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Mt. Kailash & Lake Mansarovar via Limi valley


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Trip Facts

Best Season :
May to Oct
Trip Grade:
Starting From:
End Point:
6714m, Mt Kailash
Tented Camp and Hotels
Private vehicle & flight
Phone Network Access:


  • Take a ride along some fascinating places to the roof of the world.
  • Enjoy the stunning views of mountains and Tibetan plateaus.
  • Enjoy the enriched form of Buddhist culture in monasteries, temples and palaces of Tibet.
  • Enjoy the flawless beauty of Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar.
  • Cross various high passes and admire the splendid beauty of mountains and glaciers.


Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar via Limi valley is a spiritual journey that takes you to an elevation of 6.714 m / 22,028 ft. This classic journey is a blend of natural beauty, mountains, mountain lakes, Tibetan plateaus, and spirituality. Mount Kailash is a sacred place yet very popular among the people who follow Hindu, Buddhist and Jain religion. You may also find written about this place in the holy book of each religion. For instance, Hindu mythology claims Mount Kailash is abode place of Lord Shiva where he resides with his wife Parvati.

Likewise, Buddhist believe that it is a place where tantric Guru Milarepa did meditation for years. Similarly, as per Jain myth, it is a place where Rishavdeva accomplishes liberation. Hence owing to its religious value, many pilgrims around the world visit this place every year to perform Kora.

Mt. Kailash is a source of four river systems namely Indus, Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra), Karnali and Sutlej. The pristine mountain lakes like Mansarovar Lake and many others around Mt. Kailash makes this place more alluring. Mt. Kailash trip can be completed even in limited time as per your time constraints. Himal Eco Trek offers a variety of routes to Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar to your preferences. So you can inbox us to inquire for customization of this package!

Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in kathmandu
Day 03: Patan sightseeing tour
Day 04: Fly to Nepalgunj
Day 05: Nepalgunj to Simikot (Dharapuri)
Day 06: Dharapuri - Kermi - Salli Khola(3150m)
Day 07: Salli Khola - Camp (3150 m) to Chongsa Khola Camp (3600 m)
Day 08: Chongsa Khola Camp  to Nyalu la camp
Day 09: Nyalu La Camp to Takchi camp
Day 10: Tankchhe Camp to  Jang
Day 11:  trek to Halji
Day 12: Trek to Til
Day 13:  Manipema to Sera and drive to Purang
Day 14: Purang to Manasarovar lake
Day 15: Free day in Tirthapuri
Day 16: Rest day in Tirthapuri
Day 17: Tholing and Tsaparang
Day 18:  A day in Tholing
Day 19: Drive back to Darchen
Day 20: Trek to Derapuk
Day 21: Trek to Zutrulphuk via Dolmala pass
Day 22: Dive back to Darchen via  Manasarovar lake
Day 23: Drive to Zhongba
Day 24: Drive to Peigu Tso lake
Day 25: Driveto Zhangmu
Day 26: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 27: Free day and  in Kathmandu.
Day 28: Departure day


Detail Itinerary

Arrive in the airport after clearing your immigration and via procedure. A representative from Himal Eco Trek will pick you up and escort you to a hotel for check in. Enjoy our night at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Get an authentic taste of history, culture and art of Nepal in the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and head towards Swayambhunath stupa. Experience the unique aspect of Hindu culture in Pashupatinath temple and go to the highest stupa of the world – Boudhanath stupa. As you conclude your guided tour, return back to hotel. Enjoy your night at a hotel in Kathmandu.

After viewing the heritage sites in Kathmandu, we head towards the UNESCO listed heritage site in Patan. Patan Durbar Square is the major attraction of the day. Taste the authentic art and architecture in the old buildings and temples of Nepal. The palace built in the Malla period of Nepal reflects the grand lifestyle of the kings in that period. Visit Krishna temple and Patan Dhoka museum. The museum contains various things of ancient importance. After exploring the Patan Durbar Square, we return back to Kathmandu. We can visit the busy streets of Kathmandu and get dissolved in its chaotic nature. Enjoy your night at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Fly to Nepalgunj. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to a hotel for check in. Take a rest for a while and you will be escorted to the Tharu villages nearby in the evening. Explore the unique culture, tradition and lifestyle of the Tharu peoples as you walk by the streets.

Today we take a flight to Simikot. As we reach Simikot, we initiate our trekking journey. We walk for around three hours until we Dharapani. We stay at a guesthouse in Dharapani for the night.

We leave Dharapani and follow our trail to Kermi. On the way, we will get a glimpse of a waterfall. We pass the waterfall and follow Karnali river to Kermi. The potato, buckwheat and barley field along the way is enchanting. We walk along the levelled path and pass a police check post and Thakuri village to Salli khola. Today, we stop at a Camp set near Salli khola at 3150m for overnight stay.

Leaving the camp, we move forward until we reach a pass called Salle pass. Here we come across two paths, one that takes right to flat land and the other that leads us down the trail. Today, our path ascends up and goes downhill as walk through the forests of pine and rhododendron. We continue walking until we reach Chongsa Khola Camp for overnight stay.

