Mt Kailash tour is a journey that introduces visitors to a mountain which is considered to be the most sacred mountains in the world for both Hindus and Buddhists. It is among the very few mountains that havent been climbed before. Revered by followers of Buddhism, Bon, Hinduism and Jainism, Mt Kailash lies near Lake Manasarovar and Lake Rakshastal in Tibet. Both these lakes also hold religious significance. Their deep blue color adds even more charm to the pristine environment around this holy mountain. Many pilgrims make the trip to Mt Kailash annually especially to make a pilgrimage around its fifty three kilometers circuit.
Mt Kailash Yatra starts from Kathmandu, (Optional-Kathamndu-Nepalgunj-Simikot-Trekking to Taklakot Nepal Tibet border and inter into Tibet. This route takes 17 days to complete). we begins Kailash trip by driving Kodari-Nyalan-Mansarovar and to Yama Dwar and then start the parikrama trip to Mt Kailash towards Deraphuk Camp. While in parikarma journey through Dolma La high pass and Gauri Kunda. The trek from Deraphuk to Zutulphul Gompa takes about eight hours. The three days parikarma trek will end at Darchen. You will then drive from Darchen and drive to Paryang-Saga- Nylam-Zhangmu-Kodari and Kathamndu.
Day 01 : Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam (3700 m)
Day 02 : Nyalam for acclimatization
Day 03 : Drive Nyalam to Saga (4600 m) 240 Kms./ 6 – 7 hours drive
Day 04 : Drive Saga to Prayang ( 4540 m) – 260 kms / 06 hrs
Day 05 : Drive Prayang to Mansarovar (4558 m) – 285 kms/07 hrs
Day 06 : Drive to Darchen (4620 m) and trek to Asthaath
Day 07 : Drive to Tarboche/ yamodwar (13 km) and trek to Dirapuk (4860 m) 7 km/ 4 hrs.
Day 08 : Trek to Zuthulphuk (4760 m) 18 km/ 9 – 10 hrs.
Day 09 : Zuthulphuk to Prayang / Dongba (4600 m)
Day 10 : Drive Prayang to Nyalam (3900 m) 490 kms/7-8 hrs
Day 11 : Drive Nyalam to Kathmandu via Zhangmu (Kodari)- (1350 m) – 160 kms / 6 hrs
Day 01 Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam (3700 m)
Our Trip will start at 6 AM in the morning and goes through Dhulikhel, where we stop for breakfast and keep drive to Border. About 145 kms from Kathmandu, at a height of 2,300 m. Zhangmu is the main entrance point of Tibet, China. On arrival at Zhangmu you will be welcomed by guide reserved for you by our partners in Tibet. Complete the immigration formalities here to enter Tibet and then take further 35 kms / 03 hours journey to Nyalam (3700 m). The stay will be in a simple and basic lodge or guest house at Nyalam.
Day 02 Nyalam for acclimatization
The day is free for acclimatization at Nyalam before you start the Yatra to Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. A short walk for about 03 hours will be organized in Nyalam. The night stay will be at Hotel Nyalam or equivalent.
Day 03 Drive Nyalam to Saga (4600 m) 240 Kms./ 6 – 7 hours drive
After completing your breakfast at the hotel and drive to Saga. This beautiful drive to Saga from Nyalam gives you fantastic view of snow capped mountains and also the opportunity to pass through many villages and huts of Yak herders. you will also experience the superb view of high Himalayan ranges Gaurishanker, Shishapangma to Langtang Himal as you pass through the first highest pass of Lalung La Pass (5000 m). Continue the drive past Khunmen Tso, Sinling, Karru Ongchen and Peigutso Lake (4400m). To reach Saga (4600 m) we also cross today the river “Yarling Tsangpo” which is known as Bhramaputra. On arrival at saga.
Day 04 Drive Saga to Prayang ( 4540 m) – 260 kms / 06 hrs
This morning we will drive through barren territory passing many villages and huts of Yak herders with distance view of snow capped mountain ranges. The journey will be through quite a flat and smooth road. After the comfortable drive reach Prayang where you stay for the night in a guest house.
