Mount Kailash is well-known as one of the sacred site among Hindu, Bon, Buddhist and Jain. It is believed to be the ultimate destination of souls and spiritual of whole World. Mt Kailash is also believed, the residence of Lord Siva’s “The God of all Gods”and Lake Manasarovar is soul of Brahma in Hinduism. According to Hinduism, Lord Shiva resides at the summit of Mt Kailash, where he permanently sits for meditation along with his wife Parvati. It is also home of Buddha Damchok who represents supreme bliss of Buddhism and the place is all spiritual power in Bon religion. The first Jain attainted in liberation at Mt kailash and it is known as Sumeru Parvat in Jainism.
Every year millions of pilgrimage makes Kailash Manasarovar Overland Tour. Pilgrimage from every religion believed that parikrama of Mount kailash will bring good fortune. It is popular belief that the step up on Mount Kailash leads to heaven. In this Holy Yatra, Lake Manasarovar, Lake Raktsesh, Tirthapuri, Asthapath, Nandi and Kailash Parikrama are most popular pilgrimage sides. It all have historical story by their importance. With all of these, to be in Mount Kailash and Manasarovar has become Heaven on Earth. With all of these experience Touch Kailash Travels and Tours became top travel company organizing Kailash Manasarovar Overland Tour from our establishment. Our experience team will provide you brilliant services which take to your successes.
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m)
Day 02 Visit temples and world heritage sites in Kathmandu
Day 03 Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam 3750 m (150 km - 6/7 Hours) O/N in Guest House
Day 04 Acclimatization and free day in Nyalam. O/N in Guest House
Day 05 Nyalam – New Dongba 4600 m. (390 km - 5/6 Hours) O/N in Guest House
Day 06 New Dongba – Manasarovar 4558 m (277 km - 4/5 Hours) Overnight at Mud
Day 07 Exploration of Mansarovar and drive to Tarchen 4575m (40 km - 1 Hrs) O/N in Guest House
Day 08 Drive Tarboche (13 km drive) and trek to Dirapuk 4909 m (7 km trek / 5 – 6 hrs) O/N in Lodhed
Day 09 Dirapuk – Zuthulpuk (4760m) passing through Dolmala Pass (5613m),18 km trek / 9-10 hrs. O/N in Lodge
Day 10 Zuthulpuk – Dongba via Darchen and Lake Manasarovar (10 km / 4-5 hrs) O/N in lodge
Day 11 Dongba - Nyalam (376 km) 7-8 hrs. O/N in lodge.
Day 12 Drive back to Kathmandu (376 Km - 7/8 Hours) Overnight at Hotel
Day 13 Fly back to Home or further destination
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m)
Welcome at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Wilderness Excursion representative will greet you and transfer you to the our selected hotel for check-in and stay overnight. Breakfast included
Day 02: Visit temples and world heritage sites in Kathmandu, preparation for Kailash Tour
After breakfast, we go for half-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Visit Pashupatinath Temple and Budhanilakantha. Return to hotel for lunch. After lunch we will allow free time for final preparation for Kailash pilgrimage tour i.e. checking the equipment which will be used during the tour. If our clients need to buy a few things or rent something, our staff will assist them. In the evening Chinese visa and Tibet permit will be handed over and briefing about the trip will be organized. : Breakfast included
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam 3750 m (150 km - 6/7 Hours) O/N in Guest House
After early breakfast we drive through Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel and reach Friendship Bridge in Nepal Tibet boarder. From here we walk for about 10 minutes to cross Friendship Bridge and meet our Tibetan guide and drivers. After all the immigration and custom formalities at the Chinese check post here, our journey continues for another 35 km which can take almost 3 hours through the up-winding road to Nyalam with beautiful scenery. Then, you will be transferred to the guest house in Nyalam (3700m). The facilities of the guesthouse are very simple and basic. We stay free and spend overnight here.
Day 04: Acclimatization and free day in Nyalam. O/N in Guest House
We will be going for short hiking after your breakfast which is preparation for Kailash Parikrama and it helps us to acclimatize at high altitude. Rest of the day is free after having lunch.
Day 05: Nyalam – New Dongba 4600 m. (390 km - 5/6 Hours) O/N in lodge
After breakfast drive to New Dongba. Passing through many villages and camps of yak herders. Far south you can see snow-capped mountain peaks. Most of the time you will be driving on plains, hence a comfortable drive. Arrive in New Dongba and enjoy hot tea.
