Kailash Mansarovar Via Kerung 2023

13 Day(s)

Overview The Kailash Mansarovar Via Kerung 2023 trip is an extraordinary pilgrimage and adventure journey that takes you to the sacred Mount Kailash and the pristine Lake Mansarovar, two revered destinations in the Himalayan region. This yatra also combines spiritual significance with breathtaking natural beauty, offering a life-transforming experience for pilgrims and travelers alike. The journey begins in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, where participants gather and undergo necessary preparations and briefings. From there, the group also embarks on a scenic drive to Kerung, a border town in Tibet, which serves as the starting point for the Kailash Mansarovar circuit. The road…


The Kailash Mansarovar Via Kerung 2023 trip is an extraordinary pilgrimage and adventure journey that takes you to the sacred Mount Kailash and the pristine Lake Mansarovar, two revered destinations in the Himalayan region. This yatra also combines spiritual significance with breathtaking natural beauty, offering a life-transforming experience for pilgrims and travelers alike.

The journey begins in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, where participants gather and undergo necessary preparations and briefings. From there, the group also embarks on a scenic drive to Kerung, a border town in Tibet, which serves as the starting point for the Kailash Mansarovar circuit.

The road to Kerung dotted with picturesque landscapes, passing through lush valleys, terraced fields, and quaint villages. After crossing the Nepal-China border, travelers enter the Tibet Autonomous Region and continue their drive towards the majestic Mount Kailash, considered sacred by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and followers of the ancient Bon religion.

Journey to Enlightenment: The Sacred Parikrama of Mount Kailash and Holy Lake Mansarovar in 2023

The Parikrama (circumambulation) of Mount Kailash is the highlight of the trip, covering approximately 52 kilometers over three days. The trek is physically demanding but spiritually rewarding, as pilgrims believe that completing this sacred circuit cleanses them of sins and leads to spiritual enlightenment.

The journey also includes a visit to the holy Lake Mansarovar, known for its crystal-clear waters and religious significance. Participants take a dip in the sacred lake, which said to purify the soul and grant blessings.

Throughout the trip, participants surrounded by awe-inspiring landscapes, including snow-capped peaks, serene lakes, and vast plains, making it an unforgettable visual feast. The journey further connects travelers with the rich cultural heritage of the Himalayan region through interactions with local communities and visits to ancient monasteries.

In 2023, this yatra is expected to attract pilgrims and travelers from different parts of the world, seeking spiritual solace and adventure in the lap of the Himalayas. The trip well-organizes and supported by experienced guides and support staff to ensure the safety and comfort of all participants.

Conclusion and Summary

Overall, the Kailash Mansarovar Via Kerung 2023 trip promises a transformative and enlightening experience, blending spirituality, adventure, and natural beauty, leaving participants with cherished memories that last a lifetime.


Altitude 1310m

Accommodation Hotel

Meals Lunch and Dinner

Everest Expeditions Nepal 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

Altitude 1310m

Accommodation Hotel

Meals Breakfast, 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 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.

Altitude 2380 m

Accommodation Standard Hotel

Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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.

Altitude 2700 m

Accommodation Guest House

Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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

Altitude 4640 m

Accommodation Hotel

Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

To 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.

Altitude 4590 m

Accommodation Guest House

Meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We 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.

Altitude 4670 m

Accommodation Hotel

Meals Breakfast, 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

Altitude 5210 m

Accommodation Guest House

Meals Breakfast, 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.

Altitude 5630 m

Accommodation Guest House

Meals Breakfast, 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.

Altitude 4640 m

Accommodation Hotel

Meals Breakfast, 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.

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.

Altitude 1310m

Accommodation Hotel

Meals Breakfast, 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.

Altitude 1310m

Accommodation N/A

Meals Breakfast

Today our representative from Everest Expeditions Nepal 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.kailashmansarvourtours.com for more handpicked packages and details.




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

Trip Information

Kailash Mansarovar Via Kerung 2023

Price For Indian National : USD Per Person

Price For Other National : USD 2300 Per Person

Total Duration : 14 Days

Best Seasons : May-September

Journey Starts/Ends : Kathmandu/Kathmandu


Responding to a joint press conference, with several senior officers from the Chinese government and the Consular General of Nepal in Tibet, an announcement was made that the Rasuwagadi-Kerung border crossing, the only functioning border linking Nepal to China’s autonomous region Tibet, is now open to foreign travellers as well who wish to travel to Kailash via the “new overland route”.  Issued by the Consulate General of Nepal, this major border, which is now open, moderates the travelling distance for pilgrims from all around the world. Since it ceases the compulsion to enter Tibet via flights, this tour has made Mt. Kailash easily accessible from the outskirts of Nepal.

