Kailash Overland Tour via Kerung takes you to the holy land of Mt. Kailash through the newly opened Nepal-Tibet border of Rasuwagadhi-Kerung. The team of Touch Kailash Travels & Tours will embark on a journey to take you to worship and hike around the sacred land of Mt. Kailash.
Started in September 2017 as an alternative route for the Mount Kailash, this tour has made Mt. Kailash easily accessible from the outskirts of Nepal. Kailash Overland Tour starts with a sightseeing tour at the capital city of Nepal. The guided tour will take us to the UNESCO listed world heritage sites of the valley. After the guided tour, we will get ourselves inside the Langtang National Park and cross the Nepal-Tibet border to arrive at Kerung. From Kerung, we will drive to the villages of Saga, Mansarovar, and Darchen with great views of the sacred Mt. Kailash, Mt. Gurla-Mandala, Rakshash Lake and the Lake Mansarovar. On day 9, we will start our 3 days long Kailash Kora. The major attractions of this tour include the sacred peak of Kailash, holy Lake of Mansarovar and the highest pass of Drolma La.
The Kailash Overland Tour takes 13 days for completion based on our default itinerary. The trip can be tailored to your preference. The best time to visit the holy Mt. Kailash is between May-August.
Related Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Packages for 2018
Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m) transfer to hotel and overnight
Day 02:Sight seeing in Kathmandu and Drive to Trisuli .Overnight at Hotel
Day 03:Drive from Trisuli to Kerung (6 hours, 149km). Overnight at Guest house
Day 04:Drive from Kerung to Saga (5-6 hours, 4640m). Overnight at Guest house
Day 05:Acclimatization Day at saga .Overnight at Guest house
Day 06:Drive from Saga to Lake Mansarovar (5-6 hours, 277km, 4558m). Overnight at Guest house
Day 07:Exploration Day. Drive to Darchen (1 hour, 40km, 4575m). Overnight at Hotel Today
Day 08:Kailash Kora. Drive from Darchen to Yamadwar and trek to Derapuk (5-6 hours, 4900m). Overnight at Guest house
Day 09:Kailash Kora. Trek to Juthulpuk via Drolma La Pass (8-9 hours, 19km, 4760m). Overnight at Guest house
Day 10:Kailash Kora. Drive back to Saga. Overnight at Guest house
Day 11:Drive back to Kerung. Overnight at Guest house
Day 12:Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel
Day 13:Final departure to home
Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m) transfer to hotel and overnightOur representative will pick you up at the Tribhuvan International Airport and guide you to your hotel room. In the evening, you will be having a typical Nepali dinner with a brief about the tour. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02Sight seeing in Kathmandu and Drive to Trisuli .Overnight at Hotel We will visit the famous Hindu Temple of the Kathmandu Valley today. After breakfast, we will first get to Pashupatinath, Gujesori temple and then Satyanarayana with lunch in between. and Drive to Trisuli and overnight stay.
Day 03Drive from Trisuli to Kerung (6 hours, 149km). Overnight at Guest houseAfter breakfast, we will get on a 4wd jeep and start our drive through the black-topped road to get to the newly opened friendship bridge at the Nepal-Tibet border or the Rasuwagadhi-Kerung border. We will arrive at the 1st village of Tibet, Kerung in about 2 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse
Day 04Drive from Kerung to Saga (5-6 hours, 4640m). Overnight at Guest houseWe will drive through the high hills on a comfortable black-topped road to get to the village of Saga. The path climbs up and down the passes of Thong La and La Lung before getting us comfortably to the village of Saga. Along the way, we will be able to see Lake Peikutso and the typical yak and sheep grazing technique of the Tibetan people. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 05Acclimatization Day at saga .Overnight at Guest houseAs the tour goes through the highest pass of the world at 5600 meters, we will need a day to get accustomed to the high altitude of the region which is why we will be staying in the same village today. We will spend the entire day with short hikes around the village. Overnight at Guest house.
