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Kailash - Manasarovar Tour (11 days)

Trip Code:NET-TB-KMTR2

  • Trip Type Sightseeing Tour
  • Duration 11 days
  • Grade Moderate
  • Max.Altitude 5236m.
  • Group Size 1+
  • Travel Mode Land & Flight
Holy Mount Kailash

Holy Mount Kailash

Mt. Kailash-Mansarovar Tour is perhaps one of the best trips ever to Tibet, or the roof of the world. The major highlights of the tour includes three days of Kora around Mt. Kailash, exploration of Lake Manasarovar and adventurous crossing of the two highest passes in the world- Drolma La (5620m) and Kongtang Lhamo pass(5236m). These two passes offer magnificent panorama of Mt. Shishapangma, the 14th highest mountain in the world, as well as Mt. Gurla Mandhata (7694m).
Much of the journey takes place through surreal and exotic Tibetan landscape that is dotted with lakes, waterfalls, monasteries and verdant wildlife. You will have a rare opportunity to interact with Tibetans, observe them in their unique nomadic life and learn about Buddhist culture.
Among other attractions of this tour is visit to Yarlung Tsangpo River, Peaku Tso lake and Chiu Monastery. The trek begins and ends in Rasuwagadhi in Rasuwa district, just 100km north of Kathmandu, along the the Nepal-Tibet border point. 

 Trip code: NET-TB-KMTR2
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 11 days
 Trip Type: Sightseeing Tour
 Trip Grade: Moderate
 Min. Group Size 1+
 Max Altitude: 5236m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: SEP-OCT-NOV
 Transportaion: Land & Flight
 Meals: 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Accommodation in Kathmandu
2-3 Star Accommodation in Tibet

Drive from Kathmandu to Kyirung Thil(2900m) takes about 5 hrs. Once you reach Rasuwagadhi along Nepal / Tibet border, you will meet your Tibetan guide and driver. After completing immigration and custom formalities on both side, continue driving further to Kyirung thil which takes about 2 hrs.

Stay overnight in hotel.

Drive from Kyirung Thil to Kyrung county (4150m) takes about 2 hrs. After breakfast, you will make the PSP permit and then drive towards Kyrung country. On the way visit beautiful waterfall and Milarepa Enlightenment Cave.

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Drive from Kyirung county to Zhongba via Kongtang Lhamo pass (5236m) whick takes about 7 hrs. Morning drive to Kongtang Lhamo pass at 5236 meter altitude offers magnificent views of Mt. Shishapangma and Peaku Tso lake. Further ahead is an isolated town of Saga before heading to Zhongba.

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Drive from Zhongba to Lake Manasarovar(4560m) takes about 6 hrs. Enjoy enchanting panoramic views of Paryang and Manasarovar. As you near this breathtaking sacred lake, historic Chiu Monastery becomes visible on the North West shore of the lake.

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Drive from Lake Manasarovar to Darchen(4600m) takes about 1 hr. After taking in the morning beauty of Lake Manasarovar with backdrop of snowy massif of Mt. Gurla Mandata (7694m), take an afternoon drive to Darchen.

Stay Overnight in hotel. 

Drive from Darchen to Tarpoche takes about 45 minues and then trek to Diraphuk (4900m) for 5hr. Today, after you drive to Tarpoche, you start your Kora around Mt. Kailash. You have to trek past verdant meadows and picturesque streams to Lha Chu Valley. The trail overlooks Turquoise River cascading over a narrow canyon with high steep cliffs. En route, north face of Kailash comes into vision. The trail will end at monastery of Diraphuk.

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Trek from Diraphuk to Zutulphuk (4750m) takes about 8hrs. Firstly you will ascend to Drolma La (5620m), the highest point the entire trip, which affords breathtaking views Lake of Compassion. Further on, the trail descends to the flat fields of Zutul-Puk which houses a monastery and several fascinating Milarepa’s cave.

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Trek from Zutulphuk to Darchen(4600m) takes about 4hrs. Away from Zutul-Puk, you follow the trail through Bharkha plain leading to Darchen. It is an easy walk along some impressive gorges and around many mani stones and mani walls back to the Bharka Plains and Darchen. By the end of the day you will have complete the kora and thereby erased your sins, endured cold nights and mornings, crossed one of the highest passes in the world, met countless fellow pilgrims, sent prayers of peace out to the world.

Stay Overnight in hotel.  

Drive from Darchen to Saga(4500m) takes about 8hours crossing Mayum-la and several rivers. The scenery along this section is some of the most beautiful of the entire journey, and a distant storm drifting in back of Tibetans, horses & sheep is a surreal sight.

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Drive from Saga via Kongtang Lhamo pass(5236m)toKyirung thil (2900m) takes about 8hours. Heading away from saga, the trail follows a route that brushes past Brahmaputra River. Further ahead, a river valley sprawls over and then traditional picturesque villages come into picture. This scenically rewarding drive provides plenty of opportunities for photography.

Stay Overnight in hotel.  

Kyirung thil—Rasuwa border(1800m) 1hours drive after Breakfast ,You will drive to Rasuwa border and cross border. 

The trip includes following services:
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu to Kerung and Kerung to Kathmandu
  • English speaking Tibetan Guide 
  • All ground transportation throughout the Tibet tour by private vehicle
  • China/Tibet visa
  • Travel Permits 
  • Entrance fees 
  • Yak and Yak men for Kora
  • Hotel/lodge accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast


The trip does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Tips
  • Lunch & dinner in Tibet
  • Travel/Medical Insurance
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We can arrange the hotel accommodation as per clients’ interest and budget.