Kailash Manasarovartour 2023 Via Lhasa – 15 Days 14 Nights

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About this tour

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra via Lhasa covers major cultural sites of Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and pilgrimage site Kailash Manasarovar. The major tour highlights of this tour around Lhasa are Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka Palace, Jokhang Temple, Tibetan traditional Barkhor Squire, Tashilampo Monastery in Shigatse. Our further drive continues various cultural richest Tibetan towns to reach Kailash region.

Our trip starts with a spectacular Mountain View flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa and overnight for 2 days in the beautiful city of Lhasa. Guided tour and acclimatization in Lhasa for 2 days will be more helpful for your entire trip to adjust your body in high altitude. After a cultural trip in central Tibet- Lhasa, we further drive to Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash which lies in Ngari region of Tibet. We explore holy Lake Manasarovar and make three days Kailash Parvat Kora/ Parikrama with walking or by a horse. The whole tour of Lhasa Kailash Tour is driving on the well-paved road except three days of Kailash kora.


  • Holy Mount Kailash has remained closed since 2020 after the Covid Pandemic worldwide. The Tibet side cost is based on 2019 rates of The Foreign Exchange Rate.
  • Similarly the final cost on Nepal side will depend upon the Chinese Visa fees , new permit cost, domestic air fares and other factors. The cost are tentative and may which may subject to revise


  • All arrival & departure arrangement
  • Twin Sharing accommodation at Star category Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Lhasa, Shigatse, Lhatse
  • Veg foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) in entire trip
  • Group Sharing Guest House in Kailash Region from Saga
  • One half-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley
  • Flight Ticket of Kathmandu - Lhasa - Kathmandu
  • All Entrance fees
  • Transportation in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • All transportation by Van / Bus in Tibet/ Kailash
  • Applicable entrance fees to visit Monasteries
  • Normal Tibet Entry Visa fee
  • Special Kailash Parikrama Permit
  • One down Jacket to each pilgrim on returnable basis plus Certificate on
  • successful completion of Holy Yatra which retains nostalgic memories even
  • years after undertaking this once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage tour.
  • Oxygen cylinder
  • Emergency Rescue Management
  • Yak to Carry your goods during Kailash Parikrama
  • Cost includes all government taxes
  • Emergency evacuations/Rescue expenses, if required.
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Personal horse and Helper during Kailash round/ Parikrama
  • Travel & Medical Insurance Permissions and other official formalities


Welcome at the Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu. Our representative will greet you and escort you to the hotel for check-in and stay overnight.

After breakfast we will begin our sightseeing early with a visit to Pashupatinath Temple where you can participate in morning aarti. After this we will visit Jal Jalnarayan Temple (Also known as Sleeping Vishnu Temple or Neelkanth Buddha Temple) and Gujeshwari Mata Temple (one of the Shaktipeeth). Later return to your hotel. You may spend rest of the time at leisure preparing for the next day flight to Lhasa or explore the Thamel market of Kathmandu which is very popular place among travelers for buying useful trekking and adventure gears etc. In the evening, we will have short trip briefing session followed by introduction of all group members. Overnight stay and dinner will be at the hotel.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Max. Elevation : 1400 m

Distance covered : 40 kms within the city / 04 hours

After breakfast in the hotel you will be transferred to Kathmandu airport to board flight to Lhasa, Tibet. On reaching Gonggar International airport, Lhasa, our local representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. The drive from Lhasa airport to hotel will take around 1½ hours or more. Spend this day at leisure while acclimatizing your body to the high altitude of Tibet.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Max Elevation : 3661 m

Distance covered : 600 kms flight distance + 60 kms drive airport to hotel

After breakfast enjoy city sightseeing tour of Lhasa. Today, you will explore the popular Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street and drive through the beautiful Potala Palace. The Barkhor Street is situated in the old side of Lhasa near Jokhang Temple and is a must see place while you are in Lhasa. Later visit the beautiful Potala Palace from outside. Witnessed as Dalai Lama’s winter palace Potala Palace is 400 metres building having some sloping stone walls. After sightseeing return back to your hotel for night stay. Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Max Elevation : 3661 m Distance covered : 40 kms sightseeing

Potala palace entry fee extra - 400 Yuan Per person

After breakfast assemble in the lobby of the hotel and get ready for the scenic drive to Shigatse. The traditional capital of Tsang province, Shigatse (officially known as Xigaze) is the second largest city of Tibet after Lhasa in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region). Onreaching Shigatse, check into the hotel and visit the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery built eminently by the first Dalai Lama in 1447. Relax and stay overnight at your hotel

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Max Elevation : 3843 m

Distance covered : 273 kms

Wake up early today and then have your breakfast in the hotel restaurant. Later we will leave Shigatse for a scenic drive through gorgeous Tibetan plains to reach Saga County. The meaning of Saga is ’The Lovely Place’ or ‘Happy Land’ Arrive at Saga and stay overnight to in Hotel Saga or equivalent. The Dargye Tsanpo River pass through here and join Brahmaputra at Saga Chakzam. Saga is a very important and must stop place on this route. It is located in the intersection of three important roads of which are Lhatse from the East, Gyirong from the South and Kailash Mount from the West.  

