Mount Kailash Kora and Manasarovar Lake Tour

Mount Kailash Kora and Manasarovar Lake Tour

TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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18 Days

Max Altitude:

Dirapuk (5080m)

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Best Season:

Oct - Dec & Feb - Apr

Mount Kailash and Kora Manasarovar Lake Tour is the special type of tour fascinated by the different travelersMount Kailash has been a popular name among the populace of every nation. Being situated at the height of 6,700m, Mount Kailash can be found in the far west of Tibet. Prayer flags, great canyon falls, the rocky cliffs, Tibetan lifestyle as well as the mesmerizing environment of Tibet, Lhasa, Kathmandu, Shigatse, Manasarovar, and its surroundings will definitely blow your mind away. The longest Asian rivers Ghaghara, Indus, Brahmaputra, and Sutlej have their source near Mt. Kailash. Not only the trekkers but even devotees from all around the world visit Mt. Kailash as it has been a popular pilgrim site among people of every religion.

The purity and clarity of Manasarovar Lake made it a holy place and thousands of devotees make their way to this location in search of peace. It is believed that one will be rinsed off all the sins once they drink out of Manasarovar. Mostly the people here follow Bonpo culture and have their unique lifestyle with different hospitality. However, the charming beauty of the whole trial will lure you to explore more. The landscape of Rashekshi (Demon) Lake and Manasarovar Lake makes you in love with the pristine nature (clear and crystal blue lake with Tibetan Prayer flags) and its beauty through you come along to the high altitude, it will definitely be worth it.

We assure you are going to cross some of the beauteous locations ever created by Mother Nature while you are on this trail. Know more about the tradition and culture, meet the locals and have gorgeous days under the open sky, this tour will be one of a kind. We, the team of Adventure Mission Nepal know well that travelers love to capture the best views in their memories. And so our team takes the initiative to guide you and take you to the most beautiful locations. We make sure that you get the most out of the tour around the Himalayan range, the villages, and the pristine lakes. Not only that, but we also arrange delicious local cuisines, which are specialties of every important region, to give our guests a complete experience.

Why Mount Kailash Kora and Manasarovar Lake Tour

  • Sacred Mountain among Hindus, Jain, and Tibetan people.
  • Bonpo culture.
  • One of the main attractions: Mansarovar Lake.
  • Popular among trekkers as well as among the devotees from all around the world.


Trip Outline

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 02: Full Day Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu and Arrive at Gongar Airport. Next, we will leave for Lhasa (3700m)
Day 04: Sightseeing of Lhasa including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor Street
Day 05: Drive to Gyantse (3950m)
Day 06: Drive to Shigatse (3836m)
Day 07: Drive to Lhatse (4025m)
Day 08: Drive to Saga (4640m)
Day 09: Drive to – Manasarovar Lake (4588m)
Day 10: Drive to Darchen (4575m)
Day 11: Trek to (Start Kora) Dirapuk (5080m)
Day 12: Trek to Zutul Puk (4820m)
Day 13: Trek to (End Kora) Darchen– Dongba
Day 14: Drive to Saga
Day 15: Drive to Shigatse
Day 16: Drive to Lhasa
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 18: Depart from Kathmandu

Starting Price

USD 4999 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu (1300m)

While you land in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, a welcoming representative from Adventure Mission Nepal will make you feel home as soon as enter our pretty country. We know that you will be extremely tired after a hectic journey and thus, we will directly check you in your hotel. Take good rest as after the evening welcome dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant, you will be mesmerized to witness the cultural show that truly upholds the Nepalese tradition. Later, you will return to the hotel for the overnight.

Day 2

Full Day Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Your day will start with scrumptious breakfast. On completing your breakfast, our guide will take you to a full-day sightseeing of the beautiful Kathmandu valley. Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar Square are the famous destinations in Kathmandu valley that will be a complete treat to your eyes. If you are a devotee of Lord Shiva, then you just cannot miss out on visiting the holy Hindu temple Pashupatinath. Thousands of devotees from all around the world come to this sacred location to offer their prayer.

