Kailash Kora Trekking Tibet

Trip Overview

Welcome for Kailash Kora Trekking Tibet with Saga Dawa Festival!

Mount Kailash is spiritually know as the mythical Mt. Meru, the Axis Mundi, the center and birth place of the entire world! Kailash and Mansarovar are the main attraction of Kailash Kora Trekking Tibet. We guide you Kailash Kora Trekking Tibet, considered a sacred place in four religions: Bön, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. The mountain lies near Lake Manasarovar and Lake Rakshastal in Tibet.

Mansarovar (Manas Sarovar) lies at 4,590 metres (15,060 ft) from sea level. It is mostly saline lake studied a relatively high elevation for a large freshwater lake lies in western Tibet, some kilo meters driving distance from north-western boarder of Nepal. Manasarovar is somehow a round in shaped lake with the circumference of 88 kilometres (55 mi), surface area with 320 km square (120 sq mi). Manasarovar is near the source of the Sutlej, which is the easternmost large tributary of the Sindhu. Nearby are the sources of the Brahmaputra River, the Indus River, and the Ghaghara (well known Karnali River lies in western Nepal, one of the main tributary of Ganga), an important tributary of the Ganges. So, this spiritual lake is the nearby source of world’s couples of largest rivers. You are welcome to join Kailash Kora Trekking Tibet with us!

Kailash Kora Trekking Tibet – Saga Dawa Festival 2017

Saga Dawa Festival on the occasion of the enlightenment of Sakyamuni (Gautama Buddha). In main Saga Dawa day, there is the most powerful Full Moon of the year. Full Moon brings the greatest opportunity for shifts in consciousness. A new consciousness is realized and will unfold its magic over the next 12 months. This Full is truly the highlight of the year because of the alignment that takes place between our most exalted planetary guides and humanity. At Full Moon when the lunar orb passes through the Earth’s magneto-tail is the best time to do a deep spiritual practice. Then, for 5 days (2 days before and 2 after the Full Moon), solar plasma flows strongly through the Earth-Moon connection and the Moon becomes so charged electrically that Moon dust floats over the lunar surface. This is the science, the metaphysics is that solar prana and consciousness is drawn most strongly through the Earth – and through us – when the Moon is Full. We invite to join Kailash Kora Trekking Tibet with Saga Dawa Festival 2017. The date will officially fix on coming December, 2016.

Taking all this into account and having a grounded vision of the bigger picture, It is encourage a Spiritual practice where we can see, imagine or visualize our bodies as what humans are, bio-electromagnetic batteries. Through these physio-spiritual practices, we are looking into recycling all the energetic garbage and stagnant energy in our bodies and once the vessels are clear, attain a sense of deep receptivity. An attuned clear human bio-electromagnetic energy field which allows to plunge ourselves into the cosmic and planetary field of evolution which is so active at present. It is highly recommend the practice of Yoga, Chi Kung, Dance, Massage Therapy, Reiki and Meditation. On the occasion of Saga Dawa Festibal, various cultural and traditional manifestations held in the proximity of Dharpoche, one important cultural point of Kailash Kora Trekking Tibet.

We advise you properly prepare for this trekking. We agree  as this page advises.


Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,400m)
Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu, welcome by our tour representative and transfer to hotel. Check into room and refresh. Overnight at 3* equivalent hotel on twin/triple sharing basis. (Meals included : Veg Dinner)

Day 02: Kathmandu Temple visit
In the morning after breakfast in the hotel and then continue for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu we will visit Pashupatinath Temple and Budhanilkanth Temple (Sleeping Vishnu), both are biggest holy temple in regards to Lord Shiva & Vishnu respectively. Return hotel from sightseeing and take lunch in hotel. In the evening, we will have short briefing for the program followed by introduction to all group members. Overnight at hotel. (Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Optional: One can even book for Mountain Flight as an optional tour for this morning. This is an hour flight over World’s highest Mountain peaks. The flight departure time is at 7.30 am so those passengers who booked for this incredible flight should be ready by 5.30 am in the hotel and one of our tour officer will pick up and transfer to the domestic airport.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Kerung (2700m) via, Shyabrubesi – Rasuwagadhi 170 km / 7-8 hours
After breakfast drive to the Nepalese border Rasuwagadi. The customs and immigration formalities are completed crossed border on foot. The pilgrimage is then transferred on their Chinese bus for onward journey. We travel in sturdy and comfortable vehicles that are controlled and guided by Tibetans. The accompanying Nepalese Sherpas get into the coaches / waiting trucks after loading the food materiel’s water etc and the onward journey into the Tibetan/Chinese region continues toward the town of Kerung. Overnight stay will be in a basic guesthouse at Kerung in dormitory style. (Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 04: Free day at Kerung for acclimatization (2700m)
A show walk down the market place or a gradual test trek up the nearby mountains would be ideal for the mind and body. A day for relaxation and acclimatization to the high altitude at Kerung. (Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 05: Kerung to New Dongba via Saga (4600m) – 380 kms & 7-8 hours drive
After on enjoyable drive through the mountains terrain and then the plains provides us a marvelous view of huge and bhuish lake Pieko-Tso. The yearlong Tsangpo ( Brahmaputtra river) is crossed over on, past the turn off for the northern route, and arrive at settlement of Saga (4840m). The landscape gradually changes to the high plains of Tibet, soft beautiful and photogenic. We drive further to New Dongba. Stay overnight at guesthouse/lodge in dormitory style.

