Mount Kailash Motorbike Tour- 13 Days

Highlights

    • Kailash Motor biking Tour starts and ends at Kathmandu Nepal, Enter and exit Tibet from Kerung boarder
    • About 1600 kilometer riding in total by reaching Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar
    • 3 days walking around Mount Kailash through Valley of the God, Derapuk, highest Dolma La pass (5.645m) and Juthulpuk valley.
    • Tour itinerary can expand towards Everest Base Camp, Lhasa and Guge Kingdom    

Motorbike tour to Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar is one of the adventure tours at land of Himalayan and altitude. Tour begins from Kathmandu Nepal, enter Tibet from Kerung boarder. 12 days Motorbike Tour is 9 days fully riding in Nepal and Tibet site. Another 3 days are hiking around Mount Kailash which called Kailash Kora or Kailash Parikrama. Several high passes in Tibetan plateau, dramatic Himalayan views, beautiful lakes. Stop at typical Tibetan settlement to explore Tibetan life style and their cultures from near. Picturesque decoration by Buddhist prayer flags at top of the every high passes on the ways which are over 5,000 miters altitude. Reach at Mansarovar Lake, which is the highest body of freshwater Lake in the world, fed by Kailash glaciers. Mount Kailash as Pilgrimage Mountain is near from this lake. Manasarovar Lake is source of Indus, Ganga, Brahmaputra and Sutllej rivers.

Motorbike tour first day reaches at Shyaprubesi and overnight. It is through narrow mountain road and Nepalese villages. Second day of riding reaches at Rasuwagadi and cross Nepal Tibet boarder to reach first Tibetan town Kerung which is altitude of 2,500miters. Kerung is the first place to stay two nights to have good acclimatization before reaching highest altitude of Kailash region. Ride to Lake Manasarovar via Saga town, Pariyang and other small Tibetan villages. Spend a night at bank of Lake Manasarovar. Beautiful Manasarvar Lake with the stunning view of Mount Kailash can be seen from here. Oldest and important Tsui monastery important for local Tibetan on the top of the hill near by the Lake is another attraction here. Ride to Darchen is base of Mount Kailash. We park our bikes here and be ready for 3 days walking around Kailash. 3 days walking around Mount Kailash is pilgrimage and adventure walking passing through 5,645 miters Dolma la pass and beautiful Gauri Kunda. North face, West face and east face of Mount Kailash seen from Kailash Kora. Bikes other than few local peoples and any other transportation other than emergency vehicles are not allowed to drive after Darchen.

Walking around Mount Kailash finishes at Darchen and rides same way back to Kathmandu. Tour also has option to add Everest Base Camp or Lhasa including other famous Tibetan town Gyantse, Lhatse, Shigatse via Yamdrok Lake. Another option is to ride upto ruin Guge valley, far western Tibet near from Kailash region. The road we are going to ride in Tibetan plateau is well paved wide road. There are several immigration formalities with your Tibet travel permit, Motorbike permit and other documents. An English speaking Tibetan guide, motorbike mechanic and Tibetan driver take cares entire tour in Tibet. Entire immigration formalities, Permits, Visa, guarantee deposit in immigration for bike or any other necessities are professionally taking care by Nepal Highland Treks.      

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Arrive at Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and rest 1400miters

Day 02:Day in Kathmandu for preparation of the Tour. Overnight at Hotel

Day 03:Ride towards Kerung Boarder. Riding from Kathmandu to Shyaprubesi (104km – 8/9 Hours). Overnight at Local hotel 1,300miters

Day 04:Ride to Nepal Tibet boarder Kerung by crossing immigration. (44km – 2 hours) Whole day at Kerung for acclimatization. Overnight at guest house 2,500miters

Day 05:Ride to Saga (230km – 5 Hours) overnight at guest house 4,550miters

Day 06:Ride to Lake Manasarovar (370km – 6/7 Hours) Overnight at Guest house 4,580miters

Day 07:Exploration tour near at Mansarovar and ride to Darchen (40 km – 1 Hour) Overnight at Guest house 4,575miteres

Day 08:Walking tour to Kailash Parikrama. Reach at Derapuk (18km – 7 Hours) Overnight at guest house 4,900miters

Day 09:Second day of walking Tour to Kailash Parikrama. Reach at Juthulpuk via Dolma La pass 5,645m (19km – 9 Hours). Overnight at Guest house

