Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 14 Days

- 14 Days
- Moderate to Difficult
2-10 Pax

Activities : Trekking, Sightseeing

Best Month : October to December and March to September

Transportation : Private Car & Sharing 4 wheel drive

Accommodation : Hotel and Lodges

Style : Tea House

Max Elevation : 6714m

Meal : Breakfast in Kathmandu and Full board meals during the trip

Trip Route : Kathmandu-Nyalam-Dongba-Mansarovar-Darchen-Nyalam-kathmandu

Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Overview

Mt.Kailash (6714m) is known for its religious value, cultural significance, physical beauty and thrilling nature. It is visited by hundreds of people every year. Holding significance for the Hindus as the abode of Lord Shiva, it holds religious importance also for the Jains and the Buddhists. Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is known as the mother of all Teertha Sthala. It is considered to be one of the most difficult treks in Asia. It is believed to be the physical embodiment of the mythical Mt Meru, said to be the center of the universe or ‘navel of the world’.  

Outline Itinerary

Day1: Arrival Day(1300m/4264ft)

Day 2: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day3: Kathmandu to Nyalam (3750m/12,303ft)

Day4: Nyalam Full day acclimatization

Day5: Nyalam to Dongba/ Paryang (4500m. - 375kms)

Day6: Dongba/Paryang (4500mts. - 335kms) to Mansarovar

Day7: Mansarovar to Darchen (4600mts0-110kms.)

Day8: Darchen to Diraphuk (4890mts. - 12kms.)

Day9: Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk (4790m-22km)

Day10: Zhulthulphuk to Mansarovar

Dat11: Mansarovar to Dongba/Saga

Day:12 Dongba/Saga to Nyalam

Day:13 Nyalam to Kathmandu

Day:14 Morning check out hotel, transfer to airport, catch flight for next Destination

Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Day

Our representative will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel. In the evening, welcome dinner at a traditional restaurant with music and dance. Overnight stay in Katmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

After breakfast, Katmandu sightseeing including Pashupatinath and Budha Nikanth Darshan, back to hotel. Program briefing and rest.

Day3: Kathmandu to Nyalam (3750m/12,303ft)

After breakfast, depart from Katmandu to China border by reserved tourist coach. It takes about 05 hours. Our agent will complete custom formalities and check into Tibet. After lunch, drive to a small Tibetan town called Nyalam. Overnight stay at Nyalam (Guest House). Breakfast and dinner in camp side and packed lunch will be provided.

Day 04: Nyalam Full day acclimatization

Full day free for excursion at Nyalam city.

Day5: Nyalam to Dongba/ Paryang (4500m. - 375km)

After breakfast drive from Nylam to Dongba for about 8 hours. Overnight stay at Dongba in a tent or guesthouse.

Day6: Dongba/Paryang (4500mts. - 335kms) to Mansarovar

After breakfast drive from Dongba to Mansarovar - 7 hours. Stay at the bank of the Manasarovar Lake in a tent or guesthouse.

Day7: Mansarovar to Darchen (4600mts0-110kms.)

Take dip in Manasarovar Lake. Full day free for spiritual activities. Drive around 2.30 hrs to Darchen and overnight stay there. Astapad excursion can be done at extra cost (optional).

Day8: Darchen to Diraphuk (4890m. - 12km)

Start our journey after breakfast as early as possible. Walk continuously for about 6 to 7 hours. Yak will carry all our goods and equipment. Overnight stay at Diraphuk in a tent.

Day 09: Diraphuk to Zhulthulphuk (4790m - 22km)

Today we must pass Dolma-La Pass, which is 5400 pooja and hawan, The weather in unpredictable in Doma-la Pass and at any time snowstorm can fall. So we try to start our journey as early as possible. In route we can have Darshan of Gaurikund but it is very difficult to go and touch. Overnight stay in route to Zhulthulphuk in tent.

Day 10: Zhulthulphuk to Mansarovar

We will trek down to Darchen, then drive to Mansarovar following the same route.

Day 11: Mansarovar to Dongba/Saga

Drive back to Dongba/Saga.

Day 12: Dongba/Saga to Nyalam

Drive back to Nyalam, which is the last stay in Tibet part.

