• Trip Duration
    15 Days
  • Start Point
    Kathmandu
  • Finish Point
    Kathmandu
  • Trip Type
    Group Joining
  • Trip Expense
    2,85,000

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra via Lhasa - 15 Days

The majorly renowned trek to Mount Kailash is continually winning hearts of thousands of pilgrims all over the globe with its utmost spirituality. In order to accomplish a sense of divine satisfaction and enjoy the beauty of nature, travelers visit Mt. Kailash via Lhasa as this route offers some magnificent views of high mountains and other highly picturesque locations. Kailash Manasarovar Yatra via Lhasa is considered to be the most comfortable and an exclusive mean for completing the trail to Kailash Mansarovar. For any traveler or devotee, this trip is a treat for the eyes and soul.



Trip Schedule

14 nights / 15 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu by flight + road

01 Day

Arrival In Kathmandu

On arrival at Tribhuvan international airport, Kathmandu you will be welcomed by our local tour representative and transfer to hotel. At the hotel check into your room and relax for the rest of the time. Overnight stay on sharing basis and veg buffet dinner will be organized at the hotel.

Meals included : Veg Dinner
Max. Elevation : 1400m
Accommodation Style : 3* hotel sharing basis

02 Day

Kathmandu Sightseeing

Wake up early in the morning as today we are visiting few very popular temples of Kathmandu. After breakfast we will our sightseeing early with a visit to Pashupatinath Temple where you can participate in morning aarti is at around 09.00AM. After this we will visit Jal Narayan Temple (Also known as Sleeping Vishnu Temple or Neelkanth Buddha Temple) and Guhyeshwari Mata Temple (one of the Shaktipeetha). Later return to your hotel. You may spend rest of the time at leisure preparing for the next day flight to Lhasa or explore the Thamel market of Kathmandu which is very popular place among travelers for buying useful trekking and adventure gears etc. In the evening, we will have short trip briefing session followed by introduction of all group members. Overnight stay and dinner will be at the hotel.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Max. Elevation : 1400 m
Distance covered : 40 kms within the city / 04 hours
Accommodation Style : 3* hotel sharing basis

Optional tour : One can even book ‘Mountain Flight’ as an optional tour in Kathmandu for this morning. This is an hour flight over world’s highest mountain peaks. The flight departure time is at around 06.30 am

03 Day

Kathmandu To Lhasa By Flight

Have leisurely breakfast in the hotel and then in time you will be transferred to Kathmandu airport to board flight to Lhasa, Tibet. On reaching Gonggar International airport, Lhasa, our local representative will meet you and transfer you to your pre-booked hotel. The drive from Lhasa airport to hotel will take around 1½ hours or more. Spend this day at leisure while acclimatizing your body to the high altitude of Tibet.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Elevation : 3661 m
Distance covered : 600 kms flight distance + 60 kms drive airport to hotel
Accommodation Style : 3* hotel sharing basis

04 Day

Lhasa Sightseeing

After breakfast enjoy city sightseeing tour of Lhasa. Today, you will explore the popular Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street and drive through the beautiful Potala Palace. Jokhang Temple comprises of three floors accompanied with an open roof and some beautiful chambers as well as chapels. The Barkhor Street is situated in the old side of Lhasa near Jokhang Temple and is a must see place while you are in Lhasa. Later visit the beautiful Potala Palace from outside. Witnessed as Dalai Lama’s winter palace Potala Palace is 400 metres building having some sloping stone walls. After sightseeing return back to your hotel for night stay.


Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Elevation : 3661 m
Distance covered : 40 kms sightseeing
Accommodation Style : 3* hotel sharing basis

05 Day

Lhasa To Shigatse Drive - 273 Km/ 5-6 Hrs.

