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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Overland Tour 2024 from Kathmandu

A spiritual adventure in the Himalayas to find yourself

Mt. Kailash, 6,740 m., is situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet. Mt. Kailash is the perfect mountain with awesome beauty with 4 great faces. It is the spiritual center for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion, and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion - Bonpo. To Tibetans, it is known as Khang Rimpoche (Precious Jewel of Snow), and they see it as the navel of the world. It is said that a stream from holy Mt. Kailash pours into a nearby lake, and from here, rivers flow in the four cardinal directions. The River of the Lion Mouth to the North, the River of the Horse Mouth to the east, the River of the Peacock Mouth to the south, and the River of the Elephant Mouth to the West. Strangely enough, four major rivers do indeed originate near Kailash: the Indus, the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra), the Karnali, and the Sutlej. Tibetans believe that it is the residence of Demchog, a fierce-looking tantric deity who lives there with his consort, Dorje Phagmo. For the Tibetans also, it is a particularly special place in that their poet, Saint Milarepa, spent several years here meditating in a cave. The two-week-long Kailash Mansarovar tour by overland from Kathmandu via Kyirong is a very suitable touring option for those who do not want to rush the trip and also want to explore the beautiful countryside and nature of Tibet.

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  • Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu (1,334 m)

    Please arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport; our tour representative will be there to greet you. Once done, transfer to your pre-booked accommodation in Kathmandu, check into your hotel, and after that, you can indulge in the exploration of this city and also walk in the local markets. Stay overnight in Kathmandu at a 3* equivalent hotel on a twin/triple sharing basis.

    Meals : Veg Dinner

  • Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing

    You are going to have an enjoyable day today since you will be participating in the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Have some breakfast and then explore the Pashupatinath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Budhanilkantha Temple, which is also recognized as the Sleeping Vishnu. After sightseeing, return to your hotel and have lunch there. Later, take some rest for a while and then attend the briefing session in the evening. Stay overnight in your hotel

    Optional : You can also opt for the mountain flight today and it is going to take you over the world’s highest mountains giving you amazing scenic views. In case, you are interested we shall get it booked for you and since these operate at around 6:30 am, you would have to wake up early morning and get ready by 5:30 am.

    Meals : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu to Dhunche (126 kms/6 hours) or Shyabru Besi (145 km / 7 hours)

    Have some breakfast and then start your drive towards Dhunche or Shyabru Besi. It has to be noted that the road conditions, as well as the drive, might not be favorable at some spots during this drive, thus, this journey shall prove to be a little tiring and hectic for you. On your arrival at Dhunche/Shyabru Besi, check into your booked accommodation there. You are free to spend your remaining time in leisure. Overnight stay at your accommodation, which would be a basic dormitory-styled guesthouse.

    Meals : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 04 : Drive to Keyrong (4130m) via Rasuwagadhi (125 km/ 3-4 hours)

    Time for you to finally commence your Yatra towards Mount Kailash. Enjoy some delectable breakfast and then start your drive in order to reach Rasuwagadhi, where our local representative will be completing the required immigration and customs formalities. Once done, cross the border for a walk and finally enter in Tibet land. From there, you will have to board the Chinese bus, dropping you at Keyrong. Stay overnight at a dormitory-styled lodge/guesthouse in Keyrong

    Meals : Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 05 : Acclimatization in Kerung (4118m)

    Today, wake up in your comfort zone since you are free to spend your time the way you want this day. Have some breakfast, and then you can participate in a small trek while walking amidst the marketplaces and other local areas in Kerung. Then, attend a short briefing. Stay overnight in Kerung at a dormitory-style guesthouse.

    Meals : Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 06 : Keyrong to Dongba (4626m) – 355 kms / 7 hours drive

    Once you are done with breakfast, indulge in a mesmerizing drive towards New Dongba while having a fascinating view of the wonderful Brahmaputra River. You can give a midway halt at Saga town to have some lunch and afterward continue your drive in order to reach New Dongba. On reaching New Dongba, check into your pre-booked dormitory styled for an overnight stay.

    Meals : Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 07 : Dongba to Lake Manasarovar (4599m) – 370 kms / 6-7 hours

    Today is going to be really important since you are going to have the first Darshan of pious Lake Manasarovar. Start your day with a tasty breakfast, and then start your drive in order to reach the holy Manasarovar. While on your way, give a midway halt at the Mayumla Pass (4800m) to complete all your customs formalities there. During the procession of these formalities, you can have a packed lunch facilitated by the members of our team. Once done, continue with your drive while passing amidst the Mayumla pass as well as the Paryang County.

