Holy Mount Kailash Circuit Tour- 15 Days

High in the Himalayas stands the serene Mount Kailash. For thousands of years pilgrims of many faiths have visited this beautiful mountain seeking spiritual purification and transformation.  Tibetan Buddhists call it 'Khang Rinpoche', meaning 'precious jewel of snow', and they revere it as the home of a deity who represents supreme bliss. It is the precious glacial snow of Kailash that is the source of four mighty rivers— the Brahmaputra, the Sutlej, Ganges and the Indus.

Annapurna Foothills Treks specializes in pilgrimages in Tibet and Nepal. Some of our top selling packages are the Kailash overland tour, Kaialsh by helicopter tour, and the Muktinath tour. An expert Sherpa team who are reliable, friendly, and dedicated to providing excellent service will make sure you enjoy the gifts of the gods and nature to the fullest.

For Hindus, it is the throne of their god, Shiva, and the symbol of his power. For Jains, it is the place where the first prophet attained Nirvana. For the pre-Buddhist Bon believers, it is the seat of spiritual power where their founder, Shanrab, is said to have descended from heaven. For everyone, regardless of their faith, Mount Kailash has enough precious attributes to captivate the soul. For everyone it is the ultimate beauty of nature.

The rugged 52 km trail, the 'Kailash Kora', crosses mountain streams and leads over the 5630-meter Dolma La pass.It takes physical strength and endurance at this altitude to complete it in three days, although some locals seeking special blessing cover the distance in a single day. One time around the mountain is believed to erase the accumulated sins of a lifetime, while 108 revolutions earn Salvation or Nirvana.

Another scenic delight is Lake Manasarovar nestled below the snow-capped Mount Kailash. At 4560 meters elevation, its sparkling turquoise water is frigid, but pilgrims complete their spiritual quest by bathing and drinking from it. Hindus believe that the holy Manasovar is the bathing place of god Shiva and goddess Parvati and one who drinks water from the lake will be cleansed of all his sins committed a hundred lifetimes over, and will dwell with Lord Shiva after death.  Buddhists believe Lord Buddha was conceived here and that he meditated by this lake on several occasions.


Trip Highlights


  • Mount Kailash is the spiritual heart of Asia
  • a life-changing journey for the heart and soul
  • the turquoise-blue waters of the sacred Manasarovar Lake, 4576m, are believed to contain the power to wash away mortal sin.
  • cliff-top monasteries, yak caravans leisurely ambling over snowy passes, and the snowy peaks of the Himalayas
  • Hindus believe majestic Mt.Kailash is the throne of Lord Shiva


Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu, 1300m

Day 2 : Preparation Day in Kathmandu

Day 3 : Drive 150km to Nylam, 3750m

Day 4 : Acclimatization day at Nylam, 3750m

Day 5 : Drive 232 km to Saga, 4450m

Day 6 : Drive 230 km to Paryang, 4600m

Day 7 : Drive 277km to Manasarovar Hore, 4558m

Day 8 : Puja and drive 40km to Tarchen 4860m

Day 9 : Trek to Dehara Puk, 5000m

Day 10 : Trek to Dolma-La pass, 5650m

Day 11 : End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to Manasarovar

Day 12 : Drive to Saga, 4600m

Day 13 : Drive to Nyalam,3700m

Day 14 : Drive to Kathmandu

Day 15 : Departure from Kathmandu

Cost Include(s)

  •     Three night accommodation at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu: twin share basis
  •     11 night accommodation in guesthouses /camps in Tibet
  •     Tibet Visa & Permit Fee (Group visa)
  •     All Trekking & camping equipment and Sherpa staff
  •     Yaks & Yak Men to carry camping gear during Kailash Parikrama
  •     Ground transfers in Tibet using Toyota Land Cruisers or bus as applicable
  •     English speaking guide in Tibet
  •     Gamow bags, and oxygen cylinder
  •     Sleeping bag, down jacket

Cost Exclude(s)

  •     Air ticket Delhi – Kathmandu – Delhi
  •     Travel Insurance
  •     Evacuation cost
  •     Use of satellite phone
  •     Extra nights in hotel/lodge (due to any reason).
  •     Yak/porter while crossing Nepal Tibet border
  •     Extra cost incurred in the event of any delays of flight cancellation / postponement due to bad weather etc.
  •     Hot spring bath is possible (only in Nyalam, and Chu Gomba on direct payment basis)
  •     Extra cost related to Rescue/evacuation
  •     Costs relating to separating from the main group due to health complication.
  •     Any other expense of personal nature and which is not mentioned above
  •     Tips: Tipping service staff is customary

Extra expense:

We recommend that you hire a horse so that you can enjoy the parikrama to the fullest, without carrying a heavy backpack.  The cost of a horse and horseman for the 3 days of the Kailash Parikrama will be approx INR 8000 / USD 180 and your guide will assist you in making the arrangement with the horseman but you will pay the horseman directly.   

Reminder:  In Tibet, the altitude is high air is thinner, colder, drier and the ultraviolet rays from the sun are stronger.  Visitors will need to acclimatize and should be prepared for the strong sunshine and varying temperatures with a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and warm clothes. Remember to carry plenty of water.

Single Supplement:  For those who do not want to share a room during the trip, a single supplement fee of USD 350 can be paid to assure you a room to yourself.

Trip Facts

Destination : Tibet

Duration : 15 Days

Price : US $2399 p/p

Trip Grade : Moderate

Single Supplement:

Group Size:2 - 12 Persons

Maximum Altitude:5650m

Activities:Tour / Sightseeing / Trekking

Starting / Ending:Kathmandu

Hotel in Kathmandu:3 nights on BB basis ( Bed & Breakfast )

Accommodation During Tour:11 night’s accommodation in Tibet in guesthouses /camps

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