Mount Kailash Charan Sparsh Tour - 15 Days

Mount Kailash Charan Sparsh Tour Package 2024, 2025
Mount Kailash Charan Sparsh Tour
What to see & doSpecific information about Mount Kailash Charan Sparsh Tour - 15 Days
  • Duration15 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5634m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Overland and Hotel
  • Group Size 20
  • Transportation Private Vehicles
  • Best Season April to September

Mount Kailash Charan Sparsh Tour is a holy pilgrimage that spans approximately 7 km from Derapuk Monastery to the base of the mountain's northern face. The journey of reaching the base of Kailash symbolizes touching Lord Shiva's feet, reflecting the devotees' connection with the divine. The mountain is among the most sacred sites in Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Bon religions. This pilgrimage site is also considered the axis point of the Ganges. During this expedition, you will walk to the base of Mount Kailash from the north and make your way towards its base. Many followers from around the world believe the mountain to be the abode of Lord Shiva. With that belief, worshipers consider traveling to Mount Kailash a holy tour that must be done once in a lifetime. Unlike the classic Kailash Mansarovar tour, the Mount Kailash Charan Sparsh pilgrimage spans 7km from the Derapuk monastery to the base of the mountain's north face. The spiritual journeys provide travelers with positive energy as they make their way through icy landscapes and isolated terrain. Along the journey, the occasional chants and prayers act as motivation and strengthen the willpower of the devotees.

When you touch the base of Mount Kailash, you are regarded as touching Lord Shiva's feet. Worshipers believe that doing so leads a person's soul to Mokshya prapti, which signifies liberation. So, touching the base of Mount Kailash provides a deep spiritual and emotional experience for worshippers. Further, they believe that by doing so, they would transcend the physical realm and connect with the presence of Lord Shiva, making this a journey of purification, surrender, and spiritual fulfillment.

Highlights of Kailash Charan Sparsh Tour

  • Explore traditional markets and authentic cuisine, and observe the daily life of people in places like Kayrong, Kyirung, and Kerung.
  • Offers breathtaking views of the astonishing Himalayan mountain range, picturesque villages, lush terrains, and high-altitude desert landscapes.
  • The tour allows devotees to connect with their respective faiths.
  • Mansoravar Lake is a sacred location in Buddhism and Hinduism. It is believed to cleanse and purify the soul and mind.
  • The Charan Sparsh is a spiritual practice where devotees touch the sacred ground of Mount Kailash, which symbolizes surrender and humility.
  • The tour connects travelers and pilgrims from diverse faiths through shared bonds and interactions.

A Spiritual Journey To The Great Kailash Charan Sparsh

Mount Kailash Pilgrimage, commonly known as the Kailash Charan Sparsh Tour, is more than a physical journey. The journey is an inner calling to connect your mind and soul with divine energies. Devotees worldwide commence this tour in search of spiritual enlightenment and blessing. The towering peaks, breathtaking terrain, and tranquil lakes set up a mystical setting for an extraordinary encounter for any traveler. The Kailash Charan Sparsh is also regarded as a tribute to the dedication and faith of the pilgrimage to Mount Kailash. The mountain has been believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva for centuries and is one of Hinduism's holiest sanctuaries. So, Mount Kailash Charan Sparsh is not just a simple expedition but a spiritual excursion, symbolizing devotion and humility.

The tour begins in Kathmandu with a visit to the Pashupatinath Temple, one of Nepal's holy world heritage sites. Eventually, after the visa procedure is complete, a private vehicle will transfer you from Kathmandu to Tibet. Upon your arrival on the mystical land, a Tibetan guide will pick you up and guide you to the destinations along the trek. Further ahead, you will drive past places like Kayrong, Kyirung, and Kerung. Eventually, on the eighth day of the Mount Kailash Charan Sparsh tour, you will reach Lake Mansarovar—the lake shimmers like a blue jewel surrounded by magnificent snow-capped mountain peaks. You will spend some time on the banks of the holy leak, meditating and performing puja, before you continue the expedition. Tomorrow is the main highlight of the sacred tour, as you will trek to Mount Kailash from Derapuk. The hike will take you to the foot of Mount Kailash's north face. This will be a divine experience for any traveler, as you can feel the solid spiritual energy as you walk closer to the holy site. Moving ahead, on the next day, you will resume the trek from Derapuk and head towards Zutulpuk Monastery, crossing over Dolma La Pass and Gauri Kund. Finally, the last stretch of the journey takes you to Darchen and back to Saga Town. We will drive to the Keyrong border and return to Kathmandu.