Day 05 Drive Prayang to Mansarovar (4558 m) – 285 kms/07 hrs
The day begins always after breakfast then drive to Mayum River (112 kms). Have lunch near the river and then continue drive to Mansarovar Lake. The first lifetime darshan of holy Mt. Kailash parvat and Holy Lake Mansarovar. Continue parikrama to the Mansarovar Lake on foot over night at Chui Gompa.
Day 06 Drive to Darchen (4620 m) and trek to Asthaath
This day is very special day of your trip as you attain Puja and take holy bath in the Lake Mansarovar today. After Puja and holy dip into the Mansarovar Lake continue drive to Darchen (4620 m) located on the lap of Holy Kailash. Continue trek Serrlung Monastry to visit Asthapath which offers an excellent view of Nandi Parvat and Mount Kailash. Night stay will be in the guest house or camp.
Day 07 Drive to Tarboche/ yamodwar (13 km) and trek to Dirapuk (4860 m) 7 km/ 4 hrs.
This morning take a short drive of about 13 Kms. to reach Tarboche which is the starting point for the trekking on Holy Mount Kailash Parkrama. The first day of our Kora is a gradual walk with multitudes of other local pilgrims chanting and praying. The trek today leads us to few ups and downs till we reach our camp/guest house at Dirapuk (4860 m). Stay in a basic camp on the grassy meadows giving you the fascinating view of Mount Kailash, north-west face. Important point to note is that those who are not feeling fit to continue the mount Kailash parikarma will be driven back to Darchen where they will wait for the other group members to return. Night stay will be in the guest house or camp.
Day 08 Trek to Zuthulphuk (4760 m) 18 km/ 9 – 10 hrs.
Today is difficult and full of climax on the holy yatra of Kailash Mansarovar. Today after early breakfast we trek to the higher side of the mountains just under the Holy Mount Kailash. The walk along the Mount Kailash will bring you to Drolma La, 5,200 m. which is one of the highest points on the trek. From here we descend towards the gradual fields of Zuthulphuk where we have the overnight stay arranged. The descend is steep to the valley below. From the valley below the walk becomes pleasant and relaxing a bit. The path takes you through some gentle slopes over the grassy field. Reach Zuthulphuk for overnight stay in a fixed tented house.
Day 09 Zuthulphuk to Prayang / Dongba (4600 m)
Breakfast will be served at the same place and one can enjoy the morning time in exploring the caves, visiting the temples and shrine built around. Here you will see a married old couple supervising the temple. The temple is a residence for over half a dozen Tibetan devotees, helpers or relatives who keep busy themselves busy with the maintenance of the buildings. The cave also contains consideration platforms. Climbing up to these caves before ending the final trek of the holy Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is worth. After a 10 kms / 4-5 hours walk we reach to the final destination of our Mansarovar Yatra trek near Prayang or Dongba. Those who did not do Parikarma will be brought to this point to continue further journey with the group.
Day 10 Drive Prayang to Nyalam (3900 m) 490 kms/7-8 hrs
Have relaxing breakfast and then get ready to take the journey back with endless memories Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar Darshan.
Day 11 Drive Nyalam to Kathmandu via Zhangmu (Kodari)- (1350 m) – 160 kms / 6 hrs
After breakfast, drive to Zhangmu. After reaching Friendship Bridge, we’ll be leaving our Tibet side vehicles on the other side of border and after completing custom and immigration formalities, we shall walk for approximately 15 minutes towards Nepal Immigration where our coach for Nepal would be waiting for us. Our Border guide will assist us to shift our belongings towards Nepal side of the bridge. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
- Private transportation by tourist coach.
- All necessary Tibet travel permits.
- English speaking Tibetan guide.
- Accommodation on twin sharing room basis or tent.
- Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per our itinerary.
- Daily breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
- All government taxes and service charge.
- Visa fee.
- 3 Days Kailash Kora
- Yak and Yak Men as a porters
- Nepal re-entry visa fee.
- Insurance of any kind.
- Natural and political disturbance which in beyond of our control.
- Personal expenses such as a drink, tips& etc.
- Porters if use in the Nepal-Tibet border