Mount Kailash Tour from Nepal 2025/2026 17 Days

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17
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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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Duration

17 days
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Destination

Tibet
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Trip Difficulty

Difficult

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5630 m/18471 ft
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Group Size

2-30 Pax.
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Activity

Trekking, hiking & Sightseeing

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Accommodation

Hotel in Kathmandu, Lodge during the trek
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Meals

Veg.Breakfast,Lunch &Dinner
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Vehicle

Private car/bus/jeep during the trek

Overview of Mount Kailash Tour from Nepal 2025/2026

Are you restless? Do you feel tired and have lost the meaning of life? Then pack your suitcase quickly, and join our Mount Kailash Tour from Nepal where you can find inner harmony both in splendid isolation or in the company of religious pilgrims who are also on a journey to the spiritual realm of Kailash.

The famous Mount Kailash tour from Nepal is also known for its combination of natural beauty with strong bioenergy. Performing various practices along its sacred grounds is believed to help you to be reborn on an energetic and spiritual level and find the desired harmony.

Standing alone at 6638 m like a silent watcher in Ngari of western Tibet, Mount Kailash is surrounded by layers of secrets and deep mysteries. Regarded as the center of the Universe and the connecting bridge between heaven, Man, and earth, Mount Kailash is considered the holy residence of Lord Shiva (God of destruction and rebirth) by the Hindu devotees. Accordingly, he resides here with his wife Goddess Parvati, and children Kartikey and Ganesh.

The mountain has four sides that face the four directions of the compass. According to Vishnu Purana, each side represents the face of Lord Shiva. And, as the sun sets, the shadow cast by the mountains reveals the Swastika symbol on Kailash which in Hinduism is the symbol of auspiciousness, luck, and the infinite cycle of the universe.

Therefore, this is the sacred land where you can feel the blessings of Lord Shiva and his family. Visiting this place, you can attain spiritual purification and protection.

On the other hand, for the followers of Buddhism, Mount Kailash is the holy abode of Chakrasamvara or Demchoka Buddhists and for the Jains, it is the site where their first Teacher/Master Guru Rishavadeva achieved nirvana.

It is precisely for this reason, that Mount Kailash has been the destination for pilgrims of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Bonism for thousands of years. Every year, thousands of pilgrims/yatris/devotees come to Kailash to circumambulate the mountain in a clockwise direction except for Bonism who circumnavigates in an anticlockwise direction.

This 53 km long three-day journey is called Kora by Tibetans and Parikrama by Hindus. For them, it is not only walking around Kailash, but it is also a religious and spiritual awakening journey that purifies one’s soul and wash away sins leading pilgrims to salvation or nirvana.

However, the Mount Kailash Tour 2025/2026 will be incomplete without the Parikrama of Lake Mansarovar. The sacred lake lies at the foot of Kailash at an elevation of 4485 m. A thin line separates it from Rakshastal the Devil’s Lake. The shape of Lake Mansarovar resembles the sun while the Rakshastal shape resembles the moon.

For faithful, Lake Mansarovar is the creation of the Lord Brahma’s (God of creation) mind thus the name Mansarovar. Its blue and emerald waters are regarded as a symbol of absolute purity that possesses remarkable healing qualities and the ability to purify one’s soul from all mortal wrongdoings.

For the believers, by performing Parikrama around Lake Mansarovar, your wishes will be fulfilled. It will also grant eternal liberation to the souls of our departed ancestors, freeing them from the perpetual cycle of life and death. It is also believed that those who purify themselves by bathing in the holy lake water can directly access the divine abode of God.

In relation to our upcoming Mount Kailash Tour in 2025/2026, we will embark on a 17-day journey to Mount Kailash with a night stay at Lake Mansarovar. Early morning after Puja and Homa at the shore of the lake, we will drive around it by bus and begin our Parikrama around Kailash from Darchen for four days.

Additionally, in our Mount Kailash Tour from Nepal, we have taken an additional step to provide a unique experience for our pilgrims. We have secured a special permit for those Yatris who desire to trek to Charan Sparsha and physically touch Mount Kailash.