Day 10:Third day of Kailash Parikrama, reach at Darchen and ride back to Saga (260km – 2 Hrs walking and 7 Hours driving) Overnight at Guest house

Day 11:Ride back to Kerung (230km – 6 Hours) overnight at guest house

Day 12:Cross Nepal Tibet boarder KERUNG and ride back to Kathmandu (128km – 9 Hours). Overnight at Hotel

Day 13:Departure

Cost Includes

    • Arrival and departure arrangement
    • Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing room as per itinerary
    • Half day sightseeing in UNESCO heritage site in Kathmandu
    • Arrangement of Tibet permit and visa
    • Permit of Motorbike to Tibet
    • Immigration formalities including deposit for bike
    • Backup transportation in entire tour
    • An English speaking Tibetan guide
    • Bike Mechanic
    • Accommodation in Tibet/ Kailash sharing Hotel and Guest houses
    • Every morning breakfast in entire tour
    • First aid kit box
    • Emergency evacuation management 

Cost Excludes

    • Lunch and Dinner in entire tour
    • Motorbike and its fuel (we can help you to hire it in Kathmandu, cost of hiring motorbike depend on its category, there are fuel station on the way riding in every towns of Tibet)  
    • Bar bills, bottled drinks, communication bill
    • Personal equipment
    • Trip insurance
    • Cost of emergency evacuation in case of need
    • Cost of any damage in motorbike 
    • Extra cost for extra activities other than mentioned in itinerary
    • Any tipping 

Detail Itinerary

Day 1Arrive at Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and rest 1400miters Representative from Nepal Highland Treks pick up you from international airport and transfer to Hotel. It is only 7 kilometers can takes 25 minutes drive to hotel from airport. Depend on your arrival time, we can also discuss about the trip same day and prepare your motorbike.

Day 2Day in Kathmandu for preparation of the Tour. Overnight at HotelIt is also day of getting final visa of Tibet. We need your original passport and passport size of picture to apply final approval of Tibetan visa from Chinese Embassy Kathmandu. Clients are proceeding to day tours in Kathmandu valley and final preparation of bikes. Text ride with your bike in Kathmandu valley. Visit several UNESCO heritage sites.

Day 3Ride towards Kerung Boarder. Riding from Kathmandu to Shyaprubesi (104km – 8/9 Hours). Overnight at Local hotel 1,300miters First day of riding is short distance but takes longer time. It is driving through Shivapuri National Park, Trishuli Bazzar, Betrawoti, Dhunche and reach Shyaprubesi. Narrow mountain road but scenic with green dense forest along Trishuli River. Picturesque sights of the valley, waterfall, villages are on the way of riding. Shayprubesi is also entrance and exit point of famous Langtang valley trekking.

Day 4Ride to Nepal Tibet boarder Kerung by crossing immigration. (44km – 2 hours) Whole day at Kerung for acclimatization. Overnight at guest house 2,500miters From Shyaprubesi, short distance to Nepal Tibet boarder Kerung. After immigration formalities in both side of immigration, cross Nepal Tibet boarder. Drive 24 kilometers to Kerung, first Tibetan town. Whole days stay here for acclimatization. We also can involve in small hiking around hills which is helpful to adjust your body at altitude and ride around the small city.

Day 5Ride to Saga (230km – 5 Hours) overnight at guest house 4,550miters Exiting day of riding today to Saga town. Wide road in between vast Tibetan plateau and scenic landscape. The beautiful Himalayan views are seen on the way riding. Crossing several high passes altitude almost of 5,000 miters. Brahmaputra River all the way from Kailash and Mansarovar meet near at Saga town. Saga is semi modern Tibetan town facilities with good guest houses, basic guest houses, restaurants and shops.

Day 6Ride to Lake Manasarovar (370km – 6/7 Hours) Overnight at Guest house 4,580miters Day of exiting seeing biggest and fresh lake in high altitude with stunning view of Mount Kailash. We cross Mayum La, the main checking post on the way of riding today. Before this several high passes almost five thousand miters altitude. Horchu, the place having simple guest houses at bank of the Lake, we stay overnight here. It also has option to hike Tsui monastery and walking around natural hot spring.

