About Kailash Mansarovar Tour from Nepal

Kailash Mansarovar Tour from Nepal mostly popular amongst the Hindu devotees as well as those who love adventures in the mountains and nature. The tour begins from Kathmandu, Nepal and ends after the return from the heart of Tibet, Lhasa. The tour has been tailored to cover the most popular iconic Heritage sites, pilgrimages, landmarks and mesmeric mountains of these two beautiful countries-Nepal and China (Tibet).

The first part of the tour begins with a visit at UNESCO World Heritage Sitesin Kathmandu, viz Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa the largest in Asia, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square while heading back from Nagarkot- a beautiful hill station where we will hide out for a night to enjoy the dusk and dawn, the sun-kissed mountain ranges and those green valleys on outskirt.

The second part of the tour will be a journey to Lake Mansarovar & Mt. Kailash. This journey comprises two parts - a drive and a hike in between (optional). Our journey will start with a drive from Kathmandu to Kyirong, Nepal-Tibet border. We will cross the border and drive to Lake Mansarovar with night halts in between. Bathe and worship at the Holy Lake Mansarovar and take a ‘Parikrama’-the circumambulation.

Later, we drive to Tarboche/Yamadwar via Darchen, from where the actual part of the adventure begins, as it takes 3 days hike (with night layovers) to complete the KORA (circumambulation) of the holy Mt. Kailash. One who cannot walk this long has an option to more nights at Mansarovar until the return of those who are in KORA. We will then rejoin them and saddle up in our transport and trace back the same road to Kathmandu.

We will conclude this Kailash Mansarovar Tour from Nepal on the next day after we reach Kathmandu.

Highlights

  • Historical Kathmandu City Tour.
  • Pilgrimage places in Kathmandu.
  • Amazing Nagarkot sunrise and sunset tour.
  • Sacred place Kailash Masarovar.

Day to Day Itinerary

The first day is the day you arrive at the Land of The Himalayas-Nepal. You will be landing at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. We cordially welcome you at the airport and transfer you to our hotel in Kathmandu. After your hotel check-in formalities, you can get refreshed and get some rest to overcome the tiresome long-haul flight, perhaps!In the evening, a short briefing session will be held to familiarize you all about your upcoming trips. 

Overnight  in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

Enjoy your breakfast in the morning. Today, we will have a full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. All these sites will be the UNESCO World Heritage Sites : Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.

Today, after breakfast, we will drive to Nagarkot hill station. But first, we hit the road to Patan Durbar Square, yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site in the valley.Patan Durbar Square, to the south of Kathmandu, is known for its rich tradition of arts and architectures especially of handicrafts, stone carvings, metal statues and idols. Sunset in Nagarkot.

Overnight in Nagarkot.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Nagarkot.
  • Altitude: 2175m.

Early morning, we will walk up to the view point, a platform with a view tower from where we can enjoy the view of mountains and sunrise and the valleys around.
After breakfast, we will drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square for sightseeing of this ancient classical city and the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

Today, we will be driving to Kyirong (Nepal-Tibet) border. The drive takes around 6-7 hours approximately, to reach Kyirong. Breakfast in the morning at the hotel. We pack our luggage and get ready for check-out from the hotel. We will be picked up from our hotel and begin our drive to Kyirong. Enjoy the mesmerizing countryside views, landmarks, forests, waterfalls along the route. After arrival at the border, we complete our border formalities in the Nepalese side and cross the bridge to reach Tibet side border. Our guide and driver will assist in completing all the necessary immigration formalities. After completing the immigration process, we will continue our drive to Kyirong town (22km). Arrive at the hotel and check-in. Get refreshed and some rest.
Overnight in Kyirong.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodges.
  • Location: Kyirong.
  • Altitude: 3750m.

We will enjoy our breakfast at the hotel. Today, we will not be traveling but get our body ready for high altitude travel for next days. We will stay in Kyirong for acclimatization. It is especially important to get rid of high-altitude sickness. Our body needs to adapt to the decrease of oxygen in high altitude allowing ourselves to adjust with the change in its environment. We can have a walk around in the city or have a brief hike to keep our body to adjust to the environment and altitude.

Overnight in Kyirong.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodges.
  • Location: Kyirong.
  • Altitude: 2600m.

Today after breakfast, we drive first drive to Saga, a town located at the bank of River Brahmaputra River. It takes around 2-3 hours’ drive around 105km from Kyirong. Crossing Saga, we continue to drive to Zhongba (Dongba) for another 2.5 to 3 hours which is around 165km from Saga. After arrival at Zhongba, we will take a rest for the day. Dinner and Overnight stay in Zhongba.

Our overnight stay will be at the hotel in Zhongba.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodges.
  • Location: Zhongba.
  • Altitude: 4400m.

Early morning, we will drive from Zhongba to Lake Mansarovar. After 6 hours of driving (325km), we will reach Horchu which is to the east coast of Lake Mansarovar. From Horchu, we will change the transportation and begin our Holy Lake Mansarovar Parikrama (circumambulation) in a clockwise direction. During our drive around, we will have a layover for performing pooja and Hawana at the lakeshore of Lake Mansarovar. We will have a holy dip in the Holy Lake as well.

