- Trip Code NTEMKT
- Max elevation 5800 meters
- Difficulty Challenging
- Trip Type Pligrimage
- Duration 16 Days
- Accomodation Hotel/ Guest House
- Transportation Flight/Van/Bus/jeep
- Trip Style Adventure
- Group Size Fixed departure Minimum 4 plus and Private Tour Minimum two persons require
- Best Season April - October.
- Food freshly cooked vegetarian western, Indian style Simple food.
Mt. Kailash Tour, Mount Kailash is situated to the north of the Himalayan barrier, wholly within Tibet. It is the perfect mountain with awesome beauty, with 4 great faces. It is the spiritual center for four great religions in Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, the Jain religion and the pre-Buddhist animistic religion – Bonpo. To Tibetans, it is known as Khang Rimpoche (Precious Jewel of Snow) and they see it as the navel of the world. It is said that a stream from the mountain pours into a nearby lake and from here rivers flow in the four cardinal directions. The River of the Lion Mouth to the North, the River of the Horse Mouth to the nation in a counter-clockwise manner, unlike the other religions. Over the centuries pilgrims have constantly journeyed four major rivers do indeed originate near Kailash, the Indus, the Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra), the Karnali and the Sutlej.
Tibetans believe that it is the residence of Demchog, a fierce looking tantric deity who lives there with his consort, Dorje Phagmo. For the Tibetans also, it is a particularly special place in that their poet-saint Milarepa, spent several years here meditating in a cave. For the Hindus Mount Kailash is the earthly manifestation of Mt. Meru, their spiritual centre of the universe, described as a fantastic ‘world pillar’ 84,000 miles high, around which all else revolves, its roots in the lowest hell and its summit kissing the heavens. On the top live their most revered God, Shiva, and his consort Parvati. For the Jains, an Indian religious group, Kailash is the site where their first prophet achieved enlightenment. For the older, more ancient religion of Bon, it is the site where its founder Shanrab is said to have descended from heaven. It was formerly the spiritual centre of Zhang Zung, the ancient Bon Empire that once included all of western Tibet. Bon people walk around the mountain in a counter-clockwise manner, unlike the other religions. Over the centuries pilgrims have constantly journeyed immense distances to achieve enlightenment or cleanse themselves of sin, braving enormous distances, particularly harsh weather and bandit attacks. Although main focus of this trek is Mount Kailash in Tibet, the journey through Nepal’s border with Tibet at Zhangmu, Saga and Paryang to Darchen is culturally and scenically rewarding.
- Day 1 : Fly to Gonggar Airport & drive to Lhasa (3650m/1000kms/) O/N Hotel BB Basis- 2hrs drive.
- Day 2 : Lhasa Sight seeing
- Day 3 : Lhasa Sight Seeing
- Day 4 : Drive Lhasa to Gyantse (3650m/259/kms) 7hrs. O/N BB Hotel
- Day 5 : Drive, Gyantse to Lhatse (4050m. 290/kms)-6hrs, O/N BB Hotel.
- Day 6 : Drive, Saga to Parayang (4550mtrs /185kms /7hrs) Camp
- Day 7 : Drive to Lake Manasarover (4520mtrs/250kms-8-9hrs) Camp
- Day 8 : Full day excursion at Manasarover
- Day 9 : Start Kailash Parikarma from Darchen or Tarboche
- Day 10 : Trek to Zuthul Puk (5650 meters/ 22kms- trek 8-9hrs).Camp
- Day 11 : Kailash Kora end near Darchen , Drive Parayang or Dongba(4500m/250km-5hrs)
- Day 12 : Drive Parayang to Saga (4840mtrs/185kms-8hrs) .Camp.
- Day 13 : Saga to Kyrong Counter
- Day 14 : Kyrong Country- Rasuawagadi/ Sybrubensi 200mk 6 hrs.
- Day 15 : Drive Continue to kathmandu, rest for the day enjoy your self.
- Day 16 : Departure from Kathmandu.