Kailash overland tour is one of the spectacular and thrilling journeys in Tibet. This amazing trip starts and ends in the vibrant city of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.
A great mass of black rock soaring over 22,000 feet, Mt. Kailash 6741 m, has the unique distinction of being the world's most respected holy place at the same time that it is the least visited. Reachable after four days of a continuous drive across the vast Tibetan plateau or after a week of an interesting trek from Simikot in western Nepal. At the end of the drive, we reach an exceptionally beautiful turquoise lake with the floating swans and a spectacular mount Kailash. For Hindus, Mt Kailash is the abode of Lord Shiva. Both Lake Mansarovar and Mt Kailash have religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists. Four great rivers originate from Lake Mansarovar – the Indus, Karnali, Bramhaputra and the Sutlej.
The 53 km periphery is the trail for circumambulation around this holy mountain and takes 3 days. The Kora or circumambulation starts at Darchen some 40 Km from Lake Mansarovar. After the Kora, we drive back to Kathmandu. En route we enjoy a great view of the world's highest mountains, meet the nomad sheepherders and enjoy the unique beauty of the Tibetan desert.
We have been organizing Kailash overland tour since 1997, our guides, and supporting crews are the experts to make your trip truly delightful and memorable one so come and do the holy trip of a lifetime with us. Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar are some of the most popular ultimate Hindu pilgrimage sites in the Himalayan region dedicated to Lord Shiva where every devotee would like to go and do the holy Parikarma, Kora.
During our Kailash overland tour, we travel on a deluxe Van or luxury Bus depending on group size and our belongings are carried on a truck. We sleep in guest houses wherever possible and in mud houses or fixed tented camps while doing the holy Kora. Vegetarian food is cooked by our expert cook.
Kailash Overland Tour
Kailash overland tour is one of the spectacular and thrilling journeys in Tibet. This amazing trip starts and ends in the vibrant city of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.
- Enjoy the scenic drive from Kathmandu to Kerung boarder.
- Visit the historical Saga; Tibetan Trading town.
- Visit the holiest Lake Manasarovar and trek the sacred mountain in Asia - Mount Kailash.
- Enjoy the once in a lifetime trip to the majestic Mount Kailash, the world's highest peak.
Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02Rest day in Kathmandu, visa preparation, packing and evening trip briefing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03Drive Kathmandu to Kerung (3500m), 7 to 8 hours – 150km. Guest house.
Day 04Acclimatization day at Kerung. Guest house.
Day 05Drive to Saga (4,500m), 6 hours – 235km. Guest house.
Day 06Drive to Mansarovar Lake (4,600m), 7 hours – 370km. Guest house.
Day 07Drive to Darchen (4,580m), an hour – 40km. Guest house.
Day 08Drive to Valley of God and trek to Dira-Puk (4,900m), 7 hours – 18km. Fixed tented camp or mud house.
Day 09Trek to Dolma la pass (5,600m) and to Zutul-Puk (4,750m), 8 hours – 19km. Fixed tented camp or mud house.
Day 10Trek to Darchen and drive to Saga (16km walk and 3 hours driving). Guest house.
Day 11Drive back to Kerung. Guest house.
Day 12Drive back to Kathmandu. Hotel.
Day 13Fly back home.
- All ground transportation by private vehicle
- Kathmandu – Kerung – Kathmandu By Tourist Bus
- Airport Pick up and drop off by private vehicle
- Pure Vegetarian meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and hotels in Kathmandu
- Enough Drinking water included
- Twin sharing in Nepal and Tibet and group sharing in Kailash Region.
- Tibet Visa & Permit
- All necessary entrance fees in Nepal and Tibet
- Special Kailash Mansarovar Permit
- Applicable entrance fees to visit Monasteries and temples
- 1 Nepali Tour Guide, Manager, 1 Tibetan Tour Guide, Team of Sherpa to carry your luggage and Cooks to prepare food
- Medical kits
- Enough oxygen cylinder, Other necessary equipment
- Alpine Eco Trek’s Down Jacket on refundable basis, Duffel bag
- Any kind of personal expenses
- Air and any other expenses from your home location to Kathmandu airport.
