Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Kerung-18 Days

US$
2450
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  • Yatries at Manasarovar lake
  • Lake manasarovar in kailash region
  • Before proces the Parikrama group prying for succesfull 4 days parikrama at Yamadawar.
  • Australian group celebrate succesfull parikrama ending point.
  • Yatries at Manasarovar lake
  • Lake manasarovar in kailash region
  • Before proces the Parikrama group prying for succesfull 4 days parikrama at Yamadawar.
  • Australian group celebrate succesfull parikrama ending point.

$ 2650
US$ 2450
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2 - 4 Pax
US$ 3440
5 - 8 Pax
US$ 3120
9 - 12 Pax
US$ 2950
13 - 16 Pax
US$ 2700
16 Over
US$ 2450

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At a Glance

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Destination

Tibet
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Trip Difficulty

Moderate

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5600m/18372 ft
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2 - 25 Pax.
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Activity

Trekking,hiking & sightseeing

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Hotel in Kathmandu & Tibet , Lodge , Hotel
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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the Tour
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Private car/bus/jeep and flight

Overview of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Kerung-18 Days

If you are constantly questioning yourself seeking the answer to the purpose of your life, then we invite you to come with us to the sacred journey of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Kerung-18 Days. We assure you, that you will find peace, move to a higher level of Awareness, and attain great internal transformation.

Our Kailash yatra via Kerung will take you to western Tibet, 694 km away from Nepal, where sacred Mount Kailash stands at an elevation of 6638 m. Revered by Hindus, Jains, Buddhism, and Bon, Mount Kailash symbolizes the earth’s axis or a ladder leading to heaven.

Mount Kailash is considered the holy abode of Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati. So this place is especially significant for Shaivites, and His devotees strive to visit this place to perform parikrama – a circumambulation around the sacred mountain.

Based on the descriptions of the Vishnu Purana, it is believed that Lord Shiva meditates on the mountain in a state of absolute bliss. The four sides of the Kailash symbolize the four faces of Lord Shiva in gold, gem, crystal, and silver.

Lake Mansarovar at the bottom of Kailash has also a religi       ous significance for it is believed Devi Parvati created Lord Ganesha here and Lord Shiva and she took a bath in this holy water.

Jains believe that their first Guru Rishavadeva achieved nirvana in this place. According to Buddhists, the peak is known as the sacred abode of Chakrasamvara or Demchoka Buddhists. The Tibetans know this place as the Jewel or Kang Rampoche.

It is traditionally believed that by performing the Kailash Parvat parikrama, a person earns good karma, or generally gets rid of any karma and is cleansed of his sins. And if you perform parikrama around Lake Mansarovar and make wishes, they will come true. Also, our deceased ancestors’ souls will receive eternal liberation from the cycle of birth and death. It is also said that one who bathes in the holy lake can directly enter the holy abode of God.

Therefore, every year, thousands of pilgrims get on the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra for the Kora (Walking meditation or Circumambulation). Just as the Earth circles around the sun that gives it life, so do the pilgrims circle around Kailash believing who complete the Kora 108 times are ensured to be reborn in the Pure Lands of Heaven. It is believed the aura of this place can erase all the causes that could lead to birth in the lower worlds, as well as among animals and people.

Our Kailash Mansarovar tour will also take you on an 18-day tour to Kora around Mount Kailash which stretches for about 53 km. What makes our tour distinct from others is the opportunity to do the Outer Kora along with Inner Kora often prohibited to foreign travelers. The inner Kora is more challenging with the difficulty of obtaining the permit.

Both these Kora allow us to view Mount Kailash’s Northern, Southern, and Western faces along with the walk around sacred Lake Mansarovar.

Mostly, the pilgrims try to perform the Parikrama on the full moon of May and June ( Jestha month), July and August (Srawan Janai Purnima), and August and September (Bhadra). Devotees believe performing the circumambulation in the full moon of these months erases the bad karma of the past 100 lives.

So are you ready to erase all the written chapters from your life and begin from the very beginning? Then join us on our incredible 18-day journey to Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

Kailash Yatra from Nepal

From the several options available to reach Kailash, pilgrims often choose to go on the Kailash Yatra tour from Nepal. From Nepal, we have three options available to travel to Kailash which are:

Overland tour to Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lhasa from Kathmandu:

This is one of the best, most popular, and quickest options to travel to Tibet from Nepal. After a two-hour flight to Lhasa from Kathmandu, we drive along the beautiful well-paved road by the Tibetan plateau to reach Kailash.
After spending a day or two in Lhasa, we drive to Gyantse towards Xigatse. Then the following days will take us by road to Saga, Lake Mansarovar, and Darchen from where we start our Kora for three or four days.

After Darchen, we hike to Dirapuk Monastery, cross the high point of our Kora at Dolma La Pass, and move forward towards ZhutulPuk. From here, we move to Darchen and drive to Saga concluding our Parikrama of Kailash.

At the end of our Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, we will drive along the Friendship Highway to reach Lhasa from where we will fly back to Kathmandu.

The advantage of this route is the availability of ample opportunity for proper acclimatization during the trip. This route also offers an incredible chance to explore the legendary monasteries and landmarks of Lhasa.

Overland route from Kathmandu to Mount Kailash via Kerung

Another best option to travel to Kailash yatra from Nepal is by road to Kerung. This is the route that we will follow in our program. After spending three or four days in Kathmandu, we drive to Ghattekhola via Syabrubesi. The next day we will cross the border via Kerung and spend a day here to adjust to the altitude.

We will then continue towards the town of Saga with a stop at the impressive Peiku Tso, where you can enjoy wonderful views of Mount Shishapangma. From Saga, it takes a day to reach Mount Kailash.

The advantage of this route is in its low cost that you save on air travel. This tour does not include Lhasa at all: from Nepal to Kailash and back. It is suitable for those who have already been to Lhasa; are going to Kailash for the second, third, or fourth time, and those who do not have time to visit any other attractions except Kailash.

