Lhasa Ali Kailash Tour

Lhasa Ali Kailash Tour

  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Diffculty Level: Strenuous 
  • Destination: Nepal and Tibet
  • Best Time: may-aug
  • Activity: trekking and tours
  • Max. Altitude: 5600m


  • Kathmandu to Lhasa  and Kathmandu beautiful mountain view Flight
  • Lhasa Ali scenic Flight 
  • Kailash Inner Kora 01 Day
  • Kailash Kora 3 Days
  • Homa at Lake Mansarovar
  • Lake Mansarovar Parikrama

For centuries, Lhasa (the Forbidden City) has been the heart and soul of Tibet, and it continues to be a city of miracles. Lhasa has remained Tibet’s spiritual, political, and economical center throughout its history. The majority of Tibet’s famous monasteries and cultural assets are located in Lhasa. A journey to Lhasa is more than just a tour of Tibet’s capital; it is also an opportunity to learn about Tibetan culture, visit countless heritage sites, and observe Tibetan daily life. Potala Palace spectacularly dominates the Lhasa skyline. The grand cathedral, the Jokhang, is Lhasa’s spiritual center and most revered temple where Buddhist monk plays a Debate in a historical manner that illustrates to you the Buddhist past culture. The lively and colorful Barkhor market, as well as the religious pilgrim circumambulation circuit, surround the Jokhang Temple. Visits to Tibet's famous monastic establishments, Sera and Drepung Monastery, and Norbulinka, are among the other highlights. There used to be up to 10,000 monks whereas there used to be none. Lhasa offers a different experience in terms of scenery and ambiance.

Lake Manasarovar, Tibet's holiest lake and the world's highest freshwater lake, is located in the extreme western Tibet Ngari Prefecture, which is known for being 'not far' from the Mighty Mount Kailash. For the thousands of pilgrims who participate in the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra, this indomitable lake is no less than a 'Spiritual Satisfaction.’ Hindus believe that Lord Brahma created the celestial Lake Manasarovar to provide a beautiful spot for his sons to bathe after their journey through the divine country. On the other hand, the mother of the fabled Buddha was taken to this location by the gods and bathed in the holy lake of Manasarovar until her body was pure, according to Buddhists. If you want to take some photos of Mount Kailash and the pristine Lake Manasarovar, go to the Jiwu Gompa, which offers a panoramic view of Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash, especially on sunny days.

Inner kora is permitted by 12 mountain circuits, including the (Nandi Kora) Serdung Chhuksum La pass and Khando Shanglham La pass (Dakini route), and 108 rounds will ensure Lord Buddha's attainment of Nirvana. Buddhists, Hindus, Jains, and Bonpos regard this sacred peak as the center of the cosmos.

We plan a V.V.I.P Lhasa Ali Kailash tour with the premium service and facilities you will ever get on the Journey. If you have your party of family or friends, or if you wish to enjoy the holy pilgrimage discreetly, please contact Yolo Hike. For your personalized visit to Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar, we will be pleased to create a novel and exotic itinerary as well as a special price offer. Email us at info@yolohike.com


  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel Yak & Yeti or Similar
  • MealsLunch and Dinner

Our representative from Yolo Hike welcomes you on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu where your arrival will be before 11 a.m., with original passports being collected for visa processing you will be served a delicious and healthy lunch,  Dinner will be served, and overnight stay at Hotel.

  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel Yak & Yeti or Similar
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

You will get a wake-up call from your hotel and Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m., and the journey to Pashupatinath begins at 8 a.m. At 12:30-1:00 p.m., You can perform your puja (Homa, Abhishek, Panchang Puja), and return to the hotel. You will be served Lunch at 1:30 p.m. at the hotel, Visit Swyambhunath Stupa, and Jalnarayan. Trip briefing and Overnight at Hotel.

