Mount Kailash Circuit Tour

As per Bon religion, Mt. Kailash is the soul of the country and assures perpetuity and protection On the other hand Lake Manasarovar at 14,950 feet (4,558 M) is said to be the highest freshwater lake in the world which is sprawled below Mt. Kailash. It is believed that a ritual bath will deliver a pilgrim to Brahma's paradise and a drink of its water relinquishes the sins of a hundred lifetimes.

Further, The Indus, Sutlej, Ganges, and Yarlong Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) rivers, all originate on and around Mt.Kailash.To travel for days on this remote plateau with the chance encounters of nomads herding their sheep or yaks is to be transformed into another way of life, to see and become part of such a devout pilgrimage as shown by Pilgrimage around MT. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar are overwhelming and lifetime experiences.

Mount Kailash Circuit Tour has been the focus for most pilgrimage travelers. Tours to Mount Kailash in western Tibet are the most frequent tour in the Tibetan plateau. Mt. Kailash tour visits the holy places of Hindus and Buddhists.  Hindus believe that Mount Kailash is the abode of Lord Shiva.

Mt Kailash Tour covers a circuit around the holy mountain-clockwise for the Buddhists, anti-clockwise for Bon adherents known as a Kora or Parikrama (Circuit) and normally it takes three days.  Along the Mt Kailash Tour, visitors take a short plunge into the nearby sacred site of Manasarovar Lake. Mount Kailash and Manasarovar Lake in Tibet are famous places to travel.

Mount Kailash Circuit Tour itinerary,
Day 01: Kathmandu (1300 m.)
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trip preparation for Your trip to Kailash.
Day 03: Drive to Kerung (2900 M) Early Morning drive to Kerung is 175 Km.
Day 04: Rest Day at Kerung (2,900 m.): It is more a day for acclimatization.
Day 05: Saga/4450m or Dongba: (Labug-La 5050m, Peku-tso and Saga, 245 km)
Day 06: Manasarover (4558m) 500 km:
Day 07: Puja and drive to Darchen (14975ft)
Day 08: Trek to Dirapuk/5000m)
Day 09: Dirapuk Via Dolmala Pass (18600 ft to Zhultpuk 4,790m. (Trek 18 Km) 07 -08 Hrs.
Day 10: Zhultpuk via Darchen Drive to Saga. 490Km. 2 Hrs Trekking 07 - 08 Hrs drive.
Day 11:  Saga to Kerung(3,950m)280Km
Day 12: Kerung to Kathmandu by Drive.
Day 13: Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

The trip cost will vary depending on the number of travelers, duration/days of the trek, and standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

Mount Kailash Circuit Tour Detail Itinerary

  • 1

    Arrival at Kathmandu Int’l airport (1335M), Pickup from Kathmandu International Airport and Transfer to Hotel.

    Altitude 1335 m
    Meals No
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 2

    After Breakfast, Sightseeing trip to temples and drive back to Hotel for lunch. After lunch, final preparation for Your trip to Kailash. 

    Altitude 1335 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 3

    We will provide you pack breakfast on the way and Lunch at Nepal/China border. Walk along for 10 minutes to cross the bridge. After accomplishment all the immigration and custom formalities meet Chinese guide and Bus drivers, then processed the journey to Kerung Arrival  at Kerungand overnight stay in a Hotel.

    Altitude 2900 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 4

    Rest Day at Kerung (2,900 m). It is more a day for acclimatization.

    Altitude 2900 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 5

    After breakfast we drive to Saga/4450m or Dongba: (Labug-La 5050m, Peku-tso and Saga, 245 km) On the first long driving day over the sandy and rocky land of Tibet, other sites like lake, nomads chasing thousands of yaks and sheep, keep you busy. By the late afternoon you will cross BhramhaPurtra River on the way to typical Chinese and Tibetan town. Overnight in Saga or further Dongba.