- Pony / Porter expenses in KailashParikrama
- Any kind of insurance
- Any kind of Medical expenses
- Any kind of donation or tip to Guide / Sherpa / Drivers /Cooks / Porter / Priest / or any crew member
- Extra days accommodation at any place due to bad weather or any other reason.
- TIBET VISA fee (US passports 185).
- Any evacuation / rescue / additional charges / losses due to natural calamities / unforeseen circumstances.
- Anything which is not included in inclusions
PRICES & DATES
|01 May, 2020 - 13 May, 2020||Guaranteed||$2095 USD|
|04 May, 2020 - 16 May, 2020||Guaranteed||$2095 USD|
|08 May, 2020 - 20 May, 2020||Guaranteed||$2095 USD|
|13 May, 2020 - 25 May, 2020||Guaranteed||$2095 USD|
|17 May, 2020 - 29 May, 2020||Guaranteed||$2095 USD|
|21 May, 2020 - 02 Jun, 2020||Guaranteed||$2095 USD|
|26 May, 2020 - 07 Jun, 2020||Guaranteed||$2095 USD|
|29 May, 2020 - 10 Jun, 2020||Guaranteed||$2095 USD|
The trip cost will vary depending on the number of the persons in your group, trip duration and standard of services required. Please contact us or send us a quick inquiry with your details to obtain a quote for your own group. The price we have offered on our website is based on a group joining the tour.
Twin sharing rooms (single rooms available for an additional cost) in a standard hotel in the heart of Kathmandu can be organized while in Nepal. In Tibet, very simple guest houses with shared rooms and basic toilet facilities (in case of heavy rush and emergency we do use tented camp as well) will be your accommodation.
All meals during the Kailash portion will be provided. Our staff will cook delicious vegetarian foods include soups, rice, noodles, bread, curry, dal (lentils), potatoes, pickles, porridge, tea, milk, coffee.
A Luxury bus or van will be your transportation throughout the tour. During the trek, we provide yaks to carry your personal gear. Extra yak, horse, and yak, horseman can be provided (for an additional cost).
Visa and Documentation
Clients must have a current passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining. We will take care of all the Tibet Travel permits, Tibet visa, and entry permit procedures, once we receive a copy of your passport and advance deposit.
We recommend that all clients obtain proper medical and travel insurance prior to the trip. Make sure travel insurance includes emergency and rescue coverage.
Altitude is a major factor on Kailash overland tour We often reach altitudes of over 5000m. This can have mild or severe affects on the body no matter what your level of health. Symptoms can include headache, dizziness, nausea, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping. The best way to prevent this is to stay extremely hydrated and conscious of how your body is functioning. We also have rest days to help the body acclimatize. Diamox is a prescription altitude medication (consult your doctor) that can help prevent symptoms. We also carry oxygen tanks and portable altitude chambers. Be sure each of you is traveling on your own risk. It is recommended to have a file with your medical history on this type of trip with a recent medical report.
Although most of the trip will be done in vehicles, it is important that clients be in relatively good health. The Kora/trek around Kailash requires some demanding hiking and altitude can take a physical challenge on the body. We suggest you start an exercise routine prior to the trip that includes hiking or jogging for a least an hour 3-4 days a week. If you have any concerns about the physical demands of the trip feel free to contact us, please. If you have any chronic health problems please consult your doctor.
The following is a list of the personal gear required for the above tour. Some items might be available for rental in Kathmandu. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the gears.
List of Gears
- 1 large duffel bag or backpack (we provide each of you one duffel bag of Alpine Eco Trek)
- 1 small backpack or day pack
- 2 pair of warm synthetic or cotton pants
- 1 pair light hiking pants
- 2 pair long underwear tops and bottoms
- 1 fleece, wool jacket, pants
- 1 down jacket
- 1 Sleeping bag
- 1 set of light rain gear tops and bottoms
- 1 warm hat and 1 sun hat
- 6 pair of warm socks
- 1 pair comfortable waterproof hiking boots
- I pair comfortable shoes (for wearing around camp)
- 2 pair long sleeve cotton shirt
- 1 pair warm gloves or mittens
- 1 pair of sunglasses (100% UV protective)
- Sunscreen, lip salve (at least SPF 25)
- 1 silk or polyester scarf (to protect neck from the sun)
- 1 towel
- Water bottle 2 liters
- 1 flashlight (with extra batteries)
Towel, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb/brush, razor, shaving cream, women’s items, toilet paper, etc.
