Kailash Mansarovar Tour

13 Days

Kailash Mansarovar Tour offer a profound pilgrimage experience, taking travelers to the revered Mount Kailash and the sacred Mansarovar Lake in remote western Tibet. This sacred destination holds immense significance for Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, and followers of the Bon religion, making it a place of worship and spiritual connection for diverse faiths.

Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour is considered the dwelling place of Lord Shiva, a prominent deity in Hinduism. According to Hindu religious texts, Lord Shiva resides on Kailash with his consort, goddess Parvati, and devotees.

For Jains, Mount Kailash Tours holds spiritual importance as it is believed to be the place where the first Jain Tirthankara, Rishabadeva, attained enlightenment. Buddhists view Mount Kailash as Mount Meru, the center of the universe, and a site where the renowned Buddhist saint Milarepa meditated. Followers of the Bon religion regard Mount Kailash as the ‘axis mundi,’ a sacred point connecting the earthly realm to the heavens.

Mansarovar Lake:

Located at the base of Mount Kailash, the serene Mansarovar Lake is fed by the glacier of the sacred mountain. Surrounded by brown hills and snow-capped peaks, this heavenly lake is believed to have originated in the mind of Brahma, the Hindu god of creation. The journey commences from Kathmandu, where travelers explore the city’s World Heritage Sites before proceeding to the Nepal-Tibet border. After completing immigration formalities at the border, travelers enter Tibet and meet their Tibetan driver and guide in Kerung, the border town. Tibet, also known as the Roof of the World, has an average elevation of 4,380 meters. As the journey reaches places above 5,000 meters, acclimatization becomes essential.

The Holy Lake Mansarovar:

The tour proceeds to the awe-inspiring Mansarovar Lake, where travelers meditate, worship, and capture breathtaking views before moving towards Darchen. The highlight of the journey is the Kailash trek or kora, which takes three days to circumambulate the sacred mountain. Travelers can walk or hire a pony/horse for this sacred journey. The final leg of the trek involves crossing the challenging Dolma La Pass at an elevation of 5,630 meters. This is a significant point where pilgrims leave behind personal items as a symbol of starting anew.

Completing the Journey:

After the kora is complete, travelers descend to Darchen, then drive back to Saga via Mansarovar. Finally, they return to Kathmandu through the same route. Travelers stay overnight at local lodges or guesthouses during the journey. Accommodations around Mount Kailash may have limited options, and basic facilities are available en route. Vegetarian meals are offered at all stops. The journey involves traveling to high-altitude areas with low oxygen levels and freezing nighttime temperatures. Individuals with respiratory or heart ailments should consult their physicians before embarking on this pilgrimage.


Kailash Mansarovar Tours offer an unforgettable spiritual journey to the sacred Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake, captivating the hearts of Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, and Bon followers. This pilgrimage is not only a test of physical endurance but also a chance to experience profound spiritual connections amidst the tranquil beauty of western Tibet.

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the spiritual aura of Mount Kailash, revered as Lord Shiva's abode in Hinduism.
  • Witness the harmonious coexistence of diverse faiths, with Jain, Buddhist, and Bon followers also cherishing this sacred site.
  • Be mesmerized by the serene beauty of Mansarovar Lake, surrounded by majestic snow-capped peaks.
  • Begin the journey with a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu's World Heritage Sites, immersing in cultural richness.
  • Undertake the sacred Kailash trek or kora, a three-day pilgrimage that encircles the revered Mount Kailash.
  • Conquer the highest point of the journey at 5,630 meters and leave behind a symbolic item at Shiva Sthal.
  • Embrace the profound spiritual journey and emerge with a renewed sense of faith and inner peace.

Kailash Mansarovar Tour Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly welcomed by our GTT representative who will provide you with further information about the program. The rest of the day is free for you to check into the hotel and relax. There are no planned activities for this day.

Today, we will explore the cultural and historical sites of the Kathmandu Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour includes visits to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple (also known as the Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. Enjoy the sightseeing tour and return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

We will begin our journey towards Syabru Bensi, a picturesque village located at an altitude of 1462 meters. The drive takes approximately 7 hours and offers beautiful views of the Trishuli River, terraced farmlands, and green hills. Upon reaching Syabru Bensi, check into a guesthouse for the night.

After breakfast, we will drive to Kerung, the first village in Tibet, which will take about 2 hours. The route passes through the newly opened friendship bridge at the Nepal-Tibet border. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Kerung.

Today's drive takes us through the high hills on a comfortable black-topped road to reach the village of Saga. Along the way, we will pass through Thong La and La Lung passes, offering stunning views of Lake Peikutso and the traditional Tibetan yak and sheep grazing areas. Overnight at a guesthouse in Saga.Today's drive takes us through the high hills on a comfortable black-topped road to reach the village of Saga. Along the way, we will pass through Thong La and La Lung passes, offering stunning views of Lake Peikutso and the traditional Tibetan yak and sheep grazing areas. Overnight at a guesthouse in Saga.

An early start will take us to Lake Mansarovar, the highest freshwater lake in the world, situated at an altitude of 4558 meters. The lake is surrounded by breathtaking views of Mt. Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandala, and Lake Rakshash. Overnight stay at a guesthouse near Lake Mansarovar.

Today, after a memorable morning bath and puja (prayer ceremony) at Lake Mansarovar, we will drive to Tarchen, considered the base camp for the Holy Kailash Parikrama. If time permits, we will visit Chui Gompa. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Tarchen.

After breakfast, we will drive to Tarboche, the starting point of the Kailash Parikrama. From there, we will begin our trek to Dirapuk at an altitude of 4860 meters. The journey offers breathtaking views of the rocky cliffs, waterfalls, and the majestic Kailash Parbat (Mount Kailash). Overnight stay at a government guesthouse in Dirapuk.

Today, we will trek to Zuthulpuk via Drolma-la Pass (18600ft). The trail offers stunning landscapes and spiritual surroundings. Overnight stay at a government guesthouse in Zuthulpuk.

This morning, we will complete the Kailash Kora (circumambulation) and return to the village of Darchen. After having lunch there, we will drive back to Saga. Overnight at a teahouse in Saga.

Today, we will drive back to Kerung, taking a comfortable ride with some free time for relaxation. Overnight at a teahouse in Kerung.

We will cross the Nepal-Tibet border and drive back to the capital city of Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 13 :
Tour Ends

Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, a representative will assist you in transferring to the airport. This marks the end of the tour.

Included and Not Included in Your Kailash Mansarovar Tour

Cost Included

  • All ground transports in private vehicles, including airport transfers
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours, including all entry fees, tour guide, and private vehicle
  • Best available twin sharing Lodge/Guesthouses during the Tibet tour
  • Tibetan guide and support crew members for the Tibet tours
  • Meals at teahouses during the tours, mainly vegetarian meals
  • Tibet entry travel permit, Chinese visa, and applicable entry fees during the trek/tours in Nepal/Tibet
  • Oxygen cylinder for Kailash Parikrama
  • All government taxes and official expenses

Cost Excluded

  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • All cold drinks such as alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
  • Shopping, laundry, internet, phone bills
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • The extra cost of transportation, porterage, etc., involved due to landslides, snowfall
  • Services other than specified. Extra days stay at Kathmandu / any other place.
  • Tips for trekking crew members and drivers.

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Kailash Mansarovar Tour

Trip Facts: Kailash Mansarovar Tour

  • Kathmandu
  • Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Hotel/Lodge
  • As Per Itinerary
  • April - June & Sept - Nov
  • 4558 meters (14,950 feet).
  • Kathmandu