Kailash Helicopter Tour via Simikot

If you are short of time and just wish to accomplish Kora around Kailash, then a helicopter tour to Kailash via Simikot is appropriate for you. Our Kailash Mansarovar Yatra begins with an internal fight against Nepalgunj.

The following day, you will take another flight to Simikot and fly in a small helicopter to Hilsa. From Hilsa, you will hike on old trade routes through the gorges of the Himalayas into the vastness of Tibet. With a drive to Darchen, you start your Kailash and Lake Mansarovar Kora and hike from Dirapuk to ZhutulPuk over Dolma-La Pass.

We culminate our Yatra with a drive to Taklakot and another domestic flight to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.

This option is suitable for those travelers who without any previous high-altitude travel experience or special training wish to take the Kailash journey.

How does our journey begin?

The spiritual and life-changing journey of Kailash Yatr Via Kerung begins as you set foot in Kathmandu- the capital of Nepal. You will spend 3 or 4 days in the city exploring the holy shrines such as Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Budhanilkantha, Doleswor Mahadev.

We will also participate in the Rudravishek (special worship of Lord Shiva) with Brahin and pray for our success of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

After obtaining the necessary documents for entry into Tibet, we begin our road trip to Ghattekhola via Syabrubesi. Then a drive to Kerung will allow us to cross the Nepal-Tibet border.

After spending an acclimated day at Kerung, we will travel by road to Lake Mansarovar via Saga. The next morning, we will bathe with the holy water of Mansarovar and do a special puja for peace and liberation. We will then move on to Darchen from where our Parikrama around Kailash for three days commences.

After concluding our Kora, we will return to Kathmandu via drive to Kerung.

Trip Route

Arrival in Kathmandu → 3 (4) days stay in Kathmandu → Drive to Ghatte Khola via Sybrubesi → Drive to Kerung → Kerung Acclimatization → Drive to Saga → Drive to Lake Manasarovar → Drive to Darchen → Drive to Tarpoche and Trek to Dirapuk → Inner Kora → Trek to ZhutulPuk over Dolma-La Pass → Trek back to Darchen and Drive back to Saga → Drive to Kerung → Fly to Kathmandu → Departure

Attraction of our Trip

Kathmandu Sightseeing

On our 18-day Kailash Mansarovar tour, we will stay in the bustling city of Kathmandu for four nights and three days before beginning the journey for the first acclimatization to Asia weather. As an adaptation to the Nepal atmosphere, we will utilize these days to explore the religious shrines of the city including the first Pashupatinath Temple.

Located on both banks of the Bagmati River, Pashupatinath is the largest Hindu temple of Lord Shiva in Nepal. It is a complex of many different temples stretching along the high hillside to the river bank. There are numerous other small shrines bearing bold Hindu features with exquisitely carved, graceful sculptures near the temple.

However, the main attraction is the main temple with a tiered roof and gilded spire. The other attraction is the huge golden statue of Nandi Bull (Shiva’s mount).

The next tour is towards Swayambhunath decorated with hundreds of years old statues, carved symbols, hundreds of oil lamps, and the sweet fragrance of incense sticks. At the foot of the stairs are placed shiny Buddha statues, a 3.7 m high prayer wheel, and sets of smaller-sized prayer wheels.

You will reach the temple climbing 365 steps up the hillside shaded by the forest. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for Buddhist shrines called chaityas and the mani stones engraved with the traditional Buddhist mantra Om Mani Padme Hum.

We will also visit the Budhanilkantha temple located on the northern edge of Kathmandu dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu is depicted reclining in a sacred pond, surrounded by stone snakes and covered with bright orange marigold garlands.

If time allows, we will also explore other significantly important religious sites including Boudhanath Stupa and Doleswor Mahadev. The Boudhanath Stupa is a sacred Tibetan Buddhist site, certainly one of the most beautiful in Kathmandu. Atop the giant whitewashed dome is an ornate gilded pinnacle, painted with Buddha’s wise eyes and hung with thousands of colorful prayer flags.

While Doleswor temple is another essential temple of Lord Shiva. The statue here is considered the head part of the Kedarnatha temple located in India.

Mansarovar Lake

Mansarovar Lake is a great place to rest for a day after completing the Kora around the sacred Mountain of Kailash. Silence, peace, and tranquility are the magic of the place. It has a relatively round shape and a circumference of 88 km. At its deepest point, it is 90 m, and the lake surface is 320 km2.

According to Hinduism, this lake was first created in the mind of Brahma (hence its name – “Manasa sarovaram” – mind and lake) and then manifested on Earth. Thus the lake is the embodiment of purity, and one who drinks water from the lake goes to the abode of Shiva after death. Hindus believe that by bathing in Lake Manasarovar and drinking its water, one will be cleansed of all sins.

Apart from religious belief, it is an ideal place for meditation, rest, and reflection.

Mount Kailash

Our Kailash Mansarovar Yatra offers a unique opportunity to explore both the northern and southern faces of the sacred mountain. Upon reaching the revered Dirapuk monastery, the magnificent sight of the northern face of Mount Kailash will captivate us.

We have reserved one extra day to perform the parikrama of the northern as well as southern face of the Kailash. As a bonus, we also pass by the western side of the mountain. Thus we will not only perform the Outer Kora like offered by other programs but we will also perform the Inner Kora often more challenging yet rewarding.

The Inner Kora is shorter than the Outer Kora which needs us to traverse through treacherous high passes and unforgiving rocky terrain. Trekking along the Lhachu River Valley of the western side of Kailash, we set foot on the sacred grounds of Serlung Gumba, Asthapath, Saptarishi cave, and Atmalingam. From here, we will witness the grand spectacle of the southern face of Kailash.

The Tibetan pilgrims often complete the Outer Kora 13 times before performing the Inner Kora.