After the closure of the Kodari border due to heavy damages received since the 2015 earthquake, this alternative route benefits the travellers who yearn to embark on a journey sans the flight hassle. Everest Expeditions Nepal introduces the Overland Kailash Tour via Kerung, a 14 days Yatra from Kathmandu via Kerung, Saga, Mansarovar, Darchen and Kailash. The Kerung border is located 175 km from Kathmandu and lies in the Rasuwagadi district of Nepal. Due to narrow and basic road construction, it is feasible to estimate that it takes around 8-9 hours from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi via Timure. Kerung is elevated around 3,000 meters height and staying one day for acclimatization assists to alter your body in high altitude. From Kerung, we take scenic drive to the villages of Saga, Mansarovar and Darchen with picturesque Mount Kailash surroundings and beautiful Tibetan settlements.

Our well-prepared itinerary has been crafted according to our client’s requirements from acclimatization to accommodation to transportation, food and other needful information. Our experienced cook provides the best of Vegetarian Indian meals and the staff of Everest Expeditions Nepal  will ensure to make you trip a successful and memorable one.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:Kathmandu Arrival

Day 2:Kathmandu Sightseeing: Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Gujeswari and Jal Narayan. Evening Trip briefing at Hotel.

Day 3:Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. Overnight at Hotel

Day 4:Drive to Kerung by crossing the Tibet border. Overnight at Guest House

Day 5:Drive Kerung to Saga. Overnight at Hotel

Day 6:Drive to Lake Mansarovar

Day 7:Exploration of Lake Mansarovar and drive to Darchen. Overnight at Hotel

Day 8:Drive to Yamadwar and Trek to Derapuk (First day of Kailash Kora)

Day 9:Trek to Juthulpuk via Drolma La Pass (second day of Kailash Kora)

Day 10:Finish Kailash Kora and drive back to Saga (Third day of Kailash Kora)(Kora ends)

Day 11:Drive back to Kerung. Overnight at Guest House.

Day 12:Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel

Day 13:Departure

Q1. Can I use Credit Card and ATM during the Trek? What currency is used?

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.

Q2.What can be the best time for the Kailash Yatra?

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.

Q3.What is the altitude during the Kailash Kora?

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).

Food and Drinks

Kathmandu: Pure Veg Food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided at hotel)

Kathmandu – Kerung – Kathmandu: Pure Veg Indian Food provided at Indian Restaurant/Hotel.

Tibet Region: Pure Veg Indian Food provided prepared by our Nepali Staffs.


Kathmandu: Private Car/Van/Bus as per group size for Airport Pickup and Sightseeing with A.C

Kathmandu – Kerung – Kathmandu: Local Reserved Deluxe Bus will be provided No A.C

Tibet Region: Deluxe Tourist Bus available with A.C


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

Tibet Permit and Visa

Tibet Permit: For applying Tibet Permit, we need your copy of valid passport at least 45 days prior to your tour date so that we can apply permit on time.

  • Clearly Scanned copy of Passport
  • Passport must be valid (not expired)

Tibet Visa: For Tibet visa, we will inform you to send your original Passport in Delhi 10 days prior to your tour date. We will issue your Tibet Visa in Delhi and we will send you back your original Passport to your address and you can fly to Nepal.

Fly to Nepal: You must have original Passport or Voter ID to fly to Nepal.

Packing List

Regular Clothes

  • Thermal vest and pyjama
    Undergarments and Night wear
  • Full sleeves cotton round and polo neck and t-shirts,
  • Comfortable and WARM pants/leggings/trousers
  • Woolen sweater, Down jacket (able to accommodate inner layers)
  • Cotton socks, Woolen socks
  • Balaclava (monkey cap) and Shawl/scarf
  • Gloves – cotton/woolen mittens AND a pair of snow gloves for those doing the Parikrama
  • Wind cheater with hood
  • Slippers to be worn with socks
  • Swimsuit (hot spring in Chui Gompa) If you are interested to use that by paying yourself.
  • Something to wear while taking a dip in Lake Mansarovar

Personal and bathkits

  • Tooth paste & brush
  • Lip Balm and Sunscreen
  • Deodorant & perfume
  • Shampoo sachets
  • Soap strips
  • Skin moisturizer
  • Toilet paper rolls/personal hygiene wipes
  • Small mirror
  • Comb/hair brush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Face mask

Other important miscellaneous items

  • Luggage Tags to remember your baggage
  • Number locks for luggage
  • Battery packs for phone and camera
  • Camera with extra storage memory/batteries
  • Phone and camera chargers (Nepal and Tibet have same plug adapters as India)
  • Plastic bags to separate used and unused clothes
  • Small knife (Not suggested on hand carry)
  • IPod and headphones
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • No Booking or Credit Card Fees

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