Day 06: Dongba/New Dongba to Lake Manasarovar (4598m)
We have very important day today as we are heading to the holiest place at Lake Manasarovar. As per above time schedule, our day begins with breakfast at 07:30 AM. On the way before Mayumla Pass (4900 m), we take break for permit formalities and for lunch then continue the journey crossing Mayumla pass and Paryang county. You will have very good opportunity to see first glimpse of Mt. Kailash from the shore of Lake Manasarovar. There will be few minutes’ halt before heading to our camp / guesthouse at Lake Manasarovar for the permit formalities, that period you can use with praying and exploring the beauty of Mt. Kailash. After immigration complete, we will drive further to our guesthouse at Chiu Gompa (Depending on permission of the local authorities we may have to change our vehicle here and travel in local buses operated by the authority near Mansarovar and Kailash region). Today, you will complete Lake Manasarovar parikrama approx. 70% and rest will be complete when you return from Kailash Trek. You will have very significant moment in Lake Manasarovar with almighty bless and even graceful evening with the breathtaking view of holiest Lake Manasarovar and Mt. Kailash. Besides this, you can also see or visit Chiu Gompa Monastery situated in hillock near Guesthouse. Syat in guesthouse in dormitory style. (Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 07: Lake Manasarovar to Darchen (4663m) – 40 kms drive
Today morning, we wake up comfortably and we will find a good place for holy dip in Lake Manasarovar for all our pilgrims. We will also arrange shower tent for ladies nearby the bank of lake for change the clothing and also you can arrange your puja / haven at feasible place according to you. Our crew member will assist you if anything help require. After finishing holy bath and puja, and taking lunch, we make short drive to Darchen. On the way to Darchen, we can also see panoramic scenery of Rakshas Tal (Demon’s Lake) in the other side of Lake Mansarovar. Darchen is the major administrative hub of Kailash region with basic development in infrastructure and facility and also considered as the base camp of Mt. Kailash from where the circumambulation around Kailash begins. You can stroll around small market in Darchen in the afternoon. Stay in a guesthouse in dormitory style. (Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Optional trip : We arrange Asthapad excursion trip from Darchen on request but please be inform that one should trek from Darchen – Asthapad – Darchen, if there is no transport service permitted by Chinese authorities in this area. The trip to Astpad is subject to permission of local authorities and on direct payment basis to Tibetan Guides).

Day 08: 07 kms Drive to Yam Dwar. Start Parikrama to Dirapukh (4910m) – 13 kms / 6 hours trek
Today, we wake up early and take breakfast then head to Tarboche / Sersong. All pilgrims have opportunity to pass through Yama Dwar before trek commence. Also, the members who are not going for parikrama will return from Yama Dwar after very close darshan of Mt. Kailash from this point and get back to Darchen guesthouse waiting for parikrama group. And other travelers who are going for parikrama will continue trekking ahead through by foot. Those who wish to hire Horse/Yak and porter may do it directly with the help of the Tibetan guide on direct payment basis. You will given name coupon to choose the horse & porter if any travelers book for this and the same horse or porter will accompany throughout the trip. We will manage Yaks & Yak men to carry our kitchen and other camping logistics for Kora. Travelers should not forget to carry their pack lunch and hot drinkable water from kitchen before start trekking Today trek is flat and gradual ascend along through the bank of Glacier River so it will be easy and reach Diraphuk camp comfortably within 5-6 hours. We will stopover in mid way for our packed lunch (Fruits, Frooty, Chocolates etc). Our Tibetan guide will help us to book our guesthouse in advance and will check into room immediately as soon you reach there because of chilly weather. Diraphuk is one of the best and closest point from where we can see crystal clear north face of Mt. Kailash standing ahead. You will have great opportunity to take several memorable picture of Kailash from here. The night will be too cold below zero degree temperature so we will have quick dinner (Khichdi, soup etc) and rest in bed.
(Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Packged snacks for Lunch, Light Veg Dinner)