As we leave Chongsa Khola camp, we should be prepared for a challenging day today as our trail turns steep to flat to steep again. At first, our trail ascends up steep. The path is quite rocky therefore you should be ready to exhilarate yourself a bit. On our way, we get a glimpse of a beautiful way from where our trail runs flat. In a clear weather, you can expect to see Mt. Kailash and Tibetan plateaus on the way. At the end of your journey today, you may again have to climb up steep for a while until you reach Nyalu la camp. Overnight stay at Nyalu La Camp.

The views of Api Saipal Himal from Nyalu la is astonishing. Today, we cross the Nyalu la pass and head towards Talung camp. As we cross the Nyalu la pass, the sacred Mt. Kailash becomes more visible to us. Our trail now descends down and passes beautiful landscape until we reach Takchi camp which will be our halting point for the night.

Leaving Takchi, we walk along the valley admiring the beauty that this valley possess. On the way, we cross a river camp that lies near a hot spring. Our walk for the day can be quite long but the walk will be quite interesting as we will find ourselves walking by the gurgling Talung river. We pass the Gumayuk and Majue Patan and cross a bridge over Talung river to Jang where we set up our camps for the night stay.

Today, we head towards Halji. We climb up to Halji Danda and visit Rinzin Ling Gompa, which is a popular gompa of this place. We can see the giant chorten and long prayer flags here which makes the whole environment colorful and spiritual. We spend our night at a tented camp in Halji.

Leaving Halji, we head towards Til. Today, we pass various villages on the way therefore, our day will be well spent exploring the beauty that lies in these Tibetan villages. We pass villages, potatoes and buckwheat fields with few up downs to Til. We set up our camp at Til for overnight stay.

Today our trail goes uphill through a rocky cliff. Our trail then winds up and down along a narrow path to Manipema. Here we will meet our crew waiting for us with a ride. We join them and take a drive along the Tibetan landscape to Purang. Overnight stay at a tented camp in Purang.

We leave Purang and take a drive to Mansarovar lake enjoying the fascinating views of Tibetan plateau. On reaching the Mansarovar lake, we wander around the area witnessing the beauty of Mt. Kailash and other surrounding lakes like Rakshyasa tal and others. We spend our day taking photographs and swimming. In the evening, we set up our camp near the lake and spend our night beneath the stars amidst the beauty of nature.

Today, we head towards Tirthapuri. Our drive will obviously be a wonderful one nothing less than a natural exploration. Upon arrival, we set our camps at Tirthapuri for overnight stay.

Today is a free day at Tirthapuri. There is a hot water spring in this place therefore, you can spend your time taking hot water bath and cleaning yourself. In the afternoon, we visit Padma Shambhaba cave and a monastery build there. We perform Kora around the cave and return back to our camps for the night.

Leaving Tirthapuri, we head towards the ancient Guge Kingdom of Tibet. The view of the western Tibet along the way is fabulous. More interesting is the historic Dongpo, Dawa and Mangang that we pass along the way to Tzada, a village near Tsaparang and Toling Gompa. We set our camp at this location for the day.

We have set a full day at Tholing to visit Tholing gompa and Tsaparang which holds the history of 11th century. At first, we head to Tholing gompa. This is an ancient gompa built in 11th century and is a valuable treasure of western Tibet. The art, culture and architecture reflected in this monastery is phenomenon. Next, we visit is Tsaprang which is the ancient capital of Guge Kingdom. These regons are completely secluded from today’s modern world. We can see the caves and pathways to mineral deposits built here in ancient era. Guge was a kingdom discovered a thousand years ago by one of the three sons of Lang Darma, the anti- Buddhist King. White Palace Red Palace, Yamantaka Chapel, Tara Chapel and Mandala Chapel are some of the major attractions here which are known to have linked with the Sakyamuni Buddha, King Songsten Gampo and other historic figures.

Today, we head back to Darchen via same route. Overnight at Darchen.

Today is an exciting day as we initiate Mt. Kailash from Darchen. We prepare a small bag pack for our trekking journey and carry it with us. We continue walking around Mt. Kailash to Derapuk. We set up our camp at Derapuk for overnight stay.

We wake up early in the morning and fuel up ourselves with breakfast for an interesting journey ahead. We ascend for around three hours today until we reach the Dolma La pass. The Dolma la pass lies at 5360 m above the sea level. From this pass, we gradually descend down to Zutrulphuk. We stay at a camp in Zutrulphuk for the night

Today, we complete our Kora as we drive back to Darchen via Mansarovar lake. Overnight stay at a camp in Darchen.

Now, we are in phase of returning back from our journey. Today, we drive to Zhongba applauding the scenic landscape of Manisar, Payang and Bhramaputra on the way. We stay at Zhongba for the night.

