Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Road

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by road is a spiritual tour package which fulfills your thirst of visiting to Mt. Kailash and holy lake Mansarovar. This is a easier and faster way to complete the tour. It is preferable for elders as well as people who are physically weak to move on difficult terrain of Kailash Manasarovar. The drive journey covers distance from Kathmandu to Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by road. Please follow the given route in the itinerary.

Mount Kailash isn’t only a mountain, it is a symbol of believing and faith among four religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Bon. The mountain lies near lake Mansarovar and lake Rakshastal. It is the source of four major holy rivers in Asia: the Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra and Karnali are them. People whoever can’t able to perform a holy bath at Lake Mansarovar goes into above rivers with the same believe & faith.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Road Facts

Trip Duration: 12 Nights /13 Days
Travel Type: Overland Travel by Deluxe Coach (Bus)
Tour starting point: Kathmandu, Nepal
Tour finishing point: Kathmandu, Nepal
Mt. Kailash Height: 6,638 meters from the sea level
Highest point on trek: Dolmala Pass (5,600 meters)
Best season: May, June and September

Mansarovar is the other holy place which lies north of Mt. Kailash. As like Mt. Kailash, it has also own religious value among some religion. They have their own believes and faith about lake Mansarovar as per their devotional texts.

Tibet, a naturally rich and beautiful, is located in South-West part of China. Potala Durbar, unique Buddhist culture, rare wildlife, snow capped mountains, Yarlung Tsangbo river, ancient ruins, places and monasteries are some major attraction around Tibet. Lhasa is the capital of Tibet.

In peak tourist season, there are daily flights are available between Kathmandu and Lasha and in off season 3 flights are available in a week. During the flight you could get a chance to explore the spectacular mountains, laying by Nepal’s Tibet border.


Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1400m)
Arrival at Kathmandu Airport. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel by our company’s representative. Dinner and stay at your hotel in Kathmandu.
Meal: Dinner

Day 02: Kathmandu Temple visit / Tour preparation / Tour briefing
After breakfast, visit Pashupatinath Temple and Budhanilkanth Temple (Sleeping Vishnu), After Lunch Yatra preparation. Tour briefing followed by dinner.
Meal: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Optional:  Everest Mountain Flight as an optional tour for this morning. This is an hour flight over the world’s highest Mountain peaks including Mt. Everest. The flight time is at 6.30 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 Rasuwagadhi 170 km / 7-8 hour
After breakfast drive to Nepal / Tibet border “Rasuwagadi”. After the customs and immigration formalities, drive towards the China town of Kerung escorting by Nepali and Tibetan tour guides
Meal: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Day 04: Free day at Kerung for acclimatization (2700m)
This is a free day at Kerung to acclimatize with the surrounding environment. You may also take short hike/walk and visit local markets for last minute shopping if any.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05: Kerung to New Dongba via Saga (4600m) – 380 kms & 7-8 hour drive
Drive through the mountains terrain and then the plains provides us a marvelous view of huge and bhuish Lake Pieko-Tso., Small settlement of Saga (4840m). We drive further to New Dongba.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06: Dongba/New Dongba to Lake Manasarovar (4598m)
After Breakfast, Drive towards Mansarovar Lake (7hrs) crossing beautiful places and stay at the shore of the Lake. Fill spiritual water. Parikrama of Mansarovar Lake by vehicle (2 hrs-110 km)
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07: Lake Manasarovar to Darchen (4663m) – 40 kms drive
Today morning, Take holy bath at Holy Manasarovar Lake, after puja / haven 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.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08: Start Parikrama to Dirapukh (4910m) – 16 kms / 6 hours
After breakfast, drive to Tarboche . Enroute we will visit Yama Dwar. Enter the holy gate and continue further to Tarboche. At Tarboche you will meet Yak and Yak men. This is the starting point of the parikrama and the first day of kora. If you wish to hire a Yak and a porter to carry your luggage, you have to take from here only. During the trek you will have the first darshan of Holy Mt. Kailash.

Important note: Yatris who are not willing to go for the Mt. Kailash Parikrama will return back to Darchen from here and will wait for the other group members in their guest house at Darchen or Mansarovar.
Hotel / Lodge:
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 09: Trek Dirapukh to Zuthulphuk (4760m) 22 kms trek/10 hours via Dolma La Pass (5800m)
Morning views of glorious Mt. Kailash. Be prepared yourself for toughest trek. The trek lead you to Drolma La- pass (5800m) the highest points of the trek of Kora. The trek is rocky and steep upward and then downward Zuthulphuk.
Hotel / Lodge:
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Trek to Darchen and drive to Dongba – 10 KM (5 hours trek)
After Breakfast gentle and descend trek to Darchen. Meet our other groups staying at Darchen and then take lunch there. After Lunch, continue our drive to New Dongba
Hotel / Lodge:
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Drive Dongba to Kerung (380 kms/7-8 hour drive)
After breakfast drive towards Kerung with beautiful landscape.
Hotel / Lodge:
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 : Kerung to Kathmandu via Rasuwagadhi (170 kms / 7-8 hours)
After complete the re-entry formalities at immigration continue drive to Kathmandu. We will have debriefing session followed by dinner.
Hotel / Lodge:
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13 : Departure from Kathmandu to your destination.
You will be free until your departure time. We will drop to Kathmandu Airport three hours before your flight time.