But don’t you want to visit the little Tibet present in Kathmandu? Well, then Boudhanath is destination our team will have the next halt. You are going to attain peace in this serene location as the two eyes of Buddha spreads positive energy as soon as you step into this spiritual land.
However, for reliving the history, Kathmandu valley has Kathmandu Durbar Square which is home to some of the magnificent monuments of Nepal. Being right in the center of the gorgeous Kathmandu valley, it offers a breathtaking view of the mountainous surroundings. The Kathmandu Durbar Square consists of Kasthamandap, the Kumari Ghar, and the House of the Living goddess Kumari, the Taleju temple and the mysterious Hanuman Dhoka Palace which is now a popular museum. But did you know that Kathmandu derived its name from Kasthamandap? Worry not, our team will guide and take you through the history of Kathmandu so that you can have the fullest experience. "Monkey temple" or Swayambhunath is another temple in Kathmandu valley that will captivate your attention. We will end the day full of activity by staying over at your hotel.

Day 3

Fly from Kathmandu and Arrive Gongar Airport. Next, we will leave for Lhasa.

The 3rd day will start with a 2 and half hours flight. You will finally arrive at Gongar Airport and after a comfortable half an hour drive, we will reach towards the final destination, Lhasa.

Day 4

Sightseeing of Lhasa including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street

The lovely breakfast will surely fill you with energy to explore the rest of the country. Our guide will lead you to the next gorgeous destination, the Potala Palace that is the Palace of the Dalai Lama. Dalai Lama is not an unknown name among the crowd. The spiritual gurus have created an architectural masterwork that stands for the unity of Tibetans. The palace derived its name from Mount Potalaka and now, it is considered to be a World Heritage Site. Though it is said that the 5th Dalai Lama started its construction but originally, the palace was built by King Soongtsan Gampo which was a luxurious present to his to-be bride, Princess Wen Cheng Tang whom he married in 641 A.D. With 999 houses, this historical piece is situated on Hongshan Hill. And the most interesting fact? Be surprised as in order to pay homepage to this site, none of the buildings are given the permission to be higher than the sacred Potala Palace.

After your historical tour, we will have a lunch break. A holy place for the Tibetan Buddhists, Jokhang Temple will be the next stop in of our 4th day. But gathering experiences is a must. Hence, we will give you some private time to walk through the old Barkhor Street. We assure your walks through the traditional Lhasa Street will be delightful.

Day 5

Drive to Gyantse (3950m)

As you have to be seated for several hours during your journey to Gyantse, get ready early morning as we will be going for site visits. We will be visiting the very famous market of Bazaar at the earliest hours before getting all set for Gyantse. Gyantse was a revered capital of a small Kingdom back in the 15th-century. But besides knowing the knits and grits of this lovely destination, you must visit a 14th-century monument named Kumbum Chorten without any delay.

Day 6

Drive to Shigatse (3836m)

The day starts with visiting Kumbum Stupa (1440 AD) that manifests the rich Nepali architecture. With almost 100000 images, the Kumbum is a significant section of Sakyapa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It has around 108 doors and 77 chapels throughout the four floors. After knowing a lot about Kumbum Stupa, Phalkor Monastery (1418AD) is our next halt.

Phalkor Monastery holds a special importance in Tibet. This monastery solely unites three different sects of Tibetan Buddhism namely the Gelupa, the Sakyapa and the Buton. But next, we proceed to visit the second biggest Tibetan city Shigatse. A 90 km drive and you reach Shigatse. Move ahead and visit the Tashilhunpo monastery where the successive Panchen Lama gets seated.

Day 7

Drive to Lhatse (4025m)

The scenic affair will be worth reminiscing every moment. While you drive through the highways to reach Lhatse, the Tibetan landscapes amidst the mountainous locations will feel your heart with joy. Oh my! You could keep staring at the heavenly surroundings every second.

The ruined Dzong that you will notice with surely touch your heart. To know more about the culture and traditions of this place, visit the small Gelug monasteries. Another ruin of this Old Dzong is a 150-meter high rock that is magnificent in its own way. Changmoche monastery is another lesser-known monastery in the western end that will make you fall in love the place.

Day 8

Drive to Saga (4640m)

A day that will provide you with numerous opportunities to click impeccable images, the drive will be etched deep in your heart as it is difficult to erase the picturesque surroundings that you are going to witness. We will pass the mighty Brahmaputra River as we head towards north-west by bidding farewell to Lhatse. The mountain villages will appear as if it straight came out of any picture.

Day 9

Drive to – Manasarovar Lake (4588 m)

We assure, the long drive through this valley will present you with the rich mountain wildlife. Besides the crystal clear water bodies, the sheep and yaks will increase the level of your excitement. But as you look southwards, the snow-covered peaks will take you to ultimate fantasyland. And the best part of this drive is watching the nomads. These nomads dress-up in beautiful traditional attire (which changes according to seasons) and welcome the tourists with hot servings and tea to envelope you with warmness.

Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar will be right in front of your eyes by late afternoon. Dreamy, isn’t it? The turquoise fresh water, Manasarovar will fulfill your inner desires. Mt. Kailash, Mt. Gurula Mandata and Lake Rashekshi surround the gorgeous lake. Few monasteries are even situated around the Manasarovara and you will be blinded by the scenic beauty. The ancient Chiu Monastery that is located on the steep of a hill looks nothing less than a picture.

Day 10

Drive to Darchen (4575m)

It’s hard to bid adieu to this majestic site that offers tranquility and beauty but we need to move towards Darchen where we will be setting up our base camp. Thousands of prayer flags elevate the charm of the location.

Day 11

Trek to (Start Kora) Dirapuk (5080m)

The picturesque surroundings of the route will help in reducing your tiredness of the 18km long walk. The rocky cliffs, glistening waterfalls, and narrow canyon will fix your mood. In addition, when you will notice the 13th-century monastery of Dehra Puk sitting at the top, all the weariness will be long gone.

Day 12

Trek to Zutul Puk (4820m)

We can assure that you will gain some peace and calmness in your heart as you will pass thousands praying flags in this route. The route of Drolma Chu to Lha Chu valley is popular among pilgrims and you need to cross the famous Dolma La Pass (5630m) which is situated in between this pilgrim route. After having a steep climb till the pass, we will next descend down for Zuthal Puk. You will cross Parvati-sthal and Gauri Kunda on your way. We will reach Zuthal Puk that is hailed as the cave of Miracles by late afternoon. Probably, Milarepa the famous yogi and poet of all have done wonders for this magical place.

Day 13

Trek to (End Kora) DARCHEN – DONGBA

It is time to walk back to the Bharka and Darchen as the trip is about to come to an end. You are going to pass numerous Mani stones and walls along with the gorges by walking for one last time. You have conquered your dreams and after you reach Darchen, we will drive back to Dongba by making way through Manasarovar, the beautiful lake.

Day 14

Drive to Saga

We will drive back to Saga and you can complete your unfinished sightseeing of this place. Relax your body and spend some alone time with nature as these are the memories that you are going to cherish when you will return back to the hustle-bustle of daily life

Day 15

Drive to Shigatse

On day 15th, we will head back to Shigatse. You may have missed on the healing hot-springs namely Mangpu Hot spring which is believed to cure more than 100 diseases. And now you can explore the site once again and complete your Shigatse sightseeing.

Day 16

Drive to Lhasa

Lhasa is the capital of the Tibet Autonomous region has surely a lot to offer. We already arranged a great sightseeing trip to Lhasa at the beginning of the trip but if you want to see more, we are always happy to assist you. If you are left with buying gifts for your loved ones, you can shop from here. Or else you can choose to rest as we need to fly to Kathmandu the very next day.

Day 17

Fly to Kathmandu

After the tiresome flight, you get the whole day off. Pack your luggage and witness the glamour of Kathmandu a little more as your trip is going to come to its closure in just a few hours. Gorge on the local foods, do some shopping and enjoy the last in your very own Nepal.

Day 18

Depart from Kathmandu

With a heavy heart, we have to say to you goodbye. We will drop you back to your airport much prior to your flight. We believe that you will enjoy a lot throughout this trekking trip and our hospitality will be loved by you. AMN Team will remember you always.

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Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Lhasa, and Gyantse, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

If your itinerary includes camping or you choose to experience camping during your travel, a proper camping-site will be pre-decided. If required, we also provide the basic equipment which is refundable. Please check the Gear-List and Requirement List for more information.


Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.
For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome and Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Whats Included

  • Airport pick-up and Drop
  • Sightseeing
  • Accommodation
  • Airfare (Kathmandu/Lhasa/Kathmandu)
  • Transportation
  • Guide and Porter
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Tea)
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All Taxes

Whats Not Included

  • Airfare (Home Country/ Kathmandu/ Home country)
  • Airport tax
  • Nepal Visa fees USD 25 Cash on arrival
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, and others
  • Beverage expenses
  • Tips to Guide, Porter and Driver
  • Any cost occurs from an unfavorable condition such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation etc.


Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:


  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.


  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities


  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers


  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash


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