• Trip Duration
    22 Days
  • Start Point
    Delhi
  • Finish Point
    Delhi
  • Trip Type
    Group Joining
  • Trip Expense
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Kailash Yatra by from Nathula Pass Sikkim

One of the most popular pilgrimages trips of the world, Kailash Mansarovar yatra is very arduous and physically challenging pilgrimage in Asia because one has to travel through high altitude of 19,500 feet and inhospitable conditions. One of the quickest and most convenient ways to perform a trip to Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar is the helicopter yatra from Lucknow. Preferably, for elders as well as people who are not able to take long drives to visit Kailash Mansarovar, a helicopter yatra to Kailash Mansarovar is the best option. This nine days long helicopter tour takes you to Nepal-China border by flights from where Kailash Mansarovar can be visited by short and comfortable drives.


Important Announcement: Holy Kailash Manasarovar Yatra through Nathula Pass Sikkim and Lipulekh 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

21 Nights / 22 Days from Delhi to Delhi via Nathula Pass Sikkim

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 : 216 m
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 : 216 m
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 : 216 m
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 : 216 m
Accommodation Style : Not applicable


05 Day

Delhi to Gangtok by flight via Bagdogra

In the morning reach Delhi airport to board your flight to Bagdogra. On arrival at Bagdogra airport meet with the trip manager assigned by MEA and also meet with other group members joining you on Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Nathula Pass. Continue 160kms drive to Gangtok. Night stay in the hotel at Gangtok.

Meals included : Dinner
Max. Elevation : 1600 m
Distance covered : 1115 kms flight, 160 kms drive
Accommodation Style : Hotel on sharing basis


06 Day

Gangtok to 15th Mile

Travel in a bus with group to 15th Mile which is situated just 25 kms from Gangtok. Reach 15th Mile and have a leisurely stay while acclimatizing before starting Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Nathula Pass organised by MEA India.

Meals included : All meals
Max. Elevation : 3050 m
Distance covered : 25 kms
Accommodation Style : Hotel on sharing basis


07 Day

Stay at 15th Mile

Before proceeding ahead to the next destination on your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra tour via Nathula pass, spend one more day at 15th Mile to acclimatize yourself with high altitude.

Meals included : All meals
Max. Elevation : 3050 m
Distance covered : 0 kms,
Accommodation Style : Hotel on sharing basis


08 Day

15th Mile to Sherathang

As we are moving to a higher altitude slowly for better acclimatization, today drive about 20 kms to Sherathang in a bus. Leisurely stay at the hotel.

Meals included : All meals
Max. Elevation : 4115 m
Distance covered : 20 kms
Accommodation Style : Hotel on sharing basis


09 Day

Stay at Sherathang for acclimatization

The high altitude of Sherathang may bring some symptoms of mild sickness. This day is kept free for acclimatization and doing border formalities etc, before proceeding to China the following day on Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Nathula pass.

Meals included : All meals
Max. Elevation : 4115 m
Distance covered : 0 km
Accommodation Style : Hotel on sharing basis


10 Day

Sherathang to Kangma via Nathu La Pass

Today get ready for entering into China territory via Nathula Pass, Sikkim. This Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Nathula pass Sikkim has become popular recently for its some of the beautiful drives. After crossing Nathula Pass and doing all immigration formalities cross the border and continue drive to Kangma village of China.

Meals included : All meals
Max. Elevation : 4176 m
Distance covered : 200 kms
Accommodation Style : Hotel on sharing basis


11 Day

Kangma to Lazi

After breakfast drive to Lazi a small Tibetan settlement. Stay at Lazi for the night.

Meals included : All meals
Max. Elevation : 4053 m
Distance covered : 295 kms
Accommodation Style : Hotel on sharing basis


12 Day

Lazi to Zhongba (Dongba)

On your Kailash Yatra via nathula Pass this day brings you a long drive to reach Zhongba. Night stay will be in the hotel at Zhongba.

Meals included : All meals
Max. Elevation : 4728 m
Distance covered : 477 kms
Accommodation Style : Hotel on sharing basis


13 Day

Zhongba to Darchen

Another long drive to reach Darchen. Several check posts may make some delay in your travel to Darchen. This day is important for your Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Nathula because you will get the first glimpse of Mount Kailash today while driving to Darchen. On reaching darchen check into the hotel for night stay.

Meals included : All meals
Max. Elevation : 4670 m
Distance covered : 475 kms
Accommodation Style : Hotel on sharing basis


14 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


15 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


16 Day

Zunzui Pu (Zuthulpukh) to Darchen

After breakfast trek down to Darchen. At darchen check into the hotel and spend rest of the time relaxing or roaming around in the markets nearby.

Meals included : All meals
Max. Elevation : 4670 m
Distance covered : 12 kms trek
Accommodation Style : Hotel on sharing basis


17 Day

Darchen to Qugu (Mansarovar Lake)

Drive to Lake Mansarovar today. On reaching perform parikrama of the holy lake in a local bus with group. Later take holy bath near the lake and spend some time near the lake for doing puja, hawan etc. Night stay in the guesthouse.

Meals included : All meals
Max. Elevation : 4620 m
Distance covered : 80 kms
Accommodation Style : Guesthouse on sharing basis


18 Day

Qugu to Zhongba

In the morning, after breakfast continuereturn journey to India. Today we drive from Lake Mansarovar to Zhongba and stay there for the night.

Meals included : All meals
Max. Elevation : 4670 m m
Distance covered : 475 kms
Accommodation Style : Guesthouse on sharing basis


19 Day

Zhongba to Lazi

Another long drive waiting ahead today in your return journey during Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Nathula Pass as you take a 477 kms road trip from Zhongba to Lazi. Night stay will be at Lazi.

Meals included : All meals
Max Elevation : 4053 m
Distance Covered : 477 kms
Accommodation style : Hotel on sharing basis


20 Day

Lazi to Kangma

Drive back to Kangma which is the last point of China in your return journey in Kailash Yatra via Nathula pass. Stay at Kangma for the night.

Meals included : All meals
Max Elevation : 4176 m
Distance covered : 295 kms
Accommodation style : Hotel on sharing basis


21 Day

Kangma to Gangtok via Nathula Pass

Travel back to Indian territory today by road. Start from your hotel early to reach China border for immigration formalities. After completing the formalities drive to Gangtok via Nathula La Pass. On reaching at gangtok, India check into your hotel. Rest of the time free for relaxation.

Meals included : All meals
Max Elevation : 1600 m
Distance covered : 245 kms
Accommodation style : Hotel on sharing basis


22 Day

Gangtom to Delhi via Bagdogra

After breakfast drive to Bagdogra airport from where thegroup members of Kailash Yatra via Nathula Pass will board their flight to Delhi. Gangtok to bagdogra is aroung 160 kms drive away and the air distance from bagdogra to Delhi is 1115 kms. Reach Delhi and head to your home destination on your own.

Meals included : Breakfast
Max Elevation : 216 m,
Distance covered : 125 kms drive, 1115 kms air travel


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.



Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Nathula Route Map
Map of Kailash Yatra by Helicopter from Lucknow


Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Nathula Trip Cost
Nationality Trip Cost Other Charges
Indian INR 215,000 Approx Chinese Visa - Included in package cost
Tibet Permit - Included in package cost
Nepal Visa - Not required
Travel Insurance - Included in package cost
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Nathula Route Cost

INR 215,000

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



Dates for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Nathula Pass
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