Mount Kailash Tour - Small group fixed departures tour

Mount kailash tour small group joining or private tour can be started from Kathmandu or Lhasa with Alpine Eco Trek, the journey to the most sacred Mount Kailash and the pristine lake Mansarovar in the far west of Tibet gives you a wonderful oppertunity to explore the natural beauty of Tibet and ancient traditions of spirituality along with friendship highway.

Fixed Departure Dates for 2018: Full Moon and Non Full Moon Trips:
18th May 2018 arrive Kathmandu, 20th May 2018 fly to Lhasa (Non Full Moon Trip).
23rd May 2018 arrive Kathmandu, 25th May fly to Lhasa (Full Moon on Tuesday, 29 May 2018 at Mansarovar Lake).
07th June 2018 arrive Kathmandu, 09th June 2018 fly to Lhasa (Non Full Moon Trip).
22nd June 2018 arrive Kathmandu, 24th June 2018 fly to Lhasa (Full Moon on Thursday, 28 June 2018 at Mansarovar Lake).
05th July 2018 arrive Kathmandu, 07th July 2018 fly to Lhasa (Non Full Moon Trip).
21st July 2018 arrive Kathmandu, 23rd July 2018 fly to Lhasa (Full Moon on Friday, 27 July 2018 at Mansarovar Lake).
05th Aug 2018 arrive Kathmandu, 07th Aug 2018 fly to Lhasa (Non Full Moon Trip).
20th Aug 2018 arrive Kathmandu, 22nd Aug 2018 fly to Lhasa (Full Moon on Sunday, 26 August 2018 at Mansarovar Lake).
04th Sept 2018 arrive Kathmandu, 06th Sept 2018 fly to Lhasa (Non Full Moon Trip).
19th Sept 2018 arrive Kathmandu, 21st Sept 2018 fly to Lhasa (Full Moon on Tuesday, 25 Sept 2018 at Mansarovar Lake).

The above departure dates are based on Kathmandu - Lhasa – Kathmandu by flight. If the Nepal/Tibet boarders open in 2018, we will definitely organize the adventure overland tour from Kathmandu to Kailash with the same departure dates as above! Please contact us for further information. Also, please contact us if you have your own group formed by the family members, friends or relatives or want to experience the holy trip privately, we will be happy to develop a new and exotic itinerary along with an exclusive cost offer for your private tour to the Mt Kailash and the Lake Manasarovar.

The outlined program and cost details of the above fixed departure dates are offered as below and please choose your desired departure date and let us know, we will handle the rest!

  • Mount Kailash Tour
  • Mount Kailash Tour

Trip Glimpse:
Trip Name: Mount Kailash fixed departure tour 2017.
Trip duration: 15 days including 3 nights in Kathmandu.
Altitude: Drolama La Pass at 5500m is the highest elevation of the trip.
Mode of transport: Van/Bus or Jeep depending on group size.
Flight: Kathmandu to Lhasa or Lhasa to Kathmandu.
Visa: Tibet/China paper visa (we issue in Kathmandu).
Trip Cost: USD 2250 per person including visa and 15 days tour package.
Flight fares: USD 750 per person (Kathmandu- Lhasa- Kathmandu).

Outlined Program:
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1350m) (B).
Day 02: Rest and Packing day in Kathmandu (B).
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (B).
Day 04: Lhasa Sightseeing (B).
Day 05: Lhasa to Sigetse (3950m) 350 kms- 9 hrs (B).
Day 06: Sigetse to Saga (4550m) 450 kms- 10 hrs.
Day 07: Saga to Dongba, PRAYANG then MANSAROVAR (4550 m) 470 Kms 9 / 10 hrs (B,L,D).
Day 08: MANSAROVAR to DARCHEN 45 km drive - one hour (B,L,D).
Day 09: Kora start from Today: we trek from Darchen to DIRAPHUK (4720m 7hrs trek (B, L, D).
Day 11: ZUTHULPHUK to DARCHEN and then to Saga (B, L, D).
Day 12: Saga to Sigetse 9 hours drive (B).
Day 13: Sigetse to Lhasa (6 hrs) (B) 350 KM.
Day 14: Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu.
Day 15: Final transfer to international airport for your flight back to home.