Best Time For Mount Kailash Charan Sparsh

The most favorable time of the year to visit the holy Mount Kailash is during the dry season, from May to September. The weather is pleasant during this time, and the mountain is visible. Moreover, the trails you will be hiking on won't be covered in thick snow, and you can walk over them comfortably. On the other hand, during the off-season after the end of September, the weather could be better for an expedition, as you will need clear views of the surrounding mountains. Moreover, the trails will be slippery, and Mansarovar Lake will be covered in thick layers of ice and snow. Also, the local lodges and tea houses will be closed during the off-season. Besides, the local government may not allow any expedition because the weather conditions may become unpredictable.

Is the Mount Kailash Charan Sparsh Tour For You?

Since you will be hiking only for three days, you will only have to make a little preparation for the Mount Kailash Charan Sparsh tour. But you must remember that you will be walking on rocky and irregular terrain and must carry food and water supplies for the day. So, you must have a reasonable fitness level to complete the spiritual journey. You won't need any climbing terrain, but keep an eye out for slippery, icy terrain. Your guide will assist you in ensuring your safety and well-being.

Mount Kailash Charan Sparsh Tour Difficulty

Starting the Mount Kailash Charan Sparsh tour is physically and spiritually demanding. The difficulty level is also based on your health conditions, fitness levels, and route. Mount Kailash is located in Tibet's high-altitude region, and altitude sickness might concern most travelers. Therefore, you need to acclimatize adequately to avoid any altitude-related illnesses. We recommend that you drink plenty of water and hydrate yourself along the trek. Besides, if you feel any warning signs, inform the guide, and he will take the necessary steps to mitigate the issue.

On the other hand, the weather can be unpredictable in this region, and you may encounter occasional snow, rain, and heavy wind. So, adequate clothing and gear are necessary to deal with such conditions. On the other hand, for many devotees, the spiritual significance outweighs the physical challenges. You must mentally prepare yourself and approach the sacred site respectfully and reverently. Moreover, you must consult with a healthcare professional to evaluate your pre-existing medical conditions. You can book the spiritual journey with us after they provide expert advice on whether you should commence the tour.

How To Prepare Yourself For the Tour

Preparing for the Mount Kailash Charan Sparsh tour involves mental and physical readiness. For starters, you must begin by conditioning your body with regular training. The exercise must focus on strength, cardiovascular fitness, and muscle strength. On the other hand, prepare yourself mentally for the uncertainties and challenges along the journey. Also, you must pack the essential gear and even get counseling from experts for guidance and advice for the tour. Finally, by adequately preparing yourself in these aspects, you can confidently commence the Mount Kailash Charan Sparsh toys, ready to immerse yourself in the meaningful experience.

Kailash Charan Sparsh Tour Cost

The total cost of the Kailash Charan Sparsha tour depends on several factors, such as the duration, itinerary, services, and amenities provided. We have listed the price of our package to help you plan your trip ahead. USD 2500 per person (double or twin room sharing, and USD 3000 single person basis.

Updates for the 2024 Kailash Tour Visa and Permit:

Visa requirements and travel permits have been recently updated for 2024 by the People's Republic of China. You must obtain a special travel permit from China's Foreign Affairs Department to visit the Tibet Autonomous Zone. The local travel agents in Tibet and China control the issuance of this permit. Further, you will receive sponsor-granted papers and entry permits after submitting a copy of your passports. All foreign nationals should also submit an 11-page application form to the China Visa Center. Travel permits and the Chinese Embassy will send visas for Mount Kailash and Tibet within four to five working days. So, travelers must arrive in Kathmandu five days ahead of schedule.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal's vibrant capital. Upon arrival, an Outfitter Nepal representative will greet you at the airport. You will then be escorted to a private vehicle and transferred to a reputed three-star hotel in Thamel. Our staff members will then help you with the check-in procedure. After you freshen yourself up and rest your body from the long travel, we will prepare for an evening of spiritual enchantment at the Pashupatinath Temple. You will witness the captivating Aarathi ceremony, a tribute to Lord Shiva, with mesmerizing dance and music. Later, we will drive back to the hotel and enjoy a lovely dinner.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Transportation: Private Vehicles

