Kailash Overland Tour

Kailash Overland Tour via Kerung 14 days

  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Diffculty Level: Strenuous 
  • Destination: Nepal and Tibet
  • Best Time: May to Sep
  • Activity: Tour and Trekking
  • Max. Altitude: 5613m


  • Bus Trip to Kailash Mansarovar across the beautiful Himalayas
  • Lake Mansarovar Parikrama and Homa at bank of Lake Mansarovar
  • 3 days of Kailash Kora
  • Best Available Accommodation during the entire trip
  • Highly experienced Team Leader and Sherpa
  • Support Truck
  • Oxygen Cylinders and bottles
  • Pure Veg Meals will be served which is prepared by Nepali staff
  • 100% Guaranteed Departure, Tibet Permit, and Tibet Visa

The Kailash overland tour is a spiritual journey and a bucket list for devotees from all over the globe. This Yatra leads you to the holy territory of Mt Kailash through the recently opened Nepal-Tibet border of Rasuwagadhi-Kerung. This route takes you on a pilgrimage to Mt. Kailash to pray and stroll around the sacred region.

The tour will amaze you as it takes you through the spectacular natural beauty of Tibet, fascinating culture, and breathtaking vistas. The excursion entails driving across the high mountain pass, lodging in isolated locations, and passing by the spanning rivers. But the benefits are tremendous.

As an alternative route to Mount Kailash, a Kailash overland tour via the Kerung border began in September 2017. This route has made Mt. Kailash omit accessible from Nepal's fringes.

The escorted holy Mount Kailash and Mansarovar tour starts with a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO world heritage sites. We then enter through the Langtang National Park and cross the Nepal-Tibet border before we arrive at Kerung. We will then approach the towns of Saga and Drive to Darchen via Mansarovar Lake.

En route, you will see spectacular views of the sacred Mt. Kailash, Mt. Gurla-Mandala, Rakshash Lake, and Lake Mansarovar. On the eighth day, we will begin our three-day Kailash Kora. Kailash's sacred circulation, the holy Lake Mansarovar parikrama, and the highest pass of Drolma La are the main highlights of the Kailash Parikrama.

The Kailash and Mansarovar overland tour from Kathmandu takes 14 days to complete. May and August is the best season to visit the holy Mt. Kailash via the overland route. We can furnish this itinerary combining Muktinath and Kailash overland tours.

Having a Foreign Passport other than Indian? we recommend visiting our Kailash Overland tour for NRI and Foreigner Page.

Holy Mansarovar Lake and Cursed Rakshas Tal

One of the highest freshwater lakes in the world, Mansarovar Lake (4,590 meters) is situated in China's Tibetan Autonomous Region. Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and Bon adherents all regard Lake Manasarovar as sacred, making it a popular pilgrimage destination. According to Hindu legend, Mansarovar Lake was built by Lord Brahma as a location for meditation and spiritual purification.

A saltwater lake called Rakshas Tal, often called Ravana Tal is about 3 kilometers from Mansarovar Lake. The Hindu epic Ramayana's evil lord Ravana is thought to be the inspiration for its name. Legend has it that Ravana atoned at this lake to appease Lord Shiva.

Rakshas Tal, in contrast to Mansarovar Lake, is thought to be cursed and is regarded as a location of evil. The lake's water is black and gloomy, and craggy cliffs and desolate hills encircle it.

The Lake is renowned for its magnificent view of Mount Kailash in the background and glistening blue water. Mansarovar Lake visitors should be aware of the following:

  • Visitors should be aware of the lake's hallowed status and refrain from any activity that may be considered disrespectful or damaging.
  • The only lodging options close to the lake are primitive lodges or camping, so guests should be ready for either option.
  • Though taking a dip at Mansarovar Lake is thought sacred, the Government of China has restricted the activity

Kailash Kora

A spiritual Kailash Kora circles the revered Mount Kailash. During the first day of the Kora, you will pass through the Derapuk Monastery at 4900m with a view of the South Face of Mt Kailash in the beginning and approach to see the West face.

You'll pass by several sacred locations along the second day of Kora, including the Dolma La Pass, which is thought to be the psychological and spiritual zenith of the journey. This day is the challenge of the walk which entails a steep ascent and is a representation of the struggles and difficulties one must face to achieve spiritual enlightenment.

