Mount Kailash is a striking peak in the Himalayan Mountains of western Tibet which is last paradise, the ultimate destination of soul and the spiritual center of the world. Also sources of the some longest rivers in Asia. The Indus River, Sutlaj, Brahmaputra and Karnali (a tributary of the River Ganga)
Mount Kailash is sacred to four religions Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Bon and a deeply spiritual place. According to Hindu mythology, lord Shiva with his beloved Parvati resides at the summit of Mount Kailash. Tibetan Buddhism believes that Kailash is home of the Buddha Demchok, who represents supreme bliss. In Jainism, Kailash is known as Mount Ashtapada and is the site where the founder of their faith, Rishabhadeva attained liberation from rebirth. In Bon, Kailash Mountain is believed to be the abode of the sky goddess. Beside that the place is famous for other travels to see the remote area of Tibet, its nature and cultures. Pilgrims throng to the mountain: not just Tibetans, but peoples from all over the word, joined special pilgrimage tour to Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar every year. The good season for Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Tour starts from May month and goes till October every year.
Everyone comes to make Kailash Tour to have good Darsan and to walk the Kailash Kora, the sacred circuit around the mountain, which is probably the world's best walk. Many Tibetans do the Kailash kora in a single day; most foreigners take two to three days. Sharing the path with these pilgrims, who often the simplest illiterate nomads who have saved for years to make this trip, is inspiring. You will meet a huge range of people here, including prostrate who will take three weeks to complete the Kailash circuit. Before this, peoples love to make kora of Lake Mansarovar and take bath with holy water. Special puja perform by pilgrimage at bank of the Mansarovar. They believe that taking bath with Mansarovar water wash every sins done in their life time.
At the first prostration point near from Lake Mansarovar, the beautiful mount Kailash south face appears. Pilgrimages get special darsan and make special chant with view of Kailash. Than the trail passes the famous Tarboche Flagpole and enters the extraordinary glacial Lha Chu valley, a flat, gravelly bottom receding between vast, sculpted red towers, broken crags and huge screed slopes.
The Kailash kora starts at the charm free village of Darchen. We further drive to Valley of the God, winding past Mani walls and skirting the base of the Kailash massif. First day of Kailash kora is not tough with walking in flat land and some minor up hills. Most trekkers reach the Dirapuk at around 5,000m by mid-afternoon. Soaring, resplendent, above it is the famous north face of Kailash. Peoples are keen to view Kailash north face view at sunset and sunrise. Another option is to climb foot of Kailash, Charansparsa from north face by walking another one full day which is also part of Kailash Inner Kora.
The second day Mount Kailash kora involve trudge painfully through rough high valleys, past the Shivastal charnel ground, where pilgrims undergo a symbolic death, leaving an item of clothing (or hair, teeth or blood) to represent their renounced life, and heading to the Dolma-La pass, festooned in prayer flags, at altitude of 5,630m. The Kailash kora then drops steeply past a turquoise sacred lake to a long, beautiful valley. Most hikers have a pleasant trudge in thickening air down to a campsite at the heavily grazed meadow of Zuthulpuk, below a recently rebuilt monastery and some tea houses. Next day or third day of Kailash kora easily walk at flat land and reach at Darchen. Kailash Tour than end back with same way till Nepal Tibet boarder.
Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. 1300m
Day 02:Day in Kathmandu. half day sightseeing and trip preparation. Overnight at Hotel
Day 03:Drive to Nyalam (7/8 hours – 150 km) 3750m, Tibet via kodari boarder or drive to Kerung (8 hours – 124 km) 3700m via Langtang National park.
Day 04:Acclimatization activities at Nyalam or in Kerung.
Day 05:Drive to Saga (230km – 6 hours) 4450m. Overnight at guest house
Day 06:Drive to Lake Mansarovar. (370km – 7 Hours) 4580m. overnight at guest house
Day 07:Exploration around and drive to Darchen (40km – 1 hour) , the base of Kailash. Overnight at guest house
Day 08:Drive to valley of the God and start Kailash kora. Reach Dirapuk (18km – 7 Hours) 4900m. Overnight at guest house
Day 09:Kailash kora second day, reach at Juthulpuk (4760m) via Dolma La pass, 5613m. (19km – 9 Hours). Overnight at guest house
Day 10:End of Kailash kora. Reach at Saga (16km walk with 3 hoursand driving). overnight at guest house
Day 11:Drive back to Nyalam or Kerung, near the Nepal Tibet boarder. Overnight at guest house
Day 12:Cross Nepal Tibet immigration and drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel
Mount Kailash and Mansarovar overland Tour is now open from Kerung boarder. Nepal Highland Treks is starting booking of 2018. Tour is starting from May month and goes till Septemner.
