Mt. Kailas, one of the holy mountains of Tibet is a major trekking destination of Tibet where yearly thousands of devotee trek to do their holy rituals and celebrations. This tour gives you an opportunity to view the spectacular Himalayan ranges along with the opportunity to explore the untouched and ancient villages of Tibet. This trek takes the trekkers to the holy land of Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar Lake, located in the China’s Autonomous Region of Tibet. The major attraction of this trek is the circuit of Mt. Kailash which is believed as a holy mountain and an adobe of Lord Shiva.
According to myths and legends, one who does the circuit of Mt. Kailash is said to gain Nirvana (freedom) and all of his transgressions are left. Circumventing Mt. Kailash 108 times implies that one is specifically getting Nirvana (Freedom). As per the portrayal of Ramayana, one who scrubs down in Mansarovar Lake achieves Bramalok (paradise); while the one drinking the water from Kailash knows the universe of Shivalok (Shivas dwelling place). Not only this is a holy adventure, but you will also be exploring the ancient paths and routes along with the lifestyle and culture of people living in the Himalayas of Tibet. Sightseeing of some of the highest mountains of Tibet and Nepal is also another major attraction of this trek.
Mt. Kailash tour starts with a scenic flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu. We will then cross the Nepal-Tibet border and enter to the Forbidden kingdom, Tibet. Visiting the Garuda valley and trekking ahead will tae us to our destination. We will reach the famous Mansarovar Lake and then trek ahead to circumvent the holy mountain. You will also do the sightseeing of Lhasa in this adventurous journey.
Please refer to the itinerary for further information:
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1400m):
Namaste and welcome to the country of Nepal. You will be welcomed by our representative in the Tribhuvan International Airport and then transferred to our hotel in Kathmandu. At evening, you will be welcomed by an authentic Nepalese cuisine in one of the typical Nepalese restaurants of Thamel and then we will do a briefing about the itinerary of our trip. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing including Bhaktapur and Lalitpur:
After an early morning breakfast, we will head towards the beautiful and ancient places of Kathmandu valley which includes the world heritage sites, temples, places and other many beautiful things. Talking about Kathmandu, this place is a paradise to the tourists of all over the world and one can get an opportunity to relax his/her body form head to toe by doing the sightseeing of some of the iconic things of the world. You will be taken to Pashupatinath temple which is one of the most religious and historical temples of Kathmandu. Thousands of devotees from Nepal, India and all over the world come to this ancient temple for their rituals and celebrations. After the visit of Pashupatinath, we will drive for 15-20 minutes to do the sightseeing of Bouddhanath stupa. After exploring these historical monuments, we will be doing the sightseeing of ancient Durbar squares of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur. Visiting Lalitpur and Bhaktapur will give you an opportunity to see the living goddess, Kumari and explore the ancient streets filled with arts and architects. A refreshing evening walk on the streets of Thamel and Basantapur will make you feel Kathmandu a really cool and historical place and you will also explore lots of new things in these streets. At afternoon, we will be back to our hotel and do the briefing of Everest Expedition trip. You will be guided about some of the important rules and suggestions for the trip such as what is your responsibility, what to do and what not to do on the trek? You will be then introduced to your fellow expedition staffs and guides and relax the hotel after dinner. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj: 1 hour
After our short outing in Kathmandu, we take 60 minutes of flight to departure from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, situated in Western Nepal. Nepalgunj, a town close to the Nepal-India border, is additionally the passage to Simikot, Humla. The town itself is a fascinating Terai town that exhibits the different culture of Nepal. In Nepalgunj, we visit the neighborhood showcase, smaller than normal zoo and adjacent towns. Overnight in Nepalgunj.
Day 04: Fly to Simikot (2,985m/9,790ft) and trek to Dharapori (2,360m/7,740ft) 4 – 6 hours
We take a 40-minute departure from Nepalgunj to Simikot and appreciate the magnificence of the taking off mountain precipices from our plane. Simikot, the central station of the Humla District, is cut off from whatever remains of the nation because of its remoteness. While here, we find out about the neighborhood individuals and their rich culture, which is firmly fixing to the Tibetans as a result of the nearness of the two spots. We will have our lunch at Simikot and furthermore enroll for the allow at the police office. From Simikot, we climb for some time, at that point plunge towards the town of Tuling. We keep strolling through wildernesses and towns along the Karnali River towards Dharapori. Overnight in Dharapori.
