The Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar tour is a journey of profound spiritual significance, blending adventure with the pursuit of enlightenment.
  • DestinationTibet
  • Durations15 days
  • Trip DifficultyModerate
  • Group SizeMin. 5 Pax

15-Day Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar Tour Highlights

Highlights of the Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar Pilgrimage:

  • Spiritual Acclimatization in Lhasa: Immerse in the rich religious heritage of Lhasa, visiting Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and other holy sites.
  • Everest Base Camp Adventure: Witness the majestic Everest up close, a thrilling addition to your spiritual journey.
  • Sacred Kora around Mount Kailash: Participate in the revered Kora, a pilgrimage trek around Mount Kailash, believed to bring immense merit and spiritual purification.
  • Tranquil Reflections at Lake Manasarovar: Soak in the serene beauty and sacred waters of Lake Manasarovar, a source of inspiration and devotion for thousands of pilgrims.
  • Seamless Pilgrimage Experience: Benefit from the expertise of our professional team, ensuring a smooth, safe, and deeply enriching pilgrimage across the Tibetan Plateau.


The 15-day pilgrimage tour from Lhasa to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar is an epitome of spiritual fulfillment for devotees of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and the Tibetan Bon tradition. This expedition transcends mere travel, offering a blend of devout pilgrimage and exhilarating trekking across the Tibetan Plateau's majestic landscapes. From the spiritual epicenter of Lhasa to the serene vistas of Lake Manasarovar and the revered paths around Mount Kailash, this journey is a deep dive into the heart of Tibetan spirituality and natural grandeur.

Tour Itinerary and Features:

  • Acclimatization and Exploration in Lhasa: Begin your pilgrimage with three days in Lhasa to adjust to the high altitude while visiting its sacred temples and palaces.
  • Journey through Himalayan Panoramas to Everest Base Camp: Traverse the path to Shigatse, marveling at Yamdrok Lake's turquoise waters and the breathtaking Himalayan vistas en route to Everest Base Camp.
  • Spiritual Trek to Mount Kailash: Continue west to Darchen, gateway to the sacred Mount Kailash Kora, where you'll embark on a spiritually uplifting trek around the holy mountain, guided by our experienced Tibetan guides.
  • Lake Manasarovar's Serenity: Experience the divine tranquility of Lake Manasarovar, a site of immense religious significance and stunning natural beauty.
  • Return to Lhasa: Conclude your pilgrimage with a return journey to Lhasa, carrying with you the profound experiences and blessings of your journey.

Best Time to Visit: The ideal period for embarking on the Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar pilgrimage is from May to September. During these months, the weather conditions are most favorable, offering clearer skies, milder temperatures, and a safer trekking experience. This timing aligns with the auspicious Saga Dawa Festival, offering pilgrims a chance to witness and participate in unique religious ceremonies and rituals.

Acclimatization Tips: Given the high altitudes encountered during this pilgrimage, spending a few days in Lhasa for acclimatization is crucial. Engaging in light activities and staying hydrated can help mitigate the risks of altitude sickness. This preparation is essential for ensuring a comfortable and safe journey through the Tibetan Plateau.


Detail Itinerary

Cost Details

Cost Includes

What Your Tibet Tour Includes:

  • Essential Permits: We secure your Tibet Travel Permit and all necessary local documentation for this journey (note: fees for expedited processing are not included).
  • Comfortable Transportation: Depending on group size, enjoy the convenience of local transfers in vehicles ranging from 5 to 29 seats, ensuring a comfortable travel experience.
  • Site Admissions: Gain hassle-free entry to all major tourist attractions featured in our itinerary, without the worry of extra charges.
  • Culinary Delights: Indulge in all meals as specified in the itinerary, offering a taste of authentic Tibetan cuisine.
  • Expert Guidance: Benefit from the insights of a knowledgeable, English-speaking Tibetan guide, enhancing your group's experience (for guide services in additional languages, please inquire).
  • Quality Accommodations: Stay in carefully selected hotels, equivalent to three-star standards or higher, with the option to upgrade for an enhanced experience (note: single room supplements apply for solo travelers).
  • Shuttle Services: Enjoy complimentary shuttle transfers between Lhasa Railway Station/Lhasa Gonggar Airport and your downtown hotel.
  • Inclusive of Fees: All service charges, government taxes, as well as planning, handling, operational, and communication fees are covered.
  • Travel Insurance: Peace of mind with tourist accident/casualty insurance, alongside thoughtful extras like fine Tibetan souvenirs, a tourist map, portable oxygen, medical oxygen in the vehicle, and bottled mineral water.

Cost Excludes

Exclusions to Note:

  • Visa Assistance: While we offer support for China Visa and Chinese Group Visa arrangements from Nepal to Tibet, these services are outside the standard package.
  • International and Domestic Travel: Flights to and from China, as well as to and out of Lhasa, are the traveler's responsibility, with booking assistance available upon request.
  • Accommodation Preferences: A single room supplement is necessary for guests preferring private accommodations.
  • Extra Meals and Services: Meals beyond those listed in the itinerary, as well as the hiring of porters and yaks for luggage during the Mount Kailash trek, are not included.
  • Gratuities: Tips for our dedicated guides and drivers are suggested for exceptional service but are left to your discretion.
  • Unforeseen Expenses: Costs incurred from force majeure events, personal expenses, and optional activities are not covered by the tour package.

Good to Know

Adaptable Tour Planning: Should your preferred travel dates not align with the options listed, fear not. Our dedicated team of travel experts is at your service to craft a personalized and memorable Tibet adventure that caters to your schedule, ensuring you receive unparalleled value and the most competitive local pricing.

Packing Essentials: For the trekking and outdoor camping segments of the tour, essential items include warm clothing, sturdy trekking boots, a sleeping bag suitable for cold climates, sun protection, and personal medical supplies. Given the remote nature of the pilgrimage sites, packing must be done thoughtfully to include all necessities.

Cultural Sensitivity: Visitors are encouraged to approach the pilgrimage with respect for local customs and religious practices. This includes dressing modestly, removing shoes before entering sacred sites, and observing local etiquette when interacting with monks and pilgrims. Photography in monasteries and temples may require permission.

Travel Permits and Documentation: Besides the Chinese visa, additional permits such as the Tibet Travel Permit, Alien's Travel Permit, and Military Permit are required for the Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar tour. Our tour agency facilitates the procurement of these documents, ensuring that pilgrims can focus on their spiritual journey without administrative hassles.

Physical Fitness and Health: The trek around Mount Kailash, known as the Kora, is physically demanding, involving long distances and steep climbs at high altitudes. Pilgrims should assess their physical fitness and consult with medical professionals before undertaking the journey. It's also advisable to carry a comprehensive first aid kit and have travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking.