Kailash Mansarovar Yatra From Kathmandu – 9 days

9 Days

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra from Kathmandu is a religious pilgrimage destination situated in Tibet, an autonomous region of China. It is one of the most sacred and challenging pilgrimage sites for not only Hindus but also Buddhists and Jains.

The pilgrimage involves walking all the way around Mount Kailash which is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva in Hinduism and a sacred mountain in other religions as well. The nearby Mansarovar Lake is also considered holy and is an integral part of the pilgrimage. The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is not just a pilgrimage but also a difficult trek due to the high altitude and challenging terrain. Pilgrims often face altitude sickness, extreme weather conditions, and difficult trekking paths.

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is also an opportunity for cultural exchange as pilgrims from different countries and religious backgrounds come together to undertake this spiritual journey.

So let’s get together on this beautiful journey of Kailash Mansarovar yatra only via Himalayan 360.

Documents required for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

The following are the documents required in order to be involved in the Kailash Mansarovar tour:
Passport with a validity of a minimum of 6 months.
A scanned Copy of the Passport is to be submitted 30 days in advance.

Best season for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra from Kathmandu

The best season to visit Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar in Tibet is typically during the late spring to early autumn months. The primary pilgrimage season for Kailash Mansarovar usually spans from May to September.

Late Spring (May to June)

This is one of the most popular times to visit Kailash Mansarovar. The weather is relatively mild, with daytime temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F). The landscape is lush and green due to the melting snow, and the mountain is usually visible.

Summer (July to August)

This period can be quite warm during the day, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F). However, be prepared for occasional rain showers, and the area can be crowded with pilgrims during this time.

Early Autumn (September)

September is another excellent month to visit, with relatively mild temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F). The weather is usually stable, making it a favorable time for trekking and circumambulating Mount Kailash.


Our crew member will embark on a pilgrimage with you to the holy land of Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar for Eight days, starting from Kathmandu. The tour starts off when we cross the borders to Tibet, exploring and making our way to the Holy Mount Kailash. We explore the Holy Mount Kailash and its sacred surroundings. Some major sites we visit during this tour are Mount Kailash, Lake Mansarovar, Rakshasa Taal, and more.


  • Closely observing the imposing pyramid-shaped summit of Mt. Kailash.
  • Tibetan pilgrims for an unbeatable spiritual odyssey around the holy mountain.
  • Enjoy the surreal beauty of Manasarovar Lake.
  • With incredible reflection of the summit of Mt.Kailash own on the lake surface, the holiness of the lake is heightened.
  • Explore the five temples around Mt. Kailash (Nyari Monastery, Drirapuk Monastery, Dzultripuk Monastery, Selung Monastery and Gyangzha Monastery).
  • Experienced and helpful Nepalese and Tibetan staff team.


Day 1:
Kathmandu to Kerung - 3000m (175 KM – Around 8 Hours)

We’re going to drive from Kathmandu to Kerung Border early morning in tourist bus or coaster depending upon the number of people in group. It takes around 8 hours to reach Kerung Border varying on the road condition. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 2:
Kerung/Kyirong to Paryang – 4700m (420 Km – Around 6 Hours)

Early in the morning, after havinng breakfast you will be heading towards Prayang, the gateway to Mount Kailash which lies at an elevation of around 4,700 meters.

Day 3:
Pharyang to Mansarovar Lake - 4500m (280 Km - Around 5 Hours)

Wake up early in the morning, take your breakfast, and drive to holy Mansarovar Lake. Once you reach, you can take holy bath and perform puja. If you wish to do Kora (Parikrama), you can pay and do it because our vehicle does not have permission to do Kora. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 4:
Mansarovar Lake to Darchen - 4650m (40 Km - Around 2 Hours)

Today, we wake up early morning and take a dip in the holy Lake, Mansarovar and perform Puja (prayer ritual) there . After completing the holy bath drive to Darchen, the entrance of Holy Mt. Kailash. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 5:
Darchen - Yamadwar - Drirapuk (Kora starts) – 4900m ( 20 Km – Around 9 Hours)

The Kailash kora usually begins on the western edge of Darchen. It is a mild and moderate trek on the first day. The altitude rises slowly and there are some mild ups and downs, which is easy to handle. You’d better begin your trek in the early morning. You may hire a porter and yaks to carry your day packs.