Day 09: Trek Dirapukh to Zuthulphuk (4760m) 22 kms trek/10 hours via Dolma La Pass (5600m)
Wake up very early morning before dawn, we witness first sunlight on Mt. Kailash offering amazing view of the holy mount, take quick light breakfast and get ready to begin the trek towards Zuthulphuk camp. This day is considered as toughest day of this trip. The trek goes steep climb up continuously upto Dolma-La high pass (5600 m) for about 3-4 hours and steep down to Gauri Kunda and upto flat valley for about 2.5 hours then after you will walk all the way flat land for about another 2-3 hours. That’s why, it is the tough & longest trek of about 9-10 hours. We should cross the high pass as early as possible in pleasant weather before strong windy at day time. At the top of Dolma La, you can even find the place called Shivasthal that covered with holy flags and the personal related things like clothing, ornaments, for which there is strong belief in Tibetan religion that you will get it (whatever you offered here) in heaven after your death. Travelers should not forget to carry their pack lunch and hot drinkable water from kitchen before start trekking. After crossing Dolma La, you will see Gauri Kunda at downhill in the right side of your path. Then further walking down for a while, we will take break for pack lunch. This downhill trail is not easy due to rocky & loose stones so we should walk very carefully. Then after, you will catch soon flat trail that reach to Zuthulphuk. Also please note, the travelers who are in horse ride should also walk for 2 to 3 hours in between trekking while you are coming steep down after Dolma La. In Zuthulphuk, we will have govt. guesthouse or in fixed tent with bed, bed sheet & warm blanket. Stay can be in dormitory style, we will take dinner at earliest it prepared and go to warm bed. (Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Packged snacks for Lunch, Light Veg Dinner)

Day 10: 10 kms trek to Darchen and drive to Dongba – 5 hours trek
This is our last trek day and we have to make short trek about 4-5 hours so we wake up in normal time and begin trekking to descend Darchen town. Our transport will pick up us from the mid way to Darchen, upto where the road is accessible and drive to guesthouse at Darchen where our other groups staying and then take lunch there. Then after, we straight fowards continue our drive to New Dongba by completing the remaining course (approx. 30%) of parikrama of Lake Manasarovar. Stay in a guesthouse in dormitory style.

Day 11: Drive Dongba to Kerung (380 kms/7-8 hours drive)
After breakfast we begin our journey towards Kerung. On the way we pass through the town of Saga, we cross the bridge over beautiful Brahmaputra River and continue our journey across the vast open Tibetan plains. The journey offers stunning Himalayan views, particularly of Shishapangma and the Pieko-Tso Lake. Driving on well pitched roads and mountainous terrain we reach Kerung for an overnight. Stay in a guesthouse in dormitory style.
(Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12: Kerung to Kathmandu via Rasuwagadhi (170 kms / 7-8 hours)
After breakfast drive from Kerung towards we walk to the Nepalese immigration control in Rasuwagadi, complete the re-entry formalities and get transferred to our hotel in Kathmandu. This should take about 7-8 hours by bus. Dinner and night stay will be in the guesthouse.
(Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13: Leave Kathmandu
After breakfast you will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport to board your flight back to home

Guide & Logistics

Price Includes:

-Arrival & departure transportation in Kathmandu
-Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath Temples. B
-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:
(1 Backpack bag, 1 Duffle Bag and, 1 Wind Cheater (complimentary)
-Yatra completion certificate


Price NOT Included:

-Air ticket to Kathmandu and back,
-Extra cost for additional stay,
-Food & transport in the any delay due to weather conditions or unforeseen reasons,
-Evacuation expenses in case of emergency,
-Travel insurance,
-Riding yak/horse,
-Porters for parikraama,
-Any expenses of personal nature,
-Urgent visa fee,
-Govt of India service tax 4.50%, etc.
-All except “Includes” section

Note :
– Chinese visa and permit fee is likely to increase by US$80 for 2017 bookings and if do the same shall be charged extra.
– For Kailash Yatra additional USD 300 per person will be applicable if the chinese government applies the rule of 17 passengers per bus in Tibet side
– Important remark for accommodation: It is to be noted that the single/twin sharing rooms will be provided only in Kathmandu and during camping. 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 more sharing basis depending on the availability.
-We do not bear any liability for any other expense occurred during the trip and the same will be payable by the travelers on their own.


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Trip facts

  • 13 Days
  • Minimum Group Size: 4 people
  • Maximum Group Size: 16 people
  • Maximum Altitude: Dolma La Pass (5600m.)
  • For Indian Nationals: INR 1,20,000/Person
  • Price: USD 2650/each


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