Route: Kathmandu – Lhasa – Mansarovar – Kailash – Kyirong – Kathmandu REGISTER NOW

Kailash Manasarovar Tour By Overland

Ravel Roads crew will embark on a pilgrimage with you to the holy land of Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar for fifteen days, starting from Kathmandu. The tour starts off with visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal, then we cross the borders to Tibet, exploring and making our way to the Holy Mount Kailash. We explore the Holy Mount Kailash and the sacred surroundings. Some major sites we visit during this tour are Mount Kailash, Lake Mansarovar, Rakshasa Taal, Pashupatinath Temple, and more. This spiritual journey promises a transformative experience amid ancient traditions and breathtaking landscapes.

Trip Highlights

Holy Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar

UNESCO World Heritage Site – Pashupatinath Temple

Sightseeing in Nepal

Exploration of the Capital of Tibet – Lhasa

Yamdrok Lake Visit

Three Days Parikrama (kora) around Mt. Kailash

Drolma La Pass – 5650m

Exploration of Tibet and nomad lifestyle

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Our representatives will receive you at the airport in Kathmandu, and guide you to the hotel in Kathmandu. Later, we will have a small briefing session on the trip, and meet the other members in the group, overnight at the hotel.

Altitude: 1400m

Meals: D

Distance: Inside Kathmandu Valley

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Today, we'll take a tour of a few well-known Hindu temples in the Kathmandu Valley. We will visit the Pashupatinath, Gujeswari Shaktipith, and Jalnarayan Temple. Later, you can get some supplies for the Yatra if necessary. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Altitude: 1400m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: Inside Kathmandu Valley

Day 03: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

We will visit some of the major attractions in Kathmandu Valley today, while we wait on receiving our visas (FOR NRI). Explore the Doleshwor Mahadev Temple – the ‘shir’ head part of Lord Kedarnath in Uttarakhand. We will then visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the most preserved cultural heritage in Kathmandu, and return to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Altitude: 1400m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: Inside Kathmandu Valley

Day 04: Kathmandu to Lhasa

We will drive to the Tribhuvan International Airport, and take a flight to Lhasa. We will receive you at the airport upon your arrival in Tibet and drive you to the hotel. The rest of today, go slowly so that you can acclimatization to the altitude more quickly. For the lengthy trip ahead, keep in mind to drink lots of water and get plenty of rest.

Altitude: 3656m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: 1.5 hours flight

Day 05: Lhasa Sightseeing

Morning breakfast at the hotel, and we will visit the capital city of Tibet, the old residence of The Dalai Lama, Potala Palace. We will visit the Potala Palace, approx. 3 hours in the old Palace Residence in the heart of the city. We will then head onwards to Barkhor Street, then visit the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa. Explore around the place, and back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Lhasa.

Altitude: 3656m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: Around Lhasa City

Potala palace entry fee extra - 400 Yuan Per person (if Interested)
Day 06: Drive Lhasa to Shigatse – via Gyantse

Our route passes via Gyatse to Shigatse, the capital of the Tsang region, home to the Panchen Lama, the second pope in Tibet. Excursion to the Tashilhunpo monastery (founded in 1447) early in the morning, stopping at the temple of Maitreya, the Buddha of the Future, as well as other monastic temples. We will stop over at the Yamdrok Lake for a nice view of the gigantic freshwater lake. Hotel overnight stay.

Altitude: 3900m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: 272km – 5-6 hrs

Day 07: Drive from Shigatse to Saga – via Lhatse

Your route today will take you across beautiful, over 5000-meter-high passes. You are kept busy by various activities, such as lakes and nomads pursuing tens of thousands of yaks and sheep, while you drive across Tibet's mountainous and sandy terrain. By late afternoon, you will have crossed the Bramha Putra River and be at the characteristic Tibetan and Chinese town of Sag for the evening.

Altitude: 4640m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: 449km – 6-8 hours

Day 08: Saga to Mansarovar via Paryang

After our breakfast at Saga, we will be driving to the highest fresh water lake in the world, the holy Mansarovar Lake, lying at an altitude of 4558 meters, stretching wide with a pristine greenish-blue color. The holy lake is believed to be the resting place of Lord Bishnu. It is surrounded by Mt. Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandata, and the Lake Rakshasha (Rakshash Taal). The Rakshash Taal is believed to be created by the Evil King Ravan, and the locals believe the water is poisonous. Overnight at guest house around Lake Mansarovar.

