• Kailash Manasarovar Tour


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Kailash Manasarovar Tour

Trip Overview

Trip at a Glance

  • Country

    Country: Nepal

  • Trip grade

    Trip grade: Hard

  • Destination

    Destination: Nepal and Tibet

  • Activities

    Activities: Tour in Tibet

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation: Hotel and Guest House

  • Meals

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Transportation: Ground Transportation

  • Group size

    Group size: 2-12

  • Best Season

    Best Season: mid-May to mid-October

Kailash Manasarovar Tour

Mount Kailash Manasarovar Tour is an overland journey that offers not only an adventurous trip but also a sacred tour to the amazing land of Mount Kailash. The striking rocky cliffs along with the gorgeous waterfalls with the spectacular views of gigantic snowy peaks on the way are awesome. Mt. Kailash, in the Tibetan language, is considered the Precious Jewel of Snows and is the home of the deity Chakrasamvara. This Mt. Kailash is a holy place and once the great Titan saint-poet Milarepa said “There is no other place that is more powerful for practice, more blessed or more marvelous than this. May all pilgrims and practitioners be welcome here…” The Mt. Kailash Manasarovar Tour organized by Step on Himalaya lets you enjoy the countryside of Nepal and Tibet in one trip and lets you experience the diverse cultures and traditions.

Kailash Manasarovar Tour is named after the two holy places i.e. Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar Lake. In Hinduism, they believe Mt. Kailash is the home of Lord Shiva and in Buddhism, they believe it is the home of the Buddha Demchok and Bon. The pilgrims will do the parikrama (circumambulating) around the mountain on foot with the faith that this religious deed will bring good fortune to their lives. While Manasarovar Lake is the highest freshwater lake in the world at an elevation of 4500 meters. There is the belief that dipping or bathing in this lake or drinking the water from this lake will wash away all the sins of them.

Kyirong is the entry point of this tour which is situated in the northwest region of Nepal, at Rasuwagadhi, Langtang National Park. The flow of tourists to Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar Lake is always in huge volume and hence the Chinese Government opened the permit for this Kyirong border in 2016. But due to some reasons, it was officially opened in 2017 only. There is an alternative route to reach Mt. Kailash i.e. Hilsa border which is the famous entry and exit point for especially Kailash tour and western Tibet tour. There are other ways to Mt. Kailash from Lhasa too. But since it’s a little expensive to fly to Lhasa, so many travelers opt for this tour via Kyirung. Step on Himalaya team will look after your budget while planning and organizing this tour for you.

This 13 days tour to Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar Lake will start with the Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and other adjoining places followed by the drivers passing through many wonderful places until you arrive at the destination. On the way, you will admire the astonishing landscapes of Nepal and the Tibetan plateaus with exotic natural beauty. Step on Himalaya has prepared an affordable package to explore these both destinations in one trip in a cozy and hassle-free way. Step on Himalaya will look after all the documentation for Visa processing and other paperwork including the arrangements. Hence, you will just have to choose us to let you offer our best services in order to make this Mt. Kailash Manasarovar tour the perfect vacation of your lifetime.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

The representative will meet you at the arrival gate of the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and then you will be escorted to the hotel. After checking-in, you can visit the office of Step On Himalaya if it’s day flight or the next day if it’s night arrival. A short discussion about the trip. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: n/a

Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur valley

After an early morning breakfast, the representative from Step On Himalaya will meet you in the lobby with a private vehicle for a whole day sightseeing tour in different historical and cultural places. You will be taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square (The City of Fine Arts), the Bhaktapur Durbar Square that is enlisted under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These all places offer you the incredible collection of arts and architectures. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Kyirung (2300m) – 185km

Today you will drive from Kathmandu to Kyirung. It will take about 7 to 8 hours along the amazing scenic highway. Upon reaching the Nepal Tibet Border, there are some immigration formalities. After completing that paperwork, you will meet the Tibetan guide and driver (representative of Step On Himalaya) will escort you to the Guest House and will brief you about the further program. Overnight stay at Guest House.

Accommodation: Guest house

Meal: Breakfast

Day 04: Acclimatization / Rest Day in Kyirung

Today is the rest day at Kyirung. Either a novice trekker or an experienced trekker, you need to stay at Kyirung for acclimatization. It is very important to adapt the surrounding in order to continue the further trek. You can roam around. Overnight at Guest house.