Tour Cost:
USD 2250 Per Person, including Tibet visa, permits, Lhasa tour and full board for Kailash part (Saga to Saga)
This is a small group tour with minimum 4 to 10 people max, for Kathmandu, Lhasa, and up to Saga you will be sharing a double room with other fellow traveler, from Saga to Kailash and back to Saga the room will be dormitory, there will be 5 to 10 beds in one room that you will have to share! If you like to have a single room in Kathmandu, Lhasa, and up to Saga please let us know we will be happy to make you a single room reservation with little extra cost on top!

The above tour cost includes:
01) All the necessary airport pick up and drops
02) Hotel in Kathmandu three nights (before and after Kailash tour) with breakfast.
03) Tibet China Visa Fee
04) Transfer to airport for Lhasa flight
05) Lhasa airport to hotel and back to Lhasa airport transfers
06) Hotel in Lhasa with breakfast,
07) Tibet travel permit, Kailash national park fee, PSB permits, Road permits
08) An English speaking guide, van and driver.
09) One day sightseeing to Potala palace.
10) Guest houses on the way to Kailash.
11) Full board from Saga to Saga (breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
12) Manasarovar Lake Permit.
13) 3 days Kailash Kora
14 ) Drolma La pass visit
15) transfer back to Lhasa and then airport for Kathmandu flight,
16) Necessary paper works, our service charges,
17) Government vat and taxes.

The above tour cost excludes:
01) Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Lhasa and Shigatse.
02) Flights fares (KTM-Lhasa-KTM)
03) Horse renting cost and porter hiring cost while Kora
04) Tips for guide and driver.

Detailed Program:
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1350m).
Upon your arrival at airport, one of our tour leaders from Alpine Eco Trek will greets you and transfer to hotel, short briefing about your trip, rest of the time will be on your own.. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 02: Rest and Packing day in Kathmandu:
Breakfast will be at hotel, today you will be busy doing packing and shopping, we will collect the Tibet Visa showing your original passport (that is already issued with copy of your passport) from Chinese embassy here in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (B).
After breakfast at hotel, we will drive to airport and fly to Lhasa, upon arrival in Lhasa airport, our Tibetan guide will greets you and transfer to Lhasa city for overnight stay at hotel. Evening walking around bharkhor Market. Overnight at hotel breakfast included.
Day 04: Lhasa Sightseeing (B).
Sightseeing in Lhasa (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Bharkhor Market). We will take the tour in Lhasa while acclimatizing. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 05: Lhasa to Sigetse (3950m) 350 kms- 9 hrs (B).
After breakfast at hotel drive to Shigatse which is the 2nd largest city of Tibet. Built in 1447 by the first Dalailama the Tashillunpo Monastery in Shigatse is a very important monastery in China as it is known as seat of the Panchan Lama. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 06: Shigatse to Saga (4550m) 450 kms- 10 hrs (B,L,D).
We take an early morning drive to Saga, please note this will be a long drive but on the way we can make enough stop and lunch. Overnight at hotel in Saga, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 07: Saga to Dongba, PRAYANG then MANSAROVAR (4550 m) 470 Kms 9 / 10 hrs (B,L,D).
This morning depart from Saga to Manasrovar, it is 470 km. The road is good and the trip can be complete in 9 / 10 hrs. There will be several river crossings and we drive past Mayum La Pass (4600m). The scenery is stunningly beautiful with panoramic views of the Himalayas. This is an auspicious day for all of us having first glimpse of the Holy lake Manasrovar and view of Mt. Kailash from The Horr Chu pass. Stay in Chiu Gompa, a beautiful place to be. Overnight at guest house at bank of Manasrovar, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 08: MANSAROVAR to DARCHEN 45 km drive - one hour (B,L,D).
Take a dip in to Manasrovar lake in the morning, be ready for Puja and Haven, after finishing the rituals activities, we start Manasrovar Lake Parikarma then drive to Darchen. Overnight at guest house in Darchen, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 09: Kora start from Today: we trek from Darchen to DIRAPHUK (4720m 7hrs trek (B, L, D).
After breakfast we drive up to Tarboche and trek to Diraphuk Gompa (north face of Kailash), and a close up view of Holy Kailash (North face). We head west in clockwise direction and after a few kilometres the trail climbs up to a cairn at 4730m from where the southern face of Mt. Kailash comes to view. Pony & Pony men will be waiting here if you would hire them. Porters are available to carry your bag packs. Today's Parikarma is about 20kms. Overnight at local Guest house in Diraphuk, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
The 2nd day of Parikarma (Kora), which is very sensitive and every pilgrim talks about the most challenging journey throughout the Yatra. Parikarma continues and we trek (18 kms) up to Dolma la Pass, which is 5800m above the sea level. We will offer very short prayers at Dolma la. The weather is unpredictable in Dolma la Pass and at any time there is a possibility of a snowstorm. En-route, we can have darshan of Gauri Kunda (5630m) where Hindus worship and immerse themselves in the icy waters of the lake. Overnight in Local Guest house, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 11: ZUTHULPHUK to DARCHEN and then to Saga (B, L, D).
The 3rd day of Parikarma. After Breakfast, we will trek around 10 kms to complete the 3 days circuit trek of Mt. Kailash. We will be reaching at the point, where our van will be waiting to drive us back to Saga. Overnight at hotel in Saga, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 12: Saga to Shigatse 9 hours drive (B).
Beautiful drive back from Saga to Shigatse , Overnight hotel, breakfast included.
Day 13: Shigatse to Lhasa (6 hrs) (B) 350 KM.
After breakfast we drive to Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel, breakfast included.
Day 14: Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu.
Early morning transfer to Lhasa airport, fly to Kathmandu, one of our tour leaders receive you at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel, Breakfast included.
Day 15: Final transfer to international airport for your flight back to home.

