Mount Kailash Budget Tour

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Mount Kailash Budget Tour Highlights
  • Group Joining Kailash Tour
  • Cheap way to visit Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar
  • Joining in our small group foreigners and Nepali passport holders only 
  • Accommodation as Budget guesthouses on twin and group sharing (3 Nights are only available to group sharing)
  • Every morning breakfast in the package, Lunch, and dinner is self buying from local restaurants
  • Transportation as a VAN or small bus, depending on group size
  • English speaking Tibetan guide and driver
  • Mount Kailash circumambulation by walking or option to take personal horse and helper  

Mount Kailash Budget tour is an overland tour from Nepal. Join our fixed departure overland group tour to Kailash. It is a way to make your tour cost cheap and reliable. Tour is a small group departure from the month of May till October those months is the best season to visit Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. 9 nights 10 days in Kailash and 1 night in Nepal border site makes total 11 days trip. Tour itinerary is overland, it starts and ends at Kathmandu Nepal.

Mount Kailash Tour Cost

Mount Kailash Tour cost is not cheap comparing other tours and trekking. We are trying our best to make it more reasonable by collecting individual peoples and making small groups. There are some nationalities who do not get Tibet / Kailash traveling permit and visa as well as rules from Tibet is not stable. It could change immediately without prior notification. Entire necessary permits and visa procedure is handle by Nepal Highland Treks. It is about a month process this mean we have to apply a month before to TTB for Tibetan travel permit. for this purpose we only need your passport copy. Another four working days are needed in Kathmandu with your original passport to get a final visa from the Chinese Embassy Nepal.

Kailash permit and visa processing

It is minimum three weeks time to process Kailash permit. For this purpose, we need to get your passport copy by email. After permit issue from Tibet Tourism bureau, Kailash visa is issue from Chinese Embassy Nepal. To issue Kailash permit, we need to get your original passport. The visa process in Nepal is four days working days so that it is important your arrival in Nepal is four days before from the Kailash entry dates.

Mount Kailash Budget Tour Itinerary
  • Day 01:Drive Kathmandu to Timure (125 kilometers takes 7/8 Hours) 1100 meters. Overnight at guest house
  • Day 02:Cross Nepal Tibet boarder and drive to Kerung (24km - 1 Hour) 2900 meters
  • Day 03:Drive to Saga (6/7 Hours). Overnight at guest house 4450 meters
  • Day 04:Day in Saga for acclimatization. Overnight in 4450 meters
  • Day 05:Drive to Lake Mansarovar. (6/7 Hours). Overnight at guest house 4580 meters
  • Day 06:Explore Lake Mansarovar, Chui Gumba and Hot spring. Late afternoon, drive to Darchen – the base camp of Mount Kailash. 4575 meters
  • Day 07:Drive valley of the God from Darchen. Start trekking to Derapuk in your first day Kailash Parikrama. 4900 meters
  • Day 08:Trekking to Juthulpuk crossing through Dolama La pass (5613 miters) and overnight in 4760 meters
  • Day 09:Trekking to Darchen and Drive back to Saga via Lake Mansarovar. 4450 meters
  • Day 10:Drive back to Kerung Tibet. Overnight at guest house 2900 meters
  • Day 11:Cross Nepal Tibet immigration and drive to Kathmandu. Service Ends
  • Day 01:Drive Kathmandu to Timure (125 kilometers takes 7/8 Hours) 1100 meters. Overnight at guest house

    After visa out from Chinese Embassy, we start to drive boarder. It is 7 to 8 hours driving through mountain road of Langtang national park. Reach Timure which is last Nepalese small town at the boarder site. Stay overnight in local hotel. 

  • Day 02:Cross Nepal Tibet boarder and drive to Kerung (24km - 1 Hour) 2900 meters

    Cross Nepal Tibet border at morning time. Tibet is following Beijing time and it is 2 and half hour before. Tibetan time is 10am but Nepali time 8am, we plan to cross immigration, where you will meet Tibetan guide and driver. After finishing custom formality in both site of immigration, drive to Kerung with Tibetan transportation. Overnight at Guest House.  

