Tibet: 10d Mount Kailash Trek

  • Easy
  • 6,656 M

Mount Kailash (the Holy mountain) claims as the apex of the Hindu religion. It is also one of the highest mountains 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.

 Every year, thousands of a pilgrimage go 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. Hindus and Buddhists make the peregrination in a clockwise direction. The path around Mount Kailash is 52 km (32 mi) long.

The distance from Lhasa is approximately 2000 Km. Road conditions are difficult much of the time. Therefore, we have to make much preparation to ensure that chance of reaching Kailash. We need to bring our own food and camping equipment. As per Chinese regulations, transportation ( 4WD Jeep) and a Chinese/Tibetan guide are a must to hire from China/Tibet. Whereas we will send Nepalese staff for camping and cooking arrangement. The Nepalese kitchen crew will prepare the food of your taste.

To travel for days on this remote plateau with the chance encounters of nomads herding their sheep or yaks. This view transforms you into another way of life. And become a part of such a devout pilgrimage as shown by pilgrims around Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar. It gives to put some aspects of our western way of life into proper perspective. We begin the tour by traveling from Kathmandu and departing by road to the Nepal/Tibet border. 

Day to day schedule to Tibet: 10d Mount Kailash Trek

  • Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Rashuwagadhi to kerung (2800m, 168km, 7-8 hrs) o/n in Keurng

    Our representative will pick you up from a hotel in Kathmandu in the morning then we will drive through
    small mountain roads to the border at Nepalese side, on the way you can enjoy the waterfall, rivers & forest. After arriving in Kerung, we will meet our Tibetan guide and driver at Nepal-Tibet border and make the necessary immigration paperwork and then continue our drive to Kerung town at a distance of 20 Km.

  • Day 02: Acclimatization Day in Kerung (2800m) o/n in Kerung +B

    This day we will rest in Kerung for acclimatization and preparation for hiking.

  • Day 03: Drive to Saga (4350m, 160km, 5-6hrs) O/n in Lodge +B

    After breakfast your journey will start to saga through Ghantula pass (5226 meter) viewing the beautiful scenery of Brahmaputra river.

  • Day 04: Drive to Darchen (4500 Mts, 466km, 7-8 hrs) O/n in normal guest house toilet outside +B

    After breakfast you will start your journey to Darchen through dongpa mahim la pass and first sight of Holy Kailash Parvat and Mansarovar parikrama through Beautiful surroundings.
    Note: Here no possible for shower (here we can have a bath from the lake water taking with bucket)

  • Day 05: Manosarover , 40km, Puja and Bath , back to Darchen and relax O/n in Lodge +B

    After finishing the holy bath and ritual puja in Mansarovar Lake, we will continue our drive back to Darchen which is also known as the base camp of Mount Kailash.

  • Day 06: Drive and trek to Dirapuk (5000-5100m, 18km, 5-6 hrs) O/n in Lodge +B

    After the morning breakfast, the drive will start for about 7 km by Bus to Yamadwar. The journey of hiking trip starts by walking along the beautiful hills, waterfalls and beautiful clear blue sky facing the great view of mount Kailash.

  • Day 07: Trek to Zuthul puk (4800-4900m, 22km, 7-8 hrs) O/n in Lodge +B

    Before Sunrise your journey begins from Dera puk to zuthul puk passing the highest pass Dolma La pass (of height 5630 Meter) and viewing the holy place gauri kunda on the way .BY afternoon you will reach to Zuthul puk .

  • Day 08: Trek and drive to saga (4300-4400m, 479 km, 7-8 hrs) O/n in Lodge +B

    The journey of the hiking trip ends after walking for over 2 hours for a distance of around 10 km. After breakfast you will return to Saga.

  • Day 09: Drive to Kerung (2700- 2800m, 160km, 3-4 hrs) O/n in Lodge +B

    After morning Breakfast your drive will start from saga to Kerung.

  • Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu (1350m, 168 km, 7-8 hrs) +B

    After morning Breakfast your drive will start from Kerung to Kathmandu through Rasuwagadhi, after reaching Kathmandu in the evening.

What is included?

  • All permits and entrance fees in Tibet
  • Tibet Visa
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • Yak and Yak men for luggage while trekking to Kailash Kora and inner kora
  • Full board (3 meals a day) expect Lhasa
  • Accommodation in hotel / guesthouse and tent during traveling in Tibet
  • Transport with minibus in Nepal part and in Tibet with Land cruiser
  • Pension fund , insurance for local staff of Himalayan Leaders
  • Hotel with breakfast in Lhasa

What is excluded?

  • Personal expenses and tips for staff
  • Video camera entrance fee
  • Travel insurance incase of emergency
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee
  • Extra transport or horse in case of road block and any accident
  • Airfare to and from Kathmandu to your home

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April to October

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