Mt. Kailash (22028 Feet), considered to be a physical embodiment of the mythical Mt. Meru, is believed to be the most sacred mountain in the world. Its snow dusted rock pyramid is located in the scenically rich area of western Tibet, which lies between the Himalayas and Karakurum ranges. From its peak, one can enjoy the views of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Nepal. It is considered most auspicious to make a religious pilgrimage around its fifty-three kilometres circuit (32 miles parikrama).
In fact, the entire region of Mt. Kailash is of important religious significance and includes the two turquoise-blue, pristine high-altitude lakes of Mansarovar and Rakshesa. Mt. Kailash is regarded holy by followers of several religions. To Hindus, Kailash is the abode of Shiva and nearby Manasarobar Lake, the soul of Brahma. Tibetans call Kailash Kang Rimpoche. Jains worship it as Mt Ashtapada, the peak from which the religion’s founder, Rishabanatha, achieved spiritual liberation. And the followers of Bon-Po, the ancient pre-Buddhist shamanistic religion of Tibet, revere Kailash as the soul of Tibet.
Another uniqueness contributing to the mystical aspects of Kailash is that four most sacred rivers of the Indian sub-continent begin from here – Sutlej, Karnili (a major tributary of the Ganges), Brahmaputra and Indus. The end of these rivers are more than 2,000 kilometres apart, yet they all have their source within hundred kilometres of Mt. Kailash. Nature lovers can encounter numerous unusual species of birds, wildlife, and flora here. This holy region is known as navel (center) of the universe, attracting scholars and researchers from all over the world. Mt. Kailash (also known as the ‘Sumeru Parbat’ in Hindu epics) provides a spiritually enriching, naturally unique and a truly rewarding journey of a life-time!
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport, Welcome and Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing Around Kathmandu (B)
Day 03: Leisure and Preparation for Tibet (B)
Day 04: flight To Lhasa (B) Evening walking around bharkhor Market.Overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 05: Lhasa (B) Sightseeing in Lhasa (Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Bharkhor Market). We will take the tour in Lhasa while acclimatizing. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 06: Lhasa è Sigetse(3950m) 350 kms- 9 hrs (B,LD)
After breakfast in your hotel drive to Shigatse which is the 2nd largest city of Tibet. Built in 1447 by the first Dalailama the Tashillunpo Monastery in Shigatse is a very important monastery in China as it is known as seat of the Panchan Lama. Night stay will be at Hotel.
Day 07: Sigetse èSage (4550m) 450 kms- 10 hrs (B,L,D)
We take an early morning drive to Saga, please note this will be a long drive but on the way we can make enough stop and lunch. Overnight in Hotel at Saga.
Day 08: Sagaè Dongbaè PRAYANG è MANSAROVAR (4550 m) 470 Kms 9 / 10 hrs (B,L,D)
This morning depart from Saga to Manasaravor, it is 470 km. The road is good and the trip can be complete in 9 / 10 hrs. 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. This is an auspicious day for all of us having first glimpse of the Holy lake Manasarovar and view of Mt. Kailash from The Horr Chu pass. Stay in Chiu Gompa, a beautiful place to be.
Overnight in GUEST HOUSE/Lodge at bank of Mansarovar.
Day 09: Rest day in Manasarovar, Havan Puja, tarpanam and Hike around. (B.L.D)
Day 10: MANSAROVAR è DARCHEN 45 km driveè DIRAPHUK (4720m 7hrs trek (B, L, D)
Morning puja and Havan and after breakfast Drive to Darchen(4600 metres high), Leave our Truck and extra luggage and Start of 1st day of Parikrama drive up to Tarboche and trek up to Diraphuk Gompa (north face of Kailash), and a close up view of Holy Kailash (North face). We head west in clockwise direction and after a few kilometres the trail climbs up to a cairn at
4730m from where the southern face of Mt. Kailash comes to view. Pony & Pony men will be waiting for passengers who have hired them. Porters hired by passengers will carry their bags etc. Yak will carry our goods and camping equipment. Start the Parikrama which is about 20kms.
Overnight in local GH
Day 11: DIRAPHUKè ZUTHULPHUK GOMPA (4790m) (B,L,D)
The 2nd day of Parikarma, which is very sensitive and every pilgrim talks about the most challenging journey throughout the Yatra. Parikarma continues and we trek (18 kms) up to Dolma la Pass, which is 5800m above the sea level. We will offer very short prayers at Dolma la. The weather is unpredictable in Dolma la Pass and at any time there is a possibility of a snowstorm. En-route, we can have darshan of Gauri Kunda (5630m) where Hindus worship and immerse themselves in the icy waters of the lake. Lunch as usual; we will camp in front of medicine Buddha Mountain near by Zuthulphuk Gompa. For those people who can’t walk there will be option for Horse or Yak ride at extra cost.
Overnight in Local GH
Day 12: ZUTHULPHUK è DARCHEN è Manasarovar è Sage (B, L, D)
The 3rd day of Parikarma . After Breakfast, we will trek around 10 kms to complete the 3 days circuit trek of Mt. Kailash. We will be reaching at the point, where our jeeps will be waiting to drive us to Darchen to collect the rest of the passengers who could not do the Kailash Parikarma.
Overnight in hotel
Day 13: Sage è Sigetse 9 hours drive
Beautiful drive back from Saga to Sigetse , hotel B.L.D
Day 14: Sigetse èLhasa (6 hrs) (B) 350 KM. B.L.D
After breakfast we drive to the boarder and then to Kathmandu. Overnight stay in Hotel. B. L.D
Day 15: Fly from Lhasa èKathmandu (1:15 hrs) B.L.D
Pick from Airport and Transfer to Hotel and Leisure
Day 16: Final Departure with nice memory back hotel
==joining basis tour cost: full board ( from local restaurant) with 3 star standard hotel/ Guesthouse.
Total Cost: 2350 usd Per per head for entire trip( minimal group size: 4 + )
- All the Special Tibet Travel Permit and Chinese visa
- All the private transportation
- English Speaking Tibetan Guide
- All the entrance fee
==joining basis tour cost: full board (from local restaurant) with 3 star standard hotel/ Guesthouse.
- Air fare and travel insurance
- (L, D) in Kathmandu and Lhasa
Fixed Departure Dates for 2017(arrival—departure date of Lhasa)
20th May 2017 -31st May 2017
6th June 2017- 17th June 2017
27th June 2017- 8th July 2017
21st July 2017- 01st Aug 2017
12th Aug 2017-23th Aug 2017
12th Sep 2017- 23th Sep 2017
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