Pilgrims can feel the spiritual force of Mount Kailash and its surroundings as they travel. The voyage serves as a metaphor for the spiritual journey of life and the need to keep moving forward on the road to enlightenment on the third day of the Kora. During the Kora, Pilgrims can see all four faces of Mount Kailash.

The Kailash Kora is a profound spiritual trek that links travelers to Mount Kailash's divine energy. The voyage is a metaphor for the spiritual journey through life and the challenges one must face to reach enlightenment.

For full details about the Kailash Kora, Visit our Article on Mount Kailash Kora.

Check Kailash Yatra Fixed Departure Dates for 2024


You can also extend the Kailash Overland Tour with Muktinath, and add 04 more days to your itinerary. The combination of the Kailash and Muktinath tours takes 16 days to complete. You can make the Muktinath trip before or after the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

Yolo Hike organizes the Kailash tour via Kerung as a small group tour suitable for your family trip. The Kailash overland tour can be tailored to meet your needs. please email us at info@yolohike.com to coordinate with our Kailash Tour expert.

Are you still confused to make your trip to Kailash and Mansarovar? please get in touch with us at info@yolohike.com for more details.

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  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsLunch and Dinner

Yolo Hike airport representative will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the Hotel in Kathmandu as denoted in the itinerary. All the trip plans will be discussed. You will be given the permits and necessary documents which we will prepare before your arrival. The welcome dinner is organized and guides are introduced. Overnight at Hotel

  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Pashupatinath Temple

Today after a light breakfast, we visit a variety of places in Kathmandu valley. You will explore Pashupatinath Temple and worship lord Shiva and learn about the culture more vastly, next stop will be Guheswori Temple one of the holiest temple 1 km east of Pasupatinath on the bank of the Bagmati river. We will then drive a short distance to the Boudhanath Stupa. In Boudhanath, wander the Tibetan-inspired streets and illustrate some local delicacies, Final destination will be Jalnarayan Temple (Sleeping Vishnu, Budanilkantha) which takes around 45 minutes and stretches into Shivapuri National Park, worship Lord Vishnu, and Transfer to Hotel. Evening Trip briefing by our tour experts. Overnight at Hotel

Note: You can take Mountain Flight this day and the cost is not included in the package.

  • Altitude2380 m
  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

View from Sybrubesi

After breakfast, we will take a private vehicle towards Syaprubesi, which takes around 6 hours roughly. The road is full of towns and terraced farmlands which is also an experience to gather and know about hilly Nepal. Stroll around Syaprubesi and observe their lifestyle. Take as many rests as possible as tomorrow we need to start our walking journey.

  • Altitude2700 m
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Kerung Tibet Kailash Tour

We will board a Tourist Bus after breakfast and begin our journey along the black-topped road to the freshly opened friendship bridge at the Nepal-Tibet border. In around 2 hours, we will arrive in Kerung, Tibet's first village. Stroll around the village and enjoy the environment. Overnight at Kerung

  • Altitude4640m
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today you will have rest for acclimatization in Hight altitude. Walking tour around the Kerung village and have some yoga.

  • Altitude4640 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Saga town TibetTo get to the settlement of Saga, we'll drive through the high hills on a nice black-topped road. The path climbs up and down the Thong La and La Lung hills before bringing us to the settlement of Saga in comfort. Along the route, we'll visit Lake Peikutso and the Tibetan people's traditional yak and sheep grazing techniques. Guesthouse for the night.

  • Altitude4590 m
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Holy Lake MansarovarWe will today go to the world's highest freshwater lake in the early morning after breakfast. The holy lake of Mansarovar, which is greenish-blue in color, is located at an altitude of 4558 meters. The lake is said to have formerly been Lord Bishnu's resting place. Mt. Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandala, and Lake Rakshash surround it. The terrible King Ravan is said to have created Lake Rakshasa, which is why the villagers believe the water is poisoned.

