Motorcycle Tour to Kailash is design to explore natural beauty of western Tibet. You reach at important pilgrimage sites Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar with your own Motorbike. Mount Kailash is spiritual center of Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Bon peoples. Pilgrimages highly believe to be at Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar at least one time in their life time. Taking bath at Lake Manasarovar is believed to take out all the sins done in lifetime. Similarly Kailash kora by walking will take to heaven after die. Mt Kailash and Manasarovar is also main source of four major Rivers of Asia. Sutlej, Indus, Bhrahmaputra and Karnali.
Motorbike Tour in Kailash begins from Kathmandu. We cover sightseeing in major historical places of Kathmandu than drive towards Tibetan plateau. Spend 2 nights in Kerung makes your body acclimatize in high altitude. Several high passes provide panoramic mountain views of Tibet Himalayas. You can find lots of nomad settlement and chasing thousands of their yaks and sheep. You also can add Lhasa, Shigatse, Everest Base Camp Tibet and Gige Kingdom valley in this itinerary. Since Kodari boarder is closed after earthquake in Nepal, Motorbike Tour to Kailash goes via another boarder Kerung.
Motorbike Tour to Kailash can run with any number of participants. Thought at least 5 or 6 members are more comfortable and cost can be reasonable. If you are individual, you can join in our suitable group. The best season of Motorbiking in Kailash is from May till September. Rest of the months is coldest and roads are block with ice.
Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to Hotel
Day 02:Day in Kathmandu. Test riding around Kathmandu valley. Cover historical places of Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel
Day 03:Drive Kathmandu to Shyaprubesi 2250m (117 km - 7 Hours) Overnight at Guest House
Day 04:Drive to Kerung 2900m (43 km – 2 hours). Overnight at Guest House
Day 05:Free and acclimatization day in Kerung. Overnight at Guest House
Day 06:Kerung – Saga 4640 m. (5/6 Hours) Overnight at Guest House
Day 07:Saga – Manasarovar 4558 m (277 km - 5/6 Hours) Overnight at Mud House
Day 08:Exploration of Mansarovar and drive to Tarboche valley (50 km - 2 Hour) and back to Manasarovar. Overnight at Guest House
Day 09:Drive back to Saga and Overnight at Guest House
Day 10:Drive back to Kerung and Overnight at Guest House
Day 11:Drive back to Kathmandu and Overnight at Hotel
Day 12:Day in Kathmandu. Rest or can choose activities. Overnight at Hotel
Day 13:Departure or further activities in NepalDownload Detail Itinerary
Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to HotelBriefing about the tour. Meet your mechanic and we collect your original passports, fill a form with one PP size of your picture for tour Tibetan visa. Overnight at Hotel
Day 02Day in Kathmandu. Test riding around Kathmandu valley. Cover historical places of Kathmandu. Overnight at hotelWe prepare your Tibetan visa and you can visit UNESCO heritage sides in Kathmandu valley. Hindu temples, Buddhist stupa, typical villages, oldes palace etc. It also will be your test riding before long journey.
Day 03Drive Kathmandu to Shyaprubesi 2250m (117 km - 7 Hours) Overnight at Guest House Start your driving after breakfast in Kathmandu hotel. Following Trisuli river side of well paved road. After Betraoti, road condition in between is rough. Reach at Shyaprubesi which is inside of Langtang national park
Day 04Drive to Kerung 2900m (43 km – 2 hours). Overnight at Guest HouseWe will take short drive to Kerung today - First town of Tibet. Drive to Nepal Tibet boarder and cross Tibet side after finish all the custom formalities. Guide will take care all the formalities. Transfer to hotel. Simple hiking activities in near the town for your body acclimatization in high altitude.
Day 05Free and acclimatization day in Kerung. Overnight at Guest House Extra day in Jerung for acclimatization in high altitude. We can plan short hiking tour around the valley or riding tour around.
Day 06Kerung – Saga 4640 m. (5/6 Hours) Overnight at Guest House After breakfast drive to Saga. Far south you can see snow-capped mountain peaks. Most of the time you will be driving on plains, hence a comfortable drive. We also can go further to Pariyang or to New Dongba today for overnight.
Day 07Saga – Manasarovar 4558 m (277 km - 5/6 Hours) Overnight at Mud HouseEarly breakfast and get ready for driving to Manasarovar. Late afternoon you can have first view of Holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. You also have option to make Manasarovar Lake Parikrama by your bike. Holy Mansarovar (14950 ft/4558m) – the highest lake of fresh water with turquoise complexion in the world is full of fishes and swans. Holy Mt. Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandala, Lake Rakshash are lying on its surrounding. The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living creatures. Night will be spending at Chui Gompa at guest house.
Day 08Exploration of Mansarovar and drive to Tarboche valley (50 km - 2 Hour) and back to Manasarovar. Overnight at Guest HouseHoly Mansarovar is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning bath at Lake. We further drive to Darchen, base camp of Mt. Kailash and to the Tarboche valley toward north face of kailash. Return to Manasarovar and Overnight at guest house.
Day 09Drive back to Saga and Overnight at Guest House We drive back to saga following same way. Saga is second big town of Kailash region.
Day 10Drive back to Kerung and Overnight at Guest House Drive back to Kerung following same way.
Day 11Drive back to Kathmandu and Overnight at Hotel Cross Nepal Tibet boarder and drive back to Kathmandu by same way.
Day 12Day in Kathmandu. Rest or can choose activities. Overnight at Hotel Extra day in Kathmadnu. You also can choose any activities today.
Day 13Departure or further activities in NepalWe transfer you to International airport for your final departure. Or further activities in Nepal
You also can include Kailash Parikrama/ Kailash Round / Kaialsh Kora in this tour. For that you need more 3 days time and you have to keep your bikes in Darchen. Kailash Kora is all trekking.
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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.
Tour Itienrary can be customized. You also can add Guge Kindgom and Everest Base Camp of Tibet in this tour.