  • Day 03:Drive to Saga (6/7 Hours). Overnight at guest house 4450 meters

    After breakfast in guest house, start driving towards Saga town. After a short driving reach over 5000 high pass can see stunning Himalayan views from here. Further drive through scenic landscape and bank of Bhrhmaputra River. Saga is now a day big Tibetan town facilitate with good hotels, restaurants, shopping center and others.  

  • Day 04:Day in Saga for acclimatization. Overnight in 4450 meters

    Day in Saga town for acclimatization, we plan to make short hiking to reach few hundreds meters and coming down to overnight in low altitude, Later walking around the city. Staying two night in the altitude of 4450 meters, you will get fully acclimatization. 

  • Day 05:Drive to Lake Mansarovar. (6/7 Hours). Overnight at guest house 4580 meters

    It is day of reach Mansarovar Lake today. Entire driving road is well paved road and crossing through Tibetan village, wildlife of Tibetan desert. Horchu the place where we stop and view first view of Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. Drive further to Chui Gumba where we stay overnight at guest house. Guest houses are at bank of the Lake. Clear view of Mount Kailash south face is visible from here. 

  • Day 06:Explore Lake Mansarovar, Chui Gumba and Hot spring. Late afternoon, drive to Darchen – the base camp of Mount Kailash. 4575 meters

    Anyone can perform ritual work today morning at Lake Mansarovar with clear view of Mount Kailash south face. It is also believe that bathing at Lake Mansarovar wash all the sins done in lifetime. There is enough time to walk up to famous Chui Gumpa at the top hill near the Lake and visit natural hot spring. Drive to Darchen, prepare Kailash parikrama next day start early in the morning. Darchen is the base camp of Mount kailash.   

  • Day 07:Drive valley of the God from Darchen. Start trekking to Derapuk in your first day Kailash Parikrama. 4900 meters

    It is about 7 kilometer drive in rough road to valley of the god from Darchen than start trekking to Derapuk. Very good view of Mount Kailash is seen from here and time to time different view of Kailash seen from on the way. It takes 4 to 5 hours easy walking. If anyone is taking their personal helper of horse, he or she will meet at the starting point of Kailash Parikrama. Derapuk is the view point of Kailash North face has several guest houses for overnight. Enjoy sunset at North face of Kailash.   

  • Day 08:Trekking to Juthulpuk crossing through Dolama La pass (5613 miters) and overnight in 4760 meters

    It is long day trekking about 8 to 9 hours. it is also a hardest day of the trip, although it is not so hard for physically fit peoples. Early in the morning sunrise view can seen with Kailash north face. Starting of trekking is in flat land and serious uphill till highest Dolama La passing. Immediately after Dolma La top, trekking downhill to the base where a small tent house lies. Another 2 hours walking at flat area reach finally at Juthulpuk. Gauri Kunda, a small holy lake at the base of Mount Kailash can be seen after Dolma La pass.   

  • Day 09:Trekking to Darchen and Drive back to Saga via Lake Mansarovar. 4450 meters

    It is easy walking about 3 hours to reach the point where our driver team waiting for us. End of Kailash Parikrama. Drive back to Saga via Darchen and Lake Mansarovar. It is about another 6 hours driving back.   

  • Day 10:Drive back to Kerung Tibet. Overnight at guest house 2900 meters

    Today same way drive back to Kerung from Saga town. It also has option to drive back up to Nepal Tibet immigration and cross. Overnight option can be at Rasuwagadi Nepal site near boarder. It will be easy to reach Kathmandu tomorrow in time.   

  • Day 11:Cross Nepal Tibet immigration and drive to Kathmandu. Service Ends

    We say bye to our Tibetan guide and driver. After immigration formalities in Tibet and Nepal immigration, we continue drive with Nepali driver and Guide to Kathmandu. it is same way driving back.    

