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Kathmandu - Mt. Kailash Tour

Kathmandu - Mt. Kailash Tour

Facts About Trip

Days 10 days
Grade Moderate to Moderate
Best month October/November/December, April/May/June
Maxi Elevation Dolma La pass (5,645m)
Group size minimum 4 people (group joining)
Accommodation Lodge accommodation
Meal choose your own meal on trek
Starts From Kathmandu
End at Kathmandu

Overview And Highlights

MT KAILASH TOUR: - 09 NIGHTS 10 DAY DRIVE IN DRIVE OUT TOUR is one of the most popular pilgrimage tours in the world. The tour enables you to visit the holy pilgrimage destination of Manasarovar and the sacred Mount Kailash. The tour also includes a trekking to the base camp of Mount Kailash (Darchen) above sea level and then a circular kora (circumambulation) of Mount Kailash.

Trekking to Juthulpuk crossing through Dolma La pass

During the monsoon, trekking in Nepal can be tricky. The weather is less predictable, and some sections of the trail can be rocky and slippery. The best time to trek is in the spring or fall when the skies are clear.

Trekking to Kailash peak (6714m) above the Sea level

Located at the western end of the Tibetan plateau, Kailash is the most sacred mountain in Asia. It is a holy mountain to four major religions. The Hindus believe that Mount Kailash is the abode of Lord Shiva. The Buddhists consider Mount Kailash as a mythical Mount Meru. The Jains see the mountain as Mt Ashtapada.

Kailash is believed to be the center of the universe. It is also considered to be the home of Shiva and Parvati. The Buddhists also see the mountain as the abode of Lord Shiva's Chakrasamvara. The Jains also consider it the site of the emancipation of the first Saint.

Trekking to Kailash base camp (Darchen) above the Sea level

Thousands of travelers visit Mount Kailash base camp (Darchen) above sea level every year. This is because this is the starting point of the pilgrimage around Mount Kailash. It is a 52km trek which is quite difficult and requires physical fitness.

It is best to start the trek early in the morning. It will take you about three days to complete the trek. The route passes through many mountainous regions. The average elevation is around 5,000 meters. During the trek, you will encounter many streams, waterfalls, and green meadows.

MT. Kailash Kora (circumambulation)

Thousands of pilgrims travel to Kailash Mansarovar each year to visit the holiest mountain in Asia. The mountain is regarded as the abode of Lord Shiva and is a holy place for many religions. The pilgrimage tour is three days long and is a great way to enjoy the unique landscape of Tibet.

The trek starts in the west of Tibet. Located at an average altitude of 4,500 meters, the area is known for its remoteness. A tour vehicle will transfer trekkers to two prayer squares.

MT. Kailash Manasarovar pilgrimage

Taking a Kailash Manasarovar pilgrimage tour is one of the greatest spiritual experiences in the world. It offers the opportunity to see a world of natural beauty, see the Tibetan culture, and learn about Hinduism and Buddhism.

The Kailash Manasarovar pilgrimage is a spiritual journey that transforms people's lives. It takes pilgrims to a high altitude of 21,788 feet. It includes crossing the Nepal-Tibet border and camping at high altitudes. It also includes a trek around Lake Manasarovar.

There are four ancient monasteries that are located near the lake. The lake itself is holy. Hindus believe that bathing in the lake can help wash away sins.

MT. Kailash Overland Tour

Located in the Himalayan wilderness, Kailash is one of the most spectacular and holy places on earth. A visit to this amazing place can be made by a group of pilgrims through a Kailash Overland Tour. The tour is offered by a company called Great Adventure Treks.

The journey to this sacred place begins from Nepalgunj. The group will travel in a deluxe tourist coach. The trip includes a visit to Mount Kailash, Manasarovar Lake, the Kathmandu Valley, and the Rasuwagadhi-Kerung border.

The drive from Nepalgunj to the Kailash base camp takes approximately a week. The journey is considered one of the holiest pilgrimage routes in the world. The route includes several historic monasteries and the Potala Palace, the winter palace of the Dalai Lama.

MT. Kailash Parikrama

Thousands of pilgrims and devotees from all over the world come to Mount Kailash to seek divine blessings from Lord Shiva and gain spiritual insights. It is the holy land of Buddhists and Hindus alike. It is the ultimate pilgrimage experience.

The holy Mount Kailash is the abode of Lord Shiva and is located in western Tibet. It is surrounded by snowy Himalayas and surrounded by a glacial stream that pours into a nearby lake. It is considered the Precious Jewel of Snow. The mountain is considered holy to a billion people in the world.

