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Mount Kailash Overland Tour 12 Nights/ 13 Days

Mount Kailash Pilgrimage Tour The most holy and mystical mountain in the Himalayas, Mt. Kailash has been a holy site to the adherents of Hindu, Bon, Buddhist and the Jain religion for centuries. Geographically situated in the middle of six mountain ranges symbolizing the Lotus, Mt. Kailash is said to be the eternal adobe of Lord Shiva, the God of all Gods in Hinduism; the place where the first Jain Tirtahnkara, Rishabhadeva attained liberation from rebirth, the navel of the universe and home of Buddha Demchok who represents supreme bliss in Buddhism; and the place of all spiritual power in the Bon religion.

The four major rivers of the Indian subcontinent, Indus, Brahmaputra, Karnali and Sutlej, along whose banks the earliest civilizations arose in the Indus valley thousands of years ago originate from Lake Mansarowar in Mt. Kailash, the highest fresh water lake in the world. So, it is no wonder that Mt. Kailash, Lake Mansarowar and its sister lake Rakshastal has been the holiest pilgrimage site for the inhabitants of the region whose waters still sustain much of the Indian subcontinent.

The circumambulation of Mt. Kailash and the water of Lake Mansarowar is believed to wash away all sins of the pilgrims and devotees have endured this long and arduous pilgrimage for thousands of years. Due to the terrain and the abrupt rise in altitude, the penance for the pilgrimage considered one of the hardest is also one of the greatest path to salvation.

Though today the route is much short and safe due to modern conveniences, it has not lost its spirituality and the mystical inner peace experienced by those who tread the paths followed by ancients in search of the same spirituality. The 14 nights 15 days Mount Kailash Mansarowar Yatra (tour) conducted by us at Visit to Tibet is to help devotees keep their vow and make the pilgrimage run as smoothly as possible with our expert team of experienced local guides and impeccable logistics.

The snow capped Mt. Kailash that towers over the other mountain ranges, the deep blue water of Lake Mansarowar and Lake Rakshastal clear, enough to see the bottom of the lake, the monasteries along the lake which look as if carved right out of the cliffs has a mysterious and mystical magnetism that has made generations of humanity come and pay homage to the mountains that has sustained them spiritually and physically. The route is one of the most spiritual and out of the tours and trails run by us at Visit to Tibet, we would highly recommend this spiritual walk to all devotees and travelers of the world.

We can also do camping trip using Tents instead of guest houses and Mud houses. Mt. Kailash tour and trek can also be done combining trek in Humla region of Nepal. It includes 7 days trek in westerner part of Nepal from Simikot to Hilsa. Or still one can fly to Hilsa and reach Mansarovar in two days from Nepal. We can also fly to Lhasa head to Holy Manasarovar and Mt. Kailash and drive back to Kathmandu.

The following Itinerary is regular tour/ Yatra which is 14/15 days including Kathmandu to Kathmandu:


Trip day to day itinerary

Day 01: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU (1300 M) TRANSFER TO HOTEL AND OVERNIGHT
Our representative will pick you up at the Tribhuvan International Airport and guide you to your hotel room. In the evening, you will be having a typical Nepali dinner with a brief about the tour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: SIGHT SEEING IN KATHMANDU AND DRIVE TO TRISULI .OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL
We will visit the famous Hindu Temple of the Kathmandu Valley today. After breakfast, we will first get to Pashupatinath, Guheswori temple and then Satyanarayana with lunch in between. and Drive to Trisuli and overnight stay.

Day 03: DRIVE FROM TRISULI TO KERUNG (6 HOURS, 149KM). OVERNIGHT AT GUEST HOUSE
After breakfast, we will get on a 4wd jeep and start our drive through the black-topped road to get to the newly opened friendship bridge at the Nepal-Tibet border or the Rasuwagadhi- Kerung border. We will arrive at the 1st village of Tibet, Kerung in about 2 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 04: DRIVE FROM KERUNG TO SAGA (5-6 HOURS, 4640M). OVERNIGHT AT GUEST HOUSE
We will drive through the high hills on a comfortable black-topped road to get to the village of Saga. The path climbs up and down the passes of Thong La and La Lung before getting us comfortably to the village of Saga. Along the way, we will be able to see Lake Peikutso and the typical yak and sheep grazing technique of the Tibetan people. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 05: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY AT SAGA .OVERNIGHT AT GUEST HOUSE
As the tour goes through the highest pass of the world at 5600 meters, we will need a day to get accustomed to the high altitude of the region which is why we will be staying in the same village today. We will spend the entire day with short hikes around the village. Overnight at Guest house