After breakfast assemble in the lobby of the hotel and get ready for the scenic drive to Shigatse. The traditional capital of Tsang province, Shigatse (officially known as Xigaze) is the second largest city of Tibet after Lhasa in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region). On reaching Shigatse, check into the hotel and visit the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery built eminently by the first Dalai Lama in 1447. Relax and stay overnight at your hotel

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Elevation : 3843 m
Distance covered : 273 kms
Accommodation Style : 3* equivalent hotel sharing basis

06 Day

Shigatse To Saga

Wake up early today and then have your breakfast in the hotel restaurant. Later we will leave Shigatse for a scenic drive through gorgeous Tibetan plains to reach Saga County. The meaning of Saga is ’The Lovely Place’ or ‘Happy Land’ Arrive at Saga and stay overnight to in Hotel Saga or equivalent. The Dargye Tsanpo River pass through here and join Brahmaputra at Saga Chakzam. Saga is a very important and must stop place on this route. It is located in the intersection of three important roads of which are Lhatse from the East, Gyirong from the South and Kailash Mount from the West.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Elevation : 4640 m
Distance covered : 447 kms
Accommodation Style : 3* equivalent hotel / guesthouse sharing basis

07 Day

Saga To Lake Mansarovar

We have very important day today as we are heading to the holiest and one of the highest spiritual lakes, Lake Manasarovar. As per time schedule, our day begins with breakfast at 07.30 am. On the way before Mayumla Pass (4900 m), we take break for permit formalities and for lunch then continue the journey crossing Mayumla pass and Prayang county. Mostly the road drive is comfortable and scenic today. There will be short halts for permit formalities, before heading to our guesthouse near Lake Manasarovar. Here one can use time in praying and exploring the beauty of Mt. Kailash which is seen easily from here if weather is clear. After completing the immigration formalities, we will drive further to our guesthouse near Hor Que (We have to change our vehicle here and travel in local buses operated by the Tibetan authority near Mansarovar and Kailash region). During your drive to Mount Kailash through Lake Manasarovar, we will complete Lake Manasarovar parikrama approx. 70% and rest will be complete when we return from Kailash Trek. You will have very significant moment in Lake Manasarovar with almighty bless and even graceful evening with the breathtaking view of holiest Lake Manasarovar and Mt. Kailash. Besides this all, you can find some isolated place near the holy lake to do meditation. Night stay and food will be organized in the guesthouse in dormitory style.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Elevation : 4590 m
Distance covered : 461 kms
Accommodation Style : Dormitory sharing basis

Night view at lake Mansarovar is liked by a large no. of travelers. If you wish to visit the lake in the night, please inform your guide prior and if possible go there in small group with a local guide or Sherpa for any help. Cover yourself properly with warm clothes as the weather is going to be very cold in the night. Also carry a whistle and a torch while going out in the night.

08 Day

Lake Mansarovar To Darchen

Today morning, we wake up comfortably and we will find a good place for holy bath in Lake Manasarovar for all our pilgrims. We will also arrange shower tent for ladies nearby the bank of lake for changing the clothes. Also you can offer puja / havan / rituals at feasible place near the lake according to your choice, on your own. Our crew member will assist you if any help require. After finishing holy bath, meditation, puja and taking our meal, we make short drive to Darchen (the base of Mt. Kailash). On the way to Darchen, we can also see panoramic scenery of Rakshas Tal (Demon’s Lake) in the other side of Lake Mansarovar. Make a short stop at Rakshas Taal to click some beautiful pictures. Continue drive to Darchen where check into the hotel. Spend rest of the time relaxing and preparing for the next day schedule.

Darchen is the major administrative hub of Kailash region with basic development in infrastructure and facility. It is also considered as the base camp of Mt. Kailash from where the circumambulation around Kailash begins. If time permits you can stroll around small market of Darchen. Time free to relax and prepare for the trek on following day.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Elevation : 4575m
Distance covered : 114 kms
Accommodation Style : Hotel accommodation sharing basis

09 Day

1st Day Kora / Parikrama Of Mt. Kailash, 12 Kms Trek To Dirapuk

Today, we wake up early and after taking light breakfast, we head to Tarboche to start our trek to Dirapuk Monastery. All pilgrims have the opportunity to pass through Yam Dwar before the trek (kora) commences.

