Kailash Manasarovar Via Lhasa (Tibet)
To accomplish ultimate spiritual satisfaction and sanctity to accomplish an urge of absolute salvation visiting Kailash Mansarovar through Lhasa is reaching to the Mount Kailash is amidst scenic and picturesque locations. One of the most easiest and simpler way to reach Kailash Mansarovar Lhasa offers an exclusive and luxurious mean to complete Manasarovar Yatra. Flying over the Mount Everest and reaching Lhasa and afterward carrying the trip from metallic road till reaching the Manasarovar while enjoying the sightseeing beautiful views and sites of Tibet- The Land of Dalai Lama, however, is an experience of lifetime for a pilgrim.
Kailash Manasarovar Via Lhasa (Tibet)
INR 2,25,000 / $ 3600
||16 days / 15 nights
Day 01 : Arrival Kathmandu
Arrive at Kathmandu airport to start your tour to Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. Assisted transfer at the airport to the hotel. Enroute take a stop at Pashupatinath Temple – the abode of Lord Shiva. Overnight stay will be at Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza or Gokarna Golf and Spa Resort or similar.
Distance covered : 0 kms, Altitude : 1400 m , Meals Included : Dinner
Day 02 : Temple visit in Kathmandu
Breakfast in the hotel and then proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhnath Stupa. An optional tour for Muktinath Darshan can be arranged to worship Lord Vishnu. Evening time free in Kathmandu till we arrange your visa for Tibet. Overnight at Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza or Gokarna Golf and Spa Resort or similar hotel in Kathmandu.
The additional cost for Muktinath Darshan by helicopter is approx. INR 20000 per person, on first come/first serve basis subject to group size in multiple of 22. If the weather conditions are not favourable, we shall arrange an excursion to Manokamna Temple (100 km / 3 hrs. one way from Kathmandu) @ INR 1800 per person extra.
Distance covered : 0 kms, Altitude : 1400 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3650 m) 1 hr. 30 minutes flight
After breakfast get transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu to board your flight to Lhasa, Tibet. Upon arrival at Gonggar Airport, Lhasa the group shall meet our local staff / representative who will escort the group to the pre booked hotel in Lhasa. It will take about 2 hours for the group to reach the hotel. Spend the first day free to acclimatize with the altitude as Kathmandu is at 1200 m above sea level and Lhasa is at 3650m. Spend the night at Hotel Brahamputra or Four Points by Sheraton or similar in Lhasa.
Distance covered : 1130 kms, Altitude : 3800 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 04 : Lhasa - after breakfast take a tour of Lhasa visiting Jokhang temple, Barkhor street and Potala palace
Jokhang Temple : This is a huge building structure consisting of three floors and an open roof all dotted with chapels and chambers. The Jokhang Temple has undergone massive additions and reconstructions since the 7th century and particularly during the reign of 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. While parts of the existing temple structure date fromPotala Palace Tibet earlier times, most of the murals are from the 18th and 19th centuries and few statues (with the notable exception of the Joyo Sakyamuni) are older than the 1980's. The temple was sacked several times during Mongol incursions but its worst treatment has been at the hands of the Chinese since their occupation of Tibet in 1959. The Jokhang is the most celebrated temple in Tibet. Because the temple is not controlled by a particular sect of Tibetan Buddhism it attracts adherents of all the sects as well as followers of Bon-Po, Tibet's indigenous religion. Three pilgrimage circuits exist in Lhasa, each directing pilgrims to the Jowo Sakyamuni statue: the Lingkhor, which encircles the city’s sacred district; the Barkhor, which encloses the Jokhang temple; and the Nangkhor, a ritual corridor inside the Jokhang. Every day throughout the year hundreds of pilgrims circumambulate each of these three circuits. Some pilgrims will cover the entire distance by prostrating every few feet, and others will walk slowly, chanting sacred mantras and spinning hand-held prayer wheels. For more than a thousand years millions of pilgrims have trod these sacred paths with devotion in their hearts; this cumulative focusing of intention and love has charged the Jokhang with an enormously powerful field of sanctity.