Day 6:
Dirapuk to Zutrulpuk (Drolma La Pass) - 4760m (18km – Around 8 Hours)

This is the most challenging part of the 3-day Kora, as you will challenge the Drolma La Pass (5630m) and you need to take it extremely careful with the drastic ascent and descent during the trek. As a suggestion, do not stay at Dolma La Pass for too long, the thin air and strong wind might be harmful. After short time rest steep downhill and get to the banks of Lham-chu Khir river. We catch sight of the Holy Pond of ‘Gaurikunda’. We reach the village of Juthulpuk. On our way, we can see famous cave of Juthulpuk and Zrutulpuk, also known as ‘the miracle cave’. We will also catch sight of the Buddha’s Footprints along the way. Overnight at a guest house.

Day 7:
Zutrulpuk to Saga (Kora Ends) = 4640 m ( 500 Km – Around 9 Hours)

We will spend the morning tour nearby Milarepa cave’s caves and temples. After breakfast, we will climb for three to four hours to finish our Kora and return to the Zutrulpuk settlement. We’ll have lunch there before heading back to Saga. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 8:
Saga to Kerung -3000 m (170 Km – Around 5 Hours)

We will take a nice ride on paved Tibetan roads and get back to the settlement of Kerung, which is at the border between Nepal and Tibet. Stay overnight at Tibet site of Kerung. Today is our day off, so we may relax and spend the night at a guesthouse in Kerung.

Day 9:
Kerung to Kathmandu - 1400m (180 Km – Around 8 Hours)

After completing the immigration procedures at the Nepal-Tibet border, It’s time to say good bye to our Tibetan team. We will drive back to Nepal’s capital city, Kathmandu. You are free for your own activities now.


Cost Includes

  • Tibet Permits, Tibet Visas
  • Special Kailash Mansarovar Permit
  • Applicable Entrance Fees to above mentioned places
  • All ground transportation in private vehicles
  • Accommodation Twin sharing basis with attached bathroom accept Mansarovar,
  • Dirapuk and Zuthulpuk (Dormitory rooms with common bathroom)
  • Nepali Guide and Tibetan Guide in Tibet side and One
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Drinking Water (2 bottles per day)
  • Sightseeing Lake Mansarovar, Holy Mount Kailash, Milarepa Cave, Drolma La Pass, Yamadwar, Gauri Kunda.

Cost Excludes

  • Personal Expenses
  • Pony – Horseman (Yakman) – Helper
  • International Airfare
  • Insurance
  • Emergency Circumstances
  • Extra Nights


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Is passport required for Mansarovar Yatra?

Yes, it is required. Located in the remote south-western portion of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, a passport and visa are required for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

Is Kailash visible from Nepal?

Mount Kailash View Tour is the Best way to see and have Darshan of Mount Kailash From Nepal. On this Tour, you will see Mount Kailash From Western Park of Nepal.

Can we go to Mount Kailash from Nepal?

A direct flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa is the main route for travelers entering Tibet from Nepal. The flight takes about 90 minutes and costs around 350 US dollars per person.

Can we take bath in Kailash Mansarovar?

Taking a dip in Lake Mansarovar has always been allowed by the Chinese Authorities. However, Tibetan authorities strictly banned taking a dip in Mansarovar Lake in the starting months of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2018 because of the littering done by the pilgrims.

Can we go Mansarovar without visa?

It is mandatory to have a Chinese visa with a Tibet travel permit to enter China and visit the Mount Kailash region.

Is Kailash Mansarovar Yatra difficult?

The trek is considered to be one of the toughest treks in the world, with steep ascents and descents. The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is not for the faint-hearted, but those who undertake it are rewarded with an unforgettable spiritual experience.

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