Tirthpuri

Tirthapuri is the third most important sacred place (after Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar) of pilgrimage in Western Tibet. Consecrated by Guru Rinpoche and his follower Yeshe Tsogyal, this place is famous for its healing hot springs. Hindus and Buddhists make obligatory stops here, and a pilgrimage to Mount Kailash is considered incomplete without visiting this sacred place. There is a monastery here dedicated to the goddess Dorje Phagmo.

Mountain Views

Behold the magical views of various snow-capped Himalayas when participating in the Kailash yatra via Keirung tour. When driving from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, the awe-inspiring panorama of the Annapurna ranges, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and the enchanting Langtang ranges will open before your eyes.

As we venture to Kerung by road, the magnificent Langtang Himalasy will unfold before our eyes. Entering Tibet, along with the grand vistas of the Tibetan landscape, the Everest, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Gaurishankar, Langtang, and many other Tibetan Peaks will guide us toward Kailash.

As our approach to Kailash comes nearer, we will be able to witness the grandeur of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, and the renowned Everest itself.

Wildlife, flora and fauna

With our Kailash Mansarovar tour, you will be able to gain intense experience through the specific observation of wildlife, flora, and fauna. The Tibetan plateau is known for its diverse range of animal species.

Along the route to Kailash, therefore, there is a high possibility that you may spot Himalayan red fox, Bharal, Musk Deer, Snow Leopard, Ghoral, Wild Yak, Himalayan Monal, Himalayan Tahr, Tibetan Sand Fox roaming around without caring for any intrusions.

The specific animal you have to keep an eye out for is Kiang – the largest Wild Donkey in Tibet and Tibetan Antelopes. Since the Tibetan Antelopes are considered sacred Unicorns, China has implemented some measures to protect these beautiful animals. Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve has been formed to ensure the living of these animals.

And do not fret to lift your eyes toward the sky for you may see a Black-necked Crane and bearded Vulture flying with elegance.

In addition, the sweet fragrance of bitter berry and wild allium will enchant you all the way to Kailash.


Highlights of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Kerung-18 Days

  • Pilgrimage to Holy places of Kathmandu including Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Budhanilkantha.
  • Travel along the mountain trails with magnificent views of mountains, waterfalls, rivers, forests, lakes, and ancient monastery buildings.
  • Sacred bath and ritual puja at Lake Mansarovar.
  • Sacred Parikrama both Inner and Outer around Mount Kailash.
  • Views of the Northern, Southern, and Western faces of Kailash.
  • Spiritual communication with like-minded people.
  • A trip for self-reflection and spiritual awakening.
  • Thrilling experience when crossing Dolma La Pass.
  • Meditation at the foot of the holy abode of Lord Shiva.
  • Feel the being of Shiva in everything.

Route Map and Altitude Chart

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Itinerary

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Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu and Transport to your Hotel. (Alt.1300m)

When you arrive at TIA, our team leader will receive you and take you to your hotel in Kathmandu to rest. Later in the afternoon, you can rest at the hotel or freely walk around the nearby streets to adapt to the Nepali environment and altitude. Our guide will once again will meet you at the hotel so you can fill out an application for a Tibetan visa (passport + 2 photos).

In the evening, enjoy a tasty vegetarian dinner in the hotel and rest. We will have plenty of time to get acquainted and know about further details about our Kailash Mansarovar yatra in the succeding days.

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1300m/4266 ft
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Day 02 Visiting the famous Pashupatinath Temple followed by a Puja

Wake up in Kathmandu with the early morning sight of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan chain. Our tour guide will meet you and introduce you to other members taking the Kailash Mansarovar Tour with you. He will also explain our program details in the upcoming days. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions regarding the travel program.

Now, we will head to the auspicious Hindu Shrine of Mahadev- Pashupatinath on the bank of the pious Bagmati River. There we will worship and do the special Puja to wish for the success of our Yatra.

Then if time permits, we will also visit Doleswor Mahadev Temple I Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur. The deity here is considered the Head of Lord Kedarnath (another form of Lord Shiva) in India.

In the evening, we will indulge in a hearty dinner at our hotel and rest.

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1300m /4265Ft.
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Day 03 A Day of acclimatization and visiting some of Nepal’s amazing temples

Another beautiful holy day to spend in Kathmandu. Today, we will visit other religious shrines of Kathmandu and get a glimpse of Tibetan culture before entering Tibet.

We will have a short excursion to the Buddhist stupa Boudhanath – one of the oldest and largest in the world. Several temples and monasteries have been built around the stupa, which can be visited during worship.

We will go to Swayambhunath which offers a magnificent panorama of the Kathmandu Valley. The colorful green basin is surrounded by majestic mountain peaks.

Next, we will make our way to Budhanilkantha – the temple of sleeping Vishnu located at the base of Shivapuri Hill about 10 km away from Kathmandu.

After a long tiring day, we will return to our hotel for much-needed rest.

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1300m /4265Ft.
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Day 04 Trip preparation day

We will dedicate this day to the necessary tour preparation. Please check if you have all the gear and items needed for the trip. If anything is missing be it warm woolen clothes or hiking poles, please inform our guide who will take you to the best shops to purchase the missing items at an affordable price.

We will obtain the necessary Visa today which we must show as we cross the Nepal China Border. Rest of the day, you can take an independent walk around Thamel. We suggest you rest for the trip awaiting us in the following days.

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1300m /4265Ft.
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Day 05 Drive to Ghatte Khola via Sybrubesi 7/ 8 hours ( Alt 1500m)

Early morning today, we will depart from Kathmandu along a mountain road along the Trishuli River to reach Syabrubesi past the villages of Rami Pauwa and Dhunche. Along the way, you can get a glimpse of the beautiful mountains of Ganesh, Manaslu, and Langtang.