Today, you will begin a journey through the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal, and explore renowned monuments and temples. First, we will visit the ancient Swayanbhunath Stupa on a hilltop with panoramic city views. After spending time and taking pictures, we will move on to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site adorned with intricately carved temples, palaces, and courtyards. Finally, in the late afternoon, you will be transferred back to the hotel, and our staff members will ensure all necessary documents for visa procedures are in order.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 Hours
  • Transportation: Private Vehicles

On the third day of the Mount Kailash Charan Sparsha tour, savor the leisurely pace of the expedition as you explore the local markets. Our guide will also help you navigate Kathmandu's cultural heritage and historical sites. On the other hand, you can spend the rest of the day relaxing at your hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Transportation: Private Vehicles

On day three, you will have a free day to spend as you prefer. While we deal with the visa procedure, you can stroll around the city, visiting malls, local shops, and museums. Spend the day having lunch or coffee with your friends and family, immersing yourself in Kathmandu's bustling and vibrant energy.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

After breakfast at the hotel, we will begin a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Kering. The drive takes us through breathtaking landscapes and cultural monuments around the city. As we leave the bustling Kathmandu behind, we enjoy the journey ahead to the Nepal-China border. This is where you will go through the immigration procedures. Eventually, we will resume our journey, navigate the Himalayan region, and marvel at charming villages, serene valleys, and majestic mountains.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,900m/9515ft
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Best Available
  • Walking Hours: Driving: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 170 km

On the sixth day of the expedition, we will rest before proceeding with our holy Mount Kailash Charan Sparsha Tour. This will help us acclimatize to the changes in the atmosphere and adapt to the dropping oxygen level in the air. Today, we will utilize the rest day by kicking off short excursions around the region and exploring nearby areas of Kyirung.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,700m/8858ft
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Best Available

On this exciting day, we will leave the beautiful Kerung behind and resume our drive along the serene desert terrains. You can enjoy glorious views of Gaurisankhar (7,134 meters) and Shishapangma (8,027 meters) during the ride. The route will lead us through Karru Ongchen, Khunmen Tso, and the tranquil Pikutso Lake. Before we arrive at Saga, we will cross the Brahmaputra River, also known as Yarling Tsangpo in Tibetan

  • Max. Altitude: 4,640m/15,223ft
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Best Available
  • Walking Hours: 7 – 8 hours driving
  • Walking Distance: Driving: 500 km
  • Transportation: Jeep

You will enjoy a hearty breakfast in the morning and prepare for the journey ahead. Today's ride will take you through charming traditional towns such as Zhongba and Paryang. The trail ahead will then gradually begin to reveal the magnificent views of Mt. Kailash (6,638 m). As we get closer to Mansarovar Lake, we will see the enchanting Chiu Monastery on the lake's northern shore. Tonight, you will stay at a local lodge in Tsu Gompa as you relish the Himalayan ambiance around you and call it a night.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,590 m/15,000 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Best Available
  • Walking Hours: 7 Hours driving
  • Walking Distance: Driving: 370km

After spending the night at Tsu Gompa, you will prepare for another day of jeep rides in the morning. The ride spans approximately 55km and winds through the rugged terrain of the beautiful Tibetan Plateau. Eventually, you will arrive at Dira Puk, as the road leads to vast, untouched wilderness with towering peaks as the backdrop. The lovely village is located on the northern face of Mount Kailash. From here, you will also have beautiful views of snowcapped mountains such as Chenresig Jampelyang and Chana Dorje.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,210m/17093ft
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Best Available
  • Walking Hours: 2 Hours drive
  • Walking Distance: Driving: 70km
  • Transportation: Jeep

Today, we leave sacred Mansoraver Lake behind and begin our spiritually uplifting journey. We go to Dirapuk and move to Mount Kailash through rugged terrains and high-altitude landscapes. Along the way, you will marvel at breathtaking views of the surroundings and meet pilgrims and travelers worldwide. Eventually, after hours of hiking, we reached the Charan Sparsha point. This is where you will pay homage by touching and worshipping the mountain's base, which signifies the foot of Lord Shiva. After immersing yourself in the divine ritual of Charan Sparsha, you will retrace the trail back to Dirapuk. The hike back allows you to reflect on the experience and delve into the spiritual energy of Mount Kailash.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,210m/17093ft
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Best Available
  • Walking Hours: 2 Hours of hiking
  • Walking Distance: Driving: 10km

