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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra


Trip Fact

Trip Name:

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Best Month:

May - Sep



Max Elevation:

5640 m

Age Limit:

16 - 70

Trip Duration:


Trip Grade:

Moderate to Challenging





Group Size:

2- 50


Tibet, China

"For a spiritual pilgrimage journey to Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar, the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is the perfect choice for those seeking religious significance in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism."

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a spiritual pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar, located in Tibet, China, and the birthplace of Lord Shiva. This journey is considered one of the most sacred in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Bon. Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar are the main highlights of the journey because Mount Kailash is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva. It is a sacred peak that is not climbed by pilgrims but circumnavigated, and Lake Manasarovar is a high-altitude lake considered holy, believed to purify sins and grant spiritual enlightenment.

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra tours go through high-altitude landscapes but are accessible with modern road transportation in Nepal and Tibet but some time can block the road due to bad weather.  This 16-day long trip, filled with the spirit of adventure, begins in Kathmandu. We offer 'fixed departure tours' for the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra, where any individual can join alone or with family or friends. 

The trip starts from Kathmandu with a scenic drive to Kerung in Tibet, crossing the Nepalese border at Rasuwagadi. After Kerung, your tour continues by tourist bus to make the long drive through Tibet simpler and easier. You will reach Kailash Manasarovar through the cities of Saga and Purang, enjoying the scenic beauty of the Tibetan high-altitude landscape. Upon reaching Manasarovar, you will be blessed with a holy bath and a Parikrama (circumambulation) of Mount Kailash to complete your religious journey before returning to Kathmandu.

Our experienced and tourist-friendly Kailash Yatra tour leaders, guides, Sherpas, chefs, and kitchen staff ensure that your trip to Kailash Manasarovar is safe and comfortable by providing the best service, delicious food, and comfortable accommodation. Our team has many years of experience in this field. If you want to join one of our Kailash Yatra group tours, simply fill out the booking form.

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing at temples in the Kathmandu Valley, including Pashupatinath, Gujeswari Temple, Jal Narayan, and Syambhunath
  • Scenic drive to and from Kathmandu to Rasuwagadhi, the Tibet-China border
  • Crossing the Tibet-China border through Chinese immigration
  • Driving on the well-paved road to the base of Mt. Kailash (Darchen) in a luxury Tibetan tourist bus
  • Experiencing the scenic landscapes with stunning views of the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau
  • Staying in luxury accommodations and enjoying delicious food during the journey
  • Three days of Parikrama (circumambulation) of the mountain by walking.
  • Crossing the highest pass (Dolma La) during the Kailash Parikrama
  • Performing puja at Lake Mansarover to worship Lord Shiva
  • Reaching Gauri Kund, a sacred pool on the Kailash Parikrama route
  • Performing religious rituals and prayers throughout the journey
  • Visiting Dirapuk and Zuthulphuk Monasteries, ancient monasteries along the trek
  • Cultural encounters and interactions with local Tibetans and pilgrims
  • Experiencing spiritual and personal growth as part of a transformative pilgrimage
  • Exploring Tibet and the nomadic lifestyle

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Route

Our Kailash Mansarovar Yatra tour itinerary starts from Kathmandu after valley sightseeing and ends in Kathmandu after completing the journey via Rasuwagadhi and Kerung. On the first day, the tour drives to Syabru Besi or Rasuwagadhi by tourist bus for an overnight stay. The next morning, we will cross the Tibet-China border, and there will be a bit of a queue for processing the visa check and stamp. After that, a Tibetan guide and driver will receive us and drive to Kerung for an overnight stay.

Kerung is the best place for acclimatization, and normally, we stay there for 2 nights. Most pilgrims use this route and spend 2 nights there. Then, we go to Saga town through the Tibetan highland plateau with scenic views of the surrounding landscape. We stay overnight at Saga town and drive to Lake Mansarovar through Dongba and Purang.

