Lhasa to Kailash Mansarovar Tour begins in scenic flights Kathmandu to Lhasa, which is also believed to be the cradle of Tibetan civilization. We then journey along several Tibetan towns leading to the enchanting Mansarover Lake and finally to the holy Mt. Kailash.  A most exicted journey to holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar from Lhasa side is considered to be the most scenic, comfortable, enjoyable and memorable in comparison with Kailash overland trip from Kathmandu, Kailash Mansarovar helicopter yatra ex Kathmandu or Lucknow and others. Mt. Kailash is about 2000 kms drive away from the capital town of Lhasa. The beautiful drive through the Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse leads to the town of Saga and then further moves to Lake Manasarovar and Darchen.

Nepal Tours have been organizing Kailash Mansarovar Yatra since 1990. After Kathmandu to Lhasa trip, we start the Kailash & Lake Mansarovar trip on 4 wheel drive then need to walk 3 days to circuit (Kora) of Mt Kailash which can be bit tough and challenging to cross Droma-La Pass (5635m). Along the highway we travel through some of the most amazing landscapes on Earth. We pass small Tibetan settlements, nomadic herdsmen wandering across the wide arid plains and awe-inspiring mountain peaks. Equally as fascinating is the wealth of cultural interest and there is plenty of opportunity to explore this side of Tibet.

Lake Manasarovar is a freshwater lake in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. To the west of Lake Manasarovar is Lake Rakshastal while toward the north is Mount Kailash. Kailash Manasarovar Yatra (KMY) is known for its religious value, cultural significance. Regarded as the holiest moutain and lake in Tibet, Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar attract a number of pilgrim to visit with a cleansing heart on the roof of the world. Certainly, other tourist attractions in Ngari are filled with magic. Nepal Tours provides more than Three tour packages including these tourist attractions in Ngari Prefecture at the best price

Important note for accommodation: It is to be noted that the above rates are on sharing basis. If you wish to stay in a single room you must pay single room supplement. Also please note that single/twin sharing rooms will be provided only in Kathmandu, Lhasa and Shigatse. At all other places only small guest houses or hotels are available where rooms will be on sharing basis with other pilgrims (dormitories) on twin/triple or multi sharing basis depending on the availability.

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft).
Day 02: Permit Prepration day / Temple tour in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,650m/11,972ft) 1 hr. 30 minutes flight
Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace and Tibet Traditional Hospital: 5 – 6 hours
Day 05: Sightseeing in Lhasa: Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Bazaar: 5 – 6 hours
Day 06: Drive Lhasa to Shigatse (3,900m/12,795 ft): 367km, 8 – 9 hours
Day 07: Drive Shigatse to Saga (4,640 m/15,223ft): 447km, 9-10 hours
Day 08: Drive Saga to Mansarover Lake (4,556m/ 14947ft): 370km, 6-7 hours
Day 09: Mansarover to Darchen(4,600m/15091ft):50 km, 1 hour
Day 10: Kailash Kora: 56km, 3 days
Day 11: Kailash Kora
Day 12: Kora ends, drive back to Saga: 495 km, 7-8 hours
Day 13: Saga to Shigatse: 445 Kms, 8-9 hours
Day 14: Shigatse to Lhasa: 265 km, 4-5 hours
Day 15: Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) 1 hr. 30 minutes flight
Day 16: Final departure

There are various routes and ways to reach Mt. Kailash and lake Manasarovar out of which a 14 days road trip from Kathmandu, 11 days Kailash helicopter tour and a 15 to 16 days scenic Kailash journey are most accepted by the travellers. While planning for Kailash Manasarovar yatra bookings the pilgrims/travellers usually have several queries in their mind. Nepal Tours have tried to answer here some of the frequently asked question regarding Kailash Mansarovar Tour and hope that the same will be useful for the pilgrims/travellers.

Kailash Mansarover Yatra is ex Kathmandu and has following Duration

10 days for the Helicopter Route Via Nepalganj/Simikot

14 Days for the Overland route via Kerung Border and after clearing the Immigration 7 seater Jeep

14 Tour Via Lhasa where Kathmandu Lhasa to/fro by flight and onward by land transport
17 Days Inner Kora with Nandi Parvat and Astapad.

We would conduct and facilitate Two Parikramas Mansarover Parikrama of 112 Km is done by the Eco Coaches Kailash Parikrama of 2 nights is optional depending upon the guest health since the trek of 38 kms via Dirapuk and Zuthulpuk option of Pony /yak is also available on direct payments.

Kailash Mansarovar trekking trips usually starts from late April and continues until October. However depending on the weather conditions most travellers consider May, June, August and September as the best time to visit Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Lake. For helicopter trips monsoon time (July and first few days of August) are not considered to be favourable, but a large no. Of travellers still travel there due to restrictions with their personal schedule etc.
The trip to Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar is suitable for the average travelers who are physically and moderately fit and no previous experience is required. However, it is suggested that some physical fitness is essential such as swimming, running, and hiking and etc. It is very important to consult with your physical about your physical and health condition before you make a plan for Mt. Kailash tour. Please bear in mind that while in Kora, you will be crossing above 5000m and trekking for about 7-8 hours.

Arrival departure transportation in Kathmandu
Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath Temples.
3 nights in 3 Star equivalent hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with all veg meals
Return transfer to Nepal-China border by local bus.
Tibet Portion: accommodation in guesthouses on sharing basis in dormitory style
Pure vegetarian meals.
Support vehicle for carrying luggage and kitchen equipments
English speaking Tibetan guide Nepali tour leader supported by cook helpers
First Aid kit with the group and Oxygen cylinders in Tibet side
Necessary permit Langtang and Kailash region.
Normal Tibet/China visa fee to visit Kailash.
Kerung border tax
Yak to carry kitchen equipments during parikraama
01 Duffle Bag (as souvenir) and 01 down Cheater (on returnable basis)
Yatra completion certificate
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu


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