First day of the trip, we start day time from Kathmandu after your visa out from Chinese Embassy. They normally provide visa in between 12-1pm. Today is just to reach and overnight in Nepal site of Tibet border. It is not a rush and easy to cross Tibetan immigration day 2 to drive first Tibetan town Kerung. 

Route Map

Mount Kailash Budget Tour map
Cost Details
Includes
  • Private transportation to and from Kathmandu Kerung (Nepal Tibet boarder)
  • Tibet travel permit and Tibet visa
  • Private comfortable Tibetan transportation in Kailash. Either van or small bus, depend on group size
  • Accommodation in basic guest house in group sharing
  • Every morning breakfast from local local restaurant 
  • Entrance fees of Lake Mansarovar and Mount Kailash
  • English speaking Tibetan guide 
  • Custom formalities 
  • Kailash Parikrama | Kailash Circuit 
  • Manegment of emergency evacuation in case of need 
Excludes
  • Lunch and Dinner in entire Kailash Tour
  • Accommodation, any activities in Kathmandu Nepal 
  • Personal horse and Helper during Kailash Parikrama
  • Expenses of emergency evacuation in case of need
  • Personal equipment, medical expenses and insurance
  • Extra activities other than mentioned in itinerary
  • Extra cost in extra expenses in case of unexpended  reason arrives
  • Extra visa charge for American, Brazilian, Argentina, Canadian, Romanian (USD 90 per person)  
  • Any tipping  
Price & Availability
Select a Departure Month
FridayJul 26, 2024
MondayAug 05, 2024
StatusAvailable
PriceUS$1525

Fixed Departure dates are from May months till october. Tour is small group joining only foreigners and Nepali, other than Indian passport holder. Private group can be run with customizing plan in any date you choose.  

Useful Information

Accommodation in this trip is in local guest houses on group sharing. You also have option to upgrade accommodation to standard hotel/ Guest houses in Kerung, Saga and Darchen. That is for 6 nights. Three nights (Mansarovar, Derapuk and juthulpuk) do not have option to upgrade accommodation in standard category. There only basic and group sharing rooms available.   

Foods in the trip are from local restaurants and guest houses extra paying from package. Breakfast is including in the package. Foods are Tibetan and Chinese style. Good restaurants are available in Kerung, Saga and Darchen. Only basic restaurants are available in Manasarovar, Juthulpuk and Derapuk. Bottled mineral water and other energetic drinks are available easily in easy stations. 

Transportation in the trip is Chinese van, small bus or big bus, depend on group size. It is fully air-condition comfortable. Three days Kailash parikram does not allow any transportation. It is by walking entire three day through highest Dolma La pass (5,645m)  

Fixed Departure dates are from May months till October. Tour is small group joining tour only foreigners and Nepali, other than Indian passport holder. Private group can be run other than those months and you can choose your own dates and customize your itinerary. 

New rules for Tibet/ Kailash Visa: Rules of Tibet visa from Chinese Embassy Nepal has changed and now we need 4 full working days. Your arrival in Kathmandu should be at least before 4 full working days to handover us your original passport. Original passport is compulsory to apply final Tibet visa for Kailash tour.

Booking procedure: We need your passport scan copy by email to procedure of Tibet/ Kailash permit. We need at least 30 days (a month). Advance amount for the trip, it can be USD 300 per person. You can pay by tour credit card using our online credit card payment system. We need your original passport at least before 4 full working day of trip starting date. We also send you a form to fill for embassy purpose. White background digital picture is also required.  

 Kailash tour highlights, It was mid october tour 

Packing List for Mt Kailash tour 

You are travelling in cold weather. You still need few pairs of light clothes while staying inside the vehicle and in Nepal. You also can buy clothes and other equipment in Kathmandu Nepal. We can assist you in your packing list while you are in Nepal.