Our Yatris can also visit Atmalingam, Saptarishi cave, and the Ice Lingam. The route is called the Inner Circle or Inner Kora of Kailash. Undertaking both Outer and inner Kora, you will have Darshana (Sacred Visual) of the Western, northern, and southern faces of Kailash.

However, if you are a skeptical trekker and a non-believer, eagerly seeking an adrenaline rush amidst the magnificent landscapes, then our Mount Kailash Tour in 2025/2026 will be the perfect adventure for you.

Mount Kailash is a spectacular natural wonder, unique and unattainable, and an example of natural beauty. And, the Kora trek offers you a unique chance to climb the massive Drolma La Pass at 5630 m traversing along the rocky Tibetan terrain. Additionally, exploring the Inner circle of Kailash presents a challenging glacial and icy trail that will push your limits.

You will also have the opportunity to see some rare and uncommon wild animals on this trip such as wild donkeys, Tibetan antelopes, yaks, and black-necked cranes, especially in rivers or grassland areas along the way.

So, intrigued are you? If so, book our Mount Kailash Tour 2025/2026 now or join us on our current Mount Kailash Tour from Nepal and experience the charm of the sacred mountain in person. Together we will go to Kailash and unveil its mysteries.

Mount Kailash Tour 2025/2026

We are delighted to introduce the Mount Kailash Tour 2025/2026, an extraordinary opportunity for a transformative spiritual journey. We want to ensure you don’t miss out on this life-changing experience, therefore, we have opened an early booking for this tour for the upcoming years of 2025 and 2026.

We warmly welcome all Yatris whether you are a beginner or an experienced traveler, whether you are exploring alone or with your loved ones. Even if you have already undertaken this journey previously, we encourage you to join this tour again so you can have a fresh perspective on life.

Our upcoming Mount Kailash Tour 2025/2026 is an affordable tour package that includes everything you need to have a worry-free journey to the realm of Shiva. From cozy accommodations to comfortable transportation, tasty vegetarian meals and drinks, permits and Visa costs, entrance fees, and authorized experienced guides and skilled drivers- we have everything covered for you.

We ensure you receive an enhanced level of protection and assistance throughout our Kailash tour. Our goal and motto is to ensure your expedition is both safe and comfortable, while also providing a meaningful experience.

Our highly experienced team of local guides and drivers have undertaken this extraordinary expedition countless times. They have therefore intimate understanding of the terrain, rules, and guidelines.

In addition, they have received extensive training in altitude sickness and first aid treatment, and they are well-prepared for any unforeseen circumstances. In the event of any urgent circumstances, they are well-equipped to take immediate action.

So trust us, put your faith and confidence in our services, and choose us for your future Mount Kailash expedition from Nepal in either 2025 or 2026.

Mount Kailash Tour from Nepal

In addition to the Kailash overland tour via Kerung, there are also two more alternative routes available for those seeking a Mount Kailash tour from Nepal in 2025/2026.

The first option is the journey to Mount Kailash via Lhasa from Kathmandu and the second alternative apporach to Kailash is Helicopter tour via Nepalgunj and Simikot.

Overland tour from Kathmandu to Mount Kailash via Lhasa from Kathmandu

The option of the overland tour to Kailash via Lhasa will allow you to know Kathmandu and Tibet in-depth and offer ample time to adapt to the altitude for a few days before approaching Kailash.

After your arrival in Kathmandu, you will spend a few days here while waiting for the Chinese Group Visa and necessary permits. During the waiting period, you will explore the Kathmandu Valley to learn its mystical secrets.

After obtaining the Chinese Visa and necessary permits in Kathmandu, you will fly to Lhasa where you will stay for two days getting used to these conditions and enjoying its extraordinary cultural heritage.

From Lhasa, you will travel past Gyantse, and Shigatse to the Kailash region to redeem your sins by circumambulating the mountain. The route follows the same from Darchen till it culminates at Darchen again via Dirapuk and Zhutulpuk monastery.

Kailash Helicopter Tour via Simikot

If time is short and you have a strong desire to complete the Kailash tour, the Kailash Helicopter Tour via Simikot will be an ideal option for you. With an internal flight to Nepalgunj, you will be boarded in a helicopter from its airport and fly over Simikot to reach Hilsa.

