Kailash Tour from Lhasa-Lhasa

  • Trip Code NTEL2
  • Max elevation 5600 Meter
  • Difficulty Challenging
  • Trip Type Trekking and Tour
  • Duration 16 Days
  • Accomodation Hotel and Guest House
  • Transportation Car/Jeep/Van/Bus
  • Trip Style Cultural and Religious
  • Group Size Fixed departure Minimum 4 plus and Private Tour Minimum two persons require
  • Best Season April - October
  • Food freshly cooked vegetarian Indian and western style simple food.
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Mt.Kailash (22028feet) considered to be a physical embodiment of the mythical Mt. Meru is believed to be the most sacred mountain in the world. It’s known as snow dusted rock pyramid in located in the scenery rich in the western part of Tibet, located between the Himalayas and Karakorum ranges. From this peak, one can enjoy the view of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Nepal. It is considered most auspicious to make a religious pilgrimage around its fifty-three kilometers circuit about 32 miles parikrama.
Mt Kailash is one of the important religious significance and includes the two turquoise-blue, the pristine high-altitude lake of Manasoraver and Rakshesa. Mount Kailash is regarded holy by followers of several religions to Hindus and Buddhism, Kailash is the abode of Lord Shiva and Lake Manasarovar the soul of Brahima. As per the Tibetan culture Kailash calls Kailash Kang Rinpoche. Jains worship it as Mt. Ashtapada, The peak from which the religion’s founder, Rishabanatha, achieved spiritual liberation, as the followers of Bon-Po, the ancient pre-Buddhist shamanistic religion of Tibet, reserve Kailash as the soul of Tibet. The another contributing to the mystical aspect of Kailash has four most sacred Rivers of the Indian sub-continent begin from Tibet-Sutlej, Karnali a major tributary of the Ganga, Brahmaputra, and Indus. The end of the Rivers more than 2000km apart, still they all have the source within 100 km of Kailash. This holy region is known as the navel of the universe attracting scholars and researcher from all over the world. Mount Kailash was known as the Sumeru Parbat in Hindu epic. This tour provides a spiritually enriching, naturally unique truly rewarding journey of a lifetime.

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Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu then transfer to hotel 1300m
  • Day 2 : Full day sightseeing tour around UNESCO heritage sites
  • Day 3 : Fly to Lhasa 3650m
  • Day 4 : Sightseeing at Lhasa
  • Day 5 : Drive to Gyantse from Lhasa via Yamdrok Lake O/N
  • Day 6 : Drive to Shigatse, 3800m and sightseeing around Monastery
  • Day 7 : Drive to Saga 4200m(5-6hrs)
  • Day 8 : Drive to Manasoravar Lake 4500m(6-7 hrs)
  • Day 9 : Drive to Tarboche and trek to Dirapuk 4700m(5-6 hrs)
  • Day 10 : Trek to Zuthulpuk cross Dolmala Pass 5600m
  • Day 11 : Drive continue to Horchu from Zuthulpuk
  • Day 12 : Drive back to Saga
  • Day 13 : Drive to Shigatse from Saga
  • Day 14 : Drive back to Lhasa.
  • Day 15 : Back to Kathmandu from Lhasa
  • Day 16 : Departure
  • Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu then transfer to hotel 1300m

    Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu. You will be transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 2 : Full day sightseeing tour around UNESCO heritage sites

    In the morning, after breakfast, will start sightseeing UNESCO Heritage sites of Kathmandu with our experience professional tour guide about 6-7 hrs covering area Pashupatinath,Bouddhanath and Swambhunath.

  • Day 3 : Fly to Lhasa 3650m

    transfer to the airport for the flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa on China air. which is one hour Himalayan Flight that gives you an opportunity to have an aerial view of the Mt. Everest and other Himalayan Peaks (weather permitting). Upon arrival at Gonggar airport check in at Lhasa hotel.

