Kailash Mansarovar Yatra (with Charan Sparsa) 14 Days

USD $3025/Person
Trip Code : TTHTKMSY 01
Accomodation : Hotel/Lodge
Duration : 14  Days
Grading : Moderate Difficult grading info
Max Altitude : 5500
Activity : Cultural wonders
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu
Trip Route : Kerung-Saga-Mansarobar-Kora- Saga-Kerung- Kathmandu
Best Season : Jun/July/August


The sacred Mount Kailash top is located in western China's Tibetan Autonomous Region. It is one of the most sacred places on earth according to followers of the Bönpo religion, Hinduism, Buddhism, and the Jains. The peak, part of the Trans-Himalaya mountain range, rises to a height of 6,638 meters (21,778 feet).
It is also the source of four of Asia's greatest rivers, the Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra, and Karnali.  According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva, one of Hinduism's principal deities, resides on Mount Kailash. It is also said to be the spot where Lord Buddha meditated in a previous life. According to Jainism, this is where the first Tirthankara found liberation.  The Kailash Parikrama also called the annual pilgrimage to Mount Kailash, draws tens of thousands of people from all over the world. The voyage is regarded as being particularly difficult due to the high altitude, bad weather, and rough terrain. Due to the Chinese government's restrictions on access to the top and its surroundings, visiting Mount Kailash can be challenging.

Despite this, many individuals still see the walk as a spiritual and life-changing event.

Trip Introduction:

Kailash Tour via Kreung is an excellent journey to Mt. Kailash whereby we experience trekking in one of the most northern parts of Nepal before entering Tibet.  We arrive in Kathmandu and spend a day resting and preparing for the trip and driving to Langtang national park the next day. Tibet. Our Tibet tour starts with a visit to believe to be the cradle of the Tibetan civilization during the ancient times when bon religion was practiced throughout Tibet, long before Buddhism was introduced. Next, we circumambulate Mt. Kailash and tour Mansarovar Lake, both of which hold great natural, cultural, and religious significance. The Kailash Tour via kerning has also metioned Tibet Nepal War.

Important Note:

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himali holidays  Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Travel Insurance:

It is a condition upon joining any of himali  holidays  trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don't arrange or sell insurance.


We will be staying at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu, and teahouses during trek. While trekking in Nepal (it should be understood that the area is developing so the accommodation facilities there will be fairly basic. Therefore, we can decide to either stay in the local tea houses or in tents (which will be arranged by Himali holidays ). Accommodations in Kathmandu, and Tibet (except trekking) will be on twin-shared basis but while trekking (both in Nepal and Tibet), you will be accommodated in a common dormitory.


We will be served breakfast in hotels in Kathmandu, and Tibet whereas all meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided during the trek (in Nepal). A basic meal during trekking in Nepal will include rice, potatoes, noodle with soup, etc. However, note that we will not be provided any meals in Tibet. Therefore, it is better to set aside a food budget of up to $20- $30 for lunch and dinner per day while in Tibet.

Leader(s) & Staff Arrangements:

During trekking in Nepal, we will be under a Nepali guide and while in Tibet a Tibetan guide will be our leader. This kind of arrangement will ensure that our guide has thorough knowledge of his respective region. Also, during trekking in both Nepal and Tibet, potters and ponies/yaks will be responsible for carrying our luggage.


However, it could be challenging for some due to the high elevation. All of Himai holidays treks are planned with high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitude too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to kill. We understand that for a safe trek, it is essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS. Himali holidays 's itineraries are designed to prevent AMS as much as possible. But, it is important to remember that some visitors are more vulnerable than others.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements:

This trek entails a couple of days in high elevations, walking for long hours and 6-12 hours of driving per day in some days. The trek itself is not difficult. However, it could be challenging due to high elevation. Therefore being physically fit is highly recommended. It is also advised that we consult our doctor prior to the excursion and obtain necessary advice, as well as medications for traveling in extreme altitude.

Visa & Entry Procedure:

We at Himali holidays  would like to assist you in making your Tibet tour an adventure of a lifetime as well as trouble free. Therefore, please visit for information on Tibet entry procedures and other things you should know about before travelling to Tibet.

Best Time to Travel:

Summer months between May to September is an ideal time to undertake this journey. The weather is pleasant with a moderate climate, with average temperature of around 0 to 20C. Plus, summer is also perfect for all outdoor activities- temple visit, dip in holy waters and also for visiting nearby attractions.

Equipments & Packing List:

The following basic equipment check list should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.
The items in the list below with an asterisk (*) are also provided by  included in the service. However, guests are also free to bring and use their own. 


