet papers, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Soap, Body
Lotions Sanitary, napkins, tampons, Cotton towel, Sunscreen, Hand Sanitizers.

Tibet Visa – Permit

Do not get the Chinese visa if you are going to Tibet from Nepal. Special Tibetan visa is issued on a paper. You can also join the tour from Lhasa, in which case your Chinese visa will be valid. However, in both cases, tourists still needs Tibet Travel permit, Alien’s Travel permit and Military permit. Permits could be only issued through travel agency.


In past five years, accommodations have been significantly improved along the route to Mt. Western Tibet being the most remote part of Tibet, there are no higher-end hotels. Decent guesthouses with private bathrooms are available for most of the nights, except in the trek around Mt Kailsh. Towns like Kerung, Saga and Darchen have decent guesthouse with hot shower. Accommodations are limited at Derapuk and Zethulphuk and are available with common bathroom. Sleeping bags and toiletries are must to carry as you may have to share dormitory and use open air toilet.

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