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Holy Kailash Mansarovar Tour via Kerung / Naylam 13 days

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13 Days

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35 people




Kailash Mansarovar overland tour from Kathmandu, Nepal

Revel in a once in a lifetime spiritual journey to the most famous religious sites in Tibet embracing two of the sacred pilgrimage places for disciples of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and the Bon religion, holy Mount Kailash and Mansarovar lake, and take advantage of our experience and expertise as Earthbound Expeditions have been taking people with love & care since 1999 to Kailash Mansarovar.

As one of the most reputed and trusted travel companies to organize the Kailash Mansarovar tour Earthbound Expeditions have designed this 13 days itinerary that starts in Kathmandu with Pashupatinath darshan and goes to Kailash Mansarovar overland via Nepal – Chia Boarder Kerung / Naylam and back via the same route. This is the shortest, cheapest and reliable classic route to Kailash Mansarovar. If you wish to do Via Lhasa or via Simikot – Hilsa west Nepal we can also organize that.

Mount Kailash (6,638 m), prevalent to Hindus as Kailash Parvat, is the most sacred Himalaya of Asia that carries holy and religious importance. Hindus believe the Kailash Parvat is the abode of Lord Shiva, that is why he is known as Kailashpati Mahadev. Not only for Hindus, but the peak is also divine to Buddhist, Jain and Bonpo religions as well. Spread out on the Tibetan plateau alongside Mount Kailash and connected to nearby Lake Rakshastal by the natural Ganga Chhu channel, is the giant lake of shifting colors – Lake Mansarovar. A pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and a holy bath in the Mansarovar is believed to bring salvation (Moksha) and wipe away all the sins acquired during a journey of life.

The spiritual tour to such glorious sites; Kailash and Mansarovar goes through many routes. We pass via Kerung to crossing over China border. Although nowadays tour to Mt. Kailash Mansarovar is a lot easier some people may find it challenging, and even more, difficulties come when you circumambulate ( Parikrama or Khora of Kailash) the peak of the mountain Kailash, therefore, don’t forget to prepare yourself correctly, both mentally and physically, before joining the Kailash Mansarovar journey.  However, whoever feels complications doing the Kailash parikrama, there is a possibility of hiring a horse or Yak to ride at extra cost.

Besides Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar Parikrama, Tirthapuri – Bishnu’s place where Sutlej river flow, Gauri Kund – the lake of compassion, Yama Dwar – the initial point of Mt. Kailash parikrama, Shivastal, Asthapad – the bottom of the consecrated mountain and Tarboche – the flagpole, Sky Burial is the major highlights of this journey.

Meals, transport, and equipment for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
 For the Kailash Mansarovar tour, we will arrange a Tibet travel permit for you. We will provide a duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag, Bennie, buff. We will provide everyday hot meals prepared by our trained cook ( south Indian, north Indian and mix of western food). Good caring staff to take care, good bus and supporting truck. We will perform Puja and haven at Mansarovar, we provide hot water from Mansarovar at the bank of Lake Mansarovar for the bath at shower tent before puja and havan and prepare prasad. We will bring the havan samagri as well.

Take advantage of our knowledge and expertise as Earthbound Expeditions have been taking people to Kailash Mansarovar safely last 20 years. Everyone claims they do operate Kailash Mansarovar tour but many of them are booking agents only, they take some commission and hand over groups to local agents.

There is a saying that “Everyone dances but some person dance better”, everyone signs but some singers are better. Similarly, everyone runs tours but we run and manage it better.

Our business is more passion-driven than profit-driven, another good reason to travel with us is we work in field of social cause, we have built 153 classrooms after Earthquake, have build many schools and libraries, run some health camps kindly see the link – so you have helped an organization that have corporate social responsibilities.

Earthbound Expeditions is recommended by lonely planet, Trip Advisor, Newyork Times, the Guardian and many other national and international newspapers and magazines for our good services. The leader and co-owner of the company Mr. Rajan have successfully lead the trip to Kailash Mansarovar over 18 times and all the strong supporting team we have are trained and professionals with many years experience in the Himalayan expeditions.

