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Kailash Inner Kora

Trip Price

Per Person

Total Duration:13 Days


Trip Grade:Strenuous

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Transportation:Private Transportation

Accommodation:Hotel and Guest Houses

Kailash Inner Kora (parikrama) is the most popular and one of the hardest pilgrimage trips. Kailash Inner Parikrama needs some mountaineering experience and equipment. We provide good and experienced staff in mountaineering. The Inner parikrama involves around 34 km walking journey including Asthapath, Nandi Parvat, Atmalingam, Saptarishi cave, and Rakshas Lingam. The landscape is entirely made up of rock, crevices, snow, and ice. Apart from two small monasteries, no humans live along the Inner Kailash region. We will fix the tent for accommodation, food, and water with other necessities during Kailash Inner Kora Trip.

Mount Kailash Inner Kora (parikrama) starts and ends at Darchen. On the first day, we will start our hike from Derapuk visiting  Kailash Charan Sparsa in the coming days we will explore the Serlung monastery and get a closer view of Mount Kailash from here. Touch Atmalingam, Saptarishi cave of inner kora and Ice Lingam. Inner Kailash kora of Nandi Parvat by crossing high pass in between Mount Kailash and Nandi hill called Nandi La and Khandosalgam La (Pass), after which we will get back to Darchen by evening. Completing your inner kora at Kailash and you can set up again from Derapuk, KuberKunda, Mount Kailash Charan Sparsa and reach Juthulpuk.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m) Welcome at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight (D)

Day 02:Half day Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and fly to Nepalgunj. (150m) Overnight at Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 03:Fly Nepalgunj - Simikot (2910m) and Heli flight from Simikot - Hilsa and reach Taklakot in Tibet (4025m) Overnight at Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 04:Rest day at Taklakot. (B, L, D)

Day 05:Taklakot to Manasarovar (4550m - 2 Hours) Overnight at Guest House (B, L, D)

Day 06:Manasarovar exploration and drive to Darchen (4575m - 1 Hour) Overnight at Guest House (B, L, D)

Day 07:Drive Tarchen – Tarboche (13 km drive) and trek to Dirapuk (7 km trek / 5 – 6 hrs) 4909 m. Overnight at Guest House (B, L, D)

Day 08:Derapuk - Charan Sparsa - Derapuk. (8/9 Hours) Overnight at Guest House in Derapuk (B, L, D)

Day 09:Dirapuk – Zuthulpuk - Darchen (4760 m) (18 km trek / 9-10 hrs) (passing through Dolma-la pass 5,600 m). Overnight at Guest House (B, L, D)

Day 10:Start Kailash inner kora. Asthapath, Saptarishi Cave, Atmalingam. Overnight at Monastery or in Tent in Asthapath. (B, L, D)

Day 11:Explore Morning View of Kailash and Trek back to Darche continue drive to Hilsa. Overnight at Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 12:Fly Hilsa - Simikot - Nepaljung and Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel (B, L, D)

Day 13:Final departure. Drop you to International airport Tour Ends

Cost Include

  • Arrival and Departure arrangements
  • 2 night’s accommodation in Kathmandu in 3/4 star standard hotel on twin sharing room with meals.
  • 1 Night accommodation in Nepalgunj at 3 Star category Hotel
  • Half day guided tour in Kathmandu valley as per mentioned in itinerary 
  • 10 night’s accommodations in Tibet on group sharing basis using guest house / Hotel.
  • Freshly cooked vegetarian meals 3 times a day.
  • Supporting Nepali crew including our own cooks.
  • Permits for Manasarovar and Kailash Kora (round).
  • Tibet Tourism Board (TTB) approved Tibetan guide.
  • Private transportation in Van/Bus in entire trip
  • Kailash Permit, Tibet (Chinese) visa fee
  • Camping equipment for kitchen, Shower
  • Sleeping bag / Down Jacket if needed on Returnable basis.
  • Duffle bag (big bag for keeping personal clothes and equipments) & day carry hand bag
  • Experienced tour leader / co-coordinator with each group
  • ENOUGH Oxygen cylinder entire of tour
  • Yaks and Yak-men to carry baggage, food, fuel etc while making Kailash outer kora
  • Leading guide and other team members during Kailash Inner Kora
  • Emergency evacuation management

