May to November
Mt. Kailash Tour
The pilgrimage tour to Mt. Kailash, located in the far west region of Tibet, is a sacred journey for Hindu believers. Known as Sumeru Parbat in Hindu epics, it is considered the abode of the Hindu God Shiva. The main attractions of the Kailash tour include the holy Mt. Kailash and the sacred Manasarovar Lake, situated 30 KM away from the mountain. Additionally, Mt. Kailash Tour holds significance as the source of several major rivers flowing in the four cardinal directions, namely the Brahmaputra (Yarlung Tsangpo), Indus River, the Sutlej River, and the Karnali. Standing at a height of 6,638 meters, Mt. Kailash is part of the Kailash Range within the Transimalaya in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
Likewise, the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra holds immense significance for multiple religious communities. Primarily Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and followers of the Bon religion. The pilgrimage involves circumambulating Mount Kailash and taking a dip in the sacred Lake Mansarovar, both located in Tibet, China. This sacred journey usually commences from Kathmandu, Nepal. It involves diverse terrains and routes, providing pilgrims with both physical challenges and spiritual fulfillment. The journey often includes passing through rugged terrains, high-altitude passes, and challenging trails, which add to the adventurous aspect of the pilgrimage.
In the same vein, Mount Kailash, revered as the abode of Lord Shiva in Hinduism, holds deep spiritual significance. For Buddhists, the mountain is linked with Buddha's legendary activities. The circumambulation, known as Kora or Parikrama, around Mount Kailash is a significant part of the pilgrimage, symbolizing spiritual transformation and enlightenment. Lake Mansarovar is considered sacred in Hinduism, believed to have cleansing properties. Many pilgrims take a ritualistic dip in its waters as part of their spiritual practice. The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is not just a physical journey. Also a profound spiritual experience for pilgrims. The Kailash Mansarovar is offering breathtaking landscapes and unique cultural encounters along the way.
Moreover, The scenic drive from Kathmandu to Nylam in Tibet, via the Araniko Highway. It`s indeed a memorable part of the pilgrimage. The Araniko Highway is known for its picturesque landscapes and is a vital route connecting Nepal and Tibet. As the journey progresses towards Mount Kailash, pilgrims are treated to the mesmerizing beauty of the Tibetan plateau, which is renowned as the highest plateau in the world. The vast, high-altitude landscapes present a unique and awe-inspiring experience. The Tibetan desert, with its distinct features, adds to the charm of the journey.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
In conclusion, Encountering nomad sheepherders is another highlight of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. These nomads lead a traditional way of life, herding sheep across the vast Tibetan plateau. Interacting with them allows pilgrims to gain insights into the local culture and customs. The tour not only provides spiritual significance but also offers a chance to appreciate. The natural beauty and diverse landscapes of the region. The towering mountains surrounding the area add a sense of grandeur to the pilgrimage. Making it a truly enriching experience for those undertaking the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.
Day 01: Drive Kathmandu- Kyirung
Day 02: Rest Day in Kyirung
Day 03: Drive Kyirung to Saga/4,450 M- 232 KM
Day 04: Saga to Paryang (4,558 M) to Mansarovar (4,600 M) 507 KM 8-9 hrs
Day 05: Drive to Darchen (14,975 ft) 40 KM
Day 06: Trek to Dira-Puk/5000 M
Day 07: Trek Dira Puk-Zuthul Puk, 18 KM, 6-7 hrs, 550 M ascent, 600 M descent.
Day 08: End of Kailash Parikrama and drive to Saga.
Day 09: Drive back to Kyirung O/N at Guest House.
Day 10: Kyirung to Kathmandu 150 KM.
We drive from Kathmandu to Nepal Tibet border along a scenic highway. After immigration formalities at the border, you meet our Tibetan guide & driver. After some briefing we drive to O/N at Guest House.
Acclimatize in Kerong before further driving. Free afternoon look around. O/N at Guesthouse.
4450 M- 232 KM B/L/D Guesthouse
First day with a long drive on the desert terrain. Driving past nomad camps and sheep and yak herds. We can see Gaurishankar, Shishapangma and Langtang Himal from the pass. Continue drive through Khunmen Tso, Sinling, Karru Ongchen and Peiku tso Lake (4400m). We will be crossing river Brahmaputra ( “Yarling Tsangpo” in Tibetan ) to reach Saga (4600m). O/n in guest house.
507 KM 8-9 hrs B/L/D Guesthouse
Likewise Watching the mountains in distance and driving through the road we pass through the small town of Zhongba before reaching to Paryang. Offering the first view of mt Kailash and the holy lake only after several hours of drive. As you approach this serene and sacred lake, historic Chiu Monastery becomes visible on the North West shore of the lake. From this vantage point, you can have a glimpse of majestic Mount Kailash. Manasarovar, the highest freshwater lake with turquoise complexion - surrounded by mt Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandata and Lake Rakchyas is simply heavenly. O/N at Guesthouse.
After some peaceful hours at the shores of the sacred Lake Manasarovar with the snowy massif of Gurla Mandhata 7,694 M just across the lake, we drive 40 KM to Darchen which serves as the base for Mt Kailash kora ( circumambulation). The Kora is 53 KM in total and completed in three days. O/N in a Guesthouse.
It is one of the exciting days walking along the beautiful rocky cliffs and waterfalls with some clouds in the clear blue sky. The 15 KM trail takes almost 7 hrs. O/N at the local Guesthouse.
6-7 hrs, B/L/D Guesthouse
Hardest but Holiest day of your pilgrimage trek, cross Dolma La passes at 5,670 M. Once you reach the top, just do the holiest offering and sit down for meditation to forget you. By the late afternoon, you will arrive at Zuthul Puk where the great ascetic Milerappa is supposed to have performed miracles. O/N at the local guesthouse.
Complete the kora and drive to Lake Manasarovar to Saga O/N at Guest House.
Drive back to Kyirung O/N at Guest House.
Driving further to Nepal Tibet border, complete the immigration formalities and back to Kathmandu.
- Hotel/Guest House Accommodation as per program.
- Private Transportation by Van.
- All necessary Tibet Travel and Trekking permit.
- English speaking Tibetan Guide.
- All Sightseeing and Entrance fee as per the itinerary.
- Meal plan on B/B Basis.
What's not included?
- Lunch and Dinner
- Insurance of any kind.
- Hiring porter, Yak/ horse
- Rescue and Evacuation Service
- Any Additional cost due to Nature calamity and Unforeseen Circumstances and etc.
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