About Kailash and Mansarovar Parikrama ( Kora) : 

We can drive all the way to Mansarovar by bus. The Parikrama of the Mansarovar we will do by bus ( the bus provided by Nagri Kailash tourism Authority) and for Kailash Parikrama ( Kora) we will drive up to Tharboche – Yama Dwar and from there we will walk for 3 days. The total distance we walk while doing circumambulation of Kailash is about a total of 40 KMs in 3 days. 1st day walk up to Dairaphuk is about 14 KMs walk, 2nd day walk via Dolmala pass is about 18 KMS to Zutholphuk and 3rd-day walk is about 8 KMs to the ending point of Parikrama.
For the ones who can’t walk, they can use Horse or come back to Darchen from Yamadwar and wait for others to complete the Kailash kora.
If you wish to join Kailash Mansarovar via Lhasa and want to be around Mansarovar and Kailash area on a full moon day please check this link here – 

You can see some small video clips on ( Earthbound Expeditions) of Haven at Mansarovar, the Parikrama walk, etc in the below links if you wish to see.
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Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

Check in to the hotel and evening short briefing about your tour.

Kathmandu-Pashupatinath Temple Tour & Nagarkot.

After breakfast puja and rudra avishekam at Pashupatinath Temple, and Sleeping Vishnu and after temple tour drive to Nagarkot hill station for the view & acclimatization.

Sunrise and Mountain view from Nagarkot and drive to Kathmandu

Sunrise and Mountain view from Nagarkot and drive back to Kathamndu on the way visit Doleshwor Mahadev (Head of Kedarnath), Patan Durbar Square (Old Palace) & back to Kathmandu.

Kathmandu to Kerung / Naylam border

Very early in the morning we depart from Kathmandu to Nepal/China Border (Timure/Syabrubesi) by reserved tourist bus. We meet our Tibetan guide then we drive to Kerung by Chinese Vehicle.

Kerung / Naylam-Free Day for Acclimatization.

We will do some day hikes to acclimatize.

Kerung to Saga/ new Dongba (4500 m).

Drive in Tibet & enjoying the grand view of Mt.Shishapangma (8021m), Gauri shanker and other high mountains.

Drive to to Lake Manasarovar stay at Chu Gompa area.

The auspicious day for all travelers having first glimpse of the Holy Manasarovar and Darshan (view) of Mt. Kailash from The Horr Chu pass. We will make the Lake Parikrama by bus.

Full day in Lake Mansarovar. (Puja / Hawan)

The experience of being in the abode of God, while we spend 1/2 day in Lake Mansarovar it will help us to acclimatize, we can take a bath and make some Puja, Havan etc.Pack and prepare for 3 days Khora (PARIKRAMA)

Drive to Darchen & then to Tharboce start trek.

We drive to Darchen & then to Tharboce (Yama Dwar) and trek up to Diraphuk Gompa (north face of Kailash), and a close up view of Holy Mount Kailash.

Trek to Zuthulphuk Gompa – 2nd day of Parikrama.

We trek up to Dolma La Pass (5600 m High), offer very short Prayers at the Dolma la and go down towards the Gaurikunda then continue trek to Zuthulphuk Gompa. For those people who can’t walk there will be option for Horse or Yak ride at extra cost.

Zuthulphuk trek end and drive saga.

Zuthulphuk trek to Darchen, our Kailash Parikarama ends today and same day we drive to Saga.

Drive to Kerung and drive to Kathmandu

Drive to Kerung / Naylam Nepal Tibet border and drive to Kathmandu, evening hotel in Kathmandu.

Airport drive for final departure.

Today after breakfast you will leave for your home or you can extend trip to Muktinath or Pokhara or Chitwan National Park.


  • Arrival / Departure Transfers by AC Coach
  • Twin Sharing Accommodation at 3 star Hotels with Full Board Meals(upgrade of the hotel possible at extra cost)
  • Sightseeing Tours with monumental entrance fees
  • Kathmandu / Timure / Kathmandu by Bus
  • Luxury Bus on Tibet tour
  • One Supporting Truck
  • Best available accommodation at Kerung, Saga, Lake Manasarovar, Darchen, Dirapuk and Zhuthulpuk during Kailash Sojourn
  • Full Board Vegetarian Meals set up by our experienced cook / staff
  • Complimentary boiled water
  • English Speaking Tibetan Guide
  • One Team Leader & Experienced Supporting Staff
  • All travel Permits
  • Tibet / China Visa Fee
  • Complimentary Duffel Bag, beanie, snood
  • Down Jacket, Sleeping bag on returnable basis
  • First – aid medical Kit box
  • Oxygen bottle and PAC
  • One bottle of Holy water from Lake Mansarovar
  • International flight cost, Travel Insurance
  • Evacuation Cost in the event of emergency
  • Cost of Hiring Horse / Pony / Porter during the 3 days Kailash Parikarma
  • Expenses Of Personal Nature
  • Any other expenses not mentioned above

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