Kailash Mansarovar Overland

This is the most popular and easiest way to visit Kailash Mansarovar area of Tibet. Mount Kailash, which stands prominently in a remote south-west corner of Tibet at the altitude of 22,028 feet, is the holiest of all holy peaks. Believed to be the axis of the earth, the sacred mountain is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva and Kang Ringboche as per Tibetan Buddhism. In ancient period, it took years for sages and saints to reach Mt Kailash for salvation (Mukti). However, modern transport system has made the path to salvation easier. You can do the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra in just two weeks. The trip begins with a scenic drive to Rasuwagadhi border in Rasuwa district. We then cross to Kerung of Tibet before continuing to Saga and then finally to Mansarovar Lake and Mount Kailash. You will be blessed with holy bath and Parikrama to achieve your ultimate spiritual goal before returning back to Kathmandu.


  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Welcome to Nepal. Our representative will be at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. In the evening, attend a briefing about Kailash Yatra at your hotel.

  • Day 02: Visit of Pashupatinath and Budhanilkantha; Yatra preparation

    Our day begins with a visit to Pashupatinath and Budhanilkantha temples. Pashupatinath is one of the most important Hindu shrines in the world, and a major deity of Nepal. The main pagoda temple dedicated to Lord Shiva sits on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. There are temple of different other gods and goddesses on the temple premises. After this visit to Budhanilkantha Temple which is about 8 kms away made of single stone of huge sleeping Vishnu. Then we return to hotel for lunch. In the afternoon prepare for the Yatra.

  • Day 03: Drive to Syabrubensi (1,950m)

    Today, we will drive to Syabrubensi (154 Kms) in Rasuwa district in a private coach, which will take about 6-7 hours. The drive is pleasing as it passes through the beautiful Nepali countryside before finally climbing up the mountains. The drive offers you an insight into the daily life of local Tamang people as well as offer you a peek of high Himalayan peaks. Upon arrival in Syabrubensi, you will be transferred into a local lodge.

  • Day 04: Drive to Kerung (2,800m)

    After a short drive we will reach the Nepal / Tibet border at Kerung (Rasuwagadhi). After completing immigration and custom formalities, enter Tibet and met by Tibetan Guide and drivers, who will remain with us for the entire journey in Tibet. After crossing the border, drive for about 25 Kms to reach the small town of Kerung (Kyirong) (2,800m). Rest and relax for acclimatization. Spend the day exploring the beautiful marketplace of Kerung.

  • Day 05: Drive to Saga / Dongba (4,250m)

    We will continue driving towards Saga (4,250m) today (268 Kms). Enroute, we will come across the Brahmaputra River which originates in Tibet and flow through Arunanchal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya of India and then to Bangladesh before draining into the Bay of Bengal. We continue our drive and reach Saga where we meet the main highway coming from Lhasa.

  • Day 06: Drive to Mansarovar (4,500m)

    Today, we will drive to Lake Mansarovar (4,500m) at Chiu Gompa (422 Kms). This section of the route is one of the most beautiful parts of the drive passing through Mayum La and Chongo Lake. Lake Mansarovar is regarded as the holiest of holy lakes in Tibet. Mount Gurla Mandata (7,728m) stands on the south side and holy Mount Kailash stands on the north side of Lake Mansarovar. One can enjoy stunning scenery, exotic landscape of the high Himalayan plateau, and view of the Himalayas.

  • Day 07: Morning Hawan Pooja; and drive to Darchen in the afternoon

    Morning is free time for you to perform Hawan and Pooja on the banks of the Lake Mansarovar. After the Pooja and lunch, we will drive toward Darchen (53 Kms). Darchen is the gateway to Mount Kailash. We take ample rest today as our Kailash Parikrama will begin from tomorrow.

  • Day 08: Drive to Yama Dwar and trek to Diraphuk (4,800m)

    We continue our drive to Yama Dwar from where our Parikrama begins. We start walking from Yama Dwar toward Diraphuk. The distance is about 10 kilometers and the trail is generally flat and easy. We walk enjoying the rugged Tibetan landscape.