Day to Day Itinerary

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Day 1 : Drive Kathmandu- Kyirung
Guest House

We drive from Kathmandu to the Nepal-Tibet border along a scenic highway.  After immigration formalities at the border, you meet our Tibetan guide & driver. After some briefing, we drive to O/N at the Guest House.

Day 2 : Rest Day in Kyirung
Guest House

Acclimatize in Kerong before further driving. Free afternoon look around. O/N at Guest house.

Day 3 : Drive Kyirung to Saga - 4450m- 232 km
Guest House

First day with a long drive on the desert terrain. Driving past nomad camps and sheep and yak herds. We can see Gaurishankar, Shishapangma, and Langtang Himal from the pass. Continue to drive through Khunmen Tso, Singing, Karru Ongchen, and Peiku Tso Lake (4400m). We will be crossing the river Brahmaputra ( “Yarling Tsangpo” in Tibetan ) to reach Saga (4600m). O/N in the guest house.

Day 4 : Saga to Paryang (4558m) to Mansarovar (4600m) 507 km 8-9 hrs
Guest House

Watching the mountains in the distance and driving through the road we pass through the small town of Zhongba before reaching Paryang. Offering the first view of mt Kailash and the holy lake only after several hours of driving. As you approach this serene and sacred lake, the historic Chiu Monastery becomes visible on the North West shore of the lake. From this vantage point, you can have a glimpse of the majestic Mount Kailash. Manasarovar, the highest freshwater lake with turquoise complexion - surrounded by mt Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandata and  Lake Rakchyas is simply heavenly. O/N at Guesthouse.

Day 5 : Drive to Darchen (14975ft) 40km
Guest House

After some peaceful hours at the shores of the sacred Lake Manasarovar with the snowy massif of Gurla Mandhata 7694m just across the lake, we drive 40 km to Darchen which serves as the base for Mt Kailash kora ( circumambulation).  The Kora is 53 km in total and completed in three days. O/N in a Guest house.

Day 6 : Trek to Dira-Puk/5000m
Guest House

It is one of the most exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs and waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky.  The 15 km trail takes almost 7 hrs. O/N Guest house.

Day 7 : Trek Dira Puk-Zuthul Puk, 18km, 6-7 hrs, 550m ascent, 600m descent.
Guest House

Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage trek, cross Dolma La pass at 5670 m. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget yourself. By the late afternoon, you will arrive at Zuthul Puk where the great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles. O/N at the local guest house

Day 8 : End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to Saga
Guest House

Complete the kora and drive to Lake Manasarovar to Saga O/N at Guest Hous

Day 9 : Drive back to Kyirung O/N at Guest House
Lodge Accommodation

Drive back to Kyirung O/N at Guest House

Day 10 : Kyirung to Kathmandu 150 km
Hotel Stay

Driving further to Nepal Tibet border, complete the immigration formalities,  

What Is Included ?

  • Hotel/Guest House Accommodation as per the program
  • Private Transportation by Van / mini-coach
  • All necessary Tibet Travel and Trekking permit
  • English-speaking Tibetan Guide
  • All Sightseeing and Entrance fees are as per the itinerary.  
  • Meal plan on B/B Basis

Medical support: An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

Accommodation and meals: During the tea house tour our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation. 

Water: Mineral waters are available at all stops during the tea house tour. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

What Is Excluded?

  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Hiring porter, Yak/ horse/ arrangement in Kathmandu
  • Rescue and Evacuation Service
  • Any Additional cost due to Nature calamity and Unforeseen Circumstances and etc

Travel Insurance: –
Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness, and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while traveling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

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Additional Information


If you’d prefer to share this Peace Nepal holiday trip with your own group of friends, we’ve got good news, it’s also available as a Private Adventure!, Our Private Adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk through some different options.

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Nepal has four climatic seasons Spring:

  • March-May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Autumn: September – November
  • Winter: December – February

While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.

Check-list of personal equipment:

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swimwear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woolen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunblock
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

The following equipment is needed during the Climbing period: –

(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore-Tex Jackets).

Client Reviews

Santi Vinuales

Kathmandu, Nepal

Jun 13, 2024

Kailash yatra 2019 Last September I did an amazing Yatra to the top most Holy Mount Kailash with Peace Nepal Treks. Everything was arranged very well, and the agency manager was so nice and lovely person, gentle in every aspect and always careful to do his best service for the customers. I find Nir Lama a real friend in Nepal. Lots of thanks again Peace Nepal Treks! Always Blessings! ... + See more ... - See less

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