About Kailash Mansarovar Yatra - Booking Open for 2024, 2025, and 2026

With years of experience, Himalayan Asia Trek operates a pilgrimage tour to the holy sites in the Tibetan plateau as Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by road 2024, 2025, and 2026 from Kathmandu. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by road offers a unique voyage experience at high altitudes in a serene part of the world. Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar Yatra is a dream tour for almost all devout pilgrims, as this place holds the most significant values amongst the Hindus. Pilgrims of Buddhist religions also equally venerate these holy sites. Lake Mansarovar and Mt. Kailash don’t only have religious significance but are indeed heaven on earth.

Kailash Mansarovar Journey by Road

ॐ Om Namaha Shivaya ॐ

The landscapes, the turquoise lake, and the stunning display of the mountains in the background are the most admirable shows at this high altitude. This holy journey to Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar is just a unique once-in-a-lifetime tour experience. With the great experience of 2024 , Himalayan Asia Treks has started registration for 2024, 2025, and 2025 Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour by Road from Nepal.

Our Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2024, 2025, and 2026 starts with a full-day Kathmandu heritage and pilgrimage sightseeing tour. In this itinerary, we will set off the journey toward Tibet on the third day of arrival. Our overland journey takes us to the northwest Nepal-China border at Syabrubesi. With a night halt in Syabru, we will cross the border the next morning, clearing immigration formalities, and head for Kyirong. At Kyirong, we will acclimatize to the climate and altitude that day and prepare for our further trip to the larger size the next day. From Kyirong, we will proceed to Saga, stay overnight, and continue to Lake Mansarovar (Chu Gompa) the following day. Finally, we will circumambulate the holy lake Mansarovar and stop there for our worship and Havana. The next day, we will drive to Darchen, from where we continue to Yama Dwar, also known as the gateway to Mt. Kailash.

Our trek (walking) part of this tour begins from Yama Dwar, and we will be trekking for three days. The first day is a trek to Deraphuk through the ascending trail of rubbles and pebbles. The second day is a bit tough to reach Zuthulphuk, where we will get to the highest point of the trek Dolma-La Pass at 5600m. Crossing this pass, we will start to descend through Gauri Kunda. After a steep descent, we will reach our pick-up point at the base, from where we will catch our vehicle and drive to Lake Mansarovar via Darchen. People who didn’t join this Kailash Kora (circumambulation) will pick them up and continue to go towards Saga. From Saga to Kyirong and cross the border clearing immigration once again to enter Nepal. It will take a full day drive, around 8-10 hours, to reach Kathmandu, which will include our tour.

Despite the trekking challenging, one can still choose to stay at Darchen to get the Mt. Kailash view or stay at Lake Mansarovar. However, pilgrim who dared Kora can have a beautiful stunning view of Mt. Kailash up close while on the trek. The trek which is sure to relieve them from the exhausting journey. This Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by road is just a lifetime experience. So, why not join our group for this holiest overland journey towards Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake Himalayan Asia Treks has started the tour registration for the booking of Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by road 2024, 2025, and 2026..

Do and Don’t for Kailash Mansarovar Tour from Nepal

A pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar, located in Tibet, is a spiritually significant journey for many people. If you're planning a tour from Nepal to Kailash Mansarovar, there are several important do's and don'ts. So, please to keep in mind to ensure a safe and meaningful experience. Please note that conditions and regulations may change, so it's essential to verify the most up-to-date information before your journey.

Do's:

  • Obtain Necessary Permits: Ensure you have all the required permits and visas for entering Tibet and Kailash Mansarovar. These permits are typically arranged by your tour operator.
  • Travel with a Reputable Tour Operator: Choose a reliable and experienced tour operator - Himalayan Asia Treks that has a good experience of organising Kailash Mansarovar Yatra / Tours from Nepal. Himalayan Asia Treks handle logistics, permits,visa process, accommodations, and transportation.
  • Acclimatise Properly: The altitude of Kailash Mansarovar is significant and can lead to altitude sickness. Spend a few days acclimatising in places like Kathmandu before heading to higher altitudes.
  • Pack Appropriate Clothing: Be prepared for varying weather conditions. Even in the summer, temperatures can be cold, especially at night. Dress in layers and carry warm clothing.
  • Stay Hydrated: Proper hydration is crucial at high altitudes. Drink plenty of water throughout the journey to prevent altitude-related health issues.
  • Respect Local Customs and Traditions: Kailash Mansarovar is a sacred site for Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and Bon followers. Show respect for local customs, rituals, and beliefs.
  • Practice Environmental Responsibility: Keep the area clean and avoid littering. Respect the natural surroundings and wildlife.
  • Physical Fitness: The journey involves trekking and other physically demanding activities. Make sure you're physically fit and prepared for the challenges.
  • Stay Open-Minded: Embrace the spiritual and cultural aspects of the journey. Engage with fellow travelers and learn from the experiences.
  • Follow the Guidelines of Your Guide: Listen to your guide's instructions regarding safety, health, and local customs. They have experience in navigating the region.

