• Trip Duration
    25 Days
  • Start Point
    Delhi
  • Finish Point
    Delhi
  • Trip Type
    Group Joining
  • Trip Expense
    Contact MEA

Kailash Yatra from Lipulekh Pass Uttrakhand

One of the most popular pilgrimages trips of the world, Kailash Mansarovar yatra via Lipulekh pass India is organised by Ministry of External Afairs Govt of India with the help of several Central and State bodies. Every year MEA takes around 400 pilgrims on this holy yatra. By road from India. The Government of India organises tours to Lake Manasarovar. This is a very good 25 days long pilgrimage via Lipulekh pass, Uttrakhand but the disadvantage is that it is too long in duration and has to be booked well in advance and there is no certainty that one can go despite being in physical shape, because the number of seats is limited and participants are chosen by a draw by MInistry of External Affairs, India. About 400 people make it from the 6000 that apply each year.


Important Announcement: Holy Kailash Manasarovar Yatra through Lipulekh Pass Uttrakhand and Nathula Pass Uttrakhannd routes are operated by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) India. For more information and registration on these routes, please contact MEA office directly. Tour Companies are not eligible to accept bookings and payments for Sikkim and Uttrakhand routes of Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. The information shared here on this page are 'tentative' for the pilgrims. It is advisable that those who wish to get updated information and want to make bookings of Kailash Manasarovar Yatra from Lipulekh Pass or Nathula Pass routes should contact MEA office directly. Indian tour companies operate other routes of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Nepal and Tibet


Trip Itinerary

24 Nights / 25 Days from Delhi to Delhi via Lipulekh Pass Uttrakhand

01 Day

Arrival at Delhi

Today all yatris booked under Kailash Yatra tour via Lipulekh arrive at their place of stay in Delhi.

Meals included : Not applicable
Max. Elevation : 216m,
Accommodation Style : Not applicable


02 Day

Medical checkups, Passport Collection, Apply Visa

MThis day is for your passport and visa fees collection. All required medical tests wil be performed at Delhi Heart and Lung Institute (DHLI).

Meals included : Not applicable
Max. Elevation : 216m,
Accommodation Style : Not applicable


03 Day

Medical tests at ITBP, Delhi

Physical check and medical tests will be performed at Indo-Tibetan Border Police base hospital at Delhi.

Meals included : Not applicable
Max. Elevation : 216m
Accommodation Style : Not applicable


04 Day

MEA Briefing, Payment, Visa Collection, Foreign Exchange

All yatris will gather today for the trip briefing by expert guides and managers of MEA, Delhi.

Meals included : Not applicable
Max. Elevation : 216m,
Accommodation Style : Not applicable


05 Day

Delhi to Almora via Ghaziabad Kathgodam

Today morning the group will travel in bus from Delhi to Almora via Ghaziabad and Kathgodam route. This 370 kms drive last for about 6-7 hours. Stay will be at guesthouse/hotel.

Meals included : All Meals
Max. Elevation : 1600 m,
Distance covered : 370 kms / 7 hrs
Accommodation Style : Hotel on sharing basis


06 Day

Almora to Dharchula via Sheraghat

Early in the morning after breakfast drive to Dharchula via Sheraghat. The drive starts at around 06.00 AM in the morning to reach Dharchula in the evening at around 04.00 PM. Stay at Dharchula will be at a Govt. hotel.

Meals included : All meals
Max. Elevation : 910 m,
Distance covered : 190 kms,
Accommodation Style : 4* hotel on sharing basis


07 Day

Dharchula to Budhi via Mangti Najang by Jeep

Dharchula to Budhi drive will start today early morning at around 06.00 AM. At around 05.00 PM upon reaching at Budhi the group will check into the guesthouse.