Day 05: Dharapori to Kermi (2,860m/9,383ft): 5 – 6 hours
Our walk is on generally level trails starting with the trail close by the Karnali River. We stroll along the fields developed principally with grain, buckwheat, rice and potatoes. There are two hot springs close to Kermi where we may calm our hurting bodies. We can likewise visit old Buddhist religious communities near Kermi – Laikyo Gompa and Lhundrup Choeling Gompa. Overnight in Kermi.
Day 06: Kermi to Yalbang (2,879m/9,445ft): 5 – 6 hours
Today’ trek is a flat and steep rising until the point when achieving a little pass and crossing the bridgeover the Salli River. From here one can appreciate perspectives of the excellent pine trees and the compelling Karnali River. We will likewise visit the remote Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery. Overnight in Yalbang.
Day 07: Yalbang to Tumkot (3,073m/10,082ft): 5 – 6 hours
We stroll on a trail over the Karnali River. As we rise further, the greenery starts to vanish thus do the littler hedges. They offer approach to pine trees and rough slopes. Subsequent to achieving Tumkot, we visit Dhungkar Choezom Monastery, a standout amongst the most imperative Sakya religious communities in the Tibetan district. Overnight in Tumkot.
Day 08: Tumkot to Yari (3,663m/12,017ft): 6 – 7 hours
Today’s trek is on a moderately simple trail over the Karnali River. In the wake of strolling couple of miles, we start to see the adjustment in atmosphere, vegetation and scene which turns out to be rougher and more disconnected. The trees that you see are not pine trees any longer. They are currently short and low junipers. Overnight in Yari.
Day 09: Yari to Hilsa (3,647m/11,965ft) via Nara La pass: 5 – 6 hours
We cross the first pass of the trek today, the Nara La pass (4,620m). The vegetation is hopeless at this point and the scene is natural to that of Tibet. In the wake of intersection of the pass, we will be welcomed by magnificent perspectives of the excellent Tibetan level and Yari Village. From here on, it is a temperamental plunge down until Hilsa, a bordertown which is likewise a dropping point for the explorers on their approach to Mt. Kailash by helicopter. Overnight in Hilsa.
Day 10: Hilsa to Purang (3,772m/12,375ft): 2 – 3 hours
We stroll over the Friendship bridge at Hilsa where the Chinese authorities will check our licenses and identifications. We likewise meet our Tibetan guide here. We rise from Hilsa to Purang and pass Rinzin Zangpo Gompa and Kangje Village en route. In Purang, we visit the antiquated Purang Gompa and investigate the novel Buddhist frescoes of the twelfth century. Overnight in Purang.
Day 11: Purang to Montser (4,450m/14,599ft) and sightseeing in Tirtapuri: 3 – 4 hours
On our approach to Montser we go through Rakshas and Mansarover lakes. After achieving Montser, we settle down for some time at that point visit Tirtapuri (4510m). Found northwest of Mount Kailash, the Tirthapuri Hot Springs are nearly connected with Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche). Travelers bath in pools encouraged by the springs, visit the monastery containing the master’s impression and burrow for recuperating stones along a one-hour journey course. In the wake of visiting Tirtapuri we return back to Montser to spend the night.
Day 12: Sightseeing of Garuda Valley, then transfer to Darchen (4,560m/14,956ft): 3 – 4 hours
It takes us around 2 hours to achieve the Garuda Valley that misleads the southwest of Mt. Kailash. It contains strange hollows, some of which have never been investigated. Many trust this was the support of the Tibetan human advancement civilization the season of the Shang Shung lords, some time before Buddhism achieved the top of the world. For those keen on the archeological and verifiable destinations, Garuda Valley will be a blessing from heaven. Subsequent to visiting the astounding valley, we move to Darchen, a residential community arranged directly before the holy Mount Kailash. Overnight in Darchen.
Day 13: First day of Kora: hiking to Dira Puk Monasterys (5120m/16,792ft), 5 – 6 hours
Today, we start our Kora of Mt. Kailash. The primary outing of Darchen includes a six-hour climb in a profound valley through dividers of red rock. We proceed over the plain to Shershong. We additionally cross a bridge prompting Chhuku Gompa which is high on the slope obvious from the valley. The trail prompts Dirapuk from where we will have a staggering perspective of the north face of Mt. Kailash. Overnight in Dirapuk.