Altitude: 4558m

Meals: B, L, D

277km – 6 hours

Day 09: Mansarovar Exploration – drive to Darchen

We will get into our spiritual selves, and perform some rituals (puja) at the bank of the holy lake mansarovar. Our staffs will provide a bucket of hot holy water for each yatri from the lake Mansarovar for bathing. After our puja and prayers, we will complete the Parikrama of the Mansarovar Lake on a Jeep, and continue to the base camp of Kailash, Darchen. It is a village town right in front of the sacred Mt. Kailash. Overnight at hotel.

Altitude: 4575m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: 110km – 2 hours (Mansarovar Parikrama) 40km – 1 hour (Mansarovar to Darchen)

Day 10: Darchen - Yamadwar - Drirapuk (Kora starts)

We will embark on a three – day parikrama. We first drive to the small settlement of Tarboche, also called as Darboche. It is the starting point of the Kailash Kora, and is also known as the Valley of Gods. Yamadwar, the gatewat of the God of Death, is located here in Tarboche. We will walk for a few hours to arrive at the settlement of Derapuk, settling right in front of the North Face of Mt. Kailash. Overnight and rest at a guest house.

Altitude: 4900m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: 12km – 5-6 hrs

Extra Day - Charan Sparsh

We will set off on the Charan Sparsh Hike in the early morning. In order to offer our prayers and receive Darshan, we shall hike to the Charan Sparsh. After our Darshan, we'll head back to Diraphuk later in the day. Spend the night at a Diraphuk guesthouse.

Altitude: 4900m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: 8 km , 6 –7 hours

Day 11: Dirapuk to Zuthulpuk (Drolma La Pass)

Among the three days of Kora, today is the longest and the most difficult day. We will be heading towards the village of Jarok Donkhang first, and hike towards the Shiva-stal. We will rest for some time, and take a steep downhill and get to the banks of Lham-chu Khir river. We catch sight of the Holy Pond of ‘Gaurikunda’. We reach the village of Zuthulpuk, this place is named after. The famous cave of Zuthulpuk, Zuthulpuk cave, also known as ‘the miracle cave’. We will also catch sight of the Buddha’s Footprints along the way. Overnight at a guest house.

Altitude: 5650m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: 22km – 8-9 hours

Day 12: Zuthulpuk to Saga (Kora Ends)

We will spend the morning touring the nearby Milarepa cave's caves and temples. After breakfast, we will climb for three to four hours to finish our Kora and return to the Darchen settlement. We'll eat there for lunch before heading back to Saga. Hotel overnight stay.

Altitude: 4640m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: 290km – 8 hours

Day 13: Saga to Kerung

Today will be a simple day. We drive in comfort and amazing scenery to Kerung, the last village town of Tibet to Nepal. We will be staying overnight and resting today.

Altitude: 3000m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: 170 km – 5 hours

Day 14: Kerung to Kathmandu

After completing the immigration procedures at the Nepal-Tibet border, we will drive back to Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. Afternoon souvenir shopping and overnight at the hotel.

Altitude: 1400m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: 175 km – 8 hours

Day 15: Departure

Our representatives will drop you at the airport as per the flight timings, we conclude our Lhasa Kailash Tour with great memories.

Start Date End Date Remarks
11-Jun-24 28-Jun-24 Full Moon Trip
10-Jul-24 27-Jul-24 Full Moon Trip
11-Aug-24 26-Aug-24 Full Moon Trip
08-Sep-24 24-Sep-24 Full Moon Trip

Trip Costs For Kailash Manasarovar Yatra

Indian Passport Holders : USD 3,880.00 p/p

Foreign Passport Holders : USD 3,880.00 p/p

Single Supplementary Cost : USD 450.00 p/p (only in Kathmandu, Lhasa)

Helicopter Charges : USD 700.00 helicopter charges both ways (min 5 person)


Day 01- Fly Kathmandu to Pokara. Overnight at Pokara

Day 02 - Fly Pokara Jomsom. Jomsom to Jeep to Muktinath. Dharshan of Muktinath return and night halt at Jomsom

