Kailash Mansarovar Pilgrimage Yatra via Chengdu - 16 Days


Tibet is one of the most popular ultimate Hindu pilgrimage sites in the Himalayan region dedicated to Lord Shiva where every devotee wants to go.
Mount Kailash, which is believed to have been formed 30 million years ago when the Himalayas were in their early stages of formation, is one of the most revered places in the Himalayas.

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Mt. Kailash at 6,740 meters is the high peak, situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet.

Mansarovar and Mt. Kailash are two of the holiest pilgrimage areas for devotees of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Bonism and many other faiths. Each year thousands of devotees undertake the treacherous and rigorous journey through the mountains and plains of Nepal and China (Tibet) to reach this sacred land.

For the Hindus, Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru, their spiritual centre of the universe, described as a fantastic ‘world pillar’ 84,000 miles high, around which all else revolves, its roots is the lowest hell and its summit kisses the heavens. On the top, live their most revered God – Lord Shiva (Paramashiva, Kailashapati and MahaRudra) and his consort Parvati.
For the Jains and the Indian religious group, Kailash is the site where Shiva achieved enlightenment.
For the older, more ancient religion of Bon, it is the site where its founder Shanrab is said to have descended from heaven.

Spread out on the Tibetan plateau beside Mount Kailash is the giant lake of shifting colors – Lake Mansarovar.
A pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and a bath in the Mansarovar is believed to bring about salvation (Moksha) and wash away all the sins of a man, accumulated during his life.
Over the centuries pilgrims have constantly journeyed immense distances to achieve enlightenment or cleanse themselves of sin, braving enormous distances, particularly harsh weather and bandit attacks.

This adventure begins with the drive across the Himalayas in the west into Tibet to Holy Lake Mansarovar. Here you will join the throngs of pilgrims who for centuries, have converged on this remote southwestern corner of Tibet to circumambulate the sacred mountain, considered to be the center of the universe

Kailash enjoys great popularity by the folk religion of Tibet. It is the soul of the country and assures protection for all Tibetans. The fountain head of four great Asian rivers, the Indus, Sutlej, Brahmaputra and Karnali and the few mountains surrounding it, reveals Kailash for its mystique isolation and prominence.

Trip Profile


  • INR 6500 per person, on twin share basis. [5 star hotel]
  • INR 1800 per person on twin sharing basis.
  • Tirthapuri visit INR 7500 per person.
  • Ashtapada visit INR 1500 per person.


  • Horses for personal ride on Kora days is approximately INR 15000.0
  • Extra ride for day trip to Astapad INR 1700.00 per person.
  • Extra day in Kathmandu INR 1900.00 for Indians and USD 47.00 for others with (2) two meals and accommodations.
  • INR 2200.00 per person (min 2 people) for Manakamana day trip including both way cable car tickets and transportation.
  • Muktinath Darshan trip INR 22700.00 per person including two nights in Pokhara, one night in Jomsom and a round trip flight with meals and transport.

Trip Details & Facts

  • Held most sacred by the devotees of Lord Shiva.
  • Considered as the seat of MahaRudra.
  • The mountains appear majestic with its surroundings and smaller cliffs.
  • Gaurikund, the Thirtha on the Parikrama route is one of the ponds at the altitude of 19000+ feet over sea level, in the world.
  • Kailash is also known as the "Sumeru Parvat"- centre of the universe.

The Itinerary

  • Day 01 : DEPARTURE Home either you coming from USA or UK
  • Day 02 : Arrive Chengdu at about 20:00 evening (D)
  • Day 03 : Morning Chengdu sightseeing and take a afternoon flight to Lhasa (B)
  • Day 04-05 : Lhasa (B)
  • Day 06 : Lhasa  Sigetse(3950m) 350 kms- 9 hrs (B)
  • Day 07 : Sigetse Sage (4550m) 450 kms- 10 hrs (B,L,D)
  • Day 08 : Saga Dongba PRAYANG  MANSAROVAR (4550 m) 670 Kms 9 / 10 hrs (B,L,D)
  • Day 09 : Rest day in Manasarovar, Havan Puja and Hike around. B.L.D
  • Day 10 : MANSAROVAR  DARCHEN 45 km drive DIRAPHUK (4720m 7hrs trek (B, L, D)
  • Day 11 : DIRAPHUK ZUTHULPHUK GOMPA (4790m) (B,L,D)
  • Day 12 : ZUTHULPHUK  DARCHEN  Manasarovar  (B, L, D)
  • Day 13 : Manasarovar  SAGA - B.L.D
  • Day 14 : SAGAXIGETSE (10 hrs) (B) 450 KM. B.L.D
  • Day 15 : XIGETSE LHASA (7 hrs) (B) 280 KM. B.
  • Day 16 : DEPARTURE.