Interested can extend your stay for Muktinath Darshan (3 Nights) tour, Chitwan National Park Tour (2 Nights) , Pokhara tour ( 2 Nights) . You can have an opportunity to get Everest Mountain Flight in the Morning with additional cost

No of PassengersVehicle Type(A/C)Model
2-3 PersonsCarSkoda, Toyota, Tata Manza
4-6 PersonsVan / JeepToyota Van, Scorpio Jeep
7-12 PersonsHi-Ace VanToyota Hi-Ace Van
12-20 PersonsCoaster / Mini Bus
20-35 PersonsCoach

Note: All vehicle for local transfer within Nepal, will provide as per the group size.

Note: INR is for Indian National and USD is for Non-Indian National / Foreigners, all cost are per-person basis
Group SizeDeluxe Package(3 Star Hotel)
Per PersonsINR 1,15,000.00 | USD 2450.00
Upgrade the hotel to 5 starINR 5000.00 | USD 300.00
Optional: Mt. FlightINR 7500.00 | USD 200.00 (Including Transport)
Taxes and FeesIncluded


  1. Kathmandu 3 star standard hotel accommodations 3 nights with full board meals basic.
  2. All required transportations and sightseeing as per above listed trip itinerary.
  3. Tibet visa, Entry permit , Kailash Parikarma entry fee.
  4. Entries tour best available Hotel / Guest ho all veg. meals (dinner/breakfast/lunch).
  5. We will provide pack lunch while we drive or walk on Parikarma.
  6. Experience Indian cook.
  7. English and Hindi speaking Nepalese guide.
  8. English speaking Chinese guide.
  9. Requires Nepalese Sherpa’s.
  10. Super Luxury Bus , supporting truck for luggage.
  11. Yak and yak man during the Parikarma for carrying luggage.
  12. First aid Kit ,Oxygen gas Cylinder.
  13. Holy Lake Manasarovar Parikarma (Circuit) by drive.
  14. Duffle Bag, Down Jackets, Day pack (Duffle Bag and Day bag we provide as souvenir gift from our company).
  15. Langtang National Park Fee.


  1. Air ticket to Kathmandu and back.
  2. Extra cost for additional stay.
  3. Accommodation, food & transport in the any delay due to weather conditions or unforeseen reasons.
  4. Evacuation expenses in case of emergency, travel insurance.
  5. Riding on yak or horse and porters for Parikraama at Lake.
  6. Any expenses of personal nature, urgent visa fee etc.

All foreign nationals, except Indians, need visas to enter Nepal. Multiple entry visas for 15 days (US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency), 30 days (US$ 45) or 90 days (US$ 125) can be obtained from any Nepalese embassy or consulate. You can also get a visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu or at the Immigration Office at the entry points of Nepal.

Tourist visas can be extended for a period of 120 days at the Immigration Department in Kathmandu. However, nationals of the following countries will not get a visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal: Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. They need to obtain visas from Nepalese embassies or diplomatic missions in their respective countries prior to their arrival in Nepal.

Gratis (Free) Visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka for the first visit in one visa year (January to December). However, a visa fee is required for its extension beyond the 30 days.

Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal. For more information please visit to Nepal government official website here.

For online visa application click here. You will find information to get the Nepal visa online.


All notice of cancellation must be sent to our office in written. Verbal cancellations will not be entertained.

20 days before trip departure 10% of total trip cost.

15 days before trip departure 50% of total trip cost.

10 days before trip departure 90% of total trip cost.

07 days and less departure 100% of total trip cost.

If you are interested in joining one of our Kailash Yatra group please follow the process mentioned below:

STEP 1: Please check the availability of travel date and seats our website which is  below with the cost table.

STEP 2: Upon finalizing your dates and other information with our office, please send scanned copy of your passport via email at info@holidaystonepal.com (Please note the passport must be valid for minimum 6 months from the date of Yatra)

STEP 3: For booking confirmation we need advance payment of USD 300 / INR 15,000 per person. Balance amount can be paid 20 days prior to tour departure date, 100% of the total cost should reach Holidays to Nepal Pvt. Ltd account by telex transfer with the copy of passport of client. For payment information. Click Here to know more about the Payment Options.