  • Valid Passport
  • Necessary visas and permits
  • Medical insurance
  • Business cards
  • Airline tickets
  • Passport size photographs (minimum 4)

Note: Make copies of your passport, visas, permits, airline tickets/schedule, and travelers’ checks. Please leave a copy with someone at home and put another copy in a separate place in your luggage.


Day-01: Arrive Kathmandu, Check into the hotel (1300 M)

Upon your land at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our staff will greet you and lead you to the hotel.
On the Kailash Manasarovar tour, everyone must be in Kathmandu by 10:00 AM and apply for a Tibet visa the same day. So, you may take a nap or spend the day visiting Kailash Nath in Saga Bhanjyang and Doleshwar Mahadev Darshan then in the.
evening Aarati Darshan with a holy Hindu guide at the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu.

Day-02: Tibet Tour and Mount Kailash yatra introduction, equipment checking, visa processing, and get ready.

Take a morning trip to the Pashupatinath Temple for Rudra Abhishek, Hawan, Aarati, and a unique interior Darshan. The sacred Budhanilkantha and Buddha Stupa will be visited throughout the afternoon, followed by an evening at the hotel and an introduction to the Kailash Manasarovar Tour.

Day-03: Kathmandu(1300m) to Ghattekhola Kyurung (1,895m) 165Km

This is the first day of the pilgrimage/tour, In a private tourist coach, we drive 155 kilometers from Kathmandu to the Kerung  Nepal-Tibet border. On the way, we'll stop for lunch at Trisuli Bazar.
scenic drive to Kerung Border Nepal Tibet Border through the beautiful Nepalese countryside and after necessary border formalities at Nepali immigration and crossing the bridge process for all the required formalities in Chinese immigration continue the drive to Kerung Town. Stay Overnight at the Guest House.


Day-04: Rest and Acclimatization in Kerung O/N at Guest House (2,500m)

Our next stop is the Kerung Valley in Tibet. In the Nepal immigration office at Ghatte Khola, our full passport and visa will be inspected. We continue driving or walking for another 15 minutes to Rasuwagadi bridge, where we cross the friendship bridge to Nepal Tibet. Your visas will be examined one by one at the Tibetan immigration office. Upon completion, our Tibet guide will meet you and present you with your travel authorization for the Kailash Manasarovar tour or Yatra. He will handle all of the immigration procedures and transport you to Kerung Valley in a Tibetan bus or van. 24 kilometers separate from Kerung Valley from the Nepal-Tibet border. Kerung valley is a Tibetan community with luxurious lodging options in 3 and 4-star hotels that meet tourist standards

Day-05: Kyurung (1,895) to Saga (4,600m)265km.

Drive by Car/jeep/Bus from Kerung to Saga on this day. After a 6–7 hour trip, we can view Peku Tso Lake and Salt Lake (Nunilo Tal) on the route to Saga City. At this location, the sight of Nomads caring for countless sheep and yaks is really fascinating. We are able to provide heated lunch boxes for our visitors, and we stop for lunch someplace around PekhuTso Lake. Following these, we keep driving and crossing the Sangpo River (Brahma Purtra River) to get to the Tibetan metropolis of Saga. On the road to the Kailash & Manasarovar trip, there are various facilities in this large city.

Day-06: Drive to Lake Mansarovar (370km – 7 Hours) 4500m O/N at Guest House.

It is planned to drive about 410 kilometers in about  7-8 hours.  After breakfast in Saga, We leave for Manasarovar Lake  The day begins with a lot of anticipation, and by the afternoon, Holy Kailash Parbat and Manasarovar Lake can be seen for the first time from Hor. We pack a hot lunch for lunch and stop for a meal en route.  Following lunch, we continue the journey to Manasarovar Lake until we reach Hor. From there, we begin the rotation of the lake and finish it in two to three hours.  On the other hand, Manasarovar Lake is so enormous that it takes 3 to 5 days to walk around it once.  The Lake's circumference is 102 kilometers. Eight monasteries may be found throughout the circumference of the Lake. Overnight Chiu Monastery nearby Lake,


Day-07: Explore Lake Manasarover then drive to Darchen (4,660m) 53km.

Morning worship With the holy water from Manasarovar, our crew placed a large tent for bathing. After a bath, pilgrims splash water around among themselves while joyfully presenting Tarpan, or holy water, along with flowers and money to God. Rudra Abhishek, Hawan, Aarati, and the recitation of the Shiva mantra by Nepal Braman Pandit, provided by our firm Monterosa Treks & Expedition, will be performed in preparation for worship. All pilgrims are permitted to pray to Lord Shiva, recite the names of their ancestors' deities, and engage in Hawan (the ritual of presenting grains and butter to a fire in the name of the gods). to absolve oneself of whatever sins one may have done, whether deliberately or unwittingly.


