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Kailash Mansarovar via Lhasa

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra via Lhasa - 16 Days

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 Yatra Via Lhasa

2,25,000 / $ 3200

Date - 18th September 2018
Duration - 16 days / 15 nights
Trip code - MH/FD/KY/125
Activity level - Challenging
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Day 01 : Arrival Kathmandu for Kailash Yatra

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 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Breakfast in the hotel and then proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Temple, Jal Narayan Temple (also known as sleeping Vishnu temple). One can also visit famous Thamel market on its own. In the evening a short trip briefing session shall be organised for the travelers for useful tips and guidelines on Kailash Yatra via Lhasa.

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. Upon arrival at Gonggar International Airport 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 : 3660 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 : Potala 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 or similar in Lhasa.

Distance covered : 0 kms,   Altitude : 3660 m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05 : Drive to Shigatse (3843 m) - 270 km/ 5-6 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 : 3843 m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06 : Drive to Saga (4487 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 : 4487m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07 : Drive 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 (90 kms approx) Overnight at Mansarovar in Dormitory Guest House.

Distance covered : 390 kms,   Altitude : 4600 m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08 : Drive to Darchen.

After Breakfast drive around 2 hrs to Darchen. Stay at Darchen in your hotel and prepare for the trekking of Mount Kailash.

Optional trip : We arrange Asthapad excursion trip from Darchen on request but please be inform that one should trek from Darchen – Asthapad – Darchen, as 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). One additional night stay at Darchen is required

Distance covered : 30 kms,   Altitude : 4731 m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09 : Trek to Dhirapuk (12 km trek, 4-6 hrs)

From Darchen further proceed to Tarboche and from Yam Dwar start your first day parikrama / circumambulation of Mt. Kailash . Today is the first day of your Kailash Parikrama where you have to trek for about 6 to 7 hours. You will start trek from the South face of Mount Kailash and after the first day trek you will reach the North Face of Mount Kailash. Reach Dehrapuk 16300ft and overnight stay in a lodge. Those who do not wish go for parikrama / circumambulation can go back to Darchen after visiting Yam Dwar only and stay in the hotel. For trekking group night stay will be in the lodge at Dhirapuk.

Distance covered : 22 kms,   Altitude : 4909 m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 : Trek to Zuthulpukh (22kms, 8-10 hrs)

Wake up early morning and start your day with magestic darshan of Golden Kailash. As the sun rises in the East the majestic Mount Kailash changes its colour which is perhaps the most beautiful moment to capture in your eyes and camera. Later start second day trekking to Zuthulpukh. This day is going to be the toughest day of the trip as we have to pass through the highest point of the trip Dolma-La Pass (5630 mtr). The trek near Dolma La is rocky, slipery and steep upward then down. After crossing Dolma La you will witness the holy Gauri Kund (or Parvati Kund). Continue further trek to Zuthulpukh for night stay in the lodge.

Distance covered : 26 kms,   Altitude : 5630 m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 : Drive to Saga

After breakfast the 8 kms easy trek and a short drive will bring you to Darchen where those who did not perform the parikrama are waiting for you. The group will then drive from Darchen to Saga for overnight stay.

Distance covered : 430 kms,   Altitude : 4487m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 : Drive to Shigatse (Xigatse)

After breakfast we will be leaving Saga and drive back to Shigatse rest of the day at leisure. Upon arrival check into the hotel in Shiagtse for overnight stay.

Distance covered : 410 kms,   Altitude : 3843 m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 : Drive to Lhasa

Morning after breakfast drive back towards Lhasa and stay overnight in hotel.

Distance covered : 270 kms,   Altitude : 3600 m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 : Fly to Kathmandu

After breakfast drive to Lhasa airport from where you board your flight back to Kathmandu. Your Kailash Manasarovar Yatra via Lhasa comes to an end as you from to Kathmandu with those everlasting memories.

Distance covered : 1130 kms,   Altitude : 1400 m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 : 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

Kailash Mansarovar Tour Price Details

The tour cost for Mount Kailash Manasarovar Yatra via Lhasa for 2018 is as below:

Instalment Price :
For Indian Nationals: 2,25,000 Per Person
For Foreign Nationals & NRI: USD 3200 Per Person.

Price Includes :
Flight tickets in economy class for Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu sector (fare subject to change)
Transport services as per the itinerary by Jeep/Bus on sharing basis
Support team for Kailash Manasarovar visit
01 day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Support vehicle for carrying food, luggage and other equipments
Yak and Yak men to carry kitchen equipments
Normal Tibet Visa fee
01 jacket on returnable basis
One duffle bag complimentary basis
One Backpack complimentary basis
Yatra completion certificate
Insurance for sherpas and other support team

What is not Included in our package price :
Travel insurance (strongly recommended to carry a valid insurance)
Extra expenses in the cases of any climatic conditions, natural disaster, technical failures, flight delay or cancelations, strikes, riots, political closures and/or any other situation/s beyond our control.
Expenses of personal nature
Yak/Pony charges for parikrama of Mt. Kailash
Or any other item not specified in the list of inclusions above
GST (5%)

Kailash Yatra Information

Highlights :

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)
Season Time : May till 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

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 (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.

Travel Insurance

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

Medical Certificate
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.

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