Mansarovar Kailash Round - 15 Days

Kailask Parikrama
Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Maximum Altitude 5636m
  • Activity Tour & Trekking
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu / Kathmandu
  • Best Season May to September
  • Visit of Mt. Kailash known as abode of Lord Shiva and holy Lake Mansarovar known as abode of Lord Brahma.
  • 52 KM Circumambulation or Kora around Mt. Kailash.
  • Crossing the high pass, Dolma La Pass situated at an altitude of 5636m.
  • Bathing in sacred water of Lake Mansarovar.
  • Breathtaking view of Tibetan Plateau which includes vast plains, mountains and scenic lakes.
  • Gain insight into Tibetan culture, traditions and their way of life.
  • Visit to ancient monasteries.

Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar lake is very important pilgrimage site not only for Hindu but also for Buddhists, Jains and Bon followers. Mt. Kailash stands 6638 m high and till date no one has climbed it. Circumambulating the Mt. Kailash is also known as yatra, kora or parikrama. The kora around the Mt. Kailash begins from Darchen and ends in Darchen. The total distance is approximately 52 KM and usually takes 3 days to complete the kora around Mt. Kailash. Yam Dwar is the starting point of the kora and also called as the gateway to the Mt. kailash. You can see Dirapuk monastery located near the north face of Mt. Kailash and Zutulpuk monastery also known as meditation cave located near the end of the Kora. The highest point during the kora is Dolma La Pass which is situated at an elevation of 5636m, where you can see many prayer flags and stunning panoramic views. It is believed that circumambulating the Mt. Kailash erases the sins of a lifetime.

Mansarovar lake is considered the abode of Lord Brahma. The circumambulation of Mansarovar lake is about 88KM and can be done by walking or driving. In the early morning, we will do puja rituals in the holy lake, Mansarovar. It is believed that taking a dip in the Mansarovar lake, it purifies the soul.

The kora is physically challenging as it involves the walking in the high altitude and rough terrain. It is strictly recommended to acclimatize before embarking the journey. You can also hire a horse to do the kora around Mt. Kailash. The Mansarovar Kailash round trip is unique blend of adventure, natural beauty, devotion and cultural immersion. To complete the kora successfully, the best time is from May to September when the weather is mild. You will require permits and valid visa to embark on Mansarovar Kailash Round trip.

Moon Himalaya Adventure will arrange all your required documents for your smooth and successful trip to Tibet.

ItineraryDay to Day Itinerary
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Upon your arrival, representative from Moon Himalaya Adventure will be at Tribhuvan International airport to receive you and will transfer you to hotel.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m

The day will be spent for the visa procedure of Tibet for the Mansarovar Kailash round trip with the China Visa Centre in Kathmandu.

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m

You will visit Pashupatinath Temple for darshan and then will visit Budhanilkantha, largest statue of sleeping Vishnu. The day will be free for final preparation of the Yatra.

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m

You will visit Patan Durbar Square along with Krishna Mandir and the Patan Museum.

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m

Distance: 140 KM

After breakfast, you will drive from Kathmandu to Kerung Border in Jeep.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Duration:9 hrs drive

Distance: 240 Kms

After breakfast, we will head to Saga. Early morning cross over to China border and proceed to Saga. Your permits, passports and visa will be strictly checked at China border. Saga is an important acclimatization spot for pilgrims and travelers heading to Mansarovar Lake and Mt. Kailash kora.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:4600m
  • Duration:5/6 hrs drive

On this day, you can visit around the surrounding landscapes which offers stunning views of the Tibetan Plateau.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:4600m

You will head to Lake Mansarovar and make a Parikarma of the Lake.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel or Guest House
  • Max Altitude:4560m
  • Duration:9 hrs drive

Distance: 40 KM

In the early morning, you will attend a puja near the Mansarovar Lake. After puja, you will have a lunch and will head to Darchen.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:4670m
  • Duration:1 ½ hrs drive

Distance: 15 KM

You will drive to Yam Dwar, which is the trek starting point for kora. From Yam Dwar, it will take around 5 or 6 hours to reach Dirapuk. You can hire porter or horse on your own expense.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:4860m
  • Duration:1 hrs drive and 5/6 hrs walk

Distance: 18 KM

On this day, you will have your breakfast early in the morning at around 5AM, then will start your trek. Today, will be long day as you will be passing the highest point of the kora, Dolma La Pass (5636m). You can enjoy the beautiful view of surrounding landscapes.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:5636m
  • Duration:10/12 hrs walk

Today, ends the Mt. Kailash Kora. You will take a drive to Saga which will take around 10 to 11 hrs of drive.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:4600m
  • Duration:10/11 hrs drive

On the way ro Kerung, we can see beautiful Sishapangma mountain range and if you want you can stop few minutes to take photos. 

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:2800m
  • Duration:4/5 hrs drive

Following the scenic road we will drive back to Kathmandu.

  • Meals:Breakfast & Lunch
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m
  • Duration:10 / 11 hrs drive

According to your flight our guide will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) three hour prior to your flight schedule for final departure.

  • Meals:Breakfast
Cost DetailsWhat's Included
  • Airport pick up and drop.
  • Five-night hotel in Kathmandu on sharing basis. (BB plan)
  • Drive from Kathmandu to Kerung border in a private vehicle.
  • Drive from Kerung border to Kathmandu in a private vehicle.
  • All transportation by Van in Tibet.
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the tour in Tibet.
  • Hotel / Guest house accommodation in Tibet on sharing basis.
  • All necessary Tibet Travel permit.
  • Visa fee of Tibet.
  • All Sightseeing and Entrance fee as per the itinerary in Tibet.
  • Drive from Kathmandu to Kerung border and from Kerung border to Kathmandu for guide.
  • English speaking Nepali Guide.
  • English speaking Tibetan Guide in Tibet.
  • Food, accommodation and salary for Guide in Tibet.
  • First aid kit.
  • All necessary government taxes in Nepal and Tibet.
What's Excluded
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Hiring Porters and horse in Tibet.
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu that goes beyond the scheduled program.
  • Your personal expenses and entrance fees while you do the tour in Kathmandu.
  • Entry fees in Monastries, temples, Museum in Nepal.
  • Your personal expenses, shopping, donation to monasteries and school, wifi, laundry etc
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate bars.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Tips for the guide and staffs.
  • Rescue and Evacuation Service in Tibet.
  • Any Additional cost due to Nature calamity and Unforeseen Circumstances etc.
  • Things that go beyond cost inclusive.
Useful InformationGood to Know
  • Group size: There must be minimum 5 members in a group to travel in Tibet.
  • Visa: China embassy in Kathmandu will issue the visa to travel in Tibet. It is required minimum 3 working days to get the visa. So, we request you to make your arrival date on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday so that next three days will be completely used for issuing the visa. If your arrival date is on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday you will have to stay more days in Kathmandu due to weekend holiday.
  • Travel Permits: You must take travel permits with you which will be look after by Moon Himalaya Adventure Team.
  • Best Time to visit: The best month to travel in Tibet especially in Mansarovar and Kailash is from May to September. During these months, weather conditions will be favorable although it can still be cold and windy.
  • Guides and Porters: Hiring guide is mandatory while travelling in Tibet. If you require porter while doing the kora for three days you can hire a porter on your own expense but you have to inform earlier.
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