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Kailash Overland Tour from Kerung

Trip Price

Per Person

Total Duration:14 Days


Trip Grade:Moderate to Strenuous

Meals:Breakfast in Kathmandu and in Tibet, No foods in Kailash region

Transportation:Private Transportation

Accommodation:Hotel and Guest Houses

After long time of waiting, Nepal Tibet boarder is open now via Kerung from July 2016. The regular boarder from Nepal Tibet, Kodari is still close after earthquake in Nepal. Kerung boarder is now another optional immigration from Nepal Tibet. It lies in Langtang national park and northern side of Kathmandu reach by driving about 160 kilometer driving. In this starting only foreigner passport holders are allowing to enter Tibet/ kailash from this boarder. Touch Kaialsh travels and tours starting Kailash Overland Tour from June month 2016. Kailash Overland group is small group departure from Kathmandu. It is 13 days tour program including 3 nights in Kathmandu. The same itinerary will be continuing for Month of July, August, September and for October.  

Your arrival first is at Kathmandu. You will have one full day in Kathmandu. You can choose to make guided tour in Kathmandu valley covering with some historical places. Meanwhile Touch Kailash prepares visa and all other necessary documents. Your departure from Kathmandu is on third day of your tour and stay overnight at langtang national park. Next day a very short driving to Nepal Tibet boarder and reach at first Tibetan town Kerung.

You will have full day in Kerung (2900m) for acclimatization, which help to adjust your body in High altitude. Drive to holy Lake Manasarovar via Saga town. You will have enough time to explore Manasarovar Lake and surroundings. Peoples perform special worship in the bank of Lake Manasarovar with clear view of Mount Kailash. They also deep at cold water of Lake Manasarovar. Deeping at lake believed that all the sins will be removed.

The hardest part of Kailash Overland Tour is Kailash parikrama. 53 kilometer kailash parikrama content highest pass (5600m) Dolma- La. It starts and ends at Darchen, the basecamp of Kailash. First day of Kailash parikrama is easy and it is 21 kilometetr. 7 kilometer drive from Darchen reach at “Valley of God”. Another 14 kilometer easy walking reach at north face of Kailash. The second day of Kailash parikrama is 19 kilometer all walking hard ups and down and cross highest pass Dolma- La. third day of Kailash Parikrama is only 7 kilometer walking till the vehicle wait and driving to Darchen.

Tour at the end comes via Kerung boarder, which is Langtang National park of Nepal. The road drive in Nepal side is totally 160 kilometers and takes 8 hours full day. You also have option to take both way overland tour and only Kailash region. You also can customize your tour by making it longer or shorter. Everest Base Camp Tibet, Guge Kingdom and Lhasa are also the option adding in this itinerary. 

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m) transfer to hotel and overnight

Day 02:Day in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel

Day 03:Drive Kathmandu to Shyaprubesi 2250m (117 km - 7 Hours) Overnight at Guest House

Day 04:Drive to Kerung 2900m (43 km – 2 hours). Overnight at Guest House

Day 05:Day in Kerung. overnight at Guest House

Day 06:Drive to Saga 4640m (5/6 Hours). Overnight at guest house

Day 07:Drive to Manasarovar 4558m (277 Km - 5/6 Hours). Overnight at guest house

Day 08:Exploration of Lake Manasarovar and drive to Darchen 4575 (40 Km - 1 Hours). Overnight at guest house

Day 09:First day of Kailash Kora. Drive to valley of God (Yamadwar) and trek to Derapuk 4900m (7 Km drive and 14km trekking - 6 Hours). Overnight at guest house

Day 10:Second day of Kailash Kora. Trek to Juthulpuk 4760m (19 km - 9 Hours) crossing Dolma- La pass (5613m). Overnight at Guest house

Day 11:Third day of Kailash Kora (7 km trekking) Trek and drive to Saga via Darchen. Overnight at Guest house

