13 Days Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Tour203 Sheng Dao, Shenzha Xian, Naqu Diqu, Xizang Zizhiqu, China
Hidden away behind India, Nepal and the majestic Himalayas, lies the highest and largest plateau on earth, the ancient land of Tibet, often referred to as, the roof of the world. Touring Tibet, meeting it’s people, its animals, learning about its culture, being in the middle of it’s breathtaking scenery, riding your bike, or trekking up to the Mt. Everest Base camp, makes it one of the most exciting experiences you could ever have.. We have 18 years of experience helping outsiders tour this wonderful place, by biking, by trekking, by van, by bus ,. mountaineering, etc. We want to put you into the middle of one of the natural wonders of the world. Enjoy Tibet tour here!
Mount Kailash is a striking peak in the Himalayan Mountains of western Tibet which is last paradise, the ultimate destination of soul and the spiritual center of the world. Also sources of the some longest rivers in Asia. The Indus River, Sutlaj, Brahmaputra and Karnali (a tributary of the River Ganga) Mount Kailash is sacred to four religions Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Bon and a deeply spiritual place. According to Hindu mythology, lord Shiva with his beloved Parvati resides at the summit of Mount Kailash.
Tibetan Buddhism believes that Kailash is the home of the Buddha Demchok, who represents supreme bliss. In Jainism, Kailash is known as Mount Ashtapada and is the site where the founder of their faith, Rishabhadeva attained liberation from rebirth. In Bon, Kailash Mountain is believed to be the abode of the sky goddess. Beside that the place is famous for other travels to see the remote area of Tibet, its nature, and cultures. Pilgrims throng to the mountain: not just Tibetans, but peoples from all over the word, joined special pilgrimage tour to Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar every year. The good season for Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Tour starts from May month and goes until October every year.
Everyone comes to make Kailash Tour to have good Darshan and to walk the Kailash Kora, the sacred circuit around the mountain, which is probably the world’s best walk. Many Tibetans do the Kailash kora in a single day; most foreigners take two to three days. Sharing the path with these pilgrims, who often the simplest illiterate nomads who have saved for years to make this trip, is inspiring. You will meet a huge range of people here, including prostrate who will take three weeks to complete the Kailash circuit. Before this, peoples love to make kora of Lake Mansarovar and take bath with holy water. Special puja performs pilgrimage at the bank of the Mansarovar. They believe that taking bath with Mansarovar water wash every sin is done in their lifetime. At the first prostration point near from Lake Mansarovar, the beautiful mount Kailash south face appears. Pilgrimages get special darshan and make special chant with the view of Kailash. Then the trail passes the famous Tarboche Flagpole and enters the extraordinary glacial Lha Chu valley, a flat, gravelly bottom receding between vast, sculpted red towers, broken crags, and huge screed slopes.
The Kailash kora starts at the charm-free village of Darchen. We further drive to Valley of the God, winding past Mani walls and skirting the base of the Kailash massif. The first day of Kailash kora is not tough with walking in flat land and some minor up hills. Most trekkers reach the Dirapuk at around 5,000m by mid-afternoon. Soaring, resplendent, above it is the famous north face of Kailash. Peoples are keen to view Kailash north face view at sunset and sunrise. Another option is to climb foot of Kailash, Charansparsa from the north face by walking another one full day which is also part of Kailash Inner Kora. The second day Mount Kailash kora involve trudge painfully through rough high valleys, past the Shivastal charnel ground, where pilgrims undergo a symbolic death, leaving an item of clothing (or hair, teeth or blood) to represent their renounced life, and heading to the Dolma-La pass, festooned in prayer flags, at altitude of 5,630m. The Kailash kora then drops steeply past a turquoise sacred lake to a long, beautiful valley. Most hikers have a pleasant trudge in the thickening air down to a campsite at the heavily grazed meadow of Zuthulpuk, below a recently rebuilt monastery and some tea houses. Next day or third day of Kailash kora easily walk at flat land and reach Darchen. Kailash Tour than end back with same way till Nepal-Tibet border.
Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. 1300m
Day 02:Day in Kathmandu. half day sightseeing and trip preparation. Overnight at Hotel
Day 03:Drive to Nyalam (7/8 hours – 150 km) 3750m, Tibet via kodari border or drive to Kerung (8 hours – 124 km) 3700m via Langtang National park.
Day 04:Acclimatization activities at Nyalam or in Kerung.
Day 05:Drive to Saga (230km – 6 hours) 4450m. Overnight at guest house
Day 06:Drive to Lake Mansarovar. (370km – 7 Hours) 4580m. overnight at guest house
Day 07:Exploration around and drive to Darchen (40km – 1 hour) , the base of Kailash. Overnight at guest house
Day 08:Drive to the valley of the God and start Kailash kora. Reach Dirapuk (18km – 7 Hours) 4900m. Overnight at guest house
Day 09:Kailash kora second day, reach at Juthulpuk (4760m) via Dolma La pass, 5613m. (19km – 9 Hours). Overnight at guest house
Day 10:End of Kailash kora. Reach at Saga (16km walk with 3 hours and driving). overnight at guest house
Day 11:Drive back to Nyalam or Kerung, near the Nepal-Tibet border. Overnight at guest house
Day 12:Cross Nepal Tibet immigration and drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. 1300m. A representative from Anu Treks will pick up you from airport and transfer to hotel. If time permits briefing about the trip.