The road forward will then drive you along the ancient trade routes, traversing through the marvelous gorges of the Himalayas, before you enter the vast Tibetan landscape. Darchen town will be on the horizon from where you will circumnavigate the sacred Mountain like other pilgrims.

After completing the Kailash Parikrama, you will drive to Taklakot and fly back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj.


Highlights of Mount Kailash Tour from Nepal 2025/2026

  • Discover the rich cultural, spiritual, and architectural heritage of Kathmandu
  • Drive through the scenic Nepali trail to Syabrubesi, surrounded by mountains
  • An opportunity for a holy bath with the waters of Lake Mansarovar and a chance to perform a special ritual on its shore
  • Perform the Yatra around the Lake
  • Exploration of Chiu Monastery and bath in its natural hot spring
  • Undertake the Outer and Inner Kora of Kailash and gaze at its northern, and western faces of Kailash along with a short Darshana of its southern face
  • Behold the spectacle of vast Tibetan Highlands, plateaus, and mountains along with the possible encounter with its rare wildlife

Itinerary

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

Om Namah Shivaya! Namaste! Tashi Delek! We and Kathmandu like to welcome you at TIA and drive you to the comfortable hotel we have booked for you. Enjoy the first sight of the icy mountains along the drive.

After checking in at the hotel, our tour guide will meet you and introduce you to other Yatris undertaking the same journey as you. Then he will collect your passport and photo necessary for obtaining the Tibet Travel Permit and Chinese Group Visa. Three working days are needed to obtain the required paperwork.

In the evening, get the first taste of a tasty vegetarian meal and rest for the first adaptation to the Asian atmosphere.

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1300m/4265 ft
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Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Hotel

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Day 02 Visiting the famous Pashupatinath Temple followed by a Puja

Early morning, our tour guide will organize a first group meeting in the hotel lobby. You will get to know each of your group members and details about the Mount Kailash tour from Nepal.

Our guide will then take you to the Chinese Embassy where you have to submit your fingerprints for biometric registration. After completing the formalities, we will then head to the religious Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath. If possible, we will take part in the morning arti then perform a Rudravishek of lord Shiva and pray for the success of our Kailash Parikrama.

We will then visit more of the surroundings along with a tour of Guheswori Temple. After the tour of the Pashupatinath complex, we will return to our hotel for lunch.

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1300m/4265 ft
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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

We will dedicate this day to visiting the most culturally interesting places in the city of Kathmandu. We will visit Boudhanath, the largest stupa in Nepal, from where Kathmandu shows itself in its uniqueness and beauty. Here we will have our lunch, then we will move to Swayambhunath (popularly known as Monkey Temple) located on the top of a hill with beautiful views over Kathmandu.

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

We will obtain our Chinese group Visa and necessary permit today which will be collected by our team as your representative. Meanwhile, we will go for a temple excursion of Budhanilkantha (sleeping Lord Vishnu) located 10 km away from the capital at the foot of Shivapuri Hill.

If time allows, we may also go for a worship in Doleswor Temple of Lord Shiva known to be the part of Kedarnath Temple of India.

We will then check our equipment, and pack our bags to get ready for the start of our Mount Kailash tour from Nepal. If you lack anything, please inform our guide who will help you in buying or renting the missing items.

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1300m/4265 ft
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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 after breakfast, we will leave Kathmandu and drive by jeep or bus along the roaring river of Trishuli to reach Syabrubesi. The beautiful winding mountainous trail will lead us through the charming villages of Rani Pauwa and Dhunche with fantastic views of Ganesh, Manaslu, and Langtang mountains.

Shortly, we will find ourselves in the enchanting village of Syabrubesi in the Rasuwa district of Nepal close to the Chinese border. Some may spend the night here but we will drive a little further downhill to reach Ghatte Khola so we will save some driving time tomorrow.

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Duration

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

We will depart for Kerung town of Tibet today after breakfast. Driving along the gorgeous and well-kept Friendship Highway, we will enjoy the beautiful panorama along the route. As we arrive at the Nepal-Tibet border, the check post here will inspect our permits and visas. Then our Nepali team will leave us and the Tibetan counterpart will welcome us and drive us to our Kerung/Kyirong/Gyirong lodge.

