Duration 10 Days
Fitness Level Moderate
Max Elevation 6,638 m (21,778 ft)
Meals Breakfast
Accomodation Home Stays and Tea Houses
Best month May to September

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a revered pilgrimage journey undertaken by Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains to the sacred Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar in the remote Himalayan region of Tibet. This pilgrimage holds immense spiritual significance and is considered one of the most arduous and challenging journeys due to its high altitude, rugged terrain, and unpredictable weather conditions.

Key points about the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra:

Mount Kailash: Mount Kailash is a distinctive peak in the Himalayas that is revered as the abode of Lord Shiva in Hinduism. It is also significant in Buddhism and Jainism, representing a spiritual center and a symbol of enlightenment.

Lake Mansarovar: Lake Mansarovar, located near Mount Kailash, is one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world. It is believed to be of great spiritual significance and is considered a divine reservoir of purity and clarity.

Pilgrimage Route: The journey typically starts from various points in India or Nepal, from where pilgrims travel to the Tibetan plateau in China. The route involves crossing high mountain passes, rugged terrain, and often harsh weather conditions.

Spiritual Significance: The pilgrimage is not just a physical journey but also a spiritual one, with participants seeking blessings, self-discovery, and a sense of inner peace. Many believe that taking a dip in the holy waters of Lake Mansarovar can cleanse them of their sins and lead them toward spiritual liberation.

Challenges: The journey is physically demanding due to the high altitudes, steep paths, and harsh weather conditions, including cold temperatures and sudden changes in weather. Altitude sickness is a common concern.

Duration: The yatra typically takes around two to three weeks to complete. It involves trekking, often on foot or by using yaks or horses, through remote and challenging terrains.

Cultural Diversity: The yatra brings together people from various backgrounds, religions, and cultures, fostering a sense of unity and shared spiritual goals.

Permits and Restrictions: Due to political and border issues, the yatra requires special permits and is subject to certain restrictions. It's advisable for pilgrims to stay updated on the latest travel guidelines and regulations.

Environmental Concerns: The popularity of the yatra has raised concerns about its impact on the fragile ecosystem of the region. Responsible tourism practices are encouraged to minimize the negative effects on the environment.

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a challenging yet deeply fulfilling pilgrimage that attracts devotees and spiritual seekers from around the world. It's a journey that tests one's physical endurance while offering the opportunity for profound spiritual experiences and self-discovery.

Group Joining Dates for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2024: 1st and 30th June, 20th July, 24th August, 14th Septemer, 5th October

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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Kerung | Altitude: 2774 M | Drive: 8-9 Hrs
Day 02: Acclimatization Day
Day 03: Kerung to Saga | Altitude: 4450 M | Drive: 7-8 Hrs
Day 04: Saga to Mansarovar  | Altitde: 4600M | Drive: 8-9 Hrs
Day 05: Mansarovar to Darchen | Altitude: 4565 M | Drive: 4-5 Hrs
Day 06: Trek start from Darchen to Dirapuk | Altitude: 5000 M | Trek: 6-7 Hrs
Day 07: Trek from Dirapuk to Zutulpuk | Altitude: 5670 M | Trek: 7-8 Hr
Day 08: Zutulpuk- Darchen- Saga
Day 09: Saga to Kerung 
Day 10: Kerung to Kathmandu

Note*: You must have  Additional 4 Working Days in Kathandu for Permits and Visa Documentation Process. 

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Detail Itinerary Expand All

Day 01: Drive to Kerung

Depart from Kathmandu and drive to Kerung, the border town. Complete immigration and custom formalities. Acclimatize to the higher altitude. Overnight stay in Kerung.
Meal: Breakfast 

Day 02: Acclimatization Day 

Spend the day acclimatizing in Kerung. Short hikes and rest to adapt to the higher altitude. Relax and take in the views of the surrounding mountains. Overnight stay in Kerung.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Drive from Kerung to Saga

Drive from Kerung to Saga. Enjoy the changing landscapes as you travel deeper into Tibet. Rest and acclimatize in Saga. Overnight stay in Saga.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 04: Saga to Mansarovar 

Drive to Lake Mansarovar, a significant pilgrimage site. Take a dip in the holy waters and perform rituals. Enjoy the serene surroundings and breathtaking views. Overnight stay near Lake Mansarovar.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 05: Mansarovar to Darchen 

