Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lhasa 15 days

  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Diffculty Level: Strenuous 
  • Destination: Nepal and Tibet
  • Best Time: May to Sep
  • Activity: Tours and Trekking
  • Max. Altitude: 5600m


  • A beautiful Himalayan scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa (the capital of Tibet).
  • Three days Kailash Kora
  • 2 days Lhasa City tours
  • Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, and other Major Attractions of Lhasa City
  • Parikrama of holy Lake Mansarovar 
  • Homa at Lake Mansarovar
  • Best available accommodation provided
  • Pure Veg Meals served in the entire trip prapared by Nepali Staffs
  • Highly experienced Team Leader and Sherpas from Nepal

Embarking on the Kailash Mansarovar Tour via Lhasa takes you through the capital of Tibet. It is a pilgrimage that takes you to the holiest sites in the world, located in the remote corners of Tibet

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lhasa for Indian citizens includes the important cultural sites of Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, and Kailash Mansarovar, as well as pilgrimage sites.

Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka Palace, Jokhang Temple, Tibetan traditional Barkhor Squire, Tashilampo Monastery in Shigatse, and the most sacred Yamdrok Lake on the road driving from Gyantse to Shigatse are the primary tourist attractions of this tour surrounding Lhasa. Our journey to the Kailash region continues through many culturally rich Tibetan cities.

Our journey begins with a breathtaking Mountain View flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa, where we will stay for two days. A two-day guided tour and acclimatization in Lhasa will be more beneficial to your complete vacation in terms of adjusting your body to high altitudes.

Following a cultural tour of central Tibet's Lhasa, we travel to Lake Mansarovar and Mount Kailash in Tibet's Ngari region. We visit the holy Lake Mansarovar and perform a three-day Mt Kailash Parvat Kora/ Parikrama on foot or by horseback. Except for three days of Kailash kora, the entire Lhasa Kailash Tour is driven on a well-paved road.

The breathtaking scenery, the spiritual energy, and the sense of accomplishment make Kailash Mansarovar and Lhasa Tour a truly transformative experience.

Planning the Journey

Planning a journey to Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lhasa requires careful consideration and planning. The first step is to apply for the necessary permits and visas. The Chinese government controls access to Tibet, and all visitors require a Tibet Travel Permit to enter the region. The permit can only be obtained through a registered travel agency and Yolo Hike will manage all the procedures. The permit is also subject to approval from the Tibet Tourism Bureau, which we take care of.

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via the Lhasa route takes you through some of the most stunning landscapes in the world. The journey starts in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, and takes you to the Kora of Mount Kailash, the holiest mountain in the world. The trip also includes a visit to the stunning Lake Manasarovar, considered one of the most sacred lakes in the world.

Traveling to Lhasa

The journey to Lhasa is an adventure in itself. You can reach Lhasa by air, train, or road. The most popular option to approach the Kailash tour via Lhasa is to take a flight from Kathmandu International Airport. The flight to Lhasa is an experience in itself, as you fly over the Himalayas and witness the stunning landscape from above.

We need to take a flight from Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport to Lhasa Gonggar Airport. Several airlines operate flights between Kathmandu and Lhasa, including Air China, Sichuan Airlines, and Tibet Airlines. We have our flight Booking agency so that it will be easy for us to secure your Lhasa Flight.

Acclimatization in Lhasa

Lhasa is located at an altitude of 3,656 meters (11,995 ft) above sea level. Acclimatization is essential to avoid altitude sickness. The first few days in Lhasa should be spent resting and acclimatizing to the altitude. This will help your body adjust to the lower oxygen levels at high altitudes.

To make Lhasa acclimatization effective, we will approach a sightseeing tour in Lhasa's major locations, including Potala Palace, Jhokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street. This location has a primitive historical approach.

Exploring Lhasa

Lhasa is a city steeped in history and culture. The city is home to several historic sites, such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street. These sites are a testament to the rich Tibetan culture and history.