Day 7Exploration tour near at Mansarovar and ride to Darchen (40 km – 1 Hour) Overnight at Guest house 4,575miteres Manasarovar Lake and surroundings are good to explore at morning time with view of sunrise. Spend a morning time at bank of the Lake. Later, ride to Darchen which is only 40 kilometers nice road. Darchen is the base camp of mount kailash. Spend a whole day here by preparing 3 days walking around mount Kailash.

Day 8Walking tour to Kailash Parikrama. Reach at Derapuk (18km – 7 Hours) Overnight at guest house 4,900miters Early in the morning, starts walking from Darchen. It is 18 kilometer walking through valley of the God. Stunning view of Kailash south face can be seen from here. Walking is entirely flat land with the different views of mount Kailash again. Short uphill at the end of the day near Juthulpuk. View of kailash north face is stunning from here. Golden Kailash view at the time of sunset and tomorrow morning at sunrise again.

Day 9Second day of walking Tour to Kailash Parikrama. Reach at Juthulpuk via Dolma La pass 5,645m (19km – 9 Hours). Overnight at Guest house Starts walking quite early in the morning. It is long day walking from Derapuk to Juthulpuk. The first section walking up to Dolma La pass (5,645m) is almost all uphill. You can meet 2 tent houses to buy drinks and get rest on the way up to top of the pass. Closer to the pass is more hard part with ascending with rocky way. After the pass, all the way down hill towards tent houses. Beautiful valley with Ice Lake on the way. Another 2 hours walking at flat land finally reach Juthulpuk

Day 10Third day of Kailash Parikrama, reach at Darchen and ride back to Saga (260km – 2 Hrs walking and 7 Hours driving) Overnight at Guest house Third day of walking around Mount Kailash is short walking up to Darchen. It is about 3 hours of walking. Take bike ride back to Saga again. Totally walking and riding day today is longer that other day. By evening, reach at saga town and overnight at guest house.

Day 11Ride back to Kerung (230km – 6 Hours) overnight at guest houseSame way back to Kerung. Stay overnight at Tibet part. The last day at Tibet. Final preparation to cross Nepal Tibet immigration tomorrow early in the morning and reach at Kathmandu Nepal same day.

Day 12Cross Nepal Tibet boarder KERUNG and ride back to Kathmandu (128km – 9 Hours). Overnight at Hotel Early in the morning ride motorbike to Kerung boarder. After immigration formalities in both countries, ride back to Kathmandu through Shyaprubesi, Dhunche, Trusuli, Shivapuri national park. bike return at bike shop if it is hired one. transfer to hotel for Overnight.

Day 13DepartureFree time till your departure time, we drip you to international airport for your fly back. It is normally reach to airport before 3 hours from your original flight time

Usefull Info

Accommodation
Accommodation in Kathmandu is in 3 star category hotels on twin sharing. Local guest house on twin sharing in Shyaprubesi. Accommodation in Tibet/ Kailash region is all guest houses. Guest houses in Tibet. Kailash region is as per client demand either basic or standard. There are standard guest houses in Kerung, Saga and in Darchen. Only basic guest houses are available in Manasarovar, Derapuk and Juthulpuk.  

Foods
There are choices of restaurant for your lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu. Every morning breakfast is including in Hotel of Kathmandu. Breakfast is also including in guest houses in Tibet/ Kailash region in the package. Local Tibetan or Chinese style restaurants are available for your Lunch and dinner. Plenty of shops and tent houses are available to buy drinks.   

Motorbike and Fuel
Motorbike can take in hire in Nepal. Royal Enfield 350CC or 550 CC, Royal Enfield Himalaya 400 Adventure Tourer and Honda bike are available in Nepal which are suitable for Kailash Motorbike tour. Fuel of the bike is extra from the package. There are petrol stations in every town on the way riding. Our backup transportation also brings petrol in can for emergency use.   

Bike Mechanic and other staffs
We provide experience bike mechanic in entire tour. He is from Nepal. Guide will be from Tibet approved by Tibetan government and Tibetan driver for backup transportation. 

Important Note

Motorbike Tour to Kailash or any other tour in Kailash is only possible as organize tour with registered tour company like Nepal Highland Treks. None of the individual clients can make their own freelance tour in Tibet. Tour cost depends on group size. If you are single person want to make Motorbike Tour to Kailash, we suggest joining our fixed departure group to reduce your tour cost.