Kailash Manasarovar via Lhasa 2020

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Kailash Manasarovar Yatra via Lhasa 2020: A Sacred Pilgrimage to the Himalayas

Introduction to Kailash Manasarovar via Lhasa 2020:

The Kailash Manasarovar via Lhasa 2020 is a revered pilgrimage that takes devotees to the sacred Mount Kailash and the pristine Lake Mansarovar in the remote western region of Tibet. This journey holds immense significance in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Bon religions. For those planning to embark on this spiritual quest in 2023, here is an overview of the trip via Lhasa, the capital of Tibet.

Route and Itinerary:

The journey begins from Kathmandu, Nepal, and follows the route to  Lhasa, Tibet. Travelers can choose to reach Lhasa either by air or road. After acclimatization and exploration of Lhasa's cultural and spiritual attractions, the pilgrimage continues towards Mount Kailash and  Lake Manasarovar. The exact itinerary may vary depending on the tour operator and the duration chosen for the trip.

Duration for Kailash Mansarovar via Lhasa 2020:

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra typically spans around 15 to 20 days. This duration includes travel, acclimatization days in Lhasa, and the trekking period around Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. It is crucial to allocate ample time for acclimatization to adapt to the high altitudes.

Permits and Visa:

Traveling to Tibet requires several permits, including the Chinese visa and the necessary travel permits for Tibet. It is advisable to engage a registered tour operator who will assist in obtaining the required permits and visa. Indian pilgrims must also obtain an Inner Line Permit through the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

Altitude and Acclimatization:

During the yatra, pilgrims will encounter high altitudes, with the highest point being the Dolma La Pass at approximately 5,636 meters (18,500 feet) above sea level. Proper acclimatization is essential to prevent altitude sickness. Pilgrims are encouraged to maintain physical fitness, consult a healthcare professional, and follow the guidelines provided by their tour operator.

Trekking and Accommodation:

The circumambulation trek around Mount Kailash covers approximately 52 kilometers (32 miles) and usually takes about three days to complete. Accommodation during the yatra primarily consists of guesthouses or tents provided by the tour operator. As the region is remote, facilities may be basic, but the stunning natural surroundings compensate for it.

Weather and Best Time to Visit :

The best time to undertake the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is during the summer months from May to September. During this period, the weather is relatively milder, and the mountain passes are more accessible. However, weather conditions can be unpredictable, and it is advisable to be prepared for changing climates.

Conclusion for Kailash Mansarovar via Lhasa 2020:

Embarking on the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lhasa in 2023 offers a profound spiritual experience amidst the majestic Himalayan landscapes. The journey requires thorough planning, consultation with experienced tour operators, and careful attention to acclimatization and health considerations. This pilgrimage promises to be a transformative and deeply fulfilling experience for devotees seeking spiritual enlightenment and connection with the divine.

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing Tour in Lhasa, Potala Palace, Norbulinka palace, Drepung monastery,Jokhang temple, Sera monastery and Barkhor squire
  • Driving via well paved highway
  • Passing through high passes with decorative Tibetan flags
  • Visit other major monuments on the way driving
  • Panaromic mountains and beautiful Lakes
  • Explore local Tibetan culturs and peoples
  • Holy Lake Mansarovar and Mount Kaiash
  • 3 Days round of Mount Kailash by trekking or with the help of horse
  • Cross the Highest Pass called Dolma La Pass (5636m) of this Trek


Day 01: Arrival at Lhasa from Kathmandu

Our guide will pick up you either from Lhasa train station or from Gonggar Airport Lhasa. Day will be rest in hotel for your acclimatization in high altitude.

Day 02: Sightseeing of Lhasa including Jhokang Temple, Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery

Guide from Nepal Highland Treks will lead you sightseeing in historical places around Lhasa. Jokhang temple, the house of Lord Buddha was found in 647 Ad by King Songtsen Gampo. Founded in 1419 Ad Sera monastery is university for monks. Another visit today, Drepung Monastery is also a university of over 7700 monks. Overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Sightseeing in Lhasa including Potala palace, Norbulinka Palace and Barkhor Square

After your breakfast in hotel start sightseeing in Lhasa. Potala palace in Lhasa is house of Dalai Lama until 1959. It is listed in world’s heritage sites and one of the wonder of the world. Another attraction Norbulinka palace is traditional summer palace of Dalai Lama built from 1755. Visit Barkhor squire which is old market of Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel

Day 04: Drive Lhasa to Shigatse (3840m) via Gyantse. (270km, 7hrs)

Drive start after your breakfast in Lhasa. You can view golden field on the bank of Lhasa River. Passing several high passes get clear view of Tibetan Himalayas and giant glacier called Khorala glacier 7200 miter high. Reach Shigatse, second largest city in Tibet and administrative center of west Tibet. Mount Everest is just 5 hours driving from here.