  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel Yak & Yeti or Similar
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Yolo Hike provides you with the options to travel on your choice among Day travel to Manakamana (total 8-hour drive) – USD 30 per person alternatively  USD 192 per person for mountain view flight, Everest Range flight at 5 A.M). A helicopter day journey to Muktinath costs USD 4200 for each chopper, per 5 passengers. Overnight stay at the hotel. Our Office Representative will bring Tibet Visa and Distribute it in the evening at Hotel.

  • Altitude3750m
  • AccommodationHotel Shangri La or Similar
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Early Morning Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m., followed by a departure from the airport at 9 a.m. Our guide and driver will meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel in Lhasa. Recommended stay at the hotel to adjust to the high altitude; it's best not to push yourself too hard and take it easy. Even if you want to go for a walk, keep it light because it is your first day in Tibet. Also, make sure you consume more mineral water than usual. Your guide will give you an overview of the day's events. Accommodation at a 5-star hotel.

  • Altitude3750m
  • AccommodationHotel Shangri La or Similar
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast at 7:30 a.m., a full day of sightseeing in Lhasa awaits you. In the morning, you can visit the Potala Palace, the city's main attraction. It was built in the 7th century and has since served as the residence of Tibet's succeeding rulers. In the afternoon, your guide will take you to the Sera monastery in the 15th century, which was founded in 1419. It is Lhasa's second-largest yellow hat lineage monastery. If you enjoy trekking and don't show any signs of altitude sickness, ask your guide to lead you on an hour hike around the monastery's pilgrimage path. It's worth the risk. You will see monks having intellectual conversations in the courtyard while touring the monastery. Overnight at Hotel

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today after a light breakfast, we will take a short drive to the airport in the morning for your journey to Ali. It takes roughly an hour and a half to fly from Lhasa to Ali. We'll start traveling towards Lake Manasarovar as soon as we get to Ali. The journey from Ali airport to Manasarovar takes roughly three hours.

Depending on the time of your arrival and the weather conditions, the holy bathing and puja can be performed today or tomorrow. After a discussion with the guide, group manager, and tour leader, a decision can be reached. Today is also the first day of Kora (2 hours by bus) and accommodation and rest in Chyo Gumba.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today in the early morning, you can take a holy bath and Pandit Ji gives a morning homa at around 8 a.m. After around 3 hours of homa, you will be served lunch. The terrain in Darchen is easy and flat, you should be able to complete it in 3 to 4 hours. The entire group will then be gathered at the pick-up location, and we will begin our journey to Darchen (Base Camp of Kailash) with a beautiful view of dune-colored land texture view.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today’s journey starts from a drive to Yamadwor which is around a 7-kilometer drive from Darchen. We will begin a walk in the direction of Derapuk also the day you start Kailash parikrama, we can assure you that the breathtaking view of Mt. Kailash brings a different glow to your face. You also have an option to take a horse for which you need to pay some extra cash at horse leisure. Those who have reserved a horse will be accompanied by a Helper. It takes about 4/5 hours to walk comfortably.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We will begin our sacred circumambulation today early in the morning and touch the foot of Holy Mount Kailash, Mount Kailash's view will bring you a cheerful environment. As is customary, we will be ready to go early in the morning from Lake Manasarovar for Darchen, a 35-kilometer. We drive 5 kilometers from Darchen to Yam Dwar (also known as Tarboche in the Tibetan language). We meet our horses, porters, and yaks in Yama Dwar and then go on our journey to Deraphuk as a group.

Those who do not choose to participate in Parikrama will return to Darchen and wait for two days. We'll stay in Darchen till the rest of the members who went on the circumambulation return.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today is the most difficult and longest walk up and down the Dolma La Pass to reach Juthulpuk hamlet. After an early breakfast, we'll travel east to the Dolma La town, where we'll cross the Lha-chu through a bridge. After that, we'll travel down Jarok Donkhang's valley, from whence we'll head to the Shiva-tsal, where pilgrims are said to die a symbolic death before being reincarnated after reaching the summit of the Drolma La Pass. Up and up till you reach the summit of the Dolma La Pass, which is marked by a massive cubic rock known as 'Dolma Do.' The location was named after Juthulpuk's famed cave, also known as the Miracle Cave. those who can complete the Khanda Sanglo pass and kuber kund can reach Zuthulpuk.