Bag for Kailash tour 

You can come to Nepal with your comfortable bag. We will provide you a duffel bag to use during Kailash tour. So that you can store your bag in Kathmandu Hotel or in our office. Another comfortable hand bag (Back caring) is to put your important document, water bottle, camera, phone, a pair of clothe, any kind of food to use during the way time. 

Clothes for Kailash tour 

- 1 Pair down jacket
- 2 Pairs T-shirt
- 1 Pair warm thermal
- 1 Pair light warm jacket or sweeter
- 1 pair warm trouser
- 1 Pair warm wind proof trouser
- 2 pair light paint/ trouser or half paint
- 1 pair inner warm paint
- Warm cap to cover your head from cold
- Muff to cover your nose and mouth
- One pair warm glove
- 2 Pairs warm shocks
- 2 pairs light shocks
- 1 Pair warm hiking shoes
- 1 Pair light shoes or sandal to use during your stay in Hotel

If you need warm sleeping bag, we can provide you from our office (Return after the trip)

Medicine for the trip

If you are regularly taking any medicine, it is important to take with you. Our guide will also bring medicine in our first aid kit. If you want to bring by your own it is better to bring medicines for high altitude sickness, fever, headache, vomiting, and diarrhoea. 

Mount Kailash Budget Tour FAQs

  • It is rare case but it may happen. Passport holders who visited Pakistan, Turkey, Bangladesh several times or stayed for long time will be in inspection. It may caused rejection of the visa. There are several country passports does not get permission to enter Tibet or Kailash. Bangladesh, Pakistan, Turkey, Kazakasthan. But if you ask with us to provide any formal circulation from the visa center, or from Chinese or Tibetan authority, they have not issued any notice or regulation. We provided this info from our experience. Keep in mind that the situation can change, so it's crucial to stay updated on the latest information and consult with the relevant authorities or with us for the most current guidance on obtaining a permit or visa for your visit to Mount Kailash.

  • Kailash permit is first document we need to obtain from TTB Lhasa to Enter Kailash region with your passport copy by email. Only registered travel agencies are able to do it. Kailash visa is different from Kailash permit. After getting Kailash permit from TTB (Tibet Tourism Bureau), we travel agency need to apply Kailash visa with your original passport and permit, ralated with other docuemnts. Both the Kailash permit and visa are in paper. This is procedure of entering Kailash from Nepal. There is different procedure entering Kailash from China.   

  • Climbing Mount Kailash is not allowed due to Religious Reason. We are only making round of the Kailash peak as a parikrama or as a Kora around. Trekking all the way up to the peak of Mount Kailash is held to be a forbidden act among Hindus, Buddhist, Bon and jain for the fear of trespassing the sanctity of the mountain and disturbing the divine energies residing there. According to Tibetian lore, a monk named Milarepa is the only person who has ever climbed Mount Kailash. After that, till this date, no one has ever reached the peak of Mount Kailash. Chinese government does not provide permission to climb Mount Kailash for anyone.  

  • Dipping in the Lake Mansarovar is strictly prohibited during these days. Although pilgrimage some time dipping when no one there to control. So it is all depends on current situation. Alternatively peoples can take holy water from the Lake in the bucket and take bath at out of the Lake. Hindus believe that taking a bath or holy dip in Mansarovar and drinking its water cleanses all the sins. So a large number of Hindu devotees followed this ritual every year. But the Chinese authorities have banned taking a dip in Mansarovar now it terms of secure.

Client Reviews

  • Excellent service by Nepal Highland treks

    Hemantha and Ram delivered an exceptionally organized and prompt service. Their communication was top-notch. They ensured all our requirements in Nepal and Tibet, from transportation and accommodation to dietary needs, were met to the highest standards. The cost for the Kailash trip is quite competitive compared to other providers. Our group had a fantastic experience, and kudos to the Palden (guide) I'd highly recommend them to anyone. Our gratitude and appreciations to Nepal highland Treks

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    AsmodineUnited Kingdom,October 21, 2023
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