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Mount Kailash Yatra Dates and Costs for 2024

With the Kailash tourism season in full swing, we are thrilled to present the highly anticipated details on Mount Kailash Yatra dates and costs for 2024. As this sacred journey attracts thousands of travelers each year, it is crucial to provide accurate information regarding tour dates and budgets. This blog aims to enlighten you with essential facts, empowering you to make an informed decision about the captivating Kailash Yatra.

Located in the Tibetan Plateau and standing tall at an impressive elevation of 6,638 m (21,778 ft), Mount Kailash is renowned as one of the most profound spiritual destinations worldwide. This majestic gem of Tibet allures adventure seekers and pilgrims from diverse backgrounds. It holds immense significance for Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Bon religions, being revered as the sacred abode of Lord Shiva. The awe-inspiring presence of this mountain, tucked away in the remote Tibetan Trans Himalaya, leaves visitors spellbound.

Guests clicking photo at Kailash Manasoravar; they prepared using our Mount Kailash Yatra Dates and Costs

As one of the most popular pilgrimages globally, Kailash experiences a significant influx of visitors during the peak season, spanning from May to September. To secure your spot during your preferred time, it is highly recommended to book your trip well in advance. Additionally, you can consider planning your visit around festivals to enhance the vibrancy of your experience. As for the budget, it can vary from $2,000 to $5,000 or more, depending on your chosen tour package. With a wide range of options available for dates and costs, you can customize the journey to align with your preferences.

Mount Kailash Yatra Itinerary with Dates and Costs

You can access the Kailash Yatra through multiple routes, each with its own unique features that allow you to fully experience the captivating Tibetan terrain. Himalayan Glacier offers a standard Kailash Yatra itinerary with four different packages, each offering a distinct route and duration. You have the flexibility to choose the option that suits your preferences for an unforgettable adventure to Kailash.

1. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar Yatra

Kailash and Lake Mansarovar Yatra

Kailash and Lake Mansarovar Yatra is a 15-day trip to the sacred Kailash mountain and the holy lake Mansarovar, costing you approximately $4,000. As both natural landmarks hold religious importance, the region welcomes pilgrims from various parts of the world, including Nepal and India. The pilgrims show their devotion by circumambulating the mountain and dipping in the holy water of Mansarovar. The route for this trip passes through the Kerung border and Saga in Tibet.

2. Kailash Tour via Simikot

Kailash tour via Simikot

The Kailash tour via Simikot is a 20-day trip with an approximate cost of $7,700. This route passes through Simikot in western Nepal, the Garuda Valley, and other famous Tibetan cities. Beginning with the visit to Garuda Valley, the journey ends in Lhasa. Along with the sacred journey to Kailash and Mansarovar, this trip allows you to explore the Tibetan culture and lifestyle closely.

3. Lhasa with Mansarovar Lake and Kailash Kora

Potala Palace Tibet during  Mansarovar Lake and Kailash Kora with Lhasa tour

The 13-day-long Mansarovar Lake and Kailash Kora with Lhasa tour will cost you around $5,200. This trip is a perfect package for those who want to reap the advantage of both the Kailash pilgrim and Lhasa exploration. Along the way, you will visit several Tibetan cities including Shigatse and Saga. Also, you will get to explore some of the fascinating and historically-significant monasteries in Tibet.

4. Tibet Tour with Everest Base Camp and Kailash

 Everest Base Camp and Kailash

Another fascinating tour package is the Tibet tour with Everest Base Camp and Kailash which takes 15 days to finish. This epic trip begins in Lhasa and takes you through incredible Tibetan landmarks such as the Potala and Norbulingka palaces, Barkhor Bazaar, Sera Monastery, and so on. This also covers Kailash Kora and Mansarovar exploration along with a visit to Everest Base Camp. This might be a wholesome travel package for you if you want to explore most of the Tibetan destinations in one go.

Tatopani Border Update: The Tatopani border, which was closed in 2015 due to earthquake damage, is currently undergoing construction with the aim of reopening. However, the exact date of reopening has not been confirmed yet.

