Kailash Overland Tour

Duration13 Days
Maximum Altitude5613m Dolma La pass

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.

The Kailash overland tour from the Kerung border started in September 2017 as an alternative route for Mount Kailash, this tour has made Mt. Kailash easily accessible from the outskirts of Nepal. Kailash Overland Tour starts with a sightseeing tour in the capital city of Nepal. The guided holy mount Kailash tour will take us to the UNESCO-listed world heritage sites of the Kathmandu 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 Lake Mansarovar. On day 8, we will start our 3 days long Kailash Kora. The major attractions of this tour include the sacred peak of Kailash, the Holy Lake of Mansarovar, and the highest pass of Drolma La.

The Kailash Overland Tour takes 14 days to complete 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 to August.

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  • Visit Pashupatinath Temple, Gujeswari Shaktipith, Jalnarayan (UNESCO world heritage Sites)
  • Scenic drive via Langtang National Park Nepal  
  • Ancient Tibetan cities
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  • 3 days Mount Kailash Parikrama (Kailash Kora)
  • Highest Pass Dolma La and Gaurikunda
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Our 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 the hotel

Max Altitude: (1300 m) Meals: (L,D)

We will visit the famous Hindu Temple of the Kathmandu Valley today. After breakfast, we will first get to Pashupatinath, Gujesori temple and then Jalnarayana with lunch in between. overnight stay.

Meals: (B,L,D)

Today after breakfast we will drive to Syabrubesi via Trishuli Nuwakot. Overnight at Hotel

Meals: (B,L,D)

After breakfast, we will get on a Tourist Bus and start our drive through the black-topped road to get to the newly opened friendship bridge at the Nepal-Tibet border.  We will arrive at the 1st village of Tibet, Kerung in about 2 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse

Meals: (B,L,D)

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.

Max Altitude: 4640m Meals: (B,L,D)Duration: 5-6 hours

After 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 colour. 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

Max Altitude: 4558m Meals: (B,L,D)Duration: 5-6 hoursDistance: 277km

Today, we will get into the colours 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 in front of the sacred Mt. Kailash. Overnight at Hotel

Max Altitude: 4575m Meals: (B,L,D)Duration: 1 hourDistance: 40km

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.

Max Altitude: 4900m Meals: (B,L,D)Duration: 5-6 hours

Today 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, descend 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 in 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.

Max Altitude: 4760m Meals: (B,L,D)Duration: 8-9 hoursDistance: 19km

During 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 the teahouse.

Meals: (B,L,D)

We will drive back to the village of Kerung on a comfortable ride. We will have some free time as we descend on a paved path. We will spend the rest of the time relaxing. Overnight at teahouse

Meals: (B,L,D)

Today, we will cross the Nepal-Tibet border and get back to the capital city of Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel.

Meals: (B,L,D)

Our representative will take you to the international airport of Nepal for your departure

Meals: B,D
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Cost Details
  • Airport Transfers
  • 03 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis
  • 01 Night accommodation in Syaprubesi, Langtang national park (Local Guesthouse)
  • 09 Nights accommodation in Kailash (Local Guesthouses) 
  • Buffet veg foods during the entire trip (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • English-speaking Tibetan guide for custom formalities
  • Nepali Team leader/ Co-ordinator
  • Experienced staff team
  • All private transportation by Bus
  • Tibet travel permit and Tibet visa
  • Permit fees for Lake Manasarovar and Kailash 
  • Permit fees for Langtang National park 
  • Duffel bag to keep your goods during the Kailash tour 
  • Warm jacket and sleeping bag on a returnable basis if needed
  • Emergency evacuation management 
  • Personal expenses, Insurance, Medical expenses, and Emergency Rescue
  • Personal horse and Helper during Kailash Parikrama
  • More than 3 nights hotels in Kathmandu in case of unforeseen circumstances like late permit, or early arrival from Kailash
Dates & Availability

Note: Departure dates for foreign passport other than Indian might be different because of the Tibet Visa process in Kathmandu, Please contact us.