Holy Mt Kailash Manasarovar Yatra

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Holy Mt Kailash Manasarovar Yatra – A Journey to Heaven

Our Holy Mt Kailash Manasarovar Yatra adventure also begins with the drive across the Himalaya west into Tibet to Holy Lake Mansarovar. Here you will join the throngs of pilgrims who, for centuries. It may have converged on this remote southwestern corner of Tibet to circumambulate the sacred mountain. They also considered to be the center of the universe by Hindus and Buddhists alike. Kailash enjoys great popularity the folk religion of Tibet. It is the soul of the country and assures protection for all Tibetans. A pilgrimage to Holy Mount Kailash and a bath in the Manasarovar believed to bring about salvation (Moksha) and washed away all the sins of life. The Lord Shiva’s mountain Kailash also appears majestic with the surrounding of many smaller cliffs resembling the attendant divines of the Lord like Lotus bud or a crown, which looks like a natural pyramid. Kailash is one of the most popular Hindu pilgrimage sites in the Himalayan region dedicated to Lord Shiva and Braham’s lake Mansarovar. Mount Kailash, believed to have formed 30 million years ago when the Himalayas were in their early stage of formation, as one of the most revered places in the Himalayas.

Devotees of Different religions during Lake Manasarovar and Mt Kailash visit

Lake Mansarovar and Mt. Kailash are two of the holiest pilgrimage areas to devotees of HinduismJainismBuddhismBonism and many other faiths. Each year thousands of devotees undertake a journey of a lifetime through the mountains and plains of Nepal and China (Tibet) to reach this sacred land. Mt. Kailash is also situated to the north of the Himalaya in Tibet, a perfect mountain with incredible beauty, with four great different faces. It is the spiritual center for four major religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion – Bonpo. For the Hindus, Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru, their spiritual center of the universe, described as a fantastic ‘world pillar’ 84,000 miles high, around which all else revolves, its roots in the lowest hell and its summit kissing the heavens. On the top live their most revered God, Shiva (Paramashiva, Kailashapati, MahaRudra), and his consort Parvati. For the Jains, an Indian religious group, Kailash is the site where their first prophet achieved enlightenment. For the older, more ancient religion of Bon, it is the site where its founder Shanrab said to have descended from heaven. Spread out on the Tibetan plateau beside Mount Kailash is the giant lake of shifting colors – Lake Mansarovar. Brahma, the creator, had a mind (Man) for the creation of a lake (Sarovar), hence its name Mansarovar. Over the centuries pilgrims have also journeyed continuously immense distances to achieve enlightenment or cleanse themselves of sin, braving enormous distances, unusually harsh weather and bandit attacks. People have been visiting Kailash – Mansarovar for centuries. It used to be an arduous journey in the past; today we can bring you there with the help of land cruisers via Kathmandu. So it is a lot easy to reach to heaven now!

Trip Highlights

  • Begin your sacred pilgrimage in Kathmandu, Nepal, exploring spiritual sites like Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa.
  • Prepare for the journey ahead with briefing sessions and necessary permits for the yatra.
  • Embark on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to the Nepal-Tibet border at Rasuwagadhi.
  • Traverse the rugged terrain to reach Kerung, Tibet, for acclimatization and rest.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayas on the journey from Kerung to Saga.
  • Arrive at the pristine Lake Mansarovar, one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world, for a holy dip and evening prayers.
  • Set up camp near the tranquil shores of Lake Mansarovar or stay in provided guesthouses.
  • Visit Darchen, the base camp for the Kailash Parikrama and the starting point for the trek to Mount Kailash.
  • Choose between trekking around Mount Kailash or performing the Kora by foot or on horseback.
  • Explore the nearby areas or relax in Darchen for those not participating in the trek.
  • Drive back to Saga, soaking in the mesmerizing landscapes of the Tibetan Plateau.
  • Return to Kerung for a night’s stay, reflecting on the spiritual journey.
  • Cross the Nepal-Tibet border once again, completing immigration formalities.
  • Marvel at the panoramic views during the drive back to Kathmandu.
  • Explore Kathmandu further or indulge in last-minute shopping before departure.
  • Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of the journey with fellow pilgrims and guides.
  • Experience the rich culture and traditions of Nepal and Tibet throughout the yatra.
  • Admire the architectural and religious significance of sites visited along the way.
  • Navigate through diverse landscapes, from bustling cities to serene lakeshores and mountain passes.
  • Reflect on the transformative journey and the profound spiritual insights gained along the sacred path to Kailash Mansarovar via Kerung.


