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Kailash Manasarovar Trek, 17-day program

Discover the beautiful Tibet, including Mount Kailash and the highest lake in the world, Manasarovar, with this trekking adventure with a certified guide.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration17 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Join this 17-day trekking program to Mount Kailash, a beautiful peak in the Kailas Range in the Trans Himalayas in Tibet, and Lake Manasarovar. A perfect way to discover this region in Nepal.

To begin this program, we will meet you at the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. We will spend a day getting to know the secrets and main World Heritage Sites of the beautiful Kathmandu, before transferring to Tibet for our trekking experience.

One of the main attractions of this program is arriving in Mount Kailash (6,638 m), very close to where the main rivers in Asia – like the Indus River, the Brahmaputra River, and the Karnali River (a tributary of Ganges ) – have their source. This is also considered a sacred area for four religions, including Buddhism and Hinduism.

Very close to Mount Kailash are the impressive Lake Manasarowar (4,590 m) – the highest body of water in the world -, and Lake Rakshastal.

Along the itinerary, we will trek, drive and camp across beautiful spots in this area like DirapukParyangSaga and Nyalam.

Have a look at a detailed day-by-day itinerary below.

For this program, you will be guided by a certified mountain guide from the GuideSource team. At GuideSource we are proud of having more than 35 years of experience guiding groups up in the mountains, with zero serious or fatal accidents. We hope you join one of our groups soon!

Interested in this Kailash Manasarovar Trek, 17-day program? Request your booking! If you are interested in similar programs in this area, have a look at the Annapurna, Nepal, 18 Day Guided Circuit Trek and the Everest Kala Pathar Trek, 15-day program.

Accommodation

Hotels, guesthouses, lodges and campsites

Meeting point

Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Briefing about the itinerary for the next days
  • Overnight at Hotel B/B

Day 2: Kathmandu

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu, including World Heritage Sites like the Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ Swayambhu Nath and the Bouddha Nath Buddhist shrine
  • Optional: last minute shopping for next day
  • Overnight at Hotel B/B

Day 3: Kathmandu - Nyalam

  • Early departure for Kodari, in the Nepalese border
  • Arrival in Tibet
  • Transfer to Zhangmu, on the border Tibet side
  • Transfer to Nyalam

Day 4: Nyalam

  • Trekking in Nyalam – views of the peaks of the Langtang Himal and Shishapangma
  • Overnight at Hotel or Guesthouse

Day 5: Nyalam - Saga

  • Transfer to Saga, passing by the Lalungla Pass and the Brahmaputra River
  • Dinner and overnight at Camp or Lodge

Day 6: Saga - Paryang

  • After breakfast, transfer to Paryang
  • Overnight at Lodge

Day 7: Paryang - Mansarovar

  • Transfer to Darshan of Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar
  • Drive through the Dayumla pass (5181 m / 17,000 ft)
  • Stay at Camp, Horchu

Day 8: Mansarovar Parikrama

  • Afternoon drive to Darchen via Manasarovar Parikrama
  • Overnight at Lodge

Day 9: Darchen - Tarboche - Dirapuk

  • Drive to Tarboche
  • Trek from Kailash Parikrama to Diraphuk
  • Overnight at camp

Day 10: Dirapuk - Zuthulpuk - Dolma-la pass

  • Trek up to the Dolma-la Pass (5,636 m)
  • Overnight stay at the camp

Day 11: Zuthulpuk - Darchen - Manasarovar

  • Trek to the point to meet the Jeeps
  • Drive to Darchen
  • Drive to Lake Manasarovar (4,590 m)
  • Overnight at tent

Day 12: Paryang

  • Drive to Paryang
  • Overnight at Paryang

Day 13: Paryang - Saga

  • Drive to Saga
  • Dinner and overnight stay at camp

Day 14: Saga - Nyalam

  • Drive to Nyalam
  • Overnight at lodge

Day 15: Zhangmu - Kathmandu

  • Drive to Zhangmu – immigration and custom formalities on the Nepal border
  • Drive to Kathmandu

Day 16: Kathmandu

  • Free day
  • Option:
    • Take a new program
    • Explore the Thamel for last day of shopping
  • Farewell dinner
  • Overnight at Hotel B/B

Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu

  • Transfer to the International Airport
  • End of program


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