14 Days

Mt. Kailash, located in far west corner of Tibet is the most sacred peak of Asia. The beauty of the 6700-meter high Mount Kailash, that looks like a symmetrical cone shaped rock capped by pure crystalline ice all the time, is echoed in various mythological and literary works. Dominating the north of the Himalayan Barrier with its spectacular view, the Mount Kailash (or Mt. Kailas) is equally venerated as the holiest pilgrimage site by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bön-Po. Tibetans regard this mountain as the manifestation of Mount Meru, “the navel of the earth” where founder of Bon religion, Tonpa Shenrab, is believed to have descended from heaven,Hindus as the abode of Lord Shiva, Buddhists as the abode of Samvara and Jains as a scared site where their prophet, Rishaba attained spiritual enlightenment. With its four sheer walls, distinctive snow-capped peak, and valleys interspersed with brightly-clad Tibetan pilgrims, Mount Kailash or Kang Rimpoche (‘precious snow-peak’, as known by the Tibetans) is an awe-inspiring sight. Four great rivers of Asia: the Karnali, the Indus, the Sutlej and the Brahmaputra (Tsangpo) originate from here. A three-day trek (Parikrama or Kora) around Mount Kailash over a 5630 meter Drolma La (pass), clockwise for Buddhists and Hindus, and anti-clockwise followers of the ancient Bon religion, is said to erase the sins of a lifetime.

To complete the Kailash pilgrimage one should bath in the sacred Lake Manasarovar, stunningly set on the Tibetan plateau bordered by the majestic Gurla Mandata.

Since, the trail to Mt. Kailash leads through the remote areas in Tibet therefore, it is requested that one should not expect luxury during the trip to Mt. Kailash but, we will try our best to make comfortable trip for our valued guests with the help of our experienced crew members.

Itinerary Highlights
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu:
Day 02: Kathmandu: (While your visa to Tibet being processed, you can proceed for sightseeing tours)
Day 03: Kathmandu – Syafru Besi – Kerung.150 kms – 9 hour’s drive.
Day 04: Free day for acclimatization.
Day 05: Drive Nyalam – Dongba (4500 m). 350 kms – 6 hours’s drive.
Day 06: Drive Dongba – Lake Mansarovar (4560 m). 370 kms – 6 hour’s drive.
Day 07: Drive from Lake Manasarovar – Darchen (4663 m). 35 kms – 1hour.
Day 08: Drive Darchen – Yama Dwar – Parikrama (trek) – Deraphuk Gompa (4920 m).18 kms – 5 hours walk.
Day 09: Parikrama (circumambulation) Deraphuk – Zuthulphuk (476s0 m) – 22 kms – 9 hour’s walk.
Day 10: Parikrama (circumambulation) end (11 kms) –
Day 11: Drive Mansarovar – Saga (4200 m).
Day 12: Drive Saga – Kerung.
Day 13: Drive Kerung – Kathmandu.
Day 14: Departure.


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Receive upon arrival in Kathmandu airport and escort to the hotel.
Overnight at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu: While your visa to Tibet being processed, you can proceed for sightseeing tours

AM: Proceed on sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath & Boudhnath stupa:

Pashupatinath temple: One of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world, Pashupatinath lies in the bank of river Bagmati. The two-storied pagoda houses a sacred lingum, or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. Although the temple dates back to the 4th century, it was brought into its present shape in the early 18th century. The temple is most noted for its gold-plated roofs and silver-coated doors. Sadhus and sages, who follow the lifestyle of Lord Shiva, are seen covered with ashes and loincloths. The banks of the river Bagmati, is also considered one of the most holiest places in which to get cremated and cremations can be witnessed here. All tourists are requested that respect is shown for the grieving.

Boudhnath stupa: Also known as Khasti Chaitya, Boudhanath Stupa is one of the world’s largest stupas. The unique aspect of this great Buddhist monument is that it is set in the octagonal Mandala design. Hundreds of prayer wheels and the 108 images of the Buddha set into the niches around this huge structure make it even more mesmerizing. It is believed to have been constructed in the fifth century and is said to entomb the remains of Kasyap Rishi, a sage respected by both Buddhists and Hindus. Another notable aspect of the area is the presence of about four dozen monasteries around it. It lies some eight km to the east of the city center.

Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.


Day 03: Kathmandu - Syafru Besi - Kerung.

The road follows the Trisuli river, passing through green mountains and cliffs following Trisuli, dhunche, Syafru Besi all the way to Kerung. We will stay overnight at the guest house in Kerung.

Day 04: Free day for acclimatization.

Rest day in Kerung for acclimatization.
Overnight at the Guest house.

