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Kailash Overland Tour

Trip Code: EKT/KM/1
Duration: 14 Days
Trip Starts from: Kathmandu
Trip Ends at: Kathmandu
Mode of Trip in Nepal: By Coach
Mode of Trip in Tibet: By Coach
Best time of Travelling: May, June, July, August & September
Maximum altitude: 1350m to 5850m

Trip Overview
Mt. Kailash, located in the Western region of Tibet, has been considered sacred by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bonpos for thousands of years. For Hindus it is the place where the Lord Shiva is residing and for Buddhists, Jains and Bonpos it is the center of the Universe. This tour includes rigorous overland driving enjoying enchanting Tibetan plateau. In fact this is the perfect way to experience pilgrimage tour to Mt Kailash and Holy Mansarovar Lake.

Date Details Altitude / Distance Meals
Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport meet our office representative. He will assist to transfer the hotel. Rest at the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
Alt: 1350m D Hotel
Day 02 At Kathmandu
Breakfast at hotel. Sightseeing Tour to Pashupatinath & Budhanilkanth. Evening Tour briefing at hotel in Kathmandu.
Overnight at Hotel.
Alt: 1350 m B,L,D Hotel
Day 03 Kathmandu – Syaphrubeshi.
After Breakfast continue the trip to Syaprubeshi, a small town near Rashuwa Gadhi, the Border of Nepal and China.
Overnight at Hotel in Syaphrubeshi.
Alt: 1450m
Dist: 150 km
Driving hr: 5hrs
B,L,D Guest House
Day 04 Drive Syaprubeshi - Kerung
After breakfast we drive to China border ( Friendship bridge). After completion of custom formalities drive to Kerung.
Overnight at Kerung in Guest House.
Alt: 4130m
Dist: 45 km
Driving hr: 1 hr 30 min.
B,L,D Guest House
Day 05 At Kerung
Day free at Kerung for Acclimatization.
Overnight at Kerung Guest House.
Alt: 4130 m
B,L,D Guest House
Day 06 Drive Kerung - Saga
After breakfast you drive from Kerung to Saga.
Overnight at Saga Guest House.
Alt: 4500 m
Dist: 375 km
Driving hr: 7 hrs
B,L,D Guest House
Day 07 Drive Saga - Mansarovar
Today you travel to Mansarovar via Prayang and Mayum La Pass (5200 m) and arrive at Hor Quo (4560 m). Lunch on the way. From Hor Quo you go for parikarma of Mansarovar Lake by drive and arrive at Chu Gompa for night halt. Today is the day of lifetime as you will have the first sight of Holy Mt. Kailash and Holy Lake Mansarovar..
Overnight at Mansarovar at Guest House
Alt: 4540 m
Dist: 350 km
Driving hr: 7 hrs
B,L,D Guest House
Day 08 Drive Lake Mansarovar to Darchen, Base Camp of Kailash
In the morning do Pooja and take holy bath at Mansarovar. After lunch, drive to Darchen, the base camp of Mt. Kailash. The drive takes about 1 & half hours.
At Darchen yatris who wants Mt. Kailash Parikarma with horses and porters will have to confirm our guide so that he can arrange all before starting the parikarma.
Overnight at Darchen at Guest House
Alt: 4620 m
Dist: 35 km
Driving hr: 1 hr
B,L,D Guest House
Day 09 1st Day of Parikrama to Diraphuk.
Morning drive near to Yama Dwar.  Here you will meet our yaks and yak men. We will load all logistics on yaks and start Parikrama. Visit Yama Dwar on the way. The First day of Kora is a gradual walking of 5 hours. From the way you have Darshan of West face of Kailash. Today your night halt at Dirapuk.  From Dirapuk view of North face of Kailash in a distance.
Yatris who are not going Mt Kailash Parikarma will stay at Darchen till those people going Parikarma return back.
Overnight at Dirapuk at Guest House.
Alt: 4860 m
Dist: 4 km (Drive)
Dist: 16 km (Walking)  Driving hr: 30 min
Walking hr: 5 hr
B,L,D Guest House
Day 10 2nd Day of Parikrama to Zuthulphuk
Early morning trek uphill Dolmala Pass. It takes about 4 to 5 hours. After reaching top of the pass 5850 m then trek down to the valley floor. It takes another 4 to 5 hours. After cross Dolmala when you move down you see Gauri Kunda. This day is longest and toughest day of Parikarma. So be prepared in mind accordingly. Like yesterday today also your overnight will be in tented camp at Zuthulphuk.
Overnight at Zuthulphuk at Guest House.
Alt: 5850 m
Dist: 22 km (Drive)
Walking hr: 10 hr
B,L,D Guest House
Day 11 3rd Day of Parikrama. Drive to Saga
Today is last of Parikarma. After breakfast you trek down of 10 km with the winding gradual track. Once you reach the place called Chongdo, our transport will pick up you and drive back to Dongba. Today your night halt will be at Dongba.
Overnight at Dongba at Guest House
Alt: 4500 m
Dist: 10 km (walking)
Dist: 280 km (driving)
Walking hr: 3 hr
Driving hr: 6 hr
B,L,D Guest House
Day 12 Drive Saga to Kerung
Morning after breakfast you set off your journey back to Kerung with sweet memory of Mt Kailash and Mansarovar Lake.
Overnight at Kerung Guest House.
Alt: 3770 m
Dist: 350 km
Driving hr: 7 hrs
B,L,D Guest House
Day 13 Drive Kerung to Kathmandu
From Kerung you drive back to the friendship bridge at Rasuwa Gadi, the Border of Nepal and China. After completing custom formalities you drive to Kathmandu.
Alt: 1350 m
Dist: 160 km
Driving hr: 6 hrs
B,L,D Hotel
Day 14 Final Departure
After breakfast final departure.


Month Normal Arrival Dates Arrival Dates for Reaching Mansarovar on Full Moon Day
May 01 (Mon), 03 (Wed), 10 (Mon), 15 (Wed), 17 (Mon), 22 (Wed), 24 (Mon), 29 (Wed) 29 (Mon)
June 05 (Mon), 07 (Wed), 12 (Mon), 14 (Wed), 19 (Mon), 21 (Wed), 26 (Mon), 28 (Wed) 27 (Tue)
July 03 (Mon), 05 (Wed), 10 (Mon), 12 (Wed), 17 (Mon), 19 (Wed), 24 (Mon), 31 (Mon) 26 (Wed)
August 02 (Wed), 07 (Mon), 09 (Wed), 14 (Mon), 16 (Wed), 21 (Mon), 23 (Wed), 28 (Mon), 30 (Wed) 25 (Fri)
September 04 (Mon), 06 (Wed), 11 (Mon), 13 (Wed)

*Be noted the above are tentative dates of Kailash Mansarovar Group Joining Tour. It will be fixed around one month before the travel date. Hence please reconfirm us the date before going to issue international ticket.

Expore Kailash Treks Pvt. Ltd. will do it best to make the tour with safe and smooth. As all the tour programs are conducted strictly under the rules and regulations of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB), Explore Kailash Treks will not be accountable for any changes due to change of official rules and laws of Tibet. Moreover Explore Kailash Treks will also not be liable for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, sickness and accidents. Any extra cost arising due to the above circumstances shall be borne by the clients on the spot.


If you wish to extend your trip to any pilgrimage site such as Muktinath, Janakpur Dham, Damodar Kund, Kagvusundi Lake etc. or you want to go for any short trips such as Pokhara, Chitwan, Dhulikhel, Nagarkot etc. please ask us.

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