Kailash Manasarovar Tour By Overland

Kailash Inner Kora (Parikrama) is special kora among pilgrimage of Hindu, Bon, Buddhist and Jain. Most popular and one of the hardest Kailash inner Parikrama need some mountaineering experience and equipment. We provide good and experience staffs in mountaineering. This Parikrama involves around 34 km walking journey including Asthapath, Atmalingam, Saptarishi cave and Kuber Kund. The landscape is entirely made up of rock, crevices, snow and ice. Apart from two small monasteries, no humans live along the inner Kailash region. We will fix basic accommodation, foods and liquid during Kailash inner kora.

Mount Kailash Inner Kora (Parikrama) starts and ends at Darchen. On the first day, we will start our hike from Derapuk visiting Kailash Charan Sparsh in the coming days we will explore the Serlung monastery and closer view of Mount Kailash from here. You can have the view of Atmalingam, Saptarishi cave trek back to Serlung Gumpa and jeep ride to Darchen. You have the option to take a personal helper to make you Kailash inner kora easier and successful.

Day 01 :- Arrival in Kathmandu (TIA). Overnight at Hotel (1350m)

On your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, our company representative will welcome you, and transfer to hotel. After check in the hotel, we will brief you about Kailash tour and other necessary information - Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 :- Half-day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and fly to Nepalgunj. (150m) Overnight at Hotel

After breakfast at your hotel then visit the renowned Pathupatinath Temple followed by a visit to Jal Narayan Temple and Gujeshwari Temple. Our representative will transfer the group to Kathmandu domestic airport terminal for boarding your flight to Nepalgunj. After one-hour flight arrive at Nepalgunj and board a bus for taking you to your hotel. Meet your group travellers in the hotel who started their journey from Lucknow to join this group. In the evening a short briefing session shall be organized for the group. Dinner and night stay will be at the hotel in Nepalgunj.

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Max. Elevation : 152 m

Distance covered : 522 kms 01 hour by flight

Day 03:- Fly Nepalgunj - Simikot (2910m 297 kms, 45 minutes by flight). Overnight at Hotel

Simikot, a hilly area of Nepal with altitude of 2910 m is gateway for Kailash tour by Helicopter. We shall reach Nepalgunj airport early in the morning to board the earliest possible flight to Simikot. This is a 45 minutes flight, lands in airport of Simikot, our team waiting for you to take you to the guesthouse booked for you. Rest of the time will be free at Simikot to acclimatize with the weather conditions.

Important:If weather and situation permit, the local representative may organize helicopter trip to Hilsa or Taklakot today itself

Meals included : Veg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Max. Elevation : 2910m

Distance covered : 297 kms 45 minutes by flight

Day 04 : Nepalgunj – Simikot – Hilsa – Taklakot

We take an hour-long early-morning flight to the Simikot village. After that, we begin ourjourney in a specially-chartered helicopter that will take us to the neighboring village of Hilsa, where the Karnali enters the mountain ranges on its way down to the Ganges after leaving theTibetan Plateau. We will complete the immigration process there before traveling 56 kilometersup the Karnali to the town of Taklakot. Overnight in Taklakot.

Altitude: 3900m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance 1 hour (Nepalgunj – Simikot Flight)
20 minutes (Helicopter Flight (Simikot – Hilsa)
2 hours (Hilsa – Taklakot)

Day 05: Acclimatization in Taklakot

Spend the day at Taklakot acclimatizing to the high altitude and surroundings. There areoptions for short hikes around the place

Altitude: 3900m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: Around Taklakot

Day 06: Drive from Taklakot to Manasarovar

After breakfast, we will drive to Manasarovar, one of the most sacred and beautiful lakes in theworld, which is still at a height of 4560 meters above sea level. We will pause at the Rakshas Tal to take in its serene beauty before traveling to the lake of Manasarovar. The lake is also knownas the "lake of the demon" and "Ravana Tal," as it is said that Ravana built it in order to gainabilities by turning to Lord Shiva and meditating on him. Locals believe the lake, which containssalt water, to be poisonous. We will then proceed in the direction of the'sun'-shaped lake ofManasarovar. The lake is said to overflow the salty water of Lake Rakshas. We will drive around the Manasarovar Kora while the lunch is being prepared. TheKora is said to be a pilgrimage route around a sacred temple, a mountain or a lake. Overnight inManasarovar.

Altitude: 4558m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: 277km – 6 hours

Day 07: Manasarovar Exploration – drive to Darchen

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

Altitude: 4575m

Meals: B, L, D

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

Day 08: Darchen - Yamadwar - Diraphuk (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 gateway of the God of Death, is located here in Tarboche. We will walk for a few hours to arrive at the settlement of Diraphuk, 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: 13km – 0.5 hours (Darchen to Tarboche Valley)
12km – 5-6 hours (Yamadwar to Diraphuk)

Day 09: 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: 6 km + 6 km –7 hours total

Day 10: Diraphuk 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: 4760m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: 19km – 8/9 hours (Diraphuk to Zuthulpuk)

Day 11: Zuthulpuk to Darchen (Kora Ends)

We will spend the morning touring the nearby Milarepa cave's and temples. After breakfast, we will climb for 3 to 4 hours to finish our Kora and return to the Darchen settlement. Overnight and rest at the hotel in Darchen.

Altitude: 4575m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: 6 km – 2 hours (Hike)
7 km – 0.5 hours (Drive)

Day 12: Start Kailash inner kora. Asthapath, Saptarishi Cave, Atmalingam. Overnight at Darchen. (B, L, D)

In the early morning, we head to Astapad. Trek from Astapad to Saptarishi Cave to Nandi Hill Parikrama, and the Ravana Lingam and dharsan of Atma Linga. Return to Astapad in the evening and drive to Darchen. Overnight at hotel in Darchen.

Altitude: 4575m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: 34 km – 10 hours (Hiking)

Day 13 :- Explore Morning View of Kailash and drive back to Taklakot continue drive to Hilsa. Overnight at Guest House (B, L, D)

Early morning you can explore view of Holy Mount Kailash Parbat, you can take Darshan and some snaps over there. We continue drive to Taklakot cross immigration and reach Hilsa. Overnight at Hilsa / Simikot.

Day 14:- Fly Hilsa - Simikot - Nepalgunj and Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel (B, L, D)

Early morning after breakfast fly from Hilsa to Simikot, and then continue to fly to Nepalgunj. In Nepalgunj, our group can split if any member goes from Nepalgunj to Lucknow, and other members fly to Kathmandu. The evening we will have a short meeting about the whole yatra. Overnight at hotel

Day 15 :- Final departure. Drop you to International airport Tour Ends

We drop to International airport for your final departure to home or will do further trips in Nepal.



July 16th July (Inner & Outer Kora)
Aug 6th Aug (Inner Kora)



INDIANS INR 2,25,000
Inner Kora INR 30,000
NRI * US$ 3400
Inner Kora US$ 360

*Cost excludes 4 days early arrival in Kathmandu for Visa process for NRI.


Cost Include

Tibet Permits

Tibet Visas

Special Kailash Manasarovar Permit

Applicable Entrance Fees to above mentioned places


1. All ground transportation in private vehicles

2. Airport Pickup and Drop Off Service

Lucknow – Nepalgunj – Lucknow Drive

Nepalgunj – Simikot – Nepalgunj Flight

Simikot – Hilsa – Simikot Helicopter Flight


1. 3 * Single occupancy accommodation ADDITIONAL INR 20,000.00 PER PERSON | USD 250.00 PER PERSON for an upgrade to 5* standard Accommodation

2. Twin Sharing Basis in Kathmandu & 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

1. Passport with a validity of minimum 6 months from the date of travel.

2. Scanned color Copy of Passport to be submitted at the time of booking.

3. Original Indian Passport to be sent to Delhi Office at least 15 days in advance.

Booking Policy

1. Completed application to be signed and submitted.

2. All the required documents are to be submitted on time.

3. Clients must agree and abide by the Company Policy.

4. Insurance is recommended – not compulsory.

5. Clients must carry Proof of ID while traveling.

6. The itinerary can be changed without notice due to unavoidable circumstances beyond of 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, except GST.
  • 5% GST

Payment Mode & Options

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

2. 70% of the amount to be transferred to Ravel Roads 30 days prior to yatra date.

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.


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

How to Pay:

Domestic payments

1. By Cash / Cheque / Demand Draft

2. By Electronic money transfer (RTGS & NEFT)

3. By Debit Card, Credit Card, UPI, net banking.

International payments

1. By Bank transfer to our bank (Bank Details)

2. By Online Payment Gateway through Razor Pay.

3. By Debit Card, Credit Card

In case of payment through credit card, the bank charges (3% extra) – would be levied over and above the total amount.


1. All payments should be free and clear of any withholding tax and deduction.

2. Bank charges, if any, for remittance (by remitting bank or by intermediary bank) would be strictly borne by payer.

Travel Insurance

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.

Travel Insurance

We reserve the right to alter, amend, change or modify the tour package and itineraries before or during the tour. We will make reasonable efforts to notify you promptly of such changes as and when they are made.

Cancellation / No show / Early Departure Policy:

In case of cancellation of tour or travel services due to any reason, you are requested Please inform us in writing or by Email. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:

All bookings are strictly subject to ‘Booking Conditions’ enclosed herewith and shared with you during the course of our correspondence. While filling and submitting signed copy of this document, you confirm your sole acceptance to our business terms. Kindly note that if you do not agree to our policies and terms of services, you should not proceed with your bookings

Special Notes:

Holy Mount Kailash has remained closed since 2020 after the Covid Pandemic worldwide. The Tibet side cost is based on 2019 rates of The Foreign Exchange Rate.

Similarly the final cost on Nepal side will depend upon the Chinese Visa fees , new permit cost , domestic air fares and other factors. The cost are tentative and may which may subject to revise

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.

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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