In Kailash Mansarovar tour how much walking is involved? Is it all overland tour by bus?

In Kailash Mansarovar tour how much walking is involved? Is it all overland tour by bus?
Well the overland Kailash Mansarovar tour from Kathmandu is mostly drive. We can get up to Mansarovar, Darchen and even the starting point of 3 days trek to Parikrama by comfortable Vechile ( jeep, Bus, Van). Only 3 days walk Parijrama or Khira is on foot, which is total of 38 KM only. For the prikrama also you have option of hiring horse / Yak or private porter to assist at extra cost.
So people who are healthy, strong desire to visit Kailash Mansarovar can make this trip easily.

Can some one go Kailash Manasarovar from India direct? 

Can someone go to Kailash Manasarovar from India directly? 
Yes, people go to Kailash Mansarovar via India Lipulekh area also. But the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra from India requires some days of trek and also the quota system ( kind of lottery). Now they have built a road via Indo – The indo-Nepal border to go to Tibet / China and then to Kailash Mansarovar but not fully in operation now. Also, Indian passport holders didn’t get a Visa / permit to go to Kailash Mansarovar in 2023.

 There is also an option from Sikkim Nathu La Pass to go to Tibet Kailash but this route is long and too high to travel which is why not so practical and hard journey not many people take. So the easiest, fastest, safest and most reasonable tour to Kailash Mansarovar will be from Kathmandu the overland. The 15-day Kailash Mansarovar overland Yatra from Kathmandu is very practical and people have been loving it.
Another option is flying to Lhasa and take an overland journey to Kailash from Lhasa as well. We can help you to organize the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra from Kathmandu or from Lhasa. Since 1999, Earthbound Expeditions has been organizing Kailash Mansarovar tour for 25 years now. Come and join us for a journey of a lifetime.

Why to travel Kailash Mansarovar with Earthbound Expeditions ? 

Why do you have to travel to Kailash Mansarovar with Earthbound Expeditions?
Well, Holy Kailash Manasarovar Yatra is one of the divine journeys taken to achieve Moksha (salvation) and clean the sins. According to the mythology, in order to carry out the once-in-a-lifetime journey, you must be summoned by the divine. You need an experienced team who take you to Kailash Manasarovar with love and care.
We, the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra team at Earthbound Expeditions, specialize in planning the most respected and holy pilgrimage journeys to Kailash Manasarovar, the sacred residence of Lord Shiva. Established in 1999 with a vision to provide justice and value for each penny spent by our clients.
We are a specialist team of mountaineers and guides been leading trips to Mt. Kailash Manasarovar for the past 24 years and many of our team leaders have personally been there over 20 times and taking 1000’s of yatries from UK, USA, Australia, India, and other parts of the world. We have a highly dedicated and informative team to guide you through the whole Kailash Manasarovar Yatra.
Over the years, the knowledge we have gained, and our passion for holy travel has made it easy to pick comfortable accommodations, local Sherpa guides and create perfect itineraries to fit our worldwide client’s needs. To this date, we are successful in satisfying our clients and we are tirelessly working our best.
As one of the best travel agencies in Nepal, we the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra team, offer individualized service and work at every level of plan that will be tailored to each unique need or demand of our clients. We design the itinerary that is suitable and easy to understand the whole Yatra process before even starting the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. We are loved, supported, and recommended by our clients and continually dedicate our time and knowledge to provide the best experience.
Our Kailash Manasarovar tour group size is always about 30 people so that we can care for them well. We provide good, clean and comfortable hotel accommodations, good transportation and carry medical supplies needed during the journey. All our meals are vegetarian (South Indian, North Indian and some western dishes) hotly prepared by our expert cooks. We also carry oxygen cylinders, PAC bags which are very important for the altitude, Oximeters for measuring oxygen, Blood Pressure meters and other equipment necessary for the yatra. We offer/conduct Puja and Havan on the banks of Manasarovar. We also make arrangements to take a bath at the shore of Lake Manasarovar in shower tents with warm water from Lake Manasarovar.
Our sincere and dedicated service makes Earthbound Expeditions one of the best Tour companies for the Himalayas and for Kailash Manasarovar yatra, as supported by the testimonials we receive from our clients. Please refer to the Testimonial section to read the reviews and learn more about our services.

Is Kailash climbed by any one yet ? 