  • Day 4 : Sightseeing at Lhasa

    In the morning, you are going to visit Drepung monastery which is one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet, founded in 1416 by Jamyang choge, one of the Tsongkhapa’s main disciples. You can visit biggest monastery kitcheninside the monastery and enjoy Buddhist Sculpture Carving workshop near Drepung. In the Afternoon, Tourists will visit Sera Monastery which is another one of the “great three” Gelug monasteries of Tibet. The hot attraction is the Monks debate at around 3 - 5 in the afternoon. In addition, you can tour the Tibetan religious scripture printing house; inside the monastery, you can see three sand Mandalas and colorful Rock Painting of Buddha.

  • Day 5 : Drive to Gyantse from Lhasa via Yamdrok Lake O/N

    You will begin your overland adventure with a full day drive to Gyantse. Along the way you cross the Kamba la (4794m) and the Karo la pass (5010m), both grant spectacular views. After the Kamba la you come to Yamdrok lake which is also known as the Turquoise lake.

  • Day 6 : Drive to Shigatse, 3800m and sightseeing around Monastery

    90km northwest of Gyantse lies the Shigatse city. The city consists of old town, situated at the foot of Shigatse Dzong, and the rest of growing modern city.Undoubtedly, the biggest draw inside Shigatse City would be the 600-year-old Tashilhunpo Monastery,built by the first Dalai Lama, . It is the house of the gilt statue of Maitreya Buddha (also known as the Future Buddha).

  • Day 7 : Drive to Saga 4200m(5-6hrs)

    Enjoy the view of snow capped mountains; magnificent view of high Himalayas can be seen such as Gaurishanker, Shishapangma, and Langtang Himal. We will be crossing the holy river Brahmaputra via Lhatse. Overnight at Guesthouse in Saga.

  • Day 8 : Drive to Manasoravar Lake 4500m(6-7 hrs)

    Today is the most auspicious day for all of us as we will see the first glimpse of holy Kailash and sacred Lake Mansarovar. A lifetime achievement, here we will perform a holy bath and puja ..etc at Lake . Overnight in a Guesthouse.

  • Day 9 : Drive to Tarboche and trek to Dirapuk 4700m(5-6 hrs)

    After breakfast we will drive to Tarboche (9 kms) from Darchen and start trek for Kailash parikrama toDiraphuk - 13 kms , light lunch on the way, Dinner overnight at Guesthouse.

  • Day 10 : Trek to Zuthulpuk cross Dolmala Pass 5600m

    Today is the hardest but holiest day of your pilgrimage, between two valleys. Yamasthal should be crossed to reached to Shiva-sthal while your step goes closer to the pass. Once you reach the top, do the holiest offering and sit down for a while for meditation to forget yourself.Once you step down, Parvati-sthal and Gauri Kunda are on the way. By Late afternoon you will arrive Zuthulpuk (the cave of Miracles)

  • Day 11 : Drive continue to Horchu from Zuthulpuk

    We will continue from Zuthulpuk 2-3hrs trek along the Zhong Chu river to a bridge, cross it and climb a little before descending to 15213 ft, 4610mt from where you will have a good view of Manasarovar Lake. Meet the rest of the group members at the pick-up point and drive to Manasarovar (14500 ft, 4394 mt). After walk of 3 hrs and drive 52 Km for 2 hrs (approx)

  • Day 12 : Drive back to Saga

    Today you will drive from horchu to Saga. Total distance 231 Kms, 144 miles (approx. 7 hrs). O/N at Guesthouse

  • Day 13 : Drive to Shigatse from Saga

    After breakfast we will be leaving Saga and drive back to Shigatse rest of the day at leisure. Upon arrival check into the hotel in Shigatse.

  • Day 14 : Drive back to Lhasa.

    Today, we’ll follow Yalong Valley back to Lhasa. Standing on the platform, you can view the vast Yalong River bed. And then you can visit Water Mill making Tibetan Incense material (in Summer, if time permits). Finally we’ll drop you off at hotel in Lhasa.