Day 06Drive from Saga to Lake Mansarovar (5-6 hours, 277km, 4558m). Overnight at Guest houseAfter an early breakfast, we will drive towards the highest fresh Water lake in the world. The holy lake of Mansarovar lies at an altitude of 4558 meters with greenish-blue color. It is believed that the lake was once a resting place of Lord Bishnu. It is surrounded by Mt. Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandala and the Lake Rakshash. Lake Rakshash is thought to be created by the evil King Ravan which is why the locals think that the water here is poisonous. Overnight at Guesthouse
Day 07Exploration Day. Drive to Darchen (1 hour, 40km, 4575m). Overnight at Hotel TodayToday, we will get into the colors of religion and explore the holy lake of Mansarovar. We will perform some rituals and then, get going to the village of Darchen. Along the way, we will be able to take a peek at the holy Mt. Kailash. Darchen was previously known as Lhara. The village is situated right infront of the sacred Mt. Kailash. Overnight at Hotel
Day 08Kailash Kora. Drive from Darchen to Yamadwar and trek to Derapuk (5-6 hours, 4900m). Overnight at Guest houseWe will drive to the small settlement of Tarboche. Tarboche is the starting point of the Kailash Kora. Yamadwar, the gateway of the god of death, is located in Tarboche. From here, we will walk a few hours to arrive at the village of Derapuk situated infront of the north face of Mt. Kailash. Today, we will be able to see the beautiful views of the Gurla-Mandala, Ape, Kamet and other high peaks. Overnight at Derapuk.
Day 09Kailash Kora. Trek to Juthulpuk via Drolma La Pass (8-9 hours, 19km, 4760m). Overnight at Guest houseToday is the longest and hardest trek day of the Kailash Kora. We will walk up the highest pass of Drolma La to arrive at the village of Juthulpuk. First, we will be heading to the village of Jarok Donkhang. From there, we will hike towards the Shiva-tsal. In Shiva-tsal, people are thought to undergo a symbolic death just to reborn again. They are believed to get reborn once they arrive at the top of the Drolma La Pass. We will rest here for some time and then, descent steeply to get to the banks of the Lham-chu Khir River. We will follow the river and get to the Khando Sangam La facing the eastern side of Mt. Kailash. Sometime after that, we will be at the village of Juthulpuk. The place got its name from the famous cave of Juthulpuk or the miracle cave. Along the way, we will be able to view the Buddha’s footprints. Overnight at Juthulpuk.
Day 10Kailash Kora. Drive back to Saga. Overnight at Guest houseDuring the morning, we will be exploring the caves and temples around the Milarepa cave. After breakfast, we will hike some 3-4 hours to complete our Kora and get back to the village of Darchen. We will have lunch there, and drive back to the village of Saga. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 11Drive back to Kerung. Overnight at Guest houseWe will drive back to the village of Kerung on a comfortable ride. We will have some free time as we descent on a paved path. We will spend the rest of the time relaxing. Overnight at tea house
Day 12Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotelToday, we will cross the Nepal-Tibet border and get back to the capital city of Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13Final departure to homeOur representative will take you to the international airport of Nepal for your departure
I used Touch Kailash team’s service to visit Kailash Mansarovar by overland in May 2018. I had been planning for this trip from August 2017. I have posed all my questions and doubts to Mr Anil Bhatt from August 2017 till May 2018 and he answered and clarified all my doubts with extra ordinary patience.
Not a question went unanswered by him. Thanks for your patience, reliability and honesty Mr Anil Bhatt!!
My sincere thanks go to our guide Mr Santosh and his team mates (Thakur Adhikari, Ghaman Ghale, Kajiman Kumal, Bhothnath Nepal). As per his name “Santosh”, he tried his best and succeeded in bringing happiness in the face of all our groupmates. When it comes to hospitality, no one can beat Touch Kailash team members. They always make sure that all the group members are feed, sheltered and happy. I really wondered if it’s possible to provide such mouth-watering foods in remote places. It’s really not an easy task to offer such wonderful services in high altitudes but they did it. Hats off to Touch Kailash team!!! I was really amazed by the way they took care of all our groupmates during the kora. One can see Touch Kailash team mates waiting at respective distance during the kora to make sure all the groupmates are ok. Thanks for giving us such a wonderful and memorable experience.
If I ever get another opportunity to travel, I will make sure to use Touch Kailash service without any second doubt.
Review Date: 2018-06-14 Review by: Ananthamayil Nagarajan, Nepal
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:
You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly;
Note: Touch Kailash Travel provide you big bag and small day carry bag for Yatra
Note: Down Jackets and Sleeping bags will be provided on returnable basis at Kathmandu for the Yatra
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