Holy Mount Kailash tour known as Lhasa Kailash Kathmandu tour for 12 Days. This is a spiritual and life-changing holiday to Tibet. The serene nature and beauty of the mountains heals every pain during the journey. The holy pilgrimage is a true spiritual journey for Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. But to mingle with the religious pilgrims as a foreigner can be an equally interesting experience.
Holy Kailash tour highlights
- Get close to the holy Mt. Kailash and blessed by Lord Shiva
- Enjoy circulation walk to Mt. Kailash as it gives you the divine energy and real feeling of spiritualism
- Get spiritual salvation at the holy Lake Manasarovar
- Enjoy Lhasa city sightseeing and scenic drive to Mt. Kailash
Holy Mount Kailash tour itinerary
Day 01: Arrive Lhasa (3600m) and transfer to Hotel.
Upon arrival in Lhasa airport, meet your guide and complete the official immigration formality and then transfer to the hotel in Lhasa
Day 02: Full Day Lhasa Sightseeing
Today fully guided sightseeing will be commenced; today first you will visit Norbulingka the summer palace of Dalai Lama and then Drepung Monastery one of the oldest Buddhist University and then Nechung Monastery and Evening Jokhang Temple in Barkhor stree.
Day 03: Full Day Lhasa Sightseeing
Another fully guided sightseeing of Potala Palace - the winter palace of Dalai Lama and then Sera Monastery to observe the Monks debate.
Day 04: Lhasa to Shigatse (3900m) via Yamdrok Lake & Gyantse (3800m)- 361km / 8 hours
It is a scenic drive via Yamdrok Lake and Karola (5100m) pass. The drive follows first Karola pass then being Karola glacier and then through the bank of Yamdrok Lake. You could explore local Tibetan village and yaks and also you could witness Tibetan mastiff dog along the way. Once you arrived Gyantse you will visit Kubum or Khumbum stupa and Pelchor Chod monastery after that it is a short drive toward Shigatse 90km ahead, time permitting you will have sightseeing of Tashi Lhungpo monastery or visit Next day morning.
Day 05: Shigatse to Saga (4400m) - 390km / 7-8 hrs
Today drive toward Saga, It is small local Tibetan town, from here your Kailash region tour will begin. After Shigatse you will have magnificent drive along side of Mt Everest in the south, Exploring Everest north face view you will reach Pelko Lake one of the beautiful lake along the way.
Day 06: Saga - Paryang - Manasarover (4600m) - 450km / 8 hours
Today the road follows toward Mayumla pass (4900m) before reaching Manasarover Lake. You will be witnessed grazing Tibetan Yaks and Sheeps along the way. After arriving Manasarover Lake you will have short walk on the banks of Lake and Explore Mount Kailash South Face.
Day 07: Visit Chiu Monastery & Manasarovar Circumambulation on vehicle -90km & Drive to Darchen (4700m) -60km
Morning we will visit Chiu monastery overlooking Manasarovar. It is good place to have full view of entire Manasarovar Lake too. Day time you be taken for Manasarovar circumambulation which is 90km. The road is not paved but it is comfortable on the pleteau. The Manasarovar circumambulation tour gives you a different kind of Kailash faces views. And evening we will drive to Darchen food of Kailash for the night stay.
Day 08: Drive to Tarboche 12km, then trek to Diraphuk (4800m) - 12km / 6 hrs
After breakfast today journey start from Darchen to start Kailash trek, we first drive around 12km to Tarboche, and then from Tarboche the walking on foot starts for 12 km toward Diraphuk. From Diraphuk the Kailash back face will be visible as a face to face.
Day 09: Trek over Dolma La Pass (5600m) to Dzutulphuk - 23km / 8-9 hrs
Today is the toughest day for all Kailash pilgrims. Dolma la stands at 5600m altitude. You will be started your hiking toward pass quite early around 4 AM in the morning in order to get success the pass on time and also today you have quite long way with up and steep down trail. After Dolma La pass the way follows steep down toward Khando Shanglam valley and then you will move forward toward Dzutulphuk for the night.
Day 10: Trek Ends at Mani Wall / 2.5 hrs and further Drive to New Dzongba or Paryang (4400m) - 250km / 5 hrs
After 2.5 hrs trekking from Dzutulphuk to Mani wall, You will be picked up from Mani wall by vehicle. After short rest and lunch at Darchen, We will drive following the same route toward New Dzongba or Paryang for the night halt.
Day 11: Dzongba or Paryang to Kerung(Gyirong)(2700m) - 340km / 7 hrs
From Dzongba or Paryang the road follows same until Saga and Pelko lake. After that you the road will be separated toward border town Gyirong (Kerung)and it is 60km far to reach exact border location the Rasuwagadhi.
Day 12: Kerung - Rasuwagadhi Border - Kathmandu (1400m) - 180km / 7-8 hrs - Trip Ends or Extend your Nepal Program
Drive leads back to the lush green vegetation and tree lines on the winding downhill road on reaching Kerong / Rasuwagadi a border town, going through the immigration and custom formalities at Rasuwgadi, continue a short drive to the Friendship Bridge. From here a few minute walk leads to the Nepal Border at Timure. Here again with the Immigration formalities 6 hours of good scenic drive brings you back at Kathmandu.