We all assemble at Zutherpuk after completing the kora and continue driving to Darchen (Base Camp of Mount Kailash), where we will spend the night at the best 5-star Hotel available.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

As you have completed the harshest journey yesterday, you will have plenty of time to rest, and stroll around Darchen, when you are Darchen then you must Drink the local Tea. Darchen also has a lot of sweet tea shops. For Tibetans, butter tea is a must-have beverage. It has the potential to warm you up. Tea houses open early in the morning and close late at night. Though the tea rooms in Darchen are basic, you will feel at ease and at peace when sipping a cup of hot sweet tea there.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today after a light breakfast, we will take a morning horse ride to Asthapath. You might get access to drive to Asthapath if the Tibet government gives permission. Upon your arrival in Asthapath, we will take a walk to Atmalingam through the way of Nandi and a short visit to Saptarishi Cave. We will then resemble all the group members and return back to Asthapath and then to Darchen. You will stay at Darchen for the night.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We will take a private vehicle to return back to Ali, in this way you can enjoy a fresh environment with dune-colored land texture which brings you a break from your natural habitat and climate. You will still have some rest time, either take a rest at accommodation or stroll around Ali and try to understand Tibetan culture.

  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel Yak & Yeti or Similar
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast in the early morning, our representative will take you to Ali Airport and the flight will take you to Lhasa where you will shift to the Kathmandu Flight. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your Luxury Hotel where you will stay a night and pack for your journey home. Farewell Dinner will be organized by Yolo Hike.

  • AltitudeN/A
  • AccommodationN/A
  • MealsBreakfast and Lunch

You officially complete your wonderful V.V.I.P journey with Yolo Hike, our representative will drop you at Tribhuwan International Airport where you can have a sweet journey to your homeland. If you have a few more days to stay, Yolo Hike has a variety of treks and tours, consider a visit www.yolohike.com for a more handpicked package.

What's Included
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle
  • Accommodation twin sharing basis as per 
  • Kathmandu – Lhasa – Kathmandu Flight Ticket
  • Lhasa – Ali Flight Ticket
  • Airport Pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included (Veg only)
  • Enough Drinking water included
  • Visas & Permit
  • Tibet Visa & Permit
  • All necessary entrance fees in Nepal and Tibet
  • Special Kailashmansarovar Permit
  • Applicable entrance fees to visit Monasteries and temples
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing in Lhasa
  • Guide, Staffs & supporters
  • Nepali Guide and Tibetan Guide
  • Nepali Crew members in Kailash Region
  • Medical kits
  • Enough oxygen cylinder
  • Other necessary equipment
  • Down Jacket on a refundable basis
  • Day pack bag
  • Duffel bag
What's Excluded
  • Emergency evacuations/Rescue expenses, if required.
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Personal horse and Helper during Kailash round/ Parikrama
  • Travel & Medical Insurance Permissions and other official formalities

Additional Info


Yolo Hike provides you with a premium stay for your entire Journey. The lodging along the way is high quality which is tested by our team during the research before this package was entirely published. On the other hand, we supply the best available 5-star hotels/premium quality guesthouses along the route.

Meals and Minerals

This package provides you with all breakfast, lunch, and Dinner, Throughout the tour. our expert kitchen team and Sherpas will accompany the group. All supplies will be high quality and checked before being provided by Team, including drinking water, which will be procured in Nepal. You will consume your meal in 5-star hotels where available which are specified for Health and Better Taste, all variety of Indian, Mediterranean, International cuisine are available for your convenience. If you need extra service than available you always have a choice to upgrade your package or pay on your own.

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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