Trekking on foot - The distance from Darchen to Dirapuk is about 18 kms out of which 06 kms is covered by bus while travelling from Darchen to Tarboche. From here to Dirapuk the trek is about 12 kms and is mostly flat with some slight ups and down. High altitude still makes it difficult to walk and usually pilgrim cover this trek in 04 to 06 hours duration. It is advisable to walk slowly. From Chuku Monastery there are two alternative way of trek. The east route is the common pilgrimage trail and has a bridge to pass over the Lha-Chu River whereas if you take west route you will have to take your shoes off to cross the river.

Hiring a horse/pony - Those who wish to hire horse/pony and porter may do so at Tarboche directly with the help of the Tibetan guide, on direct payments. They will be given name coupon to choose the horse & porter and the same horse and porter will accompany you during the trek. We do not have any control over horse and porter charges and availability, therefore we do not take any liability for the same

We will manage yak & yak man to carry our kitchen equipment and other logistics for kora. Travelers should not forget to carry their snacks packet (fruit, juice, energy bar, biscuit etc.) for lunch and hot drinkable water from kitchen before starting the trek. At Dirapuk, the weather will be cold so our Tibetan guide will book our guesthouse in advance so that we can check into room immediately upon reaching. Dirapuk is one of the best and closest points from where we can see North Face of Mt. Kailash standing high in front of us. You will have great opportunity to take several memorable pictures and selfies from here. The night will be too cold so we will have quick and light dinner (khichdi, soup etc) and rest in our bed.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Packed Lunch/snacks, Light Dinner
Max Elevation : 5210 m
Distance covered : 12 kms trekking + 06 Kms Drive
Accommodation Style : Guesthouse / Dormitory sharing basis

Very important information : Pilgrims who wish to change their plan here due to any reason and don’t want to go for 1st or 2nd day trek, must pay for their accommodation and other services at Darchen. If they are not going to Dirapuk they will return from Yama Dwar after close darshan of Mt. Kailash (South Face). They will stay for two nights in Darchen only waiting for others who went for trekking of Mt. Kailash.

Optional visit to Charan Sparsh from Dirapuk : Charan Sparsh (5475 m is 3 kms trek from Dirapuk. One can consult with tour guide to take this short trek to touch feet of Mt. Kailash. This is not a part of the package and depends on guide’s decision. (Distance 3 kms / 1 hour / tough trek)

Optional visit to Ashtapad from Darchen : Visit to Ashtapad (the place close to south face of Mt. Kailash where Bhagwan Rishabhdev, the first Teerthankara mediated and started the Jain religion) from Darchen can be organized (subject to additional cost, availability of trip and permissions of local authorities). One has to trek from Darchen to Ashtapad and back, as there is no transport facility available.

10 Day

2nd Day Parikrama, 22 Kms Trek To Zuthulpukh Via Gauri Kund

Wake up very early morning before dawn and reward yourself a visual feast of morning as you witness the first sunlight on Mt. Kailash offering amazing view of the ‘Golden Kailash’. Capture the stunning view of the mount, take a quick light breakfast and get ready to begin the trek towards Zuthulphuk. Travelers should not forget to carry their packed lunch and hot drinkable water from kitchen before starting to trek.

This day is considered to be the toughest day of the entire trip. After crossing the trek in grassland of Jarok Donkhang and sky burial site Shiva Tsal (5330m) you will start ascending to the highest point of the trek ‘Dolma La Pass’ (5630m). Here about 3 kms trek is steep up and steep down which in the end leads to the beautiful sight of Gauri Kund (Parvati Kund). The trek up and down is covered with rocks and loose stones and can be even slippery, making it even more difficult for the trekkers. We should cross the high pass as early as possible in pleasant weather in day time before strong wind starts in evening time. After crossing Gauri Kund the trek is gradual.

