Kailash Mansarovar Yatra : 16 days Overland Tour

This is the most common and popular tour plan that is undertaken by maximum number of people every year. The trip is done by Land Cruisers with stopovers along the way. The most important aspect of this plan is that it is the most basic and cost effective.


Duration : 16 Days
Location : Kathmandu - Dhulikhel -Kodari -Nayalam - Saga - Prayang -Manasarovar - Torboche - Uthulphuk - Dolma pass - Manasarovar - Prayang - Saga - Nayalam - Kathmandu


Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 :
Arrival Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.

Day 02:
Kathmandu Sight seeing And at Evening transfer to Dhulikhel for over night stay and better for acclimatisation.

Day 03 :
Dhulikhel to Kodari 165 km, 6 hrs (Drive). Complete Immigration and custom formalities for both side and Drive towards Nayalam. Overnight Camp / Guest House.

Day 04 :
Nayalam. Second night for acclimatisation.

Day 05 :
Nyalam To Saga 240 km, 8-9 hrs. Overnight Camp.

Day 06:
Saga To Prayang 200 km 7-8 hrs. Overnight Camp.

Day 07 :
Prayang To Manasrovar 250 km, 7-8hrs . Overnight Camp.

Day 08 :
Full day on Holy banks of Manasarover. Yatris will perform Manasarover Parikrama by Jeeps. Dinner and overnight at Guest House/Tents.

Day 09 :
After early breakfast, depart to Tarboche (starting point for Kailash Parikrama). Trek to Driraphuk (12 km. / 7 - 8 hrs). Packed Lunch. Dinner and overnight camping.

Day 10 :
After early breakfast, start trekking to Zutulphuk via Dolma Pass (highest point of entire journey, 5750 m). The distance is 18 km with approximate time taken 9 - 10 hrs. Packed Lunch. Dinner and overnight camping.

Day 11 :
After early breakfast, trek further for 10 km. (4 - 5 hrs) to arrive at the ending point of Parikrama where jeeps shall be waiting to drive the pilgrims back to Manasarovar. Packed lunch en route. Dinner and overnight at Guest House/Tents.

Day 12 :
After early breakfast, drive to Parayang (250 km / 7 - 8 Hrs). Lunch en route. Dinner and overnight at Guest House/Tents.

Day 13 :
After early breakfast, proceed for Saga (200 km / 6 - 7 hrs). Lunch en route. Dinner and overnight at Guest House Or tents if needed.

Day 14 :
Saga to Nayalam. Overnight at camp.

Day 15:
Nayalam to Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 16:
Return Flight to the Destinations

* Above tour is organized from May to October.
* Starting point of the tour is Kathmandu.
* Total duration is 16 - 17 Days (depends upon the weather condition).
* Tailor made Itinerary suiting only for groups will be made as on request.
* For above tour Individual booking are taken for as per fixed departure Dates.
* Due to Mansoon. Yatris have to keep few days extra in hand.

Fixed Departure Dates for 2011 16 days Kailash (Overland Trip):

Arr.Kathmandu Arri.Tibet (Nayalam) Arr. Manasarovar Full Moon Arr. Mount Kailash Arr. Kathmandu Dep.to Destination
11th May 13th May 17th May 19th May 25th jun 26th jun
9th jun 11th jun 15th jun 17th jun 23th jun 24th jun
9th july 11th july 15th july 17th july 23th july 24th july
7th August. 9th August. 13th August. 15th August. 21th August. 22th August.
6th sept. 8th sept. 12th sept. 14th sept. 20th sept. 21th sept.

Mode of transportation :  
The kora (parikarma) of Mt. Kailash is to be performed by foot/yaks (Optional). It takes about two & a half day (42 km). Rest of the Journey by Jeep / Bus.

Accommodation: 
Accommodation & all meals are inclusive. accommodation will be provided in Hotels/Guest houses OR Tents ( as per Availability).

Medical Facilities : 
Very few medical facility is available in Tibet. That too is very distantly located. Our Guide having certificate of paramedic courses will accompany the group, who take care of only few Medical issues at High altitudes. Personal Medical kit & medicines are recommended.

Guide : 
Tibetan Guide will accompany the group, Supported by Tour Leader from India Or Nepal.

Tour Cost:  
US $ 1900 + tax Per Person for Non Indian passport Holders OR INR 75,000 + tax for Indian passoprt holders. (This cost is for 2009. The 2010 tour cost is subject to revision as per tariff announced by TAR - Tibet Autonomous Region).

The above tour cost includes :  
* All accommodations during the Yatra
* Kathmandu sightseeing and Arrival Transfer
* Restricted Permit and Chinese group Visa
* All Entrance fees in Tibet
* Special Kailash Parikrama Permits
* All transportations by Toyota Land cruisers (4 wheel drive) on 4 sharing basis
* Supporting trucks
* Paramedic staff trained for High altitude sickness
* At least one Tibetan and one Indian/Nepalese Guide.
* Meals on full board
* Sherapa staff
* Cook
* Oxygen Cylinder

The tour cost excludes :  
* Travel/ Personal Insurance
* Emergency evacautions/ Rescue, if required.
* Any expenses of personal nature and NOT included in the "tour cost includes" section above, are additional.

Permission and Official Formalities:  
* No permission is required from the Indian or the Nepalese Govt.
* To undertake this tour all yatris should have valid passports.
* Tibetan Permit & Chinese Visa are required for this tour, which is included in the tour cost.
* Medical Fitness certificate (issued by registered medical practioner) is needed.