Mount Kailash has long been an object of worship for four Major religious, for Hindu, it is a domain of Shiva, It is also the abode of Samvara-a Multiarmed, wrathful deity worshiped in the Chakrasamvara Tantric cycle of Tibetan Buddhism. The joins of India also reverse the mountain as the site at which the first of their saints emancipated. And in the ancient Bon religion of Tibet Kailash Tour was the secured nine stories Swastika Mountain, upon which the Banpo founder Shenrab alighted from heaven.
Kailash circuit is the holiest of all-Hindu as well as Buddist pilgrimages and the beacon, which draws most traveler to western Tibet. It is said that a single Parikarma erases the accumulated sins of a lifetime, while 108 Cicurmbulation will achieve Salvation. According to Hinduism, Lord Shiva, the destroyer of evil and sorrow, resides at the summit of a legendary mountain named Kailash, where he sits in a state of perpetual meditation along with his wife Parvat.
- Short Itinerary
- Day 1: Kathmandu- Kerung
- Day 2: Kerung -Pelgu
- Day 3: Saga
- Day 4: Paryang,
- Day 5: Lake Manasorovar
- Day 6: Darchen
- Day 7 and 8: Kailash Circuit Trek
- Kailash circuit Day 1: Darchen- Diraphuk:
- Kailash circuit Day 2: Dhiraphuk- Zutrulphuk:
- Kailash circuit Day 3:
- Day 10: Rest day Lake Manasorovar
- Day 11: Lake Manasorovar – Paryang
- Day 12: Paryang–Saga
- Day 13: Saga- Kerung
- Day 14: Back to Kerung - Kathmandu
Day 1: Kathmandu- Kerung
Today we will drive to Kerung from Kathmandu across the lush vegetation of Nepalese geography, along with but in opposite direction to the Bhote Koshi River, right up to the Nepal-Tibet border from the border we will drive on the steadily climbing road to the town of Kerung. We will call it a day here in Kerung and spent our night in Kerung Guest House.
Day 2: Kerung -Pelgu
We will be leaving the Nyalam behind and drive to Pelgu Tso through the Thong La Pass. The road then drops before climbing again to Lalung La Pass. From here we will have an incredible view of Shisha Pangma (8012 M). We will call it a day and camp for today in a suitable place.
Day 3: Drive to Saga
Today we will drive from our camping site to Saga, which is a typical Chinese and Tibetan town. This town is the gate away from the pilgrims who are visiting Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarovar.
Day 4: Drive to Paryang
We take a 145 Km drive from Saga to Zhongba. The road is fine and the trip will take about 4-5 hours of driving. In Zhongba there is a small monastery at the western end of town. Roads beyond Zhongba are very bumpy and dusty. Though the sceneries are very beautiful and you might want to stop now and then to take a few snaps.
Day 5: Lake Manasarovar
Today journey will take about 10 hours to complete. On the way, we will pass several rivers and we will pass Mayum La pass too. The scenery is stunningly beautiful with panoramic views of the Himalayas. Upon the arrival of Manasarovar, we will spend our night camping at Hor Qu.
Day 6: Drive to Darchen
Darchen is about 30 Km away from our camping site in the north direction. This is the main gate away for the Kailash pilgrims. Here we will arrange yak or ponies for Kailash Circuit trek.
Day 7 and 8: Kailash Circuit Trek
The Kailash circuit covers three days of trekking. Its 53 Km long and it’s not an easy route to trek on.
Kailash circuit Day 1: Darchen- Diraphuk:
This trek is full of adventure and will take about 6 hours of hiking and climbing. We will head west in clockwise direction and after few kilometers, the trail climbs up to a cairn at 4730m, from where Mt. Kailash comes to view. En route we will visit Tarboche, where annual flagpole raising ceremony takes place in Saga Dawa.
Kailash circuit Day 2: Dhiraphuk- Zutrulphuk:
Today we will cross Dolma La pass at the height of 5630 m and frozen Lake of Gouri Kunda at 5608 m. This is the lake where Hindus worship and immerse themselves in the icy water of the lake.
Kailash circuit Day 3: the final day of parikrama is an easy 2-3 hours of a walk down to where the river emerges on to the Barga plain. Today we will complete the 3 days Kailash circuit and drive to Darcha and then to Lake Manasarovar today. We will be spending the night at Chiu Gompa this day. Chiu Gompa is situated on the edge of a rocky cliff overlooking the Lake Manasarovar and Mt. Kailash.
Day 10: Rest day Lake Manasarovar
This is the day you will rest and explore the Manasarovar area. You can explore the meditation caves in these areas. You can take a bath in the holy water of Manasarovar Lake or can just pass the peaceful hours in the Chiu Gompa.
Day 11: Lake Manasorovar – Paryang
Today we will follow the same road from Paryang to Manasarovar to go back to Paryang. As you already know it will take about 10 hours of a bumpy ride with fantastic sceneries on both side of the road.
Day 12: Paryang–Saga
Today we will drive from Paryang to Saga and spend the night in Saga.
Day 13: Saga- Kerung
Today we will drive from Saga to Kerung through the barren plains of Tingri. As you leave the Tibetan plateaus you will progress towards the Kerung city where you will spend the night at a cozy warm hotel.
Day 14: Back to Kerung - Kathmandu
After taking the morning breakfast you will drive from Kerung, through downhill road present you fantastic views of beautiful waterfalls. This drive will take you to the friendship bridge on the Bhotekoshi River, which separates Tibet from Nepal. You will drive through the lush greenery of Nepalese countryside for five hours to reach Kathmandu to enjoy its evening markets and bustling beauty. En route you can stop for the quick fish snack at Chehere and Dolalghat.
-All the essential Tibet permits including Tibet travel permits
– All the entrance ticket fees as per itinerary
– English speaking tour guide
– 4WD Jeeps are used depending on the size of the group
– All the accommodation as per itinerary. It’s up to you, where to stay.
– Local flight/train tickets listed in the itinerary
– First aid kit available any time
– Tourist accident/casualty insurance
– Lunch and Dinner
– Nepal re-entry Visa fee
– Personal expenses
– Travel expenses
– Medical fee in case of emergency