The Potala Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered one of Tibet's most iconic landmarks. The palace was the winter residence of the Dalai Lama and is now a museum.

The Jokhang Temple is located in the heart of Lhasa and is considered the spiritual center of Tibet. The temple is a testament to the rich Tibetan Buddhist culture and is a must-visit site for anyone visiting Lhasa.

Barkhor Street is a bustling market in the heart of Lhasa. The street is lined with traditional Tibetan shops and is a great place to buy souvenirs and local handicrafts.

The Journey to Mount Kailash Kora

Mount Kailash Kora takes you through some of the most stunning landscapes in the world. Kailash Kora takes place for three days circulating Holy Mount Kailash. During the Yatra, you will see four faces of Mount Kailash beginning with South Face and depending upon the way of circulation. Most of the pilgrims make clockwise circulation chanting mantras, and bowing to the Kailash. For more information visit the Kailash Kora article with details.

Yolo Hike will operate Kailash Lhasa Tour with Nepalese and Tibetan tour guides' full guidance. For Booking and inquiries, do not hesitate to send us an email at info@yolohike.com, or for short messages and quick responses WhatsApp us at +977 9851055040.


  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsDinner

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

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 which stretches into Shivapuri National Park, worship Lord Vishnu, and Transfer to Hotel.

  • Altitude3750m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, We will go to Tribhuwan International Airport for the Lhasa flight. Our Tibet staff will greet you at the airport in Lhasa, Tibet's cultural capital, and bring you to your hotel. You can acclimate to the altitude easier and faster if you take it leisurely for the rest of today. You are suggested to drink enough water and obtain plenty of sleep for adjusting to the long voyage ahead.

  • Altitude3750m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

You'll visit the Jokhang, the Himalayas' holiest Buddhist temple. The most revered figure of Buddha is housed in Jokhang Temple, which was founded nearly 1400 years ago. Along with Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet's distant reaches, you will also see Potala Palace. Norbulinka and Deprung Monastery can also be explored if we have time.

  • Altitude3845m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Furthermore, our path leads to Shigatse, the capital of the Tsang region. Early morning excursion to Tashilhunpo monastery (founded in 1447), where you will see a temple dedicated to the Buddha of the Future - Maytreya, as well as other monastery temples.

  • Altitude4640m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today's excursion takes you over two high passes with vistas of more than 5000 meters each. Other things like a lake and nomads chasing thousands of yaks and lambs keep you busy on a driving day through Tibet's sandy and stony terrain. By late afternoon, you'll have crossed the Bhramha Purtra Riverway and arrived in Saga, a typical Chinese, and Tibetan town, for the night.

  • Altitude4590m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The day begins with great anticipation, and by late afternoon, you will have your first glimpse of Holy Kailash Parbat and Manasarovar. We'll spend the night at Hore, a little village near Lake Manasarovar.

  • Altitude4670m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, 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

  • Altitude5210m
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We'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.

  • Altitude5630m
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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.

  • Altitude4640m
  • 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.

  • Altitude3845m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today will be a relaxing day. We take a leisurely drive back to Shigatse, Tibet's second-largest city. You can go on a walking tour in the late afternoon and wander Tibetan culture with beautiful Turquoise lake and Dune-colored land.

  • Altitude3750m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today we drive back to Lhasa, Tibet’s cultural capital, you will have plenty of time to stroll around Lhasa and explore the market of handcrafted items, buy some for memories if you want, and Prepare your flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at Lhasa

  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBrekfast, Lunch and Dinner

We will take a Kathmandu flight. We will pick you up from Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer you to Hotel. Overnight.

  • AltitudeN/A
  • AccommodationN/A
  • MealsBreakfast

Today our representative from Yolo Hike will drop you at Tribhuwan International Airport. You officially complete the journey today and proceed toward your homeland. If you have a few more days’ stays, consider a visit to our website www.yolohike.com for more handpicked packages and details.

Trip map

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Lhasa 15 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 
  • International flight of Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu
  • 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 and Lhasa 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


  • 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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