Kailas Mansarovar Inner Overland Tour
  • Trip Code:  


  • Duration:  

    20 DAYS

  • Trip starts from:  

    IN Kathmandu

  • Trip ends at:  

    OUT Kathmandu

  • Mode of Trip in Nepal :  

    By Coach

  • Mode of Trip in Tibet :  

    By Coach

  • Best time of travelling:  

    May/ June / July /Aug/Sept

  • 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.


Day Details Altitude Meals Overnight
1 Arrive Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport our representative will meet you & assist to transfer the Hotel.

(You have to reach Kathmandu by 10:00 am as we need your passport for visa purpose)

Lunch at Hotel

Free Evening

Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

1400 m L, D HOTEL
2 Breakfast at Hotel

Morning Time free for (Visa Processing -DAY 01)

Lunch at Hotel

After Lunch Visit Pashupatinath & Budhanilkantha

Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

1,320M Driving hrs 45mins B,L,D HOTEL
3 Swoyambhunath - Kathmandu Durbar Square

Later drive to Nagarkot – (Visa Processing DAY 02)

After morning breakfast, visit Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the north-west parts of the temple. They are holy because Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom and learning was raising the hill which the stupa stands on, later drive towards one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Kathmandu Durbar Square, visit Svayambhu Mahachaitya, Kasthamandap, Gaddhi Baithak, Kumari Ghar and Hunuman Dhoka Durbar Square.

After lunch at Hotel , drive to Nagarkot

View Sunset for Nagarkot hotel

Dinner & Overnight at Nagarkot.

1,320M Driving hrs 45mins B,L,D HOTEL
4 Nagarkot – Kathmandu drive –( Visa Processing DAY 03)

Early Moring View Sunrise for Hotel Terrace

After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu

Lunch at Hotel

Free Evening

Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

1,320M Driving hrs 45mins B,L,D HOTEL
5 At Kathmandu -( Visa Process DAY 04)

Breakfast at Hotel

Morning time will be free

Lunch at Hotel


Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

1,320M B,L,D HOTEL
6 Kathmandu – Syaphrubeshi by drive – Visa Received

After Breakfast continue the trip to Syaprubeshi, a small town near Rashuwa Gadhi, the Border of Nepal and China.

Lunch on the way

Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

1450 m Dist: 150 km Driving hr: 06-07 Hrs B,L,D HOTEL
7 Drive Syaprubeshi – Kyerong

After breakfast we drive to China border (Friendship bridge). After completion of custom formalities drive to Kyerong

Lunch at Hotel

Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

4130 m Dist: 45 km Driving hr: 1hr 30 min. B,L,D HOTEL
8 Drive Keyrong – Saga

After breakfast Drive to Saga

Lunch on the way

Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

4130 m B,L,D HOTEL
9 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.

Dinner & Overnight at Parmarth Guest House.

4540 m Dist: 350 km Driving hr: 7 hrs B,L,D PARMARTH GUEST HOUSE
10 Drive to Mansarovar from Darchen

Morning day trip to Holy Lake Mansarovar enroute view Rakshas Tal. Today is the Day of lifetime, as we will have the first sight (Darshan) of Holy Mt.Kailash and Holy Lake Mansarovar.

Head towards Darchen, base camp of Mount Kailash.

Lunch at Darchen Hotel

Dinner & Overnight at Darchen

4620 m Dist: 35 km Driving hr: 1 hr B,L,D HIMALAYAN HOTEL OR SIMILAR
11 Drive nearby Yam Dwar. 1st Day of Parikrama to Diraphuk

Morning drive near to Yama Dwar via Darchen. 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.

Dinner & Overnight at Guest Hotel

4860 m Dist: 45 km (Drive) Dist: 16 km (Walking) Driving hr: 1 hr 45 min Walking hr: 5 hr B,L,D NEW GUEST HOUSE
12 Day at Diraphuk. Visit Charan Sparsh

Today is rest day at Dirapuk. In the afternoon excursion to Charan Sparsha. From Dirapuk you will have close up view of North face of Mt. Kailash.

Dinner & Overnight at Dirapuk Guest House

13 Inner trek to Zuthulphuk

Today you commence your inner Kora journey. Early morning start walking towards uphill. It takes around 4 hours. After you reach top of the hill you see Kuber Kunda. Move close to Kuber Kunda. Darshan and puja at Kuber Kunda. Then continue your walking and arrive to Zuthulpuk.
On the way you will have Darshan of East face of Kailash.

Dinner & Overnight at Guest House

5850 m Dist: 18 km Walking hr: 10 hr B,L,D NEW GUEST HOUSE
14 Parikrama, to Darchen

After breakfast you trek down of 10 kms with the winding gradual track. Once you reach the place called Chongdo, our vehicle will pick up you and drive back to Darchen for night halt.

Dinner & Overnight at DARCHEN HOTEL

4620 m Dist: 10 km (Walking) Dist: 5 km (Driving) B,L,D DARCHEN HOTEL
15 Trek to Astapad. Then move towards Saptarishi Cave

Morning set off your journey to Astapad by walking. After darshan of Astapad then continue walking towards Saptarishi Cave. Visit Saptarishi Cave. Puja and Darshan.

Dinner & Overnight at Darchen

5000 m Dist: 22 km (Walking) Walking hr: 8 hour B,L,D DARCHEN HOTEL
16 Nandi Kora Parikarma. Back to Darchen

After breakfast go on for Nandi Kora and arrive to Asthapad. From Asthapad you back to Darchen. Rest of the day leisure at Darchen.

Dinner & Overnight at Drachen

4620 m Dist: 18 km (Walking) Walking hr: 6-7 hr B,L,D DARCHEN HOTEL
17 Drive to Saga

After breakfast drive to Saga .Today you night halt will be at Saga.

Rest day at Saga

Dinner & Overnight at Guest House

4500 m Dist: 10 km (Walking) Dist: 280 km (Driving) Walking hr: 3 hr Driving hr: 6 hr B,L,D HOTEL
18 Drive Saga to Keroung

Morning after breakfast you set off your journey back to Kerung with sweet memory of Mt Kailash and Mansarovar Lake.

If time permit you can cross the border and Stay at Syabrubesi Guest House.

Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

3770 m Dist: 350 km Driving hr: 7 hr B,L,D HOTEL
19 Drive Keroung- Kathmandu

Morning after breakfast you drive to Kathmandu

Lunch on the way

Transfer to Hotel

Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

3770 m Dist: 350 km Driving hr: 7 hr B,L,D HOTEL
20 Depart Kathmandu

After breakfast check out the hotel and transfer to Kathmandu Airport to connect flight for onward journey.