Tibet Mt. Kailash Tour
Duration : 15 day(s)
Centuries of pilgrim paths across Asia have converged on a remote corner of southwestern Tibet, where a compellingly symmetrical peak rises from the bare plains. Its name is Mount Kailash, its reputation legendary. To Hindus and Buddhists alike, this 6,675meter rock pyramid is the abode of the gods and the earthly manifestation of the "Pillar of the Universe", the mythical Mount Meru. For over a thousand years devout pilgrims of both faiths have ritually circumambulated this sacred mountain and nearby holy Lake Manasarovar in an act of worship which continues even today. Our Kailas trek offers the chance to join pilgrims on their 53-kilometer trek around this supremely sacred mountain. The trail around the mountain is relatively easy but at consistently high altitude, and crosses the 5,673-meter Dolma La pass. We will camp on the shore of Lake Manasarovar, one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world. With its magically shifting colors and sparkling clear water, the lake is a fitting companion to the holy mountain. On its southern shores rise the snowcovered summits of Gurla Mandhata, one of the highest (7,733 m) and most beautiful mountains in Tibet.
Day 01: Prior to landing in the Tribhuvan International Airport, you could have some excellent views of snow capped mountains, after custom clearance meet with our tour coordinator and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Afternoon drive to Dhulikhel. Check into Resort. Dhulikhel offers excellent views of snowy mountains, beautiful landscape, traditional Newari villages and ethnic diversity of culture.
Day 03: Early morning 155 km drive from Dhulikhel to Nyalam 3750 meter via Kodari border. The road climbs steadily uphill out of the Kathmandu Valley, past breathtaking views through a luxuriant, deep gorge shifting to a windy barren pass. Known as ‘Kuti’ to Nepalese traders, Nyalam is tucked into a fertile valley and used to be an important trade centre. Nowadays, barrack style Chinese communes surround the typical old flat roofed, mud-brick houses. Although vegetation is sparse, one can see an abundance of alpine fauna of the hillside during the summer months. Overnight at Guest house.
Day 04: After breakfast drive from Nyalam to Saga 4280 meter. The road climbs to the 5120m Thong-La Pass then drops down before climbing to the Lalung-La Pass [5124m]. To the south, marvelous view of Mt. Shishapangma [8012m and Peigutso Lake, continues across the plain with stunning Himalayan views. The route then follows a narrow gorge before climbing to a pass and dropping steeply down to a ferry crossing over the Yarlung Tsangpo. Night camping.
Day 05: After breakfast drive to Parayang. It provides excellent views of small Monastery, western end of town on hill and excellent views of snowy mountains. Night camping.
Day 06: Early morning 260km drive from Paryang to Lake Manasarowar is a long drive of 10 hrs or more. There will be several river crossings and we drive past Mayum-La Pass [4600m]. The scenery is stunningly beautiful with panoramic views of the Himalayas. Night camping.
Day 07: Explore Manasarowar Lake.
Day 08: After breakfast 30 kms drive north of Lake Manasorovar to Darchen, the main gateway and the village. The monastery at Darchen, Darchen Gon, is a part of the Drukpa sect. The two-story monastery structure in the center of the town serves as a trading post and shelter for pilgrims. Within the dukhang assembly hall are new and old thangka paintings and some statues, the main image being Sakyamuni. West of the gompa is the Mani Lhakhang that has a large, new mani prayer wheel. This is the site where the original old flagpole (a darchen is a flagpole for prayer flags) of Darchen was located. When beginning their kora pilgrimage around Kailash, many pilgrims often circumambulate the Darchen Gon monastery and the Mani Lhakhang before setting out. Night camping. We organize yaks for the Kailash circuit trek at Darchen.
Day 09: Trek to Diraphuk, this Kailash circuit covers 53 kms and can be done in 3 days. We head west in clockwise direction and after a few kilometers the trail climbs up to a cairn at 4730 m from where the southern face of Mt. Kailash comes to view. En route visit Tarboche where annual flagpole raising ceremony takes place during Saga Dawa. Night camping.