If the Nepal Tibet boarders open in 2018, the alternative program for this trip will be given as below: :

Alpine Eco Trek can arrange Mount Kailash tour from our base in Kathmandu or Simikot, or Lhasa. If you start from Kathmandu, Mount Kailash is reachable after 4 days of an adventure overland journey across the cosmic Tibetan plateau. After 4 days drive we reach Manasarovar lake where we perform Homa,/Puja and take a dip into the Holy lake and drive further to Darchen from where we start the holy trek/Kora around Mount Kailash. The Kora is 53km around Mount Kailash which we complete in three days staying in the mud houses or fixed tented accommodations. We cross the highest point of Drolma la pass at 5638m on the second day of our trek. After finishing Kora we drive back to Kathmandu or Lhasa enjoying the stunning views of Tibetan mountains, landscapes and alpine villages of the real Tibet.

Trip Itinerary

Kailash fixed departure tour – short itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport. O/N at hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley and packing day

Day 03: Kathmandu to Kodari border & continue to Nyalam. O/N at Guest house.

Day 04: Free day in Nyalam for Acclimatization

Day 05: Drive Nyalam to Saga / Dongba. O/N at Guest house.

Day 06: Drive Dongba to Lake Manasarovar. O/N at Guest house.

Day 07: Drive from Lake Manasarovar to Darchen. O/N at Guest house.

Day 08: Morning drive to Yam Dwar then start Parikrama. O/N at Mud house or fixed tent.

Day 09: Continue Kora to Zuthul Puk via Gauri Kunda & Dorlma la pass. O/N at Mud house or fixed tent.

Day 10: End Parikrama near Darchen and drive back to Dongba. O/N at Guest house.

Day 11: Return Journey to Nyalam. O/N at Guest house.

Day 12: Return journey to Kathmandu. O/N at hotel.

Day 13: Final departure from Kathmandu. O/N at hotel.

Tour Cost: Please contact us and let us know the number of members in your group, the category of hotels you would like to stay with and any other special desires and requirements of yours. We will be glad to quote you the price as per your requirements.


  • Horse for personal use on Kora days is approx USD 300 per person extra
  • Extra ride for day trip to Astapad USD 40 per person extra
  • Extra day in Kathmandu USD 45 to 50 per person with 2 meals and twin sharing room.
  • Muktinath trip USD 650 per person including two nights in Pokhara, one night Jomsom and round trip flight to and from Jomsom with meals and private transfers.