After a short drive, we will arrive at Syabrubesi- a small village in Rasuwa district of Nepal near the Chinese border. Here, we will take a short break, stretch our legs, and enjoy some light snacks. Then again, we will resume our drive mostly downhill to reach Ghatte Khola where we will spend the night after enjoying some delicious vegetarian dishes.

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7-8 hrs
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1500m/4921 ft
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Day 06 Drive to Kerung Village (Alt. 2950m) ,(3 hour)

After breakfast in the early morning, we will drive for three more hours on the Friendship Highway to reach Nepal Tibet border. Here we will have our visas and permits checked, after completing the necessary formalities, we will proceed to Kerung village- our first Tibetan town to spend the night. Do not be confused as this small Tibetan town is also spelled as Kyirong or Gyirong.

At the Nepal-Tibet border, our local Tibetan guide and crew members will welcome us. They will then take us to our hotel in Kerung where we will rest to adapt to the almost 3000 m altitude.

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3 hrs
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2950m/9678 ft
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Day 07 Acclimatization day in Kerung

After a restful breakfast in the morning, we will take a walk through the atmospheric streets of Kerung town. This old district of the Tibetan town has been able to retain its Tibetan charm. We can visit its colorful and vibrant monasteries, walk through its streets, and roam around the attractive market. Taste the delightful Tibetan dishes, and enjoy the amazing landscape and spiritual Buddhist charm of the town.

We will spend the remaining afternoon resting in our hotel room so our bodies can well adapt to higher altitudes and prepare for further trips to higher elevations.

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2950m/9678 ft
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Day 08 Drive to Saga (270km.), (alt.4400m), 4 - 5 Hours

Today, we will drive along the picturesque fields sown with barley. The trail then goes higher into the mountains to the high Thong La and La Lung Passes. From here, the route turns to the majestic alpine lake Peiku Tso.

Along the route, we may stop at the temple built on the site of Milarepa Cave and explore the surroundings for a while. We will then cross the Brahmaputra River and reach Saga by the afternoon.

Later, we will take a short walk in the fresh air of Saga. The high altitude may begin to take its toll on our bodies so proper rest in the evening is a must.

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Duration

4-5 hrs
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4400m/14435 ft
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Day 09 Drive from Saga to Lake Manasarovar, (alt. 4485m), (500km, 7-8 hrs).

Early morning, we will leave Saga and drive on a comfortable tourist bus to Lake Mansarovar. Driving along the Tibetan plateau with its pristine scenery, we will reach Old Dzongba where we will stop for a while. We will inspect a small monastery decorated with Mani Walls walking side by side with herding yaks and sheep.

Resuming our drive, we will shortly reach Paryang where we can see sand dunes in a wide intermountain basin. A little further, we will drive by the Horchu River on the west where the military post will check our documents. We will cross the massive Mayumla Pass at 5211 m elevation and reach Lake Mansarovar in about 2 hours.

Upon arrival, we will take shelter in a guest house with rooms for four to five people. The conditions are basic, but there is no alternative to them.

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Duration

7-8 hrs
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4485m/14714 ft
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Day 10 Puja and Drive to Darchen (4664 m.) 40km

Early morning we wake up at the sacred lake of Mansarovar also known as living water. The name of this lake is mentioned in the epic Hindu scripture Ramayana. Hindus believe that the lake is the soul of God Brahma and God Shiva and Parvati bathed in this holy water. Buddhists believe that Manasarovar is the legendary lake where the gods transferred Buddha after his birth to wash him.

Apart from Kailash, the Swastika Mountain (Gurla Mandhata) and Chiu Monastery of Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava) surround the lake while the thin line separates it from the demonic water of Rakshastal.

At the Lake, we will fill our bucket with holy water and cleanse our souls with a bath. Then we will do some Puja with Kailash Mountain upfront and take some time to meditate. We can also circumnavigate the lake within 4 to 5 hours.

Later in our free time, we can also take a tour of the Chiu Gompa, which translates as Little Bird. No more than 4 monks live in this monastery, and it was founded on the site of Guru Padmasambhava’s meditation site.

After exploring the monastery, we will drive to Darchen located at the very foot of Kailash. It will take us only 2 to 3 hours to reach Darchen- the starting point of our Kora. Here, we will check into the guesthouse and relax.

Attention:

Those Yatris who are unable to do the Kora on foot can undertake the trek on a horse or helper. If you need horse or helper, please inform us by this afternoon so we can make early booking. At the peak season of Kora or Parikrama, the horse and helper will be busy with other groups so we have to make an advance booking.

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4664m/15301 ft
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Day 11 Drive from Darchen to Tarboche (5km) and Trek to Dirapuk (14km) for 5-6 hours.

Today is the beginning of the Kora around Kailash. After breakfast, we set out on the road to the Dirapuk Monastery. The first day is quite simple, an extensive straight line with minor ups and downs. From Darchen, we will drive to Tarboche known by the Tibetans, and Yamadwar regarded by the Hindu Believers.

Tarboche is an entrance gate to the Kailash Yatra situated at 15,500 ft. According to popular Hindu beliefs, the gate is guarded by the God of Death Yama himself and he will not let any ill soul pass through the gate.

We will now hike to Dirapuk Monastery along the 14 km long gentle path with some ups and downs. After reaching Dirapuk, we will be accommodated in the monastery guesthouse. The monastery is located opposite the North face of Kailash.

Those Yatris who have hired horses and helpers will be met by the local team at the gate of Tarboche. From here, you will ride on horses to go to Dirapuk Monastery.

The first day of Kora symbolizes the beginning of a new life in our souls. It’s as if we are being born again, acquiring a new symbolic body.

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Duration

5-6
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4670m/15321 ft
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Day 12 Exploring the North Side of Mt. Kailash Inner Kora.

Today is dedicated to performing the Inner Kora of Mount Kailash- shorter, but more challenging with more deep meaning. It is believed that by doing Inner Kora, the pilgrims earn deep self-realization, purification, and enlightenment. Tibetan pilgrims mostly perform the inner Kora after completing the outer Kora 13 times.