  • Day 15 : Back to Kathmandu from Lhasa

    Transfer to Airport and fly back to Kathmandu from Lhasa.Rest of the day will leisure.O/N at hotel

  • Day 16 : Departure

    We will drop you to the airport 3 hrs before the actual flight time.Your tour ends.

If you like to pick yours own date prefer a private trip please feel free to write us email. Below advertised cost is on fixed advertise dates


Entire Package Cost US$ 3200 .00 per person in  10 pax group


  • 4 star hotel Accommodation on twin sharing at BB Basis in Kathmandu 3 nights
  • 4 starhotel Accommodation on twin sharing at BB Basis in Lhasa,Gyantse,Shigaste -total 6 nights
  • Flight fare for Lhasa-Lhasa from Ktahmandu
  • From saga to saga three time freshly cooked meals and accommodation will be guest house.
  • All the camping equipment, Two-men a tent at Camping, Dinning tent, Toilet tent, Kitchen Tent, mattress with foam, up to -10 degree sleeping bag,
  • Staff:-English speaking Nepalese Sherpa staff, well trained Cook ,Kitchen boys, Sherpas, English speaking Tibetan Guide, Tibetan driver, two men a Yak with Yak men around Kailash Trekking.
  • Transportation: Airport transfers, sightseeing using private transport.
  • Food: freshly cooked full board vegetarian meals 3 time a day and all kitchen equipment, cutlery set, chair & dinning table Drinks: Hot drinks- Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Boiled water, Kitchen, Dining & Toilet Tents
  • Safety Concern; Gammon Bag, Oxygen, Basic first aid kid Box, Satellite Phone,
  • Gift Items: duffel bag, a water bottle
  • Fees & Permit; Monastery and temple entrance fees, Normal Tibet China Visa Fees, Kailash Permit, Tibet Permit,


  • Nepal re-entry visa
  • Entrance/Mounemt fee during sightseeing at Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu,Lhasa,Gyanste and Shigaste
  • Horse and Extra yak and yak men for luggage during kora
  • Days and places beyond itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra cost in the event of landside for hiring Porter age , expenses of personal and bar bills.


If you are planning for the Holy Yatra, you should be aware that it is rigorous and challenging trip where we have to spend all the time at high altitudes. So, at least 2 month regular practice is recommended either 2 hour daily running, swimming, or joining on a health club may help to complete the Yatra successfully. Reduce drinking alcoholic beverage & smoking habits. Consult your Doctor to assess the state of your health to function safely within your own limitations. In addition to the personal prescriptions by your physician, a First Aid Kit is essential for the travel

Request your Doctor to prescribe effective medicines to cover the followings : Fever/Chest congestion’s, loose motion, Body, Joint pains, Sore throat, Indigestion, Stiffness, Headache, Constipation, Cold, Acidity, Diarrhea /Cough/Stomach cramps, Swellings, Sneezing, Vomiting/Muscle Pulls/Nose Blocks/Dysentery & Store eyes

In addition to the Meditation, your First Aid Kit must contain the followings : Vaseline/Facial tissues/ Cotton/ Chopstick/ Mouth Freshness ck/ Body lotion/ Dark sunglasses/ Rubber bands/ Ban Aid/ Toilet papers/ Bandage roll / Cough drop/ Ditto /Listerine/ Cologne/ Antiseptic / Cologne/ Candles/Lighter/ Nose Inhaler/ Mustard Oil/ Dust cover In addition to above one should carry glucose-based items [mints, toffees, and mini chocolate bars for periodical consumption at high altitudes for energy. Multi vitamins and vitamin-C tablets are required for daily consumption as a routine. Make a separate pouch for the First Aid Kit with a list of Medicine and their appropriate usage. Saving is not advisable since any cut or bruise may not heal quickly and may irritate with nagging discomfort.

Additionally : – Once you finalized your plan to visit the Holiest Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar, be sure you are holding a valid passport. The copy of your passport should be sent to us at least 1 month prior to start your Yatra. It is advisable to carry extra money [In addition to the tour cost] for personal needs or emergency. Travel cheques, Indian currencies [except 500 and 1000 currency notes, credit card is accepted in Nepal.You can exchange your currency into Chinese currencies at the border. The unspent Chinese currency can be reconverted on return.

