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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Road from Kathmandu

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Road from Kathmandu

Plan for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Road from from Kathmandu or by overland with Epic Yatra. Kailash Mansarovar is called abode of Lord Shiva. This place has great importance in Hinduism mythology and history. Devotees from all the world visits there to do “Parikrama” of mount Kailash and take the Holy deep in “Mansarovar” pond. The mount kailash has description in many Granthas. The “Vishnu Puran” describes about The Kailash mountain that Lord ‘Shiva” and Goddess “Parvati” the best.

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a sacred pilgrimage for Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains, and it involves circumambulating Mount Kailash and taking a dip in the holy Mansarovar Lake. While many pilgrims choose to trek or go by helicopter, some also opt for the road route from Kathmandu. The road journey adds a different dimension to the pilgrimage, allowing travelers to experience the diverse landscapes of Nepal and Tibet.

Here is a general outline of the road route from Kathmandu to Kailash Mansarovar:

Kathmandu to Nepalgunj:

The journey often starts with a road trip from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, a city in the western part of Nepal. The road distance is around 550 kilometers, and it takes approximately 12-15 hours by bus or private vehicle.

Nepalgunj to Simikot:

From Nepalgunj, you may take a flight to Simikot, which is a town in the Humla district of Nepal. Simikot is the starting point for the road journey into Tibet. The flight takes about 1-1.5 hours.

Simikot to Hilsa:

From Simikot, you continue the journey by road to Hilsa, which is located near the Nepal-China border. The road distance is around 80 kilometers, and the journey may take several hours, depending on road conditions.

Hilsa to Taklakot (Purang):

After crossing the border, you reach the Tibetan town of Taklakot (also known as Purang). The distance is approximately 27 kilometers, and the journey may take around 1-2 hours.

Taklakot to Mansarovar:

The next leg of the journey involves traveling from Taklakot to Mansarovar Lake. The road distance is around 100 kilometers, and the journey may take about 3-4 hours.

Mansarovar to Darchen:

After the sacred dip in Mansarovar, pilgrims usually proceed to Darchen, the base camp for the Mount Kailash trek. The road distance is approximately 40 kilometers, and it takes around 1-2 hours. Darchen to Mount Kailash:Pilgrims who wish to trek around Mount Kailash can start the trek from Darchen. It's essential to note that the road conditions in this region can vary, and the journey duration may be influenced by factors like weather and the overall condition of the roads. Additionally, the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra involves crossing international borders, so travelers need to obtain the necessary permits and adhere to the regulations set by the governments of Nepal and China. It's recommended to plan the trip through authorized tour operators who are experienced in organizing the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.



Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

On arrival in the Kathmandu, meet our tour executive. transfer to hotel, After check-in the hotel at kathmandu, rest of the day is at leisure. Go to explore the surroundings on your own. Dinner & overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Next day in the morning after breakfast, sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath Darshan, Jal Narayan and Guheshwari Temple, after lunch rest to hotel & Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu – RaswaGadi

Next day, in the morning after breakfast, transfer to Raswa Gadi which is approx 152 Kms (6-7 Hrs) from Kathmandu. Upon arrival, check-in the hotel and overnight stay.

Day 04: Rasuwa Gadi – Kerung

Next day in the morning After breakfast transfer to Rasuwa Gadi (1 hr drive 15kms), After immigration and customs formalities on both sides (Nepal & China). We Drive to the small town – Kerung (26km). On arrival check-in the hotel and overnight stay.

Day 05: Kerung – Dongba

In the morning after breakfast, drive to Sanga (250 Kms drive), enjoy grand view of Mt. Shishapangma (8081 MT), Gauri Shankar & other high mountains. Drive through Gurungng- La Pass (5050 MT). Dinner & Overnight stay at Dongba.