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  • Day 01 : DEPARTURE Home either you coming from USA or UK

    Proceed to the departure lounge to board your flight to Chengdu and then to Lhasa

  • Day 02 : Arrive Chengdu at about 20:00 evening (D)

    Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel.

  • Day 03 : Morning Chengdu sightseeing and take a afternoon flight to Lhasa (B)

    Depends on the flight timing you arrange the flight direct to Lhasa via China, and enter Lhasa, We will arrange the permit and you straight enter Tibet from Chengdu, Gaunzou or any other transit. Upon Arrival we will come to pick you up at the Airport and take you to central Lhasa.
    Overnight in hotel.

  • Day 04-05 : Lhasa (B)

    Two full days sightseeing tour in Lhasa: In the mystical capital of Lhasa, there is ample time to explore the former home of the Dalai Lama, Potala Palace, Tibet's world famous resplendent landmark with over 1,000 rooms and 10,000 shrines. That has over 3500KG gold with its golden roof. There is also Jokhang, Tibet's holiest temple with its priceless statues and frescoes, and the Norbulinka, or Summer Place, from which the present Dalai Lama fled in 1959. Jokhag is the oldest temple that has the statue of 11 years old Buddha which was given to Tsrongchang Gompo on the 7th century by the family of her Chinese queen. We will take you to Sera and Derphung monasteries around Lhasa. Shoppers mustn't miss the Barkhor, the bustling bazaar of old Lhasa, which is right on the pilgrim's circumambulation route around Jokhang. Laden with souvenirs and memories of Tibet, (B)
    Overnight in Hotel.

  • Day 06 : Lhasa  Sigetse(3950m) 350 kms- 9 hrs (B)

    After breakfast in your hotel drive to Shigatse which is the 2nd largest city of Tibet. Built in 1447 by the first Dalailama the Tashillunpo Monastery in Shigatse is a very important monastery in China as it is known as seat of the Panchan Lama. Night stay will be at Hotel.

    Overnight Hotel.

  • Day 07 : Sigetse Sage (4550m) 450 kms- 10 hrs (B,L,D)

    We take an early morning drive to Saga, please note this will be a long drive but on the way we can make enough stop and lunch. Overnight in Hotel at Saga.

  • Day 08 : Saga Dongba PRAYANG  MANSAROVAR (4550 m) 670 Kms 9 / 10 hrs (B,L,D)

    This morning depart from Saga to Manasaravor, it is 470 km. The road is good and the trip can be complete in 9 / 10 hrs. There will be several river crossings and we drive past Mayum La Pass (4600m). The scenery is stunningly beautiful with panoramic views of the Himalayas. This is an auspicious day for all of us having first glimpse of the Holy lake Manasarovar and view of Mt. Kailash from The Horr Chu pass. Stay in Chiu Gompa, a beautiful place to be.

    Overnight in GUEST HOUSE/Lodge at bank of Mansarovar.

  • Day 09 : Rest day in Manasarovar, Havan Puja and Hike around. B.L.D

  • Day 10 : MANSAROVAR  DARCHEN 45 km drive DIRAPHUK (4720m 7hrs trek (B, L, D)

    Morning puja and Havan and after breakfast Drive to Darchen(4600 metres high), Leave our Truck and extra luggage and Start of 1st day of Parikrama drive up to Tarboche and trek up to Diraphuk Gompa (north face of Kailash), and a close up view of Holy Kailash (North face). We head west in clockwise direction and after a few kilometres the trail climbs up to a cairn at 4730m from where the southern face of Mt. Kailash comes to view. Pony & Pony men will be waiting for passengers who have hired them. Porters hired by passengers will carry their bags etc. Yak will carry our goods and camping equipment. Start the Parikrama which is about 20kms.