  • Altitude4647 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Darchen KailashToday, we'll immerse ourselves in the colors of religion by visiting the sacred lake of Mansarovar. We'll perform a few rituals before heading to Darchen's village. We will be able to see the sacred Mt. Kailash along the journey. Darchen used to be known as Lhara. The town is located directly in front of Mt. Kailash, which is considered sacred. Overnight at Darchen

  • Altitude5200 m
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Dirapuk first day koraWe'll drive to Tarboche, a little town. The Kailash Kora's beginning point is Tarboche. Tarboche is home to Yamadwar, the god of death's gateway. We'll travel a few hours from here to the settlement of Derapuk, which sits in front of Mt. Kailash's north face. Beautiful views of the Gurla-Mandala, Ape, Kamet, and other high peaks will be available today.

  • Altitude: 4,560 meters to 5,200 meters
  • Distance covered: 10 kilometers

  • Altitude5630 m
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Gauri Kunda Today is Kailash Kora's longest and most difficult trek day. To get to Juthulpuk, we'll climb up Drolma La, the highest pass in the area. First, we'll travel to Jarok Donkhang, a small Tibetan settlement. We will then hike towards the Shiva-Tsal. People are said to die a symbolic death in Shiva-Tsal before being reincarnated. Once they reach the summit of the Drolma La Pass, they are said to be reincarnated. We'll have a break here for a while before descending steeply to the Lham-chu Khir River's banks. We'll follow the river to the Khando Sangam La, which faces Mt. Kailash on the eastern side. We'll arrive at the settlement of Juthulpuk. The location was named after the famed Juthulpuk Cave, also known as the Miracle Cave. We'll be able to see the Buddha's footprints along the road.

  • Altitude: 5,200 meters to 4,790 meters
  • Distance covered: 22 kilometers

  • Altitude4640 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We'll spend the morning exploring the caverns and temples surrounding the Milarepa cave. After breakfast, we'll climb for 3-4 hours to finish our Kora and return to Darchen village. We'll eat lunch there before returning to Saga village.

  • Altitude: 4,790 meters to 4,600 meters
  • Distance covered: 14 kilometers

  • Altitude2700 m
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We'll take a leisurely journey back to the town of Kerung. As we descend on a paved trail, we will have some free time. The rest of our time will be spent relaxing. Overnight at Kerung

  • Altitude1310 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We will then drive back to Kathmandu crossing Nepal Tibet Border. Yolo Hike will organize the farewell dinner at a Nepalese cultural restaurant. Stroll around Kathmandu valley or Thamel at night.

  • AltitudeN/A
  • AccommodationN/A
  • MealsBreakfast

We will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your onward journey home. Tour ends.

Trip map

Kailash Overland Tour via Kerung 14 days map
What's Included
  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • all ground transportation by private vehicle
  • One-day sightseeing in Kathmandu 
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu twin sharing based 
  • group sharing guesthouse in Kailash part as per itinerary
  • Buffet Indian veg. meals (breakfast/dinner/packed lunch) during the trip
  • transportation by bus/van 
  • Support truck to keep goods, your bid bags, and foods
  • Tibet permit and Tibet Group Visa
  • all necessary entrance fees in Kailash Region
  • All camping equipment for the kitchen
  • Enough oxygen cylinders and pillow 
  • All service charges and taxes
  • Down Jacket (Refundable Basis), Duffel Bag
  • Appreciation Certificate from Yolo Hike after the yatra
What's Excluded
  • Personal Horse and Helper during Kailash Parikrama/ Kailash Round/ Kailash Kora
  • Using extra nights in hotel/ guesthouse (except the hotels mentioned in the itinerary)
  • Rescue/ evacuation or all the extra costs incurred due to split from the main group or serious health condition
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Expenses of Personal nature
  • Any extra expenses due to flight delay/ cancel with a valid reason
  • Any extra cost due to late permit/visa from Tibet part
  • Tipping to staffs
  • Upgrade of Hotel and Guest House during the trip

Dates & Availability

Start DateStart DateJune 10, 2024End DateEnd DateJune 23, 2024StatusStatusGuaranteedPricePriceUS$2390

Holy Mount Kailash Mansarovar Yatra booking is open for 2024 and 2025. Please choose your preferred dates to join our groups. All departure dates are guaranteed for 2024.

Additional Info

Permits Information

Kailash Overland Tour starts from Kathmandu and travels through the recently opened Kerung Border and enters China (Tibet). To perform Kailash Yatra there are several Permits that are provided only to Kailash Tour Operators.