Day 12:Drive back to Kerung. Overnight at Guest House

Day 13:Cross Nepal Tibet boarder and drive back to Kathmandu

Day 14:Final departure to home

Cost Include

  • All arrival and departure arrangemnet 
  • 03 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu hotel on twin sharing
  • 01 Night accommodaiton in Syaprubesi, Langtang national park (Loal Guest house)
  • 09 Nights accommodation in Kailash (Loal Guest house) 
  • Buffet veg foods in entire trip (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • English speaking Tibetan guide for custom formalities
  • Nepali team leader/ Co-ordinator
  • Experience staff team
  • All private transportation by Bus
  • Tibet travel permit and Tibet visa
  • Entrance fees of Lake Manasarovar and Kailash 
  • Entrance fees of Lanftang National park 
  • Yak or helper to carry your goods during Kailash parikrama
  • Duffel bag to keep your goods during Kailsh tour 
  • Warm jacket and sleeping bag in returnable based if you need
  • Emmergency evacuation managemenet 

Cost Exclude

  • Personal expenses, Insurance, Medical expenses and Emmergency rescue
  • Personal horse and Helper during Kailash Parikrama
  • More than 3 nights hotels in Kathmandu because of late permit, or early arrive from kailash

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m) transfer to hotel and overnightWelcome at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Our representative will greet you and escort you to the hotel for check-in and stay overnight. we collect your original passport for final visa preparation.

Day 02Day in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Touch Kailash Travels and Tours prepare your final visa and other necessary documents today. you can choose to interesting places of Kathmandu valley.

Day 03Drive Kathmandu to Shyaprubesi 2250m (117 km - 7 Hours) Overnight at Guest HouseStart your driving after breakfast in Kathmandu hotel. Following Trisuli river side of well paved road. After Betraoti, road condition in between is rough. Reach at Shyaprubesi which is in inside of Langtang national park

Day 04Drive to Kerung 2900m (43 km – 2 hours). Overnight at Guest HouseVery short driving from Syaprubesi to Kerung today. reach at Nepal Tibet boarder and finish your immigration formalities. reach Kerung, the first town of Tibet. get rest of acclimatization

Day 05Day in Kerung. overnight at Guest House Day spend here in Kerung today. we involve in short hiking around the valley. which help you to adjust your body in high altitude. so that you will be much comfortable while at Kailash region.

Day 06Drive to Saga 4640m (5/6 Hours). Overnight at guest house After breakfast drive to Saga. 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 Saga and enjoy hot tea. We also can go further to Pariyang or to New Dongba today for overnight.

Day 07Drive to Manasarovar 4558m (277 Km - 5/6 Hours). Overnight at guest house 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. 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 08Exploration of Lake Manasarovar and drive to Darchen 4575 (40 Km - 1 Hours). Overnight at guest house After completing the memorable morning bath and explore of Lake Manasarovar, 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 09First day of Kailash Kora. Drive to valley of God (Yamadwar) and trek to Derapuk 4900m (7 Km drive and 14km trekking - 6 Hours). Overnight at guest house 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.

Day 10Second day of Kailash Kora. Trek to Juthulpuk 4760m (19 km - 9 Hours) crossing Dolma- La pass (5613m). Overnight at Guest house Today you will be climbing to Drolma-la (Dolma-La 18600 ft/ 5613m) and then 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 11Third day of Kailash Kora (7 km trekking) Trek and drive to Saga via Darchen. Overnight at Guest house 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. By late afternoon you will be at your lodge in Saga

Day 12Drive back to Kerung. Overnight at Guest House Drive back to Kerung following same way. you will be much comfortable while going down altitude. reach at stay at Kerung and wait to cross Nepal Tibet boarder tomorrow early in the morning.

Day 13Cross Nepal Tibet boarder and drive back to Kathmandu Early in the morning, reach at Nepal Tibet boarder and cross Immigration. Nepali transportation and guide will meet you at Nepal side. Further drive to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel

Day 14Final departure to homeWe drop you to International airport for your final departure

Trip Note

Kailash Overland tour from Kerung is only for foreigners passport holder (other than Indian) and base on minimum 4 pax a group 

Recommendations for Yatra

Trip insurance is important documents. Touch Kailash Travels and tours do not need your insurance policy for permit and visa confirmation. it is only for your secure and immergency. make sure your insurance cover travelling up to 5600 miter altitude and cover Emmergency rescue and Medical bills.  