We will have an entire day tomorrow to explore the beautiful Kerung town. Today, please rest in your room for accurate adaptation to the high-altitude air.

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Duration

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

We will sleep in for a bit today and enjoy the later breakfast in the serene atmosphere of Kerung. Later, we will set out to discover one of the ancient monasteries of Pakpa (dating back to the 7th century AD) nestled in the center of Kerung. One of the remarkable features of the monastery is the statue of Bhrikuti- a Nepali daughter wedded to a Chinese King.

Then, we will wander around the vibrant streets and markets of Kerung. The town boasts a large number of restaurants offering Tibetan, Nepali, Muslim, and other international delicacies.

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

After breakfast, we will continue our route through the Tibetan plateau which, in itself, is a gift. We will delight in the enchanting beauty of Tibet, wandering through colorful landscapes with passing mountains, dunes, and high snowy mountains like Shishapangma and Gauri Shankar.

We will cross the mountain passes of Thong La and La Lung Passes and the route then follows the magical lake Peiku Tso. En route, we may take a break to explore the temples and caves where Tibetan saint Milarepa is said to have been meditated.

The route forward will take us over the Brahmaputra River and shortly we will be at the Saga town. It is a very popular stopover towards Mount Kailash. From here you will be joined by many travelers arriving from Nepal for the pilgrimage to Kailash.

We will stay in a guest house, and from this point on the accommodations are more basic.

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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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Lodge

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Day 09 Drive from Saga to Lake Manasarovar, (alt. 4485m), (500km, 7-8 hrs)

We will continue the trip by following the course of the Brahmaputra river. We will visit the Dargyeling monastery and pass through the small village of Old Dzongba.

The trail further will lead us to the Horchu River Valley where the Chinese military base will examine our permits. Then, we will move further past Paryang and overcome the prominent Mayumla Pass, at 5211 m altitude above sea level.

We will drive for two more hours, reach Lake Mansarovar, and get the first sighting of Mount Kailash. We will circumnavigate Lake Mansarovar early morning the next day.

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Duration

7-8 hrs
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4485m/14714 ft
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Lodge

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Day 10 : Puja and Drive to Darchen (4664 m.) 40km, 1 hour

Probably at dawn, after a holy ablution with the holy water of Lake Mansarovar, we will drive by bus around the Lake in a clockwise direction. The Lake is said to have created from the mind of Lord Brahma which he disposed of on Kailash for devotees. For the nature enthusiast, the sunshine from the lake shore is more than impressive.

Then, we can explore the surrounding marvel of the Lake which includes a visit to Chiu Gompa monastery, the place where Guru Rinpoche ended his venerated days, and the Swastika Mountain (Gurla Mandhata).

It’s time we continue our journey towards Darchen- a small town located at the foot of the Kailash and the site from where the intense Kailash Kora/Parikrama begins. The 40 km short distance will be covered within an hour.

Darchen offers basic supplies needed for the Kailash Yatra along with the facility of renting yaks, horses, or helpers. If you also like to hire their services, please inform our guide so he can arrange for their services this afternoon. They need to be pre-booked before the Yatra as in the Kailash tour season, they will be in high demand.

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1 hrs
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4664m/15301 ft
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Lodge

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Day 11 Drive from Darchen to Tarboche (5km) and Trek to Dirapuk (4,950m), (14km) for 5-6 hours.

Today we will reach the Dirapuk monastery after passing through the gate of Tarboche or Yamdwar also known as the Valley of Gods. Our trek today marks the first day of Kailash Yatra and the path is pretty comfortable constituting steady climb and gentle progress.

We will leave Darchen and start walking in a clockwise direction along with numerous pilgrims and Tibetan natives. Our path will wind along the western slope of Kailash and follow the ridge which blesses us with the momentary Darshana of the Kailash’s southern face.

We will then come across an arch or gateway adorned with colorful flags which are freshly put every year in the Saga Dawa Festival celebrated by Tibetans around April. The Gateway at 4,740 meters is known as Tarboche by Tibetans and for Hindus, it is the Yamadwar guarded by the Lord of Death Yama himself allowing only the purest souls to pass through.