Don'ts:

  • Don't Rush: Altitude sickness is a real concern. Avoid rushing through the journey, and give your body enough time to acclimatize.
  • Don't Disrupt Religious Practices: Kailash Mansarovar is a place of spiritual significance. Avoid disrupting prayers, rituals, and ceremonies.
  • Don't Ignore Altitude Sickness Symptoms: If you experience symptoms like headache, nausea, dizziness, or shortness of breath, descend to a lower altitude and seek medical attention if necessary.
  • Don't Violate Environmental Rules: Protect the fragile ecosystem by not disturbing wildlife, not picking plants, and minimizing your environmental impact.
  • Don't Disrespect the Environment: Don't litter, deface rocks, or leave behind any waste. Respect the pristine nature of the area.
  • Don't Argue with Locals: If you encounter locals or other pilgrims, maintain a respectful and peaceful attitude. Avoid arguments and conflicts.
  • Don't Stray from Designated Paths: Stick to established trails and paths to minimize your impact on the environment and avoid getting lost.
  • Don't Overexert Yourself: Trekking at high altitudes can be challenging. Don't push yourself too hard physically. Listen to your body's signals.
  • Don't Ignore Cultural Sensitivities: Be mindful of the cultural norms and practices of the local people. Avoid behavior that might be considered disrespectful or offensive.
  • Don't Forget Travel Insurance: It's essential to have travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen situations.

FAQ Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra from Nepal

How much does Kailash Manasarovar Darshan cost?

The cost of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra can vary based on factors such as the route, duration, and amenities provided by tour operators. It's important to note that the cost can change from year to year, and there might be different packages available. To get the most accurate and current information, you should directly contact authorized tour operators- Himalayan Asia Treks with the number of people and date of travel. The cost of Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is USD1900 ++ , depending on number of people, accommodation and other facilty as per your interest. 

What is the cost of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra from Nepal?

The cost of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra from Nepal is varied from group joining or private tour basis. We are operating group joining Kailash Tour in Full Moon and private Tour also. If you provide the detail information then we will provide the cost of Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour from Nepal.

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra from Nepal is usually organised through a local tour operator in Nepal -Himalayan Asia Treks. The Yatra generally involves traveling by road and foot through Nepal and Tibet (China) to reach the sacred site of Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. While processing Tibet Visa, we have leisure time. So, we visit the sacred places around Kathmandu Valley like Pashupatinath Temple, Budhanilkantha (sleeping Vishnu) , Doleshwor Temple with other sacred goddess temple.

Is Mansarovar Journey open/registration in 2024?

Yes, we have started taking booking- registration of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra for 2024 and 2025 also. If you are wondering to visit Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake on Full Moon on your comfortable date then Contact Us .

Contact our team via email: [email protected] and +9779802098880

What is the age limit for Kailash?

The age limit for the Mount Kailash Mansarovar Lake Yatra/ Tour have no age limit. But due to the high altitude so we do not prefer child and old aged people.

How to go to Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra from Nepal?

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra from Nepal typically involves the following steps:

  • Book with an Authorized Operator: Choose a government-approved tour operator- Himalayan Asia Treks that specializes in organizing the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra from Nepal. We will assist you with permits, accommodations, transportation, and other logistics.
  • Travel to Nepal: Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal, which usually serves as the starting point for the yatra. Besides Indian Passport holder, you need to arrive before 5 days ago in Nepal for the processing China Visa. After reaching in Nepal, our agent collect original passpot and process to China Visa. It will take 03 full working days for the getting visa.
  • Obtain Permits: Our staff will help you obtain the necessary permits for traveling to Tibet (China) through the specified route. We will collect your original passport and apply for visa . We need 3-4 working days for getting China Visa.
  • Travel to Tibet: The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra involves traveling by road to the Rasuwagadhi , Nepal-Kyorung, China border and then entering Tibet. It will take 7-8 hours to reach boarder of Nepal and Tibet.
  • Visit Kailash and Mansarovar: The journey includes trekking and traveling to reach Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar, where you can perform religious rituals and experience the natural beauty of the region.
  • Return Journey: After completing the Yatra, you will return to Nepal following the same route. After reaching in Kathmandu , we will drop airport as per your flight schedule.
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Highlights