Is Kailash climbed by anyone yet?
As of now, there is no record of anyone having climbed Kailash. As this is a holy land and a very holy peak no permission is granted. People might have tried but no one succeed and it claims that people will not be able to climb it.

Does helicopter tour take you to Kailash? Is Helicopter tour to Kailash worth? 

Does helicopter tour take you to Kailash? Is the Helicopter tour to Kailash worth?
The advertised helicopter tour to Kailash is quite misleading as there is no permission to fly a Helicopter in Tibet / China at Kailash region due to security. So the Kailash helicopter tour takes you to the Nepal / Tibet border town of Hilsa and from there, people take a Jeep or bus to Mansarovar and complete the Kailash Mansarovar tour and back to Hilsa and there take a helicopter and back to Simikot Nepalgunj and then to Kathmandu. So no helicopter goes to Kailash and we don’t recommend helicopter tours due to 3 reasons. Reason no. 1 is it is going too high too quickly so you may get sick. Reason no. 2 is due to bad weather lot of times the helicopter flights are canceled or delayed and you may end up spending more time and money, at the same time disappointed. Reason no. 3 is you will be spending more money. The best we always suggest is 15 15-day Kailash Overland tour from Kathmandu.

Is there a temple in Kailash Manasarovar ? 

Is there a temple in Kailash Manasarovar?
There is no Temple at Kailash Mansarovar. The main crown Jwel is Kailash parvat which is known as Sumeru Parvat which everyone worships or prays too. At Manasarovar, people take holy baths and do Puja or havan at the Bank of the Lake. At the North face Diraphuk, and at Dolma la pilgrimage do some Puja, worship or burn lamp or incense.  At Shivastal and also at Tharboche ( Yama Dwar) people leave old clothes or nails or hair believing that they get rebirth or new life. It is a very holy land itself and most of the people say that they saw Lord Shiva, Hanuman, Shesnaag, Parvati, or Apsara there. It all depends on your belief and imagination. There are holy caves around Kailash Mansarovar where many gurus, masters, and saints have meditated in the past. You can practice some Meditation there as well.

How long is the Kailash Parikrama walk? And how hard is the walk? 

How long is the Kailash Parikrama walk? And how hard is the walk?
The Kailash Parikrama or Kailash Kora walk total from Darchen to Darchen is 54 KM, but since now you can drive up to Tharboche, Yama Dwar to start the Parikrama and you can end the walk at Sarsiyu Valley end of Zothulphuk now total walk becomes only 38 Kms in 3 days. The first day from Tharboche ( Yama Dwar) to Diraphuk the north face of Kailash walk is about 10 Km total which is not so hard and it is about 6 to 8 hours of walk.
The 2nd day of Parikrama to Shivastal and to Dolma la is the hardest and longest one all the way to Zutholphuk it is a total of about 18 KM and it takes about 10 to 12 hours max. We start quite early and it is a full day’s walk slowly.
The 3rd day is again about 8 to 10 Km walk and it is about 5 to 6 hours of walk. You can take a horse at extra cost if you can’t walk all (a horse is useful for uphill only). You can also hire an extra porter at Kailash at extra cost. The walking stick can be useful.
Although it takes 3 days for us to Kailash Parikrama the local Tibetan pilgrims does in one day.

How is Visa for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra handled who is traveling from Lhasa direct ?  

How is Visa for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra handled who is traveling from Lhasa direct ?
For those who travelling to Kailash Mansarovar region via Lhasa Tibet also we need China Visa and military travel permit. You need to send us at least 6 months valid passport in advance. We will proceed for Visa and you can get China visa at your home country ( UK, USA, Australia, where ever you are).  Don’t mention you going to Tibet when getting China visa please. Once you get China visa  you send us the copy of China visa and with that we will apply Tibet military travel permit. Then when you travel to Lhasa via Shanghai, Beijing or Chengdu we will deliver Tibet travel permit there at your hotel. Please plan to stay one night in one of those cities Shanghai, Beijing or Chengdu before you fly to Lhasa as we have to send you original Tibet travel permit there, with out that document you can’t fly to Lhasa. Once you are in Lhasa we will receive you there and start the journey.  ( we can also help with your hotel, flight in those cities if need help).
After Kailash mansarovar Yatra if you are travelling via Kathmandu to your home country then you need Nepal visa, which you can get upon arrival at Nepal boarder.