Accommodation: Guest House

Meal: Breakfast

Day 05: Drive from Kyirung to Saga (4450m) – 232 km

After the breakfast, you will drive over the desert terrain. On the way, you can see the Nomad camps, herds of sheep and yak. The views of magnificent Gaurishankar Himal, Langtang Himal and Shishapangma Himal is awesome. Continuing the drive passing through Khunmen Tso, Sinling, Karru Ongchen and Peiku tso Lake, you will cross the Brahmaputra river (also named as “Yarling Tsangpo” in Tibetan) and finally will arrive at Saga. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Accommodation: Guest House

Meal: Breakfast

Day 06: Drive from Saga to Paryang (4558m) then to Manasarovar (4600m) – 507km, 8-9 hours

An early morning drive from Saga to Paryang and then to Manasarovar will take about 8 to 9 hours. You will cross the small hamlet of Zhongba just ahead of Paryang. You will reach a sacred lake, a historic Chiu monastery on the North-west shore of the lake. This is the amazing vantage point for the heart-pounding view of Mt. Kailash and the Manasarovar lake at its lap. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Accommodation: Guest House

Meal: Breakfast

Day 07: Drive from Manasarovar to Darchen (4564m) – 40km

Today you will drive to Darchen from Manasarovar. The view of Mt. Gurula Mandhata just across the Manasarovar Lake is simply awesome. Darchen is the base for the Kailash Kora which is 53 kilometers in total and will be accomplished in 3 days. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Accommodation: Guest House

Meal: Breakfast

Day 08: Trek from Darchen to Dira-Puk (5000m) – start of Kailash Kora

Today is the first day of the Kailash Kora. Walking along the rocky cliffs enjoying the amazing views of beautiful waterfalls is tiresome but worthy enough. It will take about 7 hours to complete the 15 km trail. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Accommodation: Guest House

Meal: Breakfast

Day 09: Trek from Dira-Puk to Zuthul Puk – 18km, 6-7 hours

From Dira-Puk to Zuthul Puk, you will have to cross the Dolma La pass situated at the elevation of 5670meters. It is the hardest part of this whole trek. Upon arriving at the top, you can start the rituals by offerings and sitting down for the meditation. In the late afternoon, you will reach the Zuthul-Puk where it is believed that the great Spartan Milarepa used to perform the miracles. Overnight at the Guesthouse.

Accommodation: Guest House

Meal: Breakfast

Day 10: End of Kailash Kora and Drive back to Saga

Last day of Kailash Kora. After completing the kora, you will be heading back to Saga enjoying the extraordinary beautiful surroundings. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Accommodation: Guest House

Meal: Breakfast

Day 11: Drive from Saga to Kyirung

Today you will be heading back to Kyirung after the exhausting Kailash kora trek. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Accommodation: Guest House

Meal: Breakfast

Day 12: Drive from Kyirung/Rasuwagadi to Kathmandu

An early morning drive from Kyirung after having breakfast. Upon arriving at Kathmandu, you can either rest or stroll around the city and do shopping. Overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 13: Final Departure

You can get ready for the final departure to your home country if you do not have other plans to extend to stay in Kathmandu. Or else, Step On Himalaya can organize another trip for you if you desire of. Step On Himalaya team will escort you in a private vehicle to drop you at the airport at least 3 hours before your international flight. See you soon. Have a safe flight.

Accommodation: n/a

Meal: Breakfast

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Cost Details

What is included?

  • Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • 1 meal on board (breakfast)
  • Accommodation in twin sharing basis hotel and guest houses
  • Transportation in a private vehicle
  • Kathmandu – Kyirung – Kathmandu in a private coach
  • English speaking Guide and other staffs
  • All the necessary documentation including Tibet Visa Fee, Tibet Travel and Trekking permits
  • All the local and government taxes

What is not included?

  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • lunch and dinner
  • Rescue and Evacuation service charge
  • Personal expenses like bar bills, beverages, battery recharge, internet usage, etc.
  • Nepal entry fees
  • Extra charges for accommodation, transportation if the stay is extended either in Nepal or Tibet
  • Any additional cost due to the unforeseen events and natural calamities, etc.
  • Asthapad Darshan (vehicles are not allowed. If you want to trek, you need to get permission from the Army)
  • Tips for the staffs