Kailash Manasarovar via Kerung - 14 days

Trip Key Information

  • Price:US$ 4435
  • Duration:14 Days
  • Destination:Tibet
  • Grade:Easy

Destination: Tibet

Transportation: Tourist Bus

Max. Altitude: 5635

Group size Min: 4 People

Group size max: 16 People

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Tibet is the land of snows, the roof of the world. For centuries this mysterious Buddhist kingdom, locked away in its mountain fastness of the Himalaya, has exercised a unique hold on the imagination of the West. For explorers, imperialists and traders it was a forbidden land of treasure and riches. Mount Kailash tour is the sacred Mountain situated at China’s autonomous region of Tibet. Most Hindus believe Mount Kailash to be the exclusive abode of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Buddhists worship it as the dwelling and meditating spot of Lord Buddha. It is believed that completing the pilgrimage to Kailash and Mansarovar, one can attain the ultimate Salvation: “Mokshya” from all the known and unknown sins ever committed in life.

This arduous pilgrimage to Kailash the Darshan (divine view) of Shiva’s abode is to get cleansed from the clutches of curses due to the vices of life. Every year thousands of Hindus, Buddhist, Jains and Bonpo pilgrims from across the globe visit the holy Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake.

Tibet, a roof of the world is the world’s renowned pilgrimage destination as it is a homeland to Kailash Parvat. It is also the cynosure of beauty and a place that every person aspires to be once in their lifetime. Elevated at 6713 meters, Kailash Parbat (the snow-capped rocky peak) with 53 km periphery is undoubtedly the holiest abode of the supreme Hindu God; Lord Shiva is also believed to be a place where the founders of Tibetan Buddhism, Jainism, and Bonpo religions once meditated and resided. The source to the four longest rivers of Asia namely, The Brahmaputra, The Indus, The Ganges, and The Sutlej, Hindus and the Buddhists all over the world worship this peak as the precise "Centre of the Universe".

Mansarovar Lake is also known as “The Unconquerable Lake”. Its name is derived from the Sanskrit language where the word “Manas” means mind or consciousness an instrument to enlightenment and “Sarovar” means lake. Literally, Manasarovar means the lake of one’s spirit. Mt. Kailash lies beside the most sacred Hindus lake of Mansarovar (4580m). It has a deep spiritual influence and an age long religious significance for both the Hindus and the Buddhists. Hindu describe it as a bathing Lake of Lord Shiva and Buddhist identify the Lake as the meditating spot as Lord Buddha is believed to have obtained Enlightenment meditating at the shore of this Lake. According to the legends, one can purge oneself from all the sins of life by making one to three rotations of this relatively circled Lake. In order to attain “Moksha”, the ultimate salvation in life, one has to reach at least the vicinity of the Kailash and Mansarovar. According to the Holy Scriptures, even a single dip into the lake of Manasarovar can free you from the chain of this mortal life and securing your place in heaven. It takes three full days to just go through its circumference even for the locals while others may take 5-7 days for the same. High Lamas, Monks, Priest can be seen worshipping and praying at its shore. The eight Tibet different Buddhist monasteries have added spirituality to this lake. The peaceful environment and spiritual fragrances are inviting devote to venture this holy Mount Kailash and Manasarovar Lake.  Summer temperatures hover above 30'C (high-80s F) and only to drop to -23'C (-10'F) in midwinter. The best time to visit is from late spring to early fall. 

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Day to day outline itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrive at Tribubhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu
  • Day 02:Sightseeing in and around Kathmandu
  • Day 03:Transport Kathmandu - Timure ( 1800mm) drive 8 houses
  • Day 04:Timure - Kerung Bazer is 25km drive
  • Day 05:Kerung- Saga 7 hours
  • Day 06:Rest day complete relaxing day for our Yatris
  • Day 07: Saga to Manasarovar Lake: 8-9 hours
  • Day 08: Mansarovar Lake to Darchen (4600 meters – 41 kilo meters drive.)
  • Day 09:Darchen to Tarboche (Yamadwar -gate drive
  • Day 10: Dirapuk to Zuthulpuk (4790 meters - 22 kilometers

  • Day 11:Zuthulpuk to Mansarovar Lake and to Dongba

  • Day 12:Dongba to Kerung: drive to Kerung for 8 to 9 hours.

