Different religious people have different perception about Mount Kailash, situated at China’s autonomous region of Tibet. Hindus believe mount Kailash to be the abode of Lord Shiva and Parbati. Buddhist worships this mountain as the dwelling of Lord Buddha. Jains says that this black peak soaring up to 6714 meters height is a place where their first saint got Nirvana: Ultimate escape from the chain of this mortal life. Hence every year huge number of Pilgrims comes to visit this Mountain from across the world with the aim of achieving Good Merits: Punya.
The four wall sheer like appeared Mount Kailash is also the source to four prominent rivers of Asia, namely, The Brahmaputra, The Indus, The Ganges and The Sutlej. This Kailash region is important not only from the religious point of view but its natural beauties and biological diversities have become awe to rest of the world.
Mansarovar Lake: Near Mount Kailash there is a gigantic Lake called Mansarovar (4580m). Composed with two Sanskrit word ‘Manas’ meaning Mind and ‘Sarovar’ meaning ‘Lake’ this lake is mother of four prominent rivers in Asia namely, The Brahmaputra, The Sutlej, The Ganges, and The Indus. There are several ancient mythologies related to this Lake. As per Hindu mythology, this lake was formed in the mind of god of creator, Brahma and even a beast that bears the name of Mansarovar shall go to the paradise of Brahma. Buddhist believes that lord Buddha meditated near this lake and obtains enlightenment and knowledge to the fullest. Even a single dip into this lake is believed to free you from the chain of the mortal life securing your place in heaven (Shiva’s place). Its water is considered as the purest one which makes you lifelong immune and youthful. Circumambulating Mount Kailash and Mansarovar is a way to obtain ‘Mokshya’, the ultimate salvation in life. Hence every devotee is eager to venture this holy spot at least once in their life time. Some pilgrims often desire to venture Everest Base camp (5200m) after completing this pilgrimage from Tibet side which offers superb views of snow covered Himalayan ranges, beautiful landscape and an overview of Tibetan Sherpa culture. Despite of several hurdles like, unpredictable weather conditions, tough landscape, rocky mountain trails and slippery paths covered with snow, thousands of tourists all round the world are eager to visit Everest Base Camp every year. Northern base camp on the Tibet side is more popular and crowded with the tents of the Everest climbers during April and May than Southern side. Rombuk monastery and settlement is below Everest base camp with lodges & hotels. Monterosa Treks and Expedition is here to facilitate you for your life time unforgettable holy trip. Please feel free to contact us for further inquires. We are always ready to serve you. Guests are god.
18 June 2018 Day 01: The staffs of Monterosa Treks and Expedition will welcome you at the Airport after your arrival and take you to hotel. In the evening time, you can make a fresh visit to the local market. Dinner and a night stay will be at the hotel.
19 June 2018 Day 02: Early in the morning after breakfast, visitors are taken to Pashupatinath Temple and Budanilakantha Bishnu Temple for sightseeing and Darshan (divine view). Then, they return back to hotel for packing and orientation with documentary show about the Kailash Mansarovar Trip.
20 June 2018 Day 03: On this day, we begin our ultimate trip. Driving for 6 to 7 hours (117km) from Kathmandu passing Kalikasthan, Ramche, Dunche we reach to Shybrubeshi in our coach. There are fine hotels and lodges with Nepali and Indian cuisine for tourists at Shybrubesi. We have our Lunch at Trisuli bazaar.
21 June 2018 Day 04: Shyabrubesi – Kerung: Kerung is our today’s destination. After completing all the visa permit formalities at Nepal Immigration Office, we continue driving for 15 minutes to reach Rasuwagadi and cross the Friendship Bridge and stop at Tibetan immigration office, where Tibet visa for Kailash Visit will be checked thoroughly. Travelers need not to worry as our Tibet guide will be there waiting for us with Kailash tour/Yatra permit and also deals with all the immigration formalities as well. Then, you will be taken in Tibetan bus / van or Jeep to Kerung city (2900m) which is 24km far from boarder. Kerung city consists of Beautiful local Tibetan settlement with simple accommodation and fine guest houses for tourists.
22 June 2018 Day 05: Kerung – Saga: Our today’s journey is from Kerung to Saga city. We can see Peku Tso Lake, Salt Lake (Nunilo Tal) on the way to Saga. It is 6/7 hours long drive. Nomads looking after hundreds of sheep and yaks can be seen here. It looks interesting. Travelers will be served warm lunch box on the way and we again stop for lunch near Pekhu Tso Lake or somewhere. Driving again we come to cross Bhramha Purtra River (Sangpo) on the way to Tibetan city Saga.
23 June 2018: Day 06: It is a full rest day for our travelers.
24 June 2018 Day 07: It is the exciting day of the trip as we can have first glance of Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake. We move to Mansarovar Lake from Saga. It is the distance of 470 kilometers and takes 7-8 hours drive. We manage for hot lunch box for our yatris on the way and again stop somewhere around for lunch. Driving to Mansarovar Lake, we reach to Hor. We begin circumambulation of Mansarovar Lake from Hor. It takes 3 to 5 days just to make one round on foot. Chiu Monastery is a place of night stay today.