Fly Jomsom Pokara.Pokara Sight seeing, Night halt at Pokara

Fly Back to Kathmandu

TOUR COST FOR Muktinath - 800 USD



1. Tibet Permits

2. Tibet Visas

3. Special Kailash Manasarovar Permit

4. Applicable Entrance Fees to above mentioned places


✔ All ground transportation in private vehicles

✔ Airport Pickup and Drop Off Service

✔ Kathmandu – Lhasa Flight


4* Standard Accommodation in Kathmandu, Lhasa

Twin Sharing Basis in Kathmandu, Lhasa, and Tibet, Group Sharing in Kailash Region

Support and Crew

1. Nepali Guide and Tibetan Guide

2. Nepali Crew Members in Kailash Region


1. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (VEG)

2. Drinking Water (2 bottles per day)


1. KATHMANDU: Pashupatinath Temple, Gujeshwari Shaktipeeth, Jalnarayan (Sleeping Vishnu) Temple

2. TIBET: Lake Manasarovar, Holy Mount Kailash, Milarepa Cave, Drolma La Pass, Yamadwar, Gauri Kunda


1. Medical Kits

2. First Aid

3. Oximeter daily check (Pulse and Oxygen Level)

4. Enough Oxygen Cylinders

5. Other Necessary Equipment

6. Stick for Parikrama


1. Down Jacket on a returnable basis

2. Duffle Bag

3. Day Backpack

4. Hat


1. Personal Expenses

2. Pony – Horseman – Helper

3. International Airfare

4. Insurance

5. Emergency Circumstances

6. Extra Nights

Requirements/ Documents

Passport with a validity of minimum 6 months.

Scanned Copy of Passport to be submitted 1.5 months in advance.

Original Indian Passport to be sent to Delhi Office at least 10 days in advance.

Company Booking Form

Booking Policy

All the required documents are to be submitted on time.

Clients must agree and abide by the Company Policy.

Insurance is recommended – not compulsory.

Clients must carry Proof of ID while traveling.

The itinerary can be changed without notice due to unavoidable circumstances beyond Ravel Roads control, such as natural calamities, political unrest, itinerary changes by Chinese Authorities and so on.

Cancellation Terms

Ravel Roads requires a written application for cancellations, the following policy shall apply thereafter:
  • If canceled 30 Days prior to departure date from client’s side, all previously paid amount(s) will be forfeited
  • If canceled 31 – 90 Days prior to departure date, 75% of the deposit will be refunded except for the non – refundable deposit.
  • If canceled more than 90 days prior to departure date, all previously paid amount(s) will be refunded

Payment Mode & Options

1. 30% of the amount to be deposited at the time of booking confirmation.

2. 50% of the amount to be Paid Via Bank to Ravel Roads 30 days prior to Yatra date.

3. 100% of the amount to be cleared upon arrival in Kathmandu.


Account Name : Ravel Roads
Account No: 3246201000373
Bank Name : Canara Bank
Branch : Ganga Nagar
IFSC Code : CNRB0010458
Account Name : Ravel Roads
Account No: 1567002100016889
IFSC Code :- PUNB0156700
Bank Name : Punjab National Bank
Branch : Anand Nagar Branch

Risks & Liability:

Our Crew will make its best effort to make the journey successful and memorable. The Kailash Yatra is conducted under Chinese Authorities and Foreign Exchange Center Tibetan Autonomous Region (FEC TAR), hence, Ravel Roads will not be liable to any last minute changes, any unforeseen circumstances, and emergency circumstances and evacuations, flight delays, extra nights to be stayed, natural disasters, altitude sickness and rescue. Any extra costs incurred shall be borne by the clients themselves.

Important Note

Age :

1. Participants must be between 18 and 70 years of age.

2. Those below the age of 18 must either be accompanied by a parent/guardian or a consent form need to be signed by them.


1. Be physically and mentally fit.

2. Please note that this trek is not advised for pregnant women and those suffering from chronic health problems, like epilepsy, heart ailments, uncontrolled BP, diabetes, cancer, asthma, psychological problems, physical disabilities and obesity.


1. A valid passport is needed with a minimum validity of 180 days from the last date of the sojourn.

2. Please note that diplomatic passports are not allowed.

3. PIO/OCI or any other ID cards are not accepted in Tibet.

Visa Process:

1. Indian passport holders do not require a visa for nepal.

2. The Tibet permit and visa for everyone will be organized by us. To facilitate this, your original passport is required at New Delhi, well in advance prior to the departure date. The actual date and details will be confirmed based on the group you choose to travel with us.

