Tibet Kailash Tour
Tibet Kailash Tour is a journey of soul purification as you travel through sacred sites, mountain passes, holy lakes, and the home of Lord Shiva, Kailash. Mount Kailash lies in the Himalayas in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China and has several holy sites that are religiously significant, and Mount Kailash (6638 m), for many religions, is the most important one. Seeing Mt. Kailash up close is a dream, and circumventing around it, is once in a lifetime event. So, get ready for the challenge and have the pilgrimage tour of your life.
After spending a day in Kathmandu which is also the home to Pashupatinath, one of the most important Shiva temples in the world, we will reach the Chinese border to the north of Nepal the next day. Tibet Kailash Pilgrimage Tour is made on a vehicle all the way to Kailash Base Camp after which, we will spend three-day on trekking that goes around Mount Kailash. Mount Kailash is also religiously significant to Hindus and Buddhists along with Jain and Bon followers. En route to Kailash, you pass through the barren hills, yak meadows, patchy green fields, sand dunes, waterfalls, and rivers that make up the breathtaking landscape of Tibet. You also visit the serene Mansarovar Lake and offer prayers by doing puja on the river bank. This Tibet Kailash Pilgrimage tour will purify your souls as you lose yourself in the mystic land of the Roof of the World. It is best to do this dour from March to May and from September to November.
Tibet Kailash Pilgrimage Tour requires travel permits and My Everest Trip will arrange the permits for your tour. My Everest Trip is an experienced multi-country tour company that take care of all the planning for the pilgrimage tour without you worrying about anything. So, if you are intrigued by ancient history, spirituality, or simply traveling Kailash Pilgrimage tour is absolutely for you.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265ft)| O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A,D)
We will pick you up at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to a hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu.
Day 02 Kathmandu Preparation for Yatra| O/N at 3-star hotel (A, D)
We will prepare for your voyage today. We will manage all the paperwork and other logistics required for your voyage. You can explore the nearby markets in your free time. Remember, you will be staying in a three-star hotel and provided with dinner during all your 14-day tour.
Day 03 Drive to Nyalam (3,750m/12,303ft) via Zhangmu (Total 150km) |O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A,D)
We will drive alongside Bhote Koshi River until we reach the Nepal-China border in Kodari. Upon crossing the Bhote Koshi Bridge, also known as the friendship bridge, we head to the western part of Tibet. The drive is quite adventurous with narrow and steep roads around Zhangmu. Passing through several waterfalls, we will reach Nyalam. Overnight in Nyalam.
Day 04 Acclimatization Day at Nyalam| O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A, D)
Getting used to the high altitude is important as your tour will take place in Tibetan Plateau which has an average elevation of 4500 meters. So, this day will be used as an acclimatization day in Nyalam. We will take a walk in the outskirts of Nyalam and enjoy the refreshing weather surrounded by brown hills.
Day 05 Saga (4,450m/14,599ft) via Lalung La Pass (5,150m/16,896ft), Peku-Tso and Brahmaputra River (Total 232km)| O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A,D)
We drive amid the barren hills and patches of green fields by the riverbed. We will pass through Lalung La Pass, the highest altitude of the journey, during our drive to Saga. Vast plains of Tibet can be seen from the top of Lalung La. On the way, we will have a beautiful view of Shishapangma Peak (8013m) and its glacier. We then reach the tranquil blue lake of Peku Tso and spend some time relishing the serenity of the lake. We cross Brahmaputra River to enter the town of Saga.
Day 06 Paryang (4,600m/15,091ft) (Total 230km) O/N at 3 star Hotel (A,D)
Today, we will leave Saga for Paryang. It is a scenic drive through the dry and barren hills and on muddy as well as well built roads. Crossing a pass and driving on plain lands, we reach Paryong in Zhongba County where we will be staying for the night.
