Mount Kailash Motorbike Tour - 13 Days

Highlights

    • Kailash Motorbiking Tour starts and ends at Kathmandu Nepal, Enter and exit Tibet from Kerung border
    • 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    

Mount Kailash Motorbike Tour - 13 Days Organize by Nepal Highland Treks. Motorbike tour to Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar is one of the adventure tours at the land of Himalayan and altitude. Tour begins from Kathmandu Nepal, enter Tibet from Kerung border. 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 lifestyle and their cultures from near. Picturesque decoration by Buddhist prayer flags at top of every high pass on the ways which are over 5,000 meters altitude. Reach Mansarovar Lake, which is the highest body of freshwater Lake in the world, fed by Kailash glaciers. Mount Kailash as Pilgrimage Mountain is near to this lake. Manasarovar Lake is a source of Indus, Ganga, Brahmaputra, and Sutlej rivers.

 

Mount Kailash Motorbike Tour for Motorbiking Lovers

Motorbike tour first day reaches Shyaprubesi and overnight. It is through narrow mountain road and Nepalese villages. The second day of riding reaches Rasuwagadi and cross Nepal Tibet border to reach the first Tibetan town Kerung which is the altitude of 2,500miters. Kerung is the first place to stay two nights to have good acclimatization before reaching the highest altitude of the Kailash region. Ride to Lake Manasarovar via Saga town, Partying, and other small Tibetan villages. Spend a night at the bank of Lake Manasarovar. Beautiful Manasarovar 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 nearby the Lake is another attraction here. Ride to Darchen is the 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 a 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 the same way back to Kathmandu. Tour also has the option to add Everest Base Camp or Lhasa including other famous Tibetan town Gyantse, Lhatse, Shigatse via Yamdrok Lake. Another option is to ride up to ruin Guge valley, far western Tibet near from Kailash region. The road we are going to ride in the Tibetan plateau is a 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 care entire tour in Tibet. Entire immigration formalities, Permits, Visa, guarantee deposit in immigration for a bike, or any other necessities are professionally taking care of by Nepal Highland Treks.      

What Do Most people ask about Mount Kailash Motorbike Tour?

  1. Can we visit Mount Kailash? 
  2. Can helicopter land on Mount Kailash?
  3. Has anyone seen Lord Shiva in Mount Kailash?
  4. How much does it cost to go to Kailash?

If you have any questions regarding your next Mount Kailash Motorbike tour then you can simply email us at info@nepalhighlandtreks.com and we will answer your all questions to make sure your trip is lifetime memorable. 

Outline Itinerary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Day 12:Cross Nepal Tibet boarder KERUNG and ride back to Kathmandu (128 km – 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 the entire tour
    • An English speaking Tibetan guide
    • Bike Mechanic
    • Accommodation in Tibet/ Kailash sharing Hotel and Guesthouses
    • Every morning breakfast in the 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 

Important Note

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

Detail Itinerary

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

Day 2Day in Kathmandu for preparation of the Tour. Overnight at HotelIt is also a day of getting the final visa of Tibet. We need your original passport and passport size of the picture to apply for the final approval of the Tibetan visa from the Chinese Embassy Kathmandu. Clients are proceeding today 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 (104 km – 8/9 Hours). Overnight at Local hotel 1,300 meters The first day of riding is short distance but takes a longer time. It is driving through Shivapuri National Park, Trishuli Bazaar, 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 an entrance and exit point of famous Langtang valley trekking.

Day 4Ride to Nepal Tibet boarder Kerung by crossing immigration. (44 km – 2 hours) Whole day at Kerung for acclimatization. Overnight at guest house 2,500 meters From Shyaprubesi, short distance to Nepal Tibet boarder Kerung. After immigration formalities in both sides of immigration, cross Nepal Tibet border. 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 (230 km – 5 Hours) overnight at guest house 4,550 meters 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 5,000 miters. Brahmaputra River all the way from Kailash and Mansarovar meet near Saga town. Saga is semi-modern Tibetan town facilities with good guesthouses, basic guesthouses, restaurants, and shops.

Day 6Ride to Lake Manasarovar (370 km – 6/7 Hours) Overnight at Guest house 4,580 meters Day of exiting seeing the biggest and fresh lake in high altitude with a 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 meters altitude. Horchu, the place having simple guest houses at the bank of the Lake, we stay overnight here. It also has the option to hike the Tsui monastery and walking around a natural hot spring.

Day 7Exploration tour near at Mansarovar and ride to Darchen (40 km – 1 Hour) Overnight at Guest house 4,575 meteres Manasarovar Lake and surroundings are good to explore in the morning time with a view of sunrise. Spend a morning time at the bank of the Lake. Later, ride to Darchen which is only 40 kilometers a 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 (18 km – 7 Hours) Overnight at guest house 4,900 meters Early in the morning, starts walking from Darchen. It is 18 kilometers walking through the valley of God. The 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 views 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 5,645 m (19 km – 9 Hours). Overnight at Guest house Starts walking quite early in the morning. It is a 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 the top of the pass. Closer to the pass is a more hard part with ascending in a rocky way. After the pass, all the way downhill 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 (260 km – 2 Hrs walking and 7 Hours driving) Overnight at Guest house The third day of walking around Mount Kailash is short walking up to Darchen. It is about 3 hours of walking. Take a bike ride back to Saga again. Totally walking and riding day today is longer than another day. By evening, reach saga town and overnight at guest house.

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

Day 12Cross Nepal Tibet boarder KERUNG and ride back to Kathmandu (128 km – 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 a bike shop if it is hired one. transfer to the hotel for Overnight.

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

Useful Info

Accommodation
Accommodation in Kathmandu is in 3-star hotels in double shared use. Local guesthouse in double shared use in Shyaprubesi. Accommodation in the Tibet / Kailash region is all guest houses. Pensions in Tibet. Kailash region is according to customer demand, either basic or standard. There are standard guest houses in Kerung, Saga, and Darchen. Only basic guest houses are available in Manasarovar, Derapuk, and Juthulpuk. 

Foods
There are restaurant options for your lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. Every morning breakfast is included at the Kathmandu Hotel. Breakfast is also included in the guest houses in the Tibet / Kailash region in the package. There are local Tibetan or Chinese style restaurants available for lunch and dinner. There are many tents and tents available to buy drinks. 

Motorbike and Fuel
A motorcycle can be rented in Nepal. Royal Enfield 350CC or 550 CC, Royal Enfield Himalaya 400 Adventure Tourer, and Honda bike are available in Nepal, making it suitable for the Kailash motorcycle tour. Fuel for the bike is extra from the package. There are gas stations in every city on the way on horseback. Our backup transport also brings gasoline in the can for emergency use. 

Bike Mechanic and other staffs
We offer experienced bike mechanics throughout the tour. He is from Nepal. The guide will be Tibet approved by the Tibetan government and the Tibetan driver for backup transportation.