Kailash Mansarovar Via Kerung 2020

Trip Duration 14
Max Altitude 5600m at Dolama La Pass
Group Size 2 to 30
Best Time for Visit May to September

Trip Overview


The Kailash Mansarovar Via Kerung 2020 trip is an extraordinary pilgrimage and adventure journey that takes you to the sacred Mount Kailash and the pristine Lake Mansarovar, two revered destinations in the Himalayan region. This yatra also combines spiritual significance with breathtaking natural beauty, offering a life-transforming experience for pilgrims and travelers alike. The journey begins in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, where participants gather and undergo necessary preparations and briefings. From there, the group also embarks on a scenic drive to Kerung, a border town in Tibet, which serves as the starting point for the Kailash Mansarovar circuit. The road to Kerung dotted with picturesque landscapes, passing through lush valleys, terraced fields, and quaint villages. After crossing the Nepal-China border, travelers enter the Tibet Autonomous Region and continue their drive towards the majestic Mount Kailash, considered sacred by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and followers of the ancient Bon religion.

Journey to Enlightenment: The Sacred Parikrama of Mount Kailash and Holy Lake Mansarovar in 2020

The Parikrama (circumambulation) of Mount Kailash is the highlight of the trip, covering approximately 52 kilometers over three days. The trek is physically demanding but spiritually rewarding, as pilgrims believe that completing this sacred circuit cleanses them of sins and leads to spiritual enlightenment. The journey also includes a visit to the holy Lake Mansarovar, known for its crystal-clear waters and religious significance. Participants take a dip in the sacred lake, which said to purify the soul and grant blessings. Throughout the trip, participants surrounded by awe-inspiring landscapes, including snow-capped peaks, serene lakes, and vast plains, making it an unforgettable visual feast. The journey further connects travelers with the rich cultural heritage of the Himalayan region through interactions with local communities and visits to ancient monasteries. In 2020, this yatra is expected to attract pilgrims and travelers from different parts of the world, seeking spiritual solace and adventure in the lap of the Himalayas. The trip well-organizes and supported by experienced guides and support staff to ensure the safety and comfort of all participants.

Conclusion and Summary

Overall, the Kailash Mansarovar Via Kerung 2020 trip promises a transformative and enlightening experience, blending spirituality, adventure, and natural beauty, leaving participants with cherished memories that last a lifetime.

 Trip Highlight

  • Kailash Overland Tour entire and exit from Kerung Boarder (Newly open)
  • Cross Langtang national park of Nepal and stay overnight
  • One extra day stay as acclimatization day in Saga
  • Freshly cooked vegetarian foods in entire trip
  • Experience and helpful Nepalese and Tibetan staff team
  • Special ritual at bank of Holy Lake, Tsui Gumba and Hot spring
  • Kailash South face darsan from Lake Mansarovar
  • Three days Kailash Parirama, Kailash North face, east, west face, Gauri Kunda and Dolma La pass


Representative from Friendship World Trek great at Airport and transfer to Hotel near at roust city Thamel. Check in and rest of the time is rest in your hotel.

After your breakfast in Hotel, our guide will lead you to sightseeing in kathmandu valley. Bauddhanath temple, Pashupatinath temple, Gujeswori and Jalanarayan. come back to hotel for lunch. stay at trip briefing and final packing after lunch.

After breakfast in Kathmandu hotel, start driving to Shyaprubesi. Drive cross Trusili Bazzar, Betrawati and Dhunche. We manage to take your lunch on the way and dinner at Syapru.

Very short driving around 27 kilometers to Kerung from Shyapru. After immigration formalities in Nepal Tibet boarder, cross border. We will meet Tibetan guide and driver at other side of Tibet and further drive to Kerung Tibet.

Today is acclimatization day at Kerung. Our guide will lead you hiking around the hill after your breakfast. This help your body to adjust easily at high altitude. Come back to guide house, take you lunch. Rest of the time is free for walking around the town yourself.

Drive to Saga from Kerung. It is driving through high land well paved road. we gain almost 850 miter altitude by reaching Saga today. Saga is second town in Nagri/ Kailash region after Darchen near Kailash and Lake Mansarovar.

It is an important day for pilgrimage. The first view of Mount kailash is seen from Lake Mansarovar. Drive start quite early after your breakfast. It is 6/7 hours driving reach at Horchu from here Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash start to view. We go to Mansarovar Kora with bus. drive to guest house near Chiu Gumba. Stay near the lake with clearly viewed Mount Kailash.