Those Yatris who have appointed the porters or horses will be met the locals at Yamdwar from where they can continue the Parikrama on horseback.

Adjacent to the Gateway is the ancient Tibetan sky burial place. Moving further, we will overcome several ups and downs and reach the Dirapuk Monastery which is the perfect vantage point that offers us the Darshana of Northern Face of Kailash. The beautiful Kangkyam glacier will also emerge in front of our eyes.

The accommodation from here on will be very rustic resembling the dormitory style where we have to share a room with other fellow Yatris.

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Duration

5-6 hrs
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4,950m/16240 ft
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Day 12 Exploring the North Side of Mt. Kailash Inner Kora

Undertaking the Inner Kora of Kailash is a challenge in itself and obtaining the necessary permits adds to the difficulty. However, we have successfully managed the Inner Kora possible for you.

Kailash Inner Kora is a shorter route but more demanding due to the glaciers and icy terrain. however, faithful believe those who complete the Inner Kora will attain deep self-realization, purification, and enlightenment. Local Tibetans undertake the inner Kora after completing the Outer circumnavigation of Kailash 13 times.

We will continue our trek today along the northern face of Kailash and hike towards Charan Sparsha from where we will reach the foot of the sacred mountain and physically touch and feel its holiness. Kindly note that this part of the trek is very challenging and adventurous at the same time. Therefore, you must be physically and mentally prepared for the Inner Kora.

If you are not able to continue forward after Charan Sparsha, you can still contemplate the glorious view of Kailash up close. After completing the Inner Kora, we will return to our accommodation in the Dirapuk Monastery.

Those Yatris who couldn’t continue for the Inner Kora can wait in the Dirapuk monastery and explore its surroundings.

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

Today marks the third leg of our Kailash Parikrama which is the most challenging and long as we will confront the mighty Drolma La Pass to reach ZhutulPuk monastery.

We will therefore march before dawn and move towards Jarok Donkhang. Then, the route climbs uphill towards the mysterious Shiva Tsal cemetery – the ancient sky burial site of the Tibetans. Pilgrims leave behind their old remnants (Can be any old items: old clothes, a drop of blood, lock of hair, etc) to shed away their past lives and negative Karma making the way for the spiritual transformation.

We will also leave behind our old items and progress to climb the Drolma La Pass- the holy home of Goddess Tara/Drolma or Goddess Parvati.

The huge mass of vibrant prayer flags dancing in the wind are the welcoming site at the top of the Pass. As we climb down from the Pass, we will come across the sacred Gauri Kunda Lake recognized as Tso Tuksche by the locals at an elevation of 5608 m. The Lake is associated with Goddess Gauri or Parvati who is said to have birthed Lord Ganesh on the lake shore.

Devotees often fill the bottle with its sacred water to later cleanse their homes and offices. Further down, the Axe of Karma greets us which is believed to free us from negative karma.

The rocky terrain will next lead us to the ZhutulPuk monastery translated as Cave of Miracles. According to the legend, Milarepa performed several miracles here. Our accommodation is situated opposite side of the monastery where we will rest for the night.

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Duration

9-10 hrs
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5630 m/18471 ft
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Day 14 Zhutulpuk to Darchen, (Alt. 4445m) and drive back to Saga 7 to 8 hours drive

Today is our last day of the Kailash Parikrama when we will walk only for 2 hours to reach Darchen completing the ring. The walk is easy in a suggestive Valley with incredible views of the sacred mountain omnipresent throughout the route.

At Darchen, our vehicle will be waiting for us to take us back to Saga. It’s a long journey taking us about 8 hours till we check in at the lodge. Along the drive, get the final Darshana of Lake Mansarovar and Chiu Monastery.

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Duration

7-8 hrs
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4445m/14583 ft
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Day 15 Drive to Kerung (270km) 4-5 Hours. (alt. 2950m)

We will start the day with a drive in a jeep or bus along the Peku Tso crossing the high Thong La and La Lung Passes once again to reach Kerung, a famous religious and historical place.

Enjoy a cultural show in the evening with a delightful tasty farewell dinner presented to you by our Tibetan crew members.