Barkhor Street : The center of the old Lhasa, Barkhor is a circular street, which is the oldest street in Lhasa and remains very traditional. It is a place where Tibetan Norbulinka Palaceculture, economy, religion and arts assemble and a place to which a visit must be paid. It was said that in the seventh century when Songtsen Gampo, the first Tibetan King (617 or ?-650) who unified Tibet, married Chinese Princess Wencheng and Nepal princess Tritsun. Later Princess Tritsun built Jokhang Temple to accommodate the Jowo Sakyamuni aged 12 brought to Tibet by Princess Wencheng. Barkhor is the road which pilgrims tramped out around Jokhang Temple through centuries. Buddhist pilgrims walk or progress by body-lengths along the street clockwise every day into deep night. They comprise most of Lhasa's floating population.
Potala Palace : PPotala was the winter palace of the Dalailama, which was originally built in the 7th century by the king Sotsen Gampo and rebuilt to the present size by the 5th Dalai lama in the 17th century. Built in the mid-18th century by the 7th Dalailama, Norbulingka, the Jewel Park was the Dalai lama's summer palace, it covers 100 acres with palaces, pavilions and a zoo.
Overnight at Hotel Brahamputra or Hotel Lhasa in Lhasa.
Distance covered : 0 kms, Altitude : 3800 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 05 : Drive to Shigatse (3900 m) - 350 km/ 7-8 hrs.
After breakfast in your hotel visit Norbulinka Palace and take a drive to Shigatse which is the 2nd largest city of Tibet. Built in 1447 by the first Dalailama the Tashillunpo Monastery in Shigatse is a very important monastery in China as it is known as seat of the Panchan Lama. Night stay will be at Hotel Shigatse or Hotel Manasarovar or similar in Shiagtse.
Distance covered : 270 kms, Altitude : 3800 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 06 : Drive from Shigatse to Saga (4640 m).
Early breakfast in the hotel and continue drive to Saga. The drive is quite long today. Packed lunch will be served by our representative en route. On arrival check into Hotel Saga or equivalent for dinner and overnight stay.
Distance covered : 447 kms, Altitude : 4640 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 07 : Saga to Paryang / New Dongba
In the morning after breakfast drive towards Paryang or New Dongba. Upon arrival night stay will be in guesthouse.
Distance covered : 230 kms, Altitude : 4558 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 08 : Paryang / New Dongba to Manasarovar Lake
Today is the day for the lifetime that you are going to have Darshan of the Holy “Mt. Kailash & Lake Mansarover” - day's program as usual, after breakfast at around 8 am , we drive through Mayum - la pass ( 17000ft ). - the highest point of the driving. On the way pack Lunch. Upon Arrival at Mansarovar we have to change our transport and use Chinese Govt Bus for Kailash Mansarovar Region. Mansarovar Parikrama by Bus. (125 KM approx) Overnight at Mansarovar in Dormitory Guest House.
Optional trip : We arrange Asthapad excursion trip from Darchen on request but please be inform that one should trek from Darchen – Asthapad – Darchen, if there is no transport service permitted by Chinese authorities in this area. The trip to Astpad is subject to permission of local authorities and on direct payment basis to Tibetan Guides).
Distance covered : 277 kms, Altitude : 4600 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 09 : Mansarovar - Darchen to Dehrapuk (12 km trek)
After Breakfast Drive around 1 hrs to Darchen. Ashtapad excursion can be done at extra cost, then continue drive to Dharboche Yamdwar Darshan & Start Parikrama of Mt. Kailash will start Trekking. Today is the first day of your Kailash Parikrama where you have to Trek for about 6 to 7 hours. You will visit North Face of Mt Kailash and touching the feet of Mt. Kailash (Charan Sparsh). Reach Dehrapuk 16300ft Overnight stay – Lodge. Those who do not wish go for Parikrama can go back to Dharchen after Pooja O/N stay at Dormitory Guest House.
Distance covered : 82 kms, Altitude : 4910 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10 : Dirapuk to Zhulthulphuk by trek (18 km)
This day is very sensitive and we have to pass Dolma-La Pass, which is 5250 Mtr. The most Difficult Journey throughout the Yatra-trek up to the 18,600ft. The weather in unpredictable in Doma-la Pass and at any time snowstorm can fall. But you can touch the Kailash parvat. So we try to start our journey as early as possible. In route we can have Darshan of Gaurikund but it is very difficult to go and touch. Overnight stay at Zuthulphuk in Guest House 3- 4 pax dormitory accommodation.
