Kailash Yatra via Nyalam

Considered to be a very beautiful and a tiny town in Tibet, the Nyalam County is tucked nearby Nepal Border and is located at a distance of approximately 35 km from the town of Zhangmu that is known to be the epicentre for entering into Nepal. This town is located at a high elevation of 3,750 metres (12,300 ft.) above the sea level. During the bygone era, Nyalam was commonly renowned as Tsongdu and comprised of the houses which were made out of tin and stones. However, in the contemporary world, this county is developing at an immensely rapid pace and is witnessing the establishment of concrete buildings which are situated on the very famous ‘Friendship Highway’.

Kailash Mansarovar Helicopter Yatra Without Parikrama
01 Day

Arrive Kathmandu

Arrive at Kathmandu’s International Airport and from there you will greeted and picked up by Max Holidays representative who will be escorting you to your pre-booked accommodation at Kathmandu. Check-in to the hotel/guesthouse, have some meals and then stay overnight there.
02 Day


Today’s day is going to be really fascinating since you will be indulging in the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Have some breakfast and then head towards the Pashupatinath Temple and also the Jal Narayan Vishnu temple. At evening, be a part of the short briefing session at your hotel. Stay overnight there.
03 Day

Kathmandu – Nyalam

This day drive towards the border of Nepal & China from where you will be starting your journey to Nyalam. On reaching the border, firstly complete all the custom and immigration formalities and once done, you will have to cross the Friendship Bridge by a 15- minutes’ walk. On arriving at the China side you will be meeting the Chinese guide and from there he will be further assisting your transfer to Nyalam. Check-in at your pre-booked guesthouse/lodge there and then stay overnight there.
04 Day


Today you will spending the whole day at Nyalam where you will be acclimatizing yourself in the Nyalam’s weather by staying at your hotel/guesthouse or doing the short treks.
05 Day

Nyalam – Saga

Have some tasty breakfast and then start your drive towards Saga or New Dongba while crossing the highly beautiful Brahmaputra River (Yarlung Tsangpo). Stay overnight at a guesthouse/hotel in Saga or New Dongba.
06 Day

Saga – Mansarovar

Today morning, start your day with a luscious breakfast and then drive for 7-8 hours towards Manasarovar. Apart from this, you are also going to have the first view of Mount Kailash. Reach Manasarovar and stay overnight at a dormitory styled lodge near Lake Manasarovar.
07 Day

Mansarovar – Darchen

Wake up early morning and take a holy bath at the holy Lake Manasarovar and also, we shall arrange a puja on the banks of Lake Manasarovar (direct payment basis). Once done, have some breakfast and then start your drive towards Darchen. On reaching there, stay overnight at your lodge/guesthouse in Darchen.
08 Day

Darchen – Dirapuk

Once done with some tasty breakfast, drive towards Yam Dwar and then start your trek towards Dirapuk. Reach there and stay overnight at your lodge/guesthouse at Dirapuk.
09 Day

Darchen – Zuthulpuk

Wake up early morning and then see the Golden view of Mount Kailash. After that, have some breakfast and then continue with your Kora/circumambulation towards reaching Zuthulphuk. Arrive there and then stay overnight at your dormitory styled lodge/guesthouse at Zuthulphuk.
10 Day

Zuthulphuk – Darchen – Saga

Start your day with the last trek towards Darchen. Reach Darchen, have some lunch and from there continue your drive towards Saga. Stay in a pre-booked hotel/lodge/guesthouse at Saga.
11 Day

Saga – Nyalam

Have some luscious breakfast and then start your drive towards Nyalam (215 km, 5 to 6 hrs drive).
12 Day

Nyalam – Kathmandu

After breakfast, start your drive from Nyalam in order to reach the Friendship Bridge. On reaching there, complete some custom and immigration formalities, and then further continue your drive towards Kathmandu. Arrive at Kathmandu and then stay overnight at a pre-booked accommodation there.
13 Day

Depart Kathmandu

Today is the last day of your Kailash Yatra via Nyalam tour package and after having some breakfast, you will be transferred to Kathmandu’s airport for flying back to home/onward destination.

NOTE: This route is not operational now. To know about another overland route please CLICK HERE

Kailash Yatra via Nyalam Map