Day 06: Mansarovar Lake (4500 Mts – 385 Kms)

Morning Drive 385 Kms to Holy Lake Mansarovar (4500 M). Very auspicious day for all people, the first glimpse of Holy Mansarovar and view of Mt. Kailash from Horchu Pass. Overnight stay in Lodge at Chhu Gompa at the shore of Lake Mansarovar.

Day 07: Mansarovar – Darchen (4600 M) – 30 Kms

Spiritual activities such as the abode of god will be a lifetime – achievement. Pooja, Havana worship, meditation, holy bath etc. Later drive an hour for Darchen, the base camp of Holy Mt. Kailash. Rest of day free for acclimatisation and preparing for circuit (Parikarma).

Day 08: Darchen – Diraphuk (4890 M) – 18 Kms

Drive for 10 kms to Tarboche (yam dhwar) and trek up about 04/05 hour Diraphuk (4890m) to reach Parikarma/Cora begins. Overnight stays at Guest house.

Day 09: Diraphuk To Zhulthulphuk (4790 M) – 22 Km

Parikarma Continues, this is the day every pilgrim talks about, the most difficult journey through out the trip, Trek up to Dolma La pass(5600m). We will offer very short prayers at Dolma-la (5600 MT) and move towards Gaurikunda. overnight stay at Guest house.

Day 10: Zhulthuphuk – Mansarovar – Dongba

After Breakfast, we will trek around 8 km. We will be reaching at the point, where our jeeps will be waiting to drive us to Darchen, Parikarma ends. After Lunch we will drive to Dongba via Manasoravar. Overnight stay at Guest House.

Day 11: Dongba – Kerung

Morning after breakfast, drive to Kerung (250 Kms). Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel in Kerung.

Day 12: Kerung – Kathmandu

After breakfast, check out from hotel and drive for Kathmandu. On arrival, dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 13: Departure from Kathmandu

In the morning after breakfast, check out from hotel. Transfer to Kathmandu airport. Depart for home with the blessings of Lord Shiva and the absolving pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar Yatra By Helicopter.

No. of Persons Cost (Indian Passport Holder) Cost (Other Passport Holder)
Min. 01 Pax INR 1,75,000/- PP USD $2500 PP
For booking we need Rs- 50000/- per person with passport copy.
Balance payment 30 days before the travel date.

Fixed Departure Date 2022
Month Dates
April 26
May 11, 15, 20, 22, 25, 28
June 05, 09, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30
July 06, 09, 14, 20, 25, 30
August 07, 12, 18, 24, 29
September 02, 05, 14, 22
Fool Moon at Mansarovar: (11 at KTM) 16 May, (9 at KTM) 14 June, (9 at KTM) 14 July, (7 at KTM) 12 Aug, (5 at KTM) 10 Sep


Yatra Permit
Veg Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
12 Nights Accommodation.
Holy Lake Manasarovar parikarma (Circuit) by bus
Transport by AC Bus, Car as per group sizes
Nepali Team Leader, Chinese / Tibetan Tour Guide, Team of Sherpa to carry your luggage & Cooks to prepare food.
English & Hindi speaking Guide
Oxygen cylinder for emergency use
Yak for Kailash Parikrama for equipments and kitchen utensils only.


Service tax as applicable.
Any kind of personal expenses.
Airfare / Rail fare or any other expenses from your home location.
Pony / Porter expenses in Kailash Parikrama.
Any kind of Travel insurance.
Any kind of Medical expenses.
Gov Service tax as applicable.
Any kind of donation or tip to Guide / Sherpa / Drivers /Cooks / Porter / Priest / or any crew member.
Extra days accommodation in Kathmandu / Nepalgunj / Simikot / Hilsa /Purang due to bad weather/flight cancellation or any other reason.
VISA Cancellation charges & transportation charges, if leaving early from Tibet.
Any evacuation / rescue / additional charges / losses due to natural calamities / unforeseen circumstances.
Any kind of extra baggage charges in flight/helicopter during Yatra.
Anything which is not included in inclusions.

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