Alpine Eco Trek highly suggests you to apply for Medical Insurance, covering emergency evacuation and all medical expenses are must for Mount Kailash and Mansarovar tour. So, please be insured prior to the holy journey to the Heavenly Abode of Lord Shiva.


Meals during your stay in Kathmandu are provided in package at the same hotel where you stay. Meals during the journey will be all vegetarian. Alpine Eco Trek's staff will serve you hot and delicious meal at every day breakfast, lunch and dinner on the way in Mount Kailash tour. We will provide you packed lunch while doing Kora around Mount Kailash. And, we also suggest you to bring some of your favorite dry foods, sweets and ginger and garlic Candies along the tour. 


Since our establishment, Alpine Eco Trek and Expedition (P) Ltd is a pioneer operator of Mount Kailash and Manasarovar tours. We have dozens of regular and trained tour leaders, guides, cooks, drivers and supporting crew engaged for a professional and reliable service. Extremely friendly, knowledgeable and experienced team and other first aid treatment trained crew will be there in your group to serve you and make your trip a memorable one for the rest of your life! 


We will provide transportation for Mount Kailash tour depending on group size like if there are below 5 we provide a Jeep, if 5 to 08 we provide a Van, if 08 to 16 we provide two vans, if above 16 up to 25 people we prove a deluxe bus.


During your stay in Kathmandu, we will provide you any kind of accommodation as per your needs. You can have a single, or double or family room in Kathmandu. We select the best categories of 3, 4 and 5 star hotels in Kathmandu. But accommodation in Kailash region is will be very basic.  Read more…


Normally, at higher altitude area in Tibet including Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarover, the amount of oxygen is less in the air. Certain illness such as loss of appetite, mild headache, nausea, tiredness, breathlessness, general uneasiness, high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia etc may be induced in the windy weather and high altitude area which generally is not encountered over the plains. This kind of symptoms can be seen in anyone irrespective of their age, sex and physical fitness read more ….


  • Small bag pack for 3 days trekking/Parikarma/ Kora around Mount Kailash
  • Sufficient warm clothing including warm down jacket for Kailash tour.
  • essential medicines (for minor injuries / life saving kits)
  • Any regular medicines that you have been prescribed
  • Toiletries kit (shop, Shampoo, Toothpaste, tooth brush)
  • Water bottle /Thermos flask for hot water (2litters bottle)
  • Hiking shoes good for walking 3 days Kailash Kora/trekking
  • Woolen gloves, Woolen socks (minimum 4 pairs), hand clove
  • Wool / Thermo cot undergarments, wind and water proof jacket
  • T-Shirt, long shirt and pants which is easier to be while doing trekking 
  • Sunglasses, Sun lotion/cold cream, Torch light, rain coat
  • Umbrella, walking stick, Sandal for use evening & morning
  • Sweets, Zinger / garlic candies or dry fruits, lozenges, etc… Read More...

Detail Itinerary

Mount Kailash Tour – detailed itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu International airport, our airport representative will be receiving you and the representative will be displaying Alpine Eco Trek’s   signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. We will provide you with detail briefing about the trip and necessary things that you will need during journey. Dinner and Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley and packing day
After buffet breakfast at hotel, our day begins with the sightseeing of Kathmandu valley. WE will explore some revered temples such as Pashupatinath Temple and Budhanilkanth Temple. These both temples are most significant holy temples of Nepal in regards to Lord Shiva & Vishnu respectively. We will also visit some UNESCO World Heritage sites and Kathmandu Durbar Square. By afternoon we will return to your hotel for lunch and free time can be used for personal activities, packing and other pre tour preparation. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Kodari border & continue to Nyalam
We will collect our pack breakfast from hotel and drive early to Kodari, Nepal Tibet boarder.  On the way we will make short break for tea and pack breakfast. Upon arrival at Kodari, we will start all the formalities for immigration and meanwhile we will also take lunch in a restaurant. Our border representative will assist you to clear immigration and customs in Nepal side. Then we will walk for 5-10 minutes to reach the ‘Nepal-Tibet Friendship Bridge’. We will do some immigration tasks over here and get in to our vehicle in Tibet side; we proceed the journey to Zhangmu, and then to Nyalam.  Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Day 04: Rest day in Nyalam for Acclimatization
Today is a rest day for the acclimatization with Tibet’s high altitude. It gives us a chance to relax and acclimatize at the high altitude. Our tour leader will assist taking you to short hike around Nyalam for warming up your body and to adjust with Tibet climate. Overnight at same guest house.

