Mount Kailash Budget tour is possible now as overland tour after opening Kerung boarder, immigration between Nepal and Tibet. Join our fixed departure overland group tour to Kailash. It is way to make your tour cost cheap and reliable. Tour is small group departure from month of April till October those months is best season to visit Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. 9 nights 10 days tour itinerary is overland tour starts and end at Kathmandu Nepal.
Group Joining Kailash Tour
Cheap way to visit Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar
Joining at minimum group size is 6 and maximum 11 pax all foreigners passport holders
Accommodation as Budget guest houses on group sharing
Every morning breakfast in the package, Lunch and dinner is self buying from local restaurants
Transportation as a VAN or small bus, depend on group size
English speaking Tibetan guide and driver
Mount Kailash circumambulation by walking or option to take personal horse and helper
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 group. There are some nationalities who does not get Tibet / Kailash travel permit and visa and also 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 one moth process this mean we have to apply a month before to TTB for Tibetan travel permit. Another three working days are needed in Kathmandu to get final visa from Chinese Embassy.
Day 01:Drive Kathmandu to Kerung (124 kilometers takes 8/9 Hours) 2,900 miters. Overnight at guest house
Day 02:Day in Kerung for acclimatization. Overnight at guest house
Day 03:Drive to Saga (6/7 Hours). Overnight at guest house
Day 04:Drive to Lake Mansarovar. (6/7 Hours). Overnight at guest house
Day 05:Explore Lake Mansarovar, Chui Gumba and Hot spring. Late afternoon, drive to Darchen – the base camp of Mount Kailash.
Day 06:Drive valley of the God from Darchen. Start trekking to Derapuk in your first day Kailash Parikrama.
Day 07:Trekking to Juthulpuk crossing through Dolama La pass (5613 miters)
Day 08:Trekking to Darchen and Drive back to Saga via Lake Mansarovar.
Day 09:Drive back to Kerung or Rasuwagadi crossing by Nepal Tibet immigration. Overnight at guest house.
Day 10:Cross Nepal Tibet immigration and drive to Kathmandu. Service Ends !
Fixed Departure dates are from May months till September. 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 3 full working days. Your arrival in Kathmandu should be at least before 3 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. At last, we need your original passport at least before 3 full working day of trip starting date. Fill embassy form with a recent taken visa picture.
Day 1Drive Kathmandu to Kerung (124 kilometers takes 8/9 Hours) 2,900 miters. Overnight at guest house Departure from Kathmandu 1350m early in the morning. It is 8 hours driving to Rasuwagadi (Nepal Tibet boarder) 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 2Day in Kerung for acclimatization. Overnight at guest house Acclimatization day in Kerung. Short day hiking program with guide which is about half day and rest of the time if free for walking around the town. You also have option to buy warm equipment, other goods, foods and drinks or Chinese SIM card with the help of guide. You again will meet another two Tibetan town Saga and Darchen for buying may be some dry foods and goods in case of need.
Day 3Drive to Saga (6/7 Hours). Overnight at guest house 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 or Bhrhmaputra River. Saga is now a day big Tibetan town facilitate with good hotels, restaurants, shopping center and others.
Day 4Drive to Lake Mansarovar. (6/7 Hours). Overnight at guest house 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 5Explore Lake Mansarovar, Chui Gumba and Hot spring. Late afternoon, drive to Darchen – the base camp of Mount Kailash. 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 6Drive valley of the God from Darchen. Start trekking to Derapuk in your first day Kailash Parikrama. It is about 7 kilometer drive in rough road to valley f 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 7Trekking to Juthulpuk crossing through Dolama La pass (5613 miters)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 8Trekking to Darchen and Drive back to Saga via Lake Mansarovar.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 9Drive back to Kerung or Rasuwagadi crossing by Nepal Tibet immigration. Overnight at guest house. 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 10Cross 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.
Fixed Departure dates are from May months till September. 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.
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)