If any reason overland tour is not possible, we change this itinerary via Lhasa or via Simikot. Your itinerary and total days of the tour will be more than this itinerary and there will be changes in cost too.
Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. 1300mRepresentative from Nepal Highland Trek will pick up you from airport and transfer to hotel. If time permits briefing about the trip.
Day 2Day in Kathmandu. half day sightseeing and trip preparation. Overnight at Hotel Our guide will take you for sightseeing in major places of Kathmandu valley. Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath and Budhanilkantha. After lunch time stay in trip briefing and rest of the time is for trip preparation
Day 3Drive to Nyalam (7/8 hours – 150 km) 3750m, Tibet via kodari boarder or drive to Kerung (8 hours – 124 km) 3700m via Langtang National park.Start early morning drive from Kathmandu. Scenic drive through Nepali highway. Lunch stop on the way at Nepal site, simple and vegetarian. After immigration formalities, reach at Tibet site and drive to Nyalam or Kerung. Overnight at guest house
Day 4Acclimatization activities at Nyalam or in Kerung. It is important to have one more day to acclimatize your body at high altitude. Our guide will lead you to small hiking around. Come to have your lunch in hotel and free walking at first Tibetan town. Overnight at guest house
Day 5Drive to Saga (230km – 6 hours) 4450m. Overnight at guest house It is driving via high passes with panoramic Mountain View. Decorative Buddhist praying flags at the top of passes are so unique and picturesque. Stop and view several lake views on the way. Reach at saga by crossing Brahmaputra River and overnight at guest house
Day 6Drive to Lake Mansarovar. (370km – 7 Hours) 4580m. overnight at guest house Journey start with full of excitement to see first view of Mount Kailash and lake Mansarovar. Reach at small town Chiu Gumba for overnight. You also can visit Chiu monastery at top hill near bank of Mansarovar. Overnight at guest house
Day 7Exploration around and drive to Darchen (40km – 1 hour) , the base of Kailash. Overnight at guest house Preparation of Kailash kora. Get morning view of lake with sunrise. You will spend more than half day and drive to Darchen for overnight. Bath with Mansarovar water is preferable with most of the pilgrimage. Puja or hawan at bank of the lake, exploration of hot spring near from chiu Gumpa
Day 8Drive to valley of the God and start Kailash kora. Reach Dirapuk (18km – 7 Hours) 4900m. Overnight at guest house We start early drive from Darchen after your breakfast. Our staff will provide you packed lunch for on the way. Drive to valley of the god which is also called Yamadwar. Start walking towards Derapuk. Walking trail is flat land and some minor up hills. Reach at Dehrapuk and have north face of mount Kailash.
Day 9Kailash kora second day, reach at Juthulpuk (4760m) via Dolma La pass, 5613m. (19km – 9 Hours). Overnight at guest house Today is the hardest and most important day of the tour. Start walking very early in the morning. Hardest up hills till Dolma La pass and suddenly downhill towards Gauri Kunda and further trek to Juthulpuk. You will view different faces of Mount Kailash time and again
Day 10End of Kailash kora. Reach at Saga (16km walk with 3 hoursand driving). overnight at guest house We take gentle and easy walk towards Darchen from Juthulpuk. Catch your transportation and drive back to Saga via darchen at same day. On the way you will have chance to take holy water from Mansarovar
Day 11Drive back to Nyalam or Kerung, near the Nepal Tibet boarder. Overnight at guest house We drive same way back to Nyalam or Kerung next day to leave Tibet and reach Nepal. Driving route cross small Tibetan town and wheat field
Day 12Cross Nepal Tibet immigration and drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel After your early breakfast, drive down to Nepal Tibetan immigration. Finish custom formalities. We will leave our team and transportation from Tibet and catch transportation of Nepal site. Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 13Departure We take care your departure arrangement