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Short Kailash Tour 10 days Package Price, Itinerary, Dates

  • Kathmandu Kailash Tour

Nepal offers two major routes to Mount Kailash Manasarovar Tour through the Tatopani and Rasuwagadhi border points. However, after the Chinese government closed these  border points following the 2015 earthquake, Nepalgunj in western Nepal has become the key point for Kailash Mansarovar Tour. Mount Kailash Tour Package via  Nepaljunj/Simikot is very costly than through Tatopani and Rasuwagadi border.

It is not possible to travel independently in Tibet and Mount Kailash Manasarovar. All tourists are required to book their tour package through approved and registered  tour operators who will handle all the details of the tour. They will also provide the required guides, vehicles, and drivers for the tours to Tibet Mount Kailash. For the travelers coming into Tibet from Nepal, a visa must be issued and the other certain permits that will allow you to enter Tibet and travel around Mount Kailash  Manasarovar Tibet.The Chinese visa currently in your passport will be cancelled even if you have already received it. The paper group tourist visa is required to enter  into Tibet from Nepal that is issued by the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. We will take care of it once a tour package has been booked with us. FITS and solo travelers are not permitted to make personal applications for the Group Tourist Visa and the other permits required for travel in Tibet.

Once the Kailash Tour Package has been booked, we will apply for your Tibet Travel Permit from Tibet Tourism Bureau in Lhasa. Once we received the invitation letter,  then we will apply and make ready your Tibet/China paper group visa. For this you would need to be in Kathmandu at least 5 days before the tour departure dates since  it takes 3-4 days to apply and get back Tibet/China group Visa. The original passport is necessary for Tibet/china group visa. 

The good news for Kailash Manasarovar Yatris is that the Rasuwagadi/Gyirong border has opened now. This travel route to Mount Kailash means that the Kathmandu Mount  Kailash Overland Tour via Gyirong has become the best choice for travelers who would like to make Kailash Manasarovar Tour from Nepal. This is the shortest Mt Kailash  Overland Tour, and the price wise, this Kailash tour package is cheaper than the other Mount Kailash Tour Package via Lhasa and Simikot. 

Itinerary

10 Days Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu – Syabrubesi (1700m, 140 km)
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. 
Day 2: Rest Day at Gyirong (1700m)
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!.
Day 3: Gyirong to Dongba (220km, 4498m)
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.
Day 4: Saga to Manasarovar lake(325 km, 4550 m)
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.
Day 5: Mansarovar Lake to Darchen(60km, 4800m)
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.
Day 6: Kailash Trekking to Derapuk (4920m, 10km, 5/6 hours walk)
52km, a complete circumambulation of Holy Himalaya (Mt. Kailash) starts from this morning.  We will drive all the way to Yama Dwar in our Eco Bus (7km) 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.
Day 7: Kailash to Zuthulpuk (5761m, 22km, 10 hours walk)
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 8: Kailash Trek end- Drive to Mansarovar and Dongba(4500m, 8km, 3 hours walk and 350km, 5 hours drive)
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. 
Day 9: Dongba to Gyirong (2600m, 280km, 6 hours drive)Joyful drive to Kerung. 
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 10: Gyirong to Kathmandu(22km, 1 hours drive to Kerung border and 170km, 6 hours drive to Kathmandu)
By afternoon we will be in Kathmandu. Check in hotel and try to have joyful dinner.

Cost Info

Cost Includes:

  • Private transportation to Kerung boarder and return to Kathmandu 
  • Twin sharing budget hotel or guest house accommodation with breakfast during Kailash Tour. 
  • Tibet/ Kailash travel permit
  • Entrance fees of Lake Mansarovar
  • English Speaking Tibetan guide during Kailash Tour
  • Private Van or bus transfer with driver during Kailash Tour
  • Yak or helper to carry goods during Kailash kora
  • All the government taxes and company service charge.

Cost Not Includes:

  • Personal equipment, personal insurance, emergency evacuation charge and personal medical expenses
  • Lunch and dinner during Kailash Tour 
  • Accommodation and sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Drinking water, bottled drinks and bar bills 
  • Personal horse and helper if you need in Kailash kora
  • Single supplimentory 
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Travel insurance in case of emergency
  • Tibet/China paper group visa
  • All the cost not not mention on above cost includes