Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lhasa covers major cultural sites of Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and pilgrimage site Kailash Mansarovar. The major tour highlights of this tour around Lhasa are Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka Palace, Jokhang Temple, Tibetan traditional Barkhor Squire, Tashilampo Monastery in Shigatse and most sacred Lake Yamdok on the way driving in Gyantse to Shigatse. Our further drive continues various cultural richest Tibetan towns to reach the Kailash region.
Our trip starts with a spectacular Mountain View flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa and overnight for 3 days in the beautiful city of Lhasa. Guided tour and acclimatization in Lhasa for 3 days will be more helpful for your entire trip to adjust your body at high altitudes. After a cultural trip in central Tibet- Lhasa, we further drive to Lake Mansarovar and Mount Kailash which lies in the Ngari region of Tibet. We explore holy Lake Mansarovar and make three days Kailash Parvat Kora/ Parikrama with walking or by a horse. The whole tour of Lhasa Kailash Tour is driving on the well-paved road except three days of Kailash kora.
Other Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Packages 2020
Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m). Overnight at Hotel
Day 02:Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trip preparation. Overnight at Hotel
Day 03:Fly Kathmandu – Lhasa Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel
Day 04:Sightseeing in Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel
Day 05:Drive Lhasa - Shigatse (3900). Overnight at Hotel
Day 06:Drive Shigatse - Saga- /4450m 250 Km. Overnight at Hotel
Day 07:Drive to Manasarover via Paryang (4558m) 277km 8 hours, Overnight at Guest House
Day 08:Exploration of Lake Manasarovar and drive to Tarchen (14975ft) 40km. Overnight at Guest House
Day 09:Kailash Parikrama. Drive to Valley of the God and trek to Derapuk/4909m. Overnight at Guest house
Day 10:Trek to Juthulpuk by crossing Dolma La pass (5613m). Overnight at Guest house
Day 11:Finish Kailash Parikrama and drive back to Saga. Overnight at Guest house
Day 12:Drive back to Shigatse. Overnight at Hotel
Day 13:Drive to Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel
Day 14:Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 15:Final Departure to Home or further program in NepalDownload Detail Itinerary
Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m). Overnight at Hotel Welcome at the Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu. Our representative will greet you and escort you to the hotel for check-in and stay overnight.
Day 02Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trip preparation. Overnight at Hotel After breakfast, we start by sightseeing of major heritage sites of Kathmandu valley including Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath Stupa and Jal Narayan. Back to the hotel and stay at the trip briefing. You will get some free time for shopping and packing for your trip. Stay overnight at a Hotel.
Day 03Fly Kathmandu – Lhasa Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel On your arrival to Lhasa, a cultural city of Tibet, we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Taking it to slow the rest of today, you can adjust to the altitude easier and quicker. You are recommended to drink plenty of water and get plenty of sleep for making an adjustment to the long journey ahead.
Day 04Sightseeing in Lhasa. Overnight at HotelToday we visit Lhasa including Potala Palace which is the oldest palace of Dalai Lama, the first Buddist's temple of the Tibet; Norbulingka Palace and Drepung Monastery. Stay Overnight at Hotel at Lhasa, Tibet.
Day 05Drive Lhasa - Shigatse (3900). Overnight at Hotel Further, our way lies in the capital of a province of Tsang - Shigatse - residence Panchen Lama - the second ecclesiastic of Tibet. Early in the morning excursion in a monastery of Tashilhunpo (it is based on 1447), visiting a temple of the Buddha of the future - Maytreya and also other temples of a monastery. Night in hotel.
Day 06Drive Shigatse - Saga- /4450m 250 Km. Overnight at Hotelthe journey today brings you over two high of more than 5000 mitre passes with fine views. Driving day over the sandy and rocky land of Tibet, other things like lake, nomads chasing thousands of yaks and sheep keep you busy. By the late afternoon, you will cross Bhramha Purtra Riverway to typical Chinese and Tibetan town, Saga for the night.
Day 07Drive to Manasarover via Paryang (4558m) 277km 8 hours, Overnight at Guest HouseThe day starts with full of excitement, by the late afternoon you can have the first sight of Holy Kailash Parbat and Manasarovara. Hore, a small village nearby Lake Manasarovar, we will spend a night there.
Day 08Exploration of Lake Manasarovar and drive to Tarchen (14975ft) 40km. Overnight at Guest HouseManasarovar is the lake of compassion, tranquillity and bliss. After completing the memorable morning Bath and Puja we will be heading towards Tarchen. It is considered as a base camp for the Holy Kailash Parikrama.
Day 09Kailash Parikrama. Drive to Valley of the God and trek to Derapuk/4909m. Overnight at Guest houseIt 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 keep on appearing. For 15 km trail it takes almost 6 hrs.