Overall, the four different permits are essential for this Yatra.

  • Tibet Travel Permit
  • Chinese Group Permit
  • Alien Travel Permit
  • Military Permit

Booking Procedure

As soon as we confirm your Booking, we will send your documents to Tibet Travel Bureau (TTB). They will verify your documents and send them back to us as confirmation.

Booking Procedure for Kailash Overland Tour.

  • Clear Copy of your Passport with at least 6 months of Validity prior to your arrival date.
  • We will send you a Booking Form, you need to fill it up and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • You need to send your Original Passport to Delhi (Prior to 10 days of your Arrival).
  • You need to send us 25% of the Advance Amount for your Visa Process.
  • You will receive all the finalized documents in Kathmandu.

Accommodation Facilities

Yolo Hike provides you with the best possible stay for your entire Journey. The lodging along the way is comfortable and friendly. We choose the best accommodation as we have been making a quality test trip to Kailash to arrange worthy travel for you.

Kathmandu: Three-Star Hotel Twin Sharing
Sybrubesi: Best Available Guest House (Twin Sharing)
Kerung: Guest House (Twin/Triple/four Sharing) – Dromedary Room
Saga: Three-Star Hotel (Twin Sharing)
Mansarovar: Guest House (Twin / Triple / Four Sharing) Dromedary Room
Darchen: Three-Star Hotel (Twin Sharing)
Kora: Guest House (Twin/Triple/Four Sharing) Dromedary Room 

Meals and Minerals

Vegetarian Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided for you. Yolo Hike tests all the places before providing you with a package. We also recommend bringing some extra food, like chocolates, cookies, almonds, bhujiya, and canned goods, to provide variety to the dinner.

Bag Packing

We recommend that you pack clothing that can be adapted to changing weather conditions, as temperatures in Tibet can be rather extreme. It's also a good idea to bring some rain gear. We will offer you a duffel bag at a hotel in Kathmandu one day before your departure for the Kailash Yatra, in which you will need to repack vital goods for the journey, and your other suitcase and luggage will be held in the hotel throughout your adventure.

The following are some of the essential items for your Kailash Yatra: Sandals and walking boots (or trainers are OK), a Jacket that is waterproof and windproof. Sweatshirts, T-shirts, and at least one thick sweater are all recommended. Trousers/track pants, Shorts/skirts Underwear that keeps you warm, a Bottle for water, Warm socks, especially woolen, are recommended. a torch with a spare set of batteries additional bootlaces, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Medical supplies for personal use, sewing needle and threads, Towels, Pack for the day (for valuable items such as camera, money, passport), Clothing rucksack, Down jackets (in Kathmandu, we may give these on a returnable basis). Please keep in mind that in the event of loss or damage, you will be responsible for the costs.) a warm, sun-protecting cap Gloves

Tibet's intense light – and high UV factor – necessitates the use of sunglasses as well as plenty of sunblocks. Because sunscreen is not readily accessible in Tibet, be sure to bring plenty of your own. For further protection, a brimmed hat is also recommended. If you have never packed your Bag before considering us to help will be easy access for your convenience. You might get an email on the Bag Packing procedure.

Tradition and Culture

This region has been the final aim for pilgrims for thousands of years. For Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, and Bon, it is the abode of the Gods. Mount Kailash is known in Tibet as Tise (the peak) of Khang Rinpoche, standing at 6714 meters (Jewel of Snows). Mount Kailash is the home of Hindu God Shiva and his wife Devi for Hindus, and Tibetan God Demchong and his consort Dorje Phangmo for Tibetans.

According to mythology, Milarepa, a great Tibetan Yogi, and master of Tantric Buddhism fought Naro-Bonchung, a grandmaster of Bon, to show the superiority of Buddhism. Many competitions were held, but the most important was to see who could reach the summit of Mt Kailash first in the morning. Naro-Bonchung flew towards the mountain on his Damaru (ritual drum), only to be overtaken by Milarepa at the last moment. Naro-Bonching was so taken aback that he let go of his drum, which tumbled down the mountain, leaving a vertical scar on the south slope.

