Tour overview

  • Kailash Yatra.

  • Trip features:

    Total Duration: 15 nights/16 days
    Max elevation: 5,650m/18,532ft
    Tour Grading: Moderate to strenuous
    Best season: May to September
    Tour starts/ends: Kathmandu
    Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu, Lhasa & Shigatse and basic Guesthouses in the rest parts of Tibet

  • Price: For 4 persons 11,00000 INR only.
  • Trip highlights:
    ▪ Journey from the holy city Lhasa to the holiest mountain Kailash
    ▪ Darshan of highly revered Pashupatinath Temple and perform Rudrabishek
    ▪ Darshan of Doleshwor Temple- The head part of Kedarnath
    ▪ Pilgrimage to sacred Lake Mansarovar, holy Mt. Kailash, Charan sparse and Tirthapuri
    ▪ Nandi and Asthapada Darshan, close view of Mt. Kailash
    ▪ Travel by Tourist Coach up to Lake Mansarovar and base camp of Kailash (no walking involved)
    ▪ Exit Tibet from scenic Kerung and a Helicopter ride to Kathmandu.
  • Day-to-day outline itinerary:
  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m) and transfer to the hotel
    Airport to hotel 8 km, 15 minutes drive
    We will come and receive you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel immediately for check-in, free time on your own.
  • Day 02: Guided sightseeing and briefing on Kailash Yatra.
    Guided sightseeing to Budhanilkantha and Doleshwor temples. There will be a detailed briefing on Kailash Yatra and its preparations in the evening.


  • Day 03: Pashupatinath Darshan (Havana, Puja etc)
    In the morning, we will take you to the Pashupatinath Temple for its darshan and Rudrabishek. In the afternoon, you will have free time for packing and last-minute shopping if any.
  • Kailash Yatra Starts
  • Day 04: Fly to Lhasa (3,700m) and explore around
    Ascend 2400m, 75 mins flight crossing The Himalaya, driving duration 1:15 hr
    Fly to Gonggar Airport and drive to Lhasa by tourist coach. If time permits, explore Barkhor market in the evening.
  • Day 05: Guided sightseeing in Lhasa
    Guided sightseeing to Potala Palace- the official palace and residence of the Dalai Lama and Jokhang Temple- the centre of Tibetan culture and religion.
  • Day 06: Drive to Shigatse (3,840m)
    Ascend 140m, distance 270km, driving duration 6 hours
    Drive to Shigatse by tourist coach following the holy Brahmaputra river, if time permits, visit Tashi Lhunpo Monastery- the centre of Panchen Lama.
  • Day 07: Drive to Saga (4,500m)
    Ascend 660m, distance 445km, driving duration 9 hours
    Drive to Saga. We will cross different high passes on the way. Stay overnight in a hotel/guesthouse in Saga.
  • Day 08: Drive to holy Mansarovar Lake (4,588m)
    Ascend 88m, distance 507km, driving duration 10 hours
    After breakfast, drive to Lake Mansarovar. Today, you will have the first Darshan of holy Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Lake from Horse Pass. You will perform the Parikrama of Lake Mansarovar by tourist bus. Stay overnight in a guesthouse at Chiu Gompa.
  • Day 09: Havana and ritual bathe at Mansarovar Lake and drive to Tirthapuri and onto Darchen (4,700m) or to Mansarovar
    Ascend 112m, distance 370km, driving duration 5 hours
    Morning you will perform Havana and Puja and take a holy ritual dip in the Mansarovar Lake. Afternoon, drive to Tirthapuri also known as Adi Badrinath situated at the bank of the Sutlej river, explore its major attractions, perform a parikrama and drive to Darchen- the base camp of Kailash or back to Mansarovar. Overnight in a guesthouse/hotel.
  • Day 10: Parikrama starts: – Trek to Diraphuk (4,900m)
    Ascend 200m, distance 8km by bus & 12km trek, total 20km
    Drive to Tharboche, which is a very important PowerPoint for Tantric, and then trek to Diraphuk. Darshan of an amazing close view of North faces Kailash. Stay overnight in a guesthouse at Diraphuk.
  • Day 11: Charan Sparsha Day
    Ascend 400m & distance 400m, 10km up and down trek
    After breakfast trek to Kailash glacier for Charan Sparsha. Chance for closest Darshan of mt. Kailash. Trek back to Diraphuk, overnight in the same guesthouse.
  • Day 12: Cross Dolma La pass (5,650m) and trek to Zuthulphuk Gompa (4,850m)
    Ascend 800m and descend 850m, distance 22km by trek
    Today is the hardest day of the Parikrama. So, you will start early in the morning. You will reach the Dolma La Pass after 5 hours of trek. After having a darshan of Gauri Kunda near Dolma La, you will trek down to Zuthulphuk Gompa, where you will stay overnight in a guesthouse.
  • Day 13: Parikrama ends: – Trek to Tangsar and drives to Saga via Darchen (Parikrama: 6km by trek, 4km by drive, total 10km)
    Descend 350m, Darchen to the saga: distance 430km, driving duration 7 hours
    Trek to Tangsar and drive to Darchen, where you will have lunch. And then, drive to Saga. Stay overnight in a hotel.
  • Day 14: Drive to Nepal-Tibet border via Kerung then Fly to Kathmandu by Helicopter
    Descend 1700m, distance 194km, driving duration 6 hours
    After early breakfast, you will drive to Kerung then on to the Nepal-Tibet border. After immigration formalities are done, fly to Kathmandu by Helicopter. Check-in the hotel.
  • Day 15: Contingency Day
    A spare day for contingency
  • Day 16: Kailash Yatra Ends, Trip concludes (Return to home)
    Shree Kailash treks will provide a private vehicle for the airport drop.
  • Cost includes:
    ▪ All ground transports including airport pickup and transfer in Nepal/Tibet.
    ▪ Five nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
    ▪ Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu and Lhasa as per itinerary
    ▪ Tibet Travel Permit and Visa
    ▪ Hotel accommodation in Lhasa, Shigatse, Saga and basic guesthouse accommodations in the rest of Tibet as per itinerary.
    ▪ Pure vegetarian meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinners) every day as per itinerary
    ▪ Travel by tourist coach in Tibet with supporting truck & emergency jeep
    ▪ Knowledgeable guide and supporting staff
    ▪ Tents, mattress, sleeping bags, down jackets, rain poncho and all necessary kitchen equipment
    ▪ Gamow bag, oxygen cylinders with other tools, oxy-pulse meter etc
    ▪ Yaks to carry all supplies during Parikrama
    ▪ Kathmandu – Lhasa flights and Nepal-Tibet (Kerung) border to Kathmandu fly by helicopter.
  • Cost excludes:
    ▪ International flight fares (except Kathmandu-Lhasa) and Nepal Visa
    ▪ Extra night’s hotel in Kathmandu in case of the trip gets shortened/cancelled due to unforeseen and unusual circumstances
    ▪ Medical/evacuation and rescue insurances
    ▪ Personal expenses, e. g. bar bills, bottled drinks and Mineral Water, telephone bills, laundry service etc
    ▪ Personal clothes and equipment
    ▪ Horse  for a personal ride during Kora (Parikrama)
    ▪ Porter to carry personal handbag during Kora (Parikrama)
    ▪ Gratitude to the staff (TIPS) and offering / Dakshina at puja
    ▪ Any other costs not mentioned above in cost includes a section
    ▪  Equipment and clothing are very Important for Kailash Yatra the list below is general and it is intended to give guidance only.
  • Footwear:

