Kailash Overland Tour

Duration: 13 Days   |   Based on 10 Reviews

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. 

Highlights

  • 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.

Outline Itinerary

  • 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.
Detail Itinerary

Inclusion

  • 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

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
01 May, 2020 - 13 May, 2020Guaranteed$2095 USD
04 May, 2020 - 16 May, 2020Guaranteed$2095 USD
08 May, 2020 - 20 May, 2020Guaranteed$2095 USD
13 May, 2020 - 25 May, 2020Guaranteed$2095 USD
17 May, 2020 - 29 May, 2020Guaranteed$2095 USD
21 May, 2020 - 02 Jun, 2020Guaranteed$2095 USD
26 May, 2020 - 07 Jun, 2020Guaranteed$2095 USD
29 May, 2020 - 10 Jun, 2020Guaranteed$2095 USD
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Useful Information

Cost:

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.

Accommodation

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.

Food

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.

Transportation

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.

Insurance

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 Sickness

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.

Physical Fitness

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.

Personal Gear

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) 

Toilet items:

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. 
     

 

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