Mt Kailash Tour

Duration: 10 Days
  • Destination: Tibet
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Jeep
  • Food: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teas House
  • Group Size: 2-16
  • Max Elevation: 4900m

Mt. Kailash or Kangri Rimpoche (6714m) is one of the most sacred mountains in the Tibet province of China. Kailash is revered by followers of Buddhism, Bon, Hinduism, and Jainism. Buddhists and Bons believe it is the place of enlightenment of Buddha and Guru Rimpoche. Hindus consider it as the abode of Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati while Jains regard it as the spot where their first saint Rishabh attained freedom or liberation.

Along with Kangri Rimpoche (Kailash), Mapam Yumtso lake or Manasarovar Lake Lake holds equal spiritual significance among the pilgrims. It is here that Buddhists believe Mayadevi bathed before giving birth to Buddha. For Hindus to dip in the lake will expunge them of all their mortal sins and pave the way for heaven.

Our Kailash tour offers you a lifetime opportunity to visit these two sacred places in Tibet. As part of this tour, you can make a complete circumambulation or kora of Mt. Kailash. The tour starts from Kathmandu as you cross the Nepal-China border from Kerung and reach Tibet. The journey to Tibet is on the vehicle except for 3 days of Kangri kora. You will cross Dolma La high pass (4760m) and reach nearly 5000m in altitude at Derapuk.

 The Kailash pilgrimage tour is for 10 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. We assured you of your lifetime tour to Kailash at a reasonable cost.

Finally, the Tibet tour is open for 2023 and we are planning a trip for the Saga Dawa festival which falls on the 4th of Jun.

Saga Dawa festival is one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism. It falls on the 4th month of the Tibetan lunar calendar which runs from the 30th of May to the 14th of Jun. The 15th day of this lunar month is the full Moon day is called Saga Dawa. This festival celebrates only in Buddhist dominant territory in Tibet. The festival celebrates mostly Potala palace in Lhasa, Jokhang Monastery, and Darchen near Mt Kailash. It commemorates the name of Buddha. At Darchen, the pilgrimage erected the tallest prayer pole called the Tarboche prayer flagpole with hundreds of thousands of multicolor and lighting with pure yak butter lamps. These Saga Dawa festivals commemorate the birth, enlightenment, and Parinirvana on the revere of the greatest person Buddha.

So, if you are interested in the festival and Kailash parikrama (Kailash Kora) then plan your pilgrimage visit at this festive time of the Month.


  • Experience the Tibetan local culture and tradition.
  • Trek to the base of Kangri Rimpoche (Mt. Kailash)
  • 3 Days Kailash Kora (48 km)
  • Visit Manasarovar Lake (Mapam Yumtso)
  • Breathtaking views of Mt.Kailash and Yarlung Tsangpo River
  • Cross Dolma La pass at 4760m and join for Saga Dawa festival at Darchen.

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Kerung (2900m)

After breakfast, drive from Kathmandu to Timure near Nepal/China Border which takes about 6/7 hrs. You will pass through immigration on Nepal and China side before entering Tibet. Once in Tibet you will be received by our Tibetan guide. From here you drive to Kerung. Overnight stay at Guest House.

  • BLD
  • Guest House
  • 2900m

Today you will rest in Kerung to acclimatize to the climate and altitude. You can visit Kerung city or hike to a nearby hill. Overnight stay at Guest House.

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  • Guest House
  • 2900m

Following breakfast you will leave Kerung on a 4-wheel vehicle for Saga. On the way you will pass through the beautiful Paigu-Tso Lake and Yarlung Tsangpo river. Yarlung is one of the biggest rivers in Asia with its source in Kangri Rimpoche (Mt. Kailash). You will also cross Lalungla Pass(16000ft), one of the highest passes in Tibet. Overnight stay at Guest House.

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  • Guest House
  • 4500m

Today we will reach Mapam Yumtso or Manasarovar Lake. The views of Kangri Rimpoche is visible especially from Mayumula pass (17000Ft). You will circumambulate Mansarovar lake by bus. Overnight stay by Mansarovar Lake.

  • BLD
  • Guest House
  • 4558m

Morning pooja at Mansarovar and spend time enjoying the scenery around. In the afternoon drive to Darchen. Overnight stay at a hotel.

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  • Hotel
  • 4575m

After breakfast drive to Tarboche which is the starting point of Kailash kora or circumambulation. The trek from Tarboche to Derapuk takes about 5-6 hours. Overnight stay at Guest House in Derapuk.

Note: Those not interested in doing Kailash kora can return to Darchen.

  • BLD
  • Guest House
  • 4900m

This is the second day of your trek. You will start the journey early morning after breakfast. The trek from Derapuk to Zuthulpuk spans around 7-8 hrs. The high point of this trek is while crossing over Dolma-La pass (18600 ft) which provides great views of Tibetan valleys and Himalayan peaks including Kangri Rimpoche and Shishapangma. From here the trail steeply descends to Lham-chu Khir River and further to Khando Sangam La. Zuthulpuk is just a 30 minutes walk from here. Overnight stay at Guest House.

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  • Guest House

Another three hours walk from Zuthulpuk will complete the Kailash kora. On the way you will come across Milarepa caves. Drive back to Darchen where you will have lunch. Aftewards drive to Dongba/Saga. Overnight stay at Guest House.

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  • Guest House
  • BLD
  • Guest House

Today you will cross the China-Neal boarder, pass through the immigration of both countries and drive straight back to Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu, you will be escorted to your hotel. Overnight stay in hotel.

What's included

  • English Speaking Tibetan Guide throughout the trip
  • Tibet Group visa and permit arrangements in Kathmandu
  • All private transport throughout the trip
  • Tibet Travel Permit
  • Monastery Entry permit in Tibet part
  • Langtang National Park Permit (Nepla side)
  • Three days Kailash Kora over a Dolmala pass
  • 8-night accommodation tourist category en route B/B plan (twin sharing basis)
  • Hotel pick up and drop
  • Lunch and Dinner throughout the trip
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Personal expenses such as tips and drinks
  • Any additional cost due to natural calamities or political unrest
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Useful Info

Unforeseen Circumstances

If Global Adventure Trekking Company cancels your trip to Tibet due to unforeseen circumstances like war, natural disasters, conflict, unfavorable climate, etc., we would be happy to refer you alternative trip of a similar standard. Even if this doesn't fit your personal interest, all monies paid by you to our company will be refunded. But remember, any other circumstances incurred by you as a result of this booking are entirely your responsibility.

Papers & Documents

All necessary documents should be presented in sequence for example to issue visa, necessary permits, etc. We're not accountable in case of any trip formality not completed in time before the trip departs on the absent of essential papers and documents. You should have a 6-month valid passport at the time of traveling to Tibet.

Risk & Responsibility

Your safety and enjoyment is our prime concern. We, therefore, carry out our responsibility honestly & sincerely to ensure your holiday trouble–free as well as you have desired. Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, the trip may be changed under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents, etc. Any extra cost incurring there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.