  • Day 09: Trek to Dolma La Pass (5650m); and continue to Zhuthulpuk (4,790m)

    This is going to be a long and difficult day as we will be crossing a high pass Dolma La (5650m). Weather at the high Himalayan pass is unpredictable and can change anytime. Dolma Pass is the ultimate point of this Yatra. We start the journey as early as possible as the weather can change in the second half of the day. This day, we can have darshan of Gaurikunda. But the way down the lake is very difficult. Upon arrival in Zuthulphuk, we check into our lodge after a long day of walk of 20-22 Kms taking 10-11 hours.

  • Day 10: Trek to Zhongdo and drive to Saga (4,250m)

    We continue our trek till Zhongdo (5 Kms) where our Yatra and ends successfully. At Zhongdo, we board our waiting vehicle and start driving toward Saga. It is a beautiful drive and as we will be descending to lower altitude, we will feel much easier and comfortable.

  • Day 11: Drive to Kerung; and continue to Syabrubensi

    Today, we will leave Tibet and enter Nepal. The day begins with a drive to Kerung – the Tibetan town near Nepal-China border. From here, the Nepal-Tibet border is only about 25 kilometers away. After completing customs and immigration formalities at the border, we enter Nepal and continue driving till Syabrubensi where we stop for the night.

  • Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu

    A drive of around 7 hours will take us to Kathmandu (172 Kms) today. The road is narrow and winding in the beginning. But it's an easy drive in the latter half. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. We will celebrate the success of the Yatra by organizing a farewell dinner for you in the evening.

  • Day 13: Departure

    Your last day in Nepal! Our representative will transfer you to the airport some three hours ahead of our flight time so that you do not have to rush through customs and immigration formalities. You will have plenty of time to reflect on your successful Yatra and plan for your next holiday.

Departure Dates

May19, 28 May28 May Full Moon Departure
June06, 15, 24, 27 June27 June Full Moon Departure
July06, 15, 27 July27 July Full Moon Departure
August05, 14, 24 August24 August Full Moon Departure
September02, 11, 22 September22 September Full Moon Departure
October01, 08 October 


Group Joining  Price: US$  1,450 + INRs. 45,000
Single Supplement: INRs. 6,000 per  person (KTM Hotel only)
Supplement for NRIs: US$ 250 per person  Extra

Note: Rates are  based on the CIPSC 2020 costs. If the rates changes by the CIPSC it will be  charged accordingly and USD rate is calculated today on the basis of 1 USD  equals Rs 82.If exchange rate is increased, difference will be added in the  cost.

Our Package Cost includes following services

  • Accommodation sharing twin / double at 4 star standard Hotel in Kathmandu with meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Arrival / departure transfers in Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath and Budhanilkantha.
  • Transportation Kathmandu / Tibet Border / Kathmandu as per program by private vehicle.
  • Transportation inside Tibet by Tourist Bus up to Lake Mansarovar and Eco Buses from Mansarovar to Darchen and Yamdwar as per group size with transfer of luggage by Truck.
  • Nepali Team Leader and supporting Sherpa staff.
  • English speaking Tibetan Guide throughout the trip in Tibet.
  • Tibet / China visa fee for Group members and support staff.
  • Accommodation at local Guest Houses in Tibet as per program with Vegetarian Indian meals.
  • Duffel Bag (a large bag to keep Yatris personal clothing and belongings) and Gore-Tex Jacket (returnable basis).
  • Applicable Travel Permit and Entry fees for Tibet.
  • First aid kit, Gammow Bag, Oxygen & Oxy-meter.

However our price does not include followings

  • International flight ticket to / from Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry / re-entry visa fees.
  • Personal clothing and personal trekking gear.
  • Travel / Medical Insurance. Rescue evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Riding Horse and personal porter or Sherpa for Parikrama.
  • Extra expense for transport & visa splitting cost for any member leaving the main group and exiting border before the main group.
  • Expenses of personal nature i.e. tipping, bottled drinks etc.