Day 10: Trek from DIRAPHUK to ZUTRULPHUK, 4790 meter, (6 hrs walking).Today we cross Drolma la pass (5630 M) and Gauri Kund Lake (5608 m) where Hindus worship and immerse themselves in the icy waters of the lake. Night camping.
Day 11: After breakfast drive from ZUTUL-PUK to Mayumla via DHARCHEN.The final end of the parikrama is an easy 2-3 hrs walk down to where the river emerges on to the Barga plain. We complete the 3 days circuit trek of Mt. Kailash. Night camping.
Day 12: After breakfast drive to Saga. Night camping.
Day 13: After breakfast drive to Nylam / Zhangmu. Overnight hotel.
Day 14: Early morning drive to Kodari friendship bridge, after custom clearance drive to Kathmandu. Check into hotel.
Day 15: Departure to Airport.
Day 01 : Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02-03 : Explore ancient citties of Kathmandu.
Day 04 : Fly KTM / Nepalgunj. Transfer to hotel. : Batika or similar hotel.
Day 05 : Fly Nepalgunj / Simikot and trek to Majhgaon. : Camp.
Day 06 : Trek to Kermi. : Camp.
Day 07 : Trek to Yangar. : Camp.
Day 08 : Trek to Yalbang. : Camp.
Day 09 : Trek to Nara La. : Camp.
Day 10 : Trek to Sher and drive to Purang. : Guest house.
Day 11 : Drive to Lake Manasarowar. : Camp.
Day 12 : Drive to Dharchen. : Camp.
Day 13 : Trek to Dira-Puk. : Camp.
Day 14 : Continue trek to Zutul-Puk. : Camp.
Day 15 : End trek at Dharchen. : Camp.
Day 16 : Drive to Paryang. : Camp.
Day 17 : Drive to Zhongba. : Camp.
Day 18 : Drive to Saga. : Camp.
Day 19 : Drive to Nyalam. : Guest house.
Day 20 : Drive Nyalam / Zhangmu / Kathmandu. : Check into hotel.
Day 21 : Free at Kathmandu.
Day 22 : Depature to Airport.
(Drive in Nyalam and drive out)
Day 01 : Prior to landing in the Tribhuvan International Airport , you could have some excellent views of snowy mountains, after customs clearance meet with our tour coordinator and transfer to hotel.
Day 02-03 : Explore Kathmandu.
Day 04 : Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Kodari/ Nyalam. O/N Guest House.
Day 05 : Drive to Peigutso Lake. Camp.
Day 06 : Drive to Zhon Camp.
Day 07 : Drive to Mayu Camp.
Day 08 : Drive to Darch Camp.
Day 09-11 : Trek around Mount Kailash. Camp.
Day 12 : Drive to Lake Manasrovar. Camp.
Day 13 : Drive to Paryan Camp.
Day 14 : Drive to Zhongba. Camp.
Day 15 : Drive to Peigtso Lake . Camp.
Day 16 : Drive to Nyalam. Guest house.
Day 17 : Drive from Nyalam to Kathmandu . Check into hotel.
Day 18 : Free at Kathmandu.
Day 19 : Departure to airport.
- Twin-sharing accommodation on B/B basis at Kathmandu as per itinerary. During the tour Tibet travel permit / Private land transfers as per itinerary by 01 Land Cruiser. Accommodation at guest house as per itinerary on twin sharing with FULL BOARD / Equipment and food for camping period / Yaks & yak men during trekking around Mt. Kailash / A local English speaking guide throughout the tour program.
- All kind of personal nature expenses such as liquor, tips, emergency expenses. Chinese visa fee $ 55.. Nepal re-entry visa fee / Travel insurance / Expenses of private nature such as Laundry, Telephone calls, Beverages, Tips, etc. / Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as ROAD BLOCKAGE due to landslides or snowfalls, ACCIDENTS, etc.
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