Day 13: Nyalam to Katmandu

After custom formalities we will be picked up by Nepal side and continue drive to Kathmandu for about 05.00 hours and check into same hotel.

Day 14: Morning check out hotel, transfer to airport, catch flight for next Destination.

Options for early departure or you use your extra day for Himalayan mountain flight, Manakamana road trip, or Muktinath tour.

Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Cost :- US$N/A


-Welcome and Farewell Dinner
-3 night's accommodation in Kathmandu on twin share basis with breakfast
-Accommodation  lodges or tents (during tour in Tibet)
-All Vegetarian Meals while on Yatra/ trip
-English Speaking Nepali Tour Leader and Tibetian Guide
-Tibet Visa & Permit Fee
-Yaks & Yak men for luggage during Parikrama
-Ground transfers in Tibet using Toyota Land Cruisers
-Sherpa staff (trekking guides, porters, cook, etc)
-Sleeping bag
-Down Jacket 


-Nepal arrival visa
-All beverages, photography charges, web usage, and Telephone Calls
-Extra nights in Tibetan lodges (except mentioned in itinerary)
-Travel Insurance
-Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation and porters
-Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
-Horse rental while on Parikrama (approx Cost US $200) or personal porter (Approx Cost US $100)
-Emergency evacuation costs (cost for rental of Land Cruiser) (medical and rescue insurance is recommended).
-Any additional meals in Kathmandu except mentioned in the itinerary

Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Information

Casual wears and comfortable walking shoes are vital. Be sure to bring warm clothing as nights and early mornings can be chilly. Indian Pilgrims strictly advisable no Sari. Bring medicine, cosmetics, personal toilet items etc. that you will need as these are difficult if not impossible to obtain on the way. A small first aid kit is also a good idea. Also quite useful is a route map, to know where you are going and have been each day.

What to take
Winter wear: Gore-Tex material, though expensive, is highly recommended. Down jacket, raincoat or windbreakers, thermal under wears, Jackets, warm trousers & woolen shirts (cotton will also do), warm sweaters, woolen gloves, sun hat, comfortable shoes, light leather boots in case of snow, woolen balaclava ('monkey cap') & scarf/dust mask to protect your eyes & nose from dust.

Bring with you
Snacks along the way. Chocolates, dry fruit, toffees, glucose; 'namkeen' etc. Strong water bottle & water purifying tablets. Personal medical kit and Diamox tablet (for high altitude). Sun glasses (to protect your eyes from UV, which is especially strong in high altitudes). Sun block or sun screen lotion, wet tissues (Fresh-ones are excellent to wipe off the dust), clothes-line/clips, needle & thread, deo-spray (handy for smelly boots/feet and for a round of spray in the toilet tent!), toilet paper, torch & spare batteries, daypack (small shoulder bag), Camera & films, Binocular.

This is one of the toughest high altitude road journeys on earth. You must be physically fit. Generally patients with asthma & heart problems will experience problem acclimatizing to high altitudes. It is essential you should consult with your doctor prior to this trip.
Altitude Sickness
As you are traveling over high terrain, you are likely to experience symptoms and discomfort of altitude sickness (headache, loss of appetite, nausea, exhaustion, sleeplessness, breathlessness etc.) until your body adjusts to the elevation. This can take a couple of days or more depending on an individual. For this reason alone, we have made it mandatory to stay 2 nights at Nyelam (12000ft) before moving on to the higher altitudes. Drink plenty of water, stay calm, and do not exercise. Do not drink alcohol or smoke prior to and during the tour. We also recommend you carry a strip of diamox tablets. Do consult with your physician on the dosage. We provide Gamow bag (a special equipment to prevent sickness from high altitude) on this tour.

The unit of Chinese currency is Yuan. Money can exchange at Bank of China at Zhangmu or from the locals at Zhangmu or Kodari. Exchange all your remaining Yuan at the end of the trip at Zhangmu itself before re-entering Nepal.

Risks & Liability:
Beyond Himalaya and its associates will put every effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant. However, all the tours in Tibet are conduct strictly under the rules & regulation of Tibet Tourism Bureau. Therefore, Beyond Himalaya and its counterpart shall not be responsible for any change and alteration in the program due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, and cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurred thereof shall be borne by the clients on the spot.