May to November
MT. KAILASH TOUR is the pilgrimage tour which is located in the far west region of Tibet, which is also known as the Sumeru Parbat in Hindu epics is the sacred mountain for Hindu people who believe that it is the abode of Hindu God Shiva. The main attraction of the Kailash tour is the holy Mt. Kailash and the sacred Manasarovar Lake which is 30 KM away from the Kailash Mountain.
Mt.Kailash Tour of the world largest rivers flows in the four cardinal directions which include the Brahmaputra (Yarlung Tsangpo), Indus River, the Sutlej River, and the Karnali. Mt. Kailash is a 6,638 M high peak in the Kailash Range, which forms part of the Transimalaya in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra begins with the scenic drive from Kathmandu to Nylam of Tibet via Araniko Highway. While traveling to the Kailash Manasarovar, you enjoy the scenic beauty of the Tibet as well as the Tibetan plateau which is the highest of the plateau of the world. During the Mt. Kailash tour, you can enjoy the unique beauty of Tibetan desert, vistas of the world’s towering mountains as well as encounter nomad sheepherders.
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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