For the northern face Darshana of Kailash, we will hike towards Charan Sparsha from Dirapuk. It’s a short trek so we will start after breakfast. We can complete the Darshana by afternoon and then we can return for the lunch.

Some may prefer to reach the foot of Kailash and touch the sacred mountain. So they may move further to touch Atmalingam, Saptarishi cave and Ice Lingam. However, not all Yatris can undertake this Parikrama due to more demanding physical trek over the glaciers and icy terrain.

If you are not able to do so, you will still have good visual of Kailash up close from the Charan sparsha.

Please prepare yourself physically and mentally as we have suggested on our preparation section so you can complete your Parikrama with much physical ease.

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Day 13 Dirapuk to ZhutulPuk over Dolma-La Pass (Alt 5630 m) Total 22km, 9-10 hours

Today is the third day of Kailash Kora which is most challenging as we have to overcome the massive Dolma La pass above 5000 m. we will rise early before dawn and cross the Jarok Donkhang. Then we will trek uphill to Shiva Tsal cemetery- the sky burial site of Tibetans. Here, pilgrims leave some of their items such as old clothes, drops of blood, or locks of hair to leave behind their old negative Karma.

We will also do the same and move forward to climb Dolma La Pass – the home of Goddess Tara or Dolma. She is also considered Goddess Parvati- the wife of Lord Shiva according to Hinduism. Pilgrims offer prayer flags at the top of the Pass.

Climbing down from the Pass, we will arrive at Gauri Kunda Lake or Tso Tuksche at 5608 m. it is said that Goddess Gauri or Parvati created Lord Ganesha along the bank of this lake. Pilgrims often take a bottle of water from this Lake to purify their home. As we overcome a steep descent, we will reach the Axe of Karma where it is said that once crossing, we will get rid of our negative karma.

In the late afternoon, hiking along the rocky path, we will reach the ZhutulPuk monastery which means the cave of miracles in Tibet. This is the cave where Milarepa meditated. Directly opposite the monastery, there is a small guest house where we will stop for the night.

This second day Kora solely signifies the purification of our Karma, and a symbolic re-birth of our soul when the new life begins.

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9-10 hrs
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5630m/18471 ft
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Day 14 Zhutulpuk to Darchen, (Alt. 4445m) , 2 hours ,7km

Today is the fourth and last day of our Kailash Kora which is short and easy to complete within two hours ending at Darchen. We will walk along the well-worn path and gently descend through the picturesque Barkha Valley towards Darchen. Along the way, there are wonderful views of Kailash and its spurs.

At Darchen, we will check into our guest house and rest after completing the long days of Kora. We will reflect back to our journey and feel ourselves blessed and completely rejuvenated.

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Day 15 Drive Back to Saga 540km (9-10 hours)

Today, we will drive back to Saga along the long 540 km asphalt road. In the evening, we will be able to enjoy a hot shower and tasty food in the comfort of the cozy hotel.

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Day 16 Drive to Kerung (270km) 4-5 Hours. (alt. 2950m)

After breakfast, we will drive back to Kerung known as the Valley of Happiness. On the way, we can enjoy the view of Shishapangma and Lake Paiku Tso (4591m).

In the evening, our Tibetan crew members will organize a cultural farewell program for us.

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Day 17 Drive Back to Kathmandu 8 hours

Early in the morning after breakfast, we will set to drive back to Kathmandu via a luxury bus. we will complete the formalities on the Nepal Tibetan border to reenter Nepal. We will thank our Tibetan guide and team, met by our Nepalese team, and drive back to Kathmandu via the familiar path of Syabrubesi.

We will then transport you to your hotel where you can rest after completing the Parikrama. In the evening, you can take a walk around Thamel and buy some souvenirs.

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Please note, if you wish to avoid the long bus tour on road, we can also arrange for your helicopter flight to Kathmandu at an additional fee. Timure will be the main point from where helicopter will pick you up and fly you back to Kathmandu.

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Day 18 Farewell's departure to your own destination.

After breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport for your flight home from Nepal.

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What's Included?

  • Airport Pickup and drop.
  • All means of transportation (by road) depends upon the group size (car,bus,van or jeep).
  • Hotel in Kathmandu according to the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing and entry fees in Kathmandu(Pashupatinath temple and Swayambhunath temple)
  • Lunch and dinner-fully vegeterian meals only.
  • Drinking mineral water.
  • Sightseeing tour guide.
  • Duffle bag for the trip(refundable after the trip).
  • Warm down Jacket(refundable after the trip).
  • Nature Explore T-shirt as agift.
  • China/Tibet travel visa fee.
  • All the necessary documents for the trip
  • Professional English and Hindi-speaking tour leader.
  • Tibet guide and driver.
  • All entrance fee during the Yatra.
  • Hotel and guest houses during the tour(Yatra).
  • All necessary ground transportation by car/jeep/bus.
  • Veg food and hot drinks during the tour(Yatra).
  • Fresh fruits.
  • Sherpa’s Assistant.
  • Kitchen staff
  • All Government taxes and expenses many more..
    Kailash-Tibet side includes.
  • Comfortable big tourist bus,jeep(according to the group size).
  • Tibet Travel permits and all necessary documents.
  • Professional guide and assistance guide according to group size.
  • Hotel ,Guest house, and tent during the tour.
  • All entrance fees for visiting monasteries,and temples in Kailash-Tibet.
  • All necessary equipment.
  • Welcome and farewell programs by the Tibet side.
  • Airport ,border or any pickup from Tibet entering the place.
  • All Tibet-China Gov,vat.Tax etc.

What's Excluded?

