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Kailash and Lake Mansarover Yatra

According to Hinduism, Lord Shiva Resides on top of Mount Kailash, where he sits in a state of meditation along with his wife Parvati, the Daughter of Himalaya. The Kailash Parvat is believed to be the ultimate destination of souls and the spiritual center of the world. Like Mount Kailash, Lake Mansarovar is the abode of purity. It is a place of pilgrimage, attracting Hindus from all over the world. Taking a bath in Mansarovar and drinking its water is believed to cleanse all sins committed over a hundred lifetimes. Those who have visited the holy spots of Lake Mansarovar and Kailash Parvat carry with them a memory of a lifetime which remind them of the presence of Lord Shiva in their lives and gives them a feeling of peace and tranquility. The pristine beauty and serenity of these religious sites is truly awe inspiring and instills in people the feeling of being one with Shiva.

Hindus who walk around the 32 mile circumference of Mount Kailash use the term Parikrama. Tibetans refer to the clockwise circumambulation as a Kora. Both words mean the same thing: pilgrimage. The parikrama of Kailash Parvat is an essential part of your overall journey to Mount Kailash. Trekking through this long path is difficult and physically taxing. However, with proper preparation devout pilgrims are able to complete this Parikrama.
Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu (We recommend an early morning flight to allow rest and time to prepare)
  • Day 02: Pashupatinath Darshan, Boudhnath Stupa and Patan Visit
  • Day 03: Kathmandu to Kerung (11,482 Feet Elevation) Travel Time 8 – 9 hours
  • Day 04: Rest day in Kerung to acclimatize
  • Day 05: Drive from Kerung to Saga (14,409 Feet Elevation) Travel Time 5 -6 hours (with Lunch break)
  • Day 06: Drive from Saga to Mansarovar (14,954 Feet Elevation) Travel Time 6 – 7Hours (370km)
  • Day 07: Parikrama of Mansarovar by Bus/Jeep. Drive to Raksas Lake (14,975 Feet Elevarion)
  • Day 08: Parikrama to Dehara Puk (16,404 Feet Elevation) (6-8 Hours walk on fairly flat trail)
  • Day 09: Parikrama continues to Dolma-La Pass (19,500 Feet Elevation) (10-12 hour hike up and down and through the valley) – Hardest but Holiest day of our pilgrimage Yatra with Dolma-La (pass) of 19,500 ft be
  • Day 10: Parikrama ends and drive to Saga
  • Day 11: Saga to Kerung
  • Day 12: Kerung to Kathmandu
  • Day 13: Transfer to airport for your Flight home sweet home… 🙂

Trip Itinerary


  • 1

    Day

    Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu (We recommend an early morning flight to allow rest and time to prepare)

    A warm welcome as we receive you at the airport and drive you to your Hotel. We will collect your passport to obtain VISA for Tibet. Late afternoon we will have a group meeting to prepare for the Yatra and collect Down jacket, and Duffle Bags. Welcome Dinner at a Traditional Nepalese Restaurant. Overnight in the Hotel Shankar, Kathmandu.

  • 2

    Day

    Day 02: Pashupatinath Darshan, Boudhnath Stupa and Patan Visit

    After Breakfast, we will depart at approx 9am to Pashupatinath temple. Proceed for sightseeing tour to Boudhnath and Patan Darbar square. Lunch on your own. Final Preparation for Yatra, shopping, etc Dinner on your own. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

  • 3

    Day

    Day 03: Kathmandu to Kerung (11,482 Feet Elevation) Travel Time 8 – 9 hours

    We begin our drive to Kerung very early in the morning. We need to drive 154km to reach Rasuwagadi. From here we drive for an additional 23 km to reach Kerung. Since we pass through Langtang National Park, we are required to deal with a number of check-posts. Overnight stay in Kerung.

  • 4

    Day

    Day 04: Rest day in Kerung to acclimatize

    After breakfast we will take a small walk around Kerung village. Spending an extra day in Kerung will help us acclimatize to the high altitude, thus preparing us for the journey ahead. Overnight at the same guesthouse.

  • 5

    Day

    Day 05: Drive from Kerung to Saga (14,409 Feet Elevation) Travel Time 5 -6 hours (with Lunch break)

    Enjoy the view of snow capped mountains; we will cross the high pass of Lalung La Pass (5000m) where a magnificent view of high Himalayas can be seen such as Gaurishanker, Shishapangma, and Langtang Himal. We will be crossing the holy river Bhramaputra. Overnight at hotel in Saga. Hot Shower Houses available here.