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Duration

4-5 hrs
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14583m/47844ft
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Day 16 Drive Back to Kathmandu 8 hours

We will cross the Nepal-Tibet border once again this time to enter Nepal. On the Nepal side, our Nepalese team will welcome us once again and drive us back to Kathmandu via Syabrubesi.

Enjoy the evening in the urban setting of Kathmandu and walk through the familiar streets of Thamel and Basantapur.

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8 hrs
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Day 17 Departure

You will take a flight back home today. Our service is not concluded yet, we will accompany you to TIA three hours before your departure time and see you off. We hope we have delivered more than what you have expected.

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Inclusion/Exclusion

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 vegetarian 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.

Trip Information

How does our journey begin?

Since the procedure to enter Tibet takes three working days, you will stay in Kathmandu for those days and take a trip with an interesting visit to Kathmandu and its valley.

After receiving the permits, you will then drive to Kerung via Syabrubesi where you will stay for a day to acclimate to the Tibetan atmosphere. Next, you will begin a road trip to Mount Kailash passing through Saga.

Arriving at Kailash, you will also stop at Lake Manasarovar, one of the most sacred lakes in Buddhism and Hinduism. Then, you will drive to Darchen from where the Outer and Inner Kora of Kailash begins for 4 days.

After completing the Kailash circumnavigation, you will return to Nepal through Kerung and Syabrubesi of Rasuwa district.

Best Season

Choosing the right time is crucial for the Mount Kailash Tour from Nepal. Generally, in terms of temperature and weather, April to the first half of October is the most ideal season. During this period, the temperature in Tibet gradually rises, with warm days like summer and slightly cool nights, making the temperature suitable and comfortable.

It is particularly worth mentioning that the Saga Dawa Festival probably during April, May, or June is also a great time to go to Mount Kailash. The temperature might be slightly cooler, it is not too cold and is suitable for hiking. At the same time, it is not yet the rainy season in Tibet, the sky is clear and the visibility is good.

In addition, the locals regard this month as an auspicious month. Tourists can take this opportunity to celebrate this grand traditional festival with the locals, feel the strong cultural atmosphere, and deeply experience the charm of Tibetan culture.

For Hindu believers on the other hand, full moon days of (May, June, July, August, and September (Jesth, Srawan, and Bhadra ) are luckiest dates for Kailash pilgrim to remove the sins, and negative karma of our past lives.

From late October to February, the temperature in Tibet gradually decreases eventually reaching minus degrees accompanied by high-speed winds that lead to the closure of the mountain trail till April of the next year.

Difficulty

The Mount Kailash Tour 2025/2026 is going to be an arduous journey presenting physical and mental challenges for both tourists and pilgrims. The high altitude, thin air, narrow and rugged trails, and omnipresent cold add to the challenge.

During the Mount Kailash tour from Nepal, within a few hours, you will travel from the low plains of Kathmandu to the high elevation of Kerung. From here on, the altitude keeps on increasing as you progress in your journey.

Additionally, during the Kailash Parikrama, you will overcome the challenge of an average altitude of 4500 m and cross the Drolma La Pass at 5630 m- the highest point of this circumambulation.

The conditions along the trek during Kora though have improved compared to the past but they are still relatively limited compared to other cities in Tibet, so this circumambulation is not going to be an easy experience.

However, if you are well-trained and well-prepared, it is not difficult to successfully complete the Kailash Parikrama. As your trusted partner in Nepal, we will do our best to provide you with the most comprehensive support.

We will provide you with the professional support of our local experienced guides and drivers who will ensure your safe arrival at the sacred mountain and lake. Our guides possess extensive pilgrimage experience, and so they are familiar with the terrain.

In addition, they have received professional training to deal with altitude sickness that may occur during the trek, ensuring that you have the best support during your trip to Mount Kailash.

Preparation and Training

Our upcoming Mount Kailash tour 2025/2026 will take you on a road journey most of the time except during the Kailash circumambulation period of four days. The availability of renting horses and hiring helpers have made the kora quite comfortable still you will be traversing in the high-altitude zone of Tibet where the oxygen levels are significantly lower.