  • International airfare(Home to Kathamndu-return Home).
  • Personal insurance(incase of emergency only).
  • Personal trekking and tour gear.
  • Kathmandu-Lhasa and return kathmandu airfare.
  • Rescue jeep expenses in emergency case only.
  • Extra accommodation and food in Kathmandu.
  • Horse and helper expenses for while doing Mt.Kailashparikarma(kora).
  • Extra snacks & cold drinks.
  • Emergency medical expenses at the hospital and return ambulance cost.
  • Extra activities in Kathmandu eg:Muktinath Temple tour,Mountain Flight,Manakamana Cable car trip,Pokhara ,Lumbini Tour etc)
  • Tipping for sherpa and driver.

Departure Dates

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Jul 19, 2024 - Aug 05, 2024
18 DaysUS$ 24506 seats available Book Now
Aug 11, 2024 - Aug 28, 2024
18 DaysUS$ 245013 seats available Book Now

Trip Information

Best Season

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a religious and spiritual journey that also offers some incomparable beauty of nature and mountains. Therefore, when evaluating the best season or time to take part in the Kailash Mansarovar Tour, we should choose auspicious dates that can also offer good weather.

Therefore, the months of May, June, July, August, September, and the first half of October are the best months to undertake this tour considering the above-mentioned factors. During these enchanting months, nature bestows us the perfect weather with crystal-clear skies, cool breeze, and clear visibility with a pleasant temperature of 8 to 9 degrees Celsius.

On the other hand, July and August bring the heavy downpour of rain in Nepal but it is not a problem in Tibet. From the end of October, the chilly weather with the cold temperature of around 5°C and winds surpassing 20 m/s compel the guesthouses and tent camps in Kailash to shut down their services till April.

Although Mount Kailash remains blanketed with snow all year round, in the winter months of December, January, and February, Lake Mansarovar turns into a frozen masterpiece. So you will not be able to take the water for a holy bath.

Therefore, the window of opportunity to visit Kailash is from May to early October every year. From the religious perspective, the full moon days of April and May are the most sacred time as it coincides with the grand Saga Dawa festival celebrated in Tibet.

How to prepare?

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a challenging journey that takes you to an altitude of more than 5000 m altitude. You will begin your journey from the elevation of 1400 m which gradually rises as the day of the trip progresses. The highest point of the trip is at Dolma La Pass at 5630 m. The trip therefore requires immense strength and determination suitable for those who have previously trekked in high-elevation zones.

However, those who have not taken part in any of those activities can also participate in the Kailash Mansarovar Tour by engaging in some training and preparation sessions that can prepare your mind and body for the challenge.

Swimming, trekking in mountains or hills, jogging, and cycling will increase your muscle strength, endurance, and stamina to undertake the trek during 3 or 4 days Kora. You can also walk for half an hour covering 10 to 15 km each day or you can walk up and down the stairs instead of taking an elevator.

While physical strength is a requirement for this Yatra, mental strength is also needed for this trip so you can overcome any unforeseen event with a positive mindset. For this purpose, we suggest you practice meditation or some other Yoga postures.

Difficulty

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a call, a reunion with the essence, words cannot define the deep meaning that visiting this energetic mountain represents. However, this extraordinary journey is demanding, physically and mentally strenuous due to the long transfers, and the high altitudes which in the area of Lake Manasarovar and Kailash vary from 4500 to 5600 meters.

Additionally, the non-existence or inadequacy of hotel facilities which entails accommodation in tented camps in the most isolated regions also makes this journey a bit difficult, especially for ladies.

Simultaneously, at a high altitude, the temperature difference between day and night is high. During the day the solar radiation is very strong but sudden drops in temperature can occur in the presence of wind or cloud cover. Furthermore, sporadic and short snowfalls cannot be ruled out. Therefore, our itinerary is aimed at people with an excellent spirit of adaptation and in good physical condition.

Facing this extraordinary journey means living unusual experiences and enduring some logistical inconveniences, certainly acceptable, in exchange for realities and landscapes that would otherwise be unattainable. You just need to know how to give up the comfort of classic travel, be in good physical condition, and have a strong spirit of adaptation and collaboration.

Altitude Sickness

The biggest concern during the Kailash yatra via Keirung is altitude sickness as most of the places you will visit are above 4,000-4,500 m altitude.

Most travelers suffer some symptoms of altitude sickness as soon as they enter Tibet. That’s why, we have planned acclimatization days so the symptoms disappear within a few days. However, there is no miraculous cure or prevention for this sickness and any person can suffer from this sickness despite rigorous training and preparation.

Symptoms include headache, dizziness, lethargy, loss of appetite, nausea, shortness of breath, and irritability. Difficulty falling asleep is another common symptom.

To prevent altitude sickness, you should choose a program that allows you to gradually acclimatize to the altitude. Next, you should stay hydrated, which means you need to have water available to drink at all times and avoid alcohol in the evenings. Third, you should keep your immune system strong by staying warm, eating enough calories, and taking vitamins.

The medication also helps prevent altitude sickness: the two most popular medications are Diamox and Hongjingtian Tibetan herbs. If medication does not relieve symptoms, go to a hospital or immediately go to a lower (and safer) altitude.

In case you suffer from altitude sickness on the road or during the Kailash Kora, notify our guide who will take necessary actions for your health benefit.

Visa Preparation

All international travelers must book an organized tour either private or group to participate in Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. You need several permits including a Chinese Group Visa, a Tibet Travel Permit or Tibet Visa, a Foreign Affairs permit, Aline’s travel permit, and a Military Permit. Please do not fret, as your reliable travel agency, we will help you organize all the permits required in Tibet.

Chinese Group Visa

When entering Tibet from Nepal, you do not need a Chinese visa in advance. You can obtain the Chinese group Visa at the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu. According to current regulations, the Chinese group visa application can only be applied for by presenting your original passport and takes at least 3 business days. Therefore, we have planned 4 days stay in Kathmandu.