Documents :- You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly; Passport with Photostat copies Photographs, Identity card, Diary for addresses, contacts, small notes etc, Ball pens with spare refills Maps/Charts/Books etc. Travel Cheque, credit cards & Currency. Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers, any other document for personal purposes.

Clothing & Equipment’s : The following clothing and equipments are suggested for your own protection and safety.

  • Wind breaker Jacket and Pant, Down Jacket, Polar fleece: Light quilted.

  • Pure wool and thick cotton socks

  • Thermal underwear (Inner-full fitting) wool or mixed combination.

  • Wool pullovers-polo neck, Flannel shirts.

  • Warm light gloves, Snowcap(with ear covering)

  • Wool monkey cap, Sun hats & scarves.

  • Comfortable Trekking boots and Sandals

  • Sun / Snow glasses

  • Towels-including small hand towel.

  • Hot water bottle.

  • Light Trek bag (for camera, and very essential things.) and duffel bag to keep

  • Your personal belongings.

  • Rain coat with hood.

  • Ladies can select other clothing materials as per her interest.

  • Torch with spare cells & bulbs

  • Video camera: – as per the interest.

  • Binoculars.

  • Plastic mug/whistle.

  • Swiss knife ( multi purpose)

  • First aid box / personal medicine

  • Walking stick

Oxygen is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, Lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness [malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some of symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best idea is deliberately slow down all the activities and follows the following rules:

  • Rest. , Relax-do not exert, be excited, Reduce talking, Walk slowly – adopt one third of your speed and space.

  • Keep your load light, Walk for 15 minutes and rest for 5 minutes.

  • Whenever you feel uncomfortable, just stop; rest and relax.

  • Ignore the sudden outbursts of fellow pilgrims and avoid arguments.

  • Observe silence with smile, Never go too high and too fast., Avoid smoking, alcohol, drugs and intoxicants.

  • Consume plenty of liquids; never proceed with an empty stomach.

  • Chant a prayer or visualize everything around to suit your pleasant thoughts or put on the earphones and listen to your favorite music, bhajans, chanting etc.

  • Be careful not to catch a cold. It is better to be over clothed than under protected. En-route avoids taking bath or drinking water from Lake Streams or rivers, as your system is not conditioned for this.

  • Keep your boots/Ked inside tent. Protect yourself against dust and direct sunshine during the long stretches of driving. Face, feet and hands must be well protected.

  • The uneven ground, steep slope and slushy banks are full of potholes. Do not combine walking and sight seeing together.

  • Always listen to your guide or the one with experience. Never leave the group.


The route from Kathmandu to Tatopani [Nepal-China boarder] is narrow and scary but most of it is black topped. The high altitude Tibetan terrain is dry, cold, windy and dusty. Night is colder rather than day. Torrential rains and strong icy winds is common feature. Flooding rivers and landslides are frequent. The average altitude is above 3,500M and the route covers many high altitudes pass.

Risk and Liability:-

  • If one Yatri wants to do the Parikarma he / she will be taken care off. Oxygen bags, Gammow bags, Basic medical Kits are provided. No Alcohol, Drugs and other intoxicants. Anyone found using these will be left behind at the every camp at their own risk. Further stay and return back are all at their own risk and the liability is theirs.
  • Any natural adversity like landslides, storm, floods, heavy snow, road blockage political unrest, cancellation of flights, delay in arrival or departure, sickness or accident, any unforeseen events that change the scheduled program forces the travels to change the itinerary, the decision of the experienced coordinator and the travels are the final one.
  • Any additional cost incurred due to the above mentioned reasons must be borne by the travelers.
  • The pilgrimage is planned to make all do the Parikarma of the Holy Mount. But it any one cannot make it them the additional cost of the camp of staying behind has to be born them and there. Travelers can take insurance coverage

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