Cost Exclude

  • Personal Horse/ Pony Charges for Kailash outer and Inner Kora
  • Personal expenses like shopping, phone calls, extra drinks, laundry, yak etc.
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities, flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, accidents etc.
  • Tips to drivers, hotel staff.
  • Extra cost of transportation, Porterage etc involved due landslides, snowfall.
  • Trip cancellation charge due to Tibet government rules and other which are not in our Hand.
  •  Air ticket from your Home – Kathmandu – Home
  • Services other than specified
  • Extra days stay at Kathmandu than 3 nights/ any other place due to any reason

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m) Welcome at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight (D) Our representative will greet you and escort you to the hotel for check-in and stay overnight. Dinner at Hotel.

Day 02Half day Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and fly to Nepalgunj. (150m) Overnight at Hotel (B, L, D)After breakfast, we drive you for a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. Visits Pashupatinath temple, Mata Guheswori temple & Budhanilkantha temple which is also known as Jalnarayan, in Lunchtime back to the hotel. After lunch, take a 1-hour flight to Nepalgunj, reach in Nepalgunj, Overnight at Hotel

Day 03Fly Nepalgunj - Simikot (2910m) and Heli flight from Simikot - Hilsa and reach Taklakot in Tibet (4025m) Overnight at Hotel (B, L, D)Simikot is a hilly area of Nepal situated in 2910m, the gateway for Kailash tour by Helicopter. Early Morning, drive to Nepalgunj airport to fly Simikot with schedule flight which takes 45 minutes to reach Simikot. We continue our journey towards Hilsa with chartered Helicopter. We move forward to reach Taklakot small city of Tibet. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04Rest day at Taklakot. (B, L, D)Today is free for acclimatization. We will have some physical exercises in the morning and do some short trek which helps to fit us for Kailash Parikrama and also helps us to acclimatize fast. Overnight at Hotel

Day 05Taklakot to Manasarovar (4550m - 2 Hours) Overnight at Guest House (B, L, D)After breakfast, we start drive to reach one of the holy and beautiful lake “MANSAROVAR” which lies on 4550m Elevation. It is 88 km distance from Taklakot to Manasarover and will take a maximum of 2 hours to reach holy lake Mansarovar. We will observe another popular lake called RAKSHAES Lake, stop there for picture and enjoy the view a few minutes and continue towards our journey to Lake Manasarover. We check in Guest House at Mansarovar and take lunch. After Lunch, we will do parikrama of Lake Mansarovar by vehicle. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 06Manasarovar exploration and drive to Darchen (4575m - 1 Hour) Overnight at Guest House (B, L, D)Holy Mansarovar is the lake of compassion, tranquillity and bliss. After completing the memorable morning bath and puja we will be heading for Holy Mansarovar Parikrama by landcruiser with packed lunch and continue to drive 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. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. O/N Hotel Kailash.

Day 07Drive Tarchen – Tarboche (13 km drive) and trek to Dirapuk (7 km trek / 5 – 6 hrs) 4909 m. Overnight at Guest House (B, L, D)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 everywhere 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. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner. O/N at Government Hotel.

Day 08Derapuk - Charan Sparsa - Derapuk. (8/9 Hours) Overnight at Guest House in Derapuk (B, L, D)Start hiking to Charan Sparsa from North face of Kailash with your guide. You will be at very closed view of Mount Kailash. It is walking whole day over glassier and reach closed view of Mount Kailash. It is part of Kailash Inner Kora. Back to Derapuk for Overnight.