These are the fees for the Chinese group visa in Nepal:

US passport holders: US$175 for regular application (4 business days required) and US$185 for express application (3 business days)
Other nationalities: USD 70 to USD 170 for normal requests (4 business days required) and USD 90 to USD 180 for urgent requests (3 business days). The cost here depends on your home country.

Please submit us your original passport with two passport-sized photographs so we can apply for your Visa on your first day in Kathmandu.

Tibet visa/Tibet Travel Permit

A Tibet Visa or Tibet Travel Permit is mandatory to visit any place in Tibet including Mount Kailash. The Tibet Tourism Bureau is responsible for issuing this visa. Please book our Kailash Mansarovar tour in advance at least one and a half/2 months in advance so we can obtain this permit on your behalf on time.

After reserving this trip with us, please provide us with a scanned copy of your passport and photographs. We will then proceed to apply for the Tibet Travel Permit which is issued within 8 to 10 days.

The permit includes all your trip information including your name, travel dates, duration, and itinerary.

Foreign affairs permit

Mount Kailash is one of the sensitive and remote regions of Tibet for which we also need to obtain a Foreign Affairs permit from the Lhasa Foreign Affairs Office. For this permit, we need to present a Chinese group Visa, a Tibet Travel permit, and your passport. The issuance of this permit requires 10 to 15 days therefore, we will make necessary arrangements in advance before you land in Nepal.

Aline’s Travel Permit

Mount Kailash is located in the Ngari prefecture of Tibet which is classified as the UNOPENED area of Tibet. Some other districts are also included in the list which as Xigatse, Lhokha, Nagchu, Nyingchi, and Chamdo. When exploring these Unopened districts of Tibet, we need a special permit named Aline’s travel permit issued by the Tibetan Local Public Security Bureau.

The permit is issued only when you reach Tibet and present your original passport, China Visa, and Tibet Travel Permit. Since this is an on-site permit, it takes only a few hours to process. Our local Tibetan guide will assist you in obtaining this permit once you are in Tibet.

Military Permit

The Chinese Military is responsible for overseeing the administration of the unopened districts in Tibet including Ngari where Kailash is located. While visiting these districts, we therefore need to obtain a Military permit in advance. Your passport, Chinese Group Visa, and Tibet Visa are the documents required to apply for this permit. The issuance of this permit typically takes 10 to 15 days so we will apply for the permit in advance.

Special permit for Indian Nationalities

The rules for the issuance of the permit for Indian Passport holders are slightly different from other countries. The Foreign Office of the TAR or Pilgrim Center often seeks to certify the Indian pilgrimage to Tibet. The Foreign Office of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), the Tibet Military, the Tibet Border Guard Corps of the Armed Police, and the Public Security Department of the Tibet Autonomous Region are the concerned authorities to issue the permits for Indian Pilgrims to Kailash.

Due to COVID 19 pandemic, the Kailash Yatra was temporarily closed for Indian Pilgrims. But the Yatra has been reopened for the pilgrims of Indian passport holder for 2024. But they can travel to Kailash via Lhasa or Kerung or via Helicopter from Nepal. The process to obtain the permits are similar as to the foreign nationals traveling to Kailash from Nepal.

Food and accommodation

As your reliable travel companion in Nepal and Tibet, we strive to take care of all your logistics during Kailash Yatra via Kerung. We will see to your food, accommodation, Transportation, and drinks during the entire trip to Kailash.

During your stay in the capital of Nepal, we offer three-star accommodation in the tourist center of Kathmandu on a sharing basis. If you want to indulge in comfortable accommodation with a single room, please inform us when booking your trip with us. We will facilitate your stay at a minimal additional cost. A tasty healthy vegetarian breakfast will be provided every morning in Kathmandu. Lunch and Dinner are excluded as there are multiple options available in Kathmandu.

As we begin our Kailash Yatra, we will ensure your stay in the best available 3-star hotel in Kerung and Saga that offers rooms with private bathrooms and hot showers. But after Saga, the accommodations are often simple guesthouses with rooms equipped with 4 or 5 beds like dormitory style. In the busy season, we may have to spend nights in the tent.

We offer pure hygienic vegetarian meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the Yatra. Hot drinks with tea or coffee will accompany your every meal and fresh seasonal fruits will be offered after dinner every night.

During Kora, our kitchen crew will prepare pure fresh vegetarian meals for you and if necessary will also pack your lunch. There may also be some small restaurants along the route in tents where you ay taste basic Tibetan food such as Tibetan soup noodles, fried rice with vegetables, potatoes, and Chinese fried vegetable dishes.

Transportation

We offer private airport pick-up and drop-off services in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, we will drive you to your hotel in a car, bus, van, or jeep (based on group size). we will also drop you off in the same way on your last day in Nepal.

When you stay in Kathmandu for 4 days, we will organize an exclusive sightseeing tour for you with a private vehicle, driver, and tour guide. At the start of the trip, a private vehicle will take you to Ghatte Khola, and Kerung. As you enter Tibet, a luxury private bus will take you to your hotel and drive you around to other destinations as per the itinerary.

As our journey comes to and, we will drive back to Kathmandu from Kerung via Syabrubesi. If you wish to avoid the long road trip, helicopter fight from Timure will be an additional option but at an extra cost.

Age Restriction

Starting from 2024, the Tibet Tourism Bureau has recently made an important decision not to issue permits to travelers above 75 years of age. They will not be eligible to obtain permits for visiting Tibet. In addition, the age limit for Indian Citizens entering Tibet from Indian government agencies is 18 to 70 years of age.

Why choose us for your Mt. Kailash Yatra?

We are the Nature Explore Trek, your trusted travel companion located in the heart of Kathmandu. With our expertise, we have been proudly organizing the Kailash Yatra via Kerung for over two decades. We have an incredible team of experienced and certified Nepali and Tibetan Local guides who with a deep understanding of the local culture, history, and environment will lead your journey to Kailash.

