Kailash Yatra by Bus from Kathmandu - 14 Days

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra considered as one of the most pious Hindu Pilgrims at the same time is witnessed as the ‘most difficult’ for one to reach at the abode of Lord Shiva for absolute salvation. However, with Kailash Mansarovar landcruiser tours, the difficult terrain of Kailash Manasarovar becomes easy and accessible with the modern road infrastructure at Nepal as well as Tibet containing adequate services of the modern transport system. This 14 days’ long trip filled with spirit of adventure begins from Kathmandu.

The trip flags off from Kathmandu with a scenic drive to Kerung in Tibet crossing Nepalese border at Rasuwagadhi. On reaching Kerung, you will be facilitated with a Landcruiser that is intended to make the task of driving on long Tibet route simpler and easier. Later on, arrive at Kailash Mansarovar where you will be blessed with the holy bath and Parikrama to accomplish your spiritual journey before returning to Kathmandu.

Kailash Mansarovar Overland Yatra Itinerary
01 Day

Arrive Kathmandu

Arrive at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport where you will be welcomed and greeted by our Tour representative and from there, he/she shall provide you an assisted transfer to your pre-booked hotel (3 stars or equivalent) for staying overnight on twin/triple sharing basis.

Distance covered : 0 kms,   Altitude : 1334 m ,   Meals Included : Veg Dinner

02 Day

Kathmandu Temple Visit

Have some luscious breakfast at your hotel and then it’s the time for you to experience the spiritual beauty of Kathmandu since you will be visiting the two most important temples Pashupatinath Temple and Budhanilkantha Temple (Sleeping Vishnu) for the worship of Lord Vishnu and Shiva respectively. Once done with the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, come back to your hotel have some lunch and take rest. At evening, be a part of the short briefing by our representative on Kailash Yatra and also you will be introduced to all your group members. Stay overnight at your hotel. (Meals included: Veg Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Optional: In case you are interested, you can also book an hour Mountain flight that will operate next morning at around 6:30 pm and is going to take you over the scenic views from World’s highest Mountain peaks. In case you have booked it then you will have to wake up by 5:30 am and our representative will come to pick you up and assist your transfer to the domestic airport.

Distance covered : 30 kms,   Altitude : 1400 m ,   Meals Included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

03 Day

Drive Kathmandu to Dhunche or Shyabru Besi

Wake up, have some tasty breakfast and then head towards Dhunche or Shyabru Besi through a bus ride. Despite of it not being a very long distant drive, it will be taking much time for you to reach Dhunche since the road and traffic conditions are unfavourable at many spots. On your arrival at Shyabru Besi, check-in at your pre-booked hotel/lodge and stay overnight there.

Distance covered : 126 kms,   Altitude : 3200 m ,   Meals Included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

04 Day

Drive Dhunche /Shyabru Besi to Keyrong via Rasuwagadhi

Once done with the breakfast at your hotel, drive to reach Rasuwagadhi that is a Nepalese border and is located 15 kms away from Shyabru Besi. Complete the immigration formalities there and then cross the border for reaching China’s side from where you will be driven towards Keyrong in a highly comfortable Chinese bus guided by the Tibetans. You will be accompanied by the Nepalese Sherpas loaded with the food and water all through the way. Afterwards, arrive at Keyrong, check- in at your pre-booked dormitory styled accommodation and relax for the day. You will be served with hot tea/coffee by our kitchen crew once they are done with the setup of their kitchen. Meanwhile, you can either take some rest, walk around the hotel vicinity or do some shopping in the nearby market. Dinner will be served by our crew at around 7-8 pm and afterwards, you can go to bed.

Distance covered : 125 kms,   Altitude : 4130 m ,   Meals Included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

05 Day

Free day at Keyrong (Kerung) for acclimatization

Today you will be acclimatizing for the whole day in order to adapt the environment as well as the weather conditions in Tibet. Also, in order to warm up your body, out tour manager will be organizing a short hike for you in and around Keyrong. Apart from this, you can also opt for spending your day in your accommodation while chanting Bhajan or Katha all day long.

Distance covered : 0 kms,   Altitude : 3700 m ,   Meals Included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

06 Day

Kerung to New Dongba via Saga

Enjoy a decent breakfast at your stay and then drive towards New Dongba. But firstly, you will be reaching the huge and bluish lake Pieko –Tso spotted on the way and spend some serene time there. Once done, continue your drive and pass amidst the beautiful settlement Saga. By that time you will witness a gradual change in the surrounding views leading to the visibility of beautiful Tibetan high plains. Further, stay intrigued in your drive and ultimately reach New Dongba. Stay overnight at dormitory styled guesthouse/lodge.