Additionally, crossing the challenging Drolma La Pass and undertaking the Inner Kora demands extra caution. Therefore, advanced physical and mental preparation is needed for this journey.

We suggest you do aerobic exercises such as jogging or brisk walking to help improve your cardiovascular fitness and endurance. This is very important for coping with the relatively low oxygen content in high-altitude environments.

Also, do stretching exercises regularly, especially for the legs, back, shoulders, and neck. This helps to enhance the body’s flexibility and relieve muscle tension caused by hiking. In addition, do strength training such as squats and planks to strengthen the legs and back.
By doing these physical exercises in advance, you will better adapt to the hiking environment of Mount Kailash, reduce physical fatigue, and complete the hiking pilgrimage of Mount Kailash more safely and easily.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness will be the major concern for our Mount Kailash tour from Nepal. Within a span of a few days, you will transition from the low plain of Kathmandu to the higher elevation of the Tibetan plateau.

Some people can adapt to this transition with a day while some may need 4 to 5 days to adapt. According to our previous experiences of Mount Kailash tours from Nepal, most Yatris have adapted to the high-altitude air within 3 to 5 days.

Considering these factors, our team has designed this program to allow a gradual increase in altitude providing you ample time to rest and enjoy the sights of Tibet.

Still, altitude sickness is something that we cannot predict so we suggest you follow some precautions to prevent its occurrence. Please hydrate yourself by drinking plenty of fluids and water, walking slowly, and not racing.

If you feel headache, nauseated, dizzy, panicky, and short of breath, please report your situation to our guide in time, and he will get you proper treatment as soon as possible. You can take the Diuretic medicine Diamox or the Tibetan herb Hongjingtian to reduce symptoms.

And please choose an experienced and professional travel team like us who will create an itinerary suitable to your needs, and physical capability with a focus on proper acclimatization.

Visa Preparation

China keeps on implementing new rules and guidelines to maintain control over the entry of foreign nationals into their nation. Currently, for the Mount Kailash tour from Nepal, we need a Chinese Group Visa, a Foreign Affairs permit, Military Permit, a Tibet Travel Permit, and Aline’s travel permit.

As your local travel agency, we will be responsible for obtaining the Tibet Visa and Chinese Group Visa on your interest. Our Tibetan counterpart will handle the obtaining of other permits in Tibet.

Kindly note that the Tibet Travel permit, Chinese Group Visa, and other essential permits are only issued if you book your Mount Kailash tour with an authorized travel and trek company like us.

Once you book this tour, and you arrive in Kathmandu, we will initiate the process for the Visa application as your presence is a must in the Chinese Embassy for biometric registration.

We also like to inform you that both the Chinese Visa and Tibet Travel permits are issued for a group which means there is only one document for all group members and everyone in the group must leave China at the same time.

Mount Kailash is nestled in one of the sensitive regions of Tibet- the Ngari prefecture. To gain access to such a sensitive region, we therefore need the Military Permit and the Foreign Affairs permit issued by the Chinese Military and the Foreign Affairs Office of Tibet respectively.

It is obligatory to present a Tibet Travel permit, Chinese group Visa and your passport to secure these permits. The processing for the permit requires approximately 10 to 15 official working days, so we will make the necessary arrangements as soon as we receive the Tibet Travel permit and Chinese group visa.

The Tibetan Local Public Security Bureau office will be responsible for issuing Aline’s Travel Permit on-site after the presentation of your Visa and permits.

Please note that China has lifted the ban on Indian travelers entering the country, which was put in place after the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, there are some ongoing political and border issues between China and India because of which China has imposed a new set of guidelines for the Indian passport holders who tend to enter China via Indian Government agencies.

Tibet Border Guard Corps of the Armed Police, Tibet Foreign Office, the Public Security Department of Tibet, and the Tibet Military are separate bodies that will authorize their entry into China.

As for those Indian Nationals who enter Tibet via Nepal and book such tours with authorized Nepali travel agencies, the Visa and permit guidelines are the same as for other nationals.

Food and accommodation

In our Mount Kailash tour package from Nepal, we have taken care of every logistical detail so you can fully immerse yourself in your tour. During your stay in Kathmandu, we will arrange accommodation in a standard hotel with rooms to be shared in pairs between travelers of the same gender.

