Mt Kailash Lake Mansarovar Tour - Kailash Parikrama experience, Kailash yarta with locals

A holy journey to the heavens.
We have been organizing holy trips to Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar since 2004, our guides and supporting crews are the experts to make your trip a truly delightful and memorable one so come and do the holy trip of a life time with us. 

Mt. Kailash & Lake Mansarovar tour (Yatra/Journey)

Since the beginning of human history billions believe, The Holy Mountain, where the universe sprang from a place so divine that just a glimpse of it can devour all evil, a palace of the Gods who protect the universe from the clutches of evil, ignorance, arrogance, and delusion. This place, which has been revered as the epicenter of the universe is none other than Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar.

To the Hindus, Kailash, which means crystal in Sanskrit, is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru and the abode of Lord Shiva who with his consort goddess Parvati lives atop the mountain in utmost harmony performing yoga austerities. The Buddhists consider, it as a heaven on earth where saint Padmasambhava gained enlightenment. It is also assumed to be the place where queen Maya was brought to before giving birth to Lord Buddha. To the Bonpos, it is the precious snow mountain or Gang Rinpoche a gigantic mandala that is the epicenter of all Tantric forces. To the Jains it is the mystical mountain of Astapada where the founder Rishabhadeva attained spiritual liberation. In Sikh scriptures, it is believed that the founder Guru Nanak Dev learnt meditation techniques atop the mountain and he is believed to be one of the few people to have ascended the mountain peak.

The unspoiled lake Manasarovar is the source of the four great rivers of Asia--the Indus, the Sutlej, the Brahmaputra and the Karnali (Ganga). It is believed that bathing in the lake and drinking its water cleanses all sins. The Hindu mythology states that the lake was first created in the mind of lord Brahma, hence its name Mansarovar, which is a combination of two Sanskrit words Manas which means mind and Sarovar which means lake.

However, the pilgrimage to this mystical region, which is believed to be the navel of the universe, is challenging and demanding. In fact, it is considered to be one of Asia most religious and amazing trips and yet this holy region is one of the most visited places on earth. It is believed to have invisible magnetic powers, which lures people across the globe to it.

Mt. Kailash & Lake Mansarovar tour (Yatra/Journey) – itinerary

Day 01- Arrival Kathmandu (1300meters)
Pick up from the airport/transfer to your hotel. Time permitting; you may want to start exploring the capital city. In the evening, meet the group for dinner and a trip briefing.

Day 02- Kathmandu (1300meters).
After breakfast, we set out for a guided tour of Kathmandu's holy sites, including Pashupatinath and Boudanath, before heading back to the hotel for lunch. The afternoon is spent making final preparations for the trip. Group dinner in the evening.

Day 03- Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam (3650meters).
Depart at 5.00 am from hotel in Kathmandu and drive through the Nepal reaching the Tibet border along the famous Araniko Highway. We stop for a quick breakfast at Dhulikhel and lunch at Kodari. After immigration and custom formalities on both sides (Kodari and Zhangmu) we drive to the small town of Naylam (3700 meters), Total distance 125 km from Kathmandu to Nyalam. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 04- Acclimatization day at Nyalam.
This day gives us a chance to relax and acclimatize to the high altitude in Nyalam (3700m). It is important to stay hydrated and extremely aware of your body's physical condition, which the staff will monitor at all times. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 05- Drive to New Dongba via Lalung La Pass (5050meters).
After breakfast we start our journey enjoying the grand view of Mt. Shishapangma (8021meters), Gauri shanker and other high mountains from Lalung la Pass (5050meters). A packed lunch will be served at the sacred Lake Pigutso. Total distance 350 km and the expected timing will be around 8 hours. Overnight guesthouse.

Day 06- Drive to Mansarovar (4560 meters).
The auspicious day for all travelers as we catch our first glimpse of the Holy Manas and Darshan of Mt.Kailash from The Hor Chu pass. Total distance 280 km and approximate driving time is 8 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 07- Drive to Darchen (4570meters)
The experience of being in the abode of God - a life-time achievement: Puja, Havana-worship, meditation, holy dip, later we drive to Darchen (4570 meters). Preparation day for Kailash Kora. Overnight at guest house.

Day 08- Mt. Kailash Kora (parikrama) starts.
Trek to Dairaphuk Gompa (5000 meters). Enjoy the close up view of north face of holy Mt. Kailash. Overnight at tented camp or mud house.

Day 09- Second day of Kailash Kora.
Trek over Dolma La Pass (5600meters) and trek down to Zudulpuk (4800meters). Overnight at tented camp or mud house.

Day 10- Kailash Kora end and drive to Paryang.
Trek to Darchen, Kailash Kora ends. On the way we visit Zuthulphuk Gompa and drive Paryang. Overnight at guest house.

Day11- Drive back to Saga (4450meters).
Overnight at Guesthouse or hotel.

Day 12- Drive back to Nyalam (3750 meters).
On the way we will see the beautiful Pigutso Lake, enjoy good view of Himalayan range including Shisapangama. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 13- Drive back to Kathmandu (1300meters).
Drive to Kathmandu via Zhangmu. Immigration formalities will be done at Zhangmu (Chinese Immigration office) and at Kodari (Nepalese Immigration office). Stay at Hotel.

Day 14- Transfer to airport for departure flight.
OR you may extend the stay at Kathmandu for Mountain Flight, Manakamana road trip, or Muktinath tour by Helicopter/flight, pokhara, chitwan Tour Etc.

Notice: Participants of the trip must keep in mind that this is an adventure journey that takes you into one of the remotest corner of the Tibetan plateau where many unexpected and unpleasant events may contribute to the need for a change in the itinerary. Depending on the prevailing situation, the itinerary can be modified to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of tour conclusion should always coincide with the original plan.

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Trip Facts:

Trip destination: Mt. Kailash-Tibet

Trip Duration: 14 Days

Grade: Moderate adventure

Starts in: Kathmandu - Zhangmbu

Ends in: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge and camping

Transportation: 4WD Land cruiser, van or Bus

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner during tour

Maximum altitude: 5650m

Group size: Minimum 02 to Maximum 25 people

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