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Kailash Manasarover Overland Tour

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Kailash Manasarovar overland tour will lead you to one of the most revered holy sites on the planet. The Hindus, Buddhists, and Bon followers all believe that a walk around Mt. Kailash erases all the . .
Country: Tibet
City: Nyalam
Duration: 13 Day(s) - 12 Night(s)
Tour Category: Pilgrimage Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
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Kailash Manasarovar overland tour will lead you to one of the most revered holy sites on the planet. The Hindus, Buddhists, and Bon followers all believe that a walk around Mt. Kailash erases all the sins of your life. Mt. Kailash is situated in the far western corner of the Tibetan Plateau which is a very remote part of Tibet, reachable after four days of adventure and scenic drive crossing several passes and typical Tibetan villages.

Kailash Manasarover Overland tour also takes you to Lake Mansarovar, another extremely beautiful turquoise lake close to Mt. Kailash. You can an experience more about religion and culture as you walk around this turquoise lake with both Hindu and Buddhists Pilgrims.


Trip Duration 13 days

Mode of Tour Drive in & drive out until the end of the tour

The trip starts in Kathmandu and drives in

Trip ends Kathmandu- Tibet border

Group size Minimum 2 & Maximum 20-22

Accommodation Guest houses or tents option with bb or full board basis

Transportation 4WD Land cruiser or mini buses with support truck

Highlights of the trip Exploring stunning Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar, visiting monasteries, interesting trekking, exploring the main attractions around, and adventure overland journey with splendid views and beautiful cultural experience of the high and dry plateau.


Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Nyalam 3300m

Day 02: Drive from Nyalam to Peiku Tso

Day 03: Drive from Peiku Tso to Zhongba

Day 04: Drive from Zhogba below the Mayum La

Day 05: Drive from Mayum La to Manasarovar 4560m

Day 06: Circle around Manasarovar and reach Tarchen

Day 07: Drive from Tarchen to Tarboche 4750m, start trek to Dira-Puk

Day 08: Trek from Dira-Puk to Zutul-Puk 4790m

Day 09: Trek from Zutul – Puk to Darchen 4560m, on to Hor.

Day10: Drive to Paryang[4750m

Day 11: Drive to Saga 4600m

Day 12: Drive to Nyalam 3300m

Day 13: Drive to Zhangmu cross border, drive to Kathmandu 1400m

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Day 01: Drive to Zhangmu 2300m:

Our adventure overland trip begins here with an early morning drive to the Tibetan border. You will experience some beautiful Nepalese countryside along the friendship Highway. Upon reaching the border we will complete the necessary paperwork and continue the scenic drive to Zhangmu then again follow the road up to Nyalam. Overnight at the guest house

Day 02: Drive to Peiku-Tso:

Your final destination today is the large Peiku-tso Lake. On the way, you cross two high passes and encounter much beautiful scenery. Overnight at a guesthouse or camping

Day 03: Drive to Zhongba:

Today is a longer day, but the surrounding Tibetan scenery makes it all worthwhile. Throughout the day we cross the Brahmaputra River on a ferry, pass through Saga, and finally end in the small town of Zhongba. Overnight at a guest house or camping

Day 04: Drive to Below Mayun-La:

On the 4th day, you will encounter some of the best breathtaking scenery in your entire journey. After passing through Paryang you will cross several rivers before reaching your camp. You will spend the night just below Mayun-La. Overnight at a Local guesthouse or Camping

Day 05: Drive to Manasarovar 4060m:

On this day, you finally reach the holy site of Lake Manasarovar. Be well prepared for an awe-inspiring experience. Overnight at a guesthouse or camping

Day 06: Jeep tour around Lake Manasarovar:

Well, today will be an easy day driving with the jeeps around this beautiful lake, experiencing the magic of this holy site meeting with local pilgrims, and visiting the beautiful Chiu Monastery. Mt. Kailash looms in the distance. After a short break at Chiu Gompa, we will continue to drive to the Base Camp of Mt. Kailash, Tarchen. Overnight at local guesthouses or lodges

Day 07: Drive to Traboche 4750m, Start trek to Dira-Puk:

After only a 35 km drive you will reach Tarboche. Tarboche marks the start of your religious 53 km trek around Mt. Kailash. You will trek to Dirapuk today, through lush green meadows and babbling mountain streams complement your walk through the Lha Chu Valley then trek through a narrow river canyon. Enticing waterfalls and steep cliffs surround you. The north face of Mt. Kailash finally appears into view as we reach Dira-puk, a 13th-century monastery. Overnight camping or basic guesthouse

Day 08: Trek to Zutul-Puk 4790m:

After trekking through the Drolma Chu Valley you will climb the prayer flag-laden Drolma La pass. It is a relief to cruise downhill towards Zutul-puk, with a view of an alluring mountain lake in the distance. Thukpe Dzingbu Lake is known as the Lake of Compassion. You can also discover several ancient meditation caves! Overnight Camping or basic guesthouse

Day 09: Trek to Darchen 4560m, on to Hor:

Today is your final day of the kora. Several streams and splendid gorges surround you. Ravishing views of Mt. Kailash are abundant on your walk today, meet your jeeps and drive to Hor on the east side of Lake Mansarovar. Overnight at a guesthouse or camping

Day 10: Drive to Paryang 4750m:

You must leave early today for your drive back to Paryang. However, it is not a wasted day as some of the best scenery on our trip is seen in this section. Relax and enjoy the unparalleled beauty of this drive. Overnight at guesthouse

Day 11: Drive to Saga 4600m:

Today is another driving day as we head toward Saga. Take in the sights of the small dusty towns along the way. Overnight at guesthouse

Day 12: Drive to Nyalam 3600m:

Today you cross the Yarlung Tsangpo by ferry once more. You are given one last chance to soak in the beauty of Peiku-tso before arriving back at Nyalam. Overnight at guesthouse

Day 13 Drive to Kathmandu 1400m:

Today you are descending down through a mossy gorge and brilliant cascading waterfalls. Cross the friendship bridge From Zhangmu say goodbye to your Tibetan crew and 5 hour scenic drive to Kathmandu where your trip will end.

Service Includes:

All transportation in Nepal and Tibet (4x4 Land cruisers)

Experienced support team / English-speaking Tibetan guide

All accommodations and three meals a day in Tibet

All travel permits and Kailash national Park fees with Tibet visas

Transportation for luggage and staff in Tibet

Yaks for carrying group and personal gear during the trek

All sleeping gear (tents, sleeping bags, camping mattresses)

All entry fees for monasteries and temples

Service Excludes:

Airline ticket to/from Kathmandu

Visa for Nepal,

Expenses of a personal nature such as beverages, bar bills, laundry, phone calls, bottled drinks, etc.

Helper/yaks/horse to support individuals on the parikrama/ kora/trekking days.

Your Travel insurance

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