    You can have the first sight of the spiritual Mount Kailash from Lake Manasarovar’s shore. Before arriving at Lake Manasarovar, you will have to complete some immigration formalities and, once done, start your drive to reach your pre-booked Chui Gompa’s guesthouse (whether we would have to change the vehicles and travel in the local buses or not, this decision will depend on the permission from local authorities there). You will be completing more than half, i.e., 75%, of Lake Manasarovar’s circumambulation today. You shall complete the rest of the trek once you have returned from Mount Kailash’s circumambulation. In the evening, you can either spend some time having a view of the holy Lake Manasarovar or you can also explore the splendid Chiu Gompa Monastery. Once done, return back to your accommodation and then stay overnight there.

    Meals : Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 08 : Lake Manasarovar to Darchen (4731m) – 40 kms drive / 1.5 hours

    Wake up as per your comfort, and then we are going to search for a perfect place where you can have the holy dips of Lake Manasarovar and also do some Pooja on the banks of this lake. Once done with your spiritual activities at Manasarovar, it’s time for you to indulge in a small drive towards Darchen (unique shower tents can be arranged for ladies where they can change their clothes after the holy dips in Lake Manasarovar at a feasible place). Have a view of Lake Rakshastal during your drive to Darchen. On reaching there, check into your pre-booked hotel/guesthouse/lodge and then stay overnight there.

    Optional : Optional trip: An Ashtapad excursion trip can be arranged by our team on special request basis, but before that you must keep it in mind that if there is no permission from the Chinese authorities, then you shall be given no transport services. The Ashtapad trip is dependent totally on local authorities’ permission and also you would have to hire the Tibetan Guides on a direct payment basis.

    Meals : Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 09 : 07 kms Drive to Yam Dwar. Start Parikrama to Dirapukh (4909m) – 12 kms / 5 hours trek

    Commence your day with some tasty breakfast, and then you will be driven to Yam Dwar. On reaching Yam Dwar, start your trek towards Dirapuk. You can do this trek either on a pony or on foot. On reaching Dirapuk, you can take some pictures of Mount Kailash. On completing your trek, you can stay overnight in your lodge/guesthouse at Dirapuk after having a quick dinner.

    Optional : You can also tour towards the Charan Sparsh after having a discussion about the same with your Tour guide. This is a 6 kms’ trek from Dirapuk. You have to note that this excursion is not included in this package and the decision of undertaking it totally depends upon your guide.)

    Meals : Veg Breakfast, Packaged snacks for Lunch, Light Veg Dinner

  • Day 10 : Trek Dirapukh to Zuthulphuk (4790m) 22 kms trek/10 hours via Dolma La Pass (5630m/18,471)

    Wake up early this morning and then start your trek towards Zuthulphuk from Dirapuk. On the way, you are going to spot Gauri Kund while descending from Dolma La Pass (the trek’s highest point). Arrive at Zuthulphuk in the evening and then stay overnight at a dormitory-styled guesthouse.

    Meals : Breakfast, Packaged snacks for Lunch, Light Veg Dinner)

  • Day 11 : 08 kms trek to Darchen and drive to Dongba 340 Kms / 6 hours drive

    This day marks the end of your parikrama, as today is the last day of your trek. Wake up as per your comfort, have some decent breakfast, and then indulge in a trek, having a tenure of approx. 4-5 hours in order to reach Darchen.

    During your trek towards Darchen, you shall be picked up by our vehicle from the midway, and it is going to drop you at Darchen. On your arrival at Darchen, have some lunch and later drive towards New Dongba, accompanied by the completion of the remaining 30% of Lake Manasarovar’s Parikrama. Overnight stay at a dormitory-styled guesthouse.

    Meals : Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 12 : Drive Dongba to Keyrong (310 kms/6-7 hours drive)

    Commence your day with some breakfast, and then start your drive towards Keyrong from Dongba. Arrive at Keyrong and then have some rest by spending an overnight in Keyrong’s dormitory-styled guesthouse/lodge.

    Meals : Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 13 : Keyrong to Kathmandu via Rasuwagadhi (270 kms / 8-10 hours)

    Arrive at Kathmandu through a scenic drive once you are done with your breakfast at Keyrong’s guesthouse. Firstly, reach Rasuwagadhi and complete the customs formalities there. Ultimately, reach Kathmandu and then stay overnight at your pre-booked hotel after having some dinner.

    Meals : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 14 : Leave Kathmandu

    Once done with breakfast, you will be facilitated with an assisted transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport for flying back home/onward destination.