Distance covered : 355 kms,   Altitude : 4626 m ,   Meals Included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

07 Day

Dongba/New Dongba to Lake Manasarovar

Today, we will be heading towards the pristine Lake Manasarovar and thus, this day holds much importance. Commence your day at around 7:30 am with some light breakfast and then you will be starting your drive to reach Lake Manasarovar. Give a midway halt before Mayumla Pass (4900 m) in order to complete some permit formalities and have lunch. On its completion, continue with your drive and cross the Mayumla Pass as well as the Paryang County. From the shore of Lake Manasarovar, you shall have the first view of the spiritual Mount Kailash. But before moving on towards your guesthouse/camp at Lake Manasarovar you will have to stop for some minutes and spend some time while praying and chanting Bhajan until we complete some permit formalities there. On the completion of this process, you will be driven towards your accommodation at Chiu Gompa (the decision of whether you will be travelling in our vehicles or in the local buses shall completely depend upon the permission of the local authorities). Majority of Lake Manasarovar’s Parikrama (70%) will be completed today and the remaining part shall be done by you when you will be returning from the Kailash Trek. Have some mesmerizing views of Lake Manasarovar and engross in its divinity while having the glimpses of Mount Kailash from there. Apart from this, you can also opt to explore the Chiu Gompa Monastery that would be situated nearby your dormitory styled guesthouse.

Distance covered : 370 kms,   Altitude : 4599 m ,   Meals Included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

08 Day

Lake Manasarovar to Darchen

Wake up as per your comfort today and then we will be searching for a perfect place to take a holy dip in Lake Manasarovar. A shower tent meant for the ladies to change their clothes will be facilitated by us nearby Lake’s bank and apart from this, we can also arrange a puja if you are interested in a satisfactory price. Once done with the holy dip, puja and lunch you shall then indulge in a drive to reach Darchen. While being on your way, you are surely going to witness a panoramic view of the Lake of Devil Rakshas Tal that is located at Lake Manasarovar’s other side. Darchen is the base camp from where you will be flagging off Mount Kailash’s circumambulation (Parikrama) and on reaching this place, you have to check-in at a dormitory styled guesthouse for an overnight stay. After that you are free to spend some luxurious time, either you can do some shopping in Darchen’s markets or just take some rest in your room.

Optional trip: On special request, we can arrange an Ashtapad excursion trip for our clients in which they shall be trekking right from Darchen and reaching Ashtapad, then returning back in case there is no transport facility permitted by the local authorities of China. Thus, this trip is based directly on the permissions from local authorities and direct payment to the Tibetan guides

Distance covered : 40 kms,   Altitude : 4731 m ,   Meals Included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

09 Day

07 kms drive to Yam Dwar. Start Parikrama to Dirapuk– 12 kms / 5 hours trek

Have some delicious breakfast and then head towards Yam Dwar/Tarboche / Sersong through a scenic drive. Before the starting of your trek, you shall have an opportunity to pass through Yama Dwar and those pilgrims who do not want to participate in this trek are going to return back to their guesthouse/lodge at Darchen and wait for other team members (who are participating in the trek) to return from the trek. Those who are interested in hiring a Yak/horse for the trek can do that on direct payment basis and it will be accompanying you throughout the tour. We would recommend our travellers to mandatorily carry packed lunch as well as hot drinkable water to be consumed during the trek. Today’s trek is flat and gradual ascend along through the bank of Glacier River so it will be easy and reach Dirapuk camp comfortably within 5-6 hours. Give a midway halt to eat your packed lunch (Fruits, Frooty, and Chocolates etc). Since, the weather would be very chilly there, we will be quickly checking into our rooms which would be booked in advance by our Tibetan guides. Have some quick tasty dinner and then get into your bed for a comfortable sleep.

Distance covered : 12 kms Trek,   Altitude : 4900 m ,   Meals Included : Light Breakfast, Packed snacks, Light Dinner

10 Day

Trek Dirapuk to Zuthulphuk 22 kms trek/10 hours

Mount Kailash looks its vibrant best when the first sunlight falls on its surface and to see the same, you will have to wake up early morning. Have some breakfast and then start your trek in order to reach the Zuthulphuk camp. This is the toughest trek since it is steep in the starting and thus, you will have to climb up continuously till you arrive at Dolma-La high pass (5630 m) for about 3-4 hours and then till Gauri Kund, it would be steep for another 2.5 hours. After that, continue your walk on a flat base for 2-3 hours making this trek a total of 9-10 hours. During the trek, at Dolma La, you will be visiting Shivasthal comprising of a good number of personal belongings of the people who have visited this place before. Apart from this, there is also the presence of many holy flags in this site. The personal objects have been left by the people because it is assumed that whatever you leave at this place shall be attained by you after your death in heaven.