At Lake Mansarovar, you will spend one night and perform puja and take a bath in the morning before driving to Darchen, the base of Mount Kailash. People believe that taking a holy bath is a religious practice that can also provide blessings and clarity. From there, we drive to Yama Dwar, the starting point for the Parikrama (circumambulation) of Mount Kailash. On that day, you will walk 3 to 4 hours to reach Derapuk for an overnight stay, which is on the north face of Mount Kailash. The walk from Derapuk to Zudulpuk is challenging due to crossing the Dolma La pass. The next day, we arrive in Darchen, which connects to its base.

From Darchen, we drive all the way back to Kathmandu, spending one night at Saga and another night at Kerung before crossing the border and arriving in Kathmandu. After arriving in Kathmandu, your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is complete, marking a memorable chapter in your life.

Why Kailsh Manasarover Yatra with us? 

High Pass Adventure is a reputable agency for this sacred journey because its working teams are experienced in organizing it. Choosing High Pass Adventure for the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra offers travelers many benefits, ensuring a well-organized, safe, spiritually fulfilling, and logistically smooth journey, allowing you to focus on the insightful experience of this sacred pilgrimage.

Our team has in-depth knowledge in organizing high-altitude treks and spiritual journeys to Kailash, as well as a deep understanding of the routes, local culture, and spiritual significance of the Kailash Yatra.

We are always flexible in creating tailored itineraries, including customized routes and schedules based on your preferences, physical fitness, and spiritual needs, ensuring a personalized experience. We plan well for acclimatization days to help your body adjust to the high altitudes, reducing the risk of altitude sickness. We also provide access to basic medical facilities and first aid, along with trained staff to handle emergencies.

All necessary permits, including the Tibet Travel Permit and other required documentation, are efficiently handled, removing the hassle for you. We also assist in obtaining the necessary Chinese visa for Tibet entry.

We provide comfortable stays in carefully selected lodges and guesthouses, ensuring comfort and safety during the spiritual journey. Additionally, we offer nutritious meals, including special dietary requirements if needed, to ensure you are well-fed and energized because our cook staff are trained cook for cooking. 

We value transparency and offer competitive pricing with no hidden costs, ensuring you get value for your investment. Our all-inclusive packages cover permits, accommodations, meals, and other essentials, providing a hassle-free experience.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Altitude Profile

Itinerary Expand All Close All

Welcome to Nepal! A member of the High Pass Adventure crew will be waiting for you outside the baggage claim area at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu to greet you upon arrival. He will transfer you to your hotel in, Kathmandu, by private vehicle. You will check into the hotel, take a nap, freshen up, and get ready for an appointment with our trekking office to discuss your program. Later in the evening, High Pass Adventure will treat you to a welcome dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant. You will stay overnight at the hotel.


After breakfast, our city tour guide will guide you to Pashupatinath Temple, Gujeshowari, Sleeping Vishnu at Budhanilkantha, and Swayambhunath Stupa. At the same time, your passport will be submitted to the Chinese embassy for visa processing. After visiting these heritage sites, you will drive back to the hotel and have the rest of the day free to explore at your leisure.


It takes three days to process the Chinese visa due to the Chinese government's regulations. During this time, our Tibet tour crew will do the shopping and prepare everything needed. If you are missing any items for the puja or encounter any unforeseen needs, you can manage them during this period.


On this day, all members need to go to the Chinese embassy for fingerprinting to verify their identity and obtain the visa. In the late afternoon, the Chinese embassy will provide visas to all of us, and we will get ready to depart on our pilgrimage journey.


Today, we will begin our pilgrimage journey. We will have an early breakfast at the hotel and then drive to Syabrubesi or Timure near the Tibet border. Accompanied by Nepali staff, we will drive on a beautiful scenic road through the hilly region of Nepal to Syabrubesi.