Day 05: Drive Nyalam - Dongba

Today, we will drive for approximately 325 km to reach Dongba (4500 m.).The road climbs up to the Thong-La Pass (5120 m.), La Lung (5050m) and then passing through Lake Peikutso, and continue to Saga. We passes through the gigantic valleys following the various rivers, through the eye-catching view of grazing lands of yaks and sheep and Himalayan goat. The landscape is highlighted by snowcapped peaks rising out of the distant and dunes. Following the way, we finally reach to our today’s destination to Dongba.
Overnight at Guest house.

Day 06: Drive Dongba - Lake Mansarovar

Today we will continue our journey to Mansarovar. It is about 6 hour’s drive. The holiest Lake Manasarovar is the source of four great holy rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra, Sutlej and Indus River. It is said that Lord Vishnu floated in it for an eternity, dreaming, until the life force stirred, and out of the water’s infinite potential, sprang forth all of creation.
Overnight at Guest house.

Day 07: Drive from Lake Manasarovar - Darchen

This day offers a wonderful opportunity to see the great lake Manasarover with Mt. Gurula Mandhata (7728m) on south and Holy Mt. Kailash on the north. After holy bath, drive to Darchen (The base camp of Mt. Kailash ) via Chiu Monastery and hot spring.
Overnight at Guest House.

Day 08: Drive Darchen - Yama Dwar - Parikrama - Deraphuk Gompa

After breakfast, drive for 45 minutes to Tarboche, also known as Yama Dwar. We pass through numerous chortens as well as the sky burial site of the 84 Mahasiddas. This is a circumambulation (parikrama) starting point and from here, you can see the closest view of Mt. Kailash. Then after start trekking about 5to 6 hours to reach Deraphuk (4880 m).
Overnight at Guest House.

Day 09: Parikrama Deraphuk - Zuthulphuk

Today is the hardest but holiest day of the pilgrimage. We will cross through a rocky expanse dotted with stone cairns draped with the clothes offered by pilgrims as a spiritual sign of death. Gaurikunda is one of the holiest sites to view. Further hiking brings us to the accent up to Dolma -La pass (5630m). After a nice break at the top of the pass we will head down the steep trail to our eventual campsite at Zutul-Puk Monastery (the cave of miracles where Milarepa meditated).
Overnight at Guest house.

Day 10: Parikrama -circumambulation, end-11 kms

Drive Manasarovar (Hor Que).
After a short trek, we will reach near Darchen from where we will be picked up to transfer to Mansarovar (Hor Que side) which takes about 1 hour’s drive.
Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 11: Drive Mansarovar - Saga -4200 m

This day we will have our breakfast and drive from Mansarovar to Saga. It is about 231 kms and will take around 6 hour’s drive. Upon reaching Saga, the rest of the time remains at leisure to browse around.
Overnight at Guest House.

Day 12: Drive Saga - Kerung

Persuading the same route as earlier, we will be driving towards Kerung.
Overnight at Guest House.

Day 13:Drive Kerung - Kathmandu

Drive back to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel. Rest of the time will be at leisure to browse around in the evening. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 14:


NOTE:- Itinerary is subject to change without prior notice due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, delay issue of permit and visa, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurred thereof shall be borne by the clients on the spot.

  • All the surface transfers in kathmandu, airport arrival / departure by private vehicle
  • Three nights accommodation in kathmandu (using 3 star hotel) on twin sharing with vegitarian lunch & dinner.
  • Pashupatinath & boudhanath temple darshan trip
  • Kathmandu – rasuwagadhi – kathmandu transfer by private normal bus (non a/c)
  • One night accommodation in syabrubesi or dhunche with vegitarian meals (basic room with twin or dormitory beds)
  • Room sharing accommodation in tibet with vegetarian breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • In tibet, transportation by tourist bus as per group size
  • During kailash yatra, support of highly qualified experienced nepali team leader & sherpa staff with english speaking tibetan guide
  • Normal chinese visa fee & tibet travel permit of client & staff
  • Vegeterian. Indian meals during the yatra in nepal & tibet
  • Yak & yakmen to carry trekking equipment and food during kailash parikarma (circumambulation)
  • Duffel bag & bagpak to keep yatris/ client’s luggage for the yatra
  • Gamow bag, oxygen cyclender & first aid kit for emergence use
  • Internatiional air fares
  • Nepal visa fee for nri’s & foreigners
  • Visa splitting charge and extra transportation cost, if returning early from tibet.
  • Single room suplement in kathmandu.
  • All personal expenses like telephone call, tips, shopping, laundry, cold drinks / hard drinks etc.
  • Any extra cost arises due to unfoeseen circumstances, any incidentals and due to force majeure which is eyond the control of yacca travels & tours.
  • Photography charges, camera fees and telephone calls
  • Personal equipment walking stick, water bottle etc
  • Travel insurance & evacuation cost
  • Excess baggage charge exceeding 12 kgs during flight & helicopter trip.
  • Personal use of porter / horse (pony) riding cost for kailash parikarma circumambulation.
  • Tips and gratuity for supporting staff
  • Any extra services which is not mentioned in service include section above

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