Our team of travel consultants, drivers, marketing specialists, advisors, and porters both in Nepal and Tibet closely work together to provide you with a truly remarkable and spiritually uplifting travel experience.

We also take care of all your logistical needs, from processing permits to arranging transportation, accommodation, meals, and drinks.

We also promise to make the necessary changes till you feel it right.

Give us your trust once, and we promise we will together create such memories that will last a lifetime.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Kerung-18 Days FAQ'S

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What is the Kailash Yatra via kerung ?

Kailash Manasarovar yatra via kerung is one of the remarkable journeys to the abode of god shiva and mata parvati. Generally it takes 11 nights 12 days in total from border to return border. The highlights of this yatra are good darshan of mount kailash and taking bath in the holy lake Manasarovar. During this journey you will have a good experience, reach the high altitude and visit the Kailash -Mansarovar lake once in your lifetime.

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Which route is best to visit Mount Kailash ?

Best route to visit to the mount kailash is via the Kerung border from Nepal side as Lhasa flight is not resume post covid. The Kerung is a short and accessible overland route that takes you to the abode of shiva and Parvathi mata.

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How much does it cost to visit Mount Kailash ?

Generally the cost starts from USD 2450 per person in big groups and if you want to do the private small group and then roughly cost is USD 2800 to 3100 per person. Also the price depends on which route you are planning to visit mount kailash. If you plan to go via the Kailash yatra via Lhasa,Tibet from Nepal and then cost will be slightly higher as you have to buy the airfare from Kathmandu to Lhasa and return to Kathmandu.

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How Many days are required to visit Mount Kailash?

Normally it takes 16 to 17 days via the Kerung border including the visa process in Kathmandu and Via the lhasa it takes 18 to 19 days as it is slightly longer then Kerung route including the visa process in Kathmandu and sightseeing in Lhasa, tibet and other cities in Tibet.

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How far is Kailash from Nepal by driving from Kerung border?

From Kathmandu to Lake -Manasarovar distance is 1125 KM in 5 to 6 days drive from Kathmandu to Mansarovar lake. But you will not drive at the same day ,along the way you will stay overnight at Syabrubesi, Kerung,Tibet , Saga, and finally you will reach at the Manasarovar lake and next step is to mount kailash parikrama another 4 more days and return to Kathmandu.

 

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Which tour operator is best for Kailash Yatra from Nepal

Well, there are 100s of local agencies who want to organize the kailash yatra,but among that number approx 7 to 10 companies are very successful and trusted companies based in Kathmandu for a long time. Among them Nature Explore Trekking Pvt.Ltd also one of the successful and trusted travel companies  providing this service since 2015 under the professional sherpa team. Before the company was established our team has been working with top level Kailash Yatra  operators. So, the nature explore trek team is one of the trusted, honest and reliable travel agencies who can fulfill your dream to visit Kailash -Mansarovar lake.  

 

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How Many Days It Takes to Complete the whole Kailash Parikrama ?

Generally, it takes 3 days to complete the whole parikrama. In total 52 kilometers ,1st day 14 km including 5 km drive from Darchen to Tarbuche (Yamadawar) ,and second day 22 km and 3rd day 16 km including driving back to Darchen where you started your Parikrama. Second day is longer than the 1st and 3rd day. But if you plan to visit the north face of mount kailash and then it takes 4 days to complete the whole parikrama.

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Kailash south inner kora open for touirst ?

Yes, it is open for entries to visit south korea of mount Kailash , but it is challenging , and very long day hikes to reach the south face and come back to darchen at the same time since the tibet government is not allowed to spend overnight at south face. Before you plan to visit the south face of mount kailash you have to talk with your tour operator from Lhasa or Nepal accordingly you can arrange your time and itinerary.

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Where do we sleep during the mount kailash parikrama?

During the kailash parikrama you will sleep at the basic guesthouse and our sherpa team will cook the food for you.

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What types of Accommodation is available during the kailash yatra ?

In kathmandu before and ends of the Yatra you will stay at Hotel and guesthouse at Nepal -Tibeti friendship bridge – border and while you are traveling in Kailash Tibet some cities such as Darchen, Kerung and Saga will provide Hotel,but In Manasarovar lake, Dirapuk , Zutulpuk will be provide basic guest house as there are no other alternative options to book better hotel since the chinese governments not allowed to build big Hotel.

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How far is the Nepal Border to Kerung village ?

From the border to tibet kerung village it takes 1 hrs drive since the road is smooth and wide. Kerung village is the first Tibetan village of this Yatra.

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How far is Mount Kailash from Mansarovar lake ?

Well , it is not far from Mansarovar lake to mount kailash. From Mansarovar lake you can see the mount kailash view and in distance it is approx 60 to 70 km

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How many killometers in total mount kailash parikram ?

The total Kilometers of kailash parikram is 52 km and 3 days walk and shortly drive before and endsof the parikrama.

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How far is Lhasa to Mount Kailash ?

Mount Kailash is loctaed weast from Lhasa, a capital city of Tibet. by drive it is 3 full day drive and aproxmetly 1350 km. you can also go to mount kailash by flight to Aali from Lhasa. by flight less then hours to reach Aali and drive to Mount Kailash area.

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How long is drive from Kathmandu to Kerung border ?

From Kahtmandu to Kerung border it is 8 to 9 hours by drive Bus/Jeep including lunch break and some short toilet stops along the way- 175 km. if you are not comfortable for the long bus ride then then altranative option you can also go by helicopeter (30 minutes).

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How to get Kerung border from Kathmandu ?

From kathmandu to border here are two different options like by drive or by helicopter flight. by drive it takes one full day and by helicopter 30 minutes. between Kathmandu to Border in Nepal side the road condition is not very nice specially in the moonsoons months such as from June to september. if you are not comfortable in long bus ride and then you can also go by helicopter.

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9 - 12 Pax
US$ 2950
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US$ 2700
16 Over
US$ 2450

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