Mt. Kailash Drive in Drive out Tour – 10 Days

  • 2 or 2+
  • Duration 10 Days


Mt. Kailash Drive-in Drive-Out Tour is an ultimate spiritual journey for many sects of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jains, and Bon followers. It has been an adventurous tour for enthusiastic travelers. Tibetan believes it is The Precious Jewel of Snow (Khang Rimpoche), and they regard Mount Kailash as the navel of the world. Mount Kailash’s glaciated stream pours into the nearby lake, from where the river continues in four prime directions. This exotic tour in Tibet takes you to the mythical Mount Kailash (6,714 m) and Lake Mansarovar. For the religious pilgrim, a tour of Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar is the ultimate achievement of their spiritual pursuit. Moreover, for adventure-lovers, visiting Mount Kailash presents extreme remoteness, solitude, pure beauty, and adventure of a lifetime.

Mount Kailash is widely famous in the Asian region that lies in the far west of Tibet. Hindus and Buddhists consider it the sacred mountain, and the religions spread over India, Nepal, and Tibet. The beauty of the mountain is accompanied by the emerald-green serene Manasarovar Lake, which lies 30km away from Mt. Kailash. However, the mountain is the origin of Nepal’s longest river, the Karnali, and other famous rivers of India like the Indus, the Sutlej, and the Brahmaputra.

These rivers make their way through the great Tibetan Plateau. Mt. Kailash and the Manasarovar Lake are important pilgrimage sites for Tibetan and Indian pilgrims. Moreover, the pilgrims attempt a 53km circular path around it, known as Kora, of Mt. Kailash. The altitude of the mountain is 6714 m with the snowcapped vertical landscape. Even the Manasarovar Lake having its circular distance of approximately 90km, is attempted by Indian and Tibetan pilgrims regarding it as formed in the mind of Brahma—the unified force field of energy—according to the Hindus and Buddhists’ mythology.

Moreover, this focused tour is specially meant for Hinduism followers or like-minded spiritual travelers with busy schedules. The tour begins in Lhasa, where you will visit major tourist attractions of Tibet, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Barkhor streets. Soon, you will travel southwest across the vast Tibetan Plateau and reach the Ngari area. You will spend lots of time on the bank of Lake Manasarovar for the parikrama and then embark on your spiritual circuit around Mt. Kailash. We wish you an unforgettable diving experience in this Mt. Kailash Drive-in Drive-Out Tour.


Day 1: Drive Kathmandu- Kyirung

We drive from Kathmandu to Nepal Tibet border along a scenic highway. After immigration formalities at the border, you meet our Tibetan guide & driver. After some briefing we drive to O/N at Guest House.

Day 2: Rest Day in Kyirung

Acclimatize in Kerong before further driving. Free afternoon look around. O/n at Guest house.

Day 3: Drive Kyirung to Saga/4450m- 232 km

First day with a long drive on the desert terrain. Driving past nomad camps and sheep and yak herds. We can see Gaurishankar, Shishapangma and Langtang Himal from the pass. Continue drive through Khunmen Tso, Sinling, Karru Ongchen and Peiku tso Lake (4400m). We will be crossing river Brahmaputra ( “Yarling Tsangpo” in Tibetan ) to reach Saga (4600m). O/n in guest house.

Day 4: Saga to Paryang (4558m) to Mansarovar (4600m) 507 km 8-9 hrs

Watching the mountains in distance and driving through road we pass through the small town of Zhongba before reaching to Paryang.. Offering the first view of mt kailash and the holy lake only after several hours of drive. As you approach this serene and sacred lake, historic Chiu Monastery becomes visible on the North West shore of the lake. From this vantage point, you can have a glimpse of majestic Mount Kailash. Manasarovar , the highest fresh water lake with turquoise complexion – surrounded by mt Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandata and Lake Rakchyas is simply heavenly. O/n at Guesthouse.

Day 5: Drive to Darchen (14975ft) 40km

After some peaceful hours at the shores of the sacred Lake Manasarovar with the snowy massif of Gurla Mandhata 7694m just across the lake, we drive 40 km to Darchen which serves as the base for Mt kailashkora ( circumambulation). The Kora is 53 km in total and completed in three days. O/n in a Guest house.

Day 6: Trek to Dira-Puk/5000m

It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs and waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky. The 15 km trail takes almost 7 hrs. O/n Guest house.

Day 7: Trek Dira Puk-Zuthul Puk, 18km, 6-7 hrs, 550m ascent, 600m descent.

Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage trek , cross Dolma La pass at 5670 m. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget you. By the late afternoon you will arrive at Zuthul Puk where the great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles. O/N at local guest house.

Day 8: End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to Saga

Complete the kora and drive to Lake Manasarovar to Saga O/N at Guest House.

Day 9: Drive back to Kyirung O/N at Guest House

Drive back to Kyirung Over Night at Guest House. Observe local people and locality.

Day 10: Kyirung to Kathmandu 150 km

Driving further to Nepal Tibet border, complete the immigration formalities,


  •  Hotel/Guest House Accommodation as per program
  • Private Transportation by Van / mini coach
  • All necessary Tibet Travel and Trekking permit
  • English speaking Tibetan Guide
  • All Sightseeing and Entrance fee as per the itinerary.
  • Meal plan on Full Board Basis
  • Kathmandu to Border to Kathmandu transportation


  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Hiring porter, Yak/ horse
  • Rescue and Evacuation Service
  • Any Additional cost due to Nature calamity and Unforeseen Circumstances and etc.


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My visit to Kailash

Rated 5.0 out of 5
July 20, 2023

Spot on you need all your energy therefore the younger you are and fit , the better

Visha Lachmi

My visit to Kailash

Rated 5.0 out of 5
July 20, 2023

Spot on you need all your energy therefore the younger you are and fit , the better

Visha Lachmi

Breath Taking!!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
February 17, 2020

When your parents want to take you to mount Kailash you think why am I going to a yatra at such a young age!! But to go to these places we gotta be young because we need all the energy we can muster!! We went on this trip via Nepal… We made it a road trip from Nepal to kailash.. We went through this agency called a trip to temples… Excellent organization of the trip… We had the most fun on this trip and the trek.. The only disadvantage is that there are no washrooms anywhere along the trek route.. Other than that the trek was amazing.. I would suggest if you plan on going there keep the age to your advantage.. The younger you are the better it is!!!

Ava Alam

trip facts
PRICE: US $ 1945
TRIP START: Kathmandu
TRIP END: Kathmandu
TREK TYPE: Tour and Trek
BEST MONTH: April to November
ACCESSIBILITY: Flight and Land
MAX.Altitude: 4615 M
TRIP GRADE: Moderate
MIN.GROUP SIZE : 2 or 2+
DEPARTURE: Available
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