Indian Passport Holders

Nepal portion – Indian national does not require a passport or visa to travel to Nepal. A valid identity card (voter ID card) is acceptable by Nepal Immigration to give permission to Indian nationals for traveling in Nepal.

China/Tibet portion – A valid passport, visa and a special permit to visit Kailash region is mandatory for Indian nationals willing to undertake the Yatra.

Foreign Nationals and NRIs

Nepal portion – A valid passport and Visa is mandatory for all foreign nationals and NRIs (Non-resident Indians) to enter Nepal. Nepal immigration offers Visa on arrival facility at Kathmandu airport against all valid documents and visa fee.

China/Tibet portion – A valid passport, visa and a special permit to visit Kailash region is mandatory for all foreign nationals and NRIs (non-resident Indians) willing to undertake Kailash Yatra.

Travel Insurance

It is strictly advisable and is mandatory to carry a valid Travel Insurance covering Kailash region. Our trips does not include the price for travel insurance and it is the sole responsibility of the pilgrim/traveler to ensure that he/she is adequately ensured for the full duration of the trip

Medical Certificate

We require a valid copy of health certificate of the pilgrims issued by his/her physician mentioning that the pilgrim/traveler is in perfect condition to undertake Yatra to Mount Kailash at a height of above 15000 feet. Medical certificate is not the responsibility of ours and we do not take any liability of any health issue.

Casual wears and comfortable walking shoes are recommended to travel to Tibet. Be sure to bring warm clothing as nights and early mornings can be quite chilly to downright cold. Indian woman Pilgrims strictly advisable no Sari. Bring all the film, medicine, cosmetics, personal toilet items etc. that you will need from home as these are difficult or impossible to obtain on the way. A small first aid kit is also a good idea. Also quite useful to have a route map, to know where you are going and have been each day.

What to take
Winter wear: Gore-Tex material though good quality is highly recommended. Down jacket, raincoat or windbreakers, thermal under wears, Jackets, warm trousers & woolen shirts (cotton will also do), warm sweaters, woolen gloves, sun hat, sun glass, comfortable shoes, light leather boots in case of snow, woolen balaclava (‘monkey cap’) & scarf/dust mask to protect your eyes & nose from dust.

Bring with you
Snacks along the way. Chocolates, dry fruit, toffees, glucose; ‘namkeen’ etc. Strong water bottle & water purifying tablets. Personal medical kit and Diamox tablet (for high altitude). Sun glasses (to protect your eyes from UV, which is especially strong in high altitudes). Sun block or sun screen lotion, wet tissues (Fresh-ones are excellent to wipe off the dust), clothes-line/clips, needle & thread, deo-spray (handy for smelly boots/feet and for a round of spray in the toilet tent!), toilet paper, torch & spare batteries, daypack (small shoulder bag), Camera & films, Binocular.

This is one of the toughest high altitude road journeys on earth. You Must be physically fit .Generally patients with asthma & heart problems have a problem acclimatizing to high altitudes. In your interests it is essential you should be examined by your doctor to know about your health condition and your ability to cope up with the rigors of high altitude travel for days in ‘no road’ conditions, extreme cold, dust, trekking to an altitude of 19500ft during the Parikrama, etc.

Altitude Sickness
As you are traveling over high terrain, you are likely to experience symptoms and discomfort of altitude sickness (headache, loss of appetite, nausea, exhaustion, sleeplessness, breathlessness etc.) until your body adjusts to the elevation. This can take a couple of days or more depending on an individual. For this reason alone, we have made it mandatory to stay 2 nights at Kayrong (2700m) before moving on to the higher altitudes. Drink plenty of water, be calm, and do not exercise. Do not drink alcohol or smoke prior to and during the tour. We also recommend you carry a strip of Diamox tablets. Do consult your physician on the dosage. We provide Gamow bag (a special equipment to prevent sickness from high altitude) on this tour.

The unit of Chinese currency is Yuan. USD 1 = 6.00 Yuan. 1 Yuan = INR 10.00 approx, Money can exchange in Nepal Tibet Border. Re-exchange all your remaining Yuan at the end of the trip at border itself before re-entering Nepal.

Risks & Liability
Holidays to Nepal Pvt. Ltd and its associates will put every effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant. However, all the tours in Tibet are conduct strictly under the rules & regulation of Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB). Therefore, Holidays to Nepal. Pvt. Ltd and its counterpart shall not be responsible for any change and alteration in the program due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslide, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, delay issue of permit and visa, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurred thereof shall be borne by the clients on the spot.

Additional Important Information for Heli trip to Kailash Manasarovar Yatra

Based on our experience and reactions of the pilgrims of above said group, we are, hereby, communicating you once again about such unpredictable climatic disturbance in Heli trips to Kailash. We operate trips in regular flights between these stations and the trip is dependent on the operation of those regular flights/helicopter trips. However, we are sharing with you the additional expenses which may incur during the trip in such unforeseen situations.


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