Stay will be at Zuthulpukh Gompa in dormitory style. We will take dinner and go to our warm bed to rest.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Packed Lunch/snacks, Light Dinner
Max Elevation : 5630 m
Distance covered : 22 kms trekking
Accommodation Style : Guesthouse / Dormitory sharing basis

Shiva Tsal (Shiva Sthal) – Here pilgrims usually leave there belongings such as clothing, ornaments or a drop of blood or a lock of hair to represent the act of leaving this life behind and wishing for the end of a miserable life.

Riding on horse / pony - Please note, to avoid risk, it is advisable that the travelers riding on horse / pony should not sleep while riding on horse/pony as it may be risky. If possible, they should preferably consider to walk in such risky surface especially while coming down from Dolma La Pass.

11 Day

3rd Day Trek 06 Kms To Darchen, Drive To Saga

This is our last day on trek and we have to make 06 kms trek (about 2-3 hours) down towards Darchen. We wake up in normal time and after breakfast start trekking to Darchen town. After trekking for about 6 kms the bus will pick you up and drive to guesthouse / hotel at Darchen where our other group members are waiting. Take lunch and then we straight continue our drive to Saga which is about 450 kms away. We drive to Saga by completing the remaining course (approx. 30%) of Lake Manasarovar parikrama by vehicle. On reaching Saga have relaxed time and stay in the guesthouse.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Elevation : 4640 m
Distance covered : 06 kms trek + 492 kms drive
Accommodation Style : 3* equivalent hotel

12 Day

Saga To Shigatse (Xigatse)

After breakfast it is time for you to say goodbye to Saga and drive towards Shigatse for night stay

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Elevation : 3843 m
Distance covered : 570 kms
Accommodation Style : 3* hotel sharing basis

13 Day

Shigatse To Lhasa

Today morning, after breakfast take a scenic drive towards Lhasa and enjoy leisurely stay in your pre-booked hotel there.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Elevation : 3661 m
Distance covered : 273 kms
Accommodation Style : 3* hotel sharing basis

14 Day

Fly To Kathmandu

Breakfast in the hotel. In time you will be transferred to Lhasa airport to board your flight back to Kathmandu. Airport transfer and night hotel stay at Kathmandu.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Elevation : 1400 m
Distance covered : 1300 kms flight distance
Accommodation Style : 3* hotel sharing basis

15 Day

Depart From Kathmandu

Intime you will be transferred to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport to board your flight back to your hotel/next destination.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast





Yatra Map
Kailash Manasarovar Yatra via Lhasa by Road Route Map
Kailash Manasarovar Lhasa Yatra Cost
Nationality Trip Cost Other Charges
Indian INR 2,85,000 Chinese Visa - Included in package cost
Tibet Permit - Included in package cost
Nepal Visa - Not required
Travel Insurance - Included in package cost
Non-Resident Indian (NRI) USD 4310 Chinese Visa - Included in package cost
Tibet Permit - Included in package cost
Nepal Visa - USD 40* as off now
Travel Insurance - Not Included

Visa Fees for USA & Canadian USD 125 Extra*

Kailash Manasarovar Lhasa Yatra Cost

INR 245,000

Other Charges
Chinese Visa - Included in package cost
Tibet Permit - Included in package cost
Nepal Visa - Not required
Travel Insurance - Extra as per age

USD 3800

Other Charges
Chinese Visa - US$ 280 extra
Tibet Permit - Included in package cost
Nepal Visa - USD 40* as off now
Travel Insurance - Check in your country

USD 3900

Other Charges
Chinese Visa - US$ 380 extra
Tibet Permit - Included in package cost
Nepal Visa - USD 40* as off now
Travel Insurance - Check in your country



Yatra Dates 2019 via Lhasa - 15 Days
Travel Month Start Date End Date Remarks Your Enquiry
May'2020 30th June 14th July Full Moon Request Booking
June'2020 30th June 15th July Full Moon Request Booking
July'2020 28th July 12th Aug Full Moon Request Booking
Aug'2020 27th Aug 11th Sep Full Moon Request Booking

What is Included or Not Included

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
Travel Insurance for Indians
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

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%)



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