Day 05: Drive Nyalam to Saga / Dongba
Our staff make vegetarian breakfast ready around 7:00 A.M local time, enjoy breakfast. Today our journey begins to Dongba passing through beautiful villages. Along the way we can enjoy seeing the camp of yak herders as well. This routine will be normally followed all day during your further trip ahead. We can see beautiful snow-capped mountain peaks on our far south.  We will pass 5000m high pass, the Lung La with great views over the Himalayas including the Mt. Sashibangma. You will also cross beautiful Peiku Lake, Brahmaputra River and Saga. Dinner and stay in at guest house in Dongba.

Day 06: Drive Dongba to Lake Manasarovar
Our day begins with breakfast and leave for another exciting destination. This is very important day as we will be heading to the holiest place at Lake Manasarovar via Paryang and Mayumla Pass. On the way before Mayumla Pass (4900 m), we take break and then continue the journey crossing Mayumla pass and Paryang. You will have a great opportunity to see the first glimpse of Mt. Kailash from the shore of Lake Manasarovar. We have few minutes break before heading to our guest house at Lake Manasarovar for the permit formalities. You can use this time for praying at Mount Kailash. After completion of immigration, we will drive further to our guest hosue near Chiu Gompa and will stay in the guesthouse. We will have very significant moment in Lake Manasarovar with graceful evening and the breathtaking view of holiest Lake Manasarovar and Mt. Kailash. Besides, we can also see or visit Chiu Gompa Monastery situated in hillock near Guesthouse. Overnight at guest house.

Day 07: Drive from Lake Manasarovar to Darchen
Today, we will wake up comfortably and find a proper place for holy dip in to Lake Manasarovar for all our pilgrims. After finishing holy bath and Homa/Puja, and taking lunch, we will make short drive about 40km to Darchen. On our way to Darchen, we can see panoramic scenery of Rakshas Tal (Demon’s Lake) on the other side of Lake Mansarovar. Darchen is considered as a base camp for Holy Kailash Kora/trek. Darchen is the major administrative center of Kailash region with very basic development in infrastructure and facility from where the circumambulation around Kailash begins. You can spend some time around small market in Darchen in the afternoon. Overnight at guest house.

Day 08: Morning drive to Yam Dwar then starts Parikrama
After breakfast in the morning we head to Tarboche (Sersong). All the devoted pilgrims have opportunity to pass through Yama Dwar before the trek commence. The member who doesn’t want to go for Kora/parikrama will return from Yama Dwar after very close Darshan of Mt. Kailash and can wait at Darchen until parikrama group comeback. We will manage Yaks and Yak men to carry our camping logistics for parikrama. Overnight at mud house or fixed tent accommodation.

Day 09: Continue Parikrama to Zuthul Puk via Gauri Kunda and Dorlma la pass
Today is considered as the toughest day of the entire journey. After taking quick light breakfast we get ready to begin the Kora/parikrama towards next destination Zuthul Puk. The trek goes steep up to Dorlma La high pass (5944m) for about 4 hours and then steep down to Gauri Kunda up to flat valley for about 2.5 hours, then after we will have to walk all the way flat land for about another 2/3 hours. Therefore, it is the toughest as well as longest day for trek of about 8/9 hours. We need to cross the high pass as early as possible in pleasant weather before strong windy at day time. Then on the top of Drolma La pass, we can find the place called Shivasthal that is covered with holy flags and other sacred items like clothing and ornaments. There is strong belief in Tibetan religion that whatever you offer here, you will get it back in heaven after your death. We will catch soon flat trail that reach to Zuthul Puk. We will spend overnight in Zuthul Puk at mud house or fixed tent accommodation.