    Altitude 4450 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 6

    The longest driving day starts with full of excitement, Jeeps and trucks roll on the wide valley following rivers and grazing land of yaks and sheep. Far south you can see snow covered peaks near by you, lots of rocky peaks and sand duns give you an ideal world. Depends on season, nomads and other mobile shopkeepers are attired by beautiful traditional costume, waiting for your arrival with hot tea and other supplies along with big smile.By the late afternoon you can have the first sight of Holy Kailash Parbat and Manasarovara. Hore, it is a small village nearby Lake Manasarover. Holy-Manasarovara: At 14950-ft/ 4558m. The highest lake of fresh water with turquoise complexion in the world is full of fishes and swans. Holy Kailash Parbat, Mt. Gurula-Mandata, Lake Rashekshi are laying on its surrounding. The region is considered rich for gold and other mines, hot springs and hundreds of wild living creatures. Night halt beside Manasarovar.

    Altitude 4558 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • 7

    Manasarovara is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. After completing the memorable morning Bath and Puja we will be heading towards Darchen. It is considered as a base camp for the Holy Kailash Parikrama.

    Altitude 4575 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 8

    It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs; waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky makes you feel the Great God Shiva is everywhere with tons of blessings to you. Time to time the face of Kailash Parbat will keep on appearing. For 18 km trail it takes almost 7 hrs.

    Altitude 5000 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Tea House / Lodge / Camp.
  • 9

    Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage Yatra with Dolma-La (pass) of 18600ft between two valleys: Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal, here there is the symbolical death, Pilgrimages leave the Old clothes, spin of hair or a drop of Blood in hope, that terrible Yamraja (The master of death) will attention to these signs and will allow the Yatries (travelers) to be born in spirit to pass Dolma- La. The pass associates at Buddhists with the goddess Container, and at Hindu with Parvati, divine wife misters Shiva. On the pass tourists and pilgrimage hang out the Tibetan flags, On success. While your steps goes closer to the pass, Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offerings and sit down for meditation to forget yourself. Once your steps go down, Parvati-sthal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By the late afternoon you will arrive at ZuthalPuk (the cave of Miracles. The great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here).

    Altitude 4790 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Tea House / Lodge/ Camp.
  • 10

    End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to to Dongba. After short Trek (2 hrs) and reach to the point where the coach will be waiting and we will drive to Darchen and drive to Dongba. Overnight stay at Guesthouse in Dongba/ Saga.

    Altitude 4500 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • 11

    Back journey, drive to Kerung  City – 270 km / 5.5 hrs. Overnight stay at Guesthouse

    Altitude 2900 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 12

    Drive back to Kathmandu (175 km) /overnight rest at hotel.

    Altitude 1335 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 13

    Transfer to airport for your onward flight.

    Altitude 1335 m
    Meals Breakfast
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Cost Includes

    • 03 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu. Hotel 03/04 Star Hotel with a vegetarian meal.
    • Tibet Group visa and travel permit fee.
    • All transportation by bus/ Jeep.
    • 09 Nights’ accommodation in Tibet using the guest house.
    • Service of our trekking equipment and sherpa staff.
    • Kathmandu Temple Tours.
    • Arrival and departure transfer.
    • All Trekking and camping equipment including Sleeping bags and oxygen cylinders

Cost Excludes

    • Yak, Porter, and Horse for personal use.
    • Using an extra night at Hotel Expect is mentioned on the itinerary.
    • Rescue/ evacuation or all the extra costs because of partition from the main group or serious health conditions.
    • Any International flight.
    • Extra Night accommodation in Kathmandu.
    • Any extra transportation/Accommodation/visa cancelation charge (who separate from the main group and early return)

Cost & Date

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

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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13 Days Tibet
Mount Kailash Circuit Tour
Altitude 5600 m
Mount Kailash Circuit Tour
Region Tibet
Mount Kailash Circuit Tour
Difficulty Challenging Grade
Mount Kailash Circuit Tour
Group size 2+ Peoples
Mount Kailash Circuit Tour
Best Season May to Early October