• Duration15 Days
  • Diffculty-LevelModerate
  • Max. Altitude4,860m
  • Best SeasonSpring & Autumn


Mount Kailash Manasarovar Trek is a 15-day long package that takes you into the 53 km long Kailash circuit. Mount Kailash Manasarovar Trek takes you to the journey of Mount Kailash which is the supremely sacred site for four religions- Hindu, Buddhist, Bon, and Jain and billions of followers of those religions.

Mount Kailash (6714m) receives only a few thousand visitors each year due to its remote location. The weather in Mount Kailash remains pretty adverse throughout the year and the rugged road makes its access tough. Mount Kailash is believed to be the physical embodiment of the mythical Mount Meru. Mount Kailash is revered by Hindus as the ‘navel of the world’ while Manasarovar which is located near Mount Kailash is taken as the soul of Brahma.

It is believed that a single ‘parikrama’ (rotation) of Mount Kailash will cast away all the sins you committed in this lifetime while a total set of 108 rotations around Mount Kailash will bestow you with salvation.

Manasarovar is yet another religiously and naturally significant site of Kailash Manasarovar Trek. The term “Manasarovar” is composed of Sanskrit words ‘Manas’ and ‘Sarovar’. ‘Manas’ means mind and ‘Sarovar’ means lake. Manasarovar Lake which nestles amid majestic Gurla Mandata is located at 4510 meters of height on the Tibetan plateau. There is strong Hindu faith that the ritual bath in this lake will let them enter the home of Lord Brahma.

Itinerary & Map

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  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Welcome Dinner
  • Altitude:1,350m

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will greet you and take you to our hotel. After a little freshening, you will get a briefing about the schedule. You will then have rest. You will find our team members ready to assist you in preparing for your trek. Feel free to ask for help dealing with other necessities.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Altitude:1,350m

The next morning after breakfast you will leave for a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You will have a short tour of monuments and temples like Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swyambhunath, and Hanuman Dhoka Square, all enlisted in the UNESCO world heritage site, after which you will return back to the hotel to have dinner.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Altitude:3,750m

After breakfast, you will drive through Bhaktapur and Dhulikhel to reach Friendship Bridge (i.e. the Nepal-China border). Crossing the Friendship Bridge, you will be greeted by a Tibetan guide and driver. You will then drive in a Land Cruiser for another 35 km to Nyalam which takes about 3hrs to complete. You will stay overnight in Nyalam.

    Today will be a free day for acclimatizing to the high altitude of the Tibetan plateau. You can either explore around Nyalam or take a rest. Prepare yourself for the tough treks to be taken in the upcoming days.

    • Accommodation:Guest House
    • Altitude:4,450m

    After breakfast, you will drive towards your next destination- Saga. You will pass through the sandy and rocky parts of Tibet to reach the first High Pass Lalung-La 5050m. You will take brief rest at Lalung-La and then continue the journey through Khunmen Tso and Singing. You will cross the Brahmaputra River (Tibetan name “Tsangpo Yarling”) to get to Saga (4640m). You will stay overnight in the guesthouse.

    • Accommodation:Guest House
    • Altitude:4,600m

    On the 6th day, after having breakfast, you will pass through many villages and yak herders camps to arrive in the plains. In the plains is located Paryang. You will stay overnight in a guesthouse at Paryang.

    • Accommodation:Guest House
    • Altitude:4,558m

    7th day will be your longest day of driving and trekking. In the afternoon you can have the first view of Holy Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar from Hore – a small village located nearby Holy Mansarovar Lake.

    Mansarovar (14950 ft/4558m) – the largest freshwater lake with a turquoise complexion in the world is full of fish and swans. The region is considered rich in gold and other mines, hot springs, and hundreds of wild creatures.

    • Accommodation:Guest House
    • Altitude:4,700m

    After completing the memorable morning bath and Pooja on Holy Lake Manasarovar, you will continue your journey to Tarchen (Darchen). If time allows, you will visit Chui Gompa. Tarchen is considered as a base camp for Holy Kailash Parikrama.

    • Accommodation:Guest House
    • Altitude:4,860m

    After breakfast, you will head towards Tarboche – the initial point of Kailash Parikrama which is also known as outside “Asthapath”. You will take a brief rest at Tarboche and then walk a distance of 7km in 7 hrs time along the beautiful rocky cliffs and waterfalls to finally reach Dirupak.

    • Accommodation:Guest House
    • Altitude:4,760m

    Today, you will pass through High Pass Dolma-La before descending gradually to Zuthulpuk (4760m). Yama-Sthal must be crossed to reach the Shiva-Stahl, while their steps go closer to the pass.

    You will undergo the toughest walk today. Once you reach the top, you can perform the holiest offering and practice meditation. Lowering down, you will reach Parvati-Sthal and Gauri Kunda. By late afternoon, you will reach Zuthulpuk.

    • Accommodation:Guest House

    In the morning, you will explore the Milerappa cave which is also known as the cave of Miracles. The great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles here. After lunch, you will walk for 3 hours to reach Tarchen.


    • Accommodation:Guest House

    After completing the journey of 366km in 7-8 hours, you will finally arrive at Dongba where you will stay in a guesthouse.

    • Accommodation:Guest House

    ou will drive for about 7-8 hrs from Dongba to Nyalam to cover a total distance of 376km. You will stay overnight in a guesthouse at Nyalam.

    • Accommodation:Hotel

    After fulfilling the procedure of immigration in Tibet, you will return to Kathmandu through Kodari. You will stay overnight in Kathmandu in our hotel.

    • Meals:Breakfast

    This marks the end of your Mount Kailash Manasarovar Trek package. You will be assisted in your last-minute preparation and then taken to Tribhuvan International Terminal. We bid you farewell and hope to see you again!

    Cost Details

    • Pickups and drops from airport and hotels
    • Comfortable private vehicle(s) for transportation
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • Twin-shared accommodation on standard hotels as per the itinerary
    • All sightseeing, adventure sports jungle activities as per the itinerary
    • Assistance in acquiring Chinese visa and Tibet Travel permit
    • English speaking, trained and experienced tour guide. 
    • Company services and all applicable taxes and service charges when required
    • All international airfare(s) except from Kathmandu to Lhasa as per the itinerary
    • Nepalese visa fee
    • Chinese visa fee {US$ 175 for the US nationals and US$ 85 for other nationals (visa fee is subject to change without prior notice}
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (except welcome and farewell dinners) and Tibet and any meal not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
    • Tips for guide(s) and driver(s)

    Additional Info

    Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Mystic Adventure Holidays. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in high altitude remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not slew from it. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to secure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

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