Day 06: New Dongba – Manasarovar 4558 m (277 km - 4/5 Hours) O/N in lodge
Early breakfast and get ready for driving to Manasarovar. Late afternoon you can have first view of Holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. Hore – a small village is situated near Holy Mansarovar Lake. Manasarovar Lake Parikrama by bus.Holy Mansarovar (14950 ft/4558m) – the highest lake of fresh water with turquoise complexion in the world is full of fishes and swans. Holy Mt. Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandala, Lake Rakshash are lying on its surrounding. The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living creatures. Night will be spending at Chui Gompa.
Day 07: Exploration of Mansarovar and drive to Tarchen 4575 m (40 km - 1 Hour) O/N in lodge
Holy Mansarovar is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning bath and puja we will be heading towards Tarchen (Darchen). If time permits, we visit Chui Gompa. Tarchen is considered as a base camp for Holy Kailash Parikrama. During the auspicious pilgrimage time, this place will be flooded with pilgrims with hundreds of tents all around.
Day 08: Tarchen – Tarboche (13 km drive) and trek to Dirapuk 4909 m (7 km trek / 5 – 6 hrs) O/N in lodge
After breakfast drive to Tarboche, starting point of Kailash Parikrama. Tarboche is also known as outer “Asthapath”. It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky make you feeling that Great God Shiva is every where with tons of blessing to you. Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will be kept on appearing. For 7 km trail it takes almost 7 hrs.
Day 09: Dirapuk – Zuthulpuk (4760m) passing through Dolmala Pass (5613m),18 km trek / 9-10 hrs. O/N in lodge
Today you will be climbing to Drolma-la (Dolma-La 18600 ft/ 5613m) and than descending gradually to Zuthulpuk (4760m). Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. Today is the most difficult day of the trek. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget in eternity. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By late afternoon you will arrive in Zuthulpuk
Day 10: Zuthulpuk – Dongba via Darchen and Lake Manasarovar (10 km / 4-5 hrs) O/N in lodge
Morning free time to explore the caves, temples and shrine around Milarepa cave. breakfast and start walking 3 hours at flat land. All the driving crew will be waiting for your arrival near Darchen. You can fill up Manasarovar water on the way. By late afternoon you will be at your lodge in Dongba.
Day 11: Dongba - Nyalam (376 km) 7-8 hrs. Overnight at Nyalam Guesthouse
Drive back to Nyalam grom Dongba. Driver will stop at view point to take pictures and exploring surrounding. Reach at Nyalam and Overnight.
Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu (376 Km - 7/8 Hours) Overnight at Hotel
Early in the morning start driving from Nyalam to Nepal Tibet Friendship Bridge. Tibetan guide and driver will say you bye from here. After custom formalities of both immigration, we continue drive to Kathmandu with guide and driver.
Day 13: Fly back to Home or further destination
Wilderness Excursion will drop you off at International Airport or further destination. You have option to extend your tour to Chitwan National park or to Pokhara to relax in Nepal.
Tibet Entry Permit
Clothing: the Warmer the Better
Personal Tour Equipment
Medicine for altitude sickness: Before your trip, ask your doctor for suggestions, and bring some medicine in case of emergency situations, such as medicine for colds, headaches, stomach ache, and fever. Read more about and its treatment.
Medicine for injury: Band-Aids, gauze, bandages, etc.
Medicine for insect stings/bites.
Preparing Well Is Recommended
If you don't want to pack too many things or forget something, most items above like warm clothes, food, daily articles, medicine, are available in Kathmandu/Lhasa. Of course it's better to prepare well and save your precious time in Tibet for things other than shopping. See also our general Packing List for Nepal Trekking.
Kristel de Bruyne,
We had an amazing 12 day trek to Annapurna Base Camp in April 2017. Our communication upfront with Pradip went very easy and we got some good information. We met up in Kathmandu to make the payment and we left for Pokhara as we want to spend few relaxing days there before starting the trek to Annapurna Base Camp. We met our guide in Pokhara before we leave and began the trek. Our guide did his very best to make sure everything was arranged well! We had an amazing time in Annapurna Base Camp; we would ...
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