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Mt Kailash Spiritual Tour

Overland Kailash Tour (Kathmandu – Kyirong Border – Kailash – Kyirong Border – Kathmandu)

Holy Mt Kailash Spiritual Tour lies on west Tibet on Nagri region at Garuda valley. It has many spiritual values for all religions. According to Hindu myth the most sacred Mt. Kailash formed six millions years ago when the mountains were in their formatting stage. Mt. Kailash is the youngest mountain that lies in Karakoram Range and Nanga Parbat. Holy Mt. Kailash “Kang Rinpoche”; the sacred pilgrimage of Asia that lies in the South-West of Tibetan autonomous region of China-Nagri is accessible By road via Nepal. Despite being a sacred and venerated pilgrimage site for billions of Buddhists, Hindus, Jains & Practitioners of the Bon religions, thousands outside from Tibet make trip each year. Mt. Kailash is a unique and the most venerated destination, yet least visited among the world’s major holy places. Booking a trip through few reliable agents, who are operating Mt. Kailash Tour via Nepal, is the best way to visit Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar.

Hindus believe Mt. Kailash to be the abode of Lord Shiva. According to Vedas, immortal Shiva lives on the top of Kailash Parbat where he spends most of his time practicing yogic austerities. Making joyous and love with his divine companion Parvati. For a Hindu, to make the laborious pilgrimage of Kailash and have Darshan (divine view) of Shiva abode is to attain release from the clutches of ignorance and disillusions. The Jain calls the mountain Astapada and believes it to be the place where ‘Rishabh Dev’, the first of the twenty-four Tirthankaras attained liberations.

Followers of Bon, Tibet’s pre-Buddhist Shamanistic religion call the mountain, Sipai Man (Sky Goddess). Additionally, Bon myths regard Tise as the site of a legendary where 12th century battle of sorcery between the Buddhist Saga Milarepa and the Bon-Shaman Naro-Bon-Chug took place Milarepa’s win over Saman displaced Bon as the primary religion of Tibet, firmly establishing Buddhism into prominence. Although Buddha is believed to have magically visited Kailash in the 5th century BC, the religion of Buddhism only entered Tibet via Nepal and India in the 7th century AD. Tibetan Buddhist call the mountain Kang Rimpoche,” the precious one of Glacial Snow” and regard it as the dwelling place of Demchog (also known as Chakra Samvara) and his consort, Dorsephagmo.Three hills rising near Kang Rimpoche are believed to be the homes of the Bodhisatvas Manjushree, Vajrapani and Avalokiteshvara.

The journey to the foot of Mt. Kailash is hard but the task of circumnutation the sacred peak is even harder. This hardest journey round Mt. Kailash is called Kora or Parikrama that normally takes three days. In hopes of gaining extra merit of psychic powers, some pilgrims complete the journey in just a day, which is a miracle. Others take two to three weeks for the Kora by making full body prostration through the entire way. Buddhists and Hindus round the peak clockwise while Bons route it anticlockwise.

Mt. Kailash a glittering dome of snow towering 6714 meters (22022 ft) above the windswept landscape of Tibetan Plateau is a mesmerizing jewel. West of Mt. Kailash lies the ruins of the “lost cities” of Tsaprang and Tholing, once the capitals of the powerful kingdom of Guge, where some of the finest and earliest Buddhist murals still stand.

Spiritual Expeditions, Nepal offers spiritual Mt Kailash Spiritual Tour itinerary which covers most part of spiritual destinations around the region, we include “touch Kailash” or charan sparsh tour on 2nd day of Kailash kora from Dirapuk. First part of this Overland Kailash Tour cum trek involves a bus ride from Kathmandu through Nepal Tibet border. The second part of the journey starts from Tibet border to Darchen by private vehicle for four days. The third and the final part is the four-day Parikrama or kora from Darchen. This is the part, which holds optimum passionate of the pilgrimage. The first day trek takes you from Darchen to Driaphuk Gompa. At second day we will hike up to base of Mt. kailash north face from dirapuk which we call Touch kailash or charan sparsh tour, after some spiritual activities at base of Mt. Kailash, we return back to Dirapuk and prepare for next day. The third day, known to be the most difficult part of the trek is from Driaphuk through Dolma-la pass (5600 meters) to Zuthulphuk Gompa. The fourth and the final day of the Parikrama is a short one of 8 km. After that, vehicle takes over for the return journey via the same route. 