Day 09Dirapuk – Zuthulpuk - Darchen (4760 m) (18 km trek / 9-10 hrs) (passing through Dolma-la pass 5,600 m). Overnight at Guest House (B, L, D)Today you will be climbing to Drolma-la (Dolma-La 18600 ft) 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 (the cave of Miracles, the great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here) and continue drive to Darchen. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 10Start Kailash inner kora. Asthapath, Saptarishi Cave, Atmalingam. Overnight at Monastery or in Tent in Asthapath. (B, L, D)Hike to Asthapath, explore Serlung Gumba, Saptarishi cave, Atmalingam and mount Kailash view. You have option to take horse and personal helper from Darchen. Walk back to Asthapath for Overnight. Today we will get very simple foods.

Day 11Explore Morning View of Kailash and Trek back to Darche continue drive to Hilsa. Overnight at Hotel (B, L, D)Early morning you can explore morning view of Holy Mount Kailash Parbat, You can take Darshan and some snaps over there. we trek back to Darchen and continue drive to Taklakot cross immigration and reach Hilsa. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 12Fly Hilsa - Simikot - Nepaljung and Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel (B, L, D)Early morning after breakfast fly from Hilsa to Simikot, then continue to fly to Nepalgunj. In Nepalgunj, our group can split if any member goes from Nepalgunj to Lakhnow, and other members fly to Kathmandu. The evening we will have a short meeting about the whole yatra. Overnight at hotel

Day 13Final departure. Drop you to International airport Tour EndsWe drop to International airport for your final departure to home or will do further trips in Nepal.

Trip Note

More than 2 nights accommodation and other activities in Kathmandu is extra. incase of delay permit from Tibet and peoples have to wait in Kathamandu, incase of early return from Kailash or any other reason which is not in our hand. Change your flight date for earlier or late date becasue of those reason, clients have to bear all the expenses self.

Recommendations for Yatra

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High altitudes pose challenges like lower oxygen levels, inducing symptoms such as headaches, nausea, lethargy, and breathlessness. These affect everyone, regardless of age or fitness. Acclimatization is crucial; avoid tranquilizers and antibiotics. Slow down activities, rest frequently, and reduce talking. Walk slowly, keep loads light, and observe silence with a smile. Consume liquids, avoid sudden exertion, and protect against cold. Don't bathe in streams, protect against dust and sun, and follow experienced guides. Prioritize rest, hydration, and warm clothing during winter.

Wi-Fi will be accessible in Kathmandu, but as we venture into the more secluded regions of Nepal, connectivity will be restricted. The tour guide will carry a satellite phone for emergency communication. Wi-Fi connection is more accessible in the Tibet region as well, while there are no such facilities in Mansarovar, and during the Parikrama. 

Options for e-sims are widely available in supported devices for cellular data, while mainstream social media including WhatsApp and Facebook are prohibited in China. The use of VPNs may allow for seamless communication with family back home. 

During May to September, temperatures in Nepal and Tibet range from 10 to 22°C during the day. Despite the moderate daytime temperatures, the intense sun at high altitudes can create a much warmer sensation. Nighttime temperatures may drop significantly, reaching as low as -5°C.

As altitude increases, the body requires time to adapt to lower oxygen levels through a process known as acclimatization. Proper acclimatization is crucial for maintaining health and ensuring a comfortable journey at high altitudes. Most individuals are affected by the reduced oxygen levels at elevations exceeding 2,500 meters. Diamox (Acetazolamide) has proven to be highly effective in facilitating acclimatization and countering High Altitude Sickness. Further details will be provided closer to the journey.

Please consult your doctor and undergo a medical examination before embarking on the Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar yatra. Given the high altitudes, it is advisable to begin exercises such as walking, jogging, yoga, and breathing exercises at least a month prior to ensure a successful journey.

The Touch Kailash Team will be providing a Duffel Bag, a 25l Backpack, and a Down Jacket (on a refundable basis), upon your arrival in Kathmandu. 

