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 to high altitude. After the 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 the horse. The whole tour of Lhasa Kailash Tour is driving on the well-paved road except three days of Kailash kora.
Day 01:Kathmandu Arrival
Day 02:Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03:Kathmandu - Lhasa
Day 04:Lhasa Sightseeing
Day 05:Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse
Day 06:Shigaste – Saga
Day 07:Saga - Paryang – Manasarovar
Day 08:Exploration of Lake Manasarovar drive to Darchen
Day 09:Darchen to Derapuk ( Kailash Parikrama)
Day 10:Derapuk to Zuthulpuk (Kailash Parikrama)
Day 11:Zuthulpuk to Darchen ( Kailash Parikrama) and Drive to Saga
Day 12:Drive Saga to Kerung
Day 13:Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 14:Departure / Farewell
|All ground transportation by private vehicle
|Airport Pick up and drop off by private vehicle
|Breakfast included in Nepal side
|Visas & Permit
|All necessary entrance fees in Nepal and Tibet
|Applicable entrance fees to visit Monasteries
|Sightseeing in Kathmandu
|Guide, Staffs & supporters
|Nepali Crew members in Kailash Region
|Enough oxygen cylinder
|Ð Expenses of personal nature
|Ð Travel & Medical Insurance Permissions and other official formalities
Day 01Kathmandu ArrivalMeet at the Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu. Our representative will greet you and escort you to the hotel for check-in and Aarati at Pashupatinath. stay overnight.
Day 02Kathmandu Sightseeing Early morning after Breakfast we visit Pashupatinath, Gujeswori Temple, Jal Narayan, Bouddhanath Stupa and Swyamabhunath Stupa. Lunch on the way. In the Evening Trip Preparation and Briefing
Day 03Kathmandu - Lhasa On your arrival to Tibet, we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Taking it slow the rest of today, you can adjust to the altitude easier and quicker. Remember to drink plenty of water and get plenty of sleep for the long journey ahead.
Day 04Lhasa SightseeingToday our journey from Barkor Street Sightseeing and from visiting Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery which was built in 15th century located few miles from Lhasa city and Barkhor Market which is traditional Tibetan market of Tibet.
Day 05Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse Further, our waylays 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 - Maitreya and also other temples of a monastery. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06Shigaste – SagaEarly morning take breakfast & drive to Saga and meet staff from Kathmandu, From Tingri to Saga will take 7 hours, Staff will make fresh meals. Overnight at 4-star hotels in Saga
Day 07Saga - Paryang – Manasarovar The 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 drive to Darchen Manasarovar is the lake of compassion, tranquillity and bliss. After completing the memorable morning Bath and We will head towards Tarchen in the evening around 4 PM. It is considered as a base camp for the Holy Kailash Parikrama.
Day 09Darchen to Derapuk ( Kailash Parikrama) It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; water falls 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 10Derapuk to Zuthulpuk (Kailash Parikrama)Hardest 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 you. Once your steps go down, Parvati-sthal 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 11Zuthulpuk to Darchen ( Kailash Parikrama) and Drive to Saga After walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting your arrival. By late afternoon you will be at your lodge in Saga.
Day 12Drive Saga to KerungThe morning after breakfast, we pack up our belongings then set off for Paryang. Today, we traverse approximately 210 km to reach Kyirong. On the way, we cross Saga and river Brahmaputra then drives take a right turn to Kyirong before we reach Peiku lake.
Day 13Drive back to KathmanduAfter breakfast, we drive down to the border then continue to drive to Kathmandu. The drive takes about 6 hours to reach Kathmandu. Evening free for independent activities.
Day 14Departure / Farewell We will drop you to the International Airport of Kathmandu for your further journey.
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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.