(Spiritual Kailash program via overland)/ Standard tour with Touch Kailash (4 Days Kailash kora)


  • Once supporting truck for Kitchen and meals
  • Nepali cooks, staffs and equipments from Kathmandu via Kerung border
  • All veg. meals from kitchen (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner) for Tibet Kailash part
  • Supporting experience Nepali staffs for Kailash kora as per group size

Trip Information

  • Duration
    17 Days
  • Trip Grade
  • Group Size
  • Accommodation
  • Max Altitude
  • Best Time

Detailed Itinerary


Arrive at Kathmandu international Airport. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel


Kathmandu spiritual Tour swayambhunath stupa and Patan city – Visa preparation day

Bouddhanath Stupa

Pashupatinath Temple

Patan Durbar Square


Visa preparation day


Collect Visa and Drive to Rasuwagadhi Nepal China Border. Overnight at Rasuwagadhi.



After Breakfast transfer to Border and after border formalities drive to Kyirong Border.


After breakfast drive to Saga.


After breakfast leave for Mansarover in a distance of 470 Km which takes about 08:00 hours. This is the first glimpse of Mt Kailash if the weather is good. Parikrama of Lake Manasarovar via Bus then visit the Hot Spring In route visit Seralung Monastery, Trugo Monastary, Gossal Monastery.


Morning Visit Chiu Monastery, Puja  or Havan and take deep at Mansarovar and put up at Darchen.


Early Morning trek to Inner Part of Mt Kailash. We can view Sherlung Gompa, Saptarishi Cave, Nandi Parvet, Ashtapad, Kailashi Gange, KuberKunda, Astamatrika Gan Parbat, Dakshinamurti Shivalaya, Saptarishi caves and Athmalingam. Trek or drive back to Darchen for Overnight stay

(If cannot get permission for Nandi Inner tour, we arrange tour to Tirthapuri)


The Holy Trek starts from Yama Dwar&Tharboche. We should start our journey after breakfast as early as possible. This day we have to walk continuously for about 6 to 7 hours. Overnight stay at Diraphuk in guesthouse.


Excursion tour to Touch Kailash, Shavasthali and acclimatization

After Breakfast excursion tour around the north face of Kailash, reach to the Spiritual place where we will be very close to Mt. Kailash. We will have spiritual activities, meditation on “Charan Sparsh”/ Touch Kailash of Mt. Kailash on north face.


Early morning we will start journey as early as possible. Our Tibetan guide will lead the group through Dolma La (5640 m) which is normal outer kora and can use horse up to the pass. Interested persons can go down to Gaurikund and collect some holy water from Kund. Overnight stay at Zuthulphuk guest house.


Kailash Kora ends after 10 KM walk from Zuthulphuk. After lunch, Drive to Paryang  O/N At Paryang


After breakfast drive to Kyirong Border, after immigration and visa formalities drive back to Kathmandu.


Kapan monastery, Boudhanath stupa


After Breakfast drive to Airport for final departure.

The cost of Trip:

Cost of Trip depends up on mode of Transportation, accommodation and group size


  • All Transportation as per group size, deluxe
  • All accommodation in standard hotels in cities and Guest house for Kailash kora
  • Accommodation in SAGA,KYIRONG AND DARCHEN at standard hotel
  • All permits and entrance fees( Aliens permit, Grassland permit, Foreign affair and Military )
  • One supporting truck in Tibet part
  • Nepali cooks and helpers from Kerung Border (Kyirong- Kailash- Kyirong)
  • Kitchen equipments and all meals( Kyirong- Kailash- Kyirong)
  • Assistance by Nepali staffs on Spiritual Kailash kora
  • English speaking Tibetan tour guide on entire tour
  • Yak and Yak man for Kailash kora
  • Transportation for kitchen crew from Kathmandu to border and back
  • Border to Kathmandu Transportation by Bus
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast only (4 Nights KTM and 1 Night border)
  • Kathmandu spiritual sightseeing tour with tour guide as per program


  • Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing entrance fees of sightseeing monuments at Kathmandu only
  • Travel Insurance and personal nature cost
  • Extra accommodation in Darchen who cannot make Kora
  • All beverage and drink
  • Personal nature cost, riding horse for Kailash kora if necessary
  • Personal Tips to Staffs
  • International flight arrangement to Lhasa
  • Chinese Visa fees ( as separate above)
  • The cost not mentioned on cost Includes

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