Meals included : All meals
Max. Elevation : 2710 m,
Distance covered : 64 kms,
Accommodation Style : Camping


08 Day

Budhi to Gunji via Chialekh, Garbyang Trek

Toway the group will leave early for 17 kms trek from Budhi to Gunji. This 17 kms trek will take around 10 hours as we go slow to reach the destination. On reaching Gunji stay in camp/guesthouse.

Meals included : All meals
Max. Elevation : 3160 m,
Distance covered : 17 kms trek,
Accommodation Style : Camping


09 Day

Gunji to Nabi Trek (acclimatization and medical check)

This day is set for acclimatzation and medical check ups for the pilgrims. A short trek for about 3 kms from Gunji to Nabi is organised this day.

Meals included : All meals
Max. Elevation : 3300 m,
Distance covered : 3 kms trek,
Accommodation Style : Camping


10 Day

Nabi to Gunji Trek (Medical checks, if required)

This day is also set free for acclimatization and trekking practice. The group will come back to Gunji through 3 kms trek. At Gunji time free for medical check and acclimatization.

Meals included : All meals
Max. Elevation : 3160 m,
Distance covered : 03 kms trek,
Accommodation Style : Camping


11 Day

Gunji to Kalapani Trek

Today 10 kms trek from Gunji to Kalapani starts at around 07.00 AM. It takes around 07 hours to complete this trek. On reaching Kalapani, check into your camp and relax for rest of the time today.

Meals included : All meals
Max. Elevation : 3678 m,
Distance covered : 10 kms trek kms,
Accommodation Style : Camping


12 Day

Kalapani to Navidhang Trek

Start your 09 kms trek to Navidhang at around 07.00 AM today. Reach Navidhang at around 01.00 PM and relax in your camp.

Meals included : All meals
Max. Elevation : 4260 m,
Distance covered : 09 kms trek,
Accommodation Style : Camping


13 Day

Navidhang to Lipulekh Trek, Drive to Taklakot

Very early today at around 03.00 AM continue 12 kms trek to reach the border immigration site near Lipulekh pass in India. After doing the immigration formalities both the sites a 15 kms short drive will bring the group to Taklakot, Tibet where the group will stay in a hotel.

Meals included : All meals
Max. Elevation : 5050 m,
Distance covered : 12 kms trek, 15 kms drive
Accommodation Style : Hotel on sharing basis


14 Day

Taklakot stay for acclimatization

Full day free at Taklakot for acclimatization. Travellers can roam around in the town of Taklakot and can do some shopping for essential items available in nearby Taklakot market. Night stay will be in the hotel.

Meals included : All meals
Max. Elevation : 3940 m,
Distance covered : 0 kms,
Accommodation Style : Hotel on sharing basis


15 Day

Taklakot to Darchen via Mansarovar Lake

Drive to Darchen base camp of holy Mount Kailash. On the way pay a visit to Rakshas Taal and holy Lake Mansarovar. On reaching darchen check into the hotel and stay there for the night.

Meals included : All meals
Max. Elevation : 4670 m,
Distance covered : 102 kms
Accommodation Style : Hotel on sharing basis


16 Day

Darchen to Derapukh Trek

Drive from Darchen to Yam Dwar which is the start point for your 1st day Kailash parikrama today. This 12 kms drive today looks almost flat but will be a challenging task for many to complete. This is an important day on your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lipulekh Pass as today you will have darshan of South Face and North Face of the holy Mount. Reach Derapukh in the afternoon/evening and relax in your guesthouse.

Meals included : All meals
Max. Elevation : 152 m,
Distance covered : 07 kms drive, 12 kms trek
Accommodation Style : Guesthouse on sharing basis


17 Day

Deraphuk to Zunzhui Pu (Zuthulpukh) Trek

In your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lipulekh pass with Ministry of External Affairs of India, this can be the toughest day of your trip as you will trek to the highest point at a height of 5060 meters while trekking to Dolma La pass. Todays 2nd day parikrama will bring you to Zuthulpukh where the group will have rest for the night.