Mount Kailash Yatra Cost

The cost of the tour depends on several factors which must be considered during your journey. Understanding these factors will help you make a better decision regarding your travel cost and plan accordingly. Some of the major factors affecting your travel expenses are:

Transportation

Transportation makes for a major expense in your journey to Kailash. There are different types of transportation options available. You can take public or private transportation as per your choice of comfort. For a budget-friendly trip, you can choose public vehicles while private vehicles can be comparatively more expensive.

Accommodation

Likewise, options for accommodation during Kailash Yatra also come with a wide range of costs. Generally, guesthouses and tents camps with moderate services are relatively cheaper. On the other hand, some luxurious options are also available which come with greater costs.

Meals

Another factor that takes up a major chunk of the travel expenses is food. The tour packages usually cover the basic meals but there can be certain limitations. Some packages may cover two meals a day while some may only include breakfast. Therefore, make sure to check the costs of the meals in your tour packages and plan your budget for the trip accordingly.

Permits and Entry Fees

You cannot enter Kailash without obtaining the necessary permits. All the permit procedures must be carried out by your travel operator and you must pay certain permit fees to obtain the documents for legal entry into the Tibetan terrain. Out of all travel permits, the Tibet Travel Permit may cost you around $50 to $100 per person, while the Kailash Entry Fee may cost around $30 to $50 per person. Make sure to consult with your tour operator for updated permit fees.

Tour Operator

The cost of tour packages offered by different tour operators varies, and this directly impacts the overall tour cost. These variations can be attributed to factors such as package inclusions, service quality, and the reputation and expertise of the travel agency. While opting for cheaper packages may seem enticing, it is crucial to prioritize reliability when selecting tour operators. Look for operators that prioritize exceptional service and boast a wealth of experience, supported by a team of skilled Sherpa guides and experts.

In addition to these critical factors, the total cost of the trip will also vary based on factors such as group size, travel season, additional activities, personal expenses, and the services of a guide or sherpa. Your preferences and circumstances play a significant role in determining the final cost. Therefore, it is essential to carefully consider all available options and select the one that best suits your preferences, while keeping safety, comfort, and the overall success of the trip in mind.      

Mount Kailash Yatra Dates for 2024

The following dates are available for next year’s Kailash adventure. All our departure dates for 2024 coincide with full moon when you are at Mount Kailash

Day 01May 18Jun 17Jul 16Aug 15Sep 13
Day 02May 19Jun 18Jul 17Aug 16Sep 14
Day 03May 20Jun 19Jul 18Aug 17Sep 15
Day 04May 21Jun 20Jul 19Aug 18Sep 16
Day 05May 22Jun 21Jul 20Aug 19Sep 17
Day 06 (Full Moon)May 23Jun 22Jul 21Aug 20Sep 18
Day 07May 24Jun 23Jul 22Aug 21Sep 19
Day 08May 25Jun 24Jul 23Aug 22Sep 20
Day 09May 26Jun 25Jul 24Aug 23Sep 21
Day 10May 27Jun 26Jul 25Aug 24Sep 22
Day 11May 28Jun 27Jul 26Aug 25Sep 23
Day 12May 29Jun 28Jul 27Aug 26Sep 24
Day 13May 30Jun 29Jul 28Aug 27Sep 25
Day 14May 31Jun 30Jul 29Aug 28Sep 26
Day 15Jun 1Jul 1Jul 30Aug 29Sep 27

Traveling to Kailash During Full Moon Vs Other Dates

Traveling to Kailash during the full moon gives you a rare opportunity of witnessing the majestic terrain in the brightness of moonlight. The glowing moon beaming through the starry sky presents you with the astounding sight of the Kailash region. Besides, it also holds special spiritual significance and is considered auspicious for seeking divine blessings. However, there are some potential cons you need to be aware of before picking a Kailash Yatra 2024 date for a full moon.

Pros 

  • The full moon enhances the spiritual atmosphere and enriches your journey with a sense of divine connection.
  • You will witness unique cultural celebrations, rituals, and offerings on this particular date.
  • The majestic landscape on bright nights is certainly an unforgettable sight.

Cons 

  • The major downside of traveling on this date is the increased crowd, which may affect your travel experience if you prefer solitude.
  • The full moon travel dates are high in demand and may come with increased costs.
  • Because of the high demand, you may have to stick to the itinerary strictly with no room for tailored exploration opportunities.

What is the Best Time to Visit Mount Kailash?