Prepare for an exciting trek from Dirapuk to Zutulpuk Monastery, crossing Dolma La Pass. The route ahead promises spiritual enrichment as you ascend the steep landscape and head toward Dolma La Pass, the highest point of the expedition. Hike on rugged terrain and prepare to be awe-struck by the mesmerizing vistas around you. Finally, you will reach Gauri Kunda, a sacred lake revered by Hindu pilgrims for its religious and cultural significance. Spend your time around the lake and commence puja and other spiritual activities. Today's hike is physically demanding and spiritually rewarding, creating a long-lasting memory.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,600m/18,372m
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Best Available
  • Walking Hours: 8 Hours
  • Walking Distance: 25km

We start the day early, leave Zutulouk Monastery behind, and hike to Darchen. The trails lead you through serene village settlements and farmlands. Upon your arrival at Darchen, you will board a private vehicle and begin a scenic drive back to Saga. As the ride takes you through the vast Tibetan Plateau, get ready to be mesmerized by the glorious vistas that unfold ahead. The final portion of the Mount Kailash Charan Sparsha tour enables you to reflect on your experience and immerse yourself in the beauty of the landscape and surrounding mountains.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,670m/15,321ft
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Best Available
  • Walking Hours: 2 hours hike, and 8 hours driving

Today, you will bid farewell to Tibet's serene landscapes and commence the expedition's final leg. The ride takes you through high-altitude terrains, where you can soak in the vistas around you. Upon arriving at Kerung, you must rest and recharge yourself. Further, spend the rest of the day preparing for your return to Kathmandu. We spend the night at a local lodge and enjoy a wonderful dinner later in the evening.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,900m/9515ft
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Best Available
  • Walking Hours: 6 hours driving
  • Walking Distance: Driving: 230km

On the second last day of the spiritual tour, you will pack your belongings and prepare for the ride back to Kathmandu. Along the way, let the memories you made during the expedition linger on your mind as the road traverses through hills, farms, and small village settlements. After their long jeep ride, you will arrive at Kathmandu and check in your designated room. Take a well-deserved rest and freshen up. Later in the evening, venture into the bustling streets of Thamel and visit local cafes and markets.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours driving
  • Walking Distance: 170 km

Today is the final day of the Mount Kailash Charan Sparsha tour. Our staff members will pick you up from the hotel. You will be transferred to the airport according to the departure schedule. As you go to the airport, cherish the spiritual insights and memories you gained from the spiritual tour. If you have further plans to embark on another exciting adventure in Nepal, please get in touch with us so we can make the necessary arrangements.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Private Vehicles
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Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
What's Included
  • Complimentary pickup and drop service from the airport.
  • 5 nights accommodation in 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Best Available Accommodation in the Kailash en route.
  • Hawan by pandit in Pashupatinath temple.
  • Support crews include a guide, a potter, and a driver.
  • Freshly cooked meals and hot and cold beverages.
  • Tibet Visa, Tibet Travel Permit, Kailash entry fees, and Tibetan Guide.
  • Oximeter to check your oxygen level and oxygen cylinder.
  • Insurance, accommodation, meals, and salary for guides and porters.
  • Complimentary use of a duffel bag and sleeping bag for the tour.
What's not Included
  • Application fee for Nepal Visa.
  • Travel insurance and rescue evacuation operations.
  • Your expenses.
  • Food and accommodation outside of the designated establishments in the itinerary.
  • Tips for guides and porters.
  • Additional charges may apply in cases of natural disasters and unpredictable weather.
  • Extra porter and yak rides if required.
  • International phone calls.
  • Everything else is not listed in the “Included” section.
Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

Accommodations in Kailash Charan Sparsh Tour

You will stay at a reputable 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, with standard tea houses and lodges along the route to Mount Kailash. The accommodation in Kathmandu and Tibet will be twin-shared, but we can arrange a single room for you upon request. The rooms in the tea houses feature a comfortable bed with warm blankets and pillows. Most of them have a bathroom outside of the room, but the establishment also provides rooms with attached bathrooms, which will cost you an extra charge. There are wi-fi services in the tea houses, but bear in mind that they will charge you an additional amount.