Day 06: DRIVE FROM SAGA TO LAKE MANSAROVAR (5-6 HOURS, 277KM, 4558M). OVERNIGHT AT GUEST HOUSE
After an early breakfast, we will drive towards the highest fresh Water lake in the world. The holy lake of Manasarovar lies at an altitude of 4558 meters with greenish-blue color. It is believed that the lake was once a resting place of Lord Bishnu. It is surrounded by Mt. Kailash, Mt. Gurula-Mandala and the Lake Rakshash. Lake Rakshash is thought to be created by the evil King Ravan which is why the locals think that the water here is poisonous. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 07: EXPLORATION DAY. DRIVE TO DARCHEN (1 HOUR, 40KM, 4575M). OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL Today
Today, we will get into the colours of religion and explore the holy lake of Manasarovar. We will perform some rituals and then, get going to the village of Darchen. Along the way, we will be able to take a peek at the holy Mt. Kailash. Darchen was previously known as Lhara. The village is situated right in front of the sacred Mt. Kailash. Overnight at Hotel

Day 08: KAILASH KORA. DRIVE FROM DARCHEN TO YAMADWAR AND TREK TO DERAPUK (5-6 HOURS, 4900M). OVERNIGHT AT GUEST HOUSE
We will drive to the small settlement of Tarboche. Tarboche is the starting point of the Kailash Kora. Yamadwar, the gateway of the god of death, is located in Tarboche. From here, we will walk a few hours to arrive at the village of Derapuk situated in front of the north face of Mt. Kailash. Today, we will be able to see the beautiful views of the Gurla-Mandala, Ape, Kamet and other high peaks. Overnight at Derapuk

Day 09: KAILASH KORA. TREK TO JUTHULPUK VIA DROLMA LA PASS (8-9 HOURS, 19KM, 4760M). OVERNIGHT AT GUEST HOUSE
Today is the longest and hardest trek day of the Kailash Kora. We will walk up the highest pass of Dolma La to arrive at the village of Juthulpuk. First, we will be heading to the village of Jarok Don hang. From there, we will hike towards the Shiva-tsal. In Shiva-tsal, people are thought to undergo a symbolic death just to reborn again. They are believed to get reborn once they arrive at the top of the Dolma La Pass. We will rest here for some time and then, descent steeply to get to the banks of the Lham-chu Khir River. We will follow the river and get to the Khando Sangam La facing the eastern side of Mt. Kailash. Sometime after that, we will be at the village of Juthulpuk. The place got its name from the famous cave of Juthulpuk or the miracle cave. Along the way, we will be able to view the Buddha’s footprints. Overnight at Juthulpuk.

Day 10: KAILASH KORA. DRIVE BACK TO SAGA. OVERNIGHT AT GUEST HOUSE
During the morning, we will be exploring the caves and temples around the Milarepa cave. After breakfast, we will hike some 3-4 hours to complete our Kora and get back to the village of Darchen. We will have lunch there, and drive back to the village of Saga. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 11: DRIVE BACK TO KERUNG. OVERNIGHT AT GUEST HOUSE
We will drive back to the village of Kerung on a comfortable ride. We will have some free time as we descent on a paved path. We will spend the rest of the time relaxing. Overnight at tea house

Day 12: DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU. OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL
Today, we will cross the Nepal-Tibet border and get back to the capital city of Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel

Day 13: FINAL DEPARTURE TO HOME
Our representative will take you to the international airport of Nepal for your departure

Service Included:

  1. All pickup and drop including in Nepal and Tibet i.e. from Airport to airport.
  2. Three night accommodation in Kathmandu at hotel on twin sharing room with vegetarian meals.
  3. Half day Sightseeing/Guided tour in Kathmandu with English speaking guide.
  4. Tibet permit/ visa and necessary document to travel to Tibet.
  5. Eleven night’s accommodations in Tibet on group sharing basis using guesthouse and Mud houses.
  6. Supporting crew including our own experienced cook.
  7. Freshly cooked vegetarian meals 3 times a day i.e. Hot breakfast and hot and warm dinner and packed Lunch.
  8. English speaking Tibetan guide TTB approved guide.
  9. An experienced Team Leader (co-ordinator) with each group.
  10. Permits for Manasarovar and Kailash Kora (Parikrama).
  11. Transportation by Luxury bus in entire Trip.
  12. Mattress, dinning tent, kitchen tent, kitchen utensils, etc
  13. Duffle bag (big bag for keeping personal clothes and equipments)
  14. Small bag pack to carry water bottle and camera.
  15. Gambo bag, ENOUGH Oxygen cylinder and Pillow for entire tour/ Yatra.
  16. Yaks and Yak-men to carry baggage, food, fuel etc while going for Parikrama/Kora (Circumulating Mt. Kailash)

Service not Included:

  1. Personal Pony/horse, horse man, helper charges which is approximately USD 280 to USD 325, just to remind it is non refundable like suppose use it for a day will not get refund.
  2. Personal Insurance. Please be sure we do the evacuation but bill comes to you.
  3. Personal expenses like shopping, phone call, extra bottled drinks, Laundry etc.
  4. In case of cancellation from your side, cancellation charge as per the Tibet agent policy.
  5. Additional cost due to Natural calamities like landslide, flight delays and unforeseen circumstances beyond our control.
  6. Reduction of days in Tibet and reshedulation the trip you will not have refund. We have to follow the agreements of Tibet agency.
  7. Tips to drivers, hotel staff, guide and supporting crews.

Note: : We can take you to Ice Lingma and SaptaRishi Cave which is also called inner parikrama but we have to be physically fit. We have to have spare day to go for it.