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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lhasa

Trip Price

Per Person

Total Duration:15 Days


Trip Grade:Moderate to Strenuous

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Transportation:Private Vehicle / Aeroplane

Accommodation:Hotel and Guest Houses

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 to Day Itinerary

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 Nepal

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Cost Include

  • All arrival & departure arrangement
  • Twin Sharing accommodation at Star category Hotel in Kathmandu 
  • Twin sharing accomodation in Lhasa, Shigaste, Lhatse 
  • Veg foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) in entire trip 
  • Group Sharing Guest House in Kailash Region from Saga
  • One half-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley
  • Flight Ticket of Kathmandu - Lhasa - Kathmadnu
  • All Entrance fees
  • Transportation in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • All transportations by Van / Bus in Tibet/ Kailash 
  • Applicable entrance fees to visit Monasteries
  • Normal Tibet Entry Visa fee
  • Special Kailash Parikrama Permit
  • One down Jacket to each pilgrim on returnable basis plus Certificate on successful completion of Holy Yatra which retains nostalgic memories even years after undertaking this once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage tour.
  • Oxygen cylinder 
  • Emergency Rescue Management
  • Yak to Carry your goods during Kailash Parikrama

Cost Exclude

  • Emergency evacuations/Rescue expenses, if required.
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • personal horse and Helper during Kailash round/ parikrama
  • Travel & Medical Insurance Permissions and other official formalities

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.

Client Reviews

Touch Kailash is a team of fantastic professionals, with a personal touch.

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

Rating:Review Date: 2019-06-28
Review by: Dr Swarup Mukherjee, Singapore

Guided and executed through best resources

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.

Om Namashivaya

Rating:Review Date: 2018-08-09
Review by: Ravi Shankar, Canada

whole trip a seamless and once in a lifetime experience

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.

Rating:Review Date: 2016-05-25
Review by: Sunita Varlamos, Australia

Trip Note

  • 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
  • We need three working days for Visa processing in Kathmandu for all foreigners other than Indians. So all the foreigners must stay 3 days in Kathmandu

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

  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley UNESCO world heritage sites (Pashupatinath, Gujeswari Temple, Jal Narayan and Boudhanath Stupa)
  • Visit World's famous Monasteries in Tibet 
  • Visit Hostorical cities of Tibet Lhasa, Shigatse, Gyantse and Lhatse
  • Driving in the well-paved road until the base of Mt. Kailash (Darchen)
  • 3 Days Mt. Kailash Parikrama 39 KM walking (option: can take horse )
  • Crossing Highest Pass Dolma La while in Mt. Kailash Parikrama
  • Exploration of Lake Manasarovar and surroundings

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