  • Scenic Drive: The road journey starts from Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, and takes you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the Himalayas. The journey offers stunning views of snow-capped mountains, lush valleys, and picturesque villages.
  • Pilgrimage Places in Kathmandu: After processing visa, we have leisure time so we will visit the sacred places around Kathmandu valley like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Swaymbhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square ( the living goddess - Kumari , Taleju Temple) , Doleshowr Mahadev (known as the head of Kedarnath) and other places.
  • Border Crossing: After leaving Kathmandu, you will cross the Nepal-China border at a place called Kyrong- Rasuwagadhi. This border crossing is an essential part of the journey and requires necessary permits and documentation.
  • Lake Mansarovar: After acclimatizing in Taklakot, you will head towards the holy Lake Mansarovar. The lake is believed to be of great spiritual importance, and taking a dip in its cold waters is considered to cleanse one's sins and purify the soul.
  • Mount Kailash Parikrama/Kora: The main highlight of the yatra is the circumambulation/Kora (parikrama) of Mount Kailash, which is considered the abode of Lord Shiva by Hindus. The Kora around the sacred mountain usually takes 3 days to complete and is physically demanding but spiritually rewarding.
  • Dolma La Pass: During the Kailash Parikrama, we will cross the Dolma La Pass, which is the highest point of the trek at an altitude of over 5,600 meters (18,400 feet). The pass is challenging, but the breathtaking views and the spiritual significance of reaching this point make it a memorable experience.
  • Rituals and Ceremonies: Throughout the yatra, you will have the opportunity to participate in various rituals, prayers, and ceremonies, conducted by fellow yatris and local guides, adding to the spiritual aspect of the journey.
  • Cultural Exchange: The yatra provides an excellent opportunity for cultural exchange, as you meet pilgrims from different parts of India and the world, as well as interact with the local Tibetan people, experiencing their unique way of life and traditions.

Day to Day Itinerary

Arrive at the Kathmandu airport and after clearing your immigration formalities and claiming luggage, our representative welcomes you at the airport and transfer you at the selected hotel. Arrive at the hotel and complete the check-in formalities. Later, there will be a short briefing about the upcoming tour at Kathmandu and the memorable Mount Kailash Yatra.

Overnight in Kathmandu. 

  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel , Kathmandu
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1400m.

Free Day in Kathmandu after visa process. Overnight in Kathmandu. 

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel , Kathmandu
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1400m.

You have free Day. You can explore Kathmandu Valley.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1450m.

Free Day in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1400m.

After breakfast, we will start our trip towards Syabrubeshi. Syabrubeshi is a small town in Nepal side close to the Nepal – Tibet border and is 170KM at the northern part of Nepal. While driving to Syabrubeshi, you can enjoy amazing small greenery mountains along with river side as well. To pass 170KM, it will take 9-10 hrs. because of the small and winding off roads. We will provide lunch on the way pulling over at the spot with a good view.

we will stop for the immigration clearance and change the vehicle as well. After completing the formalities, we will continue our drive towards Kyirong. Today, our journey will be little bit longer because of immigration formalities and drive to 2 hours to reach Kyirong.

Overnight in Kyirong

Kyirong Valley: 175Km, 8 Hours (approx.)

Elevation of Kyirong Valley : 3000M.

Expected temperature: -03°C to 28°C 

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Lodge/ Guest House.
  • Location: Kyirong
  • Altitude: 2700m.

After a few days of travel and acclimatization, today serves as a crucial acclimatization day in Kerung. Situated at an elevation that already allows for adjusting to higher altitudes, it's a perfect spot to let your body adapt further before ascending to more challenging heights. The day might involve light activities, gentle walks, and adequate rest to aid in the adjustment to higher altitudes. It's an opportunity to explore Kerung's unique culture and scenery while allowing your body to gradually adjust to the changing altitudes.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Lodge/ Guest House.
  • Location: Kyirong
  • Altitude: 2700m.

Embarking on a scenic drive towards Saga, this leg of the journey spans around 350 kilometers and takes approximately 6 to 7 hours. Along the way, travelers are treated to breathtaking vistas of the Tibetan plateau, encompassing awe-inspiring landscapes and panoramic views. The drive offers glimpses of the rugged terrain, vast open spaces, and perhaps encounters with nomadic communities, providing insight into the region's rich cultural tapestry.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Location: Saga
  • Altitude: 4640m.