After an early breakfast at the hotel, we will take a short drive to Rasuwagadi, near the Nepal-China Tibet border. A Chinese guide will meet us at the Friendship Bridge to assist with immigration. After completing all immigration and customs formalities, we will continue our journey to Kerung on a Tibetan tourist bus. Upon arrival in Kerung, we will spend the night there.


The Kailash Manasarovar tour is located in the high-altitude terrains of the Tibetan plateau, so it is necessary to spend 2 nights in Kerung for acclimatization. We will have a whole day of leisure time in Kerung, during which we can visit the city.


After breakfast at the hotel, we will start the highland drive towards Saga City. The drive takes us through the high-altitude sandy and rocky terrain of Tibet. Along the route, you can observe Peiku Tso and nomads chasing thousands of yaks and sheep, which will keep you busy. By the late afternoon, we will cross the Brahmaputra River on the way to a typical Chinese and Tibetan town. We will have a packed lunch along the way.


Today will be the longest driving day as we reach Lake Manasarovar. Wake up early for breakfast and start the journey full of excitement. Jeeps and trucks will roll through wide valleys, following rivers and grazing lands of yaks and sheep. The sacred Manasarovar Lake is approximately 510 kilometers away, and the drive will take about 10 hours. Far to the north and south, you can see snow-covered peaks, and in the late afternoon, you will have your first sight of the Holy Kailash Parbat and Lake Manasarovar. Upon arrival, the majestic Manasarovar Holy Lake and the imposing Mt. Kailash will unfold before you. Spend the night in Manasarovar. Holy Kailash Parbat, Mt. Gurula-Mandata, and Lake Rashekshi are situated in the surrounding area.


Today, you will bathe in Lake Manasarovar and perform Puja. After completing the memorable morning bath and Puja, we will head towards Tarchen. In the late afternoon, you can stroll around the small market of Darchen town. It is considered the base camp for the Holy Kailash Parikrama. Get ready for the three-day Kailash parikrama.


Today marks the start of the Kailash Parikrama (Kora). After breakfast, begin the journey by driving for an hour from Darchen to Yamadwar, covering 5 km, and then start the 15 km spiritual trek for the Kora from Yamadwar to Dirapuk. It will be an exciting day, walking along beautiful rocky cliffs and waterfalls, with some clouds in the clear blue sky making you feel the great god Shiva is everywhere with tons of blessings for you. Upon reaching Dirapuk, you'll be treated to an awe-inspiring close-up view of the north face of Mount Kailash. Spend the night in Dirapuk, enjoying the impressive vistas of Mt. Kailash and the surrounding landscapes.

Today will be the hardest but holiest day of your pilgrimage Yatra, as you trek from Derapuk to Zuthulpuk via the Dolma-La pass. Start early in the morning for the challenging ascent to Dolma-La, where the reduced oxygen levels add to the difficulty. Pilgrims often leave old clothes, a lock of hair, or a drop of blood as symbolic offerings, hoping that Yamraja (the master of death) will notice these signs and allow them to be reborn in spirit as they pass Dolma-La. Upon reaching the pass, the atmosphere will be cold and windy, but the view is breathtaking, adorned with colorful prayer flags and massive stones representing the Goddess Dolma. Tourists and pilgrims celebrate their success by hanging Tibetan flags.

Once you reach the top, make the holiest offerings and sit down for meditation. Then, begin your descent, passing Parvati-sthal and Gauri Kunda along the way. By late afternoon, you will arrive at Zuthulpuk (the cave of miracles, where the great ascetic Milarepa is said to have performed miracles).

Today, after breakfast, take a short walk (2 hours) to reach the endpoint of the trek and the starting point for the drive, where the coach will be waiting. We will then drive to Darchen, marking the successful completion of the Kora/Parikrama. You will reunite with other members who did not go for the Parikrama and were waiting. After arriving in Darchen, you will have lunch and then drive back to Saga. The return journey brings a different sense of fulfillment and joy after experiencing the wonders of the Mt. Kailash Mansarovar tour.

