An excessive frame of black rock elevated over 22,000 feet, mount kailash is the world’s most recognized holy place. Mount kailash is sacred in four religions: Bon Buddhism, Hinduisms and Jainism. Kailash is visited by thousands of Pilgrims each year.
The mountain was already renowned before the great Hindu epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata were written. Indeed, Kailash is so intensely entrenched in the mythologies of ancient Asia. That it was perhaps a sacred place another era, another refinement, now long gone and forgotten.
Mount kailash is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva. According to myth, unforgettable Shiva lives at atop of a kailash, where he spends his time practicing yogic austerities, making blissful love with his divine wife -Parvati and smoking ganja. For a Hindu, to make the laborious pilgrimage to kailash and have darshan of Shiva’s abode is to achieve relief from the clutches of ignorance and misbelief.
We will begin our journey from Kathmandu and end up at Kathmandu. We will be flying towards Lhasa, visit Lhasa and after that we will be heading towards mount kailash. This fourteen days trip leads you to the beautiful Lhasa city and the very sacred Mount Kailash.
Day 01: Kathmandu arrival (365 m)
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing (3656 m)
Day 03: Fly to Lhasa (3650 m)
Day 04: Sightseeing in Lhasa (4050 m)
Day 05: Drive to Shigatse (3800 m)
Day 06: Drive to Saga (4600 m)
Day 07: Drive to Lake Manasarovar (4560 m)
Day 08: Exploration of Lake Manasarovar and drive to Darchen (4670 m)
Day 09: Drive from Darchen to Yamadwar and trek to derapuk (4860 m)
Day 10: Trek to Zuthulpuk (4760 m)
Day 11: End kailash kora (4600 m)
Day 12: Drive to Kerung (3500 m)
Day 13: Drive to Nepal border (Timure) (1350 m)
Day 14: Transfer to the airport for the final departure
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, leaf holidays representative will receive you from airport and drop you to the hotel for your stay. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
After having breakfast at hotel, we will start our sightseeing tour around Kathmandu city. We will be visiting Pashupatinath Temple (sacred Hindu temple), Swayambhunath temple (monkey temple) and Budhanilkantha temple (sleeping Vishnu). Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
After having early morning breakfast, we will have a scenic flight to Lhasa. Overnight stay at hotel in Lhasa.
After having breakfast at hotel, we will start our sightseeing tour around Lhasa city. We will be visiting Sera Monastery (one of the “great three” monasteries of Tibet), Norbulingka (the summer retreat of the Dalai Lama) and the Barkhor Square. Overnight stay at hotel in Lhasa.
We will be driving to Shigatse and visit the Tashilunpo Monastery (one of the largest functioning monasteries in Tibet and major attraction of Shigatse). Overnight stay at hotel.
Today after exploring the largest monastery of Tibet, we will drive to the small town of Saga, our final destination covering many miles during the day but also encounter alluring river valleys and sprinkled villages. Overnight stay at guest house.
Today we will head through a small dusty town of Dongba among enchanting panoramic views. After arriving Lake Manasarovar, we will make our walk to Chiu monastery which is the best point to see Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. Overnight stay at guest house.
Today we will take bath at Lake Manasarovar and do puja and havan there. After the exploration of Lake Manasarovar we will start our drive to darchen. Overnight stay at darchen.
We will be driving towards Yamadwar and after visting Yamadwar we will trek to Derapuk. Overnight stay at Derapuk.
Today from Derapuk we will be trekking to Zuthulpuk crossing over the Drolma-La-Pass. Overnight stay at Zuthulpuk.
Today we end kailash kora and drive back to Saga. Overnight stay at Saga.
Early morning we will start our drive from Saga to Kerung. Overnight stay at Kerung.
Today we will drive to Timure (Nepal border) and exit via Syabrubesi to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Today after breakfast at hotel, leaf holidays representative will drop you to the airport for the final departure. We wish you have a safe journey home.
Destination : mount kailash, Lhasa
Duration : 14 Days
Difficulty Level : Moderate
Group Size : Minimum 2 people - Maximum 100+
Activities : Cultural and spiritual tour, sightseeing, trek and overland drive
Transportation : flight, Jeep, Van or Minibus.
Accommodation : 3-4 star hotel in Kathmandu, Normal hotel during tour