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 Mansarovar via Lhasa Itinerary
01 Day

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 5 Star Hotel.

Distance covered : 0 kms,   Altitude : 1400 m ,   Meals Included : Dinner

02 Day

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

03 Day

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

04 Day

Lhasa - after breakfast take a tour of Lhasa visiting Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street and Potala Palace

Have breakfast and then head towards the sightseeing of Lhasa. Today, you are going to explore the Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street as well as the Potala Palace. Firstly, visit the Jokhang Temple that comprises of three floors accompanied with an open roof and some beautiful chambers as well as chapels. Once done, now is the time for you to indulge in the exploration of Lhasa’s oldest and highly traditional street i.e. the Barkhor Street. The street is considered to be an assembling hub of the Tibetan Norbulinka Palace culture and economy. On its completion, the last sight is the Potala Palace that is witnessed as Dalai Lama’s Winter Palace that is 400 metres having some sloping stone walls. After this, your sightseeing of Lhasa comes to an end and then, return back to your accommodation and stay overnight there.


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

05 Day

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

06 Day

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

07 Day

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

08 Day

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 Asthpad 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 : 40 kms,   Altitude : 4731 m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

09 Day

Trek to Dirapukh (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 Dirapukh.

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

10 Day

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 : 22 kms,   Altitude : 5630 m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

11 Day

Trek 08 Kms to Darchen, drive to Prayang(4600m) – 340 Kms/8 Hrs drive

This is our last trek day and we have to make short trek about 2-3 hours so we wake up in normal time and begin trekking to descend Darchen town. Bus will pick us before Darchen, upto where the road is accessible and drive to guesthouse at Darchen where our other group members are waiting. Take veg lunch there and then we straight continue are drive to Prayang by completing the remaining course(approx.30%) of Lake Manasarovar parikrama by vehicle. Relaxed time and stay at guesthouse in Prayang or Dongba.

Distance covered : 430 kms,   Altitude : 4487m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner(pure veg),    Accommodation Style : Guesthouse stay in dormitory style

12 Day

Prayang to Saga (4487m) – 232 Kms/4-5 hrs. drive

Have your leisurely breakfast at the guest house continue your drive to Saga. Enjoy scenic drive and reach Saga in the afternoon. Free time to relax and/or to explore the local markets and natural beauty around Saga. Stay will be in the hotel/guesthouse.

Distance covered : 448 kms,   Altitude : 3843 m ,   Meals Included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

13 Day

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

14 Day

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

15 Day

Fly to Kathmandu

16 Day

Fly from Kathmandu



Yatra Dates 2019 via Lhasa - 16 Days

The Kailash Manasarovar Yatra via Lhasa having a tenure of 16 days is one of the most favoured tour packages for reaching the hub of utmost spirituality Mount Kailash. Not only Kathmandu will be explored but also Lhasa is going to steal your heart with its pious sights filling up your days with abundant memories.

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Yatra Map via Lhasa - 16 Days


Kailash Manasarovar Yatra via Lhasa - 16 Days Cost

Tour Price

Indian National - INR 2,45,000
Non-Indian Travelers - $3800
American Passport - $3900

Trip Details

Duration - 16 Days / 15 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

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

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%)