Day 10: End Parikrama near Darchen and drive back to Dongba
Today is the last day of our holy trek/Kora around Mt. Kailash and we have to make it short trek which will be about 2.5 hours. So we wake up at the normal time and begin the trekking toward the Darchen town. Our transport will pick up us from the mid-way (Chongdo) and take us to Darchen, up to where the road is accessible. We will be driven to the guesthouse at Darchen where the other groups will be staying and then take lunch there. After lunch, we continue our drive to Dongba by completing the remaining course of parikrama of Lake Manasarovar. Stay overnight at guest house in Dongba.

Day 11: Return Journey to Nyalam
Today is our last day in Tibetan Plateau as we will return to Nyalam town. We will chant and enjoy with all the team members together in the last evening with unforgettable memory. Also, we will pay our humble gratitude to all our staff team members from Nepal and Tibet for their hard work and devotion to make our trip a safe, successful and memorable one!. Overnight at guest house.

Day 12: Return journey to Kathmandu
After 11days long, revered and memorable journey in high isolated land of Mount Kailash Region, we leave Nyalam behind and drive down to boarder. We will see the lavish greenery surrounding and easy breathing once we cross Nepal. We will follow the same route as before and clear immigration and custom formalities in both Tibet & Nepal side and have the lunch near the border then move to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu we check in the same hotel, enjoy hot shower to refresh yourself. Have delicious taste of food in dinner and spend comfortable night at a cozy hotel.

Day 13: Final Departure from Kathmandu
After breakfast we will transfer you to the Kathmandu international Airport to board your flight back to home. This is an amazing way to end a life-changing journey. Come and join Alpine Eco Trek for this memorable trip.

Cost Includes/Excludes

Service includes:

01) All necessary airport arrival and departure, drop, pick up to/from Kodari transfers by a private coach.
02) Three night's accommodation in Kathmandu in 3/4 star standard hotel twin sharing room with full board meals.
03) Half day guided tour in Kathmandu as per mentioned in itinerary
04) Ten night's accommodations in Tibet on private room sharing basis using guesthouse / Hotel.
05) Freshly cooked vegetarian meals 3 times a day.
06) Supporting Nepali crew including our own cooks.
07) Permits for Manasarovar  Prikarma and Kailash Kora (round).
08) Tibet Tourism Board (TTB) approved guide.
09) Private transportation in an eight seated deluxe van for clients and small truck for staff and food during the trip.
10) Kailash Permit
11) Camping equipments for kitchen, Shower
12) Sleeping bag/ Down Jacket if needed on Returnable basis.
13) Alpine Eco Trek's Duffle bag (big bag for keeping personal clothes and equipments) & day carry hand bag
14) Experienced tour leader / co-coordinator from AET
15) ENOUGH Oxygen cylinder entire of tour
16) Yaks and Yak-men to carry baggage, food, fuel etc while making round of Mt. Kailash.
17) Priest (Brahmin) for Homa. 
18) Manasarovar Parikarma by Vehicle. 

Service Exclude:

01) Personal Pony Charges (will cost US$ 300 to 400 per pony and helper for three days)
02) Personal expenses like shopping, phone calls, extra drinks, laundry, yak etc.
03) Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities, flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, accidents etc.
04) Tips to drivers, hotel staff.
05) Extra cost of transportation, Porterage etc involved due landslides, snowfall.
06) Services other than specified. Extra days stay at Kathmandu than 3 nights/ any other place.

Why travel with us?

Why travel with us?

Our Goal
At Alpine Eco Trek our goal is to provide an affordable Himalayan travel experience for our clients that is second to none, an experience that reveals the full beauty and grandeur of this magical and holy land. Our trips provide time for both adventure and reflection while establishing genuine and caring connections with our clients with the aim of providing insights into the people and places that make the Himalayan region so fascinating.

Conservation and Cultural Awareness
The Himalayan region is especially fragile, not only in terms of flora and fauna, but also with respect to the cultural and religious beliefs and customs of its people. At Alpine Eco Trek we follow a “tread lightly, leave nothing behind” philosophy that seeks to respect and honor the region and its people.

