Kailash Overland Tour

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Kailash Overland Tour
Trip Duration 13 Days
Max-Altitude 4900
Group Size 1-15
Start & End Point Kathmandu
Trip Difficulty Easy
Best Season Spring and Autumn
Trip Price
US$ 3200
US$ 2600 Per Person
Trip Introduction

Overview of Kailash Overland Tour

Kailash Overland Tour from Kathmandu, a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage that takes you on a memorable journey to the sacred Mount Kailash. Experience the divine aura of this holy land while participating in the Kailash Yatra, a popular spiritual quest for devotees worldwide, including India. The Mount Kailash Tour 2024 offers a unique opportunity to explore the mystical landscape and immerse yourself in the region’s rich cultural heritage.

Join us on an extraordinary journey with the Kailash Overland Tour 2024/2025, a pilgrimage that promises spiritual enlightenment and explores one of the world’s most sacred sites. Starting from the historic city of Kathmandu, this tour takes you on an unforgettable adventure to the revered Mount Kailash, offering a blend of spiritual awakening, cultural immersion, and natural wonder

Trip Schedule

Itinerary of Kailash Overland Tour

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Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will guide you to your hotel. Enjoy a typical Nepali dinner with a tour briefing in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

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Visit famous Hindu temples in Kathmandu Valley, including Pashupatinath, Gujesori Temple, and Jalnarayana.

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After breakfast, drive to Syabrubesi via Trishuli Nuwakot

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Travel by tourist bus to the Nepal-Tibet border, crossing the newly opened friendship bridge, and arrive at Kerung, the first village in Tibet.

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Drive through high hills to Saga, passing Lake Peikutso and observing traditional Tibetan grazing techniques.

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Visit the highest freshwater lake in the world, the holy Lake Mansarovar, believed to be a resting place of Lord Bishnu.

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Explore the holy Lake Mansarovar, perform rituals, and drive to Darchen, a village facing the sacred Mt. Kailash.

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Drive to Tarboche, the starting point of the Kailash Kora, and trek to the village of Derapuk, facing the north face of Mt. Kailash.

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Trek up the highest pass of Drolma La and arrive at the village of Juthulpuk, named after the famous miracle cave.

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Explore caves and temples near Milarepa cave, complete the Kora, return to Darchen for lunch, and drive back to Saga.

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Return to the village of Kerung on a comfortable ride, with time to relax and explore.

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Cross the Nepal-Tibet border and return to Kathmandu.

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Our representative will escort you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure.

Added Insights


What's Included?

  • Airport transfers
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin-sharing basis
  • 1 night’s accommodation in Syaprubesi, Langtang National Park (local guesthouse)
  • 9 nights’ accommodation in Kailash (local guesthouses)
  • Buffet-style vegetarian meals throughout the trip (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • English-speaking Tibetan guide for customs formalities
  • Nepali team leader/coordinator
  • Experienced support staff
  • All private transportation by bus
  • Tibet travel permit and visa
  • Permit fees for Lake Manasarovar and Kailash
  • Permit fees for Langtang National Park
  • Duffel bag for storing your belongings during the Kailash tour
  • Warm jacket and sleeping bag on a returnable basis, if needed
  • Emergency evacuation management

What's Excluded?

  • Personal expenses, insurance, medical expenses, and emergency rescue
  • Personal horse and helper during Kailash Parikrama
  • Additional hotel stays in Kathmandu (beyond 3 nights) due to unforeseen circumstances such as late permit issuance or early arrival from Kailash
Good to Know

Essential Information - Kailash Overland Tour

Kailash Overland Tour 2024/2025: A 13-Day Enriching Spiritual Journey to Mount Kailash Highlights 

  • Remarkable 13-day Kailash Yatra with the Kailash Overland Tour 2024/2025, an enriching spiritual experience
  • Unveiling Kathmandu’s cultural treasures at the UNESCO-listed heritage sites
  • Breathtaking scenic journey to Syabrubesi and crossing the mesmerizing Kerung border into Tibet
  • Immerse in the serene atmosphere at the sacred Lake Mansarovar, a highlight of the Mount Kailash Tour
  • Delve into the revered Kailash Kora trek, traversing from Darchen to Derapuk while embracing the spiritual aura
  • Conquer the formidable Drolma La Pass, a testament to endurance and faith on this Kailash Yatra
  • Discover the stunning vistas and unique charm of Saga and Kerung on this unforgettable Kailash Overland Tour 2024/2025

The Journey Begins: Kathmandu to Mount Kailash

Your Kailash Overland Tour 2024 starts in Kathmandu, where ancient traditions and history meet the vibrancy of modern life. The initial phase of the tour allows you to soak in the unique atmosphere of Nepal’s capital before embarking on the overland journey towards the sacred Mount Kailash. This part of the trip is as much a cultural experience as a preparation for the spiritual quest ahead.

The Spiritual Significance of Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash is an epitome of divinity, revered across several religions as a symbol of purity and spiritual power. The mountain’s distinctive shape and snow-capped peak have captivated pilgrims and spiritual seekers for centuries. Engaging in the Kailash Yatra, you’ll be enveloped in the mountain’s divine aura, experiencing a profound connection to this holy land.

