Kailash and Manasarovar Trip via Nepalgunj

Mt. Kailash, located in far west corner of Tibet is the most sacred peak of Asia. The beauty of the 6700-meter high Mount Kailash, that looks like a symmetrical cone shaped rock capped by pure crystalline ice all the time, is echoed in various mythological and literary works. Dominating the north of the Himalayan Barrier with its spectacular view, the Mount Kailash (or Mt. Kailas) is equally venerated as the holiest pilgrimage site by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Bön-Po. Tibetans regard this mountain as the manifestation of Mount Meru, “the navel of the earth” where founder of Bon religion, Tonpa Shenrab, is believed to have descended from heaven, 

Hindus as the abode of Lord Shiva, Buddhists as the abode of Samvara and Jains as a scared site where their prophet, Rishaba attained spiritual enlightenment. With its four sheer walls, distinctive snow-capped peak, and valleys interspersed with brightly-clad Tibetan pilgrims, Mount Kailash or Kang Rimpoche (‘precious snow-peak’, as known by the Tibetans) is an awe-inspiring sight. Four great rivers of Asia: the Karnali, the Indus, the Sutlej and the Brahmaputra (Tsangpo) originate from here. A three-day trek (Parikrama or Kora) around Mount Kailash over a 5630 meter Drolma La (pass), clockwise for Buddhists and Hindus, and anti-clockwise followers of the ancient Bon religion, is said to erase the sins of a lifetime.

To complete the Kailash Pilgrimage one should bath in the sacred Lake Manasarovar, stunningly set on the Tibetan plateau bordered by the majestic Gurla Mandata. 


Since, the trail to Mt. Kailash leads through the remote areas in Tibet therefore, it is requested that one should not expect luxury during the trip to Mt. Kailash but, we will try our best to make comfortable trip for our valued guests with the help of our experienced crew membes.

Itinerary is subject to change without prior notice due to unavoidable circumstance such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow fall, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, delay issue of permit and visa, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurred thereof shall be borne by the clients on the spot.


Detailed Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu:

Receive upon arrival in Kathmandu airport and escort to the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Tribhuvan International airport

Tribhuvan International airport



Kathmandu:(While your visa to Tibet being processed, you can proceed for sightseeing tours)

AM: Proceed on sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath & Boudhnath stupa:

Pashupatinath temple:One of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world, Pashupatinath lies in the bank of river Bagmati. The two-storied pagoda houses a sacred lingum, or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. Although the temple dates back to the 4th century, it was brought into its present shape in the early 18th century. The temple is most noted for its gold-plated roofs and silver-coated doors. Sadhus and sages, who follow the lifestyle of Lord Shiva, are seen covered with ashes and loincloths. The banks of the river Bagmati, is also considered one of the most holiest places in which to get cremated and cremations can be witnessed here. All tourists are requested that respect is shown for the grieving.

Boudhnath stupa:Also known as Khasti Chaitya, Boudhanath Stupa is one of the world's largest stupas. The unique aspect of this great Buddhist monument is that it is set in the octagonal Mandala design. Hundreds of prayer wheels and the 108 images of the Buddha set into the niches around this huge structure make it even more mesmerizing. It is believed to have been constructed in the fifth century and is said to entomb the remains of Kasyap Rishi, a sage respected by both Buddhists and Hindus. Another notable aspect of the area is the presence of about four dozen monasteries around it. It lies some eight km to the east of the city center.

Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu - Nepalgunj:

After having breakfast, we will gather at the hotel premises for briefing on the Kailash trip. Later, transfer to the domestic airport to connect the flight to Nepalgunj. After reaching Nepalgunj, transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at hotel in Nepalgunj.



Nepalgunj – Simikot (3000 m):

After having an early breakfast, transfer to the airport to connect the flight to Simikot. Upon arrival at Simikot, transfer to the resort and later proceed for a short trip to Shiva Mandir.

Overnight at the resort in Simikot.





