At a Glance
    Highlights
    • This experience on a spiritual journey to Mount Kailash, a striking pyramid-shaped peak is considered sacred in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Bon religion.
    • It is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva and the center of the universe.
    • Visit the pristine Lake Manasarovar, one of the holiest highest freshwater lakes in the world, known for its religious significance. 
    • Undertake the sacred Kora (circumambulation) around Mount Kailash, a profound ritual in Hindu and Buddhist traditions. 
    • It is believed that attending holy baths in the nearby sacred Lake Mansarovar and performing pujas can purify sins from past lives adding to the spiritual challenge. 
    • Mount Kailash Manasarovar Tour is a spiritual journey that purifies the soul and also gives true blessings. It’s an opportunity to connect with ancient traditions and seek inner transformation.
    • Experience moments of spiritual reflection and meditation in the serene and sacred surroundings.
    • Enjoy awesome landscapes of the Tibetan Plateau, featuring vast plains, rugged terrain, high passes as well as special geological formations.
    • Discover Chiu Monastery, perched on a hill overlooking the Manasarovar Lake, offering stunning views of the landscape.
    • Indulge at the nearby Gurla Mandhata, one of the highest peaks in the region.
    • Interact with diverse groups of pilgrims from various parts of the world fostering a unique cultural exchange. 
    The pilgrimage tour to Mt Kailash Manasarovar Tour is considered to be the most sacred by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains & Bonpos. Mt Kailash is known as Ghang Rinpoche “Jewel of Snow” by Tibetans, they consider it as the “Naval of the world”. For Buddhists, Mt Kailash is the “Abode of Arhats” (those who have attained paradise). Bonpos consider, Shanrab their founder, descended from the heavens on this mountain. The Hindus consider Mt Kailash as the “Center of the universe” & the abode of Lord Shiva & Parvati. South of Mt Kailash, at the base of Mt. Gurla Mandhata, there are the two lakes, Lake Manasarovar & Rakshas Tal. Rakshas Tal, the smaller lake, is considered to be inauspicious & Manasarovar is considered to be most sacred & worthy of salvation. Hindus believe that Gods descend from heaven to take a bath in this holy lake.
     
    Buddhists believe that Queen Maya took a bath in this holy lake before giving birth to Lord Buddha. The glaciers of Mt. Kailash & Mt. Gurla Mandhata feed both these lakes. For ages many hermits & pilgrims have been undertaking journeys to this sacred & the holiest of all Mt. Kailash Manasarovar tour, because of its religious & mythological importance. Mt Kailash Manasarovar Tour is situated in southern Tibet aptly known as the “Roof of the World”. You will have different ways to visit Kailash Manasarovar tour routes either from Western Nepal, By Lhasa Everest base camp, or by the Kyurung border.

    Exploring the Road to Mount Kailash Manasarovar Tour 

    The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra typically begins in Kathmandu, Nepal. From there, you’ll travel to the border town of Kyirong in Tibet. The journey continues through picturesque landscapes, ancient monasteries, and small villages. You’ll reach Lake Mansarovar, where pilgrims take a holy dip and perform rituals. The highlight of the yatra is the circumambulation (kora) of Mount Kailash, which involves walking around the mountain. 
    The circular walk around Mount Kailash follows different directions: clockwise for Hindus and Buddhists, and anti-clockwise for Jain and Bon followers.
    Whether you choose the overland route, a helicopter tour, or the inner kora trek, the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra promises an unforgettable experience—one that transcends the physical and touches the soul.

     Difficulty level of Mount Kailash Manasarovar Tour 

    The trek is physically demanding but spiritually rewarding. The Mount Kailash Manasarovar Lake Trek is graded as moderate. It involves a challenging path through rocky terrain and high altitudes. While a significant part of the journey is covered by the vehicle, some trekking at high altitudes is still required, with passes above 5,600 meters. The rugged terrain, steep ascents, and unpredictable weather conditions pose challenges. 
    Acclimatization is crucial to cope with the thin air and reduced oxygen levels. Rushing the ascent can bring about altitude sickness, so it's important to get used to it slowly as well as permit your body time to readjust to the altering altitude levels along the trip.

    Proper acclimatization techniques remaining hydrated together with climbing slowly are crucial for minimizing the risk of altitude-related concerns. Paying attention to your body and also listening to signs of altitude health issues, such as headaches or nausea is necessary for a risk-free satisfying hike.

    To prepare for this spiritual tour, it's essential to prepare your body literally. Regular runs and walking workouts help develop endurance as well as endurance guaranteeing you remain in fine condition to deal with the trek conveniently adding strength and flexibility training to your regimen can enhance your preparedness for the trip.

