Mt. Kailash Mansarovar Jeep Tour  

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Deposit $500 per person - paid at the time of signup; fully refundable up to 90 days prior to departure

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According to Hinduism, Lord Shiva Resides on top of Mount Kailash, where he sits in a state of meditation along with his wife Parvati, the daughter of the Himalayas.  The Kailash Parvat is believed to be the ultimate destination for the soul and the spiritual center of the world.  Like Mount Kailash, Lake Mansarovar is the abode of purity.  It is a place of pilgrimage, attracting Hindus from all over the world.  It is believed that taking a bath in Lake Mansarovar and drinking its water will cleanse all sins committed over one hundred lifetimes.  Those who have visited the holy places of Lake Mansarovar and Kailash Parvat carry with them the memories of their travels, which will remind them of the presence of Lord Shiva in their lives and will give them a feeling of peace and tranquility for the rest of their lives.


The pristine beauty and serenity of these regions and these religious sites are awe-inspiring and instills the feeling of being one with Shiva.  Hindus who walk around the 32-mile circumference of Mount Kailash use the term Parikrama.  The Tibetans refer to the clockwise circumambulation as a Kora.  Both words mean the same thing:  a pilgrimage.  The Parikrama of Kailash Parvat is an essential part of your overall experience at Mount Kailash.  Trekking the long path is difficult and physically challenging, however, with proper preparation, devout pilgrims of all ages are able to complete the Parikrama.



Day 1:  Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 2:  City tour in Kathmandu

Day 3:  City tour in Bhaktpur

Day 4:  Drive to Nylam (12,303ft/3,728m), travel time 5-6 hours

Day 5:  Rest day in Nylam to acclimatize (12,303ft/3,728m)

Day 7:  Drive to Paryang (14,180ft/4,297m), travel time 6-7 hours

Day 8:  Drive to Lake Mansarovar (14,954ft/4,531m), travel time 7-8 hours

Day 9:  Drive around Lake Mansarovar towards Raksas Lake to Darchen (14,975ft/4,538m)

Day 10:  Parikrama to Dehara Puk (16,404ft/4,971m)

Day 11:  Parikrama continues to Dolma-La Pass (19,500ft/5,909m)

Day 12:  Parikrama ends, drive to Lake Mansarovar

Day 13:  Arrive Saga by early morning (185km)

Day 14:  Drive to Zhangmu (180km), 5-6 hours

Day 15:  Drive to Kathmandu (150km), 5-6 hours

Day 16:  Rest day in Kathmandu

Day 17:  Departure



» Welcome and farewell dinners

» 3 nights accommodation at a hotel in Kathmandu/twin sharing with breakfast

» Accommodations in Tibet, lodges or tents

» All vegetarian meals while on Yatra

» English speaking Nepali tour leader and Tibetian guide

» Tibet Visa and permit fees

» Yaks and yak drivers during Parikrama

» Ground transfers in Tibet using 4WD Toyota land cruisers

» Sherpa/Nepali staff (trekking guides, porters, cook, etc.)

» Portable altitude chamber bag

» Oxygen cylinders in each vehicle



» Airfare from and to home country

» All beverages, photography charges, internet usage, and telephone calls

» Extra nights in Tibetan lodges (except as mentioned in the itinerary)

» Travel insurance

» Extra expenses in the event of weather or landslide delays or for hiring additional transportation and porters

» Lunches while in Kathmandu

» Horse rental if needed while on Parikrama (approx Cost the US $200) or personal porter (approx cost the US $100)

» Emergency evacuation costs (cost for rental of Land Cruiser)

» Medical and rescue insurance is required

» Any additional meals in Kathmandu except as mentioned in the itinerary

» Tips for staff, guides, and drivers


Please contact us for more information.

Imperial Expedition 

218 S. Main Street,
​Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Office: (734) 997-7229

Direct: (303) 834-5512