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.




Trip Duration

17 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified



    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.

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    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip


    • Day 1Arrival 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 2Kathmandu
      • 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 3Kathmandu - Nyalam
      • Early departure for Kodari, in the Nepalese border
      • Arrival in Tibet
      • Transfer to Zhangmu, on the border Tibet side
      • Transfer to Nyalam
    • Day 4Nyalam
      • Trekking in Nyalam – views of the peaks of the Langtang Himal and Shishapangma
      • Overnight at Hotel or Guesthouse
    • Day 5Nyalam - Saga
      • Transfer to Saga, passing by the Lalungla Pass and the Brahmaputra River
      • Dinner and overnight at Camp or Lodge
    • Day 6Saga - Paryang
      • After breakfast, transfer to Paryang
      • Overnight at Lodge
    • Day 7Paryang - 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 8Mansarovar Parikrama
      • Afternoon drive to Darchen via Manasarovar Parikrama
      • Overnight at Lodge
    • Day 9Darchen - Tarboche - Dirapuk
      • Drive to Tarboche
      • Trek from Kailash Parikrama to Diraphuk
      • Overnight at camp
    • Day 10Dirapuk - Zuthulpuk - Dolma-la pass
      • Trek up to the Dolma-la Pass (5,636 m)
      • Overnight stay at the camp
    • Day 11Zuthulpuk - Darchen - Manasarovar
      • Trek to the point to meet the Jeeps
      • Drive to Darchen
      • Drive to Lake Manasarovar (4,590 m)
      • Overnight at tent
    • Day 12Paryang
      • Drive to Paryang
      • Overnight at Paryang
    • Day 13Paryang - Saga
      • Drive to Saga
      • Dinner and overnight stay at camp
    • Day 14Saga - Nyalam
      • Drive to Nyalam
      • Overnight at lodge
    • Day 15Zhangmu - Kathmandu
      • Drive to Zhangmu – immigration and custom formalities on the Nepal border
      • Drive to Kathmandu
    • Day 16Kathmandu
      • Free day
      • Option:
        • Take a new program
        • Explore the Thamel for last day of shopping
      • Farewell dinner
      • Overnight at Hotel B/B
    • Day 17Departure from Kathmandu
      • Transfer to the International Airport
      • End of program

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    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport


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