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Max Elevation : 4640 m

Distance covered : 447 kms

We have very important day today as we are heading to the holiest and one of the highest spiritual lakes, Lake Manasarovar. As per time schedule, our day begins with breakfast at 07.30 am. On the way before Mayumla Pass (4900 m), we take break for permit formalities and for lunch then continue the journey crossing Mayumla pass and Prayang county. Mostly the road drive is comfortable and scenic today. There will be short halts for permit formalities, before heading to our guesthouse near Lake Manasarovar. Here one can use time in praying and exploring the beauty of Mt. Kailash which is seen easily from here if weather is clear. After completing the immigration formalities, we will drive further to our guesthouse near Hor Que (We have to change our vehicle here and travel in local buses operated by the Tibetan authority near Mansarovar and Kailash region). During your drive to Mount Kailash through Lake Manasarovar, we will complete Lake Manasarovar parikrama approx. 70% and rest will be complete when we return from Kailash Trek. You will have very significant moment in Lake Manasarovar with almighty bless and even graceful evening with the breathtaking view of holiest Lake Manasarovar and Mt. Kailash. Besides this all, you can find some isolated place near the holy lake to do meditation. Night stay and food will be organized in the guesthouse in dormitory style. Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Max Elevation :4590m Separation secured : 461 kms. Night view at lake Manasarovar If you wish to visit the lake in the night, please inform your guide prior and if possible, go there in small group with a local guide or Sherpa for any help. Cover yourself properly with warm clothes as the weather is going to be very cold in the night. Also carry a whistle and a torch while going out in the night.

Today morning, we wake up easily and we will locate a decent spot for sacred shower in Lake Manasarovar for every one of our explorers. We will provide shower tent for women close by the bank of lake for changing. Additionally you can offer puja/havan/customs at achievable spot close to the lake as indicated by your decision, all alone. Our team part will help you if any assistance require. We make short drive to Darchen (the base of Mt. Kailash). While in transit to Darchen, we can likewise observe the landscape of Raksha’s Tal (Demon's Lake) in the opposite side of Lake Manasarovar. Continue with drive to Darchen where we check in to the hotel and getting ready for the following day plan. Darchen is the base camp of Mt. Kailash from where the Kora (Parikrama) around Kailash starts. In the event that time available you can walk around little market of Darchen. Time allowed to unwind and get ready for the trek on following day.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Max Elevation : 4575m

Distance covered : 114 kms

Today, we get up ahead of schedule and have a light breakfast, we head to Tarboche to begin our trek to Diraphuk Monastery. All travelers have the chance to go through Yam Dwar before the trek (Kora) begins. Trekking by walking -  From here to Diraphuk the trek is around 12 kms and is for the most part level with some slight ups and down. This trek will take us 04 to 06 hours span. It is best to walk gradually. Horse - Those who wish to hire horse / Pony and Helper may do as such at Tarboche legitimately with the assistance of the Tibetan guide, on direct Payment . They will be given name coupon to pick the pony and Helper and the same will go with you during the trek. At Diraphuk, the climate will be cold, Diraphuk is truly outstanding and nearest point from where we can see North Face of Mt. Kailash standing high before us. You will have incredible chance to take a few important pictures and selfies from here. The night will be excessively cold so we will have fast and light supper (khichdi, soup and so on) and rest in our bed

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Packed Lunch/snacks, Light Dinner

Max Elevation : 5210 m

Distance covered : 12 kms trekking

Get up early morning before day break and view the first sunlight on Mt. Kailash offering amazing view of the ‘Golden Kailash’., have a fast light breakfast and prepare to start the trek towards Zuthulpuk. Carry packed lunch and hot drinkable water from kitchen before beginning to trek. This day is viewed as the hardest day of the whole outing. We trek towards Shiva Tsal (5330m) you will begin climbing to the most noteworthy purpose of the trek 'Dolma La Pass' (5630m). Here around 3 kms trek is down hill and get a view of Gauri Kund (Parvati Kund). Continue to trek down hill and walk towards Zuthulpuk Stay will be at Zuthulpuk Gompa in Guest house. We will have dinner and go to our comfortable bed to rest.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Packed Lunch/snacks, Light Dinner

Max Elevation : 5630 m

Distance covered : 22 kms trekking

This is our last day on trek and we need to make the 6 kms trek (around 2-3 hours) down towards Darchen. We wake and after breakfast start trekking to Darchen town. Our transport will pick you up and drive to Hotel at Darchen where our other group members  are waiting. Have lunch and afterward we proceed with our drive to Saga which is around 450 kms away. We drive to Saga , on arriving at Saga have free time and rest in the Hotel.

Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Max Elevation: 4640 m

Distance covered : 06 kms trek + 492 kms drive

Easy day onward today. We take it easy driving back to Shigatse town which is second biggest town of Tibet. You can make late afternoon walking tour.

Continue drive to Lhasa city and transfer to Hotel. Prepare your bag for flight back to Kathmandu tomorrow.

Early in the morning drive to Gonggar Airport from Lhasa. It is 90 km and takes 2 hours. Reach Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Rest

We drops you to the International airport for your final departure. Or continue for your further trip in Nepal.

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