    Best Season to Travel Mount Kailash Manasarovar Tour 

    The best time to visit Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar depends on various factors, including weather, visibility, and spiritual significance. It is recommended to travel in May, June, September, and October for the Kailash Manasarovar journey. During these months, the weather is pleasant, with comfortable temperatures. There are clear skies and deep blue vistas that make circumambulating Mount Kailash a breathtaking experience.
    In July and August, which is a monsoon season, despite intermittent rains in western Tibet, this period is still suitable. It is not recommended to travel in the winter season due to harsh weather conditions, extreme cold, and limited facilities that make winter unsuitable for the pilgrimage.
    The Tibetan Buddhist festival, Saga Dawa which is usually in May or June, is an auspicious time for pilgrims to visit Mount Kailash. Traditionally, Horse Years and Goat Years are considered favorable for the pilgrimage. Mount Kailash Mansarovar Tour is physically demanding due to its geographical and spiritual aspects, with proper preparation and guidance, it can be a transformative and rewarding experience. Hiking Adventure and Treks is experienced in taking pilgrims on this journey, so connect with us soon for a rewarding experience.

    Our staff will greet you at Lhasa Airport/Railway to transfer you to the hotel. From Lhasa Airport to downtown Lhasa, usually, it takes about one hour. It’s about 20 mins drive from Lhasa Railway Station to your hotel. In order to adapt to the high altitude in Tibet, you'd better have rest and don’t do strenuous exercise. If you feel good, you can visit the Potala Palace Square, a far view the Yaowang Mountain and take a panoramic view of the Potala Palace. Remember to drink lots of water, and eat light and high carbohydrate foods to adapt to the high altitude better.

    Stay overnight in Lhasa

      After breakfast in the hotel, the tour guide will take you to Drepung Monastery, the biggest Tibetan monastery that housed more than 10,000 monks in the past. Drepung means Rice Heap in the Tibetan language. The entire monastery is large in scale and the white buildings cluster and cover the hillsides. It's the highest-ranking monastery in the Gelug Sect.

      In the afternoon you will first visit the Tibet Museum. Here you can see life scenes, exquisite clothing, house architecture, and festival customs, etc. to explore the special and mysterious Tibetan customs. Then you will visit Norbulingka, which is a typical Tibetan-style royal garden, the summer resort of the Dalai Lama.

      Stay overnight in Lhasa

        Today, you will visit the most famous Potala Palace, which is the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture. Potala Palace was the winter palace of successive Dalai lamas. It was built by the 33rd great king of Tibet - Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th Century. The most valuable collections of Potala Palace are the gilded burial stupas of former Dalai Lamas and the meditation Cave of the 33rd great king of Tibet. 

        At noon, the tour guide will bring you to a good restaurant to have lunch and have a rest. In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the Lhasa old town. Jokhang Temple is the most sacred temple in Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since the early days. After that, you will take a walk around the Barkhor Street - one of the most devotional circuits as well as a crowded central market of Lhasa. Barkhor Street is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it‘s also a must-see place for visitors.

        Stay overnight in Lhasa

          We will pass by Kampala Pass(4,790m) on the way from Lhasa to Shigatse and visit Yamdrok Lake, one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Standing at the lakeside, you can see its blue water shimmering with charming light, as well as the snow-capped holy Mount Nyenchen Khangsar(7,191m) in the distance.  

          Next we will pass and enjoy the Karola Glacier on the roadside. It is about 300m from the main highway on your way to Gyantse. Then visit the main monastery in Gyantse - Pelkor Chode Monastery, famous for its exquisite architecture and intact murals and statues.

          Stay overnight in Shigatse

            In the morning, you will visit the home of Panchen Lama - Tashilhunpo Monastery and then drive to Lhatse, a small town located 150 km from Shigatse, and you may have lunch in the local restaurant. After a short rest, you will go ahead to Tingri. You will pass Tsola Pass(4,600m), and Gyatsola Pass(5,248m). In the late afternoon, you enter Mt. Everest National Nature Reserve. You can enjoy the panorama of the Himalayas at Gawula Pass (5,198m). Then you'll drive along the New Zigzag road to Everest Base Camp(5,200m) to stay overnight. If the weather is good, you can have a clear view of the sunset of the Golden Everest Peak.

            Stay overnight in Nomad Tent(Dorm Bed)

              You can get up early and enjoy the sunrise of Everest Peak at Everest Base Camp if the weather is good. After that, drive to Saga, on the way, you can view of the worlds’ 14th-highest peak Mt.Shishapangma (8,012m). Later, you will reach Lake Peikutso(4,590m) and have a rest there. Then continue to Saga(4,600m), If you are lucky enough, you are very likely to see wild animals like the wild donkey, wild antelope, etc.

              Stay overnight in Saga, Guesthouse

                Today, you will spend a lot of time on the way, but it’s worth seeing the landscape along the way.You’ll have stunning views of the great Himalayas to the south and Trans-Himalayan to the north as we drive across the vast plains. This region is home to nomads, you’ll see the beautiful grassland and local's villages. As we cross the Mayomla Pass (5112M), you can enjoy the spectacular vista of Mt. Naimonanyi(7694M).