    1. A pair of proper and comfortable hiking boots with good grips and high ankle support
    2. A pair of trainer type (sport) shoes
    3. Flip-flops or sandals
    4. 3-4 pairs of woollen socks
    5. 3-4 pairs of cotton socks

  • Clothes: 

    1. Cap, sunhat, woollen balaclava and woollen scarf
    2. Down or fibre filled jacket
    3. Wind/rainproof jacket
    4. Light sweater
    5. Fleece wear
    6. At least three pairs of hiking shirts and trousers
    7. Enough underwear
    8. A pair of warm gloves
    9. Bath/face towel
    10. Clothes for city wear

  • Other necessary items:

    1. season sleeping bag ( we will provide it)
    2. Rucksack (30-35 litre volume) to carry your valuables, camera, water bottle, rain gear, emergency medicine and other handy items
    3. Water bottle
    4. Personal first aid medical kit
    5. Head torch with spare batteries
    6. Trekking map
    7. Sunglasses with 100% UV protection
    8. Antibacterial hand gel
    9. Water purifier
    10. Insect repellant
    11. Hiking poles (optional)
    12. Repair kit
    13. Camera and binoculars (optional)
    14. Passport size photos (4)
    15. Luggage tags and locks
    16. Dry bags to protect your belonging

  • Toiletries:

    1. Sunscreens and lip guard
    2. Toothpaste, toothbrush and soap
    3. Anti bacterial handgel
    4. Skin moisturizer
    5. Wet wipes
    6. Insect repellents

  • Food/snacks:

    1. Favorite snacks
    2. Energy bars (chocolates)
    3. Glucose tablets
    4. Electrolytes or Oral Rehydration Solutions (ORS ( We will provide it if necessary )

[ For Pilgrimage Tour you don’t need brief about Mountains and Acclimatize, they are focused only on Kailash Parikarama]