Day 2: Day in Kathmandu. half day sightseeing and trip preparation. Overnight at Hotel, Our guide will take you for sightseeing in major places of Kathmandu valley. Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath, and Budhanilkantha. After lunch time stay in trip briefing and rest of the time is for trip preparation
Day 3: Drive to Nyalam (7/8 hours – 150 km) 3750m, Tibet via kodari boarder or drive to Kerung (8 hours – 124 km) 3700m via Langtang National park.Start early morning drive from Kathmandu. Scenic drive through Nepali highway. Lunch stop on the way at Nepal site, simple and vegetarian. After immigration formalities, reach Tibet site and drive to Nyalam or Kerung. Overnight at guest house
Day 4: Acclimatization activities at Nyalam or in Kerung. It is important to have one more day to acclimatize your body to high altitude. Our guide will lead you to small hiking around. Come to have your lunch in the hotel and free walking at first Tibetan town. Overnight at guest house
Day 5: Drive to Saga (230km – 6 hours) 4450m. Overnight at the guesthouse, It is driving via high passes with panoramic Mountain View. Decorative Buddhist praying flags at the top of passes are so unique and picturesque. Stop and view several lakes views on the way. Reach at saga by crossing Brahmaputra River and overnight at guest house
Day 6: Drive to Lake Mansarovar. (370km – 7 Hours) 4580m. overnight at the guest house, Journey starts with full of excitement to see the first view of Mount Kailash and lake Mansarovar. Reach at small town Chiu Gumba for overnight. You also can visit Chiu monastery at the top hill near the bank of Mansarovar. Overnight at guest house
Day 7: Exploration around and drive to Darchen (40km – 1 hour) , the base of Kailash. Overnight at guest house Preparation of Kailash kora. Get morning view of the lake with the sunrise. You will spend more than half day and drive to Darchen for overnight. Bath with Mansarovar water is preferable with most of the pilgrimage. Puja or hawan at bank of the lake, exploration of hot spring near from chiu Gumpa
Day 8: Drive to the valley of the God and start Kailash kora. Reach Dirapuk (18km – 7 Hours) 4900m. Overnight at guesthouse, We start early to drive from Darchen after your breakfast. Our staff will provide your packed lunch for on the way. Drive to the valley of the god which is also called Yamadwar. Start walking towards Derapuk. Walking trail is flat land and some minor up hills. Reach Dehrapuk and have a north face of mount Kailash.
Day 9: Kailash kora second day, reach at Juthulpuk (4760m) via Dolma La pass, 5613m. (19km – 9 Hours). Overnight at guest house, Today is the hardest and most important day of the tour. Start walking very early in the morning. Hardest up hills till Dolma La pass and suddenly downhill towards Gauri Kunda and further trek to Juthulpuk. You will view different faces of Mount Kailash time and again
Day 10: End of Kailash kora. Reach at Saga (16km walk with 3 hours and driving). overnight at guest house, We take gentle and easy walk towards Darchen from Juthulpuk. Catch your transportation and drive back to Saga via darchen at the same day. On the way, you will have chance to take holy water from Mansarovar
Day 11: Drive back to Nyalam or Kerung, near the Nepal-Tibet border. Overnight at guest house, We drive same way back to Nyalam or Kerung next day to leave Tibet and reach Nepal. Driving route cross small Tibetan town and wheat field
Day 12: Cross Nepal Tibet immigration and drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel After your early breakfast, drive down to Nepal Tibetan immigration. Finish custom formalities. We will leave our team and transportation from Tibet and catch transportation of Nepal site. Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 13: Departure We take care your departure arrangement
- All arrival and departure arrangement
- 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing, three-star category hotel
- Private transportation, guide and entrance fees in one-day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
- Private transportation drop and pick up from and to Kathmandu – Nepal-Tibet border
- Customs formalities at immigration
- Tibet/ Kailash travel permit and Tibetan visa
- Transportation in Tibet / Kailash part
- Truck to keep your goods and put kitchen/ food stuff
- Accommodation in guesthouse on group sharing
- All the vegetarian foods during your tour
- Drinking water and other hot drinks
- Duffel bag to and small bag for your personal use
- Warm jacket in returnable based
- Entrance fees of Lake Mansarovar
- Government license holder English speaking Tibetan guide
- Nepali crew member, coordinator, kitchen and helper team
- Bathing tent, kitchen tents, kitchen cutleries, and other needful equipment
- Yak or helper to carry goods during Kailash kora
- Emergency evacuation management
- First aid kid
- Personal equipment, personal insurance, emergency evacuation charge and personal medical expenses
- Personal horse and helper if you need in Kailash kora
- Other activities mentioned than in itinerary
Duration: 13 Days
Trip Grade : Moderate to Strenuous
- Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
- Transportation: Private Vehicle
- Trekking Style: Lodge to Lodge Trek
- Accommodation: Hotel and Guest House
- Max. Altitude: 5613m – Dolma La pass
- Min. Pax: Any
- Anu treks look after all the documentation, visa, permit and other necessary preparation of Mount Kailash and Lhasa tour. Visa and permit of Lhasa Kailash Tour are different procedure coming from China and Kathmandu Nepal.
- We need at least 6-month valid passport for permit and visa in this tour.
- You are not allowed to bring any books, magazine or any other documents related to Tibet or Lama
If any reason overland tour is not possible, we change this itinerary via Lhasa. Your itinerary and total days of the tour will be more than this itinerary and there will be changes in cost too
Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Tour are not permitted as the overland tour. The year 2017 have very less chance to reopen overland border of Kodari or Kerung. Now we either have to choose Kathmandu Lhasa Kailash Tour or Kailash Tour by Helicopter. If you are able and easy to land directly at Lhasa, you can join our Lhasa Kailash Tour. We have special tour plan for Indian passport holder. There should be at least 17 members to run a group to Kailash in the case of Indian passport holder. Other than Indian passport holder can join our group or have your private tour.