                During this thrilling journey, you’ll pass by sand dunes, mountains, and sandstone valleys before we reach the Darchen(4560M), a small nomadic village and an important launch point for pilgrimages around Mt. Kailash. Upon your arrival, you can explore the Darchen town on your own. If you need porters and yaks, your tour guide will arrange it for you this afternoon.

                Stay overnight in Darchen

                  In the morning, you will take an eco-bus (included in the cost) to Sarshung valley and start the trekking from there. Then you will meet your porters and yaks at Sarshung Valley(the cost of hiring yaks, horses, and porters are not included in the package). You’ll trek about 15 km from Sarshung Valley to Drirapuk Monastery along the Lachu River Valleys. During your trekking today, you can see both west and north face of Mt.Kailash. Finally, you will visit Drirapuk Monastery and stay overnight here.

                  Stay overnight in Guesthouse, Dorm Bed

                    Today is the most challenging day of the trekking, you’ll climb over the highest pass of the Kora, the Dromala pass(5630m). After a short rest at the top, we will climb down into the long valley and stop for lunch at the Shabjay Dakpo nomadic tent. On the way, you can have a rest in a teahouse. Then you will continue to the Zultulpuk , built by two important religious figures, Milarepa and Naro Bonchung. At last, you will visit Zutulpuk Monastery. You will find the footprint and handprint of Milarepa inside the cave. 

                    Stay overnight in Guesthouse, Dorm Bed

                      It's an easy day of the trek. You'll trek 9km to complete the Kora then take the eco bus back to Darchen. According to Buddhist theory, doing a kora around a holy mountain for one circle can get rid of sins and miseries for the whole life. Only after going through lots of hardships, you can feel the happiness and gratification brought by Kora. Then you take the shuttle bus back to Darchen, about 3km. We will drive you from Darchen to Mansarovar(4560m), the top holy lake in Tibet. It’s 40km to the southwest of Darchen. If the weather is good, you can see the splendid scenery of the lake Manasarovar. If you feel good, you can do a trek along the shore of the lake for a while. And then you'll head to Zhongba.

                      Stay overnight in Zhongba

                        Today we will drive to Gyirong town from Zhongba. In the afternoon, you will visit Gyirong Valley, which is regarded as the backyard garden of the Himalayas. You will see lust forest and breath fresh air. You will be amazed by the creator's masterpiece that 4 seasons exist in such a narrow valley. Gyirong, in Tibetan language, it means comfort or happyness. It's said Gyirong was named by Padma sambhava Buddha, when he entered Tibet from here.

                        Stay overnight in Gyirong

                          Your tour guide will assist you to exit China and see you off at the Gyirong border. We can organize a jeep for transfer from Gyirong to Kathmandu but it's not included in the Package. Or you can take a Jeep drive to Kathmandu, about 140.00USD depending on. The road condition is not good, and it takes about 7 hours from the border to Kathmandu city. Thus, taking a bus is not recommended.

                            Service Details

                            Includes
                            • Comfortable Hotel Accommodations as listed in the itinerary;
                            • Breakfasts provided by hotels;
                            •  Travel-licensed vehicle according to group size & season as itinerary needed including gas and parking fee;
                            •  Lhasa Railway Station transfer at all times on the first & last day;
                            •  Pick-up from Lhasa Gonggar Airport to your hotel at 9:30 am, 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm on the first day;
                            •  Shuttle Bus fee go to Kailash: USD10/person;
                            •  Shuttle Bus fee back from Kailash: USD10/person;
                            •  Experienced local English-speaking tour guide;
                            •  All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary;
                            •  All necessary permits to Tibet;
                            •  Sleeping bags;
                            •  Travel Agency Liability insurance;
                            •  Government Tax;
                            •  Express delivery fee of Permit (eg. SF. Express);
                            •  Food & lodgings for guide & driver;
                            •  Oxygen tank for emergency use;
                            •  Two bottles of mineral water per person per day;
                            Excludes
                            • Yaks & herders during 3-Day Mt Kailash Kora;
                            • Shuttle Bus fee at Lake Manasarovar: USD 43/person;
                            • International flight to and out of China;
                            •  Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa; (We can help you book the domestic flight/train ticket at the BEST price. Please contact us for details.);
                            • If you miss the free transfer schedule due to flight delay or cancelation, then you are required to pay a private transfer from USD 80/vehicle/time;
                            • Transfer from Gyirong to Kathmandu;
                            • Lunch & Dinner are not included but we will recommend some good ones for you according to your requirements. Usually, it takes 3-10 USD per person for each meal;
                            • While the gratuity for guide and driver is NOT mandatory, it is expected. Based on their service, you can tip them on the last day of the tour. Each of you is suggested to tip them 5-10 USD/day in total;
                            • All the commission and tax charged by PayPal, Bank, and government when making payment.
                            •  Personal expenses;
                            •  Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions;
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