Mount Kailash Tour 13 Days

Trip Code : HH/TT-01
Duration : 13  Days
Grading : Moderate Difficult grading info
Max Altitude : 6,638m
Activity : Treking
Starts at : kathmandu
End at : Kailash Kora
Trip Route : Kathmandu-Lasha-Mount Kailash-Kailash Kora-Return Back
Best Season : Spring (April to June), Summer (July to August), Autumn (September to November),


Overview of Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash is a peak in the Kailash Range, which is part of the Trans-Himalaya in Tibet, China. It is situated in the Ngari Prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region, close to the borders with India and Nepal.

One of the holiest mountains in the world, Mount Kailash is revered by many faiths, including Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism. According to Hindu mythology, it is the home of Lord Shiva, while Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, is said to reside there according to Buddhist belief. The Jain religion's founder, Rishabhdev, is connected to the mountain.
The mountain has a striking appearance, with its top rising to a height of 6,638 meters (21,778 feet) above sea level. It is a stunning pyramid-shaped peak in the Kailash Range, bordered by a number of smaller summits. The Manasarovar Lake, which is one of Tibet's holiest lakes, is one of the many natural wonders that surround the mountain.

The Kailash Kora, a path used to circumambulate Mount Kailash, is one of the mountain's unique characteristics. This pilgrimage, which is regarded as one of the hardest in the world, attracts thousands of travelers each year. The trek takes three to four days to complete and covers a distance of about 52 kilometers (32 miles).Several monasteries and sacred locations, such as the Chuku Monastery and the Zutul-Puk Monastery, are visited by pilgrims along the path.

Mount kailash Trekking

The pilgrimage route to Mount Kailash is considered one of the toughest treks in Tibet. It is better to work through our company, which can assist you with the necessary paperwork and procedures if you need to receive a special permit from the Chinese government to visit Mount Kailash. In the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China, a town by the name of Darchen is where the climb to Mount Kailash often begins. A long trip from Kathmandu to the Chinese border is typically followed by a drive to Darchen and a mountain-climbing trek.

The walk around Mount Kailash is regarded as difficult and is not suggested for beginner trekkers. A certain level of physical fitness and acclimatization are required for the journey because it involves walking for lengthy periods of time and crossing high-altitude passes.


  • Attend the Saga Dawa Festival
  • Enjoy the scenic beauty.
  • Visitors can interact with the locals and learn about their customs and traditions.
  • Visit the local monasteries: including the Chuku Monastery and the Zutul-Puk Monastery.
  • Visit Lake Manasarovar: Visitors can take a dip in the lake's holy waters or just enjoy the scenic beauty of the lake and its surroundings.
  • The Kailash Kora is a challenging trek that takes pilgrims around the base of Mount Kailash.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m/4,593 ft) and transfer to hotel

Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be met by our tour operator team and transferred to your required hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to rest and acclimatize.

Day 2: Kathmandu to Nyalam (3,750m/12,303ft).

Drive from Kathmandu to the border town of Zhangmu, passing through scenic, beautiful mountain roads and the Friendship Bridge, which marks the border between Nepal and China. After completing the immigration formalities, you will drive to Nyalam for an overnight stay.

Day 3: Acclimatization day in Nyalam (3,750m/12,303ft).

Spend the day in Nyalam for acclimatization and rest. You can take short hikes in the surrounding hills to prepare for the higher altitudes, feel comfortable, and engage with nature.

Day 4: Nyalam to Dongba (4,300 m/14,107 ft).

Drive to Dongba, passing through the town of Saga. The drive offers spectacular views of the Himalayas and the Tibetan plateau. Overnight stay at Dongba.

Day 5: Dongba to Mansarovar (4,580 m/15,026 ft).

Drive to Mansarovar Lake, which is considered a sacred site by Hindus and Buddhists. You can take a dip in the holy waters and perform religious rituals. Overnight, stay in a guesthouse near the lake.

Day 6: Mansarovar to Darchen (4,560 m/14,960 ft).

Drive to Darchen, which is the starting point of the trek around Mount Kailash. The rest of the day is free for rest and preparation for the trek. Overnight stay in a guesthouse in Darchen.

Good to Know

Before you go on a Mount Kailash tour

In order to visit Mount Kailash, you must receive a special permit from the Chinese government. It is better to work through our company, as we can assist you in making the required arrangements and obtaining the necessary permits.

Altitude sickness:
High-altitude passes must be traversed on the trek around Mount Kailash, which is situated at a high elevation. It's critical to properly acclimatize and to be informed of the signs of altitude sickness.

Physical fitness:
The trek around Mount Kailash is considered a challenging one, and it requires a certain level of physical fitness. Before starting the trek, it is advised that you get regular exercise and training.

You should be prepared for both extreme heat and cold because the weather in the Mount Kailash region may be unpredictable. Bring the right clothing and equipment for the weather you may face.

Cultural sensitivity:
Since Mount Kailash is revered by a number of religions, it's crucial to respect the traditions and practices of the area. 

Accommodations and food:
While there may not be many possibilities for either on the Mount Kailash journey, it's necessary to pack only the essentials and simple meals.

Language barrier:
Given that many people in the area might not speak English, there may be a linguistic barrier with the locals. Having a translator or tour guide who can assist you in communicating with the locals is advised.