Carry a small waist pouch or document bag to organize essential documents:
- Passport with photocopies
- Photographs
- Identity card
- Diary for addresses and contacts
- Ball pens with spare refills
- Maps/Charts/Books
- Travel cheques, credit cards & currency
- Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers
- Any other personal documents


Common Items:
- Big bag for equipment
- Small light trek bag
- Water bottle/Thermos flask (1 liter)


- Enough clothing for the entire journey, including trek suits, leisure wear, jogging trousers, T-shirts, polar fleece, shirts, salwar kameez, etc.
- Wool socks, thick tights, wool monkey cap, scarves, warm light gloves
- Wool/thermal long underwear
- Rainwear (umbrella or raincoat)


- Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Nike, Adidas, etc.) with a spare pair
- A pair of light slippers


- Toiletries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels, etc.)
- Sunscreen lotion/cream
- Facial tissues, wet wipes


Camping Items:
- Torch/candle/matchbox/lighter/batteries
- Knife
- Plastic mug
- Dusk masks/face masks


Personal & General Items:
- Regular medicines
- Dark sunglasses
- Favorite food for energy (nuts, biscuits, powdered juice)
- Kapoor/Vicks/Inhaler, etc.
- Binoculars/Camera/extra batteries
- Milk powder for tea


First Aid Kit:
- Typical backpacking kit for minor injuries
- Diamox/Aspirin/painkillers
- Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
- Plasters
- TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats

  • The Currency for Nepal is Nepalese Rupee, while there are options to exchange at the airport, you may find better exchange rates at the numerous exchange centers in the Thamel Market. 
  • The Currency used in Tibet is the Chinese Yuan, US Dollars or other currencies are not accepted. 
  • While US Dollars and major currencies, including Indian Rupees, are accepted in Nepal, this is not the case in Tibet. If you intend to convert your money to Chinese Yuan, you can do so either at international airports or in Kathmandu.

This journey encompasses urban, rural, and remote areas in Nepal and Tibet, resulting in varying accommodations and amenities. Whether it's five-star hotels and guest houses or camping in the breathtaking Himalayan regions under the care of our staff, you can be confident that we will consistently offer the best possible facilities in every instance.

All Travelers must ensure that their passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of tour completion. 

  • Indian Passport Holders do not require a visa to enter Nepal
  • All foreign Passport Holders can get their 30 days multiple entry visa to Nepal at the Kathmandu Airport, or online from the Nepal Immigration Website
  • All Visas and Permits along with other needful documents for Tibet will be arranged by Touch Kailash Team

Usefull Info

  • Do not bring any books, magazine, pictures about Tibet, Buddhism or about any Lama’s. Custom of China won’t allow entering with those kinds matteriels.
  • Fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, liquids like Ghee, Oils are not allow entering from Chinese custom at Kodari.
  • Do not take any pictures and videos in Chinese customs, Army and police station
  • Make quei in every customs and in checking post as per your visa list number (your guide will give you instruction from first day)
  • Take cooperative position from every Nepali and Tibetan staffs and in Immigration sites
  • Do not forse going forward yourself, if you feel hard, stop and take help from our team. Listen our guide and take decision

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Trip Highlights

  • Half Day Kathmandu valley tour in UNESCO heritage sites including Pashupatinath
  • Driving in well paved road until base of Mount Kailash (Darchen)
  • 3 Days Mount Kailash Parikrama 39 KM walking (option: can take horse )
  • Crossing Highest Pass Dolma La pass (5613m) while in Mt. Kailash Parikrama
  • Holy Lake Manasarovar Parikrama by Driving
  • Puja and Hawan at bank of Lake Manasarov
  • Charan Aparsa from Derapuk by hiking
  • Asthapath, Saptarishi cave, Atmalingam, Nandi parikrama in Kailash Inner Kora

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