Meals on the Kailash Charan Sparsh Tour

All the meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, are provided in Kathmandu, Tibet, and during the tour. The menu will consist of Nepali, Indian, and Tibetan food. Some food items are oatmeal, chapati, chicken curry, naan, dal bhat tarkari, tibetan bread, stew, pizza, macaroni, and soup. On the other hand, you will have tea, coffee, hot lemon, ginger tea, and hot chocolate as beverages. The meals provided on the treks are made from freshly picked ingredients. This will ensure you receive the necessary minerals and vitamins your body needs to replenish itself. We will also provide you with snacks and hot water during the journey.

Leader & Staff Arrangements:

For the Mount Kailash Charan Sparsha Tour, we provide a well-versed guide who will take you around Nepal and Tibet. This will ensure you receive a thorough knowledge of the respective region's history. Also, you will have a porter to carry your luggage during the tour.

Can I perform a Kailash Charan Sparsha without agency?

Due to its mystical nature and cultural and religious significance, the Mount Kailash Charan Sparsha Tour is a dream for many devotees and travelers. However, you can only commence the tour with others due to government restrictions. So, you must process through an agency to begin and complete the holy pilgrimage.

Can I travel to Tibet without agency?

Individual travel is restricted in Tibet, and obtaining a visa is difficult due to China's strict tourism policies. A tour guide, private vehicle, and travel permits are necessary for all travelers looking forward to visiting Tibet. If you want to explore the serene landscapes of Tibet, Outfitter Nepal will ensure the required documentation and make arrangements for your exciting adventure.

What is the difference between the China Visa and the Tibet Group Visa?

Two visa types are available for entry into Tibet: the Tibet Group Visa for Nepalese citizens and the Chinese Entry Visa. The Tibet Group Visa is provided for travelers visiting Tibet from Kathmandu. On the other hand, the Chinese Embassy grants the Chinese Entry Visa to tourists who want to visit Tibet from around the world. Please note that the Tibet Group Visa is valid for 30 days and cannot be extended. On the other hand, the Chinese Entry Visa can be extended and is valid for 90 days. Besides, a tour operator is required to apply for the Tibet Group Visa, whereas visitors themselves can apply for a Chinese Visa.

Some Helpful Tips for Kailash Pilgrimage Tour

  • Please submit the requested documentation within the time frame above.
  • Start doing light exercises, as the rugged trails are demanding.
  • Hike gradually during the trek; do not rush, as it may lead to injury and illness.
  • To acclimatize properly, drink adequate water and eat a balanced diet.
  • Make sure to leave your luggage in sight.
  • This is a spiritual journey, so follow the appropriate dress code in religious sites.
  • Respect the local norms and cultures.
  • Be mindful of the photography restrictions.
  • Practice responsible tourism.

Travel Insurance:

Anyone joining OutFitter's Nepal tour must have travel insurance. This will ensure the coverage of any comprehensive expenses that might occur due to accidents or medical issues. Please note that complete travel insurance will enable us to make necessary emergency rescue and evacuation arrangements.

Packing Checklist for Mount Kailash Tour

During the Mount Kailash Charan Sparsha tour, you will hike across diverse landscapes and unpredictable climatic zones. This will require you to pack adequately to explore Tibet's lower and higher regions. We recommend you pack warm and insulated clothes to protect yourself from the cold weather. We have listed the following checklist, which you can reference to pack for the tour.

Head and Upper Body

  • Sun hat, woolen hat
  • Neck scarf
  • Lightweight t-shirt
  • Thermal vest
  • Sweater
  • Insulated jacket and fleece jacket
  • Waterproof/windproof down jacket
  • Woolen or insulated gloves
  • Down jacket

Lower Body and Feet

  • Lightweight trousers and pants
  • Several pairs of undergarments
  • Woolen-breathable trousers
  • Sandals for teahouses
  • Sports shoes and trekking shoes
  • Waterproof gaiter

Personal Hygiene and Toiletries

  • Soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and toothbrush
  • Towels, toilet rolls, tissue paper, and wet wipes
  • Sanitizer and UV-protection sunscreen
  • Bug repellent, foot powder, and deodorants
  • Small mirror, Nail clipper
  • Water purification tablets and first aid kit


  • Daypack
  • Trekking poles
  • Ankle support
  • Power bank
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Solar charger
  • Rain cover
  • Thermos flask
  • Swiss knife and duct tape
  • Binoculars and cameras
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