How is Visa for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra handled who is traveling from Kathmandu, Nepal ?

How is the Visa for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra handled who is traveling from Kathmandu, Nepal?
 To travel to the Kailash Mansarovar region we need a China / Tibet group Visa and a military travel permit.  If you are travelling via Kathmandu we will take care of the Visa and permit. You need to send us at least 6 months’ valid passport in advance. We will proceed for a Visa and permit and we will get China / Tibet visa when you are here with your original passport, while you are visiting Pashupatinath and doing some acclimatization hikes around Kathmandu.
Nepal visa you can get upon arrival, please get a multiple entry Visa for Nepal as we are coming back to Kathmandu after the trip.

What kind of food will be provided during the Yatra?

We have a solid team of cooks, helpers, and strong sherpas. All our meals provided during the yatra often consist of vegetarians and many varieties. We serve like porridge, Musli, roti, daal, pakodas, paratha,  rice, Rajma, veg . curry, pasta, puri, halawa, rasam, Khichadi, soup, milk, tea, coffee, born vita, biscuits, all sorts of meals. Every day we serve all have hot food prepared in our expedition kitchen for you.  Special dietary needs can sometimes be accommodated if communicated in advance.

Are experienced guides or experts available to accompany the yatra?

Holy Kailash Manasarovar Yatra is one of the divine journeys taken to achieve Moksha (salvation) and clean the sins. According to the mythology, in order to carry out the once-in-a-lifetime journey, you must be summoned by the divine. You need an experienced team who take you to Kailash Manasarovar with love and care. We, the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra team at Earthbound Expeditions, specialize in planning the most respected and holy pilgrimage journeys to Kailash Manasarovar, the sacred residence of Lord Shiva. Established in 1999 with a vision to provide justice and value for each penny spent by our clients. We are a specialist team of mountaineers and guides been leading trips to Mt. Kailash Manasarovar for the past 24 years and many of our team leaders have personally been there over 25 times and taking 1000’s of yatries from UK, USA, Australia, India, and other parts of the world. We have a highly dedicated and informative team to guide you through the whole Kailash Manasarovar Yatra.

Over the years, the knowledge we have gained, and our passion for holy travel has made it easy to pick comfortable accommodations, local Sherpa guides and create perfect itineraries to fit our worldwide client’s needs. To this date, we are successful in satisfying our clients and we are tirelessly working our best. Our sincere and dedicated service makes Earthbound Expeditions one of the best Tour companies for the Himalayas and for Kailash Manasarovar yatra, as supported by the testimonials we receive from our clients. Please refer to the Testimonial section to read the reviews at trip advisor and learn more about our services.As one of the best travel agencies in Nepal, we the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra team, offer individualized service and work at every level of plan that will be tailored to each unique need or demand of our clients. We design the itinerary that is suitable and easy to understand the whole Yatra process before even starting the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. We are loved, supported, and recommended by our clients and continually dedicate our time and knowledge to provide the best experience.

Our Kailash Manasarovar tour group size is always about 30 people so that we can care for them well. We provide good, clean and comfortable hotel accommodations, good transportation and carry medical supplies needed during the journey. All our meals are vegetarian (South Indian, North Indian and some western dishes) hotly prepared by our expert cooks. We also carry oxygen cylinders, PAC bags which are very important for the altitude, Oximeters for measuring oxygen, Blood Pressure meters and other equipment necessary for the yatra. We offer/conduct Puja and Havan on the banks of Manasarovar. We also make arrangements to take a bath at the shore of Lake Manasarovar in shower tents with warm water from Lake Manasarovar.

Our sincere and dedicated service makes Earthbound Expeditions one of the best Tour companies for the Himalayas and for Kailash Manasarovar yatra, as supported by the testimonials we receive from our clients. Please refer to the Testimonial section to read the reviews at trip advisor and learn more about our services.

What types of accommodations will be provided during the yatra?

Accommodations during the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra usually include a mix of hotels and guesthouses. We will use good guest houses and hotels However, the level of comfort can vary, all basic facilities are provided but don’t expect luxury.

We provide a sleeping bag, jacket, duffle bag, and Benie for you. We also provide shower tents for baths in Lake Mansarovar and also carry toilet tents. We try our best for your comfortable journey which we have been doing last 25 years.