Best Season for Mount Kailash Pilgrimage
tour Tibet: April, May, June, July, August, September & October
Mount Kailash (the Holy mountain) claimed to the apex of the
Hindu religious axis is also one of the highest mountain in
Tibet at 6.700 meters and Lake Mansarovar lies at 4,556 m above
mean sea level, making it the highest fresh-water lake in the
world. Certainly a difficult region to reach due to the variable
and extreme weather conditions. The mountain is located in a
particularly remote and inhospitable area of the Tibetan
Himalayas. A few modern amenities, such as benches, resting
places and refreshment kiosks, exist to aid the pilgrims in
their devotions. Every year, thousands make a pilgrimage to
Kailash, following a tradition going back thousands of years.
Pilgrims of several religions believe that circumambulating
Mount Kailash on foot is a holy ritual that will bring good
fortune. The peregrination is made in a clockwise direction by
Hindus and Buddhists. The path around Mount Kailash is 52 km (32
mi) long. The distance from Lhasa for example approximately 2000
Km. Only during the last few years have lots of ordinary and not
so ordinary travelers, been able to experience this region.Road
conditions are difficult much of the time and we have to make
much preparation to ensure that we have a reasonable chance of
Day by day itinerary
Day 01: Welcome to the
group with flower garlands and transfer to hotel, welcome drink
served & check in rooms, overnight in a hotel
Day 02: After breakfast we do a half day sightseeing in
Kathmandu and you get a tour briefing at hotel.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Kodari (Nepal-Tibet border)
where we meet the Tibetan/Chinese guide with transport. Drive
further 8 km uphill to Zhangmu (2220m) where we will have to
complete the Chinese immigration and custom formalities. Drive
further to Nyalam for overnight stay.
Day 04: Rest at Nyalam for acclimatization. Nyalam is a small
Tibetan town. It is the county seat of Nyalam County in Xigaze
Prefecture (part of the historical Tsang Province of the old
Tibet). Nyalam is situated at 3,750 metres (12,300 ft) above sea
level. A town of stone buildings and tin roofs. Overnight Camp.
Day 05: Drive to Thong-La (4990m), stops for a while to see the
breathtaking views Of Mountain range then drive further to Saga
via Paiku-Tso o/n in camp.
Day 06: Drive to Dzongba, stop for lunch and continue to Paryang
(4540m) o/n in camp.
Mount Kailash Tours Day 07: Drive towards Mayum-La (5010m) and
continue the drive to Chiu Gompa, on the west bank of Lake
Mansarovar where you can have a shower at the hot spring.
Overnight camp near Chiu Gompa. Lake Manasarovar lies at 4,556 m
(14947.5 ft) above mean sea level, making it the highest
fresh-water lake in the world. It is relatively round in shape
with a circumference of 88 kilometres (55 mi). Its depth is 90 m
(300 ft) and its surface area is 320 square kilometres (120 sq
mi). The lake freezes in winter and melts only in the spring.
Like Mount Kailash, Lake Manasa Sarovar is a place of
pilgrimage, attracting religious people from India, Nepal, Tibet
and the neighboring countries. Bathing in the Manasa Sarovar and
drinking its water is believed to cleanse all sins.
Day 08: Drive to Darchen (4700m).
The circuit around Mount Kailash typically begins and ends in
Darchen, where foreigners must register and pay an admission fee
to the Kailash area. Overnight at Guest House or at camp.
Day 09: Rest at Darchen for acclimatization.
Day 10: Drive to trek-starting point then start the trek around
Mt. Kailash (6656 m). It is said that one trip around the sacred
mountain will wipe away all the sins (bad karma) of one's
current lifetime. The rugged path around Mount Kailash is 32
miles (52 km) long, following a blue mountain stream much of the
way. Overnight at camp Dera puk at the base of Dolma-La.
Day 11: Trek over the Dolma-La (5600m) then descend for a while
and continue to Zhutul Puk.The walk which is a steep climb to
Dolma La Pass is 6 km. Dolma La is thehighest point at 5550
meters (18.600 ft) we touch during our entire journey. It is
most difficult phase of the parikrama. Overnight at camp.
Day 12: Finish the trek and drive to Hora. Camp on the bank of
Day 13: Drive to Parayang via Mayum-La (5010m). Overnight at
Day 14:Drive back to Saga via Dzongba. Overnight at camp
Day 15: Drive to Nyalam via Paiku-Tso and Nyalam Thung-La.
Day 16: Drive to Zhangmu, after finishing immigration
formalities, drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 17: Beakfast and fee day for shopping, overnight at hotel
Day 18: After breakfast transfer to international airport.
Arrival and transfer from and to international airport in
Kathmandu and Lhasa
Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu and Lhasa
Sightseeing with cultural guide around in Kathmandu and Lhasa
All permits and entrance fees in Tibet
English speaking Tibetan guide
Yak and Yak men for luggage while trekking to Kailash Kora and
Full board (3 meals a day) expect Lhasa
Accommodation in hotel / guesthouse and tent during traveling in
All trekking service like Kitchen, Dining and member tent, all
Transport with minibus in Nepal part and in Tibet with Land
Pension fund , insurance for local staff of Himalayan Leaders
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Lhasa
Monument entrance fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
Video camera entrance fee
Travel insurance incase of emergency
Nepal re-entry visa fee
Personal expenses and tips for staff