You will have enough time to explore Lake Manasarovar and surroundings. It is only short drive to Darchen and we will do it only after Lunch. Darchen is the base camp of Mount Kailash from where we start our Kailash Parikrama. preparation of Kora and stay overnight.

Early in the morning, start driving to Valley of the God. If you have chosen your personal horse and helper, you will meet here. It is about 18 kilometers easy walking toward Derapuk. North Face of Kailash. Our Kitchen team provide you light and warm dinner. Overnight at guest house.

Second day of Kailash Parikrama is a tough day of the Yatra. Start early in the morning. tough uphill till Dolma La pass and immediately serious downhill till basic tea house at bottom of hill. then easy walking to Juthulpuk. It is trekking route entirely and takes about 9 hours in total. Simple dinner provided by our team in Juthulpuk.

Third day of Kailash parikrama is final day of Parikrama. It is easy walking about 3 hours till Darchen and drive back to Saga via same way. You also can fill holy water at Lake Manasarovar.

Same way back drive to Kerung. Stay overnight at Tibet site of Kerung. Repack your your things to leave the place very early in the morning tomorrow.

After your breakfast, drive down to immigration and cross the border. It is also time to say good bye to our Tibetan team. Drive back to Kathmandu with bus and transfer to hotel.

You are free til departure time. It is important to reach International airport before 3 hours from your original flight time. Our representatives assist you till the airport

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Start Date Price Availability

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • All arrival and departure arrangement
  • 3 Nights accommodation in ¾ star category hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing room
  • Accommodation in guest houses on group sharing in Syaprubesi and in Kailash region
  • Three times pure vegetarian foods in entire trip
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • All ground transportation by private bus
  • A truck to keep kitchen things and other goods
  • A team coordinator/ Team leader from Nepal
  • Government approved Tibetan guide
  • Kitchen team, other supporters from Nepal
  • Immigration formalities
  • Kailash travelling permit and Lake Manasarovar entrance fees
  • Tibet/ Kailash visa
  • Enough oxygen cylinder and first aid kit box
  • Duffel bag to put your personal goods and small back carry bag
  • Head cover warm cap
  • A warm jacket in returnable based
  • Bathing tent for Manasarovar bath
  • Emergency evacuation management in case of need
  • All service charges and official taxes

Price Excludes

  • Personal horse and Helper if you need during Kailsh parikrama
  • More than 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu in case you return earlier from Kailash
  • Personal equipment
  • Personal insurance, Medical expenses
  • Personal rescue or emergency evacuation in case of need
  • Expenses of extra activities other than mentioned in itinerary
  • Any tipping