Generally, the best time to visit Tibet is during summer, from May to September. The atmosphere is mostly pleasant with mild temperature, and clear sky. The visibility of the landscape of the Kailash region adds beauty to the trip during these months. As this is the peak tourism season, you will be presented with more facilities and services, making your trip easier and more comfortable. Moreover, most of the festivals in Tibet are celebrated during these months and you will get the opportunity to witness and experience the unique Tibetan culture and traditions. 

Clients during best time for Kailash Yatra; they prepared using our Mount Kailash Yatra Dates and Costs

But some peak tourism months can be jam-packed with travelers. If you prefer solitude and peace, spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October) might suit you well for traveling. So, pick any suitable Kailash Yatra 2024 dates from the list above and make this year a year of adventure.

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How to Get Mount Kailash Travel Permit?

Obtaining a Kailash travel permit requires a thorough understanding of the required procedures. As the permit is the most crucial part of the trip, you must carefully plan the process. Here are some general guidelines for getting the permit. 

  • As the permits must be obtained through a travel agency, make sure to select an authorized tour organizer with substantial expertise. 
  • Plan your itinerary with the tour organizer and specify details such as accommodations, transportation, and so on.
  • Make sure to provide all the necessary documents to the organizer and ensure the provided personal information is correct.
  • Apply for the Tibet Travel Permit through your tour organizer and wait for the approval.
  • After the approval, you can collect the documents upon your arrival at the Tibet airport or Lhasa.

Do not miss out on grabbing detailed information about Tibet Travel Permit, a crucial step for your successful journey!

Must-Have Essentials for Successful Kailash Yatra

Traveling with the necessary tour gear ensures a comfortable and hassle-free journey. But, preparing a well-curated packing list can be a daunting task sometimes. Therefore, we present you with a list that includes all the must-have essentials for a smooth journey to Kailash.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Packing list
  • Travel clothing such as joggers, cargo, windproof and waterproof clothes
  • Warm clothes
  • Extra pairs of socks and warm gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable and good-quality hiking boots
  • Extra pair of sneakers
  • Hats 
  • Headlamps
  • Hot water bottle
  • Trekking poles
  • Trekking bag
  • Travel documents
  • First aid and medicines
  • Toiletries

These are some of the basic gear for your journey. For detailed information on this matter, check out the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra packing list and travel stress-free. 

Fitness Preparation for Kailash Yatra

The requirement for trekking can depend upon the route you take to Kailash, and thus the requirement for fitness also varies. However, it’s crucial to maintain proper physical fitness before embarking on the journey to the Himalayas. Some of the key points to be considered for fitness preparation before taking on the trip are:

  • Engage in physical activities such as walking, jogging, running, short hiking, or cycling.
  • High altitude training to adapt well to the atmospheric conditions of the Himalayas.
  • Exercises focused on core and leg strengthening. 
  • Endurance training.
  • Flexibility and stretching.
  • Mental preparation.
  • Health checkup and consultation with a healthcare professional before the trip.

Kailash Yatra Testimonials

Himalayan Glacier has been organizing successful Mount Kailash Yatra with the best costs and dates for several years now. And, the testimonials of our happy clients speak volumes of our top-notch service. Client satisfaction is our utmost priority. So go through some of the reviews before you select from the Kailash Yatra 2024 dates for the sacred journey. 

Journey of Nisha to Mount Kailash and Lake ManasarovarJayni’s Kailash Manasarovar Yatra Experience
I decided to embark on the Mount Kailash/Lake Manasarovar Yatra in May of 2010 after graduating from law school. I envisioned it being a great release after sitting for the Illinois Bar Exam at the end of July. The time finally approached to begin the first leg of Parikrama around Kailash. On the first day, we made the 6-7 hour trek to Dehara Puk, hiking along the Ganges River towards Kailash and adjusting to the biting cold and altitude
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1 Response
  1. Ila
    Ila

    Hello,Ii read your web page and 2 of us very much interested in next years Mansarovar trip. we are based in Uk. there are plenty of companies do oganise thr trips but we wee impressed with your site.

    can you let us know dates for next year and i read the expert hikers and guides ar in the tour is the dr. also present.
    lets us know the cost of trip in April 2024. may be we go to simicot via helicopter.how many days we need to be Nepal prior to the tour

    regards
    MR & Mrs Ila Vyas

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