Morning puja at Lake Mansarovar. Drive to Darchen, the base for the Kailash trek. Prepare for the upcoming trekking journey. Overnight stay in Darchen.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 06: Trek to Dirapuk 

Begin the trek around Mount Kailash. Trek to Dirapuk, passing through scenic landscapes. Start to feel the spiritual energy of the region. Overnight stay in Dirapuk.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 07: Trek from Dirapuk to Zutulpuk 

Continue the trek, crossing the challenging Dolma La Pass. Trek to Zutulpuk, where you'll find ancient monasteries. Witness stunning views of the mountain landscape. Overnight stay in Zutulpuk.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 08: Zutulpuk- Darchen- Saga

Complete the trek and return to Darchen. Drive from Darchen back to Saga. Reflect on the spiritual journey you've undertaken. Overnight stay in Saga.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 09: Saga to Kerung 

Drive from Saga to Kerung, retracing your route. Take in the views and experiences once more. Prepare for your return journey to Nepal. Overnight stay in Kerung.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 10: Kerung to Kathmandu 

Cross the border and drive back to Kathmandu. Re-enter Nepal and enjoy the familiar surroundings. Rest and relaxation upon your return. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Meal: Breakfast

Note*: You must have  Additional 4 Working Days in Kathandu for Permits and Visa Documentation Process. 

What's Included?

  • Transportation by Van / Minibus
  • Accommodation in budget hotel/guest house on BB basis
  • TTB permit and Kailash permit
  • Monastery Entrance fees
  • Yak and Yak man during Kailash kora for transportation of Luggage
  • All sightseeing by English speaking Tibetan guide

What's Not Included ?

  • Nepal re-entry visa fees
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Emergency evacuation Cost

Useful Information

Here is some useful information to keep in mind while embarking on the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra:

1. Health and Fitness:

  • The yatra involves trekking at high altitudes, so good physical health and fitness are essential.
  • Consult a doctor before the journey and carry any necessary medications.
  • Acclimatize properly to avoid altitude sickness. Stay hydrated and avoid overexertion.

2. Travel Documents:

  • Ensure you have all necessary travel documents, including your passport, visas, and permits.
  • Keep multiple copies of important documents and store them separately.

3. Clothing and Gear:

  • Pack appropriate clothing for various weather conditions, including warm clothing, rain gear, and comfortable trekking attire.
  • Sturdy trekking shoes with good grip are essential for the challenging terrain.
  • Carry a warm sleeping bag and a suitable backpack for the trek.

4. Altitude and Weather:

  • Be prepared for varying weather conditions, including cold temperatures and sudden weather changes.
  • Dress in layers to manage temperature fluctuations.

5. Respect Local Customs and Culture:

  • Be respectful of local customs and religious practices.
  • Dress modestly, especially in sacred areas.
  • Ask for permission before taking photographs of local people.

6. Responsible Tourism:

  • Respect the environment and the fragile ecosystem. Avoid littering and follow the principles of Leave No Trace.
  • Use reusable water bottles to reduce plastic waste.

7. Communication:

  • International roaming might not be available in remote areas. Consider buying a local SIM card if needed.
  • Inform your family and friends about your itinerary and stay in touch whenever possible.

8. Safety Precautions:

  • Follow the instructions of your guides and tour organizers at all times.
  • Carry a basic first aid kit and any necessary medications.
  • Stay hydrated and avoid consuming untreated water.

9. Cultural Sensitivity:

  • Be sensitive to the religious and cultural significance of the places you visit.
  • Maintain a respectful demeanor in temples and sacred sites.

10. Group Travel:

  • The yatra is often organized as a group tour for safety and logistical reasons.
  • Bond with fellow pilgrims and support each other during the journey.

11. Physical and Mental Preparedness:

  • The yatra can be physically and mentally challenging. Prepare yourself for the demanding trek and the spiritual aspects of the journey.

12. Local Cuisine:

  • Be open to trying local cuisine, but also carry some snacks that you are familiar with, as dietary options might be limited.

13. Photography:

  • Capture the beautiful landscapes and cultural experiences, but always ask for permission before taking photos of people.

Remember that the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is not just a physical journey but also a deeply spiritual one. Approach the journey with an open heart, a respectful attitude, and a sense of reverence for the sacred sites you'll be visiting.

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