Mount Kailash a holy mountain stands at 6714meters a very popular mountain peak of Tibet, also known by the name of Tise, Kailash or Kang Rinpoche (Jewel of the Snows). Mt Meru (Kailash) is sacred to the Hindus, Buddhists, Janis, and the Bonpos taken as the centre of the physical and metaphysical universe. For the Hindus, the mountain represents the seat of Shiva. For the Buddhists, a terrestrial projection of the cosmic mandala of Dyani Buddhas and Boddhisatvas (which represents the Wheel of Life). Kailash Manasorovar Lake Tour explores this mystical land in the himalayas.
For the devout pilgrim a visit to Mt. Kailash & Lake Mansarovar forms the ultimate realization of their spiritual pursuit, and for the adventure-lovers it offers rugged beauty, remoteness and solitude. If you tour to Mount Kailash during the month of May it gives you the opportunity to face Buddhist festival of Saga Dawa while most of the other trips are planned to arrive at Mt. Kailash during the full moon period to give all participants a rare experience. A journey you can truly call as `once-in-a-lifetime.
This tour offers rigorous overland driving, trekking and camping, passing the remote and wild western Tibet, in altitudes between 2,745meters to 5600meters.
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport after completing your custom formalities Visa, etc. pick up your luggage and look for our airport representative from Himalaya Discovery Adventures, who will display your name on the board at the arrival gate. You will be greeted by our representative and transferred to the hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Today is free for sightseeing in Kathmandu. You may wish to visit Durbar Square in the heart of the old city where the old Royal Palace, with its intricate woodcarving is located. The whole area is a maze of temples and images. Leading away from the square in all directions are narrow alleys, full of the most amazing variety of shops and stalls. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ Swayambhunath and Buddhists shrine Buddhanath which is one of the largest Stupas in the world.
There will also be a full trip briefing today with gear check. In case you need to hire or buy equipment locally there will be time to do this today. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Depart at 6.00 am from our Hotel in Kathmandu and drive through the Nepal reaching the Tibet border along the famous Araniko Highway. We stop for a quick breakfast at Dhulikhel and lunch at Kodari. After immigration and custom formalities on both sides (Kodari and Zhangmu) we drive to the small town of Nyalam (3750meters), Total distance 125km from Kathmandu to Nyalam. Overnight at guesthouse.
Overnight at guesthouse.
After breakfast we start enjoying the grand view of Mt. Shishapangma(8021meters), Gauri shanker and other high mountains from Lalung la Pass (5050meters). A packed lunch will be served at the sacred Lake Pigutso. Total distance 250 km and the expected timing will be around 8 hours. Overnight guesthouse or tented camp.
After breakfast we drive across the vast Tibetan plateau to Prayang (225km). A packed lunch will be served on the way. Total distance 250km and approximate driving time will be 7 hours. Overnight at guesthouse or tented camp.
The auspicious day for all travellers as we catch our first glimpse of the Holy Manas and Darshan of Mt.Kailash from The Horr Chu pass. Total distance 280 km and approximate driving time is 8 hours. Overnight at guest house or tented camp.
The experience of being in the abode of God – a life-time achievement: Puja, Havana-worship, meditation, holy dip, Tarpan, later we drive to Darchen (4570 meters). Preparation day for Kailash Kora (parikrama). Overnight at guest house or tented camp.
Trek to Dairaphuk Gompa (5000meters). Enjoy the close up view of north face of holy Mt. Kailash, Overnight at tented camp.
Trek over Dolma La Pass (5600meters) and trek down to Zudulpuk (4800meters), Overnight at tented camp.
Trek to Darchen, Kailash Kora ends. On the way we visit Zuthulphuk Gompa and drive to Horr Chu to collect holy water of Lake Mansarovar to bring back, Overnight at tented camp.