  • 6

    Day

    Day 06: Drive from Saga to Mansarovar (14,954 Feet Elevation) Travel Time 6 - 7Hours (370km)

    Today is the most auspicious day for all of us as we will see the first glimpse of holy Kailash and sacred Lake Mansarovar. A lifetime achievement, here we will perform a holy dip, Relax and explore around the Mansarovar area. Overnight in a tent/camp or Guesthouse.

  • 7

    Day

    Day 07: Parikrama of Mansarovar by Bus/Jeep. Drive to Raksas Lake (14,975 Feet Elevarion)

    Visit Astapad and Nandi Parvat – Additional Approx Cost of $100/4 people/ Jeep (Prices may change)
    Visit to Tirthpuri - Additional Approximate Cost of $200/4 people/Jeep (Prices may change) Day Trip to Saptrishi Case and Nandi Parikrama - Additional Approx Cost of $200/4 people/Jeep
    Overnight at Mansarovar Guest House. We will pack our back pack and repack our luggage for Parikrama Days. One Duffle bag per two people is allowed.

  • 8

    Day

    Day 08: Parikrama to Dehara Puk (16,404 Feet Elevation) (6-8 Hours walk on fairly flat trail)

    Today, it feels as if the heavens had opened up for us and allowed us to peek inside the world of gods and goddesses. We will walk 18 kilometers through the valley guided by Holy Ganges River on our left and shadowed by Mount Kailash on our right. The feeling of today can only be experienced by one and not described. Have your camera handy to capture amazing views of Mt. Kailash. Overnight in a guesthouse or tent

  • 9

    Day

    Day 09: Parikrama continues to Dolma-La Pass (19,500 Feet Elevation) (10-12 hour hike up and down and through the valley) - Hardest but Holiest day of our pilgrimage Yatra with Dolma-La (pass) of 19,500 ft be

    Yamasthal should be crossed to reach the Shiva-sthal while your steps go closer to the pass. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation. Parvati-stal and Gauri Kund are on the way. By the late afternoon you will arrive to Zuthal Puk (the cave of Miracles. Overnight in tents.

  • 10

    Day

    Day 10: Parikrama ends and drive to Saga

    (After walking 3 hours, all the driving crew will be waiting your arrival. We will continue our drive to Saga and arrive by Evening.).

  • 11

    Day

    Day 11: Saga to Kerung

    We retrace our journey back to Kerung from Saga. Kerung is a border town where we will spend the night. Overnight at a hotel in Kerung.

  • 12

    Day

    Day 12: Kerung to Kathmandu

    We clear our customs in Kerung before driving back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Yatri Suites and Spa Hotel in Kathmandu.

  • 13

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    Day 13: Transfer to airport for your Flight home sweet home… :)

    Transfer to airport for your Flight home sweet home… :)

Cost Include


  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner
  • 3 night's accommodation at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin share basis with breakfast
  • Accommodation in Tibetan lodges or tents
  • All Vegetarian Meals while on Yatra
  • English Speaking Nepali Tour Leader and Tibetan Guide
  • Tibet Visa & All Permit Fees
  • Yaks & Yak men for luggage during Parikrama
  • Ground transfers in Tibet using Toyota Land Cruisers
  • Sherpa staff (trekking guides, porters, cook, etc)
  • Portable altitude chamber bags
  • Oxygen cylinders in each Land Cruiser
  • Specially designed Kailash Yatra T-Shirt
  • Soft Blanket for your journey
  • Down Jacket (returned upon completion of journey)
  • Duffle Bag (returned upon completion of journey)

Cost Exclude


  • Airfares from Home – Kathmandu – Home
  • All beverages, photography charges, web usage, and Telephone Calls
  • Extra nights in Tibetan lodges (except mentioned in itinerary)
  • Travel Insurance of Client
  • Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation and porters
  • All Lunches while in Kathmandu
  • Horse rental while on Parikrama (approx Cost US $350) or personal porter (Approx Cost US $200)
  • Emergency evacuation costs (cost for rental of Land Cruiser) (medical and rescue insurance is recommended). We advise you to purchase insurance with zero deductible.
  • Any additional meals in Kathmandu except mentioned in the itinerary

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