Code KMLT • 12 Days •
Kailash Mansarovar Tour is a popular Tour in Western Part of Tibet. Mount Kailash is thought to be the holiest mountain in the Himalayas, and is generally perceived as the focal point of four of the world’s most noteworthy religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jain. Kailash is flawlessly symmetrical, and as per one depiction of the peak, each of the faces appearances is produced using either crystal, ruby, gold, or lapis lazuli. Close to the base of the mountain four of the most noteworthy rivers of the Indian sub-continent, the Indus, Sutlej, Karnali (a tributary of the Ganges River) and Brahmaputra start. Mount Kailash has pulled in passionate travelers and pilgrims to its base for more than two thousand years. It is trusted that one full parikrama (kora, circuit/circumambulation) of the holy Mount Kailash (54km/32 miles) erases sins of a lifetime. The Mansarovar lake, another highlight of the trip, will hypnotize its guests with its heavenly color and crystal clarity. For those searching for a spiritual experience, this is the ultimate journey. Also the ones with the suitable physical capacities that will accept the test, this voyage will leave abandon them with everlasting memories.
Day 1- Arrival in Kathmandu.
Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport/ Meeting and greeting you by our tour leader & transfer to hotel/ Tour Briefing. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Day 2- Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Breakfast and proceeds of sightseeing covering Pashupatinath Temple (One of the holiest Shiva temples in the earth located 4 km east of Kathmandu at the bank of Bagmati River. Here you see many Shiva temples and meet many Hindu Sages) & Jal Narayan temple (Jal Narayan, locally known as Budhanilkantha, is open air temple of Lord Vishnu who is relining in the pond. This temple is situated below the Shivapuri hill at the northern end of Kathmandu valley). Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Day 03- Drive from Kathmandu to Kerung/ Kyirong.
In the morning,will drive to Rasuwa Gadhi (newly opened border of Nepal and China). It’s a mountain drive passing through paddy fields, several villages and river. After Immigration and customs formalities on both sides (Nepal & China) drive to Kerung, small town of China. While in kerung will go for excursion around valley and explore the beautiful environment. Overnight at guest house in Kerung.
Day 4- Drive from Kerung to Dongba.
After breakfast set off our journey to Dongba. En route enjoy panorama of Mount Shishapangma (8021 meter) and other high Himalayan mountains. You pass through Pelkhu tso Lake (4600 meter), a cobalt blue lake and later crossing Brahmaputra river reach in Saga. From Saga further 100 km of drive is to Dongba. Overnight at guest house in Dongba
Day 5- Drive from Dongba to Mansarovar.
Its an amazing drive through unique Tibetan countryside that makes everybody joyful all the time. En route you cross Mayum La Pass (5200m). This is first day to see Mount Kailash and Mansarovar. Reaching Mansarovar you can have holy bath in the lake. Your transport takes you to round the lake. Night halt will be at guest house of Chu Gompa which is in the shore of Mansarovar Lake. Overnight at guest house in Mansarovar
Day 6- Drive from Mansarovar to Darchen.
Today after lunch you commence your journey to Darchen, base camp of Mount Kailash. Till that time you can do Puja (Worship), Havana, Meditation and also go for short Hiking to Chu Gompa (Ancient Buddhist Monastery nearby Mansarovar Lake). After reach to Darchen your guide will assist you if you need horse and porters for your following 3 days trekking around Mt.Kailash. Overnight at guest house in Darchen.
Day 7- Trek from Darchen to Dirapuk. 1st day of Parikarma.
Morning drive to Shersung. The starting point of trek is Shersung (Parikarma). After short walk you reach Tarboche. Here is small temple called Yamdwar by Hindus. Near to this temple you see great flagpole. It is said that here Buddha came with 500 disciples for their supernatural power. You continue walk passing through grassy plain populated by nomads. En route you can view of west face of Mount Kailash. Then you reach at Dirapuk from where you will have good view of the north face of Mount Kailash. Overnight at guest house in Dirapuk
Day 8- Trek from Dirapuk to Zuthulpuk. 2nd day of Parikarma.
Today is little bit harder to walk as to go up all the way to Dolmala passes (5723 meter/18776 feet). It is highest point in all this trip and way down. From this trail you can have view of back side of mountain and many prayer flags at highest point. Also pool of great compassion at side of route which is called Gauri Kund by Hindus. In Zuthulpuk a temple and shrine is built around Milarepa’s cave where Milarepa, one of the most widely known Tibetan Saints, took dark retreat few years. He printed his hand and feet on the rock. Overnight at guest house in Zuthulpuk
Day 9- Trek from Zuthulpuk to Darchen. Final day of Parikarma.
Today is short and easy walking day. You walk through grassy plain area along the river. The trekking end point is 4 km before Darchen. Once you reach your vehicle come to pick you up then drive back to Dongba through the same previous road. Overnight at guest house in Dongba
Day 10 Drive from Dongba to Kerung.
Drive through same incoming road. Overnight at guest house in Kerung.
Day 11 Drive from Kerung to Kathmandu.
Drive through same incoming road. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Day 12 Departure from Kathmandu.
Our tour officer transfer you to the Kathmandu International Airport in time for your flight and help you to get on board for your onward destinations.
Kathmandu to Kathmandu