    Meals : Breakfast

What’s Included

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Air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

13 nights in hotels / guest house

13 Breakfasts, 12 Lunch, 13 Dinner

Visa and permit fee charges.

All ground transport for sightseeing trips

Expert tour guides for sightseeing tours.

Kathmandu sightseeing, Kailash & Manasarovar darshan.

International or domestic flights are not included.

Please carry a valid travel insurance.

Monument and museum tickets.

Any kind of personal expenses/bills.

Govt service tax 5%

Trip Cost

India Travellers INR 195,000 Chinese Visa - Included in package
Tibet Permit - Included in package
Nepal Visa - Not required
Travel Insurance - Not Included
Non Indian Travellers US$ 3045 Chinese Visa - Included in package
Tibet Permit - Included in package
Nepal Visa - Payable on Arrival
Travel Insurance - Not Included
USA & Canadian Travellers US$ 3235 Chinese Visa - Included in package
Tibet Permit - Included in package
Nepal Visa - Payable on Arrival
Travel Insurance - Not Included

Important Remark

It is to be noted that the twin/double/triple sharing rooms will be provided only in Kathmandu. At all other places, only small guest houses or hotels are available where rooms will be on a sharing basis with other pilgrims (dormitories) on a twin/triple or multi-sharing basis, depending on the availability.

Trip Dates

April'2024 *18th April 01st May BOOK YOUR SEAT
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Trip Reviews


Nandani Mishra | San Diego USA

21 Jun 2023

I recently had the privilege of embarking on a transformative Kailash Yatra tour with Max Holidays along with my mother and father from the US, and I can't praise them enough. From start to finish, their commitment to customer satisfaction was evident. The knowledgeable and friendly team at Max Holidays meticulously planned every aspect of the journey, ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience. The presence of experienced guides from Max Holidays enriched the journey significantly. Their extensive knowledge of the destinations and their ability to share fascinating insights and stories made the entire experience more meaningful. The weather was tough there, but Max Holidays team was there throughout with us! We completely understand the uncertainties in the weather during the Kailash Yatra and undoubtedly, we were informed about the same by their team. Good work Max Holidays! All three of us had the best time of our life while witnessing the Kailash Parvat right in front of our eyes. Throughout the trip, the Max Holidays team displayed professionalism and genuine care for every participant. Their prompt assistance and willingness to go the extra mile truly made a difference. From handling travel arrangements to providing assistance during the Kora trek, they ensured that each traveler's needs were met.

  • 5.0

Ashwin Shikotra | United Kingdom

09 Jul 2023

Frequent updates on itinerary to accommodate requests. Impressed with very quick upgrade of car and immediate response to change accommodation on last leg of the tour due to weather conditions. We would also like to highly praise and recommend the driver Dharmendra - his experience in driving round blind cliff edge hair pin bends is amazing. Our heartfelt thanks to Vishal for personally stepping in when necessary. To Vidhushi - Keep up the good work and many thanks once again- Har Har Mahadev.

  • 4.0

Vijay Patel | Middleborough United States

27 Jul 2023

We did kailash mansarovar yatra in private group service provided by max holidays was beyond and above our expectations Vidushi she is Awesome and helpful

  • 5.0

Jaya Bhargava | Boston United States

09 Sep 2023

We took the tour from 26Aug to Sept4. It was a wonderful experience.we were 10 in our tour and everyone came with different spiritual backgrounds. It was a full moon trip. Max holidays provided excellent service. They checked out oxygen levels and provided support when needed. Accommodations are shared and are reasonably good. Services such as porter can be improved but it is on the Tibet side. Food was provided by on site cooks who travelled with the group. Schedule changes could have been communicated better. Vidushi was excellent. Overall out trip was excellent.

  • 5.0

Vinod Patel | San Diego United States

10 Oct 2023

The support from Max Holidays team before the tour was excellent. We received quick response from Vidushi every time I had any question or quarry. She was the best in communication and replies. The Nepal team of Max Holidays was exceptionally best to help and support us. Mr. Dorgee and Subhman were very helpful in any way they can do for us. I would like to thank from bottom of our heart to Max Holidays teams in Delhi and Nepal.

  • 4.8

Drishti Sharma | Leicester United Kingdom

12 Oct 2023

I can't thank Max Holidays enough for the incredible Kailash Manasarovar Yatra by helicopter. It was truly an unforgettable experience! 5/5 Highly recommend! 🚁🏔️🙏

  • 5.0

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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Overland Tour from Kathmandu

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