Day 10Trek to Juthulpuk by crossing Dolma La pass (5613m). Overnight at Guest houseHardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage Yatra with Dolma-La (pass) of 18600ft between two valleys.
Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget yourself. Once your steps go down, Parvati-stal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By the late afternoon, you will arrive Zuthal Puk (the cave of Miracles. The great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here).
Day 11Finish Kailash Parikrama and drive back to Saga. Overnight at Guest houseAfter walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting your arrival. By the late afternoon you will be at your lodge in Saga.
Day 12Drive back to Shigatse. Overnight at Hotel Easy day onward today. We take easy driving back to Shigatse town which is second biggest town of Tibet. You can make late afternoon walking tour.
Day 13Drive to Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel Continue drive to Lhasa city and transfer to Hotel. Prepare your bag for flight back to Kathmandu tomorrow.
Day 14Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Early in the morning drive to Gonggar Airport from Lhasa. It is 90 km and takes 2 hours. Reach Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Rest
Day 15Final Departure to Home or further program in Nepal We drops you to the International airport for your final departure. Or continue for your further trip in Nepal.
I just completed my 18 day trip to Kailash Mansarovar via Lhasa. I had selected 'Touch Kailash Travels' after a through a search of many different travel agencies, and I must say that my choice turned out to be a perfect one. From receiving me at the Kathmandu airport to accommodation and sightseeing in Kathmandu, travel and accommodation in Tibet, taking care of our comfort and safety every single day, these guys were absolutely fantastic and professional. Their sherpa was professional, experienced and mature. He knew every aspect of this journey and made every possible preparation to ensure our comfort. The Tibet guide who joined us in Lhasa was equally good. He made every part of the journey a breeze. He was our knowledge resource about Tibetan people and culture, about Buddhism, he was our language interpreter, our friend and came to our rescue during every difficult situation. The challenge of high altitude in the Tibetan mountains was quite challenging. But these guys made sure that every member in the group stayed healthy, safe and energetic. One needs to understand that the journey to Kailash Mansarovar is not merely about spirituality. It comes with a lot of physical challenges and one needs to be ready for it. There is always a threat of fatigue setting in, low oxygen levels and possibility of altitude sickness that can lead to serious health problems.
However, the people in Touch Kailash did not let us feel any of these threats. Their knowledge, experience and planning were spot-on. Every day came with some foreseen and some unforeseen situations, and they were all dealt with great efficiency. The most remarkable aspect of these guys was that despite the hardships, they kept the smile intact on their faces all the while. This further enhanced the pleasantness of the entire journey.
Touch Kailash is a team of fantastic professionals, with a personal touch. I highly recommend them for Kailash Mansoravar trip. This is your 'value for money' travel choice.
I wish them all the very best and many more years of successfully organising the Kailash Mansarovar trip.
Dr Swarup Mukherjee
Review Date: 2019-06-28 Review by: Dr Swarup Mukherjee, Singapore
I am extremely pleased to let all know that our Parikrama of Mt Kailash over a 4 day period, covering outer and part of inner Kora (through Charan Sparsh) during guru Purnima period was very well organized, guided and executed through best resources. The 3 guides from Touch Kailash team (Sujjan, Ashok and Santosh) under the overall guidance of Basu Adhikari simply performed a miracle and worked very hard, providing us all the help, guidance, encouragement and food on a timely manner. Their zeal, enthusiasm and commitment to our successful completion of Parikrama is really commendable. No words of praise or acknowledgement would completely describe their part and role in our pilgrimage’s success.
We were a team of 16 comprising folks from Singapore, India and Canada. Our internal team lead was one Bala from Singapore who planned the schedule and executed it very well, ensuring everyone’s requirements, needs and interests were well taken care of.
On the whole, thanks to His and Divine Mother’s blessings and best wishes, and the great infrastructural support and guidance we had from Team Touch Kailash, our team was both privileged and honoured to have successfully completed the holy Parikrama with relative ease.
Review Date: 2018-08-09 Review by: Ravi Shankar, Canada
Touch Kailash organised our trip to Mt Kailash in Tibet. The service and responsiveness of Hermenta and Bashu was excellent, our guide and driver in Tibet brilliant and the whole trip a seamless and once in a lifetime experience. I highly recommend Touch Kailash.
Review Date: 2016-05-25 Review by: Sunita Varlamos, Australia
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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
- Identity card
- Diary for addresses and contacts
- Ball pens with spare refills
- Travel cheques, credit cards & currency
- Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers
- Any other personal documents
- 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
- 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
- Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
- TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats
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.