Today, we take a drive towards Peigu Tso lake. We take a drive along Saga and cross a bridge over the Bhramaputra river at Saga. We further continue our ride to Peigu Tso lake. We stop at our campsite from where we will have to walk to lake for around half an hour or more. This place is quite cold as it is quite close to Mount Shisapangma. After visiting the lake, we return back to our campsite for overnight stay.

Today, we head towards the Nepal China Border i.e. Zhangmu. As we drive towards border, we can enjoy some fantastic view of Mt. Shisapangma and other Nepalese peak in Rolwaling range. As we reach Zhangmu, we stop for an overnight stay.

We cross the China – Nepal border and get inside Nepal. We then complete the immigration formalities at Kodari and drive back to Kathmandu enjoying the views of lush hills at the riverside of Nepal. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Today is your free day in Kathmandu. You can take a rest or opt for Bhaktapur sightseeing tour. You can also visit malls in Kathmandu for the last minute shopping if interested. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your journey ahead. Hope to see you again!

Service Includes

  • Our package is inclusive of all ground transport which includes airport transfers as well.
  • You will be assisted in acquiring visa to China.
  • Accommodation in three star hotel wherever available.
  • Tented camps or guesthouse wherever not available.
  • The package includes full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the tour
  • All the permit fees during the tour.
  • An experienced local guide.
  • Other government taxes and tourist service charges if any.
  • First aid kit

Service Excludes

Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.

  • Meals which are not specified in the itinerary.
  • International flights (flight from your place to Nepal)
  • Chinese visa fees.
  • Accommodation at a three star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry and re-entry visa fee.
  • Snacks, soft drinks and water during the trek.
  • Hot showers during the trek.
  • Your personal expenses for shopping, internet, telephone expenses, laundry and other recreational
  • Personal trekking equipment if any.
  • Tips to tour guide, porter or driver is not our responsibility. (Tip is subject to your judgment. Offering
  • tip is not a compulsion)
  • Travel insurance

Essential Infos

Regarding your visa and arrival

You can obtain Chinese visa on your own by submitting an application to Chinese Embassy/ Consulate General based on your State of residence. However, you may also apply for visa through us. Once you book your trip with us, we take care of the process regarding visa. We apply for your visa on your behalf. All we need is photocopy of your passport and photographs. Once your application is processed and approved, you need to pay the applicable visa fees. Upon your arrival, you will be picked up and escorted throughout the journey as per your itinerary.

Getting into Tibet

You can enter into Tibet via road or air. You can take a direct flight to Tibet or opt for a drive via Kodari border in Nepal.

Best time to visit

Any season would be best for a traveler depending upon the motive of travel. However, for any traveler who would like to have best views of Mt. Everest from the base camp, April to mid June and September to October would be the best time.


Accommodation in Lhasa would be in a three star category hotel. For rest of the places, expect very normal kind of food and accommodation.

Meals and drinking water

During your travel to Tibet, we provide meals i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner as per the itinerary. However, lunch and dinner while your stay in three star hotels is not included. The menus are limited therefore if you want to eat anything different then you should purchase it on your own.

Currency Exchange

The currency of Tibet is denominated as Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is highly recommended as it insures your risk against any kind of uncertainties during the travel.


Trip reviews


Sept. 2019

With Himal Eco Treks to Mount Kailash Manasarovar lake tour via Limi Valley – World class !!!
What an impressing tour in the least because of having it done with Bharat’s comp: an absolutely competent agency with the utmost of human empathy. He himself was perpetually concentrated in caring for us all as if of his own: Whatever one had, there was taken care of. Nothing was ever too much, nothing ever irresolvable, never a harsh word. Every crew member -including himself- was always prepared to carry one’s rucksack irrespective of how many already carrying, and being at the end of the pack, one was never left in the feeling of being forsaken, always helping hands behind to strengthen one’s fortitude to just keep going. What else is there to say: they are World Class! Thank you for all!


Sept. 2019

Most amazing tour in Tibet and Trek in Nepal 

We did Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar via Limi Valley and Humla trek, that was most amazing. Bharat and his team accompanied us for a few weeks in Nepal / Tibet and everything was perfectly organized. The entire crew always helpful, in a good mood and absolutely professional. Warmth and humor were always there. It just went well and I would always go back with Himal Eco Treks like this. 100% recommendable and reliable.

Thanks again to Bharat and his wonderful team!


Maja Rufibach

2011 July

Dear Bharat and HET-Team,

In 2011, I have had the privilege to go on a pilgrimage around the Kailash with trekking from Simikot to Purang before with you and your team! It has been a very special and impressive experience and you all made it to an unforgettable adventure for me. We have been looked after very well and in an absolutely professional way, with everybody always being friendly and in a good mood and helping with any occurring problem. I recommended HET to my daughter and on her business trip to Nepal in 2013 she did some tours with your team as well, being as enthusiastic and satisfied as I have been. Thank you very much – I do hope to be able to come again for some more trekking with you all…

Namaste and greetings to you and the whole team,

Maja Maja Rufibach Restiweg 7 CH-3860 Meiringen

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