Indian Kailash pilgrimage tour

  • Trip Duration Trip Duration 13 Days
  • Trip Grade Trip Grade Moderate

About Indian Kailash pilgrimage tour



Overland to Overland tour

It is no wonder that every year the Indian Kailash pilgrimage tour is being undertaken by a large number of the Indian pilgrims to pay their special homage to Mt Kailash and Manasarovar. The reason is that people say that the mouth to mouth publicity of the pilgrimage has been so eff

ective that the moment people hear about the possibility of the pilgrimage to Mt Kailash, it gets irresistible for them. It becomes a divine call for them from the holy Mt Kailash and Manasarovar.

It is more interesting to know that even when the overland route to Mt Kailash was blocked because of the massive earthquake of April 25, 2015, the Indian Kailash pilgrimage tour did not stop at all. The Indian Kailash pilgrimage tour got continued through the most challenging and expensive route Simikot – Hilsa located in the far western part of Nepal by using expensive helicopter flights until the last year.

This year, for every one, we have a good news. Now, the overland route is open through the recently opened new transit point call Rashuwagadhi-Kerung. It is a day drive to Kerung (153 km) with rough drive in some places. In overall, the drive is not bad by the 4WD jeeps and mini-buses. Basic facilities like road, accommodation and restaurants are improving in this route day by day. In this context, the 13-day Indian Kailash tour pilgrimage will be operated on both way by overland as before with full enthusiasm and vigor at a comparatively lower and commonly affordable cost than that by helicopters via Simikot.

As we are one of the experienced and successful Indian Kailash pilgrimage tour operators based in Kathmandu, we know your requirement very well and will take care of you to your satisfaction both physically and spiritually.

Just join our Fixed Departure Tour to Mt Kailash, you will have a great time with us!

Trip Highlights

  • Briefing, interaction and preparation on the pilgrimage to Mt Kailash and Manasarovar
  • One duffel bag for each participant for carrying their luggage
  • Half day sightseeing and puja of Pashupatinath & Swayambhunath
  • Scenic drive to Kerung and through the tour in Tibet by a comfortable bus
  • Acclimatisation in Kerung with rest
  • Puja, dhyan and bhajan at Manasarovar
  • 2½-day memorable pradakshina (kora) of Mt Kailash
  • Accompanying experienced guide throughout the tour


  • 1
    Day 01: ARRIVAL KATHMANDU (1300 M)

    Arrival at KATHMANDU airport – Welcome, meting and assistance at the airport and transfer to your hotel – Hotel & rest

  • 2

    Breakfast – sightseeing tour to holy temples of Lord PASHUPATINATH, BOUDHNATH & SWAYAMBHUNATH - back to hotel for lunch. After lunch, undertake final preparation for KAIALSH tour (KAILASH yatra); e.g., checking and demonstration of equipments which will be used during yatra. If any body needs to buy or get things on hire, our staff will assist you with their company. Dinner – Overnight at hotel.

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    Day 03: DRIVE KATHMANDU - SYABRUBESI (1,420 m) :135 km

    After breakfast, start the journey to SYABRUBESI via TRISHULI BAZAAR (550 m) where we lunch. From TRISHULi, we drive uphill along the ridge made by the TRISHULI RIVER till SYABRUBESI. After about 6-7 hours drive, we have overnight at Syabrubesi.

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    Day 04: SYABRUBESI – RASHUWAGADHI (3,200 m) – KERUNG (3,200 m): 18 km

    After breakfast, we continue drive to RASHUWAGADHI where we undergo immigration formalities on the NEPAL side. Then, we enter TIBET and drive to KERUNG and undergo border formalities of TIBET and drive to our hotel – Rest and overnight.

  • 5

    It is the day for full rest for acclimatization with mild walk around – hotel.

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    Day 06: KERONG – DZONGBA (4,440 m: 310 km/6-7 HRS)

    Today, we drive on the Tibetan plateau encountering a completely different landscape which is arid and rugged, but extremely scenic and colourful. Our drive passes by a beautiful lake called PAIKU TSO (4,591 m) and reach SAGA (4,400 m) by crossing over the Brahmaputra river for the first time. After lunch, we continue our drive to DZONGBA – a small growing Tibetan township – Overnight at guest house.

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    Day 07: DZONGBA – MANASAROVAR (4,560 m: 280 km/5-6 hrs)

    Scenic drive to LAKE MANSAROVAR by crossing over the MAYUM LA (5,225 m). Also, en route, we pass by a beautiful lake called HANUMAN LAKE (Nyogze lake) – The Lake MANSAROVAR is believed to be created by the Brahma (the Hindu deity for creation) as a reflection of the depth of His soul – manas. Overnight at Lake MANASAROVAR – Overnight at guest house.