The Kailash Yatra: A Quest for Enlightenment

The Kailash Yatra, a vital component of the Kailash Overland Tour 2024, is more than a mere trek; it’s a journey towards spiritual enlightenment. The pilgrimage is a lifetime journey for devotees, offering a path to spiritual awakening and self-discovery.

Cultural Riches Along the Way

Throughout the Kailash Overland Tour 2024, you’ll immerse yourself in the region’s rich cultural heritage. The tour includes visits to ancient monasteries, sacred sites, and serene landscapes significant in Buddhist and Hindu traditions. These cultural interactions deepen the understanding and significance of your pilgrimage.

Majestic Landscapes of the Himalayas

As you traverse the path to Mount Kailash, the tour unveils the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas. The journey is punctuated by dramatic landscape changes, from lush valleys and serene lakes to barren plains and rugged mountains, each offering a backdrop to this spiritual adventure.

Bonding with Fellow Pilgrims

One of the most enriching experiences of the Kailash Overland Tour 2024 is the opportunity to connect with other pilgrims. Sharing the journey with like-minded individuals creates a sense of camaraderie and shared purpose, enhancing the spiritual experience.

A Transformational Experience Awaits

The Kailash Overland Tour 2024/2025 is more than just a pilgrimage; it’s an opportunity for transformation and personal growth. As you embark on this sacred journey from Kathmandu to the divine Mount Kailash, you’ll witness incredible landscapes and cultural wonders and experience a profound inner journey of self-discovery and spiritual awakening.

Take advantage of the opportunity to join the Kailash Yatra and embark on a spiritual odyssey. Experience the wonders of the Kailash Tour, specifically designed for Indian pilgrims and those looking to journey from Kathmandu. Book your spot on the Kailash Overland Tour 2024/2025 today and prepare for a life-changing adventure to the sacred Mount Kailash.

Sacred Destinations: Exploring the Spiritual Significance of Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar for Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Bön Religion

The spiritual significance of Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar transcends various religions, making these sites important for followers of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and the Tibetan Bön religion. Mount Kailash, recognized as Lord Shiva’s throne and Mount Semeru’s earthly manifestation, holds immense importance in Hindu epics, the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

For Buddhists, Mount Kailash, referred to as Mount Meru in Buddhist literature, is revered as Cakrasaṃvara’s abode and celebrated for Milarepa’s triumph and Padmasambhava’s connections. In Jainism, Mount Kailash is a holy site, with Ashtapada being the location of Rishabhdeva’s moksha. It is associated with Vardhamana Mahavira’s special anointment and Emperor Bharata Chakravartin’s stupas and shrines dedicated to the Tirthankaras.

Mount Kailash is also the mystical centre of the universe for the Tibetan Bön religion, known as the “nine-story Swastika Mountain” and considered the spiritual axis mundi. It is believed to be the site where Shenrab descended from heaven. On the other hand, Lake Manasarovar is a spiritually significant site for Hinduism, Bon, Buddhism, and Jainism. It is linked with Lord Shiva and the Ganges River in Hinduism, connected to Tonpa Shenrab and Zhang Zhung Meri in the Bon tradition, symbolizes the mother principle in Buddhism with the sacred Yamantaka shrine and pilgrimage circuit, and is associated with Rishabha’s nirvana and Ashtapad Mountain in Jainism, being home to monasteries like Chiu Monastery.

Updated Tibet Group Visa Procedure for Kailash Overland Tour 2024/2025

Embarking on the Kailash Overland Tour 2024/2025 necessitates staying informed about the latest Tibet group visa procedures. As of the 2024/2025 update, following the newest guidelines from the Chinese embassy in Nepal, there are several key points to consider for a smooth visa application process.

Minimum Group Size for Visa Application

One of the crucial changes in the visa procedure is the requirement of a minimum of five participants in a group to apply for a Tibet group visa. This update emphasizes the need for travellers to join a group, making it an essential step in planning your Kailash Overland Tour 2024/2025.

Application Process in Kathmandu

The visa application process takes place in Kathmandu, where you are required to submit your original passport. It’s important to note that the processing time can range from four to five business days. Travellers should plan their itinerary accordingly, allowing sufficient time in Kathmandu for visa processing.

Personal Visit for Biometric Data

Another significant aspect of the Tibet group visa procedure is travellers’ need to personally visit the China visa application center. During this visit, you must provide your biometric data, a mandatory step for all applicants. This personal appearance is a vital part of the application process and cannot be bypassed.

Staying Updated with Visa Requirements and Regulations

It’s crucial to understand that visa requirements and regulations are subject to change. Staying updated with the latest information is critical to ensuring a seamless travel experience. Regularly check for updates on Tibet visa requirements and consult with travel professionals well-versed in the latest regulations.

Planning Your Kailash Overland Tour 2024/2025

With these updated visa requirements in mind, planning your Kailash Overland Tour 2024/2025 requires careful attention to detail. Ensuring compliance with the latest visa procedures will contribute significantly to a hassle-free and memorable journey to Tibet.

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