Continuing the expedition, the journey takes you closer to the sacred Manasarovar Lake, a significant pilgrimage site nestled at an elevation of 4,510 meters. Covering a distance of approximately 230 kilometers, this leg of the trip is characterized by a blend of mesmerizing natural beauty and spiritual significance. The route might showcase Himalayan peaks, pristine landscapes, and the gradual transition of terrain as you approach this revered lake, allowing for moments of reflection and tranquility.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Lodge/ Guest House.
  • Location: Manasoravar Lake.
  • Altitude: 4510m.

Today's journey leads to Darchen, situated at an elevation of 4,670 meters and spanning a distance of approximately 53 kilometers. Darchen serves as the starting point for the pilgrimage around Mount Kailash. The drive might offer glimpses of the imposing Mount Kailash and the surrounding landscapes, setting the stage for the profound spiritual experiences that await. Arriving at Darchen allows time for preparation and orientation before embarking on the sacred trek around the holy mountain.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Lodge/ Guest House.
  • Location: Darchen
  • Altitude: 4670m.

Today marks the commencement of an awe-inspiring journey. The day kicks off with a drive to the Valley of God, Yamadwar, a place steeped in spiritual significance. The drive itself is a scenic delight, spanning 7 kilometers, leading to the starting point of the Kailash Kora, a sacred circumambulation around the majestic Mount Kailash. The adventure truly begins with a 13-kilometer hike to Dirapuk, situated at an altitude of 4,900 meters. The air is crisp, the landscape ruggedly beautiful, as each step forward is a step deeper into a spiritually enriching experience.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Lodge/ Guest House.
  • Location: Dirapuk
  • Altitude: 4900m.


The journey continues into the second day of the Kailash Kora, an expedition that transcends physical boundaries. Today's route leads through the challenging terrain, reaching Zuthulpuk at 4760 meters, via the formidable Drolma La pass towering at 5634 meters. This 18-kilometer hike is not merely a trek; it's a test of resilience and a pilgrimage of the soul. As the weary feet press onward, the breathtaking vistas and the sense of accomplishment in overcoming this demanding stretch serve as fuel for the spirit.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Lodge/ Guest House.
  • Location: Zuthulpuk.
  • Altitude: 4760m.


As the sun rises on this pivotal day, it signifies the culmination of the Kailash Kora, a profound and transformative experience. The final strides are taken, marking the completion of the circumambulation around Mount Kailash. There's a sense of reverence and fulfillment that permeates the air as the journey concludes. It's a momentous achievement that will forever be etched in memory. Following this remarkable accomplishment, the day concludes with a drive back to Saga, where reflections on this spiritual odyssey linger in the heart.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Location: Saga
  • Altitude: 4640m.

The Mount Kailash Tour continues beyond the mystical realm of Mount Kailash. Today's drive takes the path to Kerung, spanning 350 kilometers and transitioning from the higher altitudes to a lower elevation of 2,700 meters. The landscape changes gradually, offering a different perspective from the grandeur of the mountains to the serene valleys below. As the wheels turn and the road unwinds, memories of the sacred journey linger, offering moments of introspection and gratitude for the profound experiences encountered during the Kailash Kora.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Location: Kyirong.
  • Altitude: 2700 m

After having breakfast in Kyirong, we will drive towards the border and clear the immigration formalities once again. We will change the vehicle at the border and continue our drive to Kathmandu. The distance between Kyirong to Kathmandu is 195 KM and will take 8-10 hours. Arrive at Kathmandu and this will conclude our memorable Mount Kailash Yatra 2024. 

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1400m

After breakfast, our representative will distribute Mount Kailash Yatra certificate for successfully completing the journey. Next, we will drop you off at the airport according to your flight schedule. Farewell with the wonderful memories of Mount Kailash Yatra 2024.

    What's Included

    • Accommodation at Kathmandu on 3-star hotels.
    • Accommodation on Tibet part lodge/guest house/tent.
    • All Ground transport by A/C vehicle.
    • Daily Breakfast.
    • Transportation in Tibet by Van/bus..
    • Supporting vehicle to carry goods.
    • English speaking Tibetan guide in Tibet.
    • All Permit and documentation for Tibet.
    • Oxygen cylinders for emergency use and medical kit bag
    • All applicable taxes and service charges
    • Service charge in Tibet.
    • Lunch and dinner. 
    • Travel insurance.
    • Tibet group Visa Fee ( USD 125 ).
    • Extra Visa Fee USD100 (American and Canadian passport holder)
    •  Rescue and evacuation service.
    • Nepal re-entry Visa fee for NRIs.
    • Any tips or gratuities for guide and driver.
    • Any personal expenses.
    • Kailash Yatra completion certificate
    • Kailash Yatra completion certificate.
    • Horse riding during the Parikrama.
    • International airfare.
    • Any additional cost incurred due to unforeseen circumstances like natural disasters, etc.
    • If travellers divert from the group and leave early from Tibet for any reason (beside health issue), then a penalty USD 100 per person per day shall be incurred to the traveller on the Tibet side – T.A.R. Foreign Exchange Center (FEC). Besides, visa splitting charge, accommodation, transportation charges shall be extra.