Distance covered : 18 kms, Altitude : 5600 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11 : Zuthulfuk to New Dongba
We will trek around 8 kms and reach to the point where the Coach will be waiting for us drive to Horachu Mansarovar and later drive to New Dongba for overnight stay.
Distance covered : 320 kms, Altitude : 4558 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12 : New Dongba to Saga
Today after breakfast we will drive towards Saga. Upon arrival check into the hotel / guesthouse for overnight stay.
Distance covered : 230 kms, Altitude : 4640 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13 : Saga to Shigatse.
After breakfast we will be leaving Saga and drive back to Shigatse rest of the day at leisuer. Upon arrival check into the guesthouse / hotel in Shiagtse for overnight stay.
Distance covered : 447 kms, Altitude : 3800 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14 : Shigatse to Lhasa
Morning after breakfast drive back towards Lhasa and stay overnight in hotel.
Distance covered : 270 kms, Altitude : 3800 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15 : Lhasa to Kathmandu by flight
Transfer to Airport and fly back to Kathmandu. Evening at leisure stay overnight in Katmandu.
Distance covered : 1130 kms, Altitude : 1400 m , Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 16 : Fly back to home
Today after breakfast checkout from the hotel and get transfer to Kathmandu international airport to board your flight back to home.
Distance covered : 0 kms, Altitude : 1400 m , Meals Included : Breakfast
The tour cost for Mount Kailash Manasarovar Yatra from Nepalgunj for 2017 is as below:
Trip Duration : 16 Days / 15 Nights
Travel Type : Kailash Yatra Via Lhasa
Yatra starting point : Kathmandu, Nepal
Yatra finishing point : Kathmandu, Nepal
Mt. Kailash Elevation : 6,638 meters
Highest point on trek : Dolmala Pass (5,600 meters)
Peak season : May, June August and September
How to register for kailash mansarovar yatra
If you are interested in joining one of our Kailash Yatra group please follow the process mentioned below
STEP 1 If you have questions, please fill Enquiry Form or send us email at To check availability of seats in our group, please fill Yatra Booking Form or send us email at email@example.com
STEP 2 Upon finalizing your dates and other information with our office, please send scanned copy (coloured copy) of your passport via email at or firstname.lastname@example.org (Please note the passport must be valid for minimum 6 months from the date of yatra)
STEP 3 Send advance payments to our office.View payment options
Important Remarks : While you request booking with us you confirm having read and accepted the Terms of Bookings with us as mentioned on our website and on ‘Yatra Registration Form’ .
Passport & Visa
Indian Passport Holders
Nepal portion - Indian national does not require a passport or visa to travel to Nepal. A valid identity card (voter ID card) is acceptable by Nepal Immigration to give permission to Indian nationals for travelling in Nepal.
China/Tibet portion – A valid passport, visa and a special permit to visit Kailash region is mandatory for Indian nationals willing to undertake the yatra. Please send a scanned copy of your passport to our Delhi headquarters for obtaining China Visa and Tibet Permit for Kailash Manasarovar Yatra.
Foreign Nationals and NRIs
Nepal portion - A valid passport and Visa is mandatory for all foreign nationals and NRIs (Non-resident Indians) to enter Nepal. Nepal immigration offers Visa on Arrival facility at Kathmandu airport against all valid documents and visa fee.
China/Tibet portion – A valid passport, visa and a special permit to visit Kailash region is mandatory for all foreign nationals and NRIs (non-resident Indians) willing to undertake Kailash Yatra. Please send a scanned copy (coloured) of your passport to our Delhi headquarters and also carry a coloured copy of your passport alongwith 2 passport size photographs upon arrival at Kathmandu airport.