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    Day 08: MANASAROVAR – DARCHEN (4,500 m: 40 KM/ 1 hr)

    AM: Exploration with puja and holy bath in MANASAROVAR with a visit to CHIU GOMPA near by until late afternoon. PM: Late afternoon, scenic drive to DARCHEN (4,560 m), the base camp area of MT KAILASH. Start preparation for the next 3 day trek (kora: circumambulation) around MT KAILASH – Overnight at guest house.

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    Morning drive to TARBOCHE (4,600 m: 7 km/45 min) where there is YAMA DWAR (taken as the door to heaven). Right here, SAGA DAWA festival (birth day celebration of LORD BUDDHA) is observed by the local Tibetans coming from different corners of Tibet. From here, by going through the YAMA DWARA, we start kora around MT KAILASH. The total distance of the circumambulation (kora) around MT KAILAsh from DARCHEN to DARCHEN is of 53 km and overnight at DHIRA PHUK (10 km/5-6 hrs) – Overnight at tented guest house

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    Day 10: TREK FROM DHIRAPHUK TO ZUTULPHUK (4,800 m: 18 km/7-8 hrs)

    Today, better to start earlier so that we could over cross the high pass called DROLMA LA (5,600 m) before noon. There is a high chance of getting windy with bad weather after noon. Then, continue trek to ZUTULPHUK exploring GAURI KUNDA on the way. Today is the most challenging day with a long day walk. However, as it is a downhill walk from the DROLMA LA, it is comparatively easier. Overnight at tented guest house.

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    Continue walk until the mid day with about a 10 km walk (2-3 hrs) on the plane terrain. End trek at a point where our vehicle will be waiting to pick us up and drive to DARCHEN (8 km/45 min) on the plane terrain. Then, continue drive back to MANASAROVAR (1 hr) – Rest for recapitulation of the 3 day kora or stroll around with your own interest – Overnight at guest house.

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    Day 12: MANASAROVAR – SAGA (4,400 M: 480 km/6-7 hrs)

    Today, we drive back to SAGA repeating the same way back via MAYUM LA, DZONGBA & PARYANG. This way back drive offers the 2nd time opportunity to enjoy the scenery both hand side of the road which some people might have missed because of their ill health earlier. Enjoy the photography and questions/answer session with your guide during your drive back. Overnight at Saga at a guest house/hotel.

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    Day 13: SAGA – KERONG: 170 km/4-5 hrs

    We drive back to KERONG with a left diversion from Saga via Paiku Tso. This is the route, most people might not have really enjoyed because of their altitude sickness due to the 2nd day at a height of over 4,000 m. So, it offers an opportunity to re-enjoy the scenery all around this route with a frequent stops for photography and so on. Overnight at hotel/guest house.

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    Day 14: KERONG – KATHMANDU: 153 km/7-8 hrs

    Scenic drive back to KATHMANDU using the same route you used earlier. Transfer to your hotel.

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    After breakfast, transfer to airport to fly back home or if you wish to have extra stay or tour in Kathmandu like pilgrimage to Muktinath or Pokhara Valley or Chitwan National Park, contact us. We take full care of you.

Cost Includes

  • 3 night's accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis in 3 star hotel.
  • All accommodation in Tibet using guesthouses /camp.
  • Tibet Visa & Permit Fee [Normal].
  • Yaks & Yak Men for luggage during Kailash Parikrama (1 yak for 2 clients)
  • Ground transfers in Nepal & Tibet using Bus.
  • Services of English speaking guide in Tibet.
  • Services of our trekking equipment and Sherpa staff.
  • All Trekking & camping equipment including Gyamo Bags, Sleeping bags and oxygen cylinders

Cost Excludes:

  • Extra nights in lodge (except the mentioned on itinerary).
  • Extra yak/porter for personal use
  • Rescue/evacuation or all the extra cost because of the separation from the main group or serious health condition.
  • Flight or any costs To or From Kathmandu from your home town/country.

Useful info

To apply for Tibet visa approval before your arrival, please send:

A clear colour scan of your passport along with an advance amount of US $ 500 (equiqlent). This must be provided to us at least 35 days prior to the arrival in Kathmandu.

Health & Altitude Problems:

Travelling in Tibet involves high altitude and can be strenuous. Clients with heart and lungs problems or blood relateddiseases advised to consult their doctor before booking the trip. Very often the cases of altitude sickness have been reported, but normal only. Normally, simple headache, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder can happen in the process of acclimatization. Advice: drink 04 litters of water per day, do not strain yourself, move slowly, breathe deeply and take regular rests.