    Price & Dates

    Start DateEnd DatePriceAvailability 
    25 Jun, 202409 Jul, 2024US$ 1298Guaranteed

    Useful Information

    The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a pilgrimage of great significance for Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains. It involves visiting Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar, which are located in the remote and majestic Tibetan Plateau. The yatra can be undertaken through different routes, and one of the popular options is the road route from Nepal.

    These are some useful information for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by road from Nepal:

    • Route: The road route from Nepal to Kailash Mansarovar typically starts from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The journey involves crossing the border into Tibet (China) and then proceeding towards Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar.
    • Permits and Permissions: Since the yatra involves traveling to a sensitive region, you will need several permits and permissions from both the Nepalese and Chinese authorities. These permits are usually arranged by tour operators or travel agencies, which handle the logistics of the yatra.
    • Duration: The duration of the yatra varies depending on the specific package chosen. It typically takes around 10 to 12 days to complete the road journey from Nepal to Kailash Mansarovar and back.
    • Altitude and Acclimatization: The region of Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar is situated at high altitudes, ranging from 4,500 meters to over 5,600 meters above sea level. Proper acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude-related illnesses. The journey usually includes designated stops for acclimatization.
    • Physical Fitness: The yatra involves some strenuous treks and challenging terrains. Pilgrims are advised to undergo a medical check-up and maintain a good level of physical fitness before embarking on the journey.
    • Weather: The weather in the region can be unpredictable and harsh, with temperature variations throughout the day. It is essential to pack appropriate clothing and gear to tackle different weather conditions.
    • Religious Significance: Mount Kailash is considered sacred by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and followers of the Bon religion. Circumambulating the mountain (kora) is an important ritual for the pilgrims.
    • Accommodation: Accommodation options during the yatra are basic and may include guesthouses or tents at some places. It is essential to be prepared for simple living conditions.
    • Respect Local Customs: During the yatra, it is important to respect the local customs, traditions, and the natural environment. Littering is strictly prohibited, and the local culture should be observed with sensitivity.

    Packing List of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by road

    Packing for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by road is essential to ensure a safe and comfortable journey, as you will be traveling through challenging terrain and varying weather conditions. Here is a suggested packing list for the Yatra:

    Travel Documents

    • Passport with visa for Tibet/China.
    • Photocopies of all important documents.
    • Yatra permit and necessary permits for Tibet.

    Clothing

    • Warm clothing (layers are key as temperatures can vary greatly).
    • Waterproof and windproof jacket.
    • Waterproof pants.
    • Thermal innerwear.
    • Fleece or down jacket.
    • Gloves and mittens.
    • Scarf and a warm hat.

    Footwear

    • Sturdy and comfortable trekking boots with ankle support.
    • Extra pairs of socks (wool or synthetic).
    • Gaiters to keep snow and debris out of your boots.

    Trekking Gear

    • Backpack with a rain cover.
    • Trekking poles.
    • Sleeping bag (for lower altitudes).
    • Duffel bag

    Personal Items

    • Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, toilet paper).
    • Sunscreen and lip balm with high SPF.
    • Sunglasses with UV protection.
    • Water purification tablets or filter.
    • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries.
    • Swiss army knife or multi-tool.
    • Snacks and energy bars.

    Medication and First Aid

    • Personal medications and prescriptions.
    • Altitude sickness medication (consult your doctor).
    • Basic first aid kit (bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers).
    • Diamox (if prescribed for altitude sickness).
    • Water purification tablets.

    Electronics

    • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards.
    • Mobile phone with power bank.
    • Chargers and adapters for your electronics.

    Miscellaneous

    • Small daypack for day hikes and essentials.
    • Money in local currency (Chinese Yuan).
    • Identification (ID) and a few passport-sized photos.
    • Snack items for the journey like chocolates , dry fruits.
    • Prayer flags or other religious items.