From Saga, our pilgrimage tour will return to Kerung via the same route. You will have the opportunity to enjoy and explore any sites you may have missed during the journey up. In the late afternoon, you will reach Kerung, where you can shop for souvenirs, explore the area, and spend your final night in Tibet.

Today will be the final day of the Kailash Mansarovar tour. Drive from Kerung to the border, complete immigration formalities, and check out. Bid farewell to your Tibetan guide and driver. Then, take a Nepali tourist bus back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, High Pass Adventure will provide a farewell dinner in the evening.

Your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra concludes today. When it's time for your flight, a member of our High Pass Adventure team will transport you to Kathmandu International Airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled departure. We hope you enjoyed this holy tour and look forward to welcoming you back for your next pilgrimage or adventure in the Himalayas. High Pass Adventure is here to assist with your future vacations and activities in Nepal. We hope you will share your experience with friends and family and provide feedback on our services. We wish you an experience of a lifetime and look forward to your next visit! 

What Is Included ?

High Pass Adventure have working best guide and porter for the trekking. We are providing an excellence service to our customer. All our costs are net and very clear on cost include-excludes. We have paid best salary to Trekking, Tour guide and porter which is more than government fixed amount. Our entire customers are satisfied from our service. For the more details please feel free to contact us

Cost Include

  • Airport pickup and drop facilities
  • All accommodation in Kathmandu 
  • An expert supporting staff in Nepal and Tibet
  • All the vegetarian meals in Kathmandu and Tibet During Kailash Yatra 
  • Experienced and trained cooking staff during the pilgrimage tour
  • All Transportation During the journey (luxury coach for group and support truck to carry food and luggage)
  • Lodge Accommodations during yatra
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Pasupatinath, Jalnarayan and syambhunath)
  • English speaking guide, Nepali cook and Sherpa staff for yatra and Tibetan guide and drivers
  • Use of down Jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag and walking Poles (if you don’t have your own, to be return after the trip is completed)
  • First Aid medical kit, Oxygen, Oxy-meter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • Required permits arrangement for Tibet Kailash tour
  • Chinese group visa arrangement and visa fee
  • Insurance for Nepalese supporting staff 
  • Yatra completion certificate to each Yatri
  • Farewell Dinner with Typical Nepali Restaurant


What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal visa fee and your International flights
  • Extra hotel accommodation in Kathmandu other then itinerary
  • Travel and medical insurance and Mountain rescue service (covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation) - most required 
  • Personal expenses 
  • Pony, Horse or porter hiring during Kailash Parikrama (circuit)
  • If, for any reason, you return without completing the circuit, any additional expenses such as those for the Jeep, food, and accommodation  (Your Insurance may cover it).
  • Tips to supporting staff like driver, guide, Sherpa and cook (Tips is expected)
  • Any other expenses that aren’t mentioned in the included section above

Traveller Useful Information

Trekking gear and equipment's are most important for the trekking. Either you have to bring those things or you can buy here in Kathmandu. Also you can hire in Kathmandu Trekking gear shops.

Check List

  • Reading/writing material
  • Health requirements arranged
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Money: cash/credit card
  • Down Sleeping bag and jacket provided by High Pass Adventure (if needed) 
  • Light weight Towel
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Walking shoes and sport shoes  1/1 pair
  • Normal and warm gloves 1/1 pair
  • Sun glasses and sun block cream 1/1 pieces 
  • Down Sleeping Bag and down warm jacket 1/1 pieces
  • Normal Socks 2/3 pair
  • Fleece Jacket and Trouser 1/1 pieces
  • Head lamp 1 pic
  • Gore-Tex Jacket and Trouser 1/1 pieces
  • Water bottle  2 pieces
  • Trekking stick (pole) 1 pair
  • T-shirt 4/5 pieces
  • bandanna of scarf 
  • Sleeper (sandal) one pair 
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants

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