First Aid and Medical Kits
We provide basic 1st aid items but we highly recommend that please bring a well-stocked personal medical kit. The suggested items are below. Consult your doctor for all prescription medicine.
- 1. Band-aids, bandages, medical tape, Neosporin, and other wound dressings
- 2. Blister dressings, moleskin, spenco, 2nd skin
- 3. Cold and flu tablets, nasal decongestant
- 4. Antihistamine (for allergies)
- 5. Aspirin or ibuprofen
- 6. Imodium or Lomotil (anti-diarrhea)
- 7. Hydration powder
- 8. Throat lozenges, cough medicine
- 9. Small pair scissors, tweezers, thermometer
- 10. Antibiotics (consult a doctor)
- 11. Full supply of all current prescription medications.
Excellent Travel Company for Kailash Tour
The most amazing travel company in Kathmandu, Alpine Eco Trek exceeded our tour group's expectations. They delivered excellent services throughout our 13 days with them. From the very beginning, Ram, the owner of this company gave us the best impressions, answering any questions we had quickly and clearly. We were a group of 25 (US citizens) that went on the Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar tour. Alpine Eco trek went above and beyond to organize a wonderful tour based on our interests and needs. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we were greeted in a lovely manner and treated so well by all the Alpine Eco team. There was nothing about Alpine Eco I can fault. The accommodation was great, the food was delicious and the Alpine Eco team, well they are spectacular. Some of the best people you will have the pleasure of meeting. Each member of staff treats you like family, and after 13 days with them, you end up becoming a family. That is the beauty of Alpine Eco Trek, they treat you how they would treat their families and that's what makes the trip an even more enjoyable one. Doing Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar is no easy task. It is days of traveling, acclimatizing and taking in breathtaking views. Ram made the long journeys the most enjoyable ones. The entire team members, as I said before were just fantastic. If you are considering doing a trip to Mount Kailash or any trips in Nepal, and Bhutan in the near future, Alpine Eco Trek must be your go to. There is nothing I fault about Alpine Eco Team. Everyone on our journey had the most amazing time and it is all down to how well Alpine Eco Trek planned, organized and executed everything. Thank you, Ram, RG, Kaji, Ashok, Amit and all the other staff for an epic, truly once in a lifetime trip.
Kailash Overland Tour 2019
Kailash trip has been an unforgettable experience, beautiful landscapes, friendly and smiling people, and thanks to the Alpine Eco Trek team and its organizer Ram Kumar, which manages even the smallest detail. It is a company waiting for its customers to have a good experience, so I recommend this wonderful team and I will consider it for future trips. Thanks, Alpine Eco.
Amazing journey to Kailash Manasarover tour
I could not be happier and truly think we were blessed to find Alpine Eco Trek and Expedition. From speaking to Ram Kumar Ji six months before our trip, I knew this was going to be a memorable two and a half weeks. He gives us all the information from the start and answered all of our questions to make sure we would be comfortable and well prepared. This was flawless execution of the throughout, well-planned journey. For me, it was not a trip. It was the journey of a lifetime. The personal touch, great values, straightforward style all contributed to the excellent service. Ram Kumar Ji picked us up from and dropped us to the airport, had meals with us, ensured we were happy and comfortable in all accommodations and made himself available at all times. He constantly strives to provide excellence. Any requests we had were met quickly and efficiently. There were no hidden fees or costs, no tricks. The entire time, he demonstrated honesty and integrity. He made sure we had a great Tibetan guide, Dawa, and driver. Especially notable, one of the highlights of the trip was the accommodation Dawa secured in Manasarover, which was miles above what we had been expecting. Dawa, like Ram Kumar Ji, operated honestly and wholeheartedly. They both had the admirable ability to always communicate with a smile on their face, focusing on positives, and making sure they were going above and beyond our exceptions. We ended up being one of the few who managed to complete the Kailash kora on foot thanks to their attitude and guidance. I cannot recommend this company enough and will be looking to use them in the future whenever I can.