It is strictly advisable and is mandatory to carry a valid Travel Insurance covering medical expenses, emergency evacuation expenses, additional stay and food expenses etc for traveling to Kailash region. Our trips does not include the price of Travel Insurance and it is the sole responsibility of the pilgrim / traveler to ensure that he/she is adequately insured for the full duration of the trip. For more details please read Terms of Bookings carefully
We require a valid copy of health certificate of the pilgrims issued by his/her physician mentioning that the pilgrim/traveler is in perfect condition to undertake yatra to Mount Kailash at a height of above 15000 feet and above. Medical certificate is not the responsibility of ours and we do not take any liability of any health issue. All expenses for medical treatments, evacuation, hospitalisation, embulance etc are to be paid by the traveler only. For more details please read Terms of Bookings carefully.
Additional Important Information for Heli trip to Kailash Manasarovar
Based on our experience, we are hereby mentioning about unpredictable climatic disturbance in heli trips to Kailash which is a common factor of heli trips to kailash mansarovar. We operate trips in regular fixed wings flights between Nepalgunj to Simikot and regular helicopter service between Simikot and Hilsa. This tripis dependent on the operation of those regular flights/helicopter and is completely weather permitted. We are sharing with you herein below tentative information about the additional expenses which may incur on you during the trip in unforeseen circumstances such as weather conditions, political closure, strikes, riots, technical failures etc.
Know about Nepalgunj – This is a small town at India-Nepal border (200 kms from Lucknow) with more facilities and infrastructure. All flights to Simikot depart from here only. Nepalganj and Simikot are not connected by road hence flight is the only option. Flights from Nepalganj to Simikot are the small aircrafts operated by local airline. Even in minor climatic disturbance these flights gets delayed or cancelled for safety reasons and it is totally at the description of the local authorities and flight operators. We do not bear any liability for such delays and/or cancelations.
Know about Simikot – Simikot is a very small hill settlement in Nepal and a point of air connection between Hilsa and Nepalganj. Simikot is better place in terms of living climatic conditions and service standard, as compare with Hilsa. The flight connectivity between Nepalganj to Simikot and Simikot to Hilsa is totally depending on weather conditions, which is beyond our control. In the event of climatic problems, flight cancelations, flight delays or any other unforeseen situation our team will help you in managing accommodation, food and other services which will be on direct payment basis.
Know about Hilsa – Hilsa is a deserted border town in Nepal, close to China border from where pilgrims enter to visit Kailash Manasarovar. In the event when the pilgrims get stuck at Hilsa due to climatic conditions, flight delays etc the facilities of accommodation, food, medical etc are very limited. Longer delays are also expected in rare cases as faced in May trip. Managing with the best available resources is the only option we get at Hilsa and discomfort is very obvious at this place especially if the hault gets longer than expected. The accommodation at HIlsa is in backcountry style and available food will be very basic (rice, noodles, soup, local water etc).
The unpredictable weather conditions and other limitations with the flights operating between these sectors mentioned above, sometimes causes short or long delays in onward and/or return journey to/from Kailash Manasarovar, making the situation little tough and we only can wait for our turn to get the flight to next destination.
Alternatively, there are few privately operated helicopters with capacity of 06 seats and 24 seats who offer their charter services for emergency evacuation and they charge as below:-
Nepalganj to Simikot (one side)
05 seat Helicopter – USD 4000 each helicopter / one side fly
22 seat helicopter – USD 15000 each helicopter / one side fly
Simikot to Hilsa
06 seat Helicopter – USD 1800 each helicopter / one side fly
18 seat helicopter – USD 5500 each helicopter / one side fly
Hilsa to Simikot
06 seat Helicopter – USD 1500 each helicopter / one side fly
15 seat helicopter – USD 15000 each helicopter / one side fly
strong>Simikot to Nepalganj (one side)
06 seat Helicopter – USD 4000 each helicopter / one side fly
24 seat helicopter – USD 15000 each helicopter / one side fly
We are a tour operator and we work under agreement with various airlines, hoteliers, transport agencies and other local service providers in India, Nepal and China. We therefore do not take any responsibility of additional expenses incurred due to any unforeseen circumstances and weather conditions. Our liability is to provide services as mentioned in the list of inclusions of our tour package, assistance of our team for evacuation and arrangements of accommodation, food etc. But all additional expenses incurred due to such situation will be payable by the traveler only