Dinner and night stay beside Mansarovar.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodges.
  • Location: Mansarovar.
  • Altitude: 4500m.

In the morning, we will have a morning bath and puja at lake Mansarovar. After completion, we will head towards Tarchen (a.k.a. Darchen) which is located at 35km north of the lake at the foothill of Mt. Kailash. This small town is also considered as the gateway and base camp for Parikrama (circumambulation) of Kailash. A complete Parikrama of holy Mt. Kailash covers 52 km, starting from Tarchen and ending at the same spot.

Dinner and overnight in Tarchen.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodges.
  • Location: Tarchen.
  • Altitude: 4575m.

After breakfast at Darchen/Tarchen, we start our drive to Tarboche (Yama-Dwar/ Yama-Sthal), 7km to the west. From Tarboche, our accompany of porters with horses and yaks are gathered to join our trekking for this holy Parikrama/Kora.

From Tarboche, one can return to Darchen if seems like unable to circumambulate by walking and wait there for those returning from this parikrama/kora at Darchen. It takes around 3 days to complete the circumambulation of Mt. Kailash. We start our trekking from Yama-Dwar. From Yama-Dwara to Deraphuk – the first leg – is about 10km and takes around 5-7 hours walk depending upon the average speed of the participants. En route, one can expect the flat and moderate ascend almost throughout. However, a sudden rapid ascend is encountered in the last part of the trail for about half an hour from Deraphuk. This place stands at the elevation of 4,920m to the north of Mt. Kailash.
Overnight in Deraphuk.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodges.
  • Location: Deraphuk.
  • Altitude: 4,920m

The trek to Zuthulphuk is considered the climax and the toughest in the entire kora due to the high altitude and the steep ascend and descend in the leg. We will trek through the rocky-mountains to reach Zuthulphuk, 22km from Deraphuk. Early morning, we start our trek uphill for an hour or more until the trail converts to a soft ascend at the elevation around 4,900m. This is where your primary needs actually come to function.

Hiking uphill for around 4 hours, we will reach to the highest point of the trip, called “Dolma La Pass”, at the elevation of 5,800m. There is a place atop Dolma La pass, known as Shivasthal. Crossing this pass, our descent begins and this descent trail leads us to a beautiful glacial lake called the “Gauri Kunda”. From this elevation, the trail rapidly descends to the base of Gauri Kunda after 1-2 hours passing through the rocky land. With great relief in mind after such a push, our eyes and legs will be happy to see a flat and comfort trail ahead. From here, it will take another 2 hours of comfort walk until we finally conquer Zuthulphuk (4,820m).
Overnight in Zuthulphuk.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge.
  • Location: Zuthulphuk
  • Altitude: 4820m.

Finally, the last day is here to circumnavigate the holy Kailash.

After breakfast, we hike to down to our pick up point along the flat and easy trail for about 2-3 hours short trek (16 km). After arrival, we will be picked up by our vehicle and drive to Darchen. From Darchen we continue our return drive for around 5 hours, 350km and reach Zhongba (Dzongba). Lunch en route.

Tonight, after dinner, we will retire at Zhongba.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge.
  • Location: Zhongba.
  • Altitude: 4640m.

This morning after breakfast, we will drive to Saga, the same route we came earlier. Crossing Saga and Brahmaputra river, we continue our drive to Kyirong. After 6-hour drive from Zhongba, we will finally arrive at Kyirong.

Overnight at Kyirong.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge.
  • Location: Kyirong.

After breakfast, we drive for around 1 hour and reach Kyirong border (22km). After completing our immigration formalities at the border, we continue our drive to Kathmandu. It will take around 6-7 hours (170km from Shyabrubesi to Kathmandu), depending upon traffic en route, to reach Kathmandu. Arrive at the hotel and get refreshed and some rest. The evening is leisure.

Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

Morning breakfast at the hotel. It has come to the end of our exciting Nepal Kailash Mansarovar Tour program today. Our representative will take us to the airport, an hour or two before the scheduled flight. So, we get our luggage ready for the final departure back home. We greet and bid a farewell for your happy journey back home.
We hope you have a memorable trip. We thank you very much for being with us and letting us be a part of your memories to cheer for.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

What's Included

  • Accommodation on twin/double sharing on 3 star hotels in Kathmandu.
  • Daily Breakfast.
  • Ground transport on private basis as per itinerary.
  • English Speaking Guide as per itinerary.
  • Entrance fees in city tour.
  • Tibet Visa and Permit Charges.
  • Hotel Tax and VAT.
  • Lunch and Dinner.
  • Nepal Visa charge.
  • Any type of international fare and insurance.
  • Personal nature expenses drinks, laundry, phone bills.
  • Tips (not mandatory but expected).
  • Which is not in Cost Column.