Day 07 Drive Paryang to Mansarovar (4,558m/14,954ft) (Total 277km)|O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A,D)
We drive alongside Brahmaputra River, leaving behind Paryang. We will see sand dunes and grazing yaks as we continue on the smooth road until we reach the holy lake of Mansarovar. The lake is considered sacred by the followers of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. It is believed that drinking the holy water of Mansarovar purifies one of all the sins. Besides the religious importance, the lake with its crystalline water makes it a visually alluring sight. We can also see the peak of Mt Kailash (6638m) from afar.
Day 08 Complete Puja and drive to Darchen (4,564m/14,975ft), considered as the base camp for the Holy Kailash Parikrama. (Total 40km)|O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A, D)
We will perform puja and worship Lord Shiva at Lake Mansarovar. We will enjoy the alluring panorama of Mt. Gurla Mandhata (7728m) on the south and Holy Kailash (6638m) on the north. We then drive to Darchen. Darchen is considered the base camp for the Holy Kailash Parikrama. We will also purchase necessary amenities for our Kailash visit as there is no market after Darchen.
Day 09-11 Around Mt. Kailash Trek and drive to Manasarovar on PM of a D11 3-day trek around Mt. Kailash crossing Droma La Pass (5,669m/18,600ft) and visiting Drira Puk and Zuthul Pu Cave temples. Tents. O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A, D)
We will trek for the next three days. On our first day of the trek, we trek to Tarboche (Yama Dwar). We will come across many Chortens and the sky burial site of the 84 Mahasiddhas. We will have the view of the holy Kailash accompany us throughout. Trekking through Chukku Gompa, we reach Drira Puk Gompa where we would spend our night.
On the next day, we will trek through rough ridges to reach Gaurikunda which is one of the holiest sites in this voyage. We circumambulate around Shiva-sthal as we trek uphill to Droma La pass (5630m) which will lead us to Zuthulphuk Cave temple where we would spend our night.
Today is the final day of our trek which will conclude our Kailash Pilgrimage Tour. We will have a smooth hike, up to Darchen, and trek towards Trita Puri which is one of the important sites for the Buddhists. We will take a tour of Guru Rinpoche’s Cave. After taking a bath in the hot springs, we trek downhill to Paryang.
Day 12 Drive Paryang to Saga (Total 460 km, 8-9 hr drive) O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A, D)
We will leave Paryang for Saga. Completing our pilgrimage to the holy sites, we drive back to Saga retracing our scenic route. We relish the memories of our holy visit while driving to Saga.
Day 13 Drive to Nyalam via Zhangmu (Total 296 km, 6-7 hr drive) |O/N at 3 Star hotel (A, D)
We will head back to Nyalam. Driving through Zhangmu, we will have a pleasant drive to Nylam, from where our actual pilgrimage started.
Day 14 Drive back to Kathmandu (Total 150 km, 9-10 hr drive) O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A, D)
On our final day of the journey, we will drive back to Kathmandu and end our pilgrimage tour. We will reach Kathmandu after covering some 150 km in 9-10 hours.
- Hotel accommodation at respective hotels on BB basis
- All transfers using a private car
- All sightseeing tours accompanied by local guides. (please note this tour will be operated in the English language unless other language specified – We have French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, speaking guides are available)
- Necessary entrance fees
What's not included
- Airfare to/from Nepal.
- All airport taxes.
- Excess baggage charges.
- Beverage and expenses of personal nature.
- Tips to guide, porters, drivers, etc.
- Personal Insurance.
- Nepal, Tibet and China visa fee
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees (3/4 season)
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Head lamp (eg Petzl) spare bulbs & batteries
- Lightweight thermal gloves
- Small padlock to lock trek bag
- Underwear (4)
- Basic First Aid Kit (see First Aid Medicine below)
- Waterproof shell jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
- Plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
- Shorts (2)
- Daypack (35-40 litres/2500-3000 cubic inches)
- Lightweight cotton long trousers/pants
- Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Water bottles (2)
- Sun hat or scarf
- Warm fleece hat or light balaclava
- Small wash towel
- T-shirts (2)
- Footwear appropriate to the trip
- Thin, lightweight (inner socks) (4)
- Waterproof shell trousers/pants (preferably breathable fabric)
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