If you wish to enhance your stay in Kathmandu, kindly let us know at the time of booking your trip.

During your travel in Tibet, a comfortable hotel will be your accommodation till Saga. When making a pilgrimage to Mount Kailash, the accommodation is usually in the temple guesthouses along the way.

The first is the Dirapuk Monastery Guesthouse, from which you can see the amazing sunrise over Mount Kailash. The second is the Zhutulpuk Monastery Guesthouse, which is another important resting place on the way to the mountain.

These temple guesthouses provide accommodation for pilgrims and tourists. Although the room facilities are simple and each room usually has multiple beds, it can provide you with a relatively comfortable and warm resting place.

If all rooms in the monastery guesthouse are occupied, our team will set up a tent for you on the monastery premises.

Throughout the journey, we will serve you vegetarian meals three times daily along with hot beverages and fresh fruits. When undertaking the Kailash Kora, the food options will be based on the guesthouse menu, which primarily offers simple Tibetan food.

Common food includes tsampa, Tibetan butter tea, and egg-fried rice. If you are not used to Tibetan food, instant noodles, biscuits, and other food will also be sold at the supply points along the way.

In case of camping, our kitchen crew will cook delicious vegetarian meals for you and will also provide you with packed lunches during the long day of the Kailash Kora trek.

Transportation

In terms of transportation, we offer you a private vehicle as your mode of transport during the Mount Kailash tour from Nepal. We provide airport-to-hotel and hotel-to-airport transfers on your arrival and departure days in Kathmandu. For the Temple visits of the capital, private transport with a tour guide and skilled driver will be organized.

As the tour starts, a private bus, car, or jeep will take you to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu and back. On the Tibetan side, a comfortable tourist bus or jeep (depending on the group size) will be provided for the journey to Darchen.

The Kailash Parikrama begins from Darchen, and if necessary, you have the option to hire the services of a porter or a horse. Kindly note the cost of horses and porters are excluded on your own.

Once the Parikrama is completed, private transport will be at your disposal for your return to the hotel in Kathmandu.

Age Restriction

The Tibet Tourism Bureau has implemented a new regulation starting in 2024, which limits the age of pilgrims participating in the Mount Kailash tour from Nepal. Yatris aged 75 and above will no longer be eligible for the Tibet Travel Permit due to health considerations. Additionally, Indian nationals must be within the age range of 18 to 70 in order to join the Kailash tour.

Mount Kailash Tour from Nepal 2025/2026 FAQ'S

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Can I skip the Inner Kora if I am not able to continue further?

Yes, if your health doesn’t allow you to continue to the Inner Kora of Kailash, you can wait for the rest of the Yatris (who have undertaken the Inner Kora) in Dirapuk.

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Yes, if your health doesn’t allow you to continue to the Inner Kora of Kailash, you can wait for the rest of the Yatris (who have undertaken the Inner Kora) in Dirapuk.

Yes, its peak is covered with white snow no matter the seasons change. Lake Mansarovar will however be melted from April to early October. In winter, the water remains frozen.

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Is there a hot shower available during this trip?

Yes, till Saga you will have the privilege of a hot shower and internet connection. After Saga, the amenity may be unavailable.

Q

Is insurance needed for the Mount Kailash Tour 2025/2026?

Yes, insurance is and will be obligatory for the Mount Kailash tour from Nepal as the tour will take you to the vast altitude of the Tibetan plateau where the climate is harsh and unpredictable.

Therefore, you must have insurance that can cover the emergency helicopter evacuation when needed. In addition, ensure your insurance also helps you cover the medical expenses, extra days stay in Nepal or Tibet, luggage loss, etc.

Q

Can I take a tour of Mount Kailash by helicopter?

If it means you can fly over Mount Kailash like in Everest, then no. Kailash is a sacred mountain for many and it is not allowed to either climb Kailash or fly over Kailash. But you can take a helicopter ride to Hilsa and circumnavigate the Kailash on a 3-day Kora trek from Darchen

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Is there communication available during the Kailash tour?

Yes, you can use the Chinese mobile networks which works perfectly well even during the Kora trek.

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