Simikot – Hilsa (3700 m) – Purang (3800 m)

 After an early breakfast, fly to Hilsa by a chartered helicopter and walk down to the friendship bridge of Tibet and Nepal. After the immigration formalities, drive to Purang.

Overnight at Hotel in Purag.

Purang – Manasarovar Lake (4500 m)

After an early breakfast, drive to Manasarovar Lake. Perform puja after the holy dip at the lake.

Overnight at the Guest House at Manasarovar Lake.



Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash

Manasarovar lake – Darchen – Dirapuk (4760 m) (2 hrs drive and 7 – 8 hrs walk)
Drive to Darchen and further to Yamadwar and from this point your Kora (walk) starts which leads upto Dirapuk.

Overnight at the guest house.

Dirapuk – Dromla La pass (5650 m) - Zuthulpuk (10 hrs walk)
Walk upto Dromla La pass and later upto Zuthulpuk.
Overnight at the guest house.


Mount Kailash

mount scenery

Mount scenery

Zuthulpuk – Mani walls – Purang – Hilsa (3 – 4 hrs walk and 4 hrs drive)
Walk upto the Mai walls and later drive to Hilsa via Purang
Overnight at the hotel in Hilsa.

Hilsa – Simikot – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu.

Fly to Simikot by a charter helicopter and connect flights from Simikot to Nepalgunj and to Kathmandu.

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu..




After an early breakfast transfer to the airport to connect the onward flight.

Tribhuvan International airport

Tribhuvan International airport


Gamow bag, oxygen cyclender & first aid kit for emergence use.

Yak & yakmen to carry trekking equipment and food during kailash parikarma (circumambulation)

During kailash trip, support of highly qualified experienced nepali team leader & sherpa staff with english speaking tibetan guide.

Pashupatinath & boudhanath temple trip

Scheduled fixed wings flight for kathmandu – nepalgunj – Kathmandu/Nepalgunj – simikot – nepalgunj sector.

Charterd helicopter flight simikot – hilsa boarder – simikot.

Room sharing accommodation in tibet, hilsa & simikot with breakfast,Lunch /dinner.

In tibet transportation by private tourist bus as per group size.

Services of pure veg. Indian meals during the trip in kathmandu,Nepalgunj, simikot, hilsa & tibet

Duffel bag /backpack to keep clients baggage for the trip.

Simikot trekking permit / village deplovment fee of the clients.

Nessary permit / landing fee for helicopter.


Any international airfares, Airport tax, Visa fees etc.

Insurances of any kind and any extra cost arises during the trip due to the natural calamities, political disorder or due to any reason which is beyond the control of Yacca Travels & Tours.

Excess baggage charges more than 16 kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in domestic flights

Visa fees

Tips to the Staffs’

Any other services which is not specified in the COST INCLUDES section above.

Expenses of personal nature such as alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages, telephone & laundry bills, camera fees etc.

Photography charges, camera fees and telephone calls.

Personal use of porter / horse (pony) riding cost for kailash parikarma circumambulation.

Any extra cost arises due to unforeseen circumstances, any incidentals and due to force majeure, which is beyond the control of yacca travels & tours.



Trip Booking Regulation:-

* Trip should be booked about 1 month in advance with 20% of the total cost.

* Passport should be validate at least 6 month from the date of trip accomplishment.

* 50% of the total trip cost should be diposited before 20 days of the trip departure date, with color passport copy of client.

* Full payment should be made 15 days prior to the departure to Kailash Mansarovar.

Trip Cancellatiion Policy:-

* Notice of cancellation must be sent to our office well in advance.

* Verbal cancellation will not be entertained.

* Cancellation before 21 days of the trip departure will be charged 30% of the total trip cost.

* Cancellation before 15 days of the trip departure will be charged 50% of the total trip cost.

* Cancellatiion before 10 days of the trip departure will be charged 90% of the total trip cost.