Day-08: Darchen(4,460) – Dira Phuk (4,900m) 18km.

Today, we travel by car/jeep/bus from Darchen to the deity of death's entrance, Yam Dwar. Starting at Yam Dwar, you climb around Mount Kailash by walking for three days, those who are unable to walk can rent a pony and a local porter; however, you must let the guide know when you are at Manasarovar Lake so that your Tibetan guide can take care of it. We will continue traveling for another 5 to 6 hours before reaching Dirapuk. The north face of Mount Kailash may be seen considerably more clearly from Dirapuk. Lord Shiva appears to be spending the night at the Dirapuk Mud House/Guest House.

Day-09: Charan Sparsha (Touching the North face) feet of Shiva and Parvati.

Following breakfast, pilgrims travel 4 hours (4 km) from Dirapuk to the north face of  Mount Kailash, also known as Charan Sparsh. By reaching the base of Kailash Mountain, they experience a blessing from Lord Shiva. Pilgrims do Pooja and ask Lord Shiva for blessings. It is a day trip or Yatra from Dirapuk that lasts between one and a half and two hours. "Sparsh" means "to touch," while "Charan" refers to the feet. They both refer to touching one's feet. Throughout the beginning of time, touching Kailash Parbat's feet has been custom. "Charan Sparsh" has a scientific basis. The vibrations that the human body emits when it touches the feet stimulate the flow of energy, blessings, happiness, and prosperous existence. One gains vitality, self-confidence, and happiness through this energy exchange. One feels radiant within. The benefits that followed "Charan Sparsh" are comparable to invisible amour. They inspire and provide fortitude.

Day-10: Walking from Dirapuk to Zuthulpuk (4790 meters - 21 kilometers).

This day is crucial since we must cross the 5636-meter-high Dolma La or Dorma La Pass on it.  With the impending blizzard, the weather is uncertain, so we should get off as early as we can. After the pass, we must descend steeply to Shapje Datok and then continue to Zuthulpuk monastery. Once more, we'll spend the night at a guest home or mud hut.


Day 11: Zutul Phuk - New Dongba (4,430m) 15km, then to Saga 435Km.

Zuthulpuk to Chongdo (Zong Dho) by foot and then driving to Manasarovar. After eating breakfast, we spend approximately three hours walking to Chongdo before driving to Darchen, then on to Prayang, Donga, and ultimately get into  Saga overnight.

Day-12: Saga to Kyurung (3,900m) 420Km

After breakfast drive to Kerung.You will see the panoramic Himalayan range.

Day 13: Kerung to Kathmandu (165Km)

After Breakfast scenic drive to Kathmandu, After border formalities at the Chinese immigration, and drive to Kathmandu. Stay Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 14: Depature or extend further programs in Nepal.

The last day of departure is today. You will transport to the airport.  or if you have time to explore nature in Nepal,  we offer some other programs.

What's included

  • Pickups and drops from airport(s) and hotel(s)
  • Hotels in Kathmandu, and Tibet. Teahouse during the trek
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu, and Tibet
  • Assistance in acquiring the Chinese visa
  • All necessary permit(s) and entry fees (including Tibet Travel Permit)
  • English-speaking, trained and experienced local guide(s)
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • All necessary paperwork

What's not included

  • All international airfares
  • Chinese visa fee
  • Accommodation(s) outside the itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Extra cost in the event of landslide for hiring additional transportation and porters
  • Horse rental while on Kora or personal porter
  • Emergency evacuation costs (cost for renting a Land Cruiser and medical and rescue insurance is recommended). We advise you to purchase insurance with a zero deductible.
  • Personal expenses, e.g. phone call, laundry, bar bills, photography charges, web usage, and telephone calls
  • Tips for guides, drivers helper

Good to Know



  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body:

  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition-weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants


  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm-wool hiking socks
  • Waterproof hiking boots with spare laces
  • Gaiters
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Upper Body:

  • Light T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or pullover (Wind-Stopper products are very versatile)
  • Waterproof (breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (highly recommended for Tibet trips)
  • Light- and expedition-weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *


  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof outer shell (seasonal)


  • Sleeping bag rated to -10 to -15 degree Celsius *
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking bags/duffel bag *
  • Basic first-aid kit (Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment, aspirin, band-aids/bandages, blister treatment, insect repellent and multi-vitamin tablets)
  • Large plastic bags for keeping items inside your trek bag dry
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking poles *
  • Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  • Toiletries (small wash towel, toilet paper, etc.)
  • Ear plugs (as some people in your group may be prone to snoring)


  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror

Personal Hygiene:

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash


  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and Pen