25 June 2018 Day 08: Darchen is our destination for this day. At first, we will choose a special spot for holy bath at Mansarovar Lake early in the morning and water, flowers, money to the God doing Pooja of Lord Shiva & Parbati. Devotees can be seen meditating and reciting the names of their ancestral gods, performing hom (offering grains mixed with butter to the fire) in the name of gods, in order to purify their known or unknown sins they have ever committed in their life. Pilgrims do Aarati (oil-fed lamps) and pray god with great devotion. We take our lunch at around 2 pm and drive to Darchen for a night stay. Asthapada Excursion can also be done if they want to.
26 June 2018 Day 09: Darchen – Dirapuk: Drive to Yamadwar (Gate of heaven). We start walking to Dirapuk (4890 meters - 11 kilometers) – Monastery. Pony & local porter can be hired for 3 days from here. But, pilgrims must pre-inform us for this. Kailash Parikrama becomes easier with pony and porter. It is better to start early as it is long walk of 5-6 hours. Yak will load our stuffs. The north face of Mount Kailash is seen perfectly from Dirapuk. Mud house will be our lodge for this night.
27 June 2018 Day 10: Dirapuk to Zutulpuk: (4790 meters - 22 kilometers) – Today is a crucial day of the trip as we have to pass Dolma-La or Dormal Pass. It is situated at an altitude of 5636m above the sea level. Weather at this place is very unpredictable and snowstorm can fall any time that’s why we try to start our journey as early as possible. Ganesh Kund falls on the way before pass. But, pilgrims must be careful as the way is quiet slippery. From Dirapuk, we should climb upward slope to Dorma La pass and again climb downward steep to Shapje Datok & after that flat path till Zutulpuk monastery. Again, our night stay will be in a mud house.
28 June 2018 Day 11: Zuthulpuk to Mansarovar Lake: Early in the morning, after having our breakfast, we move downward to Chongdo for about 3 hour. Then, we drive to Darchen that is our lunch spot for today. From there, we drive to Mansarovar Lake. Pilgrims stay overnight to enjoy the full moon night. Full moon night in Manasarovar Lake.
29 June 2018 Day 12: Manasarovar Lake to Saga: Fetching the sacred water (Jaal) of Mansarovar Lake, pilgrims drive to Prayang, Dongba and Saga. Saga is a place for our night stay.
30 June 2018: Day 13: Saga - Tingri: From Saga, we start driving to reach Tingri but it is quiet long drive. We spend overnight at Tingri.
01 July 2018: Day 14: Tingri – Everest Base camp – Tingri: We explore Mount Everest Base camp (5200m), the root of the world’s tallest peak Mount Everest on this day. We drive back to Tingri from here for a night stay.
02 July 2018: Day 15: Tingri - Zonkha: From Tingri, we again drive back to Zonkha for our night stay.
03 July 2018: Day 16: From Zonkha, we drive passing Kerung to reach Nepal – Tibet boarder, check all Tibet visa and cross boarder and drive to Shybrubesi and spend our night there.
04 July 2018 Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu via Trisuli bazaar and transfer to hotel
05 July 2018 Day 18: This day is your final departure day. You will be taken to Tribhuvan International Airport from hotel and farewell by our staffs. In this way, Kailash- Mansarovar trip terminates.
Tour Cost for Non Residential Indian (NRIs) Foreigners/ tourists
Package A: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel Kathmandu USD 3500 per person Hotel Radisson/Similar
Package B: 4 Star Deluxe Hotel Kath. USD 3300 per person Hotel Vaishali / Similar
Package C: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel Kath. USD 3000 per person Manang / Marshaydi/ Hotel Arts
Single Supplementary US$ 400, US$ 300 & US$ 250 who use single bed room
Package cost for Residential Indians (Indian Passport holder)
Group size Minimum 17 Persons or more (Follow rules of Tibet Tourism Bureau 2014)
American Currency $ 1 = INR 62.00 Valid or less
Standard Tour to Kailash INR 1,60,000 Per Persons (Standard service) 3 star hotel in
Kathmandu and guest houses,
mud houses in Kailash Yatra. If use jeep is addition cost INR 10,000 (Ten thousand extra more)
Deluxe Tour to Kailash INR 1,70,000 per Persons (Deluxe service) 4 star hotel in Kathmandu and
guest houses, mud houses
in Kailash Yatra. If use jeep is addition cost INR 10,000 (Ten thousand extra more)
Supper Deluxe Tour toKailash INR 1, 80,000 Per Persons (Super deluxe service) 5 star hotel in Kathmandu
& 3 star hotel , 3 star in Saga, 4 star hotel in Darchen, other places are guest houses, Mud houses in Kailash Yatra
If use jeep is addition cost INR 10,000 (Ten thousand extra more)
Single Supplementary Per Person INR 5000 for 5 star hotel
Single Supplementary Per Person INR 3500 for 4 star hotel
Single Supplementary Per Person INR 3000 for 3 star hotel
Extra Service If required
Mountain flight / Everest Flight is INR 7000 (USD 225) per person
Extra cost if required for Kailash:
Horse ride during the Parikrama 1 horse for 3 days USD 400
(Directly payable to the Tibetan guide)
Porter for carrying small bag for 3 days round Kailash USD 250