  • Day 13:Drive Kerung to Kathmandu 180km. 9 hours driving) by car bus at 6:30 am from kerung

  • Day 14: Final departu

Cost Details

Cost Include

  • Transport from Kathmandu to Timure,  Kerung city in China.
  • Three times meals (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), tea coffee & accommodation during Trekking and tour 
  • Travel documents including Tibet Travel Permit, Alien’s travel permit, foreign affairs permit and military area entry permit.
  • All admission fee of all tourist sites listed in the itinerary, and environment-friendly bus inside;
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking Tibetan local tour guide all through the trip.
  • Comfortable, clean and safe vehicle with reliable Tibetan local driver; vehicle ranging from 7 seats Van to 22 seats tourist bus depending on the group size;
  • All lodging listed in the itinerary;
  • 3 star hotels in Lhasa, Shigatse and Tingri, sharing twin room, with breakfast in hotel restaurant
  • Local Guest houses at Darchen and Saga, dormitories, 3-5 pax sharing.
  • Local Guest Tents at the roadside of Mt. Kailash trekking path for 2 nights, dormitories, 3-5 pax sharing.
  • Welcome Dinner at Lhasa when group members meet.
  • Tourist accident/casualty insurance;
  • Customer care service;

Cost Exclude

  • Meals throughout the trip.
  • Yaks and Porters for carrying bags during trekking at clients’ request.
  • Lunch, Dinner in city, unless requested for
  • Extra accommodation nights other than stated in the itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, chocolate, beverages, showers etc. 
  • Tips for driver, guides our staf 

Useful Info

(Mt. Kailash circulation)- Local guest house.


Including hotel, private transportation, guide and permit, entry fees as listed in the itinerary

Not including meals, other entry fees, and expenses, train or flight tickets

1 people=transportation VAN ( 4435USD)

2people= transportation VAN (2565USD /per person)

3- 4 people = transportation FORD( 1949USD/ per person)

5- 8 people= transportation MINIBUS ( 1589USD/per person)

COST: JULY TILL OCTOBER Including hotel, private transportation, guide and permit, entry fees as listed in the itinerary

Not including meals, other entry fees, and expenses, train or flight tickets

1 people=transportation VAN ( 4695USD)

2people= transportation VAN (3094USD /per person)

3- 4 people = transportation FORD( 2135USD/ per person)

5- 8 people= transportation MINIBUS ( 1689USD/per person)




: PER YAK- 340 RMB per day

: PER YAK MAN- 380 RMB per day

You will find our tours to Tibet in the section TOURS. Alternatively, feel free to contact us and we will draw up an itinerary together



Fast facts:

Capital: Lhasa

Population: 2.8 million

Area: 2.5million sq km

Average altitudes: 4000m

Language: Tibetan, (officially Chinese)

Staple food: Tsampa-a dough made with roasted barley flour

National drink: butter tea (salty)

Animals: Wild yak, Bharal (blue) sheep, Musk deer, Tibetan antelope, Tibetan gazelle, Kyang (wild ass), Pica

You will find our tours to Tibet in the section TOURS. Alternatively, feel free to contact us and we will draw up an itinerary together

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrive at Tribubhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu Welcome you to Nepal and transfer to the hotel, welcome dinner in the evening.Overnight at hote

Day 02Sightseeing in and around Kathmandu Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world are listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There will be a brief pre- trip group discussion followed by trek preparation during late afternoon. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel

Day 03Transport Kathmandu - Timure ( 1800mm) drive 8 housesTour itinerary We travel from Kathmandu to Shybrubshi, Timure (Nepal) that is Drive ( 130 kilometers) - Departure starts from Kathmandu in Nepal to Tibet border on a private tourist coach or jeep as per your package after you take your breakfast. It takes 7 to 8 hours drive to reach Shybrubeshi. Trisuli bazaar will be our lunch spot. Further, driving to Kalikasthan, Ramche, Dunche, we finally reach to Shyabrubeshi. There are standard hotels and Lodges with fine Nepali side.

Day 04Timure - Kerung Bazer is 25km drive Timure is our next destination. Our entire visa and passport will be checked at Nepal immigration office which is at Ghate Khola villa. After completing entire formalities we continue driving for 5 minutes to Rasuwagadi. It is 2 Kilo meter far from Timure. We cross the friendship bridge, Tibetan immigration office and get checked our Tibet visa for Kailash Visit one by one. There will be our Tibet guide waiting for us with travel permit for Kailash tour. He will deal with all the immigration formalities and take you via Tibetan bus / van or Jeep to Kerung city. Kerung Bazer is 25km far from boarder. With a local Tibetan settlement along with simple accommodation, there are tourist standard lodge and guest houses as well at this city situated 2900 meters above the sea level.

