• Trip Duration
    16 Days
  • Start Point
    Kathmandu
  • Finish Point
    Kathmandu
  • Trip Type
    Group Joining
  • Trip Expense
    from 245000

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra via Lhasa - 16 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, devotees visit Mount Kailash via Lhasa while having some magnificent views from the mountains and other highly picturesque locations. Kailash Manasarovar Yatra via Lhasa is considered to be the most luxurious and an exclusive mean for completing the trail to Kailash Parvat. An experience for lifetime, the mesmerizing sites in Tibet while travelling amidst the beautiful Lhasa are literally a treat for the eyes of every pilgrim.


Kailash Mansarovar via Lhasa Itinerary
01 Day

Arrival Kathmandu for Kailash Yatra

On your arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be meeting our tour representative who will be facilitating your transfer to your pre-booked hotel in Kathmandu. While being on your way, visit the Pashupatinath Temple. Later, reach your 5 star hotel for an overnight stay there

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

02 Day

Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Today have some delicious breakfast and then head towards the half day sightseeing in Kathmandu. Explore the Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Temple and also the Jal Narayan Temple (sleeping Vishnu). Once done with the exploration, attend a short briefing session organized by our tour guide and also get to know your other group mates. He/she will be explaining you the much needed information about the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra via Lhasa. Stay overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu.

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

Eat your breakfast in the hotel and then you will be escorted to the Tribhuvan International Airport for boarding a flight to reach Lhasa. On reaching Lhasa’s Gonggar International Airport, our tour representative will be meeting you and from there he shall transfer you to your pre-booked hotel through a 2 hours’ drive. Spend this day while acclimatizing your body to the climatic conditions there since Lhasa and Kathmandu are located at a very high elevation. Spend the night at Hotel Brahmaputra or Four Points by Sheraton or similar in Lhasa.

Distance covered : 1130 kms,   Altitude : 3660 m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

04 Day

Lhasa sightseeing

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.

Once done with some breakfast at your hotel, it’s the time for you to visit the very beautiful Norbulinka Palace and after that drive towards Shigatse. On reaching there, explore the Tashilunpo Monastery built eminently by the first Dalai Lama in 1447. Stay overnight at Hotel Shigatse or Hotel Manasarovar or similar in Shigatse.

Distance covered : 270 kms,   Altitude : 3843 m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

06 Day

Drive to Saga (4487 m).

Wake up early today and then have some breakfast. After that indulge in a scenic drive to Saga and have some lunch that would be served by our representative in between the journey. Arrive at Saga and then stay overnight in Hotel Saga or equivalent.

Distance covered : 447 kms,   Altitude : 4487m ,   Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

07 Day

Drive to Manasarovar Lake

This day is going to be remembered for the whole life since you are going to have the first Darshan of Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar too. Have breakfast early morning and then start your drive towards Manasarovar Lake while passing amidst the Mayum - la pass (17000ft). Arrive at Manasarovar and from there you will have to change your transport and use the facility of the Chinese buses. After that, you will be doing the approx. 90 kms Manasarovar Parikrama by bus and then stay overnight at your dormitory styled guesthouse in Manasarovar.

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

08 Day

Drive to Darchen.

After some decent breakfast, drive towards Darchen that would be of approx. 2 hours. Reach Darchen and then stay overnight in your Darchen’s hotel.

Optional Trip: You can also experience the Ashtapad excursion trip on special request and just in case there is no permission from the Chinese authorities for the transport services then you might have to trek from Darchen – Ashtapad – Darchen. It requires an additional night stay at Darchen.

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

09 Day

Trek to Dirapukh (12 km trek, 4-6 hrs)

Head towards Tarboche from Darchen today and then pass through Yam Dwar in order to begin your Parikrama/ circumambulation of Mount Kailash. Commence your trek from Kailash’s South Face and end it at the Southern Face of Mount Kailash. This 6-7 hours’ trek would let you reach Dirapuk where you will be staying for overnight. Those people who are not going to participate in this trek can wait at Darchen after visiting the Yam Dwar.

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

10 Day

Trek to Zuthulphuk (22kms, 8-10 hrs)

Today, wake up early in order to see the Golden Kailash. This moment is considered to be the most beautiful one as this peak changes its colour when the sun rises and truly this view is worthy of being captured. After that, start your trek towards Zuthulphuk. Here you have to first climb up the steep surface up to the highest Dolma La Pass and then descend towards Gauri Kund and lastly walking on a flat base till Zuthulphuk. On reaching there, stay overnight at your accommodation in Zuthulphuk.

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

11 Day

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

Start your last day of the trek today by indulging in the 2-3 hours of trekking for reaching the Darchen town. Wake up in the normal time and then begin your trail. In the midway, you will be picked up by a bus and it will drop you in or nearby your guesthouse in Darchen where the non-participants of the trek shall be waiting. From there, you will be indulging in the remaining 30% of the Parikrama/Circumambulation of Lake Manasarovar by continuing a scenic drive towards Prayang. Reach there and then relax at your guesthouse/lodge/hotel 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

After some tasty breakfast at your accommodation in Prayang, head towards Saga through a scenic drive. You will be reaching there in afternoon, take some rest or you can also explore the local markets in and around Saga. Overnight stay at your guesthouse/hotel/lodge.

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

13 Day

Drive to Shigatse (Xigatse)

Have some breakfast and then it’s the time for you to say goodbye to Saga. Drive towards Shigatse and on arriving there, stay overnight in the pre-booked hotel at Shigatse.

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

14 Day

Drive to Lhasa

Today morning, once done with the luxurious breakfast take a scenic drive towards Lhasa and then overnight stay in your pre-booked accommodation there.

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

15 Day

Fly to Kathmandu

16 Day

Depart from Kathmandu



Kailash Manasarovar Lhasa Yatra Cost
Nationality Trip Cost Other Charges
Indian INR 245,000 Chinese Visa - Included in package cost
Tibet Permit - Included in package cost
Nepal Visa - Not required
Travel Insurance - Extra as per age
Non-Resident Indian (NRI) USD 3800 Chinese Visa - Included in package cost
Tibet Permit - Included in package cost
Nepal Visa - USD 40* as off now
Travel Insurance - Extra as per age
USA Passport Holder USD 3900 Chinese Visa - Included in package cost
Tibet Permit - Included in package cost
Nepal Visa - USD 40* as off now
Travel Insurance - Extra as per age
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 - 16 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
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%)



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