AMAZING AND WELL ORGANIZED KAILASH TRIP
This review is for the Kailash Mansarover Yatra in Tibet that Alpine Eco books and promotes, it is a grueling physical and mental journey that needs someone to plan each point meticulously to get finished. From the moment we got in touch with Mr. Ram Kumar, the trip was off to a great start. He and his company planned every detail flawlessly and painstakingly. He kept us up to date and was very upfront about any potential issues. From the moment we landed, he guided us and made sure we had no worries or needs. The Tibetan, English speaking guide he provided for us in Lhasa and beyond, Dawa was incredibly knowledgeable, an expert in the terrain, culture and general ins and outs of Tibet. Without Dawa, the trip would have been a wash and we have Mr. Ram Kumar to thank for getting him on board. Other than making sure that the Tibet part of the trip went flawlessly including the Kora, or three days walk around Kailash, Alpine Eco Trek made sure we were in a good hotel in Kathmandu and upgraded us when we came back. Mr. Ram Kumar also personally attended to our needs. These little touches and attention to detail made the entire trip an amazing experience. Kudos to Alpine Eco Trek and Ram Kumarji, use this company for a trustworthy, well planned and well-executed trip.
Mount Kailash Trip August 2016
At the outset I would like to thank our group organizer for choosing Alpine Eco Trek for our recent trip to Mount Kailash, an excellent choice.Ram Kumar and his team did a fantastic job to make our trip memorable. Ram Kumar and his entire team are highly professional, sincere and courteous. I would to like thank Gurujee, Kaji, Sujan and Gopalji who were with us for the entire trip, starting from morning tea to dinner. Ram Jee, you should be proud of your team, keep up the good work.
Mt Kailash overland tour 2018
I booked a tour from Australia over the internet with Alpine Eco Trek early last year to go to Mt Kailash. All organized tours with Australian companies were out of my budget. Therefore my only option was to book online with locals. At first, I was not sure if Alpine eco trek was a genuine company but with many email correspondence with Ram Kumar, I was satisfied that the company was genuine. I was only asked for a small deposit and full payment on arrival which made me feel comfortable. My trip was meant to be with a larger group, however, on arrival to Nepal, I was advised that there were not many people booked for the tour and that Alpine eco trek would still provide a tour and that I would be going with only five other people. This felt like a private tour with no extra charge. Our Tibetan tour guide and driver were wonderful and I would have no hesitation in recommending him His name was Dawa. He looked after all of our needs 24 and 7 truly magnificent. Overall I would be happy to recommend Ram and his team for any tour and I will be using their services again on my next trip.
Kailash Overland tour with good agency
Ram Kumar remains in my memory for his ability to organize Kailash overland tour according to my desires at a reasonable price with an impeccable accompaniment. No unpleasant surprises from the beginning to the end of the trip. I used to organize myself, which was not possible for Kailash. His team is very caring. I recommend him and his agency alpine eco trek for any trips in Mount Kailas.
Kailash overland Yatra, 10 to 23 Aug, 2019
Namaste Ramji, the Kailash Yatra was amazing. I enjoyed my trip overall. Both the Tibetan guides and Nepali guides were amazing. They helped everyone and tried to fulfill everyone's expectations. I highly recommend them at Alpine Eco Trek anytime. Overall the Nepali and Tibetan folks were a gem to be with. Thank you, Ram Ji, for your excellent arrangements.
Alpine Eco Trek is a team of fantastic professionals, with a personal touch.
Alpine Eco Trek has super fantastic guides who are really friendly, flexible and accommodating. They organized our entire trip including Kailash overland tour and local sightseeing in Kathmandu very efficiently. We highly recommend them to anyone visiting Nepal or doing the holy journey to Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar.