Tibet: 18d Mt. Kailash Trek- Tibet Pilgrimage Tours, Mt.Kailash Pilgrimage Tour

  • Easy
  • 13 Days Tent
  • 5,600 M
  • 4 Days Hotel Days

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– “Improve it” 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 Mt.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: 18d Mt. Kailash Trek- Tibet Pilgrimage Tours, Mt.Kailash Pilgrimage Tour

  • Day 1: Kathmandu arrival o/n in Hotel +B

    Welcome to the group with flower garlands and transfer to hotel, welcome drink served & check in rooms, overnight in a hotel

  • Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing o/n in Hotel +B

    After breakfast we do a half day sightseeing in Kathmandu and you get a tour briefing at hotel.

  • Day 3: Kathmandu to Kyirong Town o/n in Lodge +B+L+D

    Drive from Kathmandu to Kyirong (Nepal-Tibet border) where we meet the Tibetan/Chinese guide with transport. Drive further 8 km uphill to Kyirong (2225m) where we will have to complete the Chinese immigration and custom formalities. Drive further to Kyirong town for overnight stay.

  • Day 4: Kyirong town o/n in lodge +B+L+D

    Rest at Kyirong for acclimatization.

  • Day 5: Kyirong to Thong-La, o/n in Lodge +B+L+D

    Drive to Thong-La (4990m), stops for a while to see the breathtaking views Of Mountain range then drive further to Saga via Paiku-Tso.

  • Day 6: Thong-La to Dzongba, o/n in Lodge +B+L+D

    Drive to Dzongba, stop for lunch and continue to Paryang (4540m)

  • Day 7: Dzongba to Mayum-La, o/n in Lodge +B+L+D

    Drive towards Mayum-La (5010m) and continue the drive to Chiu Gompa, on the west bank of Lake Mansarovar where you can have a shower at the hot spring. Overnight camp near Chiu Gompa. Lake Manasarovar lies at 4,556 m (14947.5 ft) above mean sea level, making it the highest fresh-water lake in the world. It is relatively round in shape with a circumference of 88 kilometres (55 mi). Its depth is 90 m (300 ft) and its surface area is 320 square kilometres (120 sq mi). The lake freezes in winter and melts only in the spring. Like Mount Kailash, Lake Manasa Sarovar is a place of pilgrimage, attracting religious people from India, Nepal, Tibet and the neighboring countries. Bathing in the Manasa Sarovar and drinking its water is believed to cleanse all sins.

  • Day 8: Mayum-La to Darchen o/n in lodge, B+L+D

    Drive to Darchen (4700m).
    The circuit around Mount Kailash typically begins and ends in Darchen, where foreigners must register and pay an admission fee to the Kailash area.

  • Day 9: Darchen, o/n in lodge +B+L+D

    Rest at Darchen for acclimatization.

  • Day 10: Darchen to Dolma-La, o/n in lodge +B+L+D

    Drive to trek-starting point then start the trek around Mt. Kailash (6656 m). It is said that one trip around the sacred mountain will wipe away all the sins (bad karma) of one’s current lifetime. The rugged path around Mount Kailash is 32 miles (52 km) long, following a blue mountain stream much of the way. Overnight at camp Dera puk at the base of Dolma-La.

  • Day 11: Dolma-La to Zhutul Puk, o/n in lodge +B+L+D

    Trek over the Dolma-La (5600m) then descend for a while and continue to Zhutul Puk.The walk which is a steep climb to Dolma La Pass is 6 km. Dolma La is thehighest point at 5550 meters (18.600 ft) we touch during our entire journey. It is most difficult phase of the parikrama.

  • Day 12: Zhutul Puk to Hora,o/n in lodge +B+L+D

    Finish the trek and drive to Hora. Camp on the bank of lake Mansarovar

  • Day 13: Hora to Parayang, o/n in lodge +B+L+D

    Drive to Parayang via Mayum-La (5010m).

  • Day 14: Parayang to Saga, o/n in lodge +B+L+D

    Drive back to Saga via Dzongba.

  • Day 15: Saga to kyirong, o/n in lodge +B+L+D

    Drive to Kyirong via Paiku-Tso.

  • Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu, o/n in Hotel +B

    Drive to Kyirong border, after finishing immigration formalities, drive back to Kathmandu.

  • Day 17: Kathmandu, o/n in Hotel +B

    Beakfast and fee day for shopping, overnight at hotel

  • Day 18: Departure +B

    After breakfast transfer to international airport.

What is included?

  • Pickup and drop from the international airports in Kathmandu and Lhasa
  • Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu and Lhasa
  • Sightseeing with cultural guide around in Kathmandu and Lhasa
  • 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
  • All trekking service like Kitchen, Dining and member tent, all kitchen equipment
  • Supporting truck
  • Transport with minibus in Nepal part and in Tibet with Land cruiser
  • Pension fund , insurance for local staff of Himalayan Leaders

What is excluded?

  • Personal expenses and tips for staff
  • Monument entrance fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • 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
  • International flight ticket
  • and other expenses not mention above

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