Guidelines& Considerations
Here are some guidelines and considerations that we believe will help you to choose a qualified travel company. If you keep them in mind when reviewing the many travel options you have, we believe you will choose Alpine Eco Trek to lead your next Himalayan travel adventure.

01) Before booking a trip be confident that your trip provider respects the land and culture in which you will be traveling, and that guides, porters and other staff members receive fair pay and are provided with proper clothing and footwear, as well as nutritious food and accommodations.

02) Make sure your company is registered with the appropriate local travel and trekking associations, that they are a certified company professionally established and operating under the laws of the land(s) in which you will travel.

03) Ensure that the travel company you select is fully knowledgeable about local environmental issues, and that they are sensitive to and aware of all issues pertaining to the inhabitants of the region.

04) Make sure that the company you choose attends to the small but important details of toilet arrangements, cooking fuel and rubbish disposal, first aid and,

05) That they have the appropriate travel insurance and abide by the regulations regarding operation of a travel and trekking company.

You can be assured that Alpine Eco Trek follows all of these guidelines at all times.


Mt. Kailash Tour Frequently Asked Questions

Question 01: Do I Need a Passport?
Yes, you will need a passport to travel Mt. kailash and Lake Manasarovar because Kailash is located in the Autonomous Region of Tibet, China.

Question 02: What about Chinese visa?
Please be informed that this is not regular Chinese visa which you would get on your passport is not valid at Tibet. Your travel permit and Visa for travelling to Kailash and Manasarovar is organized by our company with the help of our Lhasa partner. If you are Indian passport holder you need to provide us the original passport for visa application. Foreigners can send us their passport copies by email and we will apply their visa for Kailash here in Kathmandu with their passport copies. The visa charges differ depend on nationalities, contact us for more information on Visa and permits.

Question 03: How many days required for Mt. Kailash Tour Trek?
Answer: A journey to Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar require 13 days by overland (Land cruiser or Van) and 10 days by Helicopter from Simikot Region. We are also organizing Lhasa Kailash Lhasa Tour.

Question 04: How we will be doing 13 days overland tour and how about 10 days by Helicopter from Simikot?
Answer: You will be doing 13 days Kailash tour by a deluxe Van or Land cruiser. From Kathmandu to Kodari (Nepal- Tibet boarder) by a deluxe tourist coach, while in Tibet new model Land cruiser or a deluxe Van will be used. The route for the trip will be Kathmandu – Nyalam – Saga – New Dongba – Manasarovar – Darchen – Dirapuk – Zuthulpuk – Darchen – Paryang – Saga – Zhangmu – Kathmandu.

For 10 days tour by Helicopter:
Kathmandu - Nepalganj - Simikot - Hilsa (by helicopter) - Taklakot - Mansarovar - Darchen - Dirapuk - Zuthulpuk - Darchen - Mansarovar - Taklakot (by land cruiser or Van)- Hilsa - Simikot (by helicopter) - Nepalganj – Kathmandu (by regular plane or private coach).

Question 05: In how many days would I finish Mt. Kailash Kora and long it is?
Answer: The holy Kora around Mt. Kailash is approximately 53 km trek to be completed in 2 nights 3 days. Night camping will be in Dirapuk and Zuthul- Puk.

Question 06: When is the best time to Travel?
Answer: The best time to travel to Holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar would be from the last week of April till end of October every year.

Question 07: What is Land cruiser?
Answer: Land Cruiser is the most comfortable vehicle in Tibet, a four wheel driven Japanese vehicle. We accommodate maximum 4 tourists in one land cruiser.

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Further Information:
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Trip Facts

Trip Name: Mount Kailash Tour

Duration:  13 Days including KTM

Trip Code: AETKT-001

Activity:  Cultural and spiritual tour, trek and overland drive.

Group size: Min. 02 to Max. 15 people.

Max-Altitude: 5638m/18,500ft

Country: Nepal, Tibet/China      

Transportation: Jeep, Van or Mini bus.

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal

Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal

Note: The best season to Travel Holy Mt. Kailash is from May to October; please try to travel always with a local and direct agent and small group – private departure dates available. All the travelers including Indian passport holders travelling to Mt. Kailash must be in possession of a current passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining.

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