Day 14: Second day of Kora: hike to Dzutul-puk (4790m/15,765ft): 18km, 6 – 7 hours
Today will be the most troublesome segment of our journey. We climb Drolma-la Pass at 5,750m/19,910ft. The pass whose name truly implies the go of Tara is delightful and is loaded up with five-shaded imploring flags. From Drolma-la Pass, we slide to Dzutul-puk. At Dzutul-puk, we go over the inconceivable Thugje Zinbu (Lake of Compassion) and a couple of meditative caves. Overnight in Dzutul-puk.
Day 15: Third day of Kora: hiking to Darchen (4,560m/15,000ft): 14km, 3 – 4 hours and transfer to Manasarovar
We bit by bit twist out of the valley towards Barka plain. Subsequent to finishing the sacred Kora of Mount Kailash at Darchen, we drive for 2 hours to Mansarovar Lake. The lake holds religious noteworthiness for the two Hindus and Buddhists. According to Hindu religious philosophy, Lake Mansarovar is an exemplification of purity, and one who drinks water from the lake is accepted to go to the home Lord Shiva after death. Buddhists additionally connect the lake with the amazing lake known as Anavatapta in Sanskrit where Queen Maya is accepted to have considered Buddha. Overnight in Mansarovar.
Day 16: Tour of the Mansarovar Lake
Today, we circumambulate the delightful Mansarovar Lake which has an outline of 90 km making it one of the most elevated freshwater lakes on the planet. The belief is that the Kora of Mount Kailash is finished just with a sacred dunk in the lake and a drink of its blessed water calms one from the wrongdoings of a hundred lives. We hover round Mansarovar by Jeep, and if time grants, we visit Chui Gompa, another fascination of Manasrovar. Overnight in Mansarovar.
Day 17: Mansarovar to Saga (4,600m/15,088ft) 495 km, 8 – 9 hours
Today, we need to achieve a lengthy drive from Mansarovar to Saga navigating through the sacrosanct noteworthy Chiu Monastery. We keep driving past Hor Quo and over the Mayum La pass (5,200m). While going through, we will have looks of residential communities like Zhongba and Paryang. This journey covers 270 km from Mansarovar to Paryang and borders Saga, 255 km far from Paryang. From Saga as opposed to going towards Lhasa, we drive along an alternate course to Kathmandu. Overnight in Saga.
Day 18: Saga to Shigatse (3,900m/12,795 ft): 445km, 8-9 hours
From Saga we travel to Shigatse through Latse. Our trail will be along the Tsangpo River in a district confused by the upper Brahmaputra and its tributaries. After achieving Shigatse, we spruce up and later visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery which was established by Pachen Lama in 1447. Overnight in Shigatse.
Day 19: Shigatse to Lhasa (3,650m/11,972ft): 265km, 4-5 hours
After breakfast, we drive towards Lhasa. In transit, we visit Shalu Monastery. Established in 1040, Shalu Monastery is known for its delightful and antiquated wall painting works of art. After the visit we keep on lhasa. In transit, we run over the Karo La Pass (5,045m). Prior to achieving Lhasa, we additionally cross the Khamba La Pass (4,794m) with a short stop to relish the excellence of the Yamdrok Tso (Turquoise Lake), one of the three biggest hallowed lakes in Tibet and the wonderful Nazin Kang Sang icy mass (7,252m). Overnight in Lhasa.
Day 20: Final Departure
The Kailash adventure in the Himalayas comes to an end today. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. A representative from Himalayan Glacier will take us to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled fligt.
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
- Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3/4/5 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
- Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking
- Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
- All accommodations during the trek.
- Your destination map.
- Both ways domestic Flights with airport tax.
- An experienced Government licensed holder Climbing guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
- Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
- All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
- Travel & Rescue arrangement.
- All government taxes and Vat.
- Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
- equipment / Gears
- Your Travel insurance.
- International airfare.
- Nepal entry visa (You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
- All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, Water )
- Personal shopping and laundry etc.
- Personal trekking Equipment’s.
- Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
- If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.