Oxygen level is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness [malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some of symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best idea is deliberately slow down all the activities and follows the following rules:

  • Rest.
  • Relax-do not exert, be excited.
  • Reduce talking.
  • Walk slowly – adopt one third of your speed and space.
  • Keep your load light.
  • Walk for 15 minutes and rest for 5 minutes.
  • Whenever you feel uncomfortable, just stop; rest and relax.
  • Ignore the sudden outbursts of fellow pilgrims and avoid arguments.
  • Observe silence with smile.
  • Never go too high and too fast.
  • Consume plenty of liquids; never proceed with an empty stomach.
  • Chant a prayer or visualize everything around to suit your pleasant thoughts or put on the earphones and listen to your favourite music, bhajans, chanting etc.
  • Be careful not to catch a cold. It is better to be over clothed than under protected. En-route avoids taking bath or drinking water from Lake Streams or rivers, as your system is not conditioned for this.
  • Keep your boots/Ked inside tent. Protect yourself against dust and direct sunshine during the long stretches of driving. Face, feet and hands must be well protected.
  • The uneven ground, steep slope and slushy banks are full of potholes. Do not combine walking and sight seeing together.
  • Always listen to your guide or the one with experience. Never leave the group.
  • On this trip, over exertion is to be avoided and drinking plenty of fluids is recommendable. During winter, heavy warm clothing is a must.


  • Kindly consult your doctor and get yourself examined for this yatra
  • As Mount Kailash and lake Manasarovar is situated at high altitudes please start exercises like walking, jogging, yoga and other breathing exercises in order to have a successful yatra at least from a month before. 


  You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly;

  • Passport with Photo copies, Photographs, Identity card, Diary for addresses, contacts, small notes etc.
  • Ball pens with spare refills Maps/Charts/Books etc.
  • Travel Cheques, credit cards & Currency.
  • Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers.
  • Any other document for personal purposes.


  • Big bag for putting your equipment and others
  • A small light trek bag
  • Water bottle / Thermos flask for hot water (1 liter).

Note: Touch Kailash Travel provide you big bag and small day carry bag for Yatra


  • Enough clothing for the whole Yatra including 3 pairs trek suits/leisure wear/jogging troushers/4 to 5tea shirts/2 polar flees one light quilted /shirts/poloneck/salwar kameez etc. Do not over load.
  • Wool socks (around 4 pairs), thick tights, wool monkey cap, scarves, warm light gloves, scarf.
  • Wool/thermal long underwear
  • Rain wear (Umbrella or Raincoat)

Note: Down Jackets and Sleeping bags will be provided on returnable basis at Kathmandu for the Yatra


  • Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Good one Nike, Adidas etc). Have a spare one too
  • A pair of light Sleepers


  • Toileteries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels etc).
  • Sun screen lotion/cream
  • facial tissues, wet once,


  • Tourch/Candle/match box/lighter/batteries
  • Knife
  • Plastic mug
  • Dusk masks/face masks


  • Any regular medicines that you take
  • Dark Sunglasses
  • Your favourite food which will keep you going including Nuts, biscuits, powder juice
  • Kapoor/Vicks/Inhaler etc
  • Binoculars/Camera/extra batteries
  • Milk powder for tea


  • First aid kit (typical backpacking kit for minor injuries/ our guide also will carry).
  • Diamox/Aspirin/pain killers
  • Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
  • Plasters
  • TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats


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Trip Highlights

  • Day in Kathmandu and option to visit Historical places of Kathmandu
  • Scenic drive via Lantang National Park Nepal  
  • Tibetan cities
  • Holy Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash
  • 3 days Mount Kailash Parikrama
  • Highest Pass Dolma La and Gaurikunda

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