Day 05: Drive Shigatse to Lhatse (3950m, 156km, 4hrs)

Today is short driving from Shigatse to Lhaste. It helps you to be used to in altitude, more helpful for your Kailash parikrama. Drive through different landform. Plateau landscape, greenery field, Rivers, barley fields, high mountains pass and Typical Tibetan villages.

Day 06: Drive Lhatse to Saga 4450m. (300km, 6hrs)

Today you enter at Ngari region of Tibet. Saga is one of the Tibetan towns at western Tibet and it is also known as entrance of Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. We can view several lakes, nomad tents and their chasing Yaks and Ships. By late afternoon we cross Brahmaputra River to get Saga town

Day 07: Drive to Lake Mansarovar 4580m. (370km, 7hrs)

Journey start with full of excitement to see first view of Mount Kailash and lake Mansarovar. Reach at small town Chiu Gumba for overnight. You also can visit Chiu monastery at top hill near bank of Mansarovar. Overnight at guest house

Day 08: Exploration Around and Drive to Darchen 4575m (40km, 1hr).

Exploration around and drive to Darchen (40km – 1 hour) , the base of Kailash. Preparation of Kailash kora. Get morning view of lake with sunrise. You will spend more than half day and drive to Darchen for overnight. Bath with Mansarovar water is preferable with most of the pilgrimage. Puja or hawan at bank of the lake, exploration of hot spring near from chiu Gumpa. Overnight at guest house.

Day 09: Drive to Valley of God and start Kailash Kora. Reach Dirapuk 4900m. (18km, 7hs).

We start early drive from Darchen after your breakfast. Our staff will provide you packed lunch for on the way. Drive to valley of the god which is also called Yamadwar. Start walking towards Derapuk. Walking trail is flat land and some minor up hills. Reach at Dehrapuk and have north face of mount Kailash. overnight at guest house

Day 10: Kailash Kora Second Day. Reach Zuthulpuk (4760m) via Dolma La Pass (5613m) (19km, 9hrs)

Today is the hardest and most important day of the tour. Start walking very early in the morning. Hardest up hills till Dolma La pass and suddenly downhill towards Gauri Kunda and further trek to Juthulpuk. You will view different faces of Mount Kailash time and again.  Overnight at guest house

Day 11: End of kailash Kora. Reach at Saga (16km, 3hrs Walk)

We take gentle and easy walk towards Darchen from Juthulpuk. Catch your transportation and drive back to Saga via darchen at same day. On the way you will have chance to take holy water from Mansarovar. Overnight at guest house

Day 12: Drive Back to Shigatse

We drive back same way to Shigatse. If we have not visited Tashilampo Monastery before, chance again to reach there.

Day 13: Drive Back to Lhasa.

Same way back to Lhasa. We can drive via Yamdrok Lake by starting early morning from Shigatse

Day 14: Departure from Lhasa

We drop you at Lhasa train station or at Gonggar Airport.

Price Includes

  • All arrival and departure arrangement
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in twin sharing hotel (Lhasa, Shigatse and in Lhatse) with breakfast
  • 6 night’s accommodation in guest house on group sharing
  • Private transportation, guide and entrance fees in one day sightseeing in main monuments as per motioned in itinerary
  • Custom formalities at immigration
  • Tibet/ Kailash travel permit
  • Private transportation in Tibet / Kailash part
  • Entrance fees of Lake Mansarovar
  • Government license holder English speaking Tibetan guide
  • Yak or helper to carry goods during Kailash kora
  • Emergency evacuation management
  • Enough oxygen cylinder

Price Excludes

  • Personal equipment, personal insurance, emergency evacuation charge and personal medical expenses
  • Personal horse and helper if you need in Kailash kora
  • Luncha and Dinner in Lhasa, Shigatse and in Lhatse
  • All the foods in Kailash region (Saga – Saga)
  • Other activities mentioned than in itinerary
  • Tipping for Porters and Guides
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