Gears And Equipment

  1. Accommodation 
    Accommodation in Kailash Overland Tour is in Hotel and Guesthouses. 3/4 star category hotel in Kathmandu. Guest house in entire Kailash and in Shyaprubesi is in group sharing room. Your do not need to sleep at tent the or at camp. Tour cost including basic guest houses only. Guest houses in Kailash region are similar in every stop. There is an option to make upgrading of Guest house in Darchen which is possible with your own extra cost.
  2. Transporation 
    Transportation in entir tour is with comfirtable bus/van. It is depend on group size. Nepali transporation in Nepal site and Tibetan transporation in Tibet site.
  3. Foods
    Foods on the trip are pure vegetarian. Vegetarian foods are served by Hotel in Kathmandu. In entire Kailash region, our own cooking team prepares delicious Indian style foods. During Kailash Parikrama Packed Lunch are provided but hot simple dinner is served at evening. You also can bring some of your favorite dry foods.
  4. Drinking Water
    Drinking water in Kailash Yatra is mineral water from big Jar and small bottles. Hot boiled water can fill into your bottles in the morning and Evening every day. The team from Friendship World Trek serve you enough pure drinking water. It is advice to drink at least 3 liters water every day and keep enough water during day time.
  5. Toilet facilities
    Toilet facilities in Kailash region are very basic. It is outside of the room as a common use. Toilets are dirty due to lack of enough water. Peoples are using outside toilets freely in Mansarovar, Derapuk and in Juthulpuk.
  6. Staffs
    The entire trip is handled by a professional staff team from Friendship World Trek Nepal. A team leader, kitchen team and helper team. Government licence holder Tibetan guide is for officially working with Nepali team. All the driver team is from Tibet too.
  7. Trip insurance 
    We do not need trip insurance for official Kailash permit and visa. Travel insurance may need to cover your own expenses in the case of any emergency evacuation. It may more helpful in case of returning from middle way due to the health problem. Or may cover your expenses in the case of emergency evacuation.
  8. Emergency evacuation 
    Due to the health problem or any other problem, if anyone needs emergency evacuation that cost is the extra cost and all the expenses go to the person. We arrange all the needful services. Helicopter rescue in Tibet part is not allowed. Rescue have to done by driving in Tibet/Kailash part. Once you reach at Nepal site, Helicopter rescue is also possible.
  9. Hospital and Medical facilities  
    Kailash is the lack of Hospital and medical facilities. Only one hospital service is in Taklakot. Rest of other villages and towns are without any medical stores and Hospital. In the case of emergency, have to drive Taklakot for a hospital. The team from Friendship World Trek bring basic medicines in the entire tour. Our leader and guides have basic first-aid knowledge.
  10. Group size
    Kailash Yatra from Kerung is group departure. We need at least 24 pax to make Kailash overland yatra, which makes your reasonable tour cost. Group size may go more than 24 pax in one single trip. Any group size private trip can be also arranged with different cost.
  11. Age limitation 
    There is age limitation getting permit and visa for Kailash Yatra. Only up to 65 aged Indian passports holder can get Kailash permit from Tibet. Permit is issued by Tibet Tourism which is part of the government from Tibet.
  12. Communication facilities 
    There are local telephones facilities in entire Kailash and Nepal. For your mobile you need Nepali SIM card in Nepal site and Chinese SIM card once you enter Tibet. Chinese and Nepali sim card can buy after certain formalities and can recharge on the way. WIFI is available in Nepal part but not in Tibet. You can connect internet facility with Chinese sim card. Mobile network doesn’t work only one day at Kailash Parikrama.
  13. Physical fitness and doctor certificate
    Physical fitness is important factor to make your trip success. But we do not need any doctor or medical certificate to obtain your Kailash permit and Visa. It is adviced that prepare your trip before 3 months of starting by doing some physical activities like jugging every morning.
  14. Acclimatization 
    Acclimatization in this tour is important and need before reaching at high altitude immediately or so fast. Kailash region is in high altitude which may make difficult for every visitor. Our itinerary is including 2 nights acclimatization at Kerung before reaching Mansarovar and Mount Kailash.
  15. Extra activities  
    There can be possibilities of some extra activities during Kailash Yatra. Visit Chui Monastery and hot spring near Lake Manasarovar. Put one more day in the itinerary and reach at Charansparsa from North face of Kailash. Drive to Tirthapuri with extra cost.
  16. Kailash Tour during full moon 
    Kailash Yatra during full moon is not recommended. Most of the pilgrimages want to reach at Manasarovar or in north face of Kailash during full moon because of that overflow of peoples reach region. It can be lack a f accommodation and transportation. There are many bad experiences that Tibet government stops entering some group during the period. By this reason, peoples may get suffer.
  17. Best season 
    Best season for Overland Kailash Yatra from Kerung is from month of May till September. Mmonth of April and october still be suitable for small group.
  18. Extra Expenses
    Kailash Yatra is full board based tour operate by Friendship World Trek. Although personal horse and helper during Kailash parikrama is extra cost in case of any one need. Accept that nature of personal expenses are in extra cost which is mentioned as cost including and excluding
  19. Packing List

we provide you duffel bag to put your belongings and another small back carry bag to carry with you always. This bag is provided in Nepal once you land. You can store your own bag at hotel and take while returning back from yatra.
Shoes and Shocks 
You need comfortable warm shoes for entire yatra. Another spare shoe or sandal is needed to wear while staying at guest house. 3 pairs of warm shocks are enough for entire trip. You can wash it in middle of your Yatra.
Wearing clothes
Head cover hat – we provide you, Mouth covering muff, Warm down jacket – we provide you in returnable based,  Wind proof jacket, Warm inner thermal, 2 pairs light T shirt, Warm sweeter or light weight jacket, Inner down thermal, Water and wind proof trouser, One or two long wear trekking paint, Whole body covered raincoat, Water/ wind proof warm glove, 3 pair comfortable underwear,
Other accessories
UV protective sun glass, Medium size quick dry towel, Head torch light with extra batteries, Lip care, Sun cream, Trekking stick, 2 litters’ water bottle, One small thermos water bottle,
Toiletries: Hand soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, Toilet paper
First Aid kit box containing Paracetamol, bandage, antiseptic cream, Diamox or other tablet for altitude sickness, Small trekking knife, Some dry foods, Camera and its extra batteries, Mobile, and charger with small multi pins


Kailash Mansarovar via Kerung Route Map

Kailash Mansarovar via Kerung Route Map


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