11 Days Holy Mt. Kailash - Manasarovar Yatra


Holy Mt. Kailash - Manasarovar Yatra Mt. Kailash, 6,740 m. is situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet. It is the perfect mountain with awesome beauty, with 4 great faces. It is the spiritual centre for four great religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion - Bonpo. To Tibetans it is known as Khang Rimpoche (Precious Jewel of Snow) and they see it as the navel of the world. It is said that a stream from the mountain pours into a nearby lake and from here rivers flow in the four cardinal directions. The River of the Lion Mouth to the North, the River of the Horse Mouth to the east, the River of the Peacock Mouth to the south and the River of the Elephant Mouth to the West. Strangely enough, four major rivers do indeed originate near Kailash, the Indus, the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra), the Karnali and the Sutlej. Tibetans believe that it is the residence of Demchog, a fierce looking tantric deity who lives there with his consort, Dorje Phagmo. For the Tibetans also, it is a particularly special place in that their poet saint Milarepa, spent several years here meditating in a cave.

For the Hindus Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru, their spritual centre of the universe, described as a fantastic 'world pillar' 84,000 miles high, around which all else revolves, its roots in the lowest hell and its summit kissing the heavens. On the top lives their most revered God, Shiva, and his consort Parvati. For the Jains, an Indian religious group, Kailash is the site where their first prophet 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. It was formerly the spiritual centre of Zhang Zung, the ancient Bon Empire that once included all of western Tibet. Bon people walk around the mountain in a counter clockwise manner, unlike the other religions. 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.


Day 01:
Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to pre-booked hotel Overnight.

Day 02:
Fly Nepalganj to Hilsa (12,200 ft. by Chartered Helicopter).
Visit Chinese Emabassy to obtain necessary VISA/travel permit. PM: Halfday sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city & Swayambhunath with English Speaking Guide. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03:
Transfer to airport to connect flight to Nepalgunj. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04:
Fly Nepalgunj to Hilsa (12,200 ft by chartered Helicopter). Upon arrival, climb up a short distance ½ hr. to a Tibetan salt trading post, Sher. From here, it'll take 1 ½ - 2 hrs to reach Taklakot (Purang). Overnight at guest house.

Day 05:
Its another 75 miles to reach Darchen from Taklakot but we'll drive only till Lake Mansarovar (15,000 ft) - 3 hrs. drive. Overnight at camp.

Day 06:
Day at Mansarovar to explore around the shores of the sacred lake. O/N at camp.

Day 07:
After breakfast, drive to Tarboche via Darchen & start trek to Dirapuk (16,500 ft.) approx. 18 km. walking. O/N at Camp.

Day 08:
Trek to Zuthulphuk via Dolmala Pass (18,600 ft.) approx. 18 km walking. Overnight at Camp.

Day 09:
Trek to Darchen approx 06 km. walking & drive to Mansarovar. O/N at Camp.

Day 10:
Drive to Sher cross border & Camp at Hilsa.

Day 11:
After breakfast transfer to International airport for onward journey.


  • Beside our staff/sherpa etc., you can accommodate maximum 07 pax from your clients in one helicopter.
  • June to September is the best time but usually we require about 03 working days to get Travel Permit from Chinese Authorities. We'd appreciate you sending us the passport copies of all the participants by courier/fax as soon as possible.
  • This is to be noted that the Yaks are not used to carry passengers rather they are only used to carry baggage. The horses can be arranged on prior information. The hiring charge per horse & horsemen will be US$ 45 horse per day.
  • FYI, Mansarovar is the best place for Camping & there are so many places to explore around. Clients can take a bath at Mansarovar before they start the Parikarma.
  • In the above itinerary, we have allowed the guests to have an extra day at Mansarovar to look around & acclimatize well before starting the Kora.
  • The MI-17 Helicopter, used in this operation has a capacity of 26 pax but due to high attitude flying usually upto 15 passengers are flown by this Helicopter on this sector including our support staff.

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