Visa Process for NRI:

Indian nationals do not require a visa for Nepal

Foreign nationals will require a 15 days multiple entry visa for Nepal which can be availed on arrival at Kathmandu airport, Nepal. A visa fee of $25 is payable along with two passport size photos. Visa for Tibet will be organized by us. To facilitate this, original passport of Indian Nationals is required well in advance prior to the departure date. Details will be sent upon registration. For Non-Indian Nationals, Tibet visa will be organized in Kathmandu 4 days prior to the departure. Request the NRI to be in Kathmandu for the visa process.

Weather for the next 7 days



It is highly recommended that the Tour Participants acquire adequate insurance cover to secure their life, health and property as may be advised by your insurance agent to cover any eventualities, associated with your overseas travel including health, accidental injury, loss, liability and the like depending on your assessment of your risk potential. The Tour Participants are advised to discuss your insurance needs directly with your insurance agent before proceeding on the tour and at your own cost procure any additional cover as may be advised. Please note, Insurance is the subject matter of solicitation, please read the terms and conditions of the insurance document carefully before finalizing your desired insurance cover.

Oxygen level is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness [malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some of symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best idea is deliberately slow down all the activities and follows the following rules:

  • Rest.
  • Relax-do not exert, be excited.
  • Reduce talking.
  • Walk slowly – adopt one third of your speed and space.
  • Keep your load light.
  • Walk for 15 minutes and rest for 5 minutes.
  • Whenever you feel uncomfortable, just stop; rest and relax.
  • Ignore the sudden outbursts of fellow pilgrims and avoid arguments.
  • Observe silence with smile.
  • Never go too high and too fast.
  • Consume plenty of liquids; never proceed with an empty stomach.
  • Chant a prayer or visualize everything around to suit your pleasant thoughts or put on the earphones and listen to your favourite music, bhajans, chanting etc.
  • Be careful not to catch a cold. It is better to be over clothed than under protected. En-route avoids taking bath or drinking water from Lake Streams or rivers, as your system is not conditioned for this.
  • Keep your boots/Ked inside tent. Protect yourself against dust and direct sunshine during the long stretches of driving. Face, feet and hands must be well protected.
  • The uneven ground, steep slope and slushy banks are full of potholes. Do not combine walking and sight seeing together.
  • Always listen to your guide or the one with experience. Never leave the group.
  • On this trip, over exertion is to be avoided and drinking plenty of fluids is recommendable. During winter, heavy warm clothing is a must.


  • Kindly consult your doctor and get yourself examined for this yatra
  • As Mount Kailash and lake Manasarovar is situated at high altitudes please start exercises like walking, jogging, yoga and other breathing exercises in order to have a successful yatra at least from a month before. 


  You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly;

  • Passport with Photo copies, Photographs, Identity card, Diary for addresses, contacts, small notes etc.
  • Ball pens with spare refills Maps/Charts/Books etc.
  • Travel Cheques, credit cards & Currency.
  • Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers.
  • Any other document for personal purposes.


  • Big bag for putting your equipment and others
  • A small light trek bag
  • Water bottle / Thermos flask for hot water (1 liter).

Note: Ravel Roads provide you big bag and small day carry bag for Yatra


  • Enough clothing for the whole Yatra including 3 pairs trek suits/leisure wear/jogging trousers/4 to 5 tee shirts one light quilted /shirts/poloneck/salwar kameez etc. Do not over load.
  • Woolen socks (around 4 pairs), monkey cap, warm light gloves, scarf.
  • Woolen/thermal long underwear
  • Rain wear (Umbrella or Raincoat)

Note: Down Jackets and Sleeping bags will be provided on returnable basis at Kathmandu for the Yatra


  • Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Good one Like Nike, Adidas etc). Have a spare one too
  • A pair of light Slippers


  • Toileteries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels etc).
  • Sun screen lotion/cream
  • facial tissues, wet tissue


  • Tourch/Candle/match box/lighter/batteries
  • Knife
  • Plastic mug
  • Dust masks/face masks


  • Any regular medicines that you take
  • Dark Sunglasses
  • Your favourite food which will keep you going including Nuts, biscuits, powder juice
  • Kapoor/Vicks/Inhaler etc
  • Binoculars/Camera/extra batteries
  • Milk powder for tea


  • First aid kit (typical backpacking kit for minor injuries/ our guide also will carry).
  • Diamox/Aspirin/pain killers
  • Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
  • Plasters
  • TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats