Route: Kathmandu – Kerung – Saga - Manasarovar – Kailash –Saga- Kerung – 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 twelve 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

Three Days Parikrama (kora) around Mt. Kailash

Drolma La Pass – 5650m

Exploration of Tibet and nomad lifestyle

Extra day for Charan Sparsh

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 Shaktipeeth, and Jalnarayan Temple. Later, you can get some supplies for the Yatra if necessary. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Altitude: 1400m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: Inside Kathmandu Valley

Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, to Kerung

We're going to drive to the airport early, and get on the helicopter to Syabrubesi in the morning. The settlement of Syabrubesi is located in Langtang, in Kathmandu's northern area. We will hike a short distance to the Nepal – China friendship bridge, do our necessary customs check, needful formalities, cross the border, and drive to Kerung. In about four hours, we will reach Kerung (also known as Gyirung), the first village in Tibet. Rest at the guesthouse.

Altitude: 3000m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: Helicopter Flight (Kathmandu – Syabrubesi) 25 minutes Drive (Border to Kerung) 120 km – 4 hours

Day 04: Kerung to Saga

The route takes us smoothly to the settlement of Saga by ascending and descending the passes of Thong La and La Lung. We will be able to witness Lake Peikutso and the Tibetans' customary method of yak and sheep grazing along the way. Hotel overnight stay.

Altitude: 4640m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: 170 km – 5 hours

Day 05: Acclimatization at Saga

We will spend the day at Saga County, to acclimatize to the altitude. There are options to go on short hikes and roam around the Saga throughout the day. Overnight at a hotel in Saga.

Altitude: 4640m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: Around Saga

Day 06: Saga to Mansarovar via Paryang

After our breakfast at Saga, we will be driving to the highest freshwater 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 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 a guest house around Lake Mansarovar.

Altitude: 4558m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: 277km – 6 hours

Day 07: 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 staff 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 the hotel.

Altitude: 4575m

Meals: B, L, D

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

Day 08: Darchen - Yamadwar - Diraphuk (Kora starts)

We will embark on a three – day Parikrama. We will first drive to the small settlement of Tarboche, also called Tarboche. 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 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: 13km – 0.5 hours (Darchen to Tarboche Valley) 7km – 5 hours (Tarboche to Drirapuk)

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 09: 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 will reach the village of Juthulpuk, this place is named after. The famous cave of Juthulpuk, Zruthulpuk 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: 19km – 8/9 hours (Diraphuk to Zuthulpuk)

Day 10: 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 11: Saga to Kathmandu

We will take a nice ride on paved Tibetan roads back to the settlement of Kerung, which is at the border between Nepal and Tibet. After formalities, we will hike to Ghattekhola, where the helicopters will be waiting for us. We will get on the 25 minutes helicopter flight to Kathmandu, rest, and souvenir shopping, farewell and overnight at hotel

Altitude: 1400m

Meals: B, L, D

Distance: 170 km – 5 hours 25 Minutes Heli Flight

Day 12: Departure

Our representatives will drop you to the airport as per the flight timings.

Start Date End Date Remarks
16 April 2024 28 April 2024 Full Moon Trip
08 May 2024 20 May 2024 -
15 May 2024 27 May 2024 Full Moon Trip
29 May 2024 10 June 2024 -
11 June 2024 24 June 2024 Full Moon Trip
26 June 2024 08 July 2024 -
10 July 2024 23 July 2024 Full Moon Trip
1 August 2024 13 August 2024 -
12 August 2024 23 August 2024 Full Moon Trip
30 August 2024 11 September 2024 -
10 September 2024 22 September 2024 Full Moon Trip
2 October 2024 14 October 2024 -
09 October 2024 21 October 2024 -

Trip Costs

Indian Passport Holders : INR 2,65,000.00 p/p

Foreign Passport Holders : USD 2600.00 +700.00 p/p helicopter charges both ways (min 5 person)

Single Supplementary Cost : USD 168.00 p/p (only in Kathmandu)



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


3* Standard Accommodation where available ADDITIONAL INR 20,000.00 PER PERSON | USD 250.00 PER PERSON for an upgrade to 5* standard Accommodation.

✔ Twin Sharing Basis in Kathmandu 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