Meals included : All meals
Max. Elevation : 5060 m
Distance covered : 21 kms trek
Accommodation Style : Guesthouse on sharing basis


18 Day

Zunzhui Pu (Zuthulpukh) to darchen Trek, Drive to Qugu

Trek down from Zuthulpukh to Darchen for about 05 kms and continue drive to Lake Mansarovar. While driving to your guesthouse take parikrama of holy Lake Mansarovar. Today in the Kailash Mansarovar yatra tour via Lipulekh pass, one can perform puja and enjoy holy bath at Mansarovar Lake

Meals included : All meals
Max. Elevation : 4620 m,
Distance covered : 95 kms
Accommodation Style : Guesthouse on sharing basis


19 Day

Qugu stay near Lake Mansarovar

This day is kept free near Lake Mansarovar during your Kailash Yatra via Lipulekh pass. Pilgrims can do hawan, puja, take holy bath and get engaged in other stress relieving activities such as meditation etc.

Meals included : All meals,
Max Elevation : 4620 m,
Distance Covered : 0 kms,
Accommodation style : Guesthouse on sharing basis


20 Day

Qugu to Taklakot via Zoravar Singh's Shrine

Travel back to Taklakot this morning. Enroute visit Zorwar Singhs Shrine. Night stay will be in your hotel at Taklakot.

Meals included : All meals
Max Elevation : 3940 m
Distance covered : 65 kms
Accommodation style : Hotel on sharing basis


21 Day

Taklakot to Gunji via Lipulekh, Navidhang, Kalapani (Trek + Drive)

A long day waiting ahead. Get up early and drive to China border for immigration formalities. After crossing the border continue 26 kms trek through Lipulekh pass, Navidhang and Kalapani. Reach Gunji for night stay.

Meals included : All meals
Max Elevation : 3160 m
Distance covered : 15 kms drive, 26 kms trek
Accommodation style : Camping


22 Day

Gunji to Budhi Trek via Garbyang

17 kms trek from Gunji to Budhi in return journey of your Kailash Mansarovar yatra via Lipulekh pass.

Meals included : All meals
Max Elevation : 2710 m
Distance covered : 17 kms trek
Accommodation style : Camping


23 Day

Budhi to Dharchula Trek + Drive

Trek for about 12 kms and then drive for 42 kms to reach Dharchula. Night stay at the guesthouse.

Meals included : All meals
Max Elevation : 910 m
Distance covered : 12 kms trek, 42 kms drive by jeep
Accommodation style : Guesthouse sharing basis


24 Day

Dharchula to Jageshwar via Pithoragarh

As your are driving back to Delhi from Lipulekh Pass in your Kailash Mansarovar yatra tour, today reach your last destination before Delhi which is Jogeshwar. The 185 kms drive via Pithoragarh will take about 12 hours.

Meals included : All meals
Max Elevation : 1870 m
Distance covered : 185 kms
Accommodation style : Guesthouse sharing basis


25 Day

Jogeshwar to Delhi (via Almora/Kherna/Kathgodam)

At around 07.00 Am start drive back to Delhi from Jogeshwar via Almora, Kherna and Kathgodam. Your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lipulekh pass comes to an end as you reach Delhi at around 08.00 PM today.

Meals included : All meals
Max Elevation : 216 m,
Distance covered : 405 kms
Accommodation style : Not applicable


Disclaimer : All above information for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra tour package above is tentative and one should contact MEA office for updated details and bookings on this route.



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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Lipulekh Pass Trip Cost
Nationality Trip Cost Other Charges
Indian INR 180,000 Approx* Chinese Visa - As per actual
Tibet Permit - Included in package cost
Travel Insurance - As per actual
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Lipulekh Route Cost

INR 180,000 Approx*

Other Charges
Chinese Visa - As per actual
Tibet Permit - Included in package cost
Travel Insurance - Extra as per age



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