10 days Kailash Mansarovar tour is the shortest Kailash tour that begins and ends in Kathmandu. This is an adventure Kailash overland tour we drive in and drive out via Gyirong port of Tibet. Kathmnadu Kailash overland tour is the best and cheapest way to go to Mansarovar lake and Mount Kailash. This tour is suitable for budget travellers like solo backpackers and small group of friends.
On the first day of this tour, we drive to Gyirong city. The small border city in Tibet where we spend night there. Though it is 165km far fromKathmandu,but it takes one whole day drive due to the bad road condition in Nepal. We then drive to Mansarovar Lake past Saga and Paryang. Once taking holy bath in Mansarovar lake and explore around the we drive to Darchen, the base camp of Mount Kailash at an altitude of 4800m.
From there we begin 3 days Kailash trek that we have to walk 52km in total. On day 1 we trek to Dirapuk which is 5100m and day 2 we trek to Zuthulpuk by crossing Dromala Pass which is an altitude of 5600m, the highest pass of this journey. There is always snow on the top of the pass. We then trek to Darchen again to end Kailash parikrama trek. Once complete 3 days Kailash trekking, we drive back to Kathmandu via Gyirong port again.
If you would like to join on 10 days Kathmandu Kailash Overland tour, you have to book this tour minimum 1 months in advance by sending your passport copy and some advance tour payment. So that we can make ready your Kailash travel permit before you arrive in Kathmandu. This is the most necessary travel document to go to Kailash yatra. For the Tibet/China group visa arrangement, we need you original passort. So you would to arrive in Kathmandu 4 to 5 day before the Kailash Mansarovar tour departure dates. Please note that Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu remain close Saturday and Sunday.
April to mid October is the best time for this tour. All ground transfer, budget hotel or guest house with breakfast, guide, Kailash travel permit are inclusive in the package but lunch , dinner, visa cost, travel insurance are exclusive on 10 days Kailash Mansarovar tour.
Once you book this tour with us, we look after everything tour arrangement like making travel permit, and Chinese visa. In alternative of 10 days Kathmandu to Kailash Mansarovar tour, we also have Lhasa Kailash Tour via Everest base camp.
140 km, AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge in Syabrubesi
Pick up and drive to Nepal China border following Pasang Lhamu Highway. River valley and hilly roads do not permit speed drive. Famous Langtang National Park is on the way so do expect number of checking on this route . A famous Holy Lake Gosaikunda is near by (a day hard walk from Dhunche) this road. Depend on road condition either we do stay at Syabrubesi or Kerung. Accommodation basic guest house.
Rest Day AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Normal Accommodation Hotel in Gyirong
We can spend one extra day at Gyirong which can help a lot to adapt our body on the thin air/ high altitude trip. Kyirong (meaning "Happy Village"), it is really a joyful green village, gate way to Tibetan Plateau!.
220 km, AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Normal Accommodation Hotel in Dongba
Driving on the Tibetan Plateau itself is gift ! Joyful road, colorful landscape, snow cap mountains, yaks and wilderness, crossing the high pass of Kyirong La (5236m) and viewing the Lakes and by the afternoon following the famous River Valley of Bharamaputra is the high lights of the day. We will have pack lunch on the way and at the comfortable guest house/ hotel / destination (Saga or Dong Ba) by late afternoon. Depend on the health condition we can stay here one more day (2 nights) to be sure for the safe and joyful yatra.
325 km, AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Normal Accommodation Hotel in Manasarovar
Again a joyful driving days following the source of Bharma Putra River. Sand Dun valley, Mayum La (high pass) and Lakes are the day high light. By afternoon we will have first view of Holy Lake and Holy Himalaya (Mt. Kailash) once at Horchu. A circumambulation at the Holy Lake starts from this point (Horchu) itself. We have to shift to Eco Bus to follow the Holy Lake Clockwise. By late afternoon we will be at the Chu Gomba (Western part of holy Lake). While driving you enjoy the great view of Holy Lake and Mt. Kailash together. A first touch/ bath of Holy water can be done on one of joyful points of Holy Lake specially on the base of the famous Peak of Guru Mandata. Chu Gomba, which is a sort of activities center at the Lake is our destination for all the activities as well. First Darsan of the Holy Lake and Mountain.
60 km, AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Normal Accommodation Hotel in Darchen
Morning will busy with Holy Dip, Pooja and Hawan activities. Once Holy Activities is over we will have lunch and will be heading to the base of Holy Himalaya called Darchen. Darchen is 35km road distance, just north of the Holy Lake. It is town of the area with all basic supplies are available including gear for the walking days, horse, helper even food items with good enough electric and power supplies. Darchen is situated 35 km north of lake manasarovar is a small town on the foothill of Kailash. Also, this is the gateway to Parikrama. From here, the trek starting point (Yama Dwar) is about 5 km. Puja and Hawana at the Lakeshore during the course of parikrama.
10 km, 5/6 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Normal Accommodation Hotel in Derapuk
It takes 52 km, a complete circumlocution of Holy Himalaya (Mt. Kailash) starts from this morning. We will drive all the way to Yama Dwar in our Eco Bus (7 km) which is also called Tarpuche or valley of Gods! Comfortable walk for 6 hrs which is close to 10 km will allow to have magic view of North Face. The walk is gentle with viewing the water falls, towering rocks on both sides and wild animals. Number of the yatirs and local will be making the trail as festival season specially on full moon and no moon days. If body is not fully acclimatized you can feel exhausted very soon. Having good personal helper and Yaks makes much more comfortable to be on the destination easily. In the Late afternoon you can have golden view of North Face (Holy Himalaya). Overnight Guesthouse/ group sharing room.
22 km, 10 hours walk AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Normal Accommodation Hotel in Zuthulpuk
Day starts with a silent view/ darsaon of North Face and the walk to the pass (Dolma La) do starts very early in the morning. 2300fts ascending and 2500fts descending is a real challenge of the entire trip. The total walking distance for the day will be closer to 20km (a long day) but the colorful Dolma La and Blue Lake (Gauri Kunda) will make a successful journey in life a remarkable one. Good enough water and energy back up for your body should be planned carefully before heading for this day. Good walking shoes and warm jackets are good enough for general days. Only on bad weather days we need more prepared for a safe walk on snowing trail which you can feel on the earlier days. Overnight Norpel Guesthouse or Monastery guesthouse (Mud house).
Day 08 Kailash Trek end- Drive to Mansarovar and Dongba(4500m, 8km, 3 hours walk and 350km, 5 hours drive)
8 km, 3 hours walk and 350km, 5 hours drive AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Normal Accommodation Hotel in Dongba
Close to 8 km, 3 hrs comfortable walk in the morning and drive to Manasarovar by mid day and continue to Dongba, way back home! Body of each yatris will be very light with all the joys on the successful yatra
280 km, 6 hours drive AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Normal Accommodation Hotel in Gyirong
Close to 300km – if you are able to start the trip earlier even we can plan to return to Kathmandu on good weather days. On our plan we will either stay at Kerung or on Nepal side, Syabru Besi (Langtang). Overnight Guesthouse (sharing room)
Day 10Gyirong to Kathmandu(22km, 1 hours drive to Kerung border and 170km, 6 hours drive to Kathmandu)
22km, 1 hours drive to Kerung border and 170km, 6 hours drive to Kathmandu BB Plan-Breakfast Back to Kathmandu
By afternoon we will be in Kathmandu. Check in hotel and try to have joyful dinner.