Departs on: 20 May 2018, 3 June, 17 June, 8 July, 22 July, 5 August, 19 August and 2 September 2018 (View the Outline Itinerary to view date details for 2018).

Kailash is considered as an important pilgrimage destination as well as a power point where it is possible to gain inspiration and energy to transform oneself from this physical to a higher spiritual level. The custom of circumambulating mount Kailash is believed to purify the soul and cultivate in each pilgrim the ability to perceive the divinity. The experience is elevating and inspiring, and many pilgrims return to their homes with feelings of exaltation and spiritual inspiration.

Karnali Excursions was one of the first tour agencies in Nepal to offer Yatra to Kailash in 1993, when China opened its doors to tourism. Ever since, we have been providing a strong, well-organized and spiritually fulfilling experience for those who join with us for this Yatra of a lifetime.

Here are some of the things we offer that make our Yatra special, meaningful and different than other tour companies:

  • We teach yoga and pranayam, which help to acclimatize in high altitude
  • We offer regular support during the Yatra to help you to cope with Acute Mountain Sickness
  • We provide personal escort to senior citizens and those who need extra support
  • We demonstrate walking, trekking, eating and sleeping techniques during the entire journey
  • Karnali Excursions’s senior leaders join as facilitators and Yatra leaders
  • We perform morning and evening prayers followed by Bhajans and Kirtans
  • We serve North Indian, Chinese, Gujrati and South Indian pure vegetarian meals

Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra via Lhasa 2017-2018


  • Total Duration: 17 Days
  • Max Elevation: 5,650 Meters
  • Trek Grading: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Best Months: May to September
  • Journey Starts/Ends: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Accommodation: Hotels (In Kathmandu, Lhasa and Shigatse) and basic guest houses in other places

Trek Highlights

  • Perform Rudravishekh and Darshan of highly revered Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu
  • Explore Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple in Lhasa
  • Ritual dip and Havan at sacred Mansarovar Lake
  • Darshan and Parikrama of Holy Mt. Kailash

Dates & Prices

Dates: This trip departs on 20 May 2018, and completes on 5 June 2018. (Other dates are also available, below.)

Prices: Contact us with your group size and needs and we’ll work out the best possible price for you.

Outline Itinerary

2018 Schedules

(late) May Schedule

  • Arrival in Kathmandu: 20 May 2018
  • Departure to Tibet: 23 May 2018
  • Return to Kathmandu: 4 June 2018
  • Depart to Home: 5 June 2018

(early) June I Schedule

  • Arrival in Kathmandu: 03 June 2018
  • Departure to Tibet: 06 June 2018
  • Return to Kathmandu: 18June 2018
  • Depart to Home: 19 June 2018

(late) June II Schedule

  • Arrival in Kathmandu: 17 June 2018
  • Departure to Tibet: 20 June 2018
  • Return to Kathmandu: 02 July 2018
  • Depart to Home: 03 July 2018

(early) July I Schedule

  • Arrival in Kathmandu: 8 July 2018
  • Departure to Tibet: 11 July 2018
  • Return to Kathmandu: 23 July 2018
  • Depart to Home: 24 July 2018

(late) July II Schedule

  • Arrival in Kathmandu: 22 July 2018
  • Departure to Tibet: 25 July 2018
  • Return to Kathmandu: 06 August 2018
  • Depart to Home: 07 August 2018

(early) August I Schedule

  • Arrival in Kathmandu: 05 August 2018
  • Departure to Tibet: 08 August 2018
  • Return to Kathmandu: 20 August 2018
  • Depart to Home: 21 August 2018

(late) August II Schedule

  • Arrival in Kathmandu: 19 August 2018
  • Departure to Tibet: 22 August 2018
  • Return to Kathmandu: 3 September 2018
  • Depart to Home: 4 September 2018

September  Schedule

  • Arrival in Kathmandu: 2 September 2018
  • Departure to Tibet: 5 September 2018
  • Return to Kathmandu: 17 September 2018
  • Depart to Home: 18 September 2018

Trip Extensions

Do you wish to extend your trip to include more time, additional destinations, or both? Let us know and we’ll help you plan it out.

(These trips can also be extended or modified to fit your schedule.)

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