Day 01: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi

At 08:00 AM: After an early breakfast, Drive to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu. It is around 150 Km from Kathmandu. Syabrubesi is a small town in Rasuwa Gadhi. The overnight stay will be here.

You have to reach Kathmandu one day before the trip. We’ll be starting the trip directly from Kathmandu. If you require any assistance and queries regarding the trip, you can ask our office representative during the time of the briefing.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.


Day 02: Syabrubesi to Kerung

A drive to the China border and customs formalities are required for the journey. A drive of around 45 Km will take you to Kerung at an altitude of 4130 m.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Day 03: Kerung Acclimatization

This is the day of acclimatization. You’ll stay here to acclimatize which will help you in rising elevation. The overnight stay will be at Kerung.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Day 04: Kerung to Saga/ Dongba

Drive from Kerung to Saga or Dongba will make our destination closer. It takes around 7-9 hours of driving to reach there. On this day, the overnight stay will be here at Saga/Dongba.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.


Day 05: Saga/Dongba to Lake Manasarovar

On this day, we’ll have a drive to Lake Manasarovar. The total 277 Km drive from Saga/Dongba takes around 8 hours. Manasarovar is situated at an altitude of 4558m. The sight of Mount Kailash can be seen from here. We’ll stay in hotels near Manasarovar.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.


Day 06: Lake Mansarover to Darchen

The holy rituals on the bank of Lake Manasarovar can be done today. Here, you can take a dip in the holy water. After performing pooja here, you’ll proceed toward Darchen. It takes around two and a half hours to reach there. The overnight stay will be at Darchen.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Day 07: Darchen to Diraphuk, First Day of Parikrama

Early in the morning after breakfast, the journey will begin. You’ll have a drive to YamaDwari and after that, you’ll need around 7-8 hours of the trek for Parikrama. Horses are available for people, who won’t be able to walk on foot but wants to perform parikrama. The overnight stay will be at Diraphuk a tent or small house.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.


Day 08: Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk, Second Day of Parikrama

In the early hours, you’ll start your trek towards Dolma-La situated at an altitude of 5400 m. After reaching Gaurikund, it would be better to stop for Kailash Darshan. The overnight stay will be provided at Zuthulphuk.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Day 09: Zuthulphuk to Saga/ Dongba, Final Day of Parikrama

From the same way we get there, we’ll return to Saga/Dongba on the way to Kathmandu.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Day 10: Saga/Dongba to Kerung

After an early breakfast, you’ll drive towards Kerung, overnight stay will be provided there.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Day 11: Kerung to Kathmandu

After some customs formalities at the Tibet border, you will drive back to the Kathmandu valley. This day will be the end day of our Kailash Mansarovar yatra trip. After having an incredible pilgrimage to Mount Kailash, you will depart on this day.

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch Included.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation: Accommodation expenses usually cover hotels, guesthouses, or camps along the journey.
  • Transportation: Cost of transportation from Kathmandu to Kerung, Saga, Lake Mansarovar, Darchen, and back to Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Most packages include meals throughout the trip, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Permits and Entrance Fees: Fees for necessary permits, visas, and entrance fees to religious and cultural sites.
  • Guides and Support Staff: Services of experienced guides, support staff, and porters during the journey.
  • Medical Kit: Basic medical kit for emergencies and altitude sickness.
  • Oxygen Cylinders: Provision of oxygen cylinders in case of altitude-related issues.
  • Yak and Porter Services: Optional services for carrying personal belongings during the Kailash Parikrama trek.
  • Airport Transfers: Transfers to and from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

Price Excludes

  • Airfare: Airfare to and from your home country to Kathmandu, Nepal, is typically not included.
  • Travel Insurance: Personal travel insurance covering medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses for personal items, souvenirs, additional meals, snacks, and beverages.
  • Extra Services: Optional services such as horse or pony rides during the Kailash Parikrama, if not included in the package.
  • Tips and Gratuities: Tips for guides, drivers, and support staff are usually not included in the package cost.
  • Additional Accommodation: Accommodation costs for any additional nights in Kathmandu before or after the yatra.
  • Visa Fees: Fees for obtaining the necessary visa for entering Tibet, if applicable.
  • Emergency Evacuation: Costs associated with emergency evacuation or rescue services in case of medical emergencies.
  • Personal Equipment: Personal trekking gear, clothing, and other equipment required for the journey.
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