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Kailash and Mansarovar Overland Tour via Kerung (15 days)

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Trip Code: NET-TB-KMKR1

  • Trip Type Overland Tour
  • Duration 15 days
  • Grade Moderate
  • Max.Altitude 5080m.
  • Group Size 1+
  • Travel Mode Land
Keyrung Border (Friendship Bridge)

Keyrung Border (Friendship Bridge)

Kailash and Mansarovar Tour

(overland route via Kerung)
Mt. Kailash or Mt. Khangri Rimpoche is a spiritual pilgrimage and venerated shrine for four major religions of Asia: Bons, Tibetan Buddhism, Hindus and Jains. 
In Tibetan language Khangri Rimpoche means ‘Precious Jewel of Snow’. The mountain is the source of water for four great rivers of Asia: the Indus, the Yarlung Tsangpo, Karnali, Indus and the Sutlej. Tibetans believe that it is the residence of Demchog, a fierce looking tantric deity who lives there with his consort, Dorje Phagmo. The great saint and poet Milarepa is said to have spent several years here meditating in a cave. The followers of ancient Bon Pa religion take Kailash to be the soul of Tibet. Mount Kailash is Mount Ashtapada for Jains as they believe their Saint Rishabanatha achieved spiritual liberation. For the Hindus, Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru and abode of Lord Shiva and Parbati. As for the Jains, Kailash is the site where their first prophet, Rishabh achieved enlightenment. 
Along with Mt. Kailash, you will also visit the sacred lake of Mapam Yumtso or Mansarovar. It is here that Buddhists believe mother of Buddha bathe before giving birth to Buddha. It is also revered by Hindus who consider dipping in the lake to expunge all mortal sins and pave the way towards heaven. 
Our Kailash and Mansarovar tour begins with from Kerung, a town lying in the Nepal-Tibet border. It takes seven hours to reach Kerung from Kathmandu following which you will cross Nepal-China Friendship bridge to Tibet. The route passes through Saga and Darchen to reach Mapam Yumtso Lake or Mansarovar Lake where you will have time to explore its natural beauty. From her you will advance towards Tarboche, the beginning point of Kailash circumambulation.
You will return to Nepal the same way back. 


 Trip code: NET-TB-KMKR1
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 15 days
 Trip Type: Overland Tour
 Trip Grade: Moderate
 Min. Group Size 1+
 Max Altitude: 5080m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: SEP-OCT-NOV
 Transportaion: Land
 Meals: 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Accommodation in Kathmandu
Lodge Accommodation during Trek


Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport. You will be received at the airport by our staff and taken to your hotel. 
Stay overnight in hotel. 

After morning breakfast, our tour guide will pick you up from hotel and take you on a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley visiting several world heritage monuments such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Boudha Stupa, Swoyambhu Stupa, and Pashupatinath. 
Stay overnight in hotel. 

Following early morning breakfast, you will leave Kathmandu for Syabrubeshi, a town located near Nepal-Tibet (China) border. The drive takes about 6 to 7 hours along Pasang Lhamu Highway. Syabrubeshi lies in Rasuwa district which is home of Tamang and Tibetan people. 
Stay overnight in lodge. 

Today you will cross Nepal-China border and reach Tibet. You must go through immigration procedures at the border checkposts on both sides. Once you go over the friendship bridge you will be received by a Tibetan guide who will then drive you to Kerung city.
Stay overnight in hotel in Kerung.

You will drive from Saga towards Kerung which takes about 6-7 hours. The journey takes you through the beautiful Peku Tso Lake and Sangpo river.
Stay overnight in lodge in Saga.

You will spend the full day acclimatizing with climate and altitude. Options are there for you to hike to nearby hills and village.
Stay overnight in lodge in Saga.

Start your journey to Mansarovar Lake in the morning. The total distance you will cover today is 370km spanning about 7-8 hours. The view of Mt. Kailash becomes visible today as we approach Mansarovar Lake. It will take around 2-3 hours to circumnavigate the Mansarovar.
Stay overnight by the lake near Chiu Gompa (monastery). 

You can spend the morning offering worship and bathing in Mansarovar Lake. In the afternoon  drive to Darchen.
Stay overnight stay in lodge in Darchen. 

Today you will advance towards Tarboche, the starting point of Kailash circumambulation.  It takes about 30 minutes to reach Tarboche and another 5-6 hours walk to be at Dirapuk. You can hire a pony or porter if you cannot walk.
Stay overnight in a mud house in Dirapuk. 

Following early morning breakfast you will resume your trekking around Mt. Kailash. Crossing Dorma La Pass, located at an altitude of 5636 meters will be a challenge and adventure. You will walk at least 9-10 hours today and finally arrive at Zutulpuk monastery.
Stay overnight at a mud house in Zutulpuk.

Trek to Chongdo which takes about 3 hours. Once in Chongdo a jeep will be waiting for you to take you back to Mansarovar Lake.
Stay overnight by the lake. 

After breakfast you will drive Saga which takes about 4-5 hours.
Stay overnight in Saga 

You will return to Kerung from Saga. The journey spans 7 to 8 hours.
Stay overnight in Kerung.

Today you will enter Nepal by crossing Nepal-Tibet border over Friendship Bridge. After passing through immigration on both sides, you will carry on your journey on Pasang Lhamu Highway to get back to Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu, you will be driven to your hotel.
Stay overnight in Kathmandu hotel. 

Depending on your departure schedule, our staff will drop you at Kathmandu international airport for your final departure.


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