The pilgrims should mandatorily carry packed lunch as well as hot water along with them during the trek. Give a halt for some lunch after crossing Gauri Kund. You might come across many loose stones as well as bumpy roads, thus there is a need for the pilgrims to walk carefully. For those travellers who are making use of Yak/horse rides shall have to walk for 2-3 hours while coming steep down from Dolma La Pass.

On reaching Zuthulphuk, stay in govt. guesthouse or in fixed tent having fine facilities of bed, bed sheet & warm blanket. The pilgrims shall be staying in a dormitory style there. Have some dinner and go to bed.

Distance covered : 22 kms trek,   Altitude : 5630 m ,   Meals Included : Light Breakfast, Packed snacks, Light Dinner

11 Day

Trek to Darchen and drive to Dongba – 6 hours trek

Today, wake up as per your comfort since today is the last day of the trek. Indulge in a short trek of 2-3 hours and start the same by descending down to Darchen. You will be boarding our vehicles from the midway and then our vehicles shall drive you to Darchen’s guesthouse where your other group mates (non-participants of the trek) will be waiting for you for lunch. Once done, drive towards New Dongba with an intention of completing the remaining 30% of Lake Manasarovar’s Parikrama. Then, stay in a dormitory styled guesthouse.

Distance covered : 340 kms,   Altitude : 4600 m ,   Meals Included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

12 Day

Drive Dongba to Kerung

Have some breakfast and then drive to reach Kerung. During the journey, you will be passing through the splendid Saga while driving amidst the bridge lying on the Brahmaputra River. Apart from this, enjoy the mesmerizing views from Shishapangma as well as the Pieko-Tso Lake. Afterwards, you will ultimately arrive at Kerung. Check in at your pre-booked dormitory styled guesthouse/lodge and stay overnight there.

Distance covered : 310 kms,   Altitude : 3700 m ,   Meals Included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

13 Day

Kerung to Kathmandu via Rasuwagadhi

Once done with your breakfast, be a part of the drive from Kerung towards Rasuwagadhi (China-Nepal Border). Complete all the re-entry formalities there and then walk towards Nepal form where you will be escorted to your pre-booked guest house at Kathmandu through an 8-9 hours’ bus ride. Stay overnight at your guesthouse and have dinner there.

Distance covered : 170 kms,   Altitude : 1400 m ,   Meals Included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

14 Day

Departure from Kathmandu

Today, you will be transferred to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport after breakfast and then from there you will be boarding your flight for going back home/onward destination.

Distance covered : 15 kms,   Altitude : 1400 m ,   Meals Included : Veg Breakfast.

Kailash Yatra Dates 2019 for Overland Trip ex Kathmandu

The 14 days’ tour of the Overland Trip Ex Kathmandu commences from Kathmandu and during the journey, the pilgrims are surely going to have a divinity filled experience while passing through the varied pilgrimage spots. Also, explore the Pashupatinath Temple and Budhanilkantha Temple in Kathmandu.

Travel Month Start Date End Date Remarks Your Enquiry
August'2019 26th Aug 08th Sep   Request Booking

Yatra Map 2019 for Overland Trip

Kailash Manasarovar Overland Yatra Cost

Tour Price

Indian National - INR 1,35,000
Non-Indian Travelers - $2390
American Passport - $2490

Trip Details

Duration - 14 Days / 13 Nights
Best Time - May to October
Activity Level - Challenging

Trip Type

Group joining trip with fixed departure dates. Minimum group strength 17 person.

What is Included or Not Included

Arrival & departure transportation in Kathmandu
Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath Temples.
3 nights in 3 Star equivalent hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with all veg meals
Return transfer to Nepal-China border by local bus.
Tibet Portion: accommodation in guesthouses on sharing basis in dormitory style
Pure vegetarian meals.
Support vehicle for carrying luggage and kitchen equipments
English speaking Tibetan guide & Nepali tour leader supported by cook & helpers
First Aid kit with the group and Oxygen cylinders in Tibet side
Necessary permit Langtang and Kailash region.
Normal Tibet/China visa fee to visit Kailash.
Kerung border tax
Yak to carry kitchen equipments during parikrama
01 Backpack bag, 01 Duffle Bag and 01 Wind Cheater complimentary
Yatra completion certificate

Air ticket to Kathmandu and back, extra cost for additional stay, food & transport in the any delay due to weather conditions or unforeseen reasons, evacuation expenses in case of emergency, travel insurance, riding yak/horse, porters for parikraama, any expenses of personal nature, urgent visa fee, GST 5%, etc. Our package cost does not include any other item which is not listed in the above list of inclusions. We do not bear any liability for any other expense occurred during the trip and the same will be payable by the travelers on their own.