* Cancellation before 7 day or less will be charged 100% of the total trip cost.

Yacca Travels & Tours has the full right to change the dates and cancel the yatra/trip due to any unavoidable circumstances

Risk & Liability:-

Since, Kailash Mansarovar Yatra programs are conducted strictly under the rules & regulations of TTB (Tibet Tourism Bureau), Yacca Travels & Tours will not be accountable for any changes due to change of official rules and laws of tibet or due to any unavoidable circumstances such as Landslide, Road Blockage, Earthquake, Flood, Snow Fall, Political unrest and cancellatin of flight which is weather permissible, sickness and accidents. If any extra cost arises due to above circumstance the cost should be borne by the clients on the spot.    


Do not apply for the Chinese Visa in your country if you are intending to travel to Tibet via Kathmandu (Nepal). If you had applied for the Chinese Visa in your country prior to arrival in Kathmandu, it would be automatically cancelled when we get the Tibet Visa for you here in Kathmandu.

The Chinese/Tibet Visa you get in Kathmandu is a “Group Visa” and is not entered in travelers passports but on a separate sheet of paper - be it one person or a group consisting of two or more persons.

Visa & Entry Procedure:
These are subject to change and depend on whether you join the trip in Kathmandu or China. If you are joining the trip in Kathmandu you will need a multiple entry visa for Nepal which can be obtained either from your nearest Nepalese consulate or on arrival in Nepal.

For Tibet, we organize a group visa, and in order to do this we will need a copy of your passport at least 20 days prior to the commencement of your trip, followed by your actual passport five days before the visa issuing days. If you are entering via mainland China you have to obtain Chinese visa from your home country. Visa regulation in Tibet keep changing please ask us for latest Tibet visa information.

Guide & Accommodation:
Throughout your trip in Tibet you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable Tibetan guide who will not only act as an interpreter but will also provide a valuable insight into the Tibetan way of life.

Transportation in Tibet:
The vehicle in Tibet will be according to the group size and it would be either big comfortable Coach OR a comfortable Coaster which is totally depends upon the size of the group. These vehicles are extremely reliable and will make the journey as comfortable as possible.

Best Time to Visit Tibet:
Despite the high altitude of the Tibetan Plateau, the daytime temperatures are quite mild. Between April and November the average temperature ranges form 15-25 degrees Celsius and the skies are generally clear and blue. From July to August though there can be the odd shower during the day. The nights, however, can be very cold and temperatures can drop below 0 degrees Celsius. During the day, a light shirt or jumper and lightweight pants will be suitable, but a warm fleece or down jacket is recommended for the evenings.

The best time of year for overland tours in Tibet is from April to November and for treks and Mt. Kailash tour from April to the beginning of October.

Vaccination requirements changes frequently, so we suggest you consult your doctor at least 2 months prior to your trip. We also recommend that each person carries a basic first aid kit. The main health consideration in Tibet is altitude related illness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). You may experience some mild symptoms initially, such as headache, lethargy, nausea and difficulty sleeping, but these should lessen within a few days. A supply of bottled oxygen is carried in the vehicle at all times should it be required.

If you have any pre-existing medical condition, please consult your doctor before booking and bring adequate medication for any such condition.

In the case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we believe will not happen; you shall be driven by a land cruiser to nearest Nepal – Tibet border as Nepalese helicopter is not allowed to fly in Tibet. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incur in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before signing for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back in Kathmandu.

Clothing & Equipment:

* Down jacket or warm fleece top
* Thermal underwear (top and bottom)
* Cotton shirts (short and long sleeved)
* Warm and cotton trousers
* Sun polarized sunglasses
* Beanie or warm woollen hat and gloves
* Scarf (to keep out dust as well as cold)
* Sandals (flip-flops)
* Towel
* Sleeping bag (for camping/trekking)
* Rain jacket
* Strong sun cream and lip protector
* Moisturizer
* Water bottle
* Camera (and plenty of film and spare batteries)

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