    Overnight in Camp /Tents.

  • Day 11 : DIRAPHUK ZUTHULPHUK GOMPA (4790m) (B,L,D)

    The 2nd day of Parikarma, which is very sensitive and every pilgrim talks about the most challenging journey throughout the Yatra. Parikarma continues and we trek (18 kms) up to Dolma la Pass, which is 5800m above the sea level. We will offer very short prayers at Dolma la. The weather is unpredictable in Dolma la Pass and at any time there is a possibility of a snowstorm. En-route, we can have darshan of Gauri Kunda (5630m) where Hindus worship and immerse themselves in the icy waters of the lake. Lunch as usual; we will camp in front of medicine Buddha Mountain near by Zuthulphuk Gompa. For those people who can't walk there will be option for Horse or Yak ride at extra cost.
    Note: For those who are going for Inner Kora they will be heading to Darchen
    Overnight in Camp/Tents.

  • Day 12 : ZUTHULPHUK  DARCHEN  Manasarovar  (B, L, D)

    The 3rd day of Parikarma . After Breakfast, we will trek around 10 kms to complete the 3 days circuit trek of Mt. Kailash. We will be reaching at the point, where our jeeps will be waiting to drive us to Darchen to collect the rest of the passengers who could not do the Kailash Parikarma. Then drive to Manasarovar for a holi bath.
    For those who are going for Inner Kora they will go for Inner Kora and then return to Manasarovar later in the evening

    Overnight in Manas.

  • Day 13 : Manasarovar  SAGA - B.L.D

    Beautiful drive from Manasarovar to Saga about 450 KM

  • Day 14 : SAGAXIGETSE (10 hrs) (B) 450 KM. B.L.D

    After breakfast we say good bye to our Nepali staff, they will head toward Nyalam/Kathmandu and you will drive to Xigatse via Lhatse, on the way if the weather is clear you will be able to see Mt Everest. This will be a long day drive, so make sure you have enough snacks. Overnight stay in Xigatse.

    Overnight in Hotel.

  • Day 15 : XIGETSE LHASA (7 hrs) (B) 280 KM. B.

    Morning visit Tashilampoo Monastery, second largest city in Tibet and the home of the second highest lama in Tibet. The drive toward Lhasa, en route cross high pass and beautiful lake Yamdruktso.

  • Day 16 : DEPARTURE.

    Lhasa to Chengdu and Chengdu  UK or to main land china or even Kathmandu.

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What is included

  • Airport transfers in china and in Tibet.

  • Twin sharing accommodation in 3 star hotels in Chengdu, Lhasa, Sigetse and Saga.

  • Lodging in Tibet, Guest House,

  • Full boarding good vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner from and until Saga

  • Special permits and entrance fees

  • Limited staff from Nepal

  • Transportation in Tibet by van/coach

  • Supporting truck to carry the luggage and all camping gears

  • All the staffs (guide, cook and other supporting staffs)

  • Camping equipment (Limited Equipment)

  • Yaks and Yak men to carry our supplies during the Parikarma not for riding

  • Oxygen bag, Gambo bag (high altitude chamber),

  • High altitude chamber is a kind of equipment that helps the person to relieve from high altitude sickness. By using this chamber, it is less likely that person will not face death due to high altitude sickness.

What is not included

  • Bar bills (soft drinks, mineral water, liquor etc)

  • Flight from London to Lhasa and return

  • Personal Insurance & emergency rescue charges

  • Extra porter & transport charges in the event of landslides

  • Personal clothing & accessories, cost raised by any unforeseen things like landslide, political disturbance, re-routing, cancellation etc.

  • Single Supplement of £250

  • Personal Yak to ride during Parikarma

  • Personal medical and evacuation insurance

  • Laundry bills, other expenses of personal nature

  • Tips is expected to the staff and any other expenses which are not mentioned above

    Note: You have to adjust the itinerary according to local conditions if any and also depend on the daily schedule of the flight to Lhasa. There could also be possibility those who do outer kora may not be able to do inner kora because of the limited time.

    Please note that facility in Tibet is very basic and the roads are rough, it is not for luxury, it is more for experience and pilgrimages.

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