Precautions to follow

Most persons are affected to some extent by a lack of oxygen at high elevations (above 2,500 m). The human body needs time to establish physiological mechanisms to cope with the lower oxygen levels as altitude rises. Acclimatization is the term for this procedure. High altitude sickness necessitates the use of Diamox (Acetazolamide) tablets. Please visit your doctor for a prescription, since these tablets must be started three days prior to your arrival in Kathmandu. This medication must be taken for the duration of the trip. Those who are allergic to sulfa medicines can take Gingko Biloba, a natural supplement that can be purchased online.

During the trip, participants will be taught simple, yet effective, acclimatization techniques. Throughout the tour, the party will be accompanied by a competent doctor who is highly prepared to deal with high altitude sickness and other illnesses that may emerge. All necessary medications and equipment, including life-saving oxygen cylinders and Gamow bags, will be carried by the doctor.

First Aid Kit

You must carry a First Aid Kit during your Kailash Mansarovar journey, Diamox, aspirin, painkillers, Lip balm, Mustard, oil, Vaseline, Plasters, TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats are all items you should have in your first aid kit or personal medical kit (average hiking kit for mild injuries/ our guide will also have).

If you have any other health issues, seek medical advice before changing your medicine for high altitude. there are never sure about the climates and how the weather changes, if you have never accomplished the high-temperature before, altitude sickness can be a major issue for you so, having a First Aid Kit with you can be a partner in necessity. We also have medically trained and tested Guides who have high knowledge about the use of First Aid which helps you in an emergency.

Alternative Evacuation

The Chinese government has a fundamental regulation that everyone must enter and exit together. As a result, everyone should travel in a group. However, if one of the members becomes ill or has another problem while on the journey, he or she should be evacuated promptly because there is no hospital or medical assistance available. In this situation, we will have to organize additional services for which the evacuating passenger will be responsible. Every passenger is required to acquire travel/medical insurance to cover any unexpected expenses. Yolo Hike doesn’t sell any travel insurance so, make sure you have all the insurance, we can suggest you the best as per the experience about our previous clients. If you have further inquiries, feel free to email us at info@yolohike.com


  • Q1. Which is the shortest and Luxuries Kailash Yatra?

    We often get questions, why VVIP package when there are other alternatives, Yolo Hike wants to bring you with the package from mediate to High-End facility which brings the VVIP package for those travelers who want to conquer their Kailash Yatra with premium service ever available, the package is designed by one of the best Tour coordinators with teams and guide along with high research and self-visit on Kailash Yatra, concluding that we tested the package in a huge market of Tourism bringing us with great review and happy clients.

  • The three-day Kailash Parikrama is the most difficult part of the Mount Kailash Tour. Darchen is the starting point for the 52-kilometer trip (4,560m). You pass through Lha-Chu Valley, Lham-Chu Valley, Dzong-Chu Valley, and Darchen. You would spend one night in Dirapuk Monastery and the next in Zuthulpuk Monastery during the Kailash Kora. The Kora around Kailash Mountain has an average altitude of roughly 5,000 meters, and the average daily walk is about 7 to 8 hours. Every pilgrim who travels to Kailash to complete the Kailash Kora walks clockwise around the Kailash Mountain, passing via the highest pass, Dolma La. (5645m).

  • Tibet's official currency is the Yuan, but other currencies such as the US dollar, Euro, and British pound are also accepted. However, before traveling to Tibet, we recommend exchanging your money for Yuan. If you're coming in through Kathmandu, change your money at any of the city's money exchanges. You can also exchange money or use ATMs in Lhasa if you arrive from mainland China. Because finding ATMs or banks in rural areas of Tibet is difficult, it is recommended that you bring CASH with you to cover all of your expenses. Please consult your travel agency to determine how much you should carry for the trip, as it is dependent on your trip package.

  • The optimum time to visit Mount Kailash is from April until the end of September, while the greatest time to tour central Tibet is from November to December. From early November to early April, extreme weather changes make travel to Everest Base Camp problematic; also, throughout the winter season, roads in eastern Tibet, particularly around Mt Kailash and western Tibet, may be closed owing to heavy snowfall.

  • There are no direct flights from India to Lhasa; all planes must connect via Kathmandu or a Chinese airport. Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu is the only airport outside of China that propositions direct flights to Lhasa. Which includes Nepal to Lhasa trip.

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