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Mt. Kailash Mansarovar Lake Tour

Mt. Kailash Mansarovar Lake Tour

15 Days
  • Trip Detail at-a-Glance

  • Very Strenuous

    This trek is best described as Alpine and suitable for those in excellent health and capable of carrying a backpack, when required. The trip covers trek to very remote areas, traveling over snow-covered passes at an altitude of up to 5,000m. You may need axes and crampons to cross the passes when there is heavy snow.

    Very Strenuous

  • Trip Code: ATH324
  • Best Season: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
  • Country Visited: Tibet
  • Trip Start: Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends: Kathmandu
  • Destination: Manasarovar Lake, Mount Kailash and Dolma La Pass
  • Trip Route: Kathmandu-Nyalam-Manasarovar Lake-Kailash Kora-Dongba- Nyalam-Kathmandu
  • Trip Style: Guided Tour and Trekking
  • Activity: Sightseeing and Cultural Tour, Sightseeing and Trekking, Overland Tour
  • Max. Altitude:
    5,600 m /18368 ft
  • Group Size: Min. 2 pax pax
  • Activity Per Day: Approximately 4 to 6 hrs of guided tour per day
  • Trip Category: Tibet Tour
  • Trip Highlight

    • Kathmandu City tour
    • Scenic drive Kathmandu - Nepal/China Friendship Bridge - Nyalam – Kathmandu
    • Circling around Manasarovar, a sacred Lake
    • Mt. Kailash Kora, a holy mountain
    • Step inside and experience life as the “mountain people” live, in the roof of the world
    • Walking on the Dolma La Pass over 5,600m

Mount Kailash (6,714m) is a very popular holy mountain in Tibet and is also known by the name of Tise, Kailash or Kang Rinpoche (Jewel of the Snows). Mt Meru (Kailash) is sacred to the Hindus, Buddhists, Janis, and the Bonpos taken as the centre of the physical and metaphysical universe. For the Hindus, the mountain represents the seat of Shiva. For the Buddhists, a terrestrial projection of the cosmic mandala of Dyani Buddhas and Boddhisatvas (which represents the Wheel of Life).

For the devout pilgrim, a visit to Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar forms the ultimate realization of their spiritual pursuit, and for the adventure-lovers it offers rugged beauty, remoteness and solitude. If you tour to Mount Kailash during the month of May it gives you the opportunity to witness the Buddhist festival of Saga Dawa while most of the other trips are planned to arrive at Mt. Kailash during the full moon period to give all participants a rare experience.

This tour offers rigorous overland driving, trekking and camping, passing the remote and wild western Tibet, in altitudes between 2,745m to 5,600m.

Itinerary Overview

  • Day  01 - Arrival at the Tribuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m). Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day  02 - Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 03 - Kathmandu to Kodari (114 km, 5 hrs) and cross Border then drive to Nyalam-3750m (32 km, 1 hr). Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 04 - Acclimatization day at Nyalam. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 05 - Drive from Nyalam to New Dongba(4500m), 357 km, 6 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 06 - Drive from New Dongba to Lake Mansarovar (Hor Chu) 4500 m, 369 km, 6 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 07 - Lake Mansarovar parikrama by Jeep (88 km, 1.5 hrs) and then drive to Darchen, 88 km. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 08 - Start parikrama to Deraphuk (4920 m), 5 hrs trek. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 09 - Trek Shivasthal-Gaurikunda-Zutulphuk (4820 m)- 9 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 10 - End of Trek and then Drive to Manasarovar, 3 hrs trek and 1 hr drive. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 11 - Return back to New Dongba, 6 hrs drive. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 12 - Return back to Nyalam, 6 hrs drive. Overnight at a guesthouse.
  • Day 13 - Return back to Kathmandu, 4 to 5 hrs drive. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 14 - Leisure day in Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 15 - Transfer to the airport for your final flight departure.

The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Private Departure available on any day all year round.

On adventure trips of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Important Note
  • If group decided to come back earlier from Kailash, there won't be any refund OR adjustment from our company. Since, we don't get any adjustment OR refund from the Chinese government, we won't be able to refund you.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu, in case of your early return from Kailash, will be extra. Our package price covers only four nights Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • If someone got sick while on the way to Kailash/Manasarovar, depending on his/her sickness level, it is our right to make decision whether to let him/her travel continue OR send him/her back to Kathmandu. We don't like to put passenger's life in risk, also we don't want the whole trip to be ruined because of one person.
  • If somebody returns back earlier due to high altitude sickness OR any other reason, he/she should pay for extra expenses that occur while returning. Extra expenses, such as additional transport, group visa splitting charge, extra hotel night on the way & in Kathmandu and medical expenses should be paid by client.
  • If somebody wants to make parikrama on horse, he/she should book horse at least a day in advance. Our Chinese guide will help you in this matter and he needs enough time to manage horse. During the busy season, there will be high demand of horse, so there can be shortage of horses as well, so your early decision is very important. The charge of horse is not fixed. The more demand, the higher price. But price is same whether you use for one day OR 3 days. One horse can be used by one person only. If you booked the horse & paid money, but later on you changed your mind and decided not to take it, in this case, you will not get refund. This is the rule of local community who provide horses.
  • Our Chinese guide will help you to organize horse/s & porter/s, but the price and regulation of local people is beyond our control. So, our company will not take any responsibility about the price and refund matter. If any issue happened regarding the price and refund matter, you have to solve this matter there in coordination with our Chinese guide.

What makes this trip different ?

Ace the Himalaya works closely with and is one of the main supporters of Sambhav Nepal Foundation, a non-political and non-profit social organization. We contribute our support to the remote village of Arupokhari (Gorkha, Nepal) through donation, sponsorship and partnership in various projects.

Ace the Himalaya donates a percentage of business profits to the foundation on a yearly basis, which supports the ongoing maintenance cost required for Bhairabi Primary school, a community-based school in Arupokhari (plus few other schools in the region).

One of the major activities of Sambhav Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted with full collaboration with Ace the Himalaya.

Partnership (Volunteering Program)
The Arupokhari Volunteer Program, devised by Ace the Himalaya and Sambhav Nepal, aims to mobilize teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capital for education, health and community development in  Arupokhari village of Gorkha district, western Nepal.

For more details, visit Sambhav Nepal's website