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Unknown Kailas, Tibet trekking holidays

Hike the Kora around Kailas - Trek from Nepal to Tibet - The Holy Lake of Manasarovar

Tibet & Sacred Kailas

The sacred peak of Kailas is the 'spiritual centre of the universe' for those who follow the Buddhist faith. This particular trek is split into two sections. Firstly trekking from Nepal and through the Himalaya into Tibet, as well as a circuit trek around Kailas that follows the Kora route clockwise. Certainly devoted pilgrims and perhaps other trekkers will possibly be trekking the Kora around Kailas at the same time. The Kora itself is no mean feat, the circuit of Kailas is around 50km and involves crossing a 5600m pass. Tibet is a high altitude country and through the limitations of geography other than the final exiting of Tibet, by default your time in Tibet is invariably above 4500m. By beginning in Nepal and trekking across the Himalayas, some of the height gain is spread out over several days and effectively the two fairly non-active days by the holy lake of Manasarovar serve as acclimatisation days too. Indeed this is an ambitious, adventurous itinerary that involves tough hiking continuously for several days at high altitude and requires a good level of fitness and stamina.


Don't forget our trekking holidays are tailor-made and whilst this itinerary includes acclimatisation days, a contingency day and a controlled rate of ascent on the Nepal section, you can always have more rest, acclimatisation and even contingency days added. The itinerary is merely a suggested itinerary and is  not entirely  'set in stone'. We recommend Spring/Autumn are the most suitable times to undertakle this trek. Sleeping bags (4 season) will be required for nights spent camping and in guest houses. We can arrange sleeping bag  rental if required.

20 Days - Challenging - Max altitude 5600m

10 days walking- Hotels (some basic), Basic Guest Houses & Camping




The price shown is for guideline purposes. The price is inclusive of all accommodation described in the detailed itinerary, all airport and land transfers,  private overland travel, a full trek service including all camping equipment (except sleeping bags) meals as indicated in the itinerary, porterage on trek, permits (China and Tibet extra costs- see important notes at foot) & fees & an english-speaking guide.

B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu


Day 2 - Kathmandu Tour


Day 3 - Fly to Nepalgunj


Day 4 - Fly to Simikot


Day 5 - Up & down to Kermi


Day 6 - Trek to Yangur


Day 7 - To Thumkot


Day 8 - Walk to  beyond Yari


Day 9 - Into Tibet


Day 10 - To holy Manasarovar


Day 11 - By Manasarovar


Day 12 - To Darchen


Day 13 - Kailas Kora Day 1


Day 14 - Kailas Kora Day 2


Day 15 - Kailas Kora Day 3


Day 16 - Contingency Day


Day 17 - Overland across the Tibetan Plateau


Day 18 - Overland to Zangmu


Day 19 - To Kathmandu


Day 20 - Depart Nepal


Don't forget, this trek can be customised


See this example itinerary in detail here



IMPORTANT - As well as a Nepal Visa (multiple entry)  a China Visa and Tibet entry permits are required. You would obtain your own Nepal Visa as normal -see link below at foot of page- but we must usually arrange the China Visa and Tibet entry permits for  your entire private party collectively and will invoice you separately for these.  Do not obtain China Visas yourselves as individuals.  The 'rules' and costs for this have a nasty habit of changing and at very short notice too and even can depend on your nationality. Please contact us for the latest on the Tibet (China) requirements and costs.


Price Guide

£ GBP 3723

$ US 4825


Click here for more information about prices Detailed Itinerary All Classic Nepal Treks

 EUR 4310

All meals on trek included

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Example Itinerary Overview

Departures Information Prices per person displayed are for guide line purposes only. Please contact us for a personal quotation. Factors such as the size of your party, seasonality, international exchange rates, tailor made options and final itinerary chosen etc will affect the price. For more info-see the “more information about prices” link below. tailor made nepal holidays & custom bhutan vacations Snow Cat Travel

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