Day 05Kerung- Saga 7 hours Today we can see Peku Tso Lake, Salt Lake (Nunilo Tal) on the way & reach Saga city after 6/7 hours long drive. The view of Nomads looking after thousands of sheep and yaks is really interesting at this place. We manage for warm lunch box for our travelers & we stop for lunch near Pekhu Tso Lake or somewhere. After that, we continue driving & cross the Bhramha Purtra River (Sangpo) the way to Tibetan city Saga. It is a big city with many facilities on the way to Kailash & Mansarover tour

Day 06Rest day complete relaxing day for our Yatris is a complete relaxing day for our tour activity

Day 07 Saga to Manasarovar Lake: 8-9 hoursOn this day we travel some 470 kilometers in not more than 7-8 hours. After breakfast we drive from Saga to Mansarovar Lake. It is truly an exciting day. By the afternoon, you can have the first sight of Holy Kailash Parbat and Mansarovar Lake from Hor. For lunch, we have hot lunch box and on the way we stop for lunch. After Lunch we move forward Mansarovar Lake reaching Hor. Now we begin the rotation of Mansarovar Lake and complete it in about 2-3 hours' time. However, this Lake is so big that it takes 3 to 5 days just to make one rotation on foot. The 8 different Monasteries all through the circumference of the Lake are really beautiful. Finally we will be at Chiu Gompa, near Mansarovar Lake.

Day 08 Mansarovar Lake to Darchen (4600 meters – 41 kilo meters drive.) The day we find a safe spot to take deep into Mansarovar Lake. Pilgrims can be seen offering water, flowers, money to the God and after the prayers to Lord Shiva & Parbati religiously. They are seen meditating in Lord Shiva and reciting the names of their ancestral gods, performing the homas (offering grains mixed with purified butter to the fire) in the name of gods and ancestors, in order to relieve themselves from any known or unknown sins. After completing entire religious rituals, they are exchanging happiness by hugging, much to the amusement of the onlookers. Everybody do Aarati (oil-fed lamps) and pray deeply. This day is well devoted to spiritual activities. We take our lunch at around 2:00 p.m. and drive to Darchen to spend the night at a guest house. Pilgrims can also enroll themselves in Astapad excursion at this place if it is open for year 2017.

Day 09Darchen to Tarboche (Yamadwar -gate drive We Drive from for the god of death) from where we start walking to Dirapuk (4890 meters - 11 kilometers) – Monastery. Yatris can hire pony & local porter for 3 days but you must inform us while at Mansarovar so that Tibetan Guide can manage it for you. We should start our journey after breakfast as early as possible as we have to walk continuously for about 5 to 6 hours. Yak will carry all stuffs. From Diraphuk, you can see Mt. Kailash north face much closer. It looks as if Lord Shiva himself is staying there. There we should stay at Diraphuk mud house.

Day 10 Dirapuk to Zuthulpuk (4790 meters - 22 kilometers It is very crucial day today as we have to pass Dolma La or Dorma La Pass, which is 5636 meters above the sea level. Weather is fluctuating and snowstorm can begin anytime here. It’s important to start our journey as early as possible. On the way, we can have the Darshan of Ganesh Kund. From Dirapuk, slop climbs up & up until we reach Dorma La Pass. After the pass we need to go steep down till Shapje Datok and after flat path till Zuthulpuk monastery. Again, our night stay will be at a mud house.

Day 11Zuthulpuk to Mansarovar Lake and to Dongba: After having our breakfast we walk down to the Chongdo for about 3 hours and drive to Darchen. We take our Lunch at Darchen and drive to Mansarovar and fill up the holy water from Mansarovar Lake (Holy Jaal / water). Again we move forward to Dongba for the night stay.

Day 12Dongba to Kerung: drive to Kerung for 8 to 9 hours. Today we will be last night stay at Kerung in Tibet city.

Day 13Drive Kerung to Kathmandu 180km. 9 hours driving) by car bus at 6:30 am from kerungAfter having our breakfast, we drive to Nepal-Tibet Friendship Bridge Rasuwagadi. Entire customs and immigration formalities clearance in Tibet and Nepal side is done and again continue drive to Kathmandu for about 8/9 hours. Finally you will reach at hotel in kathmaandu. You will